Seaing Change: UN Honors Oceanographer Sylvia Earle

In November of 2014, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to oceanographer Sylvia Earle for her success in raising public awareness on the present conditions of marine ecosystems and for creating international “Hope Spots” to preserve these ocean habitats. These Hope Spots, “places that give you hope” and “special places that are critical to the health of the ocean,” range from the Bering Sea, to the Exumas in the Bahamas, to the Micronesian Islands, and they have been established by Earle’s foundation Mission Blue to explore and care for the ocean. Continue reading