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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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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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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.

Assessing Transgenic Salmon

Assessing Transgenic Salmon

Are the risks posed by genetically-modified salmon worse than how we presently get our salmon to market and stomachs?
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Save the Oceans, Feed the world

Save the Oceans, Feed the world

What is happening to ocean fisheries isn't good but a different and more sustainable way is possible.
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The Lives of Giant Trees

The Lives of Giant Trees

The giant trees of the Pacific Northwest are still poorly understood and mountaineering tools are helping to understand them.
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Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance

Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance

Eric Larsen will present his The Last North expedition to an outdoor/conservation audience in Utah..
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Compassionate Turtles

Compassionate Turtles

Behavior that would be considered compassionate in humans is also observed in animals.
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the 6th Extinction

the 6th Extinction

Research is pointing to a new extinction event that is now in progress.
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Conservation Photography

Conservation Photography

Master photographers can help conservation researchers with added field information.
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Scientist: Facts Back Obama on Syria, Drought, War

Scientist: Facts Back Obama on Syria, Drought, War

As deniers fume, scientists keep measuring stuff. 
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Environmental Warriors, 2

Environmental Warriors, 2

This has been a good week of "warriors" for conservation including a teenager, an informed pastor, and now a military commander.
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Kid Warriors for the Environment

Kid Warriors for the Environment

A "kid warrior" is building a generational following online with environmental concerns.
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One Sunset, Two Worlds

One Sunset, Two Worlds

How would sunset on Earth and Mars appear? JPL scientists asked the same question with surprising results.
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Important Monkey Business

Important Monkey Business

Three independent developments affecting apes, monkeys, and other primates are announced.
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Fogged In

Fogged In

"Fogged in" takes on a very different and more positive meaning in some places.
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New Roles for an Ancient Fiber

New Roles for an Ancient Fiber

From tiny worms, an ancient natural fiber grows with a myriad of new applications now.
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World Oceans Day, 2

World Oceans Day, 2

A diving company shows what is possible any day, any year, by anyone to conserve and sustain marine life.
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World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is here and hopefully it will produce actions to protect and restore the seas everywhere.
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Silver Wattle

Silver Wattle

Silver Wattle is one example of an Australian genus of trees with nearly 950 species and counting.
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To The Rescue

To The Rescue

The US Coast Guard has a long list of maritime duties and "sea turtle" rescuers can now be added to the list.
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Trees, Ecology, and the Power of Networks

Trees, Ecology, and the Power of Networks

The RSA uses animation as a powerful tool in the emerging filed of information visualization.
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Mirror, mirror on the.....

Mirror, mirror on the.....

Animal behavior is complex and amazing and mirror tests are an important measure of intelligence.
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Topsy Turvy Worlds

Topsy Turvy Worlds

Topsy turvy describes the strange moons orbiting Pluto and its dwarf-planet companion, Charon.
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the Global Apollo Programme

the Global Apollo Programme

A 10 year Apollo-like effort to make renewable energy more competitive than coal-fired power begins.
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The Population Bomb, redux

The Population Bomb, redux

The Population Bomb was published in 1968 and the concerns Paul Ehrlich raised are even more vital and immediate today.
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