America’s Climate Choices Summit on March 30th and 31st

The National Academies is hosting a Summit on America’s Climate Choices on March 30 and 31, 2009 in Washington, DC, to develop the groundwork for a national response to climate change. America’s Climate Choices is a congressionally requested suite of studies that will produce five expert consensus reports to be released in late 2009 and 2010.

Can’t attend? Watch the LIVE Webcast. Video and audio from the summit will be broadcast through the America’s Climate Choices web site on March 30th and 31st, and will be archived on the site.

GIS for Planetary Science: A Bibliography

Here’s the beginning of a bibliography for the use of GIS in planetary science.

Please feel free to contact me or comment on this post if you have anything to add.

Ninety Years of Birdwatchers’ Notes Going Online


“More than 100 years ago, J.A. Loring had his eyes on the California sky and his hand on a pen.

“His hand-scribbled notes, along with those of 3,000 other ‘citizen scientists,’ can be found lining the drawers of green filing cabinets in the basement of a U.S. Geological Survey building in Reston, Virginia.

“These note cards — 6 million of them, spanning almost a century — contain a trove of invaluable information that could help unravel the effects of climate change on bird behavior.”