Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Week of Links: Butterfly Ear Edition

The natural world never ceases to amaze me. Butterflies have ears on their wings?!? Who knew? Well, apparently entomologists have known since 1912.

Some other things we found interesting this week:


And a quote of the week:

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." - Rachel Carson

3 comments:

MJ said...

The video on mountaintop removal is indescribably sad and disturbing. One thing homeowners can do to decrease the demand for coal is switch to green power. It only takes a few mouse clicks and maybe a phone call. Here is a green power locator for the US: http://www.epa.gov/grnpower/pubs/gplocator.htm .

Elizabeth @ the Natural Capital said...

Good point MJ - thanks for the link! When we checked last year, green power was actually cheaper than Pepco's coal-and-nuclear default option.

MJ said...

We've been buying green power since it first became available and honestly it's about the same price as coal-powered electricity. Even during these lean economic times it has no negative impact whatsoever on our budget.

Anyone who gets an electricity bill can buy green power, I'm not sure why I said homeowners. I must not have had my recommended daily allowance of caffeine when I wrote my earlier comment. :)

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