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Bottled Arctic Notes

15

Dec

2017

Bottled Arctic Notes

A bottled note tossed to the waves recovered years later.

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Be Nice To Nerds

13

Dec

2017

Be Nice To Nerds

Exploring DARPA's creative research approach.

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Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Bali's Mount Agung could erupt any time.

30 Nov 2017

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Bottled Arctic Notes

Bottled Arctic Notes 15 December 2017

Bottled Arctic Notes

A bottled note tossed to the waves recovered years later.

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars 7 December 2017

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

The Dry Valleys are one of the strangest environments on Earth.

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update 5 December 2017

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

In 2014, major marine preserves were created.

Think Green

Think Green 2 December 2017

Think Green

It's important to Think Green during this white time of year.

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update 30 November 2017

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Bali's Mount Agung could erupt any time.

Rewilding

Rewilding 27 November 2017

Rewilding

or how a 'silent spring' could turn into a 'wild summer' 

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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