Black Bear Kills Teen Runner Midway Through Alaska Trail Race

June 20, 2017

… reported. It was the first fatal bear mauling in the state in four years, according to The Associated Press. The day after the race, a black bear also killed a worker at the Pogo gold mine, about 300 miles north of Anchorage. A second worker was injured. The bear was remaining in the area where the young man was laying, said Chugach State Park Ranger Tom Crockett. Other runners reported bear sightings during the race, according to KTUU.The area is currently closed to visitors. Cooper was …


Bodies Of Missing USS Fitzgerald Sailors Found In Flooded Compartments

June 19, 2017

The Navy said in a statement thatthe bodies were recoveredand were being transported to the U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, where they would be identified. Officials have not yet confirmed if the bodies of all seven missing sailors were recovered. The missing crew members were feared lost after the 8,300-tondestroyer collided with a 29,000-ton merchant vesselabout 55 miles southwest of Yokosuka, where the U.S. 7th Fleet is headquartered. Most of the sailors would likely have been asleep at …


Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… the Mediterranean Sea near Libya Thursday. The large number of boats intercepted on Thursday was no rare occurrence. In the past few months, a staggering number of migrants and refugees attempted the 70-miles crossing from Libya to Italy. More than migrants and refugees have arrived in Italy since January 2017, up 18 percent on the same period last year. At least people have died trying to reach Europe this year. Many more are believed to have perished while making their way across Sub Saharan …


Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The Same

June 3, 2017

… have coal mines operating in 60 years time, and still hopes to have a healthy reef, Terry Hughes, director of the ARC Center of Excellence for Integrated Coral Reef Studies and a member of the Independent Expert Panel, told The Conversation in 2015. cover more than 170 square miles(or about 80,000 football fields).Government officials have insisted the project wont negatively impact the reef and will create thousands of domestic jobs. Conservationists, however, have called this rationale …


Brentwood brush fire: Hillside inferno prompts major emergency response in Los Angeles

May 30, 2017

A brush fire on a Los Angeles hillside prompted a major emergency response Sunday. More than 150 firefighters battled the 30-acre blaze on a steep chaparral-covered section of Mandeville Canyon above Brentwood and sent up a plume of smoke that was visible for miles. Firefighters aided by water-dropping aircraft were able to contain 70 percent of the fire by late afternoon. Investigators said a private company working on a road in the canyon had been using a weed whacker to clear brush around …


Huge Landslide Buries Already Damaged California Highway

A massive landslide covered a section of Californias famous Highway 1 last weekend thats been beset by falling rocks and debris this year. Mother nature hard at work, said a tweet from Caltrans, the states transportation department. We were fearful that something could happen, Shivers told HuffPost.We didnt think it would be anything like this. The highway hugs the California coast for about 655 miles and normally is a popular scenic route for motorists. The slide went from bad to …

May 24, 2017