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Started 5/7/19 by Di (amina046); 28366 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

6/3/19

Is that snow or salt?

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

6/10/19

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

6/10/19

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

6/10/19

Though it says google news it comes from yahoo and is about the antarctic, so look ay it anyway.

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From: Di (amina046)

6/10/19

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

6/11/19

Di (amina046) said:

Record-breaking Midwest rainfall washed tons of fertilizer and sewage water out to sea, contributing to a devastatingly large patch of polluted water, scientists say.

“You of course remember the BP oil spill?” she asks. “This is a slow drip kind of change in the system thats been happening over decades, but it's just as consequential.”

Chiefly remembered as a stick to beat the British with.

In Louisiana, 4,900,000 pounds (2,200 t) of oily material was removed from the beaches in 2013, over double the amount collected in 2012. 

...  In his 15 June speech, Obama said, "... We will make BP pay for the damage their company has caused. ... Interior Secretary Ken Salazar stated, "Our job basically is to keep the boot on the neck of British Petroleum."[286]

... The Organization for International Investment, a Washington D.C.-based advocate for overseas investment in the United States, warned that the heated rhetoric was potentially damaging the reputation of British companies with operations in the United States and could spark a wave of U.S. protectionism that would restrict British firms from government contracts, political donations and lobbying.[295][296]

... In the UK, there was anger at the American press and news outlets for the misuse of the term "British Petroleum" for the company – a name which has not been used since British Petroleum merged with the American company Amoco in 1998 to form BP. ... British pension fund managers (who have large holdings of BP shares and rely upon its dividends) accepted that while BP had to pay compensation for the spill and the environmental damage, they argued that the cost to the company's market value from President Obama's criticism was far outweighing the direct clean-up costs.[287]

In his 15 June speech, Obama said, "This oil spill is the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced... Make no mistake: we will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long as it takes. We will make BP pay for the damage their company has caused. And we will do whatever's necessary to help the Gulf Coast and its people recover from this tragedy."[285] Interior Secretary Ken Salazar stated, "Our job basically is to keep the boot on the neck of British Petroleum."[286] Some observers suggested that the Obama administration was being overly aggressive in its criticisms, which some BP investors saw as an attempt to deflect criticism of his own handling of the crisis.[287]

... The Organization for International Investment, a Washington D.C.-based advocate for overseas investment in the United States, warned that the heated rhetoric was potentially damaging the reputation of British companies with operations in the United States and could spark a wave of U.S. protectionism that would restrict British firms from government contracts, political donations and lobbying.[295][296] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepwater_Horizon_oil_spill

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

6/11/19

Di (amina046) said:

The same forces that sunk the remote islands could put coastlines around the world at risk, scientists say.

Wow.

In October 2018, Hurricane Walaka washed away a remote, 11-acre Hawaiian island as the storm barreled through the Pacific Ocean. Several months before that, Russian scientists reported that a small Arctic island had disappeared, saying that only vast, open water remained at the site. And near the end of 2018, a local newspaper reported that an uninhabited islet off the coast of Japan could no longer be found, presumably because it had sunk beneath the water’s surface. https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/three-islands-disappeared-past-year-climate-change-blame-ncna1015316

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

6/19/19

The "big stinky" flower bloomed in Austria at midnight

phew

19. Juni 2019 – Riesenstinker wird zur Riesensensation: Die Titanenwurz an der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät in Salzburg zieht Tausende Besucher an. Sie ist die gröÃ?te Blume der Welt und verbreitet einen intensiven Aasgeruch.

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

7/3/19

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