Monthly Archives: October 2017
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Sixty years ago, Sputnik became the first satellite in space and changed the world forever. Launched by the Soviet Union on Oct. 4, 1957, this shiny orb kick-started the space race, and opened up the heavens for mankind to explore.
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This video contains a narrated introduction to the Global Mountain Explorer (GME), a web-based tool for visualizing and exploring three well known global mountain data layers.
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Every two years, the World Monuments Watch issues a call to action for treasured cultural sites around the globe. Since 1996, when the Watch was founded with support from American Express, it has recognized 790 sites that face daunting threats or present compelling conservation opportunities, and it has catalyzed over $240 million of investment in their protection and conservation. The 2018 Watch brings attention to 25 sites facing diverse threats.
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Did you know coral reefs pump more than $3.4 billion into the U.S. economy annually? Learn how healthy coral reef ecosystems do everything from supporting millions of jobs to protecting lives and coastal infrastructure--like hotels, roads and bridges.