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World of Wonder

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Apr

2018

World of Wonder

Reflections for Earrth Day.

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Toxic Fog

19

Apr

2018

Toxic Fog

Marine mercury found deposited on land by fogs.

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Carbon Taxes Take a Step Back. Maybe It Needs a New Name.

A carbon tax falters in Australia, sees dim prospects in America, and inches along in Canada. Maybe it needs a new name. 

16 Jul 2013

Video Highlights

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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.

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update 5 December 2017

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

In 2014, major marine preserves were created.

Visualizing Fire in IR

Infrared (IR) photography visualizes the landscape in ways hidden from normal human vision. Vegetation health can be easily seen by the intensity of IR color ranges. The extent of Colorado’s recent Waldo Canyon wildfire can now be seen very clearly as black and grey in a new satellite image with living pine forests in dark red and range and grasslands in lighter pink. It doesn’t produce a ‘pretty picture’. Waldo Canyon Wildfire in IR (credit: NASA) WHB
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Visualizing Fire in IR

Infrared (IR) photography visualizes the landscape in ways hidden from normal human vision. Vegetation health can be easily seen by the intensity of IR color ranges. The extent of Colorado’s recent Waldo Canyon wildfire can now be seen very clearly as black and grey in a new satellite image with living pine forests in dark red and range and grasslands in lighter pink. It doesn’t produce a ‘pretty picture’. Waldo Canyon Wildfire in IR (credit: NASA) WHB
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Nighttime Clouds over Tibet

According to NASA, polar clouds can form between nearly 50 miles above the Earth. The sun can illuminate these high clouds even when it is below the horizon, giving them the names of noctilucent or "night-shining" clouds. The International Space Station observed these clouds recently, while flying over the Tibetan Plateau. Like a meditation, Buddha would be pleased by their calm nature. Noctilucent clouds from the ISS (credit: NASA) WHB
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Nighttime Clouds over Tibet

According to NASA, polar clouds can form between nearly 50 miles above the Earth. The sun can illuminate these high clouds even when it is below the horizon, giving them the names of noctilucent or "night-shining" clouds. The International Space Station observed these clouds recently, while flying over the Tibetan Plateau. Like a meditation, Buddha would be pleased by their calm nature. Noctilucent clouds from the ISS (credit: NASA) WHB
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Nighttime Clouds over Tibet

According to NASA, polar clouds can form between nearly 50 miles above the Earth. The sun can illuminate these high clouds even when it is below the horizon, giving them the names of noctilucent or "night-shining" clouds. The International Space Station observed these clouds recently, while flying over the Tibetan Plateau. Like a meditation, Buddha would be pleased by their calm nature. Noctilucent clouds from the ISS (credit: NASA) WHB
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Zooming into the Milky Way

Much of the Milky Way is shielded from view in visible light by the intervening dust and gas but it can be explored using other forms of electromagnetic radiation. NASA has produced a digital zoom into the galaxy’s center by utilizing images from the Digitized Sky Survey. As the video proceeds, the visible light captured shifts to dust-penetrating infrared and highlights gas clouds discovered falling towards a massive black hole at the galactic center. ";" alt="">Milky Way Galactic ...
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Zooming into the Milky Way

Much of the Milky Way is shielded from view in visible light by the intervening dust and gas but it can be explored using other forms of electromagnetic radiation. NASA has produced a digital zoom into the galaxy’s center by utilizing images from the Digitized Sky Survey. As the video proceeds, the visible light captured shifts to dust-penetrating infrared and highlights gas clouds discovered falling towards a massive black hole at the galactic center. ";" alt="">Milky Way Galactic ...
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Zooming into the Milky Way

Much of the Milky Way is shielded from view in visible light by the intervening dust and gas but it can be explored using other forms of electromagnetic radiation. NASA has produced a digital zoom into the galaxy’s center by utilizing images from the Digitized Sky Survey. As the video proceeds, the visible light captured shifts to dust-penetrating infrared and highlights gas clouds discovered falling towards a massive black hole at the galactic center. ";" alt="">Milky Way Galactic ...
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