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Scuttlebutt Sailing News
February 26, 2018
Five years later, after intense preparation, Watson left Sydney Harbor in her Sparkman & Stephens 34 Ella's Pink Lady. Watson headed northeast and crossed the equator near Jarvis Island, rounded Kiritimati, and then headed southeasterly, rounding Cape Horn on January 13, 2010. East of the FalklandÃÂ ...
Voice of America
February 4, 2018
The world's oceans are sick, and getting sicker every day. Two new studies show the warming of Earth's atmosphere is removing oxygen from ocean waters and harming coral reefs. Oxygen is necessary for all life in the oceans, except for a few extremely small organisms. And researchers said oxygenÃÂ ...
January 30, 2018
Counting fish at Jarvis Island, one of the most remote coral reefs on the planet. Credit: Kevin Lino/NOAA Fisheres. Given the now urgent need to find science-based solutions for coral reefs, we believe the benefits of open data far outweigh the costs. This is one of the reasons we recently published ourÃÂ ...
January 30, 2018
A satellite view of Jarvis Island, where thousands of people have pretended to bicycle. NASA/Public Domain. This past November, the fitness app company Strava released the latest version of their Global Heatmap: a map that reveals popular exercise routes around the world by charting data from over aÃÂ ...
Center for Research on Globalization
January 6, 2018
The U.S. Minor Outlying Islands are Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Palmyra Atoll, and Wake Island. (A ninth minor outlying island, Navassa Island, is located in the Caribbean Ocean, near Haiti.) Around these insular territories is an exclusiveÃÂ ...
January 5, 2018
Data recorded by NOAA Coral Reef Watch's satellite show that during the three-year episode, 70 percent of the world's reefs experienced thermal stress, which resulted in bleaching. Most affected locations include the Great Barrier Reef, Kiribati, Jarvis Island, and Guam, where corals were bleached eachÃÂ ...
Honolulu Civil Beat
December 13, 2017
... U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended reducing the size of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument — an area of 490,534 square miles south and to the west of Hawaii that includes the waters surrounding Kingman Reef, Palmyra Atoll, Howland Island, Baker Island, Jarvis Island,ÃÂ ...
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
October 25, 2017
In the South Pacific, the United States would commit to keeping its territory (namely American Samoa and Jarvis Island) nuclear-free. The arguments against ratification are weak. The three NWFZs do not confer a military advantage to one state over another, and there is no foreseeable scenario in which theÃÂ ...
September 18, 2017
The scattered reserve contains rare birds, trees and grasses as well as largely untouched coral reefs. Coral is seen off Jarvis Island, part of the remote and uninhabited Pacific island chains. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Coral is seen off Jarvis Island, part of the remote and uninhabited Pacific island chainsÃÂ ...
September 18, 2017
In late August, Interior Dept. Secretary Ryan Zinke sent President Donald Trump the results of an unprecedented review. Trump had tasked him with deciding whether 27 national monuments — protected areas that presidents can designate using the Antiquities Act — should remain as they are or beÃÂ ...
May 30, 2017
"As of May 2017, the ongoing global coral bleaching event continues to be the longest, most widespread, and most damaging on record. It has affected more reefs than any previous global bleaching event and has been worse in some locales (e.g., Great Barrier Reef, Kiribati, Jarvis Island)," according to theÃÂ ...
June 1, 2016
Scientists on an expedition to Jarvis Island in the Pacific Remote Island Marine National Monument have found devastating loss of corals due to record warm ocean temperatures from April 2015 to May 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Wednesday. Jarvis is anÃÂ ...
May 24, 2013
Located about halfway between Hawaii and the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, Jarvis Island was first discovered in 1821 by Captain Brown of the British ship Eliza Frances, owned by Edward, Thomas and William Jarvis. The United States claimed the unoccupied coral island in 1857 under the Guano Islands Act.
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