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Floods for a 21st Century Noah

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May

2017

Floods for a 21st Century Noah

Extreme rainfall could increase five-fold.

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Geologic History, Earth and Mars

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May

2017

Geologic History, Earth and Mars

Satellite images show similar geology.

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The Conservation Alliance

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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

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

Replanting Corals

Replanting Corals 17 May 2017

Replanting Corals

Some people are taking positive action today to reverse the damage caused by climate change and building resilience for tomorrow.

A Monumental President

A Monumental President 16 May 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

Coral Reef Update, 3

Coral Reef Update, 3 18 March 2017

Coral Reef Update, 3

Explaining the biology and consequences of coral bleaching.

Supporting Environmental Work

Supporting Environmental Work 1 April 2016

Supporting Environmental Work

April campaign to We Keep it Wild and support The Conservation Alliance.

Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance

Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance 25 June 2015

Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance

Eric Larsen will present his The Last North expedition to an outdoor/conservation audience in Utah..

Compassionate Turtles

Compassionate Turtles 24 June 2015

Compassionate Turtles

Behavior that would be considered compassionate in humans is also observed in animals.

3D Tornadoes

Recently we mentioned a new national initiative to interrupt the volume of big data that is accumulating from the internet, space explorations, and environmental studies. This NASA animation illustrates the value of 3D visualization of data sets gathered during the massive tornadoes that hit the Dallas area on April 3rd. ";" alt=""> Texas Tornados in 3D (credit: NASA) As the new visualization technologies becomes more common, numerous other applications will be emerge and ...
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3D Tornadoes

Recently we mentioned a new national initiative to interrupt the volume of big data that is accumulating from the internet, space explorations, and environmental studies. This NASA animation illustrates the value of 3D visualization of data sets gathered during the massive tornadoes that hit the Dallas area on April 3rd. ";" alt=""> Texas Tornados in 3D (credit: NASA) As the new visualization technologies becomes more common, numerous other applications will be emerge and ...
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3D Tornadoes

Recently we mentioned a new national initiative to interrupt the volume of big data that is accumulating from the internet, space explorations, and environmental studies. This NASA animation illustrates the value of 3D visualization of data sets gathered during the massive tornadoes that hit the Dallas area on April 3rd. ";" alt=""> Texas Tornados in 3D (credit: NASA) As the new visualization technologies becomes more common, numerous other applications will be emerge and ...
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In The Dark

Radiolab is about curiosity. Developed by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the weekly NPR program explores big ideas with an infectious enthusiasm for the mysteries of science and the power of storytelling. Using modern radio production, engaging real-life anecdotes, and a bit the magic, Radiolab has become a sensation since the shows introduction by NPR in 2005. Radiolab now has a live stage tour called In The Dark and it lives up to all the accolades. In The Dark has the two Radiolab ...
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In The Dark

Radiolab is about curiosity. Developed by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the weekly NPR program explores big ideas with an infectious enthusiasm for the mysteries of science and the power of storytelling. Using modern radio production, engaging real-life anecdotes, and a bit the magic, Radiolab has become a sensation since the shows introduction by NPR in 2005. Radiolab now has a live stage tour called In The Dark and it lives up to all the accolades. In The Dark has the two Radiolab ...
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In The Dark

Radiolab is about curiosity. Developed by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the weekly NPR program explores big ideas with an infectious enthusiasm for the mysteries of science and the power of storytelling. Using modern radio production, engaging real-life anecdotes, and a bit the magic, Radiolab has become a sensation since the shows introduction by NPR in 2005. Radiolab now has a live stage tour called In The Dark and it lives up to all the accolades. In The Dark has the two Radiolab ...
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Exo-App

The Kepler Space Telescope has discovered a slew of extra-solar planets or exo-planets since it began focusing its powerful lens on the stars three years ago. Some of the new planets are super-weird, potentially made of solid diamond, while others may be more Earth-like in habitability around their parent stars. Now there is an application has been developed so that anyone can follow the Kepler discoveries. Kepler Exo-planet (credit: NASA-Ames) The “exo-app”, called the Kepler ...
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Exo-App

The Kepler Space Telescope has discovered a slew of extra-solar planets or exo-planets since it began focusing its powerful lens on the stars three years ago. Some of the new planets are super-weird, potentially made of solid diamond, while others may be more Earth-like in habitability around their parent stars. Now there is an application has been developed so that anyone can follow the Kepler discoveries. Kepler Exo-planet (credit: NASA-Ames) The “exo-app”, called the Kepler ...
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Exo-App

The Kepler Space Telescope has discovered a slew of extra-solar planets or exo-planets since it began focusing its powerful lens on the stars three years ago. Some of the new planets are super-weird, potentially made of solid diamond, while others may be more Earth-like in habitability around their parent stars. Now there is an application has been developed so that anyone can follow the Kepler discoveries. Kepler Exo-planet (credit: NASA-Ames) The “exo-app”, called the Kepler ...
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'Don't Be So Silly' - Save the Maldives

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook
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'Don't Be So Silly' - Save the Maldives

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook
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Getting Stuck

Years ago I worked on a reforestation planning program in Kenya. Along with a humorous Danish forester, Gunnar Poulson, we travelled around the semi-arid and desert parts of the country looking for suitable sites to establish tree nurseries. Next to the border of Somalia we got stuck in the middle of a dry river bed and were rescued by two teenage herders, stark naked except for their flip-flops and walking sticks. I was reminded of all of this while reading about the similar travails of a ...
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Getting Stuck

Years ago I worked on a reforestation planning program in Kenya. Along with a humorous Danish forester, Gunnar Poulson, we travelled around the semi-arid and desert parts of the country looking for suitable sites to establish tree nurseries. Next to the border of Somalia we got stuck in the middle of a dry river bed and were rescued by two teenage herders, stark naked except for their flip-flops and walking sticks. I was reminded of all of this while reading about the similar travails of a ...
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'Don't Be So Silly' - Save the Maldives

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook
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Getting Stuck

Years ago I worked on a reforestation planning program in Kenya. Along with a humorous Danish forester, Gunnar Poulson, we travelled around the semi-arid and desert parts of the country looking for suitable sites to establish tree nurseries. Next to the border of Somalia we got stuck in the middle of a dry river bed and were rescued by two teenage herders, stark naked except for their flip-flops and walking sticks. I was reminded of all of this while reading about the similar travails of a ...
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Tungurahua Erupts

When the Tungurahua volcano erupts, it does so in a spectacular manner. Tungurahua Volcano eruption (credit: NASA/Taschler) An image captured by an adventure photographer, shows lava pouring down the 5,000 meter (~15,000 feet) high peak in the Cordillera Oriental in Ecuador. An ash cloud is ejected to the side, white clouds flow around the summit, and stars shine above. A massive glacier once existed on the summit but melted away after the increase of volcanic activity in 1999. Over ...
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Tungurahua Erupts

When the Tungurahua volcano erupts, it does so in a spectacular manner. Tungurahua Volcano eruption (credit: NASA/Taschler) An image captured by an adventure photographer, shows lava pouring down the 5,000 meter (~15,000 feet) high peak in the Cordillera Oriental in Ecuador. An ash cloud is ejected to the side, white clouds flow around the summit, and stars shine above. A massive glacier once existed on the summit but melted away after the increase of volcanic activity in 1999. Over ...
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Tungurahua Erupts

When the Tungurahua volcano erupts, it does so in a spectacular manner. Tungurahua Volcano eruption (credit: NASA/Taschler) An image captured by an adventure photographer, shows lava pouring down the 5,000 meter (~15,000 feet) high peak in the Cordillera Oriental in Ecuador. An ash cloud is ejected to the side, white clouds flow around the summit, and stars shine above. A massive glacier once existed on the summit but melted away after the increase of volcanic activity in 1999. Over ...
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This Is A Job For FedEx

FedEx, is a brand name recognized everywhere. With revenues approaching $40 billion dollars, the company is an international success story in rapid parcel delivery services. Soon, FedEx may become known for its pioneering efforts to convert to using alternative fuel sources as well. Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, outlined the Company’s plans to convert their myriad airplanes and delivery trucks to alternative energy fuels.  In an aggressive program to utilize natural gas and hybrid-electric ...
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This Is A Job For FedEx

FedEx, is a brand name recognized everywhere. With revenues approaching $40 billion dollars, the company is an international success story in rapid parcel delivery services. Soon, FedEx may become known for its pioneering efforts to convert to using alternative fuel sources as well. Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, outlined the Company’s plans to convert their myriad airplanes and delivery trucks to alternative energy fuels.  In an aggressive program to utilize natural gas and hybrid-electric ...
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Breaking the Chain

Ecological food webs are intricate, remain stable due to their biological complexity, but can be easily disrupted if over stressed. Some the most delicate food webs exist in the oceans where forage fish are the foundation for all life higher up the chain. Forage fish feeding structures nourish sea birds, tuna, penguins, and marine mammals like whales and dolphins worldwide. Often called “trash fish” or “bait fish” small fish species like krill, menhaden, and anchovies are essential to the ...
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Breaking the Chain

Ecological food webs are intricate, remain stable due to their biological complexity, but can be easily disrupted if over stressed. Some the most delicate food webs exist in the oceans where forage fish are the foundation for all life higher up the chain. Forage fish feeding structures nourish sea birds, tuna, penguins, and marine mammals like whales and dolphins worldwide. Often called “trash fish” or “bait fish” small fish species like krill, menhaden, and anchovies are essential to the ...
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This Is A Job For FedEx

FedEx, is a brand name recognized everywhere. With revenues approaching $40 billion dollars, the company is an international success story in rapid parcel delivery services. Soon, FedEx may become known for its pioneering efforts to convert to using alternative fuel sources as well. Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, outlined the Company’s plans to convert their myriad airplanes and delivery trucks to alternative energy fuels.  In an aggressive program to utilize natural gas and hybrid-electric ...
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