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Terrestrial Orchids of SW Australia: Plant of the Month

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2017

Terrestrial Orchids of SW Australia: Plant of the Month

Rare plants from a little known biological 'hotspot'.

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What Rivers Can Tell About Earth's History

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2017

What Rivers Can Tell About Earth's History

Rivers tells us about Earth's history.

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Vaquita, the Next Species for Extinction?

Vaquita, the Next Species for Extinction?

Fishing bycatch could cause extinction for the smallest dolphin in the world.

22 Sep 2014

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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.

A Monumental President

A Monumental President 16 May 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

Coral Reef Update, 3

Coral Reef Update, 3 18 March 2017

Coral Reef Update, 3

Explaining the biology and consequences of coral bleaching.

Supporting Environmental Work

Supporting Environmental Work 1 April 2016

Supporting Environmental Work

April campaign to We Keep it Wild and support The Conservation Alliance.

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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