Wildlife

‘Pizzly’ Bears

‘Pizzly bears’, which are a crossbreed of polar bears and grizzly bears, could soon start growing in number as a result of global warming, a leading biologist has warned.

The animal, also known as a grolar bear, was reported to have first been spotted in 2006 after an American hunter shot a creature with white fur and brown patches.

A DNA test of the animal, which also had the long claws and humped back commonly associated with a grizzly bear, revealed that it was the new hybrid.

Grolar

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Sangihe, Indonesia.

Wildfires

Wildfires – North Dakota, USA

Firefighters worked through the night battling a wildfire north of Wannagan Campground on the Little Missouri National Grassland. The fire is estimated at 4000 acres and is burning in the rugged North Dakota Badlands.

A second grassland fire in southwestern North Dakota remains ablaze near the town of Manning, in Dunn County. That fire developed faster than crews could initially put out and resulted in citizens being asked to evacuate.

Disease

Covid-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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