Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:45:44 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to...More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:35:39 GMT
Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:28:26 GMT
After starting in Kentucky earlier in the month of August, post about "Purge" events have quickly spread across the country. It all started in Louisville, when a picture popped up on social media statingMore >>
The Montgomery Police Department say they have been made aware of the picture that is circulating social media, and are taking the matter very seriously.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:55:59 GMT
Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.More >>
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
The Alabama Department of Public Health has updated its annual fish consumption advisory. The advisory is based on data that is collected the previous fall by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
The ADEM, Tennessee Valley Authority and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources collected samples of specific fish species from different bodies of water throughout the state for analysis during the fall of 2012. There were over 569 different samples taken from 51 collection stations. The ADPH assessed the results to determine if any of the tested contaminants in the fish may give rise to potential health effects in humans.
Fish consumption advisories are issued for specific bodies of water and specific species taken from those areas. Advisories are represented as the safe number of meals, of that species of fish, that can be eaten in a given time period. An example would be how many meals should be consumed of a certain species per week, per month or if the type of fish should not be consumed at all. A meal portion consists of six ounces of cooked fish or eight ounces of raw fish.
To view the updated consumption advisory issued for the 36 bodies of water that were tested, visit the ADPH website.