Saturday, May 27, 2017

Event Update For 2017-05-26

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

2017-05-26 - Rotten egg odor sickens 40 students at school in Rockville (Maryland):

Quote: "Rockville spokeswoman Marylou Berg said in an email at 11:45 that several students complained of headaches and nausea. About 40 students were being evaluated on a medical bus and two are being transported to a hospital, according to Berg. She said fire crews recorded low to no levels of gas when conducting readings in the building."

Note: About 5 miles east (downwind) of the Potomac River...

2017-05-26 - Three students have 'medical emergencies', two lose consciousness, at school in Tigard (Oregon):

Quote: "Three students experienced medical emergencies Friday morning during a ceramics class at Tigard High School. According to Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, two students fainted and one felt lightheaded all around the same time."

2017-05-26 - Middle-aged woman collapses and foams at the mouth on street in Suqian (China), near Luoma Lake:

Quote: "Hyundai Express (Reporter Sun Xuhui at noon on May 24, Suqian city has a middle-aged woman, suddenly collapsed on the roadside, but also foaming at the mouth. Hyundai Express reporter learned that the police are busy in the vicinity of the timely rushed to the Rescue, and help her contact the family."

2017-05-26 - After 15 people die in the water in a week, swimming banned for six months in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

Quote: "Pakistanis in the port megacity of Karachi have been banned from swimming in the sea for six months, authorities said this week, after a recent spate of drownings as residents sought relief from the scorching heat."

2017-05-26 - Mysterious explosions shake homes between 10:30 PM and 2 AM in Killeen and Temple (Texas):

2017-05-26 - Seven cars destroyed by fire at 2:39 AM while parked at car dealership in coastal Westerly (Rhode Island), 1 mile from the coast:

2017-05-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartments, fire spreads to 11 more cars and some garages, in West Fargo (North Dakota):

Quote: "All told, there’s going to end up being at least 12 cars that have some sort of damage."

2017-05-26 - Electrical substation damaged by fire on School Road in Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shrewsbury (Britain):

2017-05-26 - Australian Navy patrol ship 'HMAS Maryborough' bursts into flame near coastal Darwin (Australia):

2017-05-26 - Yacht bursts into flame near coastal Fisherman's Island (Virginia):

Quote: "Coast Guard crews rescued two boaters from a burning yacht Friday. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders requested crews from Air Station Elizabeth City after hearing the boaters call for help over the radio."

2017-05-26 - Three yachts go up in flames at yacht club on Lake Erie in Danbury Township (Ohio):

Quote: "Three boats docked at Gravel Bar Yacht Club caught fire Friday morning."

2017-05-26 - Boat destroyed by fire, another boat damaged, at the Torquay Marina in coastal Torquay (Britain):

Quote: "Fire Control received several calls reporting a boat on fire in the marina. One Fire Engine from Torquay and one from Paignton were sent. On arrival crews confirmed this was 2 speed boats well alight and requested further assistance. Another Fire Engine from Torquay and one from Paignton were sent. Crews used 3 hose reel jets, 1 main jet and 2 breathing apparatus to extinguish the fires. One speed boat was 90 per cent destroyed by fire and the other 20 per cent damaged by fire."

Note: These are the 423rd, 424th, 425th, 426th, 427th and 428th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-26 - Three school buses destroyed by fire before 3 AM while parked at facility in coastal Toms River (New Jersey):

Quote: "It happened shortly before 2:40 a.m. Friday at a Toms River School District school bus storage facility on Route 37. A police officer on patrol noticed smoke coming from the area and found three buses fully engulfed in flames."

2017-05-26 - School bus bursts into flame at 5th and D Streets in coastal Washington DC:

Note: These are the 101st, 102nd, 103rd and 104th school buses to burn in 2017, and these are the 390th, 391st, 392nd and 393rd buses to burn in 2017...

2017-05-26 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street in Moscow (Russia):

2017-05-26 - Passenger bus bursts into flame in Lostock Hall (Britain), near the River Ribble:

Note: These are the 394th and 395th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-05-26 - Two tractor trailers and maintenance building destroyed by fire at 3:45 AM at truck business in Racine (Minnesota):

Quote: "The building was used to perform maintenance on semis. According to the report, two semis and tractor-trailers were inside the building, which was insured."

2017-05-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-29 near Fargo (North Dakota):

2017-05-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:14 AM on I-15 near the Las Vegas Valley (Nevada):

Quote: "A semi-truck fire forced a shutdown of Interstate 15 outside of the Las Vegas Valley on Friday morning. Nevada Highway Patrol reported the incident at 6:14 a.m. on southbound I-15 at Mile Marker 74, which is near Moapa."

2017-05-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2 AM on Whiting Road in Fredericton (Canada):

2017-05-26 - Tractor bursts into flame on road in Burrington (Britain):

Note: These are the 899th, 900th, 901st, 902nd, 903rd and 904th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-26 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on Highway 1 near coastal Half Moon Bay (California):

2017-05-26 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on Highway 18 near airport in McMinnville (Oregon):

2017-05-26 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on I-75 in Alachua County (Florida):

2017-05-26 - Utility truck bursts into flame on the Miller Trunk Highway in Duluth (Minnesota):

2017-05-26 - RV bursts into flame on Gillis Crescent in Merritt (Canada):

2017-05-26 - RV bursts into flame on the M56 near Runcorn (Britain):

Note: These are the 218th and 219th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-26 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked at home in Canton (Ohio):

2017-05-26 - Minivan bursts into flame on Highway 97 near Wood Lake (Canada):

2017-05-26 - SUV bursts into flame on the A1 between Letchworth and Stevenage (Britain):

2017-05-26 - SUV bursts into flame on Clawson Road in Ab Kettleby (Britain):

2017-05-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-95 in Oakland Park (Florida), near the coast:

2017-05-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-17 near Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-05-26 - Two cars go up in flames at used car business in Marion (South Carolina):

2017-05-26 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, in Highland Park (California);

Quote: "Los Angeles firefighters battled a vegetation fire in Highland Park after a car caught fire and spread into the brush, threatening six homes in the area, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department."

2017-05-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-65 in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2017-05-26 - Car bursts into flame on highway in Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-05-26 - Car bursts into flame on Jeremy Hill Road near North Stonington (Connecticut):

2017-05-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-71/I-75 near the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River near Covington (Kentucky):

2017-05-26 - Car bursts into flame in underground carpark at shopping center in coastal Ayr (Scotland):

Quote: "Fire crews rushed to the Ayr Central shopping mall this morning after reports of a blaze within the centre. It's believed a car went on fire in the underground car park at the centre, forcing shoppers to be evacuated onto the streets."

2017-05-26 - Car bursts into flame near car wash on Marsh Green Road West in Exeter (Britain):

2017-05-26 - Car bursts into flame on the A12 in Newbury Park (Britain):

2017-05-26 - Car bursts into flame at 3:53 AM on Star Hill Road in Driffield (Britain), 9 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Star Hill Road, Driffield. Fri 26 May 2017 03:53 (No:11361) Vehicle fire, one hose reel in use."

2017-05-26 - Car bursts into flame at 12:29 AM on Scotter Road South in Bottesford (Britain), 10 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Scotter Road South, Bottesford. Fri 26 May 2017 00:29 (No:11351) Car fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-05-26 - Car bursts into flame in Belton (Britain):

Quote: "Belton. Fri 26 May 2017 16:20 (No:11399) Car fire. Two hose reels and one BA in use."

2017-05-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-65 near Franklin (Indiana):

2017-05-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Mountbatten Close in coastal Exmouth (Britain):

2017-05-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 11:03 PM on Mardle Way in Buckfastleigh (Britain):

2017-05-26 - 13 motorcycles destroyed by fire while parked in carpark at bus station in Seremban (Malaysia):

2017-05-26 - Hay baler bursts into flame in Lower Godney, Wells (Britain):

2017-05-26 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at home, home damaged, in Glendale (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A fire in the Crestwood subdivision on Friday, May 26 destroyed a garage, the car inside of it and the back side of a nearby house."

2017-05-26 - Barn destroyed by fire near Remsen (Iowa), 2400 pigs killed:

2017-05-26 - Barn and hay destroyed by fire near Salina (Kansas):

2017-05-26 - Barn destroyed by fire in Puerto Lumbreras (Spain), 16 miles from the coast, 1000+ pigs killed:

2017-05-26 - Wildfire breaks out near Tumalo Falls (Oregon):

2017-05-26 - Brush fire closes I-10 exit near Tucson (Arizona):

2017-05-26 - Construction site erupts in flame, ignites brush fire, in coastal Miami (Florida):

2017-05-26 - Yarn business damaged by fire in Salisbury (North Carolina):

2017-05-26 - Tricycle factory heavily damaged by basement fire in Ghaziabad (India):

2017-05-26 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Lebanon (Connecticut):

2017-05-26 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on East New Castle Street in Zelienople (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-26 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Poway (California):

2017-05-26 - Garage destroyed by fire at 12:15 AM at home in Katy (Texas):

2017-05-26 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Des Moines (Iowa), 1 injured:

2017-05-26 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire before 5:30 AM in Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-05-26 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Mesa (Arizona):

2017-05-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM in Jackson (Michigan), several injured:

2017-05-26 - Home destroyed by garage fire at 6:45 AM in Lawton (Oklahoma):

2017-05-26 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:50 AM in Ironwood (Michigan), nobody there:

2017-05-26 - Several townhomes destroyed by fire in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2017-05-26 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Essex (Maryland):

2017-05-26 - Deadly fire burns mobile home on Gilbert Drive in Florence (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-05-26 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 12:30 AM in Kings Mountain (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-05-26 - Deadly fire burns home at 12:25 AM in coastal Savannah (Georgia), 1 killed:

2017-05-26 - Deadly fire burns home in Columbia (Missouri), 1 killed:

2017-05-26 - Vacant home burns on Old Citronelle Highway in Chunchula (Alabama):

2017-05-26 - Vacant home burns at 6:36 AM in Erie (Pennsylvania), near Lake Erie:

2017-05-26 - Vacant mill burns in Iva (South Carolina):

2017-05-26 - Young female blue whale washes up dead at beach in Marin County (California):

2017-05-26 - Minke whale washes up dead on beach in Gower, Wales (Britain):

2017-05-26 - Numerous fish dying in Traxler Park Lagoon in Janesville (Wisconsin):

2017-05-26 - Tigress found dead in stream in Chandrapur (India):

Quote: "The tigress might have died sometime after midnight on Thursday as the carcass had no injury marks."

Note: Dead in the wee hours, in a stream, with no injuries. Doubt that was sunstroke...

2017-05-26 - Two men and boy, 18, 22 and 14, found dead in the Buriganga River in Keraniganj (Bangladesh), child dies separately too:

2017-05-26 - Three men found dead in Hirakud Reservoir near Jawahar Minar in Odisha (India):

2017-05-26 - Man and boy, 28 and 15, die in the water at beach in coastal Vypeen (India):

2017-05-26 - High school girl, junior, has 'medical condition' and drops dead at school in Papillion (Nebraska):

Quote: "A junior at Papillion-La Vista High School died Friday morning. Student Bailey Williams died early Friday from a medical condition. PLHS Principal Jerry Kalina sent an email to parents saying her death was a complete shock and said it was important for parents and students to know."

2017-05-26 - Man, 64, slumps over dead before 6:30 AM in dump truck, truck veers off road, in Wood River (Nebraska):

Quote: "Sheriff's deputies were called to the rail line, west of U.S. 30 and Nebraska 11, just before 6:30 a.m., a news release said. Deputies believe Gary Rouse, 64, had a medical issue that caused him to leave the roadway and stop on the tracks. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the release said."

2017-05-26 - Man, 59, goes into cardiac arrest on lobster boat in coastal Nauset Inlet (Massachusetts), dies shortly later:

2017-05-26 - Man, 56, found dead along St. Vrain Creek in Longmont (Colorado):

Quote: "Today's death is the second body found along the St. Vrain Creek within a week. Michael Dougherty, 42, was found Sunday between Izaak Walton and Roger's Grove parks."

2017-05-26 - Man, 47, drops dead near railroad tracks in Gary (Indiana):

2017-05-26 - Person found dead at beach in coastal Santa Cruz (California):

2017-05-26 - Man found dead near school in Naselle (Washington):

2017-05-26 - Boy, 6, found dead in swimming pool at country club in Perry Township (Ohio):

2017-05-26 - Man, 56, found dead in Big Kandiyohi Lake (Minnesota):

2017-05-26 - Man, 43, found dead in Stoney Creek in Noblesville (Indiana):

2017-05-26 - Person found dead outside building near the Saginaw River in Saginaw (Michigan):

Quote: "The body was found next to a building near the Saginaw River by the Court Street Bridge. That's near Niagara Street on the city's west side."

2017-05-26 - Person found dead at convenience store in coastal Elizabeth City (North Carolina):

2017-05-26 - Woman, 37, falls off waterfall and dies at High Falls State Park (Georgia):

2017-05-26 - Woman found dead in alley in Pueblo (Colorado):

2017-05-26 - Man falls off ferry ship 'Galaxy' at 4:45 AM and dies near coastal Storlandet (Finland):

Quote: "A passenger fell over board from the 'Galaxy' early on May 26, 2017. A rescue helicopter located the person in the water, but did not manage to save his life. The ferry was at Lövskär, north of Storlandet in Nagu at 4.45 a.m., when several people noticed how a person fell overboard."

2017-05-26 - Man, 56, dies in the water at beach in coastal Da Nang (Vietnam):

2017-05-26 - Woman, 40, found dead in Neelkantha Lake in Gosaikunda (Nepal):

2017-05-26 - Boy dies in stream in coastal Sopore (India):

2017-05-26 - Man, 67, has 'medical incident', car veers off road and hits pole, on River Road in Rome (New York), near the Mohawk River, 2 injured:

Quote: "A medical emergency was the cause of a one-car crash in the City of Rome. According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office the accident took place on River Road. Deputies responded to the scene and found that 67-year-old Daniel Pardi of Rome experienced a medical related incident and lost consciousness. A 16-year-old front seat passenger tried to gain controlled, but was unable to. As a result the vehicle struck a utility pole along the roadside and the airbags were deployed."

2017-05-26 - Driver has 'medical emergency', SUV hits two cars and tanker truck, on I-75 in North Bibb County (Georgia), 2+ injured:

Quote: "At about 10 a.m. Friday, the driver of a gold Honda CRV suffered a medical emergency and collided with two other cars and a tanker truck just south of Arkwright Road in North Bibb County. At least two people were hurt and loaded into the back of an ambulance, but the driver of the tanker appeared to be OK."

2017-05-26 - Twin-engine plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in Arnprior (Canada):

Quote: "We had a medevac flight coming in to our airport. On landing … the front wheel gear collapsed, causing the aircraft to skid under control probably [600 metres] down the middle of our runway to where it came to a stop..."

2017-05-26 - Small plane crashes in Sheboygan County (Wisconsin), 2 killed:

2017-05-26 - Small plane crashes at intersection in Concord (California), near the coast, 1 injured:

2017-05-26 - Small plane crashes in Temple City (California), 3 injured:

2017-05-26 - Small plane lands at airport, runs off runway, crashes into ditch, in Plainwell (Michigan), 2 lightly injured:

2017-05-26 - Tour bus hits tractor trailer and overturns at 12:30 AM, on the New Jersey Turnpike in West Deptford (New Jersey), 33 injured:

2017-05-26 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into woods, bursts into flame, on I-65 in Baldwin County (Alabama), 1 killed:

2017-05-26 - Tractor crashes into the Walnut River near El Dorado (Kansas), 1 killed:

2017-05-26 - SUV plows through yards and fences before 3 AM, overturns, in Charlotte (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2017-05-26 - Pickup truck and tractor trailer collide head-on, both burst into flame, in Nashville (Tennessee):

2017-05-26 - Car veers over centerline at 7 AM, hits fire truck head-on, just outside Northampton Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2017-05-26 - Car veers off road, crashes into woods, bursts into flame, on Bolton Road in Vernon (Connecticut):

2017-05-26 - Car veers off road, hits tree, in Bigler Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Morris said an autopsy is scheduled for Friday at 5:30 p.m. to determine if Gausman had a medical condition that may have caused the crash."

2017-05-26 - Car veers off road, crashes into woods, on Mineral Springs Road in Highland Mills, Woodbury (New York), 2 killed:

2017-05-26 - Car veers off road, crashes into apartment building, in coastal Hampton (Virginia), 1 injured:

2017-05-26 - Car overturns on Port Washington Boulevard in coastal Port Washington (Washington), 1 injured:

2017-05-26 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, in coastal Christchurch (New Zealand), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-05-26 - Man strips naked at airport in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "Travelers and bystanders at Miami International Airport got an unexpected surprise Friday night when a man stripped naked inside a concourse. Cellphone video shows the man walking around the airport in nothing but socks. Miami-Dade police officers detained him for psychiatric evaluation under the state's Baker Act."

2017-05-26 - Man gets in fight before 4:30 AM, runs onto I-17, strips naked, gets hit by car, in Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-05-26 - Naked agitated man tries to enter home at 3:40 AM, gets tased, in Lincoln (Nebraska):

Quote: "Lincoln Police arrested a man who was “naked and agitated” in the backyard of a home on Friday morning. The incident began when authorities responded to a domestic disturbance call at 3:40 a.m. in the area of 1324 S 49th Street. The caller said the suspect was banging on the front door of the residence attempting to get in."

2017-05-26 - Naked man, 24, shoots girlfriend in the face, climbs roof, gets captured, in Waco (Texas):

2017-05-26 - Dog attacks and kills baby girl at home in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

2017-05-26 - Dogs attack and injure man and woman - their owners - in Chesterfield (Britain):

2017-05-26 - Sinkhole opens on Glenwood Drive in Jefferson City (Missouri):

2017-05-26 - Building under construction partially collapses in coastal Oakland (California), 12 injured:

2017-05-26 - Building partially collapses in Kidderminster (Britain):

2017-05-26 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, car drives into hole, in Denver (Colorado):

2017-05-26 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in La Habra (California):

2017-05-26 - New studies highlight danger in failing to rapidly cut carbon emissions now:

Note: If we DID cut down our emissions, I'm not even sure that'd postpone our demise. Part of the reason the world isn't much hotter already is because of global dimming from burning fossil fuels. Take that away and the world would warm drastically and quickly, and that'd be bad. But continuing to pollute is also bad. We're damned if we do and damned if we don't. All roads now lead to the same destination: extinction...

2017-05-26 - Another huge wave anomaly coming from Antarctica – what the heck is really going on?

2017-05-26 - Heatwave heads to Sweden:

2017-05-26 - Risk of natural disasters doubles since 1975:

2017-05-26 - Lightning strikes kill 5 people in 2 separate events in Bihar (India):

2016-05-26 - Lightning strike hits chimney at rice mill and kills six women in Tamil Nadu (India):

2017-05-26 - Lightning strikes kill 6 people in West Bengal (India):

2017-05-26 - Lightning strike kills 2 people in Saptari (Nepal):

2017-05-26 - Risk of a nuclear disaster in the US is high:

2017-05-26 - Strange beams of light spotted in the sky at sunset over Moscow (Russia):

2017-05-26 - Bizarre lenticular clouds spotted over Syktyvkar (Russia):

2017-05-26 - US on track to kill more Syrian civilians than Russia for 5th straight month:

2017-05-26 - New bill in Arizona would allow seizure of assets from anyone who plans or participates in protests that 'disturb the public peace':

2017-05-26 - Is school literally driving kids crazy?

2017-05-26 - Potential presidential candidate Mark Zuckerberg suggests that all Americans should get a ‘Universal Basic Income:

2017-05-26 - Germans building a 4-mile underground pipeline...for beer:


  1. Ok - I checked, and last year was about 55 ahead of this year in tractors/tankers/semis burning up.

    Meteor fireball reported over England and Wales

    Lightning bolt kills woman, hurts man on beach in Thailand

    Lightning strikes kill woman, 70 sheep in Andhra Pradesh, India

    A third of the honeybee colonies in America died in 2016: Why you should care

    Massive whirlpool filmed on the coast of Corfu, Greece

    Sri Lanka floods update: Death toll rises to at least 103 with 113 still missing and nearly 500,000 displaced

    Lightning bolt kills 3 and injures 9 others in Uttarakhand, India

    3-week-old infant girl dies following dog attack in Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Endangered blue whale found dead in Bolinas, California

    A 79-foot blue whale carcass rests on the sand at Agate Beach in Bolinas. (May 26, 2017) [more; ~ 80' long]

    Arctic Sea Ice Collapse May 2017

    Merkel Furious With Trump After "Unprecedented" G-7 Failure To Reach Consensus On Climate Change

    Steve Keen: The coming crash

    [33 min. podcast]

    Brazil Senate reduces protection of 597 thousand hectares of Amazon forest

    Unchanged, the Senate ratified on Tuesday (23) two provisional measures that reduce the protection of 597 thousand hectares [1.48 million acres] of protected areas in the Amazon, equivalent to four municipalities of São Paulo.

    Vietnam makes a big push for coal, while pledging to curb emissions – “If the entire region implements the coal-based plans right now, I think we are finished”

    Shaken by news that Vietnam had confirmed plans to build another 40 gigawatts worth of coal-fired power plants by 2030, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim ad libbed a few lines into a May 2016 speech to an audience of government and business leaders. “If Vietnam goes forward with 40GW of coal, if the entire region implements the coal-based plans right now, I think we are finished,” Kim said. “That would spell disaster for us and our planet.” [more; we're done anyway]

    [more below]


  2. Leaked documents reveal counterterrorism tactics used at Standing Rock to “defeat pipeline insurgencies”

    A shadowy international mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline with military-style counterterrorism measures, collaborating closely with police in at least five states, according to internal documents obtained by The Intercept. The documents provide the first detailed picture of how TigerSwan, which originated as a U.S. military and State Department contractor helping to execute the global war on terror, worked at the behest of its client Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline, to respond to the indigenous-led movement that sought to stop the project. [more]

    Trump’s EPA moves to dismantle programs that protect kids from lead paint

    Environmental Protection Agency officials are proposing to eliminate two programs focused on limiting children’s exposure to lead-based paint, which is known to cause damage to developing brains and nervous systems.
    The proposed cuts, outlined in a 64-page budget memo revealed by The Washington Post on Friday, would roll back programs aimed at reducing lead risks by $16.61 million and more than 70 employees, in line with a broader project by the Trump administration to devolve responsibility for environmental and health protection to state and local governments. [more]

    Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days – “Day by day we could see the water level dropping”

    An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an unsettling illustration of how global warming dramatically changes the world’s geography.
    The abrupt and unexpected disappearance of the Slims river, which spanned up to 150 metres at its widest points, is the first observed case of “river piracy”, in which the flow of one river is suddenly diverted into another. [more; reported this a while back]

    [more below]


  3. Photo gallery: Life for displaced typhoon victims forced into the sex trade

    A month after Typhoon Haiyan, the United Nations Population Fund estimates that 5,000 women were subjected to sexual violence. Darlene Pajarito, the head of the State Department’s Philippines anti-trafficking unit, describes the wake of Typhoon Haiyan as a “feast for human traffickers.” [more]

    Farewell, giant pine: Global warming kills a champion at Washington Park Arboretum

    after 72 years, Pinus rigida 212-45-C, the state’s champion pitch pine, has died and will be cut down at the Washington Park Arboretum.
    The cause of death was climate change: steadily warming and drier summers, that stressed the tree in its position atop a droughty knoll. Red turpentine beetles, catching the scent of stress chemicals emitted by the tree as it struggled, bored in. [more]

    Faced with global warming, Canadian Arctic residents fear their way of life is melting away

    The territory of Nunavut lies in the northernmost reaches of the globe. Iqaluit, the capital, is just 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle. And it’s warming at twice the global rate. There are now shrubs where once there was only ice. The town's buildings were designed to stand on permafrost, and now, as the ground thaws, those structures — as well as roads and runways — are sinking and wearing away. [more; no mention by SOTT]

    Will the Trump government help U.S. farmers adapt to global warming?

    [NOPE! People in charge refuse to accept that HUMAN ACTIVITY is causing climate change - despite all the facts and scientific consensus]

    CME impact sparks G3 - Strong geomagnetic storm

    A coronal mass ejection (CME) produced during the early UTC hours of May 23, 2017 hit Earth's magnetic field at 15:36 UTC on May 27, more than 24 hours after it was expected. Although the solar wind speed is relatively slow, the embedded magnetic field had a prolonged period of southward Bz that managed to spark G3 - Strong geomagnetic storm. [more]

    Manias, Panics, Crashes And The Madness Of Crowds

    Unfortunately, the speculative cycle is extremely abrupt, and therefore the economic cycle is very abrupt as well. This is going to be an education they never forget

    For some totally unknown reason, the Economics profession remains wilfully ignorant about the downside effects of cheap debt - not only on speculative portfolios, but on the economy itself. [more]


  4. 'Pipeline insurgency' - sounds like a dehumanizing military term.