Scientists are investigating whether bad weather, fireworks or poison might have forced more than 3,000 red-winged blackbirds out of the sky, or if a disoriented bird simply led the flock into the ground. Assistant State Veterinarian Brandon Doss examines a carcass at the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission Diagnostic Laboratory in Little Rock.
Though precipitation levels do vary region to region, when looked at globally, 2010 was also the wettest year on record. In Pakistan, makeshift camps popped up in areas ravaged by catastrophic flooding.
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