Justin Timberlake, eco-golfer? Fore sure! That and more in this morning’s Goodness:
- Having gotten Nike to capitulate, Greenpeace UK continues its campaign to stop shoe companies from using leather from cattle grazed on former Amazon rainforest lands, reports Environmental Leader. Reebok, Adidas, Timberland and Clarks are among the targets.
- What are the Seven Wonders of Nature? A new contest by New7Wonders Foundation lets you vote from among 25 candidates — including the Grand Canyon, the Matterhorn, and the Dead Sea. (It’s Herodotus meets “American Idol,” declares Bright Green Blog.)
- Climate change isn’t just making sheep smaller, it’s making them lighter in color, says a new paper in Biology Letters reported by The Great Beyond. (Bye bye, black sheep?)
- Should we have marine “permitted” areas, not marine protected areas? A new paper in PLoS ONE analyzed the concept using catch records from British Columbia…and found catches would only be reduced by 2-5 percent while total area fished declined by up to 30 percent? (Hat tip: Journal Watch Online.)
- Justin Timberlake has just opened the first U.S. golf course to receive the Audubon International Classic Sanctuary certification — and he hopes the Tennessee course soon gains Platinum LEED certification, says The Chic Ecologist.
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