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The Pacific Islands: Policy Issues (open access)

The Pacific Islands: Policy Issues

This report presents Congress with a diverse array of policy issues regarding Pacific Islands region, also known as the South Pacific or Southwest Pacific.
Date: February 2, 2017
Creator: Lum, Thomas & Vaughn, Bruce
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Pacific Islands: Policy Issues (open access)

The Pacific Islands: Policy Issues

This report provides background on the Pacific Islands region and discusses related issues for Congress. It discusses U.S. relations with Pacific Island countries as well as the influence of other powers in the region, including Australia, China, and other external actors. It includes sections on U.S. foreign assistance to the region, the Compacts of Free Association, and issues related to climate change, which has impacted many Pacific Island countries.
Date: February 2, 2017
Creator: Lum, Thomas & Vaughn, Bruce
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library

Oral History Interview with Paul Anthony Sovik, November 8, 2010

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Transcript of an interview with Paul Anthony Sovik, U.S. Marine Corps (1st Marine Division) World War II veteran. Sovik discusses his family life and childhood in Ohio, decision to enlist with the Marine Corps following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, experiences with the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and post-war life.
Date: November 8, 2010
Creator: Hegi, Benjamin & Sovik, Paul Anthony, 1920-
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
Winds of Change: East Asia's Sustainable Energy Future (open access)

Winds of Change: East Asia's Sustainable Energy Future

This report outlines the strategic direction of the energy sector to meet its growing energy demand in an environmentally-sustainable manner over the next two decades, and presents a pathway of policy frameworks and financing mechanisms to get there. This study found that large-scale deployment of energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies can simultaneously stabilize East Asia’s CO2 emissions by 2025 and significantly improve the local environment and enhance energy security, without compromising economic growth.
Date: May 2010
Creator: World Bank
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Cost of Avoiding Deforestation: Update of the Report prepared for the Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change (open access)

The Cost of Avoiding Deforestation: Update of the Report prepared for the Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change

According to the introduction, this report provides a global estimate of the cost of reducing the rate of deforestation.
Date: May 2008
Creator: Grieg-Gran, Maryanne
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Capability and cost assessment of the major forest nations to measure and monitor their forest carbon (open access)

Capability and cost assessment of the major forest nations to measure and monitor their forest carbon

According to the Executive Summary, the aims and objective of this report are to provide an assessment of national capacity and capability in 25 tropical countries for measuring and monitoring forest as a requirement for reporting on REDD under IPCC guidelines. This paper was commissioned by the United Kingdom Office of Climate Change as background work to its report 'Climate Change: Financing Global Forests' (the Eliasch Review).
Date: April 7, 2008
Creator: Harcastle, P. D.; Baird, David & Harden, Virginia
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 5, Number 4, 2008 (open access)

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 5, Number 4, 2008

Tunza is a UNEP magazine for and by young people. This issue is devoted to environmental problems associated with islands, including invasive species, threatened species, and rising oceans.
Date: 2008
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Object Type: Journal/Magazine/Newsletter
System: The UNT Digital Library
Our Planet, February 2007 (open access)

Our Planet, February 2007

Magazine of the United Nations Environment Programme discussing worldwide environmental policies and other concerns. This issue presents both positive and negative views of globalization, and explores a new model of sustainable globalization.
Date: February 2007
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Object Type: Journal/Magazine/Newsletter
System: The UNT Digital Library
Oral History Interview with Al Stevens, March 27, 2006 transcript

Oral History Interview with Al Stevens, March 27, 2006

The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Al Stevens. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1943 as a metallurgical engineer. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 in Detroit, Michigan. He attended the Navy Electronics School at Harvard University as well as a specialized radar training program organized by MIT at the Harbor Building in Boston, Massachusetts. He received further training in radar countermeasures at Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. He served on the USS Wasatch (ACG-9). When the ship was anchored, he was assigned to deliver orders and mail. He describes the Operation Olympic portion of the plan to invade Japan. He was part of the force that occupied Wakanoura and Nagoya, Japan. He shares an anecdote about obtaining a Japanese sword as a souvenir in Nagoya. In North China he participated in the repatriation of the Japanese, Chinese, and Koreans. He wrote a book, ?Up Close and Personal,? about his World War II experiences.
Date: March 27, 2006
Creator: Stevens, Al
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Al Stevens, March 27, 2006 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Al Stevens, March 27, 2006

The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Al Stevens. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1943 as a metallurgical engineer. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 in Detroit, Michigan. He attended the Navy Electronics School at Harvard University as well as a specialized radar training program organized by MIT at the Harbor Building in Boston, Massachusetts. He received further training in radar countermeasures at Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. He served on the USS Wasatch (ACG-9). When the ship was anchored, he was assigned to deliver orders and mail. He describes the Operation Olympic portion of the plan to invade Japan. He was part of the force that occupied Wakanoura and Nagoya, Japan. He shares an anecdote about obtaining a Japanese sword as a souvenir in Nagoya. In North China he participated in the repatriation of the Japanese, Chinese, and Koreans. He wrote a book, ?Up Close and Personal,? about his World War II experiences.
Date: March 27, 2006
Creator: Stevens, Al
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Wilmer A. Moreau, April 18, 2003 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Wilmer A. Moreau, April 18, 2003

Interview with Wilmer A. Moreau, an infantryman in the US Marine Corps during WWII. He describes his service and answers questions about his time overseas.
Date: January 16, 2005
Creator: Mcelhany, M. & Moreau, Wilmer A.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Phillip Patton, April 11, 2002 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Phillip Patton, April 11, 2002

Interview with Phillip Patton, an aircraft mechanic in the US Marine Corps during WWII. He answers questions about life before the war, his experiences overseas, and returning home post-war.
Date: December 30, 2004
Creator: Elterman, Dora & Patton, Phillip
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Frederick T. Phillips, April 15, 2002 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Frederick T. Phillips, April 15, 2002

Interview with Frederick T. Phillips, a captain in the US Air Force during WWII. He answers questions about his time in the military and life after the war.
Date: December 23, 2004
Creator: Mayo, Aimee & Phillips, Frederick T.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Albert Day, February 23, 2004 transcript

Oral History Interview with Albert Day, February 23, 2004

The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Albert Day. Day was born in Olney, Texas 23 September 1921 and graduated from high school in Vivian, Louisiana in 1942. Upon joining the Navy 4 June 1942, he was sent to The Great Lakes Naval Training Station for boot training. Afterwards, Day was assigned to the Amphibious Forces at Solomons, Maryland for training where he learned navigation and signal communications. Completing the course in October 1942 he went to Redwood City, California for further training. Assigned to LCT(5)-62, he describes the size, propulsion, crew compliment and purpose of the craft. Day tells of breaking the LCT into sections that were put aboard an AKA and sailing to New Caledonia arriving in December 1942. On a trip to Guadalcanal he witnessed a Japanese plane dropping a bomb on the USS De Haven (DD-469). He recalls a night trip to New Georgia when he saw St. Elmo’s fire on the railing of his ship. At Tulagi on 7 April 1943, Day personally shot down an attacking Japanese plane. He participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima and tells of being on the USS Estes (ACG-12) and describes an intense …
Date: February 23, 2004
Creator: Day, Albert
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Albert Day, February 23, 2004 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Albert Day, February 23, 2004

The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Albert Day. Day was born in Olney, Texas 23 September 1921 and graduated from high school in Vivian, Louisiana in 1942. Upon joining the Navy 4 June 1942, he was sent to The Great Lakes Naval Training Station for boot training. Afterwards, Day was assigned to the Amphibious Forces at Solomons, Maryland for training where he learned navigation and signal communications. Completing the course in October 1942 he went to Redwood City, California for further training. Assigned to LCT(5)-62, he describes the size, propulsion, crew compliment and purpose of the craft. Day tells of breaking the LCT into sections that were put aboard an AKA and sailing to New Caledonia arriving in December 1942. On a trip to Guadalcanal he witnessed a Japanese plane dropping a bomb on the USS De Haven (DD-469). He recalls a night trip to New Georgia when he saw St. Elmo’s fire on the railing of his ship. At Tulagi on 7 April 1943, Day personally shot down an attacking Japanese plane. He participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima and tells of being on the USS Estes (ACG-12) and describes an intense …
Date: February 23, 2004
Creator: Day, Albert
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 1, Number 3, 2004 (open access)

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 1, Number 3, 2004

Tunza is a UNEP magazine for and by young people. This issue is devoted to food issues related to the environment.
Date: 2004
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Object Type: Journal/Magazine/Newsletter
System: The UNT Digital Library

Oral History Interview with Clarence Kingsley, November 21, 2003

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Interview with Charles Kingsley, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran from Dallas, Texas, who served in the 112th Cavalry. Kingsley discusses his upbringing, joining the Guard, the Louisiana Maneuvers, deployment to New Caledonia, his troop's machine gun section/platoon, Woodlark Island, the Battle of Arawe, New Guinea and the Battle of Drinumor River, the Battles of Leyte and Luzon, his thoughts on the generals he served, and thoughts on the 112th.
Date: November 23, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Kingsley, Clarence
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library

Oral History Interview with W. W. Hughes, November 17, 2003

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Interview with W. W. Hughes, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran from Grand Prarie, Texas. Hughes discusses growing up in the Great Depression, joining the National Guard and equestrian service in the 112th Cavalry at Fort Clark, the start of war and deployment to New Caledonia and Australia, preparations for combat, amphibious landings at Arawe Island off New Britain, scout patrols and combat, operations in New Guinea at the Driniumor River, Japanese POWs, actions in the Philippines at Leyte and Luzon, returning to the US as an instructor, and reflections on his service.
Date: November 17, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Hughes, W. W.
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library

Oral History Interview with Ben Moody, October 8, 2003

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Interview with Ben Moody, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran from Kilgore, Texas, who served with the 112th Cavalry in the Pacific. Moody discusses his family, surviving the Great Depression, his jobs and education, joining the 112th and mobilization, deployment to New Caledonia, Woodlark Island, staging at Goodenough Island, the Battle of Arawe, the Battle of Driniumor River, spending the remainder of the war in the hospital, and reflections on the 112th.
Date: October 8, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Moody, Ben
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library

Oral History Interview with Hugh W. Calvert, September 10, 2003

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Interview with Army veteran Hugh W. Calvert. The interview includes Calvert's personal experiences about the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II, youth during the Great Depression, his assignment to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, tank school at Fort Knox, transferring to Service Troop, his assignment to New Caledonia and to Woodlark Island, operation on Arawe, the Driniumor River Campaign, and his rotation back to the States.
Date: September 10, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Calvert, Hugh W.
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library

Oral History Interview with Charles C. Brabham, Jr., September 9, 2003

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Interview with Army veteran Charles C. Brabham Jr. The interview includes Brabham's personal experiences about the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II, his youth in Dallas during the Great Depression, joining the 112th Cavalry at age 16, his mobilization and various assignments, and his medical evacuation die to malaria, dysentery, and hookworm.
Date: September 9, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Brabham, Charles C., Jr.
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library

Oral History Interview with Lloyd F. Hudson, August 12, 2003

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Interview with Lloyd F. Hudson, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran from Fort Worth, Texas. Hudson discusses his family background, joining the 124th Cavalry and transfer to the 112th, work as a cavalryman before activation, activation and the Louisiana Maneuvers, deployment to Townsville, Australia, amphibious assault on Arawe, New Britain, falling ill and returning to the States, the character of troops, equipment, rivalry with the Marine Corps, and acts of bravery. In appendix is a list of Hudson's fellow soldiers, the places he served, descriptions of the equipment mentioned in the interview, and the 112th's service chronicle.
Date: August 12, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Hudson, Lloyd F.
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library

Oral History Interview with James Riley Chennault, August 6, 2003

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Interview with Army veteran James Riley Chennault. The interview includes Chennault's personal experiences about the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II, childhood in Mississippi, moving to Texas in 1939, joining the 112th Cavalry, training, combat, and the Battle of Driniumor River. Chennault also talks about the mobilization of the Texas National Guard, Louisiana Maneuvers as part of the 3rd Army, rotation to the states, his assignment to a pack mule outfit, his discharge from the Army, and the daily routine of life in the horse cavalry. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
Date: August 6, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Chennault, James Riley
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
Oral History Interview with Wilmer A. Moreau, April 18, 2003 transcript

Oral History Interview with Wilmer A. Moreau, April 18, 2003

Interview with Wilmer A. Moreau, an infantryman in the US Marine Corps during WWII. He describes his service and answers questions about his time overseas.
Date: April 18, 2003
Creator: Mcelhany, M. & Moreau, Wilmer A.
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History