Friday, November 10, 2017

Event Update For 2017-11-09

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

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

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-11-09 - Auto salvage yard rocked by explosion and fire in on Riverview Avenue in Napoleon (Ohio), 560 feet from the Maumee River, 1 killed:

2017-11-09 - Cosmetic plant devastated by explosion and fire at 11:41 PM in Tucson (Arizona), 5 injured:

2017-11-09 - Grocery store destroyed by explosion and fire in Dayton (Ohio), nobody there:

2017-11-09 - Electrical substation damaged by fire on Waterloo Road in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2017-11-09 - Soufriere Hospital damaged by fire at 3:14 AM on the island of St. Lucia, 500 feet from the ocean:

2017-11-09 - Passenger train bursts into flame at 5:20 AM in coastal Mumbai (India):

2017-11-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked in parking garage in coastal Clearwater (Florida):

2017-11-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Bear Creek Township (Michigan):

Quote: "The Resort Bear Creek Fire Department said the fire started from a car in the garage and spread to the rest of the house."

2017-11-09 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire at 3:39 AM in Hines Township (Minnesota), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Hines man died in a home explosion and fire early Thursday, Nov. 9, in Hines Township, according to a press release from the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office received a call at about 3:39 a.m. and neighbors reported hearing a loud explosion and a residence engulfed in flames..."

2017-11-09 - Apartment building explodes, partially collapses, in Izhevsk (Russia), 7 killed:

Note: These are the 323rd and 324th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-11-09 - Yacht bursts into flame in coastal Miami Beach (Florida):

2017-11-09 - Three boats mysteriously go up in flames while parked in boat yard in Gravois Mills (Missouri):

2017-11-09 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Sharjah (UAE):

Note: These are the 962nd, 963rd, 964th, 965th and 966th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-09 - School bus bursts into flame while parked in bus garage in East Wenatchee (Washington), near the Columbia River:

Quote: "The Eastmont School District is minus a school bus after one caught fire late Thursday morning. Bus routes won't be affected. The fire began about 11:50 a.m. inside the engine compartment of a bus parked at the district’s garage on the 300 block of Sixth St. N.E., said fire investigator Brian Brett. The bus had last been operated around 8:30 a.m. and was turned off at the time of ignition, Brett said. The cause is undetermined."

2017-11-09 - School bus bursts into flame on street in Greenville County (South Carolina):

Note: These are the 183rd and 184th school buses to burn in 2017, and these are the 744th and 745th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-11-09 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on Portsdown Hill Road in coastal Portsmouth (Britain):

2017-11-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on High Street in Topsham (Britain), 900 feet from the coast:

Note: These are the 746th and 747th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-11-09 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Rosedale (Maryland):

Note: This is the 60th car-hauler to burn in 2017...

2017-11-09 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on I-10 near Tillman's Corner (Alabama), near the coast:

2017-11-09 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Arlington (Nebraska):

2017-11-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Bass Highway near Sassafras (Australia):

2017-11-09 - Tractor bursts into flame in East Huntspill, near Highbridge (Britain), 3 miles from the coast:

Note: These are the 2037th, 2038th, 2039th, 2040th and 2041st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-09 - Van bursts into flame on Vine Road in coastal Torquay (Britain):

2017-11-09 - SUV bursts into flame on Everett Street in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2017-11-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at business in Booneville (Mississippi):

Quote: "Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey says a call came into 911 sometime near 11:45 a.m. about a truck on fire in front of Factory Connection. Ramey says no one was inside the 2017 Dodge Ram at the time."

2017-11-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-49 near Rudy (Arkansas):

2017-11-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked at shopping center in South Plainfield (New Jersey), 6 miles from the coast:

2017-11-09 - Car bursts into flame in parking lot off Martin Street in Ferguson Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-11-09 - Car bursts into flame on the A247 in West Clandon (Britain):

2017-11-09 - Car bursts into flame on the A259 in Chichester (Britain):

2017-11-09 - Car bursts into flame at 10:55 PM in driveway at home on Fairburn Avenue in Crewe (Britain):

2017-11-09 - Car bursts into flame at 10:51 PM on Alder Avenue in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2017-11-09 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 11:41 PM on Green Lane in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2017-11-09 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM at home in Geneseo (New York):

2017-11-09 - Motorcycle warehouse destroyed by fire at 3:40 AM in Bukit Tengah (Malaysia), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A motorcycle warehouse burned down in an early morning blaze at Taman Perusahaan, Bukit Tengah here today. It is understood that the 14,400 square foot warehouse was 100 per cent destroyed. The Fire and Rescue Department said it received a distress call on the fire at about 3.40am."

2017-11-09 - Barn partially destroyed by fire at 1:20 AM near Paynesville (Minnesota), 6,000 turkeys killed:

2017-11-09 - Stables destroyed by fire near Kirtlington (Britain):

2017-11-09 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2017-11-09 - Home damaged by garage fire at 6:30 AM in coastal Hampton (Virginia):

2017-11-09 - Home damaged by carport fire at 4:52 AM in Portland (Oregon):

2017-11-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:12 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-11-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Venice (Florida), 1 injured:

2017-11-09 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:10 AM on Murphy Road near the Connecticut River in Portland (Connecticut), nobody there:

2017-11-09 - Home destroyed by fire in East St. Louis (Illinois), near the Mississippi River:

2017-11-09 - Home destroyed by fire in Au Sable Forks (New York):

2017-11-09 - Townhome destroyed by fire at 5:58 AM, two townhomes damaged, in coastal San Jose (California):

2017-11-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Valley Street in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2017-11-09 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:30 AM in Fairview Park (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-11-09 - Deadly fire burns home at 11:30 PM in Joliet (Illinois), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-11-09 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Lansdowne (Maryland), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-11-09 - Deadly fire burns apartment building just before 1 AM on Mill Street in Plymouth (Wisconsin), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2017-11-09 - Deadly fire burns seniors home in Edmonton (Canada), 1 killed:

2017-11-09 - Deadly fire burns motorcycle garage in Kathmandu (Nepal), 1 killed:

2017-11-09 - Vacant home burns in St. Albans (West Virginia):

2017-11-09 - Vacant poultry house destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Stanley (Virginia):

2017-11-09 - Two men, 33 and 65, found dead in water in coastal Antigonish County (Canada):

2017-11-09 - College student, woman, found dead at hotel in coastal Redondo Beach (California):

2017-11-09 - Man, 24 or 25, found dead in the water at Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in coastal Juneau (Alaska):

2017-11-09 - Man, 59, has 'medical event' and dies while driving, car crashes into tree, in Charlotte (North Carolina):

Quote: "The driver has been identified as 59-year-old Marshall Thomas Little. Detectives say Little had a medical event while driving, which caused his death and the crash."

2017-11-09 - Woman found dead in Plaster Creek in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

2017-11-09 - Man, 49, found dead in Lake Jackson in Newton County (Georgia):

2017-11-09 - Man in his 20s found dead on bridge over Two Lick Creek north of Homer City (Pennsylvania):

2017-11-09 - Person drops dead outside home near Southwestern College in coastal Chula Vista (California):

2017-11-09 - Person found dead at Cisco Building in coastal San Jose (California):

2017-11-09 - Man, 56, drops dead before 1:52 AM in alley in Cheyenne (Wyoming):

2017-11-09 - Woman, 62, drops dead in cabin in Dillard (Oregon), near the South Umpqua River:

2017-11-09 - Man, 67, goes hunting, falls off tree stand and dies, in Chesterfield (North Carolina), possible toppler:

2017-11-09 - Woman, 44, found dead in home in Huntsville (Alabama):

2017-11-09 - Woman, 40, found dead in bathroom at home in Dongan Hills (New York), 1 mile from the coast:

2017-11-09 - Person found dead in the Strait of Juan de Fuca near coastal Neah Bay (Washington):

2017-11-09 - Man, 55, found dead on street in coastal Georgetown (Guayana):

2017-11-09 - Man, 40, found dead in the River Tano near Hwidiem (Guyana):

2017-11-09 - Man, 61, security guard, drops dead at home near the Essequibo River (Guyana):

2017-11-09 - Woman found dead in canal in Khairpur (Pakistan):

2017-11-09 - Man, 37, found dead at home in Carndonagh (Ireland), 2 miles from the coast:

2017-11-09 - Person found dead in the River Irk in North Manchester (Britain):

2017-11-09 - Man, 66, has 'medical issue', pickup truck crashes into ditch, in Reno County (Kansas), 1 injured:

Quote: "The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2002 Chevy pickup driven by, Michael Winkel, 66, Hutchinson, was traveling southeast on Kansas 61 three miles northeast of Turon. Due to a medical issue, the vehicle veered off the roadway and partially rolled in the north ditch."

2017-11-09 - Driver has 'medical episode', pickup truck crashes into pole, in Reno (Nevada), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police say about 3PM November 9, 2017, a driver apparently had some sort of medical episode that led to crashing into a power pole."

2017-11-09 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Johannesburg (South Africa), engine failure:

2017-11-09 - School bus veers across all lanes, hits pickup truck, on I-40 in Knoxville (Tennessee), 2 injured:

2017-11-09 - Tractor trailer veers off road, overturns, bursts into flame, on I-80 near Lyman (Wyoming), 13+ cows killed:

2017-11-09 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into woods, on US 70 in Wayne County (North Carolina):

2017-11-09 - Tractor trailer crashes into median on I-74 in Ripley County (Indiana):

2017-11-09 - Dump truck crashes into vehicles, pole and ditch in coastal Surrey (Canada):

Quote: "The possibility of a medical emergency has not been ruled out."

2017-11-09 - Minivan crashes into truck, bursts into flame, in Ayutthaya (Thailand), 5 killed:

2017-11-09 - SUV veers over centerline, hits pickup head-on, near Southwest City (Missouri), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2017-11-09 - SUV overturns on Kings Canyon Road in Carson City (Nevada), 7 injured:

2017-11-09 - Car veers over centerline at 5:30 AM, hits semi head-on, near Benson (Vermont), 1 killed:

2017-11-09 - Car veers over centerline, hits van head-on, in Rome Township (Ohio), 2 killed:

2017-11-09 - Two cars collide head-on, fire erupts, in or near Manito (Illinois), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2017-11-09 - Car veers off road, hits parked cars at naval school in coastal Annapolis (Maryland), 250 feet from the coast, 1 killed:

2017-11-09 - Car veers across median, hits car head-on, near coastal Fanny Bay (Canada), 2 killed:

Quote: "RCMP investigating whether a medical issue resulted in a car crossing the grass median striking another vehicle head-on."

Note: Fanny Bay is on the coast of the Salish Sea, where hydrogen sulfide has been killing coastal plants, mentioned in the 2017-10-04 update...

2017-11-09 - Naked man, 40, runs through woman's home, tries on clothes, rolls around in grass, in coastal New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

Quote: "Police said Vaglica streaked in and out of Garmon’s home and even tried on a few items of her clothing before running outside, banging on the windows and rolling around on the grass."

2017-11-09 - Stray dogs attack 43,422 people over the last 4 years in Nagpur (India), figures show rising trend:,422-persons-in-last-4-yrs!.aspx

2017-11-09 - Three-story building collapses in Kolar (India):

2017-11-09 - Nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan spews Ruthenium 106 all over Europe:

Quote: "IRSN estimates that the quantity of ruthenium 106 released was major, between 100 and 300 teraBecquerels, and that if an accident of this magnitude had happened in France it would have required the evacuation or sheltering of people in a radius of a few kilometers around the accident site."

2017-11-09 - Major power outage hits Alice Springs (Australia):

2017-11-09 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens and swallows man, in Kempton (South Africa):

2017-11-09 - Person has 'medical episode' and collapses in Charlotte (North Carolina):

Quote: "MEDIC had initially said that one person was stabbed at that location, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said a person was injured from falling down. CMPD said there were no signs of a stabbing. Police believe the victim may had a medical episode."

2017-11-09 - Woman collapses on Leads Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Leads Road, Hull. Thu 9 Nov 2017 16:27 (No:24489) Fire Service assisted elderly female that had collapsed in the street. Oxygen therapy administered and use of trauma bag. Female transferred to hospital by ambulance suffering with neck and back pain."

2017-11-09 - Man in his 60s has 'medical episode' while reporting attempted kidnapping in Colchester (Britain):

2017-11-09 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean off the coast of Japan:

2017-11-09 - Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes near Mount Agung on the island of Bali (Indonesia):

2017-11-09 - Tropical Storm 'Haikui' (Salome) forms over the Philippine Islands, alerts issued:

2017-11-09 - 2017 hurricane season produces most reported tornadoes in the US in nearly a decade:

2017-11-09 - First arctic blast of the season to engulf the US this weekend:

2017-11-09 - Meteor spotted over California, Arizona and Nevada:

2017-11-09 - Mapping how to feed 9 billion humans, while avoiding environmental calamity:

Note: We've already got widespread environmental calamity, and we're not likely to ever see a population of 9 billion people. If we DO then the additional population is 100% additional overshoot and that's just an extra 2 billion people who are gonna die. In fact, every single child born now is another person who's gonna die. Even if we can somehow save this child or that child, that just means someone else we would've been able to save will die instead, if indeed we can provide a viable future for anyone at all. Adding more people at this point does not add to the number of people we could keep alive, even assuming that is a positive number. Adding more people now merely adds to the number of people who will be dying...

2017-11-09 - We can brighten clouds to reflect heat and reduce global warming. But should we?

Note: What do they think those giant grid patterns of 'contrails' in the skies all around the world are? Grid patterns like that are used for blocking radiation, like the screen on your microwave but on a bigger scale...

2017-11-09 - Fukushima radiation contaminating fish in Hawaii:

2017-11-09 - US Border Patrol losing agents faster than they can hire them due to remote working conditions, competition with other agencies:

2017-11-09 - Trump administration curtails travel and trade with Cuba:

2017-11-09 - Uber signs deal with NASA on flying taxis, coming first to Los Angeles:


  1. Getting out of the game last evening, the temperature was around 17 degrees F (and the wind was blowing)! To say it is frigid would be an understatement.

    9 dead as heavy rainfall causes floods and landslides in Indonesia (VIDEOS)

    Shallow 3.2 magnitude earthquake hits Los Angeles, raises fears of bigger jolts

    Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Ascension Island region

    Saturday, 11 November 2017
    Syrian victory over the Islamic State

    The most under-reported and important event of recent times

    Syria declares victory over Islamic State

    The dying west coast of the U.S! Now cod populations have nose-dived joining the list of seabirds, seals, whales, Salmon, Sardines, starfish, dolphins and Tuna

    A deadly patch of warm water along the American West Coast called the ‘Pacific blob’, stretching all the way from California up to the Gulf of Alaska, has killed literally billions of marine species and birds since around 2011.

    More signs indicate the Northwestern coast of Canada and the US is dying.

    Study shows the Fukushima radioactive plume has reached the established fishing grounds across major migratory paths northeast of the islands of Hawaii

    50% of fish consumed on the islands of Hawaii were contaminated with caesium 134 the radioactive finger-print of Fukushima
    Another study found caesium 134 in longfin tuna (Albacore) along the western coast of the US just one year after the Fukushima disaster. [more]

    Panic Crash On Deck

    This week saw the most combined NYSE and Nasdaq Hindenburg Omens since the 2007 [see graph]

    Gamblers have been so busy buying every dip that the market is now historically overbought. Two years of accumulated buying pressure has never been released. Which means the casino is stair-stepping towards waterfall crash [more]

    Trump Is The Bernie Madoff Of Ponzi World

    Only instead of conning a few thousand people, he conned billions...

    ‘The reason our stock market is so successful is because of me. I’ve always been great with money...that’s what I do. And I’ve done it well, I’ve done it really well, much better than people understand and they understand I’ve done well.’ - Donald Trump 

    Madoff's "victims" made two mistakes - they didn't question the abnormally high returns, and they didn't question the abnormally low volatility. They had 100% confidence in risk-free ponzi returns...

    Bueller? [more]

    3 explosions rattle Popocatepetl volcano sending column of ash and gas 3 km high

  2. [forgot this yesterday]

    News Links, November 10, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Centuries of Data Forewarn of Rapid Reversal From Low Interest Rates

    Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett are wealthier than poorest half of US

    Prepare For Interest Rate Rises And Global Debt Bubble Collapse

    Venezuela Just 24 Hours Away From Formal Declaration Of Default

    Target is closing some stores. Is yours on the list?

    Real Motive Behind Saudi Purge Emerges: $800 Billion In Confiscated Assets

    Mission Creep in Darkest Africa

    The Cost of War for the U.S. Taxpayer Since 9/11 Is Actually Three Times the Pentagon's Estimate

    US could have almost 16,000 troops in Afghanistan next year

    NATO to send more troops to Afghanistan after U.S. shift

    Puerto Rico's post-Maria recovery under further strain as residents flee island by the masses

    FEMA to airlift Maria victims from Puerto Rico to U.S. mainland

    Oil Tycoons Make Billions In Saudi Purge

    Conoco pegs spending plan to $50 per barrel oil

    The Kurdish Oil Gamble Has Backfired

    The Seneca Paradox: if mineral depletion is a problem, how is it that we don't see its effects?

    The disease that could change how we drink coffee
    For years, researchers in Colombia have been engaged in a little-known battle against a disease that could disrupt coffee drinking everywhere.

    The WHO is calling on global farms to take antibiotic resistance seriously

    Special Report: The decisions behind Monsanto's weed-killer crisis

    Monsanto In Court Again As Powerful New Herbicide Accidently Kills 3.6 Million Acres Of Crops

    'Mantle plume' nearly as hot as Yellowstone supervolcano is melting Antarctic ice sheet [maybe . .]

    Breathing New Delhi's air right now is the equivalent of smoking 45 cigarettes a day

    13,200 More Kennedy Assassination Records Released

    West Coast cities seek fixes for growing homeless crisis [soylent green?]

    U.S. Air Force F-35A jet makes apparent emergency landing at Okinawa base [geez, already? they just arrived!]

    Serious Osprey accident rate highest on record

    Chinese theft of sensitive US military technology is still a 'huge problem,' says defense analyst

    Did China test missile that could hit any target in US two days before Donald Trump's visit?

    'The Chinese have figured out how to play Trump': Asian leaders go the extra mile to flatter US president

    One in every 200 people in UK are homeless, according to Shelter

    Many older Americans are living a desperate, nomadic life
    They live in RVs and drive from one low-wage job to another

    Report: Full cost of U.S. wars overseas approaching $6 trillion

    Our Culture of Rape

    Socialist-backed candidates win several races across country

    It Begins: Pension Bailout Bill To Be Introduced This Week

    America's 'Retail Apocalypse' Is Really Just Beginning

    Shale-rich Oklahoma fails to pass budget measure

  3. 'On life support': Research shows even low doses of common pesticides starve, disorient migrating songbirds

    [When the buzz of insects and chirping of birds disappears, we won't be far behind.]

    Mexico drug cartel's grip on politicians and police revealed in Texas court files

    US Air Force officials declare space a new 'warfighting domain'

    Saudi "deep state" prince Bandar among those arrested in purge; "senior figures" beaten and tortured: report

    Soros-backed think tank forges RT journalist's signature in petition against Russia

    Israel losing its narrative and old game plan in the new Middle East's north/south divide

  4. Homeland Security to release inert chemicals and spores near the Oklahoma/Kansas border to see where airborne stuff would go in case of a terror attack:

    Quote: "The Wichita Eagle reports that department officials plan to execute a 'low level outdoor release' of inert chemical and biological simulant materials at the old Chilocco Indian School in Newkirk in January and again in June."

    Also useful information to be gained from this for when there's some heavier-than-air hydrogen sulfide blowing around. Similar to the tests conducted in the subways in New York City and London to see where a heavier-than-air gas would go once in the subways.

  5. nyaaah-aaaaaaaaaah!

    Malawi on alert as pneumonic plague outbreak continues to spread

    Puerto Rico deaths spike after Maria, raising questions over uncounted hurricane deaths

    Cruz first spoke about the death toll about a week ago, revealing that there had been 911 cremations without autopsies in the wake of the storm - something she said raised serious questions. In return, Secretary of the Department of Public Safety Héctor M. Pesquera called the mayor "irresponsible."

    "The problem is when you answer a question with an insult, it's obviously because you don't have the truth on your side," she said. [more]

    Iraqi government scrambles for solutions as dust storms overtake the country

    On Nov. 3, NASA published clear images taken by its satellites of the severe dust storm that hit Iraq recently. The climate changes sweeping Iraq are causing human casualties and economic damages. Hundreds of cases of suffocation were recorded. The Ministry of Health announced Oct. 30 that there were more than 4,200 cases of suffocation in most governorates, including 528 in Karbala. During the dust storm, the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority canceled its flights, and Iranian flights to Baghdad and Najaf airports were also canceled. Ninevah province recorded 1,108 cases of suffocation in the camps for internally displaced persons. [more]

    Arctic blast targets the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US

    A hard freeze is also forecast in Boston as well as Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. [more; yep]

    Return of the Polar Vortex? Arctic Cold Setting Dozens of Daily Records in the Northeast and Midwest

    The Fukushima Disaster site has turned into a strange robot battle

    Authorities have been using specially equipped robots with names like “Scorpion” and “Warrior” to roam the radioactive ruins of Fukushima, in the hopes that they could locate and hopefully ultimately remove the radioactive fuel within. However, so far, the disaster is winning. Robot missions keep failing as hitherto unexpected radiation levels blast them and break their systems. The area has already devoured “at least” seven robots, and authorities are starting to get pretty desperate. [more]

    Prehistoric frilled shark captured off Portugal

    A 1.5 metres (5ft) in length male shark from the age of dinosaurs – a rare frilled shark – has been caught by researchers off Algarve coast, while working for a project to minimise unwanted catches in commercial fishing. Remains of this living fossil have been dated back 80 million years.

    it lives at great depths in the Atlantic and off the coasts of Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The frilled shark was caught at a depth of 700 metres (2,300 ft). [more]

  6. Sign of desperation: Israel lobby pushing for all-out ban on campus criticism of Israel

    Pierson: Clinton campaign accusing others of 'exactly what they're guilty of'

    [this argument works as criticism of both parties]

    New York Times admits that vaccinated children are spreading mumps: The real cause of outbreaks in America is vaccinated children

    New York Times in 2017 confirms what Natural News has been reporting for a decade [more]

    Citing climate change “death and destruction”, Philadelphia group sues U.S. government for knowingly endangering U.S. citizens through climate policy rollbacks

    An environmental group and two Pennsylvania children filed suit against the Trump administration Monday, accusing the federal government of using “junk science” to reverse federal climate policies and knowingly increasing the “damages, death and destruction” that result from climate change.
    The suit, filed by Philadelphia’s Clean Air Council and the two children, asks the U.S. District Court to stop any Trump administration action that would increase greenhouse gas emissions and  would make the effects of climate change worse.

    How India’s battle with climate change could determine all of our fates – “India is the frontline state”

    The “death slinky”: Carbon dioxode concentration and global mean temperature, 1958-2017

    [clear as day, but lots of people don't understand graphs - 'it too hawd']

    World Meteorological Organization: 2017 likely to be in top 3 hottest years on record

    It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.
    The World Meteorological Organization’s provisional Statement on the State of the Climate says the average global temperature from January to September 2017 was approximately 1.1°C above the pre-industrial era. As a result of a powerful El Niño, 2016 is likely to remain the warmest year on record, with 2017 and 2015 being second and/or third. 2013-2017 is set to be the warmest five-year period on record. [more]

    No electricity, homes in ruins: A reporter goes home and finds misery, hope, and resilience in the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricanes Irma and Maria

    [continued below]

  7. Puerto Rico emergency director resigns with no reason given – U.S. military effort winds down


    Puerto Rico's emergency management director resigned Friday as the island's slowly recovers nearly two months after Hurricane Maria made landfall.

    In announcing the resignation of Abner Gómez, effective Saturday, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló praised the work of his emergency management chief following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which both hit in September.

    The governor also announced that Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, whom the Pentagon appointed to lead all military relief efforts, will be reassigned outside the island next week. [more]

    Island nations urge aggressive action at U.N. climate meeting – “What really binds us together is the existential nature of the threat from climate change”

    The world's small islands have more to lose from runaway climate change than perhaps anywhere else on Earth.

    Pacific and Caribbean islands have been battered recently by historically destructive hurricanes that endangered residents and stalled economic development. Cyclone Winston last year was the strongest storm ever to touch down in the Southern Hemisphere, while this September was the most active month on record for hurricanes in the Atlantic basin.

    Sea-level rise is already eating away at low-lying islands and jeopardizing shoreline economic activity. And some, like the Marshall Islands, Fiji, Tuvalu, Kiribati, and Vanuatu, may see large strips of territory disappear by the end of the century. [more]

    [they still think "something" can be done to stop it . .]

    It’s time to rethink the relationship between borders and global warming

    [it's going to get really ugly, either way]

    [more below]

  8. Graph of the Day: Rates of cancer deaths in the U.S., 2014

    Frustration sets in after coal mine health study suspended by Trump administration – “What this becomes in the hands of politicians is an excuse for inaction”

    Chuck Nelson spent his life in this corner of Appalachia, working for years in the coal mines — a good job in the economically depressed area. But he says the industry that helped him earn a living cost him his health, and his wife's, too.
    The 61-year-old Nelson blames his kidney and liver disease on the well water he drank for years, and his wife's more severe asthma on dust and particles from surface mines near their home.
    Some of his neighbors agree — and say surface mining in the mountains has been a primary culprit for various health problems. Some studies agreed with them but in the end were inconclusive. A new federal study was supposed to provide the most comprehensive review to date, but the Trump administration — a coal industry advocate — suspended it three months ago, citing budget reasons.

    Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale

    Unfortunately, nature always gets the last word. Houston’s growth contributed to the misery Harvey unleashed. The very forces that pushed the city forward are threatening its way of life.

    Sprawl is only part of the story. Houston is also built on an upbeat, pro-business strategy of low taxes and little government. Many Texans regard this as the key to prosperity, an antidote to Washington. It encapsulates a potent vision of an unfettered America.

    Harvey called that concept into question. [more]

    Coastal officials say feds failing Harvey victims on short-term housing

    Officials from battered towns and counties — including one who said he's had suicidal thoughts — told lawmakers that too many residents are sleeping in tents and hotels more than two months after Hurricane Harvey. [more]

    ["recovery" may be impossible at this point]

    Republicans Plan to Turn Puerto Rico Into a Theme Park for Fossil-Fuel Corporations

    The House Committee on Natural Resources convened this week to discuss Puerto Rico’s ongoing hurricane recovery efforts. They talked devastation, debt, and regulations, and somewhere along the way, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, made a statement that would have been easy to miss if you weren’t listening closely: “Puerto Rico has the potential of being the Hong Kong of the United States, where businesses would flood in there.”

    Hong Kong, in this case, is code for lax labor laws and low taxes on corporations and the wealthy — an economy structured mainly around pleasing the private sector. If Tuesday’s hearing was any indication, that’s exactly the path a cadre of House Republicans and federally appointed officials in Puerto Rico are eager to take the island down post-Hurricane Maria, with a special eye toward fossil fuel development. [more]

  9. Closer to home, today:

    1 Dead, Several Hurt in Fiery 9-Vehicle Crash on Route 202

    One person was killed and several others were hurt in a multi-vehicle crash that caused a fiery explosion on Route 202 in Chester County and shut down the highway in both directions for hours.

    The busy highway was expected to remain closed for the rest of the day in West Goshen Township between Westtown Road and South High Street, police said.

    The crash involved nine vehicles, including a tractor trailer which flipped onto its side and exploded into a ball of flames, with smoke that could be seen for miles. It occurred about 12:30 p.m. on Route 202 at South Matlack Street. [more incl. video]