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  • Wind energy takes a toll on birds, but now there's help

    04/17/2018 8:58:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 17, 2018 | by Tom Metcalfe
    With more than 50,000 wind turbines in place across the U.S., wind power now accounts for 8 percent of the nation's energy-generating capacity — and experts predict that figure could rise to 20 percent by 2030. But all that clean, renewable energy comes with a high cost to the nation's wildlife. Researchers estimate that 140,000 to 328,000 birds are killed every year in collisions with the turbines' spinning rotor blades and support towers. The risk to birds is highest at night, when the blades and towers are cloaked in darkness. Now researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, have...
  • Here's What Would Happen Right After Trump Fired Mueller

    04/11/2018 1:54:39 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 89 replies
    Vice ^ | 4/11/2018 | Matt Taylor
    The idea that Donald Trump might fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller and in so doing spark some kind of constitutional crisis has been gaining traction for months now. Political junkies, especially on the liberal side of the spectrum, have breathlessly discussed the scenario in neighborhood bars and on approximately 1,000 different podcasts. Protests against the firing have been preemptively organized by progressive advocacy groups. Even though Trump's 2016 campaign was marked by a contempt for the rule of law and bursts of actual violence, and even though he abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey last year (prompting Mueller's appointment), sacking...
  • Q Anon: (4/8/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/08/2018 6:58:47 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,367 replies ^ | 4/8/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Man, 67, is KILLED and four firefighters are hurt in huge blaze in 50th floor residential ...

    04/07/2018 5:54:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | april 7, 2018 | Jessica Finn For
    FULL TITLE: Man, 67, is KILLED and four firefighters are hurt in huge blaze in 50th floor residential apartment at Trump Tower: Flames engulf several stories of president's New York home as burning debris falls on Fifth Avenue The blaze broke out on the 50th floor of the tower just before 6pm. Thick black smoke billowed out from Trump Tower as burning debris fell onto Fifth Avenue. The 67-year-old male occupant of the apartment where the fire started died after being transported to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in critical condition, an NYPD source tells They will release his identity...
  • Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building).

    04/07/2018 3:46:27 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 26 replies
    President Donald J. Trump Twitter ^ | April 7, 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 3 minutes ago Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!
  • Fire erupts at Trump Tower in NYC; 1 person dead, at least 4 hurt

    04/07/2018 3:30:49 PM PDT · by madison10 · 74 replies
    FOX news ^ | 4/7/2018 | Zwirz
    A fire has broken out in Trump Tower in New York City. The blaze was described by the FDNY’s alert system on Twitter as a 3-alarm fire that erupted on the 50th floor of the high rise the high rise on 5th avenue in Manhattan. They initially had called it a 2-alarm fire...
  • Russia fire: Dozens die in Kemerovo shopping mall blaze

    03/25/2018 3:31:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/25/2018
    At least 37 people are confirmed to have died in a fire that tore through a shopping centre in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. Dozens more people, children believed to be among them, are missing, according to Russian media. The blaze started on an upper floor of the Winter Cherry complex and many of the victims were in a cinema. Video posted on social media showed people jumping from windows to escape the flames on Sunday. Smoke billowed from windows as fire crews worked to evacuate the property. Kemerovo, a key coal-producing area, lies about 3,600km (2,200 miles) east of...
  • Officials ID 2 firefighters killed in York building collapse, 2 others injured expected to survive

    03/22/2018 7:14:39 PM PDT · by lightman · 15 replies ^ | 22 March A.D. 2018 | Wesley Robinson
    Officials in York have identified two firefighters killed in a structure collapse earlier today. Ivan Flanscha, 50, and Zachary Anthony, 29, and died from injuries sustained when the building collapsed just before 4 p.m. on the 100 block of North Broad Street in York. Both were later pronounced dead at York Hospital. Crews were at the scene of the the fire -- which broke out Wednesday evening at the former Weaver Organ and Piano -- trying to suppress parts of the fire that had reignited, York fire Chief David Michaels said at a news conference Thursday. Those remnants could have...
  • Woman intentionally crashed into Pembroke Park BSO station, officials say

    03/19/2018 3:34:07 PM PDT · by csvset · 18 replies
    Wsvn ^ | 19 march 2018 | Staff
    Deputies are investigating after a woman intentionally crashed her car into a Broward Sheriff’s Office station in Pembroke Park. Deputies said the woman deliberately drove into the Pembroke Park/West Park Broward Sheriff’s Office, located at 3201 W Hallandale Beach Blvd. just after 11:30 a.m. Monday. However, officials said, her motive remains unknown. Mendez, who was working inside the station said the woman was engulfed in flames inside the vehicle. “I have grandchildren, so when I see people in need, I try to help,” Mendez said. “She was on fire. It kind of traumatized me.” He was painting the interior of...
  • Drudge Poll: Three-Quarters Say Trump Should Fire Mueller

    03/19/2018 6:50:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/18/18 | Luis Sanchez
    Autoplay: On | Off More than three-quarters of people who answered a poll on the conservative Drudge Report site said that President Trump should fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Mueller is currently investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Moscow. The online poll, which was posted on the site on Saturday, had surveyed fewer than 500,000 people on Sunday. The poll comes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe over the findings of an internal review that said he provided unauthorized information to the press and was...
  • 100 Firefighters Respond To Los Angeles Blaze

    03/11/2018 2:33:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Patch ^ | March 11, 2018 | Hoa Quách, Patch Staff
    A large apartment complex caught on fire Sunday afternoon. A large apartment complex in Los Angeles caught on fire Sunday afternoon, prompting the response of more than 100 firefighters. The incident was reported around 1:45 p.m. in the 300 block of North Vermont Avenue. The apartment complex is three stories.
  • B.C. couple says iPhone sparked fire that destroyed home and want Apple to compensate them

    03/06/2018 11:19:17 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    GlobalNews Canada ^ | February 28, 2018 | By Jon Azpiri
    A Langley family is blaming tech giant Apple for a fire that destroyed their home. Cathy and Ian Finley say the fire was sparked by an iPhone 6 that was charging on a chair in their living room. “I came home and put my phone on charge in our house, went off to feed the goats and 20 minutes later I came back and there was smoke billowing from the roof of our house,” Cathy said. After a year of negotiating with their insurer, the Finleys have been awarded a $600,000 payout, which is going towards the construction of a...
  • Major Grass Fires In North Texas; Some Evacuations Ordered

    01/22/2018 1:15:47 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 8 replies
    cbs local ^ | 01/22/2018 | cbs
    PARKER COUNTY AND FLOWER MOUND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Crews are fighting a string of grass fires in North Texas that’s now led to evacuations in some areas. As of 2:50 p.m. a third grass fire is burning south of Highway 199 and west of Ross Lane in extreme north central Parker Co, between Poolville and Springtown, according to the National Weather Service. Evacuations are being ordered. The second grass fire, is a big one just east of Willow Park in Parker County has burned at least 1,000 acres according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. The agency said there has...
  • How Regulations Made California's Fires Worse

    01/18/2018 2:13:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | January 18, 2018 | Richard Zuber
    After raging through almost all of December, the so-called Thomas fire, California's largest wildfire ever recorded, was finally contained on January 12. While the worst is behind us (for now), the fact that last year's wildfires so violently spun out of control puts the spotlight on the Golden State's government and its lack of fire prevention measures. The fires across the state caused unprecedented damage and loss of life. Unsurprisingly, California governor Jerry Brown was quick to pin the blame on climate change for the forest fires' ferocity and extraordinary longevity this season. Whatever truth there may be to this,...
  • Birds Seem to Intentionally Spread Fires!

    01/17/2018 1:43:18 PM PST · by fishtank · 53 replies
    Proslogion ^ | 1-15-18 | Jay Wile
    Birds Seem to Intentionally Spread Fires! Jan. 15, 2018 Birds are incredibly intelligent animals. They work through certain probability problems better than some students, they communicate with people in order to hunt, they build structures with perspective in mind, they can figure out other birds’ desires, and they use and modify tools. Well, now we have one more thing to add to the list. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Ethnobiology, at least three species of bird (Black Kites, Whistling Kites, and Brown Falcons) also use fire!
  • Fire engulfs casino shuttle boat off Florida coast, 15 injured

    01/14/2018 7:20:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Rueters ^ | Renita D. Young
    A preliminary investigation showed the fire broke out at about 4:17 p.m. EST from an apparent engine issue, said Shawn Whited, division chief with Pasco Fire Rescue. “The captain of the boat said there was an issue with the engine. He said he noticed smoke coming form the engine room and turned the boat around,” Whited said. The 60-foot shuttle boat was on its way to the Sun Cruz Casino boat, a little more than three miles away in international waters. It had only made it about 100 yards from where it originated in Port Richey, about 30 miles north...

    01/14/2018 6:55:52 PM PST · by varina davis · 56 replies
    Pasco County news ^ | 1/14/2018 |
    Sun Cruz Casino Boat engulfed in fire this afternoon just offshore Port Richey, Pasco County, florida. 50 passengers went into the 50 degree water, some swam ashore, an est. 15 taken to hospitals. Has yet to make the MSM. Happened about 4 p.m. today.
  • Man Attempting to Kill Spider Reportedly Sets Apartment on Fire, Causes $11,000 in Damages

    01/10/2018 9:55:04 AM PST · by Bratch · 13 replies ^ | January 9, 2018 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    A California man who reportedly attempted to kill a spider using a torch lighter wound up destroying more than a small insect. The Redding Record Searchlight reports that the unidentified resident of the Redding apartment complex tried to kill a wolf spider with a torch lighter but ended up setting fire to a mattress. Fire officials say the fire spread from the mattress to several flags and curtains inside the man’s bedroom. It also torched a bedroom closet but did not spread to any other apartments in the complex.  
  • He Set a Spider on Fire. But the Spider Got Even (Apartment Burned in Fire)

    01/08/2018 4:26:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | JANUARY 08, 2018 | Don Sweeney
    A do-it-yourself extermination gone off the rails Sunday ended up ousting residents from a California apartment. A man set fire to a spider in the Redding apartment with a torch lighter, reported The Record Searchlight. “It was a huge wolf spider,” Lyndsey Wisegarver, a caregiver for one of the tenants, told the publication. The flaming arachnid scuttled onto a mattress in an upstairs bedroom, setting it abalze as well, she said. The tenants extinguished that fire, but by then it had spread to a flag collection and window curtains. By the time firefighters arrived around noon, the blaze had spread...
  • Firefighters Battling Fire on Roof of Trump Tower in NYC

    01/08/2018 4:41:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    NBC ^ | 1-8-18
    <p>No link yet. Friend in area has told me. Firemen on roof of Trump Tower. TV should cover soon.</p>