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The Future is Fungus

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The Future is Fungus

The natural alternative to plastic.

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2017

Real-time Storm Forecasts

GOES-16 watches storms form in real-time.

 

 

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Archive Highlights

When Our Stories Get Ruined, We Get Upset

When Our Stories Get Ruined, We Get Upset

Over and over again in the history of ideas, some new piece of information threatens our stories, and we react. Badly.

14 Mar 2014

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

Supporting Environmental Work

Supporting Environmental Work 1 April 2016

Supporting Environmental Work

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

Protecting New Lands

Protecting New Lands 14 July 2015

Protecting New Lands

Several important land protections were declared in just one week, perhaps a new trend.

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.

"Look to the Mountains"

"Look to the Mountains" 24 April 2015

"Look to the Mountains"

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

Intelligent Designers

Intelligent Designers 17 April 2015

Intelligent Designers

Portland is using 'intelligent designers' to replace an aging coal-fired power plant and other cities should follow their lead.
Frans Lanting on why Wildlife Conservation matters

Frans Lanting on why Wildlife Conservation matters

Frans Lanting offers a perspective on why wildlife conservation is essential.
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Solar Shines

Solar Shines

A shining revolution in solar power is underway and it has only just begun.
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Fiction & Science

Fiction & Science

Watching the real science of Rosetta unfold as a fiction tale is heaps of fun.
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'A mixture of rotten eggs and a horse stable'

'A mixture of rotten eggs and a horse stable'

That conjures up a pleasant image.
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Night Fishing

Night Fishing

With this many boats, it's bye-bye to the fish.
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Flower of the Week: Aussie orchids

Flower of the Week: Aussie orchids

Most Australian orchids grow in the ground under dense forests and rarely seen.
  • 2010
Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

A clever animation answers that existential question.
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'Big Data' analyzed

'Big Data' analyzed

Explaining all that 'Big Data' collected and being analyzed about you and other topics.
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Spider as "puppy"

Spider as "puppy"

If it was a choice between finding a big furry spider or a puppy in the forest, the spider loses.
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Star Temples

Star Temples

Imagining two natural star temples.
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Beastly Beauty

Beastly Beauty

How can something pretty be so ugly?
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Solar System as a Vortex

Solar System as a Vortex

Does it feel like you're swirling in a vortex sometimes? That might not be far from the truth.
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The Wangari Prize

The Wangari Prize

Wangari Maathai was a powerful voice for conservation and tree planting in Africa. An award was established in her honor to recognize new forest champions.
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IUFRO, part 3

IUFRO, part 3

a true statement: Wood is Good
  • 2016
IUFRO, part 2

IUFRO, part 2

Posters are where it's at!
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IUFRO, part 1

IUFRO, part 1

Every 4 years, the World Congress of Forest Research Organizations meets to discuss trends in forests. It received scant attention during its recent US gathering.
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Canopy Confluences or A Child's Guide to Tree Climbing

Canopy Confluences or A Child's Guide to Tree Climbing

Nalini Nakarni discusses trees and their influences that touch everything.
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Going, Going, and now Gone

Going, Going, and now Gone

The Aral Sea was doomed by bureaucrats with grand schemes. It is now gone.
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Mountains in the Sea

Mountains in the Sea

Marine mountain ranges rivaling many on land have been mapped under the world's oceans.
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With the Stoke of a Pen

With the Stoke of a Pen

With the 'stroke of a pen', a major Pacific Ocean preserve was created.
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Compassion for Creation

Compassion for Creation

Few religious leaders have spoken out about the environment as central to their spiritual missions as Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama...and more should.
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