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  • Caribbean coral reefs on verge of collapsing: study

    09/10/2012 6:40:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/10/12 | Ron Recinto | The Lookout
    Less than 10 percent of the coral reefs in the Caribbean show living coral cover and are on the verge of utter devastation, a new study reported in the Guardian states. Global warming, pollution and overexploitation are the main causes for the damage to reefs, Carl Gustaf Lundin, a director at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, .. "The major causes of coral decline are well-known and include overfishing, pollution, disease and bleaching caused by rising temperatures resulting from the burning of fossil fuels," Lundin said. .. ... Global warming is a big factor with coral reefs, the National...
  • On verge of Gaza war

    08/27/2011 11:40:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    YNET ^ | 8/26/11 | Alex Fishman
    Special: Israel was on verge of launching major Gaza operation, but Hamas blinked When Defense Minister Ehud Barak arrived at the Defense Ministry Headquarters’ meeting room last Saturday, a thick war book titled “Operation South” was already awaiting his approval on his desk. In those hours, Israel was on the verge of embarking on war in the Gaza Strip. The book did not pertain to a limited operation. The selected targets would have certainly prompted a major flare-up, including difficult regional implications. Just like in Operation Cast Lead, the political leadership granted immunity to no one in the Strip, regardless...
  • Obama Restores Cash-Strapped ACORN's Funding As Reward For HealthCare Support

    03/21/2010 7:06:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 46 replies · 1,702+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3.20.10 @ 9:17PM | By Matthew Vadum
    President Obama has quietly moved behind the scenes to restore full funding to the radical group ACORN, which was his former employer and legal client. In a move ignored by the media, OMB director Peter Orszag circulated a directive to federal agencies ordering them to begin funding ACORN again. ACORN is the hyperpartisan lead group in the Health Care for America Now (HCAN) coalition and has long supported a government takeover of the U.S. health care system.... In a March 16 memo Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Peter Orszag ordered federal agencies to resume funding the group whose...
  • Vast Antarctic Ice Shelf on Verge of Collapse (Wilkins Ice Shelf)

    03/25/2008 11:02:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 104 replies · 3,743+ views on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/08 | Andrea Thompson
    A vast ice shelf hanging on by a thin strip looks to be the next chunk to break off from the Antarctic Peninsula, the latest sign of global warming's impact on Earth's southernmost continent. Scientists are shocked by the rapid change of events. Glaciologist Ted Scambos of the University of Colorado was monitoring satellite images of the Wilkins Ice Shelf and spotted a huge iceberg measuring 25 miles by 1.5 miles (41 kilometers by 2.5 kilometers - about 10 times the area of Manhattan) that appeared to have broken away from the shelf. Scambos alerted colleagues at the British Antarctic...
  • California on verge of major IT expansion, development

    05/24/2007 4:55:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 343+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 5/24/07 | John Howard
    California government is in the midst of a major push into information-technology development that envisions 1,000 IT new hires over the next few years; more attention to larger, more complex contracts; and a dramatic ramping-up of the office that will ride herd on the state's computer systems. For the first time, those plans--already approved by the governor and described in his 2007-08 budget--include financing the office of the chief information officer. The budget's $7.9 million proposal includes up to four-dozen staff members, half of them to track and negotiate IT contracts, said state CIO J. Clark Kelso. Thus far, the...
  • Central Command Chief Says Iraq Not on Verge of Civil War

    03/15/2006 4:47:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 387+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 15, 2006 – Iraq is not on the verge of a civil war, and sectarian issues in the country are controllable, the commander of U.S. Central Command told the House Armed Services Committee here today. Army Gen. John Abizaid testified about CENTCOM's posture. He told the representatives he believes a government of national unity will emerge in Iraq and that the Iraqi security forces will continue to improve. Abizaid said he was concerned about sectarian violence in Iraq since the bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra on Feb. 22. He said he believes fugitive Jordanian terrorist Abu...
  • Tapping the Hornet's Nest

    12/13/2004 8:40:27 AM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 1,319+ views ^ | December 13, 2004 | Michael Rubin
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Iran: The Invisible Revolution. During the U.S. presidential campaign, debate over Iran policy received unprecedented attention. The reasons are multifold. With Iran on the verge of developing both nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile capability, Washington policymakers can no longer ignore the Iranian threat, especially when confidants of Supreme Leader Ali Khomenei lead televised chants of "American will be annihilated," as Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati did last June. American concern over a nuclear Iran is multifold. The danger is not necessarily that Iran would conduct a nuclear first strike, although former president Ali Akbar...