>> Friday, March 18, 2011

RARE from Joel Sartore on Vimeo.

Earth's biodiversity is vanishing at an alarming rate. This video from National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore shows what we stand to lose.

Some of them are likely to go extinct without people ever knowing they existed, and the goal of the book is to give them a voice. Part of a multi-year project documenting Earth's vanishing biodiversity, Rare shows what we stand to lose if we don't act now.

The good news is that there is still time, and this book highlights what each of us can do to save these unique creatures -- and ultimately, ourselves.


Found poetry: in the heart of a seed....

>> Thursday, March 17, 2011

the little plant

in the heart of a seed,

buried deep so deep.

a tiny plant,

lay fast asleep.

"wake," said the sunshine,

"and creep to the light."

"wake," said the voice,

of the raindrops bright.

the little plant heard

and it rose to see,

what the wonderful,

outside world might be.


Who is the Worlds Most Typical Person?

>> Wednesday, March 16, 2011

In a world of 7 billion people, who is the most “typical”?

That’s the question National Geographic posed in this visually engaging video that kicks off a year-long look at global population issues.

National Geographic magazine continues the series by examining the specific challenges and solutions we face as the worldwide population reaches 7 billion people in 2011 with a March story looking at humans' massive impact on the planet (http://bit.ly/if9gey).

Also in the March issue is "The Surprising Face of Seven Billion," a poster showing a composite face of the world's most typical person. Other stories will follow throughout 2011. To encourage discussion around the issue of population, National Geographic and the Aspen Institute are organizing the Aspen Environment Forum from May 30 - June 3, 2011.


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