Monday, October 14, 2019

From Jenna Orkin

Dutch central bank to move part of gold reserves to Haarlem

"ahead of a permanent move to the new DNB Cash Centre at military premises in Zeist."

2,667 radioactive bags from Fukushima nuke disaster unleashed by Typhoon Hagibis

Kurdish forces strike a deal with Assad's army as they battle an intensifying Turkish assault in northern Syria

Friday, October 11, 2019

From Jenna Orkin

Thousands of US troops deploying to Saudi Arabia: Pentagon

Michael Flynn Was Paid to Represent Turkey's Interests during Trump Campaign

10 things you need to know about the massive new oilsands mine that just got a green light

Billions face food, water shortages over next 30 years as nature fails

Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers

Trump's former Russia aide set to give revealing testimony on Giuliani, Sondland

Protection Without a Vaccine 
...muscle cells might make too many antibodies, because they do not have the built-in regulation that immune cells do...

Still, Dr. Baltimore says that he envisions that some people might be leery of a vaccination strategy that means altering their own DNA, even if it prevents a potentially fatal disease.

Another Disaster? FAA Finds Cracks On Wings In 5% Of Older Boeing 737s 

After Unveiling 'NotQE', Fed Eases Liquidity Rules For Foreign Banks (Rescues Deutsche)

An Iranian oil tanker was hit by missiles close to the coast of Saudi Arabia in a possible terror attack

Thursday, October 10, 2019

From Jenna Orkin

Vast methane 'plumes' seen in Arctic ocean as sea ice retreats

3.6 million refugees as Syria offensive forces tens of thousands to flee

The Literal Gaslighting That Helps America Avoid Acting on the Climate Crisis

The crucial distinction that politicians are missing about our climate predicament is this: what we have reduced over the past twenty years is our emission of carbon dioxide, and we did that mostly by replacing coal-fired power plants with gas-fired power plants. Burning gas produces less carbon dioxide than burning coal. But carbon dioxide is not the only greenhouse gas. The second most important contributor to climate change is methane—CH4. And, when you frack the countryside for natural gas to burn in power plants, lots of methane leaks out at every stage of the process, from drilling to combustion. So: less carbon dioxide, more methane.

Fires, explosions and toxic releases: Front Range residents fight fracking boom

Burisma paid Joe Biden $900,000 for lobbying – Ukrainian MP

Trump reportedly offered to sell F-35 jets to Turkey in exchange for not attacking Kurdish forces in Syria