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Botany, an Extreme Sport

17

Apr

2019

Botany, an Extreme Sport

Climbing gear serving plant conservation.

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Chasing Water With Gabions

16

Apr

2019

Chasing Water With Gabions

An appropriate river restoration technology.

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Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Bali's Mount Agung could erupt any time.

30 Nov 2017

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The Conservation Alliance

 

Sports Fans

Sports Fans

Sports fans can start young!
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Lungs of the Earth

Lungs of the Earth

Amazon rainforests are often referred to as the "lungs of the Earth".
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Earth Hour

Earth Hour

Earth Hour is today. Have you heard about it?
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Dune Abstractions

Dune Abstractions

Sand dunes are beautiful no matter where they occur.
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Restoring a Delta

Restoring a Delta

For the first time in nearly a century, water is once again flowing into the Colorado River delta.
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Turtle People to the Rescue, 2

Turtle People to the Rescue, 2

Turtles maintain a special place in Riled Up.
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Bend in the River

Bend in the River

When you're floating on a river, it's hard to get a complete perspective on the environment.
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Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

When galaxies collide, one gets consumed by the other as they merge.
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Arches Fantasy

Arches Fantasy

Photography allows for some very creative experimentation inside the camera, the studio, or the darkroom. A view of Arches NP appears like a fantasy.
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Hell's Chicken

Hell's Chicken

If you happened to be wandering about a late Cretaceous landscape, you might have encountered a 500lb chicken-like dinosaur that looked like a cross between an ostrich and a velociraptor.
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The Colors of the Rainbow

The Colors of the Rainbow

We might not be missing out in much after all. 

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Inflation Scientist's Heart-melting Reaction to Great News

Inflation Scientist's Heart-melting Reaction to Great News

Physicist learns that his understanding of the universe is probably right. 
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The Power of Data...Big Data

The Power of Data...Big Data

With more data available, analysis is more precise, and the greater ability you have to make informed decisions. With the launch of Climate Data, the power of "big data" is now being put in the hands of the general public.
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The Joys of Science

The Joys of Science

The added bonus joy of a new Cosmos series is that we get Neil deGrasse Tyson on a publicity tour.
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Dust

Dust

Anyone who has ever had to wash mud off their cars following a rain shower, knows the influence of dust on daily life. Other impacts are more serious.
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Mars Trekking in 3D

Mars Trekking in 3D

JPL's Curiosity rover has begun negotiating a Martian boulder field of sedimentary outcrops leading up to Mount Sharp.
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When Our Stories Get Ruined, We Get Upset

When Our Stories Get Ruined, We Get Upset

Over and over again in the history of ideas, some new piece of information threatens our stories, and we react. Badly.
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Hole on Mars

Hole on Mars

A photograph of a hole was captured by the HiRise camera as it passed over Mars. It is very curious.
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Same Sun...Different Setting

Same Sun...Different Setting

The old adage that location matters applies just as well to photography as it does to restaurants and real estate. 
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Ecology Joins "the crowd"

Ecology Joins "the crowd"

Ecologists are joining the "crowd" to fund exciting field studies.
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Republican. Climate Change Believer. Really.

Republican. Climate Change Believer. Really.

To find a conservative politician who believes in climate change? It's easier to find skinny whales. 
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Australia's 'Angry Summer'

Australia's 'Angry Summer'

The kangaroos are wearing their short shorts
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About that Chimney You're Driving

About that Chimney You're Driving

Your 2013 Nissan leaf is actually, in terms of climate damage, a 1910 London chimney.
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 Add Warm Water...Ice Melts

Add Warm Water...Ice Melts

JPL has produced an info-graphic showing the impact of warm river water on sea ice in the Arctic. It melts.
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Now They've Done It

Now They've Done It

As the guac goes, so go all of us. 
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