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Covering conservation and the environment can be quite depressing at times, writer Hillary Rosner told students at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism recently, but stories about climate change, endangered species, disappearing rain forests and other topics demand astute and sustained attention.

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The watershed of the world’s third largest estuary — the Chesapeake Bay — covers 64,000 square miles and is home to almost 18 million people who benefit from the flood control, food sources and recreational opportunities that the ecosystem provides.

As the former president of the island nation of Palau, Tommy Remengesau brought a special perspective to a preview at AAAS of “The Last Reef 3D: Cities Beneath the Sea,” a new film on endangered coral reefs.

“The reefs are very important to us because they are the essence of our existence and livelihood,” said Remengesau, a prominent conservation leader. “The production of ‘The Last Reef’ can only inspire and promote what mankind needs to do and that is ensure the reefs do not become extinct.”