The world’s rarest otter finds a home. A hairy-nosed otter — the world’s rarest otter species and once thought extinct — has a new home in Cambodia, a Buddhist blessing and caretakers who are looking out for his future. But with a name like that, will he ever get a wife? — MSNBC
Harvesting solar power from space. CNN takes a look an energy long shot that could change the game on climate change: space-based solar power. The idea is to launch satellites covered with solar panels up into geosynchronous orbit, where the sun is always shining, and beam the power back down to land-based receivers. A 2007 Pentagon study concluded that “a single kilometer-wide band of geosynchronous Earth orbit experiences enough solar flux in one year to nearly equal the amount of energy contained within all known recoverable conventional oil reserves on Earth today.” — Grist
An emergency rescue plan for the Koorong. It has just come to light that a scientific report presented to the Murray-Darling Basin ministerial council on the health of the Coorong and Lower Lakes in May gave a deadline of October for action. Instead of setting in place an immediate response, the ministers put the issue on the back burner until they meet in November. — Greens blog
The answer to kangaroo culling is… dingo pee? Tasmania’s marsupials have been offered a life-line by researchers at Curtin University of Technology’s Department of Environmental Biology utilising cutting edge science involving fresh dingo urine. — Science Daily
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