marine sanctuaries

The U.S. embargo against Cuba began on October 19, 1960, and was a commercial, economic and financial embargo. It began after Cuba nationalized American owned Cuban oil refineries without compensation. Fifty- four years later, in December of 2014, a warming of relations began between the U.S. and Cuba when President Obama and President Raul Castro [...]

In June, John Podesta, President Obama’s counselor on climate change and environmental affairs, announced that the American public can now nominate nationally significant marine and Great Lakes areas as potential new national marine sanctuaries.  The announcement came during his keynote address at Capitol Hill Ocean Week.  He said “we have the opportunity to galvanize people [...]