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Fog

Fog is really important.

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CO2 & Climate Animated

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2017

CO2 & Climate Animated

Visualizing climate change.

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The Conservation Alliance

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When Our Stories Get Ruined, We Get Upset

When Our Stories Get Ruined, We Get Upset

Over and over again in the history of ideas, some new piece of information threatens our stories, and we react. Badly.

14 Mar 2014

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Recent Archive Highlights

The Colours of Australia are Fading

The Colours of Australia are Fading 2 June 2017

The Colours of Australia are Fading

Major changes have occurred recently to Australian forests.

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Super Coral...a Super Hero? 26 May 2017

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Heat-tolerant corals may help reef restoration.

Replanting Corals

Replanting Corals 17 May 2017

Replanting Corals

Some people are taking positive action today to reverse the damage caused by climate change and building resilience for tomorrow.

A Monumental President

A Monumental President 16 May 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

Coral Reef Update, 3

Coral Reef Update, 3 18 March 2017

Coral Reef Update, 3

Explaining the biology and consequences of coral bleaching.

Supporting Environmental Work

Supporting Environmental Work 1 April 2016

Supporting Environmental Work

April campaign to We Keep it Wild and support The Conservation Alliance.

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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