Sunday, January 1, 2012

In Case You Missed it: The Week of December 25 - December 31

Happy 2012!

An exotic jumbo tiger prawn species is increasingly common in the Gulf, potentially threatening native species.

After declining for four consecutive years, pesticide use in California grew in 2010.

Due to greater rainfall in its basin, Devils Lake in North Dakota has risen almost a foot per year on average over the last 45 years, and it has flooded homes, farms, major highways, state parks and tribal lands.

The Philippine flood toll nears 1500; more than 60,000 are homeless. Deforestation and soil erosion contributed to the problem.

Read about and watch an hour-long defense of climate change science on the Senate floor by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (Democrat, Rhode Island) and Al Franken (Democrat, Minnesota) that took place on December 12, here.

Organic agriculture is not necessarily sustainable agriculture, as profiled by the New York Times.

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