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From the Ted Talk by Sylvia Earle: My wish Protect our oceans

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And in 1872, with Yellowstone National Park, the United States began establishing a ______ of parks that some say was the best idea _______ ever had. About 12 percent of the land around the world is now protected: ____________ biodiversity, _________ a ______ sink, generating oxygen, protecting __________. And, in 1972, this ______ _____ to establish a counterpart in the sea, National Marine Sanctuaries. That's another great idea. The good news is that there are now more than 4,000 ______ in the sea, around the world, that have some kind of protection. And you can find them on Google _____. The bad news is that you have to look hard to find them. In the last three years, for example, the U.S. protected 340,000 square miles of ocean as national monuments. But it only increased from 0.6 of one percent to 0.8 of one percent of the ocean protected, globally. _________ areas do rebound, but it takes a long time to restore 50-year-old ________ or monkfish, sharks or sea bass, or 200-year-old orange roughy. We don't _______ 200-year-old cows or chickens. Protected areas provide hope that the creatures of Ed Wilson's dream of an encyclopedia of life, or the census of marine life, will live not just as a list, a photograph, or a paragraph.

Solution

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  2. consume
  3. system
  4. nation
  5. earth
  6. carbon
  7. rockfish
  8. began
  9. places
  10. safeguarding
  11. protected
  12. providing
  13. america

Original Text

And in 1872, with Yellowstone National Park, the United States began establishing a system of parks that some say was the best idea America ever had. About 12 percent of the land around the world is now protected: safeguarding biodiversity, providing a carbon sink, generating oxygen, protecting watersheds. And, in 1972, this nation began to establish a counterpart in the sea, National Marine Sanctuaries. That's another great idea. The good news is that there are now more than 4,000 places in the sea, around the world, that have some kind of protection. And you can find them on Google Earth. The bad news is that you have to look hard to find them. In the last three years, for example, the U.S. protected 340,000 square miles of ocean as national monuments. But it only increased from 0.6 of one percent to 0.8 of one percent of the ocean protected, globally. Protected areas do rebound, but it takes a long time to restore 50-year-old rockfish or monkfish, sharks or sea bass, or 200-year-old orange roughy. We don't consume 200-year-old cows or chickens. Protected areas provide hope that the creatures of Ed Wilson's dream of an encyclopedia of life, or the census of marine life, will live not just as a list, a photograph, or a paragraph.

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