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49 vultures electrocuted by power lines in South Africa

49 vultures electrocuted by power lines in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African conservation group says 49 endangered vultures were electrocuted by power lines over the past weekend. The Endangered Wildlife Trust said Wednesday the cape griffons were found at several locations in the Eastern Cape province, near a vulture feeding center. The trust said vultures’ wide wingspans, heavy bodies and “gregarious natures” make them vulnerable to ...

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UPDATE: 580 gallons of oil spilled into Mississippi

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Jonathan Bullington for the New Orleans Times-Picayune has verified that 580 gallons of oil were spilled into the Mississippi River. Water supplies for New Orleans and Gretna are not at risk of contamination, and the majority is the oil has been contained. No one was injured in the incident. Traffic along the Mississippi has ...

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Three ships collide on Mississippi River, oil spilled

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Three vessels collided late Tuesday night on the Mississippi River near New Orleans. Carlie Kollath Wells for the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: The Coast Guard said the crash happened when the Maltese-flagged vessel Flag Gangos lost power and steering near mile marker 97.4 on the lower Mississippi River. The Flag Gangos collided around 11 ...

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Crews checking for equipment malfunction in Slinger, Wis. train derailment

Don Behm | The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel SLINGER — Railroad crews are checking whether equipment malfunction or another emergency on a Wisconsin and Southern Railroad Co. train might have caused a two-train collision and derailment in the center of the village Sunday, a Wisconsin and Southern spokesman said Monday. The engineer on the company’s northbound train received an emergency alert ...

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2 dead, 1 injured in crash near Williston

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By Forum News Service WILLISTON – Two men died and a third was seriously injured early Sunday when the pickup they were in failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a dump truck west of here, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. A Ford F-150 pickup driven by Michael Rameden, 22, Ray, was southbound on Williams County Road ...

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U.S. Coast Guard reopens lower Mississippi River

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HOUSTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard completely reopened the lower Mississippi River with restrictions on Monday, two days after it was shut due to a collision between a tanker barge and tow boat that spilled 656 barrels of light crude oil into the waterway. The Coast Guard had reopened a portion of the waterway near New Orleans earlier on Monday. As of ...

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