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Geology Mystery of the Day

19

May

2013

Geology Mystery of the Day

A strange geologic structure in Africa so far defies explanation.
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Feb

2019

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Opportunity's final contact.

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Archive Highlights

Carbon Taxes Take a Step Back. Maybe It Needs a New Name.

A carbon tax falters in Australia, sees dim prospects in America, and inches along in Canada. Maybe it needs a new name. 

16 Jul 2013

Video Highlights

 

The Conservation Alliance

 

Love Is In The Air

Love Is In The Air

Natural reminders for Valentine's Day.

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Opportunity Signs Off

Opportunity Signs Off

A voyage of exploration concludes.

  • 48
Kuiper Belt Pancakes

Kuiper Belt Pancakes

Data refinement changes intrepretation.

  • 42
Rainforest Plantsmen

Rainforest Plantsmen

Rainforest plants...new uses!

  • 69
Photography's Silent Drama

Photography's Silent Drama

Sebastiao Salgado

  • 65
Billion Dollar Disasters

Billion Dollar Disasters

Extreme weather events are multiplying.

  • 76
Earth's Driest Place

Earth's Driest Place

The Atacama as Mars analog.

  • 810
Risk Independence

Risk Independence

The new frontiers of Sundance storytelling.

  • 104
Polar Extremes

Polar Extremes

Bi-polar disorders.

  • 111
Nepal Reflections

Nepal Reflections

Remembrances from Nepal

  • 105
Visualizing Climate Data

Visualizing Climate Data

NASA & NOAA use illustration tools.

  • 106
A Polar Vortex Descends

A Polar Vortex Descends

Another extreme weather event.

  • 95
Arctic Greening

Arctic Greening

The Arctic is greening, and fast.

  • 1559
Melting Tundra

Melting Tundra

Permafrost can explode.

  • 1503
Launching Rocks, Building Mountains

Launching Rocks, Building Mountains

Traveling by bus can be hazardous.

  • 1448
"The Garden of Eden Is No More"

"The Garden of Eden Is No More"

David Attenborough interviewed at Davos forum.

  • 167
Look & See

Look & See

A Portrait of Wendell Berry.

  • 1701
The Power of Empathy

The Power of Empathy

Animating empathy.

  • 2256
Archaeology from Space

Archaeology from Space

Rmote-sensing for finding lost cities.

  • 1542
George the Poet on Climate Change

George the Poet on Climate Change

A poet takes on climate change.

  • 1707
Poseidon is Watching

Poseidon is Watching

Poseidon watches his domain.

  • 1001
Interactive Earth

Interactive Earth

Mapping planetary changes.

  • 101
Dataset Earth

Dataset Earth

The Earth as a dataset.

  • 121
There Once Was A River

There Once Was A River

A case of 'river piracy'.

  • 1293
On To Mars

On To Mars

Buck Rogers back to space.

  • 115
Denying Science

Denying Science

Rejecting 'magic beans'.

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Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2 29 December 2018

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

Krakatau is again active.

Plant Intelligence

Plant Intelligence 17 December 2018

Plant Intelligence

An understanding of intelligence in plants.

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Where Do Good Ideas Come From? 24 November 2018

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

A storyteller suggests an answer.

My Life As A Turkey

My Life As A Turkey 21 November 2018

My Life As A Turkey

A true turkey story for Thanksgiving.

Rewilding

Rewilding 4 September 2018

Rewilding

A 'silent spring' could become a 'wild summer' 

Conserving, the Mother Load

Conserving, the Mother Load 26 June 2018

Conserving, the Mother Load

Avoiding another Dust Bowl.

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