Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

There are 81772 comments on the The Cincinnati Enquirer story from Jan 5, 2011, titled Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.. In it, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that:

MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Since: Jan 10

Scotts Vegas

#89551 May 21, 2013
Q:Do all humans carry this chemical body burden?

A: Scientists estimate that everyone alive today carries within her or his body at least 700 contaminants, most of which have not been well studied (Onstot and others). This is true whether we live in a rural or isolated area, in the middle of a large city, or near an industrialized area. Because many chemicals have the ability to attach to dust particles and/or catch air and water currents and travel far from where they are produced or used, the globe is bathed in a chemical soup. Our bodies have no alternative but to absorb these chemicals and sometimes store them for long periods of time. Whether we live in Samoa or San Diego, Juneau, or Johannesburg, all our bodies are receptacles for a multitude of industrial chemicals. Wherever we live, we all live in a chemically contaminated neighborhood.

*Onstot J, Ayling R, Stanley J. Characterization of HRGC/MS Unidentified Peaks from the Analysis of Human Adipose Tissue. Volume 1: Technical Approach. Washington, DC: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Toxic Substances (560/6-87-002a), 1987.

Some of the chemicals residing in our bodies are pesticides, and some are used in or produced by other forms of industrial production. Many are found in a wide variety of consumer products. Some chemicals like dioxins and furans are created unintentionally by industrial processes using chlorine and from the manufacture and incineration of certain plastics. Scientists estimate that there are many other unintentionally created by-products which have not yet been "discovered" since no tests have yet been developed that would fully identify or describe these by-products.

Since: Jan 10

Scotts Vegas

#89552 May 21, 2013
Up to 4,230 premature deaths can be prevented in the Los Angeles metropolitan area every year if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strengthens the health standards for fine particulate matter—also known as soot—according to a new report, Sick of Soot: How the EPA Can Save Lives by Cleaning Up Fine Particle Pollution, prepared by the American Lung Association, Clean Air Task Force and Earthjustice.

The Los Angeles metropolitan area tops the list of cities that will benefit from a stronger soot standard (see below for full top 10 list). The Los Angeles metropolitan area consistently ranks among the most polluted cities in the nation for both year-round and short-term particle levels. Los Angeles tied for second and came in fourth in those categories, respectively, in the American Lung Association's 2011 State of the Air report.

Soot, technically known as PM2.5 (fine particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers or less), is generated by diesel and other vehicles, agricultural burning, wood stoves and industrial combustion. Though the pollution particles in soot are tiny—1/30th the width of a human hair—they can have a huge impact on human health. Research links them to premature death, heart attacks, stroke, worsened asthma and possibly cancer and developmental and reproductive harm.

The Clean Air Act requires that the EPA set national air quality standards for soot at levels that protect public health with a margin of safety. To adequately protect children, seniors and people with lung disease, heart disease, and diabetes from these dangers, Sick of Soot shows that the EPA should tighten the current standard to an annual level of 11 μg/m3 and a daily level of 25 μg/m3.

In the Los Angeles metropolitan area, these recommended standards could prevent up to 4,230 premature deaths each year. Nationally, these tighter standards could spare Americans every year from as many as:

· 35,700 premature deaths;

· 2,350 heart attacks;

· 23,290 visits to the hospital and emergency room;

· 29,800 cases of acute bronchitis;

· 1.4 million cases of aggravated asthma; and

· 2.7 million days of missed work or school due to air pollution-caused ailments

Since: Jan 10

Scotts Vegas

#89553 May 21, 2013
If interested you could do your own research to come up with toxic chemicals found in the bodies of wildlife.

The main point to all this is the same poisons that affect us are affecting our environment. To include weather patterns, earth cycles, environment changes. You do not have to believe it, but those that deny it make some of us damn argumentive.

Lets not forget how we williing poison ourselves with various recreational chemicals, processed foods, lethargy(not exercising and metabloizing some of this stuff out of our bodies) and all the pharaceuticals we live on and with to counter the effects of the ways we have treated ourselves.

Remember much illness, if not most, is the result of how one has taken care of him or herself.
drive up tats


#89554 May 21, 2013
America is not the bad guy folks

the rest of the world is polluting at an alarming rate ,...

china has polluted in aggregate,.. more in the past 5 years ,....
than the united states has in the past 100 years ,....

world wide ,.. pollution will only get worse ,..
the EPA only limits American jobs and American growth ,...

the problem is not the united states ,...

as the USA quickly loses it strength ,....
almost willingly ,....
allowing it self to slip into third world status

the out look on the planet is very bleak indeed ,..
wake up America,......

before its too late
we are not is not the bad guy

Since: Jan 10

Scotts Vegas

#89555 May 21, 2013
Compare for yourself where we rank. we are an industrialized nation. Far as pollution goes we still have major probs.

Since: Jan 10

Scotts Vegas

#89556 May 21, 2013
That was 2008, I'll try to find recent data.
Ha ha

Bellevue, WA

#89557 May 21, 2013
Wow wrote:
<quoted text>
THE BIBLE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS. idiots! Take responsibility, and understand we don't take care of our environment. This has nothing to do with God or the bible.
you weep what you sow

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08


#89559 May 21, 2013
Another beautiful day. A rainstorm to cut through the humidity was nice as well. Off from work the next three days, got a LOT to do. Hope you all have a great evening.

United States

#89560 May 21, 2013
Happy to see someone post! I thought the thread had been abandoned. No posts over the last seven hours, unless I just can't see them from my phone.

Elizabethtown, KY

#89561 May 21, 2013
Hi Blueminer, I guess everyone is B-U-S-Y enjoying the weather, doing yardwork, planting, on vacation, etc.....

I hope you are doing fine. Great articles. The weather and natural disasters are a concern huh? Sure was humid today. Guess we should get use to it. Didn't get any rain here today. Thought for sure we would since they were chemspraying so much the last couple days. Maybe tomorrow. Hope that is all we get after seeing all the devastation in Oklahoma. Wouldn't catch me living in tornado valley. The Madrid Fault Zone is scary enough.

Take care and great to see you posting.

Elizabethtown, KY

#89562 May 21, 2013
Out of devastation are some good stories. I love the ones about the animals too:

Twitter pic of dog protecting body of tornado victim goes viral

This image tells one of the most heart-wrenching stories to emerge from the wreckage of the massive Moore, Okla., tornado. This little dog was reportedly found guarding the body of its owner, who was buried in the rubble. The loyal pup was taken to the local animal shelter and. The little dog will get a second chance at happiness — a deputy from the Oklahoma Sheriff's department plans to adopt him. We're glad the critter is all right. It's a piece of good news amid the devastation.

Moore woman and her dog shelter from tornado in her bathtub

Elizabeth, a resident of Moore, Okla., told KFOR her harrowing tale of survival after a deadly tornado swept across her town Monday. She heard the storm was becoming "really bad" while driving to work, and turned around halfway to speed home and rescue her dog, Ginger. Once Elizabeth was in the house, she heard the twister outside. She ran into the bathroom, where she threw pillows in the tub and sheltered with Ginger as the tornado passed over them. "I was scared to death ... I just cannot believe we actually survived this thing," said Elizabeth, who added that she may have sustained a concussion when she hit her head during the storm. "I don't think I'm crazy for rescuing [Ginger]."

Seen this one live on CBS News.

Overjoyed tornado survivor rescues her dog from rubble of Moore home

Barbara Garcia survived the tornado that ravaged Moore, Okla., by hiding in her bathroom. When the stormed passed, she found herself in the rubble of what was her house. "I hollered for my little dog ... he didn't answer," she mournfully told a CBS News reporter. "So I know he's in here somewhere." Something incredible happened just moments later, though: Midway through the interview, someone spots the dog buried under the debris right behind her, and an overjoyed Barbara rushes to help her pet. "Bless your little bitty heart," she says, pulling the dog to safety. "I thought God just answered one prayer — to let me be OK — but he answered both of them, because this was my second prayer."

Dogs are so loyal. Cats would probably dash and squeeze through little openings and keep going. haha, What do you think betty?

Elizabethtown, KY

#89563 May 21, 2013
For lala:

Love the video/pictures of the horses...

Miracle Horses Survive Oklahoma Twister

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Tuesday's tornados killed a lot of pets and other animals. Many people lost their cattle and horses when the tornadoes tore through their pastures and farms.

But there are also some miraculous stories of survival and a horse named Fiona is one of them.
She has several stitches on her side and underneath and is truly lucky to be alive. She was out in a field in Calumet when a tornado tore a path right through there.

She somehow managed to get inside a barn that was closed off, but then that barn collapsed on top of her.

The mare was trapped inside all of this mangled mess of metal and debris.

"Basically it just formed a nice little cocoon for her to survive under. She was trapped in there for probably 16 to 18 hours. No food or water and when we did find her we had to get a dozer," said Natalee Cross of Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue. "She never overreacted about the situation or anything."

What's more amazing is how Fiona even found shelter. You see Fiona can't see.

"She can't see, she's totally blind, so how she know what to do or where she was going I don't know. She definitely had an angel watching over her that day too," Cross said.

And Fiona is not the only horse that miraculously survived. There is Moonstruck and Catori.

Catori has actually escaped death twice before.

She was being sent to slaughter when the trailer she was in crashed on the highway last May.

Several horses died in the crash. Catori survived and was pregnant at the time.

Moonstruck was born two months ago, and both mother and colt were also out in a field in Calumet when that tornado blew through.

"She found the best possible place to lay low and keep her baby as protected as possible," Cross said.

Moonstruck has several deep cuts and is limping along. But Catori, though skittish, seems to have come through unscathed.

"God has a purpose for them, I don't know what it is yet, but they're meant to be here. And they keep on fighting," Cross said.

God does have a purpose for all of these horses. And right now, they are being nursed back to health by volunteers and fosters with Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue.

Elizabethtown, KY

#89564 May 21, 2013
Off to dreamland. Worked a few hours tonight and back up early to work in the am.

Check in sometime tomorrow. Hope everyone is well and I hope you all have a great hump day!

Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#89565 May 22, 2013
Abeliever wrote:
Off to dreamland. Worked a few hours tonight and back up early to work in the am.
Check in sometime tomorrow. Hope everyone is well and I hope you all have a great hump day!
I don't hump any more. LOL More like "dump" day. I need to haul off my trash. No garbage service here in the boondocks. Nice slow rain yesterday evening saved me from having to water my tomato plants. I could not look at those Oklahoma pictures all that much. It brought back too many painful memories of April 3, 1974.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#89566 May 22, 2013
Can you imagine the anguish of the teacher that sent those kids to the safety of the basement only to have them drown?

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08


#89567 May 22, 2013
Wow, it's nice outside! I am going to head to my parents house and mow their grass. Going to be another beautiful day. You all have fun.
Misty eyed

Louisa, KY

#89569 May 22, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
Can you imagine the anguish of the teacher that sent those kids to the safety of the basement only to have them drown?
I don't have a television. Could you verify,AW, but I think it was the hallway of the school that flooded? I heard on the internet that there was no basement in the school. So much information got double as well as the misinformation floated around the net. I'm in a predicament with my trash. Our local dump doesn't take old microwaves so I have one that needs tossed but where is the question.
It's nice to hear the stories about the animals that survived that twister.
It's a beautiful day. You all have a good one. Another reason to be blessed, a day to enjoy;)
walk away

United States

#89570 May 22, 2013
 Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy. Are the relationships you involved in today helping to build you up, or helping to build you down? There are many things in life that do nothing but take away from who we are; yet we still continue to indulge ourselves in them, because we fear change. As people it is in our nature to try and stay committed to habits, people, and other patterns in our lives that do nothing to help us grow, and do nothing to help make us happy. Sometimes what is best for our lives is to simply get away from the things in our lives that do nothing to benefit us, and only act as parasites taking away from who we are and putting nothing back inside of us of nutritional value. Remember that there are things that do take a lot away from your life, but that help to build up your character as well, so be sure not to give up on things of this nature, use your intelligence, and evaluate wisely. 

Elizabethtown, KY

#89571 May 22, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
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I don't hump any more. LOL More like "dump" day. I need to haul off my trash. No garbage service here in the boondocks. Nice slow rain yesterday evening saved me from having to water my tomato plants. I could not look at those Oklahoma pictures all that much. It brought back too many painful memories of April 3, 1974.
Good one AW, I got over the hump day and now off for the next few days. Looks like we will get our rain today. They say around 5pm with chance of severe thunderstorms. It was hot this morning though.

Like you I could only take so much of all that devastation and I had to quit watching. I did see those idiots from Westboro Church making their disgusting reasoning for the disaster....Kevin Durant supporting the NBA player coming out. What a bunch of trash they are. Yet, he was the first one to step up and donate 1 million dollars to the disaster fund. And it sparked others to do the same. What a bunch of misguided haters.

I can close my eyes at every disaster and see that April 3rd tornado that destroyed Brandenburg. Just 15 minutes away from there and did nothing here. Guess it is the valley we live in. I know we are fortunate in Kentucky when it comes to disasters. Hope our luck continues. Can't imagine losing everything, your home, your town, and most of all any loved ones. Just sad.

I hope you are having a great day.:)
walk away

United States

#89572 May 22, 2013
Jealous family members do exist, and they can cause a problem with family overall. They are not an urban legend or a strange delusion, as we would believe. Family and all of our interactions with them are supposed to be a blessing. But, if you have a jealous family, you feel absolutely cursed.There’s a saying that goes, “Blood is thicker than water”. In my opinion, it’s obviously more jealous, too. It’s so sad to know that jealousy would motivate your aunts, cousins, or even your siblings to hurt you worse than strangers off the street.

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