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Jim Beam fire: Bourbon and thousands of dead fish enter Ohio River

Dead fish and bourbon began to enter the Ohio River on Monday due to the runoff from last week's Jim Beam warehouse fire. The “alcohol plume” from the...

Millions of bats killed by mysterious fungus in the USA

Millions of animals dead, a disease devastating entire populations in multiple states, and no cure or treatment in sight. That’s the reality of white nose syndrome, a disease...

This winter has seen one of the biggest honey bee die-offs in the US on record – 37% bee colonies lost

The buzz about honey bees isn't good. This winter has seen one of the biggest honey bee die-offs in the US on record, with 37 percent of managed honey...

There are so many gray whales dying on the coast in Washington State that landowners are being asked to let the whales rot on their land

So many gray whale carcasses have washed up this year along the Washington State coast that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries is asking state waterfront landowners to allow dead gray...

The biggest animal disease outbreak of all time is going out-of-control right now!

A deadly pig virus, the “pig Ebola,” is spreading uncontrollably across huge swathes of the world in what’s become the biggest animal disease outbreak the planet has ever faced.

Horse hell as death toll hits 29 at Santa Anita, Arcadia… And nobody knows why

The California Horse Racing Board asked Santa Anita to suspend racing for the six remaining race days of its season, which began Dec. 26 and ends June 23.

Mysterious mass die-off of gray whales along the US West Coast declared an unusual mortality event – NOAA opens investigations

At least 70 dead or dying gray whales have stranded on the West Coast this year. The number is so high the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared it...

‘We’re all pretty worried’: Eight million salmon killed in a week by sudden surge of algae in Norway – Deaths come weeks after similar incident in Scotland

A sudden surge in algae has killed at least eight million salmon in one week across Norwegian fish farms, the state-owned Norwegian Seafood Council has said. Similar algal blooms have been reported on the west coast...

SHOCKING footage shows how up to 100 dead sharks washed up on a beach in Wales – leaving locals baffled

Many of the sharks were found to have their fins missing – sparking fears they may have been cut off before the fish were tossed back into the sea. Some fishermen have...

Collision at Houston Ship Channel dumps 9,000 barrels of fuel into the channel – Fish kill – Don’t eat shellfish from Galveston Bay

A collision involving a tanker and two barges on Friday dumped some 9,000 barrels of fuel into the channel. A fish kill was discovered on Sunday. Officials warned people not to eat...

Over a thousand rare Himalayan yaks starve to DEATH after heavy snowfall in India

At least 300 rare Himalayan yaks have died of starvation in the high mountains in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, close to the border with China, authorities said Saturday.

Sea turns ORANGE, kills fish on Kent beaches, sparking fears water is toxic

Dead fish, up to two feet, are washing up on Kent beaches after the sea turned orange — leading to fears the area is toxic. Environment Agency chiefs are analysing the liquid,...

The Australian and Queensland Governments have QUIETLY begun funding GEOENGINEERING studies looking into manipulation of oceanic and atmospheric conditions to save the Great Barrier Reef

The Australian and Queensland Governments have quietly begun funding feasibility studies looking into manipulation of oceanic and atmospheric conditions to cool down the waters around the Great Barrier Reef. These so-called geoengineering...

Destructive hailstorm kills hundreds of FALCONS in Newcastle, South Africa

Over 1,000 falcon birds are reported to have been injured or died overnight after a massive hail storm swept suddenly into Newcastle in South Africa, wreaking havoc in the space of just...

Gov. Pete Ricketts: Worst flooding damage in our state’s history – As many as a million calves lost in Nebraska

"This is the biggest disaster, as far as damage, we've ever experienced in our state," says Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts. Nebraska historic floods kill millions of livestock

More than 120 possums FALL OUT OF TREES due to EXTREME HEAT in Victoria, Australia

Wildlife rescuers found more than 100 dead and injured ringtail possums along a single stretch of beach in Victoria in what ecologists say is becoming an annual occurrence due to extreme heat.

Unprecedented number of dolphins washed dead or sick from Laguna to Huntington Beach in California – Experts on HIGH ALERT!

It's not just happening in France! From Laguna to Huntington Beach, an unprecedented number of dolphins are washing ashore dead or so sick that they have to be humanely euthanized.

Hundreds of dead dolphins are washing up on French beaches and politicians don’t speak about it

Since the beginning of the year alone, a record number of up to 600 dolphins have washed up on France's Atlantic coast. So what's going on? Why are...

Absolutely devastating! Blizzard kills 1600 dairy cows in Lower Yakima Valley, Washington

An estimated 1,600 dairy cows died in the Lower Yakima Valley during blizzard conditions over the weekend and Monday. Absolutely heart-breaking! 1,600 dairy cows die in blizzard west...

Terrifying! Thousands of cuttlefish strand on beach in Chile

This is terrifying! Thousands of cuttlefish strand at Bahia Inglesa, Acatama, Chile, a region that was hit by extreme floods recently. Thousands of cuttlefish strand on in Atacama, Chile....

Dramatic video and pictures show the horrifying consequences of the floods in Western Queensland, Australia which killed up to 300,000 cattle in historic flooding

After thousands of cows and chickens died in Uruguay and Argentina due to extreme heat, up to 300,000 cattle have died during the unprecedented floods that engulfed Townsville and the western region...

It’s so hot in Argentina and Uruguay that thousands of cows and chickens fall dead from heat stress

While parts of the USA are frozen, thousands of animals are being killed by extremely hot temperatures in Argentina and Uruguay. Can you imagine that? Hundreds of cows falling dead in pastures...

Millions of fish are dying in the Bay of Panama RIGHT NOW!

There are millions of fish currently dying in the waters of Amador and other coastal cities on the Bay of Panama. Officials say it's related to the hot water temperatures favorising a...

Mystery: Numerous birds drop dead like flies in coastal Papakura and Takanini, New Zealand

About 40 pigeons and sparrows have mysteriously been found dead, as well as some of the family's chickens. They were said to be dropping like flies across the Papakura and Takanini region...

Thousands of water birds die from AVIAN CHOLERA at Salton Sea

Thousands of water birds died of an avian cholera outbreak at the south end of the Salton Sea between Jan. 8-17. Outbreaks like this one occur annually as a result of birds...

Just HORRIBLE: Dozens of wild horses perish at dried-up waterhole as heatwave breaks record in Australia

More than 20 decomposing horses were discovered at a dried-up pool, known as “Deep Hole”, 56 miles east of Alice Springs, a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory, amid an extreme heatwave in the region. 

It’s BIBLICAL in Australia right now! MILLIONS OF ANIMALS DIE due to ongoing extreme temperatures and dry weather

Thousands of birds have been found dead at one of Western Australia's most important inland wetlands, but the cause behind the mass kill remains a mystery. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of fish have...

Eruption of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Costa Rica, acidifies rivers, killing hundreds of fish and a caiman

On Thursday an explosion occurred on Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Costa Rica. The water from the acidic lake was ejected and ended up in numbers of different streams, turning their...

At least 50 cows suddenly drop dead in coastal India

At least 50 cows were mysteriously found dead near Landaduali village under Aska block in Ganjam District on Thursday, triggering panic among locals. 50 Cows Mysteriously Found Dead...

Galahs, magpies and pigeons drop dead out of the sky in Lower Lakes, Australia

A large number of dead galahs have shown signs of possible poisoning after "literally falling out of the sky" in South Australia's Lower Lakes region. Magpies and pigeons also affected. Just a...

Australian Bat apocalypse: Terrified mum flees her home after finding 5,500 maggot-filled BATS in her garden that mysteriously fell from the sky

This is like a scene out of a horror movie! A terrified mum fled her home in Queensland, Australia, after thousands bats fell from the sky in her garden due to the recent heatwave...

145 pilot whales die in mass stranding on a beach in New Zealand – Half of the whales EUTHANIZED

A group of up to 145 pilot whales have died after becoming stranded on a beach on Stewart Island in New Zealand. The animals were discovered by a walker late on Saturday, strewn along...

A bald eagle, a red-tailed hawk and dozens of birds drop dead from the sky in Hillsboro, Oregon

Wildlife officials are investigating a mysterious mass bird death in Hillsboro, Oregon, where dozens of red-winged blackbirds and European starlings were found dead in a field off West Union Road, along with a bald...

Flash hailstorm kills 400 kangaroos and 150 goats in New South Wales, Australia

A flash storm that ripped through parts of drought ravaged Far West New South Wales has left a trail of death and destruction. Up to 400 kangaroos and 150 goats were found dead in...

Hundreds of birds drop dead from trees in Poland

Some 200 jackdaws have been found dead in the Warsaw district of Mokotów since late on Thursday, when a woman reported the birds falling out of the trees between apartment blocks. They found 130 dead...

Millions of fish die in lake Toba the largest volcanic lake around the world situated in the caldera of a supervolcano in Indonesia

Millions of fish in floating cages died suddenly this week in Lake Toba, the biggest lake in Indonesia, after its water became suddenly cloudy. Lake Toba is the site of a massive supervolcanic eruption...

It’s not just in Florida! Ecosystems collapse around the world as seagulls drop from the sky, millions of fish are dying, and whales are stranding unusually

While hundreds of thousands of aquatic animals are being killed by a devastating and unprecedented red tide in Florida, other parts in the world have also recorded many unusual animal mass die-offs these days....

Hundreds of Galah birds mysteriously fall from the sky in Burra, Australia

About 200 galahs have been found dead in the South Australian town of Burra, prompting investigations by the state's Department for Environment and Water and the local council. Dead birds started turning up in...

Some Rivers Are So Drug-Polluted, Their Eels Get High on Cocaine

Critically endangered eels hyped up on cocaine could have trouble making a 3,700-mile trip to mate and reproduce—new research warns. And while societies have long grappled with ways to cope with the use of illicit...

Hundreds of birds fall from the sky in Russia

Residents of the Sverdlovsk region discovered hundreds of dead birds covering the roadsides of a highway near Nizhny Tagil in Russia. But what exactly caused these birds falling from the sky is still unknown....