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Botany, an Extreme Sport

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Botany, an Extreme Sport

Climbing gear serving plant conservation.

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2019

Chasing Water With Gabions

An appropriate river restoration technology.

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Counting Down

The countdown has begun on the last 100 days before the next robotic laboratory will attempt to land on Mars. Known as Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory is gaining on Mars with each day for its rendezvous with our red planetary neighbor in August. However, a successful landing is not assured given the past history of landing attempts on Mars. As the project manager, Pete Theisinger of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena said:  "Landing an SUV-sized vehicle next to the side of a ...
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Counting Down

The countdown has begun on the last 100 days before the next robotic laboratory will attempt to land on Mars. Known as Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory is gaining on Mars with each day for its rendezvous with our red planetary neighbor in August. However, a successful landing is not assured given the past history of landing attempts on Mars. As the project manager, Pete Theisinger of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena said:  "Landing an SUV-sized vehicle next to the side of a ...
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Arctichenge

Everyone knows about Stonehenge but Arctichenge is something else indeed. A beautiful image of the new installation was captured near Raufarhöfn, Iceland with an amazing nighttime aurora. Arctichenge (credit: NASA/Stephane Vetter) The monument is still under construction in northern Iceland. It will point due north and directly at the midnight sun during the summer solstice at its highest point in the sky. When the massive stone installation is completed Arctichenge, it will make ...
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Arctichenge

Everyone knows about Stonehenge but Arctichenge is something else indeed. A beautiful image of the new installation was captured near Raufarhöfn, Iceland with an amazing nighttime aurora. Arctichenge (credit: NASA/Stephane Vetter) The monument is still under construction in northern Iceland. It will point due north and directly at the midnight sun during the summer solstice at its highest point in the sky. When the massive stone installation is completed Arctichenge, it will make ...
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Arctichenge

Everyone knows about Stonehenge but Arctichenge is something else indeed. A beautiful image of the new installation was captured near Raufarhöfn, Iceland with an amazing nighttime aurora. Arctichenge (credit: NASA/Stephane Vetter) The monument is still under construction in northern Iceland. It will point due north and directly at the midnight sun during the summer solstice at its highest point in the sky. When the massive stone installation is completed Arctichenge, it will make ...
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Exxon Mobil: Greenhouse Gases Connected to Global Warming

Forgive me for missing this bit of news, but at the end of the New York Times' review of Steve Coll's new book on ExxonMobil, the reviewer notes: "[Exxon] has acknowledged global warming; it has advocated for a carbon tax."  Sorry, but ...  WHAT? Did I read that right?  I remember being surprised to learn that Exxon said that a carbon tax would be better than a cap-and-trade system. It surprised me because I figured any big company would want a cap-and-trade system that would be ...
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Exxon Mobil: Greenhouse Gases Connected to Global Warming

Forgive me for missing this bit of news, but at the end of the New York Times' review of Steve Coll's new book on ExxonMobil, the reviewer notes: "[Exxon] has acknowledged global warming; it has advocated for a carbon tax."  Sorry, but ...  WHAT? Did I read that right?  I remember being surprised to learn that Exxon said that a carbon tax would be better than a cap-and-trade system. It surprised me because I figured any big company would want a cap-and-trade system that would be ...
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Exxon Mobil: Greenhouse Gases Connected to Global Warming

Forgive me for missing this bit of news, but at the end of the New York Times' review of Steve Coll's new book on ExxonMobil, the reviewer notes: "[Exxon] has acknowledged global warming; it has advocated for a carbon tax."  Sorry, but ...  WHAT? Did I read that right?  I remember being surprised to learn that Exxon said that a carbon tax would be better than a cap-and-trade system. It surprised me because I figured any big company would want a cap-and-trade system that would be ...
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Koala’s Threatened

Australia has just listed the koala as a threatened species. The Aussie marsupial has now been declared vulnerable in Queensland, New South Wales, and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) where Canberra is located. Many feel the iconic koala should have been listed as an endangered species across the entire continent. Estimates of koala numbers vary from several hundred thousand to a bit over 40,000 but in parts of Queensland and New South Wales Koala populations have declined by nearly ...
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Koala’s Threatened

Australia has just listed the koala as a threatened species. The Aussie marsupial has now been declared vulnerable in Queensland, New South Wales, and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) where Canberra is located. Many feel the iconic koala should have been listed as an endangered species across the entire continent. Estimates of koala numbers vary from several hundred thousand to a bit over 40,000 but in parts of Queensland and New South Wales Koala populations have declined by nearly ...
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