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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Vulcan's Moon Monday, March 31, 20140

Vulcan's Moon

Io is one strange moon. Vulcan, the ancient God of fire, would be right at home.
Sports Fans Sunday, March 30, 20140

Sports Fans

Sports fans can start young!
Lungs of the Earth Saturday, March 29, 20140

Lungs of the Earth

Amazon rainforests are often referred to as the "lungs of the Earth".
Earth Hour Saturday, March 29, 20140

Earth Hour

Earth Hour is today. Have you heard about it?
Dune Abstractions Friday, March 28, 20140

Dune Abstractions

Sand dunes are beautiful no matter where they occur.
Restoring a Delta Thursday, March 27, 20140

Restoring a Delta

For the first time in nearly a century, water is once again flowing into the Colorado River delta.
Turtle People to the Rescue, 2 Wednesday, March 26, 20140

Turtle People to the Rescue, 2

Turtles maintain a special place in Riled Up.
Bend in the River Tuesday, March 25, 20140

Bend in the River

When you're floating on a river, it's hard to get a complete perspective on the environment.
Clash of the Titans Monday, March 24, 20140

Clash of the Titans

When galaxies collide, one gets consumed by the other as they merge.
When Big is Better Sunday, January 6, 20190

When Big is Better

Think 'big data'.

Restoration Ecology 101: Iceland Friday, January 4, 20190

Restoration Ecology 101: Iceland

Restoring forests lost a 1000 years ago.

Once Extinct, Almost Extinct, Now Back Thursday, January 3, 20190

Once Extinct, Almost Extinct, Now Back

An animated story of de-extension.

New Years Flyby Tuesday, January 1, 20190

New Years Flyby

A robotic explorer beyond the known frontier.

Caving on Mars Monday, December 31, 20180

Caving on Mars

Living underground on Mars.

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2 Saturday, December 29, 20180

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

Krakatau is again active.

12 Steps to Climate Sobriety Friday, December 28, 20180

12 Steps to Climate Sobriety

A "12 Step" program for fossil fuel sobriety.

A Rover's Photo Album Thursday, December 27, 20180

A Rover's Photo Album

Martian geology seen by Curiosity. 

A Frozen Crater Lake Tuesday, December 25, 20180

A Frozen Crater Lake

A lake on Mars.

A Grand Oasis in the Vastness of Space Friday, December 21, 20180

A Grand Oasis in the Vastness of Space

A photograph that changed perceptions.

Surf's Up, Way Up Wednesday, December 19, 20180

Surf's Up, Way Up

Stay well back!

Rare Bird Rediscovered Tuesday, December 18, 20180

Rare Bird Rediscovered

Rediscovered cloud forest species.

Plant Intelligence Monday, December 17, 20180

Plant Intelligence

An understanding of intelligence in plants.

Plant of the Month Saturday, December 15, 20180

Plant of the Month

An occasional series of botanical treats.

Life on Mars, 2020 Thursday, December 13, 20180

Life on Mars, 2020

A new Mars rover will search for past life.

Arctic Report Card Wednesday, December 12, 20180

Arctic Report Card

Arctic changes make records again.

Goodbye Voyager 2 Monday, December 10, 20180

Goodbye Voyager 2

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space

A Volcano & Climate Change Sunday, December 9, 20180

A Volcano & Climate Change

A Canadian volcano re-awakens.