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Projects That Matter

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Projects That Matter

Conservation successes happen one project at a time.

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Death Fungus and Ohia Trees

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2017

Death Fungus and Ohia Trees

A deadly fungus is attacking an ecologically and culturally important Hawaiian tree, the ohia lehua.

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Archive Highlights

On Beauty, and How to See It

On Beauty, and How to See It

One of the greatest all-time thinkers on what it means to look deeply, and think deeply, about beauty. Our Video Pick of the Week.

7 Jun 2013

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

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.

Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance

Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance 25 June 2015

Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance

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

Compassionate Turtles

Compassionate Turtles 24 June 2015

Compassionate Turtles

Behavior that would be considered compassionate in humans is also observed in animals.
Scientist: Facts Back Obama on Syria, Drought, War

Scientist: Facts Back Obama on Syria, Drought, War

As deniers fume, scientists keep measuring stuff. 
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Environmental Warriors, 2

Environmental Warriors, 2

This has been a good week of "warriors" for conservation including a teenager, an informed pastor, and now a military commander.
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Kid Warriors for the Environment

Kid Warriors for the Environment

A "kid warrior" is building a generational following online with environmental concerns.
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One Sunset, Two Worlds

One Sunset, Two Worlds

How would sunset on Earth and Mars appear? JPL scientists asked the same question with surprising results.
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Important Monkey Business

Important Monkey Business

Three independent developments affecting apes, monkeys, and other primates are announced.
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Fogged In

Fogged In

"Fogged in" takes on a very different and more positive meaning in some places.
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New Roles for an Ancient Fiber

New Roles for an Ancient Fiber

From tiny worms, an ancient natural fiber grows with a myriad of new applications now.
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World Oceans Day, 2

World Oceans Day, 2

A diving company shows what is possible any day, any year, by anyone to conserve and sustain marine life.
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World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is here and hopefully it will produce actions to protect and restore the seas everywhere.
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Silver Wattle

Silver Wattle

Silver Wattle is one example of an Australian genus of trees with nearly 950 species and counting.
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To The Rescue

To The Rescue

The US Coast Guard has a long list of maritime duties and "sea turtle" rescuers can now be added to the list.
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Trees, Ecology, and the Power of Networks

Trees, Ecology, and the Power of Networks

The RSA uses animation as a powerful tool in the emerging filed of information visualization.
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Mirror, mirror on the.....

Mirror, mirror on the.....

Animal behavior is complex and amazing and mirror tests are an important measure of intelligence.
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Topsy Turvy Worlds

Topsy Turvy Worlds

Topsy turvy describes the strange moons orbiting Pluto and its dwarf-planet companion, Charon.
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the Global Apollo Programme

the Global Apollo Programme

A 10 year Apollo-like effort to make renewable energy more competitive than coal-fired power begins.
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The Population Bomb, redux

The Population Bomb, redux

The Population Bomb was published in 1968 and the concerns Paul Ehrlich raised are even more vital and immediate today.
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Endangered Species Takes Another Critical Blow

Endangered Species Takes Another Critical Blow

What appears to be a fatal disease has wiped out a significant fraction of the Central Asian saiga
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Plant of the Month

Plant of the Month

Gum trees are found throughout Australia from the tropics to the alpine. Many are very beautiful and very rare.
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Drenching the Drought

Drenching the Drought

90% of Texas was in drought conditions in 2014, much of it extreme. In May 2015, the percentage of affected areas has fallen to 30% and it is still raining.
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Temperature Anomalies

Temperature Anomalies

A temperature anomaly occurred this week when Alaska had higher temperatures than Texas.
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Scientific Misconduct Is A Bigger Problem Than You Think

Scientific Misconduct Is A Bigger Problem Than You Think

The recent dispute over a study published in Science is an occasion to look at the deeper problems in science publishing
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Ocean Blooming

Ocean Blooming

The "blooming" of algae in the North Atlantic offers hope for restoration of depleted fisheries.
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Species and their Appreciation

Species and their Appreciation

Every day should be a "species appreciation day".
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Environment as Art

Environment as Art

The artist John Wolseley uses an unusual concept to create paintings about our connections to nature.
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