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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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Replanting Corals

Replanting Corals

Some people are taking positive action today to reverse the damage caused by climate change and building resilience for tomorrow.

17 May 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' 

95 percent clean?

Scientists think we can power 95 percent of our planet with clean energy. - RC
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‘We saved the ozone layer. We can save the climate.’

Here’s a happy thought: remember all the problems with the ozone hole? How that was supposed to kill us all? Well, we did something about it. And it worked. In fact, if we hadn’t cut down on hairsprays, which were full of gases that fried the Earth, we’d be in even worse shape than we’re in today, says one of the men who sued the government to make sure it happened: Had we not acted, the world would already be suffering even more severe droughts, floods and storms. This summer’s ...
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‘We saved the ozone layer. We can save the climate.’

Here’s a happy thought: remember all the problems with the ozone hole? How that was supposed to kill us all? Well, we did something about it. And it worked. In fact, if we hadn’t cut down on hairsprays, which were full of gases that fried the Earth, we’d be in even worse shape than we’re in today, says one of the men who sued the government to make sure it happened: Had we not acted, the world would already be suffering even more severe droughts, floods and storms. This summer’s ...
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Think Politics is Fair?

Exxon outspends the entire clean energy sector on lobbying. - RC
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95 percent clean?

Scientists think we can power 95 percent of our planet with clean energy. - RC
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‘We saved the ozone layer. We can save the climate.’

Here’s a happy thought: remember all the problems with the ozone hole? How that was supposed to kill us all? Well, we did something about it. And it worked. In fact, if we hadn’t cut down on hairsprays, which were full of gases that fried the Earth, we’d be in even worse shape than we’re in today, says one of the men who sued the government to make sure it happened: Had we not acted, the world would already be suffering even more severe droughts, floods and storms. This summer’s ...
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Polluters Bring the Money

It’s a different world from 2008. In 2008, says a New York Times analysis, there were far more ads touting a green energy agenda. In 2012, that’s flipped. The money has tipped in favor of the old polluters. -RC  
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Polluters Bring the Money

It’s a different world from 2008. In 2008, says a New York Times analysis, there were far more ads touting a green energy agenda. In 2012, that’s flipped. The money has tipped in favor of the old polluters. -RC  
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Polluters Bring the Money

It’s a different world from 2008. In 2008, says a New York Times analysis, there were far more ads touting a green energy agenda. In 2012, that’s flipped. The money has tipped in favor of the old polluters. -RC  
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Romney’s Awful Energy Plan

Here’s a good take on Romney’s terrible energy plan, from Rolling Stone’s Jeff Goodell. His best line: … what Romney and the Republicans are offering voters this November isn't a coherent energy plan. It's a suicide note. While the candidate advocates pie-in-the-sky plans to “get us off foreign oil,” others quoted by Goodell have more reasonable perspectives: "The only real path to energy independence is to get off oil completely," says Steve Kretzmann, the executive director of ...
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Romney’s Awful Energy Plan

Here’s a good take on Romney’s terrible energy plan, from Rolling Stone’s Jeff Goodell. His best line: … what Romney and the Republicans are offering voters this November isn't a coherent energy plan. It's a suicide note. While the candidate advocates pie-in-the-sky plans to “get us off foreign oil,” others quoted by Goodell have more reasonable perspectives: "The only real path to energy independence is to get off oil completely," says Steve Kretzmann, the executive director of ...
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Romney’s Awful Energy Plan

Here’s a good take on Romney’s terrible energy plan, from Rolling Stone’s Jeff Goodell. His best line: … what Romney and the Republicans are offering voters this November isn't a coherent energy plan. It's a suicide note. While the candidate advocates pie-in-the-sky plans to “get us off foreign oil,” others quoted by Goodell have more reasonable perspectives: "The only real path to energy independence is to get off oil completely," says Steve Kretzmann, the executive director of ...
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News Flash: the Ice is Melting

One nice thing about the melting arctic is that we may soon be able to sail our sailboats over the North Pole as early as 2030. Check out the red line below, which shows how big the ice caps are this year vs. the last few hot years. (See if you can look at this chart without hearing the sound of a falling bomb …. neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee …. BOOM!) (Source: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/seaice/extent/Sea_Ice_Extent_L.png) But when the ice caps melt – which ...
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News Flash: the Ice is Melting

One nice thing about the melting arctic is that we may soon be able to sail our sailboats over the North Pole as early as 2030. Check out the red line below, which shows how big the ice caps are this year vs. the last few hot years. (See if you can look at this chart without hearing the sound of a falling bomb …. neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee …. BOOM!) (Source: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/seaice/extent/Sea_Ice_Extent_L.png) But when the ice caps melt – which ...
  • 1070

News Flash: the Ice is Melting

One nice thing about the melting arctic is that we may soon be able to sail our sailboats over the North Pole as early as 2030. Check out the red line below, which shows how big the ice caps are this year vs. the last few hot years. (See if you can look at this chart without hearing the sound of a falling bomb …. neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee …. BOOM!) (Source: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/seaice/extent/Sea_Ice_Extent_L.png) But when the ice caps melt – which ...
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Get Ice in Book Form -- Because it May Not Be in Ice Form Much Longer

James Balog’s new book, from his amazing work at the ends of the Earth.
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Get Ice in Book Form -- Because it May Not Be in Ice Form Much Longer

James Balog’s new book, from his amazing work at the ends of the Earth.
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Romney’s View of Energy, Ages and Ages Hence

An imagined conversation between the man and his grandchildren, on why he was so proactive in slowing global warming – before he wasn’t. By Reilly Capps One fine summer day, 30 years hence, when Mitt Romney is so old his hair is half-gray and perfect, just like it is now, one of his adorable grandchildren – a red-headed munchkin with money-green eyes – will scream at him from the other side of the gazebo: “Grandpa, I love you! I want to come and hug you! But my shoes’ rubber soles have ...
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Romney’s View of Energy, Ages and Ages Hence

An imagined conversation between the man and his grandchildren, on why he was so proactive in slowing global warming – before he wasn’t. By Reilly Capps One fine summer day, 30 years hence, when Mitt Romney is so old his hair is half-gray and perfect, just like it is now, one of his adorable grandchildren – a red-headed munchkin with money-green eyes – will scream at him from the other side of the gazebo: “Grandpa, I love you! I want to come and hug you! But my shoes’ rubber soles have ...
  • 1203

Get Ice in Book Form -- Because it May Not Be in Ice Form Much Longer

James Balog’s new book, from his amazing work at the ends of the Earth.
  • 843

Romney’s View of Energy, Ages and Ages Hence

An imagined conversation between the man and his grandchildren, on why he was so proactive in slowing global warming – before he wasn’t. By Reilly Capps One fine summer day, 30 years hence, when Mitt Romney is so old his hair is half-gray and perfect, just like it is now, one of his adorable grandchildren – a red-headed munchkin with money-green eyes – will scream at him from the other side of the gazebo: “Grandpa, I love you! I want to come and hug you! But my shoes’ rubber soles have ...
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DeChristopher’s Conviction Upheld

The environmental activist spiked the Bush Administration’s plans to drill near national parks in Utah. He’s been in prison for more than a year now. His appeal to have his sentence overturned was just rejected. Here’s the Salt Lake Tribune’s story. - RC
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DeChristopher’s Conviction Upheld

The environmental activist spiked the Bush Administration’s plans to drill near national parks in Utah. He’s been in prison for more than a year now. His appeal to have his sentence overturned was just rejected. Here’s the Salt Lake Tribune’s story. - RC
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DeChristopher’s Conviction Upheld

The environmental activist spiked the Bush Administration’s plans to drill near national parks in Utah. He’s been in prison for more than a year now. His appeal to have his sentence overturned was just rejected. Here’s the Salt Lake Tribune’s story. - RC
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No Chirps---Many Bugs

Classic SciFi movies have long featured invasions by menacing creatures---gigantic lizards in Godzilla; irradiated ants in Them; and even a giant mutant bear in the film Prophecy. Now comes a real critter invasion actually taking over the island of Guam producing an ecological disaster. An explosion of spiders has resulted from the elimination of the island’s birds by the brown tree snake, an invasive reptile that arrived on Guam from the Solomon Islands where they are native most likely ...
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No Chirps---Many Bugs

Classic SciFi movies have long featured invasions by menacing creatures---gigantic lizards in Godzilla; irradiated ants in Them; and even a giant mutant bear in the film Prophecy. Now comes a real critter invasion actually taking over the island of Guam producing an ecological disaster. An explosion of spiders has resulted from the elimination of the island’s birds by the brown tree snake, an invasive reptile that arrived on Guam from the Solomon Islands where they are native most likely ...
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