Two Articles

I have a couple of news items for you. Neither article may sound all that interesting from their description, but each in their own way is compelling.

Lost Promise for Rape Victims
The first is an account of all that goes into putting together a rape kit. It’s written by a researcher at Human Rights Watch, and it’s downright damning given the effort involved.

Can Weeds Help Solve the Climate Crisis?
The second article is a New York Times piece about the effects of global warming on weeds. It’s long and often more about the researchers than the research, but it’s a potential glimpse into the future–one where we can’t take for granted the ability of agriculture as we know it to feed humanity. Although, it may be that the weeds save us in the end.

Check ’em out.


~ by Samer on July 2, 2008.

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