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Europe Bans Single-Use Plastic

[embed]https://youtu.be/P_zQfTVuZKY[/embed] Europe Bans Single-Use Plastic In an environmentally historic vote, the European Parliament has moved to ban single-use plastic products across Europe. This ban outlaw’s plastic bags, straws, plates, cups, drink stirrers and cotton swabs. Every year, millions of tons of plastic ends up in the ocean at...

Save the Narwhals

[embed]https://animoto.com/play/2k6QZlhdJ1hURzZ0ogQOZA[/embed] Narwhals are Real The narwhal (Monodon monoceros) is one of the rarest whales in the world. An Arctic species, narwhals are elusive and mysterious, and very distinct in appearance because of their long tusk, which actually is a tooth that grows from the upper jaw of...

Rebels Renegades and Wild Women of History

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Women throughout history have broken the rules and stepped outside conventional social norms to make history happen. We investigate several women who stand out as the rebels of their time. A Beautiful World is a solutions journalism news program...

Citizen Scientist

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SO6JijgdQE[/embedyt] Citizen Scientists Can Save the World The World Wildlife Fund just came out with a report showing that we have lost half of the numbers of wild species on this earth in the last 40 years alone. Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist, Searching for...

Eye of the Shoal

There’s no such thing as a fish? Helen Scales, 41, Marine Biologist and author of “Eye of the Shoal, A fishwatchers guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything” says in a way there’s no such thing as a fish, just hundreds of thousands of creatures that...

The Water Guardians

https://youtu.be/Qq6hEoE70zs Transcript: Heather McElhatton: Elizabeth Rogers lives in Penn Valley California. She is a Water Guardian. Elizabeth Rogers: A Water Guardian is someone who recognizes the essential nature of water for all life on earth and is dedicated to protecting it. HM : Rogers' connection to water started when...

Ancient Rope Knots

Mark Cook: My name's Mark Cook and I live in the Orkney Islands, a group of islands at the top of Scotland.  If you look at a map of the UK, and you go to the top, swim six miles north and there's a bunch...

Pristine Seas

National Geographic and Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala, who launched the Pristine Seas project to identify, survey, protect, and restore the last truly wild places in the ocean...

Carl Safina – How Animals Think and Feel

Carl Safina on his book Beyond Words, How Animals Think and Feel: Carl Safina: Many people have thought you can't think unless you have language and humans are only ones with complex language, but there are many things that go on in animal's minds that don't involve...