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Jul 03 2021 (13:01) 'Eye of fire' on Gulf of Mexico after gas leak in underwater pipeline (

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A fire broke out in the Gulf of Mexico early on Friday sending bright orange flames onto the water after a gas leak in an undersea pipeline of state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos or Pemex, reports have said. The flames resembled molten lava and were dubbed “eye of fire” on several social media platforms. Several Mexican journalists and publications shared videos on Twitter of the fire raging in the middle of the ocean as boats sprayed streams of water on it and the clips quickly racked up millions of views.

A Reuters
report noted that Pemex said it took more than five hours to completely extinguish the fire. A video of the incident showed the blaze having a circular shape, as it emerged a few distances from a Pemex oil platform.

Pemex officials familiar with the matter told Reuters that the fire began in the underwater pipeline which connects to a platform at the firm’s flagship ‘Ku Maloob Zaap’ oil development. This flagship is situated just up from the Gulf of Mexico’s southern rim.

Pemex said no injuries were reported in the incident and that oil production from its flagship project remained unhindered following the gas leak that occurred around 5:15am local time. The flames were fully put out by 10:30am local time, Reuters reported. The company said it would probe the cause of the fire, the Reuters report added. Pemex further highlighted it has also shut the 12-inch-diameter pipeline’s valves.

The company reportedly said that it used boats to pump water over the flames, although its workers said that nitrogen was also used, Reuters added, citing an incident report.

This is not the first time that such an incident has happened at Pemex, which has a long record of industrial accidents at its facilities, Reuters reported.

The head of Mexico’s oil safety regulator ASEA, Angel Carrizales, wrote on Twitter that the fire incident on the Gulf of Mexico “did not generate any spill.” However, he refrained from providing an explanation of what was burning on the water’s surface.

The flagship project ‘Ku Maloob Zaap’ is Pemex’s biggest crude oil producer, with over 40 per cent of the firm’s nearly 1.7 million barrels of daily output coming from it.

13 rescued young sea turtles released into Gulf of Mexico from Louisiana.
Jul 03 2021 (12:57) Harrowing video shows the Gulf of Mexico on fire after an oil pipeline rupture. Democrats point to that video as evidence of a need to fund the Green New Deal. (

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Democratic lawmakers mocked climate crisis deniers after an underwater oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico ruptured early Friday, setting the surface of the water ablaze.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has also championed legislation to address the climate crisis, also shared the video of the Gulf of Mexico fire, criticizing lawmakers who opposed her Green New Deal proposal.

representative for Schatz did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. A spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez said the congresswoman doesn't have anything additional to comment.
Mar 18 2021 (09:34) Jan Shatabdi train runs in reverse for over 20 km in Uttarakhand as brakes fail (
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Mar 18 2021 (09:34)
Train Tag: Purnagiri Jan Shatabdi Special/05326 added by DanielSebastian/1574464
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In a bizarre incident, the Purnagiri Jan Shatabdi express train ran backwards between Tanakpur-Pilibhit railway line on Wednesday evening for over 20 km, a railway official said.
The train which was on its way to Tanakpur in Uttarakhand from Delhi was finally stopped near Khatima in US Nagar district.
Rajendra Singh, public relation officer, North Eastern railway division Izzatnagar, Bareilly said, “A cow had been killed near home signal in Tanakpur by the Purnagiri Jan Shatabdi train while heading to Tanakpur in the evening on Wednesday. The train was stopped due to an
accident but suddenly it started running towards Pilibhit due to slope and the pilots’ effort to stop the train went in vain.”
The train’s brakes failed due to leakage in the pressure pipe which left the pilots helpless to stop it and sparked panic among the passengers, said an official.
Railway crossings were shut to avoid any untoward incidents on the track. The train crossed Banbasa and Chakarpur railway stations before railway officials managed to stop it close to Goshikuaon village near Khatima of US Nagar district at about 5 pm
Sep 16 2020 (00:37) US wildfires: It will get cooler, don't think science knows, says Donald Trump denying climate change crisis (

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After deadly wildfires swept the western United States, President Donald Trump has blamed lax forestry and declared that "it'll start getting cooler, you just watch”. On September 14, Trump said “I don’t think science knows” as he refused to believe the role of climate change in the spread of wildfires.

US Presidential candidate Joe Biden has branded Trump a "climate arsonist" for refusing to acknowledge global warming`s role in the deadly. Biden said, "If we have four more years of Trump`s climate denial, how many suburbs will be burned by wildfires? How
many suburban neighbourhoods will have been flooded out?"

Trump has referred to climate change as a "hoax," and in 2017 pulled the United States out of the Paris accord that laid out an international approach to global warming. Biden, the former vice president, has included climate change on his list of major crises facing the United States.

California Governor Gavin Newsom acknowledged more needs to be done to better manage forests to reduce fire risks, while more than a century of aggressive fire suppression has allowed fuels to build up. But he countered that global warming was nevertheless a driving factor in newly extreme wildfire behaviour, and he reminded Trump that 57% of forest land in California is under federal ownership.

“We come from a perspective, humbly, where we submit the science is in and observed evidence is self-evident: that climate change is real, and that is exacerbating this,” the Democratic governor said during a meeting with the president. Trump, who has authorized federal disaster aid for both California and Oregon, questioned that science.

Dozens of conflagrations have raged with unprecedented scope across some 4.5 million acres (1.8 million hectares) in Oregon, California and Washington state since August, laying waste to several small towns, destroying thousands of homes and killing at least 36 people. The fires also have filled the region`s air with harmful levels of smoke and soot, bathing skies in eerie tones of orange and sepia while adding to a public health crisis already posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Ten deaths have been confirmed during the past week in Oregon, the latest flashpoint in a larger summer outbreak of fires accompanied by catastrophic lightning storms, record-breaking heatwaves and bouts of extreme winds. Those incendiary conditions gave way over the weekend to cooler, moister weather and calmer winds, enabling weary firefighters to gain ground in efforts to outflank blazes that had burned largely unchecked last week.

Fire managers cautioned that the battle was hardly over. Thunderstorms forecast for later in the week could bring much-needed rain but also more lightning. Officials also braced for a rise in the death toll. As disaster teams scoured the ruins of dwellings engulfed by flames amid chaotic evacuations last week, Oregon`s emergency management authorities said they had yet to account for 22 people reported missing in the fires.

At least 25 people have perished in California wildfires since mid-August, and one fatality has been confirmed in Washington state. More than 6,200 homes and other structures have been lost, according to figures from all three states.


Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee slammed by Republicans for not visiting disaster areas, spoke from his home state of Delaware on the threat of increasingly frequent weather extremes that scientists have pointed to as evidence that climate change is supercharging the fires.

Trump, who trails Biden in national polls ahead of the Nov. 3 election, met with firefighters and officials in California after Democrats blasted the Republican president for remaining mostly silent on the wildfires. "I think this is more of a management situation," Trump answered when asked by a reporter if climate change was a factor behind the fires. Without mentioning large wildfires that have raged elsewhere around the world in recent years - from southern Europe to Australia and Siberia - Trump asserted that other countries "don`t have this problem."

"They have more explosive trees, meaning they catch fire much easier," he said. "But they don`t have problems like this." The president and his administration have long sought to pin the blame for large wildfires on state officials, saying fuel-choked forests and scrub need to be thinned, more firebreaks should be cut and flammable debris cleared from forest floors.

Trump said improved forest management was something that could be tackled quickly, whereas climate change would take more time and require international cooperation that he said was lacking. "When you get into climate change, well is India going to change its ways? And is China going to change its ways? And Russia? Is Russia going to change its ways?" he said after landing in McLellan Park, California.

Tens of thousands of displaced residents across the Pacific Northwest continued to adjust to life as evacuees. Around the devastated southwestern Oregon towns of Phoenix and Talent, some people set up food stations in parking lots. Others defied evacuation orders to guard their own homes against looters.

Reinforcing local law enforcement resources strained by the disaster, Oregon is deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to fire-stricken communities. Two men were arrested in Oregon, one on Friday and another on Monday, on arson charges stemming from a handful of relatively small fires. But police have cautioned against fake social media reports blaming wildfires on left-wing anti-fascists or right-wing Proud Boy activists.
Sep 26 2018 (20:24) Rail, Road traffic in Odisha affected due to tribals’ protest in WB (
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Sep 26 2018 (20:24)
Station Tag: Kharagpur Junction/KGP added by DanSebastian~/1574464
Trains services to and from Odisha were adversely affected following the rail-roko agitation by local tribals at various places of Nekurseni in Medinapore in neighbouring West Bengal today.
Demanding fulfilment of their nine-point charter of demands, including the propagation and promotion of Alchik script of Santhali language in various schools and colleges of the town, members of Bharat Jakat Majhi Pragana Mahal (BJMPM), the largest outfit of tribals had carried out the protests.
The agitating tribals sat on the Nekursuni railway tracks to mark their protest.
trains including Guwahati-Secunderabad Express were stranded at Jaleswar railway station. Similarly, Bagha Jatin Express was halted at Basta station and Kharagpur Local Train was detained Loknathpur following the agitation, reports said. This caused numerous problems for the passengers travelling in these trains.
Similarly, movement of vehicular traffic was also disrupted between Balasore and Jaleswar as the protesters also staged demonstration on National Highway-60 as well.
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