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Daily Digest 7/19 - Detroit Prepares for Bankruptcy Fight, Surreal Photos Of Nature's Wrath

Friday, July 19, 2013, 11:28 AM


Europe: It’s Going to Get a Lot Worse Before It Gets Any Better (Grandefille)

Against this dismal economic background, it must be of little wonder that deep political problems are manifesting themselves across the European periphery. Indeed, over the past few weeks, European political developments would suggest that the link between poor economic performance and political dysfunction is becoming all the more pronounced.

Colorado town considers drone-hunting licence (westcoastjan)

The ordinance states that the citizens of Deer Trail have a legal obligation to defend their homes and community from "incursions by unmanned aerial vehicles." Also, any drone that enters the town's airspace is considered an "unlawful attack." The city promises to cloak drone hunters in anonymity and protect them from any legal action.

A Philadelphia School's Big Bet on Nonviolence (jdargis)

Carolyn Schodt, a registered nurse at Alternatives to Violence who also runs AVP inside Graterford State Prison, says, "We did this with the same students, same parents, same poverty. In one school year serious incidents - drug sales, weapons, assaults, rapes - went from 138 to 15.

Detroit’s Creditors and Unions Prepare for Bankruptcy Fight (jdargis)

The move to bankruptcy by leaders in Detroit, the cradle of America’s automobile industry and once the nation’s fourth-most-populous city, also amounts to the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in American history in terms of debt.

Not everyone agrees how much Detroit owes, but Mr. Orr, the emergency manager, has said the debt is likely to be $18 billion and perhaps as much as $20 billion.

Agricultural wonder can expand to 500 times it's original size and store water for up to a year (jdargis)

Apart from farming, it can also be used to reduce the amount of watering need for lawns, gardens, flowers and countless other home-based plants. Considering the cost, it’s definitely worth trying out Solid Rain and helping the company market itself for what it is, a potential solution to drought all across the world.

Surreal Photos of Nature's Wrath (westcoastjan)

What does it mean to be a good ancestor? What does it mean to be a citizen of Earth? I ask myself these questions often. I am an Earthling. Growing up as a child of a mixed-race marriage, I did not fit in any of the boxes people seemed to want to place me in. I found the only category I felt comfortable in was as Earthling. Through all my adventures and travels around the world, I have come to know that we are all connected no matter how many lines, borders, languages, divisions we try to create. In the end we are all on this planet together. Our bodies are made of the material of this place.

Genetically Engineering Jatropha Plants for Large Scale Production (James S.)

Researchers looked at a little known gene—JcPIP1—because a similar gene in the model plant Arabidopsis is known to play a role in drought response. They also examined JcPIP2, a potential drought response gene in Jatropha identified in 2007 by researchers at Sichuan University. They reported their findings today in the Journal of Plant Physiology.

Shocking Photos of Mutated Fruit and Vegetables from Fukushima (James S.)

And an article on Grist has actually displayed some photos taken by local Japanese residents near to Fukushima to show the state of the mutated crops that have grown since the disaster. It appears that the agricultural sector has taken a severe hit due from the radiation, with some fruits and vegetables appearing twisted and bloated. It is unknown what affect eating any of the produce would have on the body.

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Someone got nabbed fiddling the books. ( I really must stop giggling, the neighbours might hear.)


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