The White House formally withdrew its nomination of geochemist Scott Doney to be chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In December 2010, Senator Vitter had placed a hold on the nomination to protest President Obama’s moratorium on Gulf of Mexico drilling after the Deepwater Horizon spill. According to the State of the Union address, that moratorium might be nearing an end.
Sustainablog suggests we all save water by taking Navy showers. They even link to a handy calculator to find out how much money is saved.
Beavers help repair some of the storm damage from the severe weather of the past week.
Maybe you heard that the sea was glowing green near a Scottish nuclear power plant? CleanTechnica has the details on this one.
NOAA is improving its estimates of recreational fishing hauls.
Newt Gingrich wants a colony on the moon, but where will we get enough water for everyone? Asteroid Vesta may have lots of water just underneath its surface.
Oil on the beach at Grand Isle, Louisiana by Katherine Welles / Shutterstock.com