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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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Solar Shines

Solar Shines

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

28 Oct 2014

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.

Matthieu Ricard: Altruism, Compassion, & the Environment

Matthieu Ricard: Altruism, Compassion, & the Environment

Matthieu Ricard, the intellectual and Buddhist monk, gives his perspective on altruism, compassion, and the environment.
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A Drone for Mars

A Drone for Mars

JPL is developing designs for a drone to photograph and video the surface of Mars.
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Geomagnetic Field Probably Won't Flip Anytime Soon

Geomagnetic Field Probably Won't Flip Anytime Soon

A new study shows that the Earth's magnetic field won't be flipping soon.
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Carl Safina: What are animals thinking?

Carl Safina: What are animals thinking?

Conservationist Carl Safina presented a new perspective on animal intelligence for a Google audience.
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General Relativity's Centenary Today!

General Relativity's Centenary Today!

The theory that introduced space-time turns 100 years old.
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George the Poet on Climate Change

George the Poet on Climate Change

Wordsmith George the Poet gives his attention to climate change matters.
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Anote Tong: My country will be underwater soon

Anote Tong: My country will be underwater soon

The president of Kiribati presented the impacts climate change is having on his island nation now.
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Poems for the Climate

Poems for the Climate

The Guardian has created the Keep It In The Ground series to highlight alternative approaches to energy and fight climate change.
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Fuller Challenge

Fuller Challenge

Buckminster Fuller left his legacy of the Fuller Challenge to support innovation on a grand scale.
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USA & Cuba Sign Marine Agreement

USA & Cuba Sign Marine Agreement

The United States and Cuba signed an important agreement on conservation of marine environments.
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CO2 Maps show Polluting Countries

CO2 Maps show Polluting Countries

New NASA maps show which countries are contributing the most CO2 atmospheric pollution.
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Swimming with Dolphins in 360 Virtual Reality

Swimming with Dolphins in 360 Virtual Reality

The Dolphin Project aims to protect spotted dolphins in their marine habitat.
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Rainbow Pluto

Rainbow Pluto

A false-color infrared image of Pluto was released by the New Horizons team.
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In Support of Mountains, an update

In Support of Mountains, an update

The petition to support mountain issues at the UN climate conference reached the initial goal of signers but time remains to add more before the deadline.
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Eclipse Skiing on Svalbard

Eclipse Skiing on Svalbard

You can decide if a cross-country eclipse adventure to the Norwegian island of Svalbard was worth the effort.
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The Ice Volcanoes of Pluto

The Ice Volcanoes of Pluto

New Horizons has returned imagery indicating Pluto may have ice volcanoes that are still active.
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Socotra Damage

Socotra Damage

In little over a week, the remote and strange island of Socotra was struck hard by a second cyclone..
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Archaeology from Space

Archaeology from Space

Sarah Parcak uses space-based imagery to identify lost cities and other archaeological sites.
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Photogenic Mars

Photogenic Mars

If the photographer's mantra is "location, location, location", then Mars is one photogenic place.
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The Saint and the Pope Sing Hymns to Creation

The Saint and the Pope Sing Hymns to Creation

Both Francises' words fall on deaf ears 
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In Support of Mountains

In Support of Mountains

Mountain issues should be presented at the UN climate change congress in Paris and you can make it happen!
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"It's Alive!"...maybe

"It's Alive!"...maybe

NASA will make another big Mars announcement soon. Could it be a sign of life?
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Cyclone Chapala and Socotra

Cyclone Chapala and Socotra

The remote island of Socotra was hit hard by Cyclone Chapala.
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Will Dogs Ever Really Play Poker?

Will Dogs Ever Really Play Poker?

Some uninformed thoughts on animal culture
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