President Obama will create the largest protected area on the planet Friday, by expanding a national marine monument off the coast of his native Hawaii to encompass 582,578 square miles of land and sea.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday designated 87,500 acres in Maine's North Woods as a national monument, as the administration prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
Walker Marsh looked at a blighted East Baltimore neighborhood and saw possibility. He has created a flower farm that is an oasis of neighborhood beauty, put teen-agers to work and holds out the promise of becoming an engine of economic opportunity.
Improved quality for swimmers, a continuous riverfront trail system, more recreational and retail opportunities. That's the vision for Chicago-area rivers in a report set to be released Wednesday by the Metropolitan Planning Council.
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