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Coral Recovery?

16

Dec

2017

Coral Recovery?

If scalable, coral reef restoration opportunities exist.

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Bottled Arctic Notes

15

Dec

2017

Bottled Arctic Notes

A bottled note tossed to the waves recovered years later.

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

My Life As A Turkey

My Life As A Turkey

If you thought turkeys were just big butterballs in the Thanksgiving oven, think again.

23 Nov 2017

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

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.

Think Green

Think Green 2 December 2017

Think Green

It's important to Think Green during this white time of year.

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update 30 November 2017

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Bali's Mount Agung could erupt any time.

Rewilding

Rewilding 27 November 2017

Rewilding

or how a 'silent spring' could turn into a 'wild summer' 

Visualizing Data in Your World

Visualizing Data in Your World

Pattie Maes from MIT's Media Lab shows off technology to visualize the 'big data' in your world.
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Solar Surge

Solar Surge

The surge in rooftop solar power is the subject of an excellent conversation on WAMU radio.
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Plant of the Month

Plant of the Month

You probably didn't realize the Greeks were great plantsmen besides their other artistic, political, literary, and military accomplishments.
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Space Station views

Space Station views

The space station is a great vantage point to see the Earth, even in abstract views.
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California is So Dry...

California is So Dry...

The drought manifests itself in some really unfortunate ways. 
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America's Most Endangered Rivers, 2015

America's Most Endangered Rivers, 2015

American Rivers has released their 2015 report on the "most endangered rivers" in the USA.
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Playing in a New Sandbox

Playing in a New Sandbox

Technology for playing at the beach has changed in amazing, unimaginable, and useful ways.
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Sustainable Farming through Agroecology

Sustainable Farming through Agroecology

Agroecology applies ecological principals to produce sustainable supplies of foods while also reducing environmental impacts from agrochemicals.
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Jerry Brown: "It's a Different World"

Jerry Brown: "It's a Different World"

Governor Jerry Brown declares "it's a different world" with a mega-drought in progress now in California.
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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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