The peppered moth, which changed its colour from white to black in areas of Britain with heavy pollution, is now reverting to its original appearance, The Daily Telegraph reports. The moth was white with small black speckles but over time became almost black in some areas, which made it less obvious to predators against backgrounds of grime and soot. This is regarded as a classic example of natural selection and the bug has consequently become known as “Darwin’s moth.” Now in post-industrial Britain, 200 years after Darwin’s birth, the moth is changing back to its original white colour.
Posted by Digital Citizen on Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Posted by Digital Citizen on Wednesday, June 17, 2009
However, reusable alternatives to these clear used once plastic bags are becoming popular and adapted by people. Green Garmento reports as much as 60% up-take, which is great, but that’s little more than a half-hearted effort by the general public as there is still 40% to convert. This one is a no brainer without excuses other than your own laziness, people!
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Posted by Digital Citizen on Saturday, June 13, 2009
In the 2009 Stanley Cup finals, the championship T-shirts handed the winning team after the game was an eco-friendly a new organic cotton design from Reebok. [Yahoo!]
Now, if they could only stop making two sets ahead of time for both possibilities of teams winning, and have to ditch one. As well, they should stop making such shirts for preliminary rounds of a championships like conference winning teams. It’s little consolation to have one of those if you lose the finals, and it’s not too valuable if you’ve got the overall championship T-shirts.