Music: Peter, Paul, and Mary- Leavin' on a Jet Plane
- RIP, Mary Travers.
- Crop scientist Norman Borlaug also died recently. An interesting article on his legacy, which claims that by ignoring political and distribution issues in favor of a single-minded focus on food supply, he may have done more harm than good. Via La Vida Locavore.
- Sickening: After gender testing seems to have indicated that she is intersex, South African runner Caster Semenya is apparently on suicide watch. Via Feministing.
- Despite talking the talk on climate change, the World Bank is throwing billions at new coal plants in the developing world.
- And finally, some (possibly?) good news: one more Senate Democrat seems to have grown a backbone on healthcare: Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) writes to Finance committee chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) on why healthcare co-ops are a sham, and gets a meeting with the White House.