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June 2016

Op-Ed: Florida’s Treasure Coast choking on blue-green algae blooms


Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Martin and St. Lucie counties on Wednesday after beaches and waterways became clogged with a thick, guacamole-like blue-green algae.

Source: Op-Ed: Florida’s Treasure Coast choking on blue-green algae blooms

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First amphibious centipede species found, and it’s horrible


Just when we thought it was safe to go back in the water, someone has discovered a freshwater creature we should be worried about encountering. It’s a venomous centipede that is as much at home in the water as it is on land.

Source: First amphibious centipede species found, and it’s horrible

Violence and body parts add another dimension to Rio Olympics


Things have gone from bad to worse as Rio de Janeiro prepares for the Summer Olympics, just 36 days from now. Police say body parts washed up on Copacabana Beach, right in front of the beach volleyball venue on Wednesday.

Source: Violence and body parts add another dimension to Rio Olympics

Google now helps us to stay safe and informed in an earthquake


People living in areas prone to earthquakes often use social media to get other people’s real-time reactions to the shaking and to get an idea of the severity of the quake. Google now provides useful information about quakes, right after they occur.

Source: Google now helps us to stay safe and informed in an earthquake

Wildfires fed by wind and heat continue to rage in western states


Triple-digit temperatures, along with gusty winds and dry conditions allowed a wildfire to quickly spread in a rural subdivision 50 miles northeast of Sacramento, forcing the evacuation of 400 families.

Source: Wildfires fed by wind and heat continue to rage in western states

Juno to get ‘up-close and personal’ with Jupiter on July 4th


After traveling nearly 1.8 billion miles (2.8 billion kilometers), NASA’s Juno probe is only five days away from an historic encounter with Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, and the planet the greatest distance away from our sun.

Source: Juno to get ‘up-close and personal’ with Jupiter on July 4th

FDA seeking information on hand sanitizers to ‘fill in the gaps’


Hand sanitizers are everywhere we go today, from disposal wipes at the grocery store to little plastic bottles we carry in our purse or pocket. But just how safe and effective are they? That is what the FDA wants to know.

Source: FDA seeking information on hand sanitizers to ‘fill in the gaps’

Florida sees its first microcephaly birth from Zika virus disease


Florida’s governor announced on Tuesday a woman from Haiti gave birth to a child with microcephaly, a first for Florida, bringing to five the number of babies born in the U.S. with the birth defect related to Zika virus disease.

Source: Florida sees its first microcephaly birth from Zika virus disease

Chaos, calamity and crisis – the main themes of Rio Olympic Games


Rio de Janeiro’s acting mayor on Monday warned the Summer Olympic Games could end up being a “big failure” because of the huge budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games.

Source: Chaos, calamity and crisis – the main themes of Rio Olympic Games

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