Bedbugs – Banned Pesticide Needed to Fight Them

Bedbugs – Banned Pesticide Needed to Fight Them

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In this Aug. 25 photo, Delores Stewart displays bed bugs found in her home in Columbus, Ohio. A resurgence of bedbugs across the U.S. has homeowners and apartment dwellers taking desperate measures to eradicate the tenacious bloodsuckers, with some relying on dangerous outdoor pesticides and fly-by-night exterminators.

Ohio authorities want the Environmental Protection Agency to approve a previously banned pesticide to fight a widespread bed bug infestation in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, the Associated Press reported. The EPA banned the pesticide propoxur from in-home use in 2007. EPA officials are warning residents against using pesticides meant for outdoor use indoors; the practice has been blamed for recent house fires around the country.


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7.2 Magnitude Quake Rocks Baja California

7.2 Magnitude Quake Rocks Baja California

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Well, the Earth did it again! A 7.2 magnitude quake hit Baja, California this morning and was able to be felt in Los Angeles, San Diego, and even Phoenix, Arizona. While no deaths have been reported there is report of damage across the west coast.

From The New York Times:

LOS ANGELES – A powerful earthquake just southeast of Tijuana shook southern California Sunday afternoon, damaging buildings in border towns and rattling a seismically-sophisticated population as far north as Los Angeles and Phoenix.

Chandeliers swayed, homes shook and the earth seemed to slide under the feet of people emerging from Easter church services for well over a minute as the quake rocked states in Mexico and the United States.

The 7.2 quake struck just after at 3:30 p.m. local time, and was centered 16 miles south-southwest of Guadalupe Victoria in Baja California, Mexico, and about 108 miles east-southeast of Tijuana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Flood Waters Dangerous in North East

Flood Waters Dangerous in North East

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As residents in the North East part of the United States begin surveying the damage done by the massive amount of flooding they are being cautious. Why you ask? Well, it seems the flood waters may be tainted with oil, sewage, trash, and possibly even biohazard waste. This threat poses a delicate difficulty towards those who are pumping out basements and trying to salvage water logged vehicles.

Fears of some Rhode Islanders expand past the water caused by a round of epic rainfall that started the worst flooding the area has seen in 200 years to that of job loss caused by the closing of shopping malls, small businesses, and mills.

While some people pumped out water-logged basements, shoveled mud or scrambled to hire heavy equipment operators to fill in washed-out sidewalks, others were left to ponder something more permanent – losing their jobs, possibly forever.

For hard-luck state Rhode Island, with nearly 13 percent of its residents unemployed, the aftermath of the storm has added more woes.

While damage estimates can’t be made until the floodwaters receded, Gov. Don Carcieri of Rhode Island said Thursday they could run into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

More Earthquakes? Scientists say Nay!

More Earthquakes? Scientists say Nay!

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As more and more news coverage comes to light over the many earthquakes that the Earth has had in the last few weeks – many are asking, is this a sign of something worse to come?

Scientists say, no way. They say that there are too many people who have built lives on major fault lines and that the news coverage is more prompt these days when these disasters occur. People are losing their homes and their lives becuase they live in these major areas where destruction is imminent.

There have been several major earthquakes that have rattled different parts of the world. Haiti, Chile, Turkey, Indonesia, and now Japan. All of these earthquakes measured 6.0 or better on the Richter scale.

It’s hard to believe that this is all normal and that nothing is going on. All I can definitely say is that if you feel like something is up, maybe you shouldn’t watch the movie 2012 or go to the USGS website.

Goodbye Corey Haim

Goodbye Corey Haim

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Corey Haim passed away today, March 10th, at the age of 38.

Haim was best known for his films The Lost Boys, License to Drive, and Dream a Little Dream.

Haim made his first cinematic appearance in the 1984 feature film, Firstborn, which starred Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr. In 1985, Haim appeared in minor roles in Secret Admirer and Murphy’s Romance and starred in the leading role in a feature film version of Stephen King‘s novella Silver Bullet, playing a paraplegic boy alongside Gary Busey. Haim started to make a name for himself in the industry, notably by earning his first Young Artist Award as an Exceptional Young Actor Starring in a Television Special or Movie of the Week for the television movie A Time to Live.

Haim passed away due to an accidental overdose. He suffered long term drug and substance abuse issues. Another life gone way before their time. Corey Haim, Earth will miss you!