Ocean sanctuary

Green
The Austral Islands reserve, if approved, would be roughly the size of California, Nevada and Arizona combined.
Science
After six years of planning, NOAA failed to secure necessary state support.
The WorldPost
World leaders seem to be one-upping each other when it comes to protecting marine life.
The WorldPost
Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary, announced at the U.N. General Assembly, preserves "one of the few relatively unspoiled areas of ocean on Earth."