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Stories to Change 'Apocalypse Fatigue' into Action

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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

The Colours of Australia are Fading

The Colours of Australia are Fading

Major changes have occurred recently to Australian forests.

2 Jun 2017

Video Highlights

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.

Greenland's Melting Ice

Greenland's Melting Ice

A Greenland glacier has produced another world record...the largest observed collapse of ice in recorded history.
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The Blob

The Blob

The Blob has returned and this one is real and causing havoc from California to Alaska.
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Rubber Plant

Rubber Plant

It has taken more than a century for a desert plant to begin realizing its potential.
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California Burning

California Burning

It didn't take long for the new danger days map to prove its potential...just ask the people in LA!
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Danger Days are a comin'

Danger Days are a comin'

Danger Days isn't the hit title for a new country song but it could affect the entire country.
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Masters of Deception

Masters of Deception

Deceptively creative octopus show their capabilities while running on the seabed.
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Rewilding Nature

Rewilding Nature

Imagine a world where humans have restored the once complex ecologies that once surrounded us:
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OMG...it's melting!

OMG...it's melting!

OMG has a larger and more important meaning than just a simple exclamation!
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State CO2 Emissions

State CO2 Emissions

Everyone should know where their state's dubious distinction of CO2 emissions rank..
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Climate Scientist: Not 'Whether' Global Warming Spurs Disasters, But 'How'

Climate Scientist: Not 'Whether' Global Warming Spurs Disasters, But 'How'

Kevin Trenberth's new paper says global warming loads the dice
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Toxic Dumping

Toxic Dumping

Mining dumps are designed to contain toxic waste materials, not empty them into river systems.
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Unknown Ceres

Unknown Ceres

The Dawn space probe is nearing the strange dwarf-planet, Ceres.
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Andromeda

Andromeda

How our neighbor galaxy Andromeda appears in ultraviolet...stunning!
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Supporting Climate Scientists

Supporting Climate Scientists

An alternative concept is suggested if we ignore the advice of climate scientists.
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Animal Husbandry

Animal Husbandry

A little video reminds us that compassion is an important value in conservation whether in a wild or captive situation.
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Organized Chaos

Organized Chaos

The movement of the Longhorn crazy ant is not as erratic as once thought, new model shows
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Meru and Momuments

Meru and Momuments

Through dedicated individual efforts, major accomplishments like mastering a remote peak or creating a new national monument become realities.
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Beating Hearts on the Edge of Death

Beating Hearts on the Edge of Death

"Meru" editor Bob Eisenhardt finds the soul of rock climbers Anker, Chin and Ozturk
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Holy Pluto!

Holy Pluto!

Pluto is far from a dull place as New Horizons photography and measurements show clearly.
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Rescue Orca

Rescue Orca

Mindful and compassionate volunteers save a stranded marine mammal.
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Additional New Monuments?

Additional New Monuments?

Could more national monument designations be coming soon? Let's hope so!
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"This is an Exponential Problem"

"This is an Exponential Problem"

Upshot of cool video: Earth's taking off its cool white tee-shirt, flatulating like mad and doing acid. 
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X-Prizes

X-Prizes

The latest series of cutting-edge X-Prizes were awarded.
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Want Sustainable Designs? ...try biomimicry

Want Sustainable Designs? ...try biomimicry

Biomimicry offers many opportunities for sustainable design ideas applied to architecture, robotics, and engineering.
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