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  • Portugal sued by EU for poor CFC disposal

    10/01/2004 12:49:54 PM PDT · by cogitator · 8 replies · 369+ views
    Space Daily ^ | 10/01/2004
    Portugal facing EU action for lax disposal of ozone-depleting pollutantThe European Commission has launched legal action against Portugal for failing to enforce laws regulating the disposal of old refrigerators and air conditioning units containing ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), enviromentalists said Friday. Quercus, a leading Portuguese environmental group, said it received a letter from the EU Environment Commission last month informing the group that Brussels was opening a probe into complaints that Lisbon has not provided sufficient CFC recycling facilities. The group complained to Brussels last year that only 0.5 percent of roughly 500,000 old CFC-containing equipments were disposed of properly in...
  • More stylistic errors in CBS memos (Piling on CBS with GREAT research)

    09/09/2004 11:57:05 PM PDT · by litany_of_lies · 33 replies · 1,342+ views
    2. The two memos refer to a flight physical and a flight review board, both IAW ("in accordance with") AFM 35-13. But that would stand for "Air Force Manual" 35-13, and manuals are guidelines only. They have no regulatory authority. No one takes a physical exam, flight or not, IAW a manual. Manuals relate to operational procedures, not enforcement of standards. Especially would a "flight review board" not be convened IAW a manual. Enforceable regulatory authority in the military derives only from two sources: the Uniform Code of Military Justice and orders. Regulations are a type of written order issued...
  • SSPX Agreement Reneged on by Lefebvre

    08/25/2004 1:51:22 PM PDT · by Mershon · 341 replies · 3,338+ views
    Traditional Catholic Website ^ | 25 August 2004 | The Vatican
    THE PROTOCOL AGREEMENT OF THE VATICAN AND ARCHBISHOP LEFEBVRE Signed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on May 5, 1988 I, Marcel Lefebvre, archbishop-bishop emeritus of Tulle, along with the members of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X, which I founded: 1. We promise always to be faithful to the Catholic Church and to the Roman Pontiff, its supreme pastor, the vicar of Christ, successor of blessed Peter in his primacy and head of the body of bishops. 2. We declare that we will accept the doctrine...
  • Crude Oil Quality a Growing Issue for U.S. Refiners (Montreal Protocol Treaties)

    07/05/2004 8:31:31 AM PDT · by take · 11 replies · 512+ views
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,124623,00.html ^ | Sunday, July 04, 2004 | foxnews.com
    <p>NEW YORK — The quality of the world's crude oil that will be produced in the near future is falling and some U.S. refiners may soon have to invest millions in their plants to refine the changing flow of crude, experts said on Thursday.</p>
  • Brokers gather to trade emissions credits (Kyoto Protocol)

    06/06/2004 9:06:16 PM PDT · by take · 61 replies · 281+ views
    Brokers gather to trade emissions credits As carbon dioxide emissions continue to be a problem, Europe takes the lead in the fight against global warming. Buyers, sellers, brokers and lawyers, even ''specialists in carbon asset creation management,'' convene Wednesday on the banks of the Rhine to launch a new business for a worried world. CarbonExpo, in the cavernous congress halls of Cologne, Germany, is a three-day trade fair for those who would deal in carbon dioxide -- buying and selling permits to discharge the waste gas chiefly blamed for global warming. This carbon trading is a Europe-wide effort to use...
  • Flag rule flap has one resident seeing red

    03/21/2004 7:33:23 AM PST · by Radix · 1 replies · 150+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 3/21/2004 | Christine Wallgren
    <p>Halifax Country Club owner Karen Peck doesn't believe the town should be able to tell someone how to fly the American flag. She has submitted a petition article for the May 10 annual Town Meeting that would exempt the flag from local regulation. The Planning Board has scheduled a public hearing on the proposal for April 1 at 7:45 p.m. at Town Hall.</p>
  • When UFOs Arrive

    02/11/2004 9:41:52 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 1,051 replies · 3,328+ views
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | February 2004 | BY JIM WILSON
    The U.S. and other world governments already have detailed secret plans for first contact.When UFOs land, a series of plans created to deal with nuclear emergencies and biological attacks will be activated. Within the scientific community, the question is no longer whether extraterrestrial life exists, but if ET is smart enough to do long division. Scientists are of two minds regarding the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence. Skeptics acknowledge simple life-forms might be found on other planets, but insist that intelligent life is unique to Earth. Their belief is based on the assumption that Earth possesses unique physical attributes, including a...
  • The Science of Climate Change

    07/09/2003 10:01:34 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 105+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 9, 2003
    What would the Kyoto Protocol do to reduce global temperatures? Not much, according to three leading climate scientists. Dr. Tom Wigley, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, found that if the Kyoto Protocol were fully implemented by all signatories, it would reduce temperatures by a mere 0.07 degrees Celsius by 2050. This is an amount so small that it cannot be reliably measured by ground-based thermometers.
  • Vostok: The Lake of Shadows

    06/25/2002 5:46:51 PM PDT · by vannrox · 13 replies · 4,118+ views
    FATE Magazine ^ | Cover Story FATE Magazine 2002-06-01 00:00:00 | by Scott Corrales
    Vostok: The Lake of ShadowsCover Story FATE Magazine 2002-06-01 00:00:00 by Scott Corrales “Doubt of the real facts, as I must reveal them, is inevitable; yet if I suppressed what will seem extravagant and incredible there would be nothing left.” —H. P. Lovecraft, “At the Mountains of Madness” The inspiration for this article began in the summer of 1996, when a series of email messages began to appear suggesting the possibility that “someone” or “something” was surreptitiously removing all recent maps of Antarctica. The notion was so outrageous that even die-hard conspiracy theorists found themselves having to clarify the...