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Obama might create the world's largest marine reserve in Hawaii

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 18, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Jun 17, 2016

Ten years ago, the newly-designated Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument was the biggest marine reserve in the world. Since then, this uninhabited area of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands has been overshadowed by nine even larger protected areas. That could change, however, if environmental groups in Hawaii have their way and President Obama decides to expand Papahānaumokuākea from its current 140,000 square miles to 625,507 square miles--an area four times the size of California. The...






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