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Rare White Giraffe Discovered

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , on September 19, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

Conservation Rangers were left stunned after the discovery of an extremely rare white giraffe and her calf.

Rumours had circulated of a white giraffe and her baby in the local area of the Ishaqbini conservation, in Garissa County, Kenya, but rangers finally got to see the real thing after a tip off in June, this year.

The group of giraffes appeared calm as the Rangers got closer and seemed undeterred by their presence. A ranger said: “While observing the magnificent long necked animal looking at us, I could not help but see the fading reticulates on their skin.

“It was evident that the colouration, especially on the mother giraffe, was not as conspicuous as the baby.”

Due to global human pollution, the arctic has become a toxic reservoir of heavy metals, PCBs and other deadly chemicals

Posted in 2017 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame


Natural News Human-induced pollution has greatly affected the Greenland ice sheet and the whole Arctic region over the last few decades.

Back in the late 1950s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built Camp Century, an army base located just below the surface of the ice sheet. The cavernous army base, big enough to accommodate up to 200 people, was home to trucks, tunnels, and even a nuclear reactor. Disguised as a research station, the army base utilized the region as a test site for deploying nuclear missiles. However, when the ice sheets started shifting, the army was forced to abandon the camp in 1967, leaving behind radioactive cooling water, diesel fuel, human waste, and other toxic compounds while accumulating snow and ice buried the camp.

Fast forward to recent years and the problem on the remaining toxic wastes persists. In fact, a study published last year found that the rapidly shifting and melting Arctic ice caps may well reveal the army base by the end of the century, potentially exposing the people to a plethora of toxic chemicals and pollutants long buried in the ice. The already worsening global warming is also expected to generate more cracks on the Greenland ice sheet, an expert cautioned.



Trace amounts of radioactive Iodine-131 have been detected in the ground-level atmosphere in Luxembourg & Europe since beginning of 2017

Posted in 2017 with tags , , , , , , , on April 30, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame


Trace amounts of radioactive Iodine-131 have been detected in the ground-level atmosphere in Luxembourg since beginning of 2017, but the source has not been found.

Responding to a parliamentary question, health minister Lydia Mutsch said that a Luxembourg station had sporadically detected traces of Iodine-131 since the start of 2017. She said: “The quantities measured were extremely low, close to the threshold for detection.”

Iodine-131 is a radioisotope of iodine, which is present in nuclear fission products and in high doses can cause mutation and death in cells that it penetrates.

Increased radiation at trace levels were detected across Europe in January 2017. ………

The levels were thought to have been linked to a radioactive leak at a nuclear reactor in Norway in October 2016…….

The leak was caused by a technical failure during treatment of the fuel in the reactor hall. It was contained and, according to the Norwegian authorities, no radioactive contamination was detected outside the facility, the minister said.

She added that the amount of reactive iodine leaked was equivalent to 10% of the permitted limit. Meanwhile, the source of the traces of radioactive Iodine-131 remains unknown.

UK: 60 swans rescued after dumped oil deluges three miles of town river

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , on March 12, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame


60 swans were rescued after hundreds of gallons of oil deluged more than three miles of a town centre river.


The Environment Agency (EA) is now using “absorbent booms” to soak up the oil streak in the River Kennet, in Reading, while they try to track down the culprit.

“Every effort is being made to find the source of this pollution which we believe to have originated in the industrial areas in south Reading,” said an EA spokesman


The oldest tree in the world was alive when Stonehenge was under construction and around the time humans developed their first writing system

Posted in 2016 with tags , , , , , on March 12, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame


Hidden in the mountains of California, Nevada, and Utah, lurk some of the oldest known long-living species of the Great Basin bristlecone pine, or Pinus longaeva.

One member of this species, noted to be 5066 years old, is considered the oldest known living organism on Earth. The ancient tree can be found in the White Mountains in California, but its exact location is kept secret.

The tree was cored by specialist Edmund Shulman, dedicated researcher and explorer of long-lived trees, and its age was determined by Tom Harlan.


70,000 Birds Slaughtered To Clear Skies For Our Airplanes! Tip of the Iceberg

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame


Despite culling, bird strikes have increased

Nearby Kennedy Airport lies beneath a major migratory route for many bird species. The airport has also seen a significant increase in bird strikes.

In the wake of this widespread avian slaughter and it’s apparent ineffectiveness, opponents state that airport officials should find alternative measures to protect pilots and their passengers.

Jeffrey Kramer, a volunteer for GooseWatch NYC, believes that more efficient radar systems should be employed.

These would detect and avoid problematic flocks. “There has to be a long-term solution that doesn’t rely so extensively on killing birds and also keeps us safe in the sky.”

Airport officials say skies are safer without birds….and the Earth would be safer without humans?

How do you feel about the mass-slaughter of all these birds? Is it justifiable?

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RSOE EDIS – Fire event in Japan on January 22 2017 11:11 AM

Posted in 2017 with tags , , , , on January 22, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame


Authorities have ordered the evacuation of over 2,900 people after a petrochemical plant in the city of Arida, Japan erupted in a major fire.

Footage broadcast by the Japanese media shows firefighters trying to dose the flames as well as thick plum of black smoke rising against the skyline.

According to Kyodo news agency, the local authorities were recommended to evacuate some 3,000 people.

The evacuated people were accommodated in two evacuation stations.

There is no data on the cause of the fire, as well as on the casualties so far.

The refinery caught fire at 07:00 GMT. According to the preliminary information, a container with lubricants flamed up, while no blasts were reported.

The fire area has reached 100 square meters [3.8 square miles]. Some 20 fire brigades were sent to combat fire in the area.

Source: RSOE EDIS – Fire event in Japan on January 22 2017 11:11 AM

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