Tag: Environment and nature

1 dead after bee swarm attacks landscaping crew in Arizona

One man is dead and another in critical condition after a swarm of approximately 800,000 bees attacked a landscaping crew in Douglas, Ariz. on Wednesday. An exterminator found a bee hive approximately three-by-eight feet hall in an attic of a nearby home. Photo: A swarm of more than 800,000 bees killed one man and stung…

Officials begin to recover bodies from peak of Japan volcano

Military and other rescue workers began airlifting more than two dozen bodies from the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Monday, where a sudden volcanic eruption is believed to have killed at least 31 people. Photo: Firefighters and members of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at an ash-covered cabin, center left,…

More Than 300K Join People’s Climate March in NYC

More than 300,000 people joined in the People’s Climate March in New York City, as organizers to claim it as the largest march for climate change on record. People from all over the continent and from a diverse array of backgrounds gathered at the Museum of Natural History for the start of the march, with…

New York City Hosts Climate Change March

The People’s Climate March scheduled to run over a big swath of Midtown Manhattan on Sunday, taking public frustration over stalled efforts to curb carbon emissions to the streets in a noisy, vivid display of unity. The march is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. moving east along 59th Street from Columbus Circle, proceeding along…

Second Ebola patient Arrives at Atlanta Hospital

Plane carrying second Ebola patient Arrives at Atlanta Hospital A small plane carrying Nancy Writebol, the second American Ebola patient from Liberia, arrived in the United States Tuesday, making a brief refueling stop in Bangor en route to Atlanta and Emory University Hospital. [usatoday]

Will Experimental Serum Save 2nd American Infected With Ebola [VIDEO]

Nancy Writebol has been given Zmapp, an experimental drug and is being taken to an Atlanta hospital blocks from the CDC. But the experimental drug ZMapp, which Brantly and Writebol received despite the medication never being subjected to clinical trials, is getting a lot of attention. Just last Thursday, Brantly’s condition in Liberia had deteriorated…

Don’t Panic, Yet! ‘Unlikely’ NYC Patient Has Ebola

Calm down, everyone. The NYC hospital patient being tested for Ebola is “unlikely” to have the virus, the Health Department says. The man recently traveled to a country in West Africa where Ebola is currently prevalent, and returned to the U.S. with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. He’s been placed in “strict” isolation while…

Significant damage reported in South Dakota following tornado

Severe damage has been reported in Wessington Springs, S.D., after a tornado reportedly touched down in the area. Witnesses reported houses ripped off their foundation and people trapped under the rubble. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office said there is significant damage in the town of approximately 1,000 people. Photo: Debris was spread across Wessington Springs, S.D.,…

NOAA Issues Seasonal Hurricane Outlook

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting one to two major hurricanes in its seasonal outlook, out of a total of three to six hurricanes forecast. [NOOA]

Megamouth Shark Captured Off The Coast Of Japan [VIDEO]

There was something large and extremely rare lurking in the waters off the coast of Japan — until the deep sea creature was pulled from a fishing trap last month. The megamouth shark was put on display at the Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka City, where crowds were able to see it undergo a public…

White House Report: Climate Change Is Harming The Economy

White House Report: Climate Change Is Harming The Economy Climate change “has moved firmly into the present,” as extreme weather has a negative impact on Americans’ everyday lives and the U.S. economy, a new White House report says. The congressionally mandated National Climate Assessment, produced by more than 300 experts overseen by a panel of…

Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere set new mark

There’s striking new evidence that Earth’s atmosphere is increasingly saturated with carbon dioxide, the major gas from fossil fuel emissions that trigger climate change. Measurements of the climate-changing gas by instruments high on a mountain in Hawaii and around the world show that global emissions from burning fossil fuels rose last month to levels higher…

Life-threatening floods hit Florida

Severe flooding has hit the Florida panhandle overnight with over 24 inches of rain falling on the Pensacola area in a 26-hour period. In Alabama, much of downtown Mobile is flooded with a reverse 911 sent to residents at Fish River, near Silverhill, after water levels hit their highest level in 60 years. Forecasters have…

Tornadoes kill 18 across US, leave path of devastation

At least 18 people are dead across Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa after a series of tornadoes and storms ripped through communities leaving long paths of destruction. Forecasters are warning of further severe storms on Monday which threaten several states from Iowa to Louisiana and Ohio down into the Carolinas.

US State Department delays review of Keystone pipeline

The U.S. State Department says it is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit. The review could push the decision about the controversial pipeline until after midterm elections in November. AP

Forest fire burns through neighborhoods in Valparaiso, Chile

A forest fire burned more than 100 homes in Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday. The fire, which prompted a red alert for the area, forced thousands of residents to evacuate. People reported minor injuries and residents were treated for smoke inhalation as the fire burned through the port city. Photo: Houses go up in flames during…

Magnitude 8.0 earthquake hits off coast of Chile

A massive magnitude 8.0 earthquake on Tuesday off the coast of Chile, near the mining port of Iquique, sparked a tsunami warning for all of Latin America’s Pacific coast, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. “An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter…

Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Los Angeles area, generating small damage

Authorities reported moderate damage after an earthquake struck the Los Angeles region Friday night. The magnitude 5.1 quake, which hit near La Habra, Calif., shortly after 9 pm PT, was reportedly felt throughout Los Angeles County. Several smaller aftershocks followed. Residents near the epicenter reported moderate damage to furniture and power outages, but no structural…

18 People Still Missing in Deadly Mudslide, More Flooding Feared [VIDEO]

Eighteen people were still unaccounted for Sunday in the wake of a mudslide that killed three and injured seven others in Washington State, officials said Sunday — as fears were raised of more disastrous flooding. The number of missing people in the square mile mudslide that washed over Snohomish County would be “fluid,” said Snohomish…

U.S. Agrees to Allow BP Back Into Gulf Waters to Seek Oil

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, BP is being welcomed back to seek new oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico. An agreement on Thursday with the Environmental Protection Agency lifts a 2012 ban that was imposed after the agency concluded that BP had not fully corrected problems that led to the well…

6.9 quake centered in ocean hits Humboldt County California

6.9 quake centered in ocean hits Humboldt County (California) (03-09) 22:45 PDT — A magnitude-6.9 quake off the Northern California coast shook the state on Sunday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s website. The quake, which was centered in the Pacific Ocean about 50 miles northwest of Ferndale (Humboldt County)… There were no immediate…

20-30 Whales Stranted At The Everglades

A pod of 20-30 whales has been stranded in shallow waters in a remote area of Everglades National Park, officials said The whales were spotted around 2 p.m. Tuesday near Highland Beach, according to Everglades National Park spokeswoman Linda Friar. Friar said rangers and workers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration responded and found…

Report: Health Of World’s Oceans Declining Fast

The health of the oceans is declining faster than previously thought, a report from the International Program on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) warns. According to the report, the oceans are facing a multitude of threats, including overfishing and pollution. The current conditions threaten a mass extinction event similar to those that have afflicted…