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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

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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

TO BE CONTINUED ON

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/11/sixty-swans-rescued-dumped-oil-deluges-three-miles-town-river/

Planning to Get away in Europe? Check it out! Most Dangerous Places to Go on Holiday

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

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Another giant green dragonfly spotted in the UK

Posted in 2014, animals with tags , , , , , on July 28, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

A mother was left terrified after she walked into her living room and spotted this monster ‘Jurassic’ sized dragonfly.

Rowena Wilkinson, 53, dashed indoors when she heard piercing screams coming from her daughter and her friend.

She found an enormous dark green dragonfly – measuring around 8inches long – flying around the room like a ‘mini-helicopter’.

Mrs Wilkinson, from Weston Turville, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, said: ‘I heard them scream and when I ran in this dragonfly was spiralling round very quickly.

‘It sounded like a mini helicopter it was that noisy, it was like a Jurassic monster.

‘I didn’t know whether to take a photograph or run but I managed to get close enough to take a few pictures.

Scuba Diver Jason Neilus gets up close and personal with friendly seals in the Farne Islands, UK.

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , on April 30, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

 

 

Mystery of the killer dog disease: UK death toll hits 21 after pets develop lesions and fatal kidney failure

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , on March 24, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

Dog_illness

 

  • A total of 48 dogs of different breeds have contracted the illness in the UK
  • Disease attacks the blood vessels and affects the dog’s skin and kidneys
  • Total of 48 dogs now thought to have contracted the disease – 24 confirmed cases with 21 deaths, plus 24 unconfirmed cases – in less than 18 months
  • Common symptoms include lesions, loss of appetite, and vomiting
  • Vets and experts admit they are unsure what is causing the disease
  • Symptoms are similar to a fatal disease called Alabama Rot from the 1980s

The death toll from the mysterious dog disease that continues to baffle vets is continuing to rise. 

A total of 48 dogs of different breeds across the UK are now thought to have contracted the disease – 24 confirmed cases with 21 deaths, plus 24 unconfirmed cases – in less than 18 months. 

The cause of the disease remains unknown, but its symptoms include skin lesions on the legs and chest, lethargy, loss of appetite and vomiting.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2587918/Mystery-killer-dog-disease-UK-death-toll-hits-21-canines-develop-lesions-kidney-failure.html#ixzz2wtJi731s 

UK : Floods so devastating they can be seen from space: Before and after satellite images reveal scale of deluge in the West Country

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , on February 14, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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These amazing satellite images reveal the devastating march of floodwater across the Somerset Levels. The snapshots were taken 400 miles above the earth by the UK Space Agency’s disaster monitoring satellite, the UK-DMC2, before and after the region was flooded. The astonishing images show the Rivers Parrett and Tone bursting their banks with thousands of gallons of water drowning low-lying villages. Tiny islands have been formed where meeting waterways have burst their banks – including the tiny village of Muchelney, cut off by the Parrett and Yeo for seven weeks.

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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2558435/UK-weather-Floods-devastating-seen-space.html#ixzz2tIv3eIIV
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Mind of Plants : New Scientific Field of Research, the Neurobiology of Plants

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

Over the recent years, a small but growing group of researchers from Austria, Germany, Italy, UK, Japan, South Africa and the USA, has developed a new scientific field of research: the neurobiology of plants. Their discoveries question the traditional boundaries set between the animal and the vegetable kingdom: plants are capable to develop the cognitive process claimed by humans and animals.

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