Thursday, September 1, 2016

2016 - AUG - Other Stories

2016-08-01 - Hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued in the Coachella Valley near the Salton Sea (California):

Quote: "According to the SCAQMD, there are again elevated levels of a gas that smells like rotten eggs at the Salton Sea. Hydrogen sulfide, which is associated with 'natural process' at the large lake is to blame, the agency says."

2016-08-01 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupts, spews ash onto Mexico City (Mexico):

2016-08-01 - Volcano Rinjani erupts in Indonesia:

Quote: "Meanwhile, the Rinjani volcano, on Lombok Island, Indonesia, saw an explosive eruption at noon yesterday local time, sending a monster 10km-high ash plume into the sky."

2016-08-01 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean at the Mid Indian Ridge:

2016-08-01 - Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near coastal Vallejo (California), M3.3 earthquake strikes near Kenwood (California):

2016-08-01 - Alaskans suffering as the world warms:

2016-08-01 - Lightning strike kills man on boat in Suzhou (China):

2016-08-01 - More rain forecast in 24 hours than for the whole month of July in the UK:

2016-08-01 - Intense straight-line winds hit Komárno (Slovakia):

2016-08-01 - Rain that caused deadly Maryland flooding was another 1-in-1,000 year event:

Note: More like an every-other-month event these days...

2016-08-01 - Ancient forest in Utah is actually the world’s largest living thing by mass, and it's dying:

2016-08-01 - Jellyfish swarming near the shore in Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2016-08-01 - Supercharged Perseid meteor shower peaks on August 12th:

2016-08-01 - Meteor explodes in the night sky over Denver (Colorado):

2016-08-01 - Freaky anti-rubber is still weirding scientists out:

2016-08-01 - US experiencing weakest economic 'recovery' since 1949:

2016-08-01 - Oil price crashing again, could be bad for US economy:

Note: However bad it may be for the US, I bet it's way worse for Venezuelans...

2016-08-01 - Brazil sends 1200 soldiers to quell armed gang uprising in Natal (Brazil):

2016-08-02 - Volcano Nevados de Chillán erupts in Chile, spews ash and gas:

2016-08-02 - Volcano rumbling and quaking in Cape Verde:

2016-08-02 - 20 people now infected by zombie anthrax outbreak in Siberia (Russia), 90 hospitalized:

2016-08-02 - Lightning strikes kill 56 people in four days in Odisha (India):

Quote: "The death toll in lightning strikes in Odisha in the last four days has gone up to 56 with the death of four more persons killed by nature’s fury today."

2016-08-02 - Lightning strike kills 14 cows in village in Cambodia:

2016-08-02 - Lightning strike kills horse in Leesburg (Georgia):

2016-08-02 - Man films ball lightning rolling across field near Novosibirsk (Russia):

2016-08-02 - Teenager videos terrifying moment lightning bolt misses him by inches in New Jersey:

2016-08-02 - Typhoon Nida rips into Hong Kong (China), much of the city shuts down, flights cancelled:

2016-08-02 - Enormous storm cloud brings torrential rain and flooding to Phoenix (Arizona):

2016-08-02 - Hailstorm damages 75 homes in Malaysia:

2016-08-02 - Hurricane drought in Gulf of Mexico hits a new record:

2016-08-02 - Observatory captures huge solar eruption:

2016-08-02 - More triangular UFO's, strange lights in the sky, weird configurations in Saudi Arabian sands:

2016-08-02 - Mathematicians finally starting to understand epic ABC proof:

2016-08-02 - Bear spotted riding on top of garbage truck in Los Alamos (New Mexico):

2016-08-03 - Hydrogen sulfide causes evacuation of Capitol Commons building in Concord (New Hampshire):

Quote: "Rescue teams were sent to the building at just before 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 3, 2016, for a report of a smell of 'rotten egg smell' in the building. Crews arrived at the scene and confirmed that the smell was hydrogen sulfide."

2016-08-03 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Harvey Reservoir in Wells County (North Dakota):

2016-08-03 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Big East Lake near Payson (Utah):

2016-08-03 - Volcano Klyuchevskoy erupts, spews ash 7.5 kilometers high, on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

2016-08-03 - Three volcanoes, Lombok, Sinabung and Mount Gamalama, erupt in three days in Indonesia:

Quote: "Mount Rinjani on Lombok Island near Bali, the Sinabung volcano on Sumatra Island and Mount Gamalama in the Moluccas chain of islands have all erupted within the last three days."

2016-08-03 - Human Extinction By 2030, Beyond the Tipping Point, by Joe Tyndall:

2016-08-03 - NOAA: 'Earth's Fever Rises' as climate records are shattered worldwide:

2016-08-03 - Greenland continues melting, deep-blue ponds and streams visible:

Quote: "An image captured by NASA's Earth Observing-1 satellite shows the effects. The site recorded, about 300 miles north-northeast of Nuuk, shows a landscape etched with dark blue melt ponds and streams – a sharp contrast to the mostly white conditions recorded in the same place in 2014."

2016-08-03 - Heatwave broils the United Arab Emirates:

2016-08-03 - More than 60 villages to be relocated due to rising sea level in the Fiji Islands:

2016-08-03 - Person contracts brain-eating amoeba in Charleston County (South Carolina):

2016-08-03 - Flash floods hit mid-Missouri:

2016-08-03 - Alberta experiences wettest July weather in 89 years in Canada:

2016-08-03 - World edging closer to an apocalyptic conflict:

2016-08-03 - Ghost particles may explain why gravity is so surprisingly weak:

2016-08-04 - Man, 69, goes out on kayak, goes missing, empty kayak found, near coastal Waldport (Oregon):

2016-08-04 - Man in his 20s falls off Shoal Creek bridge in Austin (Texas), 1 injured:

2016-08-04 - Volcanic eruptions increasing in frequency around the Ring of Fire:

Quote: "According to Volcano Discovery, 25 volcanoes in areas that are considered to be within the Ring of Fire have erupted recently."

2016-08-04 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes near La Quiaca (Argentina):

2016-08-04 - Magnitude 4.0 earthquake strikes near Volcano Bárðarbunga (Iceland):

2016-08-04 - Four earthquakes - magnitudes 4.5, 4.4, 4.4 and 3.4 - hit Northern California:

2016-08-04 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits the Middle Fork of the Feather River Arm of Lake Oroville (California):

2016-08-04 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Lowell (Idaho):

2016-08-04 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Chittenden Reservoir (Vermont):

2016-08-04 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Beaver Lake in Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Canada):

2016-08-04 - Heatwave bakes South Korea:

2016-08-04 - Scotland hit by 25,000 lightning bolts in one night, 10 times the normal rate:

2016-08-04 - Tornado touches down in New Orleans (Louisiana), buildings damaged:

2016-08-04 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Sudan, at least 76 people killed, thousands of homes destroyed:

2016-08-04 - Waterspout forms over Lake Manawa (Iowa):

2016-08-04 - Waterspout filmed off Bagirganli (Turkey):

2016-08-04 - Chelyabinsk meteor - a wake-up call for humanity:

2016-08-04 - Scary-looking nuclear-bombish-looking cloud appears over Tyumen (Russia):

2016-08-04 - Unknown shiny object spotted in the sky over Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2016-08-04 - Unexplained lights spotted over the Arch in St. Louis (Missouri):

2016-08-04 - Olympic committee handing out 450,000 condoms in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):

2016-08-05 - Girl, 11, dies from brain-eating amoeba in Charleston (South Carolina):

2016-08-05 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits San Luis Reservoir and O'Neill Forebay in Merced County (California):

2016-08-05 - Lightning strike kills man on Okaloosa Island (Florida):

2016-08-05 - Heavy rain hits Phoenix (Arizona), flooding ensues:

2016-08-05 - Heavy rain and deadly flooding hits Bihar (India), at least 89 killed, many displaced:

Quote: "The flood-related death toll in Bihar rose to 89 with 25 casualties being reported today as 33 lakh people in 14 districts remain affected. The Disaster Management Department said in a statement that Saran is the latest district to be hit by the deluge. "

2016-08-05 - How the use of fire has affected human evolution, for the good and the bad:

2016-08-05 - 'Alien megastructure' star only gets more mysterious:

2016-08-05 - Rare minerals from Siberian mine are unlike anything found in nature:

2016-08-06 - Person goes missing while swimming in Lake Ontario at Brennan Beach in the Town of Richland (New York):

2016-08-06 - Massive earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest more common than once thought:

2016-08-06 - Heatwave bakes Japan, 600 people hospitalized:

2016-08-06 - Heatwave bakes North Korea:

2016-08-06 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Karachi (Pakistan), at least 10 killed:

2016-08-06 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Vietnam, 10 dead or missing:

2016-08-06 - Feds open talks on growing human organs in animals:

2016-08-06 - Russian scientists develop supermolecule that can speed up human tissue regeneration:

2016-08-07 - Man goes for hike, goes missing, in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

2016-08-07 - Arctic sea ice getting terribly thin:

2016-08-07 - Magnitude 4.8 earthquake shakes coastal Mariupol (Ukraine):

2016-08-07 - Lightning strikes kill 2 people and 80 sheep/goats in Nepal:

2016-08-07 - Lightning strike kills 2 more people in Bihar (India), death toll from lightning this season hits 82:

2016-08-07 - Lightning strike kills boy in Hovit (Armenia):

2016-08-07 - Tropical Storm Earl rips into Veracruz (Mexico), at least 39 killed:

2016-08-07 - Heavy rain and flooding heading to Florida:

2016-08-07 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Macedonia, 22 killed, 4 missing, many injured, emergency declared:

Quote: "The Red Cross reported that 22 people were killed, more than 60 people were injured and four were still missing after the floods destroyed hundreds of homes and wiped out electricity."

Quote: "The European Commission said more than 20 inches of rain fell in parts of Skopje within two and a half hours, washing through homes and sweeping cars off roads."

2016-08-07 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Karachi (Pakistan), at least 10 killed:

2016-08-07 - Comets and asteroids summary for July:

2016-08-07 - Olympic kayaker hits sofa and capsizes during practice run in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):

2016-08-07 - Rio Olympics sign bans fishing in toilets:

2016-08-08 - Unknown 'medical incident' occurs at airport in El Paso (Texas), at least 1 hospitalized:

Quote: "El Paso Fire officials said there is a medical incident happening at the El Paso International Airport Monday afternoon. The department tweet indicated that multiple people were involved."

2016-08-08 - Four small earthquakes in 24 hours hit Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and New Jersey:

2016-08-08 - Hot Gulf of Mexico hurling rain bombs at Florida and the Gulf Coast:

2016-08-08 - Olympic diving pool turns murky green at the Olympics in coastal Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):

Quote: "Green Olympic diving pool is 'safe', claim officials, but experts say they wouldn’t swim in it..."

2106-08-08 - Lightning strikes have killed 22 people in the US this year so far:

Quote: "There have been 22 deaths from lightning in 2016, the most recent on Friday on Florida's Okaloosa Island. In comparison, there have been 12 deaths this year from tornadoes."

2016-08-08 - Strange sounds recorded in Bucharest (Romania):

2016-08-08 - US Marines testing a pocket-sized helicopter drone:

Quote: "The U.S. Marine Corps is testing a pocket-sized drone that can deliver live video feeds from three cameras and is small enough that it's almost invisible from the ground. The Black Hornet PD-100 can stay aloft for 25 minutes and has a range of 1.6 km (1 mile). That means Marines can use it for surveillance far beyond their current position. It can fly missions guided by GPS yet fits in a pocket."

2016-08-08 - Woman, 30, tossed naked from car, immediately gets dragged off and raped, in Syktyvkar (Russia):

Note: Damn, Russia, that's harsh!

2016-08-09 - Extremely high methane readings recorded in Barrow (Alaska):

2016-08-09 - The climate crisis is already here – but no one’s telling us:

2016-08-09 - Atmospheric changes - strange cloud anomalies, rare ball lighting and more hail-damaged aircraft:

2016-08-09 - Heatwave that baked Tokyo sent 6,588 people to the hospital, killed 12:

2016-08-09 - Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes near Upper Lake (California):

2016-08-09 - Magnitude 2.6 earthquake strikes near Lake Killarney near Tacoma (Washington):

2016-08-09 - Lightning strike hits train and causes explosion in Elektrogorsk (Russia):

2016-08-09 - Nearly 5,000 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes recorded in 3 hours over Hong Kong (China):

2016-08-09 - New record set as three tornadoes touch down in Manitoba (Canada):

Quote: "Manitoba may have unofficially set a rather dubious weather record. With three more tornadoes touching down on Monday, this year's total has reached a total of 13 to date, Environment Canada meteorologist Terri Lang confirmed Tuesday. The highest previous total Lang could find was nine back in 2013."

2016-08-09 - Passenger films tornado swirling above a river from plane window over Council Bluffs (Iowa):

2016-08-09 - Heavy storm blows huge oil rig ashore on the Western Isles (Scotland):

Note: Wow, never seen one of those things beached before...

2016-08-09 - Heavy rain and flooding destroy 5300 homes in Kano (Nigeria):

2016-08-09 - Heaviest snow in two decades hits Lesotho in Africa, several killed:

2016-08-09 - Scary-looking dust storm roars through Phoenix (Arizona):

2016-08-09 - Food crisis hits southern Africa, starvation for millions imminent:

2016-08-09 - US Airforce wants to detonate plasma bombs in the upper atmosphere:

2016-08-09 - Millions of Americans exposed to excessive levels of toxic industrial chemicals from drinking water:

2016-08-09 - Superbugs, sewage, and scandal at the Rio Olympics:

2016-08-09 - The US is approaching 4,000 days since a major hurricane strike:

Note: They're not counting Hurricane Sandy in 2012 for some reason, which was the second-costliest hurricane to ever hit the US, so I dunno if I buy that 4000 days thing...

2016-08-09 - Marc Faber says a huge 50 percent stock market crash could be coming:

2016-08-09 - Four-eared car looking for home in Western Pennsylvania:

2016-08-09 - Seagate to ship 60-terabyte SSD drive in 2017:

2016-08-09 - Daredevil woman becomes first to surf the base of an erupting volcano, in Hawaii:

Quote: "A daredevil adventurer has become the first person to surf the base of an erupting volcano and swim within feet of flowing lava - and she did it in a bikini."

2016-08-10 - Another hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued in the Coachella Valley near the Salton Sea (California):

2016-08-10 - Man, 45, crewmember, has heart attack on ship 'Andromeda Voyager' near coastal Oahu (Hawaii), medevac'd off:

2016-08-10 - NASA map shows large portions of Greenland are melting from below:

2016-08-10 - Rising ocean temperatures helpful to bacteria which are harmful to us:

Quote: "Rising ocean temperatures may be making us ill and it’s only getting worse. Warmth-loving marine bacteria are growing in abundance and posing an increased risk to human health as waters heat up, according to a study published this week."

2016-08-10 - Rising temperatures stunt tree growth:

2016-08-10 - Glaciers melting rapidly at the 'Third Pole' in the Himalayas, more than 1 billion people to be affected:

Quote: "The station lies in the heart of a region called the Third Pole, an area that contains the largest area of frozen water outside of the North Pole and South Pole. Despite its relative anonymity, the Third Pole is vitally important; it is the source of Asia's 10 largest rivers including the Yellow, the Yangzi, the Mekong, the Irrawaddy, and the Ganges — and their fertile deltas. Flows from the glaciers that give the pole its name support roughly 1.3 billion people in China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan — and the glaciers are melting fast."

Quote: "Half a century of research shows the temperature has increased by 1.5 degrees in the area, more than double the global average. More than 500 glaciers have completely disappeared, and the biggest ones are retreating rapidly."

2016-08-10 - Sea levels rising, and the rise is itself accelerating:

2016-08-10 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), hits Lake Nepahwin (Canada):

2016-08-10 - Tornado touches down in Chicago (Illinois), first time in nearly 10 years:

2016-08-10 - Lightning strike kills 2 people at cemetery in Batavia (New York):

2016-08-10 - Lightning strike kills 8-year-old boy in Coshocton County (Ohio):

2016-08-10 - Lightning strike injures 3 people near airport in Calgary (Canada):

2016-08-10 - Lightning strike kills four students in Adjumani District (Uganda):

2016-08-10 - Storm dumps more than six inches of rain in four hours on Duluth (Minnesota):

2016-08-10 - Heavy rain and deadly flooding hit Rajasthan (India):

2016-08-10 - Strong storms, flooding rain to pound midwestern US into Friday night:

2016-08-11 - Man, 25, goes missing while tubing near coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2016-08-11 - Fisherman sickens on fishing ship 'Vila Nova Do Corvo' near coastal Atlantic City (New Jersey), medevac'd off:

2016-08-11 - Fisherman sickens on fishing ship 'Perola Do Corvo' near coastal Atlantic City (New Jersey), medevac'd off:

2016-08-11 - Man, crewmember, sickens on passenger ship 'Ingo' near coastal Warnemünde (Germany):

2016-08-11 - Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes in the ocean near New Caledonia:

2016-08-11 - A dozen earthquakes, M2.0 up to M5.2, rattle the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

2016-08-11 - The Banality of Annilation, an hour with Guy McPherson:

2016-08-11 - 2015 State of the Climate - El Niño came, saw, and conquered:

2016-08-11 - Triple-digit heat heading to the US East Coast:

2016-08-11 - Heatwave bakes Iraq, power grid failing:

2016-08-11 - Lightning strikes gas and power lines, fire erupts, in Sussex County (New Jersey):

2016-08-11 - Flash flooding hits parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin, bringing mudslides, washed out roads and water rescues:

2016-08-11 - Huge waterspout spotted near Dauphin Island (Alabama):

2016-08-11 - Is your urine Roundup ready? Majority of tests come back positive:

2016-08-11 - Global financial crisis could occur in the next few months:

2016-08-11 - Last woolly mammoths died of thirst, contributed to their own demise:

2016-08-11 - China developing advanced hypersonic reusable space plane:

2016-08-11 - Greenland shark named longest-living vertebrate, may live to be nearly 400 years old:

2016-08-11 - Malia Obama tokes on a joint at Lollapalooza in Chicago (Illinois):

Note: The unspeakable horror!

2016-08-12 - Man goes missing while swimming at Lake Travis (Texas), firefighter has 'medical episode' and woman has 'medical issue' separately:

Quote: "In an unrelated case, a woman having a medical issue was also rescued from the water by emergency crews."

Quote: "A Lake Travis Rescue firefighter who appeared to have experienced a medical episode during a water search operation is now in stable condition, Chief Robert Abbott said Friday night. The firefighter felt dizzy when he resurfaced after he dove into the lake looking for a missing swimmer, Abbott said. It is unclear what caused the episode, he said."

Note: So a missing swimmer, a firefighter has a 'medical episode' in the water looking for the missing swimmer AND a woman has a 'medical issue' in the water at that lake too. Yeah, I'd be staying away from that lake...

2016-08-12 - Woman, 72, has 'medical emergency' in swimming pool on cruise ship near coastal Bayonne (New Jersey):

2016-08-12 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Mormon Reservoir in Camas County (Idaho):

2016-08-12 - Arctic melt accelerating:

2016-08-12 - California's 70 million dead trees - 'a botanical emergency room':

2016-08-12 - Lightning strike kills man, injures 4 people, in Poughkeepsie (New York):

2016-08-12 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Louisiana:

Quote: "Historic rain, floods blast areas from East Baton Rouge and Tangipahoa parishes to Denham Springs..."

2016-08-12 - Terrible flooding hits Myanmar, 6 killed, 420,000 affected:

2016-08-12 - High levels of ozone hit Mexico City (Mexico):

2016-08-12 - Big banks and big insurers send scary signals:

2016-08-13 - Unknown odor sickens person in Silver Spring (Maryland):

Quote: "Fire Officials are investigating a hazmat situation that occurred in close proximity to where a deadly apartment exploded in Silver Spring late Wednesday evening, according to Pete Piringer with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service."

Quote: "Piringer says crews are on the scene in the 2200 block Colston Drive checking out an unusual odor. One person is reportedly sick with injuries that are not life-threatening. Officials believe there could possibly be carbon monoxide coming from a gas stove."

Note: Maybe there was carbon monoxide coming from a stove but that obviously wasn't the unusual odor, seeing as carbon monoxide is odorless, which is why they call it 'the silent killer'. Also, it wasn't just the one apartment building that exploded; another apartment building caught fire near the one that exploded too, mentioned in the 2016-08-11 update. So in a short period of time, an apartment building was destroyed by a massive explosion and fire, another apartment building burned and a HazMat incident involving an unknown odor sickened a person, all in the same general location...

2016-08-13 - Devastating historic floods submerge parts of Louisiana, 20+ inches of rain falls, 2+ killed:

Note: The Delugening has begun...

2016-08-13 - Person goes missing while swimming at Lake Waxahachie (Texas):

2016-08-13 - Man, crewmember, sickens on fishing ship 'Cap Lizard' near coastal Roscoff (France), medevac'd off:

Quote: "On Aug 12, 2016, at 10.35 p.m. the CROSS Gris-Nez was alerted by the "Cap Lizard" after a crew member was suffering health problems. The trawler was 113 nautical miles northwest of Roscoff in the British rescue area."

2016-08-13 - Heatwave bakes Washington DC:

Quote: "With the start of the weekend, and temperatures moving toward the 100-degree mark, the D.C. area's heat index was more like a misery index. The heat index moved up to the 109-degree range. Using a heat gun thermometer, we found the sidewalk temperature reaching the 116-degree mark."

2016-08-13 - Heatwave bakes southern California:

Quote: "Sizzling temperatures settled across the Southland on Saturday, marking the start of a five-day heat wave and intensifying already harsh wildfire conditions. Although the hot and dry weather will stick around through Wednesday, National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Sukup said temperatures would peak on Sunday and Monday. Parts of the San Fernando Valley saw some of the hottest temperatures, including Van Nuys, which hit 100 degrees, and Woodland Hills, which reached 102. Lancaster recorded a high of 105."

2016-08-13 - Heatwave bakes Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2016-08-13 - Hellish heatwave broils the Middle East:

Quote: "The Middle East is currently facing one of its most extreme heatwaves ever, with experts warning temperatures are getting almost too hot for human survival."

2016-08-13 - Civilization is a heat engine:

2016-08-13 - Drought ravages the country of Lesotho as water is exported to South Africa:

2016-08-13 - Lightning strike kills couple in Moulvibazar (Bangladesh):

2016-08-13 - Tornadic waterspout illuminated by lightning storm captured over the Adriatic Sea:

2016-08-14 - Man goes missing from fishing ship in coastal Auke Bay near Juneau (Alaska):

2016-08-14 - Woman in her 20s falls off bridge in coastal Southend-on-Sea (Britain):

2016-08-14 - Volcano Voui erupts in Vanuatu:

2016-08-14 - Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes near the island of Sakhalin (Russia):

2016-08-14 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Blackmans Lake (Washington):

2016-08-14 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits large coastal areas on the island of Tasmania (Australia):

Quote: "More shellfish growing areas are closed than ever before in Tasmania due to algal blooms, according to industry leaders. Ten growing areas have been shut down because of toxic algae, extending from St Helens down the east coast to Frederick Henry Bay in the south east and Dover in the south."

2016-08-14 - Heatwave bakes New York City (New York), cockroaches may start flying:

Quote: "Here's another reason to hate the heat and humidity that has moved in on the tri-state this week: It's now hot enough to make cockroaches fly. DNAinfo reports that the steamy conditions outside could inspire the American cockroaches that inhabit New York City and other parts of the tri-state to take flight."

2016-08-14 - Heatwave continues baking San Diego County (California):

2016-08-14 - Lightning stike kills 1 person, injures 2+, while swimming at Beltzville State Park (Pennsylvania):

2016-08-14 - Lightning strike kills 2 people in West Bengal (India):

2016-08-14 - Rare tornado, heavy rain and flooding hit Manila (Philippine Islands), 5 killed, 50,000 displaced:

2016-08-14 - Experts say Britain is headed for a mini ice age next year triggering blackouts:

2016-08-14 - What will you do when the lights go out? The inevitable failure of the US power grid:

2016-08-14 - Meteor spotted over Malaga and Granada Provinces (Spain):

2016-08-14 - North Korea stockpiling human poop to use for fertilizer:

Quote: "Survivors of the dictatorship's brutal regime say leader Kim Jong Un and other authorities are demanding human feces to help farms in the country to continue delivering crops."

2016-08-15 - Volcano Popocatépetl erupts four times in 24 hours in Mexico:

2016-08-15 - Shallow magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes in the Colca Valley (Peru), 4+ killed:

2016-08-15 - Magnitude 3.5 earthquake strikes near Cabazon (California):

2016-08-15 - Update on conditions in the Arctic:

2016-08-15 - Powerful cyclone to blow hole in thinning Arctic sea ice:

2016-08-15 - Lake Powell - Going, Going...Gone?

2016-08-15 - Lightning strikes kill 4 people in Jharkhand (India):

2016-08-15 - US deaths-by-lightning continue to increase in 2016:

2016-08-15 - Storms dump a month's worth of rain in one day on Moscow (Russia):

2016-08-15 - Experts warn of smallpox returning as melting permafrost increases in Siberia:

2016-08-15 - Meteor spotted in the sky over San Diego (California):

2016-08-15 - Meteor filmed in the sky over Spain:

2016-08-15 - Mexican archaeologist says Teotihuacán was built to worship water:

2016-08-16 - Man, 47, goes out on boat, goes missing, empty 'ghost boat' found, in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida:

Quote: "The U.S. Coast Guard continues their search for a missing boater from Ocala, Florida. A boat belonging to  Mitchell Szegi was discovered on Tuesday morning, but he was nowhere to be found."

2016-08-16 - NASA team finds fracking contributing to major methane leaks in the US:

2016-08-16 - Paul Beckwith's case for a declaration of global climate emergency:

2016-08-16 - July was hottest month ever recorded on Earth:

2016-08-16 - Temperature records for the last century, cold and hot:

Quote: "Ten coldest years on record from coldest to least cold: Coldest, 1909, then 1913, 1910, 1908, 1907, 1917, 1904, 1911, 1893, and 10th coldest, 1912. Eleven hottest years on record starting with the hottest, 2015, 2014, 2010, 2013, 2005, 1998, 2009 (both tied for sixth) 2012, 2003, 2006. 2007 (in a three way tie for ninth.)"

2016-08-16 - Heatwave hits Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley (Canada):

2016-08-16 - Lightning strikes kill 3 people in Bihar (India):

2016-08-16 - Lightning strike kills 3 people in Goalanda (Bangladesh):

2016-08-16 - Lightning strike kills 4 people in Kampong Chhnang (Cambodia):

2016-08-16 - Seven tornadoes touch down in Central Indiana:

2016-08-16 - Deadly flooding hits Sudan, 100+ killed:

2016-08-16 - Louisiana flood update - 11 killed, 30,000 people rescued, at least 40,000 homes damaged:

2016-08-16 - 'Zombees' found in Canada for the first time:

2016-08-16 - China launches first theoretically hack-proof quantum communications satellite:

2016-08-16 - New study shows schizophrenia arose after divergence of modern humans from Neanderthals:

2016-08-16 - Photographer captures 'space lightning' atop China's highest mountain peak:

2016-08-16 - Japanese pole vaulter knocks pole off with his penis at the Olympics:

2016-08-17 - Another hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued for the Coachella Valley near the Salton Sea (California):

2016-08-17 - Salton Sea becoming a hydrogen sulfide poison factory in California:

Quote: "Two air monitors near the lake have detected more days this year with high levels of hydrogen sulfide, a gas that smells like rotten eggs, than during either of the past two years."

2016-08-17 - Volcano Santiaguito erupts explosively in Guatemala:

2016-08-17 - Marine heatwaves are causing unprecedented climate chaos:

2016-08-17 - Paul Beckwith on the demise of Arctic sea ice:

2016-08-17 - 2016 Arctic cyclone, update 1:

2016-08-17 - Clean energy won’t save us – only a new economic system can:

Note: Yeah, a new economic system on Mars...

2016-08-17 - Stargazer captures a horizontal bolt of lightning crawling across the night sky before flashing brightly over Tampa Bay (Florida):

2016-08-17 - The mysterious case of the missing Fukushima fuel:

2016-08-17 - America to hand off Internet DNS control in under two months:

2016-08-17 - Naked Donald Trump statues pop up in several cities in the US:

2016-08-18 - Teen boy collapses in line for roller coaster at Kennywood Park (Pennsylvania), near the Monongahela River:

Note: People aren't just randomly dropping dead now, but also randomly losing consciousness, randomly going insane and randomly having seizures and 'medical events'. Eventually it all leads to the same place though, the cemetery...

2016-08-18 - A dozen people sickened after swimming in Lake Tapps (Washington), toxic algae not detected:

Quote: "On Thursday, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department warned everyone to stay out of the lake, saying in a news release that it had found toxic algae present in the water. But a new series of lab tests couldn’t find the toxin, the department said Friday."

Note: Maybe it wasn't algae that sickened those people...

2016-08-18 - Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes just off the coast of Queensland (Australia):

2016-08-18 - Town of Shishmaref, which has existed for 500 years, votes to relocate as warming planet sends town into the sea:

2016-08-18 - Zombie carbon emissions haunt the planet – 'We’re losing the ability to really solve the climate crisis':

Note: The Solve-The-Crisis ship has already sailed, exploded and sunk...

2016-08-18 - Lightning strike kills 2 people in Sa Kaeo Province (Thailand):

2016-08-18 - Fourth brain-eating amoeba case of the year being treated in Florida:

2016-08-18 - Large waterspout filmed off the coast near the Outer Banks (North Carolina):

2016-08-18 - Waterspout filmed at Donner Lake (California):

2016-08-18 - Lawns are a soul-crushing timesuck and most of us would be better off without them:

2016-08-19 - Man knocked unconscious by hydrogen sulfide at refinery in coastal Texas City (Texas):

Quote: "An employee of Marathon Petroleum Corp's Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas was taken to a hospital in Galveston, Texas on Friday for exposure to chemical fumes, a company spokesman said. Sources familiar with the incident said the man, an electrician, may have been exposed to hydrogen sulfide and was unconscious when flown by helicopter to the hospital."

2016-08-19 - Eighteen people sickened by unknown cause in Skid Row area in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2016-08-19 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Gill Creek and Hyde Park Lake in Niagara Falls (New York):

Quote: "Mayor Paul Dyster has issued a bloom notice for Hyde Park Lake. Potentially hazardous blue-green algae was recently discovered near Gill Creek."

2016-08-19 - Bacterial contamination closes Squantz Pond near New Fairfield (Connecticut):

2016-08-19 - NASA study analyzes Four Corners methane leaks, some sources emit up to 5,000 kilograms per hour:

2016-08-19 - Should we be having kids in the age of climate change?

2016-08-19 - Temperatures hit 109F and 111F on consecutive days in Grants Pass (Oregon), records shattered:

Quote: "Thursday and Friday’s high temperatures shattered the previous records. Thursday’s reading was 109 eclipsing the previous mark of 105 and Friday’s high of 111 bested the previous high by five degrees."

2016-08-19 - Zombie bees could affect the food supply:

2016-08-19 - Second meteor in a week spotted over San Diego (California):

2016-08-19 - 'Upside-down rainbow' seen in the sky over Salford (Britain):

2016-08-19 - NASA test-fires rocket engine for most powerful rocket ever:

2016-08-19 - Three severed feet found in Bath (Britain):

2016-08-19 - Triumph the Insult Dog gives Trump supporters fake ads to watch for fake focus group:

Note: I was laughing hard at some of the outrageous over-the-top ads these people were shown!

2016-08-20 - Landfill leaking hydrogen sulfide in Champ (Missouri):

Quote: "The sewer district issued two violations earlier this year against Champ Landfill for its runoff that introduced 'dangerous levels of hydrogen sulfide gases in the sewer system,' LeComb said."

2016-08-20 - Airbus to build autonomous flying taxis:

Quote: "Billing it as a solution to urban congestion, Airbus has announced a new effort to build helicopter-like autonomous flying vehicles to transport both small parcels and, even more radically, passengers. The battery-powered passenger vehicles, currently dubbed CityAirbus, would be summoned by smartphone and travel along aerial urban roadways, constituting a system of robotic flying taxis."

Note: In light of the problems caused by people randomly losing consciousness or spazzing out or dying while driving, I had a conversation a week or two ago with my significant other where I espoused the idea of a 'pod-based transportation system', with autonomous drones picking up and dropping off pods with people inside them. This is pretty close to what I was talking about! And also in the news this year: driveless cars, driverless semi trucks and driverless cargo ships - see a trend there?

2016-08-20 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Miyako (Japan):

2016-08-20 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) now affecting all of Fernan Lake (Idaho):

2016-08-20 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Warwick Pond in coastal Warwick (Rhode Island):

2016-08-20 - Hail pounds vineyards in Languedoc (France), half of crop destroyed:

2016-08-20 - Golf-ball-sized hail hits Great Falls (Montana):

2016-08-20 - Orb-like UFO' accidentally filmed over Blue Cut fire in Southern California:

2016-08-20 - Man, 42, swallows 40 knives because he liked the way they taste, in Gurdaspur (India):

2016-08-21 - Man, 20, goes missing in the water near coastal Smith Island (Virginia):

2016-08-21 - Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes in the ocean near South Georgia Island:

2016-08-21 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Japan:

2016-08-21 - 8,000 melt lakes sprout on the ice in Antarctica in the last decade:

Quote: "Previously it was thought that East Antarctica's ice hadn't been affected by global warming; therefore, more attention has been paid to the changes taking place in the Antarctic Peninsula. It is known that the occurrence of such lakes has led to melting of glaciers in Greenland, where 1 trillion metric tons of ice have melted between 2011 and 2014."

2016-08-21 - Bacterial slime spreading through the oceans:

2016-08-21 - Deadly flesh-eating bacteria reported in southwest Florida:

2016-08-21 - Severe drought impacts New England states in the US - bears bolder, mosquitoes multiplying, fish stressed:

2016-08-21 - Lightning strike kills man in Roosevelt National Forest (Colorado):

2016-08-21 - Huge dust storm roars through Phoenix (Arizona):

2016-08-21 - Tropical Storm Dianmu rips into Vietnam, 7 killed, 2 missing, 8 injured:

2016-08-22 - Mysterious 'gas leak' causes evacuations in Ocean Beach area in coastal San Diego (California):

Quote: "The San Diego Police Department has ordered evacuations in the Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego, California, following a gas leak report at 6:50pm Monday, according to reports. The source of the leak remains unknown. More than 200 people are evacuating the area of Bacon Street and Del Monte Avenue, according to officials, local NBC-affiliate KNSD reports. A 70 percent gas reading was found near a sewer man hole by a San Diego Gas and Electric technician, KNSD reported, but because the source is unknown, the evacuation order is indefinite."

Note: One block from the ocean, and I wouldn't be so sure that's a gas leak. They don't tend to run natural gas through SEWERS. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2016-08-22 - US deaths from lighting strikes in 2016 already higher than any entire year since 2010:

Quote: "A pair of fatalities from lightning strikes over the weekend lifted the U.S. death toll from such accidents this year to 29, the most since 2010, the National Weather Service said on Monday. The latest lightning-related deaths occurred in Colorado and Michigan on Friday, the NWS said in a report. With four months left in the year, the 2016 toll has already surpassed last year's 27."

2016-08-22 - Large crack spreading across the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica:

Quote: "The crack is spreading across the Larsen C Ice Shelf at an increased rate, threatening to carve out an iceberg the size of Delaware while destabilizing a larger area of ice roughly the size of Scotland."

2016-08-22 - Man, 60, goes swimming, goes missing, near coastal New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

2016-08-22 - Arctic ice continues disintegrating, cyclone helps things along:

2016-08-22 - Professor Wadham expects the Arctic to be ice-free either next summer or the summer after that:

Note: Sounds about right. Already got a cruise ship sailing the Northwest Passage THIS summer, for the first time in human history since it was never possible before...

2016-08-22 - 2016 is already a year of extreme weather disasters for the United States:

2016-08-22 - Lightning strike kills woman in Presque Isle County (Michigan):

2016-08-22 - Lightning strikes kill 4 people in Nepal:

2016-08-22 - Lightning strike kills 2 people, injures 5 more, in Bajaur (Pakistan):

2016-08-22 - Typhoon Mindulle roars into Japan, 1 killed, flights grounded, another typhoon on the way:

2016-08-22 - Drought emergency declared in Ipswich (Massachusetts):

2016-08-23 - Unknown 'gas odor' emanates from sinks and shower drains at apartment building in coastal Waipahu (Hawaii):

Quote: "Hawaii Gas personnel used a device that detects hydrocarbons but found none, so they determined there was no natural gas leak, according to a spokesman for the utility. The detection of hydrocarbons would indicate the presence of methane, the primary component of natural gas. The gas crew determined that the odor was coming from sinks and shower drains in an apartment building but the source was unclear."

2016-08-23 - Magnitude 6.1+ earthquake strikes near Norcia (Italy), 159+ killed, buildings collapse, damage considerable:

Quote: "A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under piles of rubble, killing at least 159 people according to the country’s civil protection agency."

Quote: "Residents wakened before dawn by the temblor emerged from their crumbled homes to find what they described as apocalyptic scenes 'like Dante's Inferno,' with entire blocks of buildings turned into piles of sand and rock, thick dust choking the air and a putrid smell of gas."

2016-08-23 - Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes at the Myanmar-India border:

2016-08-23 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Scooteney Reservoir (Washington):

2016-08-23 - Lightning strikes injure man and boy in Columbia County (Florida):

2016-08-23 - Lightning strike kills 22 sheep near Nambiyur in Tamil Nadu (India):

2016-08-23 - Terrible flooding kills hundreds in India, millions displaced and forced into camps:

Quote: "At least 300 people have died in eastern and central India and more than 6 million others have been affected by floods that have submerged villages, washed away crops, destroyed roads, and disrupted power and phone lines, officials said Tuesday."

2016-08-23 - Heatwave bakes London (Britain):

2016-08-23 - Pilcomayo River drying up in South America, wildlife dying en masse:

2016-08-23 - Amazon rainforest degradation up 185 percent over last year:

2016-08-23 - Strong winds blow 1500 Americans on rafts into Canada:

2016-08-23 - Rats the size of rabbits infest parts of Andover (Britain):

2016-08-23 - Cat adopts abandoned baby squirrel monkey from zoo, in Tyumen (Russia):

2016-08-23 - Seal flees hungry killer whales, jumps onto tour boat, near Vancouver Island (Canada):

2016-08-23 - Vietnamese woman paid a person to cut off one of her arms and a foot to collect insurance:

Quote: "A woman in Vietnam paid a friend to cut off her foot and part of her arm so she could collect an insurance payout, police said. The 30-year-old woman, known as 'Ly Thi N' admitted to paying the friend $2,200 to chop off the two limbs and claim she'd been struck by a train, reported the People's Police Newspaper of Vietnam. The insurance pay off would have been $150,000."

2016-08-24 - Methane leaking from landfill in Kent County (Michigan), could cause explosions:

Quote: "Methane gas seeping out of an old landfill could pose a risk of explosion in nearby houses, according to Kent County officials."

2016-08-24 - Man, 24, goes missing while swimming in the Missouri River in St. Joseph (Missouri):

2016-08-24 - Ambae Volcano rumbling in Vanuatu, alert level raised, could erupt anytime:

2016-08-24 - Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes in Myanmar, at least 4 killed, many temples damaged:

Quote: "Rescue workers surveyed the damage Thursday after a powerful earthquake shook Myanmar, killing at least four people and damaging 185 ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site."

2016-08-24 - Death toll from earthquake in Italy approaches 250 as as rescue operations continue:

2016-08-24 - Previously unknown tectonic plate discovered in the Philippine Sea:

2016-08-24 - More than a quarter of India’s land is turning to desert, no plans in place to do anything about it:

2016-08-24 - Lightning strikes have killed 92 people in Cambodia this year so far:

Quote: "Lightning strikes had killed 92 people in Cambodia in the first eight months of 2016, remarkably up from only 64 deaths over the same period last year, a spokesman said Wednesday."

2016-08-24 - Lightning strike kills 38 sheep in Kammalam Poondy (India):

2016-08-24 - Tornado touches down in Howard County (Indiana), 15+ injured:

2016-08-24 - Circumhorizontal arc spotted in the sky in Greensboro (North Carolina):

2016-08-24 - Duke the Great Pyrenees elected mayor of Cormorant in Minnesota for third consecutive term:

Quote: "The four-legged reluctant politician reportedly has one of the highest approval ratings in the country..."

2016-08-25 - Boy, 14, loses consciousness in swimming pool at leisure center in Sheffield (Britain):

2016-08-25 - Magnitude 3.6 earthquake rattles the island of Saint Lucia:

2016-08-25 - The Earth’s crust will be shaken by more than 100,000 earthquakes that humans can feel in 2016:

2016-08-25 - The Earth has been warming since the Industrial Age in the 1830s:

2016-08-25 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) spreading in Lake Shasta (California):

2016-08-25 - Tornado outbreak in Indiana and Ohio could be a record-breaker:

2016-08-25 - Two more cases of zombees found in British Columbia (Canada):

Quote: "Two more cases of zombie bees have been confirmed in Canada and both are in B.C., according to scientists."

2016-08-25 - Another rare circumhorizontal arc seen in the sky in Tennessee:

2016-08-25 - Pentagon trains for mass casualty incident involving crashed helicopter:

2016-08-25 - The threatening collapse of the Western monetary system:

2016-08-25 - Man catches a fish with a drone at Lake Champlain (Vermont):

2016-08-25 - Domino's to deliver pizzas by drone in New Zealand:

Quote: "Domino's Pizza Enterprises tested pizza delivery by drone Thursday in Auckland, New Zealand, and it seems all systems are go for flying sausage and pepperoni pies later this year."

2016-08-26 - 35 students sickened by unknown cause at school, nausea and vomiting, in Manhattan (Kansas):

2016-08-26 - Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia:

2016-08-26 - Mount Kinabalu shaked by magnitude 4.0 earthquake in Indonesia:

2016-08-26 - Italian PM declares state of emergency for earthquake area, 4.7 magnitude aftershock strikes near Amatrice (Italy):

2016-08-26 - Expert warns of overdue high magnitude earthquakes along earth's major fault lines:

2016-08-26 - Earthquake swarm that hit McAdam (Canada) in February 2016 likely to remain a mystery:

2016-08-26 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Hasse Lake (Canada):

2016-08-26 - Arctic sea ice status update:

2016-08-26 - Lightning strike kills woman in Sarasota (Florida):

2016-08-26 - Tornado rips through Syktyvkar (Russia):

2016-08-26 - Heavy rain and flash flooding hit Kansas City (Missouri):

2016-08-26 - Next few weeks to yield several Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes as busy season continues:

2016-08-26 - Top 10 ways to destroy all water on Earth:

2016-08-26 - Unknown flaming object leaves trail of smoke in the sky over Bristol (Britain), near the coast:

2016-08-26 - Waterspout spotted on Lake Superior near Marquette (Michigan):

2016-08-26 - Top US military chief warns our enemies may attack us with Terminators:

Note: As if we didn't have enough problems, Terminator doom!

2016-08-26 - Mosquitoes form blood-sucking 'mosquito tornadoes' in Yekaterinburg (Russia):

2016-08-27 - Woman, 59, loses consciousness in the water at coastal Kamaole Beach Park (Hawaii):

Quote: "Wailea firefighters responded to Kamaole Beach Park I to assist ocean safety lifeguards with an unresponsive female pulled from the water at 12:03 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016."

2016-08-27 - Man, 57, skilled sailor, goes out on boat, goes missing, empty 'ghost boat' found on the Ottawa River (Canada):

Quote: "An Ottawa sailor last seen on his 35-foot yacht on the Ottawa River Saturday afternoon 'knows this river like the back of his hand' says a family friend who’s at a loss to explain the man’s disappearance. Stephen Cozzette’s three-masted boat, the Elmo Earleywine, was discovered late Saturday afternoon, stuck on a shoal near the Quebec shore, its small auxiliary engine still running with no one aboard."

2016-08-27 - 'Weather-bomb' causes deep-Earth tremor:

2016-08-27 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Muskoka (Canada):

2016-08-27 - Lightning strike kills woman, injures man, at Grenada Lake (Mississippi), US lightning fatalities hit 32 in 2016:

2016-08-27 - Lightning strike kills 3 people, injures 30 more, in Madhya Pradesh (India):

2016-08-27 - Lightning strike kills 3 people, injures 3 more, in Gujarat (India):

2016-08-27 - Multiple waterspouts form near coastal Sochi (Russia) where tornadoes are very rare occurrence:

2016-08-27 - Hillary Clinton receives first intelligence briefing:

2016-08-28 - Mysterious stench regularly hitting people near Cahaba River Road in Birmingham (Alabama):

Quote: "A mystery stench near Highway 280 by a major shopping center is causing some residents and business representatives to hold their noses and hope for the best. Some days there’s no smell, but there are days when people who live and work in the area say it’s unbearable. We asked several people to describe the smell and give us their thoughts about its source. The smell is noticeable to people driving along Cahaba River Road near the intersection of Riverview Road and Highway 280, but only on certain days."

Quote: "The epicenter of the smell seems to be somewhere between the Cahaba River, Highway 280, and the Riverview Wastewater treatment plant, according to the marketing manager for neighboring business MedHelp 280."

2016-08-28 - Man sickens on seaside path in coastal Dundee (Scotland):

Quote: "Emergency services have been called to Monifieth after a man took ill on a path near the seafront. Police, ambulance and fire personnel are in the town close to Tayview Caravan Park on Marine Drive."

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

2016-08-28 - Lots of unusual medical incidents in and around coastal San Diego (California):

Note: (1): 19 y/o male with hemorrhaging at Dana w/rectal bleeding. (2): Heart attack at Hospitality Point. (3): 75 y/o male aspiration at La Jolla Cove. (4): 70 y/o male with chest pain. On bike path near Sunset Cliffs Bridge. (5): Female with seizures at OB near Narragansett. 30 y/o female. (6): 73y/o female who fainted and hit her head. (7): Utility 3 requests Medics for a 21 y/o dizzy & SOB from swimming. (8): 21 y/o male dizzy and confused after swimming. (9): Man down on sand at 3450 Mission Bay, bayside lane. 35y/o male altered level of consciousness.

2016-08-28 - Climate change pledges not nearly enough to save tropical ecosystems:

2016-08-28 - Flash floods, lightning and golf-ball-sized hailstones hit Britain:

2016-08-28 - Multiple waterspouts filmed over Lake Qinghai (China):

2016-08-28 - Creepy mushroom cloud freaks people out in Kemerovo (Russia):

2016-08-28 - 145-year-old man apparently found in Indonesia:

Quote: "Mr Gotho has official documentation which shows his age, and the Indonesian records office says it has confirmed his birth date as December 31 1870. If this is correct, this would earn him the title of the oldest person ever, a title currently held by French centenarian Jeanne Calment, who was 122 when she died – 23 years younger than Mr Gotho."

2016-08-28 - Women bare breasts for gender equality on GoTopless Day:

Quote: "Today, across the United States, women bared their bosoms for GoTopless Day, an effort to promote a woman’s right to show her breasts in public just as men do."

Note: Break the shackles of male tyranny and free those bewbs!

2016-08-29 - Volcano Colima erupts in Mexico, spews ash and gas:

2016-08-29 - Volcano Katla shaken by two magnitude 4+ earthquakes in Iceland:

Quote: "Iceland raised the alarm after its largest volcano was hit by the biggest tremors since 1977. Two quakes larger than 4 in magnitude early Monday rocked the crater of Katla, the country's Met Office said in a statement. That was followed by at least 10 more tremors at the volcano, which rises 1,450 meters (4,757 feet) into the air on the North Atlantic island's southern coast."

Quote: "The IMO has now reported that flow in the  Múlakvísl River, which flows out from under Mýrdalsjökull, has increased and has high concentrations of sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide."

2016-08-29 - Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Ascension Island:

2016-08-29 - Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Arquata del Tronto (Italy):

2016-08-29 - Study confirms ancient carbon being released from melting permafrost in the Arctic:

2016-08-29 - July was the hottest month ever recorded, 2016 set to make 1998 look cold by comparison:

2016-08-29 - 130-kilometer-long rift threatens to collapse Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica:

2016-08-29 - Unprecedented pair of hurricanes churn toward Hawaii:

Quote: "In what’s being hailed a meteorological first, two back-to-back hurricanes are marching toward Hawaii, both of them threatening torrential rains and rip-roaring winds this week. The closer of the two, hurricane Madeline, could break a second meteorological record as the first hurricane to strike the Big Island since bookkeeping began in 1949."

2016-08-29 - Japan set to be battered by third typhoon in a week:

2016-08-29 - Girl, 17, loses consciousness in swimming pool, now in a coma, in coastal Copenhagen (Denmark):

2016-08-29 - More than 50 high school students sickened by 'flu-like illness' in Manhattan (Kansas):

2016-08-29 - Fierce heatwave continues to roast parts of the Middle East:

2016-08-29 - Heatwave bakes Belgium:

Quote: "It's the first heat wave of 2016, as well as the latest and first September heat wave of the 21st century. This is the 9th heat wave in Belgium since the start of the century. The others were in 2001, 2003, 2005, two were in 2006, and the rest were in 2010, 2013 and 2015."

2016-08-29 - Lightning strike kills 19 cows near Hallsville (Texas):

2016-08-29 - Storm dumps 2 feet of hail on parts of Colorado Springs (Colorado), snow plows get busy:

2016-08-29 - Huge green-blue ball of light seen over Ontario (Canada):

2016-08-29 - Stunning 'fire rainbow' seen over Lavonia (Georgia):

2016-08-29 - The day the lights go out and the trucks stop running:

2016-08-29 - Ex-presidential guard gives deathbed confession to Oliver Stone that JFK assassination was inside job:

2016-08-29 - Gene Wilder dies at age 83 at home in Stamford (Connecticut):

2016-08-29 - Anthony Weiner caught sexting again, with a Trump supporter this time, wife leaves him:

Note: *cough*douchebag*cough*

2016-08-30 - Number of students sickened at high school hits 67 in Manhattan (Kansas):

2016-08-30 - Volcano Popocatépetl erupts in Mexico, triggers magnitude 3.0 earthquake:

2016-08-30 - Lightning strike kills 4 fishermen and injures 3 more in Morigaon, Assam (India):

2016-08-30 - Flooding hits India, Ganges River levels unprecedented at four locations:

2016-08-30 - Over half of groundwater in Indus and Ganges river basins too contaminated with arsenic to drink or use for irrigation:

2016-08-30 - Pro-nuclear countries making slower progress on climate targets:

2016-08-30 - Autumn to feel like summer in New Zealand as temps remain 5-10C above average:

2016-08-30 - Scurvy, disease from another age, once again on the rise:

2016-08-30 - European banks preparing for 'worst possible scenario':

2016-08-30 - Spectacular drone footage captures early Northern Lights over Iceland:

2016-08-30 - Bright meteor spotted in the sky over Andalusia (Spain):

2016-08-30 - Multiple lenticular clouds form over Washington State:

2016-08-30 - 'Strong spike in radio signals' traced to sunlike star sparks SETI interest:

2016-08-30 - CNH Industrial unveils concept autonomous tractor:

Quote: "Based on the existing Case IH Magnum and New Holland T8 high-horsepower conventional tractors, and using GPS in conjunction with the most accurate satellite correction signals for ultra-precise guidance and immediate recording and transmission of field data, the CNH Industrial autonomous tractor concept has been designed to allow completely remote deployment, monitoring and control of the machines."

Note: So in the news all in this year: driverless people-transporting flying drones, driverless semis, driverless cargo ships, driverless cars and now driverless tractors...

2016-08-30 - Iceland unearths rock to appease angry elves:

2016-08-30 - Sarah Palin falls and hits her head on a rock:

2016-08-31 - Magnitude 6.7+ earthquake strikes in the ocean near Papua New Guinea:

2016-08-31 - Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand warming four times as fast as the average:

Quote: "The ocean between New Zealand and Australia is one of the fastest-warming ocean regions on the planet, heating up at four times the global average."

2016-08-31 - Typhoon Lionrock rips through Japan, at least 11 killed:

2016-08-31 - Lightning strike ignites car on the Will Rogers Turnpike in Rogers County (Oklahoma):

2016-08-31 - Five waterspouts and three funnel clouds form in one hour in Marquette County (Michigan):

2016-08-31 - Large thunderstorms spread mercury pollution:

2016-08-31 - Study reveals surprising role of haze in the warming of cities in China:

2016-08-31 - Canadian economy shrinks at fastest pace since the last financial crisis:

2016-08-31 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Scofield Reservoir (Utah), no boating, fishing or swimming:

2016-08-31 - Deadly anatoxin found in two rivers and five lakes in California:

Quote: "Out of the more than 30 bodies of water where dangerous algae toxins have been detected this year, anatoxin has been found in at least two rivers and five lakes, including Lake Shasta in Northern California and Lake Elsinore in Riverside County, Anderson-Abbs said. It’s one of several toxins produced by cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae, and has been linked to dog deaths across the country. But because anatoxin is not as prevalent as microcystin, another algae toxin that causes skin rashes and primarily affects the liver, finding it in several California water bodies was a little unexpected."

2016-08-31 - Hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued again for the Coachella Valley (California), Obama pledges money for Salton Sea help:

Quote: "As of 7:30 Wednesday evening, the Coachella Valley was still under an odor advisory issued by the South Coast Air Quality Management District for the smell of rotten eggs, which experts say is related to elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide coming off of the sea."

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