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Posts marcados ‘EUA’

THE PAGAN EASTER FESTIVAL

Easter Egg?

Not your typical Easter egg, I suppose.  Certainly different than the brightly colored eggs of my youth.

Back then I never knew much about the origin of the egg in the Easter tradition.  Never gave it much thought at all.  But there is a story behind that iconic egg.  (mais…)

OIL COMPANIES, VIOLATE FOREIGN LAWS

Evidence Undercuts Oil Companies’ Argument That

Disclosures Would Violate Foreign Laws

by Marian Wang
ProPublicaoil-companies-campaign-against-climate-change

As we’ve noted, oil companies have been lobbying against a provision in Dodd-Frank that would require them to disclose their payments to foreign governments. Some have argued that the rule would conflict with some host countries’ non-disclosure laws. (mais…)

THE NUCLEAR CRISIS

While Nuclear Waste Piles Up in U.S., Billions in Fund to Handle It

Sit Unused

by Joaquin Sapien
ProPublica

.This undated image shows the entrance to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository located in Nye County, Nev. (Maxim Kniazkov/AFP/Getty Images)

While the nuclear crisis in Japan has focused attention on the risks of spent fuel piling up at the U.S.’s reactors, one curious fact has gone largely unnoted: There is $24 billion sitting in a “nuclear waste fund” that can’t actually be used to pay for a safer way to store the waste at reactors. (mais…)

THE WAR OIL

Oil Companies That Gave ‘Bonuses’ to Libya Also Lobbied Against

Disclosure Rules

by Marian Wang
ProPublica.

Black smoke billows from a petrochemical factory on fire following clashes between pro- and anti-Qaddafi militants close to the eastern Libyan oil town of Ras Lanuf on March 12, 2011. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images)

Multinational companies operating in Libya have had to deal with many obstacles, including a government rife with corruption that often asked for what amounted to bribes. (mais…)

DESASTRE AMBIENTAL EM USA

EUA: 100 mil peixes aparecem mortos em rio do

Arkansas

Autoridades estão a investigar o caso

Com IOL.PT

Peixes (DR)


Segundo a CNN, os peixes surgiram ao longo de 32 quilómetros do rio e já foram recolhidos alguns para ser analisados em laboratório, para que possa ser determinada a causa de morte.

Keith Stephens, da comissão de Caça de Pesca do Arkansas, salientou que, apesar de surgirem peixes mortos frequentemente, não é habitual acontecer a esta escala.

Outros dos detalhes deste casos é terem morrido peixes de uma só espécie, o que sugere que não se terá tratado de qualquer intoxicação devido a descargas poluentes.

Este é o segundo caso de morte de animais em massa nos últimos dias no estado do Arkansas. Na noite de passagem de ano caíram entre quatro e cinco mil pássaros sobre a localidade de Beebe.

Contudo, as autoridades já disseram que os dois fenómenos, que aconteceram a uma distância de 200 quilómetros um do outro, não estão relacionados.

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