Pocketless trousers as a strategy to fight corruption in Nepal (h/t Judah Grunstein).

Lay off trashing the moon landings, okay? It was cool to walk on the moon.

Caterpillars taking over West Africa are nothing; the latest insectine invasion is of Argentine super ants, who’ve got their eyes (?) set on colonizing the entire world.

And…don’t forget the food crisis in Africa.

A health problem you might not expect to find in Uganda: obesity.

The chairman of the (Nobel Prize-winning) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on why halting global warming is an environmental imperative — and how it can bring other benefits as well.

Um, CO2 not a pollutant? “With all due respect, are you kidding me?”

* Smart Guardian editorial on why Burma needs aid, not sanctions.

* A video recorded by slain Guatemalan attorney Rodrigo Rosenberg accuses the Guatemalan president of having a hand in his murder.   The U.N. International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala will take up the case. ( Via, The Los Angeles Times.)

* The official United Nations Environment Program twitter feed says “UNEP will plant one tree for every twitterer who follows UNEPandYou between now & 5 June, World Environment Day.” Follow them! 

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