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Trees Before Rain

17

Nov

2017

Trees Before Rain

Which came first: trees or rain?

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A 'Medicane' Forms

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Nov

2017

A 'Medicane' Forms

A medicane heads toward Italy and Greece.

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Climate Change's Murder Mysteries

Climate Change's Murder Mysteries

Climate change is like a murder mystery where suspected assassins number in the thousands.

29 Apr 2014

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

Compassion and other creatures

Compassion and other creatures 5 November 2017

Compassion and other creatures

Compassion is considered a trait uniquely human but we should make it more inclusive.

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency! 4 November 2017

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency is the name of the game for energy, architecture, and solar design with three new developments showing the way.

Conservatives and Conservation

Conservatives and Conservation 2 November 2017

Conservatives and Conservation

 

Republican presidents from Theodore Roosevelt, to Richard Nixon, through George W. Bush left good environmental accomplishments.

 

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time 1 November 2017

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

One way to restore coral reefs could require re-seeding with transplanted corals.

Whales & Drones

Whales & Drones 31 October 2017

Whales & Drones

Remotely controlled drones provide a quiet way to track animal behavior.

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper 30 October 2017

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Robotic engineers at JPL are turning to bio-mimicry and using a gecko as their design guide.

Launching Rocks, Building Mountains

Launching Rocks, Building Mountains

Traveling by bus can present some hazards.

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Ice Bridge Collapse

Ice Bridge Collapse

An ice bridge in Patagonia collapses.

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Martian Gravity Map

Martian Gravity Map

On Mars gravity varies depending on the landscape.

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World Water Day

World Water Day

Yesterday was World Water Day and you probably missed it.

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Junk Food Storks

Junk Food Storks

Storks are stopping at human garbage dumps to eat leftovers and staying.

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The Hunt

The Hunt

Remarkable video of dual hunters one from below and another above. 

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Bees and the Hidden Beauty of Pollination

Bees and the Hidden Beauty of Pollination

A visually stunning talk explains the existential importance of bees.

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History of Ideas

History of Ideas

The public intellectual Alain de Botton talks about the history of ideas.

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Ancient Bones, DNA Analysis, and the Irish

Ancient Bones, DNA Analysis, and the Irish

On St. Patrick's Day all things Irish are celebrated including a new and unknown ancient past.

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Gene Editing with CRISPR

Gene Editing with CRISPR

A new genetic technology called CRISPR allows researchers to make precise edits of DNA.

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Dino-chicken

Dino-chicken

In SciFi stories there is always a critter that terrorizes entire cities so watch out for the "dino-chicken".

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Plant of the Month: Pseudohydrosme gabunensis

Plant of the Month: Pseudohydrosme gabunensis

Pseudohydrosme gabunensis from Africa is the Plant of the Month.

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"Judas Goats" and Restoring the Galapagos

"Judas Goats" and Restoring the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands and their unique biology are threatened by invasive species.

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Eclpise Across Indonesia

Eclpise Across Indonesia

NASA videoed the total solar eclipse in Indonesia.

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The Year Without Winter & A Summer Without End

The Year Without Winter & A Summer Without End

It is turning out to be a year without a winter and a summer that won't end.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium and Sea Otters

Monterey Bay Aquarium and Sea Otters

Monterey is a famous for its museum that is solely devoted to ocean and marine life education.

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How I Turned a Deadly Plant into a Thriving Business

How I Turned a Deadly Plant into a Thriving Business

Invasive species can cause ecological havoc to ecsystems where they have no competition.

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Thomas Peschak on Conservation Photography

Thomas Peschak on Conservation Photography

Conservation photography is the use of photo-journalism and videography to advocate for conservation.

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Big Ben Erupts

Big Ben Erupts

The Big Ben volcano on Australia's sub-antarctic Heard Island was seen erupting.

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