Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean lies inside the world’s largest marine reserve, a protected area recently expanded by the president with a stroke of his pen. Part of the U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Midway was the site of a pivotal World War II battle. President Barack Obama’s proclamation quadrupled in size a monument originally created by President George W. Bush in 2006; the marine monument will cover 582,578 square miles, more than twice the size of Texas. Obama plans to visit the island during his overseas trip this week.
Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean lies inside the world’s largest marine reserve, a protected area recently expanded by the president with a stroke of his pen. Part of the U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Midway was the site of a pivotal World War II battle. President Barack Obama’s proclamation quadrupled in size a monument originally created by President George W. Bush in 2006; the marine monument will cover 582,578 square miles, more than twice the size of Texas. Obama plans to visit the island during his overseas trip this week. File photo The Associated Press
Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean lies inside the world’s largest marine reserve, a protected area recently expanded by the president with a stroke of his pen. Part of the U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Midway was the site of a pivotal World War II battle. President Barack Obama’s proclamation quadrupled in size a monument originally created by President George W. Bush in 2006; the marine monument will cover 582,578 square miles, more than twice the size of Texas. Obama plans to visit the island during his overseas trip this week. File photo The Associated Press

Conservation is vital, but much more needs to be done

August 31, 2016 03:39 PM