Carolyn Kellogg, writing for the Los Angeles Times, notes that:
... getting an ereader can lead to more reading. Thirty-four percent of Californians surveyed said that with an ereader, they read more books than they did before.
That's good news for authors. :)
On a completely unrelated note, when I read this next article I had to read the first paragraph twice, it seemed incredible. Here it is:
Wildlife is thriving in lakes contaminated by the Chernobyl disaster, with both overall numbers and species diversity holding up well. Any harmful effects from the radiation appear to be dwarfed by the benefits of having no humans in the area.
As Michael Marshall, writing for New Scientist, explains,
The area around Chernobyl was evacuated after the disaster ... this has been a boon to the local wildlife. Endangered European bison and Przewalski's horses have been introduced successfully.
Here is a link to the article.