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  • Drop of ancient seawater rewrites Earth's history

    08/05/2019 8:20:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | August 1, 2019 | University of the Witwatersrand
    Research reveals that plate tectonics started on Earth 600 million years before what was believed earlier... Where it was previously thought that plate tectonics started about 2.7 billion years ago, a team of international scientists used the microscopic leftovers of a drop of water that was transported into the Earth's deep mantle - through plate tectonics - to show that this process started 600 million years before that. An article on their research that proves plate tectonics started on Earth 3.3 billion years ago was published in the high impact academic journal, Nature, on 16 July... For their research, the...
  • Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?

    05/11/2019 10:00:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 76 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 10, 2019 | Veritasium
    I took a boat through 96 million black plastic balls on the Los Angeles reservoir to find out why they're there. The first time I heard about shade balls the claim was they reduce evaporation. But it turns out this isn't the reason they were introduced. Huge thanks to LADWP for arranging this special tour for me. Next time let's put the GoPro on the submersible! The balls are made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) which is less dense than water so they float on the surface of the reservoir even if they break apart. They are 10cm (4 inches)...
  • UK-US trade deal: Envoy attacks 'myths' about US farming

    03/04/2019 3:59:37 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2nd March | BBC News
    Fears over chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-fed beef are "myths", according to the US ambassador to the UK. In the Daily Telegraph, Woody Johnson urged the UK to embrace US farming methods after Washington published its objectives for a UK-US trade deal. EU rules currently limit US exports of certain food products, including chicken and beef - but Mr Johnson wants that to change in the UK after Brexit. Downing Street has repeatedly denied it will accept lower food standards. A No 10 spokeswoman said: "We have always been very clear that we will not lower our food standards as part...
  • At least 50 injured in Aleppo chemical attack: Syria state media

    11/24/2018 9:19:57 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11-25-18 | none stated
    A rebel attack on Aleppo has left dozens suffering of breathing problems and blurred vision, with a smell of gas reported over the city, according to Syrian media. Officials said all of the victims were civilians. At least 50 people have been treated for symptoms including breathing difficulties and blurred vision in Aleppo, after rebels fired shells into two regions of the city. Syrian officials and residents suspect the shells contained poisonous gas, with symptoms suggesting chlorine, according to medical official Haj Taha. A doctor told Syrian state TV on Saturday that at least two people, including one child, were in critical...
  • INTERIM REPORT OF THE OPCW FACT-FINDING MISSION IN SYRIA

    07/06/2018 12:19:15 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 5 replies
    opcw.org ^ | July 6th 2018 | OPCW Technical Secretariat
    This document contains an update on the work of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission in Syria (FFM) regarding the alleged use of toxic chemicals as a weapon in Douma, the Syrian Arab Republic, on 7 April 2018. The work of the FFM was conducted in accordance with preambular paragraph 8 and operative paragraphs 5 and 6 of decision EC-M-48/DEC.1 (dated 4 February 2015) and other relevant decisions of the OPCW Executive Council (hereinafter “the Council”), as well as under the Director-General’s authority to seek to uphold at all times the object and purpose of the Chemical Weapons Convention, as reinforced by...
  • Syria war: At least 70 reported dead in suspected gas attack

    04/07/2018 8:58:49 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 185 replies
    BBC ^ | April 7, 2018 | BBC News
    "The US state department said it is monitoring the "very disturbing" reports, and that Russia - which is fighting alongside the Syrian government - should be held responsible if deadly chemicals had been used."
  • ... Packed tourist hotspot Beachy Head evacuated ... mystery ‘chemical mist’ blows in from sea...

    08/28/2017 6:57:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Full Headline: GAS PANIC Packed tourist hotspot Beachy Head evacuated and 238 people ‘decontaminated’ in hospital with HUNDREDS more suffering burning eyes and breathing difficulties after mystery ‘chemical mist’ blows in from sea A Sussex Police spokesperson said: "Patients were dealt with as a precaution with a full decontamination treatment, but it became clear that this was not necessary. "Anyone suffering the effects are advised by Public Health England to irrigate their eyes if they are irritated and to wash all over with plenty of soap and water, which will be sufficient to decontaminate their bodies. "If you were affected...
  • Did the Obama Administration Know that Syria Still had Chemical Weapons?

    04/08/2017 5:02:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 8, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Sean Keeley of The American Interest noticed a curious statement from National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster when he briefed reporters on the Syrian strike. And the one thing that I will tell you though, there was an effort to minimize – to minimize risk to third-country nationals at that airport – I think you read Russians from that – but that – and we took great pains to try to avoid that. […] And then there were also measures put in place to avoid hitting what we believe is a storage of sarin gas, so that that would not be ignited...
  • Former US ambassador to Syria: I couldn’t defend US policy any longer

    06/03/2014 12:56:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    US Ambassador Robert Ford resigned from his State Department post a month ago, after a long and difficult time as the envoy to Syria. Ford showed great personal courage in his service while Bashar al-Assad instigated attacks on Western embassies and eventually provoked a massive civil war which has turned into a regional threat, thanks to the collapse of his power in large regions of Syria. The collapse of American policy in Syria over the past year was presumed to have prompted Ford’s departure, which he confirms with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview today.This is interesting for more...
  • Urine in pool water possibly causing eye irritation not chlorine

    06/26/2015 8:24:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    firstcoastnews.com | June 25, 2015 | Brittany D Dionne
    Linky only.
  • Inconvenient Facts: Chlorine, It’s not just for toilets anymore.

    05/16/2015 8:53:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-16-2015 | MOTUS
    I need to power down for a bit this weekend, so I leave you with this to discuss amongst yourselves: From the Washington Free Beacon – some reporter had the audacity to press BHO on his waffling on the red line in Syria. So Big Guy schooled him on the fact that chlorine is just a toilet bowl cleanser: During a press conference at Camp David, President Obama said that chlorine isn’t ‘historically’ a chemical weapon.“We have seen reports about the use of chlorine in bombs that had the effect of chemical weapons. Chlorine, chlorine, itself, historically has not been...
  • ISIS Turns to Chemical Weapons As It Loses Ground in Iraq

    02/22/2015 12:05:52 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 54 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | BY RIYADH MOHAMMED, The Fiscal Times
    A few weeks ago, the US Central Command announced that an air raid had killed an ISIS chemical weapon expert in Mosul. The ISIS operative, Iraqi engineer Mahmoud al-Sabawi, used to work at Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons program before he joined al-Qaeda in Iraq after the 2003 US led invasion. The idea that ISIS terrorists have access to chemical weapons brings back images of the genocide inflicted on the Kurds by Saddam Hussein in the late 1980’s. The Halabja Massacre killed up to 5,000 and injured between 7,000 and 10,000 more. If ISIS jihadists have a stash of chemical weapons,...
  • IS chemical weapons expert killed in airstrike in Iraq: US

    01/30/2015 6:58:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    hindustantimes.com ^ | Jan 31, 2015 07:56 IST
    A US-led coalition air strike killed a chemical weapons specialist with the Islamic State group in Iraq who once worked for Saddam Hussein, US military officers said on Friday. The air raid carried out last Saturday near Mosul took out Abu Malik, whose training "provided the terrorist group with expertise to pursue a chemical weapons capability," the military said in a statement. Malik had worked at a chemical weapons production plant under Saddam's regime and later forged an affiliation with al Qaeda in Iraq in 2005, before joining the extremist IS group, according to Central Command. "His death is expected...
  • Evidence of WMDs in Iraq - Annonymous Freeper in Iraq

    10/21/2004 11:45:00 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 164 replies · 5,326+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 22 Oct 2004 | Jeff Head
    No Chemical or other WMDs in Iraq? Here are some pictures from our Annonymous Freeper in Iraq. Barrels of chemicals and other material he has observed in Iraq this year. Note the picture of the Dimethyl sulfate barrel. This chemical was used as a chemical warfare agent in World War I. Its Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) gives the following information: This compound is extremely hazardous because of its lack of warning properties and delayed biological effects. It may cause burns of the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Eye damage may be permanent. Effects may be delayed occurring hours after...
  • Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot'

    06/01/2013 9:08:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot' The authorities in Iraq say they have uncovered an al-Qaeda plot to use chemical weapons, as well as to smuggle them to Europe and North America. Defence ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said five men had been arrested after military intelligence monitored their activities for three months. Three workshops for manufacturing the chemical agents, including sarin and mustard gas, were uncovered, he added. Remote-controlled toy planes were also seized at the workshops. Mr Askari said they were to have been used to release the chemical agents over the target from a "safe" distance of 1.5km...
  • 1920s Revolution Brigades denounces al Qaeda [the end of AQI]

    10/04/2007 5:35:03 PM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 33 replies · 1,155+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | 10/4/2007 | Bill Roggio
    The Long War Journal: Al Douri forms nationalist Sunni coalition; 1920s Revolution Brigades denounces al Qaeda Written by Bill Roggio on October 4, 2007 11:34 AM to The Long War Journal Available online at: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2007/10/al_douri_forms_natio.php The Sunni insurgency continues to fracture as US and Iraqi forces are on the offensive in central and northern Iraq. Izzat Ibrahim al Douri, the most wanted Baathist and leader in the Sunni insurgency, has formed a new insurgent front which is willing to negotiate, while a faction of the 1920s Revolution Brigades openly denounced al Qaeda. A grouping of 22 Sunni insurgent groups have...
  • Scores of Iraqi Civilians Injured in Terrorist Chlorine Gas Attack

    03/18/2007 12:44:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 467+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 18, 2007 – About 350 Iraqi civilians and six coalition force members were treated for chlorine gas exposure after suicide bombers detonated chlorine- laden dump trucks in three separate incidents March 16, military officials reported. The first suicide truck bomb containing chlorine gas detonated at a checkpoint northeast of Ramadi, injuring one coalition service member and an Iraqi civilian. The second explosion occurred south of Fallujah near the town of Amiriyah. The Amiriyah police department reported that two policemen were killed in the blast and estimated that as many as 100 local citizens showed signs of chlorine...
  • Pentagon: Ship Leaves for Italy to Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons

    06/25/2014 7:07:40 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    USNI News ^ | June 25, 2014 12:52 PM | Sam LaGrone
    Pentagon: Ship Leaves for Italy to Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons By: Sam LaGrone Published: June 25, 2014 12:48 PM Updated: June 25, 2014 12:52 PM The U.S. ship that was quickly put into service to neutralize Syrian chemical weapons has departed Rota, Spain to take on the arms at an Italian port, Pentagon officials announced on Wednesday. MV Cape Ray (T-AKR-9679) will take on the chemical weapons at Gioia Tauro and neutralize the weapons taken from the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad as part of a deal — negotiated by the United Nations — that prevented U.S. retaliatory strikes...
  • IS Militants Kill 300 Iraqi Soldiers with Chlorine Gas

    09/22/2014 8:20:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 85 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | Shwan Barzinji
    IS has used chlorine gas against Iraqi soldiers News / World IS Militants Kill 300 Iraqi Soldiers with Chlorine Gas 22.09.2014 Shwan BarzinjiBasNews, Erbil Iraqi Member of Parliament Ali al-Bredi has claimed that Islamic State (IS) militants are using Chlorine gas against Iraqi soldiers in Fallujah. In a press conference on Monday, al-Bredi revealed that IS have killed 300 Iraqi soldiers with chlorine gas. He said that the militants deployed the gas in the Siqiliya area located of northern Fallujah, a city in Anbar province, about 70 km from the capital of Iraq, Baghdad. “Responsibility for this lies with...
  • Fourteen ISIS Fighters Killed Filling a Chemical Warhead

    09/18/2014 7:59:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    At least 14 ISIS fighters were killed while filling a chemical warhead near Baghdad. The Business Standard reported, via Rantburg: At least 14 members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were killed Tuesday near Baghdad when a rocket whose warhead they were filling with chlorine gas exploded. Iraqi security officials said seven more IS militants were injured in the incident, which occurred near the town of al-Dhuluiya, about 90 km north of Baghdad. Al-Dhuluiya was also where four members of the Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen suffered symptoms of asphyxiation after inhaling chlorine gas released by two improvised...