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Toxic Fog

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Apr

2018

Toxic Fog

Marine mercury found deposited on land by fogs.

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TESS to Explore Exoplanets

18

Apr

2018

TESS to Explore Exoplanets

TESS the exoplanet hunter was launched.

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The Conservation Alliance

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The Conservation Alliance

The Conservation Alliance

Announcing a corporate partner for Riled Up: The Conservation Alliance

12 Mar 2015

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

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.

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update 5 December 2017

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

In 2014, major marine preserves were created.

Mercury Monster

The producers at Sesame Street have created many memorable characters for kids. Recently, Big Bird received considerable attention but now another PBS favorite has shown up mimicked by a scientific discovery. NASA”s Messenger spacecraft circling the planet Mercury has just discovered a crater clearly resembling the favorite Sesame Street character, Cookie Monster. It’s not hard to see why in these image comparisons:      Mercury Crater, August 29, 2012               Cookie ...
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Mercury Monster

The producers at Sesame Street have created many memorable characters for kids. Recently, Big Bird received considerable attention but now another PBS favorite has shown up mimicked by a scientific discovery. NASA”s Messenger spacecraft circling the planet Mercury has just discovered a crater clearly resembling the favorite Sesame Street character, Cookie Monster. It’s not hard to see why in these image comparisons:      Mercury Crater, August 29, 2012               Cookie ...
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Mercury Monster

The producers at Sesame Street have created many memorable characters for kids. Recently, Big Bird received considerable attention but now another PBS favorite has shown up mimicked by a scientific discovery. NASA”s Messenger spacecraft circling the planet Mercury has just discovered a crater clearly resembling the favorite Sesame Street character, Cookie Monster. It’s not hard to see why in these image comparisons:      Mercury Crater, August 29, 2012               Cookie ...
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As Great as a Bad Economy is …

Yes, the recession reduced our carbon output, as industry slowed. But we can’t count on a bad economy to keep carbon pollution down. We need bigger solutions. We need green energy. A bad economy is not a good way to save the environment. - Reilly Capps
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As Great as a Bad Economy is …

Yes, the recession reduced our carbon output, as industry slowed. But we can’t count on a bad economy to keep carbon pollution down. We need bigger solutions. We need green energy. A bad economy is not a good way to save the environment. - Reilly Capps
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As Great as a Bad Economy is …

Yes, the recession reduced our carbon output, as industry slowed. But we can’t count on a bad economy to keep carbon pollution down. We need bigger solutions. We need green energy. A bad economy is not a good way to save the environment. - Reilly Capps
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Nuclear Power Smash!

Nuclear power made Godzilla. Therefore it has to be as dangerous as Godzilla. Right? - Reilly Capps
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Nuclear Power Smash!

Nuclear power made Godzilla. Therefore it has to be as dangerous as Godzilla. Right? - Reilly Capps
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Nuclear Power Smash!

Nuclear power made Godzilla. Therefore it has to be as dangerous as Godzilla. Right? - Reilly Capps
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Auroras From Above

We’ve all seen the spectacular solar flare induced auroras from the ground level but here is a very “spacey” view captured well above the Earth’s atmosphere. No matter what the perspective, auroras are always impressive: Auroras over Ontario, Canada (credit: NASA) WHB
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Auroras From Above

We’ve all seen the spectacular solar flare induced auroras from the ground level but here is a very “spacey” view captured well above the Earth’s atmosphere. No matter what the perspective, auroras are always impressive: Auroras over Ontario, Canada (credit: NASA) WHB
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Auroras From Above

We’ve all seen the spectacular solar flare induced auroras from the ground level but here is a very “spacey” view captured well above the Earth’s atmosphere. No matter what the perspective, auroras are always impressive: Auroras over Ontario, Canada (credit: NASA) WHB
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Electric Cars are Geeky

So geeky the Tesla Model S just beat the BMW M5 in a drag. Real geeky. - Reilly Capps
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Electric Cars are Geeky

So geeky the Tesla Model S just beat the BMW M5 in a drag. Real geeky. - Reilly Capps
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Not a Good Dinner Guest

Turtle pees out his mouth. - Reilly Capps
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Not a Good Dinner Guest

Turtle pees out his mouth. - Reilly Capps
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Electric Cars are Geeky

So geeky the Tesla Model S just beat the BMW M5 in a drag. Real geeky. - Reilly Capps
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Not a Good Dinner Guest

Turtle pees out his mouth. - Reilly Capps
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Why the Population Problem is Going to Solve Itself

Study: Social Media More Alluring than Sex. - Reilly Capps
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Why the Population Problem is Going to Solve Itself

Study: Social Media More Alluring than Sex. - Reilly Capps
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Why the Population Problem is Going to Solve Itself

Study: Social Media More Alluring than Sex. - Reilly Capps
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Genetically Modified … for the Better

Here are a couple of reality checks – here and here – about genetically modified crops, in the face of a very flawed study that says it causes cancer. Study after study keeps showing that genetically modified crops are generally harmless First, a meta-study in a scientific journal concluded that … Results from all the 24 studies do not suggest any health hazards … [and] … The studies reviewed present evidence to show that GM plants are nutritionally equivalent to their non-GM ...
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Genetically Modified … for the Better

Here are a couple of reality checks – here and here – about genetically modified crops, in the face of a very flawed study that says it causes cancer. Study after study keeps showing that genetically modified crops are generally harmless First, a meta-study in a scientific journal concluded that … Results from all the 24 studies do not suggest any health hazards … [and] … The studies reviewed present evidence to show that GM plants are nutritionally equivalent to their non-GM ...
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Genetically Modified … for the Better

Here are a couple of reality checks – here and here – about genetically modified crops, in the face of a very flawed study that says it causes cancer. Study after study keeps showing that genetically modified crops are generally harmless First, a meta-study in a scientific journal concluded that … Results from all the 24 studies do not suggest any health hazards … [and] … The studies reviewed present evidence to show that GM plants are nutritionally equivalent to their non-GM ...
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Aliens, People. Aliens Are Out There.

Here is today’s Sciency Truth That Sounds Like Stoner Malarkey is: There are 900 advanced, intelligent civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy.   It sounds impossible, doesn’t it? It sounds like someone toked too much Purple Haze and thought they saw aliens. But this is a Sciency Truth. Ok, it’s not a truth. It’s an estimate, a conservative estimate, arrived at by competent scientists, using the Drake equation. Other estimates put the number at 3,500. The great Carl Sagan guessed that ...
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Aliens, People. Aliens Are Out There.

Here is today’s Sciency Truth That Sounds Like Stoner Malarkey is: There are 900 advanced, intelligent civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy.   It sounds impossible, doesn’t it? It sounds like someone toked too much Purple Haze and thought they saw aliens. But this is a Sciency Truth. Ok, it’s not a truth. It’s an estimate, a conservative estimate, arrived at by competent scientists, using the Drake equation. Other estimates put the number at 3,500. The great Carl Sagan guessed that ...
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