Brad DeLong has a good bit on the so-called debate over the estimate of the number of Iraqis killed as a result of the current war. One thing that he forgets to mention–and which I haven’t heard anyone referring to–is the fact that the rate of deaths before the US invasion was already unnaturally high, […]Read More..
My favorite Kilimanjaro story, one of my favorite all-time stories, is of the the British-held Italian prisoners of war (WW2) who secretly made climbing equipment, escaped from the POW camp in Kenya, climbed Kilimanjaro using the label from a bottle of Mt. Kilimanjaro beer as their only route map, then broke back into the POW […]Read More..
Stem Farmers’ Suicides with Organic Farming Amid a rising epidemic of farmers’ suicides in India, an organic farmer appeals to the father of the Green Revolution to embrace organic agriculture. Sam Burcher A fully referenced version of this article is posted on ISIS members’ website. Details here UN slams India for farmer suicides India has […]Read More..
Bacteria Don’t Have Species Summary (Oct 09, 2006): Do bacteria have species? Not according to Lynn Margulis, co-author of Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution. In this interview with Astrobiology Magazine, she explains why.Read More..
Over at Astrobiology, the interview continues (part 4)… Summary (Oct 12, 2006): Bacteria may not have brains, but they are intelligent. So says Lynn Margulis, co-author of Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution. To mark the 20th anniversary of the book’s publication, Astrobiology Magazine spoke with Margulis, who laid out the evidence for bacterial […]Read More..
I don’t mean to knock BW, but I don’t normally think of it as a journal of the Green Frontier. Still, credit where credit is due — this is their cover story on the death of a good idea. You got your letter of the law, you got your spirit of the law, and then […]Read More..
Cool article in the NYTimes. Making a Profit and a Difference By GLENN RIFKIN Published: October 5, 2006 When the architect and urban redeveloper Guy L. Bazzani moved from Northern California to Grand Rapids, Mich., more than a decade ago, he didn’t expect his ideas about socially responsible, environmentally healthy business to be embraced right […]Read More..
We Are All Microbes Interview with Lynn Margulis, Part II Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution, co-authored by Lynn Margulis and her son Dorion Sagan, was first published twenty years ago. Astrobiology Magazine recently interviewed Margulis, to find out how her and Sagan’s ideas have stood the test of time. In this, the second […]Read More..