Monthly Archives: December 2015
Catastrophic California Gas Leak, main stream media is not reporting, Could Take More Than Three Months To Fix
A natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon, California, has been spewing out 50,000 kilograms (110,000 pounds) of gas every hour for more than two months, and officials say it could take another three to four months to bring the situation under control.
The leak first occurred on October 23, when the casing of a gas storage well operated by Southern California (SoCal) Gas failed. Strangely, the cause of this failure is not known, and attempts to stop the flow of gas by pumping liquid directly into the well in order to seal the rupture have been unsuccessful.
In a desperate attempt to arrest the spillage, SoCal Gas has drafted in a number of engineers – including several experts who helped to contain the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – to devise a strategy to fix the well. However, a spokesperson for the company told Motherboard that this is unlikely to be achieved before late February at the earliest.
The reason for this delay is that the team has been left with no option but to drill all the way down to the base of the well – which sits more than 2,500 meters (8,000 feet) underground – in order to locate and fix the source of the leak. Furthermore, the initial shaft will have to be drilled far from the well itself to avoid accidentally igniting the gas and causing an explosion.
The effects of the leak are being monitored by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), which is tracking the volume of gas being released in real-time, focusing particularly on the levels of methane being emitted into the atmosphere. Methane is the major component of natural gas and, according to the EDF, is a “powerful short-term climate forcer, with over 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide in the first 20 years after it is released.”
To highlight the catastrophic extent of the leak, the EDF has released a video of the gas emerging from the ground and spewing into the atmosphere. This was created using special infrared cameras, since natural gas is invisible to the naked eye.
Lemmy Kilmister, the frontman from Motorhead, has died … TMZ has confirmed.
We’re told the singer passed away just around 4 PM Monday. He was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer just 2 days ago.
It seems he died in his home while playing his favorite video game.
Lenny’s been battling serious health issues, forcing him to scale back on his alcohol and tobacco habits. He had been smoking for 57 years.
Lemmy was credited for starting the mutton chops craze back in the ’70s.
The original Motorhead drummer, Phil Taylor, died just last month after a long illness.
Lemmy was 70 years old.
Meadowlark Lemon, the 6-foot-3 spirit of the Harlem Globetrotters who charmed fans worldwide with a basketball acumen matched only by his comedic wit, died Sunday in his Scottsdale, Ariz., home, The New York Times reported early Monday. He was 83.
Lemon’s wife Cynthia confirmed her husband’s death to The Times.
The Globetrotters also confirmed his death and paid tribute to the iconic Lemon on Twitter.
Wood adds smoke to barbecue meat and much of the romance. Should you use chunks, chips, pellets, logs, or sawdust? Do different woods have different flavors?
Do not let the meat come to room temp. Besides, it takes forever for meat to come to room temp. Yet another myth.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin say that a pint of Guinness a day can be as effective as a small dose of aspirin in preventing heart attacks.
Back in the 1920s the advertising slogan ‘Guinness is good for you’ was used to sell one of Ireland’s best loved products.
The company was ordered to stop using it as there was little evidence to back up the claim at the time.
However, scientists now believe that drinking a pint a day of the black stuff could help to prevent the risks of heart attacks.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin gave dogs a small amount of Guinness. The dogs they used for testing had narrow arteries, similar to those related to heart disease.
The Guinness reduced the clotting in the dogs’ blood. They also gave lager to dogs with narrow arteries but found that it didn’t have the same positive effect as Guinness.
It is important to prevent clotting in the arteries. If the clot occurs in an artery that supplies the heart it could trigger a cardiac arrest.
Many people are given aspirin to prevent clotting in the arteries. The researchers in Wisconsin found that Guinness worked as well as a low dose of aspirin.
The optimum amount of Guinness, to provide the most benefit, was 24 fluid ounces – just over a pint. It is best to consume the Guinness with a meal.
The researchers say that Guinness has similar antioxidant compounds to those found in fruits and vegetables. This helps to slow down the deposit of harmful cholesterol.
Browning the exterior generates deep rich flavors from a chemical reaction called the Maillard reaction and caramelization of sugars. Darken it too much and you can carbonize it and burn off all the rub.
start low and slow with the lid closed away from the flame with indirect convection heat. This will allow the interior of this thick piece of meat to heat slowly and evenly. It takes time for heat to move from the air into the outer layer of the meat and then from the outer layer down to the center. No matter how much heat you apply to the outside of a roast, it takes time for it to move to the center.
If you start off with high heat, you build up heat in the outer layer. It is like a capacitor storing energy. Searing first is a recipe for an outer layer of gray meat. If you cook the whole roast low and slow, and sear at the end it takes much less heat to brown the outside since the outside is already hot, and when you sear at the end the heat doesn’t penetrate nearly as much. You end up with less overcooked meat. Indoors, you just put the meat under the broiler at the end of the cook.