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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

International Monetary Fund 
End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's ... See more..
The Diplomat 
Yap is one of four groups of islands east of the Philippines that make up the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). On gaining independence from the United States in 1986, most islanders, accustomed to local village rule, preferred a weak central ... See more..
Seabee Magazine (press release) 
NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (June 22, 2017) Seabees deployed to the Federated States of Micronesia build the first health clinic in a remote village in the municipal of Walung on the island of Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, June 22, 2017. See more..
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Scoop.co.nz (press release) 
The Chair of the ECM, the Chief of Police of the Federated States of Micronesia, Mr Johnny Santos said “As RAMSI draws to an end, this final meeting covered the remaining operational and policy issues of RAMSI work in the Solomon Islands and closes the ... See more..
The Guam Daily Post 
There will be three categories under this commercially managed plan, and one – Mañelu Plus – allows the Federated States of Micronesia government to contribute to the program some of the funds it receives from the U.S. government. The plan to get the ... See more..
Saipan Tribune 
... in partnership with the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency and Guam EPA, brought delegations from the U.S. mainland and across the Pacific, American Samoa, Guam, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands to ... See more..
Radio New Zealand 
A number of Pacific leaders have used the UN Oceans Conference to bring global attention to nuclear contamination and World War Two wrecks that have become environment hazards. Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands have led the ... See more..
Olympics 
From Albania to Antigua and Barbuda, Gambia to the Federated States of Micronesia, or Canada to Sri Lanka, 108 NOCs across all five continents have already heeded the IOC's call to action. In collaboration with National Federations and local ... See more..
The Guam Daily Post 
There will be three categories under this commercially managed plan, and one –Mañelu Plus – allows the Federated States of Micronesia government to contribute some of the funds it receives from the U.S. government to the program. The FSM contribution ... See more..
La Grande Observer 
He is also a member of a committee that will review the Compact of Free Association, a treaty between Micronesia and the United States that allows citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and allows citizens visa ... 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)