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NOAA: An introduction to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA: An introduction to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 5, 2019

♪♪♪ NOAA’s work spans from the bottom of the sea to the surface of the sun. Each day, our employees take the pulse of the changing world around us and share that knowledge with others to ensure public safety, protect and restore marine resources, and strengthen our economy. Our people are as diverse as our […]

These forest fungi are a bounty for Arizona mushroom hunters

These forest fungi are a bounty for Arizona mushroom hunters

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 5, 2019

JUDY WOODRUFF: Mushroom hunters have fanned out across forest floors for hundreds of years searching for what can be lucrative and delicious finds. But is climate change affecting these fungi? From the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, Melanie Porter found weather change, at least, isn’t all bad news for these foragers. WOMAN: […]

Wolf Pack Takes on a Polar Bear – Ep. 1 | Wildlife: The Big Freeze

Wolf Pack Takes on a Polar Bear – Ep. 1 | Wildlife: The Big Freeze

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 5, 2019

– You can go days without food, traverse unimaginable distances, endure relentless blizzards. But if you’re a wolf on the edge of the Arctic, up against the biggest predator, there’s one thing you can’t do without… (dramatic music) The pack. (dramatic music) (wind blowing) At first glance, the Arctic feels brutally devoid of life, though […]

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: the reality of a sewage surfer  | Natural History Museum

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: the reality of a sewage surfer | Natural History Museum

By Micah Moen 3 Comments December 4, 2019

I took this image of a seahorse with a cotton bud in Indonesia at the island of Sulawesi. It’s a small reef, not too far away from a town. We were snorkeling there and the reef was pretty good But as we were snorkeling there, the tide started to turn and some the debris started […]

Our mysterious ocean floor

Our mysterious ocean floor

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 4, 2019

NOWADAYS we know a huge amount about our precious planet and what it consists of. But what we don’t always consider is that a vast 70% of the Earth’s surface is under the sea. And only 15% of this has been mapped in detail. There’s an entire world underwater that we know very little about. […]

University of Washington researchers study effects of micro plastics in the ocean
Let’s protect the oceans like national parks | David Lang

Let’s protect the oceans like national parks | David Lang

By Micah Moen 58 Comments December 3, 2019

So, of all my childhood memories, there is one that stands above the rest. And that is the time that my brave parents rented an RV, packed it with me and my brothers, and drove west from our house in Minneapolis, out to Yellowstone National Park. We saw all the sights, like the geysers, we […]

Oceans 101 | National Geographic

Oceans 101 | National Geographic

By Micah Moen 47 Comments December 3, 2019

– Oceans cover over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. They not only serve as the planet’s largest habitat, but also help to regulate the global climate. – The ocean is a continuous body of salt water that surrounds the continents. It is divided into four major regions: the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic. The […]

How Millions of Microscopic Fibers Are Ending Up in Our Bodies | The Swim

How Millions of Microscopic Fibers Are Ending Up in Our Bodies | The Swim

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 2, 2019

You may not be wearing an insulated wetsuit like Pacific swimmer Ben Lecomte, but part of the outfit you’re wearing right now is going to come in contact with the ocean eventually. The new invisible threat that they’re discovering is that microfiber from all our clothes ends up in the ocean, and now they’re finding […]

Environmental science for a world where people and nature prosper

Environmental science for a world where people and nature prosper

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 2, 2019

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is an independent, not-for-profit research centre carrying out excellent environmental science across water, land and air. We seek to understand the environment and the human impact on it, so that, together, people and nature can prosper. Our 500 scientists, based across four UK sites, specialise in investigating, monitoring […]