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Jackson County, Oregon: Couple told 40-year-old pond near Butte Falls is illegal…!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 5, 2017 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Oregon’s criminalization of rainwater collection is now complete: Saving water runoff will get you thrown in jail

Jon Carey gets emotional at the prospect of being forced to tear out a 2-acre pond that is the most prized feature on his 10-acre property near Butte Falls.

“I basically bought a lemon,” the 40-year-old said, choking back tears as he stood on the shore of the partially iced-over pond on Tuesday.

“That’s how they explained it to me.”Carey said the Jackson County Watermaster’s office has told him he doesn’t have any water rights to his pond that was built 40 years ago…

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Source: Couple told 40-year-old pond near Butte Falls is illegal

Sad: Grey wolf appears in Iowa for first time in 89 years – and is shot dead

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , on May 12, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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Hunter mistook animal for a coyote and escapes being cited despite wolves being a protected species in the state

DNA testing has confirmed that an animal shot in February in Iowa’s Buchanan County was in fact a wolf, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. This is the first confirmed grey wolf (Canis lupus) in the US state since 1925. 

Experts believe the wolf likely travelled south from Wisconsin or Minnesota, the latter of which has the largest wolf population in the lower 48. 

The Iowa wolf, which was a 65-70 pound healthy female, was shot and killed in February of this year by a hunter who mistook it for a coyote. Although wolves remain a protected species in Iowa, the hunter was not cited, because he believed the animal to be a coyote and has cooperated with authorities, including bringing the wolf to them in the first place. 

“I was surprised but not that surprised,” DNA specialist Vince Evelsizer told the Gazette. “Large animals can cover great distances, and state lines mean nothing to them.” 

After being nearly exterminated across the continental US, grey wolves have returned to many states in the last two decades, both due to reintroductions and populations migrating from Canada. Grey wolves have been confirmed as far west as California and Oregon and as far east as Michigan.

During the same time wolves have been vindicated by science as key ecological species. As top predators, wolves not only manage prey populations of animals such as deer and elk, but also change their behavior, curbing unhindered grazing. For example, the wolf’s return to Yellowstone National park led to a resurgence in young forest and a subsequent explosion in biodiversity

But in many states wolves are now actively hunted and trapped. A legislative rider stripped the wolves of protection from the Endangered Species Act in 2011, the only animal to ever lose its protection in this way. 

As of January this year, hunters and trappers have killed 2,567 grey wolves in the US’s lower 48 states since 2011. In all, around 6,000 wolves are thought to inhabit the lower 48 now, up from a nadir of 300 before the grey wolf gained protection in 1974. 

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/12/grey-wolf-iowa-shot-dead

The Crown Point observatory near Corbett, Oregon, noted for its extreme winds, really outdid itself with some unofficial peak gusts of over 100mph (160km)

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , on February 2, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

The official wind gauge hit 87mph (140km) but those with hand-held wind gauges recorded gusts of 103mph (165km) with another person, Steve Pierce with the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, registering an unofficial gust of 115mph (185km)

A natural wind tunnel the likes that would make Boeing jealous The Crown Point observatory near Corbett, Oregon, noted for its extreme winds, really outdid itself with some unofficial peak gusts of over 115mph  1/02/2014.

13.3 miles of lines were carved into a dry-lake bed in Oregon. What was discovered looked like a Crop Circle in the middle of the Desert…

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , on December 1, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

13.3 miles of lines were carved into a dry-lake bed in Oregon. What was discovered looked like a Crop Circle in the middle of the Desert…This Geoglyph was a perfect “Sri Yantra Mandala Formation”.

This ancient symbol was so precise it was flawless…Each line was 10 inches wide and 3 inches deep carved into extremely hard compact dirt that is very difficult to dig in…

No cars where seen for miles, no tire tracks were seen for miles…No footprints were seen at the site or anywhere around it…No apparent signs of tools were used…And no one was seen in the area…

NO dirt from the 13.3 mile long 10 inch wide hole that was carved into the desert at a depth of 3 inches…There must have been a lot of dirt so it begs the question where is the dirt?

GEOMAGNETIC STORM: a CME hit Earth’s magnetic field during the early hours of October 2nd

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , on October 3, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

CME IMPACT, GEOMAGNETIC STORM

http://www.spaceweather.com

As expected, a CME hit Earth’s magnetic field during the early hours of October 2nd, sparking a G2-classgeomagnetic storm. In North America, auroras spilled across the Canadian border into more than a dozen northern-tier US states. Jason Brownlee sends this picture from Bend, Oregon:

“It’s not too often we get to see Northern Lights in Oregon,” says Brownlee. “It made a special appearance last night in the Cascade Mountains. “

The storm has subsided now, but it could flare up again. NOAA forecasters estimate a 50% chance of more polar geomagnetic storms as Earth passes through the wake of the CME on Oct. 3rd. Aurora alerts: textvoice.

Aurora during a geomagnetic storm that was mos...

Aurora during a geomagnetic storm that was most likely caused by a coronal mass ejection from the Sun on 24 May 2010. Taken from the ISS. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Geomagnetic Storm In Progress

Red night aurora bursts were seen or photographed in more than half of all US states including Alabama, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska, Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Maryland, New York, Montana, Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Washington, Minnesota, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Arkansas and California.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Researchers: Hawaii may get hit with trash from Japan’s tsunami By Brian Walker

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Tsunami warnings and advisories remain across Pacific region and it affects 50 countries

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


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