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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

17

Nov

2017

Trees Before Rain

Which came first: trees or rain?

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

On Beauty, and How to See It

On Beauty, and How to See It

One of the greatest all-time thinkers on what it means to look deeply, and think deeply, about beauty. Our Video Pick of the Week.

7 Jun 2013

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Recent Archive Highlights

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.

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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