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"THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING"
--Burke

Friday, August 10, 2007

Flushing away our future: wastewater putting frogs on endangered list

Sat 04 Aug 2007
Page: E1 / FRONT Section: Weekend Extra Byline: Kenyon Wallace Source: The StarPhoenix "There's a recognized worldwide decline in frogs," says Vance Trudeau, a University of Ottawa biologist who has been investigating the phenomenon for decades. "Common pharmaceuticals, habitat destruction, and increased UV exposure because of ozone depletion -- that's what we're looking at." ...... Trudeau believes the chemicals we flush down our toilets and drains are wreaking havoc on our ecosystems......." [the frogs that lived on the eastern side of the Franklin mts are no longer there...]


Asarco Creditors File Suit Execs

"Associated Press
Asarco Creditors File Suit Execs
Associated Press 08.09.07, 6:09 PM ET
WASHINGTON -
Creditors of mining company Asarco LLC have sued 13 insiders of parent Grupo Mexico, including its chief executive....

The creditors are seeking at least $100 million in damages plus additional punitive damages. They're accusing the executives of breach of fiduciary duty, corporate waste and unjust enrichment, among other charges.

The lawsuit names 13 officials - 12 Mexicans and one Arizona resident - who led Asarco after its acquisition by Grupo Mexico in 1999 [Asarco burned the illegal toxic waste in El Paso until at least 1998]. The group consists of several top Grupo Mexico officials, including the mining company's chief executive, German Larrea Mota-Velasco, who was also Asarco's chief executive....."
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/08/09/ap4006174.html


Utah Miners

Last news was that the drilling had hit a pocket of air and that the
miners may be alive. The rescuers don't know yet, as there hasn't been
sound from the trapped miners. Many prayers for the miners and their
families. It is good news that they have tried so hard to reach them.