Sunday, 10 January 2021 Company AltEn selling "Clean Fuel" ethanol responsible for eye and throat irritation and nosebleeds in residents colonies of dead bees disoriented birds and butterflies and pet dogs ill, staggering about with dilated pupils: Bi-product is known to cause tumours in mice
Thursday, 15 April 2021 RATS AS BIG AS CATS PLAGUE THE UK! 80% rise in rat activity; A new “war” breaking out on the streets of Britain – with offices and restaurants closed for much of the year, rat populations have exploded in residential areas
RATS are said to have enjoyed a lucrative lockdown, with pest controllers now waging a "war" on a "plague" of rodents turning to British gardens and residential areas. Monday the nation rejoiced as non-essential retail, hairdressers, gyms and pub beer gardens were allowed to open their doors once again.
It comes as the UK’s heroic fightback against COVID-19 continues this week, with more than 40 million jabs in arms and 7.8 million people fully vaccinated. But there is a new “war” breaking out on the streets of Britain – with offices and restaurants closed for much of the year, rat populations have exploded in residential areas. And some of the rodents being caught are huge.
Manatee County issued an emergency evacuation order for nearby residents of the troubled Piney Point industrial site after a breach was discovered Friday afternoon, sparking fears that it could lead to millions of gallons of polluted water flooding the neighbourhoods and the collapse of the gypsum stacks, which contain radioactive material, triggering an environmental disaster.
“Working with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, HRK Holdings and county administration, we felt that the threat was imminent and ordered an evacuation,” said Manatee County Director of Public Safety Jacob Saur, whose department includes emergency management.
"That's quite a big one," rat-catcher Colin Sims remarks with understatement, holding up a prime specimen measuring about 20 centimetres (eight inches) in length -- not counting its tail.
The rat infestation in London and other cities is growing acute as emboldened rodents take advantage of empty offices and seek out new food sources, with many eateries closed. "It's a dirty animal so it's been in the sewer," Sims says as he holds up the rat by the tail, after it died in a trap he had laid in a southwest London home. According to the website Pest.co.uk, Britain's rat population surged by a quarter to an estimated 150 million last year.
For the residents of Mead, Nebraska, the first sign of something amiss was the stench, the smell of something rotting. People reported eye and throat irritation and nosebleeds. Then colonies of bees started dying, birds and butterflies appeared disoriented and pet dogs grew ill, staggering about with dilated pupils. There is no mystery as to the cause of the concerns in Mead, a farming community so small that its 500 residents refer to it as a village and not a town. After multiple complaints to state and federal officials and an inquiry by a researcher from the University of Nebraska, all evidence points to what should be an unlikely culprit - an ethanol plant that, like many others around the United States, turns corn into biofuel.