The daily clickthroughs:

STATE OF THE PLANET: Noxious clouds and tiny particles

FRIDAY TRASH WRAP: Go directly to video. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.

What’s new on the Crikey blogs:

JONATHAN GREEN: Warren and the urinary dipstick

LITERARY MINDED: Other people’s favourite books

THE NORTHERN MYTH: People doing really stupid things with animals

Also on the Crikey website:

PODCASTS: Canberra Calling: Download or listen to the latest episode now.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: To celebrate Prince Charles’ 60th birthday, we bring you footage of an adorable┬áChuckles at eight months old. Awww.