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A 'Lost Crop' That Might Change Africa

21

Sep

2017

A 'Lost Crop' That Might Change Africa

A wholistic plan for a 'lost crop' that could change Africa.

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The Driest Place on Earth

19

Sep

2017

The Driest Place on Earth

The Atacama Desert as a Mars analog.

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The Conservation Alliance

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Lost & Found Worlds

Lost & Found Worlds

Biogeography rule #1: odd things evolve on islands.

29 Oct 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.

How to say Hello in Dolphin

Anyone who has ever listened to the modulated sounds of a humpback whale or the clickings of a dolphin must have wondered: what are they saying? We may be taking the first baby steps to answer that question. While humans and other land mammals evolved to communicate using vocalizations through gases-- air --marine mammals use sonar-like echolocations transmitted through an aqueous environment-- water --to communicate. The physiology and anatomy of humans and marine mammals evolved ...
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How to say Hello in Dolphin

Anyone who has ever listened to the modulated sounds of a humpback whale or the clickings of a dolphin must have wondered: what are they saying? We may be taking the first baby steps to answer that question. While humans and other land mammals evolved to communicate using vocalizations through gases-- air --marine mammals use sonar-like echolocations transmitted through an aqueous environment-- water --to communicate. The physiology and anatomy of humans and marine mammals evolved ...
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How to say Hello in Dolphin

Anyone who has ever listened to the modulated sounds of a humpback whale or the clickings of a dolphin must have wondered: what are they saying? We may be taking the first baby steps to answer that question. While humans and other land mammals evolved to communicate using vocalizations through gases-- air --marine mammals use sonar-like echolocations transmitted through an aqueous environment-- water --to communicate. The physiology and anatomy of humans and marine mammals evolved ...
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Kenya Burning

Reuters is reporting that a raging fire has destroyed at least 2,000 acres of indigenous forest in Mount Kenya National Park. The fire is suspected to have to have been caused by honey harvesters and poachers. The mountain forest is a major water tower in the country, coveres the slopes of the second highest mountain in Africa, and is famous for treks with nearly 30,000 tourists hiking the mountain every year. Simon Gitau, Deputy Warden, Mount Kenya National Reserve said that: "Almost 100 ...
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Kenya Burning

Reuters is reporting that a raging fire has destroyed at least 2,000 acres of indigenous forest in Mount Kenya National Park. The fire is suspected to have to have been caused by honey harvesters and poachers. The mountain forest is a major water tower in the country, coveres the slopes of the second highest mountain in Africa, and is famous for treks with nearly 30,000 tourists hiking the mountain every year. Simon Gitau, Deputy Warden, Mount Kenya National Reserve said that: "Almost 100 ...
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Kenya Burning

Reuters is reporting that a raging fire has destroyed at least 2,000 acres of indigenous forest in Mount Kenya National Park. The fire is suspected to have to have been caused by honey harvesters and poachers. The mountain forest is a major water tower in the country, coveres the slopes of the second highest mountain in Africa, and is famous for treks with nearly 30,000 tourists hiking the mountain every year. Simon Gitau, Deputy Warden, Mount Kenya National Reserve said that: "Almost 100 ...
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Conrad Anker

Our Riled Up contributor and friend Conrad Anker was interviewed today on NPR’s Science Friday about his upcoming mountaineering expedition to Mount Everest for the National Geographic Society. For all those with aspirations to summit the Mother Goddess of the World, or Chomolungma to the Nepalis and Tibetans, you may wish to take a listen.                              Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, Conrad Anker    Mount Everest (credit: Jimmy Chin)                                    ...
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Conrad Anker

Our Riled Up contributor and friend Conrad Anker was interviewed today on NPR’s Science Friday about his upcoming mountaineering expedition to Mount Everest for the National Geographic Society. For all those with aspirations to summit the Mother Goddess of the World, or Chomolungma to the Nepalis and Tibetans, you may wish to take a listen.                              Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, Conrad Anker    Mount Everest (credit: Jimmy Chin)                                    ...
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Conrad Anker

Our Riled Up contributor and friend Conrad Anker was interviewed today on NPR’s Science Friday about his upcoming mountaineering expedition to Mount Everest for the National Geographic Society. For all those with aspirations to summit the Mother Goddess of the World, or Chomolungma to the Nepalis and Tibetans, you may wish to take a listen.                              Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, Conrad Anker    Mount Everest (credit: Jimmy Chin)                                    ...
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Forming the Moon

If you ever looked the moon and wondered how it formed, here’s the video of its earliest days. Lot’s of bombardments and lava lakes! ";" alt=""> How the Moon Formed (credit: Goddard Space Center) WHB
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Forming the Moon

If you ever looked the moon and wondered how it formed, here’s the video of its earliest days. Lot’s of bombardments and lava lakes! ";" alt=""> How the Moon Formed (credit: Goddard Space Center) WHB
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Forming the Moon

If you ever looked the moon and wondered how it formed, here’s the video of its earliest days. Lot’s of bombardments and lava lakes! ";" alt=""> How the Moon Formed (credit: Goddard Space Center) WHB
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An Invisible Tsunami

The potential for coastal zone flooding caused by climate change has been analyzed by Climate Central. The research organization has produced a new report, Surging Seas, and wants to inform people about the threat and inspire them to take action to keep the crises from getting worse. The results of their new maps aren’t pretty. They indicate that nearly 5 million Americans are vulnerable to sea level increases already. Locations including the coastal Gulf Coast states, Florida, the ...
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An Invisible Tsunami

The potential for coastal zone flooding caused by climate change has been analyzed by Climate Central. The research organization has produced a new report, Surging Seas, and wants to inform people about the threat and inspire them to take action to keep the crises from getting worse. The results of their new maps aren’t pretty. They indicate that nearly 5 million Americans are vulnerable to sea level increases already. Locations including the coastal Gulf Coast states, Florida, the ...
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An Invisible Tsunami

The potential for coastal zone flooding caused by climate change has been analyzed by Climate Central. The research organization has produced a new report, Surging Seas, and wants to inform people about the threat and inspire them to take action to keep the crises from getting worse. The results of their new maps aren’t pretty. They indicate that nearly 5 million Americans are vulnerable to sea level increases already. Locations including the coastal Gulf Coast states, Florida, the ...
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Cars cause the breakdown of society

Reading an old book about building and city planning. Came across a section about cars. "Cars give people wonderful freedom and increase their opportunities," says the book, "A Pattern Language." "But they also destroy the environment." This book is from the Carter years, and so "destroy the environment" doesn't mean the same thing it means now. It doesn't mean "melt the glaciers" or "raise the seas" or "kill polar bear" or even "enrich Middle East dictators who are basically butt holes ...
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Cars cause the breakdown of society

Reading an old book about building and city planning. Came across a section about cars. "Cars give people wonderful freedom and increase their opportunities," says the book, "A Pattern Language." "But they also destroy the environment." This book is from the Carter years, and so "destroy the environment" doesn't mean the same thing it means now. It doesn't mean "melt the glaciers" or "raise the seas" or "kill polar bear" or even "enrich Middle East dictators who are basically butt holes ...
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Cars cause the breakdown of society

Reading an old book about building and city planning. Came across a section about cars. "Cars give people wonderful freedom and increase their opportunities," says the book, "A Pattern Language." "But they also destroy the environment." This book is from the Carter years, and so "destroy the environment" doesn't mean the same thing it means now. It doesn't mean "melt the glaciers" or "raise the seas" or "kill polar bear" or even "enrich Middle East dictators who are basically butt holes ...
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Chasing Ice

It never hurts for a new film to receive some positive reviews. Chasing Ice, a new documentary film about climate change that screened at the Sundance Film Festival, just received a good one: “James Balog’s Chasing Ice is the smoking gun on climate change, a beautiful compelling savage indictment of the deniers.” Robert Kennedy, Jr. Chasing Ice Poster (credit: Sundance FF) It will be interesting to learn the wider response when the movie begins screening publically on screens ...
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Chasing Ice

It never hurts for a new film to receive some positive reviews. Chasing Ice, a new documentary film about climate change that screened at the Sundance Film Festival, just received a good one: “James Balog’s Chasing Ice is the smoking gun on climate change, a beautiful compelling savage indictment of the deniers.” Robert Kennedy, Jr. Chasing Ice Poster (credit: Sundance FF) It will be interesting to learn the wider response when the movie begins screening publically on screens ...
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Chasing Ice

It never hurts for a new film to receive some positive reviews. Chasing Ice, a new documentary film about climate change that screened at the Sundance Film Festival, just received a good one: “James Balog’s Chasing Ice is the smoking gun on climate change, a beautiful compelling savage indictment of the deniers.” Robert Kennedy, Jr. Chasing Ice Poster (credit: Sundance FF) It will be interesting to learn the wider response when the movie begins screening publically on screens ...
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The universe is in us

We are in the universe and we are of the universe, but – more importantly – the universe is in us. Here is the most astounding fact, from Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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The universe is in us

We are in the universe and we are of the universe, but – more importantly – the universe is in us. Here is the most astounding fact, from Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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Restore the Colorado River Delta

Here at Riled Up we feel strongly about restoration of damaged lands. There certainly is no lack of places needing attention but none more so than the currently dry delta of the Colorado River. A campaign is underway to Restore the Colorado River Delta , a landscape so degraded that water from the river no longer reaches the Sea of Cortez at the Gulf of California. A petition is gathering signatures to  support an effort to begin the process of river restoration. The petition requires ...
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Restore the Colorado River Delta

Here at Riled Up we feel strongly about restoration of damaged lands. There certainly is no lack of places needing attention but none more so than the currently dry delta of the Colorado River. A campaign is underway to Restore the Colorado River Delta , a landscape so degraded that water from the river no longer reaches the Sea of Cortez at the Gulf of California. A petition is gathering signatures to  support an effort to begin the process of river restoration. The petition requires ...
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The Scale of the Universe

An interactive animation,  The Scale of the Universe, by Cary Huang is not to be missed. Huang uses very clever illustrations to scale things from atoms to galaxies. Use your cursor to move up or down in the diversity of sizes to the objects. If you’d prefer just watching then this short video should suffice. ";" alt=""> The Scale of the Universe WHB
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