Weird news http://www.kplu.org en Environmental study: Mealworms beat meat for a place on the menu http://www.kplu.org/post/environmental-study-mealworms-beat-meat-place-menu Want to eat sustainably? Then eat bugs.<p>That's the word from the Dutch, who are doing their best to make a scientific case for the environmental benefits of insect proteins. Reduce greenhouse gases? Check. Produce more edible protein while using less land than more traditional livestock? Check.<p>That last one's an easy target; livestock take up about three-quarters of the world's agricultural land. And livestock production is also a major source of greenhouse gases, accounting for about 15 percent of emissions caused by human activity. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:09:02 +0000 7427 at http://www.kplu.org Environmental study: Mealworms beat meat for a place on the menu Thousands of birds make crash landing in Utah http://www.kplu.org/post/thousands-birds-make-crash-landing-utah <p>ST. GEORGE, Utah &mdash; Thousands of migratory birds are dead or injured after they apparently mistook a Wal-Mart parking lot, football fields, highways and other areas of southern Utah for bodies of water and plummeted to the ground.</p><div><p>One state wildlife expert is calling it the worst downing she&#39;d ever seen.</p><p>Crews went to work cleaning up the dead birds and rescuing the injured survivors after the creatures crash-landed in the St. George area Monday night.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:42:19 +0000 The Associated Press 3456 at http://www.kplu.org