Monday, July 25, 2016
CONCORD - At Lavoie's Farm in New Hampshire, beans and corn haven't broken through the ground yet and fields of strawberries are stunted.
The drought that has taken hold in the Northeast is especially felt at John Lavoie's farm in Hollis, presenting him with some tough choices. Irrigation ponds are drying up, forcing him to choose between tomatoes and berries or apple and peach trees.
Lavoie decided to hold off watering the fruit trees so he could quench the tomato and berry plants before they succumb to the heat.
In an all-too familiar tactic shared by the US political right and left alike, the Democratic Party has blamed the WikiLeaks release of internal emails on Russia. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, however, isn't convinced.
Bomb note on Qantas plane evacuation New Zealand's Queenstown Airport: Reports,/NZ News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
Thai student protesters will use social media tools, from Facebook to Japanese messaging app Line, to persuade voters to reject a military-backed draft constitution, some of the activists said on Monday.
The students rank among the most vocal critics of Thailand's military government ahead of an Aug. 7 referendum to approve a contentious draft constitution that critics fear could cement military control over civilian politics for years.
About 150 migrants, mainly from Afghanistan and Pakistan, on Monday started a hunger strike in a field in Serbia on the border with Hungary to demand passage to the European Union.
The group, which initially numbered about 300 people, had traveled to the border over the weekend from Belgrade and settled in a field about 100 m (yards) from Hungary's wire-fenced frontier with Serbia.
Japan will see mostly warmer weather from August to October, the official forecaster said on Monday.
Eastern Japan, including the most densely populated Tokyo area, will have a 50 percent chance of hotter-than-average temperatures for the period, the Japan Meteorological Agency said in its monthly three-month forecast.
A fierce California wildfire drove thousands more residents from their homes on Monday as flames raged for a fourth day through drought-parched canyons and foothills north of Los Angeles.
Nearly 3,000 firefighters were battling the so-called Sand Fire, which has charred at least 50 square miles (130 square km) around the rugged northwestern fringes of the Angeles National Forest since it broke out on Friday, authorities said.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-07-climate-disasters-armed-conflict-multi-ethnic.html#jCp
New York Times Appeal-Democrat European Union Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete welcomes U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, from left, for talks to reduce hydrofluorocarbons under the Montreal Protocol at Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria, Friday July 22, 2016.…
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July 22, WPBF 25 Tequesta – (Florida) 24 passengers taken to hospital following
American Airlines evacuation. Passengers on American Airlines flight 1822 en route
to Philadelphia from West Palm Beach, Florida were forced to make an emergency
evacuation at Palm Beach International Airport July 21 due to a hydraulic fluid leak
that caused a burning odor in the cabin. Twenty-four passengers were transported to an
area hospital with minor injuries.
Source: http://www.wpbf.com/news/emergency-incident-at-palm-beach-international- airport/40821448
July 21, U.S. Department of Agriculture – (Washington) Kapowsin Meats Inc., recalls
pork products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Kapowsin Meats Inc.,
issued a recall July 21 for approximately 11,658 pounds of its Whole Hogs for
Barbecue products due to potential Salmonella contamination after the U.S.
Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service was notified of a
Salmonella outbreak in connection to the pork products. The products were shipped to
individual consumers, retail locations, institutions, and distributors in Washington.
July 21, WCNC 36 Charlotte– (North Carolina) Officials: 20,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into Lake Norman. The Lincoln County Department of Public Works announced July 21 that approximately 20,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into Lake Norman after the wastewater collection system experienced a discharge. Source: http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/20000-gallons-of-raw-sewage-spilled-into- lake-norman/279039284
July 21, U.S. Food and Drug Administration – (National) Hy-Vee voluntarily recalls a
limited quantity of its No-Salt-Added Black Beans due to potential presence of
foreign material. Hy-Vee, Inc., issued a voluntary recall July 20 for a limited quantity
of its Hy-Vee No-Salt-Added Black Beans products sold in 15-ounce packages due to
potential contamination with plastic and metal fragments after the company’s supplier,
Fairbault Foods, Inc., recalled the products after receiving a consumer complaint
stating that a pen was found in the products. No illnesses have been reported and the
products were distributed to Hy-Vee stores in eight States.
Fearful of Russian cyber attack or invasion, the Baltic state of Estonia is planning to make a virtual copy of itself — in Britain.
Negotiations are under way between Tallinn and London for Estonia to back up terabytes of data — everything from birth records and the electoral roll to property deeds, banking credentials and the entire government bureaucracy — to deposit in a secure location in the UK, according to Estonian officials.
Germany has blamed Russia for a huge cyber attack last year on its parliament and has said that Moscow could be planning further assaults on its institutions.
"The information security of German offices in the government, the administration, the economy, science and research is under permanent threat," Hans-Georg Maassen, the head of the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), Germany's domestic intelligence agency, said on Friday.
Les autorités iraniennes ont détruit 100 000 antennes paraboliques et autre matériel de réception de la télévision par satellite, ont rapporté dimanche les médias iraniens.