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Usama bin Laden has died a peaceful death due to an untreated lung complication, the Pakistan Observer reported, citing a Taliban leader who allegedly attended the funeral of the Al Qaeda leader.
"Right now the Mississippi river is in the process of going through what we call an epic flood, meaning it's more than historic, it's more than a 100 year flood, it's more like a 500 year flood," he said. "We could flood many homes, businesses, close down factories, people could drown."
A new paper, which is published in Nature on April 1, 2010, has identified a mega-flood path across North America which channelled melt-water from a giant ice sheet into the oceans and triggering the Younger Dryas cold snap
Huge downpours of rain can trigger earthquakes in landscapes riddled with caves and channels by increasing pressure within underlying rock, suggests a new study.
In recent years, geologists have documented small earthquakes that occurred after heavy rainfall in Germany, Switzerland and France. All were low in magnitude - meaning they could be detected by seismographs, but not felt by humans.
Some experts have suggested that although the rainfall was heavy, the fact that rain could trigger an earthquake at all suggests that it takes extremely little to produce a tremor. They concluded that the Earth's crust in a delicate balance, teetering on the edge of a slight shake-up at any moment.
Build a Dam: Water is heavier than air, so when the valley behind a dam is filled, the crust underneath the water experiences a massive change in stress load. For example, the Hoover Dam area experienced hundreds of quakes as Lake Mead filled. University of Alaska seismologist Larry Gedney explained, "Since [the dam] reached its peak of 475 feet in 1939, the level of seismicity has fluctuated in direct response to water level. None of the shocks has been particularly damaging — the largest was about magnitude 5 — but the area had no record of being seismically active." Other examples of dam-caused quakes abound and Klose’s research indicates that about one-third of human-caused earthquakes came from reservoir construction. This science has raised fears that the recent earthquake in China was caused by the filling of the Three Gorges Dam reservoir, although no conclusive evidence has been presented.
Originally posted by coolottie
reply to post by ur44lois
This has got to be some kind of distraction, I really believe he has been dead since 2002.
I want to see the BODY. Show us the Body. They had to dig him up.
•LPV 144 – Bayou Dupre Floodgate - Construction is approximately 50 percent complete and will be finished in June 2011. Bayou Dupre is closed to all marine traffic and will remain closed until summer 2011. Marine traffic will need to utilize Bayou Bienvenue to exit the Central Wetlands.
•LPV 145 – Bayou Bienvenue to Bayou Dupre - Construction is approximately 97 percent complete. Although construction will not be complete until June 2011, the 100-year elevation will be achieved in March. Crews have constructed a temporary bridge on the protected side of Bayou Bienvenue to provide continuous access from Paris Road to Bayou Dupre. Small vessels are able to pass under the bridge without delay, while large vessels (more than 14 feet of clearance) are only allowed to pass four times a day.
•LPV 146 – Bayou Dupre to Highway 46 - Construction is approximately 89 percent complete. Although construction will not be complete until June 2011, the 100-year elevation will be achieved in April.
•LPV 147 – Highway 46 Floodgate Construction - Construction is approximately 85 percent complete and will be finished in March 2011
•LPV 148.02 – Verret to Caernarvon - Construction is approximately 64 percent complete and will be finished in June 2011.
•LPV 149 – Caernarvon Floodwall and Sector Gate - Construction is approximately 80 percent complete and will be finished in May 2011.