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PHOTOS: Explore the Largest Protected Area on Earth

Matt Rand | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Matt Rand

On Aug. 26, President Barack Obama created the largest protected area on Earth when he expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in th...

Obama Visits Faraway Speck Of Sand Furthering His Legacy Of Conservation

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics

In a gesture that speaks to his legacy of conservation, President Barack Obama traveled Thursday to a remote spit of sand and coral in the Northwest H...

Obama: No Nation, Not Even One As Powerful As The U.S., Is Immune From Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics

HONOLULU ― Days after creating the largest marine protected area on the planet, President Barack Obama on Wednesday traveled to Hawaii to address th...

Obama's Hawaiian Marine Preserve: Massive Potential, Monumental Challenges

The Conversation US | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

By Char Miller, Pomona College The endangered Hawaiian monk seal is one of the 7,000 species that gained a measure of protection.U.S. Fish and Wildlif...

Pacfic Gyre, Hawaii Marine Reserve Expansion, President Obama and you heard it here first

Anna Wilding | Posted 08.30.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

President Obama announced his plans today to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii. This would make the Marine Reserve the largest in the world.

Obama To Quadruple Hawaii Monument, Creating World’s Largest Protected Marine Area

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.26.2016 | Green

President Barack Obama, who’s already protected more public acres than any U.S. president, will add to his legacy of conservation by quadrupling the...

This Minivan-Sized Sea Sponge Is Thought To Be Planet's Largest

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science

Scientists exploring a deep swath of ocean in the Hawaiian archipelago got an unexpected surprise when they stumbled across a monstrous bottom-dwellin...

World's Oldest Wild Bird Hatches Yet Another Chick

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 02.12.2016 | Science

HONOLULU -- The world's oldest known wild bird just gave birth, astonishing scientists yet again. Wisdom, a Laysan Albatross, is at least 65 years old...

America's Largest, Most Exotic Conservation Area Has Been Off Limits ... Until Now

Posted 02.20.2014 | Green

Want to visit America's largest conservation area? Tough luck: the massive Papahanaumokuākea Marine National Monument, which includes most of the nor...

The Earth's Decade

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

This decade will be remembered and felt for its impact on Nature: the species that were saved and those that were lost; the heating of the planet; the forests cut down and those that continue to provide oxygen to our children's children.