Wednesday, August 1, 2018

2018 - JUL - Other Stories

2018-07-01 - Unknown odor sickens several people at Home Depot, four of them hospitalized, in Morgan Hill (California):

Quote: "At about 3:30 p.m. Cal Fire received a call about a strong order inside the store located at 860 E. Dunne. Fire officials say eight people were sickened by the smell, and four of them were transported to a local hospital.  Their condition is unknown at this time. A hazmat crew was dispatched to the scene, but they were unable to determine the cause of the smell through their detectors."

Quote: "'They never determined the source, or what the smell was,' Temmermand said."

2018-07-01 - Unknown gas odor hits area near Four Pole Creek in Huntington (West Virginia):

Quote: "A gas smell is being investigated at Four Pole Creek at Ritter Park. The Director of Storm Water in Huntington says they do not know what the source is."

2018-07-01 - Woman has 'medical episode' in the water and nearly dies at SeaWorld Aquatica waterpark in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "A park guest who nearly drowned at SeaWorld Aquatica suffered a medical episode, according to park officials. The adult was found unresponsive on Sunday evening at about 8 p.m. on one of the water attractions. Initial reports from the scene indicated the guest almost drowned."

2018-07-01 - Man, 41, has 'medical emergency' in swimming pool at home in Dighton (Massachusetts):

Quote: "George Goulart was grilling outside and watching his young grandchildren Sunday afternoon when suddenly, he heard his neighbor screaming. The neighbor’s 41-year-old boyfriend was having a medical emergency in an above-ground pool."

2018-07-01 - Boy, 7, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at hotel in Orlando (Florida):

2018-07-01 - Girl, 6, has 'medical episode' in swimming pool at Windsor Leisure Centre in Windsor (Britain), near the River Thames:

Quote: "The girl - who has not been named - was rushed to hospital after suffering what police described as a 'medical episode'."

2018-07-01 - Volcano Mayon erupts in the Philippine Islands:

2018-07-01 - Heatwave bakes the US from the Midwest to the Northeast:

2018-07-01 - Intense dust storm hits Senegal, causing damage and killing livestock:

2018-07-01 - Golfball-sized hail pounds cars in Krasnodar (Russia):

2018-07-01 - Heavy rain and flooding hit South Korea as Typhoon Prapiroon approaches:

2018-07-01 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Cape Town (South Africa):

2018-07-01 - Are we stuck with cement?

2018-07-01 - The FDA finally weighs in on marijuana, and it's a go:

2018-07-02 - Rising amount of methane in the atmosphere resulting in more noctilucent clouds:

Quote: "The results found that methane emissions have increased water vapor concentrations in the mesosphere by about 40 percent since the late 1880s. This has more than doubled the amount of ice that forms in the mesosphere."

Quote: "'Night-shining' clouds forming 50 miles above Earth's surface are becoming more common due to climate change, a study has found. The clouds give off a shocking blue haze when ice crystals fixed to tiny particles of 'meteor dust' high in the atmosphere reflect sunlight. Noctilucent clouds are the highest in Earth's atmosphere, and are only seen during summer nights."

2018-07-02 - Extreme heatwave set to bake the Arctic this week with temps above 90F:

Quote: "An extreme heat event for this particular region…with high temperatures of greater than 40 degrees F above recent normals…will impact the coast of the Arctic Ocean (specifically the Laptev Sea and Eastern Siberian Sea) Wednesday-Friday. This will generate maximum daily temperatures as high as 90-95 degrees near the open ocean coast! Yes,  you read that correctly."

2018-07-02 - Heatwaves reported in the US, Canada, the UK, Europe and Russia:

2018-07-02 - Heatwave in the UK results in earliest harvest in 40 years, with significantly reduced yields:

2018-07-02 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits several lakes in and around Madison (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Low winds, high temperatures, direct sunlight, and heavy rain have caused blue-green algae to bloom on several lakes, Including Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, and Kegonsa. The Clean Lakes Alliance says the state of the lakes this year has been the worst they've seen in recent history."

2018-07-02 - Mount Agung erupts again on the island of Bali (Indonesia):

2018-07-02 - Brutal heatwave bakes the US Northeast:

2018-07-02 - Lightning strike kills 5 people and injures 12 more in Maharashtra (India):

Quote: "Some 20 people had gathered at a crematorium site for the funeral of a person in Aurangabad Sunday when they were hit by lightning..."

2018-07-02 - Large hailstones smash crops in south central Nebraska:

2018-07-02 - Climate change disturbs breeding and nesting season in birds:

2018-07-02 - Climate change making land conflict worse in Nigeria:

2018-07-02 - Can we weather the Danger Zone?

Note: No, we can't. Next question!

2018-07-02 - Overpopulation - a new city of 270,000 people appears every day:

Note: The Earth's got a solution for this problem, but I don't think people are going to like it much...

2018-07-02 - Researchers find vitamin D receptor is disrupted by environmental chemicals:

2018-07-02 - How America's wars fund inequality at home:,_how_americas_wars_fund_inequality_at_home/

2018-07-02 - Scientists say they've found a way to make invisibility cloaking:

2018-07-03 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits the Chowan River off Chowan Beach (North Carolina):

2018-07-03 - 'Heat dome' brings death and misery to the US for the 4th of July:

2018-07-03 - Woman, 64, has 'medical emergency' and falls into pond near Anna (Ohio):

Quote: "The victim, Mary Barker, age 64, was on a floation device in a pond when she suffered some type of medical emergency, the press release states. She subsequently fell off the flotation device and into the water. Barker was immediately assisted by a friend and removed from the water. According to the release, she was initially alert and conscious, however, upon being taken out of the water, Barker became unresponsive. The release states she was given CPR prior to being transported by Anna Rescue to Wilson Health, in Sidney, for further treatment."

2018-07-03 - Man, 35, falls off boat at marina and disappears into the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County (Pennsylvania):

2018-07-03 - Bouncy castle explodes at beach, launches and kills little girl, in Gorleston (Britain):

2018-07-03 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hitting Lake Erie early:

2018-07-03 - Massive deadly heatwave and monsoonal intrusion to hit Southern California:

2018-07-03 - Heatwave continues to broil the US East Coast:

2018-07-03 - Greece struck by lightning over 93,500 times in June:

2018-07-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Lahore (Pakistan), some fatalities:

2018-07-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Guangxi (China), 16+ killed, 10 missing:

2018-07-03 - Gold's ugly impact on the climate:

2018-07-03 - Rhode Island becomes first state to sue oil companies over climate change:

2018-07-03 - China claims to have a real-deal laser gun that inflicts 'instant carbonization' of human skin:

2018-07-04 - Heatwave roasting the US East Coast sends power demand surging:

2018-07-04 - Brutal heatwave broils Quebec (Canada), 18+ killed:

Quote: "The wave started last Friday and is the worst to hit Quebec in decades."

2018-07-04 - Air conditioning to tackle summer heatwaves causes surge in deadly pollution:

Quote: "Experts estimate that in the past decade alone, the number of lives lost due to heatwaves has increased by more than 2,000 per cent."

2018-07-04 - All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week:

2018-07-04 - Boy, 15, pulled unconscious from swimming pool in New Castle (Delaware):

2018-07-04 - In separate incidents, 6-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy pulled unconscious from swimming pools in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-07-04 - Person has 'medical incident' near Mansfield Dam on Lake Travis (Texas):

Quote: "The Travis County Sheriff's Office, Austin-Travis County EMS and Lake Travis Fire Rescue responded to a medical incident near Mansfield Dam Wednesday."

2018-07-04 - Lightning strike injures 4 people on Lake Mahopac (New York):

2018-07-04 - Lightning strikes injure 4 people in two locations in Illinois:

2018-07-04 - Baseball-sized hail pounds parts of southern France, crops, homes and cars damaged, 1 killed, 46 injured:

2018-07-04 - Hailstorm damages 27,200 acres of crops in Valencia (Spain):

2018-07-04 - Extreme weather to drop European cereal production 6%:

2018-07-04 - Soggy weather killing crops in Delaware:

2018-07-04 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Harris County (Texas), 7+ inches of rain in 24 hours:

2018-07-04 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Trentino (Italy), 5 inches of rain in four hours:

2018-07-04 - Carbon emissions and coal consumption increased in 2017, reversing recent trends:

2018-07-04 - Huge methanol refinery to devour more natural gas than Seattle, Portland, Tacoma, Spokane, Bellevue, Eugene, Bellingham, and Corvallis combined, in Kalama (Washington):

2018-07-04 - Two of the most biodiverse wildlife parks on Earth are now open to oil drilling:

2018-07-04 - China to make it rain over an area 3 times the size of Spain:

2018-07-04 - Gigantic double-star system blasting cosmic radiation in Earth's direction:

2018-07-04 - Huge sarcophagus unearthed in Alexandria (Egypt):

2018-07-05 - Heatwave bakes the Arctic:

Quote: "On July 5, 2018, it was as hot as 33.5°C or 92.3°F on the coast of the Arctic Ocean in Siberia (at top green circle, at 72.50°N). Further inland, it was as hot as 34.2°C or 93.5°F (at bottom green circle, at 68.6°N)."

2018-07-05 - Heatwave death toll rises to 34 in Quebec (Canada):

2018-07-05 - New study based on evidence from past warm periods suggests global warming may be double what is forecast:

Note: They're still way underestimating what's happening and what's going to happen. What's happening is a repeat of the Permian-Triassic extinction event. However hot it eventually gets, and however high sea level eventually rises, human beings won't be around for it, cuz we'll be extinct waaaay before things reach the apex of horribleness. We're just seeing who scrolls by on the end credits for the Human Race Show and in what order at this point…

2018-07-05 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Paradise, Rend Lake and the Illinois River (Illinois):

Quote: "Blue-green algae blooms are causing strong odors at Lake Paradise and have prompted the city to switch to using Lake Mattoon to supply its water treatment plant. City officials have posted notices at Lake Paradise from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency about blue-green algae levels being high this summer in several lakes and rivers. Mattoon Public Works Director Dean Barber said other affected bodies of water include the Illinois River and Rend Lake."

2018-07-05 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Tully Lake (Massachusetts):

2018-07-05 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits three lakes in the Lake District (Britain):

Quote: "The Environment Agency's warning that blue-green algae's been spotted at three Lake District locations. The toxic blooms have been confirmed in Ullswater, Coniston and Killington Lake."

2018-07-05 - Boy, 8, pulled unconscious from community swimming pool in Huntsville (Alabama):

2018-07-05 - Man disappears into the Delaware River while tubing in Elizabeth (New Jersey):

2018-07-05 - Man, 61, falls into the water and disappears into Lake St. Catherine in Poultney (Vermont):

2018-07-05 - Unusual magnitude 3.1 earthquake shakes Gatwick Airport (Britain):

Quote: "Another earthquake has hit Surrey, less than a week after two tremors were felt in the area. Tremors were felt by passengers at Gatwick Airport as well as residents across Surrey and West Sussex. The region has been struck by a series of quakes in recent months for the first time in 50 years. An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 was recorded at 10.53am on Thursday in Newdigate at a depth of three miles (5km), the British Geological Survey (BGS) said."

2018-07-05 - Dust storm hits in and around Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-07-05 - Lightning strike injures man at rec center in Durham (North Carolina):

2018-07-05 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Japan:

2018-07-05 - Heavy rain and flooding kills 10 people in Nigeria:

2018-07-05 - Twin waterspouts filmed off Dekle Beach (Florida):

2018-07-05 - Something massive struck Uranus once upon a time, claims new paper:

2018-07-06 - Man, 59, has 'medical condition' and almost dies in Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):

Quote: "A Dallas, Texas man nearly drowned while swimming in the Lake on Friday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 59-year-old Cedric Frank was swimming at the 5 Mile Marker of the Little Niangua when he suffered a medical condition. Frank went under the water multiple times before being rescued by someone nearby, according to the Patrol."

Note: A boy, 13, just jumped in the water, had a 'medical condition' and died in Lake of the Ozarks too, mentioned in the 2018-07-04 update...

2018-07-06 - Heatwave shatters records across parts of California:

Quote: "A major heat wave is bringing record-breaking temperatures to Southern California. By 1 p.m., temps in Woodland Hills hit 115 degrees, shattering a record of 106 set in 1976."

Quote: "In Burbank and Van Nuys — where temperatures reached 114 and 117 degrees, respectively — it was the hottest day in recorded history for each location."

2018-07-06 - Heatwave death toll rises to 54 in Quebec (Canada):

Quote: "A blistering heat swept through parts of Canada this week, killing 54 people in the province of Quebec, according to health officials. Twenty-eight of the deaths were in Montreal, said Marie-Claude Lacasse with the Ministry of Health."

2018-07-06 - Heatwave continues baking Britain, road melts under garbage truck:

2018-07-06 - Heatwave roasts Iran and breaks records:

2018-07-06 - Africa may have witnessed it's highest temperature ever recorded, 124.3F, in Algeria:

Quote: "The planet’s hottest continent probably just endured its hottest weather ever reliably measured. An Algerian city soared to 124.3 degrees (51.3 Celsius) Thursday, adding to the onslaught of records for extreme heat set around the planet during the past 10 days. The blistering-hot temperature reading, observed in Ouargla, is probably the highest temperature ever reliably measured both in Algeria and in all of Africa."

2018-07-06 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean off the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

2018-07-06 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Kirkman's Cover near Humboldt and Maple Creek Recreation Area Lake in Colfax County (Nebraska):

Quote: "State health and environment officials have issued a health alert for toxic blue-green algae at Kirkman's Cove near Humboldt in the southeastern corner of Nebraska. An alert has also been issued for Maple Creek Recreation Area Lake in Colfax County. Officials said in a news release Friday that the alerts were issued following tests of the lakes' water."

2018-07-06 - Drought intensifies in Kansas:

Quote: "Kansas has expanded the number of counties classified as having a drought emergency so that nearly half are covered. Gov. Jeff Colyer issued an executive order Friday listing 50 of the state's 105 counties as having a drought emergency. His new order replaces one in March listing 28 counties as having an emergency. That status allows counties to use water from some state fishing lakes and federal reservoirs. The entire state is under some stage of drought."

2018-07-06 - Lightning strike kills man outside home in Russellville (Arkansas):

2018-07-06 - Lightning strike kills roofer in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-07-06 - Lightning strike kills man in Kingston (Tennessee):

2018-07-06 - Dust storm hits Dubai (UAE):

2018-07-06 - Super Typhoon Maria heads toward Okinawa and Shanghai:

2018-07-06 - Heavy rain and flooding continue to pound Japan, 9 killed, 42 missing:

2018-07-06 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Shanghai (China), 350 flights cancelled:

2018-07-06 - Powerful storms batter Dubai (UAE):,-rain-hits-parts-of-Dubai,-Al-Ain

2018-07-06 - China and the US trade tariff blows as trade war escalates:

2018-07-06 - World record for most people to make slime simultaneously set in Carson (California):

Quote: "The feat was accomplished when 933 people showed up to make slime. That sets the record for the most people making slime simultaneously."

2018-07-06 - Marvel Comics legend and Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko found dead at age 90 in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2018-07-06 - Woman presumed dead after being swept out to sea found 18 months later on same beach wearing the same clothes, in Indonesia:

Note: That's some X-Files stuff there!

2018-07-07 - People sicken after swimming at Woods Pond in Bridgton (Maine):

Quote: "A southwestern Maine town has closed a lakeside beach because several people reported getting sick after swimming there during a recent hot spell."

2018-07-07 - Man, 20, has 'medical emergency' after being pulled from Lake Wyola in Shutesbury (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The man experienced a medical emergency, but it is not believed to have played a factor in the drowning."

2018-07-07 - Boy, 13, disappears into Lake Erie at Edgewater Beach in Cleveland (Ohio):

2018-07-07 - Man jumps into the water and disappears into Sturgeon Lake (Minnesota):

2018-07-07 - Man collapses outside nightclub on Newland Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Newland Avenue, Hull. Sat 7 Jul 2018 21:29 (No:13973) Adult male collapsed outside nightclub. First aid administered by Fire Service. Incident left with the Police."

2018-07-07 - Northern Barents Sea warms dramatically, sea-ice area around Svalbard lowest ever recorded:

2018-07-07 - Sea ice concentration low in Antarctica and it's winter there:

2018-07-07 - Abrupt climate change bringing droughts and crop failures:

2018-07-07 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean off Chiba Prefecture (Japan):

2018-07-07 - Heavy rain and flooding continue devastating Japan, dozens killed:

2018-07-07 - Powerful Super Typhoon Maria to threaten lives and property next week as it heads for China:

2018-07-07 - Unexplained flashes of light in the sky filmed over New Jersey:

Note: Never seen anything like that before - freaky!

2018-07-07 - 2017 was the second-worst year on record for global deforestation:

2018-07-07 - China and the US plan massive petrochemical hub in West Virginia:

2018-07-07 - Trump’s Interior Department plans to let people kill endangered red wolves:

2018-07-07 - Australian farmers shift on climate change and want a say on energy:

Note: Heh, it's hard to maintain disbelief in something that's kicking your ass!

2018-07-07 - Monkeys may have just stumbled into the Stone Age in Panama:

2018-07-08 - Man has 'medical emergency' at beach in coastal Bexhill-on-Sea (Britain):

Quote: "The air ambulance landed on Bexhill beach on Sunday afternoon (July 8) to assist a man who suffered a medical emergency."

2018-07-08 - Volcanic eruptions continue at Agung (Indonesia), Sierra Negra (Galapagos), Pacaya (Guatemala), and Kilauea (Hawaii):

2018-07-08 - Death toll rises to 100+ from devastating flooding in Japan:

Quote: "The Japanese government says at least 100 people have died or are presumed dead from the heavy rains, floods and mudslides that have struck western Japan."

2018-07-08 - Hiker, 26, has 'medical emergency' on trail at Jack London State Park in Glen Ellen (California):

Quote: "A 26-year-old hiker was on a remote part of a trail at Jack London State Park in Glen Ellen, Calif., when a medical emergency struck, according to a statement by the California Highway Patrol."

2018-07-08 - In separate incidents, two people pulled unconscious from the water at beaches in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2018-07-08 - Steamboat Geyser erupts eleventh time in 2018 at Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming):

2018-07-08 - Dust storm hits Casa Grande (Arizona):

2018-07-08 - Meteor streaks across the sky over the Midwest in the US:

2018-07-08 - Meteor lights up the sky over Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil):

2018-07-08 - Researchers find a 'strong link' between air pollution and diabetes:

2018-07-08 - Man contracts flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing at Matt's Landing near the Morris River (New Jersey):

2018-07-08 - Leprosy lurking in armadillos in the Amazon in Brazil:

2018-07-08 - Insurance giant stops covering firms that depend on coal:

2018-07-08 - 250 videos of declassified US atomic tests hit the internet:

2018-07-08 - Graph of the day - journalists missing or killed globally, 1992-2018:

2018-07-09 - Heatwave death toll rises to as many as 70 in Quebec (Canada):

2018-07-09 - Oxygen loss in coastal Baltic Sea is ‘unprecedentedly severe’:

2018-07-09 - Man, 19 or 20, loses consciousness and almost dies in the water near coastal Jupiter (Florida):

2018-07-09 - Man has 'medical episode' on St Pauls Road in Salisbury (Britain), near the River Avon:

Quote: "As a precaution steps were taken to ensure public safety and the man was assessed and found to have had a medical episode."

Quote: "A man had fallen ill at the bus stop and collapsed, sparking the emergency response. Pictures showed a man slumped on a seat, with police and ambulance crews in attendance."

2018-07-09 - Volcano Kilauea's eruption has now destroyed 700 homes in Hawaii with hundreds more damaged:

Quote: "It's a milestone no one was looking forward to, but that everyone expected. On Monday, Hawaii County Civil Defense confirmed that the officially tally of homes destroyed by ongoing eruptions in lower Puna had reached 700. Meanwhile, hundreds of other homes have sustained damage, are unlivable because of volcanic emissions or are inaccessible. And thousands remain displaced, stuck in a months-long cycle of explosive events at Halemaumau Crater, ash rising, air pollution and an ongoing flow of lava into the ocean."

Quote: "At Kilauea's summit crater, explosive eruptions continue to trigger large quakes. The latest happened Monday about 9:20 a.m., when a explosion generated a magnitude-5.3 earthquake. Meanwhile, the eruptions that started May 3 show no signs of stopping."

2018-07-09 - Magnitude 3.2 earthquake strikes near the Sea of Galilee (Israel), part of a quake swarm:

Quote: "A minor earthquake hit northern Israel on Monday evening, bringing the number of tremors in the area in recent days to more than 40, further fueling fears that a major earthquake could be on its way. The epicenter of 3.2 quake was at the northern edge of the Sea of Galilee, similar to the previous ones."

2018-07-09 - Researchers film glacier calving massive iceberg in Greenland:

2018-07-09 - Europe is beginning to parch from the lack of water after 50 days without rainfall:

2018-07-09 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits canal in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):

Quote: "Cape Coral residents dealing with foul-smelling algae in their canals hope a declared state of emergency will help clean up their area. 4 In Your Corner visited residents along the Coral Pointe canal, Monday. Thick blue-green algae was seen on the surface of the water. Neighbors said the algae is killing animals and attracting thousands of flies. The smell was so foul, some seasonal residents are deciding to leave early this year."

2018-07-09 - Lightning strike kills family of 4 in Michoacán (Mexico):

2018-07-09 - Lightning strike kills couple in Nepal:

2018-07-09 - Death toll rises to 122 from horrific flooding in Japan:

Quote: "The toll in deadly rainfall that has devastated parts of Japan with flooding and landslides rose Tuesday to 122, as hopes faded that further survivors could be found."

2018-07-09 - Powerful storm rips through Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-07-09 - You could live on the ocean in downtown Myrtle Beach, if city plans move forward:

Note: Live on the ocean in Myrtle Beach where the people keep toppling off hotels and dying? Is there some kind of huge discount to live there?!

2018-07-09 - Researchers discover 'encryption system' in genetic code:

2018-07-10 - Maps reveal record-breaking temps across the world as Earth experiences one of the most intense heat events ever seen:

2018-07-10 - Man, 18, falls off paddleboard and disappears into the water at Quemahoning Dam (Pennsylvania):

2018-07-10 - Man in his 30s or 40s falls into the Chicago River, pulled out in critical condition, in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-07-10 - Hot summer nights are getting hotter, and that's a health and wildfire risk:

2018-07-10 - Southern Alaska bakes in record warmth as 2 inches of snow falls on Barrow (Alaska):

2018-07-10 - Tornado rips through Watford City (North Dakota), RV park devastated, 1 killed, 28 injured:

Quote: "A newborn baby was killed and more than two dozen people were injured when a tornado whipped through a North Dakota oil patch city overnight, overturning recreational vehicles and demolishing more than 100 structures, officials said Tuesday. The storm moved through Watford City, in the northwestern part of the state, shortly after midnight, hitting an RV park the hardest, according to sheriff's officials. About 20 of the reported 28 injured were staying at the Prairie View RV Park where high winds overturned some campers and damaged mobile homes."

2018-07-10 - Lightning strike kills one man, injures another, in Lake Worth (Florida):

2018-07-10 - Lightning strike hits man at country club, man dies a few days later, in Dalton (Georgia):

2018-07-10 - Death toll rises to 155 from flooding in Japan:

2018-07-10 - Father who contracted flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing in New Jersey now faces losing all 4 limbs:

2018-07-10 - Eerie sounds heard in the sky over Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-07-10 - Strange sounds heard in Baron (Oklahoma):

2018-07-10 - 'Terrifying' noise heard in the sky over Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2018-07-10 - Strange sounds heard in Sanford (Florida):

2018-07-10 - Strange 'whistling sounds' heard in the sky over Groningen (Netherlands):

2018-07-10 - US consumers on unprecedented debt binge, credit card debt soars to all-time high:

2018-07-10 - Armless man stabs tourist in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "Miami Beach police say 46-year-old Jonathan Crenshaw held a pair of scissors with his feet and stabbed 22-year-old Cesar Coronado just after midnight early Tuesday."

2018-07-11 - Mysterious trashy rotten egg odor hitting coastal Songdo Island in the last three years in Incheon (South Korea):

Quote: "Songdo, an island metropolis built on reclaimed land in southern Incheon, has been haunted by a mysterious foul smell over the past three years. According to the Yeonsu District Office last week, its officials have received complaints about unpleasant smells since 2015, but the cause remains elusive. 'This year alone, we have received hundreds of complaints,' an environmental health official told The Korea Times. 'Sometimes it smells like trash. At other times, it's like a smell of gas.' The official said there are no facilities that would cause such odors. Inspectors have looked into suspected places nearby, including a sewage treatment center, landfills and the offices of the Korea Gas Corporation, but failed to determine the cause."

Quote: "We think the smell most likely came from outside the island, perhaps further away than we expect."

Note: Yeah, outside the island, like from the ocean...

2018-07-11 - Chunk of ice half the size of Manhattan cracks off glacier in Greenland:

Quote: "Massive pieces of ice half a kilometre high broke off. The water roiled as the new icebergs rolled and crashed. Then the larger chunk of ice, estimated to be roughly half the size of New York's Manhattan Island, began its journey to the sea. In the end, a piece of ice almost seven kilometres long and one kilometre thick broke off. Five to eight billion tons of ice was lost. It is one of the biggest glacier calving events captured on video."

Note: Greenland is also losing a billion tons of ice PER DAY now, so the equivalent of this calving event is happening every week now, but usually distributed across the landmass instead of in one giant calving event. So Greenland is now losing roughly 25 Manhattans worth of ice per year, and the melt rate is accelerating...

2018-07-11 - Death toll rises to 180 from devastating flooding in Japan:

Quote: "The latest casualty figures from the downpours in western Japan were 180 dead, 64 missing and 244,000 households without water supplies, according to Asahi Shimbun calculations on July 11."

2018-07-11 - UV levels from around the world:

2018-07-11 - Boy, 9, pulled from swimming pool in critical condition in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2018-07-11 - June was third-hottest on record in the US, behind 2015 and 2016:

2018-07-11 - Lightning strike kills man in the Bahamas:

2018-07-11 - Typhoon Maria barrels into China after pounding Taiwan:

2018-07-11 - Temp drops from 82F to 28F and kills off half the blueberry crop in Nova Scotia (Canada):

2018-07-11 - Record number of Americans believe in man-made climate change:

2018-07-11 - Mysterious object seen in the sky accompanied with strange sound, in Cambridgeshire (Britain):

2018-07-11 - Epic escalation of trade war has us on the precipice of a cataclysmic global economic crisis:

2018-07-11 - Higgs boson observed decaying into pairs of b quarks:

Quote: "Physicists have observed the Higgs boson decaying into a pair of b quarks, confirming the predictions of the Standard Model of particle physics. The Higgs boson is an elementary particle essential to the Standard Model. It is associated with the Higgs field, an energy field that gives particles their mass."

2018-07-11 - Man finally cuts his 31-feet-long fingernails after 66 years:

2018-07-12 - Boy, 6, pulled from swimming pool with brain damage at rec center in Dayton (Ohio):

2018-07-12 - SOTT Earth changes summary for June 2018, extreme weather, planetary upheaval, meteors:

2018-07-12 - Volcano erupts on Nishinoshima Island (Japan):

2018-07-12 - Volcano Anak Krakatau erupts in Indonesia:

2018-07-12 - Lightning strike kills 3 people in Ogun State (Nigeria):

2018-07-12 - Lightning strike hits woman, she dies weeks later, in Huntsville (Alabama), 14th such death in the US so far this year:

2018-07-12 - Heavy rain and flash flooding sends people fleeing near the Grand Canyon (Arizona):

2018-07-12 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Bhaktapur (Nepal):

2018-07-12 - Three dust devils spotted in Folcroft (Pennsylvania):

2018-07-12 - Stronger west winds blow ill wind for climate change:

2018-07-12 - Brain study finds people actually get dumber during a heat wave:

2018-07-12 - Soon every weather event could become a state of emergency:

2018-07-12 - Nobel-winning economist to testify in children’s climate lawsuit:

2018-07-13 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits McDonald's in coastal Saint John (Canada):

Quote: "A rotten egg smell probably wasn't very welcome for everyone having breakfast at McDonald's in the North end this morning. Fire crews got the call to respond to a possible propane leak about 840 this morning. The restaurant was evacuated as a few agencies checked the air quality for any propane and came up with zero readings."

2018-07-13 - Unknown rotten egg odor hitting coastal Jarrow (Britain):

Quote: "For the last week a foul smell, described similar to that of ‘rotten eggs’ has lingered around the town. Health experts are looking into the problem but its cause remains unknown and fingers are being pointed to stagnant water in the River Don or Tyne, which has been warmed up in the recent heatwave."

2018-07-13 - Rotten egg smell and methane hit area outside home in coastal Whangarei (New Zealand), woman hospitalized:

Quote: "A couple still have no idea what led to the presence of what was thought to be methane gas around their house which put one of them in hospital with poisoning. The incident happened last Thursday afternoon on the corner of Mosston and Fox Rds in Whanganui. The husband didn't want to them to be identified but said his wife had been outside and when she came in told him she could smell gas. 'So I poked my head out the door and had a sniff and said to her it smelt like gas,' he said. 'Then she's walked down the driveway to shut the gate. When she got back in she said, "I feel dizzy, I don't feel very well". And that's when she laid on the couch and within five to 10 minutes she was having seizures from it.'"

Note: They 'smelled gas', which means rotten egg odor. But the authorities said it was methane. Maybe there was some methane there TOO, but methane definitely didn't cause the rotten egg odor, seeing as methane is odorless. And the woman had seizures. The rotten egg odor was almost certainly hydrogen sulfide, which is neurotoxic and can cause seizures, and maybe there was some methane present too. Both gases are produced in the same areas - sewage areas, swamps, anoxic areas in oceans, etc. Here's a Google Maps link of this area. Looks like a likely area to be hit by hydrogen sulfide and methane blowing in off the ocean, as do the two areas in the events listed above this one...

2018-07-13 - Woman pulled unconscious from Lake Michigan in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-07-13 - Woman in her 30s has problems breathing at Peterborough Rowing Lake in Peterborough (Britain):

Quote: "The Magpas air ambulance wasat Peterborough Rowing Lake this afternoon. The air ambulance, land ambulances and police were all at the scene following a medical incident which saw a woman in her 30s treated for breathing difficulties."

2018-07-13 - Massive sargassum seaweed bloom blankets the Caribbean:

Quote: "A massive sargassum seaweed bloom is now blanketing a huge section of the Caribbean. Locals complain of rotting eggs smell."

Note: That rotten egg odor is hydrogen sulfide, produced as the seaweed is broken down by anaerobic bacteria and archaea. This seaweed is food for the ancient creatures that produce hydrogen sulfide...

2018-07-13 - Volcano Piton de la Fournaise erupts in Reunion Island (France):

2018-07-13 - Volcano Orafajokull rumbling and inflating in Iceland:

2018-07-13 - Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Vanuatu:

2018-07-13 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Scofield Reservoir (Utah):

2018-07-13 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Holmes Lake in Lincoln (Nebraska):

2018-07-13 - Pollution hits fungi that nourish trees:

2018-07-13 - Death toll hits 204 from horrific flooding in Japan, temp climbs to 95F:

Quote: "The death toll from torrential rains and floods in western Japan has topped 200, the Japan Times reported on Friday. According to the newspaper, 204 people have been confirmed dead, with dozens still missing."

2018-07-13 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Ogun State (Nigeria), 5+ killed:

2018-07-13 - Two asteroids whizzed past Earth undetected last weekend:

2018-07-13 - Calf born with two heads born in Brazil:

2018-07-13 - US drowning in trash after China refuses to import Western recyclables:

2018-07-13 - Ireland set to become first country to divest from fossil fuels:

2018-07-13 - Neutrino that struck Antarctica traced to galaxy 3.7 billion light years away:

2018-07-13 - Shared directory on DropBox containing all JJFH daily update images:

2018-07-14 - Sea surface temperature rises from 30.6F to 61.9F near Svalbard in just five years:

2018-07-14 - Heatwave broils Japan, 6 killed, 1500 hospitalized:

2018-07-14 - Mammoth iceberg floating near village causes evacuations in Greenland:

Quote: "'We fear the iceberg could calve and send a flood towards the village,' Lina Davidsen, a security chief at the Greenland police, told Danish news agency Ritzau on Friday."

2018-07-14 - Mysterious rashes afflict people in Rancho Cordova (California):

2018-07-14 - Heat statistics which should make any normal person extremely concerned:

2018-07-14 - Meteorologist Nicholas Humphrey interviewed on abrupt climate change:

2018-07-14 - Volcano news update - lotsa activity around the world:

2018-07-14 - Tornado touches down and causes damage in Dodge (North Dakota):

2018-07-14 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of China:

2018-07-14 - Families told to remove kiddie pool because burglars might drown in it, in Strood, Kent (Britain):

Quote: "They said if someone breaks in they might drown in the pool."

2018-07-15 - Heatwave bakes Sweden:

2018-07-15 - Australia's worst drought in 116 years is decimating animals and livestock:

2018-07-15 - Volcano Agung erupts again on the island of Bali (Indonesia):

2018-07-15 - Girl has 'medical episode' and collapses at shopping center in Stone, Kent (Britain):

2018-07-15 - New tiny island of lava forms off Hawaii island:

2018-07-15 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the Gulf of Aden near Yemen:

2018-07-15 - Lightning strike kills 2 people in Odisha (India):

2018-07-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit San Antonio (New Mexico):

2018-07-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Fremont and Custer Counties (Colorado):

2018-07-15 - Dust storm closes I-10 at the border of Arizona and New Mexico:

2018-07-15 - Federal judge gives green light to allow expert witnesses to testify that Roundup causes cancer:

2018-07-16 - Unknown smell evacuates university building in Fayetteville (Arkansas):

Quote: "Police originally thought it was a natural gas leak."

Note: So it must have been a rotten egg odor, but it wasn't natural gas, soooo...?

2018-07-16 - As the permafrost continues to thaw, microbes are producing methane, which causes more warming, which thaws more permafrost, etc:

Quote: "Northern permafrost wetlands contribute a significant portion of global methane emissions, particularly as collapsing permafrost can create the perfect anaerobic conditions for methane-producing microorganisms (methanogens), and their metabolic partners, to thrive."

Note: That's a self-reinforcing feedback, resulting in a runaway chain reaction, and it's just one of many. It's far too late to stop any of this. Even if we turned off every power plant and destroyed every vehicle, right now, the end of the world would still occur, or rather continue. Metaphorically speaking, the trigger has been pulled, the bullet has left the barrel and is heading toward our body, and the wound will be fatal. This is an end-of-life hospice planet now...

2018-07-16 - Vicious heatwave continues to bake Japan, 14+ killed, thousands treated for heatstroke:

2018-07-16 - Boy, 12, goes into 'medical distress' in the water at Splash On Water Park in Barrie (Canada):

Quote: "Barrie police were called to Centennial Beach on Sunday evening for a young boy in medical distress off shore at the Splash On Water Park."

2018-07-16 - Paul Beckwith on methane:

2018-07-16 - Guy McPherson on global dimming and collapse:

2018-07-16 - Arctic ice melting away from beneath:

2018-07-16 - No progress has been made in replacing fossil in the past twenty years:

2018-07-16 - Kilauea continues erupting in Hawaii, lava bomb hits tourist boat, 23 injured:

2018-07-16 - Volcano Ambae erupts in Vanuatu, spews ash 33,000 feet into the atmosphere:

2018-07-16 - More than a billion people face risks from lack of cooling:

2018-07-16 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Turner Reservoit, Central Pond and parts of the Ten Mile River (Rhode Island):

Quote: "The R.I. Departments of Health and Environmental Management issued a joint advisory Monday warning that potentially dangerous blue-green algae blooms have been found in East Providence waters. Officials advised people to avoid contact with water from Turner Reservoir, Central Pond, Omega Pond, and the portion of Ten Mile River that flows between Turner Reservoir and Omega Pond."

2018-07-16 - Lightning strike kills man on riding mower in Fayette County (Tennessee):

2018-07-16 - Freak storm surge inundates coast with seawater in coastal Majorca (Spain):

2018-07-16 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of Wales (Britain):

2018-07-16 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Gujarat (India):

2018-07-16 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Beijing (China):

2018-07-16 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Aboisso (Côte d'Ivoire), 2+ killed:

2018-07-16 - Powerful storm rips through Rome (Italy):

2018-07-17 - Blistering heatwave causing crop damage across Europe:

2018-07-17 - Man has 'medical issue' while wading in the Mad River in Dayton (Ohio):

Quote: "The man and woman were wading near the shoreline, near water features on the river at Eastwood Lake, when the man apparently suffered a medical issue and stumbled into deeper water, Chief Wright said. The woman was trying to save the man when she got hung up on rocks."

2018-07-17 - Woman pulled unconscious from canal in Fresno (California):

2018-07-17 - Child has 'medical emergency' at Bridgeport Park on the Santa Clarita River in Santa Clarita (California):

Quote: "A minor was airlifted to a local hospital after suffering from a medical emergency Tuesday night in Santa Clarita, officials said."

2018-07-17 - Man has seizure, hits head, stumbles around bleeding, at Mill Creek Apartments in Abilene (Texas):

Quote: "Officers at the scene of the incident at the Mill Creek Apartment complex on the 5200 block of Hwy 277 told KTAB and KRBC they believe a man may have had a seizure, hit his head, then stumbled around bleeding until he made his way to the front office."

2018-07-17 - Construction worker has 'medical incident' at 6 AM at stadium in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "The worker was about three stories off the ground when the medical incident occurred around 6 a.m. The Clark County Fire Department technical rescue team used specialized equipment to the third deck of the stadium and were able to secure the worker before bringing the worker down."

2018-07-17 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Discovery Bay (California):

Quote: "There are major concerns deep in the East Bay after dangerous levels of blue-green algae were found in Discovery Bay."

2018-07-17 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Wainscott Pond, Lake Agawam, Mill Pond, Roth Pond, Laurel Lake, Maratooka Lake and Fresh Pond (New York):

Quote: "Sampling performed by officials from the State University at Stony Brook has confirmed the presence of a cyanobacteria bloom, or blue-green algae, in Wainscott Pond. Cyanobacteria blooms are also present at Lake Agawam in Southampton, Mill Pond in Water Mill, Roth Pond in Stony Brook, Laurel Lake in Laurel, Maratooka Lake in Mattituck, and Fresh Pond on Shelter Island."

2018-07-17 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits bodies of water around coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

Quote: "Tuesday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection took water samples at four locations in Martin County. While much of the focus has recently been in the Stuart area, toxic algae are popping up in other places. Along the C-25 canal, Steve Castille and his stepson are out for a day of fishing. Castille recently moved from Louisiana, another fishing hotspot. He was disappointed to hear that a few miles east, near where the canal goes under 25th Street in Fort Pierce, a blue-green algae bloom tested last week contained trace amounts of toxins."

2018-07-17 - Devastating flooding hits two states in Nigeria, 48+ killed:

Quote: "'This is the worst natural disaster I have ever witnessed in my life. I believe this is the worst ever seen in the state,' the governor said."

2018-07-17 - Two waterspouts seen in two days off the coast of Alabama:

2018-07-17 - Russian fishermen film stunning waterspout over the Black Sea:

2018-07-17 - Rare funnel cloud forms over New York Harbor as thunderstorms hit the US Northeast:

2018-07-17 - Scottish photographer captures noctilucent clouds over Edinburgh (Scotland):

2018-07-17 - English astronomer reports photographing more noctilucent clouds in past six weeks than last three years:

Note: SOTT asks, "Are noctilucent clouds increasing because of the cooling climate, and the rise of fireball and volcanic activity?" Actually, no, the increase in noctilucent clouds is because a rising amount of methane is entering the atmosphere due to the WARMING climate. The methane then rises high into the atmosphere and breaks down into carbon dioxide and water, and it is this rising amount of upper atmosphere water vapor that is causing the increase in noctilucent clouds in recent years, concurrent with the rising amount of methane in the atmosphere, as mentioned just this month in the 2018-07-02 update...

2018-07-17 - Cape Town’s harrowing journey to the brink of water catastrophe:

2018-07-17 - How rising seas could cause your next internet outage:

2018-07-17 - Can carbon farming reverse climate change?

Note: Nope...

2018-07-17 - Sucking carbon out of the air won’t solve climate change:

Note: Haven't actually noticed anyone sucking carbon out of the air anyway, at least not as much as would make even an iota of a measurable difference. CO2 levels are rising at a rate that is itself accelerating, and methane levels are rising too...

2018-07-17 - Latest radiation count shows halibut and all salmon in Alaska measure higher levels of radiation than previous years:

2018-07-17 - Liver cancer deaths rise 43 percent in the US in 16 years:

2018-07-17 - The trade war is already having a huge impact on the US economy:

2018-07-17 - Trump administration deletes 20 years of critical online medical guidelines:

2018-07-17 - Mysterious perfectly spherical stone spheres found on Champ Island in the Arctic:

2018-07-18 - Man, 68, disappears while swimming in the Willamette River near Salem (Oregon):

2018-07-18 - Woman has 'medical incident' near Wern Park in coastal Bagillt (Britain):

Quote: " understands paramedics a tending to a woman at one of the properties close to the park. Several police vehicles are also in attendance, a North Wales Police spokesperson has said officers are assisting with a medical incident."

2018-07-18 - Woman has seizure on Milton Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Milton Road, Grimsby. Wed 18 Jul 2018 16:49 (No:15106) Adult female suffering seizure. Oxygen therapy in use by Fire Service. Female left in the care of paramedics."

2018-07-18 - Volcano Kilauea summit collapses, explosion ensues, lava erupts, spreads and destroys structure(s) in Leilani Estates (Hawaii):

Quote: "A 'collapse explosion' at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Wednesday sent a surge of lava that destroyed structures in an evacuated housing development, geologists and civil defense authorities said. The blast sparked by the gradual collapse of the volcano's crater was equivalent to a 5.3 magnitude earthquake and caused lava to burst from a fissure 25 miles (40 km) east, destroying at least one home in Leilani Estates, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Hawaii County Civil Defense said."

2018-07-18 - Volcano Monaro eruption causes widespread damage on Ambae Island (Vanuatu):

Quote: "The Daily Post newspaper reports all roads to West Ambae are cut and massive mud flows have washed away the roads in two locations. It means the entire west side of the island is accessible only by sea or by air. The vulcanologists trekked for eight hours and say there is widespread damage and massive disruption to the local population."

2018-07-18 - June was the 5th-warmest ever recorded:

2018-07-18 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Fernan Lake in Kootenai County (Idaho):

2018-07-18 - Lightning strikes firefighter responding to person hit by lightning, on the Outer Banks (North Carolina):

2018-07-18 - Lightning strikes kill 4 people and injure 12 more in Odisha (India):

2018-07-18 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Manila (Philippine Islands):

2018-07-18 - Heavy rain and flooding hits Cambodia, 1000 families evacuated:

2018-07-18 - Powerful dust devil sweeps through baseball field in Oak Grove (Missouri):

2018-07-18 - Meteor lights up the sky over the Mediterranean Sea:

2018-07-18 - Red lenticular cloud engulfs the sky over Gallup (New Mexico):

2018-07-18 - Scary roaring sound heard in the sky over Gilbert (Arizona):

2018-07-18 - Strange 'horn' noise heard in northeastern Pennsylvania:

2018-07-19 - Foul sewage smell regularly blowing over coastal Avonmouth, coastal Lawrence Weston and coastal Shirehampton (Britain):

2018-07-19 - What climate change looks like in 2018:

2018-07-19 - We can’t hide from global warming’s consequences:

2018-07-19 - All-time heat records shattered in northern Scandinavia, extreme heat grips Japan and Korea:

2018-07-19 - Heatwave continues to bake Japan, death toll rises to at least 30, 10,000+ people hospitalized:

Quote: "Ten more people died Thursday from a heat wave that continued to grip Japan, raising the death toll to more than 30 since July 9, with the public warned to brace for more scorching weather over coming days."

2018-07-19 - Girl pulled unconscious from swimming pool at YMCA in Waco (Texas):

2018-07-19 - Volcano Anak Krakatua erupts again on island in Indonesia:

2018-07-19 - Volcanic activity at Kilauea in Hawaii unprecedented in the past 200 years:

2018-07-19 - Shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean off the Alaskan Peninsula:

2018-07-19 - Strong shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Papua New Guinea:

2018-07-19 - Magnitude 2.9 earthquake strikes near Buena Park (California):

2018-07-19 - Six tremors in four weeks strike near Gatwick Airport (Britain):

2018-07-19 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Tapps (Washington):

2018-07-19 - Lightning strike kills 44 sheep and 12 goats in Kyrgyzstan:

2018-07-19 - Multiple tornadoes touch down and cause damage in Iowa, 17 injured:

2018-07-19 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Gansu Province (China), 12 killed, 39 injured:

2018-07-19 - Damaging storm rips through Topeka (Kansas):

2018-07-19 - Saharan dust coupled with extreme heat make for miserable outdoor activities in Texas:

2018-07-19 - Massive waterspout buzzes boat in southwestern Italy:

2018-07-19 - From sharks to deadly stingrays and monster-sized jellyfish, strange creatures showing up on both sides of the Atlantic during heatwave:

2018-07-19 - Rare group of True's beaked whales, denizens of deep water, seen for only the third time in the North Atlantic:

2018-07-19 - US West Coast cities struggle with unprecedented surge in homelessness:

2018-07-20 - Man, 56, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at home in Danvers (Massachusetts):

2018-07-20 - Antarctica's vulnerable ice shelves are in trouble, but their collapse would just be the start of our problems:

2017-07-20 - Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years:

2018-07-20 - Climate change is beginning to shift the planet’s seasons:

2018-07-20 - Tropical storms’ forward movement has slowed, boosting rainfall and flooding:

2018-07-20 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Georgica Pond and Sagg Pond (New York):

Quote: "The cyanobacteria has been found in Georgica Pond and Sagg Pond, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation."

2018-07-20 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits coastal Cape Coral and coastal Stuart (Florida):

Quote: "Cape Coral City Manager John Szerlag closed Yacht Club beach to swimming due to the presence of blue-green algae, according to a news release Friday."

2018-07-20 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Rockford Lake southeast of Beatrice (Nebraska):

2018-07-20 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Straw's Bridge Lake near Ilkeston (Britain):

2018-07-20 - Heavy rain and flooding kill 10 people in north and central Vietnam, 12 missing, 6 injured:

2018-07-20 - New study quantifies the link between smoggy air and diabetes - air pollution triggers diabetes in 3.2 million people each year:

2018-07-20 - Invasive, predatory 'frankenfish' spotted in Pennsylvania could wreck havoc on environment if allowed to spread:

2018-07-20 - Stunning side-by-side video of Mars shows how planet-wide dust storm has transformed the surface of the planet:

2018-07-20 - How viruses cooperate to defeat CRISPR:

2018-07-21 - As the world continues to warm, sea turtles turning almost entirely female, researchers to see if alligators are affected similarly:

Quote: "Sometime in mid-August, 400 baby alligators will hatch on the roof of a building at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Researchers will scoop up the newborns and tally them up: male or female? If professor Adam Rosenblatt’s hypothesis is correct, most of the tiny reptiles wriggling out of their manmade nests will be female, thanks to climate change. The warming world has already launched a new — overwhelming female — generation of sea turtles. In the Pacific Ocean’s most important sea turtle nesting area, females outnumber males 116 to 1, National Geographic reported. More and more South Florida sea turtles are born female too, said Florida Atlantic University Professor Jeanette Wyneken. In the last decade, seven of the 10 years Wyneken and her students found every sea turtle nest they sampled in Palm Beach County was totally female. 'Basically what we’re seeing is when the temps would go over 31 Celsius (87.8 degrees Fahrenheit) we would pretty much have 100 percent female nests,' she said."

2018-07-21 - Heat records falling around the world in 2018:

2018-07-21 - Australian governments concede Great Barrier Reef headed for collapse:

2018-07-21 - Volcano Kilauea in Hawaii hit by another summit collapse and explosion:

Quote: "Fissure no. 8 is erupting an estimated 26,000 gallons of lava per second, according to the USGS. The agency says this extreme eruption rate may mean the eruption will continue for years."

2018-07-21 - Boy pulled unconscious from swimming pool at hotel in Henrico County (Virginia):

2018-07-21 - Heatwave bakes Houston (Texas):

2018-07-21 - Deadly heat waves in Middle East and North Africa to increase by 8–20 times if when global warming isn’t slowed:

2018-07-21 - Melting glacier causes landslides and floods villages in Ghizer (Pakistan):

Quote: "Pakistani officials say the melting of a glacier has unleashed landslides and floods in the country's northern district of Ghizer, inundating dozens of homes and displacing hundreds of people. Mohammad Khalid, a local police official, said Friday that authorities are sending relief supplies to the flood-hit villages."

2018-07-21 - Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near the coast near Nelson (New Zealand):

2018-07-21 - Australian farmers face worst drought on 100 years:

2018-07-21 - India suffering worst water crisis in its history, New Delhi and 20 other cities to run out of groundwater by 2020:

2018-07-21 - Earth Overshoot Day 2018 is August 1, earliest date since ecological overshoot started in the early 1970s:

2018-07-21 - One-third of global fisheries operating at biologically unsustainable levels:

2018-07-21 - Tropical Storm Son Tinh roars into Vietnam, 20 killed, 14 injured, 16 missing:

Quote: "Tropical storm Son Tinh has killed 20 people, left 16 missing and injured 14 in Vietnam, the country's rescue committee says. Floods triggered by heavy rains hit northern Vietnam after Son Tinh made landfall in northern coastal areas on Thursday, while the capital Hanoi was flooded and lashed by torrential rains. More than 5000 houses were damaged, swept away, submerged or collapsed, around 82,000 hectares of crops were damaged and nearly 17,000 animals were killed nationwide, the Vietnam National Committee for Search and Rescue said in a report on Saturday."

2018-07-21 - Hailstorm pounds Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina), cars and buildings damaged:

2018-07-21 - Dust storm sweeps through Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-07-21 - Democratic Republic of Congo set to reclassify national parks for oil, open Congo Basin rainforest to logging:

2018-07-21 - Unknown lights spotted in the sky over Chongqing (China):

2018-07-21 - Trade war may accelerate decline of US empire as China and India dominance grows:

2018-07-21 - 'Sugar Coated' documentary shows how the sugar industry managed to dupe the world:

2018-07-22 - Heatwave continues to bake Japan and South Korea, record high temp set in Japan, record high low temp set in South Korea:

Quote: "Temperatures in Japan have reached 41.1C, a new record for the country, amid a deadly heatwave that has claimed dozens of lives. The temperature was recorded in the city of Kumagaya, a city northwest of Tokyo, beating a previous high of 41C in the western prefecture of Kochi in August 2013, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Records go back to varying dates for different cities, with data for Kumagaya starting in 1896. Authorities are warning people to stay indoors and use air conditioning where possible, with new deaths being reported almost every day for the last week. The heatwave has set in not just over wide swaths of Japan, but also in South Korea, where the country's highest-ever morning low was recorded on Monday. The mercury sat at 31C at 6.45am in the city of Gangneung, according to the Yonhap news agency."

2018-07-22 - Man, 18, in critical condition after being pulled unconscious from bottom of swimming pool in Tempe (Arizona):

2018-07-22 - Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes in Kermanshah Province (Iran), 20+ injured:

2018-07-22 - Tornado touches down and causes damage in the Lehigh Valley (Pennsylvania):

2018-07-22 - Tropical Storm Ampil batters Shanghai (China):

2018-07-22 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the Philippine Islands, 5 killed, 700,000 affected:

2018-07-22 - Heavy rain and flooding damages 1,700 homes in Cambodia:

2018-07-22 - Flooding causes evacuations in the Tatra Mountains (Slovakia):

2018-07-22 - Strange sounds heard in Antlers (Oklahoma):

2018-07-22 - Dominican Republic beach so saturated with garbage that you can't even see the water:

Quote: "A beach in the Dominican Republic is currently so filled with waste that at some points, the clear blue water of the Caribbean isn't even visible. A video posted on Instagram by Parley, an activist project that promotes clean oceans, shows Montesinos Beach in Santo Domingo full of garbage. The waste is so dense that the ocean tides make it appear as if the waste is moving on its own."

Note: Discount beachside vacation rates available, ten free bags of trash per customer, call now!

2018-07-23 - Mysterious layer of black dust turns day to night in Arctic Siberia:

2018-07-23 - Heatwave broils the US Southwest, records broken, and even hotter temps in the forecast:

2018-07-23 - Heatwave continues baking the UK:

2018-07-23 - Fish losing sense of smell as the oceans absorb carbon dioxide and become increasingly acidic:

Quote: "Fish are losing their sense of smell as rising carbon emissions turn the water they live in to acid."

Quote: "The findings are significant as these fish rely on smell to do everything from finding food and potential mates to detecting predators in their vicinity."

2018-07-23 - Person has 'medical incident' on Le Truchot on the island of Guernsey (Britain), 500 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Guernsey Police, Fire and Rescue and St John Ambulance staff have been dealing with what they described as a medical incident at Le Truchot, St Peter Port, tonight, writes Jake Wallace."

2018-07-23 - Hottest summer in decades creates rare, beautiful phenomenon of bioluminescent plankton off the coast of Port Talbot (Britain):

2018-07-23 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits the Ottawa River near Thorne (Canada):

2018-07-23 - Powerful storm rips through Tampa Bay (Florida), trees knocked down, blackouts ensue:

2018-07-23 - Possible epic flooding to hit the Mid-Atlantic Region in the US:

2018-07-23 - Horrifying drought afflicts Eastern Australia:

2018-07-23 - Drought requires extreme measures to protect wild horses in the US West:

2018-07-23 - Super blood moon eclipse on July 27th has some people predicting apocalypse:

2018-07-23 - 2017 was the deadliest year on record for indigenous and environmental defenders:

2018-07-24 - Volcano Kilauea continues erupting in Hawaii, magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes near the summit, marine life dying:

Quote: "Large earthquakes and explosions continue at the summit of Kilauea, with both happening on an almost daily basis. The latest large temblor to strike at the summit happened about 6:40 a.m. Tuesday and measured at a magnitude of 5.5, but no tsunami was generated."

2018-07-24 - Heatwave strikes the Arctic and the climate enters the Twilight Zone:

2018-07-24 - Heatwave continues broiling Japan, death toll rises to 80, many hospitalized, natural disaster declared:

Quote: "Authorities in Japan have declared a heatwave there a natural disaster as at least 80 people have died due to the intense weather conditions. Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency declared the record-breaking weather a natural disaster in a statement, reported Channel News Asia. The agency said 22,647 people were hospitalized in the previous week, while 80 people have died from the heat since the beginning of July."

2018-07-24 - Worst drought in many years causes farming crisis in the UK:

Note: SOTT says, "We're witnessing similar events to those experienced during the Little Ice Age of the 18th century; drought as well as epic flooding amidst overall global cooling:" Yeah, well, there are some differences. For one, the planet is warming, not cooling, and what we're witnessing is a whole lot more similar to what occurred in the Permian-Triassic extinction event that wiped out most life on this planet. And in the 18th century, the permafrost wasn't melting, Greenland wasn't losing a billion tons of ice PER DAY from warming, there was no Northwest Passage because the Arctic ice had not yet disintegrated from warming, atmospheric methane and CO2 levels weren't skyrocketing, gigantic craters weren't appearing in Siberia from methane exploding out of the ground, and multiple coastal cities weren't investigating why their areas were being mysteriously hit by hydrogen sulfide. So other than being completely different in just about every way, sure, things are just like the 18th century! Derp...

2018-07-24  Two people lose consciousness in shallow water in swimming pool at water park in Huntley (Illinois):

Quote: "Two people were hospitalized Monday after being found unresponsive at the Stingray Bay Water Park in far northwest suburban Huntley. The Huntley Park District, which operates the pool, said two people were in the shallow area of a pool when patrons noticed they were in distress."

2018-07-24 - Man, 58, has 'medical issue' and collapses face-down into the water at beach in coastal Galveston (Texas):

Quote: "JUST IN: 58-year-old man taken to the hospital, now in critical condition, after being pulled from the surf on Galveston beach. I'm told the man may have had a medical issue and was found in the water facedown."

2018-07-24 - Girl, 5, pulled in critical condition from wave pool at water park in Merrillville (Indiana):

2018-07-24 - Ten shallow moderate earthquakes strike in 5 hours off the coast of Southern Oregon:

Note: Magnitudes 4.3, 5.2, 3.3, 4.3, 3.2, 4.3, 5.4, 2.8, 4.9 and 3.3...

2018-07-24 - Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Petrolia (California):

2018-07-24 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Wilson (Canada):

2018-07-24 - Easter Island is eroding as sea level rises:

Quote: "I once swam on Ovahe Beach and the sand seemed to go on for miles. Now, it’s all stone."

2018-07-24 - Giant iceberg that broke from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf is stuck, threatening to destabilize more of the continent’s ice:

2018-07-24 - Global warming killing the cedar trees of Lebanon:

Quote: "Climate change is a fact here. There is less rain, higher temperatures, and more extreme temperatures."

2018-07-24 - Lightning strike kills 74 sheep near Igdir (Turkey):

2018-07-24 - 43,388 lightning strikes in 24 hours hit the Istanbul region in Turkey:

2018-07-24 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Baltimore and Baltimore County (Maryland):

2018-07-24 - Trump attacks Endangered Species Act:

2018-07-24 - US Department of Interior buries communications policy after attempting to justify muzzling scientists:

2018-07-24 - Amazon looks to floating warehouses in the sky for drone deliveries:

Quote: "The e-commerce titan on Tuesday received a patent for product-distribution warehouses that float in the sky, and are carried and held aloft by blimps."

Note: Should make for some awesome fireworks shows when those go up in flames and rain down fire!

2018-07-24 - Latest study says dogs feel empathy for human suffering:

2018-07-24 - Herbal and food-based alternatives to antibiotics that could save your life:

2018-07-24 - Canadian scientists create first beer brewed from cannabis:

Quote: "According to the small Ontario laboratory, Province Brands, most beers marketed as a cannabis-infused beverage only use marijuana oil mixed in with barley. 'That’s not what we do. Our beer is brewed from the stalks, stem and roots of the cannabis plant,' Dooma Wendschuh said, via The Guardian."

2018-07-25 - Unknown foul odor hits coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

Quote: "Complaints made by residents of the Torry area of Aberdeen about a bad smell in the area are being investigated. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) said it had been made aware of the odour reports in recent days. Sepa said it was working with the city council to establish the possible source of the smell."

2018-07-25 - Extreme weather strikes throughout the entire northern hemisphere, including fires, heatwaves, droughts and flooding:

2018-07-25 - Global heatwave is about to hit your wallet:

Quote: "Scorching weather across the globe makes fields too dry for crops, rivers too warm to cool power plants, and leaves wind turbines idle – and it’s pushing commodities prices higher..."

2018-07-25 - Heat and drought hit the US Southwest like hasn't been seen since the Dust Bowl Era of the 1930s:

2018-07-25 - Heatwave warning for Europe for the next ten days:

2018-07-25 - Man in his 40s has 'medical episode' in swimming pool at YMCA in coastal Quincy (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A man in his 40s was hospitalized Wednesday after he suffered a medical episode in a Quincy pool, officials said."

2018-07-25 - Woman has 'medical episode', gets stuck in bus stop, in Winter Haven (Florida):

Quote: "First responders believe she may have suffered a medical episode. The woman was taken to a local hospital."

2018-07-25 - Man collapses and goes into cardiac arrest at Walmart in Mayodan (North Carolina):

2018-07-25 - Volcanic eruption updates - strong activity at Anak Krakatau (Indonesia), 3 eruptions in 12 hours at Agung (Indonesia) and strombolian eruption at Etna (Italy):

2018-07-25 - Massive sandstorm engulfs Golmud (China):

2018-07-25 - Stunning meteor fireball flies over the Mediterranean Sea, again:

2018-07-25 - Farmed salmon in the US and the UK contaminated with toxic flame retardants:

2018-07-25 - Trump officials may allow 'shaker machines' to search Arctic refuge for oil:

2018-07-26 - Methane deathtrap threatens democracy:

Note: It threatens HUMANITY...

2018-07-26 - Kevin Hester interviewed on the Australian drought and the coming El Niño:

2018-07-26 - Volcano Manaro erupts, blankets area with ash, on Ambae Island (Vanuatu), emergency declared, evacuations ensue:

Quote: "Vanuatu has imposed a state of emergency and evacuated thousands of residents after a volcano on Ambae island erupted, blanketing much of the surrounding area in thick ash. On Twitter, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ralph Regenvanu said 'cabinet has reimposed the state of emergency and ordered the compulsory evacuation of the entire population of Ambae.'"

2018-07-26 - Geologists detect pieces of Earth's mantle rising under the Cascadia Fault in the US Pacific Northwest:

2018-07-26 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Silver Lake (Washington):

2018-07-26 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of Pennsylvania:

2018-07-26 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Athens (Greece), wildfire death toll hits 82:

Quote: "Athens has been hit by flash flooding following torrential rain as the region reels from the impact of a devastating wildfire that has killed at least 82 people."

2018-07-26 - Study finds that potential DNA damage from CRISPR seriously underestimated:

2018-07-27 - The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet:

Quote: "A research paper concluding that climate-induced collapse is now inevitable, was recently rejected by anonymous reviewers of an academic journal. It has been released directly by the Professor who wrote it, to promote discussion of the necessary deep adaptation to climate chaos."

2018-07-27 - Heatwave in the UK pushes up fruit and vegetable prices as yields fall:

2018-07-27 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) continues to spread across Lake Erie:

2018-07-27 - US campaigns against breastfeeding to protect infant formula manufacturers:

2018-07-27 - Seabirds are pooping out plastic, study shows seabirds may be transporting ocean microplastics to land:

2018-07-27 - Scientists in Australia warn chemicals in plastics are number one threat to male fertility:

2018-07-28 - Ocean acidification to hit levels not seen in 14 million years:

2018-07-28 - Worldwide record-breaking heat and wildfires worsened by climate change:

2018-07-28 - Emergency drought summit to be held in Britain amid fears of food supply crisis:

2018-07-28 - Boy has 'medical emergency' at beach in coastal Margate (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency crews were also called to the beachfront at Westbrook Promenade at 12.48 today after a young boy fell into difficulty in the water. He was treated by crews at the scene before being taken to the QEQM Hospital, and is also in a very serious condition."

2018-07-28 - Person has 'medical emergency' in store in coastal Pensarn (Britain):

Quote: "A busy shop in Carmarthen has been closed after a 'medical emergency' on Saturday."

2018-07-28 - Woman goes into respiratory arrest in apartment near Dock Road in coastal Limerick (Ireland):

Quote: "It is understood that a woman suffered a respiratory arrest in an apartment at Mount Kennett Place, close to the Dock Road."

2018-07-28 - The trouble with climate feedbacks, a posthumous plea from astronaut Piers Sellers:

2018-07-28 - Nuclear plants can fail in heatwaves:

2018-07-28 - Study finds oxygen loss in the coastal Baltic Sea is unprecedentedly severe:

2018-07-28 - Global warming is supercharging a hot and dangerous summer:

2018-07-28 - Human influence detected in changing seasons, 'powerful and novel evidence for a significant human effect on Earth’s climate':

2018-07-28 - Typhoon Jongdari makes landfall in Japan as nation reels from record floods and heat:

2018-07-28 - Drought wreaks havoc on crops in El Salvador:

2018-07-29 - Dangerous heatwave heads to Europe:

Quote: "It is not out of the question for temperatures to reach 49 C (120 F) in southwestern Spain and parts of southern Portugal Friday into Sunday..."

2018-07-29 - Record drought causing crop problems in the breadbasket in Germany:

2018-07-29 - Mysterious massive algae bloom 'whirlpool' discovered in the Baltic Sea near Finland:

2018-07-29 - Man and woman found unconscious in swimming pool at home in Fresno (California):

2018-07-29 - Man goes missing in the Connecticut River near the Hadlyme Ferry Boat Launch in Lyme (Connecticut):

2018-07-29 - Paul Beckwith on Antarctica and abrupt climate change:

2018-07-29 - Paul Beckwith on a blue ocean event in the Arctic:

2018-07-29 - Heatwave heads to Portland (Oregon):

2018-07-29 - Volcanic update - seismographs go crazy at Rinjani (Indonesia), new eruption at Ibu (Indonesia) and Karymsky (Russia), SO2 emissions over Ambae (Vanuatu), Kilauea (Hawaii) and Sierra Negra (Galapagos), strong incandescence at Villarica (Chile):

2018-07-29 - Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes near coastal Lombok Island (Indonesia), 14+ killed, 160+ injured:

2018-07-29 - Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes in the ocean west of Florence (Oregon):

2018-07-29 - Second earthquake swarm in a week strikes off the coast of Oregon:

2018-07-29 - Powerful hailstorm pounds Jalisco (Mexico), baby killed, 40 injured:

2018-07-29 - Typhoon Jongdari causes widespread damage as it roars across Japan:

2018-07-29 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Uttar Pradesh (India), homes collapse, 70 killed:

2018-07-29 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Greece:

2018-07-30 - Sea surface temperature reaches 66F in the Arctic near Svalbard:

2018-07-30 - Man dives into the River Cleddau and disappears in coastal Neyland (Britain):

2018-07-30 - Lightning strike kills man in Pirin (Bulgaria):

2018-07-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Uppsala (Sweden), other parts of the country broil and burn:

2018-07-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Myanmar, 10+ killed, 100,000 displaced:

2018-07-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Penang (Malaysia):

2018-07-30 - Dust storm causes more than 1,000 road accidents in Dubai (UAE):

2018-07-30 - Supreme Court denies Trump admin request to halt climate lawsuit by kids:

2018-07-31 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of Arizona:

2018-07-31 - Heavy rain and flooding threaten to submerge Hanoi (Vietnam), 3+ killed:

2018-07-31 - Dog licks man, man gets infection and loses both legs, near Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Do you let your dog lick you? You might think twice after what happened to a Wisconsin man. Greg Manteufel lost both his legs after being licked by a dog. Doctors said they believe he got a bacterial infection afterward that spread through his body."

2018-07-31 - Top US shale oil fields decline rate reaches new record:

2018-07-31 - UK government backing plan to bury radioactive waste under national parks:

2018-07-31 - New investigation cites the US as the worst place in the world to give birth:

2018-07-31 - New book 'Squeezed' shows that America's middle class is slowly being wiped out:

2018-07-31 - US newsroom employment dropped nearly 23% in less than 10 years, newspapers most affected:

2018-07-31 - American society would collapse if it weren't for these 8 myths:

2018-07-31 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupts near Mexico City (Mexico):

2018-07-31 - Abrupt climate change discussion with meteorologist Nick Humphrey:

2018-07-31 - Guy McPherson on abrupt climate change, loss of habitat, and making life suck less:

2018-07-31 - Unknown sewery-smelling stench plaguing West Valley City (Utah):

Quote: "A mysterious odor is plaguing neighborhoods here. 'It’s terrible. It’s gross. I can’t even describe it,' said Ronda Britton. 'Sometimes when you’re walking by it’s like death,' Nicholas Britton added. 'You’re like, what in the heck? You’re looking around thinking "What the heck’s around?" Maybe an animal or something.' The foul smell has even reached West Valley City Hall. 'It’s kind of a sewer type smell,' said Sam Johnson, the city's communications director."

2018-07-31 - Ocean spews strong-smelling gas(es) off coastal Oceanside (California):

Quote: "The Oceanside Police Department told residents not to panic after the department received several calls about a strong smell. According to authorities, the smell is outgassing from the ocean and is non-toxic. Ocean outgassing happens when the ocean releases gasses that were trapped or dissolved. A similar incident was reported in La Jolla earlier this year. At this time, it's unclear what is causing the outgassing."

Note: Yeah, people got sick during that La Jolla incident, so obviously it IS toxic. Non-toxic stuff doesn't make people sick. Methane, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide accumulate at the bottom of oceans, so that's what the oceans are belching up. Methane and carbon dioxide are odorless, so the fact that this incident had a strong smell means there was hydrogen sulfide present. Hydrogen sulfide is VERY toxic. In fact, at 1 part per thousand it can kill you with one breath. As the oceans continue to warm, these 'ocean outgassing' events will become more common. Eventually, just as has happened before, this process will wipe out most life on Earth...

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