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Bungling About

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Apr

2013

Bungling About

The Bungle Bungles are located a remote corner of a remote continent. They are not easy to access.
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A Giraffe Boosts Conservation

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Sep

2017

A Giraffe Boosts Conservation

A white giraffe becomes a wildlife icon.

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When is Green not a Good Thing?

When is Green not a Good Thing?

When is "green" a bad thing? Answer: When it comes from toxic algae.

4 Aug 2014

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A Monumental President

A Monumental President 26 August 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

Fishing for Plastic

Fishing for Plastic 9 August 2017

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Intelligence of Plants

Intelligence of Plants 8 August 2017

Intelligence of Plants

Amazing new understandings of intelligence in plants.

The Colours of Australia are Fading

The Colours of Australia are Fading 2 June 2017

The Colours of Australia are Fading

Major changes have occurred recently to Australian forests.

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Super Coral...a Super Hero? 26 May 2017

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Heat-tolerant corals may help reef restoration.

Replanting Corals

Replanting Corals 17 May 2017

Replanting Corals

Some people are taking positive action today to reverse the damage caused by climate change and building resilience for tomorrow.

About Weeds, Part II

Genetic variability is a wonderful thing. That is until a mutant or invader appears in the mix. Japanese horror flicks on the 1950’s showed the deadly consequences of creatures like monster lizards, moths, and spiders when they were unleashed onto peaceful cities and their inhabitants. Mutant plants and invasive weeds are not too much different in their ecological and economic impacts but they haven’t received a movie credit yet. Recent botanical developments may even that score. DNA ...
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In prison, but still a force

Monkeywrecher Tim DeChristopher has been in prison for more than seven months now, serving a two-year sentence. He disrupted an auction in Salt Lake in late 2008, where the government was selling off the rights to drill on some beautiful pieces of land near national parks. DeChristopher acted like a legitimate oilman, bid on and won the right to drill, and then admitted that he didn't have the money to pay. It wrecked the auction, and saved land from being drilled. It remains one of the ...
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In prison, but still a force

Monkeywrecher Tim DeChristopher has been in prison for more than seven months now, serving a two-year sentence. He disrupted an auction in Salt Lake in late 2008, where the government was selling off the rights to drill on some beautiful pieces of land near national parks. DeChristopher acted like a legitimate oilman, bid on and won the right to drill, and then admitted that he didn't have the money to pay. It wrecked the auction, and saved land from being drilled. It remains one of the ...
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In prison, but still a force

Monkeywrecher Tim DeChristopher has been in prison for more than seven months now, serving a two-year sentence. He disrupted an auction in Salt Lake in late 2008, where the government was selling off the rights to drill on some beautiful pieces of land near national parks. DeChristopher acted like a legitimate oilman, bid on and won the right to drill, and then admitted that he didn't have the money to pay. It wrecked the auction, and saved land from being drilled. It remains one of the ...
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The Sun Flares Up

The sun has been particularly active of late. A massive solar storm erupted only yesterday, March 5, 2012, and was captured in a short NASA video. Gorgeous auroras will result later this month when the electrically charged solar particles hit the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Your GPS may not point in the proper direction as well. Strong X-Class Solar Storms Erupt (credit: NASA/space.com WHB
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The Sun Flares Up

The sun has been particularly active of late. A massive solar storm erupted only yesterday, March 5, 2012, and was captured in a short NASA video. Gorgeous auroras will result later this month when the electrically charged solar particles hit the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Your GPS may not point in the proper direction as well. Strong X-Class Solar Storms Erupt (credit: NASA/space.com WHB
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The Sun Flares Up

The sun has been particularly active of late. A massive solar storm erupted only yesterday, March 5, 2012, and was captured in a short NASA video. Gorgeous auroras will result later this month when the electrically charged solar particles hit the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Your GPS may not point in the proper direction as well. Strong X-Class Solar Storms Erupt (credit: NASA/space.com WHB
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"Do you believe in global warming?"

"Do you believe in global warming?" He asked me. He was a dentist for kids. He had perfect teeth. I was riding public transport with him. He'd seen me reading "The Weather Makers," a book about how man affects the climate. "I mean," he continued. "I know the world is warming. But do you think humans are causing it? Or do you think it's part of natural cycles? Couldn't this just be nature?" I paused to think. I don't know for sure, I said. I'm not a climate scientist. I don't ...
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"Do you believe in global warming?"

"Do you believe in global warming?" He asked me. He was a dentist for kids. He had perfect teeth. I was riding public transport with him. He'd seen me reading "The Weather Makers," a book about how man affects the climate. "I mean," he continued. "I know the world is warming. But do you think humans are causing it? Or do you think it's part of natural cycles? Couldn't this just be nature?" I paused to think. I don't know for sure, I said. I'm not a climate scientist. I don't ...
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"Do you believe in global warming?"

"Do you believe in global warming?" He asked me. He was a dentist for kids. He had perfect teeth. I was riding public transport with him. He'd seen me reading "The Weather Makers," a book about how man affects the climate. "I mean," he continued. "I know the world is warming. But do you think humans are causing it? Or do you think it's part of natural cycles? Couldn't this just be nature?" I paused to think. I don't know for sure, I said. I'm not a climate scientist. I don't ...
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Auroras 360

If you happened to be in the Yukon presently and looked skyward, you would have a chance to see auroras in 360 degrees. Auroras at Yellowknife, Canada (credit: NASA) Nice view point! WHB
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Auroras 360

If you happened to be in the Yukon presently and looked skyward, you would have a chance to see auroras in 360 degrees. Auroras at Yellowknife, Canada (credit: NASA) Nice view point! WHB
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Auroras 360

If you happened to be in the Yukon presently and looked skyward, you would have a chance to see auroras in 360 degrees. Auroras at Yellowknife, Canada (credit: NASA) Nice view point! WHB
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Truth can be Stranger than Fiction

It is often said that history is written by the victors. It might also be said that the survivors of disasters might provide some insights as well. If the huge earthquakes and tsunamis that recently happened near Sumatra and Japan had occurred before written records or technological methods were available, what would survivor stories have been? Their descriptive narratives would certainly have been different from descriptions today but that doesn’t invalidate the factual events they ...
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Truth can be Stranger than Fiction

It is often said that history is written by the victors. It might also be said that the survivors of disasters might provide some insights as well. If the huge earthquakes and tsunamis that recently happened near Sumatra and Japan had occurred before written records or technological methods were available, what would survivor stories have been? Their descriptive narratives would certainly have been different from descriptions today but that doesn’t invalidate the factual events they ...
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Truth can be Stranger than Fiction

It is often said that history is written by the victors. It might also be said that the survivors of disasters might provide some insights as well. If the huge earthquakes and tsunamis that recently happened near Sumatra and Japan had occurred before written records or technological methods were available, what would survivor stories have been? Their descriptive narratives would certainly have been different from descriptions today but that doesn’t invalidate the factual events they ...
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The Anthropogenic Facts of Life

by Conrad Anker Ten years ago the percentage of Americans who believed in anthropogenic or human induced global warming stood at 75%. Fast forward a decade to 2011 the number had dropped to 44%. Has the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere decreased 31% in ten years? The poll, conducted by Harris Interactive, is indicative of the battle being waged over climate change. Lee Atwater, Republican strategist coined the phrase, perception is reality. We believe what is comforting to us. While ...
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The Anthropogenic Facts of Life

by Conrad Anker Ten years ago the percentage of Americans who believed in anthropogenic or human induced global warming stood at 75%. Fast forward a decade to 2011 the number had dropped to 44%. Has the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere decreased 31% in ten years? The poll, conducted by Harris Interactive, is indicative of the battle being waged over climate change. Lee Atwater, Republican strategist coined the phrase, perception is reality. We believe what is comforting to us. While ...
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The Anthropogenic Facts of Life

by Conrad Anker Ten years ago the percentage of Americans who believed in anthropogenic or human induced global warming stood at 75%. Fast forward a decade to 2011 the number had dropped to 44%. Has the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere decreased 31% in ten years? The poll, conducted by Harris Interactive, is indicative of the battle being waged over climate change. Lee Atwater, Republican strategist coined the phrase, perception is reality. We believe what is comforting to us. While ...
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Mixing Art & Science

An image from Catalonia, Spain depicting the conjunction of a crescent moon with Venus and Jupiter behind a sculpture of the legendary battle between a classic warrior in battle with a dragon. Moon and Planets in Spain (credit: NASA) Mixing art and science can often produce interesting perspectives. WHB
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Mixing Art & Science

An image from Catalonia, Spain depicting the conjunction of a crescent moon with Venus and Jupiter behind a sculpture of the legendary battle between a classic warrior in battle with a dragon. Moon and Planets in Spain (credit: NASA) Mixing art and science can often produce interesting perspectives. WHB
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Mixing Art & Science

An image from Catalonia, Spain depicting the conjunction of a crescent moon with Venus and Jupiter behind a sculpture of the legendary battle between a classic warrior in battle with a dragon. Moon and Planets in Spain (credit: NASA) Mixing art and science can often produce interesting perspectives. WHB
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Gardening Ideas for a New Climate

Gardening is considered the number one American past-time with garden center revenues exceeding $25 billion annually. This passion for plants and gardens is likely true in England, Japan, Australia, and elsewhere in the world. However, when you see trees starting to bloom and bees trying to pollinate in February in northern states something is happening in the backyard and the impacts could become wide spread. It is being called the “climate change garden” by horticulturalists at the New ...
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Gardening Ideas for a New Climate

Gardening is considered the number one American past-time with garden center revenues exceeding $25 billion annually. This passion for plants and gardens is likely true in England, Japan, Australia, and elsewhere in the world. However, when you see trees starting to bloom and bees trying to pollinate in February in northern states something is happening in the backyard and the impacts could become wide spread. It is being called the “climate change garden” by horticulturalists at the New ...
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Gardening Ideas for a New Climate

Gardening is considered the number one American past-time with garden center revenues exceeding $25 billion annually. This passion for plants and gardens is likely true in England, Japan, Australia, and elsewhere in the world. However, when you see trees starting to bloom and bees trying to pollinate in February in northern states something is happening in the backyard and the impacts could become wide spread. It is being called the “climate change garden” by horticulturalists at the New ...
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Composite Sun

  If you’ve been wondering about all those auroras being observed lately, this NASA and ESA photograph shows their power source. A massive solar prominence was captured in mid-eruption blasting off a cloud of charged particles into space. The orange sun is viewed in extreme UV light and shows a filament of the solar flare that broke away from the sun. The composite image consists of two captures superimposed with a green infrared filtered image offering almost an artist’s view of the ...
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