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Again, hundreds of Beebe birds die despite fireworks ban

UPDATES below

By Rady Ananda
Food Freedom

Another New Years Eve, another mass bird kill.  On December 31, 2011, Beebe police chief Wayne Ballew initiated an emergency ban on fireworks around 7:15 pm after receiving reports of dead birds.

Little Rock television station KATV showed a radar image of a large mass over the Arkansas town and said that hundreds of birds had died, reports the Associated Press. Other news reports indicate only “dozens” were found.

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Massive fish kill and 1000s of birds fall from the sky in Arkansas

Jan. 6 UPDATE: See this special report: Fracking the life out of Arkansas and beyond

Jan. 3 UPDATE: New numbers: 100,000 drum fish die along 20 mile corridor of Arkansas River.  At least 5,000 re-winged blackbirds have died in Beebe, per NY Daily News.

By various sources

On Thursday, Dec. 30, the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission reported a massive fish kill in Roseville, along the Arkansas River. But only a single species is involved: drum fish. The next day, AGFC received reports that about two thousand black birds fell from the sky 125 miles east in Beebe. Again, only a single species is involved and only in a one-square mile area.

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