Let's take a moment to observe: Bunnies!Photo: Jannes Pockele Humans and our waste create a crapload of problems for the environment. Both a growing population and the attempt to curb it (with birth control pills) are increasing the amount of the sex hormone estrogen in wastewaters -- which doesn't get filtered out -- creating shemale fishes and frogs, along with a host of other reproductive issues for wildlife. Thankfully, researchers at the University of Cincinnati have hopped onto a possible solution for our oversexed waste solutions: rabbit chow. Yup, bunny food. No, I'm not talking Cadbury creme eggs, bunny grahams, …
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Ashley Braun is Grist's News Producer and (unofficially) its Official Puntificator. She's also a science nerd, a lazy runner, an organic container gardener, and an accidental "expert" on topics like cross-country relationships and social media.