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Thread: US Creates Largest Protected Area in World, Marine Reserve

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    US Creates Largest Protected Area in World, Marine Reserve

    NEW YORK—The Obama administration announced Thursday that it will create the largest marine reserve in the world by expanding an existing monument around U.S.-controlled islands and atolls in the central Pacific.

    The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will now be nearly 490,000 square miles, nearly three times the size of California and six times larger than its previous size. Commercial fishing, dumping, and mining will be prohibited in the reserve, but recreational fishing will be allowed with permits, and boaters may visit the area...
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    Wow, with Obama's 297 million acres and Bush's 211 million protected lands and waters the last 2 administrations have created reserves about the size of Greenland.
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    Expanding our national territory seems to be popular these days. Russia and China and grabbing up land/ocean. We should do the same.
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    Map of the new boundaries:



    Map of the Pacific garbage patches.



    Phew. For a second there I thought we had declared garbage patches as part of a national monument. No need to inherit a water-based West Virginia when we haven't even cleaned up the land one yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    Map of the new boundaries:



    Map of the Pacific garbage patches.



    Phew. For a second there I thought we had declared garbage patches as part of a national monument. No need to inherit a water-based West Virginia when we haven't even cleaned up the land one yet.
    It's just a planned landfill to get a roadway to Hawaii to open up more tax revenue from toll roads and larger tourism streams. lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LANGER72 View Post
    Expanding our national territory seems to be popular these days. Russia and China and grabbing up land/ocean. We should do the same.
    Build it, and make your claim...

    To Bolster Its Claims, China Plants Islands in Disputed Waters

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/17/wo...ed-waters.html

    Would not be surprised if preserve gerrymandered to cover some "almost" islands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    Map of the new boundaries:



    Map of the Pacific garbage patches.



    Phew. For a second there I thought we had declared garbage patches as part of a national monument. No need to inherit a water-based West Virginia when we haven't even cleaned up the land one yet.
    I forgot about those garbage patches. Man we are screwing up this planet, aren't we? Now there's radioactive crap floating through the Pacific from Japan's meltdown.

    Hopefully the South Pacific is still habitable by the time I have enough money to visit there.


    On a side note: doesn't it look like Hawaii is getting it on in that top pic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LouPhinFan View Post
    I forgot about those garbage patches. Man we are screwing up this planet, aren't we? Now there's radioactive crap floating through the Pacific from Japan's meltdown.

    Hopefully the South Pacific is still habitable by the time I have enough money to visit there.


    On a side note: doesn't it look like Hawaii is getting it on in that top pic?
    Or, 3 dongs orbiting a warped pedo-bear.
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