- LA restaurant caught serving whale. With my fave quote of the year so far:
"Someone should not be able to walk into a restaurant and order a plate of an endangered species," U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. said.
- Attention dog trainers: want to make money off of others' misfortune? Get in on the ground floor of a growing industry and train a bedbug sniffing dog. The bedbug resurgence is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
"Homeowners tend an estimated 40 million acres of turf (Environmental Science and Technology, 2005). If classified as a crop, lawns would rank as the fifth largest in the country on the basis of area after corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay (USDA, 1992). Fertilizers applied to lawns are roughly equivalent to the application rates for row crops (Barth, 1995a). Urban lawns receive an estimated five to seven pounds of pesticides per acre annually (Schueler, 1995b)."