Tag Archives: Earth Science

Bacteria found to eat PET plastics could help do the recycling 

Nature has beaten us to it again. It has taken just 70 years for evolution to throw up a bacterium capable of breaking down and consuming PET, one of the world’s most problematic plastic pollutants. Japanese researchers discovered and named … Continue reading

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Over 180 Infrared Videos of Methane Pollution All Across The U.S.

Do you try to have a light carbon footprint? Do you concern yourself with the environmental impact of your actions? Do you worry about pollution and try to mitigate your contribution? The Porter Ranch methane leak, the largest in California … Continue reading

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We Are Star Stuff

In a graphic representation of Carl Sagan’s famous quote: “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are … Continue reading

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Amazing Bronze Age Discovery in the UK

They’re calling it the ‘Peterborough Pompeii.’ A group of Bronze Age roundhouses that are in almost the exact same condition as when they were built and occupied. Woven materials, fish weirs, log boats, votive offerings, and more. The houses, built … Continue reading

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Beautiful Phytoplankton Poop

Gunnison Bay, the north arm of the Great Salt Lake, is colored red like wine. The coloration of the water is caused by pigments such as carotenoids produced by two phytoplankton, the algae Dunaliella Salina and the bacteria Halobacterium. The surfactants metabolized by the organisms create foam on the surface of … Continue reading

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A sea of clouds

A marine layer, similar to that found in the Bay Area, covers the Adriatic Sea, Monte Conero, Italy. © Marco Cingolani

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An Orbital Time Lapse of Earth

(I only lasted about 2 minutes before muting the sound track) Published this week, the time-lapse shows stunning views of the Earth, sunrises, clouds, lightning, auroras, stars, and the International Space Station. The video was made by European Space Agency … Continue reading

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Living Color, Courtesy of the Planet Earth

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Sunlit Cenote

Photo by Terry Steeley In 5 weeks I’ll be in the Yucatan and diving in a cenote is on my must list of things to do there. Here’s the photographer’s description of this magical image: “Timed right, diving a cenote … Continue reading

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