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The Future is Fungus

17

Feb

2017

The Future is Fungus

The natural alternative to plastic.

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Real-time Storm Forecasts

16

Feb

2017

Real-time Storm Forecasts

GOES-16 watches storms form in real-time.

 

 

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Carbon Taxes Take a Step Back. Maybe It Needs a New Name.

A carbon tax falters in Australia, sees dim prospects in America, and inches along in Canada. Maybe it needs a new name. 

16 Jul 2013

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.
NASA given $55 million to accelerate 'space habitat' research

NASA given $55 million to accelerate 'space habitat' research

A 2016 bill instructs the agency, vaguely, to look into sustaining human life during space exploration.
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Earth Images from Himawari-8

Earth Images from Himawari-8

Japan's  Meteorological Agency has a new satellite that captures images of Earth in virtually 'real time'.
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Arctic Old Ice Vanishing

Arctic Old Ice Vanishing

NOAA has created a photo animation to show a dramatic time-line of Arctic ice decline.
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Toolmaking crows captured on video

Toolmaking crows captured on video

New Caledonian crows have been documented making and using hook-like tools for hunting
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Pluto in Infrared

Pluto in Infrared

Pluto's composition mapped in infrared light by the New Horizons probe continues being received.
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Death Fungus and Ohia Trees

Death Fungus and Ohia Trees

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

Earthrise, redux

NASA has released a new version of Earthrise and it is breathtaking.
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Cancun's Underwater Museum

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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Land and Water Conservation Fund is Reauthorized

Land and Water Conservation Fund is Reauthorized

The Land and Water Conservation Fund was reauthorized by Congress.
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Toxic Fog

Toxic Fog

Research in California has measured toxic mercury being pulled from the oceans and deposited on the land by coastal fogs.
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The Arctic and Greenland are Melting Fast

The Arctic and Greenland are Melting Fast

New reports on the rate of ice melting in the Arctic and Greenland were published just after the UN climate conference.
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Grevillea, Plant of the Month

Grevillea, Plant of the Month

Australia has a rich plant heritage stretching back to the era of Gondwanaland including the endemic Grevilleas.
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International Mountain Day, 2016

International Mountain Day, 2016

December 11 is International Mountain Day to recognize the multiple reasons why mountains are important to everyone.
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Dune Buggy

Dune Buggy

The Curiosity rover is performing like a 'dune buggy' to investigate sand dunes on Mars.
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The Tapir and How To Save It

The Tapir and How To Save It

Tapirs have existed for 50 million years but are now threatened by deforestation, poaching, and hunting for skins.
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Cutting Through The Haze

Cutting Through The Haze

The Cassini probe orbiting Saturn's moon Titan has develop new global maps.
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A Blue Whale in Paris

A Blue Whale in Paris

A whale sized art installation is drawing attention from attendees to the Paris climate talks.
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Replanting Corals

Replanting Corals

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

Pluto in Hi-Res

New Horizons continues returning remarkable images from its closest fly-by of Pluto.
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Stop The Burning

Stop The Burning

Jane Goodall says Stop The Burning in an environmental statement to the UN climate conference.
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MERU, short-listed

MERU, short-listed

The documentary film MERU was short-listed in consideration for an Academy Award nomination.
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SOHO has Spent 20 Years in Space! (+video)

SOHO has Spent 20 Years in Space! (+video)

NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory is still up there, making space science possible.
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