Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Event Update For 2015-05-05

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

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

Category: Fires And Explosions

2015-05-05 - Ship bursts into flame in Honolulu Harbor in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii), crew evacuated:

2015-05-05 - Cargo ship 'Georgios P' hit by fire in the Kerch Strait:

Quote: "The 'Georgios P' suffered a fire on May 5, 2015. The vessel presumably was in the Kerch Strait on Port Kavkaz roads."

2015-05-05 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home in Vancouver (Washington):

Quote: "Nobody was inside the boat, which was parked in the yard, when it went up in flames, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office. The owners weren't sure what kind of boat it was, but said it was an older boat. The fire marshal's office wasn't able to determine what sparked the fire or where it started because the boat was extensively damaged."

2015-05-05 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Canso (Canada), nobody aboard:

Quote: "Guysborough RCMP say no one was hurt as a result of a boat fire in Canso. They say officers and firefighters from Canso and Hazel Hill responded to the fire on a commercial fishing vessel at a wharf at roughly 6 p.m. Tuesday night. Police say a resident noticed smoke and flames coming from the ship's vents. They say no one was on the boat at the time and the fire was put out without incident."

2015-05-05 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast of Tabarka (Tunisia), crew rescued:

Quote: "Two speedboats belonging to naval forces rescued, Tuesday evening, nine crew members of a Tunisian fishing boat which caught fire, spokesman of the National Defence Ministry Belhassen Oueslati said. Mr. Oueslati added that the incident occurred 16 miles off North Tabarka."

2015-05-05 - Boat bursts into flame while moored on the River Lea in Tottenham (Britain), nobody aboard:

2015-05-05 - Boat, trailer and shed destroyed by fire at home in Hamilton Township (Canada):

Quote: "A trailer, shed and boat were destroyed in a fire Tuesday night."

Note: People aboard or not, parked boats or being used, doesn't matter - they're all burning. Some of these ships burning are big expensive commercial ships too, not just rinky-dink $250,000 yachts and whatnot, though those are certainly burning too. Eventually every ship (or other kind of vehicle) that uses electricity (e.g. a battery and electrified copper) or which is made of steel will burn and/or explode. These are the 385th, 386th, 387th, 388th, 390th, 391st and 392nd boats or ships to burn/explode in 2015...

2015-05-05 - Man injured by explosion while walking along railroad tracks in Paterson (New Jersey):

Quote: "The explosion seemed to stem from nitrous oxide cartridges, also known as 'whip-its,' officials said. 'There is no reason for the public to be alarmed,' said Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale. 'There's no indication this was an act of terrorism or any kind of threat to community.'"

Note: Heh, I tried whip-its a time or five in my youth. They should do their homework when they're making up stories to sell the public - nitrous oxide isn't flammable or explosive. At all. Derp. Think how dangerous it would be if it WERE flammable - dentists with their electrical drills and friction-induced heat would be frying peoples' faces off left and right. Nitrous oxide does help OTHER gases combust better though, which is how it's used in car racing, so there had to be something else in the atmosphere here that WAS explosive...

2015-05-05 - Eight cars and 4+ apartment units go up in flames, fire started near cars in carport, in Cypress (California):

Quote: "The fire destroyed five cars, damaged three more and damaged five of the building's 44 units, according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi."

Quote: "The fire, which grew to be two alarms, started near two parked cars and soon spread to the living areas above, Concialdi said. About 50 firefighters from OCFA, Anaheim Fire and Rescue and Garden Grove Fire Department fought the blaze in a carport under apartments on the second level. Firefighters battled the blaze for about an hour as it spread to multiple cars and units."

Note: About seven or eight miles from the coast...

2015-05-05 - Eleven cars and a transformer destroyed by fire at 2:45 AM while parked at police impound lot in Noida (India):

2015-05-05 - Metal recycling business hit by major fire along the Columbia River in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "Crews were called to the scene of a fire at a major scrap metal and recycling facility along the Cumberland River in East Nashville. The incident was reported around 9 p.m. Tuesday at one of the shredder yards at PSC Metals, located on 1st Avenue. The cause or extent of the fire was not immediately known. The blaze was apparently burning inside one of the scrap piles."

2015-05-05 - Underground electrical fire hits St. Paul (Minnesota), blackouts ensue, ice at skating rink starts melting:

Quote: "Because of an underground transformer-room fire in St. Paul, Xcel Energy Center’s ice crew was called into emergency duty when workers arrived at the arena Tuesday morning and discovered an overnight power outage had affected the ice plant."

2015-05-05 - Utility pole bursts into flame near Warm Springs (Idaho), thousands of homes go dark:

Quote: "The affected area is from Warm Springs, east of Eckert Road, and along Idaho 21 to Idaho City. Customers in Centerville, Placerville, Star Ranch, Wilderness Ranch and Clear Creek are among those without power."

2015-05-05 - Utility pole bursts into flame in East Dubuque (Illinois):

2015-05-05 - Huge mulch fire erupts at recycling center in coastal Adelaide (Australia):

Quote: "The waste industry is calling on the South Australian Government to conduct an inquiry into recurring fires at a Wingfield recycling depot."

2015-05-05 - Wood pellet business hit by 'flash fire' explosion in Hazlehurst (Georgia), 4 injured:

2015-05-05 - Restaurant and supermarket destroyed by massive blaze in coastal Portland on the island of Jamaica:

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

2015-05-05 - Train bursts into flame near Kemptville, Ontario (Canada):

2015-05-05 - Two school buses go up in flames at 3:24 AM while parked at depot in Midvale area in coastal Perth (Australia):

Quote: "One school bus has been destroyed and another badly damaged by a fire at a Midvale depot in the early hours of Tuesday. The school buses were parked at Dingo Bus Hire in Muros Place. Firefighters were called to the depot at 3.24am."

Note: These are the 104th and 105th school buses to burn in 2015 and the 275th and 276th buses to burn in 2015...

2015-05-05 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road in Canberra (Australia), four accidents too:

Note: This is the 277th bus to burn in 2015...

2015-05-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4 AM on I-80 in Weathersfield Township (Ohio):

Quote: "The Ohio Highway Patrol said that the off ramp from westbound Interstate 80 to Salt Springs Road in Weathersfield Township is open again. The exit was shut down after a tractor trailer caught fire around 4 a.m. Tuesday."

2015-05-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 in Suwannee County (Florida):

2015-05-05 - Tractor bursts into flame on road in St. Lawrence County (New York):

2015-05-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 401 in Belleville (Canada):

Quote: "The 401 was closed for a portion of the morning commute today, after a tractor trailer caught fire in Belleville. It happened between the Wallbridge-Loyalist Road and Highway 62 exits in the westbound lanes around 8:45 a.m."

2015-05-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Balumbah-Kinnard Road between Darke Peak and Kimba (Australia):

2015-05-05 - In separate incidents, two tractors burst into flame, in Aston Eyre and in Calverhall in north Shropshire (Britain):

Note: These are the 724th, 725th, 726th, 727th, 728th, 729th and 730th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2015...

2015-05-05 - Work truck explodes and burns at home in Petersburg (Virginia):

2015-05-05 - Street sweeper truck bursts into flame on Route 2 in Belmont (Massachusetts):

2015-05-05 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on road in Berkeley Heights (New Jersey):

2015-05-05 - Heavy truck destroyed by fire, two trailers damaged, while parked at facility in Waterford (Ireland):

2015-05-05 - Truck bursts into flame, fire spreads to pallets, at business in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

Quote: "The Tulsa Fire Department said a truck caught fire and the flames spread to a large amount of wooden pallets at a business near 11th and Fulton. Witnesses say they heard what sounded like explosions. When they looked outside, they saw the flames and smoke in the middle of the yard at Mill Plastics."

2015-05-05 - RV explodes and burns while parked at home in Camas (Washington):

Quote: "The owners said they had returned from a trip in the 1999 motor home three days prior and were in the process of cleaning it out. They were inside the house when they heard a loud boom and came outside to find the motor home on fire..."

2015-05-05 - RV bursts into flame while parked in compound on Heneage Road in Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Black smoke was seen billowing out from Heneage Road in Grimsby earlier this evening after a mobile caravan caught fire. Fire fighters were called to the scene at 5.35pm following reports of a fire coming from a property."

Note: These are the 131st and 132nd RVs to burn in 2015...

2015-05-05 - Catering van bursts into flame while parked in downtown coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

Quote: "The self-employed caterer, who watched helplessly as his livelihood went up in smoke, said the van was just a couple of weeks old and he had no idea what caused the fire."

2015-05-05 - Van bursts into flame on the Grimesland Bridge over the Tar River in Grimesland (North Carolina):

Quote: "Lonnie Smith snapped a picture of the van on fire on the Grimesland Bridge over the Tar River in Pitt County. Smith said he was stuck on the bridge for about 1.5 hours while crews worked to clear the scene."

2015-05-05 - Van bursts into flame at property off Linfold Road in Kirdford (Britain):

2015-05-05 - Minivan bursts into flame on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway near the Kosciuszko Bridge in coastal Queens (New York):

2015-05-05 - Minivan bursts into flame on road on the island of Tinian (Northern Mariana Islands):

2015-05-05 - SUV bursts into flame at auto shop, man pulls it outside and saves business, in Tiverton (Rhode Island):

2015-05-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked at home, horn starts blaring, in Bybee (Tennessee):

2015-05-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Concord (North Carolina):

2015-05-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on road in Terrell (Texas):

2015-05-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Hancock Lake Road in the Town of Woodboro (Wisconsin):

2015-05-05 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Family Dollar in Salem City (New Jersey):

2015-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on Harshman Road in Riverside (Ohio), police cruiser hit at the scene of the car fire:

2015-05-05 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Glastonbury (Connecticut):

2015-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on West 8th Street in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2015-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on Bourchier Close in Calwell (Australia):

2015-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 near Godstone (Britain):

2015-05-05 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by fire at 2:41 AM in coastal Oceanside (California):

2015-05-05 - Motorcycle and home destroyed by fire in coastal Kahului on the island of Maui (Hawaii):

2015-05-05 - Motorcycle and ATV destroyed by fire while parked in garage at home in Lodi (California):

2015-05-05 - Barn destroyed by huge fire in Nasewaupee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

2015-05-05 - Barn erupts in flame, fire spreads to home, both destroyed, in Albion (Pennsylvania):

2015-05-05 - Wildfire burns 1700 acres in the Hudson Valley (New York):

2015-05-05 - Garbage bursts into flame with popping noise in garbage truck in South Windsor (Connecticut):

Quote: "The incident happened Spinners Run around 10 a.m. Police said the driver reported hearing 'a popping noise' and then 'realized the load was on fire.' The load was dumped so firefighters could extinguish the fiery garbage."

2015-05-05 - Pet grooming business destroyed by fire in coastal Murrells Inlet (South Carolina):

Note: A boat just burst into flame on the Waccamaw River near a marina in Murrells Inlet too, injuring 1 person, mentioned in the 2015-05-03 update...

2015-05-05 - Garage bursts into flame in Grampian (Pennsylvania):

2015-05-05 - Home damaged fire at 1:28 AM in coastal Edgewater (Florida):

2015-05-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in Topeka (Kansas):

2015-05-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire before 6 AM, started in garage, on Mercer Island (Washington):

2015-05-05 - Home destroyed by fire, started in garage, in Heber City (Utah), some chickens and turkeys killed:

2015-05-05 - Home destroyed by fire, started in garage, in Frankfort (Michigan), near Lake Michigan:

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

2015-05-05 - Home destroyed by fire at 1 AM after yearlong renovation, in Goodlettsville (Tennessee), nobody there:

Quote: "The family was not home at the time. They were out boating to celebrate a yearlong project to renovate the home."

2015-05-05 - Deadly fire burns home in Aurora (Illinois), 1 killed:

2015-05-05 - Deadly fire destroys home in Little Falls (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2015-05-05 - Vacant building burns shortly after 3 AM in Anaheim (California):

2015-05-05 - Vacant building burns in North St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River:

Note: I think I heard the fire engines roaring off toward this fire...

2015-05-05 - Vacant building burns at 2 AM in coastal Saint John (Canada):

2015-05-05 - Vacant home burns at 3 AM, second fire in eight months, in Muskegon (Michigan):

2015-05-05 - Vacant home burns in Escanaba (Michigan):

2015-05-05 - Vacant home burns before 3 AM in coastal Millidgeville (Canada), 1000 feet from the ocean:

2015-05-05 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 12:40 AM in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2015-05-05 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:10 AM in the Pratt City area in Birmingham (Alabama):

2015-05-05 - Vacant factory burns in Raritan Borough (New Jersey), car burns separately:

Quote: "Mayor Jo-Ann Liptak said the factory property is part of an area along the Raritan River that is slated for redevelopment."

Quote: "The New Market Fire Company extinguished a car fire in the parking lot of Piscataway High School around noon."

2015-05-05 - Large number of fish washing up dead at Lake San Roque in Carlos Paz (Argentina):

Quote: "Lake San Roque is a graveyard of fish..."

Quote: "The past weekend, the banks of Lake San Roque again filled with dead fish and foul odors generated a growing discomfort caused neighbors and tourists from Carlos Paz."

2015-05-05 - Five whales wash ashore dead in three weeks on the coast in California, two of them in Pacifica:

2015-05-05 - As bird flu kills millions of chickens and turkeys, Iowa declares emergency:

2015-05-05 - Man and woman, 58 and 57, found dead in backyard at home in Ionia Township (Michigan):

2015-05-05 - Couple found dead in home in St. Joseph (Missouri):

2015-05-05 - Five people found dead in submerged van in river in Hakkari (Turkey):

2015-05-05 - Two sisters, 18 and 19, found dead in pond in Moulvibazar (Bangladesh):

2015-05-05 - Man found dead in burning camper in Hamilton (Georgia):

2015-05-05 - Person dies when minibus bursts into flame on highway in coastal Lagos (Nigeria), others injured:

Quote: "A passenger in a danfo bus today in Lagos tragically lost his life after the commercial bus went up in flames and badly burnt him and other passengers."

Note: Warning, graphic pics of charred people...

2015-05-05 - College student, woman, athlete, 21, found dead in dorm room at the University of North Texas in Denton (Texas):

2015-05-05 - Woman found dead in the water at the Corpus Christi Marina in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2015-05-05 - Man, 47, found dead in submerged pickup truck in pond in Heathrow (Florida):

2015-05-05 - Person drives into the Delaware River at 6 AM and dies, near Oneonta (New York):

2015-05-05 - Man, firefighter, 54, has heart attack at scene of fire, dies the next day, in Poughkeepsie (New York):

2015-05-05 - Man found dead near I-26 in Cayce (South Carolina):

Quote: "Investigators say there were no obvious signs of injuries and they currently have no identification on the man."

2015-05-05 - Man, 51, found dead in the Grand River in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

2015-05-05 - Person slumps over dead in car near radio station in Bakersfield (California):

2015-05-05 - Man found dead in the water near dry docks on coastal Mare Island (California):

2015-05-05 - Person found dead in the Maury River near Buena Vista (Virginia):

2015-05-05 - Man, 20, found dead along Research Boulevard in Austin (Texas):

2015-05-05 - Man found dead near trash area at shopping center in Springfield (Illinois):

2015-05-05 - Man, 41, collapses and dies in bathroom at resort in coastal Phuket (Thailand):

Note: A man was just found dead in a building at coastal Pattaya Beach in Thailand too, mentioned in the 2015-05-03 update...

2015-05-05 - In separate incidents, three men found dead in 24 hours on the island of Jamaica:

Note: Taxi driver found dead in his taxi at 10:30 AM, man found dead with burn injuries at 5:47 AM, and man found dead in a precipice at 6 AM. R&B singer Johnny Kemp, 55, was recently found dead in the water at a beach on Montego Bay too, mentioned in the 2015-04-17 update...

2015-05-05 - Woman, 63, found dead in swimming pool at home in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2015-05-05 - Singapore Air Force plane makes emergency landing at airport in Dum Dum, Kolkata (India), fuel leakage:

2015-05-05 - Small plane crashes and burns in field between Eunice and Basile (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2015-05-05 - Small plane crashes in field in Bartow, Washington County (Georgia), engine failure, 1 lightly injured:

2015-05-05 - Small plane crashes in Burnsville (North Carolina):

2015-05-05 - Small plane crashes near the Nazca lines in Peru:

2015-05-05 - Tanker truck overturns, bursts into flame, in Woodbridge (New Jersey), 1 injured:

2105-05-05 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, near Pemberton (Canada), 1 killed:

2015-05-05 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 6:45 AM near the Ohio River, hits home, in Switzerland County (Indiana), 1 killed:

Quote: "The house, which is located near the banks of the Ohio River, was knocked from its foundation. The semi driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The house was not occupied at the time. It is considered a total loss."

Quote: "Investigators said the home prevented the semi from traveling into the river."

2015-05-05 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-44 near I-40 in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2015-05-05 - Tractor trailer overturns in Newberry Township (Pennsylvania):

2015-05-05 - Dump truck veers off road, hits trees, overturns, near Clermont (Florida), 1 killed:

2015-05-05 - Van hits police car head-on before 2 AM, in Ligonier Yownship (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2015-05-05 - Pickup truck and two cars crash, pickup bursts into flame, on I-5 in coastal Seattle (Washington), injuries reported:

2015-05-05 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Ross Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2015-05-05 - Car veers over centerline at 5:30 AM, hits pickup head-on, in Irondequoit (New York), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2015-05-05 - Car veers across median, hits pickup head-on, near Lakeshore Drive in Caddo Parish (Louisiana), 3 injured:

2015-05-05 - Car and pickup collide head-on, near Prattville (Alabama), 2 killed, 4 injured:

2015-05-05 - Car and pickup collide head-on, in Tyler (Texas), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2015-05-05 - Car veers across median, hits car head-on, in Lincoln County (Missouri), 2 killed:

2015-05-05 - Car veers over centerline at 5:40 AM, hits car head-on, near Lynden (Washington), 3 injured:

2015-05-05 - Two cars crash shortly before 4 AM, one bursts into flame, on the 405 Freeway in Carson (California), 1 injured:

2015-05-05 - Car crashes through guard rail on bridge, lands in ravine, bursts into flame, in coastal Mumbai (India), 2 killed, 5 injured:

2015-05-05 - Car crashes off bridge, explodes and burns, in Edmond (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

2015-05-05 - Car veers off road at 12:21 AM, crashes into home, in Greenville (North Carolina):

2015-05-05 - Car veers off road, plunges down ravine, in coastal Santa Barbara (California), 1 injured:

2015-05-05 - Man walks down street stripping naked in the rain in Amarillo (Texas):

2015-05-05 - Four dogs attack and injure boy at home in Gratiot County (Michigan):

2015-05-05 - Dog attacks and injures boy near home in Newell (North Carolina):

2015-05-05 - Elephant picks up man, smashes him into the ground and kills him, in Banspahari, West Bengal (India), 1 killed:

2015-05-05 - Elephant attacks and kills man guarding paddy field in Rangamati (Bangladesh):

2015-05-05 - Sinkhole opens on street in Allentown (Pennsylvania):

2015-05-05 - Sinkhole opens, swallows two men, at work site in Phitsanulok (Thailand), 2 injured:

Quote: "Two migrant workers were badly injured they were sucked into a sinkhole at an under-construction waste-treatment facility in Phitsanulok’s Wang Thong district Tuesday."

2015-05-05 - Large sinkhole opens on Landfill Road in Escanaba (Michigan):

Note: Sinkholes de Mayo!

2015-05-05 - Landslide hits Margamukti (Indonesia), 1 killed, 14 missing:

2015-05-05 - Mobile offshore maintenance rig partially collapses and lists in the Bay of Campeche near Mexico, 2 killed, 10 injured:

Quote: "The state oil giant, Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said emergency boats evacuated 101 workers from the Troll Solution rig after 'a failure of one of its legs' caused a partial collapse."

2015-05-05 - Shallow magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes near Kokopo (Papua New Guinea):

2015-05-05 - More than 80 volcanic earthquakes shake Volcano Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture (Japan):

2015-05-05 - Nepal earthquake's body count tops 7500, more than 14,000 injured:

2015-05-05 - Dust storm hits Victoria and NSW (Australia):

2015-05-05 - Cuba struck by second round of flooding in a week as storm unloads 14 inches of rain in one day:

2015-05-05 - Scientists say the Sun is capable of producing superflares 1000 times stronger than any flare ever seen:

2015-05-05 - Fish found with cancer in the Susquehanna River (Pennsylvania):

2015-05-05 - Fracking chemicals contaminating well water in Pennsylvania:

2015-05-05 - Mysterious glowing orbs rotate across the sky over Cordoba (Argentina):

2015-05-05 - NASA tests 10-engine helicopter-plane hybrid drone:

2015-05-05 - Doughnut delivery vehicle stolen at 2:45 AM in St. Louis (Missouri):

Quote: "A doughnut delivery vehicle was stolen overnight in St. Louis County, police said, wiping traces of doughnut residue off their faces."

Note: Heh, okay, I added the last part...



    Excellent post Jonny! What a way to start the day, LAUGHING AT DEATH and destruction! Sinkholes de Mayo should become a national slogan (and the doughnut truck heist comment was perfect).

    Fire burning 800 tons of hay in Merced County [video]

    Lions, Tigers and Other Exotic Animals Set Loose in Oklahoma After Tornado Hits Zoological Park

    ["Here kitty!" see link below for more]

    Fracking Made Pennsylvania Water Foam

    White foam found in some northeastern Pennsylvania water wells from 2010 to 2012 was likely a byproduct of nearby fracking, according to a new study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal. Scientists identified a variety of organic compounds present in the water at low levels, and found that they were the same or similar to compounds used in hyrdraulic fracturing. (None of the compounds, other than natural gas, were found to be at unsafe levels.) An inability to get samples directly from the fracking site—because the industry has refused to disclose the chemical mixes they use—has made the cause of the foaming impossible to prove conclusively, but scientists say a variety of factors make fracking “the most probable source.”

    Climate change alert: Global carbon dioxide tops 400 ppm for first time

    [already in the rear view mirror . . .]

    Homes damaged, airport evacuated in Oklahoma after tornadoes, floods & severe storms

    USGS: Earthquake Magnitude 7.1 - 149km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

    Three earthquakes in 30 minutes strike Concord Fault in California

    Winter bird migrants from Himalayas stay south in Tamil Nadu, India


  2. Afternoon check-in.

    One person killed as tusker goes on rampage in Ranchi, India

    [some more information on that Hudson Valley fire]

    Update: Wildfire burns 2,400 acres in Catskill Mountains, New York

    . . . officials believe the fire started when a homeowner burned debris outside, violating a state-wide burn ban. The burn ban is in effect until May 15.

    [un-hun; guy who lives there is so stupid he just HAD to burn stuff and destroy his own place . . .]

    Tornado and severe storms hit northern Germany

    Dust storm hits New South Wales and Victoria, Australia

    [didn't they just have locust swarms a few days ago?]

    Tornado destroys homes in Mount Hope, Kansas


  3. evening report:

    weather in PA feels more like early July than early May

    Volcanic activity shuts part of popular Japan hot springs

    29 sightings of tornadoes reported throughout central U.S.

    [lemme teyu sumpum - ye doan eva wanna see one-a these sumbitches comin' down on ye]

    Globe-trotting bird ends up in Sutton, New Hampshire

    Northern wheatear is an extremely rare sight south of Canada

    A rare Arctic visitor came to Lane River Bridge in South Sutton on May 3.

    A female northern wheatear was seen and photographed there and leads to Rare Bird Alert for New Hampshire for this week.

    These are marathon migrators who don't usually make it into the lower 48 states.

    Waterspout filmed on Little Pea Pouridge Pond in Madison, New Hampshire

    A waterspout was spotted on a Little Pea Pouridge Pond in Madison around noon Wednesday.

    The waterspout was captured on video by viewer Lauren MacDonald.

    MacDonald called it unusual and said she had never seen anything like it.

    120 pound family dog attacks five-year-old boy

    Wood River officer's son was attacked by their family dog. The dog was a 120 pound English Mastiff.

    Flash flood emergency issued for Oklahoma City following 7 inches of rain in 24 hours


  4. Here's an odd one - Greyhound bus catches fire, burns stowaway:

    Looking back at my bus-riding days, I can see how a person could slip into the baggage compartment. I just didn't know people did that. Maybe they shouldn't!

  5. Like the guy who nearly froze to death stowing away on a plane, stowaways don't think of anything but getting away from where they are.