Gongol.com Archives: September 2005
Brian Gongol

Science and Technology (9.7.2005)
New Orleans' Flood Protections Pale By Comparison with London's
50-year flood planning vs. 2,000-year flood planning. It's going to take 30 to 80 days to dry out New Orleans.

Threats to Western Civilization (9.7.2005)
Britain Struggles with Cultural Tolerance
Trying to determine how to accept new immigrant groups without importing violations of human rights, like forced marriage

Agriculture (9.7.2005)
Excellent Debunking of Myths About Biotech Crops

Water News (9.7.2005)
Public Pressure Could Increase for Manure Management
Spills into water supplies have attracted the attention of the Register

News (9.7.2005)
Sad Story About a 14-Year-Old Mother
Her parents gave the girl permission to marry a boy eight years older than her. He should go to prison, and so should they.

Water News (9.7.2005)
Drought in Parts of Midwest Worst in 30 Years
Platte River is dry over a 75-mile stretch. It's rough on lawns, but the real trouble is for agriculture. The aquifer that serves 30% of all irrigation in the US is drying up faster than expected, and urban growth cuts deeply into available supplies for ag use. The new Drought Impact Reporter provides an excellent resource for determining the effects of drought in specific locations. Iowa expects an 8% decrease in corn yields due to the dry weather. Some new housing developments in Iowa are intended to retain rainwater in the soil rather than letting it go into storm sewers.

Weather and Disasters (9.7.2005)
Katrina Broke $400 Million in Telephone Lines

We All Need a Little Humor (9.7.2005)
Scientology Exposed
(Video) Inappropriate language for an office setting, but well worth a look on private time

Weather and Disasters (9.7.2005)
Partial Analysis of the Failures in Responding to Hurricane Katrina
We're doomed if we can't collect some lessons learned. Apparently there's nothing new about the ill feelings between Louisiana and FEMA

We All Need a Little Humor (9.7.2005)
Communists Love Pollution