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On Beauty, and How to See It

On Beauty, and How to See It

One of the greatest all-time thinkers on what it means to look deeply, and think deeply, about beauty. Our Video Pick of the Week.

7 Jun 2013

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Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Where Do Good Ideas Come From? 24 November 2018

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

A storyteller suggests an answer.

My Life As A Turkey

My Life As A Turkey 21 November 2018

My Life As A Turkey

A true turkey story for Thanksgiving.

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.

Raffi Lied to Me

Why Letting Your Imagination Run Away With You is a Good Thing By Michaela Capps Growing up in the ‘80s, before Baby Einstein and Baby Mozart, we listened to Raffi every day on the way to school. My favorite one was always “Baby Beluga.” Sing it with me: I sang it at school, around the house, around campfires, on hikes, at night trying to make myself fall asleep. My mom, who was an elementary school teacher, knew how much little kids liked this crap and, at the time, I was ...
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Raffi Lied to Me

Why Letting Your Imagination Run Away With You is a Good Thing By Michaela Capps Growing up in the ‘80s, before Baby Einstein and Baby Mozart, we listened to Raffi every day on the way to school. My favorite one was always “Baby Beluga.” Sing it with me: I sang it at school, around the house, around campfires, on hikes, at night trying to make myself fall asleep. My mom, who was an elementary school teacher, knew how much little kids liked this crap and, at the time, I was ...
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Hey Aliens! We’re Here!

I hope whatever aliens are telescoping in on us see this -- the universal number Pi, skywritten over San Francisco. They’ll know we’re an intelligent species. (Photo by Kevin Mathieu, via Laughing Squid.) And I hope the aliens never see this: They’ll fly right on by. - Reilly  
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Hey Aliens! We’re Here!

I hope whatever aliens are telescoping in on us see this -- the universal number Pi, skywritten over San Francisco. They’ll know we’re an intelligent species. (Photo by Kevin Mathieu, via Laughing Squid.) And I hope the aliens never see this: They’ll fly right on by. - Reilly  
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Bees … Messing with Primates for a Million Years

You gotta learn about bees eventually. You always look silly doing it.  Too bad this gorilla had to look ridic on YouTube. I bet all his gorilla buddies are watching him on their phones, laughing. - Reilly
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Bees … Messing with Primates for a Million Years

You gotta learn about bees eventually. You always look silly doing it.  Too bad this gorilla had to look ridic on YouTube. I bet all his gorilla buddies are watching him on their phones, laughing. - Reilly
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Hey Aliens! We’re Here!

I hope whatever aliens are telescoping in on us see this -- the universal number Pi, skywritten over San Francisco. They’ll know we’re an intelligent species. (Photo by Kevin Mathieu, via Laughing Squid.) And I hope the aliens never see this: They’ll fly right on by. - Reilly  
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Bees … Messing with Primates for a Million Years

You gotta learn about bees eventually. You always look silly doing it.  Too bad this gorilla had to look ridic on YouTube. I bet all his gorilla buddies are watching him on their phones, laughing. - Reilly
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As Population Soars, So Does Consumption

The BBC reminds us in a global resources ‘stocks check’ graphic that: “As the world’s population soars, so does its consumption (of materials) stretching many of our natural resources to their limits.” Their investigators gathered natural resource demand data and consumption information from multiple sources to compare with known supplies from 2012 to the end of the 21st Century. Their illustration combining  demand for minerals, fossil fuels, and natural ecosystems is worth a close ...
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As Population Soars, So Does Consumption

The BBC reminds us in a global resources ‘stocks check’ graphic that: “As the world’s population soars, so does its consumption (of materials) stretching many of our natural resources to their limits.” Their investigators gathered natural resource demand data and consumption information from multiple sources to compare with known supplies from 2012 to the end of the 21st Century. Their illustration combining  demand for minerals, fossil fuels, and natural ecosystems is worth a close ...
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As Population Soars, So Does Consumption

The BBC reminds us in a global resources ‘stocks check’ graphic that: “As the world’s population soars, so does its consumption (of materials) stretching many of our natural resources to their limits.” Their investigators gathered natural resource demand data and consumption information from multiple sources to compare with known supplies from 2012 to the end of the 21st Century. Their illustration combining  demand for minerals, fossil fuels, and natural ecosystems is worth a close ...
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It’s Getting Hot in Herrrrr…

Bill Nye took a break from his amazing Twitter feed to star in this global warming video. Who knew he could rock it like T-Pain? From Symphony of Science (Source: Symphony of Science) - Reilly
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It’s Getting Hot in Herrrrr…

Bill Nye took a break from his amazing Twitter feed to star in this global warming video. Who knew he could rock it like T-Pain? From Symphony of Science (Source: Symphony of Science) - Reilly
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It’s Getting Hot in Herrrrr…

Bill Nye took a break from his amazing Twitter feed to star in this global warming video. Who knew he could rock it like T-Pain? From Symphony of Science (Source: Symphony of Science) - Reilly
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Solar Art

Like some gigantic abstract art installation, in late August NASA’s sun-orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a solar filament suddenly erupted into space. The explosion produced what is known as a Coronal Mass Ejection. The solar filament had been held in place for several days by the Sun's magnetic field and the massive eruption was unexpected. The resulting eruption threw charged particles off into the Solar System, some of which arrived at Earth and impacted our magnetic field ...
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Solar Art

Like some gigantic abstract art installation, in late August NASA’s sun-orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a solar filament suddenly erupted into space. The explosion produced what is known as a Coronal Mass Ejection. The solar filament had been held in place for several days by the Sun's magnetic field and the massive eruption was unexpected. The resulting eruption threw charged particles off into the Solar System, some of which arrived at Earth and impacted our magnetic field ...
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Russell Train, RIP

Virtually all significant environmental projects in the USA were initiated by republicans: the National Park Service and Forest Service by Theodore Roosevelt; the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, the Endangered Species Act, and the Environmental Protection Agency by Richard Nixon; and the Great Northern Pacific Marine Reserve by George W. Bush. Russell Train, Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality under republican Richard Nixon, an early EPA administrator under ...
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Russell Train, RIP

Virtually all significant environmental projects in the USA were initiated by republicans: the National Park Service and Forest Service by Theodore Roosevelt; the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, the Endangered Species Act, and the Environmental Protection Agency by Richard Nixon; and the Great Northern Pacific Marine Reserve by George W. Bush. Russell Train, Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality under republican Richard Nixon, an early EPA administrator under ...
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Solar Art

Like some gigantic abstract art installation, in late August NASA’s sun-orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a solar filament suddenly erupted into space. The explosion produced what is known as a Coronal Mass Ejection. The solar filament had been held in place for several days by the Sun's magnetic field and the massive eruption was unexpected. The resulting eruption threw charged particles off into the Solar System, some of which arrived at Earth and impacted our magnetic field ...
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Russell Train, RIP

Virtually all significant environmental projects in the USA were initiated by republicans: the National Park Service and Forest Service by Theodore Roosevelt; the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, the Endangered Species Act, and the Environmental Protection Agency by Richard Nixon; and the Great Northern Pacific Marine Reserve by George W. Bush. Russell Train, Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality under republican Richard Nixon, an early EPA administrator under ...
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Save Money, Save the Environment … One Cave at a Time

By Bob Ward Who says that saving money and saving the environment don’t go hand in hand? Consider the case of the Glenwood Caverns in Western Colorado, a strange and beautiful system of caves that owner Steve Beckley has made into a popular tourist attraction. Beckley, who opened the Caverns to the public in 1999 and has since developed his mountainside property above Glenwood Springs with other rides and attractions, discovered several years ago that the incandescent lights used to ...
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Save Money, Save the Environment … One Cave at a Time

By Bob Ward Who says that saving money and saving the environment don’t go hand in hand? Consider the case of the Glenwood Caverns in Western Colorado, a strange and beautiful system of caves that owner Steve Beckley has made into a popular tourist attraction. Beckley, who opened the Caverns to the public in 1999 and has since developed his mountainside property above Glenwood Springs with other rides and attractions, discovered several years ago that the incandescent lights used to ...
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Save Money, Save the Environment … One Cave at a Time

By Bob Ward Who says that saving money and saving the environment don’t go hand in hand? Consider the case of the Glenwood Caverns in Western Colorado, a strange and beautiful system of caves that owner Steve Beckley has made into a popular tourist attraction. Beckley, who opened the Caverns to the public in 1999 and has since developed his mountainside property above Glenwood Springs with other rides and attractions, discovered several years ago that the incandescent lights used to ...
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Think Politics is Fair?

Exxon outspends the entire clean energy sector on lobbying. - RC
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Think Politics is Fair?

Exxon outspends the entire clean energy sector on lobbying. - RC
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95 percent clean?

Scientists think we can power 95 percent of our planet with clean energy. - RC
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