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Solar Storm Triggers NOAA Space Weather Alerts For September 13th, 2014

The Earth is experiencing effects from the CME’s (Coronal Mass Ejections) that took place on September 9th and 10th of this last week. The two solar flares have been hurdling towards Earth for days and are starting to create a solar storm in the atmosphere that is producing a light show for people that like to view the Northern Lights. In addition to creating a visual wonderland, the September... 

Heavy Rains Flood Southwest, Record Breaking Storm

Heavy rains from seasonal monsoon moisture combined with remnants of Tropical Storm Norbert on Monday dumped record amounts of rain throughout the Southwest on Monday. These heavy downpours of rain produced dangerous flash floods that washed away freeways and residential areas in Southern California, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas on Monday. Interstate 15 in Nevada had to be closed... 

Great Dane Eats 44 Socks, Wins 3rd Place in Contest

Vets at Northwest Portland’s the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital removed nearly 44 socks from a 3-year old Great Dane’s stomach. After repeatedly vomiting and retching, the Great Dane’s owner took him to the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital. They took X-rays and found what was described as “a lot of foreign material in his stomach,” said Shawna Harch, the hospital’s... 

Giant Panda in China, Ai Lin Faked Pregnancy to Improve Quality of Life

A giant Panda in China faked her own pregnancy to gain extra care and improve her lifestyle. “After showing prenatal signs, the ‘mothers-to-be’ are moved into single rooms with air conditioning and around-the-clock care,” Panda expert Wu Kongju told Xinhua. “They also receive more buns, fruits and bamboo, so some clever pandas have used this to their advantage to improve... 

Southern California Beaches Braces For Impact From Hurricane Marie

Southern California beach towns are bracing themselves for the impact from Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico’s Pacific coast. Hurricane Marie, a Category 2 storm located about 550 miles southwest of Mexico’s Baja California, will generate the big swells even though it is moving away from the U.S. West Coast the National Weather Service weather said. The National Weather Service says... 

Dinosaur Footprints from 125-Million Years Ago Discovered in Utah

In 2009, a Moab, Utah hiker discovered 125-million year old dinosaur footprints and since then, the location has been kept a secret…until now. For the first time, the public will have a chance to see the footprints left behind by dinosaurs 125-million years ago. Scientists from the University of Colorado and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) studied the site north of Moab and started excavations... 

Reward Offered in Shooting of Bald Eagle

A reward is being offered for information on a bald eagle being shot and later leading to it’s death. The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for this information, adding to an existing $2,500 reward from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. According to the USFWS,... 

Teen Arrested in Ohio for Cat-Kicking Viral Video

An Ohio teenager was arrested on animal cruelty charges after a video showing him kicking a cat went viral. Police say 18-year-old Tre’vonte Mitchell admitted to assaulting the stray cat August 6 while he and a friend, Roy Hill walked along Buchtel Avenue in Northeast Ohio. Hill recorded Mitchell kicking the cat and put it on Facebook. The video showed the cat being kicked into the air about... 

Arapaima, Largest Fish in the Amazon River Basin Going Extinct

The largest fish in the Amazon River basin is going extinct in some areas, according to a new study. The arapaima measures 10 feet (3 meters) long and weighs more than 400 pounds (180 kilograms) and with their ability to breathe air, it makes them that much easier to catch. Commonly known as pirarucu, arapaima (Arapaima gigas) are the largest freshwater fish in South America. They’re unique... 

Wang the Polar Bear Died, Africa’s Last Polar Bear

Africa’s last polar bear had to be put down by chief veterinarian Dr Brett Gardener due to liver and heart failure, spokeswoman Jenny Moodley said in a statement. Wang the bear, 28, suffered from chronic arthritis and liver failure. He spent his last days mourningĀ for GeeBee, his polar bear partner of 28 years, who died of a heart attack in January. After GeeBee’s death, keepers had given... 
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