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Trees Before Rain

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2017

Trees Before Rain

Which came first: trees or rain?

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A 'Medicane' Forms

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2017

A 'Medicane' Forms

A medicane heads toward Italy and Greece.

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Climate Change's Murder Mysteries

Climate Change's Murder Mysteries

Climate change is like a murder mystery where suspected assassins number in the thousands.

29 Apr 2014

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

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.

How Fragile is the Earth?

How Fragile is the Earth?

It's easy to forget how thin our life-sustaining biosphere is. Here's a visualization. 
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The Universe, as Hologram

The Universe, as Hologram

Physicists continue to develop the idea that our universe is, at core, two dimensional
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The Earth Shakes in Nepal

The Earth Shakes in Nepal

The Earth shook in Nepal and the resulting destruction has been massive.
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Optus: Whale Song

Optus: Whale Song

An attempt at cross-species communications with whales but no idea what they thought of the song.
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Prince Ea speaks to "Dear: Future Generations"

Prince Ea speaks to "Dear: Future Generations"

The rapper Prince Ea has a few spoken words to offer about trees and future generations.
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"Look to the Mountains"

"Look to the Mountains"

A photographer, mountaineer, and environmental ambassador says: "look to the mountains".
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Volcano Power

Volcano Power

A stunning display of raw volcanic power was captured on video.
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7 Earth Day Suggestions

7 Earth Day Suggestions

Earth Day is today so here are 7 suggestions to celebrate the day, any day.
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Astronomers Attempt New Explanation of Universe's "Cold Spot"

Astronomers Attempt New Explanation of Universe's "Cold Spot"

A new study inquires into an extremely large and distinct area of our universe.
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Gulf Rememberance Day

Gulf Rememberance Day

Five years ago, an oil drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and a gusher of oil erupted for 87 days before being capped.
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We-Don't-Know-Ness Is Everywhere

We-Don't-Know-Ness Is Everywhere

We only understand what 5 percent of the universe is. 
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Imaging Fish in Words & Brush

Imaging Fish in Words & Brush

The graphic artist and writer, James Prosek, ponders trout in a video meditation as Earth Day approaches.
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Intelligent Designers

Intelligent Designers

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

Wet, Wetter, Wettest Mars

Global warming and melting glaciers would be a good thing on Mars and the place to look for biology.
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Robots & Whales

Robots & Whales

Curiosity is a sign of intelligence and not restricted to humans as researchers discovered while collecting marine samples.
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Conservation Awards Announced

Conservation Awards Announced

The Conservation Alliance announced their latest list of awardees for local environmental projects.
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Humility & Responsibility: Lawrence Krauss Interviews Noam Chomsky

Humility & Responsibility: Lawrence Krauss Interviews Noam Chomsky

The two prominent public intellectuals talk language, science, politics.
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Visualizing Data in Your World

Visualizing Data in Your World

Pattie Maes from MIT's Media Lab shows off technology to visualize the 'big data' in your world.
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Solar Surge

Solar Surge

The surge in rooftop solar power is the subject of an excellent conversation on WAMU radio.
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Plant of the Month

Plant of the Month

You probably didn't realize the Greeks were great plantsmen besides their other artistic, political, literary, and military accomplishments.
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Space Station views

Space Station views

The space station is a great vantage point to see the Earth, even in abstract views.
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California is So Dry...

California is So Dry...

The drought manifests itself in some really unfortunate ways. 
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America's Most Endangered Rivers, 2015

America's Most Endangered Rivers, 2015

American Rivers has released their 2015 report on the "most endangered rivers" in the USA.
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Playing in a New Sandbox

Playing in a New Sandbox

Technology for playing at the beach has changed in amazing, unimaginable, and useful ways.
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Sustainable Farming through Agroecology

Sustainable Farming through Agroecology

Agroecology applies ecological principals to produce sustainable supplies of foods while also reducing environmental impacts from agrochemicals.
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