Happy vernal equinox! (Don’t worry–it happened about an hour ago…we checked.) The center of the sun has officially crossed the equator and is headed north…and we’re heating up with five of the hottest green stories on the Interwebs this morning:
- At Least It’s Not About Eating Children…Or Is It? A new Jonathan Swift (or a wag writing under that pen name) has written a satiric “Modest Proposal” on global warming. (Hat tip: Environmental Capital.)
- Please RT: Red Green and Blue offers 10 Twitter users who excel at reporting on eco-politics. (Of course, while you’re at it, follow The Nature Conservancy at @nature_org, too!)
- How Low Can They Go? Fish in the Caribbean have declined in numbers an average of 5 percent annually since 1995 because of coral loss, says a new study in Current Biology. (Hat tip: 60-Second Science.)
- Hot Head: A new volcano has erupted in the South Pacific near Tonga — throwing up large amounts of pumice. (We hate when that happens.) (Hat tip: The Vine.)
- But Alas, No Voice-Over By Ben Stiller: The BBC’s Richard Black says Madagascar has becoming an “important proving ground for a number of forward-looking concepts in conservation and sustainable development” — but that some fear the country’s political turmoil will threaten that progress.
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