The Bark Beetle

I was in Albuquerque, NM recently, and the effects of this beetle are instantly visible on the mountains surrounding the city. Whole swaths of forest have turned gray. It's worrying to think that the perfect storm could be caused by factors like slightly warmer winters and forest fire prevention.


Jekyll Island wants its stuff back!

Georgia's Jekyll Island Club, the former haunt of Rockefellers, Morgans, and Vanderbilts, is offering amnesty to anyone who returns original items that may have been "borrowed" from the historic district.