Showing posts from December, 2017

Dead Whale Washes Ashore at Point Reyes National Seashore, and at Long Island + HL 360: WED DEC 27, 2017 10:19 AM

  TOP NEWS …  Whale washes ashore at Point Reyes National Seashore -- The Press Democrat Biologists from the Marine Mammal Center performed a necropsy Tuesday on a 30-foot juvenile humpback whale that washed ashore Sunday. Researchers were working Tuesday morning to determine the cause of death. Five whales washed ashore this year, according to the Marine Mammal Center, a nonprofit research and rescue organization spanning San Luis Obispo County to Mendocino County. Scientists find death of Point Reyes whale probably not caused by ship strike -- ktvu Fox 2 The Marine Mammal Center team found tissue bruising on the right side of the body near the head and neck but did not find broken bones or signs of blunt for trauma associated with a crash with a ship. Muscle and skin tissue samples will be analyzed, and a final report on the cause of death is expected in about two weeks. The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA and Kailua-Kona, HI reports it has responded to 27 s

Wildfires Rage On; Fire Containment, Controlled, Mop Up, Out Defined; Former Facebook Execs on Negative Social Effects • TUE DEC 12, 2017 6:52 PM CT

  TOP NEWS …  Thomas Wildfire Grows to Fifth Largest in California History, burning 360 square miles and destroying more than 750 building -- Hollywood Reporter California's Thomas wildfire has burned 230,500 acres in Ventura County and Santa Barbara counties,  threatening Montecito and Summerland -- REUTERS The definitions of wildfire containment and wildfire mop up -- Los Angeles Daily News About 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles the Thomas fire in Ventura County forced new evacuations Wednesday night. It's the largest of the four fires and is only five percent contained. @DavidBegnaud reports. — CBS News (@CBSNews) December 7, 2017 Opinion | The Thomas Fire forced me from my home. This is what it's like to evacuate. via @NBCNewsTHINK — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 9, 2017 Raging Thomas fire triggers new evacuation orders in Califor

Wall Street Equity Manager Killed by Shark Near Costa Rica; Missing NC Girl's Body Found • SUN DEC 03, 2017 5:46 PM

  TOP NEWS …  Wall Street private equity manager Rohina Bhandari, 49, killed by fatal Tiger Shark bites to both legs while diving in Pacific Ocean near Cocos Island, Costa Rica -- Fox News Remains of missing North Carolina girl, Mariah Woods, age 3, found; mother's live-in boyfriend, Earl Kimrey, 32, was arrested -- ABC News A man in Queens, New York, drove into a group of pedestrians on a sidewalk after he stabbed two people, leaving one person dead and several others injured. — CBS News (@CBSNews) December 3, 2017 Judge sentences young Jacksonville man to life in prison for shooting officer -- The Florida Times-Union Police shooter taunted with K-Y Jelly on way to prison by cop he shot in Jacksonville, Florida -- FOX NEWS Senate Republicans Pass Sweeping Tax Bill 51-49 -- New York Times Winners and losers of the Senate Tax Bill -- Forbes   TRUMP …  Comey testified previously that Trump had ask