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The largest environmental concerns that Micronesia faces are overfishing, climate change, and pollution.1 As a nation composed of islands, Micronesia faces a unique set of maritime and coastal environmental concerns.2 While data on environmental issues is limited, it has been noted that industrial and agricultural pollution have had detrimental effects on the Micronesian environment.3 In November 2013, the Federal States of Micronesia passed a nationwide climate change bill.4 The law will help to provide accountability and mandates that will force government agencies to enforce climate change legislation.5

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1 http://www.indexmundi.com/federated_states_of_micronesia/environment_current_issues.html
2 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Asia-and-Oceania/Micronesia-Federated-States-of-ENVIRONMENT.html#b
3 Ibid
4http://www.globeinternational.org/news/item/micronesian-congress-pass-climate-change-bill
5 Ibid
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Federated States of Micronesia News

TASS 
MOCOW, March 7. /TASS/. Russia and the Federated States of Micronesia are making moves towards signing an agreement to scrap visas. An instruction to sign an agreement "on mutual cancellation of visa requirements for the citizens of Russian and the ... See more..
Seattle Globalist 
Micronesian, Marshallese and Palauan nationals who live in Washington might see increased state support of their health insurance, as a bill winds its way through the Washington state legislature this session. The Federated States of Micronesia, the ... See more..
Pacific Daily News 
Senator proposes insurance expansion plan to cover Guam's uninsured citizens. See more..
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Solomon Star 
RESPONSIBLE government ministries have been urged to investigate reports of 'Blue Boats' sightings off the Coast of Anuta Island, in Temotu Province recently. Following the sightings, the natives of Anuta said they were curious about these 'blue boats ... See more..
Fiji Times 
For instance, the forum's Smaller Island States (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Tuvalu) are dollarised economies and rely heavily on the grant arrangements with their ... See more..
eTurboNews 
The Guam Micronesia Island Fair is an annual signature cultural event showcasing the vibrant cultures of Micronesia. For over a quarter century, delegations from the Federated States of Micronesia, Rota, Saipan and Tinian and the republics of Kiribati ... See more..
Matangi Tonga 
The World Bank Pacific Possible study focused on 11 Pacific Island Countries; Papau New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati, Palau, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Tuvalu. According to the Pacific ... See more..
Notts TV 
The Federated States of Micronesia is a group of small islands in the Pacific Ocean. It has a population of just over 100,000 people. It is devided into 4 states with Pohnpei being the most populous and home to the capital Palikir. Pohnpei Soccer ... See more..
Fiji Times 
Late last year the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNU) members Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu raised the issue of the blue boats at the Western and Central Pacific ... See more..
Northwest Georgia News 
These events have helped raise over $10 million for communities in 50 states and 20 countries. The Ambassadors have appeared at Pearl Harbor, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sarajevo, Korea, Japan, the Marshall Islands, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the ... See more..
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Geography

Oceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia
Area

Total 702 sq km
Land 702 sq km
Water 0 sq km (fresh water only)

***NOTE*** includes Pohnpei (Ponape), Chuuk (Truk) Islands, Yap Islands, and Kosrae (Kosaie)
Climate

tropical; heavy year-round rainfall, especially in the eastern islands; located on southern edge of the typhoon belt with occasionally severe damage ;
Natural Resources

timber, marine products, deep-seabed minerals, phosphate ;
Natural Hazards

typhoons (June to December)
Current Environmental Issues

overfishing, climate change, pollution ;

Demographics

Nationality
Micronesian; Chuukese, Kosraen(s), Pohnpeian(s), Yapese
Population
106,104 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Economic activity consists of subsistence farming and fishing and government which is funded largely by Compact of Free Association (Compact) assistance provided by the US. The islands have few known mineral deposits worth commercial exploration. The potential for tourism is also limited by isolation, lack of adequate facilities, and limited air and water connections hinder development. Under the terms of the original Compact, the US provided $1.3 billion in grants and aid in 1986-2001. The US and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) negotiated a second (amended) Compact agreement in 2002-2003 that took effect in 2004. The amended Compact runs ...See More for a 20-year period to 2024; during which the US will provide roughly $2.1 billion to the FSM. The amended Compact also includes a Trust Fund for the people of the FSM which is to provide an income stream beyond 2024 when Compact grants are to end. The country's medium-term economic outlook appears fragile because of reduced US assistance and lackluster performance of its small and stagnant private sector. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$766.4 million (2012 est.); $756.3 million (2011 est.); $740.7 million (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

black pepper, tropical fruits and vegetables, coconuts, bananas, cassava (tapioca), sakau (kava), Kosraen citrus, betel nuts, sweet potatoes; pigs, chickens; fish
Industries

tourism, construction; fish processing, specialized aquaculture; craft items (from shell, wood, and pearls)