We at Bwog are excited to announce the return of an extremely cute mammal (and more) in today’s Bwoglines!
Happening in the World: For the first time in thirty years, the silver-backed chevrotain, described as an “elusive fanged mouse-deer,” was photographed in Vietnam via camera traps. Now that they are sure the species still exists, a team has set out to protect these deer, which are the smallest hoofed mammals in the world and are incredibly adorable. (CBS)
Happening in the US: A California coalition composed of environmentalists, law enforcement agents, politicians, wildlife ecologists and representatives of the legal cannabis industry has banded together against the illegal marijuana farms using pesticides and other chemicals that are toxic to the environment. In California alone there are 2,000 areas of contamination, but lack of funding, among other problems, prevents these sites from being cleaned up before the harmful chemicals can spread. (NPR)
Happening in NYC: New York City officials want to move the financial district’s iconic Charging Bull statue to the New York Stock Exchange a few blocks away, claiming that the move would make it safer for pedestrians to enjoy the statue without fear of cars. However, the artist opposes this decision, saying the move would void his copyright and potentially lead to the name changing to the “New York Stock Exchange Bull,” which definitely doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. (NYT)
Happening on Campus: Tonight, Barnard continues its podcasting series, “The Podcasting Revolution: Podcasting Now,” with a lecture featuring Jesse Thorn (Bullseye), John Hodgman (Judge John Hodgman), Mike Pesca (The Gist), Ellen Horne (Radiolab), and Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, founder of Lantigua Williams & Co. The lecture will take place at the Diana Event Oval at 7 pm, and the discussion will be focusing on storytelling, politics, funding, and representation in podcasting.
Poem: This week I have a Patricia Lockwood poem for you! Lockwood’s poems are whimsical, hilarious, painful, and urgent, and I highly recommend her book “Motherland Fatherland and Homelandsexuals.”
Chevrotain via Flickr