"Mr. Schmitt, a 60-year-old explorer from Berkeley, Calif., had just landed on a newly revealed island 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle in eastern Greenland. It was a moment of triumph: he had discovered the island on an ocean voyage in September 2005. Now, a year later, he and a small expedition team had returned to spend a week climbing peaks, crossing treacherous glaciers and documenting animal and plant life." It is amazing to me that with all of our technology and advancements and our vast population, there are still areas of the globe that remain unscathed by us. I hope it should always remain so. The depths of the oceans should preserve this. I know this is a bit off topic but this paragraph resonated with me.
Off topic? That's what is so great about the comments on Hubski. We get to add our own little bits. :) Even if it seems a bit tangential to you, if an article reminds you of something else or triggers a happy thought, please share it. Chances are, somebody else out here was already thinking the same thing, and you might just make their day....