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Intelligent Designers

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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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The Conservation Alliance

 

Environmental Archeology---Who knew?

Typically, we think of archeologists piecing together broken pots, digging up ancient buildings, and trying to decipher strange hieroglyphics. Who would have thought that environmental destruction could also be uncovered by a dig or recovered object. In a research situation where ‘connecting the dots’ required the skills of a Sherlock Holmes, investigators have determined that a trident shaped spear collected in the Gilbert Islands tells the story of reef bio-diversity. For centuries, the ...
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Then & Now

The Glacierworks project was initiated by the filmmaker, David Breashears to: “vividly illustrates the changes to Himalayan glaciers through art, science, and adventure.” The project has organized multiple expeditions to the Himalayas with the objective to document the current state of the mountain’s glaciers and retrace the steps of earlier photographers. The resulting images are compared to precisely matched positions of the earlier photographic records. The a process is called ...
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Then & Now

The Glacierworks project was initiated by the filmmaker, David Breashears to: “vividly illustrates the changes to Himalayan glaciers through art, science, and adventure.” The project has organized multiple expeditions to the Himalayas with the objective to document the current state of the mountain’s glaciers and retrace the steps of earlier photographers. The resulting images are compared to precisely matched positions of the earlier photographic records. The a process is called ...
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Holiday Gift from Cassini

The sturdy Cassini probe orbiting Saturn has delivered a glorious view of Saturn, taken while the spacecraft was in the ringed planet’s shadow. It’s like a green holiday gift from the ringed planet. Shooting in multiple wavelengths to enhance details, the cameras were positioned in the planet’s shadow so sunlight backlit Saturn and its rings. In addition to the visual splendor, this special mosaic of photographs taken in the ultra-violet, visible, and near-infrared wavelengths lets ...
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Holiday Gift from Cassini

The sturdy Cassini probe orbiting Saturn has delivered a glorious view of Saturn, taken while the spacecraft was in the ringed planet’s shadow. It’s like a green holiday gift from the ringed planet. Shooting in multiple wavelengths to enhance details, the cameras were positioned in the planet’s shadow so sunlight backlit Saturn and its rings. In addition to the visual splendor, this special mosaic of photographs taken in the ultra-violet, visible, and near-infrared wavelengths lets ...
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Then & Now

The Glacierworks project was initiated by the filmmaker, David Breashears to: “vividly illustrates the changes to Himalayan glaciers through art, science, and adventure.” The project has organized multiple expeditions to the Himalayas with the objective to document the current state of the mountain’s glaciers and retrace the steps of earlier photographers. The resulting images are compared to precisely matched positions of the earlier photographic records. The a process is called ...
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Holiday Gift from Cassini

The sturdy Cassini probe orbiting Saturn has delivered a glorious view of Saturn, taken while the spacecraft was in the ringed planet’s shadow. It’s like a green holiday gift from the ringed planet. Shooting in multiple wavelengths to enhance details, the cameras were positioned in the planet’s shadow so sunlight backlit Saturn and its rings. In addition to the visual splendor, this special mosaic of photographs taken in the ultra-violet, visible, and near-infrared wavelengths lets ...
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The Break Up

Riled Up friend and colleague James Balog and his field team of master technicians are the subjects of the remarkable new documentary, Chasing Ice. The film premiered earlier this year at Sundance in Park City, Utah and Mountain Film in Telluride, Colorado and is now in wider distribution. Here is a clip from the film showing the largest iceberg calving event ever observed breaking up in real time. Check your locale theater listings so not to miss a vital film that is as beautiful as it is ...
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The Break Up

Riled Up friend and colleague James Balog and his field team of master technicians are the subjects of the remarkable new documentary, Chasing Ice. The film premiered earlier this year at Sundance in Park City, Utah and Mountain Film in Telluride, Colorado and is now in wider distribution. Here is a clip from the film showing the largest iceberg calving event ever observed breaking up in real time. Check your locale theater listings so not to miss a vital film that is as beautiful as it is ...
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Sagan on the Most Astounding Fact

And here's Carl Sagan's larger explanation of Neil deGrasse Tyson's Most Astounding Fact, as mentioned below. - Reilly Capps
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Sagan on the Most Astounding Fact

And here's Carl Sagan's larger explanation of Neil deGrasse Tyson's Most Astounding Fact, as mentioned below. - Reilly Capps
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The Break Up

Riled Up friend and colleague James Balog and his field team of master technicians are the subjects of the remarkable new documentary, Chasing Ice. The film premiered earlier this year at Sundance in Park City, Utah and Mountain Film in Telluride, Colorado and is now in wider distribution. Here is a clip from the film showing the largest iceberg calving event ever observed breaking up in real time. Check your locale theater listings so not to miss a vital film that is as beautiful as it is ...
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Sagan on the Most Astounding Fact

And here's Carl Sagan's larger explanation of Neil deGrasse Tyson's Most Astounding Fact, as mentioned below. - Reilly Capps
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The Most Astounding Fact

I find this video so beautiful. I find the fact expressed in it, and the lesson taken away from it, so beautiful. I’ve watched this video at least five times. I like repeat to this central fact to my little nieces, 5 and 2, over and over again: “You are made of stars.”
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The Most Astounding Fact

I find this video so beautiful. I find the fact expressed in it, and the lesson taken away from it, so beautiful. I’ve watched this video at least five times. I like repeat to this central fact to my little nieces, 5 and 2, over and over again: “You are made of stars.”
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The Most Astounding Fact

I find this video so beautiful. I find the fact expressed in it, and the lesson taken away from it, so beautiful. I’ve watched this video at least five times. I like repeat to this central fact to my little nieces, 5 and 2, over and over again: “You are made of stars.”
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Himalayas On High

If you’ve ever wondered about the Himalayas and Mount Everest and how the highest mountains would appear from space, here’s an impressive image. It was captured a Russian Cosmonaut on the space station during a pass over the range. Mount Everest from Space (credit: Yuri Malenchenko/Russian Space Agency ) WHB
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Himalayas On High

If you’ve ever wondered about the Himalayas and Mount Everest and how the highest mountains would appear from space, here’s an impressive image. It was captured a Russian Cosmonaut on the space station during a pass over the range. Mount Everest from Space (credit: Yuri Malenchenko/Russian Space Agency ) WHB
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Himalayas On High

If you’ve ever wondered about the Himalayas and Mount Everest and how the highest mountains would appear from space, here’s an impressive image. It was captured a Russian Cosmonaut on the space station during a pass over the range. Mount Everest from Space (credit: Yuri Malenchenko/Russian Space Agency ) WHB
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2 Geminid Viewpoints

The Geminid meteors are regular December visitors. They regularly put on a good show. Here are two views from the opposite sides of the Earth: one shower seen over the Atacama Desert at the Paranal space observatory in Chile and another vantage during a display of auroras in northern Norway .    Atacama Geminid Showers                        Norway Auroras and Geminids (credit: NASA)                                          (credit: Tommy Eliassen Photography) WHB
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2 Geminid Viewpoints

The Geminid meteors are regular December visitors. They regularly put on a good show. Here are two views from the opposite sides of the Earth: one shower seen over the Atacama Desert at the Paranal space observatory in Chile and another vantage during a display of auroras in northern Norway .    Atacama Geminid Showers                        Norway Auroras and Geminids (credit: NASA)                                          (credit: Tommy Eliassen Photography) WHB
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2 Geminid Viewpoints

The Geminid meteors are regular December visitors. They regularly put on a good show. Here are two views from the opposite sides of the Earth: one shower seen over the Atacama Desert at the Paranal space observatory in Chile and another vantage during a display of auroras in northern Norway .    Atacama Geminid Showers                        Norway Auroras and Geminids (credit: NASA)                                          (credit: Tommy Eliassen Photography) WHB
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You mean Glenn Beck isn't telling the truth?

Serious climate scientist Michael Mann, he of the famous hockey stick of global temperatures, above, takes the time to destroy Glenn Beck's new novel of conspiratorial fiction, “Agenda 21.” It's a good thing he did, because otherwise, how would I know it wasn't true? How would I know that it was a “transparent agenda to sow distrust and cynicism in good faith efforts to protect our environment”? I wouldn't. So thanks, Michael Mann. – Reilly Capps
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You mean Glenn Beck isn't telling the truth?

Serious climate scientist Michael Mann, he of the famous hockey stick of global temperatures, above, takes the time to destroy Glenn Beck's new novel of conspiratorial fiction, “Agenda 21.” It's a good thing he did, because otherwise, how would I know it wasn't true? How would I know that it was a “transparent agenda to sow distrust and cynicism in good faith efforts to protect our environment”? I wouldn't. So thanks, Michael Mann. – Reilly Capps
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Global Warming’s Odd Equation: More Snow Doesn’t Mean More Ice

Sea levels will continue to rise, even if global warming brings more snow to Antarctica. As the New York Times’ Justin Gillis summarizes a Nature article, the increase of snowfall … will exert increased pressure on ice as it flows downhill toward the sea, causing it to speed up. Icebergs breaking off into the ocean at the mouth of glaciers, and extra ice flowing into floating ice shelves, will return much of the increased snowfall to the sea. So, yeah … even the good news is bad. ...
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Global Warming’s Odd Equation: More Snow Doesn’t Mean More Ice

Sea levels will continue to rise, even if global warming brings more snow to Antarctica. As the New York Times’ Justin Gillis summarizes a Nature article, the increase of snowfall … will exert increased pressure on ice as it flows downhill toward the sea, causing it to speed up. Icebergs breaking off into the ocean at the mouth of glaciers, and extra ice flowing into floating ice shelves, will return much of the increased snowfall to the sea. So, yeah … even the good news is bad. ...
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