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Trees Before Rain

17

Nov

2017

Trees Before Rain

Which came first: trees or rain?

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A 'Medicane' Forms

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Nov

2017

A 'Medicane' Forms

A medicane heads toward Italy and Greece.

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The Conservation Alliance

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A Million Taxis

A Million Taxis

You ever sit in a giant traffic jam, alone, in freeway that has become a parking lot, boxed in by cars flatulating noxious fumes, your only...

5 Apr 2013

Video Highlights

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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.

Whales & Drones

Whales & Drones 31 October 2017

Whales & Drones

Remotely controlled drones provide a quiet way to track animal behavior.

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper 30 October 2017

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Robotic engineers at JPL are turning to bio-mimicry and using a gecko as their design guide.

Best of Intentions

Best of Intentions

Everyone loves monarch butterflies. Everyone wants to help them.
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Snowflake, mega-magnified

Snowflake, mega-magnified

If you're thinking of snowflakes, here is an electron micrograph scan mega-magnified.
  • 2010
Blue is the Color of Pollution

Blue is the Color of Pollution

When is the color blue a sign of serious water pollution?
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2015: The Year Salt Lake City Sees the 'Big One'?

2015: The Year Salt Lake City Sees the 'Big One'?

Sobering statistics about the city's vulnerability to a serious earthquake.
  • 2012
@Bill_Nye_tho's Cool Ass Animal of the Week: Chameleons

@Bill_Nye_tho's Cool Ass Animal of the Week: Chameleons

Guest blogger @Bill_Nye_tho returns with another Cool Ass Animal of the Week
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Infrared Exposures

Infrared Exposures

You too can ponder space and time like a famous cosmologist...so start pondering!
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Mountaintop Universe

Mountaintop Universe

You'd have quite a night sky view from Mt. Elbrus in the Caucasus mountains.
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The 6 Most Poisonous Animals That I Refuse To Let Bring Me Down

The 6 Most Poisonous Animals That I Refuse To Let Bring Me Down

Counting down the 6 most poisonous animals whose negativity I will not let affect me.
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the Ices of Mercury

the Ices of Mercury

The ices of Mercury have likely been there since the formation of the solar system.
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Paven Sukhdev on 'nature's values'

Paven Sukhdev on 'nature's values'

What if we could determine a value for environmental services before they were compromised by extraction?
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Infinity, not so infinite?

Infinity, not so infinite?

A stunning revelation on the nature of infinity.
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Greenland's Rivers and other stories

Greenland's Rivers and other stories

Two unrelated reports document environmental changes that are accelerating.
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Restoring chestnut forests, one tree at a time

Restoring chestnut forests, one tree at a time

Disease resistant chestnut trees have has finally been developed and forests may start being restored, one tree at a time.
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The End of Time

The End of Time

Peter Mettler's documentary offers unique ways to see nature.
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Kepler's Travel Service

Kepler's Travel Service

The Kepler team at JPL has selected several exo-planets as future travel candidates.
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A Book for Tree Huggers

A Book for Tree Huggers

Who doesn't love trees? A new book of portraits adds another dimension to that question.
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"the Navel of the World"

"the Navel of the World"

Far-away, a Tibetan peak is known as "the Navel of the World". Its importance has many levels of meaning.
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Need Nature Conservation? Call in the Kids!

Need Nature Conservation? Call in the Kids!

Kids in remote Nagaland helped stop the destruction of a beneficial raptor, the Amur Falcon.
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Fish 2.0

Fish 2.0

Fish 2.0 is offered a funding challenge to support sustainable fisheries projects.
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Is it Time for a Carbon price?

Is it Time for a Carbon price?

The time may be perfect to finally place a price on carbon pollution.
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A Miracle in a White Dress

A Miracle in a White Dress

Pope's stance on climate change would be a miracle if miracles were real.
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A Knowledge of Plants

A Knowledge of Plants

The ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin explores indigenous peoples and their knowledge of plants.
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Productive Ideas on Moving Forward

Productive Ideas on Moving Forward

I may have already failed 2 out of 3 productivity tests and 2015 just began.
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