“Wide Swaths of Pacific to Get Shield in Obama Plan”



President Barack Obama proposed shielding more of the Pacific Ocean from energy development or commercial fishing, saying the effects of climate change required new environmental protections.

“Rising levels of carbon dioxide are causing our oceans to acidify,” Obama said today in a video message presented at an oceans conference at the State Department. “Pollution endangers marine life. Overfishing threatens whole species, as well as the people who depend on them for food and their livelihoods.”


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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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