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Dec 11, 2006 : Good news

Often media news coverage doesn't give much time to good things happening in the world. In the most recent issue of science, it covers the top 100 stories of the year. One of them was the creation of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument by President Bush in June. It spans 140,000 square miles. That's larger than the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and bigger than all U.S. national parks combined. It will eventually ban all commercial and recreational fishing within its borders.

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Comment from: Topher [Visitor] ·
140,000 sq ft is bigger than all Nat Parks combined? Either my sense of scale is off, or our national parks are smaller than I thought.
Permalink 12/12/06 @ 08:45
Comment from: Dave Brondsema [Member] ·
Square miles! Oops, I'll fix that!
Permalink 12/12/06 @ 08:51
Comment from: JeffDM [Visitor] ·
I heard about this. Given that "W's" conservation record hasn't been all that great before, I'm cynical as to the reasoning behind this. I'm all for setting up ecological preserves.

Apparently the preserve was announced about six months before your post:
Permalink 02/17/07 @ 16:59

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