Serious Future Energy Options

15 minutes

Hype Aside: What are our real energy options?

Do you feel us edging away from fossil fuels? If we look where innovation is moving, it’s not in coal, oil and gas. No the creative thought leaders and clever young innovators are moving on. See where they are taking us!

Image: Steve Irwin feeds a large crocodile

17 minutes

Remembering the Crocodile Hunter

Today, Ever Widening Circles remembers one of the true action heroes of our time, one committed to the sanctity of animal life and preservation thereof, the one and only Crocodile Hunter: Steve Irwin.

Image: Electric eel in a beautiful aquarium habitat

9 minutes

How is an Eel Like a Taser?

What could we learn from the “outliers”? Here’s a way to start down the path of finding something to respect and even learn from the un-lovables.

Image: A brilliant orange ball, crossed with silver honey comb strands is a butterfly egg

9 minutes

Beauty Beyond Our Perception

Take a few minutes to witness the beauty around us, yet beyond our wildest imagination. Here’s a thought leader working at the intersection of technology, art, and science. See what you think…

Image: Wounda the Chimpanzee hugging Jane Goodall

6 minutes

A Thank You From Wounda

We’ve all heard a little about the “intelligence” of animals, but what about “emotional intelligence”? Wounda, a once near-death chimpanzee of Dr. Goodall fame, shows us there’s more going on here than we ever dreamed.

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12 minutes

The Giants That Can Help Save the World

After a near-death experience, arborist David Milarch embarked on a mission to use some of the planet’s oldest and most resilient trees to solve one of our future’s greatest problems. This is his remarkable story.

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25 minutes

Chasing Rivers: An Adventure on the Colorado

Think about your nearest river. Where did it come from? Where is it going? Here’s a remarkable story from a National Geographic photographer about how his adventure to chase the Colorado River reshaped his perspectives.

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38 minutes

Coral Morphologic: The Art of Conservation

How do we get people to care about some of the planet’s most unique and imperiled species? Coral Morphologic is an artistic team that is bringing together art and science in a remarkably new way to do just that!

Image: Two butterflies perched on a branch making their spots look like eyes.

7 minutes

Proving the Butterfly Effect

What does a backyard butterfly in LA have to do with the weather in NYC, or maple syrup making in Vermont? Take a look and you might have an Ah-Ha moment!

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25 minutes

An Adventure Atop the Tepuis

Take a trip to South America to Explore the Tepuis, magnificent mesas rising up from the jungle below. Join the explorers who study these islands in the sky, and their remarkable flora and fauna!

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13 minutes

Ever Heard of the Earthship?

What if you could live in sync with the environment? The Earthship is providing an alternative way of life for homeowners who want to live off the grid!

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4 minutes

Solutions from the Spinach King

What if we saw a need in our communities and tried to fix it? Lufefe Nomjana saw the need for sustainable food in his community and tackled the problem to become the Spinach King! Here’s his story.

Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi

3 minutes

I am His Hands, He is My Eyes

Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi have been planting trees together for 10 years, but there is a small catch, one of the men lost his arms as a child and the other lost his vision 16 years ago. Together though, they make a remarkable team…

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9 minutes

The Secret Life of the Snowy Owl

What if we could fly along with the snowy owl as it made its migration? An NPR team decided to follow the remarkable journey of Baltimore, the most studied snowy owl in history, to get a glimpse at what the lives of these mysterious creatures looks like!

Image: A child pulls back the water on a beach revealing all the plastic garbage

23 minutes

The Ocean Cleanup Project

At only 19 years old, Boyan Slat of the Netherlands developed an ocean cleanup array which has removed over 7 million tons of plastic from the ocean. Learn more about The Ocean Cleanup Project and how you can help in today’s important feature.