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A journal of science, thought, and action.

Trees Before Rain

17

Nov

2017

Trees Before Rain

Which came first: trees or rain?

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A 'Medicane' Forms

15

Nov

2017

A 'Medicane' Forms

A medicane heads toward Italy and Greece.

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

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

4 Nov 2017

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.

Assessing Transgenic Salmon

Assessing Transgenic Salmon

Are the risks posed by genetically-modified salmon worse than how we presently get our salmon to market and stomachs?
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Save the Oceans, Feed the world

Save the Oceans, Feed the world

What is happening to ocean fisheries isn't good but a different and more sustainable way is possible.
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The Lives of Giant Trees

The Lives of Giant Trees

The giant trees of the Pacific Northwest are still poorly understood and mountaineering tools are helping to understand them.
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Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance

Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance

Eric Larsen will present his The Last North expedition to an outdoor/conservation audience in Utah..
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Compassionate Turtles

Compassionate Turtles

Behavior that would be considered compassionate in humans is also observed in animals.
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the 6th Extinction

the 6th Extinction

Research is pointing to a new extinction event that is now in progress.
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Conservation Photography

Conservation Photography

Master photographers can help conservation researchers with added field information.
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Scientist: Facts Back Obama on Syria, Drought, War

Scientist: Facts Back Obama on Syria, Drought, War

As deniers fume, scientists keep measuring stuff. 
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Environmental Warriors, 2

Environmental Warriors, 2

This has been a good week of "warriors" for conservation including a teenager, an informed pastor, and now a military commander.
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Kid Warriors for the Environment

Kid Warriors for the Environment

A "kid warrior" is building a generational following online with environmental concerns.
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One Sunset, Two Worlds

One Sunset, Two Worlds

How would sunset on Earth and Mars appear? JPL scientists asked the same question with surprising results.
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Important Monkey Business

Important Monkey Business

Three independent developments affecting apes, monkeys, and other primates are announced.
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Fogged In

Fogged In

"Fogged in" takes on a very different and more positive meaning in some places.
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New Roles for an Ancient Fiber

New Roles for an Ancient Fiber

From tiny worms, an ancient natural fiber grows with a myriad of new applications now.
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World Oceans Day, 2

World Oceans Day, 2

A diving company shows what is possible any day, any year, by anyone to conserve and sustain marine life.
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World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is here and hopefully it will produce actions to protect and restore the seas everywhere.
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Silver Wattle

Silver Wattle

Silver Wattle is one example of an Australian genus of trees with nearly 950 species and counting.
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To The Rescue

To The Rescue

The US Coast Guard has a long list of maritime duties and "sea turtle" rescuers can now be added to the list.
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Trees, Ecology, and the Power of Networks

Trees, Ecology, and the Power of Networks

The RSA uses animation as a powerful tool in the emerging filed of information visualization.
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Mirror, mirror on the.....

Mirror, mirror on the.....

Animal behavior is complex and amazing and mirror tests are an important measure of intelligence.
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Topsy Turvy Worlds

Topsy Turvy Worlds

Topsy turvy describes the strange moons orbiting Pluto and its dwarf-planet companion, Charon.
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the Global Apollo Programme

the Global Apollo Programme

A 10 year Apollo-like effort to make renewable energy more competitive than coal-fired power begins.
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The Population Bomb, redux

The Population Bomb, redux

The Population Bomb was published in 1968 and the concerns Paul Ehrlich raised are even more vital and immediate today.
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