Gongol.com Archives: July 2007
Brian Gongol

July 16, 2007

Graphics Graphic of the day: Soil Erosion

Water News Soil erosion, and why city dwellers should care about no-till farming

News UK kicks four Russian diplomats out of country
It's retaliation for the Russian government's failure to cooperate in the Litvinenko case. Russia isn't taking it well.

Broadcasting Cable, satellite resurrect TV station shut down by Chavez
(Article in Spanish) Venezuela's free press is being crushed by their overbearing dictator; all the more reason for Americans to support the Voice of America

News Lack of late-night cabs puts the crunch on London
Part of the problem may be that 98% of drivers are over age 30 and just don't want to stay out late...and the age factor is probably aggravated by the fact it takes 40 months to get a cab-driver's license

Agriculture Norman Borlaug receives Congressional Gold Medal

Weather and Disasters Big Japanese earthquake causes seven deaths
Compare that to a quake of the very same magnitude that struck China in 2003, killing 266 people. Japan is far wealthier than China. Fewer people die when disasters strike rich countries than when they strike poor ones. That alone should be justification for pro-growth economic policies.

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