January 10, 2014
49-million-year-old cockroach fossils discovered in Colorado, 5 million years older than scientists have long thought these species existed
http://hcne.ws/KKVpyN

49-million-year-old cockroach fossils discovered in Colorado, 5 million years older than scientists have long thought these species existed

http://hcne.ws/KKVpyN

April 2, 2012
From NASA:

Saudi Arabia is drilling for a resource possibly more precious than oil.Over the last 24 years, it has tapped hidden reserves of water to grow wheat and other crops in the Syrian Desert. This time series of data shows images acquired by three different Landsat satellites operated by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey

From NASA:

Saudi Arabia is drilling for a resource possibly more precious than oil.

Over the last 24 years, it has tapped hidden reserves of water to grow wheat and other crops in the Syrian Desert. This time series of data shows images acquired by three different Landsat satellites operated by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey

March 1, 2012
Interactive map showing herbicide resistant weeds worldwide. Go to http://www.weedscience.org/ to learn more.

Interactive map showing herbicide resistant weeds worldwide. Go to http://www.weedscience.org/ to learn more.

February 10, 2012
Cool image about the Salmon Safe habitat conservation program, from Grist.

Cool image about the Salmon Safe habitat conservation program, from Grist.

January 13, 2012
This Map Shows Where All The Trees Are In The US

NASA’s Earth Observatory just released a map illustrating where all the trees are in America.  The map was created over six years by Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne  Walker of the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) in collaboration with  the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Geological Survey. The dark swaths of  green represent parts of the country with the greatest concentration of  biomass. You can see dense tree cover in the Pacific Northwest as well  New England, which has been reforested after intensive logging in the  18th and 19th centuries.

This Map Shows Where All The Trees Are In The US

NASA’s Earth Observatory just released a map illustrating where all the trees are in America. The map was created over six years by Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Geological Survey. The dark swaths of green represent parts of the country with the greatest concentration of biomass. You can see dense tree cover in the Pacific Northwest as well New England, which has been reforested after intensive logging in the 18th and 19th centuries.

January 10, 2012
Very powerful paintings of polar bears, from painter Sally Linder’s “Approaching a Threshold" series. Linder’s artist statement is a quote:

The polar bear  may be just the canary in the coal mine… If we  can save the polar bears, we  will ultimately save ourselves.

Linder was featured in NRDC’s OnEarth magazine, with images and an interview.

Very powerful paintings of polar bears, from painter Sally Linder’s “Approaching a Threshold" series. Linder’s artist statement is a quote:

The polar bear may be just the canary in the coal mine… If we can save the polar bears, we will ultimately save ourselves.

Linder was featured in NRDC’s OnEarth magazine, with images and an interview.

December 27, 2011
Very cool wildlife illustrations, from the Los Angeles Times

Very cool wildlife illustrations, from the Los Angeles Times

December 8, 2011

Why climate science hasn’t proved persuasive.

A year in the making, this video pays tribute to a critical scientific and academic figure in postmodern history: the late Climatologist and Stanford Professor Stephen Schneider (1945-2010)

This video was screened before a live audience by Climate One of the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on Dec 6, 2011 as the introduction to an event honoring Stephen Schneider and presenting an award in his name to Richard Alley, Professor of Geosciences and Associate of the EMS Environment Institute. 

November 22, 2011
WHOA
latimes:

600-foot section of road quietly slips into ocean: City engineers have hired an outside firm to analyze the soil after the ground under Paseo Del Mar in San Pedro slid away Sunday. No one was hurt.
Photo: Crews survey the aftermath of the collapse of Paseo del Mar. The 100-foot high coastal bluff has been moving toward the sea for several months. Read an earlier story here. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

WHOA

latimes:

600-foot section of road quietly slips into ocean: City engineers have hired an outside firm to analyze the soil after the ground under Paseo Del Mar in San Pedro slid away Sunday. No one was hurt.

Photo: Crews survey the aftermath of the collapse of Paseo del Mar. The 100-foot high coastal bluff has been moving toward the sea for several months. Read an earlier story here. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

November 14, 2011
How to snag a grizzly: A video following carnivore biologists tracking endangered grizzly bears in the North Cascades. View it on our site.

How to snag a grizzly: A video following carnivore biologists tracking endangered grizzly bears in the North Cascades. View it on our site.

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