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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 STUFF: Read my latest short story, "The Harbor", here: https://medium.com/@TheeNerdwriter/th... To buy my first novel, Big City: https://gumroad.com/l/rqDD To buy or listen to my first album, New Disguises: http://strumstick.bandcamp.com/ For business inquiries email: thenerdwriter@gmail.com