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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

 

The Conservation Alliance

 

How Fragile is the Earth?

How Fragile is the Earth?

It's easy to forget how thin our life-sustaining biosphere is. Here's a visualization. 
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The Universe, as Hologram

The Universe, as Hologram

Physicists continue to develop the idea that our universe is, at core, two dimensional
  • 2777
The Earth Shakes in Nepal

The Earth Shakes in Nepal

The Earth shook in Nepal and the resulting destruction has been massive.
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Optus: Whale Song

Optus: Whale Song

An attempt at cross-species communications with whales but no idea what they thought of the song.
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"Look to the Mountains"

"Look to the Mountains"

A photographer, mountaineer, and environmental ambassador says: "look to the mountains".
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Volcano Power

Volcano Power

A stunning display of raw volcanic power was captured on video.
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7 Earth Day Suggestions

7 Earth Day Suggestions

Earth Day is today so here are 7 suggestions to celebrate the day, any day.
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Astronomers Attempt New Explanation of Universe's "Cold Spot"

Astronomers Attempt New Explanation of Universe's "Cold Spot"

A new study inquires into an extremely large and distinct area of our universe.
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Gulf Rememberance Day

Gulf Rememberance Day

Five years ago, an oil drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and a gusher of oil erupted for 87 days before being capped.
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We-Don't-Know-Ness Is Everywhere

We-Don't-Know-Ness Is Everywhere

We only understand what 5 percent of the universe is. 
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Imaging Fish in Words & Brush

Imaging Fish in Words & Brush

The graphic artist and writer, James Prosek, ponders trout in a video meditation as Earth Day approaches.
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Wet, Wetter, Wettest Mars

Wet, Wetter, Wettest Mars

Global warming and melting glaciers would be a good thing on Mars and the place to look for biology.
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Robots & Whales

Robots & Whales

Curiosity is a sign of intelligence and not restricted to humans as researchers discovered while collecting marine samples.
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Conservation Awards Announced

Conservation Awards Announced

The Conservation Alliance announced their latest list of awardees for local environmental projects.
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Humility & Responsibility: Lawrence Krauss Interviews Noam Chomsky

Humility & Responsibility: Lawrence Krauss Interviews Noam Chomsky

The two prominent public intellectuals talk language, science, politics.
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Visualizing Data in Your World

Visualizing Data in Your World

Pattie Maes from MIT's Media Lab shows off technology to visualize the 'big data' in your world.
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Solar Surge

Solar Surge

The surge in rooftop solar power is the subject of an excellent conversation on WAMU radio.
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Plant of the Month

Plant of the Month

You probably didn't realize the Greeks were great plantsmen besides their other artistic, political, literary, and military accomplishments.
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Space Station views

Space Station views

The space station is a great vantage point to see the Earth, even in abstract views.
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California is So Dry...

California is So Dry...

The drought manifests itself in some really unfortunate ways. 
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America's Most Endangered Rivers, 2015

America's Most Endangered Rivers, 2015

American Rivers has released their 2015 report on the "most endangered rivers" in the USA.
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Playing in a New Sandbox

Playing in a New Sandbox

Technology for playing at the beach has changed in amazing, unimaginable, and useful ways.
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Sustainable Farming through Agroecology

Sustainable Farming through Agroecology

Agroecology applies ecological principals to produce sustainable supplies of foods while also reducing environmental impacts from agrochemicals.
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Jerry Brown: "It's a Different World"

Jerry Brown: "It's a Different World"

Governor Jerry Brown declares "it's a different world" with a mega-drought in progress now in California.
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Intelligent Designers

Intelligent Designers 27 April 2019

Intelligent Designers

Portland replaces coal with intelligence.

Efficiency, Efficiency, & Efficiency!

Efficiency, Efficiency, & Efficiency! 21 April 2019

Efficiency, Efficiency, & Efficiency!

Energy efficiency is the 'name of the game'.

Lost & Found Worlds

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Lost & Found Worlds

Biogeography rules: odd things evolve on islands.

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Conserving, The Mother Load

Avoiding another Dust Bowl.

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Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

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Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

Krakatau is again active.

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