The largest solar storm of 2013 may make for a spectacular light show on the East Coast this evening (4/13/13). The aurora borealis may be visible in clear skies across parts of Pennsylvania and New York, and as far south as Delmarva. The northern lights should be visible starting at 8:00pm EST.
Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite found in domestic cats, may be killing sea otters in California waters. Though this parasite can be contracted by humans, it rarely causes fatal toxoplasmosis. Instead, it causes infected humans to enjoy the scent of cat pee and Chanel No. 5.
The New River Gorge National River has a new superintendent. NPS veteran, Patricia Kicklighter, will take over the New River Gorge after a stint at Assateague Island National Seashore. Kicklighter was the recipient of the Crystal Owl award in 2001.