Suspected Tornadoes Leaves Oklahoma in Ruins, Prompting Power Outage in Some Region
People inhabiting several Oklahoma communities are trying to manage the damage a severe storm that generated several potential tornadoes Sunday night left behind. Around 10:45 p.m. CDT, one of the expected tornadoes touched down Coweta, about 23 miles southeast of Tulsa. The storm impacted the high school, a number of homes nearby, and a gas station, as per KJRH.
Burke County Animal Services Seized Two Injured and Emaciated Horses For Possible Animal Abuse
On Friday night, Burke County Animal Services seized two thin and wounded horses from a farm in Valdese as they were armed with a new order officially accepted on Tuesday. The two horses were in a very bad condition on Saturday morning, Settlemyre said. Even though the most injured of the two horses luckily gets better, no one can ride her.
La Palma Volcanic Eruption Persists With Its Resulting Effects Felt From Above and Below
Emerging effects as a result of the eruption at Cumbre Vieja volcano are being felt from both above and below. Tremors and less intense earthquakes are constantly making the ground vibrate. And the plume of ash from the volcano rising from the peak is now persistent and sometimes more explosive
US is Expecting the First Snowstorm of 2021-22 Season
Early this week, the US first snowstorm of the 2021-22 season could possibly take place and for parts of the Rockies about two feet of the white stuff is projected. But people in the Northeast are off to an uncommonly warm start to October. On Thursday (Oct. 14) and Friday (Oct. 15) the highest temperatures are anticipated.
Study Shows That 'Eco' Wood Stoves Releases Much More Pollution Than an HGV
A report revealed that a new wood burning stove described as more friendly to the environment still releases 750 times more minute particle pollution compared to a modern HGV truck. From the beginning of 2022 in the UK and EU, the only stoves that can be legally sold are those that meet the ecodesign standard, but experts said the standard was surprisingly weak.
Lizards Give Birth to Their Young Like Mammal, Evolutionary Genes May be the Key
Scientists are studying lizards' evolution of birth, from laying of eggs to live births and they have succeeded in pinpointing the evolutionary genes from which the species is developing in order to 'build' a new way they reproduce. The study discovered that a remarkably close amount of the same genes involved in the lizards' pregnancy were distributed between other mammals and vertebrates that bear their young.
Kambo: TGA Bans Deadly Secretion From Frog Used in Shamanic Rituals
Therapeutic Goods Administration has banned a lethal frog mucous used in performing shamanic rituals in Australia. A spokesperson said there were reports of deaths as a result of Kambo usage in ceremonies, and for that reason, it was declared dangerous for human use. The TGA found out that there is no evidence that Kambo is of any medical importance.
At Least 6 Dead as Brazil Suffers From Powerful Sandstorms Due to Severe Drought
Local media said sandstorms that are unexpectedly powerful have claimed the lives of at least six people in Sao Paulo in recent weeks. This sandstorm was triggered by severe drought in southeastern Brazil. This country is experiencing its most impactful drought in 91 years and this has led to a very low water level in hydroelectric reserves in the central-west and southern parts of the country.
Invasive Mosquito Species That Aggressively Bite Humans Are Suddenly Increasing in SoCal
An invasive species of tropical mosquitoes are becoming more widespread in Los Angeles, the city's county authorities warn. The Aedes mosquitos are very dangerous to humans than other species in the region, and getting rid of them is difficult because they reproduce rapidly, experts say. The insects have also prompted a warning in the San Gabriel Valley and Orange County.
No Vaccine, No Organ! Unvaccinated Patients Denied Organ Transplants in US Hospital
A healthcare system located in Colorado has started an intense debate after they denied patients that haven't been vaccinated organ transplants, saying there is a high chance of these people dying due to complications if they contract COVID-19. The system was rigorously criticized after a woman that hasn't taken the vaccine revealed she was denied a kidney transplant after the hospital discovered she hasn't been vaccinated.
Scientists Confirm a Strange Space Rock as a Very Rare Hybrid of Comet And Asteroid
There is an obvious difference between comets and asteroids which are two types of rocks hanging out in space. But a space rock that was newly discovered seems to possess features of both. It is referred to as (248370) 2005 QN173, and it usually hangs out in the main asteroid belt the same as millions of other asteroids.
Invasive Species: Growing Population of Crayfish and Carps in Lakes Cause Rapid Ecosystem Collapse
A new study discovered that some invasive species which are not native to a certain region can disturb lakes until it gets to the point of rapid ecosystem collapse, polluting drinking water, as well as water for aquaculture, and recreation. Human activity and climate change are prompting invasive non-indigenous species to spread at a fast rate all over the world.
1 Child Dead, People Trapped in Homes as Deadly Flash Floods Hit Alabama
From Wednesday into Thursday, torrential rain prompted severe flash flooding in portions of Alabama which killed a child in the state's northern part, leading to immediate rescues from cars and homes in the Birmingham region, officials revealed. On Wednesday evening, floodwater rapidly flowed into roads, yards, and parking spaces especially in the most impacted city of Pelham. So many residents and motorists were unexpectedly trapped.
'Very Disturbing Call' Tips Off Police to Arrest California Man Abusing 8-Week-Old Puppy
California's Law enforcement authorities arrested a man who was suspected to have abused an animal after police revealed they got a "very disturbing call" from a person who reportedly saw the man beating a puppy of about eight weeks in a parking lot at the back of a Target store.
Protecting the Ozone Layer May Help Reduce Skin Cancer and Cataract Cases, Says New Research
As per new research, an international agreement to safeguard the ozone layer is anticipated to put a stop to skin cancer with about 443 million cases and cataract with about 63 million cases for individuals who were delivered in the United States through the end of this century.