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U.S. Creates Largest Protected Area in the World, 3X Larger Than California

Amazing news! The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will now be nearly 490,000 square miles, about three times the size of California and six times larger than its previous size. The newly expanded monument is also larger than the sum total of all U.S. national parks on land, which add up to a combined 132,000 square […]

Revolutionary New Map Reveals Extent of Plastic Debris In Our Oceans

The Malaspina expedition led by the Spanish National Research Council set sail on a nine-month, worldwide expedition in 2010 to study the impact of global warming on Earth’s oceans, one of their projects was to locate the accumulations of plastic. They explored the five huge gyres, which collectively contain tens of thousands of tons of plastic. The result was the creation […]