In the hunter's markets of Laos, locals eat roasted rodents known as kha-nyou. A couple of years ago, US scientists stumbled upon the creature and determined that the greyish rat-like animal they went on to name the Laotian rock rat (Laonastes
The Bronx Zoo is in the process of renovating Astor Court, which dates from the 265-acre zoo's early years. The $6.7 million face lift, which is taking place in stages, includes a 22,000-square-foot mall, an Italian garden of boxwoods and roses, the
Is your city hot or not when it comes to taking care of its critters? The Humane Society of the United States has just released The Humane Index, a report that compares how 25 of the largest U.S. metro areas measure up in terms of their treatment
The panda might be more charismatic - heck, even its poo is popular - but surely the Chinese sturgeon also deserves its place in the sun. Or, rather, in the dank, irreversibly polluted water of the Yangtze. Last week this massive river, source of 35%
An Electric Motorbike powered entirely by lithium ion batteries has just broken the record for the electric motorbike quarter mile. The bike broke 155 mph and finished the quarter mile in less than nine seconds.
Once again the aviation/climate change debate is hotting up, and once again, the UK is the scene for the latest installment. The Guardian reports that the Institute for Public Policy Research is urging advertising for flights, foreign holidays, and cars
In Ontario, one cannot go to an event that calls itself any shade of green without seeing the signs "Powered by Bullfrog", the fabulously popular wind and hydro power service. Bullfrog invented sexy branded electricity and other suppliers must be green
On the lighter side of things... Not that we're trying to compete with Cute Overload or are bitter at losing to them in last year's Webby Awards, but sometimes it's good to get a dose of cute animals (or the not so cute ones!) to make the serious
These days in China, it's easy to get an eyeful of tiger. Visitors to the country's large-scale captive-breeding "tiger farms" may in fact get an eye fuller than they bargained for. In the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin, for example, the
Ah, the pitter patter of four-legged feet as they whip through your living room at overclocked speeds or uproot your prize gladiolas with manic fervor. But Snookiepuss and Mrs. Fluffypants are practically family, right? So why should they settle for
About a year ago Treehugger reported on the Norwegian government's plans to build a subterranean vault to hold samples of the world's seeds. When completed next year, it will hold 3 million seeds that are being preserved to continue the world's
The new media, blogging, Web 2.0. It's all about conversation, right? Well, lets see. Earlier today we posted about how bad things were for sharks, with up to 200 millions of them getting killed each year and many of their 350 species facing extinction.
Hollywood has been very successful at making them scary, but in reality, sharks have a lot more reasons to be afraid of us than we have to be afraid of them. Between 100 and 200 million sharks are killed each year, mostly for their dorsal fins (to make
Who says students are apathetic? Here is a small group of eager beavers at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, who have introduced composting to students living on and near campus. They call themselves Gorilla Composting, because “it is a play on
Last week Clif Bar launched a new tour for the winter called the Save Our Snow (S.O.S.) Winter Roadrip. Using a vegetable oil powered, environmentally-friendly RV, the Roadtrip will visit ski resorts throughout North America to inform and inspire
Whether you love shoes or just have to own a couple of pairs in different colours or styles for different functions, they can take up a lot of space and breaking in new ones can hurt. Mark Klein thought about his and came up with an interesting idea: