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Does Federal Permitting Under the National Environmental Policy Act Need Reform? [Fourth Branch]

Does Federal Permitting Under the National Environmental Policy Act Need Reform? [Fourth Branch]

Does federal permitting under the National Environmental Policy Act need reform? A policy discussion fifty years after the passage of NEPA. Fifty years ago, President Nixon signed the National Environmental Policy Act into law. The Act requires the federal government to study the environmental consequences of new projects before it gives them a permit for …

Uranus 101 | National Geographic

Uranus 101 | National Geographic

– [Angeli] In ancient times, humans studied the night sky and discovered the worlds of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. But beyond this realm of knowledge, another world shined brightly, just waiting to be discovered. Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun from a distance of about 20 astronomical units, or 20 times …

Solar Eclipse 101 | National Geographic

Solar Eclipse 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] A solar eclipse happens when a new moon moves between the Earth and the sun, blocking some or all of the sun’s rays from reaching the Earth. By cosmic chance, even though the sun is 400 times wider than the moon, it’s also 400 times farther away. Therefore, the two objects appear the …

Solar System 101 | National Geographic

Solar System 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] Our solar system is one of over 500 known solar systems in the entire Milky Way galaxy. The solar system came into being about 4.5 billion years ago, when a cloud of interstellar gas and dust collapsed, resulting in a solar nebula, a swirling disc of material that collided to form the solar …

Save the BEYOND_SKY_Full Story of Dr. Greg Asner_CITIZEN PROMASTER | The HISTORY

Save the BEYOND_SKY_Full Story of Dr. Greg Asner_CITIZEN PROMASTER | The HISTORY

Breathtaking landscapes. Unfathomable mysteries. Nature thrills our hearts and calls us to adventure. Earth is a precious miracle, billions of years in the making. Now the natural world is under threat. Wild and beautiful places are disappearing fast. Sixteen million hectares of natural forest destroyed every year. One-third of all coral threatened with extinction. Glaciers …

Top 10 Energy Sources of the Future

Top 10 Energy Sources of the Future

It’s a really exciting time to be alive. We have a front row seat to the only known transformation of a world powered by dirty fossil fuels, to a planet that gets its energy from renewable, clean sources. It’s going to happen just once, right now. These are the top 10 potential energy sources of …