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Georgia Residents Flee as 53,000-Acre Wildfire Spreads

WAYCROSS, Ga. - Dozens of residents evacuated their homes for several hours early Wednesday after a wildfire jumped a road and spread toward two small communities.

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Smoke from the Georgia fire can be seen by satellite as it travels out over the Atlantic and is blown back toward Florida.

Evil Rays

Mobile phone mast sends swans in circle

When a group of swans began circling a church spire, villagers' bemusement soon turned to concern.

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A nature charity thinks a mobile phone mast could be interrupting the Bewick's swans' navigational senses

Cloud Lightning

10 die as storms hit Texas-Mexico border

EAGLE PASS, Texas - Search teams worked their way through wreckage-strewn neighborhoods in this border town Wednesday after a tornado killed at least 10 people and destroyed two schools and more than 20 homes.

Bizarro Earth

Wildfire Forces Evacuations in Georgia

WAYCROSS, Ga. - Dozens of residents evacuated their homes for several hours early Wednesday after a wildfire jumped a road and spread toward two small communities.

Evil Rays

Earthquake shakes The Geysers

A 4.5 earthquake rocked The Geysers geothermal field Tuesday afternoon.

Snowman

Storm Piles 16 Inches of Snow on Colorado

DENVER - A spring storm brought a strange brew of tornadoes, heavy snow, rain and hail to Colorado on Tuesday, damaging buildings and forcing schools and highways to close and stranding buses carrying dozens of schoolchildren.

The same system also brought flooding, tornadoes and high winds to many parts of the Plains. Storms overturned several mobile homes in Texas.

Bizarro Earth

Yellowstone Delisting Beginning of End For Grizzly bears

Only A Federal Challenge Can stop The April 29, 2007 Delisting

On March 29, 2007, the Department of the Interior removed federal protection for Yellowstone's grizzly bears under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). On April 29th this 'de-listing' will take effect. Only a challenge in federal court can stop this final ruling.

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Life is Hanging by a Thread

Recently the International Panel on Climate Change issued a report predicting an alarming array of impacts of climate change around the globe, including drought, floods, lower crop yields, threatened food security, wildfire and ocean acidification. It seems that no living thing in this web of life we are a part of will be unaffected by climate change.
Comment: For more information on climate change, read this SOTT Focus piece

Evil Rays

Devastating Australian Water Crisis Finally Hits Home; Food prices set to soar, trees & crops to perish

AUSTRALIA is praying for rain as it faces the stark truth that the drought crisis is just six weeks from becoming an unprecedented disaster.

Evil Rays

Bees Vanish, and Scientists Race for Reasons

What is happening to the bees?

More than a quarter of the country's 2.4 million bee colonies have been lost - tens of billions of bees, according to an estimate from the Apiary Inspectors of America, a national group that tracks beekeeping. So far, no one can say what is causing the bees to become disoriented and fail to return to their hives.

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Comment: See To Bee or Not to Be.