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Expanding marine sanctuary is meant to save ocean from mass extinction
Coral reefs near Jarvis Island. The reefs are part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which President Obama pledged to expand and protect from fishing and drilling. Courtesy Jim Maragos via the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service President Barack Obama pledged Thursday to expand the largest ocean sanctuary to 490,000 square miles, six times its current size. The proclamation will ...(9/26/2014 1:03:17 PM)
Obama Establishes World’s Largest Ocean Reserve
The sanctuary will expand protected areas around three remote areas—Johnston Atoll, Wake Atoll and Jarvis Island—from 50 miles offshore to 200 miles offshore.(9/29/2014 8:54:22 AM)
WPRFMC: White House Pacific Monument Compromise Reduces, Doesn’t Eliminate Harm to Fishermen
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has been informed by the White House by phone Wednesday that the Monument will now extend to 200 miles around Johnston Atoll, Jarvis Island and Wake Island, but the existing 50-mile PRIMNM boundary will remain around Howland and Baker Islands and Palmyra Atoll and Kingman Reef. The announcement of the final plan comes after months of the ...(9/25/2014 12:14:01 PM)
Jarvis Cockers slumber party
Chronic insomniac Jarvis Cocker is going on a musical odyssey into sleeplessness. He tells Alfred Hickling why he hopes audiences will nod off to his Wireless Nights For many years, the only orchestral work Jarvis Cocker cared for was a lilting piece of light music called Sailing By , written in 1963 by the English composer Ronald Binge to precede the BBCs late-night shipping forecast. Cocker ...(10/8/2014 3:00:23 AM)
Obama Just Created the World's Largest Marine Reserve
U.S. President Barack Obama took a historic step on Thursday by dramatically expanding an area of the Pacific Ocean that is off limits to fishing and other marine resources development, such as deep-sea mining. By adding to the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which was established under former U.S. President George W. Bush in 2009, Obama is expanding it to six times its ...(9/25/2014 11:53:23 AM)
The Doctor marks 250th Grand Prix in MotoGP with perfect Phillip Island performance
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi raised the roof in Australia today, delivering a stunning race victory at Phillip Island for the Australian Grand Prix. Teammate Jorge Lorenzo claimed the second step of the rostrum as part of a full Yamaha podium with Bradley Smith in third. The Doctor made a great start to his 250th Grand Prix race in MotoGP as he jumped two places to sixth on ... Keep ...(10/19/2014 11:58:23 AM)
Presidential Proclamation --- Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument Expansion
  PACIFIC REMOTE ISLANDS MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT EXPANSION - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Through Proclamation 8336 of January 6, 2009, the President established the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument ("Monument") to protect and preserve the marine environment around Wake, Baker, Howland, and Jarvis Islands, Johnston and Palmyra Atolls ...(9/25/2014 11:04:27 AM)
Bird Droppings Led to U.S. Possession of Newly Protected Pacific Islands
How did remote islands, now home to the world's largest marine reserve, come into U.S. possession? The story is for the birds, the bats, and their guano.(9/26/2014 2:30:51 PM)
Palmyra Atoll Pictures: Part of the World's Largest Marine Reserve
This tropical Eden in the Pacific Ocean is now a part of the world's largest marine reserve.(9/25/2014 6:01:38 PM)
Obama Administration Expands Protection of U.S. Ocean Treasure
The Pew Charitable Trusts applauded President Barack Obama’s decision today to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, a group of five highly protected reserves that is home to some of the nation’s most important ocean wilderness. (PRWeb September 25, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12199981.htm(9/25/2014 10:17:02 AM)
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