This BBC article describes a Shell oilfiled in Gabon where more wildlife congregates than in neighboring wildlife parks. … More Oil And Wildlife Can Coexist
Kudos to Kevin Brancato at Truck and Barter for his terse explanation of the broken window fallacy. I remember after the Mississippi River flooding in 1993, Bruce Babbitt saying something like “well at least the silver lining is that the destruction will create lots of work.” I think I yelled loudly enough and long enough … More The Vile, Pernicious Broken Window Fallacy … More The Vile, Pernicious Broken Window Fallacy
At the Volokh Conspiracy, Juan non-Volokh has a good set of posts on the economic and political dynamics underlying criticisms of the recent New Source Review changes, which I discussed in this post. … More New Source Review
Future Pundit was full of all sorts of interesting news while I was gone, including this post on using bacteria to extract methane from coal (and a sidenote on carbon sequestration), and this post on new organic materials to make cheap solar panels. One remarkable thing to note in his discussion of the efficiency of … More How Cool Are These? … More How Cool Are These?
10. Gorgeous weather — dry, sunny, overnight temps in the 50s, daytime temps in the 70s and 80s. 9. Gelato — ate some every day. The best quality and flavor combo we found was at a place in Florence called Vivoli, where we got the cioccolatta ricca (rich chocolate) and crema d’arancia (orange cream). We … More Cool Things About Our Tuscany Vacation … More Cool Things About Our Tuscany Vacation