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Acid Lakes

14

Nov

2018

Acid Lakes

No swimming in the lake.

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Remembrance Poppies

12

Nov

2018

Remembrance Poppies

Using poppies to remember.

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The Conservation Alliance

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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

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

Krakatoa Awakens, an update

Krakatoa Awakens, an update 28 October 2018

Krakatoa Awakens, an update

Krakatoa is again active.

Rewilding

Rewilding 4 September 2018

Rewilding

A 'silent spring' could become a 'wild summer' 

Conserving, the Mother Load

Conserving, the Mother Load 26 June 2018

Conserving, the Mother Load

Avoiding another Dust Bowl.

Environmental Art

Environmental Art 15 January 2018

Environmental Art

Creating paintings with natue connections.

Patagonia and Sustainability

Patagonia and Sustainability 31 December 2017

Patagonia and Sustainability

Patagonia shows how to apply sustainability in business practice.

Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From 22 December 2017

Where Good Ideas Come From

A clever storyteller suggests an answer.

A New Branch for the Tree of Life?

A New Branch for the Tree of Life?

The Tree of Life originally consisted of plants, animals, bacteria, and fungi. A new discovery may require another branch be added.
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How Did Fish Start Walking on Land? One Step at a Time

How Did Fish Start Walking on Land? One Step at a Time

An experiment showed that fish out of water can adapt, learning to walk on land. 
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Power Plants Going Bye-Bye

Power Plants Going Bye-Bye

Big bank UBS says that, very soon, the world will just be rooftop solar and electric cars. 
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Appropriate Technology

Appropriate Technology

An nice example of an "appropriate technology".
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Computers Byte

Computers Byte

Challenges between humans and machines usually don't end well for the humans. 
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Dreamtime Turtle rediscovered

Dreamtime Turtle rediscovered

It's a good thing when a species long thought extinct is rediscovered.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Two islands merge and a volcano continues erupting.
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Worm Glow

Worm Glow

van Gogh's famous painting Starry Night this is not!
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Tail Wagging

Tail Wagging

A galaxy with a long tail? no way, you say. Welcome to the Tadpole!
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Naked and Afraid

Naked and Afraid

The woman suing "Dating Naked" is likely upset because she feels that, through exposure, she lost status and (perceived) sexiness.
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Icy Triton seen anew

Icy Triton seen anew

The Voyager spacecrafts were launched in August 1977. Their findings still amaze us.
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Re-Imagine

Re-Imagine

What do you call a symposium bringing together writers, ranchers, biologists, painters, and radio hosts for a conversation in a remote Montana valley? Re-Imagine
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Why Are Middle-Easterners Fighting Over Such Shitty Land?

Why Are Middle-Easterners Fighting Over Such Shitty Land?

‚ÄčOr, what happened to the Fertile Crescent? 
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Thar She Blows

Thar She Blows

Another one of Iceland's unpronounceable volcanoes is preparing to erupt.
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Patterned Mars

Patterned Mars

Landscapes on Mars come in all sorts of patterns.
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Plant of the Week

Plant of the Week

Imagine a giant wombat or wallaby grazing these groves of trees.
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Talking Plants

Talking Plants

Research is showing plants use surprisingly sophisticated ways to communicate. A talking tree is now a new movie star.
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Art Gallery Ready

Art Gallery Ready

Space photography does it again with a composite view of the Ring Nebula ready for any art gallery wall.
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My Denials

My Denials

Here is a list of the “theories” to which I do not subscribe or even peruse.
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Tobacco -- The Healthy Choice

Tobacco -- The Healthy Choice

Can GMO sometimes be A-OK? 
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When Are We Going to Die?

When Are We Going to Die?

A look into the future reveals that we actually know quite a lot about the way the world will end.
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How to Tame Your Comet

How to Tame Your Comet

Dragons come in different forms and two space probes are getting a first-hand look.
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Against the Sky

Against the Sky

A dreamy travel video for the morning.
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Way Weird Weather

Way Weird Weather

July 2014 has produced some really odd weather in the northern hemisphere.
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From Despair to Repair

From Despair to Repair

Fact #1: coral reefs are very important, Fact #2: they are in deep trouble, Fact #3: there is some hope for corals
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The Faux-Jocks Hate the Faux-Nerds

The Faux-Jocks Hate the Faux-Nerds

If you beat up on nerds, you can't be a nerd.
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