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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

15

Nov

2017

A 'Medicane' Forms

A medicane heads toward Italy and Greece.

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

How to Glow: the Very Simple Way of Energy Making

How to Glow: the Very Simple Way of Energy Making

By Reilly Capps  If you break down the essence of energy like you're talking to a kindergartner, it really comes down to one thing: the sun....

24 May 2013

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.

Largest Marine Reserve Created

Largest Marine Reserve Created

Off Hawaii the largest marine reserve is created, Papahānaumokuākea.

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176 Years of Climate Data Visualized

176 Years of Climate Data Visualized

176 years of temperature data has been visualized in one chart.

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80-Miles and Cracking

80-Miles and Cracking

An 80-mile crack is opening on an Antarctic ice shelf.

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Murray Buttes, 360

Murray Buttes, 360

The Curiosity rover produced a 360-panorama of Mars.

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Measuring Summer Ice Melting

Measuring Summer Ice Melting

Operation IceBridge measures 2016 Arctic sea ice melting.

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New Bamboo

New Bamboo

A sustainable building material from bamboo plants.

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World Photography Day

World Photography Day

177 years ago photography was invented.

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Bad for Bees

Bad for Bees

Pesticides are 'bad for bees'.

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Phoenix Corals

Phoenix Corals

Like the Phoenix bird, some reefs are showing recovery from bleaching.

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Extreme Rains & Floods

Extreme Rains & Floods

Catastrophic rains and floods are underway.
 

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It's Climate Change so, Game On

It's Climate Change so, Game On

Bring it on, the climate change challenge!

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A New Plastics Economy

A New Plastics Economy

A more sustainable economy for plastics is envisioned.

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Climate Time Machine

Climate Time Machine

A 'time machine' has been developed to visualize climate data.

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Simplifying Complexity

Simplifying Complexity

Are complex ecosystems also hard to understand?

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Empathetic Whales

Empathetic Whales

Humpback whales appear to show empathy towards other marine species.

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Solar Trackers

Solar Trackers

Sunflowers are experts at solar tracking.

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Mud Flow Staircase

Mud Flow Staircase

The Grand Staircase can be awesome and deadly, sometimes together.

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Turtle Campaign

Turtle Campaign

Sea turtles are being helped by a new conservation campaign.

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Slip-slidin' Away

Slip-slidin' Away

Permafrost in Denali NP is sliding away like butter.

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Rain Bursts

Rain Bursts

Extreme rain events and high ocean temps become common.

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