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Is The Great Barrier Reef Dead?

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Is The Great Barrier Reef Dead?

An analysis of coral bleaching news.

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2017

Projects That Matter

Conservation successes happen one project at a time.

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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.

14 Mar 2014

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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.
Tropical Dry Forests (bosque seco) explained

Tropical Dry Forests (bosque seco) explained

The Royal Botanical Gardens in Scotland developed an animation to explain tropical dry forests in Latin America.
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Highest Temperature Ever Recorded...63.5F

Highest Temperature Ever Recorded...63.5F

In the far south, some strange weather events happened last week.
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the Powers of Ten

the Powers of Ten

Visualizing some 'big data', the Powers of Ten is still as amazing to view as it was nearly 40 years ago.
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Beware the "Super Termites"

Beware the "Super Termites"

Like creatures from a bad SciFi movie, a real "terminator" is out there and we likely created it. Beware the "Super Termites"!
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Where it never rains...now it floods!

Where it never rains...now it floods!

In parts of the Atacama Desert  it virtually never rains...and now it is flooding.
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Tortoise Tracking

Tortoise Tracking

Anyone can adopt a tortoise, and join the research on an ancient and endangered critter.
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Research helps explain Empathy and Compassion

Research helps explain Empathy and Compassion

New research is helping to explain the basis of human empathy and compassion. We could use a good deal more nowadays.
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Should Al Gore Run for President?

Should Al Gore Run for President?

The politician who's loudest on climate change could make a racket in 2016
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St. Patrick's Day...in space

St. Patrick's Day...in space

Astronauts on the space station celebrate St. Patrick's Day in space.
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Compassion and other creatures

Compassion and other creatures

Compassion is considered a trait uniquely human but we should make it more inclusive.
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Fire & Ice, 2.0

Fire & Ice, 2.0

A new reading of Robert Frost's famous poem, Fire and Ice  may be useful considering the strange weather lately.
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45-day Exposure

45-day Exposure

Solargraphs are having a renaissance as new materials are used in capturing long-exposure images.
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3-headed Monster

3-headed Monster

The western Pacific and Australia are experiencing a 3-headed monster of extreme storms.
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The Conservation Alliance

The Conservation Alliance

Announcing a corporate partner for Riled Up: The Conservation Alliance
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Our Fishy Brains and the Problem of Seeing Water

Our Fishy Brains and the Problem of Seeing Water

A simple way to think about the stuff that's all around us. 
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Plant of the Month: Clivia, a Gondwana survivor

Plant of the Month: Clivia, a Gondwana survivor

Two exhibitions will happen this month celebrating beautiful and ancient plants known as clivias.
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Christian Senators announce plan for climate change: "We're Asking God"

Christian Senators announce plan for climate change: "We're Asking God"

Among the ideas: stopping the sun, closing the firmament, three hours of darkness
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Chinese filmmaking

Chinese filmmaking

Chinese filmmakers often use simple tools in telling huge stories.
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Show of Fire

Show of Fire

Villarrica Volcano in Chile has awakened and the 'show of fire' is spectacular.
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The Search for Life

The Search for Life

Search for extra-terrestrial intelligence continues -- but should we start letting them see us? 
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"Hey, move over!"

"Hey, move over!"

Deforestation continues unabated so what will happen to all the plants, animals, and birds?
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