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The Playful Wonderland

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2018

The Playful Wonderland

From fire to photographs.

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Of Rats & Reefs

15

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2018

Of Rats & Reefs

Remove rats...restore reefs!

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Let's Celebrate People Day

Let's Celebrate People Day

On People Day, unlike Earth Day, we do whatever we want. 

24 Apr 2014

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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.

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.

28,000 and Counting

Australian archeologists have discovered panels of Aboriginal art work created 28,000 years ago. The date was determined by radio-carbon dating. The cave contains thousands of images in the Northern Territory rock shelter known as Nawarla Gabarnmang. The cave where the paintings were found may have had been occupied for 45,000 years in the far Australian outback of Arnhemland. The amazing findings will be published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Discoverer Bryce Barker from the ...
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Voyager Is Out There

The sturdy Voyager spacecrafts are really out there at the edge of the solar system. According to NASA, the dual probes are testing the heliosphere's outer shell, a turbulent region called the heliosheath. Voyager 1's new measurements of the increasing cosmic rays of open space that have been received by the space agency suggest the probe is nearing the heliosphere's edge. Once the probe crosses the boundary where the solar wind ends, Voyager 1 will become first man-made object to reach ...
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Voyager Is Out There

The sturdy Voyager spacecrafts are really out there at the edge of the solar system. According to NASA, the dual probes are testing the heliosphere's outer shell, a turbulent region called the heliosheath. Voyager 1's new measurements of the increasing cosmic rays of open space that have been received by the space agency suggest the probe is nearing the heliosphere's edge. Once the probe crosses the boundary where the solar wind ends, Voyager 1 will become first man-made object to reach ...
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28,000 and Counting

Australian archeologists have discovered panels of Aboriginal art work created 28,000 years ago. The date was determined by radio-carbon dating. The cave contains thousands of images in the Northern Territory rock shelter known as Nawarla Gabarnmang. The cave where the paintings were found may have had been occupied for 45,000 years in the far Australian outback of Arnhemland. The amazing findings will be published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Discoverer Bryce Barker from the ...
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Voyager Is Out There

The sturdy Voyager spacecrafts are really out there at the edge of the solar system. According to NASA, the dual probes are testing the heliosphere's outer shell, a turbulent region called the heliosheath. Voyager 1's new measurements of the increasing cosmic rays of open space that have been received by the space agency suggest the probe is nearing the heliosphere's edge. Once the probe crosses the boundary where the solar wind ends, Voyager 1 will become first man-made object to reach ...
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Kookaburra

Kookaburras are large members of the kingfisher family of birds and only native to Australia and Papua New Guinea. The name is a derived from the aboriginal word for their haunting call: guuguubarra. Kookaburra Roosting in Australia (credit: SWP Media) Anyone should be lucky enough to wake up to these birds singing to each other. WHB
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Kookaburra

Kookaburras are large members of the kingfisher family of birds and only native to Australia and Papua New Guinea. The name is a derived from the aboriginal word for their haunting call: guuguubarra. Kookaburra Roosting in Australia (credit: SWP Media) Anyone should be lucky enough to wake up to these birds singing to each other. WHB
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Kookaburra

Kookaburras are large members of the kingfisher family of birds and only native to Australia and Papua New Guinea. The name is a derived from the aboriginal word for their haunting call: guuguubarra. Kookaburra Roosting in Australia (credit: SWP Media) Anyone should be lucky enough to wake up to these birds singing to each other. WHB
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Death to Toads

If research funding can be maintained, one solution to the invasion of the cane toads in Australia may be in the offing. The pesky toads are already the star attraction in several cult films and a cottage industry has emerged to provide handbags, wallets, and belts from cured toad hides in Queensland and the Northern Territories. However, this is a drop-in-the-bucket of the overall toad population as one female can lay fifty thousand eggs during a single mating. New research looks promising ...
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Death to Toads

If research funding can be maintained, one solution to the invasion of the cane toads in Australia may be in the offing. The pesky toads are already the star attraction in several cult films and a cottage industry has emerged to provide handbags, wallets, and belts from cured toad hides in Queensland and the Northern Territories. However, this is a drop-in-the-bucket of the overall toad population as one female can lay fifty thousand eggs during a single mating. New research looks promising ...
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Death to Toads

If research funding can be maintained, one solution to the invasion of the cane toads in Australia may be in the offing. The pesky toads are already the star attraction in several cult films and a cottage industry has emerged to provide handbags, wallets, and belts from cured toad hides in Queensland and the Northern Territories. However, this is a drop-in-the-bucket of the overall toad population as one female can lay fifty thousand eggs during a single mating. New research looks promising ...
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Nic Marks on a Happy Planet

Everyone one wants to lead a happy life and now Nic Marks discusses that idea for the entire planet. His TED talk on developing a Happy Planet Index is worth a listen:   Nic Marks on a Happy Planet (credit: TED Conferences) WHB
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Nic Marks on a Happy Planet

Everyone one wants to lead a happy life and now Nic Marks discusses that idea for the entire planet. His TED talk on developing a Happy Planet Index is worth a listen:   Nic Marks on a Happy Planet (credit: TED Conferences) WHB
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Nic Marks on a Happy Planet

Everyone one wants to lead a happy life and now Nic Marks discusses that idea for the entire planet. His TED talk on developing a Happy Planet Index is worth a listen:   Nic Marks on a Happy Planet (credit: TED Conferences) WHB
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Australia Plans Largest Marine Reserves

Australians love their beaches, recreational fishing, and water sports which is understandable since the island continent is completely surrounded by ocean. They have now done something for their oceans that generations will appreciate. Australia just released a plan to create the largest series of marine reserves in the world. This is a huge effort to help conserve, protect, and restore marine wildlife and fisheries around the entire country. The Australian plan should serve as a model for ...
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Australia Plans Largest Marine Reserves

Australians love their beaches, recreational fishing, and water sports which is understandable since the island continent is completely surrounded by ocean. They have now done something for their oceans that generations will appreciate. Australia just released a plan to create the largest series of marine reserves in the world. This is a huge effort to help conserve, protect, and restore marine wildlife and fisheries around the entire country. The Australian plan should serve as a model for ...
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Australia Plans Largest Marine Reserves

Australians love their beaches, recreational fishing, and water sports which is understandable since the island continent is completely surrounded by ocean. They have now done something for their oceans that generations will appreciate. Australia just released a plan to create the largest series of marine reserves in the world. This is a huge effort to help conserve, protect, and restore marine wildlife and fisheries around the entire country. The Australian plan should serve as a model for ...
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Photo of the Day

Strange things inhabit the landscapes of the southern hemisphere. This is especially true for plant species in Australia where they have been separated from the rest of the continents for 100 million years of evolution. The “photo of the day” is a heath-leaved banksia (Banksia ericifolia) so named for its distinctive and highly dissected foliage. The flowers are pretty nice as well and attract sunbirds. Heath-leaved Banksia (credit: UBC) WHB
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Photo of the Day

Strange things inhabit the landscapes of the southern hemisphere. This is especially true for plant species in Australia where they have been separated from the rest of the continents for 100 million years of evolution. The “photo of the day” is a heath-leaved banksia (Banksia ericifolia) so named for its distinctive and highly dissected foliage. The flowers are pretty nice as well and attract sunbirds. Heath-leaved Banksia (credit: UBC) WHB
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Photo of the Day

Strange things inhabit the landscapes of the southern hemisphere. This is especially true for plant species in Australia where they have been separated from the rest of the continents for 100 million years of evolution. The “photo of the day” is a heath-leaved banksia (Banksia ericifolia) so named for its distinctive and highly dissected foliage. The flowers are pretty nice as well and attract sunbirds. Heath-leaved Banksia (credit: UBC) WHB
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Koala Hospital

Everyone needs to go to the hospital at some point. Now injured koalas have one to go to as well. The docile marsupials struggle with many threats to their forest environment---deforestation, fires, attacks by dogs and cars, suburban developments, and even infectious diseases. The iconic animal,native only to the forests of the East Coast of Australia, have seen their populations decline dramatically and their habitat reduced. They now have a hospital to call their own in Port Macquarie, ...
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Koala Hospital

Everyone needs to go to the hospital at some point. Now injured koalas have one to go to as well. The docile marsupials struggle with many threats to their forest environment---deforestation, fires, attacks by dogs and cars, suburban developments, and even infectious diseases. The iconic animal,native only to the forests of the East Coast of Australia, have seen their populations decline dramatically and their habitat reduced. They now have a hospital to call their own in Port Macquarie, ...
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Koala Hospital

Everyone needs to go to the hospital at some point. Now injured koalas have one to go to as well. The docile marsupials struggle with many threats to their forest environment---deforestation, fires, attacks by dogs and cars, suburban developments, and even infectious diseases. The iconic animal,native only to the forests of the East Coast of Australia, have seen their populations decline dramatically and their habitat reduced. They now have a hospital to call their own in Port Macquarie, ...
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A Contrast in Styles

Here’s a video of how me and my enviro-buddies protested deforestation May 8. Earth First!ers lament dead trees. We achieved a lot that weekend. I saw some trees gently bow – not from the breeze, but in thanks. Namaste. So this guy, The Whammer, scares me a little bit. That same day, May 8, Chris Wahmhoff monkeywrenched a Michigan oil and gas auction. By pretending to be a land man, he took 160 acres off the table. It can’t be drilled. (At least for now.) He did this by dressing up ...
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A Contrast in Styles

Here’s a video of how me and my enviro-buddies protested deforestation May 8. Earth First!ers lament dead trees. We achieved a lot that weekend. I saw some trees gently bow – not from the breeze, but in thanks. Namaste. So this guy, The Whammer, scares me a little bit. That same day, May 8, Chris Wahmhoff monkeywrenched a Michigan oil and gas auction. By pretending to be a land man, he took 160 acres off the table. It can’t be drilled. (At least for now.) He did this by dressing up ...
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A Contrast in Styles

Here’s a video of how me and my enviro-buddies protested deforestation May 8. Earth First!ers lament dead trees. We achieved a lot that weekend. I saw some trees gently bow – not from the breeze, but in thanks. Namaste. So this guy, The Whammer, scares me a little bit. That same day, May 8, Chris Wahmhoff monkeywrenched a Michigan oil and gas auction. By pretending to be a land man, he took 160 acres off the table. It can’t be drilled. (At least for now.) He did this by dressing up ...
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