NY Inhabitants Express Concern after The Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Explosion

NY Inhabitants Express Concern after The Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Explosion

New York inhabitants express concern after the Indian Point Nuclear Power plant explosion which occurred on Sunday afternoon. Their worries are, according to the recent investigations, well-grounded as great part of the Hudson River was covered by oil slicks. The explosion took place on Sunday afternoon 40 miles away from the New City. Recent reports confirm that no one has been hurt during … [Read more...]

Firefighters injured In Large Venice Blaze

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A large fire that engulfed a storage facility in Venice resulted in the wounding of eight firefighters on Sunday, authorities said. In fighting the blaze, more than 300 firefighters were called in at the Extra Space Storage facility. The blaze broke out around 7:30 PM on Saturday and firefighters battled the flames overnight, Brian Humphrey, Los Angeles fire spokesman told reporters. Another … [Read more...]

Fire at Air Traffic Control Facility Halts over 850 Flights on Friday

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O’Hare and Midway airports were paralyzed for hours because of a fire that began at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility. All flights were halted on Friday, so that by early morning, there had been 850 cancelled flights and more were being expected before the O’Hare and Midway airports (two of the busiest U.S. airports) would reopen. Passengers who had been flying through Chicago wer … [Read more...]

Southern Oregon, Klamath Falls Wildfire Forces Evacuations

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Rapid-growing wildfire has spread in Southern Oregon, destroying homes and forcing more than 100 people to be evacuated from their homes. The fire erupted near Sprague River on Sunday at around 2pm PDT and by 1am on Monday it had traveled around four and a half miles. Erica Hill, spokesperson for the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) declared that the firefighting crews … [Read more...]

Amazon Fire Phone Has Some Features You Won’t Get In Any Other Phone

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Amazon has unveiled its first foray into the smartphone market, a new device called the Fire Phone that features 3D display capabilities. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took the stage to introduce the new phone at a press event in Seattle on Wednesday. In terms of specs, the phone has a 4.7-inch HD screen, a 13MP camera with optical image stabilization and 1080p HD video, a 2.2 GHz quad-core processor, … [Read more...]

Forest Fire reveals info on ecology before extinction of Dinosaurs

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A research team has uncovered the first fossil-record evidence of forest fire ecology that happened towards the end of the Cretaceous Period, about 66 million years ago in southern Saskatchewan. The new discovery has made crucial revelations about the ecology and climate on the Earth just before the mass extinction of the dinosaurs. The findings were made during an expedition in southern Sas … [Read more...]

300,000-Year-Old Hearth Found in Israel

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Fire, the most important innovations in humanity’s evolutionary history, lacks a trace in the archaeological record regarding its evolution. The range of first turned fire from a natural phenomenon to a tool is absurdly large, straddling anywhere from 1.7 million years ago to as recently as 400,000. A new study published in a paper titled "Evidence for the repeated use of a central hearth at … [Read more...]

Fire damages Purple Turtle restaurant in Pleasant Grove

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PLEASANT GROVE: Fire crews took action to save an iconic restaurant in Pleasant Grove, Saturday morning when a fire broke out in the restaurant. The fire at Purple Turtle, 85 E. State Street, broke out at about 7:11 a.m. Firefighters from the Pleasant Grove Fire Department, Orem Fire Department and Lone Peak Fire Department responded to assist. The fire was perceived when a passerby noticed … [Read more...]