Saturday, September 23, 2017

Event Update For 2017-09-22

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

2017-09-22 - Gas station destroyed by explosion and fire before 3 AM in Mason (Tennessee):

2017-09-22 - Gas pipeline explodes and burns at 6:45 AM near Welda (Kansas):

2017-09-22 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap metal burns, in Cayce (South Carolina):

2017-09-22 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame in North Bay, Ontario (Canada):

2017-09-22 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, two cars burn, in Trenton (Canada), 2800 feet from the Trent River:

2017-09-22 - Underground electrical fire breaks out near 13th and Vine in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-22 - Fire season gets started three weeks early in Australia:

Quote: "Bushfire conditions as bad as 2013 blazes but three weeks earlier..."

2017-09-22 - Two golf carts go up in flames at 6 AM while parked at car dealership in Seminole (Florida), 2900 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "The fire occurred at the Suncoast Chrysler located at 8755 Park Boulevard in Seminole. Two employees arrived at work at 6 a.m. on Friday and said the two golf carts caught fire. They called 911 and Seminole Fire Rescue as well as surrounding agencies responded. There were no reported injuries, and the fire is not believed to be suspicious."

2017-09-22 - Unknown foul odor evacuates four buildings at apartment complex in Richmond (Virginia):

2017-09-22 - Unknown odor evacuates school in Waterbury (Connecticut):

2017-09-22 - Apartment building explodes and burns in Dhaka (Bangladesh), 5 injured:

Note: This is the 275th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-09-22 - Tanker ship 'Bum Kang' rocked by explosion in the Japan Sea near coastal Samcheok (South Korea), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Note: This is the 870th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-22 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Midge Hall Lane in Midge Hall, Leyland (Britain):

Note: This is the 630th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-09-22 - Two tractor trailers go up in flames at loading dock at food business in Piedmont (South Carolina):

Quote: "The chief said a tractor trailer docked at a shipping bay caught fire. The flames then spread to a second tractor trailer and then into the building."

2017-09-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 6:24 AM on I-95 in Elkridge (Maryland):

2017-09-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 in Uinta County (Wyoming):

Note: These are the 1723rd, 1724th, 1725th and 1726th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-22 - Three dump trucks destroyed by fire at 5 AM while parked at facility in Voorheesville (New York), nobody there:

2017-09-22 - Truck bursts into flame on Highway 401 in Kitchener (Canada):

2017-09-22 - RV bursts into flame near river in Mission Valley area in coastal San Diego (California), 1+ injured:

Quote: "At least one person was injured after an RV caught fire Friday night in Mission Valley, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department confirmed. The fire began at 8:02 p.m. near SeaWorld Drive and Friars Road along a river at the end of a bike trail, SDFD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said."

2017-09-22 - RV bursts into flame on I-295 in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

Quote: "RV on fire on I-295 just south of Baymeadows Rd. JFRD on scene."

2017-09-22 - RV bursts into flame on highway in Dane County (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Flames burned a motor home on the northbound lanes of Interstate 39-90-94 near Highway 151 late Friday afternoon, according to the Dane County 911 communications center."

Note: These are the 449th, 450th and 451st RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-22 - Van bursts into flame at gas station in Dayton (Ohio), 1300 feet from the Stillwater River:

2017-09-22 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home, fire scorches home, in Jackson (Michigan):

2017-09-22 - Police SUV bursts into flame on street in Garden Grove (California):

2017-09-22 - SUV bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Brevard County (Florida):

2017-09-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street in coastal Oakland (California):

2017-09-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on US 96 near Tenaha (Texas):

2017-09-22 - Car bursts into flame on White Plains Road In Trumbull (Connecticut):

2017-09-22 - Car bursts into flame on street near Palmerston North (New Zealand):

2017-09-22 - Car bursts into flame on Newgate Lane in coastal Fareham (Britain):

2017-09-22 - Car bursts into flame at 11:55 PM on Algitha Road in coastal Skegness (Britain), 2400 feet from the ocean:

2017-09-22 - Car bursts into flame at 12:36 AM on Bridge Lane in Rawcliffe Bridge, Goole (Britain):

Quote: "Bridge Lane, Rawcliffe Bridge. Fri 22 Sep 2017 00:36 (No:20675) One car involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-09-22 - Car bursts into flame on Peaks Lane in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Peaks Lane, Grimsby. Fri 22 Sep 2017 16:20 (No:20727) Car fire. Scotty Back Pack and buckets of water in use."

2017-09-22 - Car bursts into flame on the A165 near Osgodby (Britain):

Quote: "A165 Osgodby Time 16:06 Scarborough and Filey crews attended a car on fire which was towing a caravan. Crews extinguished the fire which was believed to be an electrical fault."

2017-09-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame at gas station in Lake City (Florida):

2017-09-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 11 at Agnew Road in Severn Township (Canada):

2017-09-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Home Farm Access Road in coastal Hessle (Britain):

Quote: "Home Farm Access Road, Hessle. Fri 22 Sep 2017 20:50 (No:20747) Small fire inside engine compartment of vehicle. One hose reel jet in use."

2017-09-22 - Electric scooter bursts into flame near apartments in coastal Singapore:

2017-09-22 - Three vehicles, trailer and garage destroyed by fire at home in Alpine (Utah):

Quote: "'The garage is a total loss, but we were able to keep the fire out of the home itself,' Campbell said. Three vehicles and a trailer located in and near the garage were all destroyed by the fire."

2017-09-22 - Barn destroyed by fire in Jeff Davis Parish (Louisiana):

2017-09-22 - Barn destroyed by fire near Yoder (Kansas):

2017-09-22 - Barn and 1700 tons of silage and straw go up in flames at 3:14 AM in Moston Pool, Lee Brockhurst (Britain):

2017-09-22 - Wildfire rages on the island of Gran Canaria (Spain), at least 1 killed:

2017-09-22 - Wildfire breaks out and threatens homes in coastal Moles Kalyves (Greece):

Quote: "A wildfire has been burning in Kassandra peninsula, Chalkidiki, in northern Greece since Friday afternoon. The fire broke out near the seaside village of Moles Kalyves, and according to Fire Services, is threatening nearby homes."

2017-09-22 - Food plant destroyed by fire in St. Amant (Louisiana):

2017-09-22 - Police station under construction damaged by fire in Woodbridge (Virginia):

Quote: "The new Central District Police Station on Davis Ford Road scheduled to open this fall caught fire this morning. The building near the corner of Prince William Parkway, Hoadly Road and Davis Ford is still under construction."

2017-09-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM in Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-09-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in Stoughton (Massachusetts):

2017-09-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:30 AM in Webster Groves (Missouri):

2017-09-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Clear Creek Valley Road in Wayne Township (Ohio):

2017-09-22 - Home destroyed by fire before 5 AM in Mechanicsville (Virginia):

2017-09-22 - Home destroyed by fire at 6 AM in Lincoln (Nebraska), 1 injured:

2017-09-22 - Home destroyed by fire at 6:43 AM, two homes damaged, in Buffalo (New York):

2017-09-22 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire before 6 AM in coastal San Francisco (California):

Quote: "Joshi told KPIX 5 that the fire early Friday morning was the third fire at the building within the past year."

2017-09-22 - Hotel damaged by basement fire in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2017-09-22 - Deadly fire burns RV trailer at 6:30 AM in Delano (California), 1 killed:

2017-09-22 - Deadly fire burns home in Toledo (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-09-22 - Deadly fire burns home at 6:20 AM in Asheboro (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-09-22 - Vacant home burns in Warren (Ohio):

2017-09-22 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM in Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-09-22 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Saint Eustache (Canada):

2017-09-22 - Vacant business burns in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2017-09-22 - Soon all of Hong Kong's dolphins will be dead:

2017-09-22 - Three dogs sicken, foam at the mouth, one dies, after being near the Guadalupe River in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority posted the following statement on its Facebook page: 'Temperatures and other factors in late summer and early fall combined with low flow releases can create conditions favorable for blue-green algae to develop. Such seasonal occurrences are marked by strong hydrogen sulfide odors and algae blooms...'"

2017-09-22 - College student, woman, 21, has 'medical issue' and drops dead in dorm room in Geneseo (New York):

Quote: "The 21-year-old from Pleasantville, NY died Thursday night. Police say she was found in a sorority house and was having a medical issue."

2017-09-22 - Man, 21, slumps over dead in car at Jet's Pizza in Parma (Ohio):

2017-09-22 - Woman, 27, has 'medical issue' and collapses, dies shortly later, in Atlanta (Georgia):

Quote: "Officers responded to a person-down call regarding a 27-year-old woman lying in the parking deck lot beside her car. She was transported to the hospital where she died. Her death is believed to have been a medical issue and not foul play."

2017-09-22 - Woman found dead near Walmart in Madison (Tennessee):

2017-09-22 - Boy, 17, found dead in pond in Coldwater Township (Michigan):

2017-09-22 - Girl, 16, found dead in pond near Highway 389 in Woodland (Mississippi):

2017-09-22 - Person found dead in the California Aqueduct near Silverwood Lake near Hesperia (California):

2017-09-22 - Man found dead in the Lackawanna River in Old Forge (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-22 - Man found dead in jail cell in Louisville (Kentucky):

2017-09-22 - Person dies after being pulled from submerged car at coastal Kairaki Beach (New Zealand):

2017-09-22 - Man found dead in the water near coastal Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia):

2017-09-22 - Man, 20, found dead in flat in Trowbridge (Britain), 650 feet from the River Biss:

2017-09-22 - Man, 86, found dead near Leybourne Lakes Country Park (Britain):

2017-09-22 - Man found dead at seaside cliffs in coastal Dover (Britain):

2017-09-22 - Woman has heart problems on cruise ship 'Aida Prima' near coastal Rotterdam (Netherlands):

Quote: "On Sep 22, 2017, the 'Aida Prima' requested the medevac of a sick woman from board who was suffering from cardiac complaints."

2017-09-22 - Driver has seizure, SUV slams into home in Lexington (Kentucky), 1 injured:

Quote: "Paramedics tell LEX 18 that a driver suffered some sort of medical emergency before their SUV went into a home on the corner of Malabu Drive and Hunter Circle. The homeowner believes the driver was having a seizure."

2017-09-22 - Driver has 'medical episode', two cars crash, in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "Metropolitan Police Department said the two-car crash happened about 4:35 p.m. at the intersection of Desert Inn and Sandhill roads. One person had a medical episode and wasn’t expected to live, Lt. Nate Chio said. He said there were no injuries as a result of the crash itself."

2017-09-22 - Small plane crashes into street in Glendale (California), engine failure:;-2-onboard-unharmed/2445414/

2017-09-22 - Small plane crash-lands at airport in Danbury (Connecticut):

2017-09-22 - Small plane crashes near coastal Rhodope (Greece), 2 missing:

2017-09-22 - Two tractor trailers crash on I-95 in Colleton County (South Carolina):

2017-09-22 - Two tractor trailers crash on Cedar Crest Boulevard in Lower Macungie Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-22 - Tractor trailer blows tire at 3:15 AM, crashes, bursts into flame, on I-25 near Colorado City (Colorado), 1 injured:

2017-09-22 - Tractor trailer crashes at 4:30 AM, bursts into flame, on I-75 in Pasco County (Florida):

2017-09-22 - Tractor trailer veers off road shortly after 6 AM, crashes into yard, in coastal Rye (New York), 1 injured:

2017-09-22 - Van and SUV collide head-on near Morton (Mississippi), 2 killed, 7 injured:

2017-09-22 - SUV veers off road, crashes into ditch, in coastal Cocoa (Florida), 1 killed:

Quote: "Troopers are awaiting results on whether the driver died from a medical issue, Montes said."

2017-09-22 - Pickup truck overturns into creek near Williamsburg (Iowa), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2017-09-22 - Car veers over centerline, hits dump truck head-on, in Mapleton (Minnesota), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-09-22 - Car slams into apartment building in reverse in Tyler (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "Authorities believe the driver of the vehicle may have suffered a medical issue prior to the wreck, which caused him to reverse his vehicle into the building."

2017-09-22 - Naked man sits down on I-85 at 4 AM, gets hit by two cars and killed, in Atlanta (Georgia):

2017-09-22 - Naked man, 23, attacks woman in Fort Worth (Texas):

Quote: "For the second time in a week, a naked man has attacked a woman in Fort Worth. Police made an arrest in the latest attack, which occurred late Friday. The two attacks occurred less than seven miles apart."

2017-09-22 - Swarm of bees attacks and stings 20 people in Marana (Arizona):

2017-09-22 - Study finds fetal deaths up 58 percent since Flint water crisis:

2017-09-22 - Guajataca Dam fails in Puerto Rico, more flooding ensues:

2017-09-22 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Chicopee (Massachusetts):

2017-09-22 - A televised conversation with Guy McPherson, Part 2:

2017-09-22 - Four-panel climate change discussion - more hurricanes with capacity to level cities:

2017-09-22 - Heatwave bakes Berwyn (Illinois), students start passing out:

2017-09-22 - Heatwave set to bake the east coast of Australia:

Quote: "The east coast of Australia is facing a spring heatwave this weekend, with temperatures soaring past 40 degrees Celsius in some areas of the country."

2017-09-22 - Global hothouse extinction to be triggered by or before 2100 without rapid emissions cuts:

Note: It's already begun and it's unstoppable, but emissions cuts would probably slow our extermination down somewhat...

2017-09-22 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Remi Lake in Moonbeam (Canada):

2017-09-22 - Entire towns in Mexico flattened as scale of earthquake damage emerges:

2017-09-22 - Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Ferndale (California), 5 other earthquakes too:

2017-09-22 - Puerto Rico faces mountain of obstacles on the road to recovery after Hurricane Maria:

2017-09-22 - Can the United States afford another hurricane?

2017-09-22 - Hurricane Harvey — and storms to come — raise worries about dam safety:

2017-09-22 - Hurricanes release the energy of 10,000 nuclear bombs:

2017-09-22 - Justin Hofman’s viral sea horse photo shows the heartbreaking state of our polluted oceans:

2017-09-22 - Meteor breaks up in the sky over the Netherlands:

2017-09-22 - Drug-resistant 'super malaria' is now a thing, and it's spreading:

2017-09-22 - Climate deniers want to protect the status quo that made them rich:


  1. Mornin' Jonny! The beat(ing) goes on! Fires, earthquakes, flooding, hurricanes, diseases, weird weather and S L O W clean-up all over.

    British woman is mauled to death by stray dogs after going missing near Maroneia, Greece

    Lightning strikes kill at least 11 in 3 districts of Bangladesh in a day

    Wildfire on Gran Canaria burns over 2000 hectares

    Intense hailstorm leaves hail accumulation of 50cm in Teruel, Spain

    Hurricane Maria's forecast path edges closer to North Carolina's Outer Banks

    The odds that the U.S. East Coast will see direct impacts from Maria next week have risen since Friday. [more]

    Sunday, 24 September 2017
    Bali Volcano About to Erupt, Evacuations Already in Order

    Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest level

    NSW reaches 40 deg. C in first days of Spring

    Hume Highway cut by bushfire, temperature records tumble as east coast swelters [more; silence from SOTT]

    [from yesterday]
    A THIRD earthquake in Mexico

    6.2 magnitude quake felt in Mexico City, citizens evacuate onto streets

    Giant Antarctic iceberg head out to sea

    The giant berg A-68 looks finally to be on the move

    the latest satellite imagery now indicates the near-6,000 sq km block is swinging out into the Weddell Sea. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. [isn't it great when somebody writes a book on the obvious?]
    New book warns global warming is making us sick – “There soon may be much more environmental chaos and human suffering”

    [Maybe Sen. Snowball will write a rebuttal "deniers' book"]

    Lemery has co-authored a book with Auerbach that delves into the growing health issues touched upon in that 2008 article — the countless, frightening ways that climate change is increasing allergens, creating toxic algal blooms, inducing heat stress, causing air degradation, and creating water and food insecurity. The book, Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health, not only calls on physicians, but everyone on the planet, to take note. The book is scheduled to be published in October.

    After Hurricane Irma, a once-lush gem in the U.S. Virgin Islands reduced to battered wasteland

    On the island of St. John, that was only Irma’s beginning. Once a lush gem in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a chain steeped in the lore of pirates and killer storms, this 20-square-mile island is now perhaps the site of Irma’s worst devastation on American soil.
    [the hotel my youngest (in CA) got married at there is gone]

    Why it’s unclear when Puerto Rico will get power back – “The devastation of the island is really breathtaking”

    [so storms now can wreck entire islands that are at least as big as some cities - and big cities like Houston]

    The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, known as PREPA, is unable to complete the task of restoring power on its own: It is bankrupt, just like the Puerto Rican government. The utility would not begin regular operations until Monday to "avoid jeopardizing the safety of its employees," according to its executive director, Ricardo Ramos.
    In addition, when Maria hit, PREPA was in the midst of restoring power to the last of 1 million households that went black during Hurricane Irma only weeks earlier.
    This time, there's no telling how long the power outages will last. [more]

    Mining in the Amazon rainforest unleashed by Brazil president

    Climate change’s Southern salvo – “The southern U.S. is basically ground zero for climate change”

    "Katrina, we should've learned from that. If we didn't learn from that we should've learned from Rita. If we didn't learn from Rita, we should've learned from Ike. If we didn't learn from Ike, we should've learned from Gustav," says Kelley of the area's stormy history. "How many hurricanes do you have to go through in 15 years to realize that this is the new norm?" [more]

    Gulf Coast cities will have to spend countless more millions on cleanup. Harvey created 153 million cubic meters of trash, mostly wrecked contents of residences, that is all dumped at the curb:

    Why the Last Snow on Earth May Be Red

    September devastation! After Hurricanes, Cyclones, Floods, Massive Quakes and X-class flares: Volcanoes around the world are starting to rumble!

    Mexico's colossus Popocatepetl volcano erupts ash and gas into the sky after three major quakes and massive devastation has hit the area this month

    Reports of Livestock Deaths, Other Ag Losses Trickle in After Harvey

  3. Nightmare scenario in the making: U.S. has still not given up in Eastern Syria - and Russia is not backing down

    American collusion with ISIS: Russian satellite evidence shows US forces assisting terrorists in Syria

    How the CIA invented "conspiracy theories"

    Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico

    Great white shark attacks boat off Esperance, Western Australia; third such incident in a week

    ["Yer gonna need a bigger boat."]

    Queensland, Australia residents warned after death of 100 yo crocodile sparks fears of power struggle among aggressive males

    The 5.2 meter-long (17ft) male, which had been shot in the head, was discovered by a member of the public, who had spotted its body floating in the Fitzroy River. Local farmer John Leaver told the Australian Associated Press it had been around 20 to 30 years since such a large crocodile had been found in Queensland.

    "There may have been some others shot in the wild that we don't know about, but from my recollection, over the past three decades this would be the largest," he said, adding the largest he had ever caught measured 4.95 meters (16.2ft). [more]

    Prime Minister of hurricane-hit Dominica: “To deny climate change is to deny a truth we have just lived”

    [continued below]

  4. Puerto Rico’s mayors describe widespread devastation from Hurricane Maria – “There is horror in the streets”

    [Desperate times call for . . ]

    “People are actually becoming prisoners in their own homes.”

    “Whenever I walk through San Juan,” Cruz said, she sees the “sheer pain in people’s eyes. … They’re kind of glazed, not because of what has happened but because of the difficulty of what will come,” she said. “I know we’re not going to get to everybody in time. … Two days ago I said I was concerned about that. Now I know we won’t get to everybody in time.” [more]

    [listen to the ~ 6 min. video from the mayor of San Juan]

    FEMA teams try to get arms around Maria disaster in Puerto Rico – “This disaster is as big as this island, end to end. There is no safe haven.”

    a  FEMA response team, with specialists from Indiana, California, Florida and other states, took notes or peered into an iPad GPS. The team was on a reconnaissance mission following Hurricane Maria and one of the first signs of the U.S. government's promised support in the disaster.
    "You hear about the destruction, but honestly, until we get out here and see it firsthand, it's hard to frame it all up," said Mike Pruitt, of Indiana, of FEMA's Incident Support Command.  "It's absolutely devastating to see what they've lost."

    [according to sources on other blogs, this is when children and others disappear for organ harvesting, human trafficking and other nasty crap - the rats go in first and exploit the chaotic situation]

    The Radioactive Puppies Of Chernobyl Are Finally Getting The Help They Need

    Woman Bitten by Copperhead Three Times Inside Virginia Restaurant

    [holy CRAP!]

    Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits off northern California: USGS

    [in the comment above this one, the hail storm drew this comment]
    kassy  /  September 24, 2017 [Robt. Scribbler's latest post]
    Wow that is one crazy hailstorm.

    Spain: Hail caused total losses in apple and pear in Aragon

  5. Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades – “The Puerto Rico of now is different from that of a week ago”

    Historical nautical maps show coral loss more extensive than previously believed – “The magnitude of change is much greater than anyone thought”

    A team of researchers based in Australia and the United States have used historical nautical maps to determine that coral reef loss in the Florida Keys is much more extensive than previously understood. [more]

    Mother and son swept away by flash flood in Thailand

    Flood ravages communities in Cross River State, Nigeria; 3,000 farmlands destroyed

    "The flood also destroyed farmlands; crops such as banana, cassava, plantain, yam, cocoa and others were also affected while some bridges were washed away. [more]

    Flooding inundates 450 rice farms in Kwara, Nigeria

    Oil worker killed and eaten by hungry brown bears as beasts besiege towns and villages in Russia

    Boy mauled to death by brown bear in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia

    Ambae volcano erupts in Vanuatu: Red colored clouds reported around the summit, huge lava fountains, high thermal anomalies

    Popocatepetl volcano explodes three times on Sept 23 in Mexico

    How did that get there? Plastic chunks on Arctic ice show how far pollution has spread

    A British-led expedition has discovered sizeable chunks of polystyrene lying on remote frozen ice floes in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.
    The depressing find, only 1,000 miles from the north pole, is the first made in an area that was previously inaccessible to scientists because of sea ice. It is one of the most northerly sightings of such detritus in the world’s oceans, which are increasingly polluted by plastics. [more]