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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

"A Rose by Any Other Name..." Tuesday, April 30, 20130

"A Rose by Any Other Name..."

Saturn's north polar cyclone appears like a rose in a new NASA photograph.
History Doesn’t Stop -- It Doesn’t Even Slow Down Monday, April 29, 20130

History Doesn’t Stop -- It Doesn’t Even Slow Down

By Reilly Capps The news seemed to leap out at us from the dark last week, as it tends to do, with blood and fangs, scaring the bejeezus out of...
Boiled Lobster Saturday, April 27, 20130

Boiled Lobster

In 2012, ocean surface temperatures along the northeast were the highest recorded in 150 years.
Deep Ecology Friday, April 26, 20130

Deep Ecology

Ecosystems can be studied at micro or macro scales. Each approach provides different but important ecological information.
Photographer Created an Original View of the West Wednesday, April 24, 20130

Photographer Created an Original View of the West

By Reilly Capps Photographers take a lot of things from events and landscapes -- images -- but they can, if they’re good, sometimes give...
Fog Tuesday, April 23, 20130

Fog

Fog is ecologically critical for several ecosystems. It is also beautiful.
Earth Day...everyday Sunday, April 21, 20130

Earth Day...everyday

Sebastião Salgado's new Genesis project required 8 years to complete. It is a prefect reminder of what is important about Earth Day and...
Coastal Zones Saturday, April 20, 20130

Coastal Zones

Vegetation is the under-appreciated protector of the coastlines. It also serves as critical wildlife habitat.
The power of photographs in a national tragedy Friday, April 19, 20130

The power of photographs in a national tragedy

By Reilly Capps In this day and age, it’s hard to hide. There are pictures of you being taken all the time. Perhaps seeing pictures of...
Mapping a Hurricane Thursday, September 5, 20190

Mapping a Hurricane

Creating high-tech maps of Hurricane Dorian.

Birth Of An Island Tuesday, September 3, 20190

Birth Of An Island

Islands emerge from Greenland glacier.

Mapping a Hurricane Monday, September 2, 20190

Mapping a Hurricane

Satellite and aircraft mappers.

Deadly Dorian, update Sunday, September 1, 20190

Deadly Dorian, update

Dorian lashes the Bahamas.

Deadly Dorian Sunday, September 1, 20190

Deadly Dorian

Remote sensing views Hurricane Dorian.

John Wesley Powell Friday, August 30, 20190

John Wesley Powell

Recognizing an early conservationist.

Deforestation Timelapse Thursday, August 29, 20190

Deforestation Timelapse

Visualizing forests with re-photography.

Rainforest Hero Wednesday, August 28, 20190

Rainforest Hero

Helping an animal and a park.

Drawing the Trout Tuesday, August 27, 20190

Drawing the Trout

James Prosek considers wild fish.

Visualizing Data Sunday, August 25, 20190

Visualizing Data

Technolgy to see 'big data'.

Whales as Engineers Friday, August 23, 20190

Whales as Engineers

The ocean's ecosystem engineers.

Navel of the World Thursday, August 22, 20190

Navel of the World

A spiritual mountain in Tibet.

Carnations, Plant of the Month Wednesday, August 21, 20190

Carnations, Plant of the Month

The Greeks were great plantsmen.

Fish Song Tuesday, August 20, 20190

Fish Song

Sustainable Farming Monday, August 19, 20190

Sustainable Farming

Agroecology principals applied to farming.

Valuing Nature Sunday, August 18, 20190

Valuing Nature

How to measure nature's value?

Animated Heatwave Friday, August 16, 20190

Animated Heatwave

Visualizing weather data in real-time.

Look to the Mountains Thursday, August 15, 20190

Look to the Mountains

An environmental ambassador says: Look to the Mountains.