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Watching Tundra Melt

18

Sep

2017

Watching Tundra Melt

Permafrost melting in 'real time'.

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A Giraffe Boosts Conservation

16

Sep

2017

A Giraffe Boosts Conservation

A white giraffe becomes a wildlife icon.

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The Conservation Alliance

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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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A Monumental President

A Monumental President 26 August 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

Fishing for Plastic

Fishing for Plastic 9 August 2017

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Intelligence of Plants

Intelligence of Plants 8 August 2017

Intelligence of Plants

Amazing new understandings of intelligence in plants.

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.

God's Bathtub

God's Bathtub

An Australia lake has remained untouched by climate change and has remained as it is for 7500 years.
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The Jellyfish Invasion -- The Slimiest Enviro-disaster Ever

File:Pelagia noctiluca (Sardinia).jpgBy Reilly Capps
Jellyfish are one of god's creations, beautiful and majestic in their own way, but only if their own way is washed up dead on a beach. They're not a fish, they're not even a jelly. Jelly is sweet. These bastards are like raspberry jam covered in barbed wire. They're a sadist's favorite fish. Which is why it's so disconcerting to learn that this non-fish is taking over.
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Antarctica Revealed

Antarctica Revealed

A new radar map of Antarctica reveals a continent of complex mountains and valleys under the thick ice sheet.
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The Cats on Cat Island: the World's Cutest Invasive Species?

File:Redsilver Maine coon Kittens.JPGBy Reilly Capps
There is an island in Japan that has been overrun by cats. The Japanese call it Cat Island. It is much more popular than the island next door, Stinky Litterbox Island. 
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Bring Back Mammoths!

Bring Back Mammoths!

Russian scientists have recovered fully preserved blood and muscle tissues from a Woolly Mammoth on a Siberian island entombed in ice. Their discovery opens the door to restoring the ancient elephant from extinction using biotechnology.
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Look at Dead Animals, Save the World (with Your Camera)

Look at Dead Animals, Save the World (with Your Camera)

By Reilly Capps

There are some ideas so simple that they rise to the level of absolute genius, by their sheer simplicity. Idea: match scientists who want data with outdoorsmen (and women) who are in the position to find it. It seems like an ideal challenge for readers of this Journal, who love the outdoors and photography, fear climate change and are in the position to document the natural world. So: step out of your SUV, squat down near that squashed garter snake or flattened cane toad, flash your camera at that pancaked horned lizard or two-dimensional glossy snake, then GPS the coordinates and know that you saved the world, just a little bit. 
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Wheels on the Ground

Wheels on the Ground

The Curiosity rover continues on its journey towards a Martian mountain.
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Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Wildlife in Australia can be big, odd, and hot pink.
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