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Cyclone Debbie

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2017

Cyclone Debbie

Cyclone Debbie takes aim at Queensland.

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For The Ages: National Parks

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Mar

2017

For The Ages: National Parks

A 360-degree tribute to national parks.

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Intelligent Designers

Intelligent Designers

Portland is using 'intelligent designers' to replace an aging coal-fired power plant and other cities should follow their lead.

17 Apr 2015

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

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.

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".
River Deltas...here & there

River Deltas...here & there

River deltas result when materials are moved from uplands to lowlands. They happen wherever liquids flow.
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No More Frozen Ponds, No More Hockey

No More Frozen Ponds, No More Hockey

It's not just glaciers: the NHL frets about the melting ice. 
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How Can People Be Skeptical About Facts?

Let me ask you about our planet. Think about the whole planet, now, from Boulder to Bangladesh, not just your little corner of it. 
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Turtle cams

Turtle cams

We are big fans of turtles, their protection, and digital media technology that can help.
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Twitter As A Scientific Resource

Twitter As A Scientific Resource

Examining Twitter's potential as a scientific source
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Iceberg Collapses -- Woman Shrieks in Fear

Watch this terrifying footage of an iceberg collapsing off Newfoundland. 
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Buckled Lands

Buckled Lands

Afghanistan's Sulaiman Ranges are one of the most buckled landscapes on Earth.
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Do You Ever Feel Trapped?

Do You Ever Feel Trapped?

"Nature is a movie that goes by outside the car window."
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Skylight Auroras

Skylight Auroras

Imagine rooms with auroras as skylights overhead...sounds beautiful!
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How You Can Be Like Elsa From 'Frozen'

How You Can Be Like Elsa From 'Frozen'

Why did no one tell me this was possible? I want to freak people out with this. 
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6th Grade Ecologist

6th Grade Ecologist

A science project offered insight into the adaptive potential, and ecosystem threat, of an invasive species. The ecologist was 12 years old.
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'Yes, But It's a Dry Heat'

'Yes, But It's a Dry Heat'

Maybe that's a better phrase for climate change: The Heat. 
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Climate Fixed in 2 Minutes

Climate Fixed in 2 Minutes

An LSE climate economist explains how to fix carbon pollution in 2 minutes.
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Gondwana Beauty

Gondwana Beauty

Gondwanaland produced some really plant beauties that are still flowering nearly 80 million years later.
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California Turns Brown

California Turns Brown

California's drought takes on a different dimension from two new NASA photographs.
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Mapping Mars

Mapping Mars

Planning a trip to Mars? You'll need some good maps to go hiking.
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Sailing the Wine Dark Seas

Sailing the Wine Dark Seas

Homer tells about Odysseus and his ten year journey to find his home after the Trojan War. Odysseus could have used some better maps.
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Rescue Beetles

Rescue Beetles

It's easy to miss a plague of green while being amazed by canyon walls and class 5 rapids on the Colorado River.
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Dwarf Star Remnants

Dwarf Star Remnants

A dwarf star exploded in a supernova in 1006 AD that is still visible today.
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Germaine Greer: "I've now become a doer"

Germaine Greer: "I've now become a doer"

The author has said she "is now a doer" and set off on a second career in rainforest restoration.
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Real Warriors Wear Plants

Real Warriors Wear Plants

The Greeks are well known for many things---art, philosophy, science---but their battlefield technology was equally well developed.
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WildLeaks

WildLeaks

Trafficking in endangered wildlife is now the 4th largest transnational crime in the worldAn online whistle-blower is now available to expose the 'bad guys'.
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Watch the Other Side of the Global Warning Debate -- or Don't

Watch the Other Side of the Global Warning Debate -- or Don't

Watching largest gathering of climate change deniers. 
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Thamserku views

Thamserku views

Thamserku is a mountain giant aside the trail to Mount Everest.
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The Temperature of Stupid

The Temperature of Stupid

Hearing that the government might regulate pollutants destroys brain cells faster than sniffing glue. 
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Across the Universe

Across the Universe

If we had eyes to see in x-rays and radio waves, everything would look very different.
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