16 May '12, 4pm

Green Blog: Filling In the Blanks on a Map of Life: Drawing on data from a wealth of institutions, researchers s...

Green Blog: Filling In the Blanks on a Map of Life: Drawing on data from a wealth of institutions, researchers s...

Map of Life The distribution of cougars, based on data compiled by scientists and amateurs. Have you ever longed for a Google map of koala bears? Bald eagles? Red pandas? A team of researchers from Yale and the University Colorado at Boulder have made it happen. This month they released a demo version of a Web-based “Map of Life” intended to eventually reflect the distribution of all plant and animal life on earth. The tool is constantly growing and evolving, but at present it maps the known distribution of over 25,000 different species of terrestrial vertebrates and North American freshwater fish, based on over 200 years of data from field guides, museums, citizen scientists and groups like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility , the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the World Wildlife Fund . The demo version allows users to search by species, ...

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@nadnut: [Blog] My life in pictures #2

nadnut.com 17 May '12, 2am

Part One of “How he had proposed…” Remember the previous post ? Friends were asking how he proposed… I was compiling the p...

Filling the Void

golfcourseindustry.com 15 May '12, 2pm

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cbd.int 22 May '12, 11am

Conference of the Parties (COP) Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) Working Group o...

How awesome is this!?! ---> Interactive map shows the locations of 25,000 species

How awesome is this!?! ---> Interactive map sho...

mnn.com 14 May '12, 2pm

Scientists already have many databases showing the worldwide ranges of creatures ranging from spotted salamanders to tiger...

Portland's Bikeways: 30 Years of Evolution in 1 Map

Portland's Bikeways: 30 Years of Evolution in 1...

treehugger.com 17 May '12, 6pm

© City of Portland bike coordinator Roger Geller Great Biking Cities are Created Jonathan Maus, from the great site BikePo...

The greatest joy in life.: I think the greatest joy in life is to be able to eat good food. Like honestly. Whene...

The greatest joy in life.: I think the greatest...

felicianeo.com 17 May '12, 12pm

I think the greatest joy in life is to be able to eat good food. Like honestly. Whenever I’m bored, the first thing I thin...

Map of Life Website Will Catalog and Track Every Plant and Animal Species

Map of Life Website Will Catalog and Track Ever...

treehugger.com 21 May '12, 11am

Yale and University of Colorado scientists are building the ultimate digital map of biodiversity called the Map of Life . ...

Life Happens

gv.com.sg 29 May '12, 5am

L!FE HAPPENS, a comedy centered on three young women - Kim (Krysten Ritter), Deena (Kate Bosworth) and Laura (Rachel Bilso...

Crowd-Sourced Map of NYC's Bike Share Stations ...

treehugger.com 13 May '12, 5am

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grist.org 14 May '12, 2pm

This video is probably what Ralph Steadman sees when he takes half a tab of acid and looks at a map of Budapest, but it’s ...

Blog: Life's Simple Pleasures If you know what ...

jonykt.com 18 May '12, 8am

I'm sure everyone has their own simple pleasures in life. Be it sitting by the beach or lazing around at home during their...

Crowd-Sourced Map of NYC's Bike Share Stations ...

treehugger.com 11 May '12, 10pm

It seems that for every thing New York City gets right with its bike-share system, it insists on getting something else de...

The Bag Hag Diaries: Gringo and Pia's cupcakes

The Bag Hag Diaries: Gringo and Pia's cupcakes

thebaghagdiaries.com 23 May '12, 5am

One of my tweets pertained to my willingness to pay PhP 200 for a chocolate yema cupcake that I wished Sen. Pia Cayetano h...