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Trees Before Rain

17

Nov

2017

Trees Before Rain

Which came first: trees or rain?

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A 'Medicane' Forms

15

Nov

2017

A 'Medicane' Forms

A medicane heads toward Italy and Greece.

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Coral Reef Update, 3

Coral Reef Update, 3

Explaining the biology and consequences of coral bleaching.

18 Mar 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.

Gulf of Alaska Blooms

Gulf of Alaska Blooms

An algal bloom in the Gulf of Alaska seen in infrared.

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Glaciers decrease and Landslides increase

Glaciers decrease and Landslides increase

A real-time cause & effect of climate change and glacial decline.

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Conservation Campaign Challenge

Conservation Campaign Challenge

2 outdoor manufacturers create a campaign to support conservation.

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Animal Cams

Animal Cams

Real-time videos offer insight on animal behavior for wildlife management and conservation.

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Ocean Plastic Pollution

Ocean Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution in the oceans is a huge environmental problem.

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Olympics Mascot Killed

Olympics Mascot Killed

The official Olympics mascot, the endangered jaguar, was killed.

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Caring for Coral, an update

Caring for Coral, an update

Efforts to preserve corals.

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Making Body Parts from Apples?

Making Body Parts from Apples?

What if you could make replacement body parts by using ordinary materials?

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Martin Litton, River Conservationist 1917-2014

Martin Litton, River Conservationist 1917-2014

A tribute to a life-long river conservationist.

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Appreciating Cephalopods

Appreciating Cephalopods

Now is time to celebrate cephalopods.

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Then & Now

Then & Now

Humor can be a good tool for attracting attention to anything.

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Glacial Lakes

Glacial Lakes

Studies of glacial lakes are important as mountain climates change.

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Reverence

Reverence

A Sierra outdoor meditation.

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Rolling Around This World

Rolling Around This World

The Curiosity rover continues investigating Martian landscapes.

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World Oceans Day, 2016

World Oceans Day, 2016

World Oceans Day is this week but there is little to celebrate.

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Requiem for a Reef

Requiem for a Reef

It may be time to compose another Requiem.

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CORAL Gets to Work

CORAL Gets to Work

JPL launched CORAL to better understand reef ecosystems.

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Wiring, Monitoring, and Protecting the Oceans

Wiring, Monitoring, and Protecting the Oceans

Two new initiatives aim to protect the oceans.

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Khumbu Notes, part 2

Khumbu Notes, part 2

Black and white photography can produce stunning mountain details.

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Greenland Temperature Anomaly

Greenland Temperature Anomaly

Greenland experienced a major temperature anomaly this spring.

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The Sounds of Extinction

The Sounds of Extinction

There are more "sounds of silence" being recorded.

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To Scale

To Scale

When or how does an "ah ha" appear to a sciencist?

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Nature Rx: Your Brain on Nature

Nature Rx: Your Brain on Nature

Things to know about the benefits to your brain while in nature.

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Drawings that Show Earth's Beauty and Fragility

Drawings that Show Earth's Beauty and Fragility

Artists often create more impact about environment concerns than scientific studies can.

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Setting Foot on Pluto

Setting Foot on Pluto

View Pluto as if you were walking around the frozen world.

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Secrets of the Snowy Owl

Secrets of the Snowy Owl

A clever narrative about those handsome Arctic birds, the snowy owls.

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