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Stories to Change 'Apocalypse Fatigue' into Action

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Stories to Change 'Apocalypse Fatigue' into Action

Moving away from cliamte fatigue into action.

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Trees Before Rain

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2017

Trees Before Rain

Which came first: trees or rain?

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When Our Stories Get Ruined, We Get Upset

When Our Stories Get Ruined, We Get Upset

Over and over again in the history of ideas, some new piece of information threatens our stories, and we react. Badly.

14 Mar 2014

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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.

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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