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How Learning To SCUBA Dive Can Help The Oceans

Want to truly understand the ocean, and how important ocean conservation is? One way to start is to…get in the ocean. And one way to do that is to learn how to SCUBA dive. Speak Up For Blue, a SCUBA diving blog, lists three reasons how SCUBA divers can help save the oceans, including the…

March 17, 2017 • Children & FamilyNatural Resources & Conservation

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Saving the 'Blue Heart' of the Planet One Hope Spot at a Time

Covering over 70 percent of the earth’s surface and home for 97% of life on Earth, the ocean acts as a natural life support system, driving climate and weather, stabilizing temperature, and shaping the Earth’s chemistry. Over the past 50 years, we have drawn down the ocean’s assets rapidly with a significant loss of coral…

March 10, 2017 • Event NewsExhibitor SpotlightNatural Resources & Conservation

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Microplastics: The Toxic Food for Fish

The ocean is massive, covering more than 70% of the planet. That’s roughly 140 million square miles of surface. Did you also know that only about 10% of this vast and beautiful entity has been explored by humans? This may be hard to imagine as it seems like humankind has left no stone unturned, but…

January 19, 2017 • Latest NewsNatural Resources & Conservation

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Land: Forests and Trees

In a general sense, everyone knows how important forests and trees are for human beings. Plants produce approximately half the oxygen on the planet. Every other breath comes from the forests, trees, and other plants of the world. Forests, like the Amazon rainforest, are home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. They…

December 19, 2015 • AttendNatural Resources & Conservation

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Air & Climate

Air pollution and quality are global issues. Smog paralyzes cities from China to Indonesia, American children suffer from higher and higher rates of asthma, and poor air quality leads to thousands of premature deaths a year. The good news? There are some fantastic organizations and technologies out there cleaning up our skies. Weather and climate…

December 19, 2015 • AttendNatural Resources & Conservation

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The Birds & The Bats

Did you know bats save the U.S. economy $23 billion in pest control every year? Did you know birds are considered a keystone species because of their considerable affect on ecosystems worldwide? These winged creatures are fascinating and critical parts of global ecosystems. Learn more about these critters and the efforts to protect them with The…

December 17, 2015 • AttendNatural Resources & Conservation