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Night Vision

17

Aug

2017

Night Vision

Tracking ice cracks in thermal infrared.

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Elemental Haikus

16

Aug

2017

Elemental Haikus

A table of elemental poems with purpose.

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

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

Recent Archive Highlights

Fishing for Plastic

Fishing for Plastic 9 August 2017

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Intelligence of Plants

Intelligence of Plants 8 August 2017

Intelligence of Plants

Amazing new understandings of intelligence in plants.

A Monumental President

A Monumental President 5 August 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

The Colours of Australia are Fading

The Colours of Australia are Fading 2 June 2017

The Colours of Australia are Fading

Major changes have occurred recently to Australian forests.

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Super Coral...a Super Hero? 26 May 2017

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Heat-tolerant corals may help reef restoration.

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.

"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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Want Sustainable Designs? ...try biomimicry

Want Sustainable Designs? ...try biomimicry

Biomimicry offers many opportunities for sustainable design ideas applied to architecture, robotics, and engineering.
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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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The Flying Mantas

The Flying Mantas

Manta rays present a rare display of their flying skills in the Sea of Cortez.
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Independence Day: buildings that power themselves

Independence Day: buildings that power themselves

Buildings powering themselves with solar energy windows could move cities towards an "independence day" against an existential enemy, climate change.
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Conservation Divers

Conservation Divers

Rescuing and tagging sharks from fisherman's nets by conservation divers.
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Even After Legalization, Marijuana Researchers Lack Avenues for Study

Even After Legalization, Marijuana Researchers Lack Avenues for Study

Researchers begin to take advantage of more lax marijuana laws to study the drug. 
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Land & Water Conservation Fund

Land & Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund created 50 years ago was important then and is even more important now.
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An Underworld Centipede Discovered

An Underworld Centipede Discovered

A unique and hellish centipede has been discovered in caves of Croatia, according to a new study.
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Real-time Reefs

Real-time Reefs

An innovative effort to collect and use "big data" on the Great Barrier Reef, the e-Reefs project, was initiated to help protect and restore the reefs.
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Assessing Transgenic Salmon

Assessing Transgenic Salmon

Are the risks posed by genetically-modified salmon worse than how we presently get our salmon to market and stomachs?
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Save the Oceans, Feed the world

Save the Oceans, Feed the world

What is happening to ocean fisheries isn't good but a different and more sustainable way is possible.
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The Lives of Giant Trees

The Lives of Giant Trees

The giant trees of the Pacific Northwest are still poorly understood and mountaineering tools are helping to understand them.
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Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance

Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance

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

Compassionate Turtles

Behavior that would be considered compassionate in humans is also observed in animals.
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the 6th Extinction

the 6th Extinction

Research is pointing to a new extinction event that is now in progress.
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Conservation Photography

Conservation Photography

Master photographers can help conservation researchers with added field information.
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