13 Nov '11, 10pm

Astonishing Space Station Views of a Luminous, Bustling Planet:

Astonishing Views of a Luminous, Bustling Planet By ANDREW C. REVKIN I encourage you to watch this beautifully produced selection of time-lapse imagery of the Earth recorded by the crew of the International Space Station between August and October. The video captures in equal measure the wonders of the physical planet — including the dancing auroras of both hemispheres — and the impressive luminosity of humanity in the midst of its fossil-fueled growth spurt. It is indeed a “very small stage in a vast cosmic arena,” as Carl Sagan wrote in 1994. But the stage is getting pretty populated. The raw video is available from the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory at NASA Johnson Space Center, but Michael König , a video maker based in Berlin, has added a nice soundtrack and used various techniques to clean up the imagery. In 2008, I wrote about similar images recorded by NASA as...

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Astonishing Views of a Luminous, Bustling Planet

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Astonishing Views of a Luminous, Bustling Planet By ANDREW C. REVKIN I encourage you to watch this beautifully produced se...

Astonishing Views of a Luminous, Bustling Planet

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Astonishing Views of a Luminous, Bustling Planet By ANDREW C. REVKIN I encourage you to watch this beautifully produced se...

Dot Earth Blog: Astonishing Views of a Luminous...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 13 Nov '11, 11pm

By 2050 or so, the human population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of peop...

Dot Earth Blog: Astonishing Views of a Luminous...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 13 Nov '11, 11pm

By 2050 or so, the human population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of peop...

How your Prius is hurting the planet:

grist.org 14 Nov '11, 3pm

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environmentalhealthnews.org 14 Nov '11, 12pm

Keeping the status quo and delaying management decisions as ocean fish populations flux with climate can lead to unsustain...

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treehugger.com 22 Nov '11, 6pm

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ecorazzi.com 16 Nov '11, 8pm

According to recent bit of news from Captain Paul Watson , founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society , it looks lik...