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Stories to Change 'Apocalypse Fatigue' into Action

18

Nov

2017

Stories to Change 'Apocalypse Fatigue' into Action

Moving away from cliamte fatigue into action.

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Trees Before Rain

17

Nov

2017

Trees Before Rain

Which came first: trees or rain?

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Compassionate Turtles

Compassionate Turtles

Behavior that would be considered compassionate in humans is also observed in animals.

24 Jun 2015

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

Compassion and other creatures

Compassion and other creatures 5 November 2017

Compassion and other creatures

Compassion is considered a trait uniquely human but we should make it more inclusive.

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency! 4 November 2017

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency is the name of the game for energy, architecture, and solar design with three new developments showing the way.

Conservatives and Conservation

Conservatives and Conservation 2 November 2017

Conservatives and Conservation

 

Republican presidents from Theodore Roosevelt, to Richard Nixon, through George W. Bush left good environmental accomplishments.

 

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time 1 November 2017

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

One way to restore coral reefs could require re-seeding with transplanted corals.

Whales & Drones

Whales & Drones 31 October 2017

Whales & Drones

Remotely controlled drones provide a quiet way to track animal behavior.

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper 30 October 2017

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Robotic engineers at JPL are turning to bio-mimicry and using a gecko as their design guide.

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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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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In Copenhagen, Something to Like About Denmark

There weren’t many things I liked about living in Denmark. It was cold, it was soggy, and the people were too. You know what an extrovert is in Denmark? Someone who, when you’re having a conversation with them, looks at your shoes. It is so excessively, boringly law-abiding that there is no crime in Denmark. Why, I once asked, was there no crime in Denmark? There is no crime in Denmark, my Danish friend said, because it is illegal. The reason their Viking ancestors invaded other countries ...
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In Copenhagen, Something to Like About Denmark

There weren’t many things I liked about living in Denmark. It was cold, it was soggy, and the people were too. You know what an extrovert is in Denmark? Someone who, when you’re having a conversation with them, looks at your shoes. It is so excessively, boringly law-abiding that there is no crime in Denmark. Why, I once asked, was there no crime in Denmark? There is no crime in Denmark, my Danish friend said, because it is illegal. The reason their Viking ancestors invaded other countries ...
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In Copenhagen, Something to Like About Denmark

There weren’t many things I liked about living in Denmark. It was cold, it was soggy, and the people were too. You know what an extrovert is in Denmark? Someone who, when you’re having a conversation with them, looks at your shoes. It is so excessively, boringly law-abiding that there is no crime in Denmark. Why, I once asked, was there no crime in Denmark? There is no crime in Denmark, my Danish friend said, because it is illegal. The reason their Viking ancestors invaded other countries ...
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Simple, Clear: Polluting Shouldn't Be Free

Fantastically simple big-picture video from the godfather of climate change thought, Bill McKibben:
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Simple, Clear: Polluting Shouldn't Be Free

Fantastically simple big-picture video from the godfather of climate change thought, Bill McKibben:
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Simple, Clear: Polluting Shouldn't Be Free

Fantastically simple big-picture video from the godfather of climate change thought, Bill McKibben:
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What a Difference a Day Makes

Only as recently as one week ago, the massive drought in the Midwest was causing major reductions to commodity barge and tourist boat traffic on the Mississippi River and salt water was intruding from the Gulf of Mexico affecting domestic water supplies upriver. Drought and the Mississippi River, August 25, 2012 (credit: AlJazeera English) Then Hurricane Isaac arrived a few days later and started to reverse these consequences of the drying with massive rains and floods.         ...
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What a Difference a Day Makes

Only as recently as one week ago, the massive drought in the Midwest was causing major reductions to commodity barge and tourist boat traffic on the Mississippi River and salt water was intruding from the Gulf of Mexico affecting domestic water supplies upriver. Drought and the Mississippi River, August 25, 2012 (credit: AlJazeera English) Then Hurricane Isaac arrived a few days later and started to reverse these consequences of the drying with massive rains and floods.         ...
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What a Difference a Day Makes

Only as recently as one week ago, the massive drought in the Midwest was causing major reductions to commodity barge and tourist boat traffic on the Mississippi River and salt water was intruding from the Gulf of Mexico affecting domestic water supplies upriver. Drought and the Mississippi River, August 25, 2012 (credit: AlJazeera English) Then Hurricane Isaac arrived a few days later and started to reverse these consequences of the drying with massive rains and floods.         ...
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