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The Future is in Hydrogen...maybe

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Nov

2018

The Future is in Hydrogen...maybe

Potentially a renewable energy breakthrough.

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Forgotten Microbe Could Transform Medicine

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Nov

2018

Forgotten Microbe Could Transform Medicine

Phages may come to the rescue.

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Compassion and other creatures

Compassion and other creatures

Compassion is considered a trait uniquely human but we should make it more inclusive.

5 Nov 2017

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

Krakatoa Awakens, an update

Krakatoa Awakens, an update 28 October 2018

Krakatoa Awakens, an update

Krakatoa is again active.

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.

In a Grim Scene, Receding Glaciers Defrost the Past

File:Marmolada-Ghiacciaio.jpgBy Reilly Capps 

In a wild and grim and very tangible reminders of climate change, two soldiers and a cache of explosives are revealed as European glaciers recede. 
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Desert Power

Desert Power

A decade of drought in the Rocky Mountains has been tough on Lake Powell and the water storage network sustaining much of the Southwestern USA.

















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Plague of Locusts Descends on Madagascar

 A plague of locusts of biblical proportions has descended on Madagascar. 
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Google Timelapse

Google Timelapse

Like a fine carpet being shredded by moths, a new Google animation shows landscape scale changes from development. It is both impressive and sad at the loss of environmental and ecological integrity.
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Ring of Fire over Monument Valley

Ring of Fire over Monument Valley

An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon's silhouette does not quite cover the Sun. It does create a momentarily spectacular 'ring of fire'.
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What is Missing?

What is Missing?

The conceptual artist Maya Lin has created a multimedia memorial to vanishing biodiversity. Like the Vietnam War Memorial her work draws the viewer directly into the power of the installation and its message.
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Photo Contest

Photo Contest

An Everest poster depicting the first climb of the West Ridge will be rewarded to the top three submitters to the Slideshow photo contest. Good luck to all!
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Amazing Photos of Killer Whale Attacking a Dolphin

Dolphins are fast -- and so whales have a hard time catching up. When they do, they can't just open their mouths and chomp them -- the drag would be too great. So they flip them up in the air first, then chow. 
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Mars Mystery

Mars Mystery

Mars is a mysterious place. Photographs returned from robotic orbiters are constantly producing images of strange landscapes that aren't obvious how they were created.
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Walking to Listen

Walking to Listen

Programs in environmental studies try to create individuals with a deep curiosity about the environment. The paths they choose have many twists and turns but are never boring.
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NASA's Instagram Moment

NASA's Instagram Moment

On April 21st, NASA launched the Antares rocket as part of a mission called the PhoneSat project. The
mission was simple - to return with photos from space... Taken entirely on smartphones. The photos
you see below were indeed taken with no more than a consumer grade smartphone camera.
Here are the ones NASA isn't proud of.
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Fire Season Starts Early

Fire Season Starts Early

The fire season has started early this year, three months early. California is showing the way again.
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Is This the End of the World as We Know It?

Is This the End of the World as We Know It?

By Reilly Capps
Every generation thinks it's living in the most important time in history. It's just that some generations turn out to be more right than others. Environmentalists say, of global warming, "If [the oil companies] carry out their business plan, the planet tanks ... This is the only question that will matter in the long run." And, "This is the biggest emergency the human family has faced since it came out of the caves." And, "What's at stake now is civilization itself." What's scary is that they might be right. 
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Snow Monitoring, 2.0

Snow Monitoring, 2.0

If you enjoy a salad, a bird refuge, or a swimming pool in LA, winter snows in the Sierra Nevada mountains should be of interest. New water monitoring approaches are being tested as climate change accelerates and water demand increases.
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Where the Money is; Where the Jobs Are

Where the Money is; Where the Jobs Are

By Reilly Capps

Huge profits for the oil companies will be used to deny climate change, fight against regulations to limit carbon, and ... oh, yeah ... make money off climate change, when it happens. 
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Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere

At the end of the last ice age, ice-dammed lakes burst. Their collapse released massive volumes of water in a few hours altering entire landscapes.
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Carl Sagan Blows Your Mind

The great man can still rock your mental world, even 17 years after his death. 
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