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The Extinction Protocol

September 22, 2012JAKARTA, Indonesia – A volcano in northern Indonesia has spewed hot smoke and ash thousands of feet into the air in two new eruptions. Mount Lokon on Sulawesi island had been dormant before rumbling back to life last year. Government volcanologist Hendrasto says it unleashed two strong eruptions Friday. Residents have been put on alert, but no evacuations are planned since the nearest villages are beyond the danger area about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) from the crater. Mount Lokon’s last major eruption in 1991 killed a Swiss hiker and forced thousands to flee. The volcano is one of five on high alert in Indonesia. The archipelago straddles the “Pacific Ring of Fire” and has more active volcanoes than any other nation. –Windsor Star
Earthquake strikes Mexico:A 5.4 magnitude  earthquake shook parts of southern Mexico on Saturday, causing buildings to sway gently in the…

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September 21, 2012

Canada’s minister of foreign affairs, John Baird, claims that Canada’s Middle East policy is motivated by Human Rights concerns and considerations of what is in the Canadian national interest. However, Baird’s sincerity was brought into question this week with the announcement of a Canada-United Arab Emirates nuclear cooperation agreement.

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The Extinction Protocol

September 22, 2012EARTHThe tsunami in Japan in March 2011 unleashed a series of negligence related with the resulting nuclear disaster. A scientific study headed by Spanish researchers has for the first time identified those atomic power plants that are more prone to suffering the effects of a tsunami. In total, 23 plants are in dangerous areas, including Fukushima I, with 74 reactors located in the east and southeast of Asia. Tsunamis are synonymous with the destruction of cities and homes and since the Japanese coast was devastated in March 2011 we now know that they cause nuclear disaster, endanger the safety of the population and pollute the environment. As such phenomena are still difficult to predict, a team of scientists have assessed ‘potentially dangerous’ areas that are home to completed nuclear plants or those under construction. In the study published in the ‘Natural Hazards’ journal, the…

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