Thursday, August 12, 2010

More than worrisome

My friend Daniel alerted me to a tragedy about to happen. In Russia, the Pavlovsk Experiment Station—part of the N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry is about to have some parcels auctioned off for housing developments. Biodiversity experts are naturally concerned because "More than 90% of the station's 5000 plants—including almost 1000 varieties of strawberries and hundreds of strains of fruit and berries that are extinct in the wild—are thought to be unavailable elsewhere." The full story is here. Where is Superman?

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