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  • Free Virtual Field Trip Resources
    Expedition: Into the Dead Zone Teachers Resources available

    Experience EarthEcho Expeditions, a new virtual field trip initiative that leverages the rich Cousteau legacy of adventure and discovery to bring science education alive for today’s 21st century learners.

  • January 29, 2014
    Philippe Cousteau visits Miami-Dade County Schools

    Philippe Cousteau visited Miami-Dade County Public Schools as part of  EarthEcho Expeditions: Into The Dead Zone

  • December 16, 2013
    Philippe on taking up the family business

    Philippe Cousteau, grandson of legendary ocean explorer Jacques, and his new bride, Ashlan Gorse, talk to Fionnuala McHugh about taking up the family business

  • December 10, 2013
    Philippe to appear on CNN’s The 11th Hour

    Catch Philippe on CNN's 'The 11th Hour' at 11pm on Tuesday 12/10

  • November 02, 2013
    Watch Expedition Sumatra on CNN International

    Show times: (All times GMT)
    Fri 01: 1430; Sat 02: 0830, 1300, 2000, 2100; Sun 03: 0930; Mon 04: 0300, 0700; Tue 05: 0930, 1730

  • October 18, 2013
    How Philippe Cousteau is helping kids find their eco-spark

    Earlier this month, Cousteau's new series "EarthEcho Expedition: Into the Dead Zone" launched online with the goal of engaging kids in environmental activism and helping them understand the issues facing one of the world’s largest aquatic dead zones located in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

  • October 04, 2013
    Philippe Cousteau marries Ashlan Gorse

    Philippe married Ms. Ashlan Gorse on Sept. 25 at the City Hall of the Eighth Arrondissement in a small civil ceremony led by Sophie Boyer Chammard, the local deputy-mayor. The couple had a second ceremony on Sept. 28, led by Aude Abadie, a French wedding celebrant, at the Château d’Esclimont, a 16th-century castle near Versailles that has been turned into a flamboyant four-star hotel.

  • September 13, 2013
    Expedition: Sumatra now airing on CNN International

    In September watch "Expedition: Sumatra," an eight-part program with Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau exploring the Sumatran rainforest and its animal sanctuaries.
    Show times: (All times GMT)
    Friday 13: 1630; Saturday 14: 1400, 1930;
    Sunday 15: 0930; Monday 16: 0430, 0830

    Visit the show's wesbite for more information

  • August 14, 2013
    EarthEcho International Launching EarthEcho Expeditions

    EarthEcho Expeditions will be an annual program that will travel the world to engage young people in a voyage of discovery. The first journey begins September 3, 2013 in one of the world’s largest aquatic dead zones located in the center of the Chesapeake Bay with EarthEcho Expedition: Into the Dead Zone. From investigating the depths of urban storm drains to scuba diving in the heart of the dead zone, Philippe Cousteau’s team will immerse young people in an exciting exploration of one of the most important environments in the United States. Known as America’s watershed, the Bay and its surrounding communities are rich in history and were once rich in sea and wildlife providing an ideal setting to explore both the environmental and economic impact of this critical global issue.

  • July 01, 2013
    PHILIPPE COUSTEAU FINDS HOPE FOR HAITI IN GOING GREEN: EARTH

    The latest installment of CNN International's ground-breaking environmental series Going Green shines a light on Haiti.  Following the previous specials dedicated to Oceans, this edition of Going Green focuses on Earth.

  • May 22, 2013
    Enter EarthEcho International and Seventh Generation’s Campaign for a Toxin Free Generation contest

    How are you helping to create a toxin free generation? Tell us now and you can win fantastic prizes, including a GoPro Camera or Patagonia gift card!

  • May 03, 2013
    Encore episodes of Going Green airing early May

    Catch encore episodes of Going Green:

    Friday 5/3/13
    1130am ET  

    Sunday 5/4/13
    9am ET
    430pm ET

    Sunday 5/5/13
    530am ET
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    Monday 5/6/13
    330am ET

    Tuesday 5/7/13
    530am ET
    1230pm ET

    Wednesday 5/8/13
    1230am ET

  • April 16, 2013
    Join EarthEcho International and Seventh Generation for the Defend Your Drain Webinar May 18

    Join EarthEcho International and Seventh Generation Foundation for an Earth Month webinar that explores the connections between everyday products and the health of our water planet. This lively panel discussion—which will include EarthEcho’s Philippe Cousteau and Seventh Generation’s John Replogle—will address toxins often found in personal and home care products, the impacts these have on marine environments, and how youth can take action to bring about meaningful change. Learn how to defend your drain and enter the Campaign for a Toxin Free Generation video contest with a chance to win fantastic prizes.

    Please register for Defend Your Drain on Apr 18, 2013 1:30 PM EDT at:

  • March 28, 2013
    Join Philippe in a live Twitter chat after the premiere of Going Green: Oceans

    Join CNN Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau as he sets out to explain the impacts of climate change on the world's coral reefs. The risks to coral reefs are warming waters and acidification. Both pose threats to humans. Some 500 million people depend on their ecosystems - providing food, income and tourism worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Almost nothing is known about the deep reefs and The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system.  In Going Green: Oceans we take you above and below the water for a unique perspective on how the coral reefs impact the world's oceans and you. We showcase the evolution of science thanks to technology and why the reef's matter as the pulse of the oceans. The coral reefs are famous but still full of mystery and the work happening now could change the climate debate. 

    Join Philippe online immediately after the show at 16:00 GMT for a live one-hour Twitter chat about ocean health and how you can help promote and preserve biodiversity beneath the waves.
    Send your questions to Philippe using #CousteauCNN


    3/29/2013 11:30 AM  -Premiere

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  • March 07, 2013
    African Forest Elephant Poulations Declining at an Alarming Rate

    On Wednesday, Philippe Cousteau Jr., a CNN International special correspondent, gave a report on the struggle to save African forest elephants in lawless areas of Central Africa.

  • January 11, 2013
    Watch Philippe Cousteau discuss elephant poaching

    Click to see Philippe Cousteau's discuss elephant poaching on CNN Newsroom 

  • December 12, 2012
    Philippe Cousteau to appear on CNN at 12:20ET on 12/12
  • November 30, 2012
    Philippe Cousteau explores the Great Barrier Reef on CNN International’s Going Green

    Friday 11/30/12
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    Saturday 12/1/12
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    Monday 12/3/12
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    Tuesday 12/4/12
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    Wednesday 12/5/12
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  • November 15, 2012
    Philippe Cousteau to moderate Toyota and LATISM Tweetup Event

    Philippe Cousteau, Jr. will moderate a live panel and tweetup this Monday, November 19 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern.

    The event is hosted by the Toyota USA Foundation and The NYC Chapter of Latinos in Social Media (LATISM). Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtags #ToyotaLatino and #LATISM, and the handles @LATISM and @LATISM_NYC.

    Panelists include Elizabeth Ward, Director of Global Content and Editorial Strategy for The Nature Conservancy; Joshua Carrera, an alum from the Conservancy’s LEAF internship program; Luis Arnedo from National Audubon Society and Patricia Salas Pineda from Toyota USA Foundation.

  • November 07, 2012
    EarthEcho International releases Make a Splash

    From service learning expert Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., and environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau with EarthEcho International, comes an opportunity for kids to shape the future of the planet. In their new book, Make a Splash! A Kid’s Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands (Free Spirit Publishing, $13.99), Kaye and Cousteau reveal facts about our waters, their inhabitants, and the threats they face, while presenting inspiring stories of kids in action around the globe and practical tips and ideas for making a difference.

  • October 23, 2012
    EarthEcho’s BigCleanUP a BIG Success

    TerraCycle Founder and CEO, Tom Szaky, and environmental advocate and Co-Founder of EarthEcho International, Philippe Cousteau Jr., partnered in June to sponsor a summer-long challenge designed to engage youth in tackling the growing issue of ocean debris. The results were fantastic with an astounding 400,000+ pieces of packaging collected from 47 different participating schools and organizations.

  • October 10, 2012
    SGN and EarthEcho International Kick Off In-Game Charity Initiative for Ocean Conservation

    LOS ANGELES--()--SGN, a leading cross-platform developer of social and mobile games, and Philippe Cousteau’s EarthEcho International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging youth in environmental action, today announced a partnership to raise awareness and charitable donations for ocean conservation. Running from October 10-17, SGN’s Rescue Reef, available as a free download on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices, will be receiving an EarthEcho makeover. The game will include special branded items and facts about ocean conservation, with SGN donating a percentage of revenues back to EarthEcho’s various youth education efforts. The announcement comes as part of SGN’s on-going initiative to offer a collection of fun and educational games, with more partnerships planned in the future.

    “Our passion at SGN to create cross-platform games that are not only engaging, but also have a higher purpose led us to the partnership with Philippe and EarthEcho,” said Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO, SGN. “We’re convinced that making fun games and educating the world on important issues aren’t mutually exclusive. We plan to release two additional games by the end of the year that both entertain and empower our audience in support of charitable causes.”

    “It’s our mission, in memory of my father Philippe Cousteau Sr. and grandfather Jacques Yves Cousteau, to raise awareness and action among future generations about earth conservation and sustainability,” stated Philippe Cousteau Jr., co-founder at EarthEcho International. “Cooperation with environmentally conscious leaders in technology, particularly SGN’s Chris DeWolfe, allows us to engage audiences of all ages and cultures around the world in new and entertaining ways.”

    The EarthEcho campaign follows the success of Fluff Friends Rescue, an animal protection-based game on iOS and Android featuring branded virtual items from The Humane Society of The United States that reached #2 in Top Apps (iPhone) and #1 in multiple other categories on the App Store. A portion of the revenues from in-game purchases goes directly to the nonprofit, resulting in thousands of dollars donated to the organization thus far. A new title based on an African safari that teaches wildlife conservation and ecology will be announced soon as part of this on-going initiative.

    Kimberly Muller, author of the acclaimed children’s book “Last Night I Swam With A Mermaid,” inspired the partnership between SGN and EarthEcho. Kimberly’s book is an unforgettable ocean journey. As the adventure unfolds, we learn the valuable lesson that we are all connected and therefore we must respect and protect one another, our planet, and ourselves. Inspired by her children's love of the ocean, video games, and their natural inclination to make a difference, Kimberly felt it was important to use this platform as a way to engage this generation in giving back.

    To learn more about SGN’s variety of social and mobile games:

    For additional information about EarthEcho:

    For more information about Kimberly Muller:

    About SGN

    SGN connects people around the world through great games. As a top developer and publisher of games on Facebook, iOS, and Android, SGN lays claim to hit titles such as Panda JamFluff Friends RescueJewels of the AmazonBingo BlingoSkies of Glory, and MindJolt.

    SGN games have been installed over 200 million times on leading mobile and social platforms, making it one of the largest cross-platform gaming companies in the world. Based in Los Angeles, SGN is backed by Austin Ventures, with studios in Buenos Aires and San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.sgn.com.

    About EarthEcho

    EarthEcho International is a leading environmental nonprofit committed to youth engagement, action, and leadership through education. EarthEcho helps young people everywhere understand the critical role we play in the future of the planet through the one thing that connects us all – water. EarthEcho International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., son of the legendary explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau. For more information about EarthEcho International, visit www.earthecho.org.

    Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50436111&lang=en

    Contacts

    TriplePoint for SGN
    Zach Fuller, +1 (212) 730-9744
    zfuller@triplepointpr.com

     

  • October 05, 2012
    UVA, Philippe Cousteau’s Azure Worldwide & Nature Conservancy Announce Texas Water Simulation Game

    The University of Virginia and Philippe Cousteau’s Azure Worldwide today announced a collaboration with The Nature Conservancy to develop a large-scale computer simulation game based on an as-yet-undetermined major Texas watershed. The Texas Water Game will highlight water issues unique to Texas, including water conservation and water sharing, with participants taking on the roles of regional stakeholders.

    The game is the latest project in the U.Va. and Azure Worldwide’s Global Water Games initiative, which has produced a Chesapeake Bay watershed simulation and numerous national and international collaborations.

    The Global Water Games initiative was announced by Philippe Cousteau, Azure Worldwide co-founder; U.Va. environmental sciences alumnus Andrew Snowhite; Laura Huffman, director of the Nature Conservancy Texas Program; and U.Va. Associate Vice President for Research Jeffrey Plank during a press conference at the South by Southwest Eco in Austin, Texas. 

  • September 27, 2012
    Fox Business News and Philippe discuss GlobalECHO’s CGI commitment

    Cheryl Casone interviews Philippe Cousteau Jr. on making the company's first charitable commitment.

  • Commitment to Panzi Hospital in DRC
    Philippe Cousteau’s GlobalECHO Foundation Announces Inaugural Project

    GlobalECHO Foundation's Blended Approach to Investing and Philanthropy Leverages the Power of Wall Street to do Good

    NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GlobalECHO Foundation (www.globalechofoundation.org), a 501©(3) charitable foundation dedicated to providing innovative funding solutions to many of the challenges facing the world community, yesterday announced its commitment to provide funding support to the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  The Panzi Hospital is world-renowned for its work on reproductive health and its assistance to survivors of sexual violence in a region where unrest and devastating hardship are factors of daily life.  The GlobalECHO Foundation will contribute funds to provide solar panels for the entire hospital, bringing a reliable source of renewable energy to the hospital, which in turn will provide consistent hot water and warm meals for the patients and enhance the ability of the staff to perform life-saving surgeries.  The announcement was made from the Clinton Global Initiative main stage during yesterday's plenary session.

    "The GlobalECHO Foundation is dedicated to supporting projects and organizations that have the power to transform communities and inspire positive change well beyond their geographic boundaries," said Philippe Cousteau, GlobalECHO Foundation Co-founder and Chairman.   "The Panzi Hospital's critical work in the Congo represents the spirit of hope and determination that the Foundation seeks to support in our commitment to empowering and improving the lives of women and children around the world."

    The GlobalECHO Foundation will collaborate with the world's largest manufacturer of solar panels and CGI member, Suntech Power Holdings, to supply the solar panels and provide the support necessary to integrate the new energy system into Panzi Hospital's facilities.  Once installed, the new system is expected to meet and exceed the hospital's estimated energy needs thus providing stability and reliability for its critical work in the community. Founded by the world-famous doctor and humanitarian Dr. Mukwege  in 1999, the Panzi Hospital provides life-saving support for survivors of rape and violence allowing them to rebuild their lives and their communities with services and resources from providing basic quality health care and developing educational programs to the advancement of women's rights. For more information, go to (http://www.panzifoundation.org)

    The GlobalECHO Foundation - www.globalechofoundation.org

    Global Echo Exchange Traded Fund - www.give.advisorshares.com.

    Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) - www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/.

     

    SOURCE GlobalECHO Foundation


    PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1ocVW)

  • September 14, 2012
    Watch Philippe on the latest edition of Going Green

    Philippe Cousteau visits the protected reefs off Cabo Pulmo, Mexico, that his grandfather called "the aquarium of the world."

    Show times: Friday September 14: 15.30, Saturday September 15: 13.00, 20.30, Sunday September 16: 09.30, 20.30, Monday September 17: 03.30, 07.30, Tuesday September 18: 09.30, 16.30, Wednesday September 19: 04.30. ALL TIMES GMT

    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/14/americas/gallery/sharks-gallery/index.html

  • July 30, 2012
    Philippe Cousteau brings EarthEcho’s STREAM to Charleston, SC

    Philippe Cousteau Jr was in Charleston for an ongoing workshop for teachers sponsored by EarthEcho International, the youth-oriented non-profit organization Philippe Jr. and his sister Alexandra founded in 2007.

    Click here to learn more about STREAM

    Click here to read the article - A Conversation with Philippe Cousteau Jr by Charleston City Paper

     

     

  • July 16, 2012
    Cutting Through a Sea of Excuses: Equipping Youth to Save the Ocean

    When confronting the issue of ocean debris and pollution, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and find a quick excuse to focus on something else, anything else, other than the cold hard facts.  It’s an understandable impulse because the problem isn’t pretty and it’s getting worse.   The issue of plastic debris in the ocean is startling on its own.  A United Nations study found that every square mile of the ocean has approximately 46,000 pieces of floating plastic in it.  Research also showed that ten percent of the plastic produced every year worldwide ends up in the ocean.  It isn’t just an eye sore; plastic debris is endangering marine ecosystems, costs cities and towns millions of tax dollars a year to clean up and is killing critical marine life. Toxins from plastic are also finding their way into our food system through seafood that has ingested the plastics floating in the ocean.

    Removing plastic and other debris and pollutants from the waste streams that enter the ocean has been slow and hampered by a sea of excuses grounded in a reluctance to change-even if that change can mean a cleaner, healthier and more prosperous future for all of us.  It’s simple:  the ocean feeds us, regulates our climate and provides the air we breathe.  We can’t live without the ocean and yet our actions or lack thereof have pushed this critical resource to the brink. 

    Fortunately, there is a large, very influential segment of our society that understands the urgency of the ocean’s plight and the need for action – youth.  Their influence doesn’t come from political alliances, corporate affiliations or wealth.  Now more than ever, youth have the power to create positive change by taking action.  Technology, from social media platforms to mobile apps and digital resources emerging daily, gives young people everywhere the ability to share experiences and ideas and to put those ideas into action.  Youth today have the power to influence buying habits, decisions impacting school and community, even issues of national policy. 

    In my role as co-founder and president of the environmental education nonprofit EarthEcho International, I meet young people every day who are fired up about the state of the ocean and they are full of ideas and ready to take action.  In most cases, all they need is a little support and some basic resources to get started.  This summer for example, EarthEcho is partnering with TerraCycle and One World One Ocean to host The Big CleanUP, a nationwide challenge that provides middle and high school students with resources to organize community cleanup teams to tackle plastic and other debris in our ocean environments, measure their impact and compete for prizes and money for their schools.  My point is that it doesn’t take complex programs, huge budgets or years of research and planning to help young people in their quest to make the world a better place. 

    During the Gulf oil disaster in 2010, I was speaking to a group of elementary school students when I asked them, “Who is going to be responsible for cleaning up this oil spill?”.    They all raised their hands and answered without hesitation “we will”.   That said it all for me.  Take time today to encourage and support young people in your family, schools and community in efforts to protect the ocean and the environment.  They already know that our future depends on it.

    ** For more information about the Big CleanUP, visit http//:www.earthecho.org/bigcleanup.  The Big CleanUP is part of the educational outreach surrounding the USA Pavilion at the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu, Korea, where the theme is “The Living Ocean and Coast.”

  • June 15, 2012
    Humanity is on a Knife Edge

    My grandfather Jacques Yves Cousteau shared with me many stories about the United Nations Earth Summit in 1992 and the sense of hope that surrounded it. I have kept a copy of the speech he made there on June 5th outlining his concerns for the future of humankind. The insight it provides now, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of that historic event, is particularly poignant.

  • June 01, 2012
    EarthEcho International, TerraCycle and One World One Ocean Kick-off The Big CleanUP

    Philippe Cousteau and EarthEcho International (http://www.earthecho.org) today
    announced the launch of The Big CleanUP, an exciting summer-long challenge to engage middle
    and high school students in a brighter future for the world’s oceans. The contest starts with
    a webinar on Thursday, June 7 at 1:00pm EDT featuring program partners TerraCycle, a
    national recycling system for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste, and One World
    One Ocean, a multi-year campaign harnessing the power of film, television and new media to
    restore a healthy ocean.

  • May 26, 2012
    Philippe Cousteau Launches GlobalECHO Foundation and ETF (VIDEO)

    Earthecho International CEO Philippe Cousteau on the company’s plan to integrate global market interaction

  • April 24, 2012
    Road to Rio to air on CNNi this weekend

    Saturday, May 26: 1130,

    Sunday, May 27: 0430,1830

    All times GMT

  • April 23, 2012
    Celebrating EarthDay at “Last Night I Swam with a Mermaid” Book Launch and EarthEcho Fundraiser

    To celebrate the release of their new children's book Last Night I Swam With A Mermaid, authors Kimberly Muller and internationally-renowned photographer Michael Muller threw an Earth Day fete to help promote the book's message of protecting the planet that would benefit Philippe Cousteau's EarthEcho International. The event, presented by eco-friendly brands O-I and Glass Is Life, had all the makings of the ultimate family-friendly at the Annenberg Community Beach House with plenty to keep the kids and parents entertained.

  • April 19, 2012
    AdvisorShares, Philippe Cousteau Launch Actively Managed Sustainable ETF

    AdvisorShares’ 14th actively managed exchange traded fund – and the first of its ETFs to focus on sustainable investment, the Global Echo ETF (GIVE)  – opened for trading on Thursday at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Launched in partnership with environmental advocate and social entrepreneur Philippe Cousteau Jr., the AdvisorShares Global Echo ETF is a multi-manager fund that seeks to “do well by doing good” by pairing a public investment company product with a private charitable foundation.

  • April 11, 2012
    CNNi’s Going Green “Extreme Science” Philippe Cousteau wins 1st place National Headliner Award

    “Extreme Science”
    Mike McCarthy, Sheri England, Matt Vigil and Philippe Cousteau
    CNN, Atlanta, GA

  • EarthEcho News
    Students Bring Awareness to Lake Erie Algal Blooms

    Jim Trogdon's middle school student's have been hard at work learning about environmental issues in their community and taking action to help our water planet. Does your classroom have a story you'd like us to feature? E-mail info@earthecho.org!

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    The summer 2011 algal bloom outbreak in the western section of Lake Erie was the worst that has ever been recorded according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation. Researchers have different opinions on what caused this “perfect storm” of algal growth this summer, but all agree that immediate action must take place to prevent this from happening again.

    Akron’s Coventry Middle School students have been studying this environmental catastrophe through their Disney Planet Challenge project, What is an algal bloom?...You are about to enter the Dead Zone! Disney’s Planet Challenge (DPC) is a project-based learning environmental competition for classrooms across the U.S. DPC teaches kids about science and conservation while empowering them to make a positive impact on their communities and planet.

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  • USA Pavilion Expo 2012 News
    USA Pavilion to Showcase Diversity, Wonder & Solutions at World Expo 2012, Yeosu, Republic of Korea

    WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USA Pavilion 2012, the organization charged with designing, building and operating the USA Pavilion (http://www.pavilion2012.org/) for this summer's World Expo in Yeosu, South Korea, today announced the design plans for the USA Pavilion experience. 

    The USA Pavilion unifying themes of Diversity, Wonder and Solutions will tie in to the overall Expo theme of "The Living Ocean and Coast" and will explore the vital connection between the health and well-being of cultures and communities and the future of one of our most important resources: the ocean. Through a host of exciting technologies and immersive storytelling, the USAPavilion will highlight the diverse and dynamic nature of America's ocean and coastal environments as well as the colorful mosaic of American life.  Expected to draw eight million visitors to the new port area of Yeosu, South Korea, the Expo will be in operation from May 12 through August 12, 2012.

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