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Photo by Tony Powell/National Geographic National Geographic Society president and CEO Gary E. Knell (right) stands with Eminent Biologist Edward O. Wilson (left) at the planet’s first-ever Half-Earth Day. The inaugural event was co-convened by National Geographic and the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and held at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 23, 2017. Photo by Tony Powell/National Geographic Speakers from the evening session of the planet’s first-ever Half-Earth Day. National Geographic Society president and CEO Gary E. Knell (far left) stands with presenters (left to right) legendary recording artist Paul Simon, eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation president and CEO Paula Ehrlich, and scientist, author, and educator Sean B. Carroll. The inaugural event was co-convened by National Geographic and the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and held at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 23, 2017....

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