Satellite eye on Earth: September 2017 – in pictures

Algal blooms, hurricanes and volcano fields are among the images captured by Nasa and the ESA last month.

Source: The Guardian

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Temperature anomalies arranged by country 1900-2016

Visualization based on GISTEMP data.
Antti Lipponen
Source:  Flickr

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These haunting animal photos aim to make you reconsider a visit to the zoo

They’re taken from the perspective of the public, and, McArthur said, aim to show the animals as “individuals,” as opposed to representatives of their species.

Source: These haunting animal photos aim to make you reconsider a visit to the zoo

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For the Documerica Project (1971-1977), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired freelance photographers to capture images relating to environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life in the 1970s… The U.S. National Archives digitized more than 15,000 photographs from the series Documerica (Local ID 412-DA) and included them in our online catalog. Our Web site has […]

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27 Images That Prove The End Is Near

Sometimes every word is superfluous. These pictures say more than a thousand words.

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Macro Photos Of Snowflakes Show Impossibly Perfect Designs

One of the true wonders of the world are snowflakes, tiny designs made of ice that are so individually unique, so detailed, and so spectacular it’s hard to comprehend that they happen naturally and aren’t pulled from the depths of our own imaginations… Photographer Alexey Kljatov has a special talent for capturing the brief life […]

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13 Must-See Trees Around The World

The wonders of the world weren’t just built by human hands; Mother Nature has built a few of her own, among them a handful of trees that stand out for their longevity, size, historical significance, ecological value, beauty or just plain weirdness. These aren’t necessarily the superlative trees of their kind, but they are certainly […]

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Fairy-Tale Photos Cast Rescued Lab Animals As Heroes Of Their Own Stories

Look at these photos and try to say that rescuing animals isn’t magical… Rachele Totaro is an Italian woman who volunteers her photography skills for La Collina dei Conigli, an Italian charity that rehomes animals that were formerly used as test subjects in laboratories. Ever year, she takes photos of some of the animals to be […]

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Bryan Nelson reports for Mother Nature Network : 

It’s been said that we know more about the heavens above than we do about the deep sea here on Earth. Take a look at this creature and you might have a hard time guessing if it was filmed by a submersible or a spacecraft.
The footage was captured […]

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Saving tigers from the Tiger Temple

Steve Winter shows tigers in Thailand’s Tiger Temple.
Tigers are endangered in the wild. Keeping them in captivity isn’t the answer.
Steve Winter and Sharon Guynup have created a book on the subject, Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.

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Women write strong environmental works

The Women’s National Book Association held a panel:
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the WNBA-NYC chapter partnered with Pace University’s Dyson College to present the panel titled “Women Writing about the Environment: Strong Voices Impacting Change.” Andrew Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, moderated the panel that consisted of five strong-voiced women who […]

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Facebook’s facial recognition means privacy loss in social media age – Fortune

Facebook is unlikely to change course in the absence of laws that require it to do so.
via Facebook’s facial recognition means privacy loss in social media age – Fortune.

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Pup season for Elephant Seals

 From my Elephant Seal blog:
This pup was born December 12. That’s early. Usually, the first birth is around December 20. He’s already a great attraction at Piedras Blancas.

Some of the young males seals approached her, eager to breed, even though she’s a month from being receptive to them. The senior bull nearby, apparently sleeping, nevertheless, […]

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Watching the world from space

Written by Neely Tucker
Published: July 31 Updated: Thursday, August 1, 5:00 AM
Somewhere in the South Pacific, thousands of miles from the nearest landfall, there is a fishing ship. Let’s say you’re on it. Go onto the open deck, scream, jump around naked, fire a machine gun into the air — who will ever know? You are […]

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United Planet Seeks Photo and Video Contest Entries

Thank you Kristen Brandt for your contribution!
United Planet’s annual Photo & Video Contest is now accepting submissions! The contest is open to the public and is a great opportunity for anyone to enter their travel photography and videography for a chance to win a FREE 2-week volunteer abroad trip with United Planet.
Submissions are due by […]

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Photographer’s Lapland journey highlights global warming –

CNN — If Roger Moukarzel’s camera could talk, it would have some colorful stories to tell. From the front line of the Lebanese wars, to the bewitching fashion houses of Italy and France, the Beirut-born photographer has crossed every continent in search of the perfect picture… For 15 years he worked for news agencies Sygma […]

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City of Gainesville Presents the Florida “Get to Know” Contest

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is proud to introduce Gainesville’s first Florida “Get to Know” nature-based youth art contest. “Get to Know” invites all youth (19 and younger) to get outdoors and “get to know” their natural world! Head to to submit art, writing, photography, video or music inspired by your […]

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Destructive Canada Oil Sands

Canada’s economic boom depends on tearing up 54,000 square-mile of pristine Alberta wilderness.
Development of the world’s third largest oil supply is proceeding rapidly. It already represents a $3.5 billion annual paycheck to the Canadian government and 75,000 immediate jobs.
But many are aghast at the project, which is also the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas in Canada.
When […]

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State of springs highlighted in upcoming photo exhibit

For decades, Gainesville photographer John Moran has tried to capture the unique beauty of Florida’s nature through his photographs. In that same time, however, he turned a blind eye to the less picturesque signs of environmental changes.

That changed more than a year ago when he set out to document those changes, specifically to the state’s […]

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