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A New Tree of Life

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2018

A New Tree of Life

Where are you on the Tree of Life?

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The Future is in Hydrogen...maybe

18

Nov

2018

The Future is in Hydrogen...maybe

Potentially a renewable energy breakthrough.

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The Conservation Alliance

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High School chemistry & biology

High School chemistry & biology

Some parts of climate change science and the consequences of increased CO2 in the atmosphere are  explained with high school textbooks.

23 Feb 2015

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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.

Questions about Climate Change?

Questions about Climate Change?

Have questions about climate change? During September, you can ask them directly to a NASA climate scientist!
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Defining Ugly

Defining Ugly

Australia's blobfish has been selected as the ugliest creature in the world.
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Re-photography Power

Re-photography Power

Re-photography is used to monitor landscape changes over decades long time-frames but now has been used in view environmental change in weeks.
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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

The rover Curiosity has just clocked its longest one-day driving distance towards a massive mountain on Mars.
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The Meaning of Life: Could it Really Be Sex?

In which our editor, after discussing the best theory currently available, proposes a new theory for the meaning of life, in which the meaning of life is to connect ourselves more deeply with the things around us, meaning and purpose of life does indeed include sex, and can therefore be quickly summarized in the following way:

the meaning of life is to bone
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Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder

You'd be excused for thinking the apocalypse was approaching.
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Making the Impossible Possible: Sustaining the Oceans

Making the Impossible Possible: Sustaining the Oceans

The XPRIZE, the sponsor of innovative space flight projects, has announced a new marine design contest that every Riled Up follower should support.
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Underwater Volcano Discovered

Underwater Volcano Discovered

A volcano the size of New Mexico has been discovered under the Pacific Ocean.

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Lucas reviews the Sounds of Nature: Rainforest CD

Lucas reviews the Sounds of Nature: Rainforest CD

Sounds of Nature: Rainforest proves to be one of the biggest musical disappointments in recent memory.
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"Bright Ideas" Win Out

"Bright Ideas" Win Out

Colorado based Transition Lab wins a sustainability award from MIT 
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50 Shades of Red

50 Shades of Red

So far this year, California's Rim Fire is now the largest in the United States with several months remaining in the 'fire season'.
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Bringing Corals back from the Brink

Bringing Corals back from the Brink

New research offers a bit of hope to the otherwise sorry state of the world's coral reefs. It is based in their natural resilience to environmental shocks.
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A Traveler's "Quote"

A Traveler's "Quote"

The thoughts of a 19th century traveler resonate just as well today.
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Leaked Spoilers from "Planet Earth" Season 2

Leaked Spoilers from "Planet Earth" Season 2

Lucas Gardner got his hands on some spoilers from the upcoming second season of "Planet Earth"
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Greenland's 'Mega Canyon'

Greenland's 'Mega Canyon'

Using space-based radar, a new 'grand canyon' has been discovered under Greenland's ice cap.
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2 Fires

2 Fires

Two mega-blazes in California and Australia are seen from space.
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I Got Your Missing Link Right Here

It's just like Darwin suspected: the missing link between pool and beach, about to climb out of the primordial ooze.


[Bamboo shark Hemiscyllium halmahera. Video credit: Mark Erdmann / Wedaresort]

This is a newly discovered "walking" shark, found off the coast of Indonesia. 

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Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty ... In a Video

In this week's Video Pick of the Week, the science popularizer Jason Silva makes a compelling case that the most beautiful things in the universe are also the truest ones -- and that realizing that can help us to survive. 

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Alien Ocean & Moon?

Alien Ocean & Moon?

A sundown photo could be confused as a moon seen from a distant alien ocean.
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Adios, Bayou

Adios, Bayou

A massive Louisiana sinkhole swallowed an entire grove of cypress trees and suspicions abound.
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Billionaire Makes Bid to Become Mr Burns

By Reilly Capps 

Billionaire fracker details his plans to rule a planet of oil set free from Mother Nature and many billions of those pesky "people" and their silly little desires to "be alive." 
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Unheralded Safety Features of the New Tesla Model S

File:Model S driving.jpgBy Reilly Capps

The Tesla Model S is the safest car ever tested, according to the feds. 

An independent testing service we made up lists even more reasons why it's the safest car in history. 
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Where's Nemo?

Where's Nemo?

Finding Nemo was a environmental tale of coral reef concerns. New research is showing that the animated classic provided more truth than fiction.
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Weeds

Weeds

One of the best radio programs anywhere is Australia All Over from Radio National.
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In Space, No One Can Hear You Say "Ahhhh. Oooooh. Ohhhhhhh."



When a rock hits our rock, fireworks ensue. [Photo from NASA]

- RC 
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I Took The Road Less Traveled

I Took The Road Less Traveled

"I took the road less traveled", Robert Frost.
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