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NSF Google Hangout for Earth Day: Surprising benefits and myths of biodiversity

15 / 04 / 2014, NSF

On Earth Day and every day, our planet's high extinction rate begs the question: Why does humanity need the Earth's great variety of plants, animals and microorganisms--its biodiversity?

What: A Google+ Hangout sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Subject: Experts will discuss the benefits of biodiversity--which benefits have been scientifically tested and which have yet to be tested; how biodiversity boosts scientific and engineering innovation; and how researchers are measuring biodiversity in the face of environmental change.

When: April 17, 2014 at 3 p.m. EDT. (An archived version of the Hangout will be posted on YouTube after the event.)

How to watch live and participate: Watch the Hangout on Google+ or YouTube. You are invited to submit questions before and during the Hangout via Twitter using #NSFLive, or via email at webcast@nsf.gov.

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