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Outdoor Updates: Climate Change and Poop + Tourists let Baby Dolphin Die

first_imgTourists pull baby dolphin out of ocean to take photos, and then leave it to die In February, tourists at a beach resort in Buenos Aires, Argentina pulled a baby Franciscan dolphin from the ocean and began taking selfies with it, says the country’s Wildlife Foundation. The beachgoers were rough with the dolphin and passed it around the group, eventually leaving it to die. The Franciscan dolphin is vulnerable to extinction; there are only 30,000 of its kind left in the world. In the decades since people began summiting Denali, climbers have left behind 66 tons of feces on the tallest mountain in North America. Thanks to climate change, that feces is expected to begin melting out of the Kahiltna glacier that contains much of it, possibly as early as this year. It’s long been known that Denali has a poop problem. Last year, the National Park Service instituted a policy that all human waste created below 14,000 feet on Denali must be packed off of the mountain. But five of the six guiding companies that lead climbers to the summit have begun voluntarily carrying all excrement off of the 20,310-foot mountain, regardless of where it was produced. About 1,200 climbers attempt to summit the mountain each year, producing about two metric tons of waste annually. Coal companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice owe 4.3 million for mine safety violations Companies belonging to the family of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice owe 4.3 million dollars in delinquent debt for mine safety violations, according to an Ohio Valley ReSources analysis of federal mine safety data. The debt owed by the Justice family has grown since 2016, when Justice ran for governor and pledged to pay the then 2.6 million the companies owed in mine safety violation fines. The companies, which are mainly controlled by Governor Justice’s children, have the highest delinquent mine safety debt in the U.S. mining industry. The delinquent penalties occurred between June 2009 and August 2018 at 71 mines in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia. Thawing on Alaska’s Denali could soon reveal decades of poop Advocates remind the public that humans should never touch dolphins in the wild. Interaction with humans may negatively impact a dolphin’s behavior and reproductive patterns. Dolphins are naturally curious, but their curiosity should not be interpreted as friendly behavior. In the United States, swimming with or touching wild dolphins may be considered harassment under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and is therefore against the law. last_img read more

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Eni Restarts Goliat Oil Production

first_imgEni Norge has resumed production of oil on Goliat on December 17, 2017. Maintenance and modification work has been conducted during a planned campaign during this fall.Furthermore, Eni Norge said it has completed work following an order related to the electrical system issued by the petroleum authority in October this year.According to Eni, the work was completed successfully in strong collaboration between management, work force and relevant technical disciplines. The maintenance and modification campaign was planned with the use of a floatel to allow for extra manning, enabling additional work scope to be carried out compared to original maintenance plan.Eni Norge said it is working to further develop Goliat in order to maximise asset value. In 2017 the company developed and put in production the Snadd formation, adding 7,5 mboe and plans to drill two production wells as well as one appraisal well – Goliat West – in 2018 and has identified further exploration potential in the area. This should contribute to increased recovery rate, additional resources and further improve profitability of the Goliat field.last_img read more

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Pooran skips 300 places to top 100 ODI batsmen

first_imgCMC – FOLLOWING a solid ICC World Cup performance, West Indies middle-order batsman Nicholas Pooran has jumped over 300 places and is now among the top 100 One Day International (ODI) batsmen in the world, according to the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings.Pooran was the Windies’ top-scorer at the World Cup, scoring 367 runs in nine matches at an average of 52.42, with one century and two half-centuries.His performance has resulted in the 23-year-old leap-frogging from outside the top 400 to number 92.Despite a subpar World Cup outing, Shai Hope’s ranking did not move and he still remains the region’s highest-ranked batsman at 14.Shimron Hetmyer (26), Chris Gayle (49), Evin Lewis (76) and Marlon Samuels, who is ranked 83rd, are the other West Indians in the top 100.Windies’ skipper Jason Holder has still managed to maintain his sixth-rank among ODI all-rounders.Among the bowlers, Holder slipped to 38th but is still the highest ranked West Indian among ODI bowlers.There was no movement for Kemar Roach (50), Ashley Nurse (65), Carlos Brathwaite (91), Devendra Bishoo (93) and Oshane Thomas (94).The West Indies are still ranked ninth in the ODI rankings on 47 points, seven more than 10th place Afghanistan.last_img read more

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We are ready for Congo: Coach Adotey

first_imgGhana’s Under-17 female football team coach, Augustine Adotey believes the Maidens are ever ready for Sunday’s 2014 Women’s World Cup qualifier against Congo Brazzaville at the Accra Sports Stadium.The Maidens are already in Accra from their Prampram base and are poised for Sunday’s action.Meanwhile the camp of the youngsters have been hit by various degrees of injuries ahead of the encounter.“I’m satisfied with our preparations and we’re ready for Sunday. We’re just looking forward to a good game and win in our first game despite the injuries,” he told.The Maidens last Saturday won 7-0 against Central Regional champions Bafana Ladies in a training match in Accra.last_img

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