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Goodbye Voyager 2

10

Dec

2018

Goodbye Voyager 2

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space

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A Volcano & Climate Change

9

Dec

2018

A Volcano & Climate Change

A Canadian volcano re-awakens.

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The Colours of Australia are Fading

The Colours of Australia are Fading

Major changes have occurred recently to Australian forests.

2 Jun 2017

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Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Where Do Good Ideas Come From? 24 November 2018

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

A storyteller suggests an answer.

My Life As A Turkey

My Life As A Turkey 21 November 2018

My Life As A Turkey

A true turkey story for Thanksgiving.

Krakatoa Awakens, an update

Krakatoa Awakens, an update 28 October 2018

Krakatoa Awakens, an update

Krakatoa is again active.

Rewilding

Rewilding 4 September 2018

Rewilding

A 'silent spring' could become a 'wild summer' 

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.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Brings the Realness

Are we getting dumber? The great physicist says we’re celebrating it. “I’m worried about this idiocracy problem, he writes. “The problem isn’t just math. You know there’s something wrong out there when you read the label on a bottle of floor cleaner and it says, “DO NOT USE ON CONTACT LENSES.” That warning can be there only because someone tried it.” - RC
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A Note

By the way, that previous logic doesn’t help you argue for another of Riled Up’s favorite projects, NASA. At NASA, every billion dollars spent creates only about 1,000 jobs (by my math). Still – what cool jobs. NASA’s Mohawk Guy - RC
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A Note

By the way, that previous logic doesn’t help you argue for another of Riled Up’s favorite projects, NASA. At NASA, every billion dollars spent creates only about 1,000 jobs (by my math). Still – what cool jobs. NASA’s Mohawk Guy - RC
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Want 1.9 Million More Jobs?

Here’s a plan to turn the job market around: invest in Green Energy. Duh. But where do you get the money? From the most overfunded part of our government, the military, a terribly inefficient job-creator compared to Green Energy. From researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst: … our research finds that $1 billion in spending on the military will generate about 11,200 jobs. By contrast, the employment effects of spending in alternative areas will be … 16,800 for the ...
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Want 1.9 Million More Jobs?

Here’s a plan to turn the job market around: invest in Green Energy. Duh. But where do you get the money? From the most overfunded part of our government, the military, a terribly inefficient job-creator compared to Green Energy. From researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst: … our research finds that $1 billion in spending on the military will generate about 11,200 jobs. By contrast, the employment effects of spending in alternative areas will be … 16,800 for the ...
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A Note

By the way, that previous logic doesn’t help you argue for another of Riled Up’s favorite projects, NASA. At NASA, every billion dollars spent creates only about 1,000 jobs (by my math). Still – what cool jobs. NASA’s Mohawk Guy - RC
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Want 1.9 Million More Jobs?

Here’s a plan to turn the job market around: invest in Green Energy. Duh. But where do you get the money? From the most overfunded part of our government, the military, a terribly inefficient job-creator compared to Green Energy. From researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst: … our research finds that $1 billion in spending on the military will generate about 11,200 jobs. By contrast, the employment effects of spending in alternative areas will be … 16,800 for the ...
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Finally, a Weathergirl Freaking Out

The Way We All Should Don’t push people, though, kids. It’s bad for your criminal record. Unless, you, know, you feel like you need to. (From deeprogueram.tumblr.com/ via Conrad Anker.) - RC
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Finally, a Weathergirl Freaking Out

The Way We All Should Don’t push people, though, kids. It’s bad for your criminal record. Unless, you, know, you feel like you need to. (From deeprogueram.tumblr.com/ via Conrad Anker.) - RC
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Finally, a Weathergirl Freaking Out

The Way We All Should Don’t push people, though, kids. It’s bad for your criminal record. Unless, you, know, you feel like you need to. (From deeprogueram.tumblr.com/ via Conrad Anker.) - RC
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Earth Burps

The melting arctic is heating the world faster than we thought by Reilly Capps It’s hot, and the reasons for the hotness just never end. They tell you the Earth gets hot because of the flickering sun, the wobbling planet, giant SUVs nobody needs, Wendy’s Baconator, kids, dogs, Snooki’s hairspray and your personal disgusting flatulence. Don’t forget to include: “interactions between climate and the biogeosphere.” That’s the journal Nature’s way of saying “Earth burps.” See, the Siberian ...
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Earth Burps

The melting arctic is heating the world faster than we thought by Reilly Capps It’s hot, and the reasons for the hotness just never end. They tell you the Earth gets hot because of the flickering sun, the wobbling planet, giant SUVs nobody needs, Wendy’s Baconator, kids, dogs, Snooki’s hairspray and your personal disgusting flatulence. Don’t forget to include: “interactions between climate and the biogeosphere.” That’s the journal Nature’s way of saying “Earth burps.” See, the Siberian ...
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Earth Burps

The melting arctic is heating the world faster than we thought by Reilly Capps It’s hot, and the reasons for the hotness just never end. They tell you the Earth gets hot because of the flickering sun, the wobbling planet, giant SUVs nobody needs, Wendy’s Baconator, kids, dogs, Snooki’s hairspray and your personal disgusting flatulence. Don’t forget to include: “interactions between climate and the biogeosphere.” That’s the journal Nature’s way of saying “Earth burps.” See, the Siberian ...
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Hurricane Alley’s

Where do you live? Are you worried about hurricanes? You probably should be if you live near a Hurricane Alley. Evidence continues mounting that hurricanes have become more common and powerful over the past 20 years in the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s probably true elsewhere in regions where these cyclonic storms develop. Hurricanes follow largely similar tracks over the world. A global map shows the path of all hurricanes reported from 1851 when records began to the present day. The map ...
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Hurricane Alley’s

Where do you live? Are you worried about hurricanes? You probably should be if you live near a Hurricane Alley. Evidence continues mounting that hurricanes have become more common and powerful over the past 20 years in the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s probably true elsewhere in regions where these cyclonic storms develop. Hurricanes follow largely similar tracks over the world. A global map shows the path of all hurricanes reported from 1851 when records began to the present day. The map ...
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Hurricane Alley’s

Where do you live? Are you worried about hurricanes? You probably should be if you live near a Hurricane Alley. Evidence continues mounting that hurricanes have become more common and powerful over the past 20 years in the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s probably true elsewhere in regions where these cyclonic storms develop. Hurricanes follow largely similar tracks over the world. A global map shows the path of all hurricanes reported from 1851 when records began to the present day. The map ...
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Sailing the Very Northern Seas May Soon Be Possible

One nice thing about the melting arctic is that we may soon be able to sail our sailboats over the North Pole as early as 2030. Check out the red line below, which shows how big the ice caps are this year vs. the last few hot years. (See if you can look at this chart without hearing the sound of a falling bomb …. neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee …. BOOM!) (Source: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/seaice/extent/Sea_Ice_Extent_L.png) But when the ice caps melt – which ...
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Sailing the Very Northern Seas May Soon Be Possible

One nice thing about the melting arctic is that we may soon be able to sail our sailboats over the North Pole as early as 2030. Check out the red line below, which shows how big the ice caps are this year vs. the last few hot years. (See if you can look at this chart without hearing the sound of a falling bomb …. neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee …. BOOM!) (Source: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/seaice/extent/Sea_Ice_Extent_L.png) But when the ice caps melt – which ...
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Sailing the Very Northern Seas May Soon Be Possible

One nice thing about the melting arctic is that we may soon be able to sail our sailboats over the North Pole as early as 2030. Check out the red line below, which shows how big the ice caps are this year vs. the last few hot years. (See if you can look at this chart without hearing the sound of a falling bomb …. neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee …. BOOM!) (Source: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/seaice/extent/Sea_Ice_Extent_L.png) But when the ice caps melt – which ...
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Happy Labor Day

A bit of celebratory cheer for the talented and highly trained JPL laborers after a job well done. The JPL team successfully landed the Curiosity Rover on Mars, August 5, 2012. Mars Control Room Engineers (credit: Caltech) Happy Labor Day! WHB
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Happy Labor Day

A bit of celebratory cheer for the talented and highly trained JPL laborers after a job well done. The JPL team successfully landed the Curiosity Rover on Mars, August 5, 2012. Mars Control Room Engineers (credit: Caltech) Happy Labor Day! WHB
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Happy Labor Day

A bit of celebratory cheer for the talented and highly trained JPL laborers after a job well done. The JPL team successfully landed the Curiosity Rover on Mars, August 5, 2012. Mars Control Room Engineers (credit: Caltech) Happy Labor Day! WHB
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Once in a Very Blue Moon

Friday's full moon was the second one to occur in August. The event attracted skywatchers and it will be the last blue moon until July 2015. Two images capture the somewhat rare celestial event nicely: a NASA image, slightly color enhanced, shows the moon with subtle shades of blue---a real characteristic of the lunar surface due to a high content of titanium oxide and iron---and an artistic image of Mt. Hood, Oregon captured on the night of August 31st with a dusky blue sky.     ...
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