Links for January 30th

These are my links for January 30th:

  • FOSSology – Our mission is to build a community to facilitate the study of Free and Open Source Software by providing free data analysis tools.
  • Open Source Living – Welcome to Open Source Living, an archive of the Web’s best Open Source software, applications and references for a zero-cost / top quality digital experience.
  • FOSSBazaar | FOSSBazaar – Welcome to FOSSBazaar, an open source community web site of technology and industry leaders who have come together to accelerate adoption of free and open source software in the enterprise.
  • – Home – To provide free and open working knowledge, a collaborative community, micro finance solutions and a marketplace for the water and sanitation community.
  • Pacifica Tribune Online – A community garden is born – A community doesn’t get any more sustainable than growing its own food within city limits. Pacifica Gardens, a mini-agricultural education center, found a home on the dried-up soccer field of Linda Mar Educational Center, making the goal of local sustaina
  • Peak everything economics, or, what do you call this mess? | | Peak Oil News Clearinghouse – It’s becoming increasingly clear that 2008 will be a catastrophic year for the US economy, and therefore probably for that of the world as a whole. The reasons boil down to two: continuing and snowballing fallout from the subprime mortgage fiasco (exacerb
  • | comment | Biofuels could generate extensive food shortages – the truth is that adopting biofuels as a large-scale alternative to fossil fuels to combat global warming could create a whole host of new problems ? including widespread food shortages.
  • The Herald Online **News** – ALTERNATIVE power suppliers have reported a rise in demand for alternative power sources ? some merchants who sell generators reporting increases in sales of up to 400 per cent.
  • Experts warn SA could face ?huge? liquid fuel shortage – If the economy continues growing at 4%-plus a year then inland residents in areas like Africa’s economic powerhouse, Gauteng, should start getting worried about a looming “huge” liquid fuel supply shortage, experts warned on Wednesday.
  • AFP: Bio-diesel film not to everyone’s tastes at Sundance – critics point to the limited amount of arable land in the world, and say using farmland to grow fuel crops on a massive scale will lead to a spike in food prices, and food shortages
  • The lowdown on topsoil: It’s disappearing – On average, the planet is covered with little more than 3 feet of topsoil — the shallow skin of nutrient-rich matter that sustains most of our food and appears to play a critical role in supporting life on Earth. “We’re losing more and more of it every d
  • Project Censored’s 10 Signs of Hope: Stories of Action and Change in 2006 and 2007 :: YES! Magazine – Stories of Action and Change You Didn’t Hear About in 2006 and 2007. For the first time, Project Censored 2008 now highlights a new form of journalism: one that looks for the places where real change for the better is already underway. Here are their 10 f
  • Manor house set to become home for art – Northants ET – A RUNDOWN manor house will become a base for Corby’s creative talent as an art group’s long-held vision becomes a reality.