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Trees Before Rain

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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

Archive Highlights

"Look to the Mountains"

"Look to the Mountains"

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

24 Apr 2015

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.

Animating Ice

Animating Ice

What would western Greenland look like without an ice cover?
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Fire Rainbows

Fire Rainbows

Fire Rainbows or are known for their odd appearance and unusual production requirements.
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The Weight of Mountains

The Weight of Mountains

The processes that create and destroy mountains are fascinating. Iceland provides a dramatic landscape to see them.
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How Rich is Bill Gates?

How Rich is Bill Gates?

One of the many reasons to love this man -- he makes me understand things. 
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Once extinct, almost Extinct

Once extinct, almost Extinct

Animation can tell a story in a more interesting way than expected...even about extinction!
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Half Empty or Half Full?

Half Empty or Half Full?

Lake Powell in Utah and Arizona is "running on empty", waterwise.
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Supercells

Supercells

Supercell thunderstorms can produce extreme weather events. Watch out!
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Floods & Arks

Floods & Arks

In the children's fable, Noah built an ark to survive a flood of Biblical proportions. Noah may be needed again.
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Art Photos from Space

Art Photos from Space

Cameras have been essential tools since the beginning of space exploration. Besides the science, they even take art photos.
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In Sun-burnt Lands

In Sun-burnt Lands

Two of my favorite places, California and Australia, are experiencing some of their worst drought conditions ever.
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George Saunders on Kindness

George Saunders on Kindness

Kindness is a trait everyone should try to practice.
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Hitting a Bullseye

Hitting a Bullseye

Like hitting a bullseye, meteors have revealed water ice occurs at shallow depths on Mars.
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Voyager, the photographer

Voyager, the photographer

The Voyager captured amazing photographs as it headed out of the Solar System.
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Almost There

Almost There

For the first time in half a century, waters from the Colorado River will once again flow into the Sea of Cortez.
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Sea-surges by Zip Code

Sea-surges by Zip Code

If you live near the ocean, it might be of interest what a changing sea level could mean to your coastal zone.
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Slip-slidin' away

Slip-slidin' away

The West Antarctic Ice sheet has begun sliding into the ocean. JPL used radar to map the process now unleashed.
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What If Alien Life Were Like New Jersey Life?

What If Alien Life Were Like New Jersey Life?

We need a better planet, one with strawberry jam.
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M is for Mom and other fine things

M is for Mom and other fine things

M is for Mother's and other fine things to remember in our midst.
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Ice Break-up, Lake Baikal

Ice Break-up, Lake Baikal

Siberia's Lake Baikal is a wonder.
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Saving Finches

Saving Finches

What does it take to save a species? Sometimes it can be as simple as a bit of cotton.
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Mt. Remarkable...not as high as you think

Mt. Remarkable...not as high as you think

Sometimes heights can be deceptive.
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Swim Through the Stars

Swim Through the Stars

What the stars actually look like will surprise you.
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'We Are Not Separate From Nature'

'We Are Not Separate From Nature'

Watch this beautiful, short documentary about surfing, disaster, climate change, terrorism and redemption. 
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'Bidder 70' to Stream on Netflix

'Bidder 70' to Stream on Netflix

A great story is getting a bigger audience. 
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In the Dark

In the Dark

We need darkness. How else would we neck in cars? 
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Resilient Reefs?

Resilient Reefs?

Can corals become resilient in the face of their changing ocean environments? Perhaps.
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