Thursday, June 1, 2017

2017 - MAY - Other Stories

2017-05-01 - Man, 58, collapses and goes into cardiac arrest at fitness center in Camillus (New York):

Quote: "Police Chief Thomas Winn said in a release that the couples noticed a 58-year-old man suffering from the medical emergency while exercising at the Pine Grove County Club and Fitness Center on Milton Avenue. The man had fallen unconscious on the workout floor while exercising. Winn says the couples leapt into action, performing CPR and using an AED (Automated external defibrillator) on the patient until responders arrived."

2017-05-01 - Shallow magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes near Haines (Alaska), second strong quake within 2 hours for the region:

2017-05-01 - In Greenland’s northernmost village, a melting Arctic threatens the age-old hunt:

2017-05-01 - Faster than forecast - the story ice tells about abrupt anthropocene climate change, with Jason Box:

2017-05-01 - Lightning strikes kill 2 people, injure 7 more, in Nepal:

2017-05-01 - More rain and flooding head to Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois and Oklahoma:

Quote: "After flooding smashed records that had stood for over 100 years, more heavy rain is headed toward the Ozarks and mid-Mississippi Valley, bringing a threat of renewed flash flooding and adding to already swollen rivers and reservoirs."

2017-05-01 - Boy discovers two-headed turtle in Whispering Pines (North Carolina):

2017-05-01 - Light pollution has serious impact on coastal wildlife:

2017-05-01 - It is becoming illegal to be homeless in America, as Houston, Dallas and dozens of other cities pass draconian laws:

2017-05-01 - 24 national monuments threatened by Trump executive order:

2017-05-01 - The five universal laws of human stupidity:

2017-05-02 - Deaths from lightning triple in the first quarter for Cambodia compared to 2016:

2017-05-02 - Lightning strike kills farmer and four camels in Oman:

2017-05-02 - Lightning strike kills 32 certified organic cows in Texas County (Missouri):

2017-05-02 - Heavy rain and flooding devastate the towns of Pacific and Eureka (Missouri):

2017-05-02 - Flooding destroys 100,000 acres of crops in Arkansas:

2017-05-02 - Woman, 21, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at apartments near university in Conway (South Carolina), 11 miles from the coast:

2017-05-02 - Woman, 53, strokes out at 6:20 AM on cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana, medevac'd off:

Quote: "The US Coast Guard medevaced a woman from the 'Carnival Fantasy' 40 nautical miles southeast of Southwest Pass, Louisiana on May 2, 2017. The Coast Guard New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 6:20 a.m. of a 53-year-old female suffering from stroke-like symptoms aboard the cruise ship."

2017-05-02 - Man in his 70s has 'medical incident' in car on Waterfront Broadway in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

2017-05-02 - Man in his 70s sickens at Cave Hill Country Park in coastal Belfast (Ireland):

2017-05-02 - Woman has 'medical emergency' at Wepre Park in Connah’s Quay (Britain), near the River Dee, airlifted out:

2017-05-02 - Woman has medical episode' and collapses at church in Bath (Britain):

2017-05-02 - Early Greenland melt spike possible as forecast calls for temperatures of up to 50F (!) above average:

2017-05-02 - Mud volcano erupts on the coast of the Caspian Sea near Baku (Azerbaijan):

Quote: "A mud volcano erupted in the suburb of Baku on May 2. The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources told APA that it received information about the eruption of Lokbatan mud volcano, located on the shore of the Caspian Sea, about 15 km southeast of Baku. The volcano is not included in the State Natural Reserve of the Group of mud volcanoes of Baku and Absheron Peninsula. The operational group of the reserve's employees is carrying out observations on the site."

2017-05-02 - Two earthquakes, magnitudes 4.5 and 4.1, hit Van Province (Turkey):

2017-05-02 - Cluster of 136 earthquake aftershocks shakes Skagway (Alaska):

Quote: "A cluster of 136 aftershocks mag 2.5 or higher in the Saint Elias Mountains have been recorded since a magnitude 6.3 and a magnitude 6.2 struck Skagway Alaska yesterday."

2017-05-02 - Heavy rain and flooding drench main airport in Port-au-Prince (Haiti):

2017-05-02 - Fierce storm rips through parts of Bangladesh, 4 killed, 100+ homes damaged:

2017-05-02 - There is a gigantic lake of molten carbon the size Of Mexico under Yellowstone:

2017-05-02 - China bracing for emergency situation involving North Korea:

2017-05-02 - Donald Trump slams 'archaic' US constitution that is 'really bad' for the country:

Quote: "In an interview with Fox News to mark the milestone, the Republican called the system of checks and balances on power 'archaic'."

Note: 'Checks and balances suck!' said every wannabe dictator in history...

2017-05-03 - Eight students hit by 'asthma-like' symptoms at school in Broadview (Illinois):

Note: Soooo...breathing difficulties. No way did eight students have simultaneous asthma attacks without there being something in the environment that caused it, though whatever it was may have dissipated before the responders arrived...

2017-05-03 - Boy, 16, has 'medical episode' in swimming pool at school in Lincoln (Nebraska):

Quote: "Lincoln Police responded to Southwest High School just after noon Wednesday to reports of an unconscious student pulled from the school pool. Police say when they arrived, it was declared a medical episode."

2017-05-03 - Nature Bats Last, with Guy McPherson:

2017-05-03 - As winter temperatures continue to rise in the Arctic, viruses to be unleashed:

2017-05-03 - Huge Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica hanging by a proverbial thread:

2017-05-03 - The importance of biology and habitat in abrupt climate change:

2017-05-03 - Understanding the jetstream, with Jennifer Francis:

2017-05-03 - 50 earthquakes shake underwater volcano Kick 'em Jenny near the island of Grenada:

2017-05-03 - 650 aftershocks recorded since Apr 25 M6.9 earthquake off Valparaiso (Chile):

2017-05-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Java (Indonesia), 10+ killed:

2017-05-03 - Heavy rain and winds damage crops in Andhra Pradesh (India):

2017-05-03 - Thousands of cattle killed by spring snowstorm in Colorado:

2017-05-03 - Rare 'sprites' caught on camera beside Southern Lights off Kiama (Australia):

2017-05-03 - At least 8 different drugs are likely to be found in your tap water:

2017-05-03 - Monsanto caught funding an army of trolls:

2017-05-03 - US auto sales plunge dramatically as the consumer debt bubble continues to collapse:

2017-05-03 - X-ray 'tsunami' wave found in Perseus galaxy cluster:

2017-05-03 - Firefighter directs traffic to the song Kung Fu Fighting:

2017-05-04 - Four middle school students have 'medical emergency', rushed to hospital, in Russell (Minnesota):

Quote: "Four students were taken to Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center on Thursday after a medical emergency at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Middle School, school officials said. Ambulances and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department responded at the middle school Thursday afternoon, after a 911 call from school district personnel. Parents in the RTR district were notified that a medical emergency was reported at the school. In the notification, RTR Interim Superintendent Dick Orcutt said four students were transported to the hospital."

2017-05-04 - Man falls off boat, doesn't resurface, on the Black River near Pea House Landing in Georgetown County (South Carolina):

2017-05-04 - New crack found in Delaware-sized chunk of Larsen C Ice Shelf as it heads toward the ocean:

2017-05-04 - New vent discovered on volcano on the island of Guadeloupe (France):

2017-05-04 - 20 small earthquakes strike near the Kitsap Peninsula (Washington):

2017-05-04 - Fierce hailstorm pounds Nakhon Phanom Province (Thailand), homes and vehicles damaged:

Quote: "Record hailstorm in 30 years hit Renoo Nakhon district of Nakhon Phanom province yesterday pummeling ping-pong ball size hailstones on a hundred of houses and vehicles for hours, causing damages in the areas. Residents staying outdoor were forced to take under cover as the ping-pong sized hailstones falling as the storms lavashing several vilages in the district late afternoon. They said that they have never experienced such big size hailstones before in the past 30 years, and it was the worst hailstorm. They also said after the storms, knee-deep piles of hailstones were left behind in their backyards."

2017-05-04 - Unprecedented hailstorm strikes Sanandaj (Iran):

2017-05-04 - Sandstorm hits Beijing and other areas in China:

Quote: "A sandstorm blown by gusting winds has enveloped a huge area of central and northern China in thick pollution hazardous to people venturing outdoors. The Beijing Meteorological Observatory issued an alert on Thursday in response to the sandstorm, which was forecast to linger into Friday morning. Tens of millions of residents across eight provinces and Beijing were told to use masks or scarves when outside to protect their eyes and lungs."

2017-05-04 - Avalanche knocks heavy truck into gorge near Bhaderwah (Pakistan), 5+ killed:

Quote: "Five people were buried alive on Thursday when a snow avalanche hit a public transport vehicle in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The victims were travelling in a van from Bani town to Bhaderwah when the avalanche hit the vehicle at Chattar Gali, around 40 km from Bhaderwah town, in the early morning hours and swept it down into a gorge. A rescue operation was on and three injured persons had been rescued so far, a senior police officer said. The van was carrying 12 passengers."

2017-05-04 - During massive flooding in Arkansas, house floats away and slams into bridge:

2017-05-04 - National Guard deployed to combat Arkansas flooding following at least 9 levee breaches:

2017-05-04 - Tornado touches down at airport in Atlanta (Georgia):

2017-05-04 - Strange trumpet sounds recorded in the skies in Georgia:

2017-05-04 - 'Creepy' horn sounds emanate from the sky in the UK:

2017-05-04 - After US wheat losses, beef prices soar:

Note: Is that the mini ice age that was hitting Oklahoma with 99F temps this past winter, killing hundreds of people in India with record-breaking heat, baking the Arctic, heating up Siberia and making the methane explode out of the ground, increasing the water temps and killing off coral all over the world, causing record low ice in both the Arctic and the Antarctic, and causing record warming in Greenland and an ominous new crack in the ice there? Derp, there is no 'mini ice age', just a massively destabilized climate as the world warms...

2017-05-04 - State Farm shuttering offices after $7 billion loss in 2016:

Quote: "State Farm sets auto cutbacks following $7bn loss. State Farm's auto segment plans to close offices in 11 locations around the US, displacing 4,200 workers as the mutual giant reins in the operation following its $7bn underwriting loss last year. The carrier which serviced more than 81 million auto, fire, life and health policies last year listed locations from California to New Jersey that will be shut starting in 2018 and running into 2021. About 6 percent of its 70,000 employees will be affected."

2017-05-04 - Stephen Hawking says we have 100 years to find a new planet:

Note: A hundred years?! He's quite an optimist!

2017-05-04 - Study finds there are four ways to reduce economic inequality, and they mostly all suck:

2017-05-05 - Cows mysteriously going crazy at farms in the Netherlands:

2017-05-05 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Summit Lake in Thurston County (Washington):

2017-05-05 - Volcano Fuego erupts in Guatemala, belches ash 37,000 feet into the atmosphere:

2017-05-05 - Shallow magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes near Karakenja (Tajikistan), 3 aftershocks follow:

2017-05-05 - Lightning strikes kill 7 people, injure 2 more, in India:

2017-05-05 - Lightning strikes kill 3 people in Bangladesh:

2017-05-05 - Tornado touches down and causes damage at naval support facility in Dahlgren (Virginia):

2017-05-05 - High heat and rapid snow melt cause flooding in Yosemite Valley (California):

Quote: "Hot weather and the melting of a heavy snowpack have the Merced River overflowing its banks in Yosemite National Park. Dakota Snider sent in pictures taken between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Friday that show flooding of the housekeeping camp in Yosemite Valley from the nearby Merced River. Flood stage happens at 10 feet in the Valley, and the U.S. Geological Survey said the river crested at well over 11 feet within the last day."

2017-05-05 - Central California towns in trouble if Sierra snowpack melts too fast:

2017-05-05 - Historic flooding far from over in the US Midwest and South:

2017-05-05 - Heavy rain and flash-flooding hit New York:

2017-05-05 - Vineyards in France suffer at least €1 billion in damage after Spring freeze:

2017-05-05 - Toronto headed for one of the most prolonged cold periods in over 40 years:

2017-05-05 - Terrifying shelf cloud engulfs Florida and turns day into night:

2017-05-06 - Man, cop, has 'medical episode' and topples off third floor balcony in Winnipeg (Canada):

Quote: "An off-duty Winnipeg police officer was treated for minor injuries after responding when a man fell from a St. James apartment Saturday night. The officer was near the apartment at the corner of Mount Royal Road and Portage Avenue around 8:46 p.m. when she spotted the man. Police said the man had suffered a medical episode and fell from the third floor."

2017-05-06 - Man, 40, strokes out on ship near coastal Mangalore (India):

2017-05-06 - American Freedom Radio with Guy McPherson:

2017-05-06 - The great climate silence - we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it:

Quote: "The greatest shame is the absence of a sense of tragedy..."

2017-05-06 - Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia, 2000 families evacuated:

2017-05-06 - Climate and extreme weather news for May 1st to May 6th, 2017:

2017-05-06 - Heatwave bakes Rajasthan (Pakistan):

Quote: "Heatwave have once again gripped parts of Rajasthan, with maximum temperatures settling above 45°C at several parts. In fact, Churu recorded day maximum at 46.1°C on Saturday and was also the hottest city in the country."

2017-05-06 - Sandstorm and air pollution hit Shanghai (China):

2017-05-06 - Cyclone Donna causes destruction as it moves across Vanuatu:

Note: Oh, Donna...

2017-05-06 - Hailstorm with hailstones the size of baseballs hits Madras (Oregon):

2017-05-06 - Flash floods sweep away 18,000 livestock in Samburu (Kenya):

2017-05-06 - Unusual wind storm hits Vermont and New York:

2017-05-06 - Trump's EPA staffers signal that they're on the side of the coal industry:

Quote: "The new EPA administration signals a departure from President Barack Obama's EPA, which passed actions like the Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the United States Rule to limit power plant emissions and support water protection."

Note: So more polluted air and water, which means we'll all die quicker...

2017-05-07 - Rotten egg odor reported on Ashley Road in coastal Poole (Britain), 1 mile from the ocean:

Quote: "A crew from Westbourne are currently investigating a smell of gas in Ashley Road, Poole."

Note: Less than 3 miles from the Starbucks where the man dropped dead in the bathroom on this day in Poole...

2017-05-07 - Study shows alarming decrease in the dissolved oxygen level in the oceans:

Note: Yes we Can(field)!

2017-05-07 - Woman, 29, has 'medical condition' while hiking near Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "According to Phoenix FD, the fourth rescue was of a 29-year-old woman from Piestewa Peak who suffered from a medical condition that caused her to need rescuing."

2017-05-07 - Man topples off hotel shortly before 4 AM in coastal Bournemouth (Britain), 1 injured:

2017-05-07 - Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes volcano Hekla (Iceland):

2017-05-07 - Magnitude 3.3 earthquake strikes near the California-Nevada border:

2017-05-07 - Tom Skilling and scientists at climate forum warn of severe weather changes ahead:

2017-05-07 - Heatwave bakes Gujarat (India):

2017-05-07 - Lightning strike kills woman and horse, injures girl, in Sedalia (Colorado):

2017-05-07 - Lightning strikes kills five people in Andhra Pradesh (India):

2017-05-07 - Cyclone Donna strengthens, becomes Category 5 cyclone, strongest May cyclone ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere:

Quote: "After battering Vanuatu at the weekend, Cyclone Donna has gone on to become the strongest May cyclone ever to hit the Southern Hemisphere. CCN's Severe Weather Team said the Pacific cyclone spiked at Category 5 - the strongest category-  on Monday morning (NZT). CNN's Severe Weather Team told New Zealand weather forecasting site WeatherWatch - an affiliate of the Network - it had measured sustained winds of 215 kilometres an hour, with gusts up to 260kmh."

2017-05-07 - Rain and snow melt cause widespread flooding in British Columbia and Quebec (Canada):\

2017-05-07 - Mississippi River cresting in flood-hit Illinois and southern Missouri:

2017-05-07 - Hunger is pervasive in America with one out of eight people food-insecure:

2017-05-07 - Possible huge impact crater discovered near the Falklands Islands:

Quote: "It is only tentatively identified as a crater, and its age is estimated as Late Paleozoic—so it could be millions of years older than the critical boundary. Further, there is no evidence elsewhere in the world of the fallout for impact—as we know from the later impact at the end of the Cretaceous [period], you expect to find a shopping list of ten or more indicators of impact scattered worldwide, such as shocked quartz and iridium enrichment, but these have not been found. The study of a new crater is massively important, but it’s unlikely it had anything to do with the end-Permian mass extinction."

2017-05-07 - Secretive unmanned X-37B space plane lands after 718 days in orbit, at Kennedy Space Center in Titusville (Florida):

2017-05-07 - Terminator robots - the military is using human brain waves to teach robots how to shoot:

2017-05-07 - Meet some of India's most serious UFO researchers:

2017-05-07 - Centrist Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest president:

2017-05-08 - Human extinction approaches, time to say goodbye:

2017-05-08 - Man, 29, has 'medical condition' while swimming in Lake Pleasant (Arizona), crash occurs at same time nearby:

Quote: "A 29-year-old man was in critical condition after suffering a 'medical condition' while swimming at Lake Pleasant, officials said. The man had been underwater for up to five minutes, according to Tim Eiden, a Peoria Fire and Medical spokesman."

Quote: "Eiden said there was a bit of confusion in locating the man because a vehicle crash near the lake was reported at the same time. Two people involved in the crash were sent to a hospital."

2017-05-08 - Passenger sickens at train station in Tunbridge Wells (Britain):

Quote: "Train services are delayed after a medical emergency at Tunbridge Wells train station. An eyewitness has reported two ambulances at the scene. Southeastern told commuters via social media that a passenger has been taken ill."

2017-05-08 - Lightning strikes near boy using cellphone, cellphone explodes and kills him, in Ambaripet (India):

2017-05-08 - Spring storm with baseball-sized hail hits Denver (Colorado):

2017-05-08 - Freezing temps hit Michigan, 2 million pounds of asparagus lost:

2017-05-08 - Logging plays bigger climate change role than the US acknowledges:

2017-05-08 - Former Reagan administration official warns of financial collapse between August and November:

2017-05-09 - After Comey firing, Sean Spicer tries to hide in bushes to avoid reporters:

Note: It's certainly looking increasingly suspicious, with three people with ties to the Russia-Trump investigations fired now. If Trump is innocent then he's an incredible idiot for making himself look so guilty. An innocent man would just let the investigations go and reap the rewards of a huge 'toldyaso' and use that as a weapon against political enemies. A guilty man, though, might try to suppress investigations. Nixon tried that too. It's still possible that Trump is innocent but is actually a big enough idiot to metaphorically shoot himself in the nuts like this though. Guess we'll see what happens. Doesn't really matter though - it's all just petty distracting BS at this point. Regardless of any of that, the president's spokesman trying to hide in some bushes is pretty effin' funny!

2017-05-09 - Man, worker, has 'medical condition' on top of water tower in Chico (California):

Quote: "Chico firefighters had to make a daring rescue Tuesday afternoon after a man suffered an emergency medical condition on the top of a water tower in southeast Chico. Fire officials said an emergency call came in just before Noon Tuesday of a man suffering an unknown medical condition near Highway 32 and Bruce Road."

2017-05-09 - Woman has 'medical episode' at TGI Fridays in Cheltenham (Britain):

Quote: "A woman was treated by paramedics at TGI Fridays last night after having a 'medical episode'. An ambulance and rapid response vehicle were parked outside the restaurant in Cheltenham and South Western Ambulance Service confirmed they were assisting with an incident."

2017-05-09 - Man, 72, has 'medical episode' and topples onto rocks at coastal Forresters Beach (Australia), 1 injured:

Quote: "An elderly man has been airlifted to Gosford Hospital after falling onto rocks at Forresters Beach this afternoon. It's believed the 72 year old suffered a medical episode while walking the Wyrrabalong Coastal Track."

2017-05-09 - SOTT Earth changes summary for April 2017, extreme weather, planetary upheaval, meteors:

2017-05-09 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Summit Lake in Thurston County (Washington):

Quote: "Thurston County Environmental Health officials are warning people and pets to stay away from Summit Lake. Tests confirmed that a blue-green algae bloom on the lake is producing 'extremely high levels' of the toxin Anatonxin-a, a neurotoxin, according to Thurston County Environmental Health. A sample taken last week was at 354 micrograms per liter, while just 1 microgram per liter is reason for a health concern, officials say. Anatoxin-a is a potent toxin that affects the nervous system. Symptoms include lethargy, muscle aches, confusion and memory impairment, according to the state's freshwater algae bloom monitoring program. With a high enough concentration level, it can also cause death, officials say."

2017-05-09 - Deep magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Vanuatu:

2017-05-09 - Shallow magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the southern coast of Japan:

2017-05-09 - Carbon pollution suffocating ocean life and speeding up the next mass extinction:

2017-05-09 - Climate scientists learn lessons from the global warming pause that never was:

2017-05-09 - Heatwave bakes Egypt:

2017-05-09 - Heatwave bakes Israel:

2017-05-09 - Drought wiping out crops in the UK, food prices set to soar:

2017-05-09 - Lightning strike kills 3 gravediggers in Hung Trach District (Vietnam):

2017-05-09 - Lightning strikes kill 16 people, injure 3 people, in Bangladesh:

Quote: "At least 16 people have been killed and three injured when lightning and storm struck 10 districts in Bangladesh."

2017-05-09 - Fierce storm hits Bihar (India), 15 killed, including 7 killed by lightning strikes:

2017-05-09 - Four tornadoes touch down in Torrance and Lincoln counties (New Mexico):

2017-05-09 - Vortex to bring episodes of chilly air and frost to northeastern US into next week:

Note: More dead crops incoming?

2017-05-09 - Trump administration buries EPA climate change website for kids:

2017-05-09 - EPA dismisses members of scientific review board – 'This is part of a multifaceted effort to get science out of the way of a deregulation agenda':

2017-05-09 - Deer found munching on a human corpse:

Quote: "This is the first time scientists have observed deer eating human flesh, though they have been known to turn carnivorous in the past, eating fish, dead rabbits, and even live birds."

2017-05-10 - Man, crewmember, becomes critically ill on cargo ship on Lake Erie near Marblehead (Ohio):

2017-05-10 - Person has 'medical emergency' on yacht in the Solent near the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "It is understood the medical emergency has occurred on board a Sunsail yacht off the north coast of the Island, close to Osborne Bay."

2017-05-10 - All the trees will die and then so will you:

Note: Oh, I think we'll be gone before the trees - they're better reproducers than we are...

2017-05-10 - Record-thin sea ice faces big predicted Arctic warm-up this week:

2017-05-10 - Shallow magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes near Tanaga Volcano (Alaska):

2017-05-10 - Lightning strike kills 2 men in Phitsanulok (Thailand):

2017-05-10 - Lightning stike kills two children in Bihar (India):

2017-05-10 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Kenya, 14 killed, thousands displaced:

2017-05-10 - Record-early Eastern Pacific storm forms, Tropical Storm Adrian:

2017-05-10 - Cold weather keeps birds from nesting and delays blossoming of wild berry bushes in the north of Finland:

2017-05-10 - NASA footage captures sun shooting giant strands of plasma:

2017-05-10 - Comet Johnson joins the ranks of visible comets:

2017-05-10 - North Korea could be preparing an electromagnetic pulse strike on the US from space, expert claims:

2017-05-10 - Thousands of troops massing on the Jordan-Syria border:

2017-05-10 - Trump has a meeting with Kissinger at the White House:

2017-05-11 - Twelve students and two teachers sickened by unknown cause at art academy in Fraser (Michigan):

Quote: "The Fraser mayor says 12 students and two teachers are being evaluated after falling ill at the 'Arts Academy in the Woods.' The art school is located in the 32100 block of Caroline Street in Fraser. The school has been evacuated. Emergency crews say they received a call that numerous students were sickened at the school. Paramedics responded to the scene. HAZMAT was also called out to the scene. The 12 students and 2 teachers were transported to the hospital for treatment. Students were evacuated and excused for the day. Witnesses told 7 Action News that students were coughing and vomiting. An investigation is underway into what caused the students to get sick."

2017-05-11 - Guy McPherson at the Sierra Club Dinner in Berkeley (California) on  2017-04-27:

2017-05-11 - Global warming set to increase because as the Pacific Ocean continues to warm:

2017-05-11 - Volcano Suwanosejima erupts and eruption alert warning increased for volcano Kirishimayama (Japan):

2017-05-11 - Shallow magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes in the ocean off the South Sandwich Islands:

2017-05-11 - Shallow magnitude 5.4 earthquake shakes Kashgar (China), 8 killed, 11 injured:

2017-05-11 - Earthquake swarm strikes on the coast between Bainbridge Island and Bremerton (Washington):

2017-05-11 - Lightning strikes kill 3 people in Habiganj (Bangladesh):

2017-05-11 - Lightning strikes kill 4 people in Tamil Nadu (India):

2017-05-11 - Lightning stike kills 19 sheep and a dog in Karnataka (India):

2017-05-11 - Intense hailstorm hits the United Arab Emirates, cracks car windscreens:

2017-05-11 - Kelowna braces for potentially record-setting flooding in Canada:

2017-05-11 - Dust storms blanket areas in Asia, dust makes it as to the west coasts of the US and Canada:

2017-05-11 - Nigeria fighting worst meningitis C outbreak since 2008:

2017-05-11 - USGS study discovers high levels of radon in wells across Pennsylvania:

2017-05-11 - Strange banging noises heard throughout Abergavenny, Wales (Britain):

2017-05-11 - Delinquent US car loans hit 8-year high, drawing parallels with 2007 mortgage meltdown:

2017-05-11 - US military's declassified files - instructions on how to photograph UFOs:

2017-05-11 - Mathematics does not rule out 2 dimensions of time:

2017-05-11 - Man accidentally shoots himself in the penis getting out of car in Toledo (Ohio):

2017-05-12 - Arctic sea ice update:

2017-05-12 - Irreversible ocean warming threatens the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica:

2017-05-12 - Scientists figured out why a giant crack in Antarctica is growing so fast, and it points to an even bigger problem:

2017-05-12 - Person goes into cardiac arrest on Mill Road in coastal Cleethorpes (Britain):

Quote: "Mill Road, Cleethorpes. Fri 12 May 2017 14:59 (No:10380) Crews assisted paramedics with patient in cardiac arrest."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-05-12 - Man, 65, strokes out on cruise ship near coastal Long Beach (California):

Quote: "A passenger suffering a medical emergency was flown from a cruise ship off Southern California to a hospital on shore. The Coast Guard says it was notified late Thursday by the crew of the Carnival Imagination that a 65-year-old man was having symptoms of a stroke. A helicopter hoisted the man from the ship about 6 miles south of Long Beach Harbor and flew him to a hospital in Torrance."

2017-05-12 - Woman sickens on cruise ship 'Hamburg' near Germany, medevac'd off:

Quote: "On May 12, 2017, att 7.40 a.m. the "Hamburg" requested assistance for a sick woman. Within five minutes after the alert an SAR-helicopter took off from the base of the MFG 5 and took on board a doctor before heading out to the ship. Once on scene, the doctor on board had already stabilized the patient who was then hoisted aboard the helicopter and transported to a hospital in Oldenburg."

2017-05-12 - Woman has 'medical incident' and falls on the Isle of Skye (Scotland):

Quote: "On Friday, the Stornoway helicopter was sent to Skye after a woman fell following a medical incident. She was flown to Broadford Hospital on Skye."

2017-05-12 - Man has 'medical emergency' and collapses unconscious under tree in coastal Southampton (Britain):

2017-05-12 - Man, 57, goes out on boat, goes missing, empty 'ghost boat' found, on the Mississippi River near Mandan (North Dakota):

Quote: "The Morton County Sheriff's Department says a boater on the Missouri River called 911 Thursday morning when he came upon an idling boat that was in gear along the shore. Police have confirmed that the missing person last made contact with his family late Wednesday afternoon as he was fishing along the Missouri River."

2017-05-12 - Volcano Yasur bubbling and spewing gas flares in Vanuatu:

2017-05-12 - Magnitude 6.2 subduction zone earthquake strikes El Salvador:

2017-05-12 - Freak hailstorm hits Koolyanobbing (Australia):

2017-05-12 - Missouri floods caused by 1-in-1000-year event:

Quote: "This is at least the 10th '1-in-1,000' year rain event across the U.S. since 2010."

Note: Well then, they're not really 1-in-1000-year events, not anymore...

2017-05-12 - After record snowfall, once-dry waterfalls are flowing again in California's Yosemite National Park:

2017-05-12 - Menacing supercell swallows up the sky over Oklahoma:

2017-05-12 - Sun halo spotted in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2017-05-12 - Sun halo appears over Hong Kong (China):

2017-05-12 - EPA's approval of bee-killing pesticides violated federal law:

2017-05-12 - Two people resign in protest from EPA subcommittee:

2017-05-12 - Global cyberattack hits at least 99 countries:

Quote: "A global cyber attack has now hit 100,000 computers across the world. It's crippled Britain's healthcare system, and Friday the effects are being felt in the U.S."

2017-05-13 - Man, 31, triathlete, has 'medical episode' and collapses in coastal Byron Bay (Australia):

Quote: "Police will not be investigating an incident at the Byron Bay Triathlon on Saturday, where a 31-year-old man collapsed and required CPR. It's been confirmed the competitor suffered a medical episode."

2017-05-13 - Man falls off third floor of motel in Hunting Park area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2017-05-13 - Guy McPherson at the University of Missouri on 05/04/2017 in St. Louis (Missouri):

2017-05-13 - Satellites capture rapid movement of Arctic glacier:

Quote: "Environment monitoring satellites have captured the rapid increase in speed of an Arctic glacier as it starts moving 13 times faster than before."

2017-05-13 - Volcano Shiveluch erupts on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia), spews ash cloud 13 kilometers into the atmosphere:

2017-05-13 - Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes North Khorasan Province (Iran), 3 killed, 225 injured:

2017-05-13 - Alaska hit by 3,000 earthquakes already this month, 'marked increase' say seismologists:

2017-05-13 - Heatwave bakes the Philippine Islands:

2017-05-13 - Lightning strikes kill 9 people across Bangladesh:

2017-05-13 - Lightning strikes kill six people in Odisha (India):

2017-05-13 - Tornado touches down and causes damage in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2017-05-13 - Heavy rain and flooding hits a third of Colombia:

2017-05-13 - Mining in Alaska may return as EPA reverses Obama-era regulations:

2017-05-13 - Leading hospital 'superbugs' date back 450 million years ago, much older than the dinosaurs:

2017-05-13 - Fossil of newfound species of nodosaur is so well preserved it looks like a statue:

2017-05-13 - Cybersecurity researcher sidelines global malware attack with a $10.69 domain name:

2017-05-14 - Hydrogen sulfide hits Moscow (Russia) in the wee hours, again:

Quote: "In the Metropolitan area of Orekhovo-Borisovo Yuzhnoye recorded the abnormal increase in the maximum allowable concentration of hydrogen sulfide. As follows from the data HPBW «mosekomonitoring», in 4 am concentration was exceeded 10 times in an hour – 17 times, and at 6 am – 13 times."

2017-05-14 - Person goes missing while swimming at coastal Vilano Beach (Florida):

2017-05-14 - Tugboat crewmember, man in his 30s, goes missing from tugboat on the Mississippi River in St. James Parish (Louisiana):

2017-05-14 - Woman in her 50s goes into cardiac arrest at home in Peterborough (Britain), airlifted out:

2017-05-14 - Man has heart attack on the Isle of Sheppey (Britain), airlifted out:

Quote: "A man has been flown to hospital after reportedly suffering a heart attack on the Isle of Sheppey."

2017-05-14 - Woman collapses at 11:51 PM on Clifton Green in Acomb (Britain):

Quote: "Clifton Green, Acomb Time of call 23:51 Fire crew from Acomb came across a female who had collapsed. Crew stood by until arrival of Ambulance crews."

2017-05-14 - Lightning strike kills 5 people, injures 2 more, in Andhra Pradesh (India):

2017-05-14 - Lightning strikes kill seven people in Bihar (India):

2017-05-14 - Fierce storm with hail hits Passaic (New Jersey), 1 killed, several injured:

2017-05-14 - China’s severe winter haze tied to climate change – 'The very rapid change in polar warming is really having a large impact on China':

2017-05-14 - Waterspout filmed in Lee County (Florida):

2017-05-14 - Media freedom declines globally, especially in democratic countries:

2017-05-14 - Documentary aims to blow the lid off the UFO cover-up:

2017-05-15 - Around 50 children poisoned in Kabul (Afghanistan):

2017-05-15 - Man, around 60, found disoriented on highway ramp in coastal Barnegat (New Jersey):

Quote: "The man is in safe care at the moment, but he is disoriented and could only relate the words 'Herkimer and First Street,' the post states."

2017-05-15 - Boy, 6, has 'medical emergency' and collapses at school in Auburn (Massachusetts):

2017-05-15 - Man, 20, has 'medical emergency' on Baker Street in Reading (Britain), in critical condition:

Quote: "A young man found in a life-threatening condition has been rushed to hospital after emergency services were called to Baker Street. Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance service were called a fear for welfare shortly after 8am. They found a 20-year-old suffering a medical emergency."

2017-05-15 - Campi Flegrei, one of the world's most dangerous supervolcanoes, could erupt sooner than expected in Italy:

2017-05-15 - Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea:

2017-05-15 - New research finds mega-quakes can cause Earth's crust to rip open and snap shut:

2017-05-15 - Slow-freezing Alaska soil driving surge in CO2 emissions:

2017-05-15 - Heatwave bakes Chennai (India):

2017-05-15 - Busy street is hit by lightning before sparks come down like pouring rain in Shenyang (China):

2017-05-15 - Hailstorm pounds crops in Bulandshahr (India):

2017-05-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Atacama and Coquimbo (Chile), 2 killed, 3000 evacuated:

2017-05-15 - Rare 'ice halo' spotted around the Moon in New Zealand:

2017-05-15 - The antiscience assault on NASA - what it’s like on the inside:

2017-05-15 - New study ranks 100 solutions to global warming, at the top, educating girls and family planning:

Note: That ship has sailed, burst into flame and sunk...

2017-05-15 - Chocolate could get more expensive with revolt brewing in Cote d'Ivoire:

2017-05-15 - Pastor tries to walk on water, gets eaten by crocodiles, in Zimbabwe:

Quote: "It is said that Pastor Mthethwa walked into the water and when he was 30 meters inside the river, he attempted to ascend above the water so he can start walking, but the 3 crocodiles appeared out of no where and started feasting on him. 'They finished him in a couple of minutes. All that was left of him when they finished eating him is a pair of sandals and his underwear floating above the water.' said Deacon Nkosi."

Note: Probably should've practiced a few times in a swimming pool first, just to be sure he had the walking on water thing down...

2017-05-16 - Noxious chemical odor hits school, 17 students and 3 adults sickened, in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

Quote: "First responders with the Honolulu Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services arrived at the campus around 9:30 a.m. after receiving calls about a noxious chemical odor. Initially 20 patients were assessed at the school, including 17 students and three adults, according to EMS spokeswoman Shane Enright. She said symptoms included complaints of headaches, nausea and dizziness."

2017-05-16 - Gas leak sickens 25 people - or so the story goes - in Belur (India):

Quote: "A gas leak into the drinking water facilities in Belooru (Belur), a town in the Hassan district of Karnataka on Tuesday has resulted in 25 people being admitted to hospitals. The shocking incident was caused by a technical fault leading to the leak being spread around a half kilometer radius. This comes 10 days after the deadly gas leak at the Tughlaqabad container depot that sent over 300 school girls to the hospital."

2017-05-16 - Man strokes out on fishing vessel 'Frank And Maria' off the coast of New Jersey, medevac'd off:

Quote: "The US Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman who was reportedly suffering stroke-like symptoms approximately 50miles off the coast of New Jersey from the 'Frank & Maria' on May 16, 2017."

2017-05-16 - Volcano Shiveluch erupts again on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia), spews ash cloud 10 kilometers into the atmosphere:

2017-05-16 - Volcanic eruption continues to grow volcanic island Nishinoshima (Japan):

2017-05-16 - Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Guam:

2017-05-16 - Magnitude 2.2 earthquake hits Wheatley (Canada), boom shakes homes:

2017-05-16 - Heatwave bakes Odisha (India):

2017-05-16 - Glacier National Park has lost 124 active glaciers since 1850:

2017-05-16 - Lightning strike kills 10 goats in Tamil Nadu (India):

2017-05-16 - Tornado rips through area near Elk City (Oklahoma), 40 homes destroyed, 50+ homes damaged, 1 killed, tornado hits Oklahoma too:

Quote: "Forty homes have been completely destroyed and between 50 and 75 homes were heavily damaged, said Danny Ringer, with the Elk City Fire Department. Multiple people were trapped in homes after a tornado touched down south of Elk City."

2017-05-16 - Strong dust storm, severe thunderstorms and large hail hit parts of Iowa:

2017-05-16 - Heavy rain and flooding hit KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa):

2017-05-16 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the island of Jamaica:

2017-05-16 - Terrifying rogue waves are real and almost unpredictable:

2017-05-16 - A huge wave anomaly is coming from Antarctica but nobody knows how it formed:

2017-05-16 - Study finds loss of Central American tropical forests links to cocaine money-laundering - dubbed 'Narco-deforestation':

2017-05-16 - Massive bee swarm descends on traffic in rush hour in coastal London (Britain):

2017-05-16 - Bus driver films triangle UFO over coastal Exmouth (Britain):

2017-05-17 - Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina, 56, has seizure and collapses during run in coastal Washington DC:

Quote: "North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis had a seizure Wednesday morning while running in the annual American Council of Life Capital Challenge race in Washington, a race organizer told CNN. Tillis was transported to George Washington University Hospital, event spokesperson Jeff Darman said, and his status remains uncertain at this time."

2017-05-17 - Man, crewmember, sickens on fishing vessel 'Hermine' near the island of Batz (France), medevac'd off:

Quote: "A crew member of the 'Hermine' was medevaced 11 miles off the island of Batz and taken to the hospital in Brest on May 17, 2017. At 2.40 p.m. the CROSS Corsen was informed by the fishing vessel that one man fell ill. Following a conference call with the Maritime Medical Consultation Center (MCCC) in Toulouse and the ship, it was decided to treat the sailor on board. But at 3:30 p.m., the sailor's condition deteriorated. The decision was made to evacuate him by helicopter to the hospital center of Brest."

2017-05-17 - Guy McPherson on May 6 in McKittrick (Missouri):

2017-05-17 - April was second-hottest April recorded:

2017-05-17 - Focusing on ABRUPT climate change denial from NZ academics:

2017-05-17 - Volcano Klyuchevskoy erupts, spews ash 6 kilometers into the atmosphere, on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

2017-05-17 - Volcano Bogoslof erupts and spews ash 6 miles into the atmosphere on Bogoslof Island (Alaska):

2017-05-17 - Volcano Sakurajima erupts on the coast in Japan:

2017-05-17 - Istanbul expected to be devastated by earthquake in the next few years:

2017-05-17 - Lightning strike kills two buffalo in Rajouri (India):

2017-05-17 - Devastating drought hits Angola, 1.4 million people affected:

2017-05-17 - Heavy rain and flooding kills 7 people in Sulawesi, Borneo and Sumatra:

2017-05-17 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Bangkok (Thailand), more expected:

2017-05-17 - A year after the worst-ever Ebola outbreak was declared over it's back and experts are shocked how quickly it has spread:

2017-05-17 - One-eyed goat born in Assam (India):

2017-05-17 - Second even bigger global cyber attack may already be underway:

2017-05-17 - New South Korean president warns war between Koreas highly possible:

2017-05-17 - Majority of military misconduct charges a result of mental health conditions or brain injury:

2017-05-17 - WHO report warns of major health risks for adolescent digital screen addiction:

2017-05-17 - New study suggests plants can hear:

2017-05-17 - Dow plunges 372 points as Trump impeachment talk intensifies:

2017-05-18 - Woman has 'medical emergency', collapses onto train tracks, in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A woman was pulled back safely onto a platform after falling onto the the tracks at South Station on Wednesday. The woman, who was believed to have suffered a medical emergency, fell around 6:07 p.m. while standing on the platform, according to MBTA officials."

2017-05-18 - Man, 22, has 'medical episode' and collapses at water treatment plant in Rubyanna (Australia), near the coast:

Quote: "A 22-year-old man is in Bundaberg Hospital in serious condition after collapsing at Rubyanna Wastewater Treatment Plant."

Quote: "WHSQ believes the worker may have suffered a medical episode."

2017-05-18 - Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is beginning to turn green:

2017-05-18 - Miles of ice collapsing into the sea in Antarctica:

2017-05-18 - Volcano Sakurajima erupting more or less continuously on the coast in Japan:

2017-05-18 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupts twice in Mexico:

2017-05-18 - Mount St. Helens rumbling and recharging in Washington:

Quote: "With well over 100 earthquakes detected on Mount St. Helens since early April, things are getting a little rumbly up there. The earthquakes are likely a sign of the volcano "recharging," as magma moves beneath it again, according to the U.S. Geological Survey."

2017-05-18 - Mound of ground keeps rising in neighborhood in Mira Mesa area in coastal San Diego (California):

Quote: "Neighbors are perplexed by a large mound bursting out of a Mira Mesa street. They say they can't drive over it, and every time the city comes to fix comes back."

2017-05-18 - Northeast US has nation's hottest weather, Boston hits record 95 degrees:

2017-05-18 - Forecasters predict hotter-than-normal summer in the US:

2017-05-18 - WMO announces all-time deadliest extreme weather events:

2017-05-18 - Fierce storm brings tornadoes and lots of ground-to-sky lightning to Oklahoma:

2017-05-18 - Lightning strikes have killed 62 people in Bangladesh so far in 2017:

2017-05-18 - Heavy flooding hits Taif, and massive dust storm hits Hail (Saudi Arabia):

2017-05-18 - Huge sandstorm hits Eilat (Israel):

2017-05-18 - Rare waterspout filmed in Okinawa (Japan):

2017-05-18 - Crop losses you didnt hear about over the last few months:

2017-05-18 - Boy captures man-like figure in the clouds during plane flight en route to Houston (Texas):

2017-05-18 - Bright meteors filmed in the sky over Brazil:

2017-05-18 - High-altitude nuclear weapons testing impacted space weather:

2017-05-18 - Cyber attacks could usher in the 'great economic reset':

2017-05-18 - Nat Geo marks Endangered Species Day displaying stunning Photo Ark images:

2017-05-18 - Congress pushing back on FDA attempts to eliminate competition for BigPharma, will the agency comply?

2017-05-18 - Dogs can 'talk' to humans, says new study:

2017-05-18 - Girl Scout leader steals $15,000 worth of cookies and disappears, in Kentucky:

2017-05-19 - China successfully extracts methane hydrates from deposit in the South China Sea:

Quote: "China has for the first time extracted gas from an ice-like substance under the South China Sea considered key to future global energy supply. Chinese authorities have described the success as a major breakthrough. Methane hydrates, also called 'flammable ice', hold vast reserves of natural gas. Many countries including the US and Japan are working on how to tap those reserves, but mining and extracting are extremely difficult."

2017-05-19 - Tornado causes damage as it rips through Sulphur (Indiana):

2017-05-19 - Heavy flooding hits Scottsville (Kentucky), cars submerged, 50+ people rescued from daycare:

2017-05-19 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Washington County (Indiana), emergency declared:

Quote: "Heavy rain is causing flash flooding in southern Indiana, prompting Washington County authorities to declare a state of emergency. Washington County emergency management coordinator Desi Alexander said Friday that many roads were under water in and around Salem, about 35 miles northwest of Louisville, Kentucky. Water has been reported in several buildings, with vehicles also taking on water."

2017-05-19 - Record deluges hit the coast in Queensland (Australia):

2017-05-19 - No escaping ocean plastic, 37 million bits of litter on one of world’s remotest islands:

2017-05-19 - Meteor lights up the night sky over New Zealand:

2017-05-19 - EPA asked the public which regulations to gut — and got an earful about leaving them alone:

2017-05-19 - Info about MTHFR mutations:

2017-05-19 - Kung-fu master pulls 13-ton bus with his genitals in Huizhou, Guangdong Province (China):

Quote: "Master Wei Yaobin, known as the 'Iron Crotch Kung Fu Master,' went viral in February with a video showing him and some of his students taking strong blows to the groin."

2017-05-20 - Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Pacific Coast in Mexico:

2017-05-20 - Earthquake swarm continues near Bremerton on the Kitsap Peninsula (Washington):

2017-05-20 - Energy companies urge the US to stay in Paris climate agreement:

2017-05-20 - Louisiana town plagued by pollution shows why cuts to the EPA will be measured in illnesses and deaths:

2017-05-20 - Lightning strikes kill 10 cows in Udupi (India):

2017-05-20 - Tornado rips through Toluca (Mexico), 25+ homes damaged:

2017-05-20 - Spring blizzard dumps snow on parts of the US, crops lost:

2017-05-20 - Rare meteorological event creates cloud spectacle at the Grand Canyon:

2017-05-20 - Doomsday vault that's supposed to store every known crop on the planet is in danger:

2017-05-20 - Multi-drug resistant fungus, Candida auris, spreading across the US:

2017-05-20 - Feline hyperthyroidism increasingly sickening cats:

2017-05-20 - Army of caterpillars spins a giant net in Luton (Britain), residents fear there's a giant spider:

2017-05-20 - Gloria Steinem claims that women being forced to bear children is the cause of climate change:

2017-05-20 - Big game hunter shoots elephant, which falls on another big game hunter and kills him, in Zimbabwe:

2017-05-20 - Nordstrom selling jeans with caked-on mud for $425:

2017-05-21 - Man has life-threatening 'medical emergency' on charter boat in coastal Falmouth Harbour (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A man on board a charter boat in Falmouth Harbor suffered a medical emergency this morning and was taken to Falmouth Hospital for treatment, according to a Falmouth Fire Department official."

Quote: "Falmouth Fire Capt. Timothy Smith said the man had a 'life-threatening medical emergency.'"

2017-05-21 - Fisherman has breathing problems on fishing ship 'Little Tootie' off Cape Cod (Massachusetts), medevac'd off:

Quote: "A Coast Guard crew from Air Station Cape Cod evacuated an ill fisherman Saturday evening from a boat 145 miles off the coast of the Cape, according to a news release. At around 7:30 p.m., the captain of the 78-foot fishing vessel Little Tootie notified the Coast Guard First District command center that one of his crewmembers was having respiratory troubles, the release states."

2017-05-21 - Passenger has heart attack on ferry ship 'Color Magic' near coastal Grenaa (Denmark):

Quote: "On May 20, 2017, at 8:46 a Danish rescue boat retrieved a patient with suspected heart attack from the 'Color Magic' next to Grenå."

2017-05-21 - Man, 26, goes missing in (very) coastal Nahant (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Gargas's mother said that she saw her son Saturday night and thinks he probably woke up early to photograph the sunrise, which is something he is known to do. His car was found near the water in the East Point area Nahant at about 4:00 a.m."

2017-05-21 - Diver, woman, has breathing problems in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

Quote: "The Coast Guard rescued a diver in trouble in West Palm Beach. A spokesperson for District 7 said the female diver had breathing trouble. Crews from the Lake Worth Inlet Station have been dispatched to assess the situation."

2017-05-21 - Heatwave baking India, 161+ people killed:

2017-05-21 - Heatwave broils parts of China:

2017-05-21 - Climate change could slash staple crops, study:

2017-05-21 - Study finds varied increases in extreme rainfall with global warming:

Note: Yep, been noticing that!

2017-05-21 - Jurassic drop in ocean oxygen lasted a million years:

2017-05-21 - The Doomsday Glacier – 'If there is going to be a climate catastrophe, it’s probably going to start at Thwaites':

Note: Actually I think the catastrophe began some time ago, at the bottom of the oceans...

2017-05-21 - Lightning strikes kill two people, injure four more, in West Bengal (India):

2017-05-21 - Tornado rips through Nuevo Laredo (Mexico):

2017-05-21 - Southern Hemisphere's largest wave recorded in Southern Ocean:

2017-05-21 - Plague of locusts overruns the island of Agios Efstratios (Greece), emergency declared:

Quote: "The sleepy port of Agios Efstratios has been overrun with millions of the insects, which are devouring so much vegetation that the sheep are starving..."

2017-05-21 - Plague of mice invading homes in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

Quote: "Mice are running rampant in the homes of Melbourne residents. The rodents have taken over the city in plague-like proportions with residents contacting pest control services reporting they have been inundated by mice. Adam Pest Control's Peter Taylor said the mice have moved in from the country and agreed the city was in the grip of a mouse plague, in an interview with 3AW."

2017-05-21 - A quarter of American adults can't pay all their monthly bills, 44% have less than $400 in cash:

2017-05-22 - Arctic status update:

2017-05-22 - Alaskan permafrost thawing and dumping CO2 into the atmosphere:

2017-05-22 - Ice breakup dates on the Tanana River in Alaska, 1916-2017:

2017-05-22 - Heatwave continues baking India with record-breaking temps:

Quote: "The heat wave in Chhattisgarh is touching new highs each day. On Monday, Bilaspur witnessed 49.3 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature recorded in the state for the first time."

2017-05-22 - Terrible drought hits the Western Cape (South Africa):

2017-05-22 - Lightning strike kills man in Nepal:

2017-05-22 - US corn fields turn into lakes as late spring deluge floods Midwest:

Quote: "Bowser said planting was off to a fast start in the second half of April, before 10 inches (25 centimeters) of May rainfall and lower temperatures erased early optimism. He estimates about a third of his region’s corn will be replanted, and surviving seedlings are at risk of blight. 'It’s the worst corn replant in our area I’ve ever seen in 28 years,' Bowser, 47, said."

2017-05-22 - Soggy spring slows seeding, farmers falling behind in Alberta (Canada):

2017-05-22 - Worst flooding in 15 years hits parts of Thailand:

2017-05-22 - Amid ‘alarming rise’ in obesity, UN study finds one in three European adolescents overweight:

2017-05-22 - Trump is deleting climate change information one site at a time, here are some of the more egregious examples:

2017-05-22 - US Army climate report predicts dramatic changes for Ohio River basin:

2017-05-22 - Ebola continues spreading in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:

2017-05-22 - Meteor filmed in the sky over Texas:

2017-05-22 - Meteor spotted in the sky over Tashkent (Uzbekistan):

2017-05-22 - Large volcanic eruption may have caused first mass extinction of life on earth:

2017-05-22 - Update on the 'alien megastructures' star:

2017-05-22 - Google's AI future is so impressive it's scary:

2017-05-23 - Hydrogen sulfide getting into the water supply in Mamou (Louisiana):

Quote: "According to microbiologist Wilma Subra, the color is caused by iron and manganese, secondary contaminants that are considered only aesthetic nuisances and are not enforced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The smell, Subra says, is hydrogen sulfide, another substance that's not regulated as harmful. 'It's not something that will impact your health,' Subra says."

Note: Sure sure, hydrogen sulfide is just a deadly poison that the British used to kill Germans during trench warfare in WWI and which has wiped life off this planet before, and nobody knows what the effects are of breathing it or ingesting it chronically, even at low levels, so nothing to worry about. Wait...what?!

2017-05-23 - Woman has 'medical issue' on boat near coastal Key West (Florida), medevac'd off:

2017-05-23 - Ice breaks up early and suddenly in the Chukchi Sea:

Quote: "For the past eight years in March and April, biologists with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have flown to the ice of the Chukchi Sea to study polar bears. This spring, they saw something that had never witnessed before. 'Oh man, it was very dramatic,' said Ryan Wilson, wildlife biologist with the agency's polar bear program. 'It wasn't a subtle difference.' Wilson says in less than a week, the sea ice broke up and shifted quickly to the north. The breakup happened faster and earlier than scientists had seen before, forcing them to cut short their research trip."

2017-05-23 - Heatwave continues in India, temps hit 50C, hundreds of people dying:

2017-05-23 - The San Andreas' sister faults are active in Northern California:

2017-05-23 - Lightning strike kills 3 children in Karnataka (India):

2017-05-23 - Lightning strike claims 39th victim of the year in Cambodia:

2017-05-23 - Lightning strike kills one person, injures 29 more, at school in northwestern Thailand:

2017-05-23 - Tornado touches down and destroys fire station and causes other damage in Autryville (North Carolina):

2017-05-23 - Heavy flooding displaces 3200+ people in Guyana:

2017-05-23 - Two-headed lamb born in Boorowa (Australia):

2017-05-23 - Rare red-billed tropicbird turns up in Gulf Breeze (Florida):

2017-05-23 - Thomas Chamberlin's call for climate action, in 1899:

2017-05-23 - Scientists think they know why whales got so big:

2017-05-23 - Actor Roger Moore of James Bond fame dies at age 89 in Switzerland:

2017-05-24 - Unknown odor sickens people at adult school in Pasadena (California):

Quote: "'Several people reported nausea. That triggered our response for a hazardous materials incident,' he said. Nine people at the adult school who reported feeling sick were examined, according to the chief. Most of the patients soon reported feeling better, but two continued feeling nauseous and were taken to a hospital."

2017-05-24 - Unknown odor sickens people at medical facility in Rootstown (Ohio):

Quote: "Nothing pointing to a cause of the odor was found, NEOMED spokesman Roderick Ingram said Wednesday. He said NEOMED police and outside emergency services were notified at about 9:50 a.m. that up to four people were feeling 'nauseous or light-headed' in the NEOMED Education and Wellness Center after detecting an 'unidentified odor.'"

2017-05-24 - Unknown odor hits address in Middletown (Delaware):

Quote: "Wednesday May, 24 2017 @ 09:29 Nature: Odor (Strange / Unknown) Location:Willow Grove Mill Address:328 Northhampton Way Middletown, DE 19709 Cross Streets:Hampshire Dr / Middlesex Dr"

2017-05-24 - Volcanic eruptions at Rincon de La Vieja (Costa Rica), Fuego and Santiaguito (Guatemala), Sinabung (Indonesia), and Piton de La Fournaise (Réunion):

2017-05-24 - Man, 77, has heart problems on boat on Lake Michigan near Lake Forest (Illinois), goes into cardiac arrest, in critical condition:

2017-05-24 - Man collapses on Winchester Street in Basingstoke (Britain):

2017-05-24 - Natalia Shakhova on methane in the East Siberian Arctic Shelf:

2017-05-24 - New climate change data lifts the sea-level threat:

2017-05-24 - Magnitude 3.4 earthquake hits Ohio just before series of small quakes rattles Missouri along the New Madrid Seismic Zone:

2017-05-24 - Lightning strikes kill 41 people in 5 months in Cambodia:

2017-05-24 - Lightning strikes kill two teenage boys in Thane (India):

2017-05-24 - Heavy flooding ensues after a foot of rain in 24 hours hits Hong Kong (China):

2017-05-24 - Hail and snow affect horticultural production in Argentina:

2017-05-24 - Six months of rain falls in two weeks in Corrientes (Argentina), animals dying, crops being destroyed:

2017-05-24 - Huge waterspout filmed off St Agnes (Britain):

2017-05-24 - Insane asperatus clouds engulf the sky over western Oklahoma:

2017-05-24 - Intel heads tell Senate that it's inevitable that North Korea builds a nuclear-armed missile able to reach the US:

2017-05-24 - Turkey imposes new restrictions on Russian wheat imports as Putin restricts Turkish tomatoes:

2017-05-24 - Trump's EPA gives landfills a pass on climate-warming methane:

2017-05-24 - Trump's budget seeks huge cuts to disease prevention and medical research:

2017-05-24 - Study finds magic mushrooms safer than ecstasy, LSD or cocaine:

2017-05-25 - New Zealand in store for earthquake as fault lines collide and large clusters bombard the islands daily:

2017-05-25 - The 'Big One' is going to hit California:

2017-05-25 - Ten thousand years of atmospheric CO2, just the graph:

2017-05-25 - Heatwave broils Bangladesh, hundreds of people sickening:

Quote: "Panic broke out in more than a dozen factories in Bangladesh's capital as hundreds of garment workers fell ill in a heatwave, forcing the plants to close, police said Thursday. Police said 18 factories, which export clothes to Western retailers, had been shut since Wednesday after chaotic scenes saw some 30,000 workers leave in the middle of their shifts. '490 workers became sick (Thursday) and were taken to hospitals. On Wednesday 365 workers fell sick,' Shoeb Ahmed, head of Gazipur industrial police, told AFP. Ahmed said some workers lost consciousness in soaring temperatures, leading to others 'panicking' and leaving the factories."

2017-05-25 - Lightning strike kills four children in Bihar (India):

2017-05-25 - Lightning strike kills two children killed and injures six more people in Odisha (India):

2017-05-25 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Sri Lanka, half a million people affected, 25+ killed, 42 missing:

2017-05-25 - Hailstorm destroy crops and fruits in Tral (India):

2017-05-25 - Apocalyptic hailstorms hit Mexico and Turkey:

2017-05-25 - NOAA expects above-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year:

2017-05-25 - Five asteroids will cruise by Earth in the next year, and one is coming very close:

2017-05-25 - Asteroids which could wipe out an entire continent are hidden by the Taurids meteor shower, astronomers claim:

2017-05-25 - Events are predicted by the human brain seconds before they happen:

2017-05-25 - The human brain detects disease in others even before it breaks out:

2017-05-25 - Combined enrollment in America’s 4 largest safety net programs hits a record high of 236 million:

2017-05-26 - Rotten egg odor sickens 40 students at school in Rockville (Maryland):

Quote: "Rockville spokeswoman Marylou Berg said in an email at 11:45 that several students complained of headaches and nausea. About 40 students were being evaluated on a medical bus and two are being transported to a hospital, according to Berg. She said fire crews recorded low to no levels of gas when conducting readings in the building."

Note: About 5 miles east (downwind) of the Potomac River...

2017-05-26 - Three students have 'medical emergencies', two lose consciousness, at school in Tigard (Oregon):

Quote: "Three students experienced medical emergencies Friday morning during a ceramics class at Tigard High School. According to Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, two students fainted and one felt lightheaded all around the same time."

2017-05-26 - Middle-aged woman collapses and foams at the mouth on street in Suqian (China), near Luoma Lake:

Quote: "Hyundai Express (Reporter Sun Xuhui at noon on May 24, Suqian city has a middle-aged woman, suddenly collapsed on the roadside, but also foaming at the mouth. Hyundai Express reporter learned that the police are busy in the vicinity of the timely rushed to the Rescue, and help her contact the family."

2017-05-26 - New studies highlight danger in failing to rapidly cut carbon emissions now:

Note: If we DID cut down our emissions, I'm not even sure that'd postpone our demise. Part of the reason the world isn't much hotter already is because of global dimming from burning fossil fuels. Take that away and the world would warm drastically and quickly, and that'd be bad. But continuing to pollute is also bad. We're damned if we do and damned if we don't. All roads now lead to the same destination: extinction...

2017-05-26 - Another huge wave anomaly coming from Antarctica – what the heck is really going on?

2017-05-26 - Heatwave heads to Sweden:

2017-05-26 - Risk of natural disasters doubles since 1975:

2017-05-26 - Lightning strikes kill 5 people in 2 separate events in Bihar (India):

2016-05-26 - Lightning strike hits chimney at rice mill and kills six women in Tamil Nadu (India):

2017-05-26 - Lightning strikes kill 6 people in West Bengal (India):

2017-05-26 - Lightning strike kills 2 people in Saptari (Nepal):

2017-05-26 - Risk of a nuclear disaster in the US is high:

2017-05-26 - Strange beams of light spotted in the sky at sunset over Moscow (Russia):

2017-05-26 - Bizarre lenticular clouds spotted over Syktyvkar (Russia):

2017-05-26 - US on track to kill more Syrian civilians than Russia for 5th straight month:

2017-05-26 - New bill in Arizona would allow seizure of assets from anyone who plans or participates in protests that 'disturb the public peace':

2017-05-26 - Is school literally driving kids crazy?

2017-05-26 - Potential presidential candidate Mark Zuckerberg suggests that all Americans should get a ‘Universal Basic Income:

2017-05-26 - Germans building a 4-mile underground pipeline...for beer:

2017-05-27 - Man, 65, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at home in North Bexar County (Texas), man resuscitated:

2017-05-27 - Boy, 7, found unconscious in swimming pool at beach resort on the island of Lanzarote (Spain), boy resuscitated:

2017-05-27 - Man, 53, jumps into the San Joaquin River to retrieve hat and disappears, near the Antioch Bridge in Isleton (California):

2017-05-27 - Man, 48, jumps into water and disappears at Grand Lake St. Marys (Ohio):

2017-05-27 - Arctic sea ice volume update:

2017-05-27 - Waves ominously ripple through Greenland's ice:

2017-05-27 - Near term climate catastrophe:

2017-05-27 - Climate change could uncover an abandoned Arctic nuclear base:

2017-05-27 - Lightning strike kills 3 people and injures 9 more in Uttarakhand (India):

2017-05-27 - Lightning strikes killes 3 people in Telangana (India):

2017-05-27 - Lightning strike kills woman and injures man at beach near Bangkok (Thailand):

2017-05-27 - Death toll rises to 103 from devastating flooding in Sri Lanka, 113 more missing:

2017-05-27 - Chronic sleep deprivation can cause the brain to start 'eating' itself:

2017-05-27 - Millions of Americans who eat canned foods are still being exposed to the toxic chemical bisphenol A:

2017-05-27 - The Pentagon introduces augmented reality headsets to give soldiers increased 'situational awareness':

2017-05-27 - Gregg Allman dies at age 69 at home in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2017-05-27 - Man catches massive 13-pound bullfrog in pond in Batesville (South Texas):

Note: Hello, my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime gal!

2017-05-28 - At least 32 people have 'medical emergencies' at Sunset Music Festival in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2017-05-28 - Man has 'medical emergency' on bench near the White House in coastal Washington DC:

Quote: "A spokesman for DC Fire and EMS confirmed the medical emergency that brought a fire truck and ambulance to nearby Lafayette Park at that time. A man fell ill on a park bench across the street from the White House at 8:09 p.m. Sunday."

2017-05-28 - Boy pulled unconscious from swimming pool at home in Emerson (New Jersey):

2017-05-28 - Girl pulled unconscious from Avocado Lake in Fresno County (California):

2017-05-28 - Person has 'medical emergency' on the Canyon View Loop Trail in Whitewater (California):

Quote: "One person was airlifted out of the Whitewater hiking area Sunday afternoon after suffering a medical emergency. According to Cal Fire/Riverside County, crews responded to the Canyon View Loop Trail around 12:40 p.m."

2017-05-28 - Man goes into cardiac arrest on fishing ship near coastal Rhyl Harbour (Britain):

Quote: "Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre alerted volunteers from Flint Coastguard at 1.16pm on Sunday afternoon to reports of man suffering a cardiac arrest onboard a local fishing vessel which was approaching Rhyl Harbour."

2017-05-28 - Passenger sickens on cruise ship 'Costa Pacifica' near the island of Batz (France):

Quote: "On 28 May, 2017 at 9:12 p.m. the CROSS Corsen was informed by the CROSS Gris-Nez that a passenger on the 'Costa Pacifica' had fallen ill. The ship was located 25 miles off the island of Batz. Following a telephone conference with the Maritime Medical Consultation Center (MCCC) in Toulouse, the SAMU Maritime Medical Coordination and the ship, the decision was made to evacuate the patient by helicopter."

2017-05-28 - Mysterious rumbling and booming alarms people in Nottingham (Britain):

Quote: "A loud 'booming' noise has been heard above Nottingham and people are desperate to find out what it was.  The unexplained noise has been described as a 'roaring' and 'rumbling' noise, which has happened every few minutes over night.  Many people have taken to Twitter to try and find out where it is coming from with one person saying: 'It sounds like the war of the worlds in Nottingham at the moment. Unknown catastrophically loud noise every two minutes.' People have been desperate to find out where the noise is coming from with one person claiming the noises occurred every one and a half minutes."

2017-05-28 - Arctic sea ice update:

2017-05-28 - Volcano Bogoslof erupts again in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska), aviation alert issued:

2017-05-28 - Magnitude 3.9 earthquake shakes volcano Bardarbunga (Iceland):

2017-05-28 - Faced with global warming, Canadian Arctic residents fear their way of life is melting away:

2017-05-28 - Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days:

2017-05-28 - Lightning strikes kill at least 20 people in a day across Bihar (India):

2017-05-28 - Lightning strikes kill woman and 70 sheep in Andhra Pradesh (India):

2017-05-28 - Fierce storm rips through Memphis (Tennessee), widespread power outages ensue:

Quote: "A partly cloudy Sunday afternoon belied a tumultuous night before that left about 150,000 Memphis-area utility customers without power thanks to a storm system reminiscent of 2003's Hurricane Elvis and the ice storm of 1994. From Midtown and other areas inside the Interstate 240 loop to hard-hit suburban areas such as Bartlett and Cordova, waylaid residents and businesses spent their Memorial Day weekend strategizing on how to survive for perhaps more than a week without lighting and air conditioning."

2017-05-28 - Huge hail pounds the Central US, some hailstones as big as softballs:

2017-05-28 - Hailstorm and lightning hit Shimla (India), some cattle killed:

2017-05-28 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Bangkok (Thailand):

2017-05-28 - Massive whirlpool filmed on the coast of Corfu (Greece):

2017-05-28 - Meteor spotted in the sky over Britain:

2017-05-28 - Trump’s EPA moves to dismantle programs that protect kids from lead paint:

2017-05-28 - Will the Trump government help US farmers adapt to global warming?

Note: Surely that was a rhetorical question...

2017-05-29 - Strong shallow magnitude 6.6 earthquake shakes Sulawesi Island (Indonesia):

2017-05-29 - Alaska's sea ice is melting unusually early, 'another sign Arctic is unraveling':

Quote: "The Arctic's record-warm winter has allowed thousands of square miles of sea ice off Alaska to melt more than a month early, leaving the shoreline vulnerable to waves and exposing dark ocean water to absorb more heat from the sun."

Quote: "The huge area of open water off the coast is something you would normally see in early July..."

2017-05-29 - Water is streaming across Antarctica, new survey finds liquid flow more widespread than thought:

2017-05-29 - Severe heatwave bakes France, people bust open hydrants to cool off:

2017-05-29 - Boy, 12, has 'medical emergency', found in the rain at 12:31 AM in Cleveland (Ohio):

Quote: "Officers believed he was possibly experiencing an unknown medical emergency, and he was taken to the hospital. He was unresponsive and unable to answer any questions."

2017-05-29 - Girl, 12-14, pulled unconscious from swimming pool in coastal Birch Bay (Washington):

2017-05-29 - Magnitude 3.4 earthquake strikes near Anza (California):

2017-05-29 - Record heat predicted for Fort McMurray (Canada), fire danger increases:

2017-05-29 - Forests in the Eastern US moving westward in response to precipitation changes, 'empirical data reveal the impact of climate change is happening on the ground now':

2017-05-29 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Summit Lake (Washington):

Quote: "The Thurston County Public Health Department advises no swimming for people or pets. Summit Lake, just west of Olympia, Washington, is also a water source for many homeowners. Health officials say it's not safe to drink from the faucet, shower, do laundry, or cook with tap water, even if using a filtration system. Boiling won't help either. It's unclear how long this will last. For now, the public boat launch is chained shut, and piers at the lake are empty."

2017-05-29 - Lightning strikes kill five people in Manikganj (Bangladesh):

2017-05-29 - Lightning stike kills woman on bicycle in Aachen (Germany):

2017-05-29 - Tropical Cyclone 'Mora' about to slam into Bangladesh:

2017-05-29 - Flooding death toll hits 169 in Sri Lanka, soldiers deployed:

2017-05-29 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Brazil, 7+ killed, 30,000+ evacuated:

2017-05-29 - Severe storm rips through Moscow (Russia), 16 killed, 200 injured:

2017-05-29 - Violent 'super storm' hits the UK with 70,000 lightning strikes:

2017-05-29 - More than 120,000 lightning strikes recorded within 12 hours over southeast England and northern France:

2017-05-29 - Meteor spotted in the sky over Hong Kong (China):

2017-05-29 - Stunning Aurora Australis 'southern lights' illuminate night sky above New Zealand:

2017-05-29 - Man gets ticket for going 88 MPH in a DeLorean in Santa Clarita (California):

2017-05-29 - Cat designs mobile airpod to survive atmospheric extinction events, has human woman carry it around:

2017-05-30 - Sewers found leaking hydrogen sulfide in Salem (Ohio):

Quote: "A section of Southeast Boulevard was closed for two hours Sunday evening after a resident reported the smell of natural gas. The Salem Fire Department responded to the 2200 block of Southeast Boulevard at 5:54 p.m. where a resident reported the smell of rotten eggs and sulfur. Firefighters found the smell coming from the sanitary sewer system and detected a high level of hydrogen sulfide."

Note: People are obviously confusing the smell of hydrogen sulfide with the odorant added to natural gas, as this event illustrates. This isn't the first time...

2017-05-30 - NASA to release artificial clouds in the sky above the Maryland coast:

2017-05-30 - Man, 37, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at apartments in Schaumburg (Illinois):

2017-05-30 - Man, councilman, has 'medical episode' in coastal Ocean City (New Jersey):

2017-05-30 - Crewmember has heart problems on tug boat 'Midas' near coastal Destin (Florida), medevac'd off:

Quote: "Medevac off Destin The Coast Guard medevaced a man two nautical miles from Destin, Florida, from the 'Midas' on May 30, 2017. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at 7:02 p.m. of a crewmember displaying symptoms of a heart attack and launched a Coast Guard Station Destin 45-foot boat at 7:09 p.m. The boat arrived on scene at 7:18 p.m. and transferred the crew member to emergency services at Station Destin. He was taken to Fort Walton Beach Memorial Hospital. The crew member was reported in stable condition."

2017-05-30 - Sky-high carbon tax needed to avoid climate catastrophe, say experts:

Note: That wouldn't solve our problems, but it might postpone our extinction a bit...

2017-05-30 - Stop hoping we can fix global warming by pulling carbon out of the air:

2017-05-30 - Miles of Antarctic ice collapsing into the sea – 'I don’t think the biblical deluge is just a fairy tale':

2017-05-30 - Lightning strike kills three children in Bihar (India):

2017-05-30 - Lightning strike kills farmer in Pangasinan (Phillipines):

2017-05-30 - Cyclone Mora roars into Bangladesh, 300,000 evacuated:

2017-05-30 - Magnificent ring around the sun seen in Lake Tahoe (California):

2017-05-30 - The media ignores America's drinking water crisis:

2017-05-30 - Student loan debt in the US is so high that many aren't even paying it:

2017-05-30 - 5 highly respected financial experts that are warning that a market crash is imminent:

2017-05-30 - Trump sends another aircraft carrier strike group to the Korean peninsula:

2017-05-30 - Trump's communications director, Mike Dubke, abruptly resigns:

Note: The rats are abandoning the sinking ship...

2017-05-30 - CRISPR gene editing can introduce hundreds of unintended mutations into the genome:

2017-05-31 - Rare red tornado tears through a town in Mexico, terrified locals think the world is ending:

2017-05-31 - Sri Lanka disaster update - foreign aid arrives as flood death toll exceeds 200:

2017-05-31 - Heavy rain and flooding devastate Maguindanao (Philippine Islands):

2017-05-31 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Marsabit (Kenya), 6 killed:

2017-05-31 - World's largest airplane, the Stratolaunch, rolled out for the first time at Mojave Air and Space Port (California):

2017-05-31 - Most smartphone apps share your data with 3rd party services:

2017-05-31 - Guy McPherson gives talk in Brisbane (Australia):

Quote: "I’ll talk primarily about 5 topics today: (1) habitat for human animals, (2) Civilization as a heat engine, (3) the Catch-22 of terminating civilization, (4) the Sixth Mass Extinction on Earth, and (5) how we respond to a terminal diagnosis."

2017-05-31 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Arlington Pond in Salem (New Hampshire):

2017-05-31 - NASA discovers a new mode of ice loss in Greenland – 'Intense melting such as we saw in 2010 and 2012 is without precedent':

2017-05-31 - Man, 20, goes missing while swimming in coastal Galveston (Texas):

2017-05-31 - Man has chest pains on yacht in the Solent near the Isle of Wight:

Quote: "A yachtsman was rushed to hospital after suffering a medical episode onboard a boat in the Solent. An RNLI crew and Coastguard helicopter were involved in the rescue shortly after 6.40pm yesterday evening after the man complained of chest pains. A paramedic from the helicopter examined the man, before he was taken to shore by the Cowes RNLI crew, and then onto St Mary’s Hospital in Newport, Isle of Wight by an ambulance."

2017-05-31 - Person goes into cardiac arrest at rugby club in Upper Hutt (New Zealand), 1700 feet from the Hutt River, 7 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Police, Fire, Ambulance and the Life Flight Rescue Helicopter is at the scene at Upper Hutt Rugby League Club on Whakatiki Rd. A Wellington Free Ambulance spokeswoman said a person has suffered a cardiac arrest."

2017-05-31 - 'Strange smell' blows off the ocean and hits coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

Quote: "There is a strange smell in Karachi’s atmosphere today and all the residents of the city are talking about it over social media but no one knows the real reason behind the repugnant smell."

Quote: "I think secret agencies are experimenting something in Karachi. The smell in the air is annoying. Literally smells like shit."

Note: Karachi, where 15 people just died in the water at beaches within a week and so the government banned people from beaches for six months, mentioned in the 2017-05-26 update. Six months from now is almost winter though, so they've basically banned people from the beaches until next year...

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