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'Mini-Moons'

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2018

'Mini-Moons'

79 moons and counting

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The Playful Wonderland

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2018

The Playful Wonderland

From fire to photographs.

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The Conservation Alliance

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Republican. Climate Change Believer. Really.

Republican. Climate Change Believer. Really.

To find a conservative politician who believes in climate change? It's easier to find skinny whales. 

10 Mar 2014

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

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.

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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Jardines de la Reina

Jardines de la Reina

A marine reserve in Cuba shows what is possible when smart policies and talented biologists work to sustain reef ecosystems.
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Kuiper Belt or bust

Kuiper Belt or bust

NASA's New Horizons flew by Pluto capturing photos of ice mountains and taking measurements as it sailed into the Kuiper Belt.
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3D Maps

3D Maps

The mass collection of 'big data' from satellite surveys now allows the creation of detailed 3D maps.
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Moonrise, Pluto

Moonrise, Pluto

On July 14, New Horizons will fly-by Pluto using the moonlight of its large moon Charon to capture photographs.
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Wasting Away

Wasting Away

Alaska's glaciers are wasting away having added 75 billion tons of water to the oceans in less than 20 years.
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Marathon Drive

Marathon Drive

JPL released a video showing a 10-year marathon drive on Mars.
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What to do with an abandoned golf course?

What to do with an abandoned golf course?

The Japanese have come up with one good answer.
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