Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Ecosystems: Key to Survival

A new report by more than 2,000 scientists from 100 countries finds that unless governments act now, environmental damage will doom efforts to reduce hunger, poverty and disease. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment draws on the work of environmental scientists who have shown that ecosystems such forests, coral reefs and salt marshes are key for human survival.

Here's an NPR audio feed on the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment:

NPR : Report Urges Action Against Ecosystem Damage

Monday, March 21, 2005

Mercury's Path

What are some native names for Mercury? I thought this shot particularly compelling...

APOD: 2005 March 7 - Mercury Over Leeds

Monday, March 14, 2005

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

An alternative to Las Vegas, Nevada, gambling... Or, at very least, a refreshing side trip. Just a short distance from the casinos... Set aside at least a day; more, for the dedicated.