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Watching Tundra Melt

18

Sep

2017

Watching Tundra Melt

Permafrost melting in 'real time'.

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A Giraffe Boosts Conservation

16

Sep

2017

A Giraffe Boosts Conservation

A white giraffe becomes a wildlife icon.

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Archive Highlights

When is Green not a Good Thing?

When is Green not a Good Thing?

When is "green" a bad thing? Answer: When it comes from toxic algae.

4 Aug 2014

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

A Monumental President

A Monumental President 26 August 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

Fishing for Plastic

Fishing for Plastic 9 August 2017

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Intelligence of Plants

Intelligence of Plants 8 August 2017

Intelligence of Plants

Amazing new understandings of intelligence in plants.

The Colours of Australia are Fading

The Colours of Australia are Fading 2 June 2017

The Colours of Australia are Fading

Major changes have occurred recently to Australian forests.

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Super Coral...a Super Hero? 26 May 2017

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Heat-tolerant corals may help reef restoration.

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.

In the Dark

In the Dark

We need darkness. How else would we neck in cars? 
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Resilient Reefs?

Resilient Reefs?

Can corals become resilient in the face of their changing ocean environments? Perhaps.
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Eclipse with Birds

Eclipse with Birds

Solar eclipses are very cool even when the the Sun is only partially covered.
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Climate Change Heroes

Climate Change Heroes

Who knew James Cameron could make a good work of art?
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2014 Goldman Environmental Prizes

2014 Goldman Environmental Prizes

The 2014 Goldman Environmental Prizes have been awarded.
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Climate Change's Murder Mysteries

Climate Change's Murder Mysteries

Climate change is like a murder mystery where suspected assassins number in the thousands.
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How Do You Tune a Guitar Forest?

How Do You Tune a Guitar Forest?

It's a tricky process!
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The Great (Dust) Wall of China

The Great (Dust) Wall of China

China's Great Wall was originally built to keep out raiding hoards. However, it can't keep out their dust.
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Nice Ocean. Be a Shame if Something Happened to It.

Nice Ocean. Be a Shame if Something Happened to It.

Riled Up has obtained an internal memo from some very legitimate businessmen about the failing health of the oceans.
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Jon Stewart Slams CNN's Climate Coverage

Jon Stewart Slams CNN's Climate Coverage

No story is bigger; few stories get less coverage. 
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Let's Celebrate People Day

Let's Celebrate People Day

On People Day, unlike Earth Day, we do whatever we want. 
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very Old & still very Alive

very Old & still very Alive

How old is old? Like super-ancient Methuselah's you'd be surprised.
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10 Earth Day Ideas...good any day!

10 Earth Day Ideas...good any day!

We hope you are paying attention to Earth Day wherever you live.
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BREAKING: Racists are Stupid

By Reilly Capps
We will continue engineering ourselves closer and closer and more connected and more interdependent – unless hateful and stupid people get better at carrying out their evil plans. 
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Light Painting

Light Painting

Nature can produce a "light painting" if you're in the right place at the right time.
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"The News"

"The News"

The 'big thinker' Alain de Botton spoke at Google. The presentation is well worth a listen.
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Nature Isn't Nice

Nature Isn't Nice

By Reilly Capps
A deadly slide on Everest shows, once again, that nature isn't going to pamper us. 
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No One Knows What To Do

No One Knows What To Do

By Reilly Capps
Academic papers should have sections called "What This Means in Language a 6-Year-Old Can Understand" and "My Wild-Ass Guess About What I Think We Should Do Now."
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Eclipse Sequence

Eclipse Sequence

Time-lapse photography sequenced the 'blood moon'.
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Sponge Wars

Sponge Wars

You've heard of killer whales, bees, and snails but now add killer sponges to the list.
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Ita's Rain Falls

Ita's Rain Falls

Cyclone Ita produced rainfall exceeding 6 inches/hour as it traveled down the Queensland coastline.
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Halealaka Starry Night

Halealaka Starry Night

Mount Haleakala as seen on a 'Starry Night'.
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NeXTgen Sagan?

NeXTgen Sagan?

Who might be waiting to become the Carl (or Carla) Sagan for the next generation?
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Cyclone Ita Approaches

Cyclone Ita Approaches

Cyclone Ita has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm as it lumbers towards Queensland.
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Amazing 'Selfies'

Amazing 'Selfies'

"Selfies", those online photos, can be amazing sometimes.
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O, the Power of Conformity

O, the Power of Conformity

By Reilly Capps
Whether we want to or not, we end up following the pack. 
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