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Businessman Tom Herlihy has 8 million employees -- 8 million, hungry, little red worms, that is. And keeping this work-force fed is a full-time job.

  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Who's more environmentally responsible? Seniors? Young Adults? Men? Women? When it comes to recycling glass at least, a recent study conducted by r...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
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The Power Suit is back. Yep. Thanks to scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. But goodbye polyester: These suits use molecular-sized ...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
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If imitation is really the sincerest form of flattery, Mother Nature must love today's story. Geckos -- those friendly little animated creatures th...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
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In the race to energy efficiency it looks like CFLs, or compact florescent lightbulbs, are slowly gaining on traditional incandescents. But, there'...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
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Smile, whale shark, you're on candid camera -- the high seas version. Whale sharks are truly impressive creatures, growing up to 66 feet long and w...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
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It's stocky and dark brown with a long bushy tail, and fur softer than a mink's. Meet the Pacific Fisher. This handsome, otter-like critter related...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Welcome to Isla Earth. Or should I say, Aloha? It turns out that one of the world's top Earth Friendly getaways is the Mauna Lani Resort on the Koh...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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To prepare for climate change, sometimes it's good to get down to the bare bones. Fish bones, that is.

  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
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You've heard about following your bliss. Well, here's a creature that's simply following dinner.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
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Giant pandas are about as cute as an animal can get -- and, just as endangered. Population estimates of pandas in the wild range from just 1,600 to...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
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Don't you love urban sprawl? Right. Thirty years ago, car-friendly developments, and the freeways to get us there, were smart planning. Today? They...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
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To anyone who's ever gone skinny-dipping in a pond, the green stuff floating on top is really disgusting. But to Professor Dave Bayless, blue-green...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
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It all began with one woman walking along the beach of South Padre Island in Texas. Appalled at the amount of trash she saw, Linda Maraniss felt co...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
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The hand bone's connected to the wrist bone, the wrist bone's connected to the arm bone, and so on and so on. That was a great campfire song. Turns...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
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Probably the last place you'd expect to see a photo I.D. would be in the wilds of India -- featuring a photo of a male Asian elephant no less. But ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
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The biggest power plant on earth is high in the sky -- it's the sun. But, we only get one percent of our energy from it because it typically costs ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
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Watch out! The shadowy world of espionage has a new agent, the elephant seal. And, they're working as spies in an ocean near you.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
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Rooftop solar panels are finally becoming affordable, for the rest of us. Sure, a fancy array to power your whole house will still cost you 10 gran...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
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You know the saying "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" Well, looks like it holds true for long-established species coping with deforestation.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
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What's furry, barks, and sniffs out rare species like a Sherlock Holmes? Yep -- it's a dog! As it turns out, man's best friend knows a bear or a bo...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
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WTIP's Ann Possis spoke recently with Dr. Karen Gran, a geology professor at UMD, about North Shore rivers and their history. She explains what can...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 12:43
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Weekly water news report released every Sunday from H2O Radio.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 11:18
Caption: Texas Governor Rick Perry speaking at The Commonwealth Club, Credit: Russell Edwards
How can we solve our nation’s economic woes while creating energy independence for America? What’s needed, says Governor Rick Perry, is a Texas-sty...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
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In this fourth and final episode of a multi-part series on the final report released by the Global Ocean Commission, From Decline to Recovery, A Re...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 05:12