#5 Smuggled crocodile crashes airplane
When this one first appeared on my weird and crazy news radars it went to the "likely hoax, probably in cheap Danish media soon" category. Well, now it's on Scientific American too.
Recap: Plane crashes in Congo. From the wreckage appears one mad crocodile, one live man and 20 dead people. The crocodile is promptly hacked to death by locals. The man tells an amazing tale to reporters: The crocodile was smuggled in a sports bag from which it escaped and created panic in turn causing the plane to crash. How does the anonymous surviver know these details?
Scientific American speculates that the crocodile involved was the endangered dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni).
#4 Various not-to-miss (YouTube) videos
"Be inspired by the most beautiful places on the planet. Explore the worlds national parks, wilderness areas and world heritage sites. Help us find and improve information on every protected area in the world."
#2 Green world politics
From the UN biodiversity summit in Nagoya, Japan 10 commandments to put price on nature were cast in... probably something else than stone... and it was observed how tackling climate change could save biodiversity.
However, more species slide to extinction.
Stating the obvious?
"There are thousands of wild crop relatives that... hold genetic secrets that enable them to resist heat, droughts, salinity, floods and pests. Increasing the sustainable use of plant diversity could be the main key for addressing risks to genetic resources for agriculture."
- FAO director general Jacques Diouf.
No, I will never get tired of blogging about these important basic facts. But from now it'll be elsewhere. Goodbye TH!NK3.