For all you scientists out there, please take the time to fill out this petition in support of conservation of the Canadian boreal region. There are an estimated 2 billion birds that are hatched in the boreal ecoregion of Canada and Alaska and winter in the Neotropics. This habitat is in danger by development, clear-cutting, and other industrial uses. Be sure to check out the whole Boreal Songbird Initiative site to learn about the birds that breed there, the state of their habitat, and how to help conserve them. While you're there, be sure to download their bird-friendly paper products shopping guide. Shame on you, Kimberly-Clark! Also, see how many boreal birds you can find in your area.
And finally... Harry Potter fans... be sure to buy the 100% recycled version of the new book in July.