Archive | September 23, 2015

Hundreds of dolphins are washing up dead along the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria

Един от тазгодишните случаи на изхвърлен муткур на брега край Равда.
Over 250 dead dolphins, all the babies in just one month.
 
This is the data up to the time of the counting of the group citizens ‘ initiative to preserve the coral “and experts from the NGO” green Balkans “, taken to be collected, mapped and investigate the increasing incidence of anxiety thrown dead dolphins on the banks of the whole Bulgarian Black Sea coast by the end of July.
 
250 is the number of requests made and processed by them civil signals from 25 July to 25 August 2015, but now there’s another 42 new signals that have not yet been added to the overall statistics. They gather in the information network created by the urgency of the volunteers, after it became clear that the Government authorities are having difficulty to absorb hundreds of signals, make autopsies should be promptly and to establish the cause of the mass extinction of the dolphins, which are protected species, and the killings were a crime under the criminal code.
 
Atanas Rusev from “should we keep the coral” is and main activist, approached the public institutions for the scale of the problem. He is a former concessionaire at the beach “coral”, speleologist, ekoaktivist, and now initiates voluntary actions and grant research. Today (August 27) he published a detailed materialin which he expressed the results of census of these incidents and take account of the stage is the investigation of the two organizations.
 
For his actions, civil associations have not received funding. At the same time financing of 1 954 000 EUR is allocated under the operational program “environment” again for the Census and study of cetaceans along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast in a project that introduced the pilot results.
Courtesy of dnevnik.bg

Hundreds of white-tailed deer are dying due to disease in Spokane, Washington, USA

White-tailed deer in the Spokane region are dying, perhaps by the hundreds, in an outbreak of a drought-related viral disease called bluetongue, Washington wildlife officials say.
 
As of Monday, Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists in Spokane had compiled 50 reports of more than 100 deer that were dead or sick, said Kevin Robinette, regional wildlife manager.
 
Additional reports are coming in from Lincoln County and southern areas of Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties, he said.
 
White-tailed deer are most vulnerable to the disease, which is transmitted by gnats, especially in dry conditions when the deer are concentrated near waterholes and mud. Bluetongue, as well as the similar epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) rarely affect other species found in this region.
 
Hemorrhagic disease outbreaks have killed small to large numbers of deer in portions of Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana in past years marked by dry summers. Clearwater region whitetails in the Kamiah area required years to rebuild populations after a 2003 EHD outbreak.
 
“We appear to be in the middle of a bluetongue outbreak in the Spokane region just at the time we felt our whitetails had rebounded enough to expand either-sex deer hunting (for youth and senior hunters),” Robinette said.
 
“Significant precipitation or the first killing frost usually brings an end to these die-offs.”
 
Deer in the early stages of hemorrhagic disease may appear lethargic, disoriented, lame, or unresponsive to the presence of humans, he said. Although the incubation periods is 5- to 10 days, once the disease take hold, the deer can die, often salivating excessively, within a few days.
 
Humans are not affected by these viruses, according to Fish and Wildlife officials. However, the agency’s website recommends that hunters avoid shooting and consuming animals that are obviously sick.
Courtesy of spokesman.com

Gas explosion rocks plant at Kings Valley Agronomy, Wisconsin, USA

Gas Explosion

An explosion occurred Tuesday at Kings Valley Agronomy, according Nels Gunderson, with the Osseo Rural Fire Department.
 
EMS Captain of the Osseo Rural Fire Department Kirk Gunderson said two installers were injured, and were airlifted to area hospitals. He said both men were alert and talking. 
 
Authorities believe the two men were running a gas line underground to a corn gas dryer when the explosion occurred. When crews arrived there was no fire or smoke. 
 
“We haven’t determined if they were repairing or if it was a new install,” Kirk told News 18. “It did have to do with a gas line coming to that main feed.”
 
Currently, the affected area of the company is closed. Kirk told News 18 the rest of the company is running smoothly, and the entire business should be up and running 100 percent by Wednesday.
 
Authorities are working on a damage estimate. A spokesperson for Kings Valley would not comment on the incident. 
 
The names of the men injured have not been released.
Courtesy of wxow.com

Massive Gas Plant Explosion In Upton County, Texas, USA

A fiery explosion shook a WTG Benedum Joint Ventures gas plant on FM 1555 early Tuesday morning, officials said.
 
Sheriff’s deputies, Highway Patrol, firefighters and emergency medical personnel were called to the scene around 12:05 a.m., according to Upton County Sheriff Dan Brown.
 
No injuries were reported, he confirmed, and officials had flames under control by 3:30 a.m.
 
Cell phone footage, shot by witness Adrian Ortiz and shared exclusively with NewsWest 9, captured the moments leading up to the explosion, the blast itself and the immediate aftermath.
 
“The motors inside started whining really loud and the flames intensified [seconds before the explosion],” he said. “It was just a few flames and an orange glow when I first pulled over and started recording… I knew something was going to happen. I just didn’t know when. And that’s when it just blew up.”
 
Ortiz said he could feel the heat of the flames from nearly half a mile away.
 
The cause of the fire and subsequent explosion remain unclear, Sheriff Brown said.
 
WTG Benedum Joint Ventures representatives could not be reached for comment.
Courtesy of newswest9.com

MAGNITUDE 3.5 PUERTO RICO REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=461121

Subject To Change

Depth: 5 km

Distances: 128 km W of San Juan, Puerto Rico / pop: 418,140 / local time: 15:42:17.4 2015-09-23
56 km N of Aguada, Puerto Rico / pop: 4,040 / local time: 15:42:17.4 2015-09-23
45 km N of San Antonio, Puerto Rico / pop: 2,300 / local time: 15:42:17.4 2015-09-23

 
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MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 17:30 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 17:30 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

***BE ALERT***

Magnetogram 23.09.15  19.18 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 5.4 SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20003ncu#general_summary

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Depth: 17 km

Distances: 106km (66mi) SSW of Biha, Indonesia
209km (130mi) WSW of Bandarlampung, Indonesia
209km (130mi) WSW of Telukbetung, Indonesia
211km (131mi) SW of Kotabumi, Indonesia
369km (229mi) W of Jakarta, Indonesia


MAGNITUDE 3.1 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=461073

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Depth: 46 km

Distances: 137 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands / pop: 8,449 / local time: 03:32:27.6 2015-09-23
162 km NE of Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands, U.S. / pop: 20,000 / local time: 03:32:27.6 2015-09-23
183 km NW of Marigot, Saint-Martin / pop: 5,700 / local time: 03:32:27.6 2015-09-23

 
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MAGNITUDE 3.5 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=461026

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Depth: 14 km

Distances: 75 km N of Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands, U.S. / pop: 20,000 / local time: 02:25:35.8 2015-09-23
82 km NW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands / pop: 8,449 / local time: 02:25:35.8 2015-09-23
121 km NE of San Juan, Puerto Rico / pop: 418,140 / local time: 02:25:35.8 2015-09-23

 
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MAGNITUDE 3.3 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=461049

Subject To Change

Depth: 60 km

Distances: 133 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands / pop: 8,449 / local time: 00:41:19.7 2015-09-23
142 km N of Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands, U.S. / pop: 20,000 / local time: 00:41:19.7 2015-09-23
192 km NE of San Juan, Puerto Rico / pop: 418,140 / local time: 00:41:19.7 2015-09-23

 
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