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A journal of science, thought, and action.

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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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

Replanting Corals

Replanting Corals

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

17 May 2017

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.
Earth Hour

Earth Hour

Earth Hour is today. Have you heard about it?
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Lungs of the Earth

Lungs of the Earth

Amazon rainforests are often referred to as the "lungs of the Earth".
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Dune Abstractions

Dune Abstractions

Sand dunes are beautiful no matter where they occur.
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Restoring a Delta

Restoring a Delta

For the first time in nearly a century, water is once again flowing into the Colorado River delta.
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Turtle People to the Rescue, 2

Turtle People to the Rescue, 2

Turtles maintain a special place in Riled Up.
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Bend in the River

Bend in the River

When you're floating on a river, it's hard to get a complete perspective on the environment.
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Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

When galaxies collide, one gets consumed by the other as they merge.
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Taming the Beast

Taming the Beast

Creating a domestic animal from a wild creature requires years of selective breeding but it has been demonstrated in foxes.
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Arches Fantasy

Arches Fantasy

Photography allows for some very creative experimentation inside the camera, the studio, or the darkroom. A view of Arches NP appears like a fantasy.
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Hell's Chicken

Hell's Chicken

If you happened to be wandering about a late Cretaceous landscape, you might have encountered a 500lb chicken-like dinosaur that looked like a cross between an ostrich and a velociraptor.
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The Colors of the Rainbow

The Colors of the Rainbow

We might not be missing out in much after all. 

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Inflation Scientist's Heart-melting Reaction to Great News

Inflation Scientist's Heart-melting Reaction to Great News

Physicist learns that his understanding of the universe is probably right. 
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The Power of Data...Big Data

The Power of Data...Big Data

With more data available, analysis is more precise, and the greater ability you have to make informed decisions. With the launch of Climate Data, the power of "big data" is now being put in the hands of the general public.
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The Joys of Science

The Joys of Science

The added bonus joy of a new Cosmos series is that we get Neil deGrasse Tyson on a publicity tour.
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Dust

Dust

Anyone who has ever had to wash mud off their cars following a rain shower, knows the influence of dust on daily life. Other impacts are more serious.
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Mars Trekking in 3D

Mars Trekking in 3D

JPL's Curiosity rover has begun negotiating a Martian boulder field of sedimentary outcrops leading up to Mount Sharp.
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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.
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Hole on Mars

Hole on Mars

A photograph of a hole was captured by the HiRise camera as it passed over Mars. It is very curious.
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Same Sun...Different Setting

Same Sun...Different Setting

The old adage that location matters applies just as well to photography as it does to restaurants and real estate. 
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Ecology Joins "the crowd"

Ecology Joins "the crowd"

Ecologists are joining the "crowd" to fund exciting field studies.
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Republican. Climate Change Believer. Really.

Republican. Climate Change Believer. Really.

To find a conservative politician who believes in climate change? It's easier to find skinny whales. 
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Australia's 'Angry Summer'

Australia's 'Angry Summer'

The kangaroos are wearing their short shorts
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About that Chimney You're Driving

About that Chimney You're Driving

Your 2013 Nissan leaf is actually, in terms of climate damage, a 1910 London chimney.
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 Add Warm Water...Ice Melts

Add Warm Water...Ice Melts

JPL has produced an info-graphic showing the impact of warm river water on sea ice in the Arctic. It melts.
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Now They've Done It

Now They've Done It

As the guac goes, so go all of us. 
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