Saturday, July 1, 2017

2017 - JUN - Other Stories

2017-06-01 - Unknown odor hits apartment building in Hudson (Massachusetts), 2 firefighters sickened:

Quote: "Hazmat crews responded to a large apartment complex in Hudson Thursday after an unknown odor was reported. The first two firefighters who entered a common area of the 118-unit building were overcome."

Quote: "Crews tested air levels in the building, but found nothing to explain what sickened the two firefighters."

Quote: "The cause of the incident remains a mystery."

2017-06-01 - Unknown odor sickens people at three schools in Ferndale (Washington):

Quote: "Students and staff at several Ferndale schools said they felt sick after smelling an odor in the area Thursday, schools Superintendent Linda Quinn said. Staff first reported the smell around 12:20 p.m., according to a school district Facebook post. Students and staff at Horizon Middle School and Cascadia and Eagleridge elementary schools reported feeling sick. Skyline Elementary School may have smelled the same odor."

2017-06-01 - Rotten egg odor hits school in Ramsey (New Jersey):

Quote: "The odor of gas in a Ramsey school led to an evacuation Thursday morning, officials said. The Hubbarb Elementary School, on Hubbard Lane, was evacuated and inspected by both PSE&G and the Ramsey Fire Department. They gave the school the all clear, Police Chief Bryan Gurney said in a tweet."

2017-06-01 - Unknown 'gas odor' hits middle school and sickens students in Mineral Point (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Iowa County officials were called to Mineral Point High School just before 9am Thursday morning for a report of a possible gas leak. Some middle school and high school students detected a strange odor and began feeling ill. No gas leak was found, but the Mineral Point Fire Department did detect a small amount of CO2 in a remote location."

Note: Obviously wasn't that CO2, since A) CO2 is odorless; and B) the CO2 was in a remote location anyway. The fact that they thought it might be a gas leak means it was a rotten egg odor...

2017-06-01 - Unknown foul odor hits neighborhood in San Antonio (Texas), firefighter sickened:

Quote: "A foul odor caused at least one firefighter to feel faint and prompted calls for a hazmat team to check out the situation on the city's West Side late Thursday night. Fire crews were called to Everton Street, located near Marbach Road and Hunt Lane, at about 9:30 p.m. to check out the report of a foul stench. One of the first firefighters on the scene said he felt faint and a hazmat crew was brought in to test the air, but nothing was found that could have produced the bad smell."

2017-06-01 - Girl, 3, has 'medical episode' in the water at Huddersfield Leisure Centre (Britain):

2017-06-01 - Man has 'medical emergency' on street in Lincoln (Britain):

2017-06-01 - Imminent birth of vast iceberg threatens to 'fundamentally change' Antarctic Peninsula:

2017-06-01 - Humans bringing about sixth mass extinction of life on Earth:

2017-06-01 - Paris climate agreement can’t stop global warming, says US scientist Guy McPherson:

2017-06-01 - Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes the far northern island of Spitsbergen:

2017-06-01 - Three magnitude 3+ earthquakes in five minues shake volcano Bardarbunga (Iceland):

2017-06-01 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) closes Marion Reservoir in Marion (Kansas):

Quote: "It's not unusual for blue-green algae to show up at the lake, but this time, there is something different happening as all recreational and camping sites within 100 feet of the water are closed."

2017-06-01 - Lightning strikes kill at least 10 people and injure 27+ more in Bangladesh:

2017-06-01 - 10,000 lightning strikes light up Victoria (Australia):

2017-06-01 - Mini tsunami swallows up beach in Zandvoort (Netherlands):

2017-06-01 - Dreaded white-nose syndrome confirmed in Alabama bat species for first time:

2017-06-01 - Extremely rare auroras light up the sky of California while sun is rapidly plunging toward Solar Minimum:

2017-06-01 - Deep sea fish unseen for more than a century rediscovered off Sydney (Australia):

2017-06-01 - For $49/month minimum, you can get Trump's Big League box of Trump stuff delivered each month:

2017-06-02 - Hundreds of gigantic craters from past catastrophic methane eruptions found on the sea floor in the Arctic Ocean:

Quote: "Scientists have discovered hundreds of huge craters—some over 3,000 feet wide—on the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean. The craters in the Barents Sea, north of Norway and Russia, formed through huge mounds full of methane exploding suddenly and catastrophically, thousands of years ago. Scientists say the discovery could help explain why so many craters have appeared in Siberia over recent decades, with the same processes causing these explosive events."

2017-06-02 - Storm dumps almost TWO FEET of rain in 11 hours on Taiwan, flooding ensues, nuclear plant shut down:

2017-06-02 - Person found unconscious in swimming pool at Riverwalk Apartments in Little Rock (Arkansas):

2017-06-02 - Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Aleutian Islands (Alaska):

2017-06-02 - Eleven quakes shake Yellowstone (Wyoming), 4 more shake the New Madrid Seismic Zone (Missouri-ish), 2 more hit Shishmaref (Alaska):

Quote: "Within the last 12 hours, 11 earthquakes hit Yellowstone, 4 tremors were recorded in New Madrid Seismic Zone, and 2 rare quakes hit Shishmaref, Alaska. From West to East."

2017-06-02 - Earthquake swarm rattles the Bay of Plenty (New Zealand):

2017-06-02 - Lightning strikes kill 4 people and injure 5 more across 3 districts in Bangladesh:

2017-06-02 - Weather anomalies around the world - 'ice missiles' in Bengladesh, 'spaghetti tornado' in Mexico, huge sandstorm in Khartoum:

2017-06-02 - Scary tornado touches down near Three Hills, Alberta (Canada):

2017-06-02 - Spate of tornadoes hits southern Russia:

2017-06-02 - Hawaii experiences highest king tides in 112-year record – 'Within a few decades this will be the new normal':

2017-06-02 - Worst drought in over a century hits Cape Town (South Africa):

2017-06-02 - Bright meteor filmed over Britain and France:

2017-06-02 - Meteor explodes in the sky over Switzerland:

2017-06-02 - Evacuated Manam Islanders facing food shortages after April eruption:

2017-06-02 - Cow born with a human-like head in Uttar Pradesh (India):

2017-06-02 - 12 signs the economic slowdown the experts have been warning about is now here:

2017-06-02 - Despite lackluster jobs report, stocks close at an all-time high:

2017-06-02 - Squirrels stealing American flags in San Antonio (Texas):

2017-06-03 - Hydrogen sulfide poisoning seriously sickens teacher, woman, at school in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida):

2017-06-03 - Man strokes out on island in Lough Ree (Ireland):

2017-06-03 - Naked man in his 40s topples off balcony in coastal Pattaya (Thailand), 1 injured:

2017-06-03 - The latest from Guy McPherson:

2017-06-03 - Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Papua New Guinea:

2017-06-03 - Lightning strikes kill 9 people across Gujarat (India):

2017-06-03 - Lightning strikes and kills golfer in Suffolk (Britain):

2017-06-03 - Taiwan photographer captures rare purple lightning:

2017-06-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Central Sulawesi (Indonesia):

2017-06-03 - Meteor lights up the skies over the southern English coast:

2017-06-03 - Thousands of bees shut down street in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-06-03 - Cops break into car, beat the crap out of man and tase him unconscious, because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt, in Miami Beach (Florida):

Quote: "One minute, a man was cruising on Ocean Drive, and then the next, a police officer was hitting his window and shouting at him. The officers dragged him out of the car, hit him, forced him on the ground and shocked him with two stun guns. They injured him so badly that he ended up at Mount Sinai Medical Center early Saturday. His car was in the hands of Tremont and Beach Towing, a company that charges an average of $245 per tow and continues to charge daily for keeping the car. According to the arrest form, the whole thing started because Williams wasn't wearing a seat belt."

Note: 'You're gonna wear a seatbelt to protect your life even if we have to kill you!'

2017-06-03 - Federal 'Back the Blue Act' to make it nearly impossible to sue police for rights violations:

2017-06-04 - Woman, 21, falls into the McKenzie River and disappears, in Springfield (Oregon):

Quote: "The friend called 911 and reported that Smith fell off a rocky ledge and may have experienced a medical issue before falling in."

2017-06-04 - Boy, 17, jumps into water and disappears at Lake Lavon (Texas):

Quote: "Texas Game Wardens say the 17-year-old jumped into Lake Lavon around 3 pm, and never resurfaced. His family says he is a good swimmer and was not wearing a life jacket."

2017-06-04 - Man has heart attack on boat on the River Thames in Walton (Britain):

2017-06-04 - Marapi Mount erupts in West Sumatra (Indonesia):

2017-06-04 - Apocalyptic microburst unloads over downtown Dallas (Texas):

2017-06-04 - Chunk of ice mysteriously falls from the sky, lands in neighborhood in Cape Coral (Florida):

2017-06-04 - New comet 'C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)' discovered:

2017-06-04 - The real unemployment number - 102 million working age Americans do not have a job:

2017-06-05 - Sulfur odor hits coastal Bellingham (Washington), blamed on tanker ship:

2017-06-05 - Man, 21, has seizure and collapses into water at water park in Galesburg (Illinois):

Quote: "Gavin Hamilton doesn’t remember what happened Monday evening after he walked into the 3-foot area of the wading pool at Lakeside Splash Zone. The 21-year-old had a seizure and collapsed, face down, in the west corner of the pool."

2017-06-05 - Man, 18, goes missing while swimming in the North Fork Crow River in Middleville Township (Minnesota):

2017-06-05 - Diver goes missing near coastal Boulogne-sur-Mer (France):

Quote: "On June 5, 2017, the CROSS Gris-Nez coordinated a research operation off Boulogne-sur-Mer. The 'Dive Star' had reported early in the morning that one of its divers was missing."

2017-06-05 - Man collapses and goes into cardiac arrest at airport in Chicago (Illinois), man resuscitated:

2017-06-05 - Second-biggest jump in annual CO2 levels reported as Trump leaves Paris climate agreement:

2017-06-05 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Tapps and other lakes in Pierce County (Washington):

2017-06-05 - Acidified ocean water widespread along North American West Coast:

2017-06-05 - Volcano Bulusan erupts in the Philippine Islands:

2017-06-05 - Volcano Sakurajima erupts in Japan:

2017-06-05 - Like champagne bottles pop, methane explosions created ocean craters:

2017-06-05 - Vicious heatwave sends temps to 50C (122F) in Iran, people suffering:

2017-06-05 - 'Mini tornado' wrecks Cornhill Highland Games in Scotland:

2017-06-05 - UN Ocean Conference opens with calls for united action to reverse human damage:

Note: Way too late for that...

2017-06-05 - Withdrawal from Paris threatens both global security and economic competitiveness:

2017-06-05 - Around the world, environmental laws are under attack in all sorts of ways:

2017-06-05 - Another deadly storm hits Russia just days after the deadliest storm in Moscow history:

2017-06-05 - Man dies after tattoo becomes infected with flesh-eating bacteria from the Gulf of Mexico:

2017-06-05 - Gulf monarchies sacrifice neighbor Qatar as 'sponsor of terrorism':

2017-06-05 - Russia successfully completes test of brand new 'Zircon' hypersonic missile:

2017-06-05 - Boy climbs into arcade machine and gets trapped, in Hartford County (Maryland):

2017-06-06 - Unknown odor sickens people at hotel in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

Quote: "Cedar Rapids firefighters were sent to the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center Tuesday after an odor in the lobby of the hotel made guests feel ill and cough, public safety spokesperson Greg Buelow said."

2017-06-06 - Man, 18, goes missing while boogie boarding at coastal Frisco Beach near Hatteras (North Carolina):

2017-06-06 - Boy, 11, pulled unconscious from swimming pool near coastal Haifa (Israel):

2017-06-06 - Volcano Poas erupts in Costa Rica:

2017-06-06 - Ice sheet retreat led to rapid methane hydrate release at end of last ice age:

Note: Coming soon, again, to a planet near you!

2017-06-06 - Domes of frozen methane may be warning signs for new blow-outs:

2017-06-06 - High waves set to batter the Arctic Ocean:

2017-06-06 - Abrupt climate change and Arctic ice update:

2017-06-06 - Trump administration could permit oil companies to 'assault' marine life:

2017-06-06 - Princeton scientist says avoiding two degrees of warming 'is now totally unrealistic':

2017-06-06 - Solar activity heading to minimum, some guy says this means global cooling imminent:

Note: There will be no cooling, unless volcanoes get involved big-time, and even if that happens, it'd still just be short-term cooling. We've got a thickening carbon greenhouse over us. Without that, maybe it WOULD cool off, a little, but just like greenhouses trap heat and let plants grow in the winter, the same thing is happening now to the entire planet. And there's not only been no slowdown in CO2 and methane entering the atmosphere, they're both accelerating, although human emissions are leveling off. That means it's no longer the human race driving events, but the planet itself has taken over, and whatever we do or don't do is now irrelevant except in the very short term. Minor fluctuations in the solar cycle aren't going to overcome the thickening greenhouse being erected over us. Extinction approaches. I'm really only including this BS so that when reality itself blows it away, I can pull this back up again - if I'm still alive - and point out what stupendous idiots these people were to think that global cooling was coming...

2017-06-06 - Inland cities raising bridges because of climate change:

Quote: "The nation’s inland cities are raising many bridges in the expectation that climate change will bring more intense storms and more frequent flooding."

Note: WILL bring? IS bringing...

2017-06-06 - Geoscientific evidence for subglacial lakes:

2017-06-06 - How scientists reacted to the US leaving the Paris climate agreement – 'The biggest loser from the decision could be the United States itself':

2017-06-06 - These companies think Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Accord is appallingly stupid:

2017-06-06 - How Americans think about global warming, in six maps:

2017-06-06 - Lightning strike kills four children and seriously injures two more in Jharkhand (India):

2017-06-06 - Fierce storm roars into the Cape Peninsula (South Africa):

2017-06-06 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Marco Island (Florida):

2017-06-06 - Meteor lights up the sky over Washington DC:

2017-06-06 - 100,000 children trapped in ISIS-held Mosul (Iraq), used as human shields and child soldiers:

2017-06-06 - Giant crop circles appear overnight in field near Sancerre (France):

2017-06-07 - Man has 'medical issue' at 3:40 AM, woman tries to help, another man attacks her with hammer, in coastal San Francisco (California):

Quote: "A 23-year-old woman was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a man attacked her with a hammer Wednesday morning just outside a hotel on Market Street in San Francisco, police said. The incident occurred about 3:40 a.m. outside the Travelodge San Francisco Central hotel on Market Street at Valencia Street, police said. The victim was helping a man suffering a medical issue when the 21-year-old suspect walked up and started arguing with her, police said. The suspect then pulled out a hammer and started hitting the woman in the unprovoked attack, police said."

2017-06-07 - Man, 23, sailor, falls off Navy ship and disappears off the coast of North Carolina:

2017-06-07 - Man, 34, crewmember, has heart attack on ship near coastal Mallorca (Spain):

Quote: "In the evening of June 6, 2017, at 8.30 p.m. Salvamento Maritimó medevaced a Filipino crew member, aged 34, of the 'Mein Schiff 5' who had suffered a heart attack. The ship was 54 miles off the port of Palma de Mallorca when it gave notice of emergency. The medical services of the cruise ship demanded the transfer of the patient to a hospital urgently as the crew was unable to properly assist the crew member in the ship's facilities. The helicopter Helimer201 was deployed for the evacuation and took the patient to the airport of Son Sant Joan, where medical personnel waited to take him to the private clinic Quirón Palma Planas."

2017-06-07 - Man, 66, has heart problems on cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico south of Mobile (Alabama):

Quote: "The Coast Guard medevaced a 66-year-old man from a cruise ship about 170 nautical miles south of Mobile, Alabama, Wednesday. The Coast Guard Eighth District Heartland News reports that Coast Guard Sector Mobile learned of a passenger who suffered heart-attack symptoms while on a cruise ship known as 'Carnival Fantasy.'"

2017-06-07 - Woman has breathing problems on cruise ship near coastal Juneau (Alaska):

Quote: "A Coast Guard Station Juneau smallboat crew and two Capital City Fire/Rescue EMTs transported a woman experiencing breathing complications from the 'Regatta' near Juneau on June 6, 2017. The station’s 45-foot boat transported the woman to awaiting emergency personnel in Juneau after watchstanders received a report that the woman was experiencing breathing complications."

2017-06-07 - Woman, 50, falls down stairs at home, person also has 'medical emergency' at nearby home, and a vehicle overturns, in Bridgewater (Massachusetts):

Quote: "As the MedFlight helicopter was landing in the church parking lot, another call came in for a medical emergency at a nearby residence off of South Street, Levy said. With the help of mutual aid from West Bridgewater, Bridgewater paramedics were also simultaneously responding to a rollover accident with injuries."

2017-06-07 - Another deadly consequence of climate change - the spread of dangerous diseases:

Note: Also NEW diseases...

2017-06-07 - Historic heatwave bakes Asia, the Middle East and Europe:

Quote: "The last week of May 2017 and first week of June brought one the most extraordinary heatwaves in world history to Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The mercury shot up to an astonishing 53.5°C (128.3°F) at Turbat, Pakistan on May 28, making it Earth’s hottest temperature ever recorded in the month of May—and one of Earth’s top-five hottest reliably-measured temperatures on record, for any month. Both Pakistan and Oman tied their all-time national heat records for any month during the heat wave, and all-time national heat records for the month of May were set in Iran, Norway and Austria."

2017-06-07 - Unprecedented heatwave continues to fry Uttar Pradesh (India), 10+ killed:

2017-06-07 - Lightning strike kills three people in Rajasthan (India):

2017-06-07 - Worst winter storm in 30 years pounds Cape Town (South Africa), 8+ killed:

2017-06-07 - Meteorite crashes out of the sky and forms crater in Mukundpura (India):

2017-06-07 - New study says threat of asteroid collision with Earth higher than previously thought:

2017-06-07 - 300,000-year-old homo sapiens unearthed in Morocco:

2017-06-07 - The White House exaggerated the growth of coal jobs by about 5,000 percent:

2017-06-07 - North Korea launches 'multiple unidentified missiles':

2017-06-07 - 5 staff members inhale plutonium in Japan lab accident:

2017-06-07 - Pizza joint now selling pot-infused pizza in Quincy (Massachusetts):

2017-06-08 - Man falls off boat and disappears in Lake Pontchartrain (Louisiana):

2017-06-08 - Man, 25, pulled unconscious from the water at coastal Anna Maria Island (Florida):

2017-06-08 - Boy, 8, pulled unconscious from swimming pool in Midland (Texas):

2017-06-08 - Progressive Commentary Hour with Guy McPherson:

2017-06-08 - Could global warming shut down the Gulf Stream?

Note: If it does then all kinds of Really Bad Stuff (tm) will start happening...

2017-06-08 - US coastal cities will flood more often and more severely, study warns:

2017-06-08 - Intense storms may diminish protective ozone in Central US:

2017-06-08 - Bacterial contamination closes swimming at Mashamoquet Brook State Park in Pomfret (Connecticut):

2017-06-08 - Volcano Fuego erupts in Guatemala:

2017-06-08 - Magnitude 5.3 earthquake shakes volcano Kilauea on the Big Island (Hawaii):

2017-06-08 - Lightning strike kills 3 people in Jharkand (India):

2017-06-08 - Lightning strikes kill 60 people in 2017 so far in Jharkhand (India):

2017-06-08 - Lightning strikes kill 57 people within 10 weeks in Myanmar (Burma), compares to 10 deaths for same period in 2016:

2017-06-08 - Lightning strikes kill 6 people across Bihar (India):

2017-06-08 - Eight inches of hail falls near Canyon (Texas):

2017-06-08 - Scary-looking 'microburst' unloads on Austin (Texas):

2017-06-08 - Rare waterspout recorded in waters off Beihai (China):

2017-06-08 - Meteor explodes over Kaapmuiden, Mpumalanga (South Africa):

2017-06-08 - Boeing testing cutting-edge unmanned submarine off the coast near Palos Verdes (California):

2017-06-08 - More people died from drug overdoses in the US in 2016 than the number of US soldiers that died in Vietnam:

2017-06-08 - Trump's proposed cuts to foreign food aid are proving unpopular:

2017-06-08 - The mystery behind the 40-year-old ‘WOW signal’ from outer space may finally be solved:

2017-06-08 - Gerrymandering oversight leaves tax vote in the hands of one 23-year-old college student in Columbia (Missouri):

Quote: "Indeed, had everything gone to plan, property owners within the CID would have voted sometime this August, likely passing the tax without incident. The only problem? The CID somehow overlooked Jen Henderson, a 23-year-old University of Missouri student who lives in the district — and happens to be its lone registered voter, reports the Columbia Daily Tribune. That means Henderson has complete say over whether or not the tax hike is approved."

2017-06-09 - Underground pits spewing hydrogen sulfide into coastal Tokyo (Japan):

Quote: "Efforts to eliminate bad smells in shopping areas, entertainment districts and other parts of Tokyo are gaining steam as the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics approach. Unpleasant smells are often from hydrogen sulfide generated in drainage pits installed underneath buildings."

Note: The Olympics, now with extra poison gas!

2017-06-09 - Crop failures could will result in apocalyptic scenarios, warn experts:

2017-06-09 - Man goes out on kayak and disappears in South Lake Tahoe (California):

2017-06-09 - Woman, 61, has respiratory problems on cruise ship off the coast of San Diego (California), medevac'd off:

2017-06-09 - Woman, 76, has heart problems on cruise ship near coastal Cape Hinchinbrook (Alaska), medevac'd off:

2017-06-09 - Woman collapses on High Street in Tunstall (Britain):

2017-06-09 - SOTT Earth changes summary for May 2017, extreme weather, planetary upheaval, meteors:

2017-06-09 - The Arctic meltdown and extreme weather with Professor Jennifer Francis:

2017-06-09 - Human extinction by 2030, the reality of an ice-free Arctic, with Professor Peter Wadhams:

2017-06-09 - Disturbing effects of runaway global warming:

2017-06-09 - Temperature hits 90F in Fairbanks (Alaska), wildfire erupts near the Richardson Highway:

Note: So it was a tad hotter in Fairbanks than it was here in St. Louis. If you want a cooler climate, Alaskans, move to Missouri! Wait...what?!

2017-06-09 - Huge 200-mile-long shelf cloud looms as storm rolls into Regina (Canada):

2017-06-09 - Unprecedented snowfall disrupts mining operations in the Atacama Desert (Chile), the driest desert in the world:

2017-06-09 - Finding new homes won't help Emperor penguins cope with climate change:

2017-06-09 - More than 101,800 suspected cholera cases in Yemen and 14.8 million without access to health care services and clean water:

2017-06-09 - The Koch Brothers, The Men Who Sold the World:

2017-06-09 - Ape-like creature spotted near trail in La Crescenta (California):

2017-06-09 - CBD oil effective in treating symptoms of schizophrenia:

Note: I used to be schizophrenic but we're okay now!

2017-06-09 - Mathematically-based model for a viable time machine:

2017-06-09 - Flock of geese takes a mass poop on people at Disneyland, crap hits 17 people, in Anaheim (California):

2017-06-10 - Man, around 40, found unconscious in park, can't identify himself, in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

Quote: "The public's help is being sought in identifying a man who was discovered unconscious in a Melbourne park and is unable to tell police who he is. The Caucasian man, thought to be 40, was found in Oakleigh South's Karkarook Park on Saturday morning and taken to Monash Medical Centre, where he remains."

2017-06-10 - Woman loses consciousness on boat near coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "Four tourists on a seaplane became involved in a water rescue mission on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf on Sunday. An Auckland Seaplanes pilot responded to a distress call issued by the Auckland Coastguard, after a woman fainted on a charter boat."

2017-06-10 - Boy, 17, pulled unconscious from swimming pool in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2017-06-10 - Man, 45, falls off boat and disappears near coastal Cat Island (Mississippi):

2017-06-10 - 25% drop in wheat output across the US:

2017-06-10 - Three volcanoes are restless on the Alaska Peninsula:

2017-06-10 - Colorful clouds to dot East Coast skies after NASA rocket launch on Sunday:

2017-06-10 - Lightning strikes kill 6 people in Maharashtra (India):

2017-06-10 - More than 100-year-old rainfall record broken in Palm Beach County (Florida):

2017-06-10 - Meteor filmed in the sky over Florida:

2017-06-10 - 'High altitude rainbow' seen over Martha's Vineyard (Massachusetts):

2017-06-10 - Yemen cholera cases pass 100,000, killing one person almost every hour:

2017-06-10 - Adam West, star of 60s Batman TV show, dies at 88 from leukemia:

2017-06-11 - Man in his 20s goes out on kayak, goes missing, near coastal Crab Meadow Beach (New York):

2017-06-11 - Woman falls off boat into Lake Erie and disappears, near Erie (Pennsylvania):

2017-06-11 - Unoccupied running 'ghost boat' found in coastal Indian River County (Florida), person possibly missing:

Quote: "An unoccupied 18-foot boat found going around in circles 7 miles off the coast has led to a search of the ocean and in the Indian River Lagoon, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said Sunday."

2017-06-11 - Man in his 60s has 'medical incident' at Mud, Sweat and Tears competition in coastal Motukarara (New Zealand):

2017-06-11 - Sewage odors hitting Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A fast-growing neighborhood on Milwaukee's near south side with new restaurants and costly condos is located a stone's throw from the state's largest sewage treatment plant — and its unpleasant odors. Walker's Point is the only city neighborhood that can boast all three major rivers — Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic — flow around its borders. It is cheered as a walkable and bikeable environment that draws people outdoors. As sure as some people moving to rural properties eventually complain of manure smells from the third-generation farm down the road, some of the residents who have moved into Walker's Point in recent years are questioning why sewage odors from the 1920s-era treatment plant on Jones Island invade their space.

Quote: "In emails earlier this month on the social network, one neighborhood resident wrote: 'This smell can't be healthy for the residents.'"

Note: Milwaukee, where several babies recently dropped dead in their homes. And no, 'sewage odors', almost surely hydrogen sulfide, are definitely not healthy for people...

2017-06-11 - Volcano Stromboli erupts on the Eolian Islands (Italy):

2017-06-11 - Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes in the ocean south of the island of Java (Indonesia):

2017-06-11 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #32, June 6th to June 8th, 2017:

2017-06-11 - Heatwave bakes the US East Coast, schools to shut early in Philadelphia:

Quote: "The Philadelphia School District will dismiss students in all schools and in the district's early childhood centers at noon on Tuesday, as temperatures are expected to rise throughout the region. It's the latest sign of an intense heat wave hitting the East Coast."

2017-06-11 - Temperatures have increased 1.8, NOT 1.1C since pre-industrial times:

2017-06-11 - US relocating entire town because of global warming, and this is just the beginning:

2017-06-11 - Major Greenland melting could devastate crops in Africa:

2017-06-11 - Fierce storm hits Punjab (India), buildings collapse, 13 killed, dozens injured:

2017-06-11 - Weather apocalypse hits Wisconsin and Minnesota, 165,000 homes without power, 2000 flights delayed:

2017-06-11 - Rare winter-like storm hits parts of Northern California:

Quote: "A rare, winter-like June storm hit Northern California early Sunday afternoon, June 11, 2017, bringing sharp temperatures drop, heavy rain, hail, frequent lightning, and even snow in some higher elevations. The weather is expected to clear up by Monday morning, but overnight low temperatures in Sierra could stay below freezing for as many as 2 to 3 more nights, NWS said."

2017-06-11 - Vicious dust storm hits Punjab (Pakistan) 5 killed, 65 injured:

2017-06-11 - Meteor explodes in the sky over Espírito Santo (Brazil):

2017-06-11 - 'Red sprites' filmed over the English Channel (Britain):

2017-06-11 - Deadly Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a tick-borne disease, on the rise in Tennessee after death of 20-year-old woman:

2017-06-11 - PFC pollution of tap water in the US continues to expand with no end in sight:

2017-06-11 - Multiple studies link everyday lawn products to canine cancer:

2017-06-11 - Robot priest gives blessings in Wittenberg (Germany):

2017-06-12 - Unknown odor hits area in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency services descended on a leafy north London high street following reports of a 'bad smell'. Scores of shoppers were evacuated from businesses in West End Lane, West Hampstead, after residents reported a 'noxious' stench. Dramatic images posted on social media showed a huge police presence on the road just after 9am on Monday."

2017-06-12 - Rotten egg odor hitting Waipukurau (New Zealand), near the coast:

Quote: "Residents spoken to, however, said the odour wasn't vegetable or agricultural in nature - variously describing it as a sewage smell, or sulphuric, similar to that in Rotorua."

2017-06-12 - Heatwave baking Siberia, where thousands of methane domes are expanding and preparing to explode:

2017-06-12 - Worker has 'medical emergency', collapses unconscious on roof at rehab center in Cherry Hill (New Jersey):

Quote: "A worker at a Cherry Hill rehab center is in stable condition after a medical emergency on the center’s roof. The incident happened at Saint Mary’s Medical Center for Rehabilitation. Crews carried a worker who had lost consciousness from the roof around 8 a.m. The nature of the victim’s emergency isn’t clear, but authorities say it wasn’t heat-related."

2017-06-12 - Crewmember, man, 47, has seizures on ship near coastal Unimak Island (Alaska):

Quote: "A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew deployed on the Coast Guard Cutter 'Midgett' medevaced a 47-year-old man from the 'Cape Greig' after suffering possible seizures in Unimak Pass, 80 miles east of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, on June 12, 2017. Watchstanders at the 17th Coast Guard District command center received a medevac request from the 'Cape Greig' reporting the man was found unconscious and was experiencing possible seizures. "

2017-06-12 - Diver hit by respiratory problems and dizziness near coastal Wilmington (North Carolina):

Quote: "Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington received a report from crew members aboard the 25-foot diving boat 'Under Pressure' that one diver had surfaced with shortness of breath and dizziness 35 miles south-southeast of Wilmington."

2017-06-12 - Mud volcano Keyraki erupts in coastal Baku (Azerbaijan):

2017-06-12 - Magnitude 6.2+ earthquake strikes near the island of Lesbos (Greece):

2017-06-12 - Three earthquakes - 3.6, 2.5, 2.4 - the  rattle the New Madrid Seismic Zone near Harrison (Arkansas):

2017-06-12 - Scientists just published a study refuting EPA head’s claim of 'leveling off of global warming':

2017-06-12 - Arctic sea ice primed for phenomenal melt season, 'The next 100 days or so are going to be very interesting indeed':

2017-06-12 - The Larsen C ice shelf collapse hammers home the reality of global warming:

2017-06-12 - Record-breaking heatwave bakes the US Northeast:

Quote: "A record-breaking blast of summer-like weather is hitting New York and other parts of the Northeast, squashing memories of a cold, rainy spring. The National Weather Service said New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport recorded a sweltering 97 degrees on Monday, breaking its 1973 record of 95 degrees. New York's LaGuardia Airport reached 95 degrees, topping its 1988 record of 92 degrees. Central Park tied its previous record of 93 degrees, set in 1973."

2017-06-12 - Heatwave bakes Japan, hundreds of people hospitalized:

Note: That mini ice age is really kicking in now!

2017-06-12 - Shem Creek contaminated with fecal bacteria in Mt. Pleasant (South Carolina):

2017-06-12 - Lightning strike kills 5 women in Maharashtra (India):

2017-06-12 - Tornado and hail hit Laramie County (Wyoming):

2017-06-12 - Tornado touches down near Hereford and Grover in Weld County (Colorado):

2017-06-12 - Tornado and torrential rains hit Omsk (Russia):

2017-06-12 - Sudden hailstorm pounds Jamalpur (Bangladesh), people run for their lives:

2017-06-12 - Tropical Storm Merbok rolls into Hong Kong (China):

2017-06-12 - Tropical Storm Calvin brings heavy rain to Mexico, flooding and landslides expected:

2017-06-12 - Fierce storm pounds Punjab (India), 13 killed:

2017-06-12 - Peatlands dwindling in Asia:

2017-06-12 - Catastrophe of Aral Sea shows 'men can destroy the planet', warns UN chief Guterres:

2017-06-12 - Trump cancels whale and turtle protections:

Quote: "The Trump administration on Monday tossed out a rule on marine protection for whales and sea turtles caught in fishing nets off the West Coast. The rule change was made despite the fishing industry's having proposed the measures in the first place, according to the Associated Press."

2017-06-12 - Quasiparticles imaged, half-light/half-matter could lead to faster circuits, higher bandwidths:

2017-06-13 - Man disappears while swimming in Penhorn Lake (Canada):

2017-06-13 - Experts identify 12 major epicenters of climate risks to international security:

2017-06-13 - Volcano Bogoslof erupts again in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska):

2017-06-13 - Heatwave set to bake Southern California:

Quote: "Temperatures in San Diego County's desert areas could reach 118 degrees - and possibly higher - during a heat wave that will begin over the weekend, the National Weather Service says. Forecasters have issued an excessive heat watch for the eastern-most regions of the county. It will remain in effect through next Tuesday. 'The heat will gradually increase, starting this weekend, and will peak on Monday and Tuesday,' said Brandt Maxwell, a weather service forecaster."

2017-06-13 - Heatwave hitting the US East Coast comes with a side of smog:

2017-06-13 - Lightning strikes kill 11 people within 12 days in Maharashtra (India):

2017-06-13 - Heavy rain and landslides hit Bangladesh, 136+ killed:

2017-06-13 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Choluteca (Honduras), 19 centimeters of rain in 24 hours, 2+ killed:

2017-06-13 - Heavy rain and flooding devastating Mizoram (India), 10+ killed:

2017-06-13 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the Volta Region (Ghana), hundreds of homes destroyed:

2017-06-13 - Unseasonably strong Spring storm brings snow to Wyoming:

2017-06-13 - Forests continue to be degraded and lost at a rate of 3.3 million hectares per year:

2017-06-13 - Polluted environments kill 1.4 million people in Europe and Central Asia annually:

2017-06-13 - GMOs 2.0, next generation of GMOs escapes regulation:

2017-06-13 - 2017 may be the worst retail apocalypse in US history, more than 300 retailers have already filed for bankruptcy:

2017-06-13 - The next financial crisis has already arrived in Europe and people are starting to freak out:

2017-06-13 - Lawmakers reintroduce bill to legalize marijuana in New York:

2017-06-13 - Man saves condor as baby, condor returns regularly as adult to visit him:

Quote: "It is not unusual for the condor to fly back and visit its rescuer, and according to locals the bird is said to return to visit the man fairly frequently."

2017-06-14 - Man, early 20s, jumps in water to retrieve ball and disappears, at Lake Perry near Slough Creek in Topeka (Kansas):

2017-06-14 - Woman, 57, pulled unconscious from Ellis Pond in Norwood (Massachusetts):

2017-06-14 - Man pulled unconscious from the water at Bluff Harbor Marina in Burlington (Iowa):

2017-06-14 - Atmospheric oxygen decline threatens humanity’s existence:

Quote: "There has been a clear decline in the volume of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere over the past 20 years. A recently proposed model predicts a non-linear decay, which would result in an increasingly rapid fall-off in atmospheric oxygen concentration, with potentially devastating consequences for human health. We predict that humans may continue to survive in an unprotected atmosphere for ~3600 years."

Note: 3600 years, that's some optimism!

2017-06-14 - Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes near San Marcos (Guatemala):

2017-06-14 - Plankton explosion changes the color of the sea near Istanbul (Turkey):

Quote: "A sudden change in the colour of the Bosphorus Strait that divides the continents of Europe and Asia in Turkey's largest city Istanbul has surprised residents, with scientists putting it down to a surge in a species of plankton across the Black Sea. The sudden transformation of the usually blue waters of the Bosphorus to a milky turquoise since the weekend had alarmed some residents."

2017-06-14 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Chippewa Lake in Medina County (Ohio):

2017-06-14 - Typhoon Merbok hits Shenzhen (China), 100,000 people evacuated:

2017-06-14 - Towering 10-meter waves pound the east coast of the South Island (New Zealand):

2017-06-14 - Two-headed porpoise found off the coast of the Netherlands for the first time ever:

2017-06-14 - Slow-moving meteor spotted in the sky over Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-06-14 - Canadian oil hike puts Trudeau climate action in doubt:

2017-06-14 - Trump sells Qatar $12 billion of US weapons days after accusing it of funding terrorism:

Note: This plan brought to you by the Underpants Gnomes!

2017-06-15 - Crewmember suddenly collapses on fishing ship near coastal Cape May (New Jersey):

Quote: "The US Coast Guard medevaced and ill fisherman approximately 50 miles east of Cape May, New Jersey, from the 'Susan Marie' on June 15, 2017, at about 3 p.m. The Coast Guard was notified by the crew of the fishing vessel that a crewmember reportedly collapsed for unknown reasons at about 2 p.m."

2017-06-15 - Teen boy, 15 to 17, has 'unknown medical condition', can't speak, in Nampa (Idaho):

Quote: "Police identified a young man Thursday night after asking for help to identify someone who's in the hospital and unable to speak. Nampa police said a male - who was believed to be between the ages of 15 and 17 - was seen by a passerby on Thursday in the area of Amity Avenue and 12th Avenue Road. Something wasn't right about him, police said. Paramedics were called, and he remained in a hospital Thursday evening with an unknown medical condition."

2017-06-15 - Volcano Shiveluch erupts bigly (heh) on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

2017-06-15 - Magnitude 5.9 earthquake shakes the Kermadec Islands:

2017-06-15 - Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes in Yellowstone National Park near West Yellowstone (Montana):

2017-06-15 - Methane spewing into the atmosphere at accelerating rate:

2017-06-15 - Paul Beckwith on the vanishing sea ice - expect the unexpected:

2017-06-15 - Widespread snowmelt detected in West Antarctica during unusually warm summer, 'We can expect more major surface melt events':

2017-06-15 - Record-threatening heatwave forecast for the US West Coast:

Quote: "Interior California and the desert Southwest are bracing for an intense and long heat wave, forecast to start this weekend and continue well into next week. The worst of the heat is expected Monday or Tuesday, when many locations will witness temperatures 15 to 30 degrees above normal, challenging records."

2017-06-15 - Heatwaves becoming increasingly dead in India as the world warms:

2017-06-15 - Heat island effect could double global warming costs for world’s cities:

2017-06-15 - Global warming to cause food shortages and riots, capable government important:

2017-06-15 - Hailstorm with huge hailstones pounds Kiowa (Kansas):

2017-06-15 - Heavy rain and deadly flash floods hit northeastern India, 14+ killed:

2017-06-15 - Canadian Arctic climate change study aborted because of large amount of ice flowing into the sea from the melting Arctic:

2017-06-15 - Meteor spotted over Roodepoort (South Africa):

2017-06-15 - Second bald eagle crashes into building within 2 weeks in Chicago (Illinois), one dies:

2017-06-15 - Extremely rare elegant tern from North America turns up in Pagham Harbour (Britain), first time ever:

2017-06-15 - Swarm of honeybees take over car in Hull (Britain), and they don't want to leave:

2017-06-15 - Indigenous and environmental rights under attack in Brazil, UN rights experts warn:

2017-06-15 - Study shows our sun probably has an evil twin called Nemesis:

2017-06-15 - Strange 'radar anomaly' appears in the Gulf of Alaska:

2017-06-15 - Ikea and Byredo launching line of candles:

2017-06-15 - Landfill spewing hydrogen sulfide, students and teachers sickening, some with cancer, in coastal Brookhaven (New York):

Quote: "The school in Bellport stands next to a massive landfill that’s been the source of odor complaints for years. 'The kids have problems with the breathing, our eyes are irritated constantly, I have chronic dizziness,' 5th grade teacher Allison Schelin told CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff. Teachers who work at Frank P Long Intermediate School cited nearly identical ailments."

Quote: "The results showed no release of VOCs, but high readings of hydrogen sulfide around the site."

2017-06-16 - Unknown haze hits Aldi store and sickens people in Burlington (North Carolina), 580 feet from Mays Lake:

Quote: "A shopping center in Burlington was shut down for most of the day Friday while hazardous material specialists investigated a mysterious haze inside Aldi. The Burlington Fire Department was dispatched to the grocery store, located in Grove Park Plaza at 1801 S. Church St., at 8:26 a.m. Friday after employees reported feeling ill and noticed a 'light haze' in the building, said Battalion Chief Brad Bailey. 'We got some information from Aldi management that they had a few employees that experienced some lightheadedness and general dizziness over the last couple days,' Bailey said."

2017-06-16 - Woman, 19, babysitter, found unconscious in swimming pool at home in Newmarket (Canada):

Quote: "A 19-year-old woman remains in critical condition after she was found unresponsive in a backyard pool in Newmarket Friday. York Regional Police confirm a child in her care called 911."

2017-06-16 - Young child has 'medical emergency' in Winchcombe (Britain), airlifted out:

2017-06-16 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Mendota and the Yahara River (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Madisonians could see it span across the surface of the water. A giant blue-green algae bloom covered wide areas on the southern shore of Lake Mendota and the Yahara River on Friday afternoon. It shocked several people out on the lake and walking around it. Officials are now warning the public that the algae is highly toxic. It was as white as ice and fluffy looking as it floated down the water. 'I've never seen it this bad,' said David Wallner as he biked through Tenney Park along the Yahara River."

2017-06-16 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Fly Creek near Grand Lake (Oklahoma):

2017-06-16 - The rains of Antarctica are coming, warm summer storms melted Texas-sized section of the Ross Ice Shelf surface during 2016:

2017-06-16 - Torstein Viddal on Arctic blue sea event:

2017-06-16 - Scientists say the rapid sinking of Louisiana’s coast already counts as a 'worst case scenario':

2017-06-16 - Peter Wadhams inteview, a look at an ice-free planet and the failure of governments to meet the challenges of climate change:

2017-06-16 - Volcano Bezymianny erupts in the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

Quote: "This is the strongest eruption of Bezymianny volcano since September 1/2, 2012. It comes just two days after a powerful eruption of nearby Sheveluch volcano ejected ash to an altitude 12 km (39 360 feet) a.s.l. Sheveluch is located 90 km (56 miles) NE of Bezymianny."

2017-06-16 - Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes in the ocean at the Southern East Pacific Rise:

2017-06-16 - Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes in the ocean on the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge:

2017-06-16 - Lightning strike kills 2 people, injures 25 more, in Jharkhand (India):

2017-06-16 - Lightning strikes kill at least 10 people across Odisha (India):

2017-06-16 - Apocalyptic storm engulfs Fargo (North Dakota):

2017-06-16 - Powerful storm rips through Omaha (Nebraska), widespread damage and power outages:

2017-06-16 - Monstrous electroactive storm cell spotted near Chelyabinsk (Russia):

2017-06-16 - Large waterspout filmed over Mobile Bay (Alabama):

2017-06-16 - The mystery of absent noctilucent clouds:

Quote: "Where did they go? Researchers have just figured it out: There’s been a 'heat wave' in the polar mesosphere, a region in Earth’s upper atmosphere where NLCs form. Relatively warm temperatures have wiped out the clouds."

2017-06-16 - Possible rare meteorite hits Rocky Mount (Virginia), only scorched bark remains:

2017-06-16 - Changes to bird flu virus could make human transmission more likely, scientists say:

2017-06-16 - Advanced CIA firmware has been infecting wifi routers for years:

2017-06-16 - Amazon buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion:

2017-06-16 - You've got until June 25 to enter contest for chance to have dinner with Trump:

2017-06-17 - Five guardsmen collapse unconscious at ceremony in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "As temperatures reached 25C (77F), one soldier fell forward onto his knees, out of formation, before landing face down with his hands by his side."

Note: 77F doesn't seem hot enough to cause that, even with the bearskin hats. I did the 21-gun salute at military funerals in my WINTER uniform (because it wasn't officially spring yet) near Phoenix when it was 95+F and nobody ever fainted, although we did start taking bets on who'd pass out first one day during a particularly long 60-minute eulogy, but nobody did. So, FIVE soldiers collapsing unconscious, at 77F? Not normal. Have there been any strange odors in London lately? (Yes, mentioned in the 2017-06-12 update.) Have there been any unusual fires? (Yes, a gigantic fire that destroyed an entire high-rise apartment building at 12:54 AM, which killed dozens of people, mentioned in the 2017-06-14 update.) Anybody in London disappearing into the water lately? Well...

2017-06-17 - Man, 26, disappears into the water after saving child, at the Greenland Dock in Rotherhithe area in coastal London (Britain):

2017-06-17 - Boy, 12, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at home in coastal Plymouth (Massachusetts):

2017-06-17 - Child pulled unconscious from swimming pool at home on Murphy Avenue in Baden (Pennsylvania):

2017-06-17 - Boy, 8, pulled unconscious from swimming pool in Sherbrooke (Canada), other water incidents too:

2017-06-17 - Boy pulled unconscious from Lake Travis near Austin (Texas):

2017-06-17 - Ice melt continues in the East Siberian Sea:

2017-06-17 - Heatwave bakes Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from Saturday all the way to Thursday with temperatures reaching highs of between 110 and 120 degrees."

2017-06-17 - Magnitude 4.0 earthquake strikes off the coast of Greenland, small tsunami hits some villages:

Quote: "Authorities in Greenland are assisting local residents after an earthquake off the Arctic island's west coast triggered a tsunami. The earthquake struck late Saturday at a magnitude of about 4.0, according to the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Danish news agency Ritzau reported. The quake struck about 30km north of the island of Nuugaatsiaq, home to about 100 people. Greenland public broadcaster KNR said 39 people had been evacuated from Nuugaatsiaq. Flooding was also reported near other settlements along the coast."

2017-06-17 - Earthquake swarm hits Yellowstone National Park (Montana), 72 quakes in 24 hours:

2017-06-17 - Scientists discover that San Andreas Fault earthquakes are triggered by winter rain and snow:

2017-06-17 - Lightning strikes twice, first bolt kills boy, second kills 2 adults standing nearby, in North Kazakhstan:

2017-06-17 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Chesterfield County (Virginia):

2017-06-17 - Heavy rain and landslides hit Taiwan:

2017-06-17 - Goat born with human-like lips and no eyes in Kozhikode (India):

2017-06-17 - US Energy Department closes office working on climate change abroad – 'ignorance is not diplomacy':

2017-06-17 - Scientists discover 11-dimensional (!) structures that could help us understand how the brain works:

2017-06-18 - Alaska's sea ice melting unusually early:

2017-06-18 - Heatwave bakes parts of California, 9 Bay Area cities set new records, and worse to come:

Quote: "By 10 a.m. Sunday, the temperatures hovered around 80 degrees in San Francisco - about 20 degrees above average for a morning in June. Temperatures kept rising in the Bay Area throughout the day. Record highs of 97 were recorded at airports in both San Francisco and Oakland, while Livermore and San Jose also smashed previous milestones. San Jose hit 103 and Livermore 106. 'This whole heat event will be the most substantial heat wave we've had this season,' said Charles Bell, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Monterey."

Quote: "High temperatures in nine San Francisco Bay Area locations were new records for Sunday’s date, National Weather Service officials said."

2017-06-18 - Shifting water weight can trigger earthquakes:

Note: Not just small earthquakes, and not just in California...

2017-06-18 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Fiji Islands:

2017-06-18 - Man, 44, crewmember, strokes out just after 6:30 AM on tanker ship near coastal Galveston (Texas):

Quote: "A Coast Guard copter rescued a man Sunday morning from a tanker at sea off Galveston. Just after 6:30 a.m., Argent Eyebright, a Panamanian oil and chemical tanker headed for Houston, called for help from about 120 miles off the Galveston coast. A 44-year-old crewmember was experiencing stroke-like symptoms and needed medical assistance, the ship reported."

2017-06-18 - Boy, 6, pulled unconscious from wave pool at Cowabunga Bay in Henderson (Nevada):

2017-06-18 - Man, 53, pulled unconscious from swimming pool in Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-06-18 - Boy, 15, pulled unconscious from lake at park in Georgetown Township (Michigan):

2017-06-18 - Man collapses at bus stop at 12:20 AM in coastal London (Britain), van purposely hits people as they try to help:

Quote: "One man has been arrested but it is feared two more suspects may be on the run after the van plowed into a crowd outside Finsbury Park Mosque, London, as they finished taraweeh, Ramadan evening prayers. Eyewitnesses reported seeing bystanders wrestle the suspect to the floor and pin him down until officers arrived. Others added that the congregation of victims were trying to save a man who had collapsed at a bus stop, and other unconfirmed reports suggested that the attackers had knives and a man had been stabbed."

2017-06-18 - Guy McPherson at moderated panel discussion at the New Living Expo in San Mateo (California):

2017-06-18 - Heavy rain and flooding kill 14 people and destroy hundreds of homes in Niger:

2017-06-18 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Beijing (China), 17 people missing:

2017-06-18 - Heavy rain and flooding hit south-central Chile, 4+ killed:

2017-06-19 - Child pulled unconscious from swimming pool in Columbus (Ohio):

2017-06-19 - Cop collapses unconscious while overseeing inmates, inmates save him, in Polk County (Georgia):

2017-06-19 - Woman has 'medical emergency' on the East Coast Trail near coastal St. John's (Canada):

2017-06-19 - Methane emissions increasing rapidly on the East Siberian Shelf:

2017-06-19 - Extreme weather and abrupt climate change report:

2017-06-19 - Extreme heat cancels 20 flights in Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-06-19 - Heatwave causing flight problems at airport in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-06-19 - Drought kills crops in South Dakota:

2017-06-19 - Volcano erupts on coastal Nishinoshima Island (Japan):

Quote: "Nishinoshima Island is erupting again after about a year and a half, and the level of volcanic activity is about the same as the 2014-2015 eruptions that saw the island's surface area expand at a remarkable rate, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)'s Meteorological Research Institute announced on June 19. Based on analysis of gases emanating from the volcano in the Ogasawara Island chain, the institute believes there is a steady supply of magma and the eruption is likely to continue for some time."

2017-06-19 - Lightning strikes kill 10 people in 4 districts in Bangladesh:

2017-06-19 - Freak thunderstorms turn day into night in New York and New Jersey:

2017-06-19 - Tropical Storm Bret becomes earliest named storm so far south in the Atlantic:

2017-06-19 - Lowest solar activity in 200 years:

2017-06-19 - GOP contractor exposes voter information for 198 million people:

Quote: "It dwarfs the second-largest exposure of voter information — 93.4 million records of Mexican citizens — by more than 100 million voters and tops the largest data breach of voter information — 55 million records of Philippine voters — by more than 140 million."

2017-06-19 - Worst economic crisis in state history hits Illinois:

2017-06-19 - Trump's personal lawyer has hired a lawyer:

2017-06-20 - Unknown odor hits hospital in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

Quote: "The Grand Rapids Fire Department gave the hospital the 'all clear' around 1:30 p.m. Crews couldn't determine the cause of the odor."

2017-06-20 - Boy, 17, goes missing in the Little Miami River in Bellbrook (Ohio):

2017-06-20 - Man has 'medical emergency' at Elk Knob State Park in Todd (North Carolina):

2017-06-20 - Arctic methane and jet stream disruption:

2017-06-20 - World climate stays in uncharted territory as May of 2017 hits second hottest on record:

2017-06-20 - Heatwave temperatures in the UK higher than Los Angeles and Bahamas, hottest June day in 40 years:

2017-06-20 - Heatwave continues baking Arizona:

Quote: "In the Arizona desert, as far back as weather records go, it’s never been this hot for this long."

Note: Ain't seen nothin' yet!

2017-06-20 - Deadly heatwaves could endanger 74% of global population by 2100, study says:

Note: No, they won't, because there won't be a 'global population' in 2100...

2017-06-20 - Poás Volcano erupts in Costa Rica:

2017-06-20 - Lightning strikes kill 22 people in 48 hours across Bangladesh:

2017-06-20 - Lightning strikes kill 9 people in West Bengal (India):

2017-06-20 - Lightning strikes kill 6 people in Telangana (India):

2017-06-20 - Large water spout filmed off the east coast of Singapore:

2017-06-20 - Cholera outbreak exploding in Yemen with 158,960 suspected cases and 1,100 deaths, 100 kids an hour infected:

2017-06-20 - Brazil’s Temer vetoes opening up Amazon rainforest for development, but changes likely:

2017-06-20 - Violence and persecution uprooted record 65.6 million people in 2016, UN agency reports:

2017-06-20 - Boeing to begin research on fully autonomous planes:

2017-06-20 - Possible UFO seen over New York suburb:

2017-06-20 - Elephants spring into action to save drowning calf at zoo in South Korea:

2017-06-21 - Man, 49, has difficulty breathing on ship in the Gulf of Mexico near Sapelo Sound (Georgia), medevac'd off:

2017-06-21 - Yellowstone supervolcano shaken by 464 earthquakes in just one week:

2017-06-21 - Rising sea level washing away islands in the Solomon Islands:

2017-06-21 - Heatwave bakes France:

2016-06-21 - Record high temperatures grip much of the globe, more hot weather to come – heatwaves have arrived unusually early in 2017:

2017-06-21 - Rising temperatures threaten coffee in Ethiopia:

Note: Nooooo, not coffee doom!

2017-06-21 - Tropics in trouble as rising heat, humidity push populations to the edge:

2017-06-21 - Scientists throw light on mysterious ice age temperature jumps:

Quote: "A gradual rise of CO2 within the atmosphere can hit a tipping point, triggering abrupt temperature shifts that drastically affect the climate across the Northern Hemisphere.”

2017-06-21 - Is Petermann Glacier breaking apart this summer?

2017-06-21 - Huge ice shelf continues melting in Antarctica, could crack off anytime:

2017-06-21 - Lightning strike kills man in Martin County (Florida):

2017-06-21 - Large hailstones pound Scotland County (Missouri):

2017-06-21 - Tropical Storm Cindy roars ashore on the US Gulf Coast:

2017-06-21 - Scary 'Independence Day' thunderstorm swallows up Saratov (Russia):

2017-06-21 - The jet stream is crossing the equator:

2017-06-21 - Two-month countdown to total solar eclipse that will darken US skies from Oregon to South Carolina:

2017-06-21 - Trump is handing US government over to fossil fuel interests – the appointments, the policies, the rhetoric — it's not subtle:

2017-06-21 - 69 percent of Americans do not have an adequate emergency fund:

2017-06-21 - Bald eagle swoops down and snatches fish off fishing boat in Vancouver (Canada):

2017-06-22 - Man, 40, killed by hydrogen sulfide in sewer pit at meat shop in Decatur (Indiana):

Quote: "Justin Manley was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon at the scene after emergency crews were called to Manley Meats after the two men were found unresponsive in the sewer pit. The autopsy says Justin Manley’s death was 'asphyxia due to drowning due to hydrogen sulfide gas toxicity.' His death has been ruled accidental."

2017-06-22 - Salton Sea spewing hydrogen sulfide again in California:

Quote: "As if high temperatures weren't bad enough, local residents will need to deal with the stench of rotten eggs for the next few days. The smell is coming from the Salton Sea, where elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide have developed. It's caused by decaying organic matter."

2017-06-22 - Lower Owens River emitting hydrogen sulfide near coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "'County staff has been monitoring conditions on the river, and we are observing low levels of dissolved oxygen in the river, as well as a distinctive hydrogen sulfide ('rotten egg') odor, which is indicative of anaerobic (no oxygen) conditions,' Water Director Dr. Bob Harrington said."

2017-06-22 - Two people have heart attacks within 2 minutes on cruise ship in coastal Kiel (Germany):

Quote: "The departure of the 'Arcadia' from the Ostsee Quay in Kiel which was scheduled for 4.30 p.m. on June 21, 2017, towards Stockholm was delayed: Within two minutes, two passengers on the ship, on which youth are not allowed to sail, had suffered heart attacks. During the supply by the crew immediately the rescue service were alerted. Two vehicles of the Workers' Samaritan League and an emergency physician from the fire brigade attended and took care of the patients, who were taken to the University Hospital in Kiel shortly after 6 p.m. Only then the 'Arcadia' could leave the port."

2017-06-22 - Woman in her 70s strokes out on cruise ship near coastal Kiel (Germany):

Quote: "On June 22, 2017, the 'Aidabella' had to stop while approaching Kiel after a 734 (?) year old female passenger had suffered a suspected stroke. The lifeboat 'Berlin' of the DGzRS station Laboe medevaced the patient at 6.20 a.m. in calm seas with 1-2 Beaufort wind and transported her to Laboe where an ambulance was waiting to take her to the University Hospital in Kiel. The cruise ship then continued to the Ostsee Quay in Kiel."

2017-06-22 - Man collapses at 6 AM on ferry ship, goes into cardiac arrest, resuscitated, in coastal Kiel (Germany):

Quote: "In the morning of June 22, 2017, around 6 a.m. the fire brigade of Kiel and rescue services were alerted, after a passenger of the port ferry 'Heikendorf' collapsed while the ship was at the ferry dock in Kiel-Friedrichsort. He had to be resuscitated by the rescue service and was taken to hospital."

Note: Dayum, remind me not to get on any boats in Kiel!

2017-06-22 - Scientists predict a Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' the size of New Jersey this summer:

2017-06-22 - Heatwave continues baking Arizona, people getting burned:

Quote: "The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement. Dr. Kevin Foster, director of the Arizona Burn Center, said this June is the worst the center has seen in 18 years. Most patients arrive with contact burns from touching hot car interiors or walking outside without shoes. Foster said one child received contact burns after crawling through a doggy door onto the hot pavement."

2017-06-22 - Volcano Katla shaking and quaking in Iceland:

2017-06-22 - Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Guatemala and El Salvador:

2017-06-22 - Rare tornado rips through Hamburg (Germany):

2017-06-22 - US climate of troubles, record heat out west, severe floods in the east:

2017-06-22 - Killer whales shadowing fishing ships and eating their catch in Alaska:

2017-06-22 - Sheep born looking partly human in Lady Frere in the Eastern Province (South Africa):

2017-06-22 - Experts at Queen's University in Ireland warn Earth is overdue for catastrophic asteroid strike:

2017-06-22 - Scientists uncover bones from gigantic dinosaur near Morella (Spain):

Quote: "Researchers have uncovered the fossils of one of the largest dinosaurs to ever walk on the Earth - remains which they believe could belong to a previously undiscovered species. Paleontologists digging near the city of Morella in eastern Spain discovered the remains of a gigantic dinosaur which would have measured a staggering 20-meters (65 ft) from head to tail."

2017-06-23 - Five people killed by hydrogen sulfide in wastewater treatment pond at food processing plant in coastal Bangkok (Thailand):

Quote: "The incident began after Pantika Tasuwan, the Chulalongkorn University intern, fell into the pond and the other four attempted a rescue. The employee and three security guards leaped into the pond but were overwhelmed by hydrogen sulfide and suffocated to death, Lt. Col. Phumwattana Ritthong of Bang Na police said."

Quote: "Four were pronounced dead on the scene while a fifth later died at the Bang Na 1 Hospital."

2017-06-23 - Man, 45, disappears while swimming in Lake St. Clair in Harrison Township (Michigan):

2017-06-23 - Boy, 11, goes missing in the, Willamette River in Salem (Oregon):

2017-06-23 - Man, 55, strokes out on ship near coastal St. Catherines Island (Georgia):

2017-06-23 - Cop, man, has 'medical emergency' while making arrest, goes into cardiac arrest, in Edgewater (Colorado):

Quote: "An officer is in critical condition after he suffered a medical emergency while trying to arrest a suspect. Corporal Michael Nesbitt, of the Edgewater Police Department, suffered cardiac arrest while trying to take Connor Michael Dougherty into custody Friday."

2017-06-23 - Man has seizure with Lou Ferrigno at Fanboy Expo in Knoxville (Tennessee):

Quote: "Lou Ferrigno, known to most as The Incredible Hulk, has gained another fan after he helped a man’s son at Fanboy Expo in Knoxville, Friday. Frank Mcalister took to social media after Ferrigno helped his son, Ted, who began having a seizure after taking a picture with Ferrigno."

Note: Hulk help nerd!

2017-06-23 - Research shows the seabed has become much warmer:

2017-06-23 - Heat expanding in the West and spreading up into the Pacific Northwest:

2017-06-23 - Heatwave turns deadly in the US Southwest:

2017-06-23 - Heatwave bakes Chihuahua (Mexico):

2017-06-23 - Comparing today's heatwaves with those in the 1930s:

2017-06-23 - Volcano Rincón de la Vieja erupts in Costa Rica:

2017-06-23 - Large hailstones pound Altai (Russia), car windows shattered, roofs damaged, harvests ruined:

2017-06-23 - At least three tornadoes and a microburst hit Quebec in one day - 'It's quite unusual' says Environment Canada:

2017-06-23 - Sun halo spotted in Huntsville (Alabama):

2017-06-23 - Sun halo seen over the Issyk-Kul region in Kyrgyzstan:

2017-06-23 - Red jellyfish sprites with halo of light filmed in the sky over Austria:

2017-06-23 - Cellphone radiation is higher than manufacturers claim:

2017-06-23 - Japan population projected to fall to 85 million in 2100:

Note: They're off by about 85 million...

2017-06-23 - Mysterious volcano-shaped pyramid baffles scientists in Peru:

2017-06-24 - Child, 7, pulled unconscious from swimming pool in Georgetown Township (Michigan):

2017-06-24 - Man, 35, disappears into the water near coastal Avila Beach (California):

Quote: "Shortly before noon, Nicholas Deloss Marold was fishing with a friend when he went into the ocean and then did not resurface."

2017-06-24 - Man, 50, goes diving, goes missing, near coastal Lauderdale-by-the-Sea (Florida):

2017-06-24 - Man in his 60s has 'medical emergency', falls out of chair, heart stops, resuscitated, in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2017-06-24 - Volcano Bogoslof erupts mightily, spews ash nearly 7 miles high, in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska):

2017-06-24 - Heatwave brings temps of 52C (125.6F) to Chihuahua (Mexico):

2017-06-24 - Heatwave continues burning people and melting stuff in Arizona:

2017-06-24 - Five coastal beaches temporarily closed due to high bacteria levels on the South Shore (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The Patriot Ledger reports that Newport Avenue Beach in Hull had the highest level, at four times the limit. Smith Beach in Braintree had bacteria levels double the safe amount.
The other closed beaches include the Darcy's Beach in Hull; Green Harbor Beach in Marshfield; and the Milton Street section of Wollaston Beach in Quincy."

2017-06-24 - California heat melts snow, 12 billion gallons of water pour into Lake Tahoe:

2017-06-24 - Two tornadoes touch down near Howell (New Jersey):

2017-06-24 - Two tornadoes damage two US 'doomsday planes' at Offutt Air Base (Nebraska):

2017-06-24 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Trinidad:

2017-06-24 - Test results expose toxic heavy metals in America's water supply:

2017-06-24 - Video shows dust devil turning into a fire tornado at Russian gas field:

2017-06-24 - Thousands of harp seals surround Russian drilling rig in the Arctic Circle:

2017-06-24 - NASA launches world's lightest and first 3D-printed satellite, designed by Indian teen:

2017-06-24 - The failing American Century - has Washington lost the Middle East after Qatar?

2017-06-24 - Israeli contractor tests long-range 'shipping container' missile:

2017-06-24 - Reince Priebus in danger of losing White House appointment:

Note: I think Obamacare covers problems with your priebus!

2017-06-24 - Dog elected as mayor for fourth time in Rabbit Hash (Kentucky):

Quote: "Jordie Bamforth says her 3-year-old pit bull Brynneth Pawltro beat out a cat, a chicken and a donkey, among others, to become the next mayor of Rabbit Hash, 78 miles north of Lexington."

2017-06-25 - Man, 25, loses consciousness on fishing boat near coastal Santa Barbara (California):

Quote: "A Coast Guard search-and-rescue crew assisted in the medical evacuation of 25-year-old male 16 nautical miles west of Santa Barbara Harbor, Sunday afternoon. Watchstanders at Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center received notification of a male going in out of consciousness on the passenger vessel Stardust at approximately noon."

2017-06-25 - Man falls off boat ramp and injures himself in coastal Jupiter (Florida):

2017-06-25 - Marine expert warns of climate emergency as fish abandon tropical waters:

2017-06-25 - Heatwave hits Seattle (Washington), temp of 96F shatters previous record of 88F:

2017-06-25 - Heatwave continues baking the US Southwest:

2017-06-25 - Half the world population will face deadly heatwaves by 2100:

Note: Half of zero is still zero, so that's not going to be a problem for the nonexistent people of 2100...

2017-06-25 - No new color for unprecedented CO2 levels from NOAA:

2017-06-25 - Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes in the ocean off Tonga:

2017-06-25 - Shallow magnitude 5.6+ earthquake shakes Nagano Prefecture (Japan), 2 injured:

2017-06-25 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits parts of Grand Lake (Oklahoma):

2017-06-25 - Tornado touches down in Walsh (Colorado):

2017-06-25 - Tropical Storm Dora forms near the southwestern coast of Mexico:

2017-06-25 - Fireball streaks across the sky for five minutes over Perth (Australia):

2017-06-25 - Yemen facing 'worst cholera outbreak in the world' with thousands of new cases each day:

2017-06-25 - The Trump response to the kids’ climate lawsuit isn't denial, it’s evasion:

2017-06-26 - Hydrogen sulfide hits Moscow (Russia):

Quote: "Such abnormal phenomena for Moscow and the Moscow region have already become familiar. In recent times excess of hydrogen sulfide in the air over the Russian capital was marked on may 17 and 18."

2017-06-26 - 'Foul odor' hitting coastal Pontevedra (Philippine Islands):

Quote: "Pontevedra Mayor Jose Benito Alonso has aired concern on the reported air pollution affecting some town residents, attributing it to the ethanol plant of Roxol Bioenergy Corp. (RBC) operating in the neighboring Barangay Nagasi, La Carlota City. Alonso told SunStar Bacolod Monday, June 26, that residents of Barangay Don Salvador Benedicto have been experiencing intermittent foul odor since early June."

2017-06-26 - Man, mayor, has 'medical emergency' at home in Anderson (South Carolina):

2017-06-26 - Man in his 40s has 'medical incident' and collapses at gym in West Malling (Britain):

2017-06-26 - Man has 'medical emergency' in Saltney (Britain), near the River Dee:

2017-06-26 - Yellowstone Park hit by 770 earthquakes since June 12 in Wyoming/Montana:

2017-06-26 - Larsen C Ice Shelf hanging by a thread in Antarctica, could break off anytime now:

2017-06-26 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Pawnee Lake in Lancaster County (Nebraska):

2017-06-26 - Drought hits North Dakota, governor declares statewide drought and fire emergency:

2017-06-26 - Drought hits Western Australia:

2017-06-26 - Lightning strikes kill 47 people and 50 cattle in six months across Cambodia:

2017-06-26 - Lightning strikes kill 5 people in Madhya Pradesh (India):

2017-06-26 - Meteorite crashes through shed in Broek (Netherlands):

2017-06-26 - Meteorite 'size of a small car' hits Sudan, fragments found:

2017-06-26 - Meteor spotted in the sky over Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana:

2017-06-26 - Meteor lights up the sky over Whanganui (New Zealand):

2017-06-26 - KOB news crew reporting about crime gets their SUV stolen, in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2017-06-27 - Hydrogen sulfide spewing again from the Salton Sea (California), odor advisory issued:

2017-06-27 - Unknown odor sickens dozens of people at warehouse in Canoga Park (California), 12 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A sudden odor inside a Canoga Park warehouse Tuesday caused as many as 50 people on the set of 'Top Chef Junior' to experience respiratory problems, but authorities could not determine the cause."

Quote: "Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, said the department’s hazmat team entered the building but could not find any substance. 'It was not clear what the odor was,' Humphrey explained. 'There was no storage inside the building that would lead us to indicate any product was utilized or stored there.' Humphrey said none of the people the fire department spoke with could describe the odor consistently, and all reported they felt better after they went outside for fresh air."

Note: That's very indicative of hydrogen sulfide, the inconsistent descriptions. At LOW concentrations it smells like 'rotten eggs', or like the odorant they add to natural gas. But at higher concentrations, different people describe it differently, with some saying it smells 'chemically', some saying it smells 'flowery', some saying it smells like licorice, some saying it smells 'sickly sweet', etc. Our brains didn't evolve smelling higher concentrations of hydrogen sulfide, so different people - different brains - interpret it differently, so you get inconsistent descriptions of the smell. Too bad we can't follow these people for a week and see if any of them drop dead in the next few days from respiratory arrest or cardiac arrest or stroke or 'medical event', because sometimes hydrogen sulfide has a delayed reaction of up to a few days after exposure before you die. In other words, some of these people could already be on the way to the cemetery and they just don't know it yet...

2017-06-27 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Temescal in coastal Oakland (California):

2017-06-27 - Heatwave bakes Greece, temps hit 45C (114F):

2017-06-27 - Underwater volcano Loihi quaking and possibly erupting near Hawaii:

2017-06-27 - Volcano Bogoslof erupts again, spews ash 30,000 feet into the atmosphere, in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska):

2017-06-27 - Yellowstone Park hit by 1100+ earthquakes in two weeks in Montana/Wyoming:

2017-06-27 - Man pulled unconscious from swimming pool at resort in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2017-06-27 - Earthquake swarm strikes west of Reno (Nevada):

2017-06-27 - Lightning strike kills man, injures another man, in Pembroke Pines (Florida):

2017-06-27 - Lightning strike kills 2 farmers in Antique (Philippine Islands):

2017-06-27 - Apocalyptic storm turns bridge into a giant waterfall in Ukraine:

2017-06-27 - Meteor spotted in the sky over Columbia County (Georgia):

2017-06-27 - Meteor spotted in the sky over Singapore:

2017-06-27 - Two plague cases reported in Santa Fe County (New Mexico):

2017-06-27 - Brilliant 'light pillars' surprise hikers in Sabah, Borneo (Malaysia):

2017-06-28 - Unknown odor sickens 30-40 people at school in coastal Noord-Holland (Netherlands):

Quote: "The Martinus College in Grootebroek, Noord-Holland was evacuated late on Wednesday morning after between 30 and 40 students and teachers became unwell. A strange smell left the people in the school feeling nauseous and dizzy. One student fainted, NOS reports."

2017-06-28 - Unknown smell hitting towns near the coast in Norfolk (Britain):

Quote: "A county in England is grappling with a perplexing problem that may be even more maddening than the 'mystery boom' phenomenon: an inexplicable smell lingering in the air. The so-called 'Norfolk mystery smell,' has left residents of various towns and villages baffled as they can't quite figure out the origin of the odd aroma. Even stranger, the odor seems to differ depending on whichever community it appears in, leaving experts scratching their heads and suggesting that there could be multiple sources for the smell."

2017-06-28 - Man, 39, firefighter, has 'medical event' at scene of house fire in Columbiana (Alabama):

2017-06-28 - Four small earthquakes in a week shake Maine:

2017-06-28 - Tornado touches down and causes damage in Prairieburg (Iowa):

2017-06-28 - Lightning strike kills 14 people in one day in Madhya Pradesh (India):

2017-06-28 - Lightning strikes kill 5 people in Rajasthan (India):

2017-06-28 - Severe hailstorm hits Barrhaven, Ontario (Canada):

2017-06-28 - Waterspout seen over Hudson (Florida):

2017-06-28 - Swarms of locusts devouring crops in Dagestan (Russia):

2017-06-28 - Meteor spotted in the sky over the Hunter Valley in New South Wales (Australia):

2017-06-28 - Do asteroids present the 'greatest challenge' to humanity?

Note: No, the greatest challenge to humanity is the atmospheric extinction event that's occurring now. That'll wipe us off the surface of the Earth whether an asteroid hits us or not...

2017-06-28 - Sun is heading toward solar minimum:

2017-06-28 - Americans' satisfaction with their freedom is dropping:

2017-06-28 - Woman gives birth to 14.4-pound baby in Lexington (SOuth Carolina):

2017-06-29 - Two odor events occur, 'strange odor' and 'smell of gas', in Iron Mountain (Michigan):

Quote: "Iron Mountain firefighters investigated two odor complaints Wednesday. At 4:26 p.m., they went to Shirt Tails at 408 S. Stephenson Ave. for a report of a 'strange' odor. Firefighters checked the building with a detector but didn’t find any problems. They returned to the station at 4:45 p.m. At 8:04 p.m., they went to Hardee’s at 315 N. Stephenson Ave. for a report of a natural gas odor. Employees evacuated the building, and firefighters used a detector to check for gas. Although the detector indicated no natural gas, the smell of gas was present, firefighters said."

Note: Their detector was for detecting natural gas, and none was detected, but the 'smell of gas' was nevertheless present. People are confusing the smell of hydrogen sulfide with the smell of mercaptan, which is added to natural gas to give it an odor. Natural gas detectors won't detect hydrogen sulfide...

2017-06-29 - Crewmember sickens on ship 'Elbepilot' near coastal Cuxhaven (Germany), medevac'd off:

Quote: "On June 29, 2017, around 9 p.m. the 'Elbepilot' requested assistance after a crew member fell ill on board. The ship was about 17 miles NW of Cuxhaven. A sea surgeon and two paramedics boarded the lifeboat 'Anneliese Kramer' and reached the pilot vessel 40 minutes later. They stabilized the patient before he was taken off in winds of 4 Beaufort and taken to Cuxhaven for further treatment."

2017-06-29 - Two magnitude 6.0 earthquakes strike in the ocean near the Kermadec Islands:

2017-06-29 - Big One coming? Northern California shaken by more than a dozen earthquakes:

2017-06-29 - Lightning strike kills teenager in Cambodia:

2017-06-29 - Lightning strikes kill 3 people in Pakistan:

2017-06-29 - Storm brings baseball-sized hail pounding down on Omaha (Nebraska):

2017-06-29 - Heavy rain leads to flooding and floating cows around Maryville (Missouri):

2017-06-29 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Rockford (Illinois):

2017-06-29 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Berlin (Germany):

2017-06-29 - Quad funnel clouds battle to touch down near Saint-Casimir, Quebec (Canada):

2017-06-29 - Sensational sun halo spotted in Bangkok (Thailand):

2017-06-30 - Wild ducks caught eating small birds for the first time, in Romania:

2017-06-30 - Elephant escapes circus, wanders through neighborhood in Baraboo (Wisconsin):

2017-06-30 - Florida judge admits jailing people for pot 'haunts' him after cannabis saved his life:

2017-06-30 - Commercial involving two scantily-clad women putting out a car fire gets complaints in Australia:

Note: Hey, scantily-clad women need jobs too!

2017-06-30 - Man sits on gun and accidentally shoots himself in the penis in Jacksonville (Florida):

2017-06-30 - Top astrophysicist warns that 'the next Tunguska will take us by surprise':

2017-06-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Balochistan (Pakistan), 8 killed:

2017-06-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Mexico City (Mexico):

2017-06-30 - Vicious storm hits Berlin (Germany):

2017-06-30 - Ferocious storm unloads on Moscow (Russia):

2017-06-30 - Lightning strikes kill 6 people in Pakistan:

2017-06-30 - Lightning strike kills two men in Uttar Pradesh (India):

2017-06-30 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Cliff in Dallas (Texas):

2017-06-30 - Magnitude 5.4 and 4.8 earthquakes strike in the ocean near Scotland:

2017-06-30 - Teen boy pulled unconscious from Lake Meridian in coastal Kent (Washington):

2017-06-30 - Boy, 10, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at home in Cuero (Texas):

2017-06-30 - Woman collapses outside home on Southcoates Lane in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Southcoates Lane, Hull. Fri 30 Jun 2017 22:10 (No:14208) One adult female collapsed outside of premises. Reassurance given until arrival of paramedics. Female left in care of paramedics."

2017-06-30 - Temperature hits 53.7C (128.7F) in Iran, highest June temp ever recorded in Asia:

Quote: "The southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz soared to a brutal 129 degrees Thursday, which is Iran's highest temperature ever recorded. It's also one of the world's hottest reliably measured temperatures and the highest June temperature in Asia on record."

Quote: "Officially, he said the temperature was 53.7 degrees Celsius, which is 128.7 degrees Fahrenheit. Iran’s previous hottest temperature was 127.4 degrees."

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