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Nature, Our Best Defense Against Nature - 7/28/15

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The East Coast faced a deadly adversary in October 2012: Hurricane Sandy swept through 24 states, leaving over $68 billion of damage in its wake. It was a reminder of just how powerful Mother Nature can be.

But experts are realizing that she can be a powerful ally too. National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O’Hara joins us today to discuss how the maintenance and restoration of natural infrastructures could be our best defense against extreme weather.

As chief executive officer, John Racanelli leads a team of 600 full and part-time employees and 1,000 volunteers in pursuing the National Aquarium’s mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. More than 1.5 million people annually visit the Aquarium’s venue in Baltimore, Maryland, while millions more are touched by the Aquarium’s education programs, outreach activities, social media campaigns and conservation initiatives.