The Environment

National Parks Were America’s Best Idea. Let’s Bring Them Underwater

August 26, 2016  • Sylvia Earle

Americans on this centennial anniversary are encouraged to “find your park” and enjoy these wonders that are the collective conscious of our nation. But with President Obama’s expansion of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument from 50 to 200 miles out from the Northern Hawaiian Islands, now the world’s largest marine protected area, history will remember this anniversary and next century as the “blue centennial” — the time when the national park idea was brought to the ocean. It couldn’t come too soon. Read More