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12 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Ocean Coral to receive groundbreaking protection

In an unprecedented action this past week, the federal government through the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration announced a list of protected coral species, according to the Sun Sentinel on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Northern Mariana Islands

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Samoa News

On the Campaign Trail 2012

The Youth for Save and Sandra 2012 is behind the "Rock It Clean Challenge" which has already begun in the villages, where they are picking up the trash.

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The Honolulu Advertiser

High winds delay canoes' trip to Samoa

Hokule'a captain Nainoa Thompson, second from right, briefed the crews of the voyaging canoes Hokule'a and Hikianalia on Friday about the weather heading out of Pago Pago in American Samoa.

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Samoa News

Sixteen ASG 4th quarter...

When the Executive Branch recently released the 4th quarter performance report for fiscal year 2012, the performance report of the Treasury Department was not included; and it has outraged a handful of lawmakers and worried some in the new administration of governor-elect Lolo Matalasi Moliga.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Samoa News

Poly Air going to Manu'a - 30 day exemption granted

The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted Polynesian Airlines application for an emergency exemption to operate the territory's domestic air service, but the initial period of the exemption is only for 30-days.

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Samoa News

Ulu Summit: Introducing - gluten...

Commercialization of 'ulu' at an industrial scale for export has yet to occur anywhere in the world.

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Samoa News

Gov Lolo to keynote ASCC graduation

Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga in a Samoa News file photo. He will be ASCC's fall 2013 commencement keynote speaker.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

LiveScience

20 Corals Added to Endangered Species List

A tenfold increase in the number of protected coral species was announced this week, with 20 new corals added to the list of threatened species.

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Samoa News

Energy efficiency strategies...

A number of energy efficiency strategies - for all sectors - are recommended in the American Samoa Strategic Energy Plan .

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Samoa News

Governor's nominee to head...

Ruth Matagi-Fa'atili, 39, Governor Lolo's nominee to be president of the Development Bank of American Samoa, during her confirmation hearing yesterday morning before the Senate Government Operations Committee.

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Samoa News

A doctor with heart targets...

Dr. Beth Parker, seen here accepting an award from LBJ Medical Center earlier this year during the territory's Medical Symposium which brought the hospital, Department of Health and regional health professionals together to discuss the epidemic of NCDs.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Oceania, World News, Pediatrics, Cleveland, OH

Samoa News

HNL office passes donation on to...

Brand new hooded sweaters originally intended for Samoa, are going "where its needed the most" according to Afimutasi Gus Hannemann, director of the ASG Office in Honolulu, after a business associate made the donation to ASG.

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Samoa News

Child Care Program works to raise...

The American Samoa Childcare Program , under the Department of Human and Social Services , is getting ready to distribute 'I Care' packages, to all of the childcare providers in the territory.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.

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Samoa News

For two Samoas, a singular beauty

Stopping for water along a mountain trail on the South Pacific island of Tutuila, I listened to a cheerful birdcall pierce the leafy tangle of rain forest surrounding me.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Samoa News

Public Safety gears up for Flag...

The Department of Public Safety is preparing for the numerous guests who are invited to celebrate the marking of the 112 years since American Samoa became a territory of the United States of America.

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Samoa News

Lolo again calls for Lualemaga to...

Before he officially stepped down over the weekend as president of the Development of American Samoa , Lolo M. Moliga reiterated his call for Sen. Lualemaga Faoa to excuse himself as chairman of the Senate Investigative Committee during hearings regarding the DBAS administered federal program known as Section 1602.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

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US/NZ to track endangered whales in Rarotonga

Three US scientists are this week deploying satellite tracking tags on Humpback whales off the Rarotonga coast to gain information vital to protecting the endangered mammals from extinction.

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Samoa News

With grant funds included, Fono...

The Fono joint budget committee yesterday approved a new budget ceiling for the American Samoa Power Authority in the current fiscal year 2012 from $90 plus million to $109.48 million after adding on federal grants not included last year during budget numerations by the Fono..

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Samoa News

Green Turtle found dead at Lions...

A Green Turtle was found on Thursday, Feb 16, still in the water at the shoreline at Lion's Park behind the Tennis Court area, by locals who contacted Deputy Director Pili Gaoteote of the Department of Parks and Recreation .

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