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Krakatoa Awakens

24

Sep

2018

Krakatoa Awakens

Krakatoa is again active.

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Pollution from Hurricane Florence

21

Sep

2018

Pollution from Hurricane Florence

Water pollution seen from space.

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The Conservation Alliance

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Intelligent Designers

Intelligent Designers

Portland is using 'intelligent designers' to replace an aging coal-fired power plant and other cities should follow their lead.

17 Apr 2015

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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.

Environmental Art

Environmental Art 15 January 2018

Environmental Art

Creating paintings with natue connections.

Patagonia and Sustainability

Patagonia and Sustainability 31 December 2017

Patagonia and Sustainability

Patagonia shows how to apply sustainability in business practice.

Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From 22 December 2017

Where Good Ideas Come From

A clever storyteller suggests an answer.

Bottled Arctic Notes

Bottled Arctic Notes 15 December 2017

Bottled Arctic Notes

A bottled note tossed to the waves recovered years later.

Anti-Sunshine Crew’s Attack Ads on Solyndra Aren’t Working

The anti-sunshine crew has spent $11 million attacking Solyndra. The solar company went belly-up, costing taxpayers half a billion dollars. It was a flop. But despite that flop, and despite the attack ads, Americans still overwhelmingly support clean energy, according to a Pew poll, which says that 52 percent of Americans support clean energy as our most important energy resource, and that it has far more support that fossil fuels. People know what’s up, despite all the obfuscation. ...
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The Blitz is On

Seriously, how could you be anti-solar? I can understand pointing out cost issues or noting the lack of rare Earth minerals needed to build the solar panels. But being anti solar in general? It’s like being anti-rainbows or anti-puppies. As an op-ed in the New York Times puts it: … an assault on the solar industry becomes akin to sabotaging armaments factories during a mobilization for war. Let’s all keep calm and carry on. - Reilly Capps
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The Blitz is On

Seriously, how could you be anti-solar? I can understand pointing out cost issues or noting the lack of rare Earth minerals needed to build the solar panels. But being anti solar in general? It’s like being anti-rainbows or anti-puppies. As an op-ed in the New York Times puts it: … an assault on the solar industry becomes akin to sabotaging armaments factories during a mobilization for war. Let’s all keep calm and carry on. - Reilly Capps
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Anti-Sunshine Crew’s Attack Ads on Solyndra Aren’t Working

The anti-sunshine crew has spent $11 million attacking Solyndra. The solar company went belly-up, costing taxpayers half a billion dollars. It was a flop. But despite that flop, and despite the attack ads, Americans still overwhelmingly support clean energy, according to a Pew poll, which says that 52 percent of Americans support clean energy as our most important energy resource, and that it has far more support that fossil fuels. People know what’s up, despite all the obfuscation. ...
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The Blitz is On

Seriously, how could you be anti-solar? I can understand pointing out cost issues or noting the lack of rare Earth minerals needed to build the solar panels. But being anti solar in general? It’s like being anti-rainbows or anti-puppies. As an op-ed in the New York Times puts it: … an assault on the solar industry becomes akin to sabotaging armaments factories during a mobilization for war. Let’s all keep calm and carry on. - Reilly Capps
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Chasing Ice Opens in November

I was lucky to be an audience member at last January’s Sundance Film Festival world premiere of Chasing Ice, a film about my friend James Balog. The film documents Jim’s efforts to capture in photographic images, time-lapse video, and personal dialog the ‘real time’ consequences of climate change on glaciers and ice in the Arctic and elsewhere. The film received a special award by the Sundance judgers and went onto gather a slew of other accolades from festival audiences elsewehre. Chasing ...
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Chasing Ice Opens in November

I was lucky to be an audience member at last January’s Sundance Film Festival world premiere of Chasing Ice, a film about my friend James Balog. The film documents Jim’s efforts to capture in photographic images, time-lapse video, and personal dialog the ‘real time’ consequences of climate change on glaciers and ice in the Arctic and elsewhere. The film received a special award by the Sundance judgers and went onto gather a slew of other accolades from festival audiences elsewehre. Chasing ...
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Chasing Ice Opens in November

I was lucky to be an audience member at last January’s Sundance Film Festival world premiere of Chasing Ice, a film about my friend James Balog. The film documents Jim’s efforts to capture in photographic images, time-lapse video, and personal dialog the ‘real time’ consequences of climate change on glaciers and ice in the Arctic and elsewhere. The film received a special award by the Sundance judgers and went onto gather a slew of other accolades from festival audiences elsewehre. Chasing ...
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Mercury Monster

The producers at Sesame Street have created many memorable characters for kids. Recently, Big Bird received considerable attention but now another PBS favorite has shown up mimicked by a scientific discovery. NASA”s Messenger spacecraft circling the planet Mercury has just discovered a crater clearly resembling the favorite Sesame Street character, Cookie Monster. It’s not hard to see why in these image comparisons:      Mercury Crater, August 29, 2012               Cookie ...
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Mercury Monster

The producers at Sesame Street have created many memorable characters for kids. Recently, Big Bird received considerable attention but now another PBS favorite has shown up mimicked by a scientific discovery. NASA”s Messenger spacecraft circling the planet Mercury has just discovered a crater clearly resembling the favorite Sesame Street character, Cookie Monster. It’s not hard to see why in these image comparisons:      Mercury Crater, August 29, 2012               Cookie ...
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Mercury Monster

The producers at Sesame Street have created many memorable characters for kids. Recently, Big Bird received considerable attention but now another PBS favorite has shown up mimicked by a scientific discovery. NASA”s Messenger spacecraft circling the planet Mercury has just discovered a crater clearly resembling the favorite Sesame Street character, Cookie Monster. It’s not hard to see why in these image comparisons:      Mercury Crater, August 29, 2012               Cookie ...
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As Great as a Bad Economy is …

Yes, the recession reduced our carbon output, as industry slowed. But we can’t count on a bad economy to keep carbon pollution down. We need bigger solutions. We need green energy. A bad economy is not a good way to save the environment. - Reilly Capps
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As Great as a Bad Economy is …

Yes, the recession reduced our carbon output, as industry slowed. But we can’t count on a bad economy to keep carbon pollution down. We need bigger solutions. We need green energy. A bad economy is not a good way to save the environment. - Reilly Capps
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As Great as a Bad Economy is …

Yes, the recession reduced our carbon output, as industry slowed. But we can’t count on a bad economy to keep carbon pollution down. We need bigger solutions. We need green energy. A bad economy is not a good way to save the environment. - Reilly Capps
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Nuclear Power Smash!

Nuclear power made Godzilla. Therefore it has to be as dangerous as Godzilla. Right? - Reilly Capps
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Nuclear Power Smash!

Nuclear power made Godzilla. Therefore it has to be as dangerous as Godzilla. Right? - Reilly Capps
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Nuclear Power Smash!

Nuclear power made Godzilla. Therefore it has to be as dangerous as Godzilla. Right? - Reilly Capps
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Auroras From Above

We’ve all seen the spectacular solar flare induced auroras from the ground level but here is a very “spacey” view captured well above the Earth’s atmosphere. No matter what the perspective, auroras are always impressive: Auroras over Ontario, Canada (credit: NASA) WHB
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Auroras From Above

We’ve all seen the spectacular solar flare induced auroras from the ground level but here is a very “spacey” view captured well above the Earth’s atmosphere. No matter what the perspective, auroras are always impressive: Auroras over Ontario, Canada (credit: NASA) WHB
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Auroras From Above

We’ve all seen the spectacular solar flare induced auroras from the ground level but here is a very “spacey” view captured well above the Earth’s atmosphere. No matter what the perspective, auroras are always impressive: Auroras over Ontario, Canada (credit: NASA) WHB
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Electric Cars are Geeky

So geeky the Tesla Model S just beat the BMW M5 in a drag. Real geeky. - Reilly Capps
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Electric Cars are Geeky

So geeky the Tesla Model S just beat the BMW M5 in a drag. Real geeky. - Reilly Capps
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Not a Good Dinner Guest

Turtle pees out his mouth. - Reilly Capps
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Not a Good Dinner Guest

Turtle pees out his mouth. - Reilly Capps
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Electric Cars are Geeky

So geeky the Tesla Model S just beat the BMW M5 in a drag. Real geeky. - Reilly Capps
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Not a Good Dinner Guest

Turtle pees out his mouth. - Reilly Capps
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