Archive for March 19th, 2008

Maps

I am somebody who is very fond of maps. So for anyone else who enjoys maps, here are a few nice maps/pictures/map projects:

The first one is over at Earth 2 Tech and is a “Map of 101 CleanTech Startups by Craig Rubens”. The page has a link to the map towards the bottom of the article.

The next one is actually a map attached to the article Hand of Man: No Seas Remain Pristine at Live Science by Andrea Thompson“. It has an amazing graphic of the globe and the impact of humans.

Head to Mapping North American Environmental Issues via Treehugger’s Nomad Eliza Barclay” over at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s website for this next map. Here’s a link to the atlas itself.

Lastly, if anyone lives in Manhattan, heres an article called “Ecologist Maps Manhattan of 400 Years Ago by Bonnie Hulkower” at Treehugger. The map (actually a work in progress) was started by Eric Sanderson over at the Manhattan Project. There is a link at the bottom and the top of the article (both links say manhattan project but the first one is an article in the New Yorker called “Mapping Mannatta” with pictures of Manhattan and the second one goes to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s webpage on the project).

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Turtles, turtles, turtles…

Here are three articles on one of my favorite animals (as well as my daughters), sea turtles.

The first was by Andrea Thompson over at Live Science about a leatherback sea turtle entitled Turtle Migrates 12,774 miles”. This turtle set a new record for sea turtles and is among the longest measured annual migration for any marine vertebrate.

The next article , Logging in Congo River Basin Imperils Sea Turtles Very Far Downstream by Andrew Revkin” at the New York Times demonstrates the continual struggle for sea turtles almost everywhere.

The last article is actually an article called Reading, Writing…And Engineering by Anne Chaker” over at the Wall Street Journal. In the article, there is an interesting book about sea turtles, Saving Salila’s Turtle that sounds really good for kids. I hope to get a chance to read that to my daughter.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian