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More than a dozen species of corals are the newest addition to the Endangered Species Act, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Announced on Tuesday. The listing of 20 species is the largest Endangered Species Act ruling ever.
In the latest round of threats coming out of North Korea, it has been reported that North Korean officials have confirmed that they have ratified plans to launch military strikes against the US, including nuclear attacks.
Less than 24 hours after the United States despatched two nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers from their base in Missouri to fly dummy bombing runs over South Korea, North Korea has again ratcheted up the rhetoric in the Korean peninsula.
The reconfiguration of US military assets is getting very interesting. The proposal for a US carrier group based at HMAS Stirling in Perth is particularly intriguing, because it does relate to a comprehensive reworking of US deployment profiles.
Before the results are announced for the Republican caucuses in Kansas, it was confirmed that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney would pick nine delegates in Guam and another nine in the Northern Mariana Islands.
Much hoo-ha is going on about an expected announcement of a permanent US Marine presence in Australia. Some say it will offend China. The deployment is based on future needs of USMC dispositions, training requirements and a range of regional situations.
Richard Branson has unveiled plans today to pilot a mini-submarine to the bottom of the Mariana trench in the western Pacific. The billionaire entrepreneur who founded the Virgin Group of companies will pilot a single-seater Virgin Oceanic craft.
The United States has announced that it plans to establish an $12 billion super naval base on the Pacific island of Guam in order to curtail China's military build-up. However, residents are concerned about the latest move.
In a 24-hour period, the region of the Mariana Islands, near Guam, experienced three powerful earthquakes ranging from 6.3-magnitude to 6.9-magnitude. The region also has witnessed 14 aftershocks.
An earthquake measuring at 6.2-magnitude struck south of the Mariana Islands in the western Pacific Ocean. There was no immediate reports of deaths or injuries and no tsunami alert was issued.
Residents of the pacific island of Guam are angry about the ongoing transfer of the US military base in Okinawa to Guam, saying the relocation plan will have severe impact on Guam's environment and natural resources.
Under a Cold War arrangement entered into with Chiang Kai Shek’s Kuomintang and active ever since, the United States has been regularly supplying Taiwan with military materials. China is infuriated, and escalation is looking likely.
In a recent swine flu-related study. Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have concluded that pregnant women who get the dreaded virus are four times more likely to be hospitalized as compared to other swine flu patients.