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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

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

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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.

High School chemistry & biology

High School chemistry & biology

Some parts of climate change science and the consequences of increased CO2 in the atmosphere are  explained with high school textbooks.
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Whales as Engineers

Whales as Engineers

Whales are "ecosystem engineers" from the essential role they play in the ocean's food chain.
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Double Whammy

Double Whammy

Australia has received a double whammy of severe weather as two cyclones hit the country at once,.
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GOP Disappointed that New National Monuments Won't Be Properly Exploited

GOP Disappointed that New National Monuments Won't Be Properly Exploited

Obama names 3 new monuments; GOP worries that our grandchildren won't experience same level of natural resource extraction as this generation.
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Alfred Wegener, Drifting Continents, and an Animated Pangaea

Alfred Wegener, Drifting Continents, and an Animated Pangaea

Paradigm shifts in science can be made by anyone with a keen curiosity, the patience, and good data to 'connect the dots' that others don't see.
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Happy Darwin Day, 2015

Happy Darwin Day, 2015

"theory" needs to be dropped from any mention of evolution as the gene for biological change has now been discovered...just in time for Darwin Day, 2015.
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To the Rescue

To the Rescue

Technology and compassion combined to help rescue an abused bird.
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Sea Ice Changes

Sea Ice Changes

35 years of satellite monitoring of Arctic sea ice show dramatic changes.
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Galactic Magnetism

Galactic Magnetism

Have you ever wondered what a galactic magnetic field would look like? A painting comes to mind.
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Grand Design

Grand Design

The Hubble captured a 'grand design' for a galaxy over 50 million light-years away.
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Rock Icon

Rock Icon

Nothing is more iconic of Australia than the giant rock megalith standing alone in the Outback.
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Feral Troubles in OZ

Feral Troubles in OZ

Australians like to joke that they live in the beautiful Land of OZ. However, there are feral troubles in that technicolor land.
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Green Genes, Sea-slugs, & Evolution

Green Genes, Sea-slugs, & Evolution

Sea-slugs, the beautiful shell-less mollusks, are offering new insights into ecology, genetics, and evolution.
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Desert Illusions

Desert Illusions

Desert create mirages and illusions that captured the imagination of the artist, Phillip K. Smith, III.
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Raining Rivers

Raining Rivers

NOAA has produced a new satellite of a welcome "river of rain" drenching the West Coast.
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Mindful Conservation

Mindful Conservation

A TV and radio program showcased conservation examples that benefited people and wildlife alike.
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Europa Bound

Europa Bound

We're bound for Europa to look for oceans on Jupiter's icy moon.
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Ecology in Motion

Ecology in Motion

Ecology is always moving but never as fast as now seen by movement of several species.
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Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction

A new documentary film showcases the threats to wildlife and ecosystems worldwide and also offers positive solutions.
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