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Marine plastic: Hundreds of fragments in dead seabirds

Marine plastic: Hundreds of fragments in dead seabirds

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Media playback is unsupported on your device New footage of the devastating impact of plastic pollution on wildlife has been captured by a BBC team.Seabirds are starving to death on the remote Lord Howe Island, a crew filming for the BBC One documentary Drowning in Plastic has revealed.Their stomachs were so full of plastic there was no room for food.The documentary is part of a BBC initiative called Plastics Watch, tracking the impact of plastic on the environment. The marine biologists the team filmed are working on the island to save the birds. They captured hundreds of chicks - as they left their nests - to physically flush plastic from their stomachs and "give them a chance to survive".No room for nutrition ...
US Rapper XXXTentacion pronounced dead after being shot

US Rapper XXXTentacion pronounced dead after being shot

Entertainment
XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead after being shot in Broward County, Florida.The Broward County Sheriff took to its official Twitter account to inform fans of the news about the SAD! star.Witnessed by its 100,000 followers, the Sheriff wrote: "The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead."The post instantly began going viral online. INSTAGRAM PASSED AWAY: XXXTentacion was pronounced dead after being shot INSTAGRAM INCIDENT: The rapper was taken to hospital after he was shot, but didn't make it The Broward County Sheriff previously told Billboard they received a call of a shooting i...
Blues Brothers Band musician Matt 'Guitar' Murphy dead at 88

Blues Brothers Band musician Matt 'Guitar' Murphy dead at 88

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June 16 (UPI) -- Blues Brothers Band musician Matt "Guitar" Murphy has died at the age of 88, his nephew Floyd Murphy Jr. announced on Facebook. "Well they say when it rains it pours...i was just told that my uncle Matt Guitar Murphy passed away last night," Murphy wrote Friday. "I can't feel a freaking thing in my body now but I must stay strong cause he was a strong man that lived a long long fruitfull life that poured his heart out in every guitar solo he took... yes the master is up stairs now with my father and mother,uncle Melvin Murphy, Jimmy Biggins, Eric Udell, Alan Ruben, BB King, Etta James... the list is just way too long folks but there all together again doing what there known for across the world ....love you uncle tell dad hi for me.... May you RIP." Deadline.com said the...

Restoring life to the Aral Sea's dead zone

Science
The loss of the Aral Sea in central Asia is an ecological disaster. Toxic chemicals in the exposed sea bed have caused widespread health problems. Can an ambitious project to plant millions of trees save the Karakalpak people of Uzbekistan? Seventy-eight-year-old Almas Tolvashev shuffles through the sand towards the rusting hulk of a fishing boat. The lighthouse that keeps watch over a crumbling flotilla of 10 or so ships is a stark reminder that Moynaq was once a thriving fishing port on the Aral Sea."The history of the Karakalpak people starts with the sea," says the former fisherman. "Fishing was the first thing fathers taught their sons".Moynaq lies at the heart of Karakalpakstan, a semi-autonomous republic within Uzbekistan....