Environment

CITES CoP17 – What Is It, Why Should I Care, and What Can I Do?

CITES CoP17 – What Is It, Why Should I Care, and What Can I Do?

12 September, 2016 at 11:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Later this month, Project AWARE will be representing the global voice of the dive community at the World Wildlife Conference, CITES CoP17 – but what exactly is CITES, why should you care, and what can you do? What is CITES?  In 1973, CITES – the Convention on International Trade in […]

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7 Natural Cleaning Products that Should be in Your Cupboard

7 Natural Cleaning Products that Should be in Your Cupboard

1 September, 2016 at 10:09 pm Comments are Disabled

As much as we try and put it off, you simply can’t avoid cleaning. We all know just how harmful many of the cleaning products we use can be to the environment – but sometimes it’s hard to know what to do instead. Luckily, there is an alternative. It’s time to […]

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Dive into the National Park Service’s Centennial Celebration

Dive into the National Park Service’s Centennial Celebration

24 August, 2016 at 5:17 am Comments are Disabled

The Best Idea Noted American writer and environmentalist Wallace Stegner famously called the national park idea “the best idea we ever had.” The National Park Service has its 100th birthday this year. Divers everywhere should celebrate. Say “National Park” and immediately everyone thinks about a couple of the big ones, […]

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Unlikely Sea Creature Friendships

Unlikely Sea Creature Friendships

9 August, 2016 at 7:00 am Comments are Disabled

Sea creatures form friendships from the least likely of pairings as underwater relationships provide symbiotic benefits to both animals.   Crabs and Sea Anemones Crabs choose to partner up with poisonous sea anemones by either holding them like weapons to fend off predators or attaching them to the tops of […]

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America’s National Parks – 100 Years of Service

America’s National Parks – 100 Years of Service

8 August, 2016 at 8:17 am Comments are Disabled

Image by Jennifer Idol – “Bacteria mattes create the colors of Grand Prismatic Spring.” Written by Jennifer Idol, PADI AmbassaDiverTM Each summer, I determine locations and stories for next year’s travel. This year is no different, but my destinations were met with surprise by more than a few people. Rather […]

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PADI Women in Diving: Hannah Pragnell-Raasch

PADI Women in Diving: Hannah Pragnell-Raasch

26 July, 2016 at 7:40 pm Comments are Disabled

PADI Women’s Dive Day has been a huge success over the last two years. In association with our annual event, we are shining the spotlight on some fantastic women in diving who have, and continue to do amazing work within the scuba diving industry. Here we interview Hannah Pragnell-Raasch; PADI® […]

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