Monthly Archives: May 2008

Scent of Failure Wafts from Ethanol Fiasco

By David L. Brown The smell of panic continues to waft through the air from the ethanol industry. Yesterday the Renewable Fuels Association, their trade group, put out a news release containing a transcript of a press conference they organized … Continue reading

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Climate Change Could Devastate Tropics

By David L. Brown The polar bear has been getting the, er, lion’s share of attention in discussions about global warming and climate change. But according to a story in today’s ScienceDaily web site, it is tropical species that are … Continue reading

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Ethanol Craze Running Into Brick Wall

By David L. Brown I recently predicted here that pressure would soon be building to reverse the ethanol mania. As rapidly rising food prices push many of the world’s poor toward famine, it is unseemly for the United States to … Continue reading

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Preparing for Triage in a Pandemic

By David L. Brown You are probably familiar with the term “triage,” a French word to describe the process of dividing battlefield casualties into three categories in order to apply medical services efficiently. Triage separates the wounded into those who … Continue reading

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Who Is the Real Big Bad Pollution Wolf?

By David L. Brown No doubt you have seen the old bumper sticker, usually appearing on a Volvo station wagon or battered VW van, that exhorts us to “Think Globally; Act Locally.” And there is a lot of truth to … Continue reading

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