Hello, possums! The new pet that’s simply flying off the shelves. It’s illegal to keep sugar gliders as pets in Australia – but in the UK it seems they have no such protection. — Daily Mail

9 global devastation hotspots, before and after. The world is changing. It has gone beyond the perceptions of the skeptics who say it’s “a cycle” and demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt that humans are having a dramatic and negative impact on the world.  — Weheartworld

Is Granddad bad for the environment? Everyone’s always talking about how an aging population, with more retirees, is going to wreak havoc on social welfare and the federal budget. Here’s my question: What impact will that have on the planet? After all, my grandparents don’t seem to care much about global warming…Slate

New bacteria could make cheaper ethanol. Genetically engineered bacteria could make cellulosic ethanol cheaper to manufacture, researchers reported on Monday, in a finding that may unlock more energy from the waste products of farming and forestry. — Reuters

 

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