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Projects That Matter

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2017

Projects That Matter

Conservation successes happen one project at a time.

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Death Fungus and Ohia Trees

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May

2017

Death Fungus and Ohia Trees

A deadly fungus is attacking an ecologically and culturally important Hawaiian tree, the ohia lehua.

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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

Replanting Corals

Replanting Corals 17 May 2017

Replanting Corals

Some people are taking positive action today to reverse the damage caused by climate change and building resilience for tomorrow.

A Monumental President

A Monumental President 16 May 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

Coral Reef Update, 3

Coral Reef Update, 3 18 March 2017

Coral Reef Update, 3

Explaining the biology and consequences of coral bleaching.

Supporting Environmental Work

Supporting Environmental Work 1 April 2016

Supporting Environmental Work

April campaign to We Keep it Wild and support The Conservation Alliance.

Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance

Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance 25 June 2015

Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance

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

Compassionate Turtles

Compassionate Turtles 24 June 2015

Compassionate Turtles

Behavior that would be considered compassionate in humans is also observed in animals.
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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