To mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, National Geographic Magazine’s April issue asks the question “Where will we be 50 years from now” and looks at the answer from both the optimist’s and the pessimist’s perspective. The result is a magazine that is equal parts of both — with one side titled “How We […]Continue Reading 193 words
You don’t have to be an astronaut to go to the moon! National Geographic has created a really cool interactive Atlas of the Moons — ALL of the moons in our solar system. Earth is the only planet in our solar system with just one moon — and you can learn much more about it […]Continue Reading 156 words
As we close out Earth Week we wanted to leave you with a reminder of what we’re fighting for when we work to save our planet. Take a look at NatGeo’s stunning roundup of 50 photos that depict life on Earth. We were particularly fond of #12 above. NatGeo’s photos allow us to experience and […]Continue Reading 130 words
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- Conservation International
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There is a call for another “new deal” growing globally — this one a New Deal for Nature — and twelve of the largest international environmental groups are united behind it. They launched their campaign yesterday, with a powerful message — “Securing Earth’s biological diversity is a moral obligation. It is also critical in averting catastrophic climate change and ecosystem collapse.” They believe that we need to conserve 30 percent of terrestrial and inland water areas and 30 percent of oceans (dubbed “30 by 30”) through an effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative, well-connected systems of highly protected areas. Scientists argue that protected areas are much more resilient to damage from climate change or other human impacts.Continue Reading 533 words