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A journal of science, thought, and action.

Stories to Change 'Apocalypse Fatigue' into Action

18

Nov

2017

Stories to Change 'Apocalypse Fatigue' into Action

Moving away from cliamte fatigue into action.

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Trees Before Rain

17

Nov

2017

Trees Before Rain

Which came first: trees or rain?

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Carbon Taxes Take a Step Back. Maybe It Needs a New Name.

A carbon tax falters in Australia, sees dim prospects in America, and inches along in Canada. Maybe it needs a new name. 

16 Jul 2013

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

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.

Juno as Monet

Juno as Monet

Jupiter as an impressionist painting.

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Remembering the Joy before the Deluge

Remembering the Joy before the Deluge

Remembering good times before the bad.

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Parking Lot

Parking Lot

"They paved paradise and put up a parking lot"

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A 1000 Year Rainfall Event

A 1000 Year Rainfall Event

Harvey is breaking all rainfall records and it's still raining.

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What Climate Models Show & Predict

What Climate Models Show & Predict

Weather events are amplified by climate change.

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A Monumental President

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

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Here Comes Harvey

Here Comes Harvey

Hurricane Harvey carrying a 'waterworld' of rain.

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Environmental Space Monitoring

Environmental Space Monitoring

Volcanic eruption seen from space.

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Tetons in Totality

Tetons in Totality

A national and local eclipse festival.

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Night Vision

Night Vision

Tracking ice cracks in thermal infrared.

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Elemental Haikus

Elemental Haikus

A table of elemental poems with purpose.

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Where's Richard Nixon When You Need Him?

Where's Richard Nixon When You Need Him?

Phillipe Cousteau invisions a new environmental movement.

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Fractal Jupiter

Fractal Jupiter

Imagine Jupiter as a Grateful Dead poster.

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Volcanoes Underwater

Volcanoes Underwater

Undersea island formation explained by volcanoes.

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When Big is Better

When Big is Better

Think 'big data'.

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Intelligence of Plants

Intelligence of Plants

Amazing new understandings of intelligence in plants.

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Hawaii's Vanishing Birds

Hawaii's Vanishing Birds

Hawaii's endemic birds are declining fast.

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Catching An Eclipse Event

Catching An Eclipse Event

Prepare for some very cool eclipse events.

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Blue Genes and Chrysanthemums

Blue Genes and Chrysanthemums

Blue genes for fashionable flowers.

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National Tree Day

National Tree Day

Tree planting goes national in Australia.

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The First Flower

The First Flower

Reconstructing the evolution of flowers, step by step.

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Radar Mapping Glaciers

Radar Mapping Glaciers

Radar for glacier ice-loss maps.

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It's Hotter

It's Hotter

The data is in and summers are hotter.

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Supporting Public Lands

Supporting Public Lands

Join the campaign to protect public lands.

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Advice To A Young Scientist

Advice To A Young Scientist

We still need you!

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