Archive for 02/20/2011

Many Blackbirds Found Dead in Ukraine

02/20/2011 Leave a comment

Mass deaths of blackbirds in the Crimea are puzzling Ukrainian scientists.

Dozens of the migratory birds have been found dead on the Kamyshovskoye highway in Sevastopol, along Kazachya Bay and in other coastal areas, ITAR-Tass reported Saturday.  Read more.

Categories: Mass Animal Deaths

Scientist Finds Gulf Bottom Still Oily, Dead

02/20/2011 Leave a comment

WASHINGTON – Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist’s video and slides that she says demonstrate the oil isn’t degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of the sea floor.

That report is at odds with a recent report by the BP spill compensation czar that said nearly all will be well by 2012.  Read more.


Categories: Man-Made Disasters

Bird Flu Fears After 16 Swan Deaths in Six Weeks at Stratford-Upon-Avon

02/20/2011 Leave a comment

HORRIFIED bird lovers demanded an urgent investigation last night after the mystery deaths of SIXTEEN swans in just six weeks.

The ‘unprecedented’ number of fatalities has wiped out around 30 per cent of the population along the River Avon in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Now wildlife experts are calling for immediate tests on the dead bodies – after raising fears that Bird Flu may be responsible.  Read more.

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