Friday, March 3, 2017

Event Update For 2017-03-02

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: Variety Pack

2017-03-02 - Geothermal plant spewing high levels of hydrogen sulfide in coastal Reykjavík (Iceland):

Quote: "The level of hydrogen sulfide from Hellisheiði geothermal plant has measured above health limits in Reykjavík today and yesterday, according to RÚV. The Reykjavík Public Health Authority has not seen the level this high in the capital area for a long time. A warning was issued by the Health Authority yesterday after the level of hydrogen sulfide measured above 50 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) . It reached a half hour peak of almost 150 µg/m3 on Grensásvegur road at 8:30 am yesterday. The main source of the hydrogen sulfide is the Hellisheiði geothermal plant, just east of the city."

2017-03-02 - RV bursts into flame and kills person while parked at Ship Ashore Resort in coastal Smith River (California):

Note: Looks like the kind of place where an RV would go up in flames and kill a person. Here's a Google Maps link of the area. This is the 72nd RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-02 - Passenger plane engine cover blown off by fire and/or explosion at O'Hare Airport in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "Investigators are looking into an issue with a plane at O'Hare. Pictures from the ground show the engine on a SkyWest plane clearly missing part of its cover. The FAA said it is unclear if there was an explosion. The airline said the plane has been removed from service."

Note: Looks like charring on that dangling piece so something bad must've happened. This is the 22nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-02 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 15 scrap cars burn, on Haven Road in Colchester (Britain):

2017-03-02 - Pallet business hit by fire at 11:30 PM, pallets burn for six hours, on Greenspring Road in North Newton Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Fire crews are now investigating the cause of a fire at the Righi Pallet Company. Officials say they were called to the business on Greenspring Road around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night. When they arrived on scene firefighters say they saw flames shooting 50 feet in the air from stacks of pallets. The fire happened to pallets on the outside of the company, luckily staying away from the building on the property."

2017-03-02 - Recycling center hit by fire, fourth fire in four years, 2000 tons of rubbish burns, in Cowbridge (Britain), near the coast:

Quote: "Local business owner Tony Evans, who runs the Llandow Caravan Park, which is near to the trading estate, described the blaze as a 'fireball'."

2017-03-02 - Auto spare parts center devastated by massive fire in coastal Taizhou (China):

2017-03-02 - Around 40 homes destroyed by fire near river in Phnom Penh (Cambodia):

2017-03-02 - Coal mine rocked by underground methane explosion in Lviv Oblast (Ukraine), 8 killed, 6 injured:

2017-03-02 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Clearwater (Florida), dog killed, second boat damaged too:

2017-03-02 - Boat bursts into flame at 5 AM while parked at home in coastal Perth (Australia):

Quote: "Police will investigate a fire that destroyed a boat in North Perth this morning. Passersby alerted firefighters to the blaze in a laneway near a church on Charles Street at about 5am this morning. The burning boat was on the back of a trailer parked in the laneway. The fire did $40,000 damage and was started in the boat’s motor."

2017-03-02 - Boat, RV, vehicle and RV trailer destroyed by fire just after 5 AM at storage compound in Rosser (Canada):

Quote: "A fire at a storage compound just outside Winnipeg tore through a trailer and spread to a motorhome, a fifth-wheel camper, a boat and a vehicle. 'There's probably going to be a substantial loss,' said Mike Palmer, chief of the fire department in the rural municipality of Rosser, just north of Winnipeg city limits."

Note: These are the 163rd, 164th and 165th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017, and this is the 73rd RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-02 - Military bus bursts into flame on Highway 281 in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "A military bus caught fire and was evacuated Thursday afternoon, according to the San Antonio Fire Department. The incident happened around 1 p.m. on Highway 281 near Isom Road."

Note: Grab your gear and get humpin', maggots!

2017-03-02 - Airport shuttle bus bursts into flame on Highway 400 near Barrie (Canada):

Quote: "All is in order now, but there were big problems along the 400 Thursday night. All lanes were closed along the 400 after police say an airport shuttle caught fire. The vehicle was able to get over to the southbound shoulder before it was fully engulfed, but all north and south lanes were closed south of King Rd. to fight the fire anyway, around 9:30 last night. The OPP say there were no injuries following the fire."

2017-03-02 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at the University of Bath in Bath (Britain):

2017-03-02 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the A1 near Spennymoor (Britain):

Note: These are the 195th, 196th, 197th and 198th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-03-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 in Nashville (Tennessee):

2017-03-02 - Tractor trailer goes up in flames on US 69 in Stilwell (Kansas):

2017-03-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-84 near La Grande (Oregon):

2017-03-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 401 near Belleville (Canada):

2017-03-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Orari Back Road near Geraldine (New Zealand):

Note: These are the 366th, 367th, 368th, 369th and 370th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-02 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on street in coastal Santa Barbara (California):

2017-03-02 - RV bursts into flame on I-20 in Howard County near Big Spring (Texas):

2017-03-02 - RV bursts into flame while parked along Highway 5 near Gainesville (Missouri):

Note: These are the 74th and 75th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-02 - Camper-van bursts into flame near Lake Pukaki (New Zealand):

Note: Just looks like a minivan to me, but maybe it has some camper-ish features to it or something...

2017-03-02 - Van bursts into flame outside fire station in Kirkbymoorside (Britain):

2017-03-02 - SUV bursts into flame on the Bruce Highway near Kallangur (Australia):

2017-03-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near Idaho Falls (Idaho):

2017-03-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 95 near Somerton (Arizona):

2017-03-02 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 near coastal Oak Hill (Florida):

2017-03-02 - Car bursts into flame on road near Yuma (Arizona):

2017-03-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Adelaide (Australia):

2017-03-02 - Car bursts into flame on Matina Street in Narrabundah (Australia):

2017-03-02 - Car bursts into flame on Isakov Avenue in Yerevan (Armenia):

2017-03-02 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Dundee (Scotland):

2017-03-02 - Car bursts into flame on Ash Road in Broughall, Whitchurch (Britain):

2017-03-02 - Car bursts into flame on Penketh Place in Skelmersdale (Britain):

2017-03-02 - Car bursts into flame on the A6097 in Gunthorpe (Britain):

2017-03-02 - Moped bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to fence, on Bray Road in Chester (Britain):

2017-03-02 - SUV, two classic cars and garage destroyed by fire at 3:13 AM at home in Monmouth (Maine):

Quote: "The garage, which contained three cars, was a total loss, Pollard said. One of those cars was a 2009 Hyundai sport utility vehicle. The others were a Ford and a Dodge from the 1930s, Pollard said."

2017-03-02 - Three vehicles and auto shop destroyed by fire before 5 AM in Standish (Michigan):

Quote: "A dollar amount on the damage has not been determined, though Standish Fire Chief Mitch Oliver calls it a 'total loss'."

2017-03-02 - Brush fires burn in coastal Port St. John and coastal Cocoa (Florida):

Quote: "A 50-acre blaze near Adamson Road in Cocoa north of the Brevard County landfill started mid-afternoon. That was after firefighters contained a seven-acre fire in the Port St. John area earlier Thursday, authorities said."

2017-03-02 - Three separate brush fires break out in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Flinton Grove, Hull. Thu 2 Mar 2017 16:08 (No:04415) 3 separate fires involving brushland. Hose reel in use."

2017-03-02 - Brush fire breaks out on Table Mountain in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

2017-03-02 - Propane tank explodes and burns outside restaurant in coastal Pompano Beach (Florida):

2017-03-02 - Dow chemical plant damaged by fire in Collegeville (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-02 - Quartz business heavily damaged by fire in Beaverton (Oregon), 1 injured:

2017-03-02 - Metal business warehouse destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM in Albion (Michigan):

2017-03-02 - Metal business heavily damaged by fire in Toledo (Ohio):

2017-03-02 - Appliance repair shop heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Pontiac (Michigan):

2017-03-02 - Book store under renovation heavily damaged by huge fire at 3:45 AM in Manhattan (Kansas):

2017-03-02 - Business destroyed by fire before 3 AM in Altavista (Virginia):

2017-03-02 - Taxidermy business hit by fire, two garages destroyed, near Moscow (Idaho):

2017-03-02 - Restaurant heavily damaged by fire at 3:15 AM in Kokomo (Indiana):

2017-03-02 - Plastic cladding plant destroyed by huge blaze near Hazelridge (Canada), nobody there:

2017-03-02 - Commercial garage destroyed by fire and explosion near apartments in Tyngsborough (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The fire destroyed the garage, equipment and trailers at Constantine Loam & Truck Repair Services, located at 155 Westford Road. Explosions were reported in the garage."

2017-03-02 - Garage destroyed by fire on Fleming Avenue in Sheffield Township (Ohio):

2017-03-02 - Garage goes up in flames at 7:25 AM at home in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-03-02 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Bakersfield (California), 3 cats killed:

2017-03-02 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Roseburg (Oregon), nobody there:

2017-03-02 - Home damaged by fire shortly before 4 AM near coastal Boynton Beach (Florida), 2 injured:

2017-03-02 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Charlestown (Rhode Island), 5 injured:

2017-03-02 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2017-03-02 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire shortly after 2 AM in Passaic (New Jersey):

2017-03-02 - Apartment building destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Houston (Texas):

2017-03-02 - Motel damaged by fire at 4 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2017-03-02 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in the Town of Brutus (New York), 1 killed:

2017-03-02 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 3:30 AM in St. Stephen (South Carolina), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2017-03-02 - Deadly fire destroys home on Willow Lane in Rockville (Maryland), 1 killed:

2017-03-02 - Deadly fire destroys home at midnight on Lilly Lake Road in Dalton (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2017-03-02 - Deadly fire destroys home at 5:30 AM near the Yukon River in Galena (Alaska), 1 killed:

2017-03-02 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Detroit (Michigan), 1 killed:

2017-03-02 - Fish and other animals dying all over the planet in the last week:

Quote: "Millions of dead fish reported around the globe last week from Austria to Australia. The last week of February proved to be another disastrous week on the planet for marine life. There are far too many events to post individually so here is a highlighted list below."

2017-03-02 - Tropical crocodile shark washes up dead at coastal Hope Beach (Britain), first ever seen in the UK:

2017-03-02 - Several tons of fish found floating on the surface of the ocean near coastal Zhoushan (China):

201-03-02 - Hundreds of North American bee species facing extinction due to pesticide use:

2017-03-02 - Man, 43, drops dead in coastal Kapolei, and woman, 58, drops dead in coastal Kalihi (Hawaii), 12 miles apart:

Note: Definitely related by timeframe, general area, proximity to the coast and the atmosphere, but the deaths are not related in any other way. But that's enough right there...

2017-03-02 - Two people found dead in hotel room in Austin (Texas):

2017-03-02 - Man, 38, firefighter, drops dead at home in Coweta County (Georgia):

Quote: "A longtime Coweta County firefighter died Thursday, one day after responding to a fire, the department announced. Michael Norton, 38, was found in medical distress by his wife several hours after he responded to an early morning residential fire in Newnan, according to the U.S. Fire Administration."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is randomly blowing around the atmosphere and adsorbing onto matter. Then when fire breaks out, sometimes the smoke is contaminated. Hydrogen sulfide also has a delayed-reaction killing ability, where you get poisoned and then drop dead minutes, hours, or even a few days later. So this man fought an early-morning fire, probably breathed some contaminated smoke at the scene of the fire, then came home, went into medical distress and dropped dead. This can happen to anyone breathing smoke anywhere now, but because of their job, firefighters are at higher risk of dying this way than most people...

2017-03-02 - Man, 63, slumps over dead in car in Oliver Springs (Tennessee):

2017-03-02 - Man, 43, slumps over dead in SUV at Walmart in coastal Palm Coast (Florida):

2017-03-02 - Man, 50 to 60, found dead in the water at marina in coastal Des Moines (Washington):

2017-03-02 - Man found dead near his home in Osage Beach (Missouri), near Lake of the Ozarks:

2017-03-02 - Man, 37, found dead near his home in Augusta Springs (Virginia):'s-body-found-augusta-springs/98641230/

2017-03-02 - Man, 38, flees cops, next seen dead in Mill Creek canal in Bountiful (Utah):

2017-03-02 -  Woman, 47, drops dead in hotel room in Morgan City (Louisiana):

2017-03-02 - Man goes into medical distress and dies on passenger plane, plane lands in Calgary (Canada):

Quote: "EMS said paramedics were called to the airport at around 1 p.m. MT for reports of a male passenger who was believed to be in some form of medical distress. By the time the flight landed, the man had already passed away."

2017-03-02 - Man goes missing while swimming, next seen dead at coastal Muriwai Beach (New Zealand):

2017-03-02 - Man, 60, found dead in river in Matang (Malaysia), near the coast:

2017-03-02 - Man found dead in wooded area in coastal Naga (Philippine Islands):

2017-03-02 - Man, 50, found dead in body of water in Durgapur (Bangladesh):

2017-03-02 - Man, 45, drops dead near school in Chadsmoor, Cannock (Britain):

Quote: "It is the second body to be found in Cannock in the space of a week. A man discovered a body on Shoal Hill Common, Cannock Chase, on the morning of February 23."

2017-03-02 - Man in his 60s found dead in the River Wensum in Norwich (Britain):

2017-03-02 - Man, 44, blacks out at 11:40 PM, tanker truck overturns, leaks fuel into the Intracoastal Waterway in coastal Port Everglades (Florida):

Quote: "7News spoke to Nicolas at his residence, Friday. He said he was going the speed limit and does not know what caused the tanker truck to flip. 'I just blacked out for a few seconds,' he explained. 'And then I woke up fast because I wanted to get out of the truck since there was some fuel inside of the truck and I didn’t want the trailer to explode with me inside of it. But my doorway was locked, so what I did was I opened the window from behind and I got out.'"

2017-03-02 - School bus driver has 'medical emergency' and slumps over, boy saves the day, near Pell City (Alabama):

2017-03-02 - Small plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, plane skids off runway, in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

Quote: "A plane's landing gear collapsed and the plane skidded off a runway Thursday morning at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said."

2017-03-02 - Small plane makes belly landing at airport in coastal Lantana (Florida):

2017-03-02 - Small plane lands at Riverside Airport then flips over, in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

Note: Nose gear collapse and/or tire blowout?

2017-03-02 - Small plane crashes in field in Roxbury (Kansas):

2017-03-02 - Small plane crashes near Enid (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

2017-03-02 - Passenger bus and cement truck crash near tunnel in Lincang (China), 10 killed, 38 injured:

2017-03-02 - Private bus plunges into rivulet in Pedda Allavalapadu (India), 30+ injured:

2017-03-02 - Tractor trailer veers off road, hits trees, bursts into flame, on I-20 in Taliferro County (Georgia), 2 injured:

2017-03-02 - Heavy truck overturns just after 5 AM, bursts into flame, on US 59 in Houston (Texas):

2017-03-02 - Taxi veers off road, slams into bus shelter, on the R82 in Walkerville (South Africa), 8 killed, 4 injured:

2017-03-02 - SUV hits wall, bursts into flame, on the South Central Expressway in Dallas (Texas):

2017-03-02 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Austin (Texas), 2 killed, 4 injured:

2017-03-02 - Car veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Suffield (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2017-03-02 - Car veers off road, hits bridge, bursts into flame, in North Haven (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2017-03-02 - Naked man runs down street then breaches security at airport in coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "Footage from Nine News shows the man jogging on the road alongside cars on the ramp leading up into the Qantas domestic terminal, weaving in and out of traffic. He is then filmed running naked through the terminal."

2017-03-02 - Monkeys attack and injure a dozen people in Odisha (India):

2017-03-02 - Dog attacks and injures man, kills his cat, in Hartford (Connecticut):

2017-03-02 - Sinkhole opens on street in coastal Bluffton (South Carolina):

2017-03-02 - Sinkhole opens, traps truck, in Encinitas (California):

2017-03-02 - Building collapses in Ibadan (Nigeria), 1 killed, 9 injured:

2017-03-02 - Roof collapses at hospital in Johannesburg (South Africa), 5 injured:

2017-03-02 - Drinking water polluted by firefighting chemicals on coastal Whidbey Island (Washington):

2017-03-02 - Water main breaks, subway station floods, in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-03-02 - Man, 35, crewman, goes missing from ship before 7:45 AM on the Mississippi River in St. James Parish (Louisiana):

2017-03-02 - Human-induced and natural earthquake hazards in 2017:

2017-03-02 - Shallow magnitude 5.5 earthquake followed by aftershocks strikes near Samat (Turkey):

2017-03-02 - Earthquake swarm strikes under Volcano Bardarbunga (Iceland):

2017-03-02 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits the Salton Sea (California):

Quote: "The local health department says a blue-green algae has been detected blooming along the northern shore of the Salton Sea in Riverside County. The health department is urging boaters and recreational users to avoid direct contact with or use waters containing the algae."

2017-03-02 - Famine warning issued in four countries following worst African droughts in decades:

2017-03-02 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Sydney (Australia):

2017-03-02 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Peru, 26+ killed:

2017-03-02 - Freaky cloud like a mushroom cloud appears over Adelaide (Australia):

2017-03-02 - Another asteroid zips by Earth, this time VERY close:

Quote: "A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 EA flew past Earth at an extremely close distance of 0.05 LD (19 200 km / 11 930 miles) from the surface of our planet at 14:05 UTC on March 2, 2017. This is the 7th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 9, 2017."

2017-03-02 - Bright green, fragmenting meteor reported over northern UK:

2017-03-02 - Bunch of turkeys circle dead cat on street in Randolph (Massachusetts):

2017-03-02 - Deep ocean expedition spots mysterious 'cosmic' jellyfish:

2017-03-02 - US jobless claims near 44-year low, rate hike expected this month:

2017-03-02 - Let's use humanoid robots to grow transplant organs:

2017-03-02 - JP Morgan creates app that does in seconds what once took Wall Street financiers 360,000 hours to do:


  1. An inebriated good mornin' to y'all[in my best Tom Waits voice]

    New research on solar storms reveal surprising removal of electrons from large portions of Earth's atmosphere

    In connection with violent solar eruptions, large variations occur in electron density in the ionosphere over Greenland, which interferes with GPH navigation signals as well as flight and satellite communication. [more]

    [follow-up report]
    Yacht club reopens after crew clears away huge ice shoves in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    [well, hoo-ray for the Douglases! (Caddy Shack)]

    USGS: 5.1 magnitude earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

    246 people killed by floods in Zimbabwe

    The affected populations are in dire need of assistance, he concluded. "There is an inadequate supply of tents and an urgent need for blankets, clothing, food and medical supplies in affected areas." [more]

    Tropical Cyclone "Enawo" threatens Madagascar

    Tropical Cyclone "Enawo" has formed in the South Indian Ocean on March 3, 2017 and is now rapidly strengthening on its way toward Madagascar. Although the exact location is still unknown, it is possible Enawo will make landfall over northeastern Madagascar as an intense tropical cyclone (Category 3 or 4 hurricane equivalent) early Monday, March 6, 2017, and continue its track southward across the country. [more]

    China's severe weather patterns changing drastically since 1960

    Giant sinkhole terrifies residents of Zaruma, Ecuador as it is growing larger and larger

    Residents and officials of Zaruma, Ecuador are facing a serious geological problem as giant sinkholes are opening across the city. [more]

    A solar wind travelling at over 700 km/s continues to bombard the Earth’s magnetosphere causing auroras as far south as England this week

    [beautiful, banner contender]

    Large surge in human cases of deadly bird flu in China is causing alarm amongst scientists: A significant increase since October 2016; Flu strain evolving

    [the Horsemen have saddled up and are headin' this way.]


  2. More signs that a great economic collapse is upon us

    The system is breaking apart as we speak.

    Retail has taken a brutal pounding over the last several years, and an epidemic of closing stores continues. Jobs have never picked up, despite the optimism. The flaws of the larger economy are compounding, and what has already been for several years a "recession" may soon crumble into an outright great "depression." [more; incl. 17 min video]

    Mystery boom shakes windows, doors in Phoenix, Arizona

    Weird human-shaped figure terrifies locals when it appears in clouds above shopping centre in Zambia

    How disappearing sea ice has put Arctic ecosystem under threat

    the erosion of sea ice strikes at the very root of the Arctic ecosystem, for it provides a surface on which algae – the basic material on which the entire food chain in the region depends – can grow. “Algae lingers on the underside of sea ice and as spring begins there is a major increase in its growth,” said Brown. “It is then eaten by tiny creatures called zooplankton, and they in turn are eaten by fish that are in turn eaten by seals, which are in turn consumed by polar bears. But if algae levels drop the whole food chain is disrupted.” [this is the "ripple" up the food chain that ends with starving humanity]

    The Scylla And Charybdis Of Dumb And Dumber

    The Fed is boxed in by Trumpfuckistan who have been front-running a "fiscal stimulus" plan that is at least 10 months away

    Let's see, raise rates, implode borrowers, bonds, China, oil, Nat Gas, commodities, Emerging Markets and rest of world. Don't raise rates, implode the stock market. Decisions, decisions

    "Looks like we have to raise rates..."

    Meanwhile here is Goldman Sachs with annual revenue (red):

    Any questions as to why the Fed would raise rates amid collapsing GDP from collapsing exports? Because it's already priced in - why else is Goldman the Treasurer and "Economic Advisor" to the President? [more]

    Body of Indianapolis Woman, 33, Found on Sand Bar After She Went Missing While Dropping Pets Off with Family

    On Friday, police responded to a call reporting a suspicious vehicle. When they arrived on the scene, officers found Watts’ car running with the flashers on and the passenger door open. [more]

    [more below]


  3. Fukushima News: Deadly Nuclear Radiation Levels Baffle Scientists Trying To Build Robot To Survive Reactor

    The company in charge of the ruined Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant revealed Thursday it needed new ideas to design robots capable of surviving the high levels of radiation inside the site's reactors, which were damaged in a 2011 earthquake and its resulting tsunami.
    The Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has hit a new obstacle since being tasked with cleaning up the worst nuclear incident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in the Soviet Union. The exploratory robot, specially designed to navigate the underwater sections of the reactor, died last month after being exposed to "unimaginable" levels of radiation nearly nine times more potent than the previous highest dose recorded. Naohiro Masuda, president of Tepco's Fukushima Daiichi Decommissioning project, told reporters that the company had to rethink its methods in order to examine and extract the hazardous material stuck in the plant's second reactor. [more (bullshit, it'll never be cleaned up)]

    This girl took a selfie on a fishing trip and a ghost appeared in the photo

    Zimbabwe hit by deadly floods after drought

    [sounds familiar . ..]

    Climate, other programs get deep cuts in EPA budget proposal

    The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by The Associated Press. [more]