Sunday, August 5, 2018

Event Update For 2018-08-04

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

2018-08-04 - Massive sargassum blooms bringing hydrogen sulfide and ammonia to the French Antilles:

Quote: "H2S and NH3: hydrogen sulfide and ammonia, two of the toxic gases identified in the fumes. However, depending on the nature of these sargassums, other toxic components may be active, such as arsenic, which increases fear within the community."

2018-08-04 - Woman, 38, and 5-year-old child die after being pulled from swimming pool at home in Brampton (Canada):

Quote: "Peel police responded to a call around 8:15 p.m. in the area of Countryside Dr. and Airport Rd. They discovered a 38-year-old woman and a 5-year-old boy without vital signs in a backyard residential pool. The pair was taken to hospital and pronounced dead."

2018-08-04 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire at 4:30 AM, several cars burn, in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2018-08-04 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap metal explodes and burns, in Bradley (Illinois):

Quote: "Firefighters were at Belson Steel Center Scrap Inc. this morning battling a fire that started after an explosion in a scrap pile."

2018-08-04 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame in East Denton (Texas):

2018-08-04 - Man in his 40s has 'medical issue' and goes into cardiac arrest near boat rental business on Barton Creek near the Colorado River in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "Initial reports stated that the person was experiencing an unknown medical issue, and was receiving CPR. Around 11:15 a.m., officials tweeted that crews were preparing the patient to be moved from the Greenbelt trail. Resuscitative efforts were still in progress."

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

2018-08-04 - Heatwave continues broiling Spain and Portugal and other parts of Europe, huge toxic algae bloom erupts in the Baltic Sea:

Quote: "Portugal and Spain were sweltering Saturday under an intense heat wave that has produced near-record temperatures in the southern European countries and contributed to wildfires and drought from Greece to Sweden."

Quote: "Authorities on both sides of the Baltic Sea, in Sweden and Poland, have warned against swimming due to a huge bloom of toxic algae spreading because of hot temperatures."

2018-08-04 - Home explodes and burns in Wahpeton (North Dakota), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-08-04 - Mobile home explodes and burns in Petersburg (Virginia), 1 killed:

Quote: "Neighbors are on edge after sources said an explosion sparked a fatal fire at the Sunset Mobile Home Park in Petersburg Saturday morning."

2018-08-04 - Garage destroyed by explosion and fire at home in McHenry (Illinois):

Quote: "A mysterious explosion sparked a fire that destroyed a McHenry garage Saturday night, authorities said."

Note: These are the 190th, 191st and 192nd residential explosions in 2018...

2018-08-04 - At least 17 major wildfires continue to rage across California, Governor Brown asks for federal help:

Quote: "Authorities said there are 17 major fires burning throughout California. In all, they have destroyed hundreds of homes, killed eight people and shut down Yosemite National Park. 'Fire season is really just beginning,' said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection chief Ken Pimlott."

2018-08-04 - Wildfire complex explodes in size to 229,000 acres in Mendocino County (California), 41 homes destroyed:

Quote: "A massive pair of fires burning on either side of Clear Lake, about 100 miles north of San Francisco, exploded to nearly 230,000 acres Saturday night, making the conflagration among of the largest on record in California and the most pressing of 17 large wildfires across the state."

Quote: "The Mendocino Complex fire, now the sixth-largest in recorded state history, has forced thousands of people to evacuate and has burned dozens of homes. Last year’s Thomas fire, which burned 281,000 acres in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, was California’s largest."

2018-08-04 - Wildfire grows to 141,000+ acres near Redding (California), utility worker killed:

Quote: "PG&E confirms an employee has been killed while working in the vicinity of the Carr Fire Saturday afternoon. The company confirmed that the victim was a male employee who was supporting the restoration efforts."

2018-08-04 - Wildfire grows to 81,699 acres in and around Yosemite National Park (California):

Quote: "The Ferguson Fire grew nearly 1,000 acres today, and it is currently 81,699."

2018-08-04 - Wildfire grows to 36,400 acres near Grants Pass (Oregon), National Guard called in:

2018-08-04 - Wildfire burns 350 acres near Ranger (Texas):

2018-08-04 - Wildfire breaks out in Monchique (Portugal), near the western coast:

2018-08-04 - Ferry ship 'Satya Kencana IX' erupts in flame near the island of Kalimantan (Malaysia):

Quote: "Ferry SATYA KENCANA IX with 250 passengers on board caught fire in the morning Aug 4 being some 55 nm southwest of southernmost Kalimantan Cape Tanjung Selatan, while en route from Surabaya to Banjarmasin, Kalimantan, Indonesia. Extent of fire unknown, reportedly it’s a major fire, with no firefighting boats or tugs nearby. As of 0600 UTC passengers rescues was still under way, not known yet if all were evacuated, number of injuries/casualties also unknown."

2018-08-04 - Boat, bobcat, two motorcycles and shed destroyed by fire just before 1:30 AM at home in Pleasant Springs (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Officials said the shed had a bobcat, a boat, two motorcycles and other equipment inside."

2018-08-04 - Yacht bursts into flame on lake near Big Chute (Canada):

Note: These are the 720th, 721st and 722nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-04 - Three school buses go up in flames while parked at bus garage in Armonk (New York):

Quote: "Three school buses caught fire in a Westchester County bus garage on Saturday, officials said."

Note: These are the 127th, 128th and 129th school buses to burn in 2018, and these are the 455th, 456th and 457th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-08-04 - Tour bus bursts into flame on the 15 Freeway near Apple Valley (California):

2018-08-04 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Christchurch Road in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

Note: These are the 458th and 459th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-08-04 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on street in coastal Davie (Florida):

Quote: "An auto transport truck carrying two cars was destroyed after it caught fire in Davie."

Note: This is the 55th car-hauler to burn in 2018...

2018-08-04 - Two tractor trailers go up in flames at Love's truck stop in Shelby (Iowa):

Quote: "Two semi trucks caught fire at a Love's Travel Stop just before 7:30 p.m. Saturday night."

2018-08-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-84 near Baker City (Oregon):

2018-08-04 - Tractor and baler destroyed by fire in Mansfield (South Dakota):

2018-08-04 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, ignites 1,200-acre wildfire, near Chubbuck (Idaho):

Quote: "A combine caught fire on Saturday afternoon and ignited a wildfire northeast of Chubbuck that's already charred over 1,200 acres."

2018-08-04 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Henleys Farm Lane in Burrowbridge (Britain):

2018-08-04 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, ignites field fire, near South Street in Roxby (Britain):

Quote: "South Street, Roxby. Sat 4 Aug 2018 16:06 (No:17083) Combine harvester on fire which spread to approximately two thousand square meters of cut barley. One main jet, one hose reel, two dry powder extinguishers, beaters, small tools, Thermal Image Camera and two BA in use. Incident left with farmer."

2018-08-04 - Tractor and baler go up in flames, ignite field fire, on Flaxley Road in Selby (Britain):

Quote: "Flaxley Road, Selby Time of call: 19:12 Crews from Selby have attended a large field on fire after it had caught alight following a fire to a bailer and tractor. Approximately 100 square metres of stubble field was damaged as well as 100% fire damage to both the bailer and tractor. Crews used two breathing apparatus, four hose reel jets and four beaters."

Note: These are the 1675th, 1676th, 1677th, 1678th, 1679th, 1680th, 1681st, 1682nd and 1683rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-04 - RV destroyed by fire at RV park in coastal San Jose (California):

2018-08-04 - RV bursts into flame at 4:45 AM on 106th Drive SE near Maltby (Washington):

2018-08-04 - RV, SUV and garage go up in flames at home in Weber City (Utah):

Note: These are the 348th, 349th and 350th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-04 - Van bursts into flame on I-70 in Clark County (Ohio):

2018-08-04 - Van, two cars and trailer go up in flames on Sundew Close in coastal Highcliffe (Britain):

2018-08-04 - Van bursts into flame on Rosper Road in coastal South Killingholme (Britain):

Quote: "Rosper Road, South Killingholme. Sat 4 Aug 2018 11:57 (No:17054) Fire damage to one van, Fire Service extinguished using one breathing apparatus, one hose reel and one main jet."

2018-08-04 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-485 in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2018-08-04 - Car bursts into flame at midnight on Alice Street in Aberdeen (Mississippi):

2018-08-04 - Car bursts into flame at 2:19 AM on Bugden Avenue in Gowrie (Australia):

2018-08-04 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 between Henley and Warwick (Britain):

2018-08-04 - Car bursts into flame on Yealm Park in Yealmpton (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:

2018-08-04 - Car bursts into flame off the A19 in Tollerton (Britain):

Quote: "A19, Tollerton Time of call: 18:09 Crews from Easingwold have extinguished a car fire just off the A19 at Tollerton. Crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet. The fire was confined to the engine compartment."

2018-08-04 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Forge Road in East Stroudburg (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Reports of a vehicle on fire in the area of Forge Road near the Recycling Center in East Stroudsburg have prompted a closure of both Forge Rd. and Lincoln Avenue. It is unknown as to whether this incident is related to the vehicle fire in the same location on Friday."

2018-08-04 - In separate incidents, large vehicle bursts into flame in Holme Hale, and vehicle bursts into flame in Hillington (Britain):

2018-08-04 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Bridgnorth Road in Norton (Britain):

2018-08-04 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M62 near Warrington (Britain):

2018-08-04 - Motorcycle bursts into flame just after 11 PM on street near canoe lake in coastal Ryde on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2018-08-04 - Barn workshop destroyed by fire in Keene Valley (New York):

2018-08-04 - Barn full of hay destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Ferrisburgh (Vermont), near Lake Champlain:

2018-08-04 - Barn destroyed by fire near Buckley (Michigan), nobody there:

2018-08-04 - Barn destroyed by fire in Rochester (Minnesota):

2018-08-04 - Freezer bursts into flame in cinema at the West Quay in coastal Southampton (Britain):

2018-08-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:45 AM in Wauconda (Illinois), cat killed:

2018-08-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Billings (Montana):

2018-08-04 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Peoria (Illinois), 6 dogs killed:

2018-08-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 11 PM in St. Louis (Missouri):

2018-08-04 - Home heavily damaged by carport fire in Jones County (Mississippi):

2018-08-04 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire at 3:18 AM in Fort Wayne (Indiana), nobody there:

2018-08-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Bluejay Drive in Bowling Green (Ohio), nobody there:

2018-08-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia), nobody there:

2018-08-04 - Home destroyed by fire in Nottingham (New Hampshire), cat killed, nobody there:

2018-08-04 - Home destroyed by fire in McDuffie County (Georgia), nobody there:

2018-08-04 - Home destroyed by fire before 2:40 AM in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

2018-08-04 - Duplex damaged by fire at 1:15 AM six blocks from the Arkansas River in Wichita (Kansas):

2018-08-04 - Fourplex apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Mission Hill Drive in Austin (Texas):

2018-08-04 - Apartment building destroyed by fire at 12:20 AM on Border Brook in San Antonio (Texas):

2018-08-04 - Hostel damaged by basement fire in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2018-08-04 - Vacant home burns at 5 AM in Charleston (West Virginia):

2018-08-04 - Vacant motel burns in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-08-04 - Around 25 fur seals found dead along coastal Te Oka Bay (New Zealand):

Quote: "Andy Thompson, the operations manager for DoC's Mahaanui/Sockburn office in Christchurch, said today's find of about 25 dead seals at Te Oka Bay repeated a pattern of the last four months in the vicinity."

2018-08-04 - Hundreds of carp found dead in Lake Pueblo (Colorado):

2018-08-04 - Couple, 55 and 48, found dead at home in coastal Kailua-Kona (Hawaii), 1100 feet from the ocean:

2018-08-04 - Four teen boys, all 13-16, found dead in pond in Sohal (India):

2018-08-04 - Four men, all 18-19, found dead in pond near Ranthambore Fort (India):

2018-08-04 - Two boys, 10 and 15, found dead in well in Jhalawar, Rajasthan (India):

2018-08-04 - Three boys, 12, 15 and 15, die in the Godavari River in Nanded (India):

2018-08-04 - Three men, 23, 36 and 70, die while cleaning well in Kapurdhara (Nepal):

2018-08-04 - Two children die in dam reservoir in Vryheid (South Africa):

2018-08-04 - Four people die in the sea in one day in Greece:

2018-08-04 - Nearly 250 people have died in water since April in Poland:

Quote: "Nearly 250 people have drowned in Poland since April, police said on Friday, as scorching weather grips the country."

2018-08-04 - Boy, 8, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at home in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-08-04 - Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from Lake Catatoga (Illinois):

2018-08-04 - Boy, 15, found dead in pond in Coshocton (Ohio):

2018-08-04 - Man found dead in the Mississippi River near the Hannibal Marina in Hannibal (Missouri):

2018-08-04 - Man, 40, falls off boat and dies in Moses Lake in coastal Texas City (Texas):

Quote: "Three other people were on board the boat with him and they say they’re not exactly sure when and where he fell. They said he was near the back of the boat while they were in the front, and when they all turned around he was gone."

2018-08-04 - Man, 66, found dead in Moosehead Lake (Maine), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

2018-08-04 - Man, 23, dies after being pulled from Petite Lake in Lake County (Illinois):

2018-08-04 - Man found dead in the Chicago River in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-08-04 - Man, 58, sickens while dirt-biking, dies shortly later, near Rio Verde (Arizona):

2018-08-04 - Man, 42, found dead in the Chattahoochee River in Muscogee County (Georgia):

2018-08-04 - Man dies after being pulled from the water at Point Beach in coastal Milford (Connecticut):

Quote: "Just before 3 p.m. Friday afternoon police were called to the beach area at the end of Platt Street by witnesses who watched a fully clothed man sit on the beach for a while, and then get up and walk into the water. A short time later, they noticed the man floating face-down in the water."

2018-08-04 - Man in his 40s dies after being pulled from the water in coastal Cocoa Beach (Florida):

2018-08-04 - Woman slumps over dead in car in Spring hill (Florida), near the coast:

Quote: "No signs of trauma were apparent, deputies reported, and an autopsy will be necessary to determine the cause of her death."

2018-08-04 - Man, soldier, 21, found dead in residence at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Washington), 6 miles from the coast:

2018-08-04 - Man, 18, found dead near Hatcher Pass (Alaska), possible toppler:

2018-08-04 - Man, 77, drops dead in parking lot in Guilford (Connecticut), 200 feet from the ocean:

2018-08-04 - Man in his 20s or 30s found dead on sidewalk at 3:10 AM six blocks from the St. Marys River in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2018-08-04 - Woman, around 60, found dead in pond near train station in Jhenaidah District (Bangladesh):

2018-08-04 - Person found dead in Yerevan Lake (Armenia):

2018-08-04 - Man found dead at home on Richmond Road in Normanton (Britain):

2018-08-04 - Man, 35, has heart problems on cruise ship near coastal Kotzebue (Alaska):

Quote: "A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a man from the 'Silver Explorer' 150 miles west northwest from Kotzebue, Alaska, on Aug 3, 2018. Coast Guard District 17 watchstanders received a phone call from the cruise line agency reporting a man needed higher level medical care due to reported cardiac problems."

2018-08-04 - Man has 'medical emergency', pickup truck slams into motel, in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "News 2 spoke with the driver of the truck who said he was on the interstate ramp when he suffered a medical emergency and lost control."

2018-08-04 - Man, 53, has 'medical event', car crashes into three parked cars, in coastal Port Angeles (Washington):

Quote: "A Joyce man who was having a 'medical event' crashed into at least three parked cars near Jesse Webster Park on Friday, Port Angeles police said. The driver, Robert E. Manley, 53, was taken to Olympic Medical Center. He was treated and released Friday, a nursing supervisor said Saturday."

2018-08-04 - Small plane crashes and burns just north of Ponca City (Oklahoma), 5 killed:

2018-08-04 - Small plane crashes and burns near coastal Bon Secour (Alabama), 2 killed:

2018-08-04 - Small plane crashes at airport in Lakewood (New Jersey), 1 injured:

2018-08-04 - Small plane lands at airport, runs off runway, in Lumberton (New Jersey):

2018-08-04 - Small plane crashes at airport in Dowagiac (Michigan), 1 injured:

2018-08-04 - Small plane carrying 5 people crashes in Denali National Park (Alaska), casualties unknown:

2018-08-04 - Sightseeing plane crashes in the Canton of Graub√ľnden (Switzerland), 20 killed:

Quote: "A vintage plane crashed at altitude in the Swiss Alps on Saturday, in canton Graub√ľnden. All 20 passengers lost their lives in Switzerland's worst air tragedy since 2001."

2018-08-04 - Small plane crashes and burns, ignites wildfire, near Hergiswil (Switzerland), 4 killed:

2018-08-04 - Military helicopter crashes in Krasnoyarsk area in Siberia (Russia), 18 killed:

2018-08-04 - Passenger bus and tanker truck collide head-on, near Lachi (Pakistan), 20 killed, 27 injured:

2018-08-04 - Truck hits school bus head-on at bridge over dry river bed, near Mwingi (Kenya), 9 killed, 32 injured:

Quote: "Confirming the midnight accident, Kitui OCPD Muthuri Mwongera said the school bus was hit by the truck causing it (bus) to roll several times before plunging into a dry river bed."

2018-08-04 - SUV overturns shortly before 3 AM, gets hit by another SUV, near coastal  San Onofre State Beach (California), 1 killed:

2018-08-04 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into pole, in coastal Melbourne (Florida), 2 injured:

2018-08-04 - Car veers off road, crashes into yard, in Linn County (Iowa), 1 injured:

Quote: "Investigators suspect that Dochterman may have had a medical issue that caused the accident, according to the release."

2018-08-04 - Car veers off road, hits tree, in the Town of Hull (Wisconsin), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-08-04 - Shark attacks and kills man near Marsa Alam (Egypt):

2018-08-04 - Moray eel attacks and injures woman in Waikiki (Hawaii):

2018-08-04 - Pit bull attacks and kills woman in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-08-04 - Sinkhole opens on Route 422 in Palmyra (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-04 - Sinkhole opens on street in Darlington (South Carolina):

2018-08-04 - Water main breaks and causes evacuation at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks (Connecticut):

2018-08-04 - Losing Earth - The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change, parts 1-3:

2018-08-04 - We're going to die in record numbers as heatwaves bake the world, first global study shows:

2018-08-04 - The world is losing the war against climate change:

2018-08-04 - Tornado touches down and causes damage in Webster (Massachusetts):

2018-08-04 - Freak hailstorm and massive temperature drop during heatwave hit Sardinia (Italy):

2018-08-04 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of New York:

2018-08-04 - Hurricane Hector heading towards Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano:

2018-08-04 - Physicists tied laser beams into knots:

2018-08-04 - Amazon's facial recognition technology identified 28 members of Congress as criminals:


  1. Holy Smoke, Jonny - the wildfire list grows in number and area daily, while homes, barns, and vehicles continue burning.

    Mendocino fire racing at unprecedented speed into the record books

    he massive Mendocino Complex fire jumped across at least four creeks, one major road and a fire line cut by a bulldozer in a single six-mile run this weekend toward Leesville, a tiny unincorporated way station in Colusa County.
    Typically, any one of those breaks could have halted the spread of wildfire. But shifting winds and brittle-dry vegetation sent flames - up to 300 feet high in some areas - leapfrogging in all directions in three Northern California counties and on both sides of scenic Clear Lake, past these man-made and natural obstacles. The erratic conflagration has chewed through more than 266,000 acres and 68 homes in 10 days, making it the fourth-largest wildfire on record in California.

    It was expected to become the third-largest by Monday morning, and fire officials say it could easily climb to the top of the list, surpassing the Thomas fire that burned 281,893 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in December. [more]

    The Watchman's Report #7 - Ocean Water Looks Like "Wine" - BIG Quake - Sea Creatures

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.5.18 World's Hottest Rain Fell in California [~ 22.5 min.]

    Monday, 6 August 2018

    Arctic sea ice is MUCH thinner than the previous sea ice extent record in 2012

    Reflections on the Arctic sea ice melt - 08/05/2018

    Could the Arctic have ice-free summers in our lifetime?

    A study published Monday said if the world warms 7.2 degrees this century, the Arctic will likely have a three-month, ice-free period each summer by 2050. It would be a worst-case scenario never seen in recorded human history.

    By the end of the century, the ice-free summer could jump to five months a year, the study said. [more; 2050, yeah right . .]

    The apocalyptic tone of heatwave-reporting doesn’t go far enough – not when the issue is human extinction

    The threat of the destruction of the earth isn’t new, but its speed is. The last such event took around 60,000 years. Now it’s happening in real time [more]

    [more below]

  2. Indonesia earthquake leaves at least 82 dead in Lombok, Bali as residents flee

    The U.S. Government To Fork Out A Half Trillion To Service Its Debt In 2018

    The U.S. Government is going to surpass another significant milestone this year. According to the recently released data from the, the government will fork out a stunning half trillion dollars just to service its debt in 2018. Unfortunately, as U.S. interest rates rise, along with ever-expanding public debt, the cost to service the debt will continue to increase.

    In just the first nine months of the year, the U.S. interest expense has increased by an additional $40 billion. Last year, the U.S. Government paid only $375 billion to service its debt from October to June, but this year it has jumped to $415 billion [more]

    Earth Changes Accelerate: What Is Causing These Record Heatwaves, Massive “Firenadoes”, Giant Dust Storms And Large Earthquakes?

    Something truly dramatic appears to be happening to the globe, and it isn’t just because the amount of carbon dioxide in the air suddenly reached some sort of magical “tipping point”. But without a doubt, temperatures are getting warmer.

    Yes, the amount of carbon dioxide in the air is increasing, and it has been increasing for a very long time. Ultimately, the amount that humans contribute to the overall level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is marginal [more; more denier b.s., he has no idea about atmospheric chemistry]

    Fire causes evacuations near Monchique, Portugal

    The fire near Monchique has burned approximately 1,000 Ha (2,470 acres). It is being fought by by 800 firefighters, 130 soldiers, and 12 aircraft. [more]

    Research shows how carbon-filled oceans affect a tiny but important organism

    Because of their place at the bottom of food chains, Eagle said, major shifts in the numbers and location of coccolithophores would likely affect creatures higher up—all the way to apex predators—which all depend on the single-celled creatures, directly or indirectly, for sustenance. [more]

  3. News Links, August 6, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Canadians Begin Boycotting US Goods

    White House is not ruling out slapping auto tariffs on Canada

    Symantec cuts 8 percent of workforce, slashes revenue forecast

    Why is the US trying to bully Pakistan with empty China threats?
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns Islamabad against using IMF money to pay back Beijing as Washington loses influence in a country that was once its top ally in the region

    Senate Passes Bill to Enshrine $38-billion Military Aid Package to Israel Into Law

    U.S. pledges nearly $300 million security funding for Indo-Pacific region

    Congress Rushes to Spend Billions on Space Weapons—Even if They Don't Work

    Despite tensions, Russia seeks U.S. help to rebuild Syria

    China says willing to team with Syria's Assad in push to retake territory
    Diplomat relays message that Chinese military ready to help 'in some way' as campaign moves north

    Saudi Coalition Renews Attack On North Yemen's Lifeline

    America's Billionaires Battle Each Other for Political Control over Europe

    China may seek to end US military presence in Korean peninsula after South opens door to greater role for Beijing in peace talks

    The U.S. Oil Production "Mirage"

    Reminder of 'How Often Fracking Pipelines Blow Up': 7 Hospitalized After Series of Explosions in Texas

    If Germany Can't Quit Coal, Can Anyone Else?

    Canada's Biggest Producer Cuts Drilling As Heavy Oil Price Tumbles

    Nuclear wasteland: The explosive boom and long, painful bust of American uranium mining

    The demise of US nuclear power in 4 charts

    Chipotle outbreak cause still unknown as local health department reports more than 700 possible cases

    Nearly 400 now sickened in suspected McDonald's salad outbreak

    Hogs run wild and wreak havoc on farms but USDA redoubling efforts to fight problem

    Vegetable prices soaring in Japan amid scorching heat

    Deadly heatwaves could make China's key food production region unlivable, MIT study says

    Eating your greens could become more costly due to climate change
    Australia's drought -- the cancer eating away at farms

    High Speed Internet Is Causing Widespread Sleep Deprivation, Study Finds

    Our Cellphone Addiction Is Turning Wireless Tech Into an Invisible Weapon That's Destroying Wildlife

    Why Automakers and Dealers Shoot Themselves in the Foot over Electric Cars

    The biggest problem with EVs is that they're just the same old industrial consumerism clothed in new garb. -- RF

    EPA Released A Long-Delayed Report Showing Ethanol Hurts The Environment [duh]

    The Decline and Fall of the American Empire (Bloomberg)

    Eternity, nature, society and the absurd fantasies of the rich

    DoD reveals why there's 'not going to be another big' budget increase in 2020

    Here's Why Rip-Roaring Inflation Is Inevitable
    The stability of America's status quo is illusory.

    US apple industry braces for tariffs and price drops on eve of harvest

    US Multiple Jobholders Soar By 453,000; Highest Since 1999

    Harley-Davidson Begins Kansas City Plant Shutdown As Production Shifts To Thailand

    Pension Plans Running Out of Solutions – Who Will End Up Footing the Bill?

  4. 2 dead, at least 55 injured in massive highway explosion in Bologna (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

    The blast happened after a truck carrying flammable liquids was involved in a crash with other vehicles. The police shared video footage showing that a large section of the road collapsed following the incident.

  5. Two waterspouts filmed off Taiwan

    Nine killed as landslide buries houses after incessant rainfall in Nepal

    One woman and eight children died when a landslide triggered by incessant rainfall buried two houses at Thanti Bazaar in Bheri Municipality-3, Jajarkot, on Sunday morning. A man was injured in the disaster.

    A rockslide from some 100 metres above buried the houses [more]

    Dead blue whale washes ashore at beach in Kamakura, Japan - first time for the country

    [The whale is sending them a message]

    25 dead fur seals found at Te Oka Bay, New Zealand

    Man killed by shark in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt

  6. Unknown mineral discovered inside meteorite

    A new mineral has been discovered in a meteorite in Eastern Russia, and scientists are sure that it is never been found on our planet before. [more]

    Firefighters rescue 14 people trapped on vehicles as flash flood hits town in central China

    4 dead, 1 missing in Alaska sightseeing plane crash

    Searchers said Monday that they found four people dead in a sightseeing airplane carrying Polish tourists in Alaska's Denali National Park — a day and a half after thick clouds hampered the response to a distress call.

    Another person is missing and presumed dead after the crash Saturday evening on a mountain ridge about 14 miles (23 kilometers) southwest of Denali, North America's tallest mountain. After going down, the pilot reported by satellite phone that passengers suffered injuries but the connection failed before he could give details. [more]

    California's fires are creating another problem: Fleeing insurers

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    Human chains formed by beachgoers to rescue swimmers in Lake Michigan [~ 45 sec.]

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