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The Future is Fungus

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Feb

2017

The Future is Fungus

The natural alternative to plastic.

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Real-time Storm Forecasts

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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.
Orion Rising

Orion Rising

The Greeks named the three stars oriented like beads on a string as Orion's Belt. The Hunter also carried a sword.
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Martian Selfie

Martian Selfie

The Martian explorer Curiosity took a birthday selfie.
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Risky Business

Risky Business

Risk analysis is used in business to identify factors that can jeopardize a project. Climate change is ideal for such an analysis.
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Mission Ocean

Mission Ocean

The Global Oceans Commission has just released an important report: Mission Ocean
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Auroras by Any Name

Auroras by Any Name

A progression of stunning ultra-violet auroras.
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Wavy Jets

Wavy Jets

The jet stream has been making some big waves lately. 
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March of the Penguins

March of the Penguins

Science is self-correcting as new data disrupts old dogmas. A colony of marching penguins shows the way.
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Repairing Classic Cars and Damaged Environments

Repairing Classic Cars and Damaged Environments

A new book says you can learn a good deal about restoring degraded ecosystems by looking under the "bonnet" of a car.
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Daily Show rips "adorable" global warming deniers

Daily Show rips "adorable" global warming deniers

How's your blood pressure? If it's high, don't watch this Daily Show clip. 
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A Tale of Two Rivers

A Tale of Two Rivers

Geological processes and biological evolution will happen wherever similar environments occur. Earth and Mars offer opportunities for comparisons.
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Islands & Galaxies...a winning combo

Islands & Galaxies...a winning combo

'Over the Top' at Reunion Island is a winner.
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Special Places---Special Protection

Special Places---Special Protection

Like other presidents before him, Barack Obama has designated protected areas in the oceans.
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Alpine Indicators

Alpine Indicators

Plants and other biological indicators are marching up hill...fast!
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Flower Pic of the Month

Flower Pic of the Month

The shampoo ginger is the 'pic of the month' flower.
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Mars Art Gallery

Mars Art Gallery

Mars continues producing images that would make any modern artist proud.
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X-ray'd

X-ray'd

X-rays have come far since the first photograph of a hand was captured in 1895.
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Maps for Stargazers

Maps for Stargazers

Here's a map for anyone who has wondered about moons, planets, and stars.
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World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day. What are you doing to participate?
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Electronic Leaves

Electronic Leaves

If research on artificial photosynthesis pans out, hydrogen could become a reality to power fuel cells and reduce carbon pollution. Maybe!
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Chance of Ash

Chance of Ash

Chance of ash probably wasn't part of your nightly weather forecast.
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Tree Huggers

Tree Huggers

Koalas like hugging their eucalyptus trees but no one ever knew why. Now research using thermography has shown why. Koalas like being cool like everyone else.
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Hubble, again!

Hubble, again!

The Hubble telescope is back producing stunning pictures. This time with a view of the universe to ponder.
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Manuel Bauer: Tibet & the Power of Photography

Manuel Bauer: Tibet & the Power of Photography

Manuel Bauer is a Swiss photographer. With 75,000 images he tells a compelling and vital story about Tibetans.
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