Here are selected articles about science and the environment for your DNR Weekend Reading:
Green (a New York Times blog): Sterilizing That Blasted Ballast
New Coast Guard regulation require most ships built after December 2013 that enter United States waters to contain approved onboard ballast treatment systems to reduce the risks of introducing invasive species — many too small to see without a microscope — to U.S. waters. Now, researchers have to figure out effective-but-affordable methods for doing so.
SMU Research: Ancient Tree-Ring Records from Southwest U.S. Suggest Today’s Megafires Are Truly Unusual
Today’s mega forest fires of the southwestern U.S. are truly unusual and exceptional in the long-term record, suggests a new study that examined hundreds of years of ancient tree ring and fire data from two distinct climate periods.
NOAA Fisheries Service: Annual NOAA report shows a record number of rebuilt fisheries in 2011
A record six fish populations were declared rebuilt to healthy levels in 2011, bringing the number of rebuilt U.S. marine fish populations in the last 11 years to 27, according to a report to Congress from NOAA’s Fisheries Service.
Environment News Service: Ford Gives Old U.S. Money New Life as Car Parts
U.S. paper currency, retired from service and shredded, is about to join soybeans, denim and plastic bottles in new Ford vehicles.
Ford executives say that because the price of petroleum, which is used to manufacture plastics, is skyrocketing,
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