Russia and Carbon Offsets

What do you do when you’re the world’s fourth-largest greenhouse gas emitter but you own 20 percent of the global forests? Well, according to Russia, you tell the UN to cut you some slack and lease parts of the forest for carbon offsets. This week, Noel and Jacob talk about what Russia is up to, how carbon offsets work, and is Spaceballs an environmental documentary?

Consumers Clogging Canals

Why do we need ships as big as the Empire State Building and why the heck did one get stuck in the Suez Canal? This week Noel and Jacob discuss the pros and cons of buying stuff around the world, why it’s important that we don’t blow up the moon, and the best way to get your spaghetti and meatballs at home!

What’s Up with the Stratosphere?

Whatever happened with the hole in the ozone layer? Could we dim the sun by launching chalk dust into the sky? This week, Noel and Jacob study our stratosphere and discuss some of the ways we protect our planet from UV rays… all with the help of the Cheddar Dynasty.

The Little Elephant That Could | Green Wings Award

Prepare to have your heart melt a little bit as you watch this baby elephant learning to walk. We can’t resist giving our Green Wings Award to this tenacious little fella who proves that when you fall down the only thing you can do is get back up and try again! Source unknown. Please feel […]

Tree Cloud

Whether it looks to you like a tree, a mushroom, or a Galactic Star Destroyer… this impressive rain cloud was captured above Gulf Shores, Alabama by Rick Geiss during the summer of 2016.

Giant Groundsels on Mt. Kilimanjaro

Like an image out of Jurassic Park, these prehistoric Dendrosenecio kilimanjari are Giant Groundsels found atop Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.

Inside a Lava Cave

This is a real life image peering inside of a lava cave in Kalapana, Hawaii taken in 2011 by photographer Leigh Hilbert. Such a rare glimpse into Earth’s magma core.

Moon Dressed As Saturn

This beautiful image was chosen to be Nasa’s Astronomy Picture of the Day in March of 2020. The original photo of illuminated clouds in front of the Moon was taken by Francisco Sojuel on Christmas Eve of 2019, two days before the Moon slid in front of the Sun to create a solar eclipse.

Exploring a Water Cave

A beautiful yet eery image of a diver deep in the ocean caves of Ciutadella de Menorca, Spain.

Elk Tasting Snow

With a wink and a funny face, photographer Michele Bassavano was able to catch this female elk catching falling snow on her tongue.