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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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Lost & Found Worlds

Lost & Found Worlds

Biogeography rule #1: odd things evolve on islands.

29 Oct 2013

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.

NCAR: Ocean oxygen loss to become widespread by 2030's

NCAR: Ocean oxygen loss to become widespread by 2030's

Ocean oxygen loss to become widespread by 2030's.

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The World's Oldest Living Things

The World's Oldest Living Things

The list of ancient living things is now a good deal longer.

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Khumbu notes: Remembering Scott Fischer on Everest

Khumbu notes: Remembering Scott Fischer on Everest

Everest Mountaineer Brent Bishop remembers Scott Fischer

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Wendell Berry, The Seer

Wendell Berry, The Seer

The Seer is a film about the agrian and environmental author Wendell Berry.

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Oceans Melting Greenland...or OMG

Oceans Melting Greenland...or OMG

JPL has initiated the OMG project to monitor Greenland's ice melt.

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Earth Day, 2016

Earth Day, 2016

Restoration on a global scale could be possible with the agreement signed today.

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National Park Service Anniversary

National Park Service Anniversary

Recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service.

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Big Questions and Quantum Biology

Big Questions and Quantum Biology

The really big biological questions may require some physics to solve.

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Talking to Whales

Talking to Whales

If you could talk to a whale, what would you say?

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Saving Antarctica

Saving Antarctica

Saving the environment and wildlife of Antarctica is a good idea.

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Rob Harmon: River Restoration and the Market

Rob Harmon: River Restoration and the Market

Restoring rivers becomes economically important as well as ecologically so.

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Greenland, the De-icing Tour

Greenland, the De-icing Tour

Arctic melting has reached a point where tours are now planned between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

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PenguinWatch Wants You

PenguinWatch Wants You

PenguinWatch needs "citizen scientists" to help their important wildlife research.

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Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars

An entrepreneur and a physicist intend to 'reach for the stars' with Starshot.

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"Deadbeat Dams", Down

"Deadbeat Dams", Down

Four "deadbeat dams" along the Klamath River will come down by 2020.

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a Big Object and a Big Idea

a Big Object and a Big Idea

The Kepler space telescope has discovered something big that could be even more interesting than a planet.

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Plant of the Month: the Galaxy Magnolia

Plant of the Month: the Galaxy Magnolia

The Galaxy magnolia is the 'plant of the month'.

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Mysteries on the Ocean Floor

Mysteries on the Ocean Floor

Some exciting discoveries made on undersea mountains.

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Flying Rhinos to the Rescue

Flying Rhinos to the Rescue

African rhinos are now being airlifted to safety, even to Australia!

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Neumayer Glacier 1999-2016, South Georgia

Neumayer Glacier 1999-2016, South Georgia

New glacial images from South Georgia show significant retreat in just over a decade.

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Bhutan: Not Just Carbon Neutral...Carbon Negative

Bhutan: Not Just Carbon Neutral...Carbon Negative

Bhutan aimes to be the first carbon negative nation in the world.

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Death Valley Springs to Life

Death Valley Springs to Life

Death Valley sprang to life in a superblooming display of wildflowers.

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Supporting Environmental Work

Supporting Environmental Work

April campaign to We Keep it Wild and support The Conservation Alliance.

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