Return To A New World

I go away for a week, and Obama up and acts to restore the role of science advisor to cabinet-level status and does a heck of a lot of good for oceans. On the latter, I cannot imagine a better choice for head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Ocean scientists everywhere rejoice! I've returned to a new world where the rules have changed and seemingly anything is possible...

I'll have more on Jane Lubchenco's appointment soon, as well as stories and photos from the rainforest, the reefs, and solstice at Arecibo Observatory. There were also a handful of emails in my inbox inquiring where I've been, so in the mean time, let's see if readers can identify this location:

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solstice at Arecibo Observatory

drool.... Long my geek fantasy.

sweet Sheril. photos please

Don's got it. Will post a few interesting photos of flora and fauna shortly...

I can't wait to see more of you on the final season of Lost.