Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 4

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Published on March 4th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  

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You can now volunteer to monitor the effects of climate change on plants in your backyard.

Or you can also cut down forests illegally in Sumatra and get eaten by a tiger. Your call.

Find out more about your choices for today — and other weird and interesting green news in (as always) Cool Green Morning:

  • Deforestation Blowback? Tigers have gone on a rampage in the last two months on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing nine people (most of whom have been illegal loggers).
  • An Undigestable Truth? An acre of corn grown from ethanol would take 48 years to have the same net greenhouse gas benefits as leaving that land as grasslands, says a new study in the journal Ecological Applications. (Hat tip: Journal Watch Online.)

(Image: Sumatran tiger in Melbourne Zoo, Australia. Credit: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos via a Gnu Free Documentation License, Version 1.2.)

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