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  • Limited Nuclear War Would Decimate Ozone Layer

    04/07/2008 2:21:06 PM PDT · by blam · 61 replies · 140+ views
    New Scientist ^ | Catherine Brahic
    Limited nuclear war would decimate ozone layer 22:00 07 April 2008 news service Catherine Brahic Apart from the human devastation, a small-scale nuclear war between India and Pakistan would destroy much of the ozone layer, leaving the DNA of humans and other organisms at risk of damage from the Sun's rays, say researchers. Michael Mills of the University of Colorado at Boulder, US, and colleagues used computer models to study how 100 Hiroshima-sized bombs would affect the atmosphere. They say that their scenario – in which each country launches 50 devices of 15 kilotons – is realistic, given the...
  • Industry trying to block smog cleanup

    03/05/2008 4:53:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 163+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/5/08 | H. Josef Hebert - ap
    WASHINGTON - Big industries are waging an intense lobbying effort to block new, tougher limits on air pollution that is blamed for hundreds of heart attacks, deaths and cases of asthma, bronchitis and other breathing problems. The Environmental Protection Agency is to decide within weeks whether to reduce the allowable amount of ozone — commonly referred to as smog — in the air. A tougher standard would require hundreds of counties across the country to find new ways to reduce smog-causing emissions of nitrogen oxides and chemical compounds from tailpipes and smokestacks. Groups representing manufacturers, automakers, electric utilities, grocers and...
  • Deadly Ozone From Drive-Thru Mania (Save the planet - ban the window?)

    01/09/2008 7:43:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 202+ views
    Ezine ^ | 2007 | Kellie Hastings
    Deadly Ozone From Drive-Thru ManiaBy Kellie Hastings Edmonton's drive-thrus contribute 750 tons of Green House Gases into the atmosphere in one month alone. In one year that's 9000 tons from one city! Is it possible that the time has come for us to re-evaluate the importance of what we're actually breathing in here? Should we re-consider the consequences of this unnecessary convenience just to eliminate that simple walk? This alarming discovery was given immediate attention by CTV news and revealing these startling estimated statistics May 30 2007 the source came from the University of Calgary. Their research was based on...
  • Did the Attack Ads, Illegal Immigration Work in 2007?

    11/07/2007 7:23:33 PM PST · by Dane · 148 replies · 157+ views
    WSLS-TV ^ | 11/07/07
    Another tactic that didn't work is illegal immigration. Before Election Day both sides talked it up. ...“I am tough on illegal immigration,” Dr. Mike Breiner said during a WSLS interview. The day before the election Virginia GOP Party Chair John Hager said, “Illegal immigration and our plan to deal with that seems to have had a lot of impact, particularly in Northern Virginia.” But, that didn't pan out when people actually started casting votes. “It probably kept some races closer in nova, but it was not the magic bullet that republicans thought it was going to be to save any...
  • NASA: Ozone hole returns to average size (But it's still the size of North America.)

    10/19/2007 7:27:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 83+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/19/07 | Seth Borenstein - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Antarctic ozone hole is back to an average size, shrinking about 16 percent from last year's record high, NASA said Friday. But it's still the size of North America. The ozone hole in mid-September reached a maximum size of 9.7 million square miles, down from its peak of 11.5 million square miles last year, said NASA atmospheric scientist Paul Newman. Human produced gases, containing chlorine and bromine, damage the Earth's protective ozone layer, forming a hole over the South Pole and into the Southern hemisphere. Because the ozone layer protects life on Earth by blocking ultraviolet rays,...
  • The Social Conservatives Commit Suicide

    10/18/2007 11:52:40 AM PDT · by POLSJoe · 87 replies · 70+ views
    On February 6th 2008, Americans will turn on their televisions, open up newspapers, and/or turn on the radio to discover that their choices for the 2008 election will be Hillary Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani. A few hours later, James Dobson or Randy Thomasson of “Focus on the Family,” and “Save California,” respectively will announce their plan to run for president, under the Christian Freedom Party, or the so-called Constitution party. Social Conservatives and Liberals alike will orgasm simultaneously at the moment of this event. Come November 8th 2008 Hillary will win the election, with 46% of the popular vote, Giuliani...
  • The Truth About Greenland (Inconvenient Global Warming Truth Alert)

    10/10/2007 7:08:37 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 27 replies · 1,310+ views ^ | 10-10-07 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From Houston up first, this is Shannon, and welcome to the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Sweet southern mega dittos from a longtime listener, Rush. I've been listening to you since 1989, and I'm really proud to talk to you. RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. CALLER: I wanted to talk to you really quick about the "hole" in the ozone layer theory and manmade global warming and all of that. My dad works for the national scientific balloon facility in Palestine, Texas, and they are the folks that send down the weather balloons to Antarctica and do...
  • 2007 Ozone Hole 'Smaller Than Usual'

    10/05/2007 7:35:25 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 754+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-4-2007 | European Space Agency
    European Space Agency Date: October 4, 2007 2007 Ozone Hole 'Smaller Than Usual' Science Daily — The ozone hole over Antarctica has shrunk 30 percent as compared to last year's record size. According to measurements made by ESA’s Envisat satellite, this year’s ozone loss peaked at 27.7 million tonnes, compared to the 2006 record ozone loss of 40 million tonnes. Ozone hole over Antarctica measured in September 2007 by Envisat. The ozone loss in 2007 peaked at 27.7 million tonnes, compared to the 2006 record ozone loss of 40 million tonnes. (Credit: KNMI - ESA) Ozone loss is derived by...
  • VANITY - Question about NATURE.COM

    09/27/2007 2:18:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies · 313+ views
    09/27/2007 | Me
    QUESTION: Does anybody here on FR have a subscription at NATURE.COM? I have been furiously trying to find the article: "Chemists poke holes in ozone theory" that RUSH referenced on his show today about the OZONE depletions may NOT be caused by CFC's after all! Every Google link I find is tied back to NATURE.COM and no excerpts are found.............. If you have a NATURE.COM subscription, please post the article, if possible......
  • Governments Agree to Accelerated Freeze and Phase-out of HCFCs

    09/24/2007 10:45:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies · 90+ views ^ | 09/24/2007 | Staff
    Delegates from 190 countries plus the European Commission have agreed to accelerate the freeze and phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), chemicals that were used to replace the more ozone-damaging chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). The decision, made at the 19th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, follows mounting evidence that HCFCs contribute to global warming. The agreement freezes production of HCFCs in 2013 at the average production levels in 2009-2010 and brings forward the final phase-out date by ten years. Developed countries will reduce production and consumption by 75% by 2010 and by 90% by 2015—final phase out is in 2020. Developing...
  • More Good News for the Ozone Layer

    09/16/2007 10:01:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 197+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 11 September 2007 | Phil Berardelli
    Thin blue line. Earth's protective ozone layer is still hurting, but measurements of hydrogen chloride in the atmosphere (bottom, years 1970-2007) show a decline in levels of one destructive chemical.Credit: (Top) NASA/GSFC/SVC; (Bottom) L. Wallace and W. C. Livingston, Geophysical Research Letters, 34 (17 August 2007)The nations of the world might be deadlocked over what to do about greenhouse gases, but one important agreement reached 20 years ago seems to have produced tangible benefits for the atmosphere and Earth's inhabitants. Researchers tracking one of the chemicals that is most destructive to the ozone layer have found that its levels...
  • Kyoto scheme hurting ozone layer

    09/16/2007 7:59:18 PM PDT · by leebert · 10 replies · 211+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 13, 2007 | Gerard Wynn
    Kyoto's carbon-credit system subverted via cheating: Chemical producers in Kyoto "poor countries," seeking to double their salable CO2 credit allotments, are scamming the UN's Kyoto carbon credit system. In addition to this intentional cheating, the byproducts are ozone-depleting chemicals, counter-productive to Montreal Protocol's goal to preserve ozone layer. By intentionally exploiting loopholes in the credit allotment scheme to combat certain refrigerants classified as greenhouse gases, chemical firms in Kyoto "poor nations" get paid to destroy the very chemicals they're intentionally manufacturing in their clever shell game. Kyoto can be seen as a scheme that has inadvertently accelerated globalization. With carbon-credit...
  • Lindsay Lohan Pictured With Saran Wrap Under Leg Device

    07/29/2007 8:10:11 PM PDT · by SherryYT · 59 replies · 3,033+ views
    Star Magazine, July 30th Edition, MAGAZINE MISSED IT! | July 29, 2007 | SherryYT
    Page 46, July 30, 2007 Issue of Star Magazine has a picture of Lindsay Lohan sitting on what looks to be a tall bar stool. Her legs straddle that stool and its legs. The lightening is low. The magazine states that it is Lindsay at the Pussycat Dolls in Las Vegas at the PURE night club on July 14th. What they failed to see..............

    07/28/2007 5:30:18 PM PDT · by EABBOTT · 36 replies · 1,538+ views
  • Zot! The truths behind the Hilary Clinton video

    06/25/2007 10:21:15 AM PDT · by ToxicAmerica · 61 replies · 3,730+ views
    Youtube ^ | 6/21/07 | Lloyd Kaufman
    <p>I recently found this video blog posted by independent film maker and independent art advocate, Lloyd Kaufman. He addresses the recent Hilary Clinton parody video that gained momentory media attention. Although the attention it originally got was positive, Kaufman's attention is certainly not. What do you all think? Are his claims warranted and are his concerns legitimated?</p>
  • Bernie Goldberg

    06/12/2007 7:41:47 AM PDT · by limbaughfan · 84 replies · 1,454+ views
    Has anyone else noticed he has been saying horrible things about Ann Coulter, for example he said she is screwing up the country and so forth. I don't know about y'all but I won't be buying any of his books.
  • Freep this site

    03/27/2007 8:43:05 AM PDT · by tulsaguy1946 · 37 replies · 952+ views
    "thanks to the Bush administration's new standards, our military's collective IQ may not be above 100"
  • How to buy a new gun in California?

    04/18/2007 9:04:07 PM PDT · by RoseRose · 152 replies · 16,231+ views
    personal | 4/18/07 | Rose
    How can I buy a gun for protection in California? what are the steps? please help! I know nothing ... it would be great if you could also advise the model you would recommend too. thank you
  • Solar 'superflare' shredded Earth's ozone

    04/04/2007 10:20:02 AM PDT · by Freeport · 61 replies · 2,214+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 23 March 2007 | Kelly Young
    The largest solar flare in the last 500 years may have shredded Earth's ozone layer to a greater extent than human-made chemicals have in recent decades, new research suggests, but the effect was only temporary. If such a flare occurred today, it would likely be even more damaging to the ozone and could increase the rate of skin cancer around the world. On 1 September 1859, the Sun expelled huge quantities of high-energy protons in a 'superflare'. The event was seen on Earth by an observer who noticed a white spot on the Sun suddenly brighten for about five minutes....
  • Caption this Pic of Algoracle!

    03/21/2007 2:24:36 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 97 replies · 6,936+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 3-21-07
    "And the idea was, the shark comes to the nearest man, that man, he starts poundin' and hollerin' and screamin', sometime's the shark goes away, sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometime's that shark, he looks right into ya, right into your eyes. And another thing about that shark. He's got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites you." Quint from Jaws