Nature's Edge - News From Where Nature and Human Nature Meet
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Watch: If Viking Longboats Had Helicopters Aerial camera sees space visitor's earth and colors unseen from below
Watch: Bear Waiting for Ice Needs Channel Clicker An unseen god's-eye view puts humans and animals in true context
Watch: Peter Raven Sees Way Beyond Toucans Advisor to presidents and popes on plant blindness, tinkering and Ayurveda
Watch: Gardens and Science Help Prevent War A diplomacy of plants and climate as humanity's greatest challenge
Watch: Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man Goodall redefines the sixth extinction with proof of what's possible.
Watch: Goodall: Animals Think and Plan Nature's resilience and surprising smarts, if given a chance.
Watch: Jane Goodall's Insight on Man vs. Nature The cleverest animal "makes no sense" and vested interest extinctions.
Watch: The Case Against Pluto Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on why Pluto is no longer considered a planet
Watch: How Can Infinity Be Bigger? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the notion of the infinite.
Watch: The Universe Through Hubble's Eye Author Michael Benson's book gives context to visually stunning images of space.
Watch: Why Your Cat Thinks It's a God Cats self-domesticated explains their aloofness and mental lives.
Watch: The Lion and the Wart Hog: Animals Smart at Play Flexible decision making and emotional intelligence in the social lions.
Watch: Patient From Hell Dies Successful A Galileo of global warming displays how scientists correct their own mistakes.
Watch: Hero Scientist Says Titanic Earth Need Not Sink Invisible greenhouse gasses made visible - frightening, but may be controllable.
Watch: Whodunits and Climate Science Share Detectives A Paul Revere of global warming survived cancer using climate science medicine.
Watch: Cabinology: Art Forms We Live In Architect of escape pads that always bring smiles tells of his secrets.
Watch: Four Types of Cabins for Great Escape The rustic cabin, the transformed, the traditional and the modern.
Watch: Skip Step Stair and Nature Revolution How cabins and cottages produce the deepest contentment.
Watch: The Amazing "Ultimatum Game" and Realistic Hope Humans worldwide do something surprising when offered a dollar.
Watch: 'Tragedy of the Commons' Often Doesn't Happen! Good news about the human race as long as local folks can talk with each other.
Watch: New Lessons in Exxon Valdez/BP Oil Spill Parallel Disaster prevention in new local citizens' committee says author.
Watch: 30 Ft. Up: A 'Cockamamie' Park Attracts the World The High Line park breaks the mold in the Meat Packing District.
Watch: A Green Spot in New York Designer inspired by the forces of nature and urban mountains gains acclaim.
Watch: New Team Governance Brings Profit and Fun New American "Networked Governance" offers ideas to Europe and elsewhere.
Watch: Brainy Crows Imitate Jet Plane Aerobatics Crow "Pillow Talk" and their use of traffic lights expand human thinking.
Watch: Animals Think About Thinking Animals mess with each others' minds and make for a livelier world.
Watch: Grown-up Treehouses Architect and builder Pete Nelson describes the "New Treehouses of the World."
Watch: Recapturing the Wonder of Childhood Dr. Stuart Brown talks about his own treehouse and the need for "secret spaces."
Watch: The Global Appeal of Treehouses The trend of adult treehouses is spreading from the U.S. to Europe and Asia.
Watch: Moscow's Stray Dogs Master Using the Subways Russian scientists describe the strays' commuting skills and panhandling tactics
Watch: Dolphins and Other Creatures Get Smart About Human Thinking about thinking with Eugene Linden and other animals part two.
Watch: Dolphins Correct Human Trainer's Mistakes Astonishing interspecies team game – and what is ethology?
Watch: Leopard Hiring Man Seems Concious and Smart 40 years of thinking about thinking with Eugene Linden and other animals.
Watch: Animals Display Love of Laughs and Painful Guilt Stories of penguins playing touch football and tigers hiding in shame.
Watch: Dolphins Teach Humans as Animals Asses Us Tiny-brained Octopus et al suggest what intelligence is for all us animals.
Watch: 'Patient From Hell' and Climate Change Professor Schneider battles cancer in his body and a fever in the atmosphere.
Watch: Pikas: Tiny, Cute and Facing Extinction "Third cutest North American animal" falls off mountains as temperatures rise.
Watch: 'Science as a Contact Sport' Stanford's Steve Schneider says global warming continues, despite headlines.
Watch: The Single Cause Fallacy Professor Schneider's optimism for the planet, and some simple logic.
Watch: Why Dogs Are Great at Frisbee A look at why dogs' eyes are so unique with the author of "Inside of a Dog."
Watch: Can Dogs Really Smell Time? Author of "Inside of a Dog" explains why a dog's sense of smell is so powerful.
Watch: How Dogs' Hearing Is Different From Humans Author of "Inside of a Dog" explains how dogs learn words and possibly language.
Watch: 'The Pluto Files' - Third Graders' Hate Mail Neil Degrasse Tyson, PhD, on why Pluto is no longer considered a planet.
Watch: A New Tour of the Universe Author Michael Benson's book gives context to visually stunning images of space.
Watch: U.S. Military: Global Warming Helps Taliban Former Army chief of staff lists security blows resulting from climate change.
Watch: Global Warming Brings in Billions for Taliban
Journalist Gretchen Peters documents the increase in poppy production.
Watch: 'Global Warming's Six Americas'
A look at a study about how Americans view climate change.
Watch: A Closer Look at Climate Change in the U.S.
Scientist Katharine Hayhoe explains the impact of climate change in each region.
Watch: How People Respond To Global Warming
Yale Professor Anthony Leiserowitz talks about opposing views of climate change.
Watch: Birds Suffer in Extreme Weather
How the Birds of Prey Foundation rehabilitates injured birds.
Watch: Climate Change's Impact on Your Region
Climate scientist Gerald Meehl explains how the latest findings affect you.
Watch: Inside the Mysterious World of Fireflies
Why these creatures light up the night and how high moisture helps them thrive.
Watch: Quack! Quack! Come Along the DC Duck Tour
We check out the nation's capital over land and through water.
Watch: The National Mall's Big Mess
A closer look at how the National Mall is being "loved to death."
Watch: Giant Pandas: Ambassadors with 'Major Awe Factor'
A look at why the giant pandas at the National Zoo are so popular.
Watch: The Fight to Save the Fastest Land Mammal
Dan Harris takes us deep into Namibia to run with the cheetahs.
Watch: A Close Encounter With Western Lowland Gorillas
Dan Harris takes us to the Central African Republic to meet gorillas.
Watch: Tribe on the Brink of Extinction
Dan Harris takes us to meet the last six members of a remote tribe.
Watch: Global Leaders Warned On Global Warming
Leading scientists step outside their comfort zone to say situation is dire.
Watch: Nature's Edge: Central Park
Nature and humanity meet right in middle of Manhattan.
Watch: N.Y. Hawk Stars in His Own Film
A film 16 years in the making documents the city-dwelling hawk named Pale Male.
Watch: Shakespeare Comes to Central Park
At night, nature is host to William Shakespeare in New York's Central Park.
Watch: Ed Wilson -- Gentle Scientist and Rock Star?
Glenn Close, Joshua Bell and Alan Alda explain why Wilson gets star treatment.
Watch: What Makes Us Human
What evolved two million years ago that sets us (and furry marmosets) apart.
Watch: Biophilia, Your Behavior, and Your Home
Ed Wilson defines biophilia, sociobiology and discusses how it affects you.
Watch: 'Extreme Mammals': Sugar Gliders & You
The outrageous range of mammal adaptation fascinates homo sapiens.
Watch: Meet the Tiniest Mammal Ever
This small creature is small enough to sit on the tip of a pencil.
Watch: Making an Intimate Museum Exhibit
Like no other medium, great dioramas give you wild animals' experience.
Watch: Frogs and Orchids: Fragile and Vanishing
From Costa Rica to Madagascar to California: Global warming's deadly trail.
Watch: Scientists' Hidden Work
Years of dedication in jungle sites find global warming's impact on Eden.
Watch: The Scientist's Heart, the Pain of Perception
World class scientists share thoughts on the human assault on creation.
Watch: Exploring Evolution in the Solomon Islands
Looking for more of Darwin's answers in the South Pacific.
Watch: Buried Time Bomb and Burning Ice
Vast natural stores of carbon dioxide and methane start to thaw out.
Watch: Eskimo Wisdom
The hard realities of advancing global warming.
Watch: 'Ill Wind' and Savoonga's Baby
The resilience of American hunter-gatherers and their great natural menu.
Watch: Waterless World in Our Future?
Alternative energy sources could use too much of earth's most precious resource
Watch: Central Park Bird-Watching
Long-time follower says fewer birds are migrating through the park.
Watch: Global Warming Data Buried in Mud
Scientists study sediments to see how warming water affects marine life.
Watch: Icebreaker Healy: Tour a Lab on the Sea
Stem to stern, crawling all over an icebreaker and sunny frozen sea surface.
Watch: How to Stalk a Walrus
Scientists show how and why to get extremely close to wild walrus.
Watch: Cuttlefish: Chameleons of the Sea
Amazing video of the cuttlefish and how it keeps predators at bay.
Watch: Aspen Institute: Confronting Climate Change
Scientists, spies, and engineers gather to confront climate issues.
Watch: Cooling Earth With Dust?
Experts' big ideas for staving off a global warming catastrophe.
Watch: Turning a Gallon of Water Into Energy
MIT inventor has "split a bottle of water" to power without carbon emissions.
Watch: Costa Rica Revisited
Biologist Karen Masters gives an update on her orchid and climate research.
Watch: Costa Rica and Climate Change
The co-founder Costa Rica's National Park System voices climate change concerns.
Watch: Learning About Liverworts
Scientists look to liverworts as possible litmus tests for climate change.
Watch: Antarctic Ice Sheet Melting Faster
Rising sea levels could impact New York, London in just a few decades.
Watch: The New Science of Play
Play proves vital for many species surviving in this dangerous world.
Watch: Parrot's Think! - A lot!!
Dr. Pepperberg explains, with help of Griffin, complexity of birds' brains.
Watch: Zoo Director Ponders Animal Thinking
Bronx Zoo's Jim Breheny continues to be captivated by animals' minds.
Watch: Linking Droughts to Global Warming
Scientists say weather is increasingly influenced by warming.
Watch: Ocean Acidification
Increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere damage marine ecosystems.
Watch: Counting All the Fish in the Sea
Biologist Jesse Ausubel explains how scientists take a census of marine life.
Watch: Google the Ocean
Dive under the water with the computer mapping search engine Google Earth.
Watch: Warming to the Task
New York Mayor Bloomberg outlines challenges posed by global warming.
Watch: Never Seen Before: The Greenhouse Gases
A new camera shows images of the massive emissions for the first time.
Watch: The Psychology of Global Warming
Twenty years after Michael Oppenheimer's warnings, people are slow to act.
Watch: Solution: Suck CO2 out of the Air
How an imaginative engineer plans to remove harmful CO2 from the air.
Watch: Great Migrations of Animal and Human
Reasons why you and other Earth creatures keep moving on.
Watch: Seeing Migration Efforts 'Red in Tooth and Claw'
The "frozen time" of photos, writing can sometimes outperform video, narration.
Watch: Earth's Largest Brains Also Travel Far
The cruel and lovely sides of evolution are seen in migration, human phenology.
Global Warming Watch
Watch: The Four Big Questions of Global Warming Eminent scientist Richard Somerville on urgent facts and "ski slopes."
Watch: Disinformation and Medical Metaphors for Climate Change Scientist Richard Somerville on tobacco company and psychological barriers.
Watch: Our Global Warming Game of Chicken Global roulette, journalistic challenge, and the tropopause.
Sloppy Glacier Mistake Chills U.N. Panel Despite error, report's glacier warning "consistent with underlying science."
NO, Cold Snap Doesn't Negate Global Warming Scientists say there's a difference between weather and climate.
Jury Still Out on Climate Summit Success There was success -- but maybe not in the way some had expected.
American Pikas: Terminally Cute, in Serious Trouble Tiny bunny "falling off the tops of mountains" because of climate change.
Nine 'Psychologies' of Global Warming Various "psychologies" bubble up as people seek to digest possible global doom.
Fierce Climate Arguments Raise Hopes Passionate discussions at Copenhagen show world leaders are "engaged."
Stubborn Scientific Fact Helps Humanity Organize Some call Copenhagen a failure, but maybe it's just a beginning.
Global Climate Agreement at 'Critical Juncture' Nations agree on gravity of the crisis, but climate deal remains elusive.
Has Obama 'Changed Dynamic' on Climate? U.N.'s Ban Ki-Moon says world looks to Obama to lead on climate warming.
Climate Talks: Gore, Schwarzenegger Command the Stage Binding agreement elusive, so Gore urges that the next meeting be moved up.
Dead Coral, Maize: Eco-Offerings in Church? Archbishop of Canterbury offers comfort at Copenhagen climate conference.
Napping With the Walruses on Arctic Ice Showing city people the mysterious paradise they're helping destroy.
Watch: WEBCAST: Nature's Edge: Island Nations' Plea World's small island nations stir things up in Copenhagen.
Seeing the Unseeable: Greenhouse Gases New imaging technology provides first-ever look at CO2 in the environment.