It's nice to be able to follow up on a story as it develops. Earlier in this blog we discussed the ambitious "Encyclopedia of Life" project and linked to an eloquent presentation by one of its principal founders, E.O. Wilson. Today, the BBC reports that the EOL is now releasing its first 30,000 pages and continues on target to document 1.8 million species by 2017.
You can access the current public release at http://www.eol.org/