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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

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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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Recent Archive Highlights

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.

Restoring Hawaii

Beyond the fancy resorts of Waikiki or Kona, the beauty of the Hawaii can be sadly diminished and unknown to the Island’s tourists. The early Polynesians released rummaging pigs that soon went feral exposing mountainous vegetation to erosion; later, 19th Century white settlers logged off vast native koa tree forests converting the landscape to cattle ranches; and now more recently arrived mosquitoes spread avian malaria that has decimated native Hawaiian bird populations found nowhere else ...
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A Criminal's Book Club

Now that Oprah's not doing a book club, somebody had to step in and fill the gap.  Tim DeChristopher, the climate monkeywrencher in the middle of a two-year sentence, has time to read. And he's published a list of some of what he's read, and started a book club for some of his favorite books.  I'm two months behind. I'm in the middle of "The Value of Nothing" by Raj Patel, the book DeChristopher recommended for February.  DeChristopher says that Patel's views on economics come ...
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A Criminal's Book Club

Now that Oprah's not doing a book club, somebody had to step in and fill the gap.  Tim DeChristopher, the climate monkeywrencher in the middle of a two-year sentence, has time to read. And he's published a list of some of what he's read, and started a book club for some of his favorite books.  I'm two months behind. I'm in the middle of "The Value of Nothing" by Raj Patel, the book DeChristopher recommended for February.  DeChristopher says that Patel's views on economics come ...
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Images of Afghanistan

From the mess of Afghanistan, photographer Tim Hetherington and writer Sebastian Junger came out with an amazing documentary called "Restrepo."  Hetherington died covering the war in Libya. But his photographs live on, and they're showing at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.  As a fan of great photographs and brave reporting, I miss Hetherington and his work, and will make sure to see his work when I'm in D.C. next month.  Here's the trailer for Restrepo: 
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Images of Afghanistan

From the mess of Afghanistan, photographer Tim Hetherington and writer Sebastian Junger came out with an amazing documentary called "Restrepo."  Hetherington died covering the war in Libya. But his photographs live on, and they're showing at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.  As a fan of great photographs and brave reporting, I miss Hetherington and his work, and will make sure to see his work when I'm in D.C. next month.  Here's the trailer for Restrepo: 
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A Criminal's Book Club

Now that Oprah's not doing a book club, somebody had to step in and fill the gap.  Tim DeChristopher, the climate monkeywrencher in the middle of a two-year sentence, has time to read. And he's published a list of some of what he's read, and started a book club for some of his favorite books.  I'm two months behind. I'm in the middle of "The Value of Nothing" by Raj Patel, the book DeChristopher recommended for February.  DeChristopher says that Patel's views on economics come ...
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Images of Afghanistan

From the mess of Afghanistan, photographer Tim Hetherington and writer Sebastian Junger came out with an amazing documentary called "Restrepo."  Hetherington died covering the war in Libya. But his photographs live on, and they're showing at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.  As a fan of great photographs and brave reporting, I miss Hetherington and his work, and will make sure to see his work when I'm in D.C. next month.  Here's the trailer for Restrepo: 
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Odysseus Returns

Odysseus, the legendary hero of the Trojan Wars, and his wanderings trying to return to his homeland Ithaca are as contemporary as when the warrior attempted his Bronze Age journey. Odysseus has have been picked up by modern explorers who are still remain interested and amazed by the adventure story, first put into verse by Homer nearly 3000 years ago. Several books and a recent travel article remind us of the enduring legacy of a story about longing for home and family. ...
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Odysseus Returns

Odysseus, the legendary hero of the Trojan Wars, and his wanderings trying to return to his homeland Ithaca are as contemporary as when the warrior attempted his Bronze Age journey. Odysseus has have been picked up by modern explorers who are still remain interested and amazed by the adventure story, first put into verse by Homer nearly 3000 years ago. Several books and a recent travel article remind us of the enduring legacy of a story about longing for home and family. ...
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Odysseus Returns

Odysseus, the legendary hero of the Trojan Wars, and his wanderings trying to return to his homeland Ithaca are as contemporary as when the warrior attempted his Bronze Age journey. Odysseus has have been picked up by modern explorers who are still remain interested and amazed by the adventure story, first put into verse by Homer nearly 3000 years ago. Several books and a recent travel article remind us of the enduring legacy of a story about longing for home and family. ...
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Because It Is There

George Mallory once answered the question ‘why do you want to climb Everest?' with the simple words: "because it is there." While an earlier 1922 British attempt to climb Everest is not well known outside climbing circles, Mallory’s 1924 approach from Tibet entered the history books of great adventure stories. Mountaineers have been attracted to Mount Everest ever since. Over the next several weeks, weather permitting, a record number of expeditions will try to reach the summit from ...
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Because It Is There

George Mallory once answered the question ‘why do you want to climb Everest?' with the simple words: "because it is there." While an earlier 1922 British attempt to climb Everest is not well known outside climbing circles, Mallory’s 1924 approach from Tibet entered the history books of great adventure stories. Mountaineers have been attracted to Mount Everest ever since. Over the next several weeks, weather permitting, a record number of expeditions will try to reach the summit from ...
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Because It Is There

George Mallory once answered the question ‘why do you want to climb Everest?' with the simple words: "because it is there." While an earlier 1922 British attempt to climb Everest is not well known outside climbing circles, Mallory’s 1924 approach from Tibet entered the history books of great adventure stories. Mountaineers have been attracted to Mount Everest ever since. Over the next several weeks, weather permitting, a record number of expeditions will try to reach the summit from ...
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The Man Who Planted Trees

Trees are important to us here at Riled Up. Gathered together in a forest they provide a myriad of ecosystem services and when planted around a home landscape they provide cooling shade and beauty. Trees should receive more love than they do particularly as climate change effects begin to unfold everywhere. A wonderful book, The Man Who Planted Trees, reminds us that even a single person can affect change by planting trees. The short book, by the French author Jean Giono, was first ...
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The Man Who Planted Trees

Trees are important to us here at Riled Up. Gathered together in a forest they provide a myriad of ecosystem services and when planted around a home landscape they provide cooling shade and beauty. Trees should receive more love than they do particularly as climate change effects begin to unfold everywhere. A wonderful book, The Man Who Planted Trees, reminds us that even a single person can affect change by planting trees. The short book, by the French author Jean Giono, was first ...
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The Man Who Planted Trees

Trees are important to us here at Riled Up. Gathered together in a forest they provide a myriad of ecosystem services and when planted around a home landscape they provide cooling shade and beauty. Trees should receive more love than they do particularly as climate change effects begin to unfold everywhere. A wonderful book, The Man Who Planted Trees, reminds us that even a single person can affect change by planting trees. The short book, by the French author Jean Giono, was first ...
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Unbelievable Hail Storm Hits West Texas

Severe weather events have started once again in the mid-west as a massive hail storm hit the Panhandle of West Texas. Deposits of hailstones built up to 4 feet deep on April 11th near Amarillo. Climate change models predict the frequency and intensity of severe weather will increase along with rising temperatures as warmer air allows more water vapor to be held in the atmosphere. The people of West Texas experienced yet another example of what is meant by extreme weather event. Storm ...
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Unbelievable Hail Storm Hits West Texas

Severe weather events have started once again in the mid-west as a massive hail storm hit the Panhandle of West Texas. Deposits of hailstones built up to 4 feet deep on April 11th near Amarillo. Climate change models predict the frequency and intensity of severe weather will increase along with rising temperatures as warmer air allows more water vapor to be held in the atmosphere. The people of West Texas experienced yet another example of what is meant by extreme weather event. Storm ...
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The Titanic Sails At Dawn

With the enduring fascination of a historical ocean catastrophe, it may be worth reflecting on the desolation and apocalyptic visions expressed in a famous poem: ";" alt="">Desolation Row (credit: YouTube) The Titanic sailed at dawn on April 12 and sank on April 14, 1912. Riled Up
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The Titanic Sails At Dawn

With the enduring fascination of a historical ocean catastrophe, it may be worth reflecting on the desolation and apocalyptic visions expressed in a famous poem: ";" alt="">Desolation Row (credit: YouTube) The Titanic sailed at dawn on April 12 and sank on April 14, 1912. Riled Up
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The Third Pole

The Tibetan Plateau, often referred to as The Third Pole, is the largest upland in the world with an elevation averaging nearly 15,000 feet. Bounded by the Himalayan mountain ranges to the south and the Karakorum Mountains in the west, the plateau is the source of the major Asian rivers including the Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra, Mekong, and Yangtze from waters derived from glacial melting. This space image was captured by the European Space Agency and their Envisat satellite showing a high ...
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The Third Pole

The Tibetan Plateau, often referred to as The Third Pole, is the largest upland in the world with an elevation averaging nearly 15,000 feet. Bounded by the Himalayan mountain ranges to the south and the Karakorum Mountains in the west, the plateau is the source of the major Asian rivers including the Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra, Mekong, and Yangtze from waters derived from glacial melting. This space image was captured by the European Space Agency and their Envisat satellite showing a high ...
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Unbelievable Hail Storm Hits West Texas

Severe weather events have started once again in the mid-west as a massive hail storm hit the Panhandle of West Texas. Deposits of hailstones built up to 4 feet deep on April 11th near Amarillo. Climate change models predict the frequency and intensity of severe weather will increase along with rising temperatures as warmer air allows more water vapor to be held in the atmosphere. The people of West Texas experienced yet another example of what is meant by extreme weather event. Storm ...
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