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  • Cote d’Ivoire’s West African chimp population drops off dramatically

    The population of West African chimpanzees in Cote d’Ivoire has declined 90 percent in the last 18 years, according to a new study published in Current Biology. In the 1960s, the West African country was home to about 100,000 of the apes; in 1989-1990, scientists counted 8,000 to 12,000, which they estimated to be half […]

  • And demonstrations

    One of punk's great anthems was one of the Clash's first great songs:

    White riot
    I wanna riot
    White riot
    Riot of my own.

    This was a sincere wish on the late Joe Strummer's part, and to some extent, his wish came true.

    The punk movement was a riot in music. His audiences were uncontrollable and he liked that, mostly. He saw a few riots and wanted more, to get people stirred up, showing their desires, demanding change.

    Could the ferment in present-day environmental interest be showing up in spontaneous demonstrations?

    I have seen a few examples in the news of what sounds -- at least from afar -- like environmental riots.

    This kind of demonstration of environmental rage rarely, if ever, seems to happen in the this country, so perhaps we -- including reporters -- aren't primed to expect it and report on it.

    But consider: