CO2-Belching Killer Lakes Ready To Strike Again

September 27th, 2005 | researchmaterial

Efforts to prevent the release of deadly clouds of toxic gas from two African lakes appear to be failing.

According to George Kling at the University of Michigan, US, unless urgent action is taken there is a real risk of a repeat of the tragic events of the 1980s when the lakes Nyos and Monoun in Cameroon suddenly released huge clouds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, killing 1800 people.

The dissolved gas is created by volcanic activity beneath the lakes and can gradually build up to dangerous levels before suddenly being released…

(I think I touched on the first one in an episode of GLOBAL FREQUENCY?)


The Rarely Weekly Katie West

September 27th, 2005 | people I know, photography

Today I wake up to Katie having been shot again by Zaiden of Toronto, and I put this up here because he has an interesting eye and because Katie loves the Zaidens.

(And because Katie’s own camera is buggered right now, so she’s not shooting much herself.)


America’s Sweetheart Revives Fond Memories Of “Prisoner: Cell Block H”

September 27th, 2005 | researchmaterial

Army Pfc. Lynndie England, whose smiling poses in photos of detainee abuse at Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison made her the face of the scandal, was convicted Monday by a military jury on six of seven counts.

England, 22, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy, four counts of maltreating detainees and one count of committing an indecent act.

She faces a maximum 10 years in prison.