Lastest Mapping Technology:
Curt Hopkins at ReadWriteWeb:
The last several years have seen a real upsurge in the mapping our natural and social resource concerns. Although the things the scientists and citizens have been mapping are discouraging, the fact they are recording, visualizing and sharing them leaves room for hope.
Mindy Selman, senior water quality analyst at WRI, agrees.
“Until now, a lack of information and monitoring has been a major impediment to understanding the extent and impacts of ‘dead zones’ and eutrophication in coastal ecosystems. This website is an important step forward because it compiles the current information into a central location to raise awareness and offer solutions for controlling nutrient pollution.”
We now have more tools and more skills for ecological restoration than ever before. We even have the willingness of the Army Corps of Engineers who are more often showing a willingness to plan for ecological rehabilitation rather than industrial expansion. From building cities to repairing ecosystems, now that’s the kinda army corps I’ll support! –DeaneTR