Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Event Update For 2016-07-19

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-07-19 - Mysterious explosions continue to alarm people in Sonora (California), near New Melones Lake:

Quote: "A mystery 'boom' has the small town of Sonora looking to the sky. The noise can often be heard weekdays during the summer months from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s a big mystery."

2016-07-19 - Passenger plane hit by smoke before 6 AM at airport in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

Quote: "United Airlines Flight 1550 was scheduled to depart just after 6 a.m. Tuesday. When light smoke was spotted coming from the rear, the plane was pulled by Port Authority officials for examination."

Note: Also see the massive fire that consumed a steel container business at 12:30 AM in Newark on this day. This is the 78th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-07-19 - Underground electrical fire blacks out part of the Kingsbridge area in coastal Bronx (New York):

2016-07-19 - Utility pole bursts into flame near apartments in Visalia (California):

2016-07-19 - Landfill erupts in flame near Niagara Falls (New York):

2016-07-19 - Brush fire breaks out near reservoir in Hollywood Hills (California):

Quote: "The blaze that broke out shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday near the Hollywood Reservoir."

2016-07-19 - Steel business destroyed by massive blaze at 12:30 AM in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

Quote: "Onlookers watched as Kearny Steel Container, a packaging business, burned away into a charred shell."

Quote: "Fire quickly spread to an adjacent building, trailers and cars parked outside. A transformer explosion ignited a third building."

2016-07-19 - Two Indian Navy patrol boats destroyed by fire before 7 AM, both burn and sink, in coastal Mumbai (India):

2016-07-19 - Ferry ship 'MESUDIYE' hit by fire while docked in coastal Gelibolu (Turkey):

Quote: "Hay in one of the trucks on board of ferry MESUDIYE went on fire at 1930 LT July 19, and spread to other trucks. Ferry was en route from Lapseki to Geliboglu, Turkey, Dardanelles. Vessel docked in Geliboglu, tugs, rescue boats and fire engines were deployed in fire fighting."

2016-07-19 - Boat bursts into flame in Shilshole Bay in coastal Seattle (Washington):

Note: These are the 1038th, 1039th, 1040th and 1041st boats or ships to burn in 2016...

2016-07-19 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on the A3102 near Lyneham (Britain):

Quote: "An empty double decker bus has caught fire outside the MoD Lyneham base. Fire and police crews were called out to Calne Road at 2.21pm to assist with the bus which had been engulfed in flames. A spokesperson for Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade Police said: 'We are currently dealing with a bus fire on the A3102 near to the MoD base with our colleagues from Malmesbury and Calne.'"

2016-07-19 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Castle Street in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

Note: These are the 500th and 501st buses to burn in 2016...

2016-07-19 - Crane truck bursts into flame on the A1303 in Cambridge (Britain):

2016-07-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Highway 58 near Bakersfield (California):

Quote: "A brush fire east of General Beale Road and westbound Highway 58 has closed after a big rig fire spread to nearby grass, according to California Highway Patrol."

2016-07-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-76 in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2016-07-19 - Two semis and two cars go up in flames at trucking business in Dayton (Ohio):

Quote: "The cause of the semi fire at a Dayton truck yard, which caused an estimated $100,000 damage to two semis and two passenger vehicles, is under investigation, Dayton fire Capt. Gregory Patterson said."

2016-07-19 - Tractor and baler destroyed by fire at ranch in Salina County (Kansas):

2016-07-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Peak Downs Highway on the Eton Range in Queensland (Australia):

2016-07-19 - Tractor bursts into flame in Milton Damerel (Britain):

2016-07-19 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near the A505 in Great Chishall (Britain):

Note: These are the 1329th, 1330th, 1331st, 1332nd, 1333rd, 1334th, 1335th, 1336th and 1337th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-07-19 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on I-74 near High Point (North Carolina):

2016-07-19 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on FM 121 near Gunter (Texas):

2016-07-19 - Three dump trucks go up in flames at 11:11 PM while parked in lot in Etobicoke (Canada):

Quote: "According to police, there is reason to believe that the three trucks were deliberately set a blaze because they were in flames simultaneously."

Note: As if a cloud of gas can't be big enough to ignite multiple vehicles at the same time. We'll be seeing way more than three vehicles going up in flames simultaneously as time goes on...

2016-07-19 - RV bursts into flame at property on Route 420 in South Esk (Canada):

Quote: "Foul play isn't suspected in yesterday afternoon's fire that destroyed an RV in South Esk. Crews responded around noon to 164 Route 420 - the same property that saw a blaze that took a man's life in April."

Note: Ah, good ol' Route 420! I remember a time when...wait, what were we talking about? This is the 296th RV to burn in 2016...

2016-07-19 - Van and car go up in flames at 2:01 AM while parked on Frontfield Crescent in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2016-07-19 - Van bursts into flame at 12:53 AM on St Johns Road in Frome (Britain):

2016-07-19 - Police SUV bursts into flame while parked inside shed in Milton (New Hampshire):

Quote: "The vehicle was a total loss, according to police. The fire is considered suspicious because the Humvee had not been used in several weeks."

Note: Like that matters...

2016-07-19 - SUV bursts into flame on the Leroy Selmon Expressway in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2016-07-19 - SUV bursts into flame on street in Logan Circle in coastal Washington DC:

2016-07-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at convenience store in Walhalla (South Carolina):

2016-07-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked near courthouse in Media (Pennsylvania), courthouse temporarily closed:

2016-07-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked near newspaper business in Farmville (Virginia):

2016-07-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Aberg Avenue, fire spreads to second car, in Madison (Wisconsin):

2016-07-19 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Route 9 in Berlin (Connecticut):

2016-07-19 - Car bursts into flame on Ohio 4 near Bath Road in Fairborn (Ohio):

2016-07-19 - Car bursts into flame on highway ramp at Hindmarsh Drive in Lyons (Australia):

2016-07-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire scorches two homes, in coastal Warrenpoint (Ireland):

Quote: "One Fire Appliance each from Warrenpoint and Newry Fire Stations were deployed to the scene. Firefighters using a jet, a hosereel jet and breathing apparatus dealt with a car on fire in the area. '2 adjacent terraced residential properties were also damaged during the incident. No one was inside either property.'"

2016-07-19 - Cars and pallets go up in flames at car lot in Fengate, Peterborough (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters are tackling a large fire at a car lot in Fengate, Peterborough. A spokesman said the blaze involved wooden pallets and cars, and was started at about 12.48pm."

2016-07-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Newbury Road in Brighouse (Britain), near the River Calder:

2016-07-19 - Car bursts into flame in the Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames in coastal London (Britain):

2016-07-19 - Car bursts into flame on Wexford Avenue in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2016-07-19 - Car bursts into flame on the A12 near Chelmsford (Britain), big rig blows tire and crashes too:

Quote: "The blaze came just over an hour after a lorry jackknifed near Brentwood on the M25 between J27 for the M11 and J28 for the town. It is understood that the heavy goods vehicle burst a tyre, causing it to completely block three lanes at around 12.10pm."

2016-07-19 - Car bursts into flame in carpark on Wells Road in Polsham (Britain):

2016-07-19 - Car bursts into flame on Northumberland Road in Leamington Spa (Britain):

2016-07-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 6 AM on I-405 near coastal Santa Monica (California):

2016-07-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Hummingbird Lane in coastal Delray Beach (Florida):

2016-07-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-20 in Cleburne County (Alabama):

2016-07-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Broomhill Way in Shiphay in coastal Torquay (Britain):

2016-07-19 - Car and home go up in flames at 1:30 AM in New Hope (Alabama):

2016-07-19 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by fire at home in Jefferson Township (Ohio):

2016-07-19 - Auto shop damaged by fire in Green Bay (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

2016-07-19 - Ford auto plant damaged by fire in Flat Rock (Michigan):

Quote: "'Most of the plant was unaffected,' Chief Vack said. 'The fire was near the truck docks... There was no smoke in the building.'"

2016-07-19 - Brush fire burns 750 acres near Great Falls (Montana):

2016-07-19 - Large pile of tires goes up in flames at 12:30 AM near Longtown (Britain), near the River Esk:

2016-07-19 - Gym destroyed by huge fire just before 1 AM in Springville (Indiana):

2016-07-19 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 2:39 AM in coastal Hampton (Virginia), nobody there:

2016-07-19 - Dollar store damaged by fire shortly before 1 AM at strip mall in coastal Miami (Florida):

2016-07-19 - Paper mill damaged by fire at 7 AM in Westbrook (Maine), near the coast:

2016-07-19 - Mill damaged by fire in coastal Fall River (Massachusetts):

2016-07-19 - Grain elevator destroyed by fire just after 5 AM in Unionville (Missouri):

2016-07-19 - Warehouse destroyed by massive fire near the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in coastal Bootle (Britain):

Quote: "Fire at a waste plant off Redfern Street, on the side of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in Bootle."

2016-07-19 - Oyster business ravaged by huge fire at 11:30 PM near Wallis Lake (Australia), near the coast:

2016-07-19 - Multiple outbuildings go up in flames after 10 PM in Coachella (California):

2016-07-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 12:16 AM in North Beach area in coastal San Francisco (California), 1 injured:

2016-07-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire before 3 AM near Slinger (Wisconsin):

2016-07-19 - Deadly fire burns home in Murray (Kentucky), 2 killed:

2016-07-19 - Deadly fire destroys home at 5:30 AM in Schenectady (New York), 2 killed:

2016-07-19 - Deadly fire destroys home in Stoney Creek (Canada), 1 killed:

2016-07-19 - Vacant waterfront cabin destroyed by fire on Knudson Cove in coastal Ketchikan (Alaska):

2016-07-19 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:36 AM in Provo (Utah), near Utah Lake:

2016-07-19 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2016-07-19 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just before 1 AM in Pittstown (New York):

2016-07-19 - Vacant truck terminal building burns shortly before 3 AM in Buffalo (New York):

2016-07-19 - Vacant gas station destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Jackson (Tennessee):

2016-07-19 - Thousands of fish found dead in Buck Creek near Ryan (Iowa):

2016-07-19 - Thousands of fish found dead, again, in the Neuse River in Craven County (North Carolina):

2016-07-19 - Dozens of fish found dead in pond in Binney Park in coastal Greenwich (Connecticut):

2016-07-19 - Hundreds of fish found dead near Stumpy Lake spillway in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2016-07-19 - Middle-aged female manatee named Ellie found dead in coastal Mobile Bay (Alabama):

2016-07-19 - Female elephant, age 20, drops dead in Karikkottakkari (India):

2016-07-19 - Man drops dead before 6:30 AM on jogging trail in Remington (Virginia), near the Rappahannock River:

2016-07-19 - Man, 20 or 21, falls off building and dies before 7:16 AM at university in Baton Rouge (Lousiana), possible toppler:

2016-07-19 - Man, 54, shipyard worker, drops dead before 4:30 AM on ship in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2016-07-19 - Man, 65, ship captain, falls off ship into the Mississippi River and dies near Donaldsonville (Louisiana):

2016-07-19 - Man, 35, dives into water and disappears, next seen dead in South Watuppa Pond in coastal Fall River (Massachusetts):

2016-07-19 - Man, 31, jumps in water to get fishing rod, next seen dead in the Potomac River near Accokeek (Maryland):

2016-07-19 - Man, 43, goes out on kayak, next seen dead in Lake Tahoe (Nevada), empty 'ghost kayak' found first as usual:

2016-07-19 - Man, 22, found dead in flood control channel in San Bernardino (California):

2016-07-19 - Man, 55, washes up dead in the Alamitos Bay area of coastal Long Beach (California):

2016-07-19 - Man, 18, found in or near the St. Joseph River in Osceola (Indiana):

2016-07-19 - Man, 19, jumps in the water and disappears, next seen dead in reservoir in North Smithfield (Rhode Island):

2016-07-19 - Man found dead in Lake Ontario near Youngstown (New York):

2016-07-19 - Man, 55 to 60, found dead on the banks of Lake Ferguson (Mississippi):

2016-07-19 - Man, 27, found dead in apartment in coastal New York City (New York):

2016-07-19 - Man, 82, found dead in lake in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2016-07-19 - Woman found dead near the Western Parkway in Waldorf (Maryland):

2016-07-19 - Man, 57, falls off kayak and dies on the Rogue River in Josephine County (Oregon):

2016-07-19 - Man found dead at work site in Roane County (West Virginia):

2016-07-19 - Man, 67, goes swimming, next seen dead in the water in coastal Kaanapali (Hawaii):

2016-07-19 - Person found dead in bushes in coastal Waipahu (Hawaii):

2016-07-19 - Woman, 27, drops dead in Watson Lake (Canada):

Quote: "Jimmy's death is not considered to be suspicious and MacDonald says witness saw her suffering from some sort of medical distress before her death."

2016-07-19 - Woman, 36, found dead in police holding cell in Maitland (Australia):

2016-07-19 - Woman, 25, US Air Force lieutenant, found dead in her room in coastal Abu Dhabi (UAE):

2016-07-19 - Man, US soldier, found dead at 8:30 AM outside living quarters at Soto Cano Air Base (Honduras):

Note: Travel the world, meet new people...and drop dead!

2016-07-19 - Man, early 50s, found dead in Runaway Bay on the island of Jamaica:

2016-07-19 - Girl, 12, drops dead at Cala Gran Holiday Park in coastal Fleetwood (Britain):

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area. A boy, 10, just dropped dead at home in coastal Infracombe (Britain) too, mentioned in the 2016-07-18 update...

2016-07-19 - Woman, 38, drops dead in home in coastal Boscombe (Britain):

2016-07-19 - Man in his 40s drops dead in flat in Dalton Square in Lancaster (Britain), near the River Lune:

2016-07-19 - Man found dead in Lammas Lake in Wraysbury (Britain):

2016-07-19 - Boy, 16, found dead in the River Etherow in Hyde (Britain):

2016-07-19 - Man, 46, found dead in the River Trent in Stapenhill (Britain):

2016-07-19 - Man, 64, goes fishing, next seen dead on the banks of the River Eden near Armathwaite (Britain):

2016-07-19 - Passenger plane returns to airport in Manchester (New Hampshire), landing gear problem:

2016-07-19 - Small plane crashes near Tackett Lane in Weatherford (Texas), 3 injured:

2016-07-19 - Small plane crashes near Markham Court in Fairview Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2016-07-19 - Small plane makes belly-landing at airport in Buffalo (New York), landing gear problem:

2016-07-19 - Small plane crash-lands in field shortly after takeoff, near Huron (South Dakota), engine failure, 1 lightly injured:

2016-07-19 - Freight train derails in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2016-07-19 - Passenger bus hits barrier, bursts into flame, in coastal Taoyuan (Taiwan), 26 killed:

Note: No survivors, everybody on that bus died...

2016-07-19 - Tanker truck's brakes fail, truck plows into 9 cars, in Chandigarh (India):

2016-07-19 - Tanker truck overturns down embankment near Chateaugay River bridge in Brainardsville (New York):

2016-07-19 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on I-5 near Coalinga (California):

2016-07-19 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-64 in East St. Louis (Illinois), near the Mississippi River, 1 injured:

2016-07-19 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-77 near Columbia (South Carolina):

2016-07-19 - Van overturns, bursts into flame, on I-84 in East Hartford (Connecticut):

Quote: "Water ran into Trout Brook, so the fire department flushed the brook with more water to dilute the chlorine."

2016-07-19 - Car veers off road, slams into tree, on I-64 in coastal James City County (Virginia), 1 killed:

2016-07-19 - Naked man, 22, runs around shouting about Allah in Padua (Italy), near the coast:

Note: Similar to the various naked Jesuses (Jesi?)...

2016-07-19 - Man strips naked as he walks in coastal Limerick (Ireland):

2016-07-19 - Lemur attacks and injures woman at home in coastal Miami (Florida):

2016-07-19 - Massive sinkhole opens beneath home, other homes affected, in Holiday (Florida), near the coast:

Quote: "A sinkhole measuring at least 30 feet wide has forced the evacuation of several homes in Florida. Pasco County Fire Rescue officials received calls Monday that the sinkhole had opened up beneath one house in Holiday, a suburban area near Tampa Bay. Firefighters evacuated the affected home, as well as four other surrounding houses."

2016-07-19 - Sinkhole opens near school in Stroud (Britain):

2016-07-19 - Man, 40, jumps in water to retrieve hat and disappears at Lac-St-Louis near Beaconsfield (Canada):

2016-07-19 - Man, 74, loses consciousness on cruise ship 'Carnival Breeze' southwest of St. Petersburg (Florida), medevac'd off:

Quote: "On July 18, 2016, a Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 74-year-old man who was unconscious and revived by the crew of the 'Carnival Breeze' 379 miles southwest of St. Petersburg. Watchstanders with the 7th Coast Guard District Command Center received a call around 3:20 p.m. stating a passenger was unconscious and revived by a cruise ship medical staff member."

2016-07-19 - Series of 70 small earthquakes strike in a week between Los Angeles and San Francisco (California):

2016-07-19 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) outbreak hits pond at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2016-07-19 - Hottest June ever recorded continues 14-month global heatwave:

Quote: "The first six months of 2016 were the hottest ever recorded, NASA announced on Tuesday, while Arctic sea ice now covers 40% less of the Earth than it did just 30 years ago."

Note: That radically shrinking ice cover is why a cruise ship is preparing for a trip through the Northwest Passage this year, the first time that has ever been possible since mankind invented ships...

2016-07-19 - Dangerous heat in the US spreads toward the East Coast:

2016-07-19 - Heatwave bakes El Paso (Texas), 4 killed:

2016-07-19 - Heatwave bakes London (Britain), hundreds of people sicken:

2016-07-19 - Scary-looking 'microburst' hits Phoenix (Arizona):

2016-07-19 - Fierce storm hits Richmond (Virginia), trees toppled:

2016-07-19 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Fort St. John (Canada):

2016-07-19 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of Guatemala:

2016-07-19 - Waterspout comes ashore in Galveston (Texas):

2016-07-19 - Lightning strike kills horse in Pisgah National Forest (North Carolina):

2016-07-19 - Zika mystery, health officials stumped after elderly patient transmits virus to caregiver:

2016-07-19 - Mysterious huge carnivorous fish found in the Yangtze River (China):

Quote: "An unnamed marine expert told Chinese media that the creature is a hybrid of a Kaluga fish and another unidentified species."

2016-07-19 - Great ball of fire spotted in the sky over New Zealand:

2016-07-19 - How China is rewriting the book on human origins:

2016-07-19 - Dream people of the Amazon - the world view and dream life of the Achuar tribe:


  1. That microburst looks a LOT like an atomic bomb explosion!

    Thanks for another great update on the state of affairs around the world with humorous commentary, Jonny.

    We're lookin' at (at least) 5 straight days of upper 90's here, starting today. It was foggy this morning as the cool air from yesterday (a beautiful 80 degree day) got displaced by what's approaching from the west. One climate blog mentioned the possibility of a "flash drought" from this event.

    Lightning strike kills male teenage hiker on Humphreys Peak, Arizona

    South Bay earthquake swarm continues near Hollister, California

    An earthquake swarm is continuing to rattle the South Bay near Hollister. In the past four days, more than 39 tremors have hit the area on a section of the San Andreas system known as the Calaveras Fault. Between Sunday night and Monday afternoon, 39 quakes greater than 1.0 have occurred and 20 more than 2.0, seven over 3.0, one 4.1 and one 4.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

    Deluge hits Siberia's largest city - 3 'rare' tornadoes in two weeks

    A rare tornado seen over Burmaistrovo village - the first in Novosibirsk region in more than 60 years, but the third in Siberia in two weeks - preceded the flash flooding in and around the city with a 1.51 [sic, probably million, bu it could be a pregnant woman according to Jonny's way of counting] population, the third largest in Russia. No injuries were reported from this rare phenomenon.

    Canada: Violent storm peels roof off Winnipeg apartment building

    Déjà vu: Global warming expedition stopped in its tracks by Arctic sea ice

    [this author is seriously deluded]

    Real Climate Science also provides a graph showing that current Arctic temperatures — despite alarmist claims of the Arctic being hotter than ever — is actually below normal. [oh right, that's why we have RECORD LOW ICE! fuckin' dipshit]

    Huge fireball seen across North Western Australia

    "Trembling tundra" in Siberia emitting CO2 and methane

    To express it in technical terms, "we're fucked"

    Trembling tundra - the latest weird phenomenon in Siberia's land of craters

    Earth is moving as 'leaking methane gas due to global warming causes surface to bubble' in a new phenomenon.

    Recently there were accounts of a 'big bang' leading to the formation of a crater on the Taimyr Peninsula.

    The noise could be heard up to 100 kilometres away and [sic, probably "said"] one resident. They saw a 'glow in the sky' after the explosion.
    [hint to others looking for reasons for loud explosions]

    Record Hot Atlantic Basin to Fuel Brutish 2016 Hurricanes?

    [as usual, the comments are informative]

    [I forgot to post these two articles yesterday when I read them]
    Paul Beckwith's Response to Washington Post, Jetstream Article

    Abrupt climate change in pictures
    .... World wide temperature anomalies


  2. Yeah, heat wave kicking in here too: 97 today, then 97, 98 and 98, then it cools down to 91. Not gonna complain (too much), since they were projecting 111F for some places!

  3. Yep, that's what's in the pipeline for the weekend here, Jonny.

    [Can you say "uptick," children?]

    70 dead pilot whales found on Clemente Island, Chile

    The animals are not of the same species discovered in last December's die-off, the biggest single event of its kind known to science, the Chilean fisheries service said.

    "They are smaller than those we saw last time," national fisheries director Jose Miguel Burgos said.

    [oh yeah, there was no follow-up to that afaik]


  4. Plane crashes into house in Illinois shortly after explosion is heard

    A plane has crashed into a house in Plainfield, Illinois. Nearby residents tweeted that they heard an explosion before the impact into the house.

    "I heard something coming down like a torpedo then a loud crash and a lot of wind," a witness told photojournalist Si Gifter.

    Signs of impending volcanic super-eruptions become evident less than a year before eruption

    Super-eruptions—volcanic events large enough to devastate the entire planet—give only about a year's warning before they blow.

    Grizzly bear attacks picnicking couple west of Calgary, Canada

    "It was, in bear talk, more of a warning, a gentle warning ... It happens quick, that's what people need to understand. You don't have time to get your bear spray out or take your time, it happens right now, they're already on top of you, they're fast.''

    Wildfire smoke stretches for 2,000 miles in Russia

    Mystery booms continue daily in Sonora, California; town still seeking answers