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US Names 1st Marine Sanctuaries in 15 Years

And Chile creates the 3rd-largest ocean reserve in the world

(Newser) - President Obama declared new marine sanctuaries in Lake Michigan and the tidal waters of Maryland on Monday, while Chile blocked off more than 200,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean—what it said is the third-largest marine reserve in the world—near the world-famous Easter Island from commercial fishing... More »

Vet Wants 'Taps' to Play Nightly—Across Entire US

Valparaiso, Ind., already on board, but looks like tough sell elsewhere

(Newser) - It's an ambitious plan, to say the least: An Indiana veteran wants "Taps" to be played every single night at dusk—across the entire US, reports the Indianapolis Star . Former Marine Bill Wellman has already convinced Valparaiso, Ind., to pipe the 24 notes over the 50 speakers it... More »

6.7 Earthquake Rattles Chile

Buildings shudder, but no major damage reported

(Newser) - A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook Chile early today, shuddering buildings and sending panicked residents fleeing outdoors. There was an early report of a death by heart attack during the quake that struck 25 miles northeast of the eastern port city of Valparaiso. The temblor was felt for almost a... More »

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