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Plants Maps – Now With Maps!

A few months ago, I asked the rhetorical question, What kind of Plants Map has no map? I was referring to a web site called Plants Map, which is aspiring to serve as a kind of social media network for gardeners. It’s a great idea, but at the time, what stood out about Plants Map [...]

The Mallard Of Diversity

GBIF looks like an acronym that could be scribbled on the inside cover of a schoolgirl’s notebook, representing an expression of earnest affection – some variant of BFF. In fact, it represents a more serious idea: A place to collect data from observations of living organisms – the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

The Global Biodiversity [...]

Much Of Life On Earth Nearing Extinction

A new scientific study shows that an increasing amount of life on our planet is near total annihilation. Right wing activists say that we just don’t need to worry about that. [...]

Mammals Nearly As Threatened As Amphibians

We’re used to thinking about the peril the world’s amphibian species are in. However, we mammals aren’t that much better off. [...]

Biodiversity Boon In Eastern Himalayas

This little flying frog is just one among hundreds of newly discovered species from the eastern Himalayan region. [...]

The Other Crash – Biodiversity

Let’s hope that the human downturn this year clears out enough conventional wisdom to make way for ideas about how we can change our lives so that we are enriched by the living wealth of our planet without leaving it spent. [...]