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Pesticides Kill Over 10 Million Pollinators in Brazil

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An estimated 10 million honey bees were killed over several days in the countryside of São Paulo state, Brazil. The suspected cause of death is reported to be airborne pesticides. In a matter of days, 136 beehives in the municipality of Porto Ferreira were destroyed. “Not even the queen bees managed to survive,” Wanderley Fardin, owner of the affected apiaries, told Xapuri. “The... 

366 Days of Beijing's Airpocalypse Caught on Camera

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Zou Yi, a 56-year-old businessmen from Beijing, lives in his 13th floor flat across from Beijing Television’s headquarters. Some days he can see every detail of the skyscraper; some days he can hardly see it at all because of heavy smog which he decided to document every morning by taking photos from his window. Every morning Zou Yi wakes up to make a shot of Beijing’s polluted skies from the... 

Tsunami threat message after 7.6 quake hits off Chile coast

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An earthquake of 7.6 magnitude was registered in southern Chile on Sunday, prompting a tsunami threat message for areas as far as 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) from the epicenter. The quake’s epicenter was 225km (140 miles) southwest of Puerto Montt in southern Chile, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), with a depth of about 35km (22 miles). The National Emergency Office... 

92 feared dead as Russian plane with military band crashes en route to Syria

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Rescue helicopters have discovered debris in the Black Sea from a Russian military transport plane which went off radar en route to Syria. Most of the passengers on the Tu-154 were members of the famous Alexandrov Ensemble army choir. According to the latest information, the Tupolev transport plane had 92 people on board, including 84 passengers and eight crew members. It went missing over the Black... 

Tsunami Alert Issued after 7.9 Earthquake Off Papua New Guinea

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There was a tsunami warning issued after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit east of New Guinea on Saturday. Russia Today reported: A powerful earthquake, initially measured at magnitude 8.0, has hit east of Papua New Guinea, according to the US Geological Survey. The tremor prompted New Zealand’s Civil Defense to issue a tsunami warning, which was soon canceled. The quake initially struck about 157... 

Oakland warehouse blows up, fire kills 33

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At least 33 people lost their lives in the inferno which destroyed a California artist space on Friday night, Oakland mayor has confirmed. UPDATE: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf confirmed at a press briefing that the death toll had risen to 33. She said that a criminal investigation team has been deployed and inspectors are at the scene. Schaaf added that the humane removal of victims is the city’s... 

Massive Fires Rage in Tennessee as Thousands are Evacuated

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This situation is not getting as much media attention as it deserves. Thousands of people have already been evacuated and more are expected to do the same. From CNN: Wildfires blaze in Gatlinburg, TN; thousands evacuated Gatlinburg, Tennessee (CNN) Fanned by strong winds and the Southeast’s worst drought in nearly a decade, at least 14 wildfires burned in and around Gatlinburg, Tennessee, forcing... 

Rare 'Thunderstorm Asthma' Kills Six in Australia

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Six are now dead from a rare “thunderstorm asthma” outbreak in Melbourne, Australia. Five more remain in intensive care units, with three in critical condition, and another 12 are in hospitals for less severe respiratory problems. A thunderstorm in the city November 21 started the asthma outbreak. After a very hot, high pollen day, the sudden high winds and heavy rain soaked ryegrass pollen... 

Tsunami Hits New Zealand After 7.8 Earthquake

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A magnitude 7.8 earthquake centred north of Christchurch has jolted New Zealand and triggered a tsunami, possibly three to five metres high. So far only 2 people are known to have been killed in the earthquake. The severe quake, located 15 km north-east of Culverden on South Island, struck just after midnight on Sunday and was felt throughout the country, along with several powerful aftershocks. The... 

Italy mourns Quake victims as Death Toll approaches 250

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Rescuers continued to search for survivors in central Italian towns devastated by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake as the number of victims rose to 247 on Thursday morning. Accounts of lucky escapes and tragedies have emerged as communities struggle to cope with the aftermath. Italy’s earthquake death toll has climbed to 247, local wire service ANSA quoted regional officials as saying. Meanwhile, the... 

Louisiana Goes Wild For Trump While Obama, Hillary Couldn't Care Less About the Flood

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The Republican presidential ticket has officially touched down in Baton Rouge, to tour Louisiana’s devastated flood areas. A crowd of Trump supporters welcomed the real estate billionaire with incredible enthusiasm. One woman shown below, praised the New-York native saying “we knew you’d be here for us!” Trump stopped to greet supporters and sign autographs. The footage below shows Donald... 

Donald Trump Heads to Louisiana Tomorrow While Obama Vacations, Hillary Rests

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Donald Trump is traveling to Louisiana on Friday. Louisiana is suffering through the worst disaster since Hurricane Sandy. More than 20,000 people were displaced in the flooding. Vice Presidential candidate Governor Mike Pence will be traveling with Trump to Baton Rouge. FOX News reported: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence will visit flood-damaged areas of... 

6.1 Earthquake hits off Southern Australia, Tsunami Warning Issued

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A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck near Australia, according to Geoscience Australia. It was previously reported that the earthquake was “potentially tsunamigenic,” meaning it could cause a tsunami. However, that information has since been retracted. The US Geological Survey (USGS) has put the quake at a 5.9, with a depth of 10km (6.2 miles). The quake struck at 8:58am GMT, 1704.1km... 

Nearly 100 killed by lightning strikes in India in 2 days

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Almost 100 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a series of lightning strike incidents in India this week as a monsoon lashed the southern coast. Multiple flashes continue illuminating the sky, as crowds are mourning the victims. At least 93 people have died and 20 more received injuries in the past few days as lightning strikes along with heavy rains and violent thunderstorms swept... 

Iranian Women Dressing European Are Causing Global Warming - Senior Muslim Cleric

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Iran’s senior cleric criticized what he perceived as women’s overly liberal choices of clothing “as if they were in Europe,” and accused the trend of being behind one of Iran’s rivers drying up. Superstitions? Nah just pure Muslim insanity… “My office has received photos of women next to the dry Zayandeh-rud River [the largest river in central Iran] pictured as if they are in Europe.... 
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