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Harvey runoff is threatening coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico

Harvey runoff is threatening coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico

Science
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- New research suggests a massive plume of freshwater from Hurricane Harvey runoff is threatening coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.Last month, monitoring buoys measured a 10 percent drop in salinity at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, located 100 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas."The salinity at one buoy on the reef dropped from 36 to 32 on Sept. 28, but it rebounded to 36 by Oct. 4, and it has been between 35 and 36 since then," Rice marine biologist Adrienne Correa said in a news release. "We don't yet know what impact the low salinity had on the reef while it was there."Correa is one of several scientists preparing to take an expedition cruise to the sanctuary's coral reefs and survey the possible damage caused by dramatic swings in salinity.Rese...
Kidnap gang demand £50k ransom for Katie Price's son Harvey

Kidnap gang demand £50k ransom for Katie Price's son Harvey

Entertainment
The 39-year-old was forced to call in the authorities yesterday after receiving an anonymous email, threatening that her eldest child, Harvey Price, would be kidnapped and harmed unless she paid £50,000 in cash.                       ** KATIE PRICE CANCELS SHOW OVER 'URGENT' FAMILY MATTER **According to The Sun, the anonymous party warned that 15-year-old Harvey's face would be "smashed in" unless she met their list of demands.In the email — sent to Katie's management company — the faceless gang also demanded a designer dress from the starlet.Price's local police force are investigating the threat and are said to be taking it extremely seriously.InstagramUNDER THREAT: Katie Price's son Harvey was the target of a kidnap plotKatie P
Harvey Weinstein expelled by Oscars Academy

Harvey Weinstein expelled by Oscars Academy

Entertainment
Film producer Harvey Weinstein has been expelled by the Oscars Academy following accusations of sexual harassment and rape.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has stripped Weinstein's lifetime membership following an emergency meeting on Saturday.The group - which includes names such as Tom Hanks, Annette Bening and Steven Spielberg - said in a statement they had "voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy".:: Harvey Weinstein's accusers, critics and defendersVideo:Special report: Harvey Weinstein's fall from grace The more than 8,000-member group said the film producer, who has been accused of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape by dozens of women, "does not merit the respect of his colleagues".The statement added ...
Harvey Weinstein: US and UK police launch investigations

Harvey Weinstein: US and UK police launch investigations

Entertainment
US and UK police have launched investigations into sexual assault allegations against the film producer Harvey Weinstein.The New York Police Department is looking into an allegation dating from 2004 and is reviewing whether there are any additional complaints.London's Met Police has received an allegation of sexual assault in the London area in the 1980s.Weinstein has "unequivocally denied" any allegations of non-consensual sex.The New York Police Department said it was "looking to speak" to an individual who had made an allegation dating from 2004.Assistant Commissioner J Peter Donald said: "Based on information referenced in published news reports, the NYPD is conducting a review to determine if there are any additional complaints relating to the Harvey Weinstein matter."No filed complai...
Oscars academy to hold talks on Harvey Weinstein

Oscars academy to hold talks on Harvey Weinstein

Entertainment
The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to consider the future role of film mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein were "repugnant".Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has already suspended his membership.Weinstein strongly denies the allegations against him.In another development, police in New York told the BBC they were looking to speak to an individual regarding an allegation against Weinstein dating from 2004. The NYPD did not provide further details.The US academy, which has handed out 81 Oscars to films produced by Weinstein's Miramax studio and the Weinstein Company, said it would meet on Saturday to "discuss the allegations ...