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Published in 2017
There are many benefits to using renewable energy resources, but what is it exactly? From solar to wind, find out more about alternative energy, the fastest-growing source of energy in the world—and how we can use it to combat climate change.
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View videos on media coverage of volcanological events with significant contributions from Smithsonian staff.
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Lectures, featuring astronomers giving nontechnical lectures on recent developments in astronomy, are now available on their own YouTube Channel
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Published in 2014
We make tons of plastic precisely because it's cheap, durable, and yet expendable. The features of plastic that make it so useful to us have also transformed life in the oceans. Watch this video to learn more about the effects plastic has on marine life.
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Published in 2011
Modern Recycling makes recycling easy and simple with single stream recycling. This recycling program helps conserve our natural resources one plastic bottle or newspaper at a time.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2016
With riing temperatures and seas, massive droughts, and changing landscapes, successfully adapting to climate change is increasingly important. For humans, this can mean using technoogy to find solutions. But for some plants and animals, adapting to these changes involves the most ancient solution...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
Solar power is cheaper and more sustainable than our current coal-fueled power plants, so why haven't we made the switch? The real culprits here are the clouds, which make solar power difficult to control. Alexandros George Charalambides explains how solar towers and panels create electricity and...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
In this brief talk, Saul Griffith unveils the invention his new company Makani Power has been working on: giant kite turbines that create surprising amounts of clean, renewable energy.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
Fresh water accounts for only 2.5% of Earth's water, yet it is vital for human civilization. What are our sources of fresh water? In the first of a two part series on fresh water, Christiana Z. Peppard breaks the numbers down and discusses who is using it and to what ends.
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Published in 2017
Forests cover about 30% of the planet, but deforestation is clearing these essential habitats on a massive scale. What is deforestation? Find out the causes, effects, and solutions to deforestation.
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Published in 2017
Oceans serve as the planet's largest habitat and also help to regulate the global climate. But why is the ocean salty? And how is climate impacting the ocean? Find out more about the ocean, including the consequences of and potential solutions to these changes.
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Award-winning science, math and technology videos for grades K-12.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2015
We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world.
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Published in 2013
"Starry skies are a vanishing treasure because light pollution is washing away our view of the cosmos. It not only threatens astronomy, it disrupts wildlife, and affects human health. The yellow glows over cities and towns -- seen so clearly from space -- are a testament to the billions spent in...
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Published in 2016
"If you've ever spent time on the summit with me, I call all wind from 40-70 miles per hour """"a bit breezy."""" With winds pushing the century mark, and gusts up to 109 mph, I think I will upgrade that to """"blustery."""" But how windy is too windy? Enjoy this article of wind speeds on Mount...
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Channel Islands National Park's live webcams deliver the park -- and its animal inhabitants -- to K-12 classrooms in real time. Watch a live stream from the Bald Eagle Webcam and have students observe and record family dynamics as two bald eagle chicks grow and fly from the nest by late June or...
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"""""The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements"""" is a multimedia project about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long (and continuing) quest to understand what the world is made of – to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter. In a...
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Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado. Includes simulations in categories such as: physics, biology, chemistry, earth science, and math.
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Published in 2015
Where rivers meet the ocean, coastlines tend to bend either inward or outward, creating estuaries and deltas. But how do they get those shapes?
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