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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

When is Green not a Good Thing?

When is Green not a Good Thing?

When is "green" a bad thing? Answer: When it comes from toxic algae.

4 Aug 2014

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.
Beating Hearts on the Edge of Death

Beating Hearts on the Edge of Death

"Meru" editor Bob Eisenhardt finds the soul of rock climbers Anker, Chin and Ozturk
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Holy Pluto!

Holy Pluto!

Pluto is far from a dull place as New Horizons photography and measurements show clearly.
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Rescue Orca

Rescue Orca

Mindful and compassionate volunteers save a stranded marine mammal.
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Additional New Monuments?

Additional New Monuments?

Could more national monument designations be coming soon? Let's hope so!
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"This is an Exponential Problem"

"This is an Exponential Problem"

Upshot of cool video: Earth's taking off its cool white tee-shirt, flatulating like mad and doing acid. 
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X-Prizes

X-Prizes

The latest series of cutting-edge X-Prizes were awarded.
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Want Sustainable Designs? ...try biomimicry

Want Sustainable Designs? ...try biomimicry

Biomimicry offers many opportunities for sustainable design ideas applied to architecture, robotics, and engineering.
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Jardines de la Reina

Jardines de la Reina

A marine reserve in Cuba shows what is possible when smart policies and talented biologists work to sustain reef ecosystems.
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Kuiper Belt or bust

Kuiper Belt or bust

NASA's New Horizons flew by Pluto capturing photos of ice mountains and taking measurements as it sailed into the Kuiper Belt.
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Protecting New Lands

Protecting New Lands

Several important land protections were declared in just one week, perhaps a new trend.
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3D Maps

3D Maps

The mass collection of 'big data' from satellite surveys now allows the creation of detailed 3D maps.
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Moonrise, Pluto

Moonrise, Pluto

On July 14, New Horizons will fly-by Pluto using the moonlight of its large moon Charon to capture photographs.
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Wasting Away

Wasting Away

Alaska's glaciers are wasting away having added 75 billion tons of water to the oceans in less than 20 years.
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Marathon Drive

Marathon Drive

JPL released a video showing a 10-year marathon drive on Mars.
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What to do with an abandoned golf course?

What to do with an abandoned golf course?

The Japanese have come up with one good answer.
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The Flying Mantas

The Flying Mantas

Manta rays present a rare display of their flying skills in the Sea of Cortez.
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Independence Day: buildings that power themselves

Independence Day: buildings that power themselves

Buildings powering themselves with solar energy windows could move cities towards an "independence day" against an existential enemy, climate change.
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Conservation Divers

Conservation Divers

Rescuing and tagging sharks from fisherman's nets by conservation divers.
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Even After Legalization, Marijuana Researchers Lack Avenues for Study

Even After Legalization, Marijuana Researchers Lack Avenues for Study

Researchers begin to take advantage of more lax marijuana laws to study the drug. 
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Land & Water Conservation Fund

Land & Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund created 50 years ago was important then and is even more important now.
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