Apr 7, 2009 | 1
Where should new solar and wind power facilities go? Seems many of the best potential sites, including rugged, windswept regions in the Rocky Mountains to the sun-baked Mojave Desert, contain swathes of land legally set aside as national parks, or support what remains of an endangered species' dwindling habitat, for example.
Now environmental groups have teamed up with Google to offer the Path to Green Energy map on Google Earth that highlights protected areas to prevent alt-energy developers from clashing with conservationists over where to place solar, wind and geothermal generators.
Mar 2, 2009 | 9
Osama bin Laden, the FBI's most wanted terrorist, has proved an extremely elusive quarry. Could biology and geography help crack the case—and net the man with a $25-million bounty on his head for plotting numerous terrorist strikes?
Two geography professors and five of their undergraduate students at the University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.), recently published an analysis (pdf) in MIT International Review proposing that biogeographic theories, in conjunction with readily available mapping data, could help pinpoint the al-Qaeda leader's whereabouts, assuming he's still alive. Their "musing" over this possibility, the researchers wrote, led them to three buildings in Parachinar in Pakistan, where they believe bin Laden may be holed up.
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