Lansing, Michigan (WLNS) – As always, we looked at the most popular news on our site during 6 news items this morning.
Here is a breakdown of these stories:
The eagle population decreased by 4%:
According to a new study, almost half of the tested bald eagles in the US show signs chronic exposure to lead.
Research in the journal Science estimates that the harmful effects of lead reduce annual eagle population growth by 4%
Scientists say this is because the eagle probably ate a victim infected with lead from ammunition or fishing tackle.
In small doses, lead reduces the ability of birds to fly, hunt and breed.
In high doses, lead causes seizures, shortness of breath and death.
A cargo ship loaded with luxury cars caught fire in the ocean
Massive a cargo ship was on fire and drift in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, February 18th.
A ship called the Felicity Ace was carrying thousands of Porsche cars and other Volkswagen Group cars.
All 22 crew members on board were safely evacuated.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
The ship took off from Germany and headed for the United States.
Coca-Cola will release a new space drink
Coca-Cola came up with, inspired by space, as part of its new line of Coca-Cola creations.
A new fragrance, called starlight differs in the shade of smell.
The drink looks like regular Coca-Cola, but when brought to light, it looks reddish-purple.
The company says these colors are inspired by “starlight”.
Starlight will be available on February 21st.