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  • Undersea slide set off giant flow

    11/22/2007 3:56:49 PM PST · by george76 · 48 replies · 413+ views
    BBC News ^ | 22 November 2007 | Paul Rincon
    An enormous underwater landslide 60,000 years ago produced the longest flow of sand and mud yet found on Earth. The landslide off the coast of north-west Africa dumped 225 billion metric tonnes of sediment into the ocean in a matter of hours or days. The flow travelled 1,500km (932 miles) - the distance from London to Rome - before depositing its sediment. The work, by a British team of researchers has been published in the academic journal Nature. The massive surge put down the same amount of sediment that comes out of all the world's rivers combined over a period...
  • Biden's migration headache EXPLODES: a record 242 million people across Latin America now want to leave, many eyeing the US, as border crisis intensifies

    01/26/2023 2:13:50 AM PST · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The number of people in Latin America and the Caribbean who wish to migrate has jumped this past decade to 242 million, many eyeing the US, heightening fears about the border crisis. In 2011, only 18 percent of people in Latin America and the Caribbean wanted to permanently leave their homes. By 2021, that had risen to 37 percent of the region's 655 million people, Gallup polling shows. The desire to migrate rose faster in South America than anywhere else in the world. By the end of 2021, the share of Latinos wishing to migrate was on par with those...
  • Socialist Lula Takes Brazil Out of International Pro-Life Declaration

    01/21/2023 6:21:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/19/23 | Frances Martel
    Socialist convicted felon Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the current president of Brazil, removed that country this week from the list of signatories to the Geneva Consensus Declaration, a global document originally signed by 32 countries opposing abortion as a form of family planning and affirming the inherent “dignity and worth” of human life. Brazil signed the American-led declaration in 2020 under conservative, pro-life President Jair Bolsonaro, who lost to Lula in a bitterly contested presidential race last year. Lula, the Ministry of Health confirmed last week, also revoked an ordinance passed under Bolsonaro that required health workers to report...
  • US Weighs Opening Venezuela Asylum Program To Nicaraguans, Haitians, Cubans: Everyone in the Pool!

    12/14/2022 7:46:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 12/14/2022 | Tyler Durden
    The Biden administration is considering a major expansion of an asylum program that originally targeted Venezuelans, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday night. Specifically, the program would widen to encompass migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti. With an eye on decreasing illegal southern border crossings, the program lets migrants from Venezuela apply for asylum from overseas and then fly to the United States. Under the proposal, that privilege would be extended to three more countries. The news comes on the heels of jarring images from El Paso on Sunday night, as an estimated 1,500 migrants poured across the Rio Grande...
  • Cold Paraguay; Record Lows Logged At Bismark And Parkersburg; Delhi Shivers; + “One-In-50-Year” Frost Decimates NZ Blueberry Crop

    10/13/2022 6:25:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Electroverse ^ | OCTOBER 13, 2022 | CAP ALLON
    COLD PARAGUAY.. As was the case across much of South America, September 2022 was an anomalously cool month. Paraguay was very cool, in fact, with temperature anomalies here ranging from -1C to a full -2C below the multidecadal norm. ... RECORD LOWS LOGGED AT BISMARK AND PARKERSBURG.. Despite the mainstream’s “Terrifying Terra Firma Broiling” rhetoric, the U.S. is still managing to bust cold records. A record low temperature of 17F (-8.3C) was recently noted at Bismarck Airport, ND — tying the same reading for the date set back in 1976 (solar minimum of weak cycle 20). A fresh record was...
  • Brazil election: Why it matters so much to the US

    09/21/2022 7:48:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 21, 2021 | Mariana Sanches
    In less than two weeks, one of the world's biggest democracies will hold what many are describing as its most important presidential election in years. The US has been watching this vote in Brazil closely. Why? There aren't many issues that staunch opponents in Washington ever agree on. But they are united on this. "This is going to be one of the most intense and dramatic elections in the 21st Century," former Trump aide Steve Bannon tells the BBC. "The fate of Brazil's democracy and of US relations with Brazil will be decided in the upcoming election," says Senator Patrick...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Galaxy by the Lake

    09/10/2022 2:25:31 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies ^ | 10 Sep, 2022 | Image Credit & Copyright: Gerardo Ferrarino
    Explanation: This 180 degree panoramic night skyscape captures our Milky Way Galaxy as it arcs above the horizon on a winter's night in August. Near midnight, the galactic center is close to the zenith with the clear waters of Lake Traful, Neuquen, Argentina, South America, planet Earth below. Zodiacal light, dust reflected sunlight along the Solar System's ecliptic plane, is also visible in the region's very dark night sky. The faint band of light reaches up from the distant snowy peaks toward the galaxy's center. Follow the arc of the Milky Way to the left to find the southern hemisphere...
  • The U.S. and the world are dealing with Venezuela's Maduro again. What about Guaidó?

    07/10/2022 8:54:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    WLRN 91.3 FM ^ | July 8, 2022 | Tim Padgett
    Turns out Nicolás Maduro's still the guy the world has to talk to in Venezuela. But recognizing Juan Guaidó as the country's legitimate president is still a useful tool. This week Colombia’s leftist President-elect Gustavo Petro said he recently discussed bilateral issues with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro — despite the fact that Colombia does not recognize Maduro as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state. But even top aides to President Biden are visiting Caracas lately to talk with top Maduro aides, even though the U.S. doesn't recognize Maduro, either. (On Thursday, the Biden Administration said it would make it easier for...
  • Study of the internal vascular system of the skull in American populations of the late Holocene

    06/21/2022 10:01:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | June 14, 2022 | CENIEH
    ...the journal The Anatomical Record has published a study coordinated by Emiliano Bruner, who leads the Paleoneurology Group at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), that analyzes the distribution of certain craniovascular traits in four native populations from the late Holocene in the southernmost regions of South America.The sample includes 70 skulls, dated to between 200 and 3,000 years old, from populations of four regions in Argentina: the pampas (Buenos Aires), southern Andes (Salta), central Patagonia (Chubut), and southern Patagonia (Tierra del Fuego). The four groups do not present substantial differences although, as has been observed...
  • The US military is watching China's presence grow in Latin America, and it doesn't like where things are going

    06/06/2022 2:21:55 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 53 replies
    business insider via yahoo ^ | June 6, 2022 | Christopher Woody
    As the US increases its focus on global competition with China, officials have singled out Beijing's inroads into Latin America as a growing threat to countries there and to US interests in the region. At recent congressional hearings and public events, those officials have cautioned that China is investing in digital and physical infrastructure, natural resources and extractive industries, and in political and military relationships across Latin America and the Caribbean in a multipronged effort to secure access and influence and gain leverage over countries there in order to advance its own commercial and strategic interests. Although China's engagement with...
  • Colombian ‘Trump’ Threatens Leftist’s Presidential Ambitions

    05/31/2022 10:45:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Tico Times ^ | May 30, 2022
    The surprise electoral surge of a man dubbed Colombia’s Donald Trump could scupper the left’s hopes of a historic takeover of the presidency in a race now between two anti-establishment candidates, analysts say. Maverick millionnaire Rodolfo Hernandez, 77, finished second in presidential elections Sunday with 28 percent of votes cast. He denied the frontrunner, leftist Gustavo Petro, an outright first-round victory and eliminated right-wing establishment candidate Federico “Fico” Gutierrez, whom most opinion polls had placed in clear second place.
  • Scientists Discover Fossil of Massive Flying 'Dragon of Death'

    Scientists have uncovered the remains of one of the largest pterosaurs on record, researchers announced in a study published Tuesday in the scientific journal Cretaceous Research. The fossils are from the largest-ever pterosaur found in South America, and one of the largest flying vertebrates in the world, according to researchers. The discovery of two separate animals was made in an outcrop in Argentina's Mendoza province and published in April. The Thanatosdrakon amaru is a new azhdarchid, a member of the pterosaur family of large, flying predators, predominantly from the Late Cretaceous Period. The name is a combination of Thanatos, the...
  • How to watch the April [30] 2022 solar eclipse online

    04/27/2022 9:14:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies ^ | Samantha Mathewson
    The first solar eclipse of 2022 arrives this week across parts of the Southern Hemisphere — here's how you can watch the event live online from other parts of the world. On April 30, a partial solar eclipse will be visible over parts of Antarctica, South America and the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. While skygazers in the U.S. won't get to see the partial solar eclipse in person, they can watch a livestream of the celestial event online. The partial solar eclipse of April 2022 will first be visible at 2:45 p.m. EDT (1845 GMT). The maximum eclipse will happen...
  • 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...
  • Significant Role of Oceans in Onset of Ancient Global Cooling

    05/26/2011 1:27:37 PM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies
    National Science Foundation ^ | May 26, 2011 | Unknown
    Thirty-eight million years ago, tropical jungles thrived in what are now the cornfields of the American Midwest and furry marsupials wandered temperate forests in what is now the frozen Antarctic. The temperature differences of that era, known as the late Eocene, between the equator and Antarctica were half what they are today. A debate has been ongoing in the scientific community about what changes in our global climate system led to such a major shift from the more tropical, greenhouse climate of the Eocene to modern and much cooler climates. New research results published in this week's issue of 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....
  • Mysterious Sound Associated With Havana Syndrome Revealed

    02/23/2022 2:19:23 PM PST · by ransomnote · 28 replies ^ | 2/23/2022 | GGI Staff
    Audio tape released by former US official reveals the association of mysterious sound with Havana syndrome. The audio recording was made by a former US official in Cuba.On Sunday, a former US official released an audio tape with CBS News that purports to demonstrate a sound linked to Havana Syndrome, a strange sickness with unknown origins that has sickened US officials, warriors, and intelligence professionals.The former official, who did not want to be identified, said he became sick at his house in Havana, Cuba, and informed CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ about it. He reported the sound as “just loud sound” which...
  • Bobulinski buried Joe Biden on Tucker

    10/27/2020 6:13:55 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 439 replies
    Tucker Carlson | October 27, 2020 | Behind the Blue Wall
    We're way past "normal" times, but in any world that remotely resembles "normal", Bobulinski came with enough credibility, facts and receipts to bury Joe Biden's Presidential campaign six feet below the surface of the Earth. Dates, times, names, texts, emails, . . . The most explosive part to me was the revelation that Hunter Biden was acting as Ye Jianming's personal lawyer even as Ye, as chairman of the Chinese CCP-linked energy company "CEFC", was negotiating the purchase of a 14% state in Russia's state-owned energy company. If that's not somehow treasonous, I don't know what would be. But there's...
  • Iran, Russia aid Venezuela in moving troops to Colombian border

    02/04/2022 11:39:26 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/3/22 | Reuters
    Venezuela is moving troops to the border with Colombia with technical assistance from Russia and Iran, Colombia's defense minister Diego Molano said on Thursday, calling the possible deployment "foreign interference." Molano, citing intelligence sources, said troop movements were registered in Venezuela opposite Colombia's Arauca province, the scene of fierce fighting between guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) and FARC dissidents for control of the drugs trade.
  • Russia-Ukraine On The Brink Of War

    01/25/2022 3:24:29 AM PST · by know.your.why · 101 replies
    dailymail ^ | 01/25/2022 | Morgan Phillips
    REVEALED: The 60,000 US troops already based in Europe that Biden might call into action to defend against Russian aggression: American warships, stealth fighter jets, tanks and bombers could now train their sights on Putin.The USS Harry S. Truman and its strike group will participate in a NATO exercise in the Mediterranean until February 4; Biden said he and European leaders had 'total unanimity' about the situation in the Ukraine; The White House said NATO has emphasised a desire for a diplomatic solution; Putin discussed a 'strategic partnership' with Cuba in a phone call with President Miguel Díaz-Canel, days after...