Roundup 3/25: Large and Small Edition

The situation is growing graver for wild gorillas. A report released yesterday by INTERPOL and the United Nations Environment Programme says that poaching could wipe out gorillas in the Greater Congo Basin by the mid 2020s--sooner than UNEP had previously thought.

The United States government should spend more money on research geared toward manufacturing and commercializing nanotechnology products. At the same time, it should do more to determine the environmental and health risks of nanotechnology, according to a new report from the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) that assesses the 10-year-old National Nanotechnology Initiative.