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World Oceans Day

  Yearly, on June 8, World Oceans Day recognizes 71% of our planet as an interconnected entity since all oceans are linked and flow together as one. Marine life moves without regard for ocean label. Unfortunately, so does acid rain … Continue reading

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World Environment Day

  On June 5, 2020, World Environment Day celebrates its 46th anniversary. This year, the focus – For Nature – calls our attention to the increasing instability of natural systems like climate and fresh water, advising us to take action … Continue reading

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International Day for
Biological Diversity

  On May 22, 1993, the United Nations sanctioned this date as the International Day for Biological Diversity to increase awareness of biodiversity issues worldwide.   Our Solutions are in Nature is this year’s theme on International Day for Biological … Continue reading

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Biological Diversity

Giving Us the World

  On May 20, 1570, the world’s first true modern atlas, was published in Antwerp. Compiled by Flemish geographer and cartographer Abraham Ortelius (Ortels), Theatrum Orbis Terrarum [Theatre of the World] was a bound collection of maps and explanatory text. … Continue reading

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Mount St. Helens

  On May 18, 1980, in Washington state, Mount St. Helens volcano exploded leaving 57 people dead or missing. This was a Plinian eruption. It validated Pliny the Younger’s eyewitness description, often regarded as exaggeration, of the Vesuvius explosion that … Continue reading

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World Migratory Bird Day

  The Second Weekends of May and October are weekend events observed twice each year as World Migratory Bird Day to focus world attention on the need to protect migratory bird populations, their habitats, and their international flyways.     … Continue reading

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Earth Day

On April 22, 2020, Earth Day celebrates its 50th year. The event is celebrated around the world as tens of millions of people make time to attend their environment. Thousands of governments – from local to regional to state, provincial … Continue reading

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Acadia National Park

  On February 26, 1919, the first national park east of the Mississippi River was designated in Maine. Originally called Lafayette National Park, 10 years later it was renamed Acadia, a name that better reflects the area’s history. It includes … Continue reading

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Extreme Clicking

  On February 21, 1849, Canadian inventor and surveyor, Édouard Gaston Daniel Deville was born in France. A naval school graduate who served in the French navy, he conducted marine surveys around Peru and South Pacific islands, using sounding lines, … Continue reading

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Nature Whisperer

On February 17, 1858, educator, illustrator, biologist, photographer, and writer Margaret Warner Morley was born. After graduating as a teacher in New York City, she studied at what is now the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and the Marine … Continue reading

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