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A memorial few see
Public not allowed to visit historic Midway Atoll for years; wildlife protection is focus
The San Diego Union Tribune, Jones and Lederman write for The Associated Press, Dec 4, 2016
http://enewspaper.sandiegouniontribune.com/infinity/article_popover_share.aspx?guid=07bac358-81a4-4513-ba04-dbd2b9eaae4c

►The Battle to Preserve the Midway Islands
The Maritime Executive, MarEx, Nov. 13, 2016
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/the-battle-to-preserve-the-midway-islands

►Military memorial, wildlife at odds in new Battle of Midway
The Associated Press, Caleb Jones, Nov. 3, 2016
https://apnews.com/d52245fe9c014761a0db702105340b68/Military-memorial,-wildlife-at-odds-in-new-Battle-of-Midway

News Species of Butterflyfish Discovered in Deep Reef
Maui News, Maui Now, Sept. 7, 2016
http://mauinow.com/2016/09/07/news-species-of-butterflyfish-discovered-in-deep-reef/

►Obama’s Hawaii marine conservation area is just a drop in the ocean
The Guardian, Oliver Milman, Sept. 6, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/06/hawaii-marine-ocean-conservation-papahanaumokuakea

►Bill Gates Doubles His Bet on Wiping Out Mosquitoes with Gene Editing
MIT Technology Review, Antonio Regalado, Sept. 6, 2016
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602304/bill-gates-doubles-his-bet-on-wiping-out-mosquitoes-with-gene-editing/

Obama, on historic Midway Island, touts his conservation efforts
USA Today, Gregory Korte, Sept. 2, 2016
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/09/01/obama-historic-midway-island-touts-his-conservation-efforts/89747486/

►Obama visits Midway Atoll, a symbol of his climate, Asia legacy
Rueters, Roberta Rampton, Sept. 2, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-obama-midway-idUSKCN1174HW

►Obama warns against global warming’s impact on Pacific atoll
AP, Josh Lederman, Sept. 2, 2016
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/1bbc8f1ec001401bbff628060920e0b8/obama-visit-far-flung-midway-atoll-conservation-push

►Obama visits far-flung Midway Atoll in conservation push
The Washington Post, Josh Lederman, Sept. 1, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/energy-environment/obama-to-visit-far-flung-midway-atoll-in-conservation-push/2016/09/01/fada8e0c-7019-11e6-993f-73c693a89820_story.html

►Obama Visits Midway, Highlighting Monument and Commitment to Environment
The New York Times, Julie Hirschfeld Davis  Sept. 1, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/us/politics/obama-climate-change-midway-marine-monument.html?_r=0

Fish and Wildlife Service faces hurdles in maintaining Midway Atoll – 6/16/2016
GAO – Federal News Radio Interview – 10 minutes
http://federalnewsradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/061516_Fennell_web1.mp3?_=1

►GAO Report – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Faces Many Competing Priorities
GAO-16-382: Published: Jun 2, 2016, 117 Pages, 7.350Mbt, PDF Document
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-16-382

How Did the U.S. Break Japanese Military Codes Before the Battle of Midway?
That Others May Live – October 12, 2013
‘Midway’ Stirs the Heart Before Breaking It – September 25, 2013

The Heartbreaking Horror of Garbage Island in New Doc ‘Midway’ – September 18, 2013
Sen. Schatz Introduces Bill to Expand Hawaii’s National Parks – March 20, 2013
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
Laysan  ducks on Midway died of avian botulism – August 22, 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
Maritime  Heritage Expedition Underway at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument –  August 11, 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
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 toTry 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 Research 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
Multiple LA Times Midway articles