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Stories to Change 'Apocalypse Fatigue' into Action

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2017

Stories to Change 'Apocalypse Fatigue' into Action

Moving away from cliamte fatigue into action.

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Trees Before Rain

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Nov

2017

Trees Before Rain

Which came first: trees or rain?

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Republican. Climate Change Believer. Really.

Republican. Climate Change Believer. Really.

To find a conservative politician who believes in climate change? It's easier to find skinny whales. 

10 Mar 2014

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Compassion and other creatures

Compassion and other creatures 5 November 2017

Compassion and other creatures

Compassion is considered a trait uniquely human but we should make it more inclusive.

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency! 4 November 2017

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency is the name of the game for energy, architecture, and solar design with three new developments showing the way.

Conservatives and Conservation

Conservatives and Conservation 2 November 2017

Conservatives and Conservation

 

Republican presidents from Theodore Roosevelt, to Richard Nixon, through George W. Bush left good environmental accomplishments.

 

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time 1 November 2017

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

One way to restore coral reefs could require re-seeding with transplanted corals.

Whales & Drones

Whales & Drones 31 October 2017

Whales & Drones

Remotely controlled drones provide a quiet way to track animal behavior.

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper 30 October 2017

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Robotic engineers at JPL are turning to bio-mimicry and using a gecko as their design guide.

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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