Germans love pigs. This is a photo from a German New Year's celebration on Wikipedia. One of my ancestor's came to America in 1697 and "it is said" he brought a few pigs with him. Not sure if it's true, but it's a sweet thought.
We Should have Seen It All Along…..It’s the Bat’s Fault….. “Confused Bats” to Blame for “Unprecedented” Wind Farm Bat Slaughter. Wind farms are certified bird and bat slaughterhouses, where millions are clobbered, sliced and diced every year. Now, apparently, it’s turned out to be all the bats’ fault. If only they’d undergone turbine recognition and awareness training they wouldn’t be belted to kingdom come, night after bloody night.
Stephen Decina, Boston University PhD student, measures carbon dioxide being released from the soil using an automated soil carbon dioxide efflux system. The equipment, which is controlled with a smartphone, passes air through an infrared gas analyzer and measures the concentration of carbon dioxide accumulation over time.
Urban Nature: How to Foster Biodiversity in World's Cities - As the world becomes more urbanized, researchers and city managers from Baltimore to Britain are recognizing the importance of providing urban habitat that can support biodiversity. It just may be the start of an urban wildlife movement.