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Plant of the Month

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Dec

2018

Plant of the Month

An occasional series of botanical treats.

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Life on Mars, 2020

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Dec

2018

Life on Mars, 2020

A new Mars rover will search for past life.

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With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

In 2014, major marine preserves were created.

5 Dec 2017

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Where Do Good Ideas Come From? 24 November 2018

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

A storyteller suggests an answer.

My Life As A Turkey

My Life As A Turkey 21 November 2018

My Life As A Turkey

A true turkey story for Thanksgiving.

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.

Visualizing Fire in IR

Infrared (IR) photography visualizes the landscape in ways hidden from normal human vision. Vegetation health can be easily seen by the intensity of IR color ranges. The extent of Colorado’s recent Waldo Canyon wildfire can now be seen very clearly as black and grey in a new satellite image with living pine forests in dark red and range and grasslands in lighter pink. It doesn’t produce a ‘pretty picture’. Waldo Canyon Wildfire in IR (credit: NASA) WHB
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Visualizing Fire in IR

Infrared (IR) photography visualizes the landscape in ways hidden from normal human vision. Vegetation health can be easily seen by the intensity of IR color ranges. The extent of Colorado’s recent Waldo Canyon wildfire can now be seen very clearly as black and grey in a new satellite image with living pine forests in dark red and range and grasslands in lighter pink. It doesn’t produce a ‘pretty picture’. Waldo Canyon Wildfire in IR (credit: NASA) WHB
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Nighttime Clouds over Tibet

According to NASA, polar clouds can form between nearly 50 miles above the Earth. The sun can illuminate these high clouds even when it is below the horizon, giving them the names of noctilucent or "night-shining" clouds. The International Space Station observed these clouds recently, while flying over the Tibetan Plateau. Like a meditation, Buddha would be pleased by their calm nature. Noctilucent clouds from the ISS (credit: NASA) WHB
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Nighttime Clouds over Tibet

According to NASA, polar clouds can form between nearly 50 miles above the Earth. The sun can illuminate these high clouds even when it is below the horizon, giving them the names of noctilucent or "night-shining" clouds. The International Space Station observed these clouds recently, while flying over the Tibetan Plateau. Like a meditation, Buddha would be pleased by their calm nature. Noctilucent clouds from the ISS (credit: NASA) WHB
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Nighttime Clouds over Tibet

According to NASA, polar clouds can form between nearly 50 miles above the Earth. The sun can illuminate these high clouds even when it is below the horizon, giving them the names of noctilucent or "night-shining" clouds. The International Space Station observed these clouds recently, while flying over the Tibetan Plateau. Like a meditation, Buddha would be pleased by their calm nature. Noctilucent clouds from the ISS (credit: NASA) WHB
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Zooming into the Milky Way

Much of the Milky Way is shielded from view in visible light by the intervening dust and gas but it can be explored using other forms of electromagnetic radiation. NASA has produced a digital zoom into the galaxy’s center by utilizing images from the Digitized Sky Survey. As the video proceeds, the visible light captured shifts to dust-penetrating infrared and highlights gas clouds discovered falling towards a massive black hole at the galactic center. ";" alt="">Milky Way Galactic ...
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Zooming into the Milky Way

Much of the Milky Way is shielded from view in visible light by the intervening dust and gas but it can be explored using other forms of electromagnetic radiation. NASA has produced a digital zoom into the galaxy’s center by utilizing images from the Digitized Sky Survey. As the video proceeds, the visible light captured shifts to dust-penetrating infrared and highlights gas clouds discovered falling towards a massive black hole at the galactic center. ";" alt="">Milky Way Galactic ...
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Zooming into the Milky Way

Much of the Milky Way is shielded from view in visible light by the intervening dust and gas but it can be explored using other forms of electromagnetic radiation. NASA has produced a digital zoom into the galaxy’s center by utilizing images from the Digitized Sky Survey. As the video proceeds, the visible light captured shifts to dust-penetrating infrared and highlights gas clouds discovered falling towards a massive black hole at the galactic center. ";" alt="">Milky Way Galactic ...
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