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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...

2008-08-25 18:00:23

President George Bush directed three top officials Monday to assess whether parts of the Pacific Ocean under U.S. control need more environmental protection. The president directed the secretaries of defense, interior and commerce to provide him with "relevant supporting information" about whether it would be a good thing to increase protection or conservation and management of islands, coral reefs, geologic features and surrounding marine waters. However, he said, any recommendations...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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