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Aug
24
The Butterfuly Effect, Literally

This is potentially a new series (a la Understanding Art House) about unintended consequences of human action on Earth. I AM IN THE COMMENTS below if you want to discuss, or ask me anything on Tumblr here: http://thenerdwriter.tumblr.com/ask

To learn how to build a butterfly rest stop, via National Geographic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JpLR2hpfSk



WORKS CITED:

Michael Risinit, "Decrease in monarch butterfly population raises concern"
http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2013/08/22/monarch-butterfly-population/2687621/

Wikipedia: Indirect land use change impacts of biofuels
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indirect_land_use_change_impacts_of_biofuels

Michael Wines, "Migration of Monarch Butterflies Shrinks Again Under Inhospitable Conditions"
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/30/us/monarch-butterflies-falter-under-extreme-weather.html?_r=0

"The year’s first monarch butterflies are entering Mexico earlier than usual"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/the-years-first-monarch-butterflies-are-entering-mexico-earlier-than-usual/2014/09/29/4c8330f2-44c4-11e4-b437-1a7368204804_story.html

James E. McCarthy and Mary Tiemenn, "MTBE in Gasoline: Clean Air and Drinking Water
Issues"
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1025&context=crsdocs

Wikipedia on gasoline oxygenates
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxygenate

Wikipedia page on MTBE groundwater controversy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTBE_controversy

Wikipedia Clean Air Act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clean_Air_Act_(United_States)#History






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