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EarthTalk / As geo-political currency, food is the new oil

There are 4 comments on the Westport News story from Apr 3, 2013, titled EarthTalk / As geo-political currency, food is the new oil. In it, Westport News reports that:

A family gathers agricultural waste in the village of Samhauta in a rice-growing region of northeastern India.

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Apr 3, 2013
Deniers are acting like Buffalo Bill.
PHD

Thornton, TX

#2 Apr 4, 2013
Scientific science fiction spacedoutblues is acting like a global warming cooling climate change useless babble commander.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#3 Apr 4, 2013
'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' flopped:
sci fi.......
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litesong wrote:
I never tire telling the true traits of "fetid feces face flip flopper fiend". It lied saying it had a PHD. It isn't a doctor, while it diagnoses wrongly. It has no science & mathematics degrees. It has no upper class science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc for its poorly earned hi skule DEE-plooomaa(if it has that).

However, "fetid feces face flip flopper fiend" IS a slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pig AND alleged & proud threatener supporter & is such. "fetid feces face flip flopper fiend" hates dirtling because dirtling is a worse slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pig AND alleged & proud threatener, and "fetid feces face flip flopper fiend" is jealous.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#4 Apr 5, 2013
Why soiled sediment?

One intriguing question is why some oil settled into the sediment on the bottom of the gulf a mile deep and stayed there. Hollander says that may be the work of two factors. One is the dispersant called Corexit that BP used to try to spread the oil out so it wouldn't wash ashore. The other is the Mississippi River.

BP sprayed Corexit directly at the wellhead spewing oil from the bottom of the gulf, even though no one had ever tried spraying it below the water's surface before. BP also used more of the dispersant than had been used in any previous oil spill, 1.8 million gallons, to try to break up the oil.

Meanwhile, the spill coincided with the typical spring flood of the mighty Mississippi, which sent millions of gallons of freshwater cascading in to push the oil away from the coast.

The Corexit broke the oil droplets down into smaller drops, creating the plume, Hollander said. Then the smaller oil droplets bonded with clay and other materials carried into the gulf by the Mississippi, sinking into the sediment where they killed the foraminifera.

In some areas where the die-off occurred, he said, the tiny creatures came back, but in others the bottom remains bare. Meanwhile, some of the burrowing kind are digging down into the contaminated sediment — and stirring it up all over again.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/wate...

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