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Obama Plans to Create World's Largest Marine Protected Area

The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area. Obama's proclamation will quadruple in size a monument originally created by President George W. Bush in 2006. The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument will contain some 1.5 million square kilometers, more than twice the size of Texas. Obama will travel to the monument next week to mark the designation and cite the...

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