The bloated carcasses of hundreds of thousands of hogs, chickens and other drowned livestock bobbed in a nose-stinging soup of fecal matter, pesticides, fertilizer and gasoline so toxic that fish flopped helplessly on the surface to escape it. Rescue workers smeared Vick’s VapoRub under their noses to try to numb their senses against the stench. … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence: North Carolina fears possible environmental disaster
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What did the police say about Hendrix’s death? The Sheriff's office released a statement about the deputy's passing, saying: "It is with a heavy heart the family of Henderson County Deputy Ryan Hendrix and Sheriff Lowell Griffin announce Ryan’s passing today at 12:57 p.m. … [Read more...] about Who was Henderson County Deputy Ryan Hendrix and how did he die?
The UK government’s motivation remains murky. It may simply see the devolution settlement as a necessary victim of its broader power play with Brussels. What seems more likely, particularly given this government’s taste for a high-stakes gamble and centralising power, is that this bill is part of a deliberate move to shore up power in London or the beginning of a gradual reseating of power from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s new bill will damage the union, and with it devolved government
Synthetic aperture radar data for 2003 to 2010 let researchers team map the average rate of movement for the central section of the San Andreas Fault (black line). Red shows ground movement toward the southeast, and blue to the northwest … [Read more...] about San Andreas Fault tremors are triggered by SUPERHEATED rocks deep below the surface that are melted at 650 degrees by gliding plates creating friction, study reveals
Avoiding a return to the old normal will require an alternative politics of prosperity: one that presses for greater equality, gives priority to wellbeing over economic growth and is willing to challenge the consumerist vision of the good life. It may be too late to start moving towards these goals – and the journey will certainly be difficult. But coronavirus has shown us that huge societal changes that were previously thought impossible can be implemented relatively easily. Some of the experiments trialled during the pandemic could become permanent, such as more home-based working. … [Read more...] about The pandemic is an opportunity to reconsider what makes a good life