Behold the megamouth shark in the video above — the rarest shark known to man. One was caught in the Philippines recently…where shark meat is considered a delicacy. I think you know where this is going…but at least we have four other hot green links for you this morning, should you not finish our…um, first course:
- Man Bites Shark: A megamouth shark – the world’s rarest shark, with only about 40 ever seen in the wild — was caught by fishermen from the Philippines…who then proceeded to eat it. (Hat tip: Planet Save.)
- If You Loved the Segway: General Motors and Segway have announced Project P.U.M.A. (short for Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility) — a two-wheeled enclosed electric scooter prototype capable of 35 mph. It looks like a self-powered rickshaw to us…but what do we know? (Hat tip: Inhabitat.)
- Cap-and-Trade — Sound the Retreat? Thomas Friedman of The New York Times says cap-and-trade is fast becoming a political non-starter — so the Obama administration should start pushing for a straight carbon tax…and put an Army general in charge of the campaign.
- Greening the Gondola: Algae from Venice’s canals (there’s a lot of it) is going to fuel a new Italian power plant that will provide half of the city’s power needs. (Hat tip: Good Clean Tech.)
- BIG Green: The Empire State Building will undergo a retrofit to cut its energy consumption by nearly 40 percent, eventually saving $4.4 million in energy costs annually.
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