Destructive Tsunami Caused by 9.0 Earthquake in 1700 Leaves Trail Inside Trees
Over the years, local evidence of the disaster has disappeared. But Douglas firs in Oregon may have caught hints deep in their tree rings. A night when January 1700 was about to end, two tectonic plates moving along the Pacific Northwest coast freed the tension they had piled up during a conversation lasting for centuries. An earthquake of roughly 9.0 magnitude clattered the whole region with the coastline dropping and tsunamis washed over the whole Northwest coast.
Emaciated Deer in Alabama Woods Prompts Fear of an Outbreak of Deadly Hemorrhagic Disease
Workers at the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries are keeping a close watch on a possible hemorrhagic disease outbreak among northern Alabama deer. In recent weeks, reports of people discovering skinny deer have been heard, as well as seeing proof of it on game cameras, officials said.
4 Family Members Dead in Italian Village After Inhaling Toxic Fumes During Wine-Making
Officials said four men from one family lost their lives in an unusual accident when toxic fumes overpowered them while they were making wine on their family vineyard during a yearly winemaking event. When paramedics got to the scene they were not able to save any of the victims.
La Palma Volcano Increases its Explosive Power, Roaring Louder and Emitting Thicker Lava
On Tuesday, a volcano on canary islands that has already caused the destruction of close to 1,000 buildings boosted its explosive power, making louder sounds and spewing thicker lava from its major vent. The volcano has completely destroyed some 946 houses and close to 100 more have also been affected.
Dog Finally Rescued After Being Trapped in 30-Foot-Deep Cavern For Two Weeks
Footage showed how the heroic rescue of the dog happened and the reunion of 'Dewey' - the rescued dog - that got stuck at the base of a cave about 30 feet deep for more than two weeks. Elizabeth Acosta recorded what happened as Dewey's rescuers climbed into the enormous cave to rescue the skinny pup.
Dragonflies Could Possibly be Migrating Thousands of Miles Across the Indian Ocean
Is it possible for dragonflies to migrate thousands of miles across the Indian Ocean, from India through the Maldives to Africa, and return again? Led by Lund University in Sweden, an international research team has made use of models and simulations in order to discover if there is any truth in the hypothesis.
Volcanic Eruption on Land May be Disastrous, But it Can Also Enrich Ocean Ecosystem
The volcanic eruption on La Palma in the Canary Islands makes us clearly remember the destructive power nature holds. But, as it causes damages to land, it could possibly be a blessing for marine life. Researchers discovered that the waters surrounding the El Hierro volcano were enriched with carbon dioxide, which decreases pH levels, helping microorganisms to take in iron.
New Study: 1.7 Billion People are Inhabiting Places with Increased Extreme Heat Exposure
Since the early 1980s, extreme urban heat exposure has greatly increased and the overall exposure has also tripled over the past 35 years. Currently, about 1.7 billion people which is almost one-quarter of the global population, inhabit urban areas. And as shown in a new study released on the 4th of October 2021, extreme heat exposure has increased in these places.
Alligator Mauled Florida Woman, Leaving Her Hospitalized with Severe Arm Injuries
Recently, alligator attacks seem to be happening often, with the latest victim being a woman from Florida in her 50s after felling into a canal Monday morning. Following her fall, a large alligator mauled the woman before she knew what was happening. The immense bite from the reptile gave her severe injuries in her two arms.
6-Year-Old Discovers Rare Mastodon Tooth in Michigan's Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
On the 6th of September, 6-year-old Julian Gagnon was walking along with his family in the Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve when he came across an object. At first, the 6-year-old identified his discovery to his parent as a "dragon's tooth." The family reached out to the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontologists and then they identified the boy's discovery as the upper right molar belonging to a young mastodon.
Northumberland's Seabird Sanctuary Face Threats From Rogue Paddleboarders and Kayakers
A large number of "rogue" paddleboarders and kayakers are threatening a bird sanctuary island in Northumberland which harbors the rarest nesting seabird in Britain and these humans are causing major disturbances. Coquet Island harbors the only roseate tern breeding colony in the UK and also about 1,400 pairs of arctic terns and 30,000 pairs of puffins.
Mediterranean Sea is Currently Littered With Up to 3,760 Metric Tons of Plastics and Trash
Researchers have succeeded in developing a model used in monitoring the pathways and fate of plastic debris in the Mediterranean Sea from sources situated on land. They reveal that it is possible for plastic debris to be monitored across the Mediterranean, from beaches and surface waters to underneath the sea, estimating that about 3,760 metric tons of plastics can be presently found floating in the Mediterranean.
Merck and Ridgeback Reveal Their Covid-19 Pill Reduces Hospitalization and Death by 50%
A drug that is capable of preventing the worst result of covid-19 may finally come to our rescue anytime soon. On the 1st of October being Friday, pharmaceutical companies Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics publicized the preliminary outcome of a big trial testing out their experimental antiviral medication referred to as molnupiravir.
Study on Foot and Mouth Disease Among African Buffalo Offers Understanding on Pathogens
A new study from Oregon State University on foot-and-mouth disease in South Africa's buffalo gives an explanation on how certain highly contagious pathogens are capable of persisting and getting to an endemic stage in a population, long after the pathogen has burned through their first pool of vulnerable hosts.
Destructive Oil Spill in California is Killing Sea Creatures and Contaminating Wetlands
Fish dead, birds mired in petroleum, and wetlands polluted as large amounts of oil spill off the southern California coast. This prompted local officials to call the event an environmental catastrophe. On Sunday there was a continuous investigation to discover how the spill happened, said the U.S. Coast Guard who is in control of a clean-up response involving state, federal, and city agencies.