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October 2006

Welcome to the future

Yeah, we publish books, but that don’t mean we’re afraid of this newfangled video stuff. Bring it on!

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So many dead in Iraq

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, […]

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The Slushes of Kilimanjaro

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 […]

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The “Green Revolution” needs a green revolution

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 […]

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Out of order, here’s part 3 of Lynn’s interview

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.

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More Lynn Margulis interview

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 […]

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Even BusinessWeek knows that organic food is in trouble

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 […]

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Sleeth. Grist. Good.

I keep plugging Sleeth cuz I like him and think his book is worth spreading word round. Here, he’s interviewed on Grist.

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From living roof to living room, the word is getting out on sustainability

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 […]

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From soil to stars, the sequel

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 […]

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