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Marine Monuments

Hawaiian Marine Reserve, Once World's Largest, May Soon Regain That Status

Matt Rand | Posted 06.16.2016 | Green
Matt Rand

When it was first designated 10 years ago, the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands was the world's largest marine reserve. Since then, the sanctuary has been eclipsed in size nine times by new protected areas.

A Historic Chance To Save Our Ocean Treasures

Margie Alt | Posted 09.18.2016 | Green
Margie Alt

Southeast of Cape Cod, where the continental shelf drops off into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, there are canyons as deep as the Grand Canyon and underwater mountains higher than any east of the Rockies.

Day 1 of the New Congress Bodes Well for Oceans

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Like a Clean Air Act for our air, and a Clean Water Act for our water - we need a landmark bill to protect the health of our oceans.

Bush's New Marine Monuments: The Good, the Bad and Next Steps

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Chasis

Dozens of scientific studies show that fully protected marine reserves have more and bigger fish than similar habitats that are fished, which makes them highly productive.