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The World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu gives people from around the world a chance to revisit a day that changed America forever. In 2017 alone, the National Park Service (NPS) site drew more than 1.9 million visitors, many of whom came to honor the U.S. military veterans who died in the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, which pulled the U.S. into World...
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The World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu gives people from around the world a chance to revisit a day that changed America forever. In 2017 alone, the National Park Service (NPS) site drew more than 1.9 million visitors, many of whom came to honor the U.S. military veterans who died in the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, which pulled the U.S. into World...
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The Pew Charitable Trusts today applauded the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a U.N. agency, for adopting the first two-way route for ships transiting the Arctic. The IMO accepted a joint Russia-U.S. proposed route through the Bering Strait and the Bering Sea, as well as three Areas to Be Avoided that were submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard based on a study of the region’s vessel...
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The evolution of Emery County, Utah, into a world-class outdoor recreation destination may not have started 150 million years ago, when the landscape teemed with Jurassic-era giants, but the raw material for the transformation was in place. After millennia shaped the slot canyons, hoodoos, buttes, and streambeds, and after archaic and pre-Columbian cultures etched their pictographs and...
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With record crowds contributing to wear and tear and federal funding unreliable, the National Park Service is struggling to keep pace with repairs, estimated at $11.6 billion in fiscal year 2017. Use this tool, based on NPS data, to learn more about deferred maintenance at NPS sites across the county, in your state, and at your favorite park.
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This week, the scientists who evaluate the health of Pacific bluefin tuna, one of the most iconic and valuable fish species in the world, released a new stock assessment that shows the population at just 3.3 percent of its unfished level. This confirms the species’ severely depleted status and points to the continued need for more effective management of the fishery.
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For centuries, many people took for granted the dazzling biodiversity of life on Earth. But as threats to our natural environments escalate and extinction rates increase, it’s time for humankind to work harder to preserve the breadth of species living here.
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Fishery managers are requesting public comment on several new potential rules for the industrial Atlantic herring fishery, which involves the East Coast’s largest fishing vessels.
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Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing jeopardizes the health and sustainability of the world’s fisheries, undermines the livelihoods of law-abiding fishers, and is widely associated with crimes such as piracy, human trafficking, and arms and narcotics smuggling.
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Many of North America’s fish, shellfish, and other marine life will be heading north in the coming decades due to warming waters, according to one of the first studies to predict shifts in suitable habitat for hundreds of species across their ranges. 
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