Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Event Update For 2018-03-13

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: Variety Pack

2018-03-13 - 'Odor committee' on hold in coastal Huntington Beach (California):

Quote: "The Coastal Area Odors Ad Hoc Committee will be on hold while the Mayor and Council Members hold meetings with federal officials and local members of Congress. Rest assured, progress is being made to identify the source and the South Coast Air Quality Management District is in the midst of an active investigation. Upon completion of the investigation and meetings the Ad Hoc Committee will resume meetings."

Note: Huntington Beach formed this committee to investigate why their city is being hit by hydrogen sulfide, mentioned in the 2017-10-02 update. Now the investigative committee is on hold while they hold some meetings with feds and Congressional members, after which the committee will resume their meetings. Yeah, well, holding meetings isn't going to solve the problem. In fact, nothing is going to solve the problem, but I guess having some meetings before they get back to having other meetings gives them something to do. Maybe they should have a meeting to discuss whether they should schedule a meeting to determine whether meetings actually do anything!

2018-03-13 - Woman on fire burns to death on Queens Road near the River Thames in Richmond (Britain):

Quote: "A woman who was 'on fire' has died in Richmond. A spokeswoman from the Met Police said: 'Police were called at approximately 1.15pm on Monday, March 12 to reports of a woman on fire in the street in Queens Road, Richmond.'"

2018-03-13 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits Upland (California), blackouts ensue:

2018-03-13 - Underground electrical fire evacuates 3 buildings in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2018-03-13 - Underground electrical fire causes blackouts in coastal Cleethorpes (Britain):

2018-03-13 - Landfill fire rages in Chandrapur (India):

2018-03-13 - Refinery damaged by fire in West Bountiful (Utah):

2018-03-13 - Six cars go up in flames, 3 destroyed, while parked at maintenance facility in coastal Kearny (New Jersey):

2018-03-13 - Two beachfront homes destroyed by fire before 3:30 AM near coastal Rehoboth Beach (Delaware), nobody there:

Quote: "An early morning fire March 13 caused $5 million in damages after two beachfront homes were burned to the ground south of Rehoboth Beach. Firefighters responded to the fire at 3:10 a.m. on Sand Dune Drive, a row of homes nestled between the ocean and Silver Lake."

2018-03-13 - Charter school bus veers across median at 5:30 AM, plunges 50 feet into ravine, on I-10 near Loxley (Alabama), 1 killed, 20 injured:

Quote: "One person is dead and up to 20 injured after a charter tour bus carrying Texas high school band students home from a competition at Disney World plunged into a ravine near the Alabama-Florida line."

Quote: "The cause of the crash remains unclear, though investigators were considering the possibility that the driver had a sudden medical problem."

2018-03-13 - Tanker ship 'Dongfang Glory' damaged by explosion and fire while docked in coastal Belawai (Malaysia), 2 injured:

Quote: "The 'Dong Fang Glory' exploded and caught fire in Sg Belawai in the morning of March 13, 2018, critically injuring two Indonesian crew members. The vessel was anchored in the middle of the river for maintenance. There were 17 crew members and five wrokers of the Berjaya Dockyard who were there to carry out maintenance work on board. Suddenly an explosion occurred on the deck of the vessel followed by a fire."

2018-03-13 - Boat, RV, car and shop destroyed by fire in Kettle Falls (Washington):

Quote: "Several of the vehicles parked beside the shop were also victims of the fire. Included in the loss was Powell’s personal boat, a motor home and a car."

Note: These are the 260th and 261st boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 109th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-13 - Passenger train coach bursts into flame in Bharthana (India):

2018-03-13 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Queens Road in coastal Navua (Fiji Islands):

Note: This is the 185th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-03-13 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 1:04 AM on I-75 near Luna Pier (Michigan), near Lake Erie:

2018-03-13 - Tanker truck and light truck destroyed by fire, two more tankers damaged, while parked in Khatkhati (India):

Quote: "In a bizarre incident, 3 oil tankers and Tata Ace truck caught fire at Satish Parking at Khatkhati under Khatkhati Police Station on Tuesday."

2018-03-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly after 6 AM on Highway 2 near Palmyra (Nebraska):

2018-03-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2:30 AM on I-265 in Louisville (Kentucky), some cattle killed:

2018-03-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 in coastal Punta Gorda (Florida), several crashes too:

2018-03-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-240 service road in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-03-13 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked inside business on North Vine Street in Magnolia (Arkansas):

Note: These are the 520th, 521st, 522nd, 523rd, 524th, 525th and 526th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-13 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on FM 429 near Terrell (Texas):

2018-03-13 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on the Pan-Island Expressway near coastal Changi (Singapore):

2018-03-13 - Heavy truck bursts into flame in coastal Dubai (UAE):

2018-03-13 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on the A9 near Blair Atholl (Scotland):

2018-03-13 - Truck bursts into flame on the M5 near Thornbury (Britain):

2018-03-13 - Truck bursts into flame on the M62 near Pontefract (Britain):

2018-03-13 - RV bursts into flame at 3 AM while parked at home on Hahn Court NE in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2018-03-13 - RV bursts into flame on the Muskogee Turnpike near Broken Arrow (Oklahoma):

Note: These are the 110th and 111th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-13 - SUV bursts into flame on East Road in Lowca (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle fire in Lowca(Copeland) 13 Mar 2018 At 18:43 firefighters were called to a vehicle fire on East Road, Lowca. Crews used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire which was in a land rover."

2018-03-13 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 33 near Teton (Idaho):

2018-03-13 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-65 in Pelham (Alabama):

2018-03-13 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at school in Jonesville (Michigan):

2018-03-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in Park Ridge (Illinois):

2018-03-13 - Car bursts into flame on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge near coastal Wilmington (North Carolina):

2018-03-13 - Car bursts into flame on Route 33 near Marysville (Ohio):

2018-03-13 - Car bursts into flame on I-80/35 near Des Moines (Iowa):

2018-03-13 - Car bursts into flame on street in Binghamton (New York):

2018-03-13 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 near Essex (Britain):

2018-03-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-75 in Manatee County (Florida):

2018-03-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Lysander Road in Yeovil (Britain):

2018-03-13 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Shepherds Row in coastal Runcorn (Britain):

2018-03-13 - Van and carport destroyed by fire at home, home damaged, in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2018-03-13 - Three vehicles and garage destroyed by fire at home on Claussville Road in Lowhill Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Three vehicles were destroyed, according to a report from the scene."

2018-03-13 - Pickup truck and barn destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Larkin Township (Michigan), some pigs killed:

Quote: "Hammond said the barn and a pick up truck located on the property was a 'total loss.'"

2018-03-13 - Barn destroyed by fire in Seekonk (Massachusetts), pets killed, nobody there:

2018-03-13 - Barn destroyed by fire near Matteson Lake (Michigan):

2018-03-13 - Wildfire grows to 27,658 acres near Clayton (New Mexico):

2018-03-13 - Conveyor belt bursts into flame near passenger plane at airport in Calgary (Canada):

2018-03-13 - Bakery business devastated by huge fire just before 3:30 AM on Furnace Hills Pike near Lititz (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-13 - Business destroyed by fire in St. Joseph (Missouri), nobody there:

2018-03-13 - High school damaged by fire in coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2018-03-13 - Warehouse destroyed by huge blaze near airport in Leipzig (Germany):

2018-03-13 - Garage damaged by fire in the wee hours at home in Austin (Texas):

2018-03-13 - Garage goes up in flames at 3:02 AM at home in Mankato (Minnesota):

2018-03-13 - Home damaged by garage fire in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2018-03-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in Orlando (Florida):

2018-03-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2018-03-13 - Home destroyed by fire in Durham (North Carolina), nobody there:

2018-03-13 - Home destroyed by fire in Falls Mills (Virginia), nobody there:

2018-03-13 - Home destroyed by fire in Catawba (Ohio), nobody there:

2018-03-13 - Home destroyed by fire in Forrest County (Mississippi), nobody there:

2018-03-13 - Home destroyed by fire in Mixon (Texas), nobody there:

2018-03-13 - Home destroyed by fire near Reeds Spring (Missouri), two pets killed, nobody there:

Quote: "A couple and their child moved into the home along Old Highway 160 this weekend. They say they hadn’t even unpacked their belongings when the fire engulfed their home and burned everything they owned. They were not home at the time of the fire, but two family pets did not survive the fire."

2018-03-13 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi):

2018-03-13 - Home destroyed by fire on coastal Rockland Key (Florida):

2018-03-13 - Home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-03-13 - More than 100 shack homes destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM near coastal Table View (South Africa):

2018-03-13 - Duplex damaged by fire near the oceanfront in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2018-03-13 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 5 AM in Pleasantville (New Jersey):

2018-03-13 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Atlanta (Georgia):

2018-03-13 - Deadly fire burns home on Harlees Bridge Road in Hamer (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-03-13 - Deadly fire burns home on Beck Springs Road in Benton County (Mississippi), 1 killed:

2018-03-13 - Deadly fire burns home on Peggy's Lane in Rockwell (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-03-13 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:30 AM on Sheep Creek Road near Cascade (Montana), 1 killed:

2018-03-13 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:06 AM in Sikeston (Missouri), 1 killed:

2018-03-13 - Deadly fire burns home at 11 PM in the Town of Deer Creek (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2018-03-13 - Deadly fire burns home on Adams Street in Uniontown (Kentucky), 2 killed:

Quote: "It is the second time in less than a week that a fire has killed multiple people in Union County. On Friday, four people — a toddler and his parents and grandmother — died in a mobile home fire outside Morganfield."

2018-03-13 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:05 AM in Kelowna (Canada), 1 killed:

2018-03-13 - Deadly fire burns high-rise apartment building in coastal Pompano Beach (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-03-13 - Deadly fire rips through printing business shortly after midnight in Shivajinagar (India), 2 killed:

2018-03-13 - Vacant building burns in Hanover (Massachusetts):

2018-03-13 - Vacant home burns in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2018-03-13 - Vacant home destroyed by fire near Central Point (Oregon):

2018-03-13 - Vacant insulation factory burns just before 4 AM in Dayton (Ohio):

2018-03-13 - Woman has 'medical episode' and slumps over dead in car at Flying J on Jedburg Road in Summerville (South Carolina):

Quote: "We reached out to the Berkeley County Sheriff's office who said a lady had a medical episode and died in her car."

2018-03-13 - Man, 55, has 'cardiac event' and slumps over dead while driving, car crashes, in Blytheville (South Carolina):

Quote: "Watts says an autopsy indicated that Mr. Coates, who died at the scene, suffered from a cardiac event that caused his death prior to the crash and there was no trauma from the vehicle incident."

2018-03-13 - Man found dead in Silver Lake near Dover (Delaware):

2018-03-13 - Person found dead in retention pond near the South Platte River in Evans (Colorado):

2018-03-13 - Man found dead at apartment building in Fort Collins (Colorado):

2018-03-13 - Man found dead in car in Great Cacapon (West Virginia):

2018-03-13 - Man, 38, suddenly collapses in swimming pool and dies in 3 feet of water at beach in coastal Chennai (India):

Quote: "Police said S Habibullah had made his two children – aged 9 and 6 – sit on the sides of the pool and he was in the water when he suddenly collapsed and fell into it around 7 am. He is said to have not cried out for help. None noticed him drowning."

Quote: "'He took the kids to the swimming pool occasionally. He knew swimming and it was highly impossible he drowned,' said a family friend waiting at the mortuary. Habibullah’s friends and family suspect that he lost consciousness all of a sudden, which resulted in his death."

2018-03-13 - Boy, 14, found dead and bleeding from the nose partially submerged in pond near school in Ranchi (India):

Quote: "A resident discovered the body, saw blood on the nose and gathered other students who told school management, which called up Tupudana outpost of Dhurwa thana area."

2018-03-13 - Man found dead in the water near his home on coastal St Ann's Bay on the island of Jamaica:

2018-03-13 - Woman found dead in the Rio Minho in Clarendon on the island of Jamaica:

2018-03-13 - Person found dead in Merthyr Tydfil (Britain):

2018-03-13 - Passenger plane passenger, man, stops breathing and goes into cardiac arrest on passenger plane at airport, resuscitated, in Detroit (Michigan):

Quote: "Passengers on a flight from Detroit to Orlando jumped into action to save a man on board who stopped breathing right before the plane left Detroit Metro Airport."

2018-03-13 - Man, 65, has 'medical emergency' shortly before 11:30 PM, SUV crashes into tree, in Omaha (Nebraska), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to police, the man suffered a medical emergency prior to veering off the road and crashing into the tree. The man's life-threatening injuries are due to the medical emergency, police said."

2018-03-13 - Driver has 'medical emergency', slumps over unconscious, pickup truck crashes, in Otego (New York):

Quote: "According to state police, the driver lost consciousness behind the wheel. Sheriff's deputies say after the medical emergency, the pickup truck struck several guard rails, before coming to rest in a field."

2018-03-13 - Man, 22, has 'medical emergency', seizure, car crashes into pond, in Wesley Chapel (Florida), 1 killed:

Quote: "Troopers said Mr. Lamontagne was driving a 2002 Hyundai Sonata west in the driveway of the recreation center when he suffered a medical emergency and lost control of the car. The Hyundai traveled over a curb and a plant bed, went down an embankment, and into a pond where it became submerged."

Quote: "He suffered a seizure, lost control of his 2002 Hyundai Sonata, causing the vehicle to jump a curb and plunge into a pond. The vehicle ended up underwater."

2018-03-13 - Driver has 'medical issue', car slams into church, in Greenwood (Indiana), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver was believed to be suffering from a medical issue and was sent to Franciscan Health Indianapolis to be checked, according to the report."

2018-03-13 - Small plane crashes at airport in Chesapeake (Virginia):

2018-03-13 - Small plane crash-lands on street in Kissimmee (Florida):

2018-03-13 - Helicopter crashes at airport in Perth (Scotland), 1 injured:

2018-03-13 - Passenger bus crashes into parked tractor trailer at 6 AM, fire erupts, near Kumbel (Turkey), 11+ killed, 18 injured:

2018-03-13 - Passenger bus crashes 5 meters off cliff in Lagambo (Ethiopia), 38 killed, 10 injured:

2018-03-13 - Passenger bus crashes into gorge near Totam (India), 11 killed, 13 injured:

2018-03-13 - Tanker truck overturns on Mauldin Road in Mauldin (South Carolina):

2018-03-13 - Two tractor trailers crash at 5:15 AM, on Leestown Road in Lexington (Kentucky):

2018-03-13 - Tractor trailer launches off overpass, lands on road below, in Spring Hill (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2018-03-13 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into home, in Bakersfield (California):

2018-03-13 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-75 near Piqua (Ohio):

2018-03-13 - Tractor trailer overturns on the Schuylkill Expressway in King of Prussia (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-13 - SUV hits police car, both vehicles crash into ditch, in Omaha (Nebraska), 2 injured:

Quote: "A person familiar with the investigation told KMTV that authorities were looking into whether the other driver suffered a medical episode prior to the impact,  which sent both vehicles into a ditch."

2018-03-13 - SUV veers off road, crashes into swimming pool, in Toledo (Ohio):

2018-03-13 - Car hits semi head-on, on the Augusta Highway near coastal Port Wakefield (Australia), 1 killed:

2018-03-13 - Car veers off road in the wee hours, hits tree, bursts into flame, near Huber Heights (Ohio), 1 killed:

2018-03-13 - Car veers off road, hits culvert, bursts into flame, on I-70 near Abilene (Kansas), 1 killed:

2018-03-13 - Car veers off road and overturns, in coastal Hampton (Virginia), 1 injured:

2018-03-13 - Car crashes into Walmart on coastal Hilton Head Island (South Carolina), 1 injured:

2018-03-13 - Bull attacks woman, hurls her into the air, in coastal Gujarat (India):

2018-03-13 - Building partially collapses in coastal Montrose (Scotland), 1 injured:

2018-03-13 - Water main breaks in Gwinnett County (Georgia):

2018-03-13 - Man gets into argument, has 'medical issue' and collapses, in Spokane (Washington):

Quote: "Officers said there is no indication that violence caused the man to collapse and they believe he had a medical issue."

2018-03-13 - Man, 33, sailor, falls off cargo ship and disappears into the water near coastal Cape Charles (Virginia):

2018-03-13 - Persistent heat anomaly in the Gulf of Mexico - is a dormant underwater volcano awakening?

2018-03-13 - Lack of snowpack leaves the US West hung out to dry:

2018-03-13 - Massive snow loss hits the Southern Alps in New Zealand:

Quote: "After a summer in which which January temperatures were nearly 3C warmer than average, it was expected the glaciers would lose mass and the snowlines would rise. But the results were far more dramatic than any past survey, and showed some of the Alps had barely any fresh snow at all."

2018-03-13 - Intensifying drought shifts toward the Central US:

2018-03-13 - Drought hits Klamath County (Oregon):

2018-03-13 - Blizzard hits the US Northeast, blackouts ensue:

2018-03-13 - Meteor spotted over Oklahoma:

2018-03-13 - Massive X-class solar storm set to hit Earth:

2018-03-13 - Long-billed dowitcher from North America turns up in Mumbai (India):

2018-03-13 - 22 national science academies urge government action on climate change:

2018-03-13 - Stephen Hawking, pioneering physicist, dies at age 76 at home in Cambridge (Britain):


  1. Well, I've been waiting for someone to explain away the whole Grand Solar Minimum bullshit, and look who does it in two videos!

    Debunking Grand Solar Minimum in Abrupt Climate Change: 1 of 2

    [15 min. Beckwith video; second to follow soon]

    The 3rd nor'easter in 2 weeks pummelled New England this week, Europe and the UK wait for the next "Beast From The East" the second in 2 weeks

    As the 3rd nor'easter in 2 weeks pummelled New England this week, Europe and the UK wait for the next "Beast From The East" the second in 2 weeks, which is set to bring crippling cold.
    Winter is refusing to ease on both sides of the Atlantic. [more]

    NASA watching 3 low-pressure systems in the Indian Ocean as cyclone Eliakim set to batter Madagascar just two weeks after cyclone Dumazile

    EPA Environmental Justice Adviser Slams Pruitt's Plan to Weaken Coal Ash Rules

    With groundwater tests showing toxins, the newly appointed adviser calls for better protection of low-income and minority communities near coal ash ponds. [more]

    'Game changer': New vulnerability to climate change in ocean food chain

    Excessive rates of carbon dioxide affects the health of key micro-organisms in the oceans, potentially undermining the base of critical marine food chains, according to new research by US scientists. [more; it's not "potentially" - it's HAPPENING!]

    Wind-driven wildfires race through Kansas Wednesday

    A series of wildfires raced through grasslands in rural Kansas Wednesday, scorching swaths of land and drawing local firefighters and the Kansas National Guard. [more]

    Thursday, 15 March 2018
    Warm waters in the Arctic

    Waters west of Svalbard are nearly 12* C. (53.6 F)

    “About 94% of the global warming heating is going into the ocean and it is the Gulf Stream - Svalbard current that will be our killers because they are melting the Arctic ice from below and destabilizing the methane hydrates between the ocean surface and 200 meters depth along the Arctic ocean shelf edge. The core of the Svalbard current has increased in temperature from less than 1.5 to more than 4 degrees centigrade."
    --Malcolm Light

    [see maps]

    [more below]

  2. UK flood warnings as Beast from the East 2.0 Comes In

    [2 ~ 5 min. videos]

    Gigantic storm to impact New Zealand next week

    The largest single storm on the planet is forming in the Southern Ocean this weekend and experts warn the "enormous" storm will impact New Zealand [more]

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #102 (March 10th-12th 2018)

    [~ 24.5 min. video compilation]

    Antarctica to reach 9.6C on March 17

    Forecasts for March 18, 2018, show two areas where jet streams are crossing Antarctica and with above-freezing temperatures, as high as 9.6°C or 49.4°F [see maps]

    The West’s Final Throes: This Is What Collapse Looks Like

    Societies in states of collapse begin to cannibalize the very institutions which once made them livable. Fort Russ News has become a major target of slander and censorship. There is a huge upswing in censorship over the last 24 months, and it is enforced by Google, Facebook, Twitter, and now European governments. [more]

    Fast-draining lakes threaten vulnerable Greenland ice sheet

    Scientists have discovered a new threat to the stability of the Greenland ice sheet, a network of lakes whose chain reaction-like drainage patterns speed up the flow of the ice sheet. [more]

    Critical (Lack Of) Support

    Wall Street's search for a saviour in Kudlow went empty-handed. The casino is at critical support...

    The casino bounced mildly into the close as Kudlow made his first tv appearance as Trump's new economic advisor. The mannekins at CNBS pressed him to push back on Trump's adversarial China stance. The nascent rally melted...

    Whatever they do to the "factory to the world" will impact corporate profit

    Once again, the Dow was weakest, led lower by Boeing [more]

  3. Theresa May: "Vladimir Putin!! You have 24 hours to answer for why our subjects in Britain are randomly and spontaneously burning to death! We know you're behind it!"

    Putin: "Don't give ultimatums to a great nuclear power. We can send you some fire alright. Bitch."

  4. nnnoon-an .. miss it, miss it! [line from Caddyshack]

    [from our YGBFKM! desk]
    Man killed by hippo while attempting selfie in Zimbabwe

    A man from Gwelutshena in Nkayi died in a hippopotamus attack as he tried to capture pictures using his phone with the animal behind him [more]

    [in political news]
    Tehran warns US not to make 'foolish' decisions on Syria

    Lavrov: Russia will speed up S-400 deliveries to Turkey

    [it's raining GOLD in Russia]
    Millions worth of gold pours from sky in Russia after plane hatch falls off (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

    Gold bars and gems worth millions of dollars have fallen out of a plane taking off in the Russian region of Yakutia, famous for its rich natural resources and diamond deposits, local media report citing witnesses. [more]

    [while here in the U.S.]
    Denver Post cutting one-third of its newsroom staff

    The cuts in Denver are reportedly set to happen by April 9. [more]

    [and now, back to our regular program]
    Signs and Portents: Mutant lamb with two heads born in China

    [probably with Biblical ramifications]

    It had had two conjoined heads, four eyes, two ears and two mouths [nyaaaaaah]

    The farmer said its mother rejected it so he tried to keep it alive by hand-feeding it.

    But his efforts were in vain and the creature died just two days after birth, local media report. [more]

    [continued below]

  5. [and Greek pantheon representation]
    A bolt out of the blue? Lightning strike kills pupil, injures five others in Uganda

    The Kisoro District Education Officer, Mr Frank Munyarubanza, said that it was not even raining but lightning from nowhere struck and killed a pupil leaving others she was playing with injured. [more; de'blee in witchcraff an'-setch ova 'ere do-nay?]

    [Mutha Nature tellin' us sum-m he']
    Signs and Portents: Mutant pig with human-like face dies hours after birth in Argentina

    [you know, like a metaphor for man-kine, in the geologic time sense, you see-adum sane? Yee]

    [gettin' real he' fo a minit]
    Tremor swarm at Yellowstone continues - began in February

    Fragmenting meteor fireball observed over Tucumán, Argentina (VIDEOS)

    Tropical Cyclone "Eliakim" to make landfall over NE Madagascar

    Tropical Storm "Eliakim" formed 02:00 UTC on March 15, 2018 east of northern Madagascar as the 6th named storm of the 2017/18 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season. Eliakim's current forecast track takes it right over northeastern Madagascar on March 16 and 17. The first peripheral bands of Eliakim are currently reaching the northeastern Malagasy coasts. The weather conditions will continue to worsen and will become particularly dangerous Friday during its landing. [more]

    [this "just in case you missed it, you're infected too" warning]
    'Widespread contamination': Top bottled water brands contaminated with tiny plastic particles

    The world's leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries published Wednesday.

    "Widespread contamination" with plastic was found in the study, led by microplastic researcher Sherri Mason of the State University of New York at Fredonia, according to a summary released by Orb Media, a US-based non-profit media collective.

    Researchers tested 250 bottles of water in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Thailand, and the United States.

    Plastic was identified in 93 percent of the samples, which included major name brands such as Aqua, Aquafina, Dasani, Evian, Nestle Pure Life and San Pellegrino.

    The plastic debris included polypropylene, nylon, and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is used to make bottle caps. [more]

    [Can we sue them in a class action case?]

    Stephen Hawking's Final Warnings Urged World to Halt Climate Change

    [yeah, yeah, great - HONEY! Kin ya brang may a bear an' a bagachiss, plize? Thankee, switehart; come sit'n wool chinge a channull, ah promiss - naw, it ain't negadiv, hon - iss rail]

    [and, finally from our financial desk]
    Post-2008: Failure Is The New Success

    It's Republican against Republican now as the two sides of the party have to explain why forty years of economic orthodoxy just got thrown out the window. If it used to be so good, then why is it now so bad?

    THIS, is what happens when a society gets taken over by salesmen.

  6. Six to 10 people killed in Florida foot bridge collapse: senator

    [~ 2 min. video footage + text]

    Six to 10 people were killed when a newly installed pedestrian bridge spanning several lanes of traffic collapsed at Florida International University on Thursday, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida told local TV station CBS Miami. [more]

    Red alert: Jupiter's 'spot' turning orange and changing shape

    Jupiter's Great Red Spot has been shrinking for 150 years but scientists studying the enormous swirling storm have discovered that the iconic spot is changing color. It's also growing longer.

    Hunger guides mountain lions' actions to enter residential districts

    In late February, CBS News Denver reported that mountain lion sightings were on the rise in Colorado's high country. Lion attacks on people in the state and around the world are rare, but the story referenced an attack on a 5-year-old boy in 2016 by a mountain lion near Aspen.

    Wildlife biologists around the world studying these big cats have had difficulty explaining why these attacks occur, even after tracking the predators with GPS collars. A study from Colorado State University and Colorado Parks and Wildlife provides new insight. Researchers found that while the animals are generally fearful of and avoid humans, hunger can dampen that fear. [more]

    Human-tiger conflicts on the rise in Sumatra, Indonesia

    Three construction workers were at work on a building site in the Indragiri Hilir district of the Sumatran province of Riau when they noticed a tiger lurking around. They decided to wait for the animal to leave, but when they thought it was safe to leave they chanced upon the predator, which mauled one of them to death.

    Nor was this the first deadly attack by a tiger in the area. In January a female worker was mauled to death by a Sumatran tiger at a palm oil plantation some 20km away.

    A week ago another attack by a Sumatran tiger ended in tragedy when a local was mauled to death in the village of Mandailing Natal in North Sumatra. [more]

    [more below]

  7. Blue penguins washing up sick and injured on beaches in Auckland and Northland, New Zealand

    This year's unusually hot and stormy summer has taken a toll on Auckland and Northland's seabirds with thousands of dead and ill birds found on the regions' beaches.

    Little blue penguins have been particularly hard hit, with hundreds of them washing up dead or exhausted.

    Seabird experts said a combination of bad weather, a lack of food, heat and a change in the prevailing maritime wind directions had coincided with when the little blues like to come ashore to moult - putting them under great stress.

    "There has been a huge amount; it seems like every few days there is more dead little blue penguins on the beaches." [more]

    Seismic unrest in Iceland: M4.8 earthquake hits near Siglufjörður and Aksja volcano rattled by M3.8 quake followed by smaller aftershocks

    A M3.8 earthquake rattled Askja volcano on March 14, 2018 at 21:10 UTC. Several smaller tremors followed. This is the largest quake in the area since August 2014. It was followed this morning at 10:56 UTC by a M4.8 earthquake 20km from Siglufjörður, a small fishing town on the northern coast of Iceland. [more]

    Tropical cyclone expected to form off Northern Territory coast, Australia

    An intensifying tropical low north of the Tiwi Islands is moving southeast across the Arafura Sea and is expected to turn south towards the north coast of the Top End on Friday. This system is expected to reach Category 1 tropical cyclone intensity on March 16 and be named Marcus. This will be the 8th named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region tropical cyclone season. [more]

    Almost 1 million animals killed by an extreme cold phenomenon known as "dzud" in Mongolia so far this year

    A total of 800,000 animals have died so far this year in Mongolia due to the extreme wintry weather is known as "dzud", the country's meteorology service said Wednesday.

    The dzud is a brutal weather phenomenon in Mongolia where a dry summer followed by a frigid winter kills vast numbers of livestock either by starvation or cold. [more]

    U.S. Navy Fighter Jet 'Burst Into Flames' and Crashed, Killing Two Aviators

    A witness described the plane bursting into flames. "I saw the fire and then it just dropped," Barbie Wilson, who witnessed the incident while driving, told FL Keys News. “In the air, I saw fire,” she said. [more]