On this week’s Planet 100, Sarah Backhouse takes on eco-contradictions — examples of when companies or people make efforts to “green” unsustainable practices or products. Planet 100 includes McDonald’s, eco-barbie, clean coal an上海千花网论坛
Benji the dog spent his entire life on the streets. He had never known a loving touch nor how to trust a human being.
That all changed when Benji met Eldad Hagar, co-founder of the animal rescue organization Hope for Paws.
Hagar heard about Benji’s plight and went in search of him on the streets of Los Angeles. He hoped to rescue Benji and introduce the pooch to a new life. But Hagar had his work cut out for him. Benji was extremely fearful and suspicious of humans.
“It was hard for him to trust,” said Hagar.
As the video above shows, it took time — and a short chase — before Benji could be safely rescued. The pup was then whisked off to the上海龙凤经典论坛
Benji had “one of the worst mattings I have ever seen in my life,” Hagar said.
For several days after the rescue, Benji was “shut off” from the world, unresponsive to affection and generally low in energy. But after hours of TLC, he began to open up.
He even made some new friends:
Hagar told The Huffington Post that Benji’s story was “one of the saddest” he’d ever encountered. However, the dog is now well on his way to a happy ending.
Benji’s “soul [has] healed,” Hagar said in the video.
What does a coral reef sound like? Perhaps surprisingly, it isn’t a cacophony of indie-band boings and wriggles.
In fact, thanks to University of Miami PhD candidate Erica Staaterman, you can hear a Florida coral reef in the video above, which documents her research into the behavior of pelagic fish larvae.
Billions of such “baby fish” are born every year, but must find their way to a coral reef to survive — a needle in a haystack journey, as Staaterman describes it. For her research at UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, she set out to determine whether larval fish use the soundscape of the reef as a navigational tool.
The project, which in video form is a finalist in the National Science Foundation’s “Creating the Future” contest, involves playing the reef back to fish larvae in a special underwater chamber and then documenting their behavior.
(To us it sounds like frying bacon, but maybe we’re just typing hungr爱上海同城