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Crazy Engineering: CubeSats

16

Oct

2018

Crazy Engineering: CubeSats

Here come the CubeSats.

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Earthrise Reminder

14

Oct

2018

Earthrise Reminder

Earthrise remains one of the most important photographs every captured.

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The Conservation Alliance

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Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From

A clever storyteller suggests an answer.

22 Dec 2017

Video Highlights

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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.

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.

"Look to the Mountains"

"Look to the Mountains"

A photographer, mountaineer, and environmental ambassador says: "look to the mountains".
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Volcano Power

Volcano Power

A stunning display of raw volcanic power was captured on video.
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7 Earth Day Suggestions

7 Earth Day Suggestions

Earth Day is today so here are 7 suggestions to celebrate the day, any day.
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Astronomers Attempt New Explanation of Universe's "Cold Spot"

Astronomers Attempt New Explanation of Universe's "Cold Spot"

A new study inquires into an extremely large and distinct area of our universe.
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Gulf Rememberance Day

Gulf Rememberance Day

Five years ago, an oil drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and a gusher of oil erupted for 87 days before being capped.
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We-Don't-Know-Ness Is Everywhere

We-Don't-Know-Ness Is Everywhere

We only understand what 5 percent of the universe is. 
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Imaging Fish in Words & Brush

Imaging Fish in Words & Brush

The graphic artist and writer, James Prosek, ponders trout in a video meditation as Earth Day approaches.
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Intelligent Designers

Intelligent Designers

Portland is using 'intelligent designers' to replace an aging coal-fired power plant and other cities should follow their lead.
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Wet, Wetter, Wettest Mars

Wet, Wetter, Wettest Mars

Global warming and melting glaciers would be a good thing on Mars and the place to look for biology.
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Robots & Whales

Robots & Whales

Curiosity is a sign of intelligence and not restricted to humans as researchers discovered while collecting marine samples.
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Conservation Awards Announced

Conservation Awards Announced

The Conservation Alliance announced their latest list of awardees for local environmental projects.
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Humility & Responsibility: Lawrence Krauss Interviews Noam Chomsky

Humility & Responsibility: Lawrence Krauss Interviews Noam Chomsky

The two prominent public intellectuals talk language, science, politics.
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Visualizing Data in Your World

Visualizing Data in Your World

Pattie Maes from MIT's Media Lab shows off technology to visualize the 'big data' in your world.
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Solar Surge

Solar Surge

The surge in rooftop solar power is the subject of an excellent conversation on WAMU radio.
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Plant of the Month

Plant of the Month

You probably didn't realize the Greeks were great plantsmen besides their other artistic, political, literary, and military accomplishments.
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Space Station views

Space Station views

The space station is a great vantage point to see the Earth, even in abstract views.
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California is So Dry...

California is So Dry...

The drought manifests itself in some really unfortunate ways. 
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America's Most Endangered Rivers, 2015

America's Most Endangered Rivers, 2015

American Rivers has released their 2015 report on the "most endangered rivers" in the USA.
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Playing in a New Sandbox

Playing in a New Sandbox

Technology for playing at the beach has changed in amazing, unimaginable, and useful ways.
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Sustainable Farming through Agroecology

Sustainable Farming through Agroecology

Agroecology applies ecological principals to produce sustainable supplies of foods while also reducing environmental impacts from agrochemicals.
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Jerry Brown: "It's a Different World"

Jerry Brown: "It's a Different World"

Governor Jerry Brown declares "it's a different world" with a mega-drought in progress now in California.
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World's Highest Poop to Become Energy

World's Highest Poop to Become Energy

​The waste is piling up on Everest. There's a plan to use it for fuel. 
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Astrobiology, Of Age, Reevaluates its Assumptions

Astrobiology, Of Age, Reevaluates its Assumptions

Astrobiology is getting serious about its techniques in the quest for discovering alien life
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Tropical Dry Forests (bosque seco) explained

Tropical Dry Forests (bosque seco) explained

The Royal Botanical Gardens in Scotland developed an animation to explain tropical dry forests in Latin America.
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Highest Temperature Ever Recorded...63.5F

Highest Temperature Ever Recorded...63.5F

In the far south, some strange weather events happened last week.
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