Weekend Update Sept 13

IMG_0488First up we have a serious oil spill off the coast of Australia. Read more at the BBC.

Next, we mourn the passing of Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug. He lead the green revolution, helping engineer important crops for poor nations, and was a large force behind the world’s doubling of food production from the 1960’s to the 1990’s. Some folks credit him for preventing a billion people from starving to death during his 95 year life.

Finally an update on the cap and trade bill in Washington. It looks like Senator Max Baucus from Montana has been quietly grabbing the reigns. Let’s hope he does better than his unfortunate performance with health care reform.

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