Will Technology Solve the Problem of Water Shortages?  Some research in desalination using nanotechnology.

posted July 10, 2008 at 2:50 p.m.


Brazil Votes Against Legalization of Abortion.  A lower-house committee votes 57-4 against the bill.

posted July 10, 2008 at 10:40 a.m.


More Evidence that CO2 in the atmosphere increases crop  yields.  From Germany:  When CO2 concentration was raised to the level expected level in 2050, wheat, barley, and beet yields increased 10%.

posted July 10, 2008 at 8:50 a.m.


Environmental Policy in Developing Countries.   India's National Action Plan on Climate Change  makes the following points:  "The former Prime Minister, ... Indira Gandhi, has stated:  'poverty is the worst polluter'.  Therefore development and poverty eradication will be the bes form of adaptation to climate change.  ...   It is obvious that India needs to substantially increase its per capita energy consumption to provide a minimally acceptable level of well-being to its people."  (page 14).  (Pointed out by Katherine Mangu-Ward in Reason blog.)

posted July 10, 2008 at 8:20 a.m.


Worldwide Overfishing.   Have FAO data been under-reporting worldwide fish catch?

posted July 10, 2008 at 7:30 a.m.