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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

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Nov

2017

Trees Before Rain

Which came first: trees or rain?

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

A Million Taxis

A Million Taxis

You ever sit in a giant traffic jam, alone, in freeway that has become a parking lot, boxed in by cars flatulating noxious fumes, your only...

5 Apr 2013

Video Highlights

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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.

3D Tornadoes

Recently we mentioned a new national initiative to interrupt the volume of big data that is accumulating from the internet, space explorations, and environmental studies. This NASA animation illustrates the value of 3D visualization of data sets gathered during the massive tornadoes that hit the Dallas area on April 3rd. ";" alt=""> Texas Tornados in 3D (credit: NASA) As the new visualization technologies becomes more common, numerous other applications will be emerge and ...
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3D Tornadoes

Recently we mentioned a new national initiative to interrupt the volume of big data that is accumulating from the internet, space explorations, and environmental studies. This NASA animation illustrates the value of 3D visualization of data sets gathered during the massive tornadoes that hit the Dallas area on April 3rd. ";" alt=""> Texas Tornados in 3D (credit: NASA) As the new visualization technologies becomes more common, numerous other applications will be emerge and ...
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3D Tornadoes

Recently we mentioned a new national initiative to interrupt the volume of big data that is accumulating from the internet, space explorations, and environmental studies. This NASA animation illustrates the value of 3D visualization of data sets gathered during the massive tornadoes that hit the Dallas area on April 3rd. ";" alt=""> Texas Tornados in 3D (credit: NASA) As the new visualization technologies becomes more common, numerous other applications will be emerge and ...
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In The Dark

Radiolab is about curiosity. Developed by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the weekly NPR program explores big ideas with an infectious enthusiasm for the mysteries of science and the power of storytelling. Using modern radio production, engaging real-life anecdotes, and a bit the magic, Radiolab has become a sensation since the shows introduction by NPR in 2005. Radiolab now has a live stage tour called In The Dark and it lives up to all the accolades. In The Dark has the two Radiolab ...
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In The Dark

Radiolab is about curiosity. Developed by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the weekly NPR program explores big ideas with an infectious enthusiasm for the mysteries of science and the power of storytelling. Using modern radio production, engaging real-life anecdotes, and a bit the magic, Radiolab has become a sensation since the shows introduction by NPR in 2005. Radiolab now has a live stage tour called In The Dark and it lives up to all the accolades. In The Dark has the two Radiolab ...
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In The Dark

Radiolab is about curiosity. Developed by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the weekly NPR program explores big ideas with an infectious enthusiasm for the mysteries of science and the power of storytelling. Using modern radio production, engaging real-life anecdotes, and a bit the magic, Radiolab has become a sensation since the shows introduction by NPR in 2005. Radiolab now has a live stage tour called In The Dark and it lives up to all the accolades. In The Dark has the two Radiolab ...
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Exo-App

The Kepler Space Telescope has discovered a slew of extra-solar planets or exo-planets since it began focusing its powerful lens on the stars three years ago. Some of the new planets are super-weird, potentially made of solid diamond, while others may be more Earth-like in habitability around their parent stars. Now there is an application has been developed so that anyone can follow the Kepler discoveries. Kepler Exo-planet (credit: NASA-Ames) The “exo-app”, called the Kepler ...
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Exo-App

The Kepler Space Telescope has discovered a slew of extra-solar planets or exo-planets since it began focusing its powerful lens on the stars three years ago. Some of the new planets are super-weird, potentially made of solid diamond, while others may be more Earth-like in habitability around their parent stars. Now there is an application has been developed so that anyone can follow the Kepler discoveries. Kepler Exo-planet (credit: NASA-Ames) The “exo-app”, called the Kepler ...
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Exo-App

The Kepler Space Telescope has discovered a slew of extra-solar planets or exo-planets since it began focusing its powerful lens on the stars three years ago. Some of the new planets are super-weird, potentially made of solid diamond, while others may be more Earth-like in habitability around their parent stars. Now there is an application has been developed so that anyone can follow the Kepler discoveries. Kepler Exo-planet (credit: NASA-Ames) The “exo-app”, called the Kepler ...
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'Don't Be So Silly' - Save the Maldives

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook
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'Don't Be So Silly' - Save the Maldives

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook
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Getting Stuck

Years ago I worked on a reforestation planning program in Kenya. Along with a humorous Danish forester, Gunnar Poulson, we travelled around the semi-arid and desert parts of the country looking for suitable sites to establish tree nurseries. Next to the border of Somalia we got stuck in the middle of a dry river bed and were rescued by two teenage herders, stark naked except for their flip-flops and walking sticks. I was reminded of all of this while reading about the similar travails of a ...
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Getting Stuck

Years ago I worked on a reforestation planning program in Kenya. Along with a humorous Danish forester, Gunnar Poulson, we travelled around the semi-arid and desert parts of the country looking for suitable sites to establish tree nurseries. Next to the border of Somalia we got stuck in the middle of a dry river bed and were rescued by two teenage herders, stark naked except for their flip-flops and walking sticks. I was reminded of all of this while reading about the similar travails of a ...
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'Don't Be So Silly' - Save the Maldives

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook
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Getting Stuck

Years ago I worked on a reforestation planning program in Kenya. Along with a humorous Danish forester, Gunnar Poulson, we travelled around the semi-arid and desert parts of the country looking for suitable sites to establish tree nurseries. Next to the border of Somalia we got stuck in the middle of a dry river bed and were rescued by two teenage herders, stark naked except for their flip-flops and walking sticks. I was reminded of all of this while reading about the similar travails of a ...
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Tungurahua Erupts

When the Tungurahua volcano erupts, it does so in a spectacular manner. Tungurahua Volcano eruption (credit: NASA/Taschler) An image captured by an adventure photographer, shows lava pouring down the 5,000 meter (~15,000 feet) high peak in the Cordillera Oriental in Ecuador. An ash cloud is ejected to the side, white clouds flow around the summit, and stars shine above. A massive glacier once existed on the summit but melted away after the increase of volcanic activity in 1999. Over ...
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Tungurahua Erupts

When the Tungurahua volcano erupts, it does so in a spectacular manner. Tungurahua Volcano eruption (credit: NASA/Taschler) An image captured by an adventure photographer, shows lava pouring down the 5,000 meter (~15,000 feet) high peak in the Cordillera Oriental in Ecuador. An ash cloud is ejected to the side, white clouds flow around the summit, and stars shine above. A massive glacier once existed on the summit but melted away after the increase of volcanic activity in 1999. Over ...
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Tungurahua Erupts

When the Tungurahua volcano erupts, it does so in a spectacular manner. Tungurahua Volcano eruption (credit: NASA/Taschler) An image captured by an adventure photographer, shows lava pouring down the 5,000 meter (~15,000 feet) high peak in the Cordillera Oriental in Ecuador. An ash cloud is ejected to the side, white clouds flow around the summit, and stars shine above. A massive glacier once existed on the summit but melted away after the increase of volcanic activity in 1999. Over ...
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This Is A Job For FedEx

FedEx, is a brand name recognized everywhere. With revenues approaching $40 billion dollars, the company is an international success story in rapid parcel delivery services. Soon, FedEx may become known for its pioneering efforts to convert to using alternative fuel sources as well. Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, outlined the Company’s plans to convert their myriad airplanes and delivery trucks to alternative energy fuels.  In an aggressive program to utilize natural gas and hybrid-electric ...
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This Is A Job For FedEx

FedEx, is a brand name recognized everywhere. With revenues approaching $40 billion dollars, the company is an international success story in rapid parcel delivery services. Soon, FedEx may become known for its pioneering efforts to convert to using alternative fuel sources as well. Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, outlined the Company’s plans to convert their myriad airplanes and delivery trucks to alternative energy fuels.  In an aggressive program to utilize natural gas and hybrid-electric ...
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Breaking the Chain

Ecological food webs are intricate, remain stable due to their biological complexity, but can be easily disrupted if over stressed. Some the most delicate food webs exist in the oceans where forage fish are the foundation for all life higher up the chain. Forage fish feeding structures nourish sea birds, tuna, penguins, and marine mammals like whales and dolphins worldwide. Often called “trash fish” or “bait fish” small fish species like krill, menhaden, and anchovies are essential to the ...
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Breaking the Chain

Ecological food webs are intricate, remain stable due to their biological complexity, but can be easily disrupted if over stressed. Some the most delicate food webs exist in the oceans where forage fish are the foundation for all life higher up the chain. Forage fish feeding structures nourish sea birds, tuna, penguins, and marine mammals like whales and dolphins worldwide. Often called “trash fish” or “bait fish” small fish species like krill, menhaden, and anchovies are essential to the ...
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This Is A Job For FedEx

FedEx, is a brand name recognized everywhere. With revenues approaching $40 billion dollars, the company is an international success story in rapid parcel delivery services. Soon, FedEx may become known for its pioneering efforts to convert to using alternative fuel sources as well. Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, outlined the Company’s plans to convert their myriad airplanes and delivery trucks to alternative energy fuels.  In an aggressive program to utilize natural gas and hybrid-electric ...
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