Latest National Monument Stories

2014-03-26 20:20:43

CNPSR: National Monuments And Parks Are Bipartisan; "Extreme Politics" Behind H.R. 1459 Vote Has no Place in Deciding the Fate of Future National Parks and Monuments WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what may be the single darkest day ever for U.S. national monuments and parks, "extreme politics" prevailed today when the U.S. House of Representatives voted in support of H.R. 1459 (widely known as the "Anti-National Parks Bill"), according to the 950-member...

2012-02-22 14:59:01

NOAA and Fish and Wildlife Service now 3 years behind schedule on banning commercial fishing Today, Marine Conservation Institute filed a formal petition to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce, asking them to prohibit commercial fishing in America's sensitive and pristine Pacific Island marine national monuments, a ban that President George W. Bush declared when he established the monuments over three years ago. In January 2009, President Bush established three...

2011-03-21 18:27:00

Jarvis Application of Consistently Applied NPS Ban on Major Sporting Events Upholds Sanctity of Colorado National Monument, Other National Parks; Bad Precedent Seen if Parks Are Opened Up as Sites for Major Commercialization That Is Inconsistent With Mission of Preserving Unspoiled Outdoors TUCSON, Ariz., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by Rick Smith, a former superintendent at Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks and an...

2009-01-06 10:55:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President George W. Bush will make marine conservation history today when he announces strong new protections for a vast area of the central Pacific Ocean that includes nine distinct tropical coral islands and their surrounding waters, ranging from Wake Island in the west to Palmyra Atoll in the east. The three new protected areas will be called Marianas Marine National Monument, Pacific Remote Island National Monument, and Rose Atoll National...

2009-01-06 09:10:00

President George W. Bush will label a 200,000 square mile stretch of the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday as a sheltered section, making the area protected from oil drilling and other harmful procedures. The U.S. is calling this "the largest area of protected sea in the world." Bush, who frequently butts heads with environmental activists for his environmental platforms, will say publicly that these three areas in the Pacific are "marine national monuments," spokeswoman Dana Perino stated. "The...

2009-01-05 17:23:00

Pew Applauds Historic Action WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Bush today designated 3 new marine national monuments in the Pacific Ocean totaling more than 195,000 square miles, an area greater than Oregon and Washington combined. Together with Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, which was established in 2006 in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands, President Bush will have designated monuments protecting 335,561 square miles of ocean, a larger area of the world's...

2008-09-23 09:00:40

Indonesia to host Asia Pacific Film Festival JAKARTA, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's capital Jakarta is to host the 52nd Asia Pacific Film Festival (APFF) on Nov. 18 - 21. "Jakarta as the capital city of Indonesia earns honor after being elected as a host of APFF," the leading website Kompas.com on Monday quoted the chairman of APFF organizing committee Raam Punjabi as saying. "Therefore, in return of this, we would like the Jakarta city government to support the event," he said....

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.