Laid-off miners in Kentucky protest over their unpaid wages Around 60 to 100 coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky, blocked a railroad track, preventing coal trucks from leaving a mine owned by Revelation Energy LLC. The miners occupied the track in protest, after Revelation Energy LLC filed for bankruptcy and laid off the miners without…

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Triple Threat: Man captures video of three sasquatches who are accused of throwing a rock at him Bigfoot enthusiast Doug Teague of Hickory claims he’s captured footage of three Bigfoot creatures watching him in the woods after a rock was thrown at him and his dog in North Carolina. Teague was out in the woods…

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Photo of the Golden Ray posted by the USCG Southeast Coast Guard https://twitter.com/USCGSoutheast/status/1171403782716035073 Cargo ship carrying 4,000 vehicles tipped over and caught fire off the Georgia coast, trapping 24 crew members. The U.S. Coast Guard was able to rescue 20 of the crew members in the initial chaos before sunrise on Sunday. The remaining 4…

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Two deaths from cardiac arrest in Great Smoky Mountains National Park  In the past two weeks two men have died from cardiac arrest while hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. On August 22, Kirk Lazar, 70, of Evans, Georgia, collapsed while hiking the Juney Whank Falls Trail near Bryson City, NC. Bystanders immediately began…

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Pisgah Inn employee pleads guilty to killing co-worker while hiking A Pisgah Inn employee who killed his co-worker while out for a hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway in July 2018 has pled guilty to first-degree murder charges and two counts of aggravated sexual abuse resulting in death.  Derek Shawn Pendergraft, 22, who worked at…

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Family attacked by wolf while camping in Banff National Park A New Jersey family was camping in Canada’s Banff National Park last week when they were awoken around 1 a.m. by a wolf tearing through their tent. The mother, Elisa Rispoli, said on Facebook that the father, Matthew, threw himself in front of her and…

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Trump administration legalizes toxic cyanide bombs to kill wildlife In a nod of support to some ranchers and farmers, the Trump administration has reauthorized the use of cyanide bombs to kill wildlife. The bombs are spring-loaded traps containing sodium cyanide and are meant to kill nuisance animals that attack the livestock of private ranchers and…

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July 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded Are we starting to sound like a broken record here? June 2019 made headlines for being the hottest June ever recorded, but that was nothing compared to what followed. July 2019, it turns out, has officially been deemed the hottest month on record ever, narrowly edging out…

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Toxic algae is killing dogs in the southeast Dog owners: beware. A toxic blue-green algae has killed four dogs in North Carolina and Georgia this week. The dogs died after swimming in, and most likely drinking, algae-contaminated water, leading to liver failure.  Toxic algae can bloom in freshwater and saltwater and may be hard to…

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Alaska’s sea ice has completely melted away from its shores Like much of the arctic, Alaska has had an unbelievably hot summer. In July, the state experienced a historic heatwave, with temperatures hitting the 90’s in some parts of Alaska. Temperatures have remained above average and the waters of the interior Arctic Ocean have continued…

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Camper at Mammoth Cave National Park allegedly shoots at Bigfoot Authorities are investigating a report that a man camping at a backcountry campsite in Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park fired a gun after allegedly seeing Bigfoot. Bowling Green, Kentucky, couple Madelyn Durand and her boyfriend Brad Ginn reported they were camping in a backcountry campsite…

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US Fish and Wildlife Service comply with order to put grizzly bears back on Endangered Species List Before the year 1800, approximately 50,000 grizzly bears roamed the United States and parts of Mexico. But by 1975 less than 1,000 grizzly bears remained and the animal was listed on the Endangered Species Act. As part of…

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The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is happening through mid-August Stargazers in the U.S. can sneak a peek of the Delta Aquarid meteor shower from now until mid-August. Considered a strong meteor shower, 15-20 meteors an hour can be observed during the shower’s peak times. The meteors are most visible in the hours before dawn, in…

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Greenland’s northern ice sheet is melting for the second time this year The heatwave that swept through Europe in July has made its way north to Greenland, turning the country’s massive ice sheet to slush. This is the second major melting of the ice sheet this year and leaves the country on track to tie…

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Man found in Smokies 5 days after he went missing Kevin Mark Lynch, the New Jersey man with dementia who disappeared from the grounds of his resort on the border of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, was found “alert and responsive” five days after he went missing. Lynch was located just ¾ of a mile…

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