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Bush Ocean Plan Is Criticized: Cheney Among Those Objecting

By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, November 4, 2008; Page A13 President Bush’s vision for protecting two vast areas of the Pacific Ocean from fishing and mineral exploitation, a move that would constitute a major expansion of his environmental legacy, is running into dogged resistance both inside and outside the White House and … Continue reading Bush Ocean Plan Is Criticized: Cheney Among Those Objecting

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Bush Plan to Protect Ocean Draws Economic ObjectionWashington Post – United StatesIn 2006 he designated the nearly 140000-square-mile Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands, creating what at the…Eating smelly fish could save endangered speciesCanada.com – Don Mills,Ontario,CanadaIncreasing demand for small pelagics would also reduce the pressure on more endangered species, she said. … Continue reading Daily News Clips

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In Bush’s end-game, lots of changes on environmentReuters India, India – Nov 2, 2008By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the US presidential candidates sprint toward the finish line, the Bush … Artificial Oyster Beds Could Revive Ocean HealthWBUR – Boston,MA,USASo the Massachusetts Audubon Society is building artificial oyster reefs at its Wellfleet … Continue reading Daily News Clips

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Ada: Monument economic data ‘speculative’Saipan Tribune – Saipan,Northern Mariana Islands,Micronesia… that details the potential economic benefits of the White House’s proposal to establish a national marine monument in the Northern Mariana Islands. … Eastern Pacific tuna hang in the balanceEureka! Science News – Quebec,QC,Canada… regional marine conservation director said that, “Less than one percent of … Continue reading Daily News Clips

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Log ship ran aground on protected marine siteSolomon Star – Honiara,Solomon IslandsThe wreck site is a registered marine protected area (MPA) of Dunde, under the Roviana Conservation Foundation (RCF). Yesterday, members of the RCF who went …Rising CO2 accelerates coral bleaching: studyReuters – Oct 27, 2008… -Rising carbon dioxide levels in the world’s oceans due … Continue reading Dailys News Clips

‘Antiquities Act the wrong tool’Saipan Tribune – Saipan,Northern Mariana Islands,MicronesiaMadeleine Bordallo (D-GU) is urging the White House to conserve the waters around the CNMI’s northern islands under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, …See all stories on this topic Conserving coral reefs to attain sustainable developmentIPPmedia – Dar es Salaam,United Republic of Tanzania… been more seriously … Continue reading

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Guam Fishermen Say Marine Monument Plans Are Fishy!Pacific News Center – USAGuam- Even though the proposed boundaries for the proposed Marine National Monument covers only the waters surrounding three of the northern most islands of … CNMI government softens opposition to marine monument proposalRadio New Zealand International – Wellington,New ZealandGovernor Benigno Fitial and legislative leaders … Continue reading Dailys News Clips

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For fishermen, a way to make ghost gear disappearWicked Local Provincetown – Orleans,MA,USASoon they’d enlisted the help of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and the Sea Debris Initiative was born. Ben Cowie-Haskell, Stellwagen’s … Bush plan to restrict fishingPacific Daily News – Hagåtña,GU,USAThe local fishing community fears the marine monument designation could keep the area … Continue reading Daily News Clips

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White House also eyeing Pacific war monument Saipan Tribune – Saipan,Northern Mariana Islands,Micronesia… under the Antiquities Act of 1906-the same legal mechanism the White House might use to establish a marine monument near the CNMI. …CAO says no to Bush’s marine monument plan Saipan Tribune – Saipan,Northern Mariana Islands,Micronesia… resolution rejecting the White House’s controversial … Continue reading Daily News Clips