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Botany, an Extreme Sport

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Botany, an Extreme Sport

Climbing gear serving plant conservation.

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Chasing Water With Gabions

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2019

Chasing Water With Gabions

An appropriate river restoration technology.

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Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

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24 Nov 2018

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The Conservation Alliance

 

The Temperature of Stupid

The Temperature of Stupid

Hearing that the government might regulate pollutants destroys brain cells faster than sniffing glue. 
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Across the Universe

Across the Universe

If we had eyes to see in x-rays and radio waves, everything would look very different.
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Big Builders

Big Builders

"For a long time, whales have been considered too rare to make much of a difference in the oceans." That was a mistake.    
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Hungry Plants

Hungry Plants

Some plants evolved to become carnivores.
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Glacier Inventory

Glacier Inventory

Making an inventory of the worlds glaciers isn't the easiest of tasks.
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very Beautiful and probably Extinct

very Beautiful and probably Extinct

A beautiful tree exists today because Buddhist monks saved it from extinction by cultivating it around their temples in Burma.
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Grande Finale

Grande Finale

Cassini will end its photographic and scientific mission at Saturn in a 2016 "grande finale".
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Yardangs & Salt Flats

Yardangs & Salt Flats

Inhospitable might best describe the Salar de Arizaro in South America.
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Placing Lids on Emissions

Placing Lids on Emissions

A new map shows that real progress can be made in reducing air pollutants if "lids" are put on the gases.
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Martian Selfie

Martian Selfie

The Martian explorer Curiosity took a birthday selfie.
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Risky Business

Risky Business

Risk analysis is used in business to identify factors that can jeopardize a project. Climate change is ideal for such an analysis.
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Mission Ocean

Mission Ocean

The Global Oceans Commission has just released an important report: Mission Ocean
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Auroras by Any Name

Auroras by Any Name

A progression of stunning ultra-violet auroras.
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Wavy Jets

Wavy Jets

The jet stream has been making some big waves lately. 
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March of the Penguins

March of the Penguins

Science is self-correcting as new data disrupts old dogmas. A colony of marching penguins shows the way.
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Daily Show rips "adorable" global warming deniers

Daily Show rips "adorable" global warming deniers

How's your blood pressure? If it's high, don't watch this Daily Show clip. 
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A Tale of Two Rivers

A Tale of Two Rivers

Geological processes and biological evolution will happen wherever similar environments occur. Earth and Mars offer opportunities for comparisons.
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Islands & Galaxies...a winning combo

Islands & Galaxies...a winning combo

'Over the Top' at Reunion Island is a winner.
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Special Places---Special Protection

Special Places---Special Protection

Like other presidents before him, Barack Obama has designated protected areas in the oceans.
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Flower Pic of the Month

Flower Pic of the Month

The shampoo ginger is the 'pic of the month' flower.
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Mars Art Gallery

Mars Art Gallery

Mars continues producing images that would make any modern artist proud.
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X-ray'd

X-ray'd

X-rays have come far since the first photograph of a hand was captured in 1895.
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Maps for Stargazers

Maps for Stargazers

Here's a map for anyone who has wondered about moons, planets, and stars.
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World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day. What are you doing to participate?
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Chance of Ash

Chance of Ash

Chance of ash probably wasn't part of your nightly weather forecast.
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Hubble, again!

Hubble, again!

The Hubble telescope is back producing stunning pictures. This time with a view of the universe to ponder.
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