Connect to share and comment
|Green animals suggests:||
Recently, I read that when sea otters whack spiky urchins against rocks, the mammals may also be striking a blow against global warming. National Geographic states that by preying on urchins—which themselves devour greenhouse gas-absorbing kelp forests—the sea otters encourage the plants to flourish. Moreover, an otter-assisted kelp forest "can absorb as much as 12 times the amount of CO2 from the atmosphere than if it were subject to ravenous sea urchins. Are there other green animals out there? What do they eat? How do they live? What animals have the worst carbon footprint?
|French free speech suggests:||
The Satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo confirmed that its latest edition contains several cartoons featuring Mohammed that the publication's editor said would "shock those who will want to be shocked." The magazine is due to hit the streets this week against a background of protests across the Islamic world over a crude US-made film that mocks Mohammed and portrays Muslims as gratuitously violent. However, France’s prime minister said today that a planned demonstration by people angry over a film produced in the US which insults the Prophet Mohammed will not be allowed to go ahead. This seems a bit hypocrytical to me. Can GP give France's position on free speech a closer look?