Thursday, April 20, 2017

Event Update For 2017-04-19

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

2017-04-19 - Man, 48, burns to death in burning car at apartments on Lebanon Road in Sharonville (Ohio):

Quote: "A man is dead following a car fire Wednesday afternoon in Sharonville, police said. The fire happened around 3 p.m. in the 11400 block of Lebanon Road outside of the Colonial Gardens Apartments. Officials said that the man, believed to be about 48-year-old, lives at the apartment complex with his mother. He was found in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Foul play is not suspected."

2017-04-19 - Passenger plane fills with smoke after departing coastal Port Harcourt (Nigeria):

Quote: "An Aero Contactor plane passenger has narrated how God saved her and other passengers from instant death when their flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos was filled with smoke 20 minutes after take off on Tuesday. Taking to her twitter handle, Oriaku, narrated how the entire plane was filled with smoke just 20 minutes after take off, causing panic among the passengers."

Note: This is the 36th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-19 - Pallet business erupts in flame before 3 AM, fire gets huge, in Haines City (Florida):

2017-04-19 - Landfill erupts in flame shortly after 3 AM, again, in the the Bahamas:

Quote: "Firefighters yesterday battled a large blaze at the New Providence Landfill, nearly three weeks after tackling a massive fire at the city dump that burned for nearly a month."

Quote: "The blaze started shortly after 3am Wednesday and Chief Supt Evans said officers expect to battle the fire for at least another day but he said the wind is a 'huge' factor."

2017-04-19 - Transformer explodes and burns at 11 PM in Cortlandt Manor (New York), blackouts ensue:

2017-04-19 - Mulch fire burns four four days at recycling center near Yuma (Arizona):

2017-04-19 - Auto Auction Mall damaged by fire in Brook Park (Ohio):

Quote: "There's a fire at the Auto Auction Mall in Brook Park. It's located on Engle Road by Snow Road. Brook Park police say it's a large fire."

2017-04-19 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, two cars and two shipping containers burn, in coastal Singapore:

Quote: "The fire involved contents outside a building, SCDF said. Channel NewsAsia understands that the fire was at a vehicle scrapyard, and two cars and two industrial containers were believed to have caught fire."

2017-04-19 - Apartment building explodes at 6:49 AM in Veendam (Netherlands), 13 miles from the coast, 1 killed, 2 injured:

Note: This is the 135th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-04-19 - Oil well site rocked by explosion in Mansfield (Louisiana), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2017-04-19 - Factory devastated by deadly fire in Noida (India), 6+ killed:

2017-04-19 - Fire erupts along train tracks at Euston Station in coastal London (Britain), transit disrupted:

Note: Euston, we have a problem!

2017-04-19 - Tanker ship 'Usichem' disabled by fire in the Mediterranean Sea near the island of Rhodes (Greece):

Quote: "Fire broke out in engine room of product tanker USICHEM in Mediterranean sea on Apr 19, some 50 nm southeast of eastern coast of Rhodes Island. Master reported to Greek CG and MRCC, that fire was extinguished, but vessel is disabled, drifting."

2017-04-19 - Large yacht goes up in flames in coastal Port Louis on the island of Mauritius:

Quote: "A ship caught fire this morning in Port Louis harbour."

2017-04-19 - Boat bursts into flame at 5:15 AM on trailer at boat ramp in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2017-04-19 - Boat goes up in flames in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 1 injured:

2017-04-19 - Boat and shop destroyed by fire in Thornapple Township (Michigan):

Quote: "A homeowner says he lost more than a work shed in a fire early Wednesday morning — he lost a side woodworking business, as well as a boat."

2017-04-19 - Airboat, tractors, RV, dump truck, farm equipment and barn destroyed by fire in Inverness (Florida):

Quote: "No injuries were reported, but a motor home, a fertilizer sprayer, various farm equipment, tractors, an airboat and a dump truck next to the burning barn were also destroyed, Blair said."

Note: These are the 295th, 296th, 297th, 298th, 299th and 300th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017, and these are the 676th and 677th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017, and this is the 137th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-19 - School bus goes up in flames while parked in Grande Prairie (Canada):

Note: This is the 72nd school bus to burn in 2017, and this is the 295th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-04-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-5 in Siskiyou County (California), near the Oregon border:

2017-04-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-71 in Springdale (Arkansas):

2017-04-19 - Two tractor trailers go up in flames in Huddersfield (Britain):

Quote: "3 fire appliances are dealing with 2 articulated lorries on fire which were loaded with yarn. 2 large jets and 1 hose reel are in use, the incident has been sectorised. Tyres had also caught fire causing explosions to be heard in the area."

2017-04-19 - Tractor bursts into flame on Belmont Road in Northwich (Britain):

2017-04-19 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame in Llanyblodwel, Oswestry (Britain):

Note: These are the 678th, 679th, 680th, 681st, 682nd and 683rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-19 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on the M1 on the Gold Coast (Australia), some crashes too:

2017-04-19 - Van bursts into flame on the M6 in Staffordshire near Lichfield (Britain):

2017-04-19 - SUV bursts into flame on Missouri 13 near Lowry City (Missouri), man burned:

Quote: "Kenny Wurm says, when his car caught fire last Tuesday, he couldn’t get out because his driver’s door wouldn’t open, his seat belt was stuck, and the window would only roll down halfway."

2017-04-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at school in Heber City (Utah):

2017-04-19 - Car bursts into flame at 3:23 AM while parked in garage at home in coastal Bay Point (California):

2017-04-19 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM on Texas 114 in Southlake (Texas):

2017-04-19 - Car bursts into flame on Waco Drive in Waco (Texas):

2017-04-19 - Two cars go up in flames just after midnight while parked in underground carpark in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2017-04-19 - Two cars destroyed by fire while parked at shopping center in Chineham (Britain):

2017-04-19 - Car bursts into flame at 6:34 AM on Exmouth Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2017-04-19 - Car bursts into flame at 3:05 AM at layby near Newton Abbot (Britain):

2017-04-19 - Car bursts into flame inside workshop on Chapelfield Road in Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Chapelfield Road, Goxhill. Wed 19 Apr 2017 15:53 (No:08462) Car fire inside workshop caused by electrical fault. Car removed to open air by owner. Two BA and two hose reels in use. Car completely destroyed by fire."

2017-04-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 near Ashland (Virginia):

Note: I think that's near Frytown and Charville...

2017-04-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-695 in Baltimore County (Maryland):

Note: Might be another fried big rig...

2017-04-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame before 2 AM in coastal Lowestoft (Britain):

2017-04-19 - Five vehicles and auto shop destroyed by fire in Lincoln (Illinois), 1 injured:

2017-04-19 - Barn destroyed by fire in Croghan (New York), 9 horses killed:

2017-04-19 - Barn destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-04-19 - Barn and agricultural machinery destroyed by fire on Waplington Lane in Allerthorpe (Britain), 15 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Waplington Lane, Allerthorpe. Wed 19 Apr 2017 08:04 (No:08439) Single storey 20 metres by 10 metres outbuilding containing agricultural machinery involved in fire. Building and contents destroyed by fire. Three main jets, two hose reels, Thermal Image Camera, short extension ladder, recip saw and Evo Saw in use."

2017-04-19 - Brush fire closes roads and threatens school in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida):

2017-04-19 - Brush fire burns along I-10 in Tucson (Arizona):

2017-04-19 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Cherry Tree Avenue in Lymm, Warrington (Britain):

2017-04-19 - Clothing bank goes up in flames at 1:17 AM in Bidford-on-Avon (Britain):

2017-04-19 - Computer bursts into flame inside professor's office at Portland State University in Portland (Oregon):

2017-04-19 - Gas station / convenience store destroyed by fire in Ashburnham (Massachusetts):

2017-04-19 - Commercial building damaged by fire in Slidell (Louisiana):

2017-04-19 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 1:45 AM in Bastrop (Texas), nobody there:

2017-04-19 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 7 AM in Danville (West Virginia):

2017-04-19 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Pennsauken (New Jersey):

2017-04-19 - Home destroyed by fire at 11:15 PM in Vassalboro (Maine):

2017-04-19 - Mansion destroyed by fire on Upper Long Lake in Bloomfield Township (Michigan):

2017-04-19 - Duplex destroyed by fire in Greensburg (Pennsylvania):

2017-04-19 - Multi-family home damaged by fire just before 1 AM in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2017-04-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):

Quote: "It's not yet known if the woman who was found injured in her apartment suffered from an[y] type of medical emergency before the fire broke out, McGill said."

2017-04-19 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just before midnight in Moosic (Pennsylvania):

2017-04-19 - Deadly fire burns home in the Gooseneck Bend area in Muskogee (Oklahoma), 2 killed:

2017-04-19 - Deadly fire destroys home at 1 AM in Carrollton (Ohio), deadly motorcycle crash at 2:30 AM too:

2017-04-19 - Deadly fire destroys pickup truck, motorcycle and home before 4 AM at shrimp farm in coastal Sam Roi Yot District (Thailand), 3 killed:

2017-04-19 - Vacant home burns in Salisbury (North Carolina):

2017-04-19 - Vacant home burns in South Bend (Indiana):

2017-04-19 - Vacant home burns in Spokane (Washington):

2017-04-19 - Vacant home burns at 11:30 PM in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):

2017-04-19 - By 2020 two-thirds of wild animals will have been wiped out over a 50-year period as mass die-offs accelerate all over the planet:

2017-04-19 - Number of dead hippos reaches 16 along the Mlibizi River in Kavira Forest (Zimbabwe):

2017-04-19 - Whale beaches, is euthanized, in Sanibel (Florida):

2017-04-19 - Whale washes up dead at beach near Haikou (China):

2017-04-19 - Thousands of fish found dead in Rewalsar Lake (India):

2017-04-19 - Man, 37, drops dead at 6 AM at home, and man, 41, drops dead at 7 AM in ditch, in LaPlace (Louisiana):

Quote: "Two dead bodies were discovered about an hour apart from each other Wednesday morning in LaPlace, authorities said. St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 400 block of Fir Street at 6 a.m. to a medical emergency, discovering a male subject unresponsive and not breathing on the floor of a bedroom. Officers and emergency services attempted to render medical aid on the man, identified as Samuel Cooper, 37, of LaPlace but were unsuccessful."

Quote: "Also on Wednesday, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 500 block of West Second Street in LaPlace at 7 a.m. after a passerby reported an unresponsive male subject in the ditch. Emergency Medical Services personnel who arrived on the scene requested the coroner, who pronounced the man, identified as Brad Evans, 41, of LaPlace, deceased on the scene. Upon initial investigation, officers found no visible evidence of trauma to the body, police said."

Quote: "At this time, Sheriff Mike Tregre said there is nothing to suggest the two cases are related."

Note: Definitely related by timeframe, general geographic area, proximity to the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, and the atmosphere. In between the two corpses, on Water Plant Road, is a sewage plant. This area is near the Mississippi River to the south and Lake Pontchartrain to the north and east. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-04-19 - Two teens, 16 and 17, found dead in swimming pool at hotel in Egor (Nigeria):

2017-04-19 - Starbucks employee collapses and dies at Wright State University in Dayton (Ohio):

2017-04-19 - Man, 30s or 40s, slumps over dead in car at Reservoir Park in Massillon (Ohio):

2017-04-19 - Man, 55, has 'medical event' and drops dead at 4:30 AM on road, then gets run over, in Peoria (Illinois):

Quote: "The coroner says Webb was dead before he was hit."

2017-04-19 - Man, 34, collapses dead into creek in Marion (North Carolina):

Quote: "According to the McDowell Sheriff’s Office, the victim, 34-year-old Luis Alberto Domingues Rodrigues of Grayson Street in Marion, and two other men were trimming weeds on the creek bank of American Thread Road. The two men told deputies they had not seen Rodriguez in several minutes and went to check on him, where he was found lying face down in the creek."

2017-04-19 - Man found dead in irrigation ditch in El Jebel (Colorado):

2017-04-19 - Man found dead in field in Harrisonville (Missouri):

2017-04-19 - Man found dead in marshy pond area in Highland Park in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

2017-04-19 - Man drops dead along path near the Red River in Lincoln Park in Grand Forks (North Dakota):

2017-04-19 - Man, 58, found dead in Chocolate Bay near coastal Port Lavaca (Texas):

2017-04-19 - Woman, 52, drops dead at home near Asheville (North Carolina):

2017-04-19 - Man, 57, drops dead in coastal Saint Michael Parish on the island of Barbados:

2017-04-19 - Man, 31, popular DJ, suddenly dies in Stourbridge (Britain):

2017-04-19 - Woman, 57, has 'medical emergency' and goes into cardiac arrest, car crashes, in coastal Kahuku (Hawaii):

2017-04-19 - Woman has 'medical emergency', car crashes, in coastal Chula Vista (California):

2017-04-19 - Man has 'medical condition, drives wrong way on road, gets chased down by cops in Moorhead (Minnesota):

2017-04-19 - Man in his 50s has 'medical episode' at 5:50 AM, car hits building, in Hemel Hempstead (Britain), 1 killed:

2017-04-19 - Woman, 68, slumps over unconscious, car slams into building, in Bismarck (North Dakota):

Quote: "Police say a medical issue caused her to lose control, the woman thought she blacked out."

2017-04-19 - Twin-engine plane runs off runway at Jones Riverside Airport in Jenks (Oklahoma):

2017-04-19 - Small plane crashes into water in coastal Yankeetown (Florida), engine failure:

2017-04-19 - Small plane crash-lands in field near Salida (Colorado), engine failure:

2017-04-19 - Border patrol helicopter crashes near Elassona (Greece), 4 killed, 1 injured:

2017-04-19 - Passenger bus plunges into the Tons River in Himachal Pradesh (India), 45+ killed:

2017-04-19 - Two tractor trailers and 3 cars crash, huge fire erupts, on I-10 in Baton Rouge (Louisiana), 1 killed, 6 injured:

2017-04-19 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 5 AM, crashes into woods, in Washington Township (Ohio), 1 injured:

2017-04-19 - Tractor trailer overturns on Pritchard Road in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2017-04-19 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns, in Randolph County (Missouri):

2017-04-19 - Garbage truck crashes off road in Newton (Massachusetts):

2017-04-19 - Car hits YMCA bus head-on, in Raleigh (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2017-04-19 - Car crashes around in Guelph (Canada):

Quote: "Police say a medical condition may be the reason for a bizarre accident in front of a freight train in Guelph Wednesday just after noon."

2017-04-19 - Crocodile attacks and kills hunter along the Limpopo River in Zimbabwe:

2017-04-19 - Leopard attacks and injures boy and forest ranger in village in Orissa (India):

2017-04-19 - Huge sinkhole opens near retirement center in Pinole (California), 2 miles from the ocean:

2017-04-19 - Sinkhole closes part of McCormick Road in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2017-04-19 - Sinkhole opens on street in Atlanta (Georgia):

2017-04-19 - Mudslide hits Kaslo (Canada), 50 homes evacuated:

2017-04-19 - Landslide hits Manizales (Colombia), 11 killed, 22 missing:

2017-04-19 - Nuclear reactor shut down in Fessenheim (France):

2017-04-19 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Niagara Falls (Canada):

2017-04-19 - Meltwater found streaming across a variety of areas in Antarctica:

2017-04-19 - March temps were 20F above normal in Siberia, where there are 7000+ expanding bubbles of methane ready to explode:

2017-04-19 - Severe flooding hits Kazakhstan, hundreds of livestock killed:

2017-04-19 - Heavy flooding hits Singapore:

2017-04-19 - Towering iceberg floats off the coast of Newfoundland (Canada):

2017-04-19 - Coldest temperatures in decades recorded across the Netherlands:

2017-04-19 - Study finds mega-fracking using massive volumes of water triggered earthquake swarms in British Columbia:

2017-04-19 - Strange things are happening in Atlanta (Georgia):

2017-04-19 - Rare Arctic birds delay migration north from Andhra Pradesh (India):

2017-04-19 - Toyota delivers hydrogen-powered tractor trailer to California for testing:

Quote: "Toyota delivered a zero-emissions 670-horsepower truck to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Wednesday that could ultimately reverse the region’s high cancer-causing pollution levels."

2017-04-19 - Mountain-sized asteroid zips by near the Earth:

2017-04-19 - US missile defense systems may not work:

2017-04-19 - There's a dark secret lurking at the heart of AI technology - no one knows how it works:

2017-04-19 - US intelligence agencies fear rogue insiders more than spies these days:

2017-04-19 - Harry Potter busted for selling pot in Britain:


  1. Check out the band Steely Jam, when you get a minute. They played at the club last night (after opener: wasitpurple).
    It's usually 4 guys from Lancaster, PA - lead, bass, drums and keyboard (and lead singer), but last night they had a guest sax player that complemented them nicely. So i'm watching them and notice that the bass player, who was just KILLIN' IT, was reading sheet music from a stand in front of him! I went up to the sound guy and asked if I was hallucinating. He laughed and said that the guy was new to the band! Made my night - they were sensational. Stayed out til 1:30 then Ubered home.

    Elephant runs amok, kills mahout in Parassala, India

    Five killed by lightning strikes across Bangladesh

    Friday, 21 April 2017
    Nuclear stimulation in New Jersey - April 24-25

    Is this informing people? Is it scaremongerong? I will leave it up to you

    original story @:

    [this is very worrying since the government, and especially FEMA, can fuck up a Chinese New Year celebration]

    Greenhouse gas levels continue to increase

    CO2 levels – 18 April, 2017

    The slowing of the Gulf Stream

    Abrupt cooling over the North Atlantic

    Winter returns to Europe, severe blizzards, widespread frost damage

    While farmers are already witnessing huge damage, at least two more cold waves will engulf Europe before April ends. It's still too early to say, but it's very likely May will start with similar conditions. [more]

    A volcanic bomb shot molten rock up about 100 meters into the sky as volcano on Nishinoshima island Japan explodes

    Another heatwave approaches parts of South Africa as water levels in dams down to 14%: 105 days of usable water left

    Why Are So Many Millennials Living With Their Parents Instead Of Getting Married And Starting Their Own Families?

    The Casino Circle Jerk: Reflation Self-Obliteration

    Caution: This game is reserved solely for dedicated fucktards...

    Here is how it works:
    In 2016 China initiates human history's largest printed money bonanza, following the humiliating currency devaluation debacle. Gamblers looking to front-run global "recovery" buy record numbers of crude futures contracts, boosting crude oil prices by 100%. Fast forward one year and Energy companies post their best profits in three years, contributing 50% of the total S&P earnings growth for the first quarter 2017. Yes, you read that right. 

    Once the flame from the Chinese reflation dies down, one by one all of the commodities roll over - iron ore, steel, copper, agricultural products, and finally oil. 

    And what do you know, Wall Street's forward profit projections which have fueled the Trumpflation rally are not worth the ass wipe they're printed on.

    And who figures that out first? Energy sector gamblers of course [more]


  2. Thanks! Steely Jamming right now. Here's their 2017-03-24 show in Lancaster, PA:

    The end of the world needs some music. And more cowbell!

  3. News Links, April 21, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    This Is What Heat Does to Us—and the Economy
    Climate researchers are reviewing myriad studies of heat and human behavior, adding them up, and looking for sound conclusions about the relationship between temperature and economic productivity.
    Think running retail stores is more expensive than selling online? Think again.

    Dow industrials finish more than 100 points lower as energy, IBM drag

    In Stark Warning, IMF Finds Over 20% Of US Corporations At Risk Of Default Should Rates Rise

    Doug Casey Says the EU's Collapse Is Now "Imminent"

    Securities-based loans are scaring fiscal experts (US)

    Subway Shuts Hundreds of U.S. Stores

    Alaska Needs Much Higher Oil Prices To Reverse Its Oil Fortunes

    Banks Plan To Cut Oil Lending Even More This Year

    Drillers Remain Cautious Despite Shale Success

    Industrial Metals Are Diving

    Suniva files for chapter 11 bankruptcy
    Two weeks after laying off 131 employees without notice and closing its module plant in Michigan, one of the largest U.S. manufacturers has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.

    This fundamental global problem touches everything from farming to technology

    Pesticide residues detected in almost all European foods
    More than 97% of European food products contain pesticide residues, according to analyses carried out by the EU's national authorities.

    Brazilian beef 'pretty safe,' says Brazil's finance minister

    The West Coast Salad Shortage Could Last Until May

    Was That Climate Change, Too? Short Answer: Yes

    Key S. African leopard population 'crashing', study warns

    Plastic In The Arctic Ocean Making A New Garbage Patch, Thanks To Ocean Currents

    A 'Higher' State Of Consciousness? Psychedelics Boost Brain's Signal Diversity, Scans Reveal

    FBI Admits It Was Not The Russians - Launches Manhunt For "Insider" Who Leaked CIA Docs To WikiLeaks

    Exclusive: Julian Assange Strikes Back at CIA Director and Talks Trump, Russia, and Hillary Clinton

    U.S. Preparing Charges To Arrest Julian Assange

    The Watergate Style Break-In That Covered Up Shocking Wave Of Clinton State Department Scandals

    Why Not a Probe of 'Israel-gate'?
    As Official Washington fumes about Russia-gate, Israel's far more significant political-influence-and-propaganda campaigns are ignored. No one dares suggest a probe of Israel-gate.

    A Quarter of Millennials Who Live at Home Don't Work — or Study

    Fantasyland Reality Check: Fed's Beige Book Makes Absurd Claims in at Least 3 Places


  4. YEE-HA!

    While you're workin' you can listen to this:

    Habitat Crisis | Dr. A. Dunning [OTF2017]

    [all about soil and food - tons of info; goes into the mini-Ice Age scenario, making a bit more plausible, but we won't be around for it]


  5. Twenty killed in school minibus crash in South Africa

    A driver and 19 school children were killed in South Africa when the minibus they were travelling in collided with a truck and exploded in a ball of fire in Mpumalanga province, emergency services said on Friday.

    It was not clear what caused the collision, police said. [more]

    Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

    The U.S. government's latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list. [more]

    Weed will soon clobber beer sales, according to a Wall Street firm

    [1 min. video]

    Group sues Trump for repealing U.S. wildlife rule in rare legal challenge

    An environmental group sued President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday over the repeal of a U.S. rule intended to protect wildlife, in the first court challenge to a law being used by Republicans to ease federal regulation.

    California's farms are sinking after the state's extreme drought

    According to a new NASA report, land in Central Valley — one of California’s most productive agricultural regions — is sinking quickly due to heavy groundwater pumping during the drought. [more]

    Dow Chemical urges Trump administration to kill risk study

    [of course!]

    Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration that's open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. [more]

    Most Americans pessimistic about environment’s future

    [I thought it would take til 2019]

    BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Damage To Environment Valued At $17.2B

    [that's just the financial assessment - the real cost is incalculable]

    The April 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to natural resources, a study published in the journal Science said. [more]


  6. ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Chef Paul Giganti Found Dead at 36

    Brooklyn-born chef Paul Giganti, 36 — former contestant on Hell’s Kitchen and proprietor of the restaurant Birra — was found dead in his home in Philadelphia Friday morning. The cause of death is unknown at this point. [more]

    Trump administration quietly prepares for a government shutdown

    Even as Donald Trump is desperate to show to the US population, and especially his voter base, some actual achievement before his first 100 days run out next weekend, prompting him to tell AP that he will unveil a "tremendous" tax cut plan next week (recall he did the same in February), the Trump administration is quietly preparing for the possibility of a government shutdown, even though the president and his staff believe one is unlikely to occur.

    Coincidence? Power outages strike LA, New York and San Francisco

    While the outages occurred around the same time there is no evidence they were connected or coordinated. [more]

    Wrong place, wrong time: 2 bird species far from their normal home ranges turn up in Maine

    Sightings of really rare birds are typically reported only once or twice a year in Maine. But this week there were two in the span of three days in the midcoast region - sending birdwatchers into a mad dash to see two species that were far from their normal haunts and never before documented in Maine.

    On Monday, a male vermilion flycatcher - a brilliant red-feathered bird typically found in the southwestern U.S., Mexico and South America, was spotted at the Maine Audubon retreat at Hog Island in Bremen. The bird was reported by a woman in Germany who spotted it via an osprey-watching website with a camera on Hog Island.

    Then Wednesday, while driving to his Damariscotta antique store at 7:30 a.m., Jeff Cherry became the hero of the day in Maine birding circles when he identified a fieldfare, a thrush native to northern Europe and Asia. It also qualified as a "state record" - a bird never before documented in Maine.

    "That fieldfare made a crazy flight to get here," Hitchcox said. "With the flycatcher, a lot of birders go to Arizona or Texas - most serious birders do - so everyone eventually gets to see a vermilion flycatcher. But to have a bird come from somewhere in Europe and end up in rural Maine. It's just amazing." [more; sounds rather ominous to me]

    Two pit bulls attack man on Catalina Island, California

    Lifeguards try to stop humpback whale carcass from reaching shore at Newport Beach, California

    Torrential rains pound Dundas and Hamilton, Ontario; flash flooding on roadways

    Horrific moment pit bull attacks toddler playing in the street in Spring Valley, New York