"Chatangora" — that's what Simpsonville, South Carolina-based business Catty Shack Creations is calling "cat hair yarn" — used to create affordable, one-of-a-kind handbags from Persian and Angora cat hair. Professional groomer Danelle
Because the US encouraged increased planting of corn by 19% in 2006 and 2007 the number of insect pests that plague the soybean crop increased as well, causing lost yield to farmers or forcing them to apply more insecticide to
Amazing things happen when cultures collide. Wa (Japan) meets Africa and you get Wafrica. The silk kimono is as old as Japan, now, thanks to designer Serge Mouangue, you get to think out of the box. Cotton kimonos. Isn't it just beautiful beyond
That is, will the "Mother of all Bailouts" lead to "the end of the world as we know it?" Should we all head for the hills and start new communes and farms so that we can fend for ourselves? Or arm ourselves for the apocalypse like the survivalists?
A new series of stamps from the Royal Mail has been issued to commemorate ten endangered species in Britain. The almost-gone insects range from the stag beetle to the Adonis blue butterfly. They include the red-barbed ant and the hazel pot beetle.
Most of the time I try to post on practical aspects of renewable energy. While it may be changes in policy or a new project, both are still practical. Unless a new piece of research has such a radical potential to change the playing
In the west we have the mountain pine beetle destroying the forests; in central USA and Canada we have the emerald ash borer, an accidental Chinese import, that has killed 25 million ash trees. The US Department of
Nature is Beautiful
There are so many wonderful things all around us that we've never actually seen. Those who have seen the documentary series The Blue Planet and Planet Earth know what we're talking about. We could probably all make an effort to
At Union Square this past Sunday, a quizzical look appeared on many New Yorkers' faces when they encountered volunteers publicizing the 1st New York City Wildflower Week. Wildflower Week started on May 3rd and continues until May 10th, with evening
Thursday night at Town Hall, the Natural Resources Defense Council presented E.O. Wilson interviewed by the author and New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert. Father of biodiversity, "Darwin's Natural Heir", Pulitzer Prize winner, author of 25
Death and drama in Nuremberg. Dag Encke, Director of the Nuremberg Zoo where cubs were recently born to polar mommas Vilma and Vera, was reported as recently as the 4th of January to have said that he would have let Berlin's famous polar bear, Knut,