Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.3 earthquake hits the Cayman Islands.
5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.
5.1 earthquake hits the North Atlantic Ocean.
5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.
5.1 earthquake hits central Iran.
5.0 earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.
5.0 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Tropical storm 23w (Namtheun), located approximately 931 nm north of Wake Island, is tracking north-northeastward at 11 knots.
One in five European bird species is slipping into extinction
The common brush, the common woodpecker and the nougat are among the species that are running out of extinction in Europe, according to the latest report from the continent’s red list, which states that one in five species of birds is now at risk.
From the Azores in the west to the Ural Mountains in the east, the birds that have been the cornerstone of European ecosystems are disappearing, according to analysis by BirdLife International, which is based on observations of 544 species of native birds. Three species have become extinct regionally in Europe since the last report in 2015: the Pallas agralla, the common button and the pine school.
In total, 30% of the species assessed show a decline in population, according to the observations of thousands of experts and volunteers working in 54 countries and territories. At European level, 13% of birds are threatened with extinction and another 6% are almost threatened.
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Dengue Fever – Pakistan
In a follow-up on the dengue outbreak in Pakistan, health officials in Punjab province in eastern Pakistan report dengue fever cases are rising at an alarming rate. Today, provincial officials reported another 508 cases, with most of the cases reported from the capital city of Lahore. This brings the total to more than 5,700 province-wide this year. The death toll due to dengue rose by 18.