Publications about Airai Bay, Palau

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Drought in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands: Fact Sheets (Page 1)

Drought in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands: Fact Sheets

Brianne Walsh, Nathan Miller, Kate Petersen ·
1 August 2019

In August 2018, the National Climate Adaptation Science Center, with support from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration and Application Network, U.S. Forest Service, and the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center, held a two-day workshop to synthesize the impacts of drought on various sectors in the USAPI to address this need. Twenty-seven participants from government agencies and universities in the USAPI participated in the meeting.

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Drought in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (Page 1)

Drought in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands

Brianne Walsh, Simon Costanzo ·
28 May 2019

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This newsletter highlights the outcomes of a two-day workshop held in Honolulu, Hawaii as part of a series of meetings at each of the nation’s eight CSCs.

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Protecting Palau's natural heritage

Bill Dennison, Ben Longstaff, Jane Thomas ·
6 August 2007

The Republic of Palau, an island nation in the tropical western Pacific Ocean, harbors diverse mangrove, seagrass, and coral communities. Palau is at a crossroads due to improved access to, and development of, its largest island, Babeldaob. This is leading to increased sediment runoff, particularly in the Ngerikiil River/Airai Bay watershed, the most developed region of Babeldaob Island.

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