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Japan oil tanker explodes off SW coast; 1 missing

Source: USA Today

TOKYO (AP) A Japanese oil tanker exploded Thursday off the country's southwest coast near Himeji port, leaving one of the eight people aboard missing, the coast guard said. Four others were severely injured.

Photos and video from the scene showed billowing clouds of black smoke as coast guard vessels sought to douse the fire, which gutted the middle of the Shoko Maru, a 998-ton tanker based in the western city of Hiroshima.

Seven people were rescued, though four suffered severe burns, public broadcaster NHK reported. A search was underway for the missing man, the tanker's captain, it said.

The cause of the explosion was unclear, said coast guard spokesman Koji Takarada. NHK said crew members were working on the deck of the tanker at the time of the blast.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/05/29/japan-tanker-explodes/9705851/?

Images from scene showed clouds of black smoke as authorities sought to put out fire

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 29, 2014, 04:14 AM (9 replies)

Meet Congressional Candidate Aaron Woolf at May 12th Event in Queensbury

Please join Washington County Democrats for a Meet & Greet with 21st Congressional District Democratic and Working Families candidate Aaron Woolf on Monday, May 12th at the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 773 training center. The evening will be the perfect opportunity to meet our candidate and learn how you can help keep District 21 BLUE!

Congressional District 21 Candidate Aaron Woolf

Monday, May 12th
5:30 pm 7:30 pm

Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 773 New Office and Training Center Complex
37 Luzerne Road, Queensbury, NY map

Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Donations accepted but not required.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 9, 2014, 05:45 AM (219 replies)


Source: AP

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) A moderate earthquake rattled several towns in southern Pakistan before dawn Friday, killing one person and wounding 70, a government official said.

The magnitude 5 quake struck the district of Nawabshah, about 400 kilometers (240 miles) northeast of Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province, said Roshan Ali Sheikh, the top official at the province's rehabilitation and disaster management department. It hit around 4 a.m. local time (2300 GMT) while many still slept, causing panic, he said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 and struck some 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) north of Nawabshah. It said the quake had a depth of 15.6 kilometers (9.7 miles).

Sheikh said at least 25 mud-brick homes collapsed in the quake-hit district and authorities were still assessing the damage. Some of those injured were listed in critical condition at a government hospital, he said.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/magnitude-43-earthquake-rattles-southern-pakistan
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 9, 2014, 01:59 AM (0 replies)

Carbon Dioxide Hits Record High in April

The average level of CO2 in the atmosphere for the first time topped 400 parts per million for a full month, according to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Last May, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii for the first time measured carbon dioxide at greater than 400 parts per million, averaged over one day. C02 exceeded 400 parts per million two months earlier this year than last year, according to researchers at NOAA.

But now we've hit an unwelcome milestone, with every day in April averaging more than 400 parts per million.

It's likely this record-breaking moment marks the first time in 800,000 years that the Earth's atmosphere contained this much CO2.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 4, 2014, 06:22 AM (2 replies)
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