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Artifical Photosysnthesis

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2018

Artifical Photosysnthesis

If artificial photosynthesis works, hydrogen could be a big energy source.

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Saving Darwin's Finches

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May

2018

Saving Darwin's Finches

What does it take to save a species?

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External to What?

External to What?

Environmental externalities are now becoming central to how best to control carbon pollution.

10 Mar 2013

Video Highlights

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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.

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update 5 December 2017

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

In 2014, major marine preserves were created.

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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Alpine Indicators

Alpine Indicators

Plants and other biological indicators are marching up hill...fast!
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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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Tree Huggers

Tree Huggers

Koalas like hugging their eucalyptus trees but no one ever knew why. Now research using thermography has shown why. Koalas like being cool like everyone else.
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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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Manuel Bauer: Tibet & the Power of Photography

Manuel Bauer: Tibet & the Power of Photography

Manuel Bauer is a Swiss photographer. With 75,000 images he tells a compelling and vital story about Tibetans.
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The Catseye

The Catseye

The Catseye Nebulae is a celestial beauty three thousand light-years away.
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Reefs 2, Miners 0

Reefs 2, Miners 0

Turns out that placing a coal shipping facility near a world famous coral reef ecosystem isn't such a good idea.
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Animating Ice

Animating Ice

What would western Greenland look like without an ice cover?
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Fire Rainbows

Fire Rainbows

Fire Rainbows or are known for their odd appearance and unusual production requirements.
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How Rich is Bill Gates?

How Rich is Bill Gates?

One of the many reasons to love this man -- he makes me understand things. 
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Half Empty or Half Full?

Half Empty or Half Full?

Lake Powell in Utah and Arizona is "running on empty", waterwise.
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Supercells

Supercells

Supercell thunderstorms can produce extreme weather events. Watch out!
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Floods & Arks

Floods & Arks

In the children's fable, Noah built an ark to survive a flood of Biblical proportions. Noah may be needed again.
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Art Photos from Space

Art Photos from Space

Cameras have been essential tools since the beginning of space exploration. Besides the science, they even take art photos.
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In Sun-burnt Lands

In Sun-burnt Lands

Two of my favorite places, California and Australia, are experiencing some of their worst drought conditions ever.
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George Saunders on Kindness

George Saunders on Kindness

Kindness is a trait everyone should try to practice.
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Hitting a Bullseye

Hitting a Bullseye

Like hitting a bullseye, meteors have revealed water ice occurs at shallow depths on Mars.
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