You are on page 1of 8

Seeds, Just Seeds « Page 1 of 8

My Account My Dashboard New Post Edit Post Blog Info →

Because we all have shared interests in pressing issues…


z Home
z SE Video
z About
z Contact SharedEmergency

Seeds, Just Seeds


2009 May 30
tags: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Disaster Recovery, Hurricanes, The Little Guy, Weather
by Mitch Chester

Only a roof top was visible after the Typhoon. The end of a
village mandated the beginning of new agriculture...through
seed planting. (Photo by Arnulfo).

It was November 30, 2006, and all hell had fallen on a small village near a volcano on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Homes were
buried under feet of volcanic mud in the aftermath of one of the most devastating Typhoons in recent history.

At least a thousand people were dead, but we may never know how many actually perished. Many were encased under thick tons of mud, never
to be found again. Nearly all hope that life would return to some semblance of normalcy was fading quickly.

At that time, SharedEmergency was publishing post-disaster pleas for help from victims of mother nature. When Typhoon Durian ravaged the
Bicol Region of the island nation, few outsiders knew of the extreme tragedy. Those who heard about the powerful killer storm wondered what
they could do, and how. Many of us felt utterly helpless… The question was, “What could we do to help?”

Then it came…a brief e-mail dated January 25, 2007. It was a short but telling message from a determined survivor…named Arnulfo. His
plea, “Volcanic debris were washed down by heavy rains burying thousands of houses, killing thousands and hundreds missing.
Affecting school building, roads, bridges, and agricultural lands. Bicol Region is an agricultural land, a lot of people lost their
livelihood. It will be good if we supplement seedlings to plant like rice and vegetable seedlings.”

Arnulfo did not want money. He did not want clothing. He did not want canned food. He, and his community (what was not buried) just
wanted seeds. Only seeds. A simple plea for a constructive start to rebuild.

Something so basic as the means to grow new crops and initiate agricultural recovery is a compelling concept, but not a new one. Many non-
governmental organizations through the years have worked to restore crops in the days following human made and natural disasters to enable
self-sufficiency and rejuvinate local economies. Governments have seeded such efforts as well. See 1998 Japanese study about the need for
seed production in war affected areas in Bosnia and Herzegovnia.

http://sharedemergency.wordpress.com/2009/05/30/seeds-just-seeds/ 6/8/2009
Seeds, Just Seeds « Page 2 of 8

The importance of seeds as a tool for relief cannot be understated. As global warming produces drought and farm lands are threatened with
rising sea levels, ensuring biodiversity through the protection of plant and crop growth is crucial. Saving plants, through efforts like the
Millennium Seed Bank (see TED video above), is crucial for the future, and for all those like Arnulfo (and maybe you and I, one day) affected
by present day disasters.

Next time a disaster strikes…think seeds.

Edit This

from → Agriculture, Biodiversity, Disaster Recovery, Enlightenment, Global Warming/Climate Change, Hurricanes, Weather

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Logged in as Mitch Chester. Log out »

Comment:

Note: You can use basic XHTML in your comments. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

You are the author of this post.

Submit Comment

z Recent Posts
{ Streaming Flight Data…Creating An Aerial Central Nervous System To Save Lives
{ Quotes for the Inquisitive
{ Seeds, Just Seeds
{ Beyond the Barrier…Multilingual Blogs
{ Imagine…Reducing the Punch of Hurricanes
{ Physicists Intervene To Understand Problems of Society
{ Flu TV…Instant (and Free) Customized Video Channels For N1H1 Schools
{ Blocking the Courthouse Doors With Excessive Filing Fees
{ Our Houses Are Not Ready…Will Our Children’s Homes Be Stronger?
{ The AlloSphere…Postscript To Google Human
{ Foreclosing On Innocent Renters…Some Solutions
{ Recovery…It Takes More Than Money
{ Google Human, Nanomedicine and Health Trends
{ PDF To The Rescue…Helping The Newspaper Industry
{ Your $20 To Start Moving America
z Shared Emergency on Twitter
{ Emergency (free) streaming TV for closed schools - http://tweetmic.com/p/os5x4bj2nch 39 minutes ago
{ Air France 447 and an aerial central nervous system at SharedEmergency.wordpress.com - http://tweetmic.com/p/os5j3qnyeno
1 day ago
{ Can seeds make a difference? You bet. http://www.SharedEmergency.com - http://tweetmic.com/p/os584pbiisf 1 day ago
{ quotes for the inquisitive.http://www.sharedemergency.wordpress.com - http://tweetmic.com/p/os5849mxcva 1 day ago
{ Listen to my audio tweet. - http://tweetmic.com/p/os583ynkffb 1 day ago
{ An idea to improve aviation safety in the wake of the Air France disaster. http://tinyurl.com/opuqor 1 day ago
{ Air France 447...black box technology must be updated...http://tinyurl.com/opuqor 2 days ago
{ We can do better than "black boxes" after a crash...see how at http://tinyurl.com/opuqor. 2 days ago
{ Why flight data from airliners in trouble should not be limited to a "Twitter" approach...http://tinyurl.com/opuqor 2 days ago
{ A new way to use live, streaming TV...http://tinyurl.com/qjzazh 5 days ago
z Pages

http://sharedemergency.wordpress.com/2009/05/30/seeds-just-seeds/ 6/8/2009
Seeds, Just Seeds « Page 3 of 8

{ About
{ Contact SharedEmergency
{ SE Video
z Archived Articles from SE
Select Month

z Blogroll
{ FinancialLiteracy.us
{ Law Office of Mitchell A. Chester, P.A.
{ PositiveEconomicNews.com
{ SharedEmergency.com
z SE Publication Dates
May 2009
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
« Apr Jun »
z Tags
Affordable Housing AIG Architecture Automakers Bailout Climate Change Communication Constitutional Rights Courts Credit Detroit Disaster Recovery

Economic Recovery Economy Education Energy Financial Literacy Geoengineering Global Warming Google Government Health
Housing Policy Human Body Hurricanes Journalism Justice Media Medicine Nanotechnology NASA Newspapers Obama Administration Physics Space

Stimulus Package Stock Market Technology TED The Little Guy Volunteerism Wall Street War Weather Workforce Housing
z Category Cloud

Affordable Housing Bailout Body Communication Communications Disaster Recovery Economic


Recovery Economy Education Enlightenment Fincancial Literacy Foreclosures Global
Warming/Climate Change Google Health Human Body Hurricanes Journalism Media Medicine Nanomedicine
Nanoscience Nanotechnology NASA and Space Policy Obama Administration Teaching Technology
The Little Guy Weather Workforce Housing
z Recent Comments
{ trading on Google Human, Nanomedicine and Health Trends
{ Pages tagged "the tunguska event" on A Priority for the New NASA Administrator
{ Physicists Intervene To Understand Problems of Society on Physicists Intervene To Understand Problems of Society
{ Mitch Chester on Google Human, Nanomedicine and Health Trends
{ Mitch Chester on Google Human, Nanomedicine and Health Trends
z Search
type and press enter

z More from Shared Emergency

http://sharedemergency.wordpress.com/2009/05/30/seeds-just-seeds/ 6/8/2009
Seeds, Just Seeds « Page 4 of 8

Visit our alternative web site at www.SharedEmergency.com. If you are interested in discussion of any particular topic, let us know! All
posts on this site are Copyright 2009, Mitchell Chester.
z Archives
Select Month

z Blog Stats
{ 3,735 hits
z Politico Politics Feed
{ Obama: Stimulus will accelerate 06/08/2009
President set to increase stimulus spending exponentially in the next three months.
Mike Allen,Eamon Javers
{ Palin again set to attend GOP dinner 06/08/2009
Sources say she'll go but isn't likely to speak.
Jonathan Martin
{ New polls suggest Deeds surge in Va. 06/08/2009
A SurveyUSA poll shows Deeds leading the Democratic primary with 42 percent.
Andy Barr
{ SCOTUS delays Chrysler sale 06/08/2009
Court deals a potential blow to Obama's hopes for a quick sale of the ailing American giant.
Eamon Javers,Josh Gerstein
{ Gingrich camp: Plagiarism claim 'silly' 06/08/2009
'I'm thrilled if Sarah Palin used a Newt Gingrich idea," Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler tells POLITICO.
Andy Barr
{ GOP hopes GM is Obama's Katrina 06/08/2009
The party wants to paint him as bailout-happy.
Lisa Lerer,Victoria McGrane
{ Vitter latest to slam 'wise Latina' remark 06/08/2009
Senate GOP not letting Sotomayor's comment die.
Alex Isenstadt
{ Coleman stays course despite gov. exit 06/08/2009
Sources close to Coleman say he isn't even thinking about running for governor.
Manu Raju
{ Laura Bush plans ambitious agenda 06/08/2009
She'll host a day-long strategy session with advisers on human rights, education and women's health.
Mike Allen
{ Republicans angle for McHugh's spot 06/08/2009
Two ambitious conservatives may have a shot at knocking off the more-senior Roscoe Bartlett.
Jen DiMascio
{ Obama's trip raises the bar 06/07/2009
Obama sets new expectations for his presidency that go beyond spreading hope and will require real results.
Mike Allen
{ Anti-Iran nuke group launches TV ad 06/08/2009
The group runs its first ad this week, encouraging Obama to ratchet up pressure on the Iranian president.
Mike Allen
z ScienceDaily Newsfeed
{ Drinking Water From Air Humidity 06/09/2009
Not a plant to be seen, the desert ground is too dry. But the air contains water, and research scientists have found a way of
obtaining drinking water from air humidity. The system is based completely on renewable energy and is therefore autonomous.
{ Colorectal Cancer Increasing In Young Adults 06/09/2009
A new study finds that in sharp contrast to the overall declining rates of colorectal cancer in the United States, incidence rates
among adults younger than age 50 years are increasing. The authors theorize that these increases may be related to rising rates of
obesity and changes in dietary patterns, including increased consumption of fast food.
{ Cantabrian Cornice in Spain Has Experienced Seven Cooling And Warming Phases Over Past 41,000 Years 06/09/2009
The examination of the fossil remains of rodents and insectivores from deposits in the cave of El Mirón, Cantabria, has made it
possible to determine the climatic conditions of this region between the late Pleistocene and the present day. In total, researchers
have pinpointed seven periods of climatic change, with glacial cold dominating during some of them, […]
{ Gene That Regulates Tumors In Neuroblastoma Identified 06/09/2009
Researchers have identified a gene that may play a key role in regulating tumor progression in neuroblastoma, a form of cancer
usually found in young children. Scientists hope the finding could lead to an effective therapy to inhibit the expression of this
gene.
{ More Than Just The Tailpipe: Calculating The True Environmental Cost Of Travel 06/09/2009
Trains, planes, buses and automobiles do not only effect the environment via their exhaust pipes. There is a full lifecycle of
processes associated with getting from A to B that we rarely acknowledge. Researchers have now created a framework to help us

http://sharedemergency.wordpress.com/2009/05/30/seeds-just-seeds/ 6/8/2009
Seeds, Just Seeds « Page 5 of 8

calculate the true environmental cost of travel.


{ Excessive Gaming Associated With Poor Sleep Hygiene And Increased Sleepiness 06/09/2009
Computer/console gamers who play for more than seven hours a week, and who identify their gaming as an addiction, sleep less
during the weekdays and experience greater sleepiness than casual or nongamers, according to new research.
{ Prehistoric Whale Discovered On The West Coast Of Sweden 06/08/2009
The skeleton of a whale that died around 10,000 years ago has been found in connection with the extension of the E6 motorway in
Strömstad. The whale bones are now being examined by researchers who, among other things, want to ascertain whether the find
is the mystical "Swedenborg whale".
{ Lethal Cancer Knocked Down By One-two Drug Punch 06/08/2009
Scientists have developed a new approach to treating leukemia, one that targets leukemia-proliferating cells with drugs that are
already on the market. The research team identified a gene involved with the inflammatory response that could hold the key to
treating or even preventing chronic myeloid leukemia, a lethal cancer.
{ Nanoscale Zipper Cavity Responds To Single Photons Of Light 06/08/2009
Physicists have developed a nanoscale device that can be used for force detection, optical communication and more. The device
exploits the mechanical properties of light to create an optomechanical cavity in which interactions between light and motion are
greatly strengthened and enhanced.
{ MDCT Angiography Leads To Successful Treatment Of Severely Blocked Arteries In The Legs 06/08/2009
MDCT angiography leads to accurate recommendations for successful treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia, sometimes
allowing the patients to avoid more complicated surgery, according to a new study.
{ Recruitment Of Reproductive Features Into Other Cell Types May Underlie Extended Lifespan In Animals 06/08/2009
Researchers have found that certain genetic mutations known to extend the lifespan of the C. elegans roundworm induce "mortal"
somatic cells to express some of the genes that allow the "immortality" of reproductive germline cells.
{ Television Watching Before Bedtime Can Lead To Sleep Debt 06/08/2009
Television watching may be an important determinant of bedtime, and may contribute to chronic sleep debt.
z Alert Net NGO and Humanitarian News Alerts
{ Airlines wait for Airbus directive after crash 06/09/2009
Source: Reuters * Gulf Air CEO seeks meeting with Airbus on crash * Qatar Airways, others say will follow Airbus directive *
Crews apparently recover crashed Air France plane's tail (For more stories from the ...
{ INTERVIEW-U.S. says Eritrea must stop Somalia meddling 06/09/2009
Source: Reuters * Eritrea plays unhelpful role * No sign of big Ethiopian presence in Somalia By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON,
June 8 (Reuters) - Eritrea is playing an unhelpful role in nearby Somalia and must cease ...
{ FEATURE-Iraqi cops train to hunt militants with DNA, dogs 06/09/2009
Source: Reuters * Iraqi police prepare for U.S. departure * Commander says training more important than numbers By Aseel Kami
BAGHDAD, June 9 (Reuters) - At a sparkling new forensic crime office in Baghdad, ...
{ U.S. House health bill to include government plan 06/09/2009
Source: Reuters * US House Democrats' health proposal has new public plan * New government insurance plan is opposed by
Republicans By Donna Smith WASHINGTON, June 8 (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of ...
{ INTERVIEW-U.S. has no plans to shift policy on Zimbabwe 06/08/2009
Source: Reuters * More reforms needed for major aid package * Obama-Tsvangirai meeting set for Friday * U.S. humanitarian aid
to continue By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON, June 8 (Reuters) - Washington is troubled ...
{ U.S. relieved at Lebanon election result 06/08/2009
Source: Reuters * Obama signals continued U.S. support for Lebanon * Tough bargaining ahead on Lebanese government *
Violence possible if Hezbollah does not get veto (Adds comments by U.S. official, paragraph 7 ...
{ NIGERIA: Nomad-farmer clashes increase as pasture shrinks 06/08/2009
Source: IRIN Amid deadly clashes with farmers and expulsion orders by state authorities, thousands of nomadic herders in Nigeria
do not know where to turn.
{ U.S. pushes for Israeli-Palestinian discussions 06/08/2009
Source: Reuters * Washington plans new push for Mideast talks * Netanyahu to make policy speech * Obama discusses peace and
security with Netanyahu (Adds Obama call with Netanyahu) By Jeffrey Heller ...
{ "A genocide survivor races the clock to get to the U.S." by Mary Wiltenburg, The Christian Science Monitor 06/08/2009
Source: Pulitzer center "A genocide survivor races the clock to get to the U.S." by Mary Wiltenburg, The Christian Science
Monitor
{ U.S. war funding bill brims with unrelated extras 06/08/2009
Source: Reuters * Obama, lawmakers want lots of extras in war funding bill * U.S. Congress bogged down on provisions on IMF,
photos By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON, June 8 (Reuters) - A $100 billion bill to fund ...
z Technology Review
{ A Full-Color Screen That Bends 06/08/2009
A new way to mass-produce flexible OLED displays could mean affordable commercial products.
{ Making Fat Disappear 06/08/2009
Engineering mice with a fat-burning strategy from bacteria keeps the animals thin.
{ Mining "Ice That Burns" 06/08/2009
Newly discovered methane hydrate reserves deep in the ocean show promise for mining.
{ Blog - The Dizzying Data Rate Conundrum 06/08/2009
The suffocating rate at which data is being produced in many experiments raises the question of how to store it for future
generations.

http://sharedemergency.wordpress.com/2009/05/30/seeds-just-seeds/ 6/8/2009
Seeds, Just Seeds « Page 6 of 8

{ Blog - Matter and Antimatter, Angels and Demons: slides, video, audio 06/08/2009
{ Blog - When Failure Is An Option 06/07/2009
{ Blog - How Concepts Affect Consumption 06/07/2009
{ Blog - Light 'n' Dark 06/06/2009
The best of the rest from the physics arXiv this week:
{ Blog - Vietnam: Strange Ground 06/06/2009
{ Blog - University rankings: research and faculty quality 06/06/2009
z NPR Business News
{ High Court Blocks Chrysler Sale To Fiat 06/08/2009
Automaker Chrysler's sale to Italy's Fiat has been temporarily blocked. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the sale was "stayed
pending further order." Chrysler has said a delay in the deal could scuttle it.
{ Calif. Town Feels Recession Hit Despite Oil 06/08/2009
Whittier, Calif., is a town rich in history and oil. Oil was discovered there in 1884, but in the 1970s town folks began getting upset
with the sector. With the recession, however, priorities have changed back: For the first time since 1992, the city wants to drill for
oil again to help bolster city coffers, but the land in question is now a nature preserve […]
{ Smart Phones & Small Hands (Or Mouths) Don't Mix 06/08/2009
Little kids are fascinated by hand-held electronics and, if given the opportunity, they do all sorts of things with — and to — these
devices. One solution: Install software that locks a smart phone but allows your kids to draw on its screen.
{ Can TLC Keep Ratings Great Post-'Jon & Kate'? 06/08/2009
The Jon & Kate Plus 8 infidelity scandal brought in a throng of new fans. But most of these viewers aren't just interested in cute
little kids: They're hoping to see a train wreck. TLC must now come up with an encore that keeps this audience engaged.
{ Apple Unveils Cheaper, Faster IPhone 06/08/2009
Apple Inc. is dropping the retail price of the least expensive iPhone to $99 from $199 and introducing new models. The newer
iPhones will include some sought-after features such as a video camera, a compass and an autofocus function on photos.
{ Older Workers Feel Sting Of Unemployment 06/08/2009
America's jobless rate has risen to 9.4 percent the highest it's been in a quarter century. The news is especially troubling for older
Americans — over the age of 55 — looking for jobs. Older Americans are being increasingly laid off for many reasons because
they command higher salaries or are closer to retirement than younger employees […]
{ Movie Revenues Up, Concession Sales Down 06/08/2009
More than $4 billion have poured into the movie box office so far this year. That's up 12.5 percent from this time a year ago.
Though the lagging economy has slowed sales some, Hollywood is still enjoying a good year. But that's not the case at concession
stands.
{ Banks May Be Allowed To Repay Some TARP Money 06/08/2009
When the financial crisis was at its worst late last year, the federal government gave $125 billion of taxpayer capital to the
country's biggest banks. This week, the government reveals which banks will be permitted to give money back. David Wessel of
The Wall Street Journal talks with Steve Inskeep about whether that is good news for the economy.
{ Travelers, Cisco Dow Jones Industrial Components 06/08/2009
Citigroup and General Motors officially are out of the world's most famous stock market index, the Dow Jones industrial average.
The share price for each are down dramatically. They're being replaced by shares in technology giant Cisco and insurance
company Travelers.
{ Recycling 'Gray Water' Cheaply, Safely 06/08/2009
A severe drought in the nation's West continues to threaten farms, fish and water supplies. Tighter water restrictions are in effect in
much of southern California. There are efforts in the state to legally reuse tons of gray water each year. That is the waste water
from showers, baths, sinks and washing machines.
z NPR Technology
{ Sen. Grassley's Twitter Broadside At Obama 06/08/2009
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) addressed President Obama Sunday via Twitter: "Pres Obama you got nerve..." As more politicians
latch on to the craze of posting thoughts in 140 characters or fewer, what does that mean for the state of political discourse in
America? Clay Johnson from the Sunlight Foundation offers his insight on political Twitter.
{ Smart Phones & Small Hands (Or Mouths) Don't Mix 06/08/2009
Little kids are fascinated by hand-held electronics and, if given the opportunity, they do all sorts of things with — and to — these
devices. One solution: Install software that locks a smart phone but allows your kids to draw on its screen.
{ Apple Unveils Cheaper, Faster IPhone 06/08/2009
Apple Inc. is dropping the retail price of the least expensive iPhone to $99 from $199 and introducing new models. The newer
iPhones will include some sought-after features such as a video camera, a compass and an autofocus function on photos.
{ At Video Games Expo, Focus Is On Ease Of Play 06/04/2009
It's the last day of E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, in Los Angeles. Microsoft and Sony both showed off new "motion
controls" they hope will compete with the Nintendo Wii. Ricardo Torres, editor in chief of gamespot.com, says the trends at the
expo were accessibility and customization.
{ Download Downer: The Limits Of At-Home Movies 06/01/2009
Having tons of technology doesn't guarantee that you'll be able to download the movie you want to watch in your living room.
Yuki Noguchi shares a tale of frustration with the video download business.
{ Teens Thwart ID Theft On MySpace 05/31/2009
Identity theft is becoming a problem on social networking sites, especially among teens. Some dishonest users steal images of
pretty girls to attract romantic attention. Others grab the photo of someone they dislike to create a fake, derogatory profile that

http://sharedemergency.wordpress.com/2009/05/30/seeds-just-seeds/ 6/8/2009
Seeds, Just Seeds « Page 7 of 8

makes that person look bad. But for some teens, it's actually a badge of honor.
{ Cyberattacks On U.S. Could Even Odds For Enemy 05/29/2009
A savvy adversary with little more than a hacker's basic tools could pose a threat a technology-reliant U.S. military, experts say.
China and Russia are among nations that have active programs to target U.S.-based networks.
{ Obama Eyes Cybersecurity Strategy 05/29/2009
Military and intelligence leaders say protecting the nation's computer networks from hackers, spies and terrorists is one of the top
national security problems. President Obama is set to release a review that is expected to lay out a plan for coordinating the
government's cybersecurity efforts.
{ News For Sale? Online Journalism Fees May Return 05/28/2009
Executives at major news companies are arriving at the consensus that they will simply have to find a way to charge people who
read their articles online. But, as several newspapers have learned, it's not such a simple sell.
{ Mobile Phones Do Much More Than Make Calls 05/28/2009
Around the world, mobile phones help rural farmers gather information about crop prices and bargain shoppers download coupons
on the fly. If you live outside the U.S., in what innovative ways to you use your cellular phone?
z Scientific American
{ Of Telescopes and Ticks: How Mt. Wilson Observatory Became an Infectious Disease Study Site 06/08/2009
{ Exotic Quasicrystal May Represent New Type of Mineral 06/04/2009
A team of researchers says it has found in a Russian mineral sample the first natural example of a quasicrystal, an unusual material
that displays some of the properties of a crystal but boasts a more intricate and complex structure. Since quasicrystals were
characterized 25 years ago, numerous versions have been cooked up in the laboratory, but a natural ex […]
{ Under the Radar: Unearthing Antarctica's Surface below 10,000 Feet of Ice 06/03/2009
The ice covering Antarctica got its start on the top of a high peak in the Gamburtsev mountains about 43 million years ago,
according to a new study published today in Nature. Using simple radar to peer through the ice, researchers have gained new
insights about the hidden mountains--and the formation of the ice that entombs them. [More] […]
{ Researchers Look for Ways to Deliver a One-Two Punch to Flu Viruses 06/02/2009
The spread of a new strain of influenza A H1N1 virus across 50 countries worldwide since last month has helped remind the
medical community that it needs to adapt to a virus that continuously reinvents itself. [More]
{ Climate Change Hits Poor Hardest in U.S. 05/29/2009
Climate change is disproportionately affecting the poor and minorities in the United States - a "climate gap" that will grow in
coming decades unless policymakers intervene, according to a University of California study.Everyone, the researchers say, is
already starting to feel the effects of a warming planet, via heat waves, increased air pollutio […]
{ Cloaking Made Simpler, but Invisible Humans Not Yet a Reality 05/28/2009
In recent years, optics researchers have come up with numerous concepts for invisibility cloaks--camouflaging that would
effectively reroute light so as to conceal an object within. Most of those approaches have relied on so-called metamaterials,
carefully engineered structures designed to have bizarre optical properties. But a team of researchers has now de […]
{ Permafrost Meltdown May Bog Down Global Warming--For Awhile 05/27/2009
When permafrost thaws, microbes convert ancient organic matter in the frozen soil into climate-warming gases, like carbon
dioxide and methane, potentially triggering a positive feedback loop that further melts the Arctic. [More]
{ Eyes on the Swine 05/22/2009
Editor's Note: This article will appear in the July issue of Scientific American. We are posting it early in light of a report today in
the journal Science that bears on similar themes. The study, led by Nancy J. Cox of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
describes a molecular analysis of the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infecting humans in […]
{ Tread Heavily: China's Tire Demand Rolls over Southeast Asian Forests 05/22/2009
Geographer Jefferson Fox thought he was on to something big when the Chinese military stripped his team's weather monitoring
equipment from a montane rubber plantation in the run-up to last year's Olympics. How big? In the past 20 years, more than 1.2
million acres (485,000 hectares) of evergreen broadleaf and secondary forests have been cleared th […]
{ Will the Nuclear Power "Renaissance" Ever Reach Critical Mass? 05/21/2009
This month, Finland's Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor was supposed to begin generating power, a tangible sign of the revival of the
nuclear industry outside of Asia after nearly 30 years of no new construction because of accidents, cost-overruns and other issues.
Instead, the reactor won't be completed for more than three more years, its price is nearl […]
z Guardian Unlimited with link to PDF newspaper option
{ North Korea jails two US journalists for 12 years 06/08/2009
Justin McCurry
{ Tail section of downed jet recovered 06/08/2009
Peter Walker
{ Black power era recalled by trial 06/08/2009
Ewen MacAskill
{ Lebanon coalition claims election win 06/08/2009
Hugh Macleod
{ Obama's road to the White House 06/08/2009
Daniel Nasaw
{ Sonia Sotomayor fractures ankle 06/08/2009
Daniel Nasaw
{ Court orders halt to Chrysler deal 06/08/2009
Andrew Clark

http://sharedemergency.wordpress.com/2009/05/30/seeds-just-seeds/ 6/8/2009
Seeds, Just Seeds « Page 8 of 8

{ New iPhone to launch on 19 June 06/08/2009


Bobbie Johnson
{ Pox Americana 06/08/2009
Jeremy Lott
{ If Labour can't protect Gary McKinnon, it really stands for nothing 06/08/2009
Duncan Campbell
z Foreign Affairs
{ What to Read on Pakistani Politics 06/08/2009
{ The World Next Week Podcast: June 5th, 2009 06/04/2009
June 5, 2009 Foreign Affairs Managing Editor Gideon Rose and CFR.org Deputy Editor Robert McMahon preview major world
events in the week ahead. In this week's podcast:President Obama’s speech in Cairo reverberates through the Muslim world; North
Korea’s succession drama unfolds; Lebano […]
{ What to Read on Russian Politics 05/31/2009
{ The World Next Week Podcast: May 29th, 2009 05/28/2009
{ Letter From Mardan: A War of Unintended Consequences 05/27/2009
{ What to Read on Lobbying 05/26/2009
{ The End of Guantánamo? 05/21/2009
{ The World Next Week Podcast: May 22nd, 2009 05/21/2009
{ The Kremlin's Crisis 05/19/2009
{ The World Next Week Podcast: May 18th, 2009 05/14/2009
May 15, 2009 Foreign Affairs Managing Editor Gideon Rose and CFR.org Deputy Editor Robert McMahon preview major world
events in the week ahead. In this week's podcast: the results of India's general election are released; President Obama meets with
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; D […]
z VuVox & Time Pictures of the Week
{ Pictures of the Week 06/04/2009
VodPodPod

10 views

Bret Michaels gets


slammed at Tony 08 Jun 09

28 views

Scotty HAD an
Office Job 08 Jun 09

800 views

Conan O’Brien
Introduces The 05 Jun 09

509 views

Hammer Pants
Dance (HD) 05 Jun 09

5880
views

NYU Fire
29 May 09

see all 622 videos >


I collect with vodpod
z
z

Blog at WordPress.com.

Theme: Vigilance by Jestro

http://sharedemergency.wordpress.com/2009/05/30/seeds-just-seeds/ 6/8/2009