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Postcard from Andy Warhol of Greenygrey World?

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Photo: Remember the Olinguito that was discovered in August?</p>
<p>Olinguitos are the first carnivores discovered in the Western Hemisphere since the 1970s, and the most recent discovery of this one in the cloud forests of Colombia highlights just how important forests are in global conservation efforts. Biologist Stuart Pimm said ‘Identifying and protecting the most species-rich areas casts a conservation net that saves species that we might not even know exist, like the olinguito.’</p>
<p>With the release just two weeks ago of 441 new species found in the Amazon forest, we wonder how much more is waiting to be discovered in our worlds forests?</p>
<p>Read more through Mongabay: http://bit.ly/HF8x63

Photo: A gray wolf pup howling.  They begin howling at approximately 4 weeks old.<br />
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WWF Earth Hour, Woodland Trust and Werewolf of Oz

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Thanks to ‘Werewolfie’ for the last couple of blogs and starting the sporting year with a Spanish double; and congratulations to all involved with the Team GG successes.

WWF Earth Hour Off and On

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centre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did you enjoy WWF’s Earth Hour last night. We celebrated it at 23.30 GGT (Greenygrey Time), after forgetting about it at 20.30 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

Yes, we turned the lights out an hour earlier than usual, which as you will no doubt know by now, was not down to just one simple reason in the Greenygrey world.

It was partly through feeling quite tired, partly through a little guilt about missing the official Earth Hour, and partly because there were no football highlights from the top two English leagues due to it being an international weekend.

Looking on the positive side, I think that by turning the lights out an hour earlier and keeping them off we probably saved more electricity than turning them off for an hour and then back on; although Earth Hour is of course mostly symbolic.

Woodland Trust Offsetting Book Sales 

Woodland Trust
Woodland Trust (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WWF’s Earth Hour also reminded us to offset our book sales with a donation to the Woodland Trust before the end of the tax year, as promised in last year’s blog.

Talking of books, it is of course time for the second Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps episode of the week. And it’s another all literary nonsense poetry post, as Grey tried to sum up Taz in a whiz.

Whereas the previous poem had a Fawlty Towers Taz angle, this one is all Tazzy. Here it is:

59.  IS TAZ-MANIA TAZORED TASMANIA?

Taz-mania in Seven Days for Ya

For one week we tasted Tazzy
from the basic to the snazzy
we met Taz’s funtastic family
Hugh, Jean, Jake and Molly
Constance Koala kept us clean
and Dog the Turtle busy as a bean
Didgeri Dingo wasn’t as much fun
and Willie Wombat has a lot to learn
but when it came time for us to leave
Taz had another surprise up his sleeve
presenting us with a ticket to Hobart
which gave our journey a great start.

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Notes 

Tazzy characters (Hugh, Jean, Jake, Molly, Constance Koala, Dog the Turtle, Didgeri Dingo, Willie Wombat).
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Flight to Oz Poem Published in Tips 89

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol. Greenygrey was delighted to see that Grey’s Flight to Oz poem, which lifts off its epic ramble across Oz in the now published Werewolf of Oz has been published in Tips 89, which is available from Wendy Webb at the Tips for Writers blog. Etips is a free version of the magazine.

Planet in Crisis

There was a worrying report from WWF today. It suggests:

  1. Wildlife numbers have fallen 30% over the last forty years.
  2. Tropical species have fallen 60%.
  3. Humanity’s ecological footprint is 50% over the planet’s capacity.

We first read it via Yahoo-Sky, and it is also available on the WWF site.

Earth Hour Poem

Earth Hour 2008
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Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem is dedicated to tonight’s (Saturday 26th March) WWF Earth Hour, which is 20:30 to 21:30 UK time.

Earth Hour

Saturday excitement
daytime light sent
but departs around six or seven
darkness takes over the heavens
lights switch on, cook evening meal
prepare for night with special feel

Earth Hour: a time for calm and contemplation

time passes emptied glasses spirits high
continue special night, knowing reason why
energy saved a message sent
planet’s precious resources are not lent
there’s time tonight
future’s bright