Here’s this week’s compendium. This week…
1. treehugger.com quoted an Australian report concluding increased energy efficiency could deliver 65% of worldwide carbon cuts by 2020, i.e. almost twice renewable energy, nuclear power and clean coal combined . So surely this is the way to go, world.
2. in a US court, 91 Israeli civilian victims of the 1996 Second Lebanon War, filed a US$91.2B lawsuit against al-Jazeera claiming it intentionally reported realtime coverage of rocket strike locations in Israel, so Hezbollah could more accurately aim its rockets . The Israelis must have good evidence. Time will tell.
3. the Age reported that Melbourne researchers who’ve developed a revolutionary treatment for Alzheimer’s, are having trouble raising A$1.5M of the A$3M needed for a clinical trial . The Victorian Government wastes A$50M+ on the Grand Prix. Each year.
4. Grammar Girl's topic was ‘When to use Female Nouns’ . I like her summary: 'What matters is getting across the massages you want to send, and trying to block those you don't'.
5. an HonestReporting item revealed a Lancet multi-article series on Palestinian health that’s scandalously and unequivocally biased . It’s okay if the Lancet wants to be a political journal. But it shouldn’t masquerade as a medical journal.
6. the Archives of Internal Medicine published a 6-year prospective study finding a correlation between low vitamin D levels and the onset and progression of cognitive decline . A chicken-and-egg scenario. But there’s no downside to ensuring one’s vitamin D level’s normal.
7. treehugger.com reported on a London urban orchard . It’s terrific, but not as salubrious as the Artist as Family’s Food Forest in Sydney.
8. speaking of which, AaF’s Food Forest Plant-in Day last Saturday got some great media . Well done, AaF.
Finally, I wish you, dear Farmdoc’s Blog readers, a wonderful week.