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"As goes the ocean, so goes the fate of life on earth" - @SylviaEarle & John Bridgeland @CivicEnterprise speak out: http://t.co/C16TGzOfBI
TED Prize 30 Sep
Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says @WWF @guardian #Climate2014 @MissionBlue: http://t.co/MCLsJLwwgw
TED Prize 30 Sep
Great to see the @PencilsOfPromis @schoolincloud #workwonders partnership in action in Ghana @Sugatam #backtoschool http://t.co/W0YKYKoOBW
TED Prize 30 Sep
RT @MissionBlue: Check out this interactive map from @nytimes to get a sense of rising ocean levels. #Climate http://t.co/ydGHlW27xn
TED Prize 30 Sep
RT @TEDNews: A small idea to help you unlock the bigger ideas. @ariannahuff wants to help you get more sleep: http://t.co/2S1M0297IE
TED Prize 29 Sep