Mapping Ecosystems, the Better to Conserve Them

New York Times: Environmentalists have a special affinity for maps. Whether terrestrial or marine, the environment and its ills are tied to a geography that can be expressed in a rectilinear scale. As science progresses, so do the maps. Witness the latest effort from the state of Massachusetts. To ensure that the largely private efforts to set aside land do the most public good, the state Department of Fish and Game has just unveiled the latest and most elaborate version of its online BioMap, complete with......

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