'A great silence is spreading over the natural world' [article] Bernie Krause has spent 40 years recording nature's sounds. But such is the rate of species and habitat loss that his tapes may become our only record of the original diversity of life.
Kintla Lake in Glacier National Park - Montana by Roland Taylor. Kintla Lake is designated a 'no-motors' lake, so the solitude remains unbroken. Fishermen often arrive here with canoes or kayaks, prepared to fly-fish for the cutthroat trout the lake contains.
Manhattanites were hit with a torrential rain storm that turned the air from a humid summer swelter to a soggy downpour in a New York minute. As pedestrians took cover, meteorologists looked for explanations. 'It went out with a bang,' National Weather Service meteorologist Joey Pica said of the triple-digit heat that suffocated the city for the past three days.