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Refinery Explosions Raise New Warnings About Deadly Chemical

Chemical experts say recent refinery explosions could have been far more devastating if deadly hydrogen fluoride was released. Some are calling for a ban on the chemical. 41 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting

When does attack, think more air horn and less mace

Q: When a momma deer becomes aggressive to protect her young, what’s a good deterrent to protect yourself and your dog while walking? Would pepper spray or mace work? 79 more words

Mail Tribune

Faster disaster warnings planned to prevent storm deaths 

Recent deaths spark changes. Scientists also seek to combat “response fatigue” that wear down people’s sense of urgency.

Gerardo Ramirez, a Central Texas dairy worker, was near his home but taking an unusual route to a children’s hospital in April when he drove his Volkswagen Jetta into a flooded section of road, not seeing in the predawn dark that heavy rains had turned a tiny creek into a death trap. 22 more words

Washington Post

Beat the heat; dangerous weather to blanket much of the U.S. this weekend

UNITED STATES –Just how hot will it get this weekend? It could feel like 110, or more.

Over the next few days, more than 85% of the lower 48’s population will see temperatures above 90 degrees. 578 more words

With temperatures expected to soar into the 90s, and possibly even higher this weekend, the Humane Society of the United States is urging pet owners to take precautions to keep their pets safe and cool.

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Premier Doug Ford wants answers on mental health detainee who fled, calls man a 'nutcase'

TORONTO – Ontario’s premier vowed Thursday to get answers on how a patient detained at a mental health hospital for killing his roommate managed to flee, calling the man a “nutcase,” as two organizations involved launched internal reviews. 1,300 more words

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