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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

Archive Highlights

Republican. Climate Change Believer. Really.

Republican. Climate Change Believer. Really.

To find a conservative politician who believes in climate change? It's easier to find skinny whales. 

10 Mar 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.

Beating Hearts on the Edge of Death

Beating Hearts on the Edge of Death

"Meru" editor Bob Eisenhardt finds the soul of rock climbers Anker, Chin and Ozturk
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Holy Pluto!

Holy Pluto!

Pluto is far from a dull place as New Horizons photography and measurements show clearly.
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Rescue Orca

Rescue Orca

Mindful and compassionate volunteers save a stranded marine mammal.
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Additional New Monuments?

Additional New Monuments?

Could more national monument designations be coming soon? Let's hope so!
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"This is an Exponential Problem"

"This is an Exponential Problem"

Upshot of cool video: Earth's taking off its cool white tee-shirt, flatulating like mad and doing acid. 
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X-Prizes

X-Prizes

The latest series of cutting-edge X-Prizes were awarded.
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Want Sustainable Designs? ...try biomimicry

Want Sustainable Designs? ...try biomimicry

Biomimicry offers many opportunities for sustainable design ideas applied to architecture, robotics, and engineering.
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Jardines de la Reina

Jardines de la Reina

A marine reserve in Cuba shows what is possible when smart policies and talented biologists work to sustain reef ecosystems.
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Kuiper Belt or bust

Kuiper Belt or bust

NASA's New Horizons flew by Pluto capturing photos of ice mountains and taking measurements as it sailed into the Kuiper Belt.
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3D Maps

3D Maps

The mass collection of 'big data' from satellite surveys now allows the creation of detailed 3D maps.
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Moonrise, Pluto

Moonrise, Pluto

On July 14, New Horizons will fly-by Pluto using the moonlight of its large moon Charon to capture photographs.
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Wasting Away

Wasting Away

Alaska's glaciers are wasting away having added 75 billion tons of water to the oceans in less than 20 years.
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Marathon Drive

Marathon Drive

JPL released a video showing a 10-year marathon drive on Mars.
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What to do with an abandoned golf course?

What to do with an abandoned golf course?

The Japanese have come up with one good answer.
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The Flying Mantas

The Flying Mantas

Manta rays present a rare display of their flying skills in the Sea of Cortez.
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Independence Day: buildings that power themselves

Independence Day: buildings that power themselves

Buildings powering themselves with solar energy windows could move cities towards an "independence day" against an existential enemy, climate change.
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Conservation Divers

Conservation Divers

Rescuing and tagging sharks from fisherman's nets by conservation divers.
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Even After Legalization, Marijuana Researchers Lack Avenues for Study

Even After Legalization, Marijuana Researchers Lack Avenues for Study

Researchers begin to take advantage of more lax marijuana laws to study the drug. 
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Land & Water Conservation Fund

Land & Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund created 50 years ago was important then and is even more important now.
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