“Vulnerable but Resilient”: Exeter’s Soot Sprite Dive into Their Honest & Urgent ‘Poltergeists’ EP

An honest and urgent upheaval of radiant, dreamy grunge and indie rock, Soot Sprite’s ‘Poltergeists’ EP is an immersive soundtrack to intimate reflection and isolation. These two years have given us an unprecedented amount of alone time with which to dwell on things from our past, present, and potential future. Where have we been, and where are we going? Who have we been, and who do we want to be? What do we cherish most, and how have we been spending our precious time?
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We will tackle soot in Rivers – FG

The Federal Government has promised to take decisive action against the ravaging soot in Rivers State. The Minister of States for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, made the promise on Thursday while delivering his speech at the 6th National Council on Hydrocarbon held in Port Harcourt. The minister, who was represented...
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Puzzle Pete’s Thanksgiving Activity

Use the numbered clues to find the 4-letter answers to this word chain puzzle. The last letter of each is the first letter of the next answer. Work up and down. The puzzle is started for you. Solve it correctly, then reading down, the first letters of the answers spell out what Pete suggests for this holiday.

What's in a flame? The surprising mystery of how soot forms

Soot is one of the world's worst contributors to climate change. Its impact is similar to global methane emissions and is second only to carbon dioxide in its destructive potential. This is because soot particles absorb solar radiation, which heats the surrounding atmosphere, resulting in warmer global temperatures. Soot also causes several other environmental and health problems including making us more susceptible to respiratory viruses.

Valero Louisiana refinery's soot pollution surges, exceeds U.S. limit

It is rare for a U.S. refinery to push up against or exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency limit on soot, which is among the most harmful pollutants, according to a Reuters examination of tests results since 2017. A Chinese international trade promotion agency said it would offer force majeure...
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Small Talk: Soot yourself

I came home for lunch this week to find a strange man in the garage. He was covered with black smudges and had dark hair, a dark beard and mustache. It turned out to be my very blond, fair-skinned husband. He had just finished playing chimney sweep, cleaning out the creosote that had built up last winter.