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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Koala’s Threatened

Australia has just listed the koala as a threatened species. The Aussie marsupial has now been declared vulnerable in Queensland, New South Wales,...

Monday, April 30, 2012

Deadly Sunrise

If you were to live on Gliese 876d, sunrise might be a deadly event. An artist illustration gives an idea of the conditions on this close-in...

Monday, April 30, 2012

Deadly Sunrise

If you were to live on Gliese 876d, sunrise might be a deadly event. An artist illustration gives an idea of the conditions on this close-in...

Monday, April 30, 2012

Deadly Sunrise

If you were to live on Gliese 876d, sunrise might be a deadly event. An artist illustration gives an idea of the conditions on this close-in...

Monday, April 30, 2012

Do We Care if Wind Farms Warm the Ground?

Poor wind farms.  For years, they've suffered more abuse than LiLo's liver:  They kill birds, say birdwatchers.  They ruin views, say...

Monday, April 30, 2012

Do We Care if Wind Farms Warm the Ground?

Poor wind farms.  For years, they've suffered more abuse than LiLo's liver:  They kill birds, say birdwatchers.  They ruin views, say...

Monday, April 30, 2012

Do We Care if Wind Farms Warm the Ground?

Poor wind farms.  For years, they've suffered more abuse than LiLo's liver:  They kill birds, say birdwatchers.  They ruin views, say...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Salty Seas

The oceans are getting more salty. In a new Science Magazine report, Australian researchers confirm that saltier parts of the ocean are getting...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Salty Seas

The oceans are getting more salty. In a new Science Magazine report, Australian researchers confirm that saltier parts of the ocean are getting...
Volcanoes 101 Thursday, March 7, 20190

Volcanoes 101

A super-volcano lies under Yellowstone.

Fishing for Plastic Tuesday, March 5, 20190

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Phytoplankton as Green Machines Monday, March 4, 20190

Phytoplankton as Green Machines

Micro-plants, oceans, and oxygen.

Polar Plunge 2.0 Saturday, March 2, 20190

Polar Plunge 2.0

Arctic temperatures plunge into the US again.

Endangered Species...Individual Actions Friday, March 1, 20190

Endangered Species...Individual Actions

Individuals involved directly in species conservation.

Why Do Societies Collapse? Wednesday, February 27, 20190

Why Do Societies Collapse?

Jared Diamond sees patterns in collapsing societies.

Underwater Forest Appears Monday, February 25, 20190

Underwater Forest Appears

Buried 60,000 years underwater.

Recovering Reefs Sunday, February 24, 20190

Recovering Reefs

Coral restoration efforts show progress.

Air Pollution Animated Friday, February 22, 20190

Air Pollution Animated

Animators help tell a pollution story.

The Future is in Hydrogen Wednesday, February 20, 20190

The Future is in Hydrogen

A renewable energy breakthrough, maybe.

Building Resilience Tuesday, February 19, 20190

Building Resilience

Creatively thinking resilience.
Climate Time Machine Monday, February 18, 20190

Climate Time Machine

Visualizing climate science data.

Curious Bird Sunday, February 17, 20190

Curious Bird

Researchers receive a curious visitor.

Last Message Friday, February 15, 20190

Last Message

Opportunity's final contact.

Love Is In The Air Thursday, February 14, 20190

Love Is In The Air

Natural reminders for Valentine's Day.

Opportunity Signs Off Wednesday, February 13, 20190

Opportunity Signs Off

A voyage of exploration concludes.

Kuiper Belt Pancakes Monday, February 11, 20190

Kuiper Belt Pancakes

Data refinement changes intrepretation.

Rainforest Plantsmen Saturday, February 9, 20190

Rainforest Plantsmen

Rainforest plants...new uses!