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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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95% Certain

95% Certain

The latest IPCC report on climate change states that humans are the cause of global temperature increases with 95% certainty.

27 Sep 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.

Night Fishing

Night Fishing

With this many boats, it's bye-bye to the fish.
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Flower of the Week: Aussie orchids

Flower of the Week: Aussie orchids

Most Australian orchids grow in the ground under dense forests and rarely seen.
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Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

A clever animation answers that existential question.
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'Big Data' analyzed

'Big Data' analyzed

Explaining all that 'Big Data' collected and being analyzed about you and other topics.
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Spider as "puppy"

Spider as "puppy"

If it was a choice between finding a big furry spider or a puppy in the forest, the spider loses.
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Star Temples

Star Temples

Imagining two natural star temples.
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Beastly Beauty

Beastly Beauty

How can something pretty be so ugly?
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Solar System as a Vortex

Solar System as a Vortex

Does it feel like you're swirling in a vortex sometimes? That might not be far from the truth.
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The Wangari Prize

The Wangari Prize

Wangari Maathai was a powerful voice for conservation and tree planting in Africa. An award was established in her honor to recognize new forest champions.
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IUFRO, part 3

IUFRO, part 3

a true statement: Wood is Good
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IUFRO, part 2

IUFRO, part 2

Posters are where it's at!
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IUFRO, part 1

IUFRO, part 1

Every 4 years, the World Congress of Forest Research Organizations meets to discuss trends in forests. It received scant attention during its recent US gathering.
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Canopy Confluences or A Child's Guide to Tree Climbing

Canopy Confluences or A Child's Guide to Tree Climbing

Nalini Nakarni discusses trees and their influences that touch everything.
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Going, Going, and now Gone

Going, Going, and now Gone

The Aral Sea was doomed by bureaucrats with grand schemes. It is now gone.
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Mountains in the Sea

Mountains in the Sea

Marine mountain ranges rivaling many on land have been mapped under the world's oceans.
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With the Stoke of a Pen

With the Stoke of a Pen

With the 'stroke of a pen', a major Pacific Ocean preserve was created.
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Compassion for Creation

Compassion for Creation

Few religious leaders have spoken out about the environment as central to their spiritual missions as Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama...and more should.
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Food as Fertilizer

Food as Fertilizer

Where does all our food go? Author Michael Pollan provides one answer.
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Living Planet Report-2014

Living Planet Report-2014

WWF has just released their Living Planet Report-2014. It should be read widely.
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The Universe Beyond Your Fence

The Universe Beyond Your Fence

What if you could have the universe beyond your fence?
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Ice Climbing on a Comet

Ice Climbing on a Comet

What does mountaineering and landing on a comet have in common?
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Jon Stewart says House notices "burns"

Jon Stewart says House notices "burns"

Jon Stewart uses his typical wit to skewer the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.
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Fox News: 'It Used to be a Dinosaur. Now It's Fuel. How Is That Not Renewable?'

Fox News: 'It Used to be a Dinosaur. Now It's Fuel. How Is That Not Renewable?'

In a long line of stupid statements on Fox News about climate, this one might be the stupidest.
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Obama is the Best on Climate! Oy vey!

Obama is the Best on Climate! Oy vey!

Obama boasts about our progress on the climate; it's like Hoover bragging about all he'd done on poverty
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Vaquita, the Next Species for Extinction?

Vaquita, the Next Species for Extinction?

Fishing bycatch could cause extinction for the smallest dolphin in the world.
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World of Wonder

World of Wonder

We live in a 'world of wonder' and still know little about it.
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