Minnesota Supreme Court rules pesticide drift is not a trespass, but might be a nuisance

Michael Giberson The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today that pesticide drifting across property lines onto an organic farmer’s crop does not constitute a trespass under state law. The court dismissed the trespass claim as well as accompanying claims asserting nuisance and negligence under laws that govern organic farming. The organic farming laws regulate what a … More Minnesota Supreme Court rules pesticide drift is not a trespass, but might be a nuisance

India’s electrical system produces largest power blackout ever

Michael Giberson From the New York Times: 2nd Day of Power Failures Cripple Wide Swath of India It had all the makings of a disaster movie: More than half a billion people without power. Trains motionless on the tracks. Miners trapped underground. Subway lines paralyzed. Traffic snarled in much of the national capital. On Tuesday, India suffered the … More India’s electrical system produces largest power blackout ever