Thursday, March 1, 2018

2018 - FEB - Other Stories

2018-02-01 - Theatrical castmember has 'medical emergency' and collapses during performance in King's Lynn (Britain), 400 feet from the River Great Ouse:

2018-02-01 - Volcano Fuego erupts, spews ash and lava, in Guatemala:

2018-02-01 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes near the Fiji Islands:

2018-02-01 - North Pole forecast to be above freezing on Feb 5, 2018:

2018-02-01 - As Arctic sea ice thins, so do polar bears:

2018-02-01 - Drought deepens dramatically in Southern California:

2018-02-01 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits reservoir at Split Rock Dam (Australia):

2018-02-01 - Baily's Pond hit by bacteria at Fuji Park in Carson City (Nevada):

2018-02-01 - Lightning strike kills student in Chegutu (Zimbabwe):

2018-02-01 - Wettest January in history moistens Broome (Australia):

2018-02-01 - Water disappears at Playa Balandra in La Paz (Mexico), revealing dry sand as far as eyes can see just a day after the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse:

2018-02-01 - Rare moon dogs light up the skies over Winnipeg (Canada):

2018-02-01 - Double moon halo seen over Hampton (New Hampshire):

2018-02-01 - Tropical brown booby bird turns up at Ogden Point (Canada):

2018-02-01 - At Climate Feedback, scientists encourage better science reporting. But who is listening?

2018-02-01 - Trump budget seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring preference for fossil fuels:

2018-02-01 - EPA announces $236M plan to clean up suburban St. Louis landfill:

Note: Nice, and we only had to wait since the Manhattan Project, barely 70 years!

2018-02-02 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes near Scott Island Bank (Antarctica):

2018-02-02 - Arctic lakes are emitting young carbon:

2018-02-02 - From Cape Town to Kabul, taps run dry in crisis cities:

2018-02-02 - Caribbean wobbles under the impact of climate change:

2018-02-02 - Phosphorus pollution reaching dangerous levels worldwide, new study finds:

2018-02-02 - Tornado touches down and damaged 16 homes on Panggang Island (Indonesia):

2018-02-02 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Tarija (Bolivia), 50,000 people affected:

2018-02-02 - Heavy snowfall hits northern and central Spain:

2018-02-02 - 'Oil-like blobs' washing ashore in Japan, could be from sunken tanker ship Sanchi:'oil-like'-blobs-hit-japan-beaches-after-tanker-sinks

2018-02-02 - EPA blocks clean water rule to replace with 'industry-friendly' alternative:

Note: 'Industry-friendly' means 'life-unfriendly'. Well, hopefully people won't mind burning to death or falling over dead or whatnot a little sooner than necessary so corporations can do some extra polluting as we head toward the exits...

2018-02-02 - Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow, six more weeks of winter:

2018-02-02 - GOP tax cut is draining the treasury even faster than expected:

2018-02-02 - Dow plunges 665 points as stocks post worst week in 2 years:

2018-02-02 - Man shoots goose in flight, dead goose falls out of the sky, hits him in the head and knocks him out, in Eaton (Maryland):

2018-02-03 - Unknown odor sickens people at library, library closed, in Marquette (Michigan):

Quote: "The Peter White Public Library was closed early Saturday afternoon after a suspicious odor was detected. Capt. Jeff Green of the Marquette Fire Department said firefighters were called to the library at 12:41 p.m. after receiving a report of the odor, which resulted in some individuals suffering from nausea and headaches. He said the odor was concentrated on the east side of the building’s first floor. Green said the odor did not smell electrical in nature, and the air-handling and heating systems as well as the gas fireplace were not malfunctioning."

Note: About 1000 feet from Lake Superior. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2018-02-03 - Study confirms carbon pollution has ended the era of stable climate:

2018-02-03 - Polar Vortex - how the jet stream and climate change bring on cold snaps:

2018-02-03 - Hot humid wedge slices through dark frigid Arctic:

2018-02-03 - Graphic explains why 2 degrees of global warming will be way worse than 1.5:

Note: They should add a column for 5C warming too, and just fill it out with skulls...

2018-02-03 - Volcano Mayon continues erupting, spewing 2 million cubic meters of lava per day, in the Philippine Islands:

2018-02-03 - Heatwave bakes northern California:

2018-02-03 - Venice water levels at lowest point since records began, and it's sinking:

2018-02-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Antigonish (Canada):

2018-02-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit northern Argentina, 60,000 people affected:

2018-02-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of New Zealand, 2 killed:

2018-02-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the Fiji Islands:

2018-02-03 - Snowfall record doubled in Grande Prairie (Canada):

2018-02-03 - Heavy snowfall hits Moscow (Russia):

2018-02-03 - Circumzenithal arc seen over New Plymouth (New Zealand):

2018-02-03 - Mars Rover Curiosity snaps selfie and takes stunning panorama of Red Planet:

2018-02-04 - Graph of the day - Arctic sea ice extent on Jan 30:

2018-02-04 - California bakes as winter temperatures set new records across the state:

2018-02-04 - Is warming in the Arctic behind this year's crazy winter weather?

2018-02-04 - Man, 51, has chest pains on ferry ship near coastal La Hève (France):

Quote: "On Feb 4, 2018, at 2 a.m. the CROSS Jobourg coordinated a medical evacuation at approximately 24 nautical miles northwest of La Hève from the 'Normandie' on her Ouistreham - Portsmouth crossing. The ship had contacted the Toulouse Medical Center (CCMM) after a 51-year-old man was suffering from chest pain."

2018-02-04 - Shallow magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Taiwan:

2018-02-04 - Vortexes spinning off the jet streams then wreaking havoc:

2018-02-04 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Atlanta (Georgia):

2018-02-04 - Waterspout and strong winds blow away boats and dumpster in Singapore:

2018-02-04 - Freezing rain and heavy snow hit Moscow (Russia), 1 killed:

2018-02-04 - After Hurricane Irma, islanders in Barbuda fear their cherished lifestyle may be lost forever:

2018-02-04 - White House pulls nomination of top environmental adviser and climate-change skeptic who once called CO2 'the gas of life':

2018-02-04 - More than 12,000 retail stores expected to close in 2018:

Note: But magically this won't affect unemployment!

2018-02-04 - Cannabis plant proving durable, economical in home building:

Note: And if your home burns down, at least you get a buzz!

2018-02-04 - US government set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year:

2018-02-04 - The Philadelphia Eagles defeat the New England Patriots 41-33 in an epic Superbowl LII:

Quote: "In the wildest shootout in Super Bowl history, unheralded Nick Foles outdueled legendary Tom Brady to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl title, defeating the New England Patriots 41-33."

2018-02-04 - 465-year-old arm of Catholic saint St Francis Xavier is on tour across Canada:

2018-02-05 - Unknown odor hits workers at Hanford Nuclear Site near Kennewick (Washington):

2018-02-05 - Fisherman has heart attack on fishing vessel near coastal Pointe de Grave (France):

Quote: "A helicopter of the Pyrenees squadron at the Cazaux Air Base 120 intervened to save a sailor who had suffered a heart attack on the 'Albator II' in night of Feb 3, 2018, at Pointe de Grave. The CROSS Etel was informed at 7.10 p.m. that the fisherman had suffered a heart attack on the trawler 100 kilometers off the tip of Grave in Gironde."

2018-02-05 - Earth’s ice is melting much faster than forecast:

2018-02-05 - The Arctic has inversions just like Utah, and they could be making climate change worse:

2018-02-05 - The 5 most alarming climate events in a near-record warm 2017:

2018-02-05 - Cape Town pushes possible tap closure on 'Day Zero' to May:

Note: So what happens when there's no water in a city with millions of people? I guess we'll find out!

2018-02-05 - Lightning strike hits 5 people, kills 2 of them, in Zimbabwe:

2018-02-05 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Jakarta and West Java (Indonesia):

2018-02-05 - Suddenly receding ocean creates panic in Visakhapatnam (India):

2018-02-05 - Lamb born with 5 legs in Cornsay (Britain):

2018-02-05 - Two-headed snake with a head at each end found in Qingyuan (China):

2018-02-05 - Dow closes down 1,175 in biggest single-day point loss ever:

2018-02-05 - Sixth Sense star Haley Joel Osment gets unruly at airport in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-02-06 - Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes near coastal Hualien (Taiwan), buildings collapse, 4+ killed, 243+ injured:

Quote: "Four people died, 85 more went missing and at least 243 were injured after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of eastern Taiwan."

2018-02-06 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #92, 29th January-6th February 2018:

2018-02-06 - Construction worker has 'medical incident' and collapses unconscious in tunnel in Ottawa (Canada):

Quote: "An LRT construction worker is in stable condition in hospital after losing consciousness in the tunnel due to a medical incident Tuesday."

2018-02-06 - Man in his 30s has 'medical emergency' on coastal walking track near Wellington (New Zealand):

Quote: "Life Flight winch a man to safety after he suffered a medical emergency on the Paekakariki Escarpment Track."

2018-02-06 - January 2018 continued record-breaking growth of CO2 in the atmosphere:

2018-02-06 - Volcano Tenorio rumbling and quaking in Guanacaste (Costa Rica):

2018-02-06 - Keeping the world below 2C of warming needs tech we don’t have:

Note: We'll be able to build the tech we need once we find a big deposit of unobtainium!

2018-02-06 - Major study finds mid-latitudes ozone layer not repairing as models predict:

2018-02-06 - Hurricane-torn Puerto Rico says it can’t pay any of its debts for 5 years:

2018-02-06 - Heavy rain hit Bolivia and Argentina, 6 killed, many thousands displaced:

2018-02-06 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Brunei:

2018-02-06 - Heavy snowfall continues falling on Japan:

2018-02-06 - Sunrise roll cloud engulfs Virginia’s sky like a giant rolling pin on fire:

2018-02-06 - Strange grinding, moaning sounds heard in sky over Georgia:

2018-02-06 - Scientists find massive reserves of mercury hidden in permafrost:

2018-02-06 - Whales swallowing thousands of plastic particles every day:

2018-02-06 - Faced with failing antibiotics, scientists are using killer viruses to fight superbugs:

2018-02-06 - SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lauches Tesla into space at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral (Florida):

2018-02-06 - Despite Trump's tough talk, trade gap widens to 9-year high:

2018-02-06 - Woman finds neighbor's dog riding her pony in Bolivar (Missouri):

2018-02-07 - Unknown odor sickens 15 people at high school in Grand Terrace (California), just east of the Santa Ana River:

Quote: "A Grand Terrace High School staff member was transported to the hospital after fire and hazmat crews responded to reports of a strong chemical smell coming from a classroom late Wednesday morning. Fourteen students and one staff member complained of having problems breathing prompting the evacuation of Building A and a soft lockdown of the entire campus, according to school and fire officials."

2018-02-07 - Unknown chemical odor hits home in coastal Seaside (Oregon):

2018-02-07 - Rotten egg odor spreads across wide area in Bristol (Britain):

Quote: "They describe it as a strong, sulphur smell that is akin to rotten eggs outdoors. Dog walkers have also contacted the Post about the strange smell settling in the area."

Note: Two men just dropped dead on the same day in Bristol too, mentioned in the 2018-02-05 update...

2018-02-07 - Boy, 17, has seizure and topples into scalding hot water, in Garden City (Michigan):

Quote: "The Belleville High School student was drawing hot water for a bath when he had a seizure, falling face first into the scalding hot water."

2018-02-07 - Woman, 24, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at fitness center in Grapevine (Texas):

2018-02-07 - Woman, 68, has 'medical event' on cruise ship in coastal Milford Sound (New Zealand):

Quote: "A 68-year-old woman is to be airlifted to Dunedin Hospital after a medical event on a cruise ship in Milford Sound."

2018-02-07 - Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes just off the eastern coast of Taiwan:

2018-02-08 - Arctic sea ice extent hit record low in January, and sea ice extent globally also hit record low:

Quote: "January of 2018 began and ended with satellite-era record lows in Arctic sea ice extent, resulting in a new record low for the month. Combined with low ice extent in the Antarctic, global sea ice extent is also at a record low."

2018-02-08 - Temp hit 67F in Ketchikan (Alaska) in January, hottest January Alaska temp ever recorded:

2018-02-07 - Earth’s atmosphere is raining viruses and bacteria:

2018-02-07 - Warnings issued as Sudden Stratospheric Warming threatens Europe with big freeze:

2018-02-07 - Lightning strike kills 22-year-old man and injures his father in Honey Island (Texas):

2018-02-07 - Tornado touches down in Chunky (Mississippi):

2018-02-07 - Winter storm dumps two feet of snow on parts of British Columbia (Canada):

2018-02-07 - Heavy snow strands hundreds of drivers on road in Fukui (Japan):

2018-02-07 - Twin waterspouts spotted off Maui (Hawaii):

2018-02-07 - Rising number of warm water species found off the coast of Ireland:

2018-02-07 - Meteor spotted over Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-02-07 - NASA tracking two small asteroids making near passes with Earth this week:

2018-02-07 - EMF causes cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and suicide and is the disease of our 21st century civilization:

2018-02-07 - New form of water, both liquid and solid, is really strange:

Quote: "This new form, called superionic water, consists of a rigid lattice of oxygen atoms through which positively charged hydrogen nuclei move. It is not known to exist naturally anywhere on Earth, but it may be bountiful farther out in the solar system, including in the mantles of Uranus and Neptune."

2018-02-08 - Man, 51, has chest pains on fishing vessel off the coast of Atlantic City (New Jersey):

Quote: "The U.S. Coast Guard came to the aid of a fisherman experiencing chest pains 90 miles off Atlantic City on Thursday afternoon. The 51-year-old man was aboard the 73-foot fishing boat Connor & Michael when a crew member called for help at 12:18 p.m, according to a news release from the Coast Guard."

2018-02-08 - Man goes into cardiac arrest in carpark in coastal Weston-super-Mare (Britain):

Quote: "The patient, a man who suffered a cardiac arrest, was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary."

2018-02-08 - Woman collapses on Ashby High Street in Scunthorpe (Britain), near the River Trent:

Quote: "Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe. Thu 8 Feb 2018 15:31 (No:02380) Adult female collapsed in street. First aid administered by Fire Service personnel until arrival of paramedic."

2018-02-08 - What’s the real US weather story for Fall and Winter of 2017-2018? Abnormally warm, abnormally dry:

2018-02-08 - Global temperatures could pass limit set by Paris climate deal within 5 years:

2018-02-08 - Kevin Hester interviews Dr Andrew Glikson, earth and paleo-climate scientist:

2018-02-08 - Grain harvest down 70% in Australia:

2018-02-08 - Aftershocks continue to rattle Taiwan, death toll rises to 10, dozens still missing:

2018-02-08 - Tornado touches down in Junction City (Georgia):

2018-02-08 - Heavy snowfall causes gridlock in Paris (France):

2018-02-08 - Power plants’ coal ash reports show toxins leaking into groundwater:

2018-02-08 - Cat plague is back after nearly 40 years in hiding:

2018-02-08 - Embark’s self-driving semi completes trip from California to Florida:

2018-02-08 - Dow closes 1,030 points lower, enters correction territory:

2018-02-08 - The trade in dog meat South Korea doesn't want Olympics tourists to see:

2018-02-09 - Unknown gas odor evacuates school in Belleville (Illinois):

Quote: "Firefighters were joined by Ameren workers in checking the area for gas leaks. They were unsuccessful at finding any gas leak or source, but Ameren remained at the scene after firefighters left at 9 a.m., Elliff said."

2018-02-09 - Huge numbers of birds seen within two days in Dallas and Houston (Texas):

2018-02-09 - High school student has 'medical issue' and collapses in bathroom at school, in critical condition, in coastal Arlington (Virginia):

2018-02-09 - Police officer has 'medical emergency' at jail in coastal Kent (Washington):

Quote: "An officer had a medical emergency at the Kent Correctional Facility, he’s ok and headed to the hospital for evaluation."

2018-02-09 - Devil's bargain - why aerosols pose a deadly climate change threat:

2018-02-09 - Floods are getting worse, and 2,500 chemical sites lie in the water’s path:

2018-02-09 - Lightning strike kills 89 animals in Zwelitsha (South Africa):

2018-02-09 - Cyclone Gita roars through Samoa, state of emergency declared:

2018-02-09 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the Fiji Islands:

2018-02-09 - Unofficial world record for largest hailstone set on February 8 (23 cm, 9 inches) in Cordoba (Argentina):

2018-02-09 - Winter storm hammers parts of the US Midwest:

2018-02-09 - Methane reporting gap widens in oil and gas industry:

2018-02-09 - Mad Max violence stalks Venezuela's lawless roads:

2018-02-09 - Brand new $15 million fleet of fire trucks hits the streets in St. Louis (Missouri):

Note: Now there's a reasonable use of tax dollars in this day and age!

2018-02-09 - Study suggests that plants have consciousness:

2018-02-09 - CERN physicists find evidence of quasiparticules called 'Odderons' first predicted in the 1970s:

2018-02-10 - SOTT Earth Changes Summary for January 2018, extreme weather, planetary upheaval, meteors:

2018-02-10 - Woman has 'medical incident' in coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

2018-02-10 - Person has 'medical incident' on High Street in Wickford (Britain), near the River Crouch:

2018-02-10 - Unknown cause knocks down around 100 huge Douglas Fir trees west of Seattle (Washington):

2018-02-20 - Lightning strike kills 17 goats near Helmeringhausen (Namibia):

2018-02-10 - Cyclone Gita and tropical depression TD08F hit Samoa and Fiji causing devastation:

2018-02-10 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Harlan County (Kentucky), state of emergency declared:

2018-02-10 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Malta:

2018-02-10 - Cape Town hit by a dribble of rain in South Africa, people rejoice:

2018-02-10 - Storm dumps 15 inches of snow on Chicago (Illinois):

2018-02-10 - More than 300 inches of snow has fallen this season in Redfield (New York):

2018-02-10 - New snow record set for Calgary, Alberta (Canada):

2018-02-10 - The underestimated threat of land-based microplastic pollution:

2018-02-10 - US Army now holding drills with ground robots that shoot:

2018-02-10 - US Marines building amphibious robotic war balls:

2018-02-11 - Unknown odor sickens people at restaurant in Temecula (California):

Note: They did detect some carbon monoxide in the restaurant too, but that couldn't have been the odor since carbon monoxide is odorless...

2018-02-11 - High school boy has 'medical incident' during wrestling match in Athens (Ohio):

Quote: "Old Dominion was leading 13-6 at Ohio when the remainder of the match was canceled because of what the Bobcats’ website called a 'medical incident' involving Ohio 174-pounder Austin Reese, who was wrestling the Monarchs’ Seldon Wright."

2018-02-11 - Woman, 71, has heart problems just before 3:45 AM on cruise ship off the coast of Maryland:

Quote: "The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship that was off the coast of Maryland on Sunday. The 71-year-old woman was suffering a possible cardiac event on the cruise ship Carnival Pride, when a crewmember contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard just before 3:45 a.m."

2018-02-11 - Snow and cold snap hit Spain:

2018-02-11 - One-two punch of disease and Hurricane Irma has left Florida citrus reeling:

2018-02-11 - Huge 20-pound rodents, nutria, found reproducing in the San Joaquin Valley (California):

2018-02-12 - Arctic sea ice extent at record lows as winter temperatures soar:

2018-02-12 - If you live in Florida, doctors say climate change is already affecting your health:

2018-02-12 - Volcano Turrialba erupts again in Costa Rica:

2018-02-12 - Volcano Mayon erupts again in the Philippine Islands:

Quote: "Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive."

2018-02-12 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Northern Mariana Islands:

2018-02-12 - Magnitude 4.8 earthquake shakes western France, people report explosion:

Quote: "A baker in the town of Busseau told RMC radio: 'I was in my bakery and then it was like a big explosion, a terrible shock, we thought a truck had crashed into a wall.' A baker in the town of Châtaigneraie added: 'I was scared. I thought it was an explosion. There was a "boom" for a few seconds, maybe five seconds. It's happened before but it's never been that powerful.'"

Note: Earthquakes don't normally cause explosions. Maybe it WAS an explosion. Powerful explosions can register as seismic events...

2018-02-12 - Hundreds of earthquakes shake the Azores Islands:

Quote: "The mid-Atlantic Azores Islands experienced hundreds of small earthquakes on Monday, the Azores Center for Seismovolcanic Information and Surveillance (CIVISA) confirmed. The tremors began shortly before midnight on Sunday and continued throughout Monday morning. Most were microseisms, tremors caused by natural phenomenon that cannot be felt by humans. But around 20 of the earthquakes were strong enough to be felt by the local population."

2018-02-12 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Pegasus in North Canterbury (New Zealand):

2018-02-12 - The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water, like Cape Town:

2018-02-12 - Sandstorm hits Saudi Arabia:

2018-02-12 - Lightning strikes kill 4 people and injure many more in Madhya Pradesh (India):

2018-02-12 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of Virginia, state of emergency declared:

2018-02-12 - Flu causing 1 in 10 deaths in the US, and climbing:

2018-02-12 - Scientists to study ancient ecosystem under huge Antarctic iceberg:

2018-02-12 - Get off your duff and shake your stuff, the health benefits of dancing:

2018-02-12 - More than a dozen parasitic worms removed from woman's eyes after horseback riding in Gold Beach (Oregon):

2018-02-12 - Woman has headache, goes to sleep, wakes up with British accent, in Buckeye (Arizona):

Quote: "According to experts, she's not crazy and not faking it. She's been diagnosed with Foreign Accent Syndrome. It's an extremely rare condition that usually accompanies a stroke, neurological damage or other underlying medical issues."

2018-02-13 - Landfill spewing hydrogen sulfide across broad area in Scott County (Mississippi):

Quote: "Residents within a 10-mile radius are feeling the effects of the odor in the air. In December the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) requested that Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health (CTEH) initiate an air monitoring and sampling in response to odor concerns by the residents. One test conducted by the CTEH identified Hydrogen sulfide."

2018-02-13 - Mount Agung erupts again on the island of Bali (Indonesia):

2018-02-13 - Mud volcano erupts in New Grant on the island of Trinidad:

Quote: "At least three homes were evacuated and several cracks have appeared on the road as the Devil's Wood Yard mud volcano in New Grant, south of here, erupted early Tuesday. Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service (TTFS) and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) have converged on the site of the volcano that began erupting at around 4.00 am (local time)."

2018-02-13 - Volcano Furnas shaken by earthquake swarm in the Azores:

2018-02-13 - Yellowstone supervolcano under strain from pressure in magma chamber:

2018-02-13 - Huge lava dome inflating with magma on the ocean floor south of Kyushu (Japan):

2018-02-13 - Girls collapsing from unknown cause at school in Jajarkot (Nepal), school closed for three weeks:

Quote: "With girl students collapsing in the classroom due to an unidentified disease, a school in Nalgadh Municipality has been shut for three weeks in Jajarkot. Panchayabhar Secondary School of the municipality will remain shut for three weeks as girl students started trembling and collapsing abruptly in the last few days. According to Hum Prakash Singh, the head teacher of the school, teaching-learning activities were adversely affected after the incident. According to Singh, at least 10 to 12 girls from Grade V to X were suffering from the mysterious disease every day."

Note: They don't know it's a disease, they're just guessing...

2018-02-13 - Man, 68, falls into the water and disappears in Lake Coeur d'Alene (Idaho):

2018-02-13 - Sea level rise is accelerating:

2018-02-13 - Effect of removing fossil fuel subsidies falls far short of reductions promised in Paris Agreement:

2018-02-13 - Cape Town now projected to run out of drinking water in early June:

Quote: "The drought in Cape Town, South Africa, has been declared a national disaster. The decision was made after "a reassessment of the extent and severity of the current drought." Cape Town has been in a drought for three years. Officials previously said 'Day Zero,' the day the city is supposed to completely run out of water, would happen in April. But thanks to water saving measures, that date has been pushed to June 4."

2018-02-13 - Water crisis looms in Pakistan:

2018-02-13 - Magnitude 4.3 earthquake shakes Beijing (China):

2018-02-13 - Dust storm hits Melbourne (Australia):

2018-02-13 - Fearsome Cyclone Gita churns across Tonga, heads toward Vanuatu:

2018-02-13 - Tropical Storm Sanba pummels the Philippine Islands, 4+ killed:

2018-02-13 - Fierce storm hits Tasmania (Australia), blackouts ensue:

2018-02-13 - Heavy snow hits the coast of the Sea of Japan in Japan:

2018-02-13 - Temp hits -65C in Nunavut (Canada), Eskimos advised to stay inside:

2018-02-13 - Spectacular sun halo spotted over northern Sweden:

2018-02-13 - Parasitic brain-eating pork worm surgically removed from man's eye in Florida:

2018-02-13 - Man, 49, goes missing while skiing in Lake Placid (New York), shows up days later with memory loss in Sacramento (California):

2018-02-13 - Enormous wild boar dubbed 'Pigzilla' caught rummaging in bins near primary school in Hong Kong (China):

Note: Wow, that's one big boar...

2018-02-13 - Man, pastor, married, found in car with young bound naked man, in Munhall (Pennsylvania), says he was counseling the young man:

Note: 'Counsel me harder, pastor, harder!'

2018-02-14 - Unknown odor sends people fleeing bus station in Ann Arbor (Michigan):

Quote: "A strong odor led to the evacuation of the bus station Tuesday evening in downtown Ann Arbor. Authorities were dispatched at 5:16 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, to the Blake Transit Center after a call of people coughing and running out of the building, Ann Arbor Fire Department Assistant Chief Mike Kennedy said."

2018-02-14 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #93, February 6th-13th 2018:

2018-02-14 - Man, 74, found unconscious in the water at coastal Kaanapali Beach in Maui (Hawaii):

Quote: "A 74-year-old Japanese visitor was found unconscious in waters off Kaanapali Beach on Maui, where so far this year 11 people have died in ocean-related activities."

2018-02-14 - Woman has 'medical emergency' at Colonna’s Shipyard in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

Quote: "Fire crews rescued a woman who was having a medical emergency off the dry dock of Colonna’s Shipyard, according to fire officials. The call came in Wednesday at 10:20 a.m. Officials say crews safely moved the patient down in a basket. She is being treated for her medical condition."

2018-02-14 - Woman, 75, sickens on cruise ship east of Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-02-14 - Person has 'medical incident' at job center in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "An ambulance and an ambulance responder car rushed to the Spring Bank centre during rush-hour on Wednesday night after a person fell ill. The Yorkshire Ambulance Service has described it as a 'medical incident'."

2018-02-14 - Person has 'medical incident' at leisure center in Tonbridge (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency services have descended on a leisure centre after a 'medical incident'. Ambulances and a police car have been spotted outside the Angel Centre in Tonbridge. A police spokesman said: “We were called to a medical incident at 10.23am."

2018-02-14 - Ozone at lower latitudes in continuous decline since 1980s, despite Antarctic ozone hole healing:

2018-02-14 - Climate change forcing villages to relocate in the Fiji Islands:

2018-02-14 - US intelligence agencies warn of climate risks in worldwide threat assessment:

2018-02-14 - Magnitude 3.5 earthquake strikes near Redlands (California):

2018-02-14 - Lightning strikes kill 3 people in Rajouri (India):

2018-02-14 - Hailstorm pounds Bhandara and Gondia (India), parakeets and bees killed:

2018-02-14 - Strong windstorm hits Victoria and Tasmania (Australia), 71,000 homes go dark:

2018-02-14 - Snowiest winter in 138 years hits Havre (Montana), more snow on the way:

2018-02-14 - Record snowfall piles up around the world:

Note: Not just record snowfall, but record rain too. In other words, record precipitation...

2018-02-14 - Meteor spotted over Deer Park in Newfoundland (Canada):

2018-02-14 - Meteor lights up the sky over Dawlish (Britain):

2018-02-14 - Deadly virus that rats can spread to humans is hitting breeders and pet owners in the US for the first time:

2018-02-14 - Huge swarms of crickets invade Auckland (New Zealand):

2018-02-14 - Trump takes aim at Obama-era rules on methane leaks and gas flaring:

Note: Moar pollution, die quicker! Make America Gasp Asthmatically!

2018-02-14 - Enriched uranium found floating in the atmosphere above Alaska:

2018-02-14 - In Iceland, Bitcoin mining will soon use more energy than the residents:

2018-02-14 - Third-world levels of poverty and disease in the richest country in the world reveals an America in decline:

2018-02-14 - Man, 19, goes on shooting spree at school in Parkland (Florida), 17+ killed, 15+ injured:

2018-02-14 - He predicted the 2016 fake news crisis, and now he’s worried about an information apocalypse:

Quote: “What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?”

2018-02-14 - The world's first ski tournament for robots was held near the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the pictures are incredible:

2018-02-15 - Unknown 'gas odor' evacuates school in Janesville (Wisconsin), 1800 feet from the Rock River:

Quote: "Firefighters and Alliant Energy investigated with gas-detection meters and found no problems, said Battalion Chief Ryan Murphy of the Janesville Fire Department."

2018-02-15 - Unknown 'mystery fumes' sicken people at car dealership in coastal Toms River (New Jersey):

2018-02-15 - Gas tanker ship crosses the Arctic in the winter without icebreaker escort for the first time:

Note: Wow, that's just incredible. This shows just how much the ice has disintegrated that this is even possible at all, much less in the winter. 'Blue Sea Event' incoming soon, and then things will get REALLY bad, like apocalyptically bad...

2018-02-15 - Boy, 13, found unconscious at bottom of swimming pool during gym class in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie (Canada):

Quote: "A 13-year-old student from École Père-Marquette is in critical condition after he was found at the bottom of an indoor pool Thursday morning in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie."

2018-02-15 - Woman in her 30s has breathing problems, large emergency response, in Chelmsford (Britain)

Quote: "We were called at 12.08pm today (February 15) to reports a woman in her 30’s was suffering from breathing problems. Three rapid response vehicles, an ambulance and Essex and Herts air ambulance attended. The woman was taken to Broomfield hospital."

2018-02-15 - Man collapses on Taylors Avenue in coastal Cleethorpes (Britain), 2000 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Taylors Avenue, Cleethorpes. Thu 15 Feb 2018 14:26 (No:02780) Fire Service crews assisted Police in giving medical assistance to adult male collapsed in the street. Oxygen therapy and trauma bag in use. Male left in care of paramedics."

Note: About 6 miles from where the car burst into flame in Aylesby on this day...

2018-02-15 - Person has 'medical episode' on High Street in coastal Exeter (Britain):

Quote: "Exeter High Street clears after person has 'medical episode' in road..."

2018-02-15 - There has never been so little ice on this planet since human civilization began:

2018-02-15 - Mini ozone hole appears over western Canada:

2018-02-15 - Two earthquakes, magnitudes 4.6 and 4.9, strike near coastal Poso (Indonesia):

2018-02-15 - People fleeing Venezuela into Brazil, Brazil declares state of emergency:

Quote: "Brazil on Thursday said it will declare a 'state of social emergency' and boost troops on its border with Venezuela in response to an influx of people fleeing the crisis in that country."

2018-02-15 - Tornado rips through Uniontown (Pennsylvania), dozens of homes damaged:

2018-02-15 - A month's worth of rain in 60 minutes floods Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 4+ killed:

2018-02-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the Fiji Islands:

2018-02-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Jakarta (Indonesia):

2018-02-15 - Sunspot explodes for more than 6 hours, hurls giant solar flare at earth:

2018-02-15 - Rabies spreading and killing people in the (Not At All) Democratic Republic of Congo:

Quote: "Thousands of Congolese displaced by rebel groups are at risk of contracting deadly rabies that has killed at least 11 people. The disease is wreaking havoc in the conflict-torn North Kivu Province where a lack of capacity to respond to the disease has been noted. Dogs are the main source of human rabies deaths, contributing up to 99 percent of all transmissions to humans."

2018-02-15 - Trump backs 25-cents-per-gallon tax hike on gasoline:

2018-02-15 - Japanese company plans world's tallest wooden building:

Quote: "Japanese company has announced plans for the world’s tallest wooden building, a 1,148-foot skyscraper in central Tokyo that will leave all previous wooden structures in its shade."

2018-02-16 - Unknown foul odor regularly hitting coastal Mobile (Alabama):

Quote: "Data from GAF shows that of 18 occurrences when the smell was reported, 16 of those times GAF was not even running their machinery. Also, the wind direction at the time of each occurrence does not correspond with the smell originating from GAF manufacturing."

Quote: "Now that GAF has been cleared as the source of the odor and the other company is not currently running operations, the question remains, 'Where is the smell coming from?'"

Note: The Gulf of Mexico is right there. If a big enough and concentrated enough cloud of hydrogen sulfide blows in off the Gulf of Mexico then that whole city could drop dead and/or go up in flames...

2018-02-16 - Unknown gas odor hits Sullivan (Wisconsin):

Quote: "According to a post on the Sullivan Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page last night, multiple agencies responded to reports of a natural gas odor in Sullivan. Another post around 8 p.m. indicated no source for the gas odor was found and first responders were cleared from the scene."

2018-02-16 - Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes near the coast in Oaxaca (Mexico):

2018-02-16 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #94, February 13th-16th 2018:

2018-02-16 - Woman collapses and goes into cardiac arrest at shopping center in Langney (Britain), 1 mile from the ocean:

Note: Shop 'til you drop!

2018-02-16 - Guy McPherson interview with Gary Null - 'We are in the stage of acceleration':

2018-02-16 - Warming in the winter darkness of the Arctic:

2018-02-16 - Earthquake swarm hits the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands (Spain):

2018-02-16 - Hailstorms cause extensive damage to crops in 984 villages across Madhya Pradesh (India):

2018-02-16 - Blizzard hits Kyrgyzstan, airport departures halted:

2018-02-16 - The polar vortex just split into a double vortex - cold temps for Europe will persist:

2018-02-16 - How microplastics are contaminating seabirds in the remote Aleutian Islands (Alaska):

2018-02-16 - Meteor spotted over Oregon, Washington and British Columbia (Canada):

2018-02-16 - Experts admit in mainstream news that mutations in virus caused by flu shot have worsened the epidemic:

2018-02-16 - Record flu season causes concerns global pandemic is not far off:

2018-02-16 - Multiple cities being invaded by wild coyotes in southern Ontario (Canada):

2018-02-16 - Wrong place, wrong time - rare eastern imperial eagle turns up in Denmark:

2018-02-17 - High school girl has 'medical emergency' and collapses during basketball game in St. Clair Shores (Michigan):

Quote: "The Marysville and St. Clair Shores Lakeview girls basketball teams have been delayed due to an ongoing medical emergency. With 5:20 left in the first quarter, a Lakeview player fell to the court leaving a gasp among the crowd. Medical personnel was called and arrived minutes later."

2018-02-17 - Magnitude 4.4+ earthquake shakes coastal Swansea (Britain):

2018-02-17 - New study finds sea level rise accelerating – 'This is almost certainly a conservative estimate':

2018-02-17 - Fierce thunderstorm hits Queensland (Australia), lightning hits power line and causes huge explosion:

2018-02-17 - Heavy rain and flooding hit West Virginia, state of emergency declared:

2018-02-17 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2018-02-17 - Two meteors streak through the sky in one night over Spain:

2018-02-17 - Crazy iridescence colors the sky over Calgary (Canada):

2018-02-18 - Person has heart attack at the seafront in coastal Southend (Britain):

Quote: "The Southend CCTV team described the incident as 'a medical emergency' and witnesses reported someone suffering a heart attack."

2018-02-18 - Alaska's Bering Sea lost a third of its ice in just 8 days:

2018-02-18 - Sea ice extent very low in Antarctica:

Quote: "The low ice extent is puzzling, given that air temperatures at the 925 hPa level are near average or below average (relative to the 1981 to 2010 period) over much of the Southern Ocean. "

Note: Forget the air temps - what's the temp of the ocean?

2018-02-18 - We’re witnessing the fastest decline in Arctic sea ice in at least 1,500 years:

2018-02-18 - Yellowstone supervolcano shaken by 12 earthquakes in one day in Wyoming:

2018-02-18 - Magnitude 5.2 earthquake shakes Waipukurau (New Zealand):

2018-02-18 - Dust storm blows through Kuwait:

2018-02-18 - Sandstorm turns the sky red in Basra (Iraq):

2018-02-18 - Cyclone Gita could be the southernmost tropical cyclone ever:

2018-02-18 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2018-02-18 - Snow and record cold to plunge southward through the western US:

2018-02-18 - Bat swarms tracked by weather radar reveal earlier migration as planet warms:

2018-02-18 - How the US government hid fracking's risks to drinking water:

2018-02-19 - Unknown gas smell in basement evacuates school in Rome (Italy):

Quote: "A nursery school was evacuated in Rome Monday because of a strong smell of gas coming from the basement. About 80 children were taken to a nearby gym."

2018-02-19 - Volcano Sinabung erupts mightily again in Indonesia:

2018-02-19 - Woman, teacher, has 'medical episode' and goes into cardiac arrest at school in coastal Bradenton (Florida):

2018-02-19 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes near coastal Oaxaca (Mexico):

2018-02-19 - Significant earthquake swarm shaking Grimsey Island (Iceland):

Quote: "People are constantly being shaken awake on Grimsey Island, in North Iceland. A M5.2 earthquake hit around 5:30 this morning. One hour later a M4.5 quake hit the same region, which is under high seismic activity with more than 2,000 earthquakes detected since February 14th."

2018-02-19 - Sudden Stratospheric Warming over the North Pole to push cold temps into Europe:

2018-02-19 - Flooding hits Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq following heavy rain, up to 17 inches in 24 hours:

2018-02-19 - Cyclone Gita brings heavy rain and flooding to the Kapiti Coast (New Zealand):

2018-02-19 - Cloud shaped like the USS Enterprise surprises residents of Guatemala:

2018-02-19 - Unknown persistent humming sound plagues Windsor, Ontario (Canada):

2018-02-19 - Kidney stones on the rise in the US and nobody knows why:

Quote: "Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have noted an extreme rise in the number of kidney stone cases over the last 30 years."

2018-02-20 - Jessie Lake spewing hydrogen sulfide in Alberta near Bonnyville (Canada):

Quote: "This summer, the LICA plans on conducting further water testing after air quality samples taken by the organization last year revealed high levels of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) gas coming from the lake."

2018-02-20 - Unknown 'gas odor' evacuates government building in Towson (Maryland), 8 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A Baltimore County government building was evacuated on Tuesday after officials say there was 'an odor of gas'. The odor was reported at 111 W. Chesapeake Ave in Towson."

2018-02-20 - Man has 'medical issue' at dam in Houston County (Alabama):

Quote: "Units from Columbia Rescue, Columbia Police and Houston County Sheriff's Officer were dispatched to a medical call at the Dam in Columbia. Reports are a male subject unable to move and the water was rising. Units arrived on scene and the were able to get the man to safety and transported him to the hospital for his medical issue."

2018-02-20 - Man, 45, has 'medical episode' on cargo ship near coastal Newcastle (Australia):

Quote: "A seaman has been winched from a cargo ship off Newcastle and flown to hospital after suffering a medical episode."

2018-02-20 - Man, 65, goes out on yacht, goes missing, empty 'ghost boat' washes ashore near Yamba (Australia):

2018-02-20 - Man has 'medical episode' at sports event in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Paramedics stationed inside the ground went into the stand to assist a man who was having a medical episode at about 8.20pm."

2018-02-20 - IPCC seeks to downplay global warming:

2018-02-20 - Leaked UN draft report sees 'very high risk' the planet will warm beyond key limit:

2018-02-20 - January was the 5th warmest on record for the globe:

2018-02-20 - Graph of the Day - global map of changes in sea surface height, 1992-2014:

2018-02-20 - There is no time left:

2018-02-20 - Lightning strikes Castle Maol like a fireball on the Isle of Skye (Scotland):

2018-02-20 - Three tornados touch down in North Texas:

2018-02-20 - Huge dust storm hits Charleville (Australia):

2018-02-20 - Broome hit by two years' worth of rain in two months in Western Australia:

2018-02-20 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Genesee County (Michigan):

2018-02-20 - Heavy snowfall sets records in Norway, raises concerns:

2018-02-20 - Meteor spotted in the sky over Manchester (New Hampshire):

2018-02-20 - Meteor spotted in the sky over South Carolina:

2018-02-20 - Study reveals worrying levels of microplastics in Atlantic deep sea fish:

2018-02-20 - Trump administration targets Obama-era effort to limit methane to allow more air pollution:

2018-02-20 - Trump administration eyes big cuts to fuel economy rules to allow cars to pollute more:

Note: For a lazy guy, he sure is industriously hammering nails into the coffin of humanity!

2018-02-20 - Robot bees could be deployed if natural population continues to collapse:

Note: They'll be like tiny planes bursting into flame and crashing and starting fires...

2018-02-20 - Lost wreckage of Silpho UFO discovered in London Science Museum:

2018-02-20 - A magnetic 'wormhole' that connects two regions of space has been created by scientists:

2018-02-21 - Unknown odor hits coastal Point Forbin on the island of Trinidad:

Quote: "Point Fortin Mayor Abdon Mason said the source of strong odours emanating through different parts of the Borough of Point Fortin, is yet to be determined. Abdon said the odour was detected on Tuesday and since then every effort is being made to ascertain the cause and source."

Quote: "Inspections of the company's infrastructure in the area, particularly its pipeline network, were also undertaken. However, no leaks have been detected."

Note: It must have been a rotten egg odor if they were checking pipes for leaks...

2018-02-21 - Unknown 'smell of gas' reported in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Police have said engineers are investigating after a 'smell of gas' across Hull on Wednesday evening. Humberside Police said they have had a number of people ringing up about the gas, which has been smelt in places across the city centre. In a tweet just after 8.30pm, they posted: 'Log 472 - We have had several reports regarding a smell of gas at various locations across Hull city centre.'"

Quote: "The source of a 'gas-like smell' sensed by numerous people in Hull on Wednesday remains a mystery. The odour was present across various parts of the city centre and its outskirts during the late afternoon and evening, with many saying it was unpleasant enough to make them feel sick. Northern Gas Networks has confirmed it received multiple calls about the issue but said that following investigations the smell had not been caused by any leak from its pipes. As a result, the origin of the smell remains officially unaccounted for."

2018-02-21 - Foul smell emanates from drain in Burpham (Britain):

2018-02-21 - Unknown cause sickens nine people at business in Haydock (Britain), 7.5 miles from the coast, 3 hospitalized:

Quote: "Nine people reported nausea and breathing difficulties and were treated by North West Ambulance Service paramedics at the scene, with three being taken to Whiston Hospital."

2018-02-21 - Man, 44, strokes out on fishing vessel near coastal Cold Bay (Alaska):

Quote: "A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 44-year-old man from the 'Golden Alaska' approximately 60 miles northeast of Cold Bay, on Feb 20, 2018. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 17th District command center received a medevac request from Health Force Partners for a man suffering from stroke symptoms Tuesday afternoon."

2018-02-21 - Passenger sickens on ferry ship near coastal Zealand (Denmark):

Quote: "On Feb 21, 2018, a passenger of the 'Color Fantasy' fell ill. The patient was medevaced in the Storebælt."

2018-02-21 - Arctic sea ice extent sinks to new record low:

2018-02-21 - See how Mount Rainier glaciers have vanished over time with this eye-opening photo project:

2018-02-21 - US East Coast shatters temperature records, offering preview to a warming world:

Note: Not just the East Coast. It was 79F here in St. Louis the other day, obliterating the previous record for the day which was 69F...

2018-02-21 - Mountain pine beetle jumps the Rockies, spreading across Alberta to Saskatchewan:

Quote: "In the past, it was too cold for the beetle to survive there, but now it’s warm enough..."

2018-02-21 - Worst floods in 45 years hit the US Midwest:

Note: I did notice a crapload of rain coming down relentlessly for days but I didn't realize how bad it was!

2018-02-21 - Heavy rain, ice melt and flooding hit southwestern Ontario (Canada):

Quote: "Flood-battered Southwestern Ontario might as well be the sixth Great Lake. Thousands evacuated in Brantford, the worst flooding in London in 40 years and potential trouble yet to come in low-lying Chatham-Kent lies downriver of all that water - the fallout of torrential rain and a massive snow melt across the region."

2018-02-21 - Freezing rain and wind hit parts of Quebec (Canada), 82,000 homes go dark:

2018-02-21 - Temperature plummets 72 degrees in 40 hours in Denver (Colorado):

2018-02-21 - After Cyclone Gita, food running out in Takaka (New Zealand):

2018-02-21 - Meteor spotted in the sky over New England:

2018-02-21 - Meteor spotted over Bahia (Brazil):

2018-02-21 - Courts call out Trump blitzkrieg on environmental rules:

2018-02-21 - Reports spreading of grocery stores not being restocked across the US:

2018-02-21 - Puerto Rico slashes energy reserves amid cash shortfall, with one third of residents still without power after Hurricane Maria:

2018-02-21 - Across advanced economies, boom turns to bust for millennial generation:

2018-02-22 - Unknown odor evacuates Whole Foods store in Napa (California):

Quote: "Whole Foods Market in Bel Aire Plaza was evacuated for about 15 minutes Thursday morning after an unexplained odor was detected, store officials said."

2018-02-22 - Unknown sewery odor plaguing Bucktown area in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "The Chicago Health Department is looking into a mysterious odor that’s coming from somewhere around Bucktown. It was about a week ago when 32nd Ward Ald. Scott Waguespack first noticed the smell in his own home in Bucktown. 'It smells like putting your nose to the sewer and the wind kind of blowing through it,' he tells WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller."

Quote: "Waguespack has asked the health department and the water department to look into it. He says People’s Gas has determined it’s not a gas leak."

2018-02-22 - Unknown object explodes in the air and crashes out of the sky in Bahia (Brazil):

2018-02-22 - Man, 78, loses consciousness while snorkeling at coastal Ulua Beach, Maui (Hawaii):

2018-02-22 - Student has 'medical problem' at aquatic center in Lubbock (Texas):

Quote: "6:13 a.m. A Texas Tech police officer documented a medical problem at the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center's aquatic facility. The student was transported to the University Medical Center."

2018-02-22 - High school girl has 'medical emergency', gets belligerent, at school in Shillington (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Gov. Mifflin High School leadership alerted district parents Thursday morning about an incident that brought police and ambulances to the school. 'The incident in the high school office was a student who had a medical emergency,' Melissa Fullerton, the district's spokeswoman, said. 'She became belligerent at the time, but no one was injured.' The girl, who did not pose a threat to others, was taken out of the school by ambulance, Fullerton said."

2018-02-22 - Student has 'medical event' at school in Hamilton (New Zealand):

Quote: "A Hamilton high school went into lockdown on Thursday morning as a precaution after a student suffered a medical event."

2018-02-22 - Volcano Mayon erupts, gushes lava, spews gases, in the Philippine Islands:

2018-02-22 - Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Alaska Peninsula (Alaska):

2018-02-22 - Summer in February, 80°F in Massachusetts, 78°F in New York City, 'It is simply amazing to beat a state temperature record by some 8°F!'

Note: Beat my local heat record last week by TEN degrees - turned my AC on, in February!

2018-02-22 - Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides:

2018-02-22 - As humans adapt to a warming planet, animals pay a price:

2018-02-22 - Sea level rise threatens to wipe out west coast wetlands:

2018-02-22 - Europe’s cities face more extreme weather than previously thought:

2018-02-22 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Queensland (Australia):

2018-02-22 - 236 mayors urge EPA not to repeal US Clean Power Plan:

2018-02-22 - How fossil fuel donors shaped the anti-climate agenda of a powerful congressional committee:

2018-02-22 - US courts jailing thousands for civil debts - no due process:

2018-02-22 - Artificial intelligence poses risks of misuse by hackers, researchers say:

2018-02-22 - US imposes more North Korea sanctions, Trump warns of 'phase two':

2018-02-23 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #96, February 20th-23rd 2018:

2018-02-23 - Marine Corps recruit, woman, collapses and goes into cardiac arrest on coastal Parris Island (South Carolina):

2018-02-23 - Brutally hot summer continues in New Zealand:

Quote: "There are just five days of summer left and unless they are unprecedentedly cold, NIWA climate scientists say this summer will surpass a record that has been held for more than 80 years."

2018-02-23 - Earthquake swarm shakes the Bay Area near Danville and Diablo (California):

2018-02-23 - Extreme rainstorms becoming more common in Seattle, says city meteorologist:

2018-02-23 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Berrien County (Michigan), state of emergency declared:

2018-02-23 - Heavy rain and flooding hit San Antonio (Texas):

2018-02-23 - Multi-day heavy rainfall and flooding event continues in the central and southern US:

2018-02-23 - Brutal cold likely to make comeback in Northeast US following once-in-100-year warmth:

2018-02-23 - Cold snap heads to Denmark and large parts of Europe:

Quote: "The cold weather, which will continue into the beginning of next week, can be blamed on an unusual weather situation, the meteorologist said. 'There is Arctic air on the move from parts of the North Pole and northern Siberia. A large high-pressure area has built up, covering from Iceland all the way to Russia and down to central Europe. That is very unusual. I don't remember seeing such a weather situation in the last 20 years,' he said."

2018-02-23 - Shellfish contaminated with Hepatitis E found in Scottish supermarkets for the first time after huge spike in laboratory-diagnosed cases:

2018-02-23 - Wild horses are extinct, domesticated breeds are now the only ones left on the planet, according to shock DNA study:

2018-02-23 - New trojan malware could mind-control neural networks:

2018-02-23 - Study finds that medical cannabis is superior to opioids for chronic pain:

2018-02-23 - Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory saved from uncertain fate:

2018-02-23 - Man uses smoke bomb to get rid of skunks, home destroyed by fire, in Ferndale (Michigan):

2018-02-24 - Unknown 'gas odor' evacuates businesses at mall in Cranberry (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The smell of natural gas caused three businesses at Cranberry Mall to be evacuated Saturday morning. Cranberry Fire Department Assistant Chief Larry Clutter said the department was dispatched for the smell of natural gas at Jo-Ann Fabrics shortly after 10 a.m. When they arrived there was a strong odor inside the business."

2018-02-24 - Volcano Ebeko erupts, spews ash two kilometers into the atmosphere, in the Kuril Islands (Russia):

2018-02-24 - Mud volcano Hephaestus spews mud in coastal Taman (Russia):

2018-02-24 - UK struck by 21 earthquakes in 50 days including biggest in 10 years:

2018-02-24 - Man has 'medical condition' on trail in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

Quote: "The Honolulu Fire Department arrived near the track at 10:22 a.m. and discovered that the man had experienced an undisclosed medical condition while on the trail."

2018-02-24 - Person has 'medical incident' on Bath Street in coastal Weymouth (Britain), 720 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "At 3.03pm on Saturday, February 24, Dorset Police was called to assist the ambulance service with a medical incident in Bath Street Weymouth."

2018-02-24 - Hot wet atmospheric rivers ravage the Arctic:

2018-02-24 - Tornado rips through Logan County (Kentucky), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-02-24 - Hailstorms pound Medina (Saudi Arabia), vehicles damaged:

2018-02-24 - Cyclone Gita devastated up to half of maize crops in New Zealand:

2018-02-24 - Record atmospheric moisture feeds flooding in Central US:

2018-02-24 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Ohio, state of emergency declared:

2018-02-24 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Arkansas:

2018-02-24 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Canberra (Australia):

2018-02-24 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Bolivia, 8 killed, nearly 100,000 people homeless:

2018-02-24 - Record 4 inches of snow hits Vancouver (Canada):

2018-02-24 - Meteor spotted over Côte-d'Or (France):

2018-02-24 - Rare one-in-a-million yellow cardinal spotted in Alabama:

2018-02-24 - Hungry Venezuelan workers are collapsing, so is the oil industry:

2018-02-24 - Largest observational study to date finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia:

2018-02-24 - Thinking outside the box of quantum physics, how the mind can make sense of the quantum quagmire in more ways than one:

2018-02-24 - Brief history of Australia's eeriest alien encounters:

2018-02-24 - Cold weather cancels snail races at inn in Holbeton (Britain):

Quote: "An English pub has canceled a charity snail race scheduled to take place on Saturday after unseasonably icy weather made potential competitors too slow to compete."

Note: Snail races sound really exciting. 'And the winning time was...Thursday!'

2018-02-25 - Magnitude 7.5+ earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea:

2018-02-25 - Temperature rises above freezing at the North Pole and other far north Arctic areas:

2018-02-25 - Bering Sea loses half its ice over two weeks:

2018-02-25 - Sea level rise will continue for hundreds of years after there are no human beings left alive on the planet:

2018-02-25 - Powerful storm batters the Canary Islands (Spain):

2018-02-25 - Death toll from storms in the Central US hits 5:

2018-02-25 - 300 rivers hit flood stage in the US:

2018-02-25 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Indiana, state of emergency declared for numerous areas:

2018-02-25 - Brazil endures year without a summer:

2018-02-25 - Record 3.1 meters of snow hits Horokanai (Japan):

2018-02-25 - Blizzard hits Croatia:

2018-02-25 - Meteor lights up the sky over Chile:

2018-02-25 - Light pillars illuminate the sky in coastal St. Petersburg (Russia):

2018-02-25 - Flu is a global threat for which the world is poorly prepared:

2018-02-25 - America's other prescription drug epidemic, benzodiazepines:

2018-02-25 - US falls embarrassingly far behind other wealthy countries in infant mortality rates:

2018-02-26 - Unknown odor evacuates courthouse in DeKalb County (Georgia):

Quote: "At one point, officials thought the odor may have been the result of a freon leak from an air-conditioning unit, police Lt. Lonzy Robertson said. However, DeKalb fire Capt. Eric Jackson said officials 'didn’t find anything.'"

2018-02-26 - Large area of open water forms in the melting sea ice north of Greenland:

2018-02-26 - Person has 'medical emergency' at post office in Castlebar (Ireland):

Quote: "Castlebar Post Office was closed for a time early this afternoon due to a medical emergency."

2018-02-26 - New cutting-edge science confirms that Antarctica is losing ice faster every year:

2018-02-26 - Magnitude 6.2 earthquake shakes Papua New Guinea:

2018-02-26 - Magnitude 6.0+ earthquake strikes in the ocean near Indonesia:

2018-02-26 - Lightning strike kills man and boy in Pogo (Nigeria):

2018-02-26 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Greece:

2018-02-26 - Thunderstorm drops so much hail it looks like snow in Sacramento (California):

2018-02-26 - Cold wave hits Britain:

2018-02-26 - Heavy snow closes airport in Rome (Italy):

2018-02-26 - Meteor disintegrates in the sky over Antofagasta (Chile):

2018-02-26 - Unknown objects in the sky release other unknown objects over Ukraine:

2018-02-26 - Quercetin far superior to Tamiflu as flu remedy:

2018-02-27 - Student has 'medical issue' at Robidoux Middle School in St. Joseph (Missouri):

Quote: "An ambulance was called Tuesday morning to Robidoux Middle School due to a medical issue with a student."

2018-02-27 - Welcome to the Age of Climate Migration:

2018-02-27 - Some of the world's largest lakes are drying up:

2018-02-27 - Sea level rise damaging more US bases, former top military brass warn:

2018-02-27 - Global warming over a lifetime, the nature of exponential change:

2018-02-27 - Powerful snow storm 'Beast from the East' heads to Britain:

2018-02-27 - Germany hit by coldest temperatures in 117 years:

2018-02-27 - Water mysteriously recedes in Aruba:

2018-02-27 - A fifth of antibiotic prescriptions are needless, superbugs set to kill more people than cancer:

2018-02-27 - Extremely rare gyrfalcon from the tundra visits Lehigh Valley (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-27 - US national debt spikes $1 trillion in less than 6 months:

2018-02-27 - Everybody is exhausted and it's not getting better:

2018-02-28 - New evidence of radioactive nanoparticules at Fukushima:

2018-02-28 - Bus-sized asteroid to pass close to Earth on March 2nd:

2018-02-28 - 'Loud metallic noises' heard in the skies of northern Ontario (Canada):

2018-02-28 - Powerful flare detected from Proxima Centauri:

2018-02-28 - Supreme Court rules that immigrants can be detained indefinitely:

2018-02-28 - Shaolin monk pierces pane of glass with needle:

Note: I could take him out...for a beer!

2018-02-28 - Bomb cyclone heads toward the US Northeast:

Quote: "New England is gearing up for its most significant storm since early January’s 'bomb cyclone,' with heavy rain, roaring winds and excessive coastal flooding expected Friday and Saturday from the mid-Atlantic to New England."

2018-02-28 - Snowstorm unloads on Ireland, many flights canceled:

2018-02-28 - Waterspout filmed off Palm Beach (Florida):

2018-02-28 - Waterspout filmed near Gozo (Malta):

2018-02-28 - Record-breaking cold hits parts of Russia:

2018-02-28 - Stacks of rare blue ice form 30 feet high on shores of the Great Lakes:

2018-02-28 - Man, 65, has chest pains at John Muir Cabin in coastal Juneau (Alaska):

2018-02-28 - Climate change pushing weather extremes 'off the scale', says global cities group:

2018-02-28 - Magnitude 3.2 earthquake shakes Cumbria (Britain):

2018-02-28 - Death toll from M7.5 earthquake in Papua New Guinea hits 31, with 300 injured:

2018-02-28 - Volcano Bosavi, dormant for centuries, showing signs of unrest in Papua New Guinea:

2018-02-28 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea:

2018-02-28 - Central Arctic ice cracking up 4 months early:

Note: Whoa, so the ice in the Arctic is now where it should be in JULY. That's extremely ominous...

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