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Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo

Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo

[Caption:] The latest image of sea surface heights in the Pacific Ocean from NASA's Jason-2 satellite shows that the equatorial Pacific Ocean is now in its 10th month of being locked in what some call a neutral, or "La Nada" state. "La Nadas" make lo...

Pavan Sukhdev: Put a value on nature!

Pavan Sukhdev: Put a value on nature!

Pavan Sukhdev: Put a value on nature! Every day, we use materials from the earth without thinking, for free. But what if we had to pay for their true value: would it make us more careful about what we use and what we waste? Think of Pavan Sukhdev ...

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Pavan Sukhdev: Put a value on nature!

Pavan Sukhdev: Put a…

Pavan Sukhdev: Put a value on nature! Every day...

NASA Map Sees Earth's Trees in a New Light

NASA Map Sees Earth'…

Global map of forest height produced from NASA's I...

Nitrogen cycle

Nitrogen cycle

The nitrogen cycle is the process by which nitroge...

Roman Gaus - Urban Farming - TEDxZurich

Roman Gaus - Urban F…

Urban farming. Roman Gaus advocates the use of emp...

How dependent are we on foreign oil?

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The United States relied on net imports (imports m...

What is the role of hydroelectric power in the United States?

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The importance of hydropower as a source of electr...

NASA Spacecraft Sees Oklahoma Tornado's Destructive Swath

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A new image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal E...

Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss in 2011

Unprecedented Arctic…

The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrument on N...

NASA Finds Polar Ice Adding More to Rising Seas

NASA Finds Polar Ice…

Store Glacier, West Greenland. A new NASA funded s...

NASA Helps Pinpoint Glaciers' Role in Sea Level Rise

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The Aletschglacier in Switzerland is the largest v...

NASA Satellites Watch Hurricane Sandy

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A Way to Protect Our Oceans (TED Talk)

 Joining the world's leading thinkers and doers at TED, the founder of the nonprofit ocean organization the TerraMar Project, talks about why the ocean is the most valuable resource on the planet and how to protect it. 

NASA Finds Polar Ice Adding More to Rising Seas

Global Warming

NASA Finds Polar Ice Adding More to Rising Seas

Store Glacier, West Greenland. A new NASA funded study finds that the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass at an accelerating pace, three times faster than that of mountain glaciers and ice caps. Image credit: Eric Rignot, NASA JPL › Full image and caption PASADENA, Calif. -- The Gree...

Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring in the Arctic?

Global Warming

Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring in the Arctic?

[Caption:] Permafrost zones occupy nearly a quarter of the exposed land area of the Northern Hemisphere. NASA's Carbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment is probing deep into the frozen lands above the Arctic Circle in Alaska to measure emissions of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and...

Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo

Climate Change

Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo

[Caption:] The latest image of sea surface heights in the Pacific Ocean from NASA's Jason-2 satellite shows that the equatorial Pacific Ocean is now in its 10th month of being locked in what some call a neutral, or "La Nada" state. "La Nadas" make long-range climate forecasting more difficult due to...

DENR begins groundwork for massive reforestation in CDO

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DENR begins groundwork for massive reforestation in CDO

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is moving forward with the implementation of a new law seeking to reforest some 3,000 hectares throughout Cagayan de Oro City, in a bid to prevent a repeat of the devastation inflicted by typhoon “Sendong” in 2011. Cagayan de Oro, Northern...

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Pavan Sukhdev: Put a value on nature!

Pavan Sukhdev: Put a value on nature!

Initiatives

Pavan Sukhdev: Put a value on nature! Every day, we use materials from the earth without thinking, for free. But what if we had to pay for their true value: would it make us more careful about what we use and what we waste? Think of Pavan Sukhdev ...

Liquid Metal Battery -  Donald Sadoway and David Bradwell

Liquid Metal Battery - Donald Sadoway and David Bradwell

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Liquid Metal Battery Dr Donald Sadoway This is about a new technology that may have significant impact on energy usage, conservation and storage of power from renewable energy sources. However, it is more than innovation and invention of a new tec...

Portable mass spectrometer detects contaminants on food

Portable mass spectrometer detects contaminants on food

Features

A miniature mass spectrometer invented by Purdue scientists can almost immediately detect contaminants in the field including E. coli, pesticides and other chemicals. Using the mobile device is faster than sending specimens to labs for testing. Purd...

Water–Efficient Toilets

Water–Efficient Toilets

WaterSense Products

Toilets are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 30 percent of an average home's indoor water consumption. Older, inefficient toilets that use as much as 6 gallons per flush also happen to be a major source of wasted...