Midway News Articles

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October 25, 2023Sand Island Study Reveals Invasive Rodent Diets and Complexities of Ecosystem Conservation

►October 11, 2022 The Douglas SBD Dauntless Changed the Course of the Second World War In a Single Day
War History Online
By Rosemary Giles

►August 24, 2022 –The near-abandoned 40-population American Island which no one has been allowed to visit for a decade
UNILAD, by Tom Sanders

►August 9, 2022 – China Eyes 4 Unsecured U.S. Marine National Monuments In The Pacific
Forbes, by Craig Hooper, Senior Contributor

►August 1, 2022 –
Hawaii Is Home To The Largest U.S. Marine Park (& Here’s How To See It) 
The Travel, by Aaron Spray 

May 30, 2022 – Hawaii Offers New Homes For Seabirds As Habitat On Remote Islands Disappears
Honolulu Civil Beat, by Thomas Heaton

►March 28, 2022 – Plan To Eradicate Mice That Attack Albatrosses On Midway Delayed Another Year
Honolulu Civil Beat, by Thomas Heaton

►March 2, 2022 –
The Midway Atoll You Might Not Know
USFWS – Written by Bill O’Brian

January 19, 2022Hundreds of seabirds killed by strong storms that slammed Midway Atoll By Hawaii New Now Staff

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

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

►May 30, 2020 – Midway Before and After
The National WWII Museum

►November 19, 2019 – Midway Atoll Covered with Plastic, Dead Birds
Science and Technology

►September 17, 2019 – Predatory Mice Threaten Midway’s Wildlife
Island Conservation, by Wieteke Holthuizen

►May 24, 2019 – US to strafe crucial nesting area for 3m birds with poison to eradicate mice
The Guardian, by Oliver Milman

March 27, 2018 – Bloodthirsty mice attack nesting albatrosses at Midway Atoll, threatening the seabird population
The Washington Post, by Allyson Chiu

►July 6, 2017 –
Wildlife employee injured in monk seal attack off Midway Atoll
KHON TV News – By Web Staff

►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.

May 16, 2017 –  Public asked to weigh in on future of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
Hawaii News Now TV – By HNN Staff

►April 25, 2017 – It’s Time to Let Certain Animals Go Extinct
Outside – By: David Ferry – 
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.

►December 4, 2016 – 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, 

►November 13, 2016 – The Battle to Preserve the Midway Islands
The Maritime Executive, MarEx, 

September 7, 2016 – News Species of Butterflyfish Discovered in Deep Reef
Maui News, Maui Now, 

►September 6, 2016 – Obama’s Hawaii marine conservation area is just a drop in the ocean
The Guardian, Oliver Milman, 

►September 6, 2016 – Bill Gates Doubles His Bet on Wiping Out Mosquitoes with Gene Editing
MIT Technology Review, Antonio Regalado 

September 2, 2016 – Obama, on historic Midway Island, touts his conservation efforts
USA Today, Gregory Korte

►September 2, 2016 – Obama visits Midway Atoll, a symbol of his climate, Asia legacy
Rueters, Roberta Rampton 

►September 1, 2016 – Obama Visits Midway, Highlighting Monument and Commitment to Environment
The New York Times, Julie Hirschfeld Davis  

►September 1, 2016 – President Obama visits Midway

June 16, 2016 – Fish and Wildlife Service faces hurdles in maintaining Midway Atoll
GAO – Federal News Radio Interview – 10 minutes

►June 2, 2016 – GAO Report – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Faces Many Competing Priorities
GAO-16-382: Published: , 117 Pages, 7.350Mbt, PDF Document

November 20, 2013 – How Did the U.S. Break Japanese Military Codes Before the Battle of Midway? Slate, By Quora Contributor

June 04, 2010, FridayHistoric Seaplane Hangar at Midway will be restored
Honolulu Star-Bulletin – Newspaper Article, by Audrey McAvory

August 8, 2008 – Trash soils Bush’s pledge to protect Hawaiian shore
By Dina Cappiello, Associated Press

July 9, 2008 – The  World’s Largest Dump: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Discover, by Thomas M. Kostigen

►July 8, 2008 – Environmentalists gird for battle with Bush over rule changes
By Erin Kelly, Gannett News Service

►March 29, 2008 – Diary from the middle of nowhere
By BBC environment correspondent, David Shukman

January 27, 2008 – Midway Will Reopen for Small Groups of Tourists
The New York Times, by By Hilary Howard

January 20, 2008 – Travelers’ Checks: Midway Atoll reopens to limited group tours
SFGATE, by Jeanne Cooper, John Flinn

October 1, 2007 – Remote Waters Offer No Refuge from Plastic Trash
NPR, by Elizabeth Shogren

September 4, 2007 – The Bird Man of Midway Atoll
NPR, by Elizabeth Shogren

July 22, 2007 – Pacific atoll recruits eco-tourists in new battle of Midway
The Washington Times

March 2, 2007 – Laura Bush walks with wildlife
Star Bulletin, by Diana Leone

December 12, 2006 – Albatrosses on temperature watch
BBC News, by Jonathan Amos

November 25, 2006 – Pacific WWII Site May Reopen To Visitors
CBS News  

November 21, 2006 – A WWII Submarine Finally Comes Home

►October 29, 2004 – Threat to Close Emergency Airfield in Pacific Upsets Airlines
The New York Times, by Matthew L. Wald

January 18, 2004 – Midway battle is getting there
SFGATE, by Jeanne Cooper, Spud Hilton, Christine Delsol

January 8, 2004 – Continental emergency landing: how passengers reacted
Pacific Business News

February 1, 2002 – Midway Atoll Is Off-Limits Again
Los Angeles Times, by Pete Thomas

August 10, 1999 – Panamanian ship afire near Midway Island

May 1999 – Nine Blind Seals 
The Monachus Guardian

►October 12, 1998 – Honolulu Star Advertiser article
Midway’s Visitor Program
By Jan TedBruggencaete 

►August 4, 1997One year after USFWS entered into a cooperative agreement with the (MPC) Midway Phoenix Corporation for support of a public visitation program. USFWS reports on how and what the visitor program offers and the prospects of expanding the offerings.

USFWS however is clearly bent on limiting the number of support staff, the how and what liberties guest will be expected will on the Island and surrounding waters, and finally requests to hear from the masses.

December 21, 1996, ThursdayTHE ISLAND THAT TIME FORGOT : Half-Century of Isolation Ends as Navy Turns Over Midway Atoll to Anglers, Divers and Tourists
Los Angeles Times article, by Pete Thomas

►October 24, 1963Midway Gets Direct Dialing
The Honolulu Advertiser

March 19, 1963 – 3 Killed In Midway Shootings
Two Sentries Killed on Midway Island
Sailor Asked Forgiveness on Midway
Mothers Tells Of Sons’ Loneliness On Midway
The Honolulu Advertiser

One thought on “Midway News Articles

  1. Greetings,
    Please accept my congratulations on this beautiful website. I hope it’s a labor of love. That’s what it looks like.
    I’m working on a small academic article on the history of Midway during the DEW days, especially the efforts to mitigate the birdstrike problem. This is my labor of love. I was wondering if it would be possible to see who owned the rights to an image in the photo gallery > signs > https://www.midway-island.com/wp-content/uploads/10_MPH.jpg. It’s the photo of a chick next to a speed limit sign. And if anybody wanted to talk about Albatrosses in the 50s and 60s, I’d surely welcome a conversation. Just email me at krollgm@plattsburgh.edu. Thanks so much, gk

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