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Coral Recovery?

16

Dec

2017

Coral Recovery?

If scalable, coral reef restoration opportunities exist.

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Bottled Arctic Notes

15

Dec

2017

Bottled Arctic Notes

A bottled note tossed to the waves recovered years later.

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Climate Change's Murder Mysteries

Climate Change's Murder Mysteries

Climate change is like a murder mystery where suspected assassins number in the thousands.

29 Apr 2014

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Recent Archive Highlights

Bottled Arctic Notes

Bottled Arctic Notes 15 December 2017

Bottled Arctic Notes

A bottled note tossed to the waves recovered years later.

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars 7 December 2017

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

The Dry Valleys are one of the strangest environments on Earth.

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update 5 December 2017

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

In 2014, major marine preserves were created.

Think Green

Think Green 2 December 2017

Think Green

It's important to Think Green during this white time of year.

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update 30 November 2017

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Bali's Mount Agung could erupt any time.

Rewilding

Rewilding 27 November 2017

Rewilding

or how a 'silent spring' could turn into a 'wild summer' 

Melting of Greenland's Icecap, 2004-2014

Melting of Greenland's Icecap, 2004-2014

Satellite data of the Greenland icecap show melting changes over 10 years.

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Seeing the Reef for the Corals

Seeing the Reef for the Corals

A new research program known as CORAL is gathering 'big data' on the health of coral reefs.

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'el Jefe', the Jaguar

'el Jefe', the Jaguar

Jaguars are large rainforest cats from Latin America but their range can extend into the USA.

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Nitrogen Glaciers, Floating Mountains, and Pluto

Nitrogen Glaciers, Floating Mountains, and Pluto

New Horizons has discovered Pluto has mountains of ice floating on glaciers of nitrogen.

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Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Sustainability

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Sustainability

Studies by ecologists in the UK show the direct relationship between food resources and decline in bees.

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Marine Phytoplankton

Marine Phytoplankton

Ocean phytoplankton is responsible for generating 70% or more of the Earth's oxygen.

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Pluto: a Frozen 'Water World'

Pluto: a Frozen 'Water World'

New analysis from the New Horizons encounter with Pluto show the dwarf-planet is a frozen "water world".

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David Gruber: on Glow-in-the-Dark Sharks

David Gruber: on Glow-in-the-Dark Sharks

Communicating in the ocean depths is tricky when no light exists.

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Color Coded Signaling in Octopus

Color Coded Signaling in Octopus

Octopuses use a color-coded system to signal to other octopus.

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NASA Animates 100 years of Climate Change

NASA Animates 100 years of Climate Change

NASA has animated temperature data to show climate change from 1880-2014.

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Fallen Tree

Fallen Tree

Environmental field work has its joys, challenges, and dangers as tree biologist Nalini Nadkarni can attest.

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Ecosystem Restoration One Grove and Marsh at a Time

Ecosystem Restoration One Grove and Marsh at a Time

A San Francisco non-profit is restoring degraded ecosystems one bit at a time.

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Acongagua Rock Avalanche

Acongagua Rock Avalanche

A huge debris flow was recorded by trekkers on cerro Acongagua in Argentina.

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East Coast Blizzard from Space

East Coast Blizzard from Space

A view of the East Coast blizzard as seen from the Space Station.

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Iceberg Calving and Glacial Dynamics

Iceberg Calving and Glacial Dynamics

Fluid dynamics and climate change affects how glaciers decline with iceberg calving events.

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A Real Planet "X" Is Predicted

A Real Planet "X" Is Predicted

Caltech researchers predict a real Planet "X" exists in the outer solar system.

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River Ecology Restored After Dam Removal

River Ecology Restored After Dam Removal

The recovery of Washington's Elwha River ecosystem has been faster than anticipated after a dam was removed.

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Mission to Europa

Mission to Europa

JPL was funded for a Mission to Europa to explore this ice-covered moon of Jupiter.

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The Mysterious World of Underwater Caves

The Mysterious World of Underwater Caves

Not afraid of strange places to explore? Try underwater cave diving!

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Zigging Stardust

Zigging Stardust

Dust makes the universe go 'round. NASA -- with some students' help -- is taking a closer look. 

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Antarctica's Grand Canyons

Antarctica's Grand Canyons

A canyon system has been discovered under the Antarctic ice cap that is longer and deeper than Arizona's Grand Canyon.

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Good News for Green Sea Turtles

Good News for Green Sea Turtles

Green sea turtle nestings have made dramatic increases on Florida beaches from less than 500 40 years ago to 30,000 today.

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Bamiyan Buddhas Restored Digitally

Bamiyan Buddhas Restored Digitally

The Bamiyan Buddhas were reconstructed by a collaboration of archaeologists, digital technology, and a businessman.

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Conservation Alliance Grants, Summer 2015

Conservation Alliance Grants, Summer 2015

The Conservation Alliance announced recipients of their bi-annual grants for Summer 2015.

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Earth Art

Earth Art

Images from the International Space Station, Operation Icebridge, and the Terra satellite depict the Earth as art.

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The Emerald Mile

The Emerald Mile

The Conservation Alliance is hosting the adventure author Kevin Fedarko on the Grand Canyon's Emerald Mile.

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