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Pacific Islands
December 4, 2023

The National Marine Fisheries Service issued a proposed rule Wednesday to designate 16 islands as critical habitat for five Indo-Pacific coral species listed under the Endangered Species Act, a move mostly linked to climate change. The islands include Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Remote Islands Area. Together, they encompass almost 100 square miles. 

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