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The Playful Wonderland

16

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2018

The Playful Wonderland

From fire to photographs.

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Of Rats & Reefs

15

Jul

2018

Of Rats & Reefs

Remove rats...restore reefs!

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Intelligent Designers

Intelligent Designers

Portland is using 'intelligent designers' to replace an aging coal-fired power plant and other cities should follow their lead.

17 Apr 2015

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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.

Bottled Arctic Notes

Bottled Arctic Notes 15 December 2017

Bottled Arctic Notes

A bottled note tossed to the waves recovered years later.

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars 7 December 2017

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

The Dry Valleys are one of the strangest environments on Earth.

From Despair to Repair

From Despair to Repair

Fact #1: coral reefs are very important, Fact #2: they are in deep trouble, Fact #3: there is some hope for corals
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The Faux-Jocks Hate the Faux-Nerds

The Faux-Jocks Hate the Faux-Nerds

If you beat up on nerds, you can't be a nerd.
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When is Green not a Good Thing?

When is Green not a Good Thing?

When is "green" a bad thing? Answer: When it comes from toxic algae.
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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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