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Artifical Photosysnthesis

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May

2018

Artifical Photosysnthesis

If artificial photosynthesis works, hydrogen could be a big energy source.

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Saving Darwin's Finches

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May

2018

Saving Darwin's Finches

What does it take to save a species?

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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. 

10 Mar 2014

Video Highlights

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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.

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars 7 December 2017

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

The Dry Valleys are one of the strangest environments on Earth.

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update 5 December 2017

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

In 2014, major marine preserves were created.

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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the Powers of Ten

the Powers of Ten

Visualizing some 'big data', the Powers of Ten is still as amazing to view as it was nearly 40 years ago.
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Beware the "Super Termites"

Beware the "Super Termites"

Like creatures from a bad SciFi movie, a real "terminator" is out there and we likely created it. Beware the "Super Termites"!
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Where it never rains...now it floods!

Where it never rains...now it floods!

In parts of the Atacama Desert  it virtually never rains...and now it is flooding.
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Tortoise Tracking

Tortoise Tracking

Anyone can adopt a tortoise, and join the research on an ancient and endangered critter.
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Research helps explain Empathy and Compassion

Research helps explain Empathy and Compassion

New research is helping to explain the basis of human empathy and compassion. We could use a good deal more nowadays.
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Should Al Gore Run for President?

Should Al Gore Run for President?

The politician who's loudest on climate change could make a racket in 2016
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St. Patrick's Day...in space

St. Patrick's Day...in space

Astronauts on the space station celebrate St. Patrick's Day in space.
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Fire & Ice, 2.0

Fire & Ice, 2.0

A new reading of Robert Frost's famous poem, Fire and Ice  may be useful considering the strange weather lately.
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45-day Exposure

45-day Exposure

Solargraphs are having a renaissance as new materials are used in capturing long-exposure images.
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3-headed Monster

3-headed Monster

The western Pacific and Australia are experiencing a 3-headed monster of extreme storms.
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The Conservation Alliance

The Conservation Alliance

Announcing a corporate partner for Riled Up: The Conservation Alliance
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Our Fishy Brains and the Problem of Seeing Water

Our Fishy Brains and the Problem of Seeing Water

A simple way to think about the stuff that's all around us. 
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Plant of the Month: Clivia, a Gondwana survivor

Plant of the Month: Clivia, a Gondwana survivor

Two exhibitions will happen this month celebrating beautiful and ancient plants known as clivias.
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Christian Senators announce plan for climate change: "We're Asking God"

Christian Senators announce plan for climate change: "We're Asking God"

Among the ideas: stopping the sun, closing the firmament, three hours of darkness
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Chinese filmmaking

Chinese filmmaking

Chinese filmmakers often use simple tools in telling huge stories.
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Show of Fire

Show of Fire

Villarrica Volcano in Chile has awakened and the 'show of fire' is spectacular.
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The Search for Life

The Search for Life

Search for extra-terrestrial intelligence continues -- but should we start letting them see us? 
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"Hey, move over!"

"Hey, move over!"

Deforestation continues unabated so what will happen to all the plants, animals, and birds?
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Not As We Know It

Not As We Know It

Saturn's planet-sized moon Titan might harbor life but it would be life like nothing we know.
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High School chemistry & biology

High School chemistry & biology

Some parts of climate change science and the consequences of increased CO2 in the atmosphere are  explained with high school textbooks.
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