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Laysan duck deaths on Midway at 136 - August 24, 2008
Tagging Fledgling Black-Footed Albatross - August 24, 2008
Disease outbreak on Midway kills endangered ducks - August 23, 2008
Avian Botulism Confirmed as Cause of Laysan Duck Deaths - August 22, 2008
Laysan ducks on Midway died of avian botulism - August 22, 2008
Arizona Memorial will start construction of visitor center soon - August 20, 2008

Midway, Wake may be given monument status - August 18, 2008
Rare Laysan ducks found dead - August 18, 2008
Rare ducks found dead on Midway Atoll - August 17,2008
NOAA Maritime Archaeologists Discover Shipwreck of British Whaling... - August 16, 2008
Shipwreck from 1837 discovered off Kure Atoll - August 16, 2008
170-year-old wreck found in Northwestern Islands - August 16, 2008
Expedition Finds 1836 Shipwreck - August 15, 2008
Maritime Heritage Expedition Underway at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument - August 11, 2008
After vow to protest, trash piles up on islands - August 9, 2008
Trash soils Bush's pledge to protect Hawaiian shore - August 7, 2008
Trash piling up in new Hawaiian marine reserve - August 6, 2008
480 Miles in 73 Hours - August 4, 2008
5-year canoe journey finishes - August 4, 2008
Politicians, Surfrider join forces to call for stricter laws on plastics - July 30, 2008
Warrior’s Legacy: General’s family, tribe keep memory alive - July 11, 2008
Northwestern Islands face summer bleaching risk - July 10, 2008
The World's Largest Dump: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - July 10, 2008
Environmentalists gird for battle with Bush over rule changes - July 5, 2008
Navy will stick to 29 sonar safeguards - June 27, 2008
Captive Care and Release Project... June 20, 2008
Marine monument cleaned up - June 8, 2008
Trash Entangles into Collection of Plastic - June 5, 2008

Veterans Attend Anniversary Of 'Battle Of Midway' - June 7, 2008
Marine Debris Hauled from Northwestern Isles - June 6, 2008
Orphan seal pup found - May4, 2008
Managing preservation - April 23, 2008
Diary from the middle of nowhere - March 29, 2008
Underwater Plastic Waste Threatens World's Food Chain - March 27, 2008
Clipper Round the World Race - March 22, 2008
$500,000 for the launch of a marine debris campaign at Midway - February 4, 2008
Boats to Try to Prevent Hooking Seabirds - February 2, 2008
Midway Will Reopen for Small Groups of Tourists - January 27, 2008
Critical duck bouncing back - January 18, 2008
Midway crowd is into goony matchmaking - January 18, 2008
Travelers' Checks: Midway Atoll reopens to limited group tours - January 18. 2008
Turn the tides in your house - January 13, 2008
Pygmy sperm whale is lesson in rare breed - January 11, 2008
Laysan ducks are doing well on Midway - January 4, 2008
Grants of $20.5 Million Safeguard Coastal Wetlands - January 2008
Counting albatroses a flight of fancy - December 28, 2007
Endangered ducks making comeback - December 26, 2007
Laysan ducks flourish at Midway - December 27,2007
Rare Duck Now Rat-Free and Loving It - December 24, 2007
Most Endangered Duck Finds Refuge on Midway - December 21, 2007
Counters squirt their way to an albatross total - December 21, 2007
Bird count too enticing to pass up - December 14, 2007
Remarks by the First Lady - November 2, 2007
Plastic Ahoy! Texas-sized Mass of Garbage Sullies Seas, Endangers Marine Life - November, 2007
U.S. Considers Black-Footed Albatross for Endangered Listing - October 9, 2007
Remote Waters Offer No Refuge from Plastic Trash - October 1, 2007
Ham Radio Use on Midway - KH4 - October, 2007
Journalists show they're on top of climate change - September 25, 2007
The Bird Man of Midway Atoll - September 4, 2007
Hawaiian monk seal decline 'unacceptable' - August 23, 2007
Hawaii wildlife generates $402.3M - August 20, 2007
Midway Atoll to allow visitors to help - July 23, 2007
Midway Atoll to welcome tourists who'll work - July 23, 2007
To regain paradise, pay up - July 22, 2007
Pacific atoll recruits eco-tourists in new battle of Midway - July 22, 2007
Midway to allow visitors, volunteers - July 21, 2007
Midway Atoll to allow visitors to help clean up historic atoll and preserve environment - July 21, 2007
Midway Atoll Natural History, Optional Service Programs - July 12, 2007
Bill contains funds for island projects - July 3, 2007
Marine monument celebrates first birthday - June 23, 2007
Midway Atoll: It's not just for the birds - June 17, 2007
Remembering Midway - June 5, 2007
Interior Secretary to address Battle of Midway event - June 1, 2007
Regal Princess Passengers Get Unique Opportunity to Help Celebrate 65th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway - May 31, 2007
65th anniversary of Midway battle - May 30, 2007
U.S. remembers, 65 years after WWII Battle of Midway - May 29, 2007
Studies say carcinogen in blood of virtually all - May 26, 2007
Ocean monument plan goes online - May 20, 2007
Monk seals can be tracked on new Web site - April 6, 2007
Mrs. Bush's Remarks to the Press at Midway Atoll - March 15, 2007
Hatching tourism on Midway Atoll - March 14, 2007
A Sanctuary Poisoned - March 3, 2007
Remarks by First Lady Laura Bush at the Announcement  - March 2, 2007
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands monument receives Hawaiian name - March 2, 2007
First Lady Reveals Hawaiian Name For National Monument - March 2, 2007
Laura Bush walks with wildlife - March 2, 2007
Fulfilling the President's Vision for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument - March 2, 2007
Remarks by First Lady Laura Bush  - March 2, 2007
Mrs. Bush's Remarks to the Press at Midway Atoll - March 1, 2007
Laura Bush to visit Midway Atoll today - March 1, 2007
Laura Bush arrives on Midway - March 1, 2007
Mrs. Bush takes first trip to Hawaii marine monument - March 1, 2007
First lady scheduled for 1-day Midway tour - Feb 28, 2007
Interior secretary to join first lady for Hawai'i visit - Feb 27, 2007
Island marine monument to receive Hawaiian name - Feb 21, 2007
First lady will arrive next week - Feb 21, 2007
First Lady coming to see marine preserve - Feb 17, 2007
First Lady to visit Midway on March 1 - Feb 16, 2007
First Lady will spend the night at Midway - Feb 16, 2007
First Lady to visit Midway Island - Feb 16, 2007
Vessel caught fishing in monument - January 28, 2007
Coast Guard Documents NWHI Fishing Violation - January 25, 2007
Unified Command Responding to Oil Spill at Midway Atoll - Jan 1, 2007
Ship aground at Midway - Jan 1, 2007
No pollution from oil spill found - Dec 31, 2006
Fishing boat leaks fuel off Midway - Dec 30, 2006
Unified Command Responding to Oil Spill at Midway Atoll - Dec 29, 2006
Cleanup starts on Midway Atoll oil spill - Dec 29, 2006
Photos that document the poisoning of paradise - Dec 28, 2006
Rare wildlife win 'Battle of Midway' with fishing ban -Dec 24, 2006
Midway's albatross population to be counted - Dec 14, 2006
Advocates want feds to clean up lead contamination on Midway - Dec 13, 2006
Albatrosses on temperature watch - Dec 12, 2006
Lead paint in new National Marine Monument poisoning albatross - Dec 12, 2006
Group Wants Protection For Midway Albatross - Dec 12, 2006
Visitor Window Opens to Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Monument - Dec 11, 2006
Midway tourism proposal unveiled - Dec 9, 2006
Lingle, agencies pledge to safeguard monument - Dec 9, 2006
Plan opens Midway to public - Dec 9, 2006
Remote U.S. island in Pacific may open to visitors - Dec 1, 2006
Visits to Midway Atoll could resume - Nov 27, 2006
Historic Island May Be Vacation Destination - Nov 27, 2006 
Midway Atoll may reopen to tourists next year - Nov 26, 2006
Visits to Midway Atoll could resume - Nov 25, 2006
Pacific WWII Site May Reopen To Visitors - Nov 25, 2006
A WWII Submarine Finally Comes Home - Nov 21, 2006
Albatross to start new life in Monterey - Nov 19, 2006
Marine sanctuary teems with life — and hope - Nov 14, 2006
Laysan ducks thriving on Midway - Oct 30, 2006
Endangered Duck Population Reaches Triple Digits - Oct 24, 2006
New NOAA Researcj Vessel Completes Maiden Voyage - October 18, 2004
Laysan ducks introduced on Midway - October 13, 2004
Laysan Ducks Make New Home on Midway Atoll National Marine Wildlife Refuge - October 12, 2004
Agencies Publish Rules on Northwestern Hawaiian Island Monument - Aug 29, 2006
Paddlers set sights on reaching NW islands - Aug 6, 2006
Plague of Plastic Chokes the Seas - Aug 2, 2006
Oceans of junk breed death - Aug 2, 2006
Laysan ducks go to Midway - November 6, 2004
Threat to Close Emergency Airfield Upsets Airlines - Oct 30, 2004
Access to Midway is an issue to more than just us in Hawaii - August 27, 2004
Cleanup of '03 oil spill continues - June 28, 2004
Hokule'a to remain docked until Sunday - May 13, 2004
Hokule'a to set course for distant islands - May 7, 2004
Midway airport financed through Sept. 30 - January 27, 2004
Albatross population increases at Midway - January 19, 2004
Midway battle is getting there - January 18, 2004
Midway albatross count up sharply - January 9, 2004
Continental emergency landing: how passengers reacted - January 8, 2004
Jet diverted to Midway leaves - January 8, 2004
Keep Midway airfield open permanently - January 8, 2004
Midway Atoll Airport Open Until Jan. 31 - January 7, 2004
Emergency shows need for Midway - January 7, 2004
Jetliner bound for Texas lands on Midway - January 5, 2004
Midway airport has funds to stay open this month - January 4, 2004
Midway Atoll Airfield to Remain Open through January - January 2, 2004
Midway airstrip to close down temporarily due to low funding - December 26, 2003
Midway airport again in danger of closing - December 22, 2003
Company willing to go back to operating Midway Atoll - November 26, 2003
Midway airport operation supported only till Nov. 30 - November 13, 2003
Southern migration of seals a concern - November 2, 2003
Midway field to stay open in October - Oct 26, 2003
Sick fishermen flown to Hawai'i - October 24, 2003
Historic Hawai'i wreck found - October 18, 2003
New longline technique may spare albatross - October 16, 2003
Midway airport operation supported only till Nov. 30 - November 13, 2003
Airfield closures worry airlines - October 10, 2003
'Heartbreaking' trash in Northwest Islands - October 4, 2003
Midway field to stay open in October - September 26, 2003
Another crucial mid-Pacific airport closing due to US budget cuts - September 19, 2003
Budget cuts leave operations at Midway to 4-person crew - September 17, 2003
Midway birds exhibit signs of lead poisoning - September 14, 2003
Midway Island more than a famous sea battle site - September 13, 2003
Change in leadership sought for Midway - September 8, 2003
Agency out of money to run Midway facilities - September 2, 2003
Midway is losing out to Tern - August 28, 2003
A reopened Midway would allow cleanup - August 10, 2003
Washed-up rubbish stuns Cousteau - August 8, 2003
Islands' trash shocks Cousteau - August 1, 2003
Remote Pacific islands look more like dumps - August 1, 2003
Team to study Hawai'i coral bleaching - July 21, 2003
Nesting turtles to get taste of Big Brother - July 16, 2003
Hawaii Coral Reef Ecosystem a Unique Treasure - July 14, 2003
Lead paint hurts birds as well as humans - July 14, 2003
Northwest isles will star in TV special - July 7, 2003
Pacific to lose another emergency runway - June 2003
51-Year-Old Albatross Breaks N. American Age Record - April 17, 2003
Midway's ecosystem must be protected - May 19, 2003
What does public get in Midway contract - May 15, 2003
Midway Atoll must be open to visitors - May 11, 2003
Alaska firm gets contract to take over Midway Island operations - May 9, 2003
51-Year-Old Albatross Breaks N. American Age Record - April 17, 2003
Three Hawai'i sites possible for missile defense tests - March 23, 2003
Investigation needed in Midway fuel spill - February 24, 2003
Cleanup is focus now in Midway spill - February 19, 2003
Midway fuel spill contained on island - Feb 12, 2003
Clean Up Underway After Underground Fuel Release on Midway Atoll - Feb 11, 2003
Miracle at Midway - June 2, 2003
Maritime archaeologist search the
Northwestern Hawaiian Isles for vessels that may add to history books - November 9, 2002
How paradise lost a radical public-private venture - June 26, 2002
Gooneys star in Midway air circus - June 24, 2002
Feds review Midway ecotourism - June 8, 2002
Battle of Midway lessons likened to war on terror - June 6, 2002
Midway: A place of history, heroes - June 6, 2002
6 minutes off Midway turned the tide of WWII - June 2, 2002
Nine Blind Seals - The Monachus Guardian - May 1999
Lawmakers want wildlife service out of Midway - May 26, 2002
Latest battle of Midway centers on airport - May 24, 2002
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Temporary Contract to Operate Facilities at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge - April 26, 2002
Firm to handle Midway upkeep - April 26, 2002
Muddle at Midway - March 31, 2002
Tourism Venture Ends on Midway Atoll Refuge - March 31, 2002
Little hope seen for salvaging Midway access - March 26, 2002
The Interior Department's assault on Midway - March 21, 2002
Historic Midway shuts down - March 16, 2002
Sanctuary system moves forward - March 16, 2002
Agency seeks new franchisee for Midway Atoll - March 8, 2002
Fasi's suggestion for casinos terrible - February 25, 2002
Midway Island dispute hurts Hawaii - February 23, 2002
Bureaucratic bungling is closing off Midway - February 20, 2002
Access to Midway must be retained - February 11, 2002
Federal agency didn't hinder eco-tourist - February 11, 2002
Laysan albatross are not declining - February 10, 2002
Midway Atoll Put Off-Limits To The Public - February 6, 2002
Midway Isle pullout hits Coast Guard, airlines - February 4, 2002
Fed wildlife agency made poor partner - February 4, 2002
Service cuts at Midway Atoll raise protests - February 2, 2002
Midway Atoll closing off tours - January 28, 2002
Access to island chain before public - January 16, 2002
Pacific Refueling Base Threatened - February 1, 2002
Battle of Midway Heroes Honored - June 4, 2001
Official wants atoll to lose all trace of man - April 12, 2001
Japanese Navy ships visit Midway in commemoration - August 17,2000
Panamanian ship afire near Midway Island - August 10, 1999
Midway atoll -- 'not your typical beachside resort' - July 24, 1998
The Hunt for the USS Yorktown - April 17, 1998
Aloha to supply jet for Midway charter - March 19, 1998
Going to Midway is going all the way - to heaven - October 6, 1997
The New Midway - It's for the Birds - June 1, 1997
Midway Island reopens as a wildlife refuge - April 17, 1997
Midway begins role as nature preserve - April 7, 1997
 

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