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The Future is in Hydrogen

20

Feb

2019

The Future is in Hydrogen

A renewable energy breakthrough, maybe.

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Feb

2019

Building Resilience

Creatively thinking resilience.

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Intelligent Designers

Intelligent Designers

Portland is using 'intelligent designers' to replace an aging coal-fired power plant and other cities should follow their lead.

17 Apr 2015

Video Highlights

 

The Conservation Alliance

 

'Mandela's Gold'

'Mandela's Gold'

Nelson Mandela is remembered for many things: human rights, political leadership, sports fan, and as a patriarch. He is less known as a lover of plants and now one has been named after him.
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A Martian Panorama

A Martian Panorama

The now silent Spirit rover captured a 360 panorama of Mars from a hilltop in 2005.
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Word of the Year is Not "Derp"

The word of the year is "science." 
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A Little Holiday Sanctimony For You

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Al Gore went vegan. So did half of Hollywood. And Bill Clinton. Why is this fact such a secret? 
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Eagle Vids

Eagle Vids

Sea Eagles are magnificent birds. One has now become a movie producer!
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@BILL_NYE_THO's COOL ASS ANIMAL OF THE WEEK: TURRITOPSIS DOHRNII (TYPE OF JELLYFISH THAT DON'T DIE)

@BILL_NYE_THO's COOL ASS ANIMAL OF THE WEEK: TURRITOPSIS DOHRNII (TYPE OF JELLYFISH THAT DON'T DIE)

Guest columnist @Bill_Nye_tho examines the turritopsis dohrnii, the immortal jellyfish
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Comet Ison Fizzles?

Comet Ison Fizzles?

Comet Ison passed near the Sun on Thanksgiving Day and photo animations captured the event.
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A Different View

A Different View

The space station had a different perspective of the Thanksgiving parades.
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Midsummer Fires

Midsummer Fires

Yosemite National Park experienced the massive Rim Fire in mid-August. Snow now covers the burn scars but run-off will carry exposed sediment in the spring.
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I Have Fallen in Love With a Car (Sharing Service)


[These sleek little Car2Go cars have just been introduced in my city, Denver. Photo from Daimler.]

America's love affair with big fat smelly belching cars may be coming to an end, but the author has kindled a new romance with a sleek shiny pretty little thing.
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Transition Lab

Transition Lab

An existential angst often happens to college students saddled with large debts to gain degrees requiring them to then spend their lives paying it off waiting tables.
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What a Difference a Year Makes

What a Difference a Year Makes

Deforestation occurs in many ways: clearing for agriculture, illegal logging, political corruption, and fires. With remote sensing, researchers can see cleared ground in the Amazon that the previous year was intact forest.
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How to Convince Your Grandkids You're Not a Smelly A-Hole

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[If you own a car like this, smear mud on it. That will make it more plausible.]
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On the Level of Animals

By Reilly Capps

The animals keep getting more human.

Or maybe it's the other way around.

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What Next? answered and it's strange

What Next? answered and it's strange

Queensland's Sunshine Coast known for its fine beaches but now has now been pummeled by orange-sized hail.
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Off The Charts

Off The Charts

The extreme weather that moved through the mid-west this weekend was called "off the charts" for November.
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Mount Etna Erupts

Mount Etna Erupts

If ever you doubted that we live on the thin rind of a geologically active planet, the massive eruption of Sicily's Mount Etna should change your mind.
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The Deep Ocean -- Mother Earth's Curiosity Cabinet

The Internet is baffled by this animal. I have the answer. 

 
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Rare Cat

Rare Cat

The Bay Cat is one rare kitty. It has now been photographed by a hidden video camera.
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You Too Can Monitor a Forest

You Too Can Monitor a Forest

Over 30 years ago the congressional OTA investigated tropical deforestation. Now a  new tool has been developed to monitor this tragedy on a global scale by anyone.
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In Saturn's Shadow

In Saturn's Shadow

The Cassini spacecraft continues stunning everyone with its photography.
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Tea Party Hippies

The world is upside down. In the 60s, all the long-haired, eccentrically-dressed, angry placard-waivers were liberals and enviro-hippies, and all the clean-cut, buttoned-down, well-educated people were conservatives.  Now, the Tea Partiers are the unkempt, unruly, leather-jacket wearing protesters out in the streets waving signs, and they're the climate deniers who couldn't give a fig about forests or seas or anything except taxes and swearing that they aren't racists. 
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Return of the Thylacine...maybe

Return of the Thylacine...maybe

New reports indicate the unique marsupial carnivore, the thylacine, may still exist.
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From Space, a Super-typhoon

From Space, a Super-typhoon

The strongest cyclone in recorded history was observed by the TRMM satellite in visible, microwave and infrared wavelengths. The monster storm deserved its classification as a super-typhoon.
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Dr. Jane and a Super Storm

Dr. Jane and a Super Storm

Dr. Jane Goodall is known everywhere for her pioneering efforts at environmental understanding. A new super-storm shows the importance of paying attention to what she has been championing.
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The Fierce Beauty of a Hurricane


[Typhoon Haiyan, from the Facebook page of EUMETSAT]
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Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2 29 December 2018

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

Krakatau is again active.

Plant Intelligence

Plant Intelligence 17 December 2018

Plant Intelligence

An understanding of intelligence in plants.

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.

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.

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