More than 5,000 dolphins die in Black Sea as a result of Russia’s war

Russia's war in Ukraine is not only killing civilians but defenseless animals as well. Marine biologists and ecologists from countries in the Black Sea region are sounding the alarm, as dolphins die en masse for the fourth month in a row. Ivan Rusev, an environmental scientist at Ukraine's Tuzly Estuaries National Nature Park, estimates at …

Wildfire in southwest Turkey rages; ARSON suspect detained | Reuters

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said one suspect had been detained in connection with the blaze, which started around 8 p.m. (1700 GMT) on Tuesday, adding the person had admitted to burning down the forest out of frustration due to family issues. "We have had a suspect since this incident started," Soylu told reporters. "Police and …

Wildfires rage across wine-growing southwestern France, ARSON suspected | Reuters

PARIS, July 19 (Reuters) - Wildfires raged across the Gironde winegrowing area of southwestern France on Tuesday, where a man has been taken into custody suspected of arson, authorities said. The fires, fanned by scorching heat and strong winds, have spread across 19,300 hectares (about 75 sq miles) in the countryside surrounding Bordeaux since July …

2 BILLION Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Cleared for Release in California and Florida

British biotech firm Oxitec announced this week that it has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its genetically modified mosquitoes to be released in parts of Florida and in California, following the completion of a pilot program last year. The modified male insects are designed to produce infertile offspring, ideally reducing local …

So-called rare winter California wildfire caused by burn pile – NOT climate change

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A wildfire that's so far torched more than 700 acres and forced hundreds of residents to evacuate along California's central coast was caused by hot embers that were leftover from a burn pile, officials said. Authorities at Cal Fire specified the cause of the blaze late Tuesday and said the fire is …