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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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What If All The Ice Melted?

12

Oct

2018

What If All The Ice Melted?

Melting ice has consequences.

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Carbon Taxes Take a Step Back. Maybe It Needs a New Name.

A carbon tax falters in Australia, sees dim prospects in America, and inches along in Canada. Maybe it needs a new name. 

16 Jul 2013

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

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.

The Sound of Gravity

The Sound of Gravity

CalTech physicists have confirmed the last piece of Einsteins Theory of Relativity on the existence of gravity waves.

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Curiosity's 360 Panorama

Curiosity's 360 Panorama

JPL's Curiosity rover captured a 360 degree panorama of a dark Martian dune.

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Melting of Greenland's Icecap, 2004-2014

Melting of Greenland's Icecap, 2004-2014

Satellite data of the Greenland icecap show melting changes over 10 years.

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Seeing the Reef for the Corals

Seeing the Reef for the Corals

A new research program known as CORAL is gathering 'big data' on the health of coral reefs.

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'el Jefe', the Jaguar

'el Jefe', the Jaguar

Jaguars are large rainforest cats from Latin America but their range can extend into the USA.

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Nitrogen Glaciers, Floating Mountains, and Pluto

Nitrogen Glaciers, Floating Mountains, and Pluto

New Horizons has discovered Pluto has mountains of ice floating on glaciers of nitrogen.

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Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Sustainability

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Sustainability

Studies by ecologists in the UK show the direct relationship between food resources and decline in bees.

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Marine Phytoplankton

Marine Phytoplankton

Ocean phytoplankton is responsible for generating 70% or more of the Earth's oxygen.

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Pluto: a Frozen 'Water World'

Pluto: a Frozen 'Water World'

New analysis from the New Horizons encounter with Pluto show the dwarf-planet is a frozen "water world".

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David Gruber: on Glow-in-the-Dark Sharks

David Gruber: on Glow-in-the-Dark Sharks

Communicating in the ocean depths is tricky when no light exists.

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Color Coded Signaling in Octopus

Color Coded Signaling in Octopus

Octopuses use a color-coded system to signal to other octopus.

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NASA Animates 100 years of Climate Change

NASA Animates 100 years of Climate Change

NASA has animated temperature data to show climate change from 1880-2014.

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Fallen Tree

Fallen Tree

Environmental field work has its joys, challenges, and dangers as tree biologist Nalini Nadkarni can attest.

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Ecosystem Restoration One Grove and Marsh at a Time

Ecosystem Restoration One Grove and Marsh at a Time

A San Francisco non-profit is restoring degraded ecosystems one bit at a time.

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Acongagua Rock Avalanche

Acongagua Rock Avalanche

A huge debris flow was recorded by trekkers on cerro Acongagua in Argentina.

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East Coast Blizzard from Space

East Coast Blizzard from Space

A view of the East Coast blizzard as seen from the Space Station.

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Iceberg Calving and Glacial Dynamics

Iceberg Calving and Glacial Dynamics

Fluid dynamics and climate change affects how glaciers decline with iceberg calving events.

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A Real Planet "X" Is Predicted

A Real Planet "X" Is Predicted

Caltech researchers predict a real Planet "X" exists in the outer solar system.

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River Ecology Restored After Dam Removal

River Ecology Restored After Dam Removal

The recovery of Washington's Elwha River ecosystem has been faster than anticipated after a dam was removed.

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Mission to Europa

Mission to Europa

JPL was funded for a Mission to Europa to explore this ice-covered moon of Jupiter.

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The Mysterious World of Underwater Caves

The Mysterious World of Underwater Caves

Not afraid of strange places to explore? Try underwater cave diving!

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Zigging Stardust

Zigging Stardust

Dust makes the universe go 'round. NASA -- with some students' help -- is taking a closer look. 

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Antarctica's Grand Canyons

Antarctica's Grand Canyons

A canyon system has been discovered under the Antarctic ice cap that is longer and deeper than Arizona's Grand Canyon.

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Good News for Green Sea Turtles

Good News for Green Sea Turtles

Green sea turtle nestings have made dramatic increases on Florida beaches from less than 500 40 years ago to 30,000 today.

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Bamiyan Buddhas Restored Digitally

Bamiyan Buddhas Restored Digitally

The Bamiyan Buddhas were reconstructed by a collaboration of archaeologists, digital technology, and a businessman.

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Conservation Alliance Grants, Summer 2015

Conservation Alliance Grants, Summer 2015

The Conservation Alliance announced recipients of their bi-annual grants for Summer 2015.

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