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Here are some links I recently came across, which might be relevant to the grand theme of this blog: ­čÖé

  • The AGU has started to host an “uber-blog“: it includes seven blogs by independent geo-scientists and three blogs by AGU staff on AGU meetings, on science communication, and general AGU sciences;
  • Daniel Stellar at the Columbia Water Center wrote on the relationship between water quantity and quality;
  • The journal “Foreign Policy” published an article on the role of China, other Asian states, and the USA in the Mekong River basin;

    [foreign secretary] Clinton recently met with the foreign ministers of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam and pledged $187 million to support the Lower Mekong Initiative, which has the stated aim of improving education, health, infrastructure, and the environment in the region.

  • Anne Jefferson, wrote on “Highly Allochthonous” how she uses rock samples to teach students on porosity and effective parameters;
  • The Telegraph reports that “Scientists create dry water” — and see use of it to increase safety of potentially harmful liquids during transport;
  • Peter Gleick: “The Human Right to Water, at Last“;
  • Finally, the Scientific Fundamentalist write about “]Why Intelligent People Drink More Alcohol][9]”;

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October 31st, 2010 at 1:56 pm

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