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Cancun's Underwater Museum

24

Nov

2017

Cancun's Underwater Museum

The sculptor Jason DeCaires Taylor created a unique museum combining art and science in an undersea display.

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My Life As A Turkey

23

Nov

2017

My Life As A Turkey

If you thought turkeys were just big butterballs in the Thanksgiving oven, think again.

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The Conservation Alliance

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Whales & Drones

Whales & Drones

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

31 Oct 2017

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My Life As A Turkey

My Life As A Turkey 23 November 2017

My Life As A Turkey

If you thought turkeys were just big butterballs in the Thanksgiving oven, think again.

Volcano May Explode, update

Volcano May Explode, update 21 November 2017

Volcano May Explode, update

Bali's Mount Agung could erupt any time.

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.

Best of Intentions

Best of Intentions

Everyone loves monarch butterflies. Everyone wants to help them.
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Snowflake, mega-magnified

Snowflake, mega-magnified

If you're thinking of snowflakes, here is an electron micrograph scan mega-magnified.
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Blue is the Color of Pollution

Blue is the Color of Pollution

When is the color blue a sign of serious water pollution?
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2015: The Year Salt Lake City Sees the 'Big One'?

2015: The Year Salt Lake City Sees the 'Big One'?

Sobering statistics about the city's vulnerability to a serious earthquake.
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@Bill_Nye_tho's Cool Ass Animal of the Week: Chameleons

@Bill_Nye_tho's Cool Ass Animal of the Week: Chameleons

Guest blogger @Bill_Nye_tho returns with another Cool Ass Animal of the Week
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Infrared Exposures

Infrared Exposures

You too can ponder space and time like a famous cosmologist...so start pondering!
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Mountaintop Universe

Mountaintop Universe

You'd have quite a night sky view from Mt. Elbrus in the Caucasus mountains.
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The 6 Most Poisonous Animals That I Refuse To Let Bring Me Down

The 6 Most Poisonous Animals That I Refuse To Let Bring Me Down

Counting down the 6 most poisonous animals whose negativity I will not let affect me.
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the Ices of Mercury

the Ices of Mercury

The ices of Mercury have likely been there since the formation of the solar system.
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Paven Sukhdev on 'nature's values'

Paven Sukhdev on 'nature's values'

What if we could determine a value for environmental services before they were compromised by extraction?
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Infinity, not so infinite?

Infinity, not so infinite?

A stunning revelation on the nature of infinity.
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Greenland's Rivers and other stories

Greenland's Rivers and other stories

Two unrelated reports document environmental changes that are accelerating.
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Restoring chestnut forests, one tree at a time

Restoring chestnut forests, one tree at a time

Disease resistant chestnut trees have has finally been developed and forests may start being restored, one tree at a time.
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The End of Time

The End of Time

Peter Mettler's documentary offers unique ways to see nature.
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Kepler's Travel Service

Kepler's Travel Service

The Kepler team at JPL has selected several exo-planets as future travel candidates.
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A Book for Tree Huggers

A Book for Tree Huggers

Who doesn't love trees? A new book of portraits adds another dimension to that question.
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"the Navel of the World"

"the Navel of the World"

Far-away, a Tibetan peak is known as "the Navel of the World". Its importance has many levels of meaning.
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Need Nature Conservation? Call in the Kids!

Need Nature Conservation? Call in the Kids!

Kids in remote Nagaland helped stop the destruction of a beneficial raptor, the Amur Falcon.
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Fish 2.0

Fish 2.0

Fish 2.0 is offered a funding challenge to support sustainable fisheries projects.
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Is it Time for a Carbon price?

Is it Time for a Carbon price?

The time may be perfect to finally place a price on carbon pollution.
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A Miracle in a White Dress

A Miracle in a White Dress

Pope's stance on climate change would be a miracle if miracles were real.
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A Knowledge of Plants

A Knowledge of Plants

The ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin explores indigenous peoples and their knowledge of plants.
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Productive Ideas on Moving Forward

Productive Ideas on Moving Forward

I may have already failed 2 out of 3 productivity tests and 2015 just began.
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