Nature Noted

Notes on a changing Nature

Location: Bellville, Texas, United States

I never would have predicted this one

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

My First Clarification

Genie Lester of TNC would like me to clarify my blog about the $12 million dollar gift from Caterpillar and the Great Rivers Partnership. The Great Rivers Center is only one part of the partnership, and not all the money will go to the Center. So noted.
Also the Sierra Nevada Conservancy is still just a newborn, and more money may be headed its way. Two California Assemblymen have introduced legislation to authorize a conservancy license plate, that could bring in $2 million a year. Why more conservancies and trusts don't get their own plates is a mystery to me. Many states have the programs, and it has the potential to be not only a great fundraiser, but a great advertising tool as well.
And in non trust news, I had earlier linked to some very cool NASA pictures of a giant iceberg about to crash into another huge chunk of ice. Well, a funny thing happened on the way the collision. The latest NASA pictures show the iceberg came to a sudden stop less than 2.5 miles from the ice tongue. Just like countless other ships at sea, the berg apparently ran aground. Scroll down to the second picture to see the animation of the journey. And for Tom Andersen at Sphere, the iceberg is almost exactly the same size as Long Island!


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