Swine flu may have all the news attention today, but let’s re-focus our thoughts on… frogs. Today is the first-ever international “Save the Frogs Day.” Learn more about how to save one of the world’s most threatened animal groups, and then check out all of today’s top news stories.
- Save the Frogs Day: Never heard of it? That’s because it’s brand new. Today is the first of what founder Dr. Kerry Kriger hopes will be an event of global importance to save amphibians.
- A Lake Without Fish? Turns out, that’s not such a bad thing. Fishless lakes are actually full of biodiversity, but their numbers are dwindling due to fish-stocking programs.
- Clinton and Climate Change: The leaders of 17 nations — representing 75 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions — are meeting in Washington, D.C. this week to begin laying the groundwork for December’s Copenhagen meetings. The Vine wonders what this forum will accomplish, and Bright Green Blog says we shouldn’t expect any big break-throughs.
- Flammable Planet: A new study says climate models do not accurately take into account the influence of fire, with up to one-fifth of greenhouse gas emissions coming from intentional fires. Considering that climate change will cause more drought and wildfires, seems like we’ve walked into a ring of fire.
- Leave It to Spain… to come up with a potential break-through in harnessing solar energy that involves oil and salt. Why not add a little arugula with that and call it a meal?
Donate to The Nature Conservancy and give back to nature.