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The Driest Place on Earth

19

Sep

2017

The Driest Place on Earth

The Atacama Desert as a Mars analog.

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Watching Tundra Melt

18

Sep

2017

Watching Tundra Melt

Permafrost melting in 'real time'.

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Nature Isn't Nice

Nature Isn't Nice

By Reilly Capps
A deadly slide on Everest shows, once again, that nature isn't going to pamper us. 

18 Apr 2014

Video Highlights

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A Monumental President

A Monumental President 26 August 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

Fishing for Plastic

Fishing for Plastic 9 August 2017

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Intelligence of Plants

Intelligence of Plants 8 August 2017

Intelligence of Plants

Amazing new understandings of intelligence in plants.

The Colours of Australia are Fading

The Colours of Australia are Fading 2 June 2017

The Colours of Australia are Fading

Major changes have occurred recently to Australian forests.

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Super Coral...a Super Hero? 26 May 2017

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Heat-tolerant corals may help reef restoration.

Replanting Corals

Replanting Corals 17 May 2017

Replanting Corals

Some people are taking positive action today to reverse the damage caused by climate change and building resilience for tomorrow.

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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