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Check out recently uploaded video entitled: Beach Outreach which shows my nonprofit, Learning Through Doing Adventures, leading a tidepool program with inner city youth.

Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
For decades, retail moguls Kris and Douglas Tompkins bought up huge swaths of South American wilderness in hopes of preserving ancient forests and the creatures that live in them.  Now, nearly a year after her husband’s death, Kris, who spent 17 years as chief executive at the outdoor apparel ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
As Obama prepares to leave the White House, he leaves behind a strong, yet unfinished, climate change legacy. Recently, the US and China formally joined the Paris Agreement, a global carbon-reduction initiative adopted by 190 countries last December. It was a major joint announcement that show...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Most congressional Republicans with even a hint of moderation on climate change are distancing themselves from Donald Trump and won’t be present for his nomination in Cleveland this week. Four of the five Republican senators with records of supporting climate action are skipping this year’s Rep...
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Posted by on in Transportation
Hybrid cars have come a long way since the first frumpy Toyota Prius debuted in Japan almost 20 years ago. The same can be said for electric cars since GM rolled out its EV1 in the late 1990s, only to backtrack, repossess and destroy all of them, infuriating its fans in the process. There ...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
As the world enters into a sixth great extinction, scientists are racing against the clock to save genetic evidence from plants around the world. An ambitious project launched Wednesday to collect the genomes of the planet's major plant groups within the next two years and put them into deep freeze...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
As part of an unusual mortality event investigation, a team of scientists has discovered that dead bottlenose dolphins stranded in the northern Gulf of Mexico since the start of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have lung and adrenal lesions consistent with petroleum product exposure accordi...
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Posted by on in Peace
Earth Hour is this Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 p.m. in your time zone. While Earth Day has been little more than a public relations exercise in recent years, Earth Hour has become more impactful since its first launch in 2007. According to WWF, the organization behind Earth Hour, teams in 162 countr...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Speaking at the “Our Oceans” conference Tuesday morning, actor Leonardo DiCaprio announced that his philanthropic organization, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, was providing $7 million to “meaningful ocean conservation projects over the next two years.” That’s in addition, he said, to a $3 mi...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
This winter’s weather has been weird across much of the Northern Hemisphere. Record storms in Europe; record drought in California; record heat in parts of the Arctic, including Alaska and parts of Scandinavia; but record freezes too, as polar air blew south over Canada and the U.S., causing near-re...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Creatures which live deep beneath the ocean surface are likely to be badly hit by climate change over the next century, a new study says. The study, by an international research team from the UK, Canada, Australia and France, is the first to quantify future losses in deep-sea marine life,...
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Posted by on in Solar
One of the main ingredients that explain the success of solar installers, apart from the falling cost of solar panels and the growing realization that we should get our electricity from clean sources, is their financial model: Rather than pay a huge chunk of money upfront to buy the s...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
More than 98 percent of Texas is in some level of abnormal dryness as spring arrives, conditions that could set drought records and lead to severe water restrictions in some regions of the state. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday by the National Drought Mitigation Center in L...
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