The past few years there has been a lot of controversy about the Bush administration and other neo-conservative groups twisting scientific reports & findings on Global Warming or as it’s been dumbed down “climate change”. “The Politics of Science” from the Washington Post “Bush vs. the Laureates: How Science Became a Partisan Issue” from the NY Times “Scientists Ac
Sadly I find myself continually surprised by some of the changes that get pushed through Washington regarding land and wildlife protection. The lastest surprise is an effort by the Bush administration to remove the American Bald Eagle from the Endangered Species Act. As with other environmental issues the Bush administration is ignoring sound scientific evidence coming from with in and outside the government. I learn
The fourth episode of EXIF and Beyond has been released. This is video podcast and can be viewed or downloaded via iTunes: EXIF and Beyond: Art Wolfe Interview Part II Prolific nature, landscape and travel photographer Art Wolfe provides a tour of his gallery and discusses specific images on display there. Interview photos provided by Karon Psillas For the non-iTune listeners a streaming version of this podcast can b
The online edition of the Smithsonian Magazine has a great article Antarctica Erupts!, with incredible photos and video, of the actively erupting Mount Erebus on Antarctica. If you haven’t seen it yet check it out. The photos of the ice tower fumaroles and video of the ice blue lava is amazing.
Webshots representatives, much to their credit, have promptly addressed concerns raised about sketchy search engine optimization (SEO) practices in my earlier post “Webshots.com & Seemingly Dirty Tactics or Overture Bug?“ The reason provided for the unexplained “sponsored ad” behavior… 1. Yahoo! (Overture) sponsored ads will display natural search results when there are a lack of pa
As an extension of my initial post Take Action Immediately To Protect Anza-Borrego Desert State Park From Being De-Designated Wilderness I wanted to relay additional information received from Linda Carson at the Anza-Borrego Foundation. The following link is a great resource to find out about the formal application and public meetings on the proposal. There are numerous in early February. SDG&E Sunrise Powerlink
This went completely under the radar as of late. Federal pressure has the California State Parks and Recreation Commission re-evaluating the wilderness status give to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. To virtually quote Diana Lindsay, the President of the Anza-Borrego Foundation and Institute, this would be the first time in American history that either state or federal wilderness has been de-designated in order to all
Finally some good news is coming out of Washington D.C. in regard to the Arctic Refuge in Alaska. A bipartisan bill is being introduced in the House to permanently designate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a permanently protected wilderness area. For those of you that might not be aware of this designating land as “wilderness area” provides the absolute strongest protection possible, even more so t