Earth is filled with many wonders that showcase unexplainable beauty. Case in point, the Niagara Falls is among these. It is unlike any other falls in the planet. Sad to say, however, humanity is starting to pollute and destroy it.
Reports claim that the calm and relaxing waters of Niagara Falls is starting to be smelly. It gushes with an unpleasant black sludge believed to be the result of a leak.
Niagara Falls is regarded as the 8th wonder in the world.
The incident was first discovered by Pat Proctor and his team. The vice president of a local helicopter tour company described it as “something out of a sci-fi movie.”
When asked where the mud might came from, he had this to say:
I was just praying it wasn’t an oil leak.”
It was later revealed that the sludge came from a local wastewater treatment plant. The company said that their routine maintenance resulted in a leak of thick, black sewage water. Eventually, it went straight to Niagara Falls and contaminated its beauty.
The dark liquid infested the very dock on the fall’s side under the US territory.
In an official statement released by the officials, the “inky water” was a direct result of the said maintenance. And alas, its infestation contaminated a great percentage of the falls.
According to IFLScience, the black sludge contained accumulated solids and carbon residue. Luckily, these were within the permitted limit. It was also confirmed that the contaminant did not include any organic type of oils or solvents. These liquids could have done a huge deal of damage to Niagara Falls.
Fortunately, the smelly mud did not have any chemicals or contaminants.
The water was dissipated and cleared the local inhabitants from risk. Regardless, the incident caused the local folks to be concerned of the area’s water safety standards. They asked for the plant to be investigated.
It is deemed as the world’s most powerful waterfall.
True enough, the New York governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed the ongoing investigation. This is what he said via Twitter:
Violations of the state’s water quality standards are a serious issue, I have directed DEC to immediately get to the bottom of this event.”
The Niagara Falls is basically a collective name for three distinctive waterfalls. These are namely, Horseshow Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and American Falls. It sits near the border between Ontario, Canada and New York, USA.
There’s a Garbage Patch as Big as Mexico Floating in the Pacific Ocean!
A group of researchers spotted the huge garbage patch in a remote pocket of the Pacific Ocean.
Environmentalists rage against pollution. For many years now, they've warned us about the ocean being contaminated with various pollutants. However, it's easy to ignore what they say when we don't actually see these pollutants. Then again, it's hard to ignore a huge garbage patch that's the same size as Mexico. It was spotted floating in the Pacific Ocean.
The Mexico-sized heap of garbage was discovered by oceanographer Charles Moore and the rest of his team from the Algalita Research Foundation. They had gone on a six-month voyage around the Pacific.
A garbage patch that's as big as a country.
UK’s New Colossal Warship HMS Queen Elizabeth Not Welcome in the South China Sea
Chinese Foreign Minister spokesman Lu Kuang criticized the British government over its plan to conduct a freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea, stressing that the United Kingdom warship “would stir up trouble”.
Chinese Foreign Minister spokesman Lu Kuang criticized the British government over its plan to conduct a freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea, stressing that the United Kingdom warship "would stir up trouble".
In a daily press briefing where transcirpt posted in the official Chinese Foreign Minster website, Lu said that the presence of a British warship, the HMS Queen Elizabeth in the disputed sea is not welcome.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang in a daily press briefing in Beijing
Suicide Internet Searches Rocketed After ’13 Reasons Why’ Premiere, Study Found
A study found that internet searches related to suicide increased after the show hit Netflix.
Internet searches related to suicide dramatically increased after the season premiere of the '13 Reasons Why', a new study found. The searches increased by a staggering 19 percent in the three weeks after the first episode of the Netflix show.
The findings of the study come after vast public speculation and warnings from mental health groups that the show could cause more harm than good, particularly that this series has been widely followed by teenagers.
13 Reasons Why spurred internet searches on suicide after its first episode.
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