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Trump orders review of national monuments, vows to ‘to end these abuses and return...

JULIET EILPERIN in THE WASHINGTON POST | 26 April 2016 "President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review any national monument created since Jan....
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NRDC Needs Your Help to Protect U.S. National Monuments

ARLO HEMPHILL for I AM WILDERNESS | 26 April 2017 On Wednesday April 26, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order instructing the Interior Department to review national monument...
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Trump to issue new order calling into question two decades of national monument designations

JULIET EILPERIN in THE WASHINGTON POST | 24 April 2017 "President Trump will sign an executive order Wednesday instructing the Interior Department to review national monument designations his three predecessors have...
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South African Court Ends Ban on Sale of Rhinoceros Horns

RUSSELL GOLDMAN on THE NEW YORK TIMES | 5 April 2017 "A court in South Africa effectively overturned a national ban on the trade of rhinoceros horns, a move that...

U.N. High Seas Preparatory Committee (PrepCom)

3rd Session of the U.N. Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) on the High Seas UN Headquarters, NYC | 27 March - 7 April 2017   UN member states are discussing how to create marine...

Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan was approved by the White House in December of 2016 and represents the first plan of its kind for managing ocean resources in...

If you like lox on your bagel, you might not like this Trump proposal

By CHELSEA HARVEY in THE WASHINGTON POST | 31 March 2017 "A near-term spending bill proposed this week by the Trump administration would eliminate funding for a federal grant program...

House Advances Legislation Undermining American Wilderness

  THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY | 5 February 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation that threatens essential hunting and fishing habitat and undermines critical environmental protections. Despite...

Designating New Wilderness in America?

Will Congress Go Another Year Without Designating New Wilderness? KATE SHEPPARD on HUFF POST GREEN | 3 January 2014, 8:08 EST WASHINGTON -- This year marks the 50th anniversary of the...

Antarctic Reserves Could More Than Double World’s Protected Oceans

  In July 2013 CCAMLR will hold a Special Meeting in Bremerhaven, Germany, dedicated to further discussions on marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean. This meeting will be...

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Peru Moves to Protect ‘One of the Last Great Intact Forests’

Peru Moves to Protect ‘One of the Last Great Intact Forests’

JoANNA KLEIN in THE NEW YORK TIMES | 14 February 2018 "The remote rain forests in Peru’s northeast corner are vast — so vast that...
How Scientists Use Bioluminescent Deep-Sea Creatures to Fight Cancer

How Scientists Use Bioluminescent Deep-Sea Creatures to Fight Cancer

MATTHEW O. BERGER on OCEANS DEEPLY | 22 January 2018 Determining whether new immunotherapies are successfully fighting cancer cells can be difficult and expensive. Creatures...
Tear Down That Paywall: The Movement to Make Ocean Research Free for All

Tear Down That Paywall: The Movement to Make Ocean Research Free for All

JESSICA LEBER on OCEANS DEEPLY | 18 January 2018 While working for the Australian Department of the Environment, Christopher Cvitanovic, a marine protected area science...