The Daily Populous

Saturday September 11st, 2021 day edition

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The world’s first and largest factory to capture and convert carbon dioxide from the air into stone began operations in Iceland on Wednesday.

While Climeworks has built 16 installations across Europe, the Orca plant is the only one that permanently captures and stores CO2 rather than recycling it.

According to Climeworks, every year the factory has a capacity to capture 4,000 tons of CO2, which is safely and permanently stored via a chemical process developed by Carbfix, an academic-industrial partnership in Iceland.

In this process, CO2 captured from the atmosphere is mineralised underground and converted into stones.

The factory is the first direct air capture and storage service with a validated process - awarded mid-June 2021 by independent third-party DNV.

Due to its strategic location adjacent to ON Power’s Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant, Orca runs fully on renewable energy.

The nonprofit says its advanced technology is optimised to capture more CO2 capture capacity per module than ever before, helping the factory store unprecedented levels of the greenhouse gas. »

Mike Pence falsely claims the US has gone '20 years without another major terrorist event on American soil,' ignoring a string of white supremacist attacks

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He claimed four times there have been no major terrorist attacks in the US in the last 20 years.

In recent years, a string of major white supremacist terrorist attacks have, in fact, taken place on American soil.

In ignoring the recent rise in right-wing terror, Pence focused entirely on terrorist attacks committed by Islamic extremists. »

Affidavit: Texas man murdered woman, shot her husband, because they voted for Biden

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Alvarez, arrested September 8 nearly a year after the murder, is being held at the El Paso County Detention Center.

After Alvarez shot and killed the woman, he allegedly made his way through the detached garage door and entered the backyard.

Furthermore, the email Alvarez allegedly wrote claims he targeted the Kaufmann’s home near Memorial Park because they voted for Biden and had a Biden “flag and a doll of Trump hanging.”. »

Oklahoma governor removes only physicians from medical board

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Stitt has removed the only two physicians from the board that oversees the state's Medicaid agency.

FILE - In this May 17, 2021, file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt removed the only two physicians from the board that oversees the state’s Medicaid agency, just a week after the board voted 7-1 to delay implementing rules on Stitt’s plan to privatize some Medicaid services. »