MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.
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#62458 Jul 13, 2012
#62459 Jul 13, 2012
Earthquake report: It has been lit up less the last couple weeks on the map. But there is still a whole lot a shaking going on:
California - 10 total
Alaska - 5 total
Russia - 12 total
Peru - 3 total (Peru is never on the map)
Indonesia - 2 total
Guam - 2 total
Iran - 2 total
New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, Greece, Chile, Italy, and Puerto Rico also had earthquakes.
Lots of biological hazards, Landslides, Forest/Wild fires, and of course HEATwaves. Hope the unapoop trolls are "flaming". lol
#62460 Jul 13, 2012
5-mile-long landslide in Alaska national park; warming eyed as possible culprit
Rock and debris from a landslide lie along five miles of what had been an ice-white glacier inside Glacier Bay National Park.
A massive landslide sent tons of rock and debris tumbling more than five miles down a glacier in Alaska, the National Park Service reported in an event that could be yet another sign of a warming world.
Located in a remote area of Glacier Bay National Park, the slide was so big it registered on earthquake monitors as a magnitude 3.4 event.
Officials noticed the monitor blip on June 11 but it wasn't until July 2 that a pilot passing over the site took photos that showed just how large it was, Glacier Bay National Park announced on its Facebook page.
"It's certainly the largest that we're aware of" inside the park, Glacier Bay ecologist Lewis Sharman told msnbc.com .
Larger landslides have happened over geologic time, Marten Geertsema, a natural hazards researcher for the Forest Service in nearby British Columbia, told msnbc.com , but it definitely was "one of the longest runout landslides on a glacier in Alaska and Canada in recent times."
Moreover, the force was enormous, Geertsema said. No one was present, but had anyone been there they probably "would be blown over by the air blast," he told the Associated Press.
Officials ruled out an earthquake as the trigger that caused part of the nearly 12,000-foot Lituya Mountain to give way, smothering the ice-white Johns Hopkins Glacier with dark rock and debris over an area a half-mile wide and 5.5 miles long.
The landslide is viewed from above the Johns Hopkins Glacier.
One possibility is that thawing permafrost, which is ground that stays frozen for two more our years, caused the slide.
"We are seeing an increase in rock slides in mountain areas throughout the world because of permafrost degradation," said Geertsema.
"I don't know whether permafrost degradation played a role here, but we can be almost certain that permafrost exists on Lituya Mountain," said Geertsema, who reviewed aerial photos of the mountain and slide area. "Certainly this type of event could happen from permafrost degradation."
Many areas of mountain permafrost have been thawing in recent decades as temperatures warm, and some experts are becoming convinced that thawing is a factor in the frequency of rock slides, Geertsema said, pointing to data by Swiss scientists studying the Alps.
The section of rock and ice that slid off Lituya Mountain is seen here. Marten Geertsema estimates it was 200 meters, or about 600 feet, wide.
"It plays an important role," Geertsema said of climate change. "I think we have been underestimating the role it might play."
Sharman, the park ecologist, echoed that sentiment, saying he's heard from experts that "they would not be surprised" to see more such landslides inside the national park if temperatures continue to warm.
"Certainly we are seeing an increase in large landslides over the past decades," Geertsema said, citing his 2006 study that found between 1973 and 2003 the average in northern British Columbia increased from 1.3 large landslides per year to 2.3.
Moreover, he said, most of the slides in northern British Columbia are happening in the warmest years.
Landslides like this one can also be triggered by other factors, Geertsema added, such as a combination of large snowpack and a cold spring that results in a delayed and then rapid melt.
The slide itself was miles from areas used by park visitors, most of whom see Glacier Bay by cruise ship.
"You can't see it from a boat or the bay. You've got to be up flying. And it's not on a typical flying route," park service spokesman John Quinley told Reuters. "It would have been pretty horrific if you'd been camped on the glacier."
And it won't reach the bay for a long time.
#62461 Jul 13, 2012
MASS ANIMAL DEATHS
Sudden mass cow death attributed to lightning, but the tree they stood under showed no sign of being hit, USA Jul 8, 2011 Source
Jul 13 At least 6,500 fish found dead due to heat, Twin Lakes, NC, USA
Jul 13 Dolphin found washed up in cave at foot of cliffs in advanced state of decomposition, Malta
Jul 12 Thousands of fish die of cold conditions, Avis Dam, Namibia
Jul 12 Tens of thousands of fish die from botulism, causing birds that eat them to sicken and die, Horicon Marsh, WI, USA
Jul 12 Thousands of dead fish found near Streator Dam, IL, USA
Jul 12 Drought and heat kills hundreds of fish across state, IN, USA
Jul 11 Dead dolphin washes up on beach, cause of death not yet known, NY, USA
Jul 11 Porpoise found dead on beach, presumed to be same as one that had been previously rescued from beaching, Ireland
Jul 11 30 swans found dead in three week period, investigations ongoing as to cause of deaths, Wales, UK
Jul 11 Thousands of small fish found dead on beaches, red tide blamed, west coast, Ireland
Jul 10 Torrential rains cause floods and landslides, hundreds of mink and sable drown in their cages, Cangshan County, China
Jul 10 Continuing lobster die-off investigated by Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection, CT, USA
Jul 10 Dozens of dead birds found throughout town, officials blame heat, IL, USA
Jul 10 Up to 20,000 leatherback sea turtle hatchlings and eggs crushed by bulldozers, Trinidad
Jul 10 Dead harbor porpoise found, no apparent cause for death, necropsy to be performed, WA, USA
Jul 10 200 pike suddenly die-off, hot weather blamed, Dean Lake, MI, USA
Jul 10 Almost 1,800 fish found dead after cloudburst storm, Barclay Brook and Leard's Pond, P.E.I., Canada
Jul 10 Seven-foot long dead endangered sturgeon found washed up on coast, B.C., Canada
Jul 10 Thousands of fish die due to heat in up to 15 lakes, MN, USA
Jul 9 Hundreds of carp found dead at nature preserve, heat blamed as cause of deaths, KS, USA
Jul 9 Dead seal pup found on beach, MA, USA
Jul 9 Nearly 100 fish found dead due to hot weather and algae, Nelson Pond, OK, USA
Jul 9 Beluga calf dies after three weeks in care due to storm stranding, AK, USA
Jul 9 Dead 12m humpback whale found floating in waters off shore, cause of death not known, Australia
Jul 9 Dead rare Shepherd's beaked whale found washed up on shore (usually these whales only live in deep waters and never make it to shore) aged 50 years, no food content in its stomach, Australia
Jul 9 Hundreds of dead fish wash up onto shore of Greenfield Lake, NC, USA
Jul 8 Large numbers of starving young pelicans are turning up on local beaches, CA, USA
Jul 8 Fish kill much larger than initial estimates, 10,000 die, cause of deaths not known, resilient breeds of fish found dead, not one living fish found, event considered to be a 'complete kill', P.E.I., Canada see related article from Jul 6
Jul 8 Thousands of dead fish wash onto coast, drought conditions blamed, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
#62462 Jul 13, 2012
Jul 7 Fish dying by thousands due to intense heat, lack of oxygen, across USA
Jul 7 Thousands of dead fish found floating in Godavari River, India
Jul 7 128 bison found dead during routine inspection flight, tests being done to determine cause of deaths, anthrax suspected, N.W.T., Canada
Jul 6 Necropsy of dead dolphin shows that it died of starvation, NYC, NY, USA see related article from Jun 21
Jul 6 538 wild animals - including 13 rhinos - have been killed by floods, with death toll continuing to mount, Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India
Jul 6 Hundreds of carp found dead in Roy Lake, low oxygen suspected as cause of deaths, SD, USA
Jul 6 Thousands of dead fish found along shores of James River, drought conditions blamed, SD, USA
Jul 6 Thousands of dead fish found washed up on shore, high temperatures, algae bloom and low oxygen blamed, Silver Lake, DE, USA
Jul 6 Dead fish found in Trout River, officials investigate but do not comment on how many have died or what was the cause, P.E.I., Canada
Jul 6 Hundreds to thousands of dead fish found along 20-mile stretch of Salt River, AZ, USA
Jul 5 Dead birds found by residents in town, officials say residents should not be alarmed, blames hot weather, NJ, USA
Jul 5 At least two dozen dead egrets found in one rookery, hot weather and starvation suspected as cause of deaths, TX, USA
Jul 5 More than 250 dead birds wash ashore far from their natural habitat, FL, USA
Jul 4 Dead humpback whale found on shore, cause of death not yet known, Peru
Jul 4 200 dead fish found in Turtle Creek, high temperatures, low oxygen blamed, TX, USA
Jul 4 Thousands of dead fish found along shores of lake, high temperatures blamed, MO, USA
Jul 3 Catfish die-off in lake not being investigated, FL, USA
Jul 3 Thousands of dead fish wash ashore, high temperatures blamed, GA, USA
Jul 3 Hundreds of dead fish found in lake, high temperatures blamed, SC, USA
Jul 2 Dead humpback whale calf found floating in waters, cause of death not yet known, ME, USA
Jul 2 Between May 3 to Jun 30 more than 18 mass fish deaths were reported, investigations to be done, Periyar River, India
Jul 2 Thousands of fish found dead in local pond, Knoxville, TN, USA
Jul 1 Dead endangered blue whale, 30 feet long, found floating in water 2.8km offshore, no indication of what caused its death, P.E.I., Canada
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#62463 Jul 13, 2012
oh,I know you are lurking out there in Scottsville cyber space so here you go, your favorites....
People in India Rescue a Trapped Baby Elephant
It's always great to see people care about God's creatures. When this elephant was trapped in a ditch in India, a big group of villagers came together to save the day. Check it out!
Super Excited Dog is Really Ready for Summer Swimming
Wow, he's really excited for summer fun! What this excited pup does will put a big smile on your face. Looks like that pool will have a frequent visitor :)
This dog has a better pool than all the trolls of Scottsville. Unabomber just has the sewer that is why he hates to hear about my swimming. They only have cesspools on his end of troll town. lol
Cute videos huh? Here are some more!!!
#62464 Jul 13, 2012
Waitress Gets a 500 Dollar Tip as a Dying Man's Last Wish
This is the video everyone is talking about. Aaron Collins passed away but he wanted his family to leave a stranger a $500 tip. Not only that, but his family has set up at charity to do this over and over and over again at aaroncollins.org
12 Year Old Girl Who Was Bullied Sings a Beautiful Song
Savannah was the victim of severe bullying, so she sang the song Beautiful to remind others in her situation that they are beautiful...and words can't bring them down. This is wonderful.
Don't bully, don't teach your children to bully, it is out of control for these young people. Then you got this bunch of idiots on here bringing some 8th grader to talk trash. Of course it would never do it to anyone's face. Must be what is wrong with the unabomber crew..they were bullied as little creeps and had their lunch money stolen so the sit on places like topix acting ignorant to people they don't know and most that could kick their ass if they wanted too. Bunch of losers.
Crowd Cheers at the Airport When a Soldier Reunites with his Family
Everyone at this airport knew what a special moment this was between a soldier and his family. Their reaction really says it all - watch the touching moment.
Love the soldier videos. God Bless them all and their families.
#62466 Jul 13, 2012
For the BIRDS:
Cute Bird Falls Asleep On Laptop!
For this bird, there's no cozier place to take a nap than right on top of its owner's laptop.
Bully Bird Steals Bowl
It's pretty obvious who the boss is in this house when it comes to the family pets. That dog didn't even put up a fight
Tiny Bird Scares Tiger!
A tiny harmless bird manages to scare the crap out of this intimidating tiger. Score one point for the underdog!
Annoying Bird Won't Let Cat Sleep
That bird is like your annoying younger sibling who just has to bother you when you want to take a nap. Have to applaud that cats patience!
I am sure they will tear all my posts up but I don't care. Have at it. I will post again, and again, and again. Regulars and decent posters...enjoy! Hope you all have a great Saturday. I will.
Trolls...hahaha slither in your unabomber sewer where you belong. Hope all your post get removed again. Bunch of imposter trolls.
I am off to bed. Goodnight
#62468 Jul 14, 2012
Hey Abeliever :).Thakns for the posts.Sorry I missed you.Been kinda busy...Catching up with some things I've put off to long.Almost caught up..
#62469 Jul 14, 2012
Since: Jun 12
#62470 Jul 14, 2012
Early bird (falls from the sky) gets the worm. (appropriate and on Topic).
Since: Jun 12
#62471 Jul 14, 2012
The economic impact of war on our country-from civil to WW2. Reading all alone
#62472 Jul 14, 2012
#62473 Jul 14, 2012
Readin'? This early?
Come on back to bed.
“Back in "Black"”
Since: Jul 10
#62474 Jul 14, 2012
I feel you pal.
#62475 Jul 14, 2012
Good morning, looks like a nice Saturday brewing up this morning. Went to all the local stores for a good brisket to smoke this weekend, but nooooo, not one in Corbin or London except wally world who had on packaged that was .5 thick on one end and 3" on the other, kind of the shape of a trolls brain, but that won't do for grilling. Looks like a trip to richmond is needed, Meijer usually has good meats. I like sitting out and watching the birds hit the feeders while grilling out, a laid back form of multi tasking.
Ok, so everyone have a great weekend,, trolls, not so much.
#62476 Jul 14, 2012
How's it goin' man?
Since: Jun 12
#62477 Jul 14, 2012
Damn insomnia. You had your legs all entwined with mine so I just decided to spoon and read. Efficient
#62478 Jul 14, 2012
Hope my snorin' didn't bother ya.
Since: Jun 12
#62479 Jul 14, 2012
is that what I was hearing? Thought it might be a bear outside. That's why I wiggled over so close.
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