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Image of the Week – The Belo Monte Dam Complex, Brazil

Image of the Week – The Belo Monte Dam Complex, Brazil

In northern Brazil, the Belo Monte Dam complex on the Xingu River, has changed the course of the river and surrounding landscape. Construction began in 2011, and the complex began producing hydropower in 2016. When fully operational in 2018, it will be the world’s fourth largest hydropower plant. Landsat’s shortwave infrared bands distinguish water and …

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How A Massive Dam in China Slowed the Earth’s Rotation

How A Massive Dam in China Slowed the Earth’s Rotation

This video was made possible by Brilliant. Start learning with Brilliant for 20% off by being one of the first 200 to sign up at brilliant.org/HAI. China is just so dam crazy that the country has nine of the world’s twenty largest dams. They just love building big dams. Maybe because they make these fun …

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Image of the Week – Elwha River Dam Removal

Image of the Week – Elwha River Dam Removal

In September 2011 the largest dam removal project in U.S. history began. Two dams built on the Elwha River in the early 1900s created two reservoirs in northwestern Washington. They also greatly reduced the amount of sediment flowing to the rivers delta and blocked salmon migration upstream into Olympic National Park. A 2011 image from …

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Uncovering Mechanisms of Neglect in the Maternal Brain Early Life Deprivation Danielle Stolzenberg

Uncovering Mechanisms of Neglect in the Maternal Brain  Early Life Deprivation Danielle Stolzenberg

(whooshing) (digital sounds) (piano music) – [Narrator] We are the paradoxical ape. Bipedal, naked, large brained, long the master of fire, tools, and language, but still trying to understand ourselves. Aware that death is inevitable, yet filled with optimism. We grow up slowly, we hand down knowledge, we empathize and deceive. We shape the future …

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Largest Moose Winter Tick Study Underway in North America

Largest Moose Winter Tick Study Underway in North America

(bright music) – I am Linda Warren. I am at the University of New Brunswick, studying my master’s of environmental management, and I’m out here right now with JDI in the field, working on finding the moose that we had previously collared. And then we’re taking some repeat measurements so that we can monitor how …

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Pin the Moose on the Mountain | PLUM LANDING on PBS KIDS

Pin the Moose on the Mountain | PLUM LANDING on PBS KIDS

♪ ♪ Welcome to Plum Landing. “Pin the Moose on the Mountain.” We’re on a mission for Plum. We’re making our own mountain. I’m Harry, and this is my brother, Cornell, and my sister, Bianca. We’re drawing the mountain. I’m going to draw some lakes, a little stream here and trees. I’m working on the …

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Checking a Moose’s Teeth | Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet

Checking a Moose’s Teeth | Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet

NARRATOR: Today, the Oakley ladies are near Anchorage, headed to the Alaska wildlife conservation center for a date with an iconic northern beast. DR MICHELLE OAKLEY: Wouldn’t it be great if after I inject [inaudible],, he just walks right over it and lays down? He’ll probably smell the vet stink roll up, and then he’ll …

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Arctic Geese Chicks Jump Off Cliff to Survive | Hostile Planet

Arctic Geese Chicks Jump Off Cliff to Survive | Hostile Planet

– [Narrator] Spring has arrived here early. (serene music) (wind rustling) And that’s bad news for the barnacle geese that breed in these mountains. Many nests have failed but not this one. (contemplative music) (goslings chirping) Three chicks, they’re lucky to have made it. Forced by the early spring, the parents rushed their migration. They …