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Hundreds of Buffalo Drown in African River in Attempt to Escape Lions

It is estimated that more than 400 buffalo drowned in the Chobe river, located in the border of Namibia and Botswana. (Photo Credit: Botswana Government/Twitter)

In a tragic reminder of how harsh the circle of life could be, hundreds of buffalo drowned during a stampede event in the Chobe river, located in the border of Namibia and Botswana in southwestern Africa.

The animals were reportedly trying to escape a pride of lions.

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Taunton High African-American Club attends Cultural Diversity Day in Fall River – News – The Taunton Daily Gazette,…

FALL RIVER — On Sept. 28, the Taunton High School African-American Club were guests at the Fall River Justice Center to celebrate its second annual Cultural Diversity Day. Students and advisers Gloria Palmer and Maureen Farias began by attending a naturalization ceremony, which was held in the Bristol County Superior Court. Twenty new American citizens were sworn in by Superior Court Justice Thomas F. McGuire Jr.

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How does a river plume influence hurricanes in the Caribbean?

The answer is more complex than thought, an award-winning dissertation by a UM graduate student shows.

With Hurricane Florence rapidly intensifying as it barrels its way toward the East Coast, a recent Ph.D. graduate of the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has uncovered new evidence of how ocean waters impact storms. 

In her study, Johna E. Rudzin, who has devoted much of her career research to the effect ocean currents have on hurricane intensification, examines the role that a seldom-studied freshwater plume plays in strengthening a hurricane. 

Her dissertation, An Assessment of the Caribbean Sea’s Upper Ocean Influence on Air-Sea Interaction During…

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Demolitions to protect Nairobi river spark rows

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For decades the Nairobi River has been besieged by the construction of buildings teetering perilously over its banks, bringing pollution, blockages and floods to the waterway that runs through the capital.

The government is taking bulldozers to the problem. A demolition campaign begun this month that has levelled shopping malls, a petrol station and a coffee shop in Nairobi, to the horror of businesspeople who insist that official permits prove their buildings are legal.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s spokeswoman Kanze Dena said such permits had no legal force, citing widespread corruption.

“It’s very clear that riparian (riverbank) land is land that is not supposed to have any buildings on it,” Dena told Reuters.

“If that land was given away it was done so in a…

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Saxtons River woman launches fundraiser for African children | The Brattleboro Reformer

By Susan Smallheer, Brattleboro Reformer

SAXTONS RIVER —A small church in Saxtons River and one of its members is raising money to help children with special needs in western Kenya.

Christ’s Church has launched a $25,000 fund drive to help a small learning center in Kisumu, Kenya that helps children with disabilities.

Previously, the church helped raise money to help create a preschool at the center, and now it is raising funds to build a hostel to shelter the children and their parents, while the children are receiving services.

Wanda Salter of Saxtons River, a member of Christ’s Church and a speech pathologist at the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union in Bellows Falls, has been spearheading the effort. She first started traveling to Kenya with her two children and…

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KCSO Search and Rescue crews searching for missing man in the Kern River near Keyesville

KEYESVILLE, Calif. – The Kern County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue teams are searching the Kern River for a man last in Keyesville, near Lake Isabella.

Officials say Jared Andrews was seen falling off a rock into the Kern River and was last seen by witnesses at about 10:50 a.m. Saturday floating face down and believed to be unconscious, several hundred yards downriver from where he entered the water.

Initially, crews were notified of two men that had gone missing in the Kern River. They were later able to determine that only one man was missing, who was later identified as Andrews.

Crews searched by boat, ground and air and the Kern County Fire Department is also…

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