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U.S. joins multinational bid to create vast Pacific marine reserve

US joins bid to create vast Pacific marine reserve (via AFP) The United States joined forces with other nations to declare a vast swath of the Pacific Ocean a marine sanctuary and take “historic” steps to combat illegal fishing. Taking the helm in a stepped up fight to save the…

Obama to significantly expand U.S. marine sanctuary in the Pacific: report

President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce plans to significantly expand a US sanctuary in the central Pacific Ocean in a move that could create the world's largest such protected area, the Washington Post reported. Obama will announce his intent……