EPA will limit perchlorate in drinking water (rocket fuel) (New York Times)
- “The Obama administration announced on Wednesday that it planned to regulate toxic substances in drinking water more strictly and would issue the first limits ever on perchlorate, a dangerous chemical found in rocket fuel that has seeped into groundwater in at least 400 locations.”
Forest loss across the world has slowed, largely due to replanting in Asia (BBC News)
- “China, Vietnam, the Philippines and India have all seen their forested areas increase in size.”
- There were also gains in Europe and North America, but forests are being lost in Africa and Latin America, driven by rising demand for food and firewood.
Trying to find economic stability, Borneo is losing a goldmine of endemic species (Discovery News)
- “Balancing economic development and ecosystem preservation is a critical challenge for humanity. Even the fossil fuel alternatives can cause devastation to wilderness. The demand for palm oil in the production of bio-diesel is a good example of this.”
- “In Malaysian Borneo, also known as Sarawak, this means clearing forests for oil palm plantations. Palm oil is used around the world for cooking, producing bio-diesel, and other uses, but the plantations often destroy important tropical forests.”
What does thundersnow look like? (well it’s shocking for even a weatherman) (Weather.com)
- Love the child-like wonderment.
Great video on how tagging fish (yes, tagging fish) can help us better understand the ocean and help conserve species (TED)