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The following Strange Occurrences all appeared on The Drudge Report on the same day:
Have scientists discovered how to create downpours in the desert?
Dead fish cover 20-miles of Arkansas River
Blackbirds falling in the dead of night: Investigation under way after 1,000 tumble from Arkansas sky
Residents in Leixlip, Co. Kildare have reported large numbers of birds falling dead to the ground.
Informant: Martin Weatherall
Where Have All the Bumble Bees Gone?
In late 2006, whole hives of honey bees began dying overnight for reasons that are still unclear. Scientists called it colony-collapse disorder (CCD), ...
Buzzkill: USA's bumblebee population declining
Several species of American bumblebees are rapidly dying off, and scientists ... Also, she reports the bees' geographic ranges have contracted by anywhere ...
Birds, Bees, and Fish: Why Are So Many Ceratures Dying in 2011?
For the past few years, scientists have been tracking what they term a "colony collapse" of honey bees, blaming the death of millions of bees on a range of ...
Would you give up your iPhone or Droid to save the bees?
A ?few? bees dying in forests versus a everyday use of portable multifunction wonder device like the iPhone -- which would you pick? ...
More bee species dying off
As with honeybees, a pathogen is partly involved, but the researchers also found evidence of inbreeding caused by habitat loss. "We provide incontrovertible ...
Bees in Freefall as Study Shows Sharp US Decline
More mystery bird deaths reported
As if the deaths of 5,000 birds in Arkansas were not strange enough, Louisiana wildlife experts on Tuesday are investigating the deaths of 500 birds along a stretch of highway in Pointe Coupee Parish. The Louisiana birds included some red-winged blackbirds, the same type discovered dead in Arkansas...
Informant: Thomas L. Knapp
Mass Bird And Fish Die-Offs Go Global, Spark End Times Panic
Brazil, Sweden and New Zealand hit with strange phenomena.
Bumble Bees, Blackbirds, and Fish are Dying in America: Why?
A shocking new study has found that bumble bees are dying off in substantial numbers. Most of us have already heard about the mysterious deaths of thousands ...
Jackdaws in Sweden, Fish in Brazil and New Zealand and Crabs in England Are New Victims of Global Spate of Mysterious Animal Deaths
Decline of Bee Populations: Nature at Work or Something More Catastrophic?
Researchers have discovered that a variety of bee species are dying off, some have declined as much as 96 percent in the last few decades in North America, ...
The blackbirds have landed...