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Massive Methane Leak in 2015 Left California Residents With Elevated Uranium, Styrene Levels

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Almost exactly two years ago, a well owned by the Southern California Gas Company began dumping huge amounts of methane into the atmosphere. The leak wouldn’t be capped until February 18, 2016, and would eventually release 107,000 tons of methane and 8,000 tons of ethane. SoCalGas didn’t exactly cover itself in glory with its concern for residents during this time period; the company didn’t admit that a major gas leak had occurred until October 28. ...

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Reality check: U.S. manufacturing jobs at 1941 levels

Trump’s views on the jobs report come full circle President Trump likes to remind everyone that American manufacturers are giddy “like never before.” He fully expects that to translate into “jobs, jobs, jobs.” He’s likely to take another victory lap on Friday, when the Labor Department releases the latest data on U.S. jobs at 8:30am ET. CNNMoney’s survey of economists predicts a healthy 187,000 jobs were added in March (that’s actually the average monthly job gains achieved last year under President Obama). The unemployment rate is expected to stay at ...

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Russia ramps its submarine patrols back to Soviet-era levels as it modernizes its fleet

The head of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Korolyov, has stated that Russian submarines now spend more days at-sea and on-patrol than at any time since the Cold War. These remarks, made during the launch of Russia’s newest nuclear-powered attack submarine, the Kazan, sound ominous, particularly given recent remarks by a Putin spokesperson that US-Russian relations are worse than at any point since the Cold War. In reality, the objective threat scenario is smaller and less dangerous than it might seem. Kazan is a Yasen-class attack submarine (NATO reporting name, ...

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Exercise levels decline 'long before adolescence'

From the age of seven onwards, the amount of exercise done by boys and girls may be declining in the UK Sitting is replacing physical activity from the time they start school, research suggests This goes against the accepted view that exercise tails off in adolescence – and more quickly in girls than boys Children aged five to 18 are recommended to do at least one hour of exercise every day Adolescence is thought to be the time when children go off exercise – but a study in The British ...

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Scientists find incredibly high levels of pollution in the Mariana Trench, including low-sodium Spam

Yep, that’s a can of luncheon meat from 2001, at 5 km down on the slopes of the Mariana Trench. A recent submarine expedition to the deepest reaches of the ocean uncovered such sublime traces of human influence as flame retardant chemicals and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs), like PCBs, Budweiser, and low-sodium Spam. The team published their results in the most recent issue of Nature Ecology and Evolution. Congrats, guys. We did it. There’s nowhere on our planet that humans haven’t left their mark. We have now literally spammed ...

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CO2 levels mark 'new era' in the world's changing climate

Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have surged past an important threshold and may not dip below it for “many generations”. The 400 parts per million benchmark was broken globally for the first time in recorded history in 2015. But according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), 2016 will likely be the first full year to exceed the mark. The high levels can be partly attributed to a strong El Niño event. Gas spike While human emissions of CO2 remained fairly static between 2014 and 2015, the onset of a ...

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Poisoning pigeons in the park: Using urban pigeons to monitor lead levels

Stop the presses: Somebody found a use for the pigeons in New York City. A new study of pigeons in the City shows that lead levels in the pigeons track closely with lead levels in children living in the same neighborhoods. “Pigeons breathe the same air, walk the same sidewalks, and often eat the same food as we do. What if we could use them to monitor possible dangers to our health in the environment, like lead pollution?” asked Rebecca Calisi, assistant professor at UC Davis, who conducted the study ...

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Poisoning pigeons in the park: Using urban pigeons to monitor lead levels

Stop the presses: Somebody found a use for the pigeons in New York City. A new study of pigeons in the City shows that lead levels in the pigeons track closely with lead levels in children living in the same neighborhoods. “Pigeons breathe the same air, walk the same sidewalks, and often eat the same food as we do. What if we could use them to monitor possible dangers to our health in the environment, like lead pollution?” asked Rebecca Calisi, assistant professor at UC Davis, who conducted the study ...

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Overwatch PS4 Players Have Lost Levels and Skins Because of a Bug, They're Not Happy

PS4 Overwatch players that lost level progress, unlocked skins, and competitive ranks due to a bug are unhappy that developer Blizzard hasn’t addressed the issue. As reported by Polygon, threads reporting the bug and its resulting issues appeared online on July 11. Players on the PlayStation 4 version of the team-based shooter stated they were losing levels, while some claimed their progress had been reset entirely. Others, meanwhile, reported that skins that they unlocked from loot boxes–some of which were acquired using real money–had also vanished. On July 11, Blizzard’s ...

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