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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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95% Certain

95% Certain

The latest IPCC report on climate change states that humans are the cause of global temperature increases with 95% certainty.

27 Sep 2013

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Roll-on Solar, roll-on

Roll-on Solar, roll-on

Roll-on photovoltaic materials may be the biggest breakthrough ever in solar energy development.
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Surf's Up

Surf's Up

The Arctic Ocean could become the next hot surfing spot.
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Octo-Moms

Octo-Moms

Giant octopus make good, and very patient, moms.
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FoxNews's Astronomical Knowledge Shines Through

FoxNews's Astronomical Knowledge Shines Through

​FoxNews: Your source for the latest in science news, as long as 'latest' is defined as 2500 years old. 
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River Deltas...here & there

River Deltas...here & there

River deltas result when materials are moved from uplands to lowlands. They happen wherever liquids flow.
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No More Frozen Ponds, No More Hockey

No More Frozen Ponds, No More Hockey

It's not just glaciers: the NHL frets about the melting ice. 
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How Can People Be Skeptical About Facts?

Let me ask you about our planet. Think about the whole planet, now, from Boulder to Bangladesh, not just your little corner of it. 
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Twitter As A Scientific Resource

Twitter As A Scientific Resource

Examining Twitter's potential as a scientific source
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Iceberg Collapses -- Woman Shrieks in Fear

Watch this terrifying footage of an iceberg collapsing off Newfoundland. 
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Buckled Lands

Buckled Lands

Afghanistan's Sulaiman Ranges are one of the most buckled landscapes on Earth.
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Do You Ever Feel Trapped?

Do You Ever Feel Trapped?

"Nature is a movie that goes by outside the car window."
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Skylight Auroras

Skylight Auroras

Imagine rooms with auroras as skylights overhead...sounds beautiful!
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How You Can Be Like Elsa From 'Frozen'

How You Can Be Like Elsa From 'Frozen'

Why did no one tell me this was possible? I want to freak people out with this. 
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6th Grade Ecologist

6th Grade Ecologist

A science project offered insight into the adaptive potential, and ecosystem threat, of an invasive species. The ecologist was 12 years old.
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'Yes, But It's a Dry Heat'

'Yes, But It's a Dry Heat'

Maybe that's a better phrase for climate change: The Heat. 
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Gondwana Beauty

Gondwana Beauty

Gondwanaland produced some really plant beauties that are still flowering nearly 80 million years later.
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California Turns Brown

California Turns Brown

California's drought takes on a different dimension from two new NASA photographs.
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Mapping Mars

Mapping Mars

Planning a trip to Mars? You'll need some good maps to go hiking.
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Sailing the Wine Dark Seas

Sailing the Wine Dark Seas

Homer tells about Odysseus and his ten year journey to find his home after the Trojan War. Odysseus could have used some better maps.
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Rescue Beetles

Rescue Beetles

It's easy to miss a plague of green while being amazed by canyon walls and class 5 rapids on the Colorado River.
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Dwarf Star Remnants

Dwarf Star Remnants

A dwarf star exploded in a supernova in 1006 AD that is still visible today.
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Germaine Greer: "I've now become a doer"

Germaine Greer: "I've now become a doer"

The author has said she "is now a doer" and set off on a second career in rainforest restoration.
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Real Warriors Wear Plants

Real Warriors Wear Plants

The Greeks are well known for many things---art, philosophy, science---but their battlefield technology was equally well developed.
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WildLeaks

WildLeaks

Trafficking in endangered wildlife is now the 4th largest transnational crime in the worldAn online whistle-blower is now available to expose the 'bad guys'.
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Watch the Other Side of the Global Warning Debate -- or Don't

Watch the Other Side of the Global Warning Debate -- or Don't

Watching largest gathering of climate change deniers. 
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Thamserku views

Thamserku views

Thamserku is a mountain giant aside the trail to Mount Everest.
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