The Daily Populous

Friday May 18th, 2018 day edition

image for The world agreed to ban this ozone killer years ago—but it looks like someone is making more

The ozone layer has made an impressive recovery in the last 30 years, but that has never been a foolproof plan.

The culprit who is generating this pollutant is still unknown and at large.

“We were shocked, no doubt,” says Stephen Montzka, a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and lead author of the new study.

“We couldn’t understand how on Earth emissions would be increasing when production had been zero for so long.”

The chemical, CFC-11, is part of a class of substances called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) once hailed as a pinnacle of 20th century industrial chemistry.

The world came together in 1987 to sign the Montreal Protocol, a pact that effectively banned all ozone-depleting substances, including CFCs.

While CFC-11 is no more dangerous to the ozone layer than other chlorine-containing chemical species, it’s the second-most abundant CFC. »

All of’s alleged co-owners arrested on extortion charges

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On Wednesday, the attorney general of California brought criminal charges against not only Saried and Keesee, but also Kishore Vidya Bhavnanie and David Usdan.

"This pay-for-removal scheme attempts to profit off of someone else's humiliation," said Attorney General Becerra in a statement.

Jesse persisted, called again, and told him that he had proof that he had been cleared of all charges. »

Rooster Teeth Orders Animated Horror-Comedy Series From Rob McElhenney

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Rooster Teeth has greenlit animated dark comedy series “Spikeface” from RCG, the production shingle of Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton — the trio behind “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”.

“So many of us at Rooster Teeth are huge fans of Rob and we can’t wait to help him and his team bring ‘Spikeface’ to life,” Rooster Teeth chief creative officer Burnie Burns said in a statement.

Related Fox Orders Off-Cycle Comedy Pilot From Rob Rosell, Rob McElhenney ‘Red vs. Blue’ Producer Rooster Teeth Opens Up in London (EXCLUSIVE). »

FDA Publicly Lists Drugmakers It Says May Be Delaying Generics

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The agency has received more than 150 pleas for help from generic drugmakers who have not been able to get samples from brand companies, said Gottlieb.

"We're also notifying the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — the agency responsible for addressing anticompetitive business practices — about these inquiries," he said.

The agency should also give companies the ability to show how they responded to the sample requests after that FDA determination. »

Survivors of China's far west political camps detail...

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Omir Bekali and Kayrat Samarkand, both former detainees, have told the Washington Post that these former prisoners have been forced to eat pork and drink acohol, forbidden in Islam, as punishment.

The internment programme aims to rewire the political thinking of detainees, erase their Islamic beliefs and reshape their very identities.

The detention programme is a hallmark of China's emboldened state security apparatus under the deeply nationalistic, hard-line rule of President Xi Jinping. »