Monkey See, Monkey Kill
Chimpanzees living in southeast Senegal have been seen using spears to hunt small primates called bushbabies. Apparently, the chimps sharpen sticks with their teeth and use the spears as humans might use a dagger. Tip of the hat to the chimp that got the ball rolling on that one, tip of the hat indeed.Via..
Bright Idea Down Under
Australia, down under and ahead of the curve, has done what other countries only sort of sometimes think about: banned the incandescent bulb. By 2012, they will only have CFLs for sale..
If a dolphin dies saving you from a terrorist, does that make it ok? Do you trust dolphins with the security of you and your country? If a terrorist organization specifically promises not to attack via harbors patrolled by dolphins, can they receive some sort of "dolphin-free" label?These are the questions..
You may know that flying on an airplane is exponentially worse for the environment than driving in your car. But, sometimes, you just have to get somewhere. At least when you fly commercial (i.e., not in your swanky private jet) the plane is full of people, so that the environmental costs are spread..