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Stanford Report, March 8, 2000

Law conference on environmental changes in the oceans

Dr. Sylvia Earle, internationally renowned ocean advocate and deep sea explorer, will give a talk, "Why Should We Care If the Sea Is Changing?" at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, in Kresge Auditorium. Earle will deliver the Law School's annual Robert Minge Brown Lecture, given annually by an outstanding scholar, policymaker or lawyer recognized for innovative and effective approach to addressing environmental issues. Earle, the National Geographic Society's explorer in residence and former chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), also will sign her most recent books, Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans, Wild Ocean: America's Parks Under the Sea, Dive: My Adventures in the Deep Frontier and The Living Ocean, Understanding and Protecting Marine Biodiversity, at 2 p.m. in the Oak Room at Tresidder Union.

For more information, visit Earle's visit is part of the annual conference of the National Association of Environmental Law Societies, taking place on campus March 9-12. The conference is hosted this year by the Stanford Environmental Law Society. SR