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The Battle to Preserve the Midway Islands
The Maritime Executive – July 2, 2020

►August 11, 2020 – Rescue Program Helps Sustain Endangered Monk Seals at Midway Atoll

Wildlife employee injured in monk seal attack off Midway Atoll
KHON TV News – By Web Staff – July 6, 2017
http://khon2.com/2017/07/11/wildlife-employee-injured-in-monk-seal-attack-off-midway-atoll/

June 5, 2017 75th Battle of Midway Ceremony, held at multiple locations including Midway Island.  This year, the USFWS limited the number of visitors to 25.  The International Midway Memorial Foundation (IMMF) was denied permission to land a chartered plane at the Midway airport, to allow other veterans and visitors to attend the ceremony.  The Midway ceremony included a live satellite feed for others to watch.  Friends of Midway Atoll sponsored two Battle of Midway Veteran’s to attend the BOM Ceremony on Midway Island.

Public asked to weigh in on future of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
Hawaii News Now TV – By HNN Staff – May 16, 2017
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/35446923/public-comments-sought-on-papahanaumokuakea-other-national-monuments?utm_content=buffer1bb84&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

►It’s Time to Let Certain Animals Go Extinct
Outside – By: David Ferry – Apr 25, 2017
Conservationists don’t have enough money to save all the endangered species. How do we decide which ones live and which ones die? A controversial ranking system to answer that question may be coming to the U.S. soon.
https://www.outsideonline.com/2176276/its-time-choose-which-animals-we-let-go-extinct

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
https://apnews.com/1bbc8f1ec001401bbff628060920e0b8/Obama-warns-against-global-warming’s-impact-on-Pacific-atoll

►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
Rare  ducks found dead on Midway Atoll – August 17,2008
170-year-old  wreck found in Northwestern Islands – August 16, 2008
Trash  soils Bush’s pledge to protect Hawaiian shore – August 7, 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
Marine monument  cleaned up – June 8, 2008
Orphan seal pup  found – May4, 2008
Managing preservation – April 23, 2008
Diary  from the middle of nowhere – March 29, 2008
$500,000 for the launch of a marine debris campaign at Midway – February 4, 2008
Midway Will Reopen for Small Groups of Tourists – January 27, 2008
Midway crowd  is into goony matchmaking – January 18, 2008
Travelers’ Checks: Midway Atoll reopens to limited group tours – January 18. 2008
Pygmy sperm whale is lesson in rare breed – January 11, 2008
Laysan ducks are doing well on Midway – January 4, 2008
Counting albatroses a flight of fancy – December 28, 2007
Laysan ducks flourish at Midway – December 27,2007
Counters squirt their way to an albatross total – December 21, 2007
Bird count too enticing to pass up – December 14, 2007
Remote Waters Offer No Refuge from Plastic Trash – October 1, 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
Pacific atoll recruits eco-tourists in new battle of Midway – July 22, 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
65th  anniversary of Midway battle – May 30, 2007
Ocean monument plan goes online – May 20, 2007
Monk seals can be tracked on new Web site – April 6, 2007
Laura Bush walks with wildlife – March 2, 2007
Laura Bush to visit Midway Atoll today – 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
First Lady coming to see marine preserve – Feb 17, 2007
First Lady to visit Midway on March 1 – Feb 16, 2007
No pollution from oil spill found – Dec 31, 2006
Fishing boat leaks fuel off Midway – Dec 30, 2006
Midway’s albatross population to be counted – Dec 14, 2006
Albatrosses on temperature watch – Dec 12, 2006
Midway tourism proposal unveiled – Dec 9, 2006
Historic Island May Be Vacation Destination – Nov 27, 2006
Pacific WWII Site May Reopen To Visitors – Nov 25, 2006
A WWII Submarine Finally Comes Home – Nov 21, 2006
Marine sanctuary teems with life — and hope – Nov 14, 2006
Laysan ducks introduced on Midway – October 13, 2004
Paddlers set sights on reaching NW islands – Aug 6, 2006
Laysan ducks go to Midway – November 6, 2004
Threat to Close Emergency Airfield Upsets Airlines – Oct 30, 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
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
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 airport again in danger of closing – December 22, 2003
Company willing to go back to operating Midway Atoll – November 26, 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
Budget cuts leave operations at Midway to 4-person crew – September 17, 2003
Midway birds exhibit signs of lead poisoning – September 14, 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
Team to study Hawai’i coral bleaching – July 21, 2003
Nesting turtles to get taste of Big Brother – July 16, 2003
Lead paint hurts birds as well as humans –  July 14, 2003
Northwest isles will star in TV special – July 7, 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
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
Miracle at Midway – June 2, 2003
Maritime archaeologist search the
Northwestern  Hawaiian Isles for vessels that may add to history books – November 9, 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
Firm to handle Midway upkeep – April 26, 2002
Little hope seen for salvaging Midway access – March 26, 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 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 Is Off-Limits Again – February 1, 2002
Midway Atoll closing off tours – January 28, 2002
Access to island chain before public – January 16, 2002
Japanese Navy ships visit Midway in commemoration – August 17,2000
Panamanian ship afire near Midway Island – August 10, 1999
The Hunt for the USS Yorktown – April 17, 1998
Aloha to supply jet for Midway charter – March  19, 1998
The New Midway – It’s for the Birds – June 1, 1997
Midway begins role as nature preserve – April 7, 1997