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  • Whatever Happened to the Hole in the Ozone Layer?

    05/06/2010 12:43:41 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 39 replies · 1,607+ views ^ | May 6, 2010 | Stuart Fox, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer
    Three British scientists shocked the world when they revealed on May 16th, 1985 - 25 years ago - that aerosol chemicals, among other factors, had torn a hole in the ozone layer over the South Pole. The ozone layer, which protects life on Earth from damaging solar radiation, became an overnight sensation. And the hole in the ozone layer became the poster-child for mankind's impact on the planet.
  • Why is the forum for non-christian religions spammed with Christian ZOT?

    04/23/2010 4:51:25 AM PDT · by Jormungandr · 126 replies · 2,041+ views
    I see the whole non-christian forum act as an off-topic for denunciations Christian sects make on others, and news of general interest... For Christians. There is a significant Heathen Libertarian and Conservative community. We're being spammed out!
  • Scent-Killing Machine Could Be Sweet Choice for Terrorists

    04/22/2010 2:17:03 PM PDT · by Doogle · 23 replies · 623+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 04/22/10 | Jana Winter
    Would-be homicide bombers looking to skirt the keen noses of bomb-sniffing dogs can find everything they need at their local hunting store. There, for about $300, they can buy a compact ozone machine that hunters use to mask human smells. It's a fairly low-tech device that will enable them to walk undetected past the K-9 units stationed to sniff out explosives at airports, train stations and bus depots.
  • roman polanski

    03/31/2010 4:17:56 PM PDT · by doubleframe · 28 replies · 504+ views
    why dont the swiss quit straddeling the fence and send this pedophile/sodomite back to the think things might be different if a swiss child had been the subject of this heinous crime?
  • John McCain needs to as Meghan to Stop Helping [vanity]

    02/09/2010 6:58:36 PM PST · by Commonsensecommonman · 50 replies · 1,055+ views
    Vanity | 2/9/10 | commonsensecommonman
    John McCain should tell his daughter to shut up if he doesn’t want to be completely outed as the RINO that he is. At least Meghan speaks the truth while her dad goes on lying to the good people in Arizona trying to convince them that they simply misunderstand his voting record. This is just like Jimmy Carter’s problem with Billy. Just like Meghan, Billy told the truth about what Jimma really thought. I guess McRino still thinks he can win elections by allowing his Bimbo daughter to do interviews on the View. I hope the people of Arizona have...
  • Ozone Hole Healing Could Cause Further Climate Warming

    01/28/2010 11:50:05 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 32 replies · 718+ views ^ | Jan. 26, 2010 | University of Leeds
    Ozone hole healing could cause further climate warming

    01/21/2010 1:29:11 PM PST · by New Hope Conservitive · 142 replies · 2,703+ views
    SEAN HANNITY NEXT POTUS, landmark ruling paves way for Ailes and Murdoch to spend big on Hannity for POTUS. Pass it on SEAN HANNITY has said if god willing he would take his place as the leader of the U.S. Sean has said he will let fate lead him and if it is to be it is to be. Lets get it started at this time we need a real REGAN conservative to lead us lets all ask Hannity to lead us,Pass it on.
  • Asian pollution worsens US air levels: study

    01/20/2010 11:44:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 226+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/20/10 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) – Pollution from Asia is boosting levels of ozone in the skies above the western United States, a trend that could hamper US efforts to meet tougher smog standards, experts said on Wednesday. Their study focuses on data for ozone in springtime above western North America at an altitude of between three and eight kilometers (two and five miles). This height is between the stratosphere -- where a thin layer of ozone helps to filter out dangerous ultra-violet light from the Sun -- and ground level, where ozone can be a bad hazard for people with cardiac or...
  • Wow Censored!

    12/31/2009 9:37:42 AM PST · by Jihadi Du Jour · 166 replies · 4,187+ views
    A Tic In The Mind's Eye ^ | 12/31/2009 | Joseph Speranzella SFO
    Got a post censored from Free Republic for a political humor post about the wikipedia update that said Rush Limbaugh was dead. How is that any different than this? I guess Free Republic isn't that free after all...
  • Laughing Gas Knocks Out CO2

    11/02/2009 4:07:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies · 1,300+ views via ^ | 02 November 2009 | Doug L. Hoffman
    In the face of ever mounting evidence that CO2 is incapable of causing the level of global devastation prophesied by climate change catastrophists a new villain is being sought. The leading candidate is nitrous oxide (N2O), better known as laughing gas. A report in Science claims that N2O emissions are currently the single most important cause of ozone depletion and are expected to remain so throughout the 21st century. The IPCC rates N2O as 310 times as potent a greenhouse gas as CO2 on a 100 year time scale. Is this a greenhouse gas bait and switch, or are the...
  • "Where the mustagn roams"

    10/21/2009 11:08:06 PM PDT · by skybear · 122 replies · 3,942+ views
    My own | 21OCT2009 | S.K.Y.
    I am as free, from any mountain, to roaring pristine sea, this land of majesty, agreat constitutional people reign,, My mustagn spirit uncontrolled, free to roam, I go,, great spirits we are unfold, the herd as on untold, freedom isn't free for show,, Tyrany has many aname, different faces as well, can strip your spirit lame, herding you a new game, from foreign or domestic swill,, Fight as a mustagn might, full of snort with rage, your freedom is loosing sight, of tyrany of consistent fight, or windup in a cage,, America has lost moral ground, loosing your freedoms everyday,...
  • Sun-Caused Warming

    09/08/2009 5:30:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 2,191+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 8, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Change: A team of international scientists has finally figured out why sunspots have a dramatic effect on the weather. It shows the folly of fearing the SUV while dismissing that thermonuclear furnace in the sky.Mankind once worshiped the sun. Now the world studiously ignores it as nations prepare to hammer out a successor to the failed Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, in Copenhagen in December. Something is indeed rotten in Denmark. Our own government is committed to fighting climate change whether it be though Son of Kyoto or our own growth-capping, job-killing cap-and-trade legislation known as Waxman-Markey. Despite...
  • Ozone reaction with skin causes irritants

    08/19/2009 8:36:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 787+ views
    Chemistry World ^ | 18 August 2009 | Jon Cartwright
    Ozone found in indoor environments reacts with human skin, potentially producing chemicals that irritate the skin and lungs, according to researchers in Austria and the US. The study, which is the first of its kind to be performed with humans, highlights the limitations of current methods used to assess indoor air quality.Trioxygen, or ozone, is present in low levels throughout the Earth's atmosphere. Ozone can find its way indoors, although it is also emitted by many devices including photocopiers and air cleaners. For this reason, past studies have investigated the effect of ozone in the office environment. However, these have all focused...
  • Biden isn't going to take my guns

    08/15/2009 3:09:12 PM PDT · by Replace all Democrats · 28 replies · 900+ views
    I am fed up with the federal government and the liberal media trying to enforce their anti second-amendment agenda. In 2000, the socialist Michael Moore made his slanderous documentary which blamed all of us responsible gun owners and NRA members for the tragedy at Columbine. In 2004 the Democrats failed to put a very strong anti second amendment senator in the White House. In 2008, the republicans put up an anti second amendment presidential nominee and the Democrats put up the most extreme nominee and vice president since McGovern. The only hope us gun owners have is to support Palin...
  • mr savage give his advice to the birthers

    08/05/2009 5:47:44 AM PDT · by amabokcarab · 99 replies · 2,673+ views
    Radio Man Savage ^ | 8/4/2009 | amabokcaraB
    Mr. Savage say birther be careful he tell you that government can create fake issues of certificate and finish birther for good.
  • An Open Letter to Jim Robinson

    07/18/2009 3:09:39 PM PDT · by mrmeangenes · 392 replies · 12,961+ views
    07/18/09 | vanity
    Dear Mr. Robinson: I've given the matter quite a bit of thought and have decided it is time to ZOT you. I was tempted when I noticed posters were allowed to insult anyone who disagreed with them; even more tempted when I saw new posters banned for asking questions, or expressing an opinion outside the mainstream - (though I must confess anyone adopting the screen name "Christ was killed by conservatives" was not going to last very long ! I'm sure he was referring to the Sanhedrin, but still...) When I saw your post today about getting "millions of people"...
  • loser that was a poor excuse of a person who appeared on msnbc (KOS Tool Chow)

    07/13/2009 12:53:59 PM PDT · by freeamericanfree · 177 replies · 5,065+ views
    me | today | me
  • Which Groups of People Have Been ZOTTED from Free Republic

    07/12/2009 10:06:15 AM PDT · by Repub_licans2010 · 317 replies · 7,376+ views
    I've been hearing that some groups of people are not welcome at Free Republic anymore, but I didn't believe what I was hearing because that seems like the complete opposite of "Free". I've heard that supporters of Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, and more are no longer welcome to post at this site. This site is about uniting people together against the liberal onslaught that is ruining our country and we could use all the help we can get right? Please correct me so I can correct others who have told me that this is...
  • The Space Shuttle Tragedy's Green Connection

    08/06/2003 9:44:00 AM PDT · by Maria S · 11 replies · 703+ views ^ | August 6, 2003 | Jon Berlau
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, said in July that it had found the "smoking gun" that caused the space shuttle Columbia to break apart as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Feb. 1: a piece of foam that had peeled off the external fuel tank and struck the shuttle's wing 1 minute and 22 seconds after liftoff. But many experts looking at the tragedy that killed seven astronauts say there is a deeper cause. They say that the metaphorical smoking gun should be painted green. Because of demands that the agency help to front for...
  • Ecologists’ own goal: ozone saver is global warmer

    06/28/2009 10:01:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 715+ views ^ | June 21, 2009 | Jonathan Leake
    THE green movement’s greatest triumph – the abolition of ozone-destroying CFC gases in the 1980s – may become its biggest embarrassment because of research showing that their replacements are sharply accelerating global warming. CFC, or chlorofluorocarbon, gases were widely deployed in air-conditioning and refrigeration units before they were found to destroy the ozone layer and banned under the 1987 Montreal protocol. They were replaced by HFCs – hydrofluorocarbons – gases that have far less effect on ozone but have since been revealed as extremely powerful greenhouse gases. A ton of HFC23 used in refrigeration has the same global warming potential...
  • Did the war in Iraq increase my chance of getting zotted into next week?

    06/20/2009 7:55:56 PM PDT · by lostnconfused99 · 77 replies · 2,078+ views
    i'm not very political, and i need to write a paper on the topic "Did the war in Iraq reduce the threat of Terrorism?" My teacher has made it a yes or no paper. i have to write about how it did reduce the threat of terrorism, the yes part.... so can anyone give me some info, in put
  • Growing Antarctic sea ice linked to damaged ozone [Ozone hole causes Antarctic sea ice to grow]

    04/21/2009 9:22:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies · 1,229+ views
    Growing Antarctic sea ice linked to damaged ozone 21 Apr 2009 15:57:10 GMT Source: Reuters * Ozone hole causes Antarctic sea ice to grow * Study helps resolve global warming puzzle By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, April 21 (Reuters) - An expansion of sea ice around Antarctica is linked to a hole in the ozone layer high in the atmosphere, according to a study on Tuesday that helps clear up a mystery about global warming. The findings, by scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the U.S. space agency NASA, explain an apparent contradiction between a thaw of...

    04/20/2009 5:47:59 AM PDT · by Patriot2A · 18 replies · 996+ views
    FACEBOOK ^ | 3/26/09 | BRYAN IRVIN
    2nd Declaration of Independence We the people of the United Sates of America do hereby declare our independence from the Socialist Federal Bureaucracy, which is considered by the people to have exceeded its Constitutional authority and function as the administrator of the government FOR THE PEOPLE, and do hereby demand, according to the rights provided us by the Declaration of Independence, the following: ARTICLE: I. The immediate abolishment of the Federal Bureaucracy, excessive Federal Government and the establishment of the minimal Constitutionally defined central Federal Government II. The immediate restriction of Congress to its specific Constitutionally defined authority and the...
  • Can anyone define these sentences for me: “Ego venit , ego posteri , ego eram zotted.”

    04/12/2009 12:15:48 PM PDT · by 1believer · 1,977 replies · 15,829+ views
    # De Principiis Cogitandi. Liber Secundus. (1 result) 11 Visa tamen tardi demum inclementia morbi # Luna habitabilis (1 result) 24 Visa tibi ante oculos, et nota major imago.
  • Useful Tool

    04/09/2009 5:28:08 AM PDT · by Korzeniowski · 68 replies · 1,525+ views
    Web resource ^ | 4/09/09 | Korzeniowski
    This website is a handy reference tool for mapping relationships within industry, government and lobbying firms. Simply go to and enter the firm name - i.e., "Cerberus" or "FN" and follow instructions. Names of prominent players can also be searched for relationships within the complex.

    03/28/2009 11:19:15 AM PDT · by Meghan McCain Fan · 117 replies · 2,668+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | March 26, 2009 | Gary Ater
    Now Ms. Meghan McCain is anything but a young Britney Spears type "air head" celebrity. She is a 24 year old, 2007 graduate of Columbia University. She has already written regularly for Newsweek Magazine and has been an active political blogger since her father, Senator John McCain, began running for his party´s 2008 nomination. She admits that she has only been a "real Republican for less than a year," and she is anything but a die-hard GOP conservative. She is a "moderate" that currently supports gay marriage, stem-cell research and in 2004, she voted for the Democrat, John Kerry. What...
  • Climate Change Is Friend and Foe to Ozone Layer

    02/08/2009 11:28:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 703+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 6 February 2009 | Jackie Grom
    Climate change is bringing mixed news to the ozone layer. Thanks to increasing CO2 concentrations and shifting air currents, the mid-northern hemisphere, including the United States, Canada, and Europe, will likely see its ozone restored ahead of schedule, according to a new study. Meanwhile, areas throughout the tropics and the mid-southern hemisphere, such as Australia, New Zealand, and Peru, may experience a delay in their ozone recovery. Ozone is an important part of the upper atmosphere that protects both humans and ecosystems from harmful UV-B radiation. In the 1970s, the loss of ozone from the stratosphere (10 to 50 kilometers...
  • Global Warming Consensus Narrows – Still Misleading

    01/22/2009 7:24:13 AM PST · by RogerFGay · 28 replies · 1,783+ views ^ | January 22, 2009 | Roger F. Gay
    Earth and Environmental Scientist Peter Doran recently surveyed 3,146 scientists in an effort to clarify the “scientific consensus” on global warming. Professor Doran has previously complained that his study revealing cooling in the Antarctic had been misinterpreted, causing confusion in the global warming debate. Here we go again.
  • Asthma Sufferers Victimized by UN Ozone Madness

    01/20/2009 9:53:05 AM PST · by Coleus · 21 replies · 1,343+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | William F. Jasper
    Beginning January 1, 2009, millions of asthma sufferers will no longer legally be able to obtain the low-cost albuterol inhalers that enable them to breathe. The inhalers have been outlawed by FDA regulations under the UN Montreal Protocol on Ozone Deplation.  Few things are more terrifying than being smothered, yet millions of Americans who suffer from asthma and other respiratory ailments experience this sensation on a regular basis. For many it is not just an unpleasant and debilitating experience, but a life-threatening one. For decades, these sufferers have received emergency relief from albuterol metered-dose inhalers (MDIs). These traditional MDIs, however,...
  • If global warming is real why is it cold? (Toons)

    01/17/2009 6:18:35 AM PST · by wingsof liberty · 20 replies · 2,481+ views
  • “Mountain waves” : Mountains in Antarctica can help destroy ozone layer

    01/13/2009 12:38:03 PM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies · 682+ views
    In a new research, it has been observed that “mountain waves” in the atmosphere above Antarctica create rare clouds that are helping destroy the ozone layer. Over the last two decades, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) released by human activity have opened a hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica. Key chemical reactions that lead to ozone depletion happen on the surface of rare polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs), which form high up in the atmosphere. Here, sunlight breaks down the CFCs into products that react to produce chlorine, which in turn decomposes ozone. “The question was: how are these clouds generated?” said Lars...

    01/13/2009 6:02:57 AM PST · by cymry8 · 127 replies · 5,036+ views
    1/13/09 | Cymry8
    It looks as though the USSC or for that matter any of our elected representatives are going to do anything to call into question Barrack Obama's foreign national status. So, it's up to us (American Citizens) to apply the pressure to get them to take notice. We can BOYCOTT any spending on luxury/non-essential items. This will get the governments attention. Pay your bills but don't spend your tax refund, don't spend your stimulus payment. Call in to local radio talk know the drill. If it's good enough for Jesse Jackson, then it is certainly good enough for us in...
  • 12/12/Z0T2

    01/10/2009 5:01:42 PM PST · by ktree · 46 replies · 2,221+ views
    IHOP ^ | 01/10/2009 | ktree
    This a helpful guide to keep your sorry self living until your certain death on December 12, 2012. You'll want to make sure to follow every step of the guide below if you want to live. I have all of the answers in this simple howto page.
  • Petition to save CFC inhalers (New ozone-friendly asthma medications don't work)

    05/30/2008 7:26:51 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 24 replies · 2,611+ views & FDA ^ | 5/30/08 | AngieGal
    The following petition has 2,200 signatures. Also please file any complaints with the FDA (Medwatch Reporting Form). Here is the link. Find the blue Begin button to the right to start. Text of petition: The FDA, in compliance with the Montreal Protocol, has banned the use of life-saving CFC propellant albuterol asthma rescue inhalers in order to help restore the ozone layer, even though it has been widely acknowledged that these CFC inhaler emissions are too trivial to harm the ozone layer: Leslie Hendeles, University of Florida Professor of Pharmacy and Pediatrics, has noted that CFC inhalers release negligible...
  • My Dog is killing deer Help! - AM calls bs - ZOT!

    12/31/2008 2:37:33 PM PST · by budhead123 · 265 replies · 6,196+ views
    Help I have a Border Collie / mix Dog He is 1 1/2 yrs old, he is a very smart dog, The other night I had to go looking for him and found him on a deer.... still alive! He has a sisiter that is 6 months old and is a Black Lab /mix. she to was with him shortly getting in on the action. I pulled him off. and scolded him allthe way home, this moring I let them out and went in to bake a cake, 30 min. i called them to come in and no one came....
  • Mechanix Illustrated

    12/06/2008 6:22:38 PM PST · by Don W · 8 replies · 926+ views
    self | self
    I remember vividly an article in an old (late 1960's, early 1970's) Mechanix Illustrated magazine (the small version) that gave detailed plans for a "Fan With No Moving Parts". It used a transformer, plastic, and nails in order to generate an ionized 'wave' that moved air. A by-product of this was a slight increase in the ozone in the airstream. I wonder if anyone out in FReeperdom remembers this and possibly has the plans?
  • how the heck did we elect nobama???? (Mod's early Christmas present to the kitties)

    11/20/2008 11:27:06 AM PST · by HotHerculeez · 98 replies · 2,435+ views
    nyt june 2 1981 | me
    my couisn was murdered by obamas pals bill ayers and his naty wife bernadine dorhn. where the justice in electing their pal??

    11/19/2008 2:33:08 PM PST · by montesquiue · 26 replies · 994+ views ^ | 11/19/08 | Dick Morris
    The results of the G-20 economic summit amount to nothing less than the seamless integration of the United States into the European economy. In one month of legislation and one diplomatic meeting, the United States has unilaterally abdicated all the gains for the concept of free markets won by the Reagan administration and surrendered, in toto, to the Western European model of socialism, stagnation and excessive government regulation. Sovereignty is out the window. Without a vote, we are suddenly members of the European Union. Given the dismal record of those nations at creating jobs and sustaining growth, merger with the...
  • E-Voting Machines ZOTTED Writer Without a Home

    11/07/2008 1:10:45 PM PST · by CabaCibi · 52 replies · 3,526+ views
    The Intelligence Daily ^ | Jason Leopold
    Electronic voting machines that a Michigan election official said last week incorrectly tabulated vote counts during pre-election tests in the state were used in Minnesota where the senate race between Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken is in dispute.
  • Vanity: True Conservative Values?

    11/05/2008 2:50:20 PM PST · by CaviarBloke · 28 replies · 1,009+ views
    I'm new here and hoping you can help me. I have a friend who told me that I should take McCain's speech last night to heart . . . that I should be positive, trust my country, and support our new president. Does this advice reflect true conservative values? What should I tell him?
  • New theory predicts the largest ozone hole over Antarctica will occur this month (CFCs not to blame)

    10/25/2008 1:09:55 PM PDT · by Entrepreneur · 34 replies · 918+ views
    University of Waterloo ^ | 9-16-2008 | U. of Waterloo Communications & Public Affairs
    WATERLOO, Ont. (Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008) -- A University of Waterloo scientist says that cosmic rays are a key cause for expanding the hole in the ozone layer over the South Pole -- and predicts the largest ozone hole will occur in one or two weeks. Qing-Bin Lu, a professor of physics and astronomy who studies ozone depletion, said that it was generally accepted for more than two decades that the Earth's ozone layer is depleted by chlorine atoms produced by sunlight-induced destruction of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the atmosphere. But more and more evidence now points to a new theory...
  • Science slows global warming!

    09/07/2008 12:46:03 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 432+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 07, 2008 | James Lewis
    Yes, kids, science is a wonderful thing. But not nearly as wonderful as climate modeling, which can perform supernatural miracles. Honest! Climate modeling can raise the level of the oceans (even without Obama's intervention), it can burn up the planet a hundred years from now, and Shazzam! -- the models can save us again -- all without leaving your video games, and without the benefit of the real-world data that you need for boring old regular science. At least, that's what Nature -- the oldest science journal in the world, going back to Isaac Newton -- now claims. According to...
  • CHANGE IN THE AIR-federal ban on ozone-depleting CFCs will affect those w/ asthma

    08/14/2008 5:21:35 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 11 replies · 239+ views ^ | August 14, 2008
    A federal ban on ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), to conform to the Clean Air Act, is, ironically, affecting 22.9 million people in the United States who suffer from asthma, says Scientific American. Generic inhaled albuterol -- the most commonly prescribed short-acting asthma medication that requires CFCs to propel it into the lungs -- will no longer be legally sold after December 21, 2008. As more patients see their prescriptions change and costs go up -- the reformulated brand-name alternatives can be three times as expensive, raising the cost to about $40 per inhaler -- many question why this ban must begin...
  • Destruction Of Greenhouse Gases Over Tropical Atlantic May Ease Global Warming

    06/26/2008 11:46:02 AM PDT · by saganite · 36 replies · 60+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 26 June 08 | staff
    Large amounts of ozone -- around 50% more than predicted by the world's state-of-the-art climate models -- are being destroyed in the lower atmosphere over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. This startling discovery was made by a team of scientists from the UK's National Centre for Atmospheric Science and Universities of York and Leeds. It has particular significance because ozone in the lower atmosphere acts as a greenhouse gas and its destruction also leads to the removal of the third most abundant greenhouse gas; methane. The findings come after analysing the first year of measurements from the new Cape Verde Atmospheric...
  • firefox explore

    06/23/2008 9:21:08 AM PDT · by caballota · 49 replies · 407+ views
    hello i just try to log in to my firefox and didn't have no results can u help me with that theres no way i can opend my firefox and before i could opend and now i can't is there any way u can help
  • Rush owes Ronald Reagan an apology

    06/21/2008 9:24:57 PM PDT · by thelejunes · 76 replies · 297+ views
    June 21, 2008 Over the past several days, I have gone through several emotions, confusion, disgust, disappointment, and finally anger. At first my confusion and disgust were aimed at the arrogance of our State Legislature. Now, I find anger has overtaken my disappointment for my Governor, Bobby Jindal. My anger also extends to the national media, which includes the press and conservative radio talk show host that have long touted the “savior of the Republican party’s future.” Since Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana has made the national news and exposed the corrupt and inept leadership in Baton Rouge. The impression the rest...
  • New Zealand engineers convicted for depleting ozone layer

    06/19/2008 6:55:26 AM PDT · by hreardon · 11 replies · 119+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | June 19, 2008 | Reuter
    Two refrigeration engineers have been convicted by a New Zealand court for depleting the ozone layer. The country's Ministry for Economic Development prosecuted the two men in the first ever case taken under a 1996 law protecting the ozone layer.
  • Ozone-Depleting Inhalers Being Phased Out (Ozone means nothing when you're dead)

    05/30/2008 5:39:41 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 61 replies · 185+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/30/2008 | Steven Reinberg
    FRIDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma inhalers that contain the drug albuterol to relax the airways also contain chemicals that harm the ozone layer. And these inhalers won't be available after this year, so U.S. health officials are urging patients to switch to alternative inhalers now. Chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, are widely used to propel inhaled drugs into the lungs. However, products containing CFCs are being phased out, because the chemicals damage the Earth's protective ozone layer. CFC inhalers are being replaced by inhalers powered by HFAs, or hydrofluoroalkanes, which are ozone-friendly. The change to HFA-powered inhalers has been in...
  • Researchers Warn of Nitrogen Hazard to Environment

    05/16/2008 11:44:36 AM PDT · by anymouse · 35 replies · 105+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2008
    While carbon dioxide has been getting lots of publicity in climate change, reactive forms of nitrogen are also building up in the environment, scientists warn. "The public does not yet know much about nitrogen, but in many ways it is as big an issue as carbon, and due to the interactions of nitrogen and carbon, makes the challenge of providing food and energy to the world's peoples without harming the global environment a tremendous challenge," University of Virginia environmental sciences professor James Galloway said in a statement. "We are accumulating reactive nitrogen in the environment at alarming rates, and this...
  • Ozone: Friend or Foe?

    05/03/2008 8:34:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 195+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 24 April 2008 | Phil Berardelli
    Enlarge ImageOut of the frying pan.Studies show that pumping sulfur into the atmosphere could seriously damage the ozone layer.Credit: Ross J. Salawitch [via Science] The ozone layer protects all life on Earth, but it's frustrating scientists' attempts to curb global warming. Take geoengineering: Researchers have proposed that injecting sulfur particles into the stratosphere might counter the effects of greenhouse gas buildup, but a new study suggests that the approach could thin the planet's already fragile ozone layer. Leaving the ozone layer alone comes with its own risks, however. A second study warns that the gradual recovery of the Antarctic...