Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Event Update For 2018-08-28

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

2018-08-28 - Unknown gas odor hits school in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

Quote: "Authorities briefly evacuated the Palm Beach County School District building Tuesday afternoon to investigate the smell of gas."

2018-09-28 - Sargassum seaweed problem that began in 2011 is intensifying, killing sea life and causing hydrogen sulfide releases across the Caribbean:

Quote: "Problems with Sargassum only started to arise in 2011. Seemingly out of nowhere, the seaweed began to amass in huge quantities on 'beaches across the Caribbean, trapping sea turtles and filling the air with the stench of rotting egg,' according to a report in the journal Science. The foul odor stems from hydrogen sulfide, which the seaweed releases when it rots on land."

Quote: "Sargassum researchers do appear confident in two things, though. The first is that these algal blooms constitute a new type of natural disaster—one that, like hurricanes, can be expected every single year. The second is that this new risk is not entirely natural. Humans have made these blooms far more likely."

Note: Similar to the red tide and cyanobacteria blooms that have also been escalating in recent years around the world. Both the climate and the biosphere are changing rapidly now, and in ways that are detrimental to human survival...

2018-08-28 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame, plane makes emergency landing in Lubbock (Texas):

Quote: "A jet with an engine on fire made an emergency landing at the Lubbock airport on Tuesday afternoon. The Boeing 737 operated by Southwest was on its way from Phoenix to Oklahoma City with 104 people on board. The plane landed safely around 5:30 p.m. The pilot reported engine vibration and air traffic control said flames could be seen coming out of the engine. Fortunately, the fire was extinguished and light smoke could be seen coming from the engine as the plane went to the gate."

Note: This is the 140th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-28 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, scrap metal burns, in Opa-Locka (Florida), near the coast:

Quote: "A pile of scrap metal burst into flames at a junkyard in Opa-locka, prompting a massive response from firefighters."

2018-08-28 - Metal recycling center hit by fire on Island Road on island surrounded by waterways in Columbus (Mississippi):

Quote: "Anthony Colom with the Columbus Fire Department said the fire took place at the Columbus Scrap Material Company near the Travelers Deluxe Motel on Island Road. Colom said the cause of the fire is still unknown."

2018-08-28 - Aluminum plant rocked by deadly explosion at 2 AM near the Yangtze River in coastal Jiangyin (China), 5 killed:

2018-08-28 - Underground electrical fire causes blackouts in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2018-08-28 - Wildfire season now the worst in history in British Columbia (Canada):

Quote: "According to the latest statistics provided by the B.C. Wildfire Service, a record 12,998 square kilometres of the province have been scorched by wildfires this season, eclipsing last year’s mark of 12,164 square kilometres, which was the worst level of destruction since 1958 when 8,560 square kilometres burned. There have been 2,011 fires so far this summer, more than last year’s total of 1,353."

Note: British Columbia is the province along the west coast of Canada, next to the Pacific Ocean, so it's like the California of Canada. The western coasts of both the US and Canada are burning up hard now...

2018-08-28 - Home, pickup truck and car destroyed by explosions and fire shortly before 3 AM in coastal Hilo (Hawaii):

Quote: "Neighbors reported hearing loud explosions shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday, minutes before flames consumed a residence at 60 Kapaka St. 'I heard a boom, then a second boom, then a series of booms,' said Marcia Prose, who lives nearby. 'When I looked out the window to see what it was, I saw flames rising across the street.'"

Note: This is the 209th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-08-28 - Silo complex explodes at depot in Mashonaland West (Zimbabwe), 4 killed:

2018-08-28 - Wildfires killing increasing numbers of firefighters in California:

Quote: "According to the California Fire Foundation, this is the first time since record keeping began in 2000 that so many firefighters have died in so many fires and in so short a span of time."

2018-08-28 - Historic commercial building destroyed by massive fire in coastal Belfast (Ireland):

2018-08-28 - Transformer bursts into flame and explodes on utility pole near Lake Erie in Erie (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-28 - Transformer bursts into flame and causes blackouts in coastal Chelsea (Massachusetts):

2018-08-28 - Transformer bursts into flame on Laurel Street in Longmeadow (Massachusetts):

2018-08-28 - Container ship 'COSCO Shipping Thames' hit by cargo hold fire near coastal Singapore:

Quote: "On Aug 23, 2018 a dense smoke was detected in hold number 4 of the 'COSCO Shipping Thames' during its voyage 6Ein the Malacca Strait. The crew activated the fire extinguisher system and now the fire was under control."

2018-08-28 - Boat bursts into flame shortly after midnight while parked outside auto shop, fire spreads, shop destroyed, in West Portsmouth (Ohio):

Quote: "Journey says he checked a security camera from across the street, and it showed a boat parked outside started sparking and caught fire, apparently due to an electrical issue."

2018-08-28 - Boat bursts into flame at 2 AM while anchored near coastal Fort Myers Beach (Florida):

2018-08-28 - Boat bursts into flame on Center Hill Lake (Tennessee):

Note: These are the 802nd, 803rd, 804th and 805th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-28 - School bus bursts into flame near Armour Boulevard and Wyandotte Street in Kansas City (Missouri):

Note: This is the 139th school bus to burn in 2018, and this is the 507th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-08-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1 AM on the Ohio Turnpike in Jackson Township (Ohio):

2018-08-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 20 in Fremont County (Idaho):

2018-08-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 29 near Tilleda (Wisconsin):

2018-08-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 near Ridgeland (South Carolina), 8 miles from the coast:

2018-08-28 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame near cemetery in Searsport (Maine):

2018-08-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at roundabout in coastal Grangemouth (Scotland):

2018-08-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M60 near Salford (Britain):

Note: These are the 1870th, 1871st, 1872nd, 1873rd, 1874th, 1875th and 1876th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-28 - Dump truck bursts into flame on street in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

2018-08-28 - Box truck bursts into flame on US 30 in New Oxford (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-28 - RV and garage destroyed by fire in the wee hours at home in Harris County near Cypress (Texas):

Quote: "The fire department says they were able to contain the fire to the garage and an RV parked outside – both are destroyed."

2018-08-28 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home in Auburn (Indiana):

Note: These are the 396th and 397th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-28 - Van bursts into flame in North Cave (Britain):

Quote: "North Cave. Tue 28 Aug 2018 14:53 (No:19342) Van fire. 2ba and 2 hose reel jets in use."

2018-08-28 - Minivan bursts into flame on I-4 in Orlando (Florida):

2018-08-28 - SUV bursts into flame on Front Street in coastal Beaufort (North Carolina):

2018-08-28 - SUV bursts into flame on US 67 southwest of San Angelo (Texas):

2018-08-28 - SUV bursts into flame near mall in Gurugram (India):

2018-08-28 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at business complex on Reed Road in Broomall (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-28 - Car bursts into flame at 3:25 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in coastal Antioch (California):

Quote: "The dispatcher said a car fire spread from a vehicle to the garage of the residence."

2018-08-28 - Car bursts into flame on street in Sunny Brae (California), 1 mile from the coast:

2018-08-28 - Car bursts into flame on North Meadow Street in Watertown (New York):

2018-08-28 - Car bursts into flame at 2 AM while parked in carport at apartments in Farrer (Australia):

2018-08-28 - Car bursts into flame at 3:45 AM while parked on Russell Street in Bolton (Britain):

2018-08-28 - Car bursts into flame at 6:53 AM on Union Lane in Chesterton (Britain):

2018-08-28 - Car bursts into flame outside train station in coastal Poole (Britain):

2018-08-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-15 near Chubbuck (Idaho):

2018-08-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on road near Cimarron Hills (Colorado):

2018-08-28 - RV trailer bursts into flame while being towed on road in Logan (Utah):

2018-08-28 - Car and home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Guthrie (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Fire officials say the home is a total loss, including the car, and damage is estimated to be around $160,000."

2018-08-28 - Van destroyed by fire and two homes heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Sarnia (Canada):

Quote: "Two people escaped injury during Tuesday's early morning fire that destroyed a van and extensively damaged two Sarnia homes."

2018-08-28 - Garbage bursts into flame before 7 AM in garbage truck on I-71 in Columbus (Ohio):

2018-08-28 - Restaurant heavily damaged by huge fire at 1:30 AM in Amityville (New York):

2018-08-28 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Green Grove Drive near the Colorado River in Austin (Texas):

2018-08-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in Kingsmill (Virginia):

2018-08-28 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Sylvan Drive in Dayton (Ohio), nobody there:

2018-08-28 - Home destroyed by fire just before 3 AM in Newport (Kentucky), 2 injured:

2018-08-28 - Mansion heavily damaged by fire near the Chattahoochee River in Suwanee (Georgia), nobody there:

Quote: "Crews responded to the blaze on the 4900 block of Brendlynn Dr. in Suwanee around 10:00 a.m. The home is in the Bears Best Estates gated community, which is near a large golf course and the Chattahoochee River. Officials say the home was up for sale and no one currently lives there. A Zillow listing says the 5-bedroom, Tudor-style home is on sale for $1 million."

2018-08-28 - Condo building heavily damaged by fire just before 3:30 AM in coastal Clearwater (Florida), 200 feet from the ocean:

2018-08-28 - Vacant home burns just before 11 PM in Huntington Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-28 - Vacant home burns just before 5:30 AM in Buffalo (New York):

2018-08-28 - Vacant home burns in Topeka (Kansas):

2018-08-28 - Vacant duplex burns in North Richmond (California):

2018-08-28 - Vacant commercial building burns after midnight in Birmingham (Alabama):

2018-08-28 - Middle-aged chimpanzee drops dead at Zoo Miami in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "Bocco, who was born March 22, 1990, at the zoo, had shown no signs of illness leading up to his death, Magill said."

Quote: "Bocco the chimp munched on squash, celery and apples at the 2 p.m. Keeper Talk at Zoo Miami Monday with the rest of his chimpanzee troop and appeared to be 'perfect.' Then at 3:45 p.m. reports from the public came in: There was an unresponsive chimp in his habitat."

Note: No different than the healthy people dropping dead...

2018-08-28 - Many whales washing ashore dead on the coasts of Ireland, Scotland and Iceland:

Quote: "A record number of beaked whales washed up on Irish shores this month in a mystery mass whale death event that saw bodies strewn as far away as Iceland and Scotland. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group reports that at least 16 Cuvier beaked whales were found on western coastlines between August 3 and August 22. Over the same period at least 13 of the whales washed ashore in Scotland, while two were found in Iceland. Five whales washed up in just one week earlier this month. IWDG Strandings Officer Mick O’Connell noted in a statement that 'nothing on this scale has been recorded for this species in Ireland before'. Research suggests that only a small number of dead animals actually wash ashore, so the death toll may be “significantly higher”, according to O’Connell."

2018-08-28 - Three turtles, seven penguins and two albatrosses found dead on beach in coastal Sao Paulo (Brazil):

2018-08-28 - Thousands of fish found dead in lake in Saone-et-Loire (France):

2018-08-28 - At least 15 birds of prey found in and around Killarney:

Quote: "It follows recent reports of a number of dead raptors being found in an area stretching from Portland to Ocean Grove, including at least 15 dead birds found in the Killarney area over a two-week period."

2018-08-28 - Two men found dead in canal in El Paso (Texas):

2018-08-28 - Woman and girl, 18 and 16, found dead in canal in Jakhi Bigha (India):

2018-08-28 - College student, man, 18, has seizure, dies shortly later, in College Station (Texas):

Quote: "Brazos County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Judge Rick Hill says the seizure came as a shock. Hill says Little didn't have a history of seizures."

Note: Oh yeah, I guess it's that time of year now, where college students get back to school...and start dying!

2018-08-28 - Man, 65, drops dead on the Huckleberry Point Trail off Platte Clove Road in the Kaaterskill Wild Forest (New York):

Quote: "It’s suspected it was a medical event."

2018-08-28 - Woman found dead just after midnight along Brentwood Road in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2018-08-28 - Man, 45, found dead on Erie Canal tow path in Madison County (New York):

2018-08-28 - Man in his 50s falls off building at 6:41 AM and dies at construction site in Austin (Texas), possible toppler:

2018-08-28 - Person found dead in Codorus Creek in East Manchester Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-28 - Person found dead near bridge in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-08-28 - Woman, Republican politician, has 'medical incident' and drops dead at home in Los Lunas (New Mexico):

Quote: "The Valencia County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and Chief Deputy Jeff Noah said the death appears to be related to a medical incident."

2018-08-28 - Man, 64, found dead at Lake Park in Louisville (Colorado):

2018-08-28 - Man drops dead at home in Lu Verne (Iowa):

2018-08-28 - Person found dead in Lake Ontario in Toronto (Canada):

2018-08-28 - Man found dead in pond in the Road to Nowhere subdivision in coastal Iqaluit (Canada):

2018-08-28 - Woman, 52, drops dead in apartment in Pandan Jaya (Malaysia):

2018-08-28 - Woman, 18, found dead in Phewa Lake (Nepal):

2018-08-28 - Man, 55, found dead near Loch Lubnaig near Callander (Scotland):

2018-08-28 - Man found dead in carpark at industrial estate in Ardwick (Britain):

2018-08-28 - Man found dead in pond in Haverfordwest (Britain):

2018-08-28 - Man, 48, crew member, has heart problems on tanker ship off the coast of California:

Quote: "The US Coast Guard medevaced a 48-year-old man from the 'Chembulk New York' 290 miles southwest of Point Loma, San Diego, on Aug 28, 2018. The tanker contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego’s Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Aug 27, requesting assistance for a crew member experiencing symptoms of a heart attack."

2018-08-28 - Man, 61, has 'medical condition, pickup hits car and overturns, in Sunbury (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

Quote: "Joseph Troxell Jr., 61, owner of Paul's Towing, of Sunbury, was killed after he suffered a medical condition causing him to veer off the 400 block of Chestnut Street and flip his pickup truck, Sunbury Officer in Charge Brad Hare said."

2018-08-28 - Woman has 'medical issue' before 6 AM, car crashes into building, in Grand Blanc (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "Investigators believe she suffered a medical issue that caused her to drive out of control."

2018-08-28 - Driver has 'medical issue', car crashes into building, in Bucyrus (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "Koepke said a preliminary investigation led officers to believe a medical issue caused the driver to blackout and drive the vehicle off the road."

2018-08-28 - Military plane crashes near Sparta (Greece), 1 killed:

2018-08-28 - Small plane makes emergency landing at airport in Otay Mesa (California), landing gear problem:

2018-08-28 - Small plane crashes on road near lake in coastal Norheimsund (Norway):

2018-08-28 - Two tractor trailers and six cars crash near Peterborough (Britain), one driver has 'medical episode':

Quote: "Ambulance crews attended the scene and the driver of one of the cars has been taken to hospital after a suspected medical episode."

2018-08-28 - Two tractor trailers crash at 2:50 AM on I-85 in Cherokee County (South Carolina):

2018-08-28 - Tractor trailer and SUV collide head-on at 5:30 AM, fire erupts, near Muddy Gap (Wyoming), 1 killed:

2018-08-28 - Tractor trailer overturns at 4:45 AM, bursts into flame, on the M1 in coastal Morisset (Australia):

2018-08-28 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, fire erupts, near Rimbey (Canada), 1 killed:

2018-08-28 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits car head-on, near Cresson (Texas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-08-28 - Car veers over centerline at 6:50 AM, hits semi head-on, in Anderson (California), 1 injured:

2018-08-28 - Two cars crash near Stratford (Canada), 2 killed, 4 injured:

2018-08-28 - Car veers off road, hits tree, on West Riverview Drive in coastal Suffolk (Virginia), 1 killed:

Quote: "The preliminary investigation says the driver, 47-year-old Wayland Pond III, had a possible medical issue while driving and he hit a tree."

2018-08-28 - Car plunges into the Wisconsin River in Sauk County (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2018-08-28 - Motorcycle veers across median, slams into bridge barrier, near Beloit (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

Quote: "A possible medical condition may have caused the rider to cross the median."

2018-08-28 - Polar bear attacks and kills one person, injures two more, on White Island (Canada):

Quote: "Nunavut officials are investigating a polar bear attack that killed an Inuit hunter and injured two others. RCMP say the three from the community of Naujaat were discovered off White Island, about 80 kilometres away, on Tuesday."

2018-08-28 - Sinkhole opens on street in Eunice (Louisiana):

2018-08-28 - Sinkhole opens in parking lot at business in Oakland (New Jersey):

2018-08-28 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens under school bus, in Athens-Clarke County (Georgia):

2018-08-28 - Man goes into cardiac arrest at detention center in coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "A male detainee at Sydney's Villawood Immigration Detention Centre has been rushed to hospital after a medical episode, sources say. It's believed the detainee may not have survived but this is still to be confirmed through official channels. A source told AAP a man was taken from the detention centre to a nearby hospital after suffering suspected cardiac arrest on Tuesday."

2018-08-28 - Arctic sea ice extent status - not looking good:

2018-08-28 - Guy McPherson’s lecture in Woodstock (New York):

2018-08-28 - Mount Etna continues erupting in Italy:

2018-08-28 - Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near New Caledonia:

2018-08-28 - Shallow magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Indonesia:

2018-08-28 - Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near La Verne (California):

2018-08-28 - Lightning strike kills man in Maryville (Missouri):

2018-08-28 - Lightning strike injures woman at Denny's in DeLand (Florida):

2018-08-28 - Tornado tears through dairy farm in Brandon (Wisconsin):

2018-08-28 - Hailstorm seriously damages crops in Comstock (Minnesota):

2018-08-28 - Hawaii’s rain from Hurricane Lane, topping 50 inches, was among the most extreme in US records:

2018-08-28 - Meteor lights up the sky over Western Australia:

Quote: "A mystery ball of light zoomed over parts of Australia before exploding and baffling witnesses who shared their disbelief on social media. A huge bang was reportedly heard by residents in Western Australia after a giant, mysterious ball of light beamed across the night sky. Social media went nuts with reports from baffled Aussies who said the 'flaming object' ominously lit up the sky at about 7.40pm local time last night. Some said the object appeared to explode and 'continuing off into the clouds'. Several residents reported hearing a 'huge bang' which took place about the time there was a 'flash in the sky'."

2018-08-28 - Kansas residents in Wichita drank contaminated water for over six years while the state kept silent about chemical tests:


  1. PA steppin' up in today's report, CA too (as usual).

    The average American dies with $61K in debt. Who pays that?

    When you die, your debt becomes the responsibility of your estate. Your estate includes everything that was yours outright up until the final days of your life: your car, your furniture, your savings, and so on.
    Ideally, you'll have written a will and will have chosen an executor to carry out your wishes. When you die, it's the executor's job to negotiate with creditors, write checks from your estate and sell off property to cover your bills.

    When you die, your debt becomes the responsibility of your estate. Your estate includes everything that was yours outright up until the final days of your life: your car, your furniture, your savings, and so on.
    Ideally, you'll have written a will and will have chosen an executor to carry out your wishes. When you die, it's the executor's job to negotiate with creditors, write checks from your estate and sell off property to cover your bills. [more]

    [well, since most of us have SQUAT, lots of luck with that]

    Picture of the Day

    F-35 program officials covering up life-threatening flaws in aircraft according to POGO

    Senior officials developing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for the US armed forces - the most expensive military program of all time - are covering up dangerous flaws in the plane instead of fixing them, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) said.

    "Officials in the F-35 Joint Program Office are making paper reclassifications of potentially life-threatening design flaws to make them appear less serious, likely in an attempt to prevent the $1.5 trillion program from blowing through another schedule deadline and budget cap," POGO said in an investigation released on Wednesday. [more]

    Human rights groups celebrate Israel's high court ruling that policy of denying Gaza patients access to medical treatment as leverage over Hamas is 'ineffective and illegal'

    Floods kill 3 in Nasarawa, Nigeria

    California's loss of ground water is causing it to sink at an alarming rate

    Dead North Atlantic right whale located off Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

    Lightning strikes kill 11 in western Rwanda

    Flood death toll up to 30 in Cambodia

    Loud boom heard, felt across Twin Lakes Area of Arkansas

    [more below]

  2. Thursday, 30 August 2018
    Methane emissions report - -0829/2018
    The latest on Methane levels

    As you can see there is lots of data missing in this NOAA representation. I wonder what data they are withholding. [more]

    A gimpse of the Arctic ice north of Greenland

    Jennifer Hynes interviewed on Voices of Dissent

    The Deep State In Total Panic Because It's All About To Blow [~ 51 min. X-22 Report video]

    Jake Morphonious on why America is in Syria

    The Dirty Little Secret About Why the USA is in Syria [~ 19.5 min. Blackstone Intelligence video]

    [contains this embedded story and ~ 30.5 min. Hal Turner Show clip]
    24 Hours Max: Syria/Russia to Begin Final Take-down of Idlib "Rebels" - Watch for FALSE FLAG CHEMICAL ATTACK

    An Air Force Stealth B-2 Spirit Just Test-Dropped a Nuclear Bomb

    The Air Force’s B-2 Stealth bomber has test-dropped an upgraded, multi-function B61-12 nuclear bomb which improves accuracy, integrates various attack options into a single bomb and changes the strategic landscape with regard to nuclear weapons mission possibilities. [more]

    Peter Wadhams - After 50 Trips to the Arctic and Antarctic. What are the Conclusions?

    The Arctic may be free of ice for the first time in 10,000 years. Wadhams shows how sea ice is the 'canary in the mine' of planetary climate change. [more]

    The storm in the Arctic - update

    This is the latest from the Arctic with a major storm centered over the Arctic Sea with another system south of Greenland. [more]

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #134 (17th-28th August 2018) [~ 27.5 min. video]

    [continued below]

  3. Thursday, 30 August 2018
    Reports of Chinese batalion deployed to Afghanistan



    On August 28th, a large supply of poisonous chemicals was delivered to the militants in Syria’s Idlib with the assistance of the White Helmets group in order to stage a chemical weapon provocation and blame the Syrian government, according to Russia’s Ministry of Defense.

    The chemicals were delivered to an arms depot, used by the militant group Ahrar al-Sham, “accompanied by the eight members of the White Helmets organization,” Tsygankov said adding the cargo was met by two high-ranking Ahrar al-Sham commanders. [more]

    [here's one of many embedded stories in this article]

    Enough Heat to Melt Interior Arctic Ocean Ice is Building Beneath the Surface [includes ~ 8 min. of Scribbler]

    This confirms everything that we know about the Arctic ice from observations - that it is melting from below and this process does not stop with the ending of the melt season. [more]

    [includes this embedded article]
    ‘Archived’ heat has reached deep into the Arctic interior, researchers say

    Arctic sea ice isn’t just threatened by the melting of ice around its edges, a new study has found: Warmer water that originated hundreds of miles away has penetrated deep into the interior of the Arctic.

    That “archived” heat, currently trapped below the surface, has the potential to melt the region’s entire sea-ice pack if it reaches the surface, researchers say.

    The study appears online Aug. 29 in the journal Science Advances. [more]

    [last bit below]

  4. 'We have taken the fish out of the ocean and replaced them with plastic.' The frightening condition of our dying oceans (Editorial)

    A cat in Big Horn Wyoming has been confirmed to have been infected with the plague a year after it was found in prairie dogs

    Midwest: Severe storms lead to widespread flooding and high water rescues, leave 110 000 without power

    Another round of severe thunderstorms swept through parts of north-central United States this week, causing damaging winds and heavy rains. Widespread flooding was reported across Wisconsin. The flooding has damaged roads, businesses and private residences in multiple counties. At least one person was injured near Thornton, Iowa after a tractor-trailer was blown over on Interstate 35. [more]

    First winter weather advisories of the 2018/19 season issued for parts of the Rockies of Montana and Wyoming

    [GOOD - they need the snowpack; no saying that it can't get warm again]

    At water-starved Lake Mead and Lake Powell, 'the crisis is already real,' scientists say

    With Lake Mead dropping to levels that could trigger water cutbacks in less than two years, there's been a lot of talk lately about negotiating a deal to keep the reservoir from falling even further.
    But in a new report, scientists say the situation is just as worrisome upstream at Lake Powell. [more]

    New York AG: Exxon Climate Fraud Investigation Nearing End

    At a hearing to force the oil giant to turn over more records, the attorney general’s office said it had found 'smoking guns’ suggesting Exxon misled investors. [more]

    [breaking news]
    Ethiopia plane crash: 17 people including children dead – state media

    [no cause as yet]

  5. Hmm: "The ET-AIU aircraft crashed just 100 km (62 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa as it burned mid-air above the East Shewa Zone, the agency reports."

    Burned mid-air - that might have something to do with the plane crashing. Hopefully we'll get some more info. Pretty sparse so far.

  6. Here's another link:

    Quote: "ENA also said the aircraft was burning in midair before it crashed."

  7. And another:

    Quote: "State news agency of Ethiopia reported that the aircraft was bound for Bushoftu from Dire Dawa and caught fire midway before crashing into the sea."

  8. All I got was the headline basically, when I posted that, Jonny. Apparently it had just happened and there weren't any details to report.
    Thanks for the update. Looks like another JJFH event.

    Scaffolding collapse sends 2 plunging to deaths near Disney

    Officials say they don't know what caused scaffolding to collapse, sending two construction workers falling to their deaths early Wednesday as they were pouring concrete on the seventh floor of a 16-story hotel under construction near Disney World.

    "They were on the scaffolding, and for reasons unknown at this time, that support structure gave way, sending two workers plummeting to the ground below. A third worker managed to hang on and climb to safety, Jachles told The Associated Press. [more]

    How Harmful Air Pollution Gets to Our Brains

    [short video]

    Sinkholes: When the Earth Opens Up

    [kind of a "greatest hits," 24-panel slide show]

    Fisherman catches ultra rare 'ghost lobster' off coast of Maine