LINNAEUS TERCENTENNIAL>> Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus would have turned 300 this month. Sweden is hosting a number of celebrations, including a Linnean garden at the Chelsea Garden Show, a Festival of Love, and bike rides through Swedish regions that inspired the Father of Taxonomy. Pick your favorite event at

TREE SPREE>> China is planting a 2,800-mile forest belt from Beijing to Mongolia, Jerry Guo writes here. Learn more about reforestation techniques at the International Conference on Forest Landscape Restoration, May 14-19 in Seoul, Korea. To sign up, visit

RAT PACK>> The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine celebrates its 50th anniversary with a forum May 6?9 in Tucson, Az. Topics include diagnosing pain in laboratory animals and new technologies in genetically modified animals. The application to attend is available here:

CARSON CENTENNIA>> Silent Spring author Rachel Carson would have turned 100 May 27th,...

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