Pawtent

“Animals have the potential to be reliable forecasters of earthquakes and could be used alongside other monitoring systems.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/03/24/us-earthquake-animals-idUKKBN0MK21C20150324)

Guide Frogs for the Undermined.

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Unnestical

“We regard the current activities around the osprey nest as unethical and unacceptable. Even if they are within the law, they must stop immediately.” (http://www.rspb.org.uk/media/releases/397696-osprey-nest-activities-unethical-and-unacceptable)

The ospreys were unruffled by the criticism.

Dark Hour

“Earth Hour’s unique display of darkness has become a global phenomenon.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/scottish_press_centre/?7522/Giant-Kelpies-to-go-dark-for-Earth-Hour)

“The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and the Southern Lights (Aurora Australis) are amongst nature’s most spectacular displays. The British Antarctic Survey, who will be switching off for Earth Hour…” (http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk/10-facts-about-the-aurora-lights/#.VRaDHGIgGSM)

Can you display darkness?
If you can switch off the aurora you can pretty much do what you like.

Heats Beans

“Scientists have bred 30 new varieties of ‘heat-beating’ beans designed to provide protein for the world’s poor in the face of global warming.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/03/25/us-food-climatechange-idUKKBN0ML00M20150325)

Yes, that’s 30 baking heats-beating bean varieties.

For me it’s Biona beans from Ethical Superstore

Driving Mad

“Habitat loss and illegal hunting are leading drivers behind mammal population decline and extinction in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. But what’s driving these drivers? Road infrastructure.” (http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0320-gfrn-mark-southeast-asia-roads-devastating-wildlife.html)

It’s clear that roads drive drivers, especially loss leading drivers, and illegal hunters are leading drivers behind mammal lines.

Whalicide

“The Japanese government rejected imports of Norwegian whale meat because tests showed samples contained pesticides … thought to play a role in causing birth defects, neurological harm, and some cancers if humans consume them in high quantities. … In the past, shipments of Norwegian whale meat have been found to be infested with bacteria and also to contain potentially dangerous levels of mercury.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/world-on-a-plate/2015/mar/23/japan-refuses-norways-toxic-whale-meat)

Despite their increasing scarcity, whaling is getting like shooting sick fish in a barrel.

I like to keep my er whale blubber free of pesticides and avoid contributing to the environmental problem by using Green People health and beauty products.