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  • Scientists discover far-off threat in ‘planet killer’ asteroid

    11/01/2022 9:37:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 31, 2022 05:53 PM | by Ryan King, Breaking News Reporter
    video at link................ Scientists have discovered three elusive asteroids lurking in a region of space near the sun often cloaked by solar glare, including one they say has the capacity to deliver planetary devastation. One of the asteroids, 2022 AP7, is roughly 1 mile wide and crosses Earth's orbit trajectory around the sun, rendering it one of the most "hazardous" asteroids discovered in the past eight years, a team of researchers announced Monday. “Our twilight survey is scouring the area within the orbits of Earth and Venus for asteroids," said Scott Sheppard, an astronomer at the Earth and Planets Laboratory...
  • Iconic Easter Island Statues 'Totally Charred' by Fire

    10/07/2022 5:26:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    UPI ^ | OCT. 7, 2022 | Doug Cunningham
    Fire has damaged Easter Island's iconic megalith statues known as moai. An unknown number of the nearly 1,000 stone-carved statues were affected. Ariki Tepano, director of the Ma'u Henua community in charge of management and maintenance at the UNESCO heritage site Rapa Nui Natural Park, said the damage is "irreparable and with consequences beyond what your eyes can see." "The moai are totally charred and you can see the effect of the fire upon them," Tepano said in a social media post. The city of Rapa Nui said in the post that the site is closed to visitors while investigations...
  • 'Massive trauma' found on 1,000-year-old South American mummies

    09/21/2022 8:12:55 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Live Science ^ | September 15, 2021 | Patrick Pester
    The South American mummies were likely victims of brutal murders...Behaving more like detectives than academics, a research team scanned three mummified bodies from Chile and Peru in South America to look for clues on how the individuals died. One male victim was hit on the head and stabbed in the back, while another male was likely killed after receiving "massive trauma" to the neck, which included dislocation, the researchers revealed....mummified remains can hold secrets that are lost when only bones are preserved. Both the stabbing and the cervical rotational trauma of the dislocated neck would have escaped detection in skeletons,...
  • BREAKING: Chileans overwhelmingly reject new socialist constitution

    09/04/2022 8:03:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    AFP via Hotair ^ | 09/04/2022
    #UPDATE Chileans have emphatically rejected a proposed new constitution to replace the one adopted during the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship.With more than 72% of votes counted, the camp rejecting change led with over 62% compared to just under 38% for those in favour— AFP News Agency (@AFP) September 5, 2022Note: See Jazz Shaw’s analysis from earlier today. Read More From AFP
  • Chilean voters decisively rejecting leftist constitution

    09/04/2022 5:51:48 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 25 replies
    WaPost ^ | 04-SEP-2022 | Samantha Schmidt
    Chileans on Sunday appeared to deliver a resounding rejection to a new leftist constitution that aimed to transform the country into a more egalitarian society. In a referendum, Chilean voters were asked to approve or reject a proposal to replace the country’s 1980 dictatorship-era constitution — considered one of the most market-friendly in the world — with one of the world’s most inclusive.
  • Chile delivers final constitution draft as skepticism runs high

    07/29/2022 3:44:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Chile’s Constitutional Convention presented the final version ... to President Gabriel Boric at a closing ceremony on Monday in Santiago. On Sept. 4, Chileans will decide whether to approve the new magna carta or stick with the current document... If approved, the document would mark a shift away from market-friendly rules by strengthening workers’ rights, boosting environmental protection, overhauling water ownership and giving indigenous groups a bigger say in investment projects. Polls suggest the changes may have gone too far, with more voters inclined to reject the draft. September’s vote will also be key for Boric’s administration, which would have...
  • How The Troubled Salton Sea Could Become The World’s Largest Lithium Supplier

    05/09/2022 10:27:49 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 4, 2022 | CNBC
    In and around the shrinking, toxic Salton Sea, there’s enough lithium to meet the United States’ entire projected demand and fuel the electric vehicle revolution. Three companies are working to demonstrate new lithium extraction technologies in the area, and if their tech works at scale, it could produce the greenest lithium that the world has ever seen.How The Troubled Salton Sea Could Become The World’s Largest Lithium Supplier | May 4, 2022 | CNBC
  • Experts: U.S. Could Enter Lithium Market In A Very Big Way

    04/25/2022 10:12:55 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 27 replies
    OilPrice ^ | 04/24/2022 | Ag Metal Miner
    Experts: U.S. could enter the lithium market in a very big way. U.S. must reduce its reliance on lithium imports from the lithium triangle. Geothermal technologies could unlock large lithium deposits in the U.S The US could enter the lithium market in a very big way. At least, that’s what some experts are claiming. The global demand for lithium is on the rise, especially in the US. This should come as no surprise, as lithium-ion batteries are essential to electric vehicles and energy storage. Still, the question remains: is the US capable of breaking its reliance on lithium imports from...
  • Scientists Find Evidence of Largest Earthquake in Human History 3,800 Years Ago

    04/19/2022 4:12:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    UPI ^ | APRIL 19, 2022 | Sommer Brokaw
    Scientists have found evidence that an earthquake 3,800 years ago in Northern Chile is the largest in human history, according to a new study. The quake had a magnitude of around 9.5, prompting tsunamis that struck countries as far away as New Zealand and boulders the size of cars to be carried inland by the waves, according to researchers at the University of Southampton. Since earthquakes occur when two tectonic plates rub together and rupture, a longer rupture indicates a bigger earthquake, they said. "It had been thought there could not be an event of that size in the north...
  • Chile Announces Unprecedented Water Rationing Plan as Drought Enters 13th Year

    04/15/2022 5:00:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | APRIL 12, 2022
    As a punishing, record-breaking drought enters its 13th year, Chile on Monday (April 11) announced an unprecedented plan to ration water for the capital of Santiago, a city of nearly 6 million. "A city can't live without water," Claudio Orrego, the governor of the Santiago metropolitan region, said in a press conference. "And we're in an unprecedented situation in Santiago's 491-year history where we have to prepare for there to not be enough water for everyone who lives here." The plan features a four-tier alert system that goes from green to red and starts with public service announcements, moves onto...
  • Chile announces unprecedented plan to ration water as drought enters 13th year

    04/13/2022 6:34:12 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4/11/22 | Reuters
    As a punishing, record-breaking drought enters its 13th year, Chile has announced an unprecedented plan to ration water for the capital of Santiago, a city of nearly 6 million. “A city can’t live without water,” Claudio Orrego, the governor of the Santiago metropolitan region, said in a press conference. “And we’re in an unprecedented situation in Santiago’s 491-year history where we have to prepare for there to not be enough water for everyone who lives here.” The plan features a four-tier alert system that goes from green to red and starts with public service announcements, moves on to restricting water...
  • Massive ice wall may have blocked passage for first Americans [they came by boat]

    03/27/2022 7:52:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 51 replies
    Live Science ^ | March 21, 2022 | Charles Q. Choi
    An icy barrier up to 300 stories high — taller than any building on Earth — may have prevented the first people from entering the New World over the land bridge that once connected Asia with the Americas, a new study has found.These findings suggest that the first people in the Americas instead arrived via boats along the Pacific coast, researchers said...Based on stone tools dating back as much as 13,400 years, archaeologists had long suggested that people from the prehistoric culture known as the Clovis were the first to migrate from Asia to the Americas. Prior work regarding the...
  • Ice Cores Reveal Huge Volcanic Eruptions, Bigger Than Anything in The Last 2,500 Years

    03/21/2022 7:34:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies ^ | 20 MARCH 2022 | DAVID NIELD
    Scientists studying ice cores packing in some 60,000 years of history have found signs of thousands of volcanic eruptions across that time, stretching back to the last Ice Age – with 25 of the eruptions larger than anything Earth has seen in the last 2,500 years. Researchers excavated the cores near both poles: in Antarctica (where 737 eruptions were logged) and Greenland (where 1,113 eruptions were found). A total of 85 eruptions were large enough to leave evidence behind at both poles. That evidence takes the form of sulfuric acid deposits left behind by the eruptions. It gives researchers clues...
  • Why NASA's Boeing 747SP Is Currently In Chile

    03/20/2022 9:16:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies ^ | Y DANIEL MARTÍNEZ GARBUNO
    NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) landed at the Santiago International Airport in Chile on March 18. The Boeing 747SP will conduct experiments for the next two weeks, and it is the first time it has landed in South America. SOFIA is temporarily changing its base of operations from Palmdale, California, to Chile to observe celestial objects that can only be seen from Southern Hemisphere latitudes, said NASA in a statement. SOFIA will operate eight science flights from Santiago International Airport during the next two weeks. The team will primarily observe the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds during the...
  • 'Crime tourism' bringing burglary crews from South America to Hillsborough, other CA communities

    03/18/2022 10:13:28 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    ABC 7 news ^ | 03 18 2022 | Sid Garcia
    Law enforcement agencies call it "crime tourism" -- groups of thieves from South America traveling to California to burglarize homes. Surveillance video released by Hillsborough police shows a burglary crew believed to be from South America targeting a luxury home. It's just one in a series of crimes involving burglars from out of the country, hitting homes in affluent communities up and down the state. Earlier this month, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office arrested a four-man crew that robbed a home in a Camarillo neighborhood. "This is crime tourism. They're coming here for the purpose of targeting neighborhoods," said Cmdr....
  • Roads blocked during anti-illegal immigration protest in northern Chile (against Venezuela migrants)

    01/31/2022 7:02:19 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 10 replies ^ | 1 hour ago | Online News Editor
    Santiago, Jan 31 (EFE).- The northern Chilean city of Iquique was the scene of roadblocks, store closures and a truck drivers’ strike on Monday, with protesters demanding action to address rising crime and an illegal immigration crisis in that region. Trucks and other heavy equipment were used to block multiple roads leading into and out of the city and prevent workers from reaching the airport, according to different local reports. The airport suspended operations early Monday and urged passengers to contact their airline for updates on the status of their flights. “Retail establishments and the duty-free zone decided not to...
  • Chile anti-migrant protesters destroy camps in tense north

    01/31/2022 11:43:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | January 30, 2022 | By Fabian Cambero
    SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean protesters marched against immigration and crime in the Andean country's far north on Sunday, with some violent factions destroying belongings from migrant camps in the streets amid growing tension in the region over border controls. Despite pandemic restrictions in recent years, many migrants from Venezuela and elsewhere have kept trying to reach Chile, one of the wealthiest countries in the region, which has been rocked in recent years by protests over entrenched inequality. "This can't go on," read one protest banner from Sunday's march in the coastal city by several thousand people, who were complaining about...
  • CLIMATE How the U.S. fell behind in lithium, the ‘white gold’ of electric vehicles

    01/15/2022 9:48:28 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | 15 Jan 2022 | Jeniece Pettitt
    In order to power all of these EVs, we will need batteries — lots of them. This vital mineral in rechargeable batteries has earned the name “white gold” and the rush is on. But until the 1990s, the U.S. was the leader in lithium production. But there is only one operating lithium mine in the U.S., Albemarle’s Silver Peak in Nevada.
  • 'There would be no life if the bees die’: Beekeepers protest with beehives in front of Chile's presidential palace.

    01/04/2022 1:00:27 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/1/22
    There would be no life if the bees die’: Beekeepers protesting with beehives in front of Chile's presidential palace said their demonstration was to highlight the drought in the Colina commune that was killing the local bee population.
  • Leftist Gabriel Boric to become Chile's youngest ever president

    12/20/2021 3:53:14 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/20/21 | Anon
    Leftist candidate Gabriel Boric has won Chile's presidential election to become the country's youngest ever leader. In what was expected to be a tight race, the 35-year-old former protest leader defeated his far-right rival José Antonio Kast by 10 points. Mr Boric told supporters he would look after democracy, promising curbs on Chile's neoliberal economic model. He will lead a country that has been rocked in recent years by mass protests against inequality and corruption. Mr Boric's victory prompted celebrations on the streets of the capital Santiago, with his supporters waving flags and honking car horns. In his speech, Mr...