When it comes to global warming animal dung is high on the list of offenders for creating methane. When it comes to commerce animal dung is really big business -- and we're not just talking fertilizer here. From fine coffee that comes from being processed through the digestive system of civet cats and elephants to the use of llama dung in the purification of toxic water running off of old mines.
With all of those outdoor summer activities luring you into the dust, dirt, and even mud you need to be careful going back indoors again. This awesome Animal Tracks Doormat can help you wipe your paws, er, hooves, um, feet before coming in.
The goal is 12,000 species. The ’Photo Ark’ navigator and animal photographer is Joel Sartore. The mission is to document every captive animal species in the world using studio lighting and black-and-white backgrounds. So far, he’s traveled to 40 countries and has accomplished more than half of his target.
Robert Frost’s haunting refrain: “But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep,” referenced a long trek on a cold wintry day in New England. The poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening is a metaphor for the self-determination that comes from fulfilling one’s self-imposed obligations.
As much as it's been reported our world has entered the ‘sixth mass extinction,’ is it comforting to learn that scientists are experimenting with de-extinction? While the ethical issues may be of concern for some, such is the case with the scientific studies conducted by a Harvard team to create hybrid mammoth-elephant embryos in the next two years.