News From Above

Giant snails

Miami South Florida is battling a growing infestation of one of the world’s most destructive invasive species: the giant African land snail. At least 1,000 of the snails are being caught each week \ in Miami-Dade County, and a total ...
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Oakland Zoo Auctioning Off Artwork By Animals

The Oakland Zoo RAISED money for conservation by auctioning artwork created by giraffes, bats, elephants and other resident animals. Thirty-two works of art by more than 20 species are on auction on eBay. Click here to view the current auctions ...
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Biggest Gender Reveal Ever

Biggest Gender Reveal Ever

In the biggest gender reveal ever, Jaren Garcia and his wife have taken the common baby gender reveal to entirely new heights.... Over 15,000 feet high to be precise! In this video you can see the Garcia's friends and family ...
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Losing control of our farmland

Rich foreign countries are buying up Thai farmland to ensure their own food supplies, said Sanitsuda Ekachai. An international nonprofit farmers’ rights group has documented “an alarming trend of governments and corporations buying up farmland on a large scale in ...
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The costly epidemic of disability

For many Americans, collecting disability has become a career, said Michael Barone. Over the past 50 years, the number of people receiving benefits from the Social Security disability program created to help Americans who are too sick to work—has rocketed ...
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When A Team Pulls Together

■ A high school baseball team in Sacramento was practicing last week when they heard desperate cries for help. A teenage girl had been pinned underneath a car in the Valley High School parking lot. Without prompting, the 30-strong team ...
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Fracking Increases Oklahoma Earthquakes

Oklahomans are accustomed to scorching heat, driving thunderstorms and deadly tornadoes. But not earthquakes—until recently, the state never had more than 11 earthquakes a year that measured 2.0 or greater on the Richter scale. In 2013 there were 291. More ...
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Religious Cleansing in Saudi Arabia

Khafji, Saudi Arabia Christian roundup: Saudi authorities last week arrested an entire congregation of Christians worshipping in a private home. The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, Saudi Arabia’s morality police, detained 28 men and women ...
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Orbital Chaos Inevitable

It’s a little bit less certain that the inner planets— Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars—will still be around to die that way. “There is a one percent chance the inner solar system will go dramatically unstable during the next five ...
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Millions of Spiders Invade Tennessee Town

Imagine waking up to your worst fear.... A spider in your bed!!! Well, residents in Memphis, Tenn. woke up this week to MILLIONS of them. In fact the entire town of Memphis, TN has been overrun by the 8-legged invaders ...
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