Thursday, August 30, 2018

Event Update For 2018-08-29

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

2018-08-29 - Hydrogen sulfide, e.g. sewer gas, evacuates corrections facility building in coastal Pensacola (Florida):

Quote: "The Escambia County Corrections Office building was evacuated on Wednesday around 11:30 a.m. after officials say staff reported a strong smell thought to be sewer gas."

2018-08-29 - Unknown gas odor causes partial evacuation at school in Boerne (Texas):

Quote: "Boerne Middle School officials via Twitter Wednesday afternoon reported a gas odor prompted a partial evacuation of the campus."

2018-08-29 - Cargo plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

Quote: "Officials say a UPS cargo plane made an emergency landing in Cedar Rapids Wednesday morning due to smoke in the cockpit."

Note: This is the 141st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-29 - Ferry ship 'Eleftherios Venizelos' hit by car deck fire in the wee hours near coastal Piraeus (Greece):

Quote: "Update: Fire was or still is much more serious than we’ve been told – cargo decks were still emitting smoke in the afternoon, firefighting of a major scale still going on. All passengers of course, left ferry, no injures reported. Because of water poured into the ship, she developed portside list. Look at photos – smoke is seen both fore and aft, meaning that fire spread throughout car deck or decks."

Note: This is the third ferry ship to burn in four days. Ferry ship 'Wight Sky' was just damaged by fire on The Solent near the Isle of Wight (Britain), and ferry ship 'Alcántara Dos' just burst into flame near coastal Almeria (Spain), both events mentioned in the 2018-08-26 update. This is the 806th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-30 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 70+ cars burn, in coastal Cancun (Mexico):

2018-08-30 - Car(s) and car yard go up in flames in coastal New Plymouth (New Zealand):

Quote: "Early indications are at this stage that the fire started in a vehicle in the building."

2018-08-29 - Underground electrical fires cause blackouts in coastal Bronx (New York):

2018-08-29 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #134, August 17th-28th, 2018:

2018-08-29 - Factory devastated by massive blaze in West Footscray suburb of coastal Melbourne (Australia), schools closed:

2018-08-29 - Waste transfer station destroyed by fire in Grant County (Washington):

2018-08-29 - Recycling center hit by fire, 80 tons of rubbish burns, near Basingstoke (Britain):

2018-08-29 - Recycling center erupts in flame in coastal Weston-super-Mare (Britain):

2018-08-29 - Transformer bursts into flame and explodes in Pitcairn (Pennsylvania), blackouts ensue:

2018-08-29 - Wildfire grows to 6,866 acres near Cougar Lake (Oregon):

2018-08-29 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Marina Del Rey (California):

2018-08-29 - Boat bursts into flame at marina on Payette Lake (Idaho), 1 injured:

2018-08-29 - In two separate incidents, boat, tractor, 3 cars, ATV, RV trailer and 2 barns destroyed by fire, near Cheslea and Ypsilanti (Michigan):

Quote: "Three cars, a tractor and a fifth-wheel trailer were destroyed in the fire that destroyed the pole barn, officials said."

Quote: "The barn was destroyed in the fire, taking with it a boat and a four-wheeler ATV parked outside the barn, officials said."

Note: These are the 807th, 808th and 809th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 1877th tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-29 - Passenger train car bursts into flame at Glenside Station in Glenside (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-29 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on Highway 69 near the Richard Lake Motel in Sudbury (Canada):

2018-08-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame while parked near storage building, fire spreads to building, in Ithaca (New York):

Quote: "When crews arrived on scene, they found a tractor trailer fire had spread to a nearby storage building."

2018-08-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 7 AM on I-10 in Suwannee County (Florida):

2018-08-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Ottawa (Illinois):

2018-08-29 - In separate incidents, tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 near Ridgeland, and garbage truck bursts into flame on I-95 near Hardeeville (South Carolina):

Quote: "A garbage truck fire has closed all northbound lanes on Interstate 95, according to an alert sent by the City of Hardeeville at 6:16 p.m. Wednesday. Google maps show heavy traffic at the South Carolina and Georgia state line around 6:30 p.m. No other information was available on the fire. This is the third fire to delay traffic on this stretch of I-95 in the past 24 hours. Ridgeland Fire Department responded to a tractor-trailer on fire near Exit 21 at about 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to fire department spokesman Henry Criss. He said the fire was put out at 4:40 p.m. On Tuesday night, a northbound lane was closed for a tractor-trailer fire at the exact same location, Criss said."

Note: Hardeeville is about 15 miles south of Ridgeland, and both are near the coast...

2018-08-29 - Tractor bursts into flame while parked at farm in Hays (Canada):

2018-08-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A45 between Rushden and Wellingborough (Britain):

2018-08-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A465 in Wales (Britain):

2018-08-29 - Tractor bursts into flame in Middle Lodge, Chippenham (Britain):

Note: These are the 1878th, 1879th, 1880th, 1881st, 1882nd, 1883rd, 1884th, 1885th and 1886th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-29 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on I-95 near Hardeeville (South Caroline):

Note: This is the garbage truck fire mentioned above...

2018-08-29 - Hay truck bursts into flame at I-20 and US 377 in Benbrook (Texas):

2018-08-29 - Food truck bursts into flame in parking lot in coastal Colombo on the island of Sri Lanka:

2018-08-29 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home in Agassiz (Canada):

2018-08-29 - RV bursts into flame at 5:32 AM while parked at Pierre's Point Campground on Shuswap Lake in Salmon Arm (Canada), dog killed:

Note: These are the 398th and 399th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-29 - Campervan bursts into flame on the A46 in Ashchurch (Britain):

2018-08-29 - Van bursts into flame on street near Bramley Sunnyside Infant School in Rotherham (Britain):,van-catches-fire-outside-bramley-primary-school_28387.htm

2018-08-29 - Van bursts into flame on Edge Lane Drive in Old Swan (Britain):

2018-08-29 - Van bursts into flame on Holywell Street in Shrewsbury (Britain), near the River Severn:

2018-08-29 - Three SUVs go up in flames while parked at business in Presque Isle (Maine):

2018-08-29 - SUV bursts into flame on Summa Avenue in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2018-08-29 - SUV bursts into flame on Park Avenue near the Rock River in Beloit (Wisconsin):

2018-08-29 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near Walgreens in Marietta (Georgia):

2018-08-29 - Multiple cars go up in flames at 12:44 AM on Prospect Avenue in Danielson (Connecticut), 1200 feet from the Quinebaug River:

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame at home in coastal Shippan (Connecticut):

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame at 6:15 AM in mall parking lot in coastal Kenai (Alaska), 1 lightly injured:

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on highway near coastal Arcata (California):

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on I-25 in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on Route 41 in Piney View (West Virginia):

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame in carpark at Tamborine Mountain (Australia):

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame at 6:10 AM on the Warrego Highway between Chinchilla and Dalby (Australia):

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on Stoddard Road in coastal Mount Roskill (New Zealand):

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on Route 16 near Army National Guard Readiness Center on the island of Guam:

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame in carpark at Seale Hayne College in Newton Abbot (Britain):

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on Wraxall Road in Wraxall (Britain):

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on Hall Lane in Sandbach (Britain):

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame at roundabout in Stanground (Britain):

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on Ferry Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Ferry Road, Scunthorpe. Wed 29 Aug 2018 22:51 (No:19480) Car fire. 2 hose reels and 1 BA in use."

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on the A61 in Hutton Conyers (Britain):

Quote: "Car fire – A61, Hutton Conyers Time of call: 1812 hours A crew from Ripon has dealt with a car fire involving a Ford Mondeo which resulted in 50% fire damage to the vehicle. The crew used 1 hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera. The cause is believed to be an electrical fault."

2018-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on Lancaster Road in Carlisle (Britain):

Quote: "Car fire in Carlisle(Carlisle) 29 Aug 2018 At 18:46 firefighters were called to a car fire on Lancaster Street, Carlisle. Crews used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire."

2018-08-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Route 283 in Lancaster County (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-29 - Forklift bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

Quote: "Scary moments Wednesday night for a work crew cleaning up scrap metal when their forklift burst into flames sparking a brush fire on County Road 51 and FM 43."

2018-08-29 - RV trailer bursts into flame on Dry Branch Road in East Bank (West Virginia):

2018-08-29 - Two cars and home go up in flames before 6:55 AM in Fairfield (Alabama):

2018-08-29 - Barn destroyed by fire at 11:57 PM in Nampa (Idaho):

2018-08-29 - Furniture and cabinet business heavily damaged by huge fire in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2018-08-29 - Two commercial buildings and three apartments destroyed by massive blaze at 4:20 AM in coastal Weymouth (Canada):

2018-08-29 - Mixed-use building heavily damaged by fire in Syracuse (New York):

2018-08-29 - Mixed-use building heavily damaged by fire in Schenectady (New York), nobody there:

2018-08-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire near Lake Magdalene (Florida):

2018-08-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Fresno (California), nobody there:

2018-08-29 - Home destroyed by fire in Tulsa (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2018-08-29 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2018-08-29 - Townhome complex heavily damaged by fire at 4:52 AM on Mill Stream Lane in Lynchburg (Virginia):

2018-08-29 - Condo building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):

2018-08-29 - Condo building(s) heavily damaged by fire before 5:30 AM in Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-08-29 - Deadly fire burns home on Lucas Lane in Newalla (Oklahoma):

2018-08-29 - Vacant home burns at 3 AM in Reading (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-29 - Police dog suddenly dies at home in Cayce (South Carolina):

2018-08-29 - Young leopardess drops dead in Chikkajogihalli (India):

Quote: "Forest officials said there were no external injuries on the carcass."

2018-08-29 - Boy, 14, collapses in shower and dies at home in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

Quote: "According to head coach Jeremy Frioud, Marcano fell while showering and never regained consciousness, but the official cause of death is unknown."

Note: So he died right after dousing his head with water, on the coast...

2018-08-29 - Man, 19, dies after being pulled from Silver Lake in Wilmington (Massachusetts):

2018-08-29 - Man, early 60s, dies while operating forklift at business in Langhorne (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The man, a Middletown resident in his early 60s, may have suffered a medical event that caused his death."

2018-08-29 - Man, 29, dies after being pulled from the water at Orchard Beach in coastal Bronx (New York):

2018-08-29 - Man drops dead along road near Pecos (Texas):

2018-08-29 - Man, 46, found dead in canal in Beaumont (Texas):

2018-08-29 - Man, 24, falls off jet ski and dies in Lewisville Lake (Texas):

2018-08-29 - Man, 28, found dead near his car near Stillhouse Hollow Lake (Texas):

Quote: "On Wednesday, police found a car Lee had been known to be driving at Chalk Ridge Falls Park at Stillhouse Hollow Lake. The car was not far from where the body was found."

2018-08-29 - Person found dead on ranch near Catarina (Texas):

2018-08-29 - Man slumps over dead in van at Food Lion in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2018-08-29 - Man, 59, slumps over dead in car at Walmart in coastal Greenport (New York):

2018-08-29 - Man found dead in car at Taco Bell in Dearborn Heights (Michigan):

2018-08-29 - Woman, 88, found dead in coastal Puget Sound near Mukilteo Lighthouse Park in Mukilteo (Washington):

2018-08-29 - Person found dead in creek in Hanahan (South Carolina):

2018-08-29 - Man, 20, found dead in creek near Ashford Rumble Elementary School in Boone County (West Virginia):

2018-08-29 - Man, 33, found dead in Troublesome Creek near Blanca Lake (Washington):

2018-08-29 - Person found dead on South 5th Street near Shelby Avenue in Nashville (Tennessee):

2018-08-29 - Woman, 87, has 'medical episode' in Alford Lake and dies, in Hope (Maine):

Quote: "A woman drowned Wednesday night while swimming in Alford Lake after an apparent medical episode, Knox County's chief sheriff's deputy said in a release."

2018-08-29 - Woman found dead in gulch in Haiku (Hawaii):

2018-08-29 - Man found dead in driveway at home in Valle Vista (California):

2018-08-29 - Man found dead in lake at Norman Chamberlain Park in Shard End (Britain):

2018-08-29 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on ferry ship near coastal Tarbert (Scotland):

Quote: "The 2.10 pm sailing from Uig, Skye to Tarbert, Harris on Wednesday (29th August) has been delayed due to a medical emergency."

2018-08-29 - Man has heart problems on cruise ship near the island of Barra (Scotland):

Quote: "A male passenger on board the 'Magellan' was medevaced in the Outer Hebrides after suffering heart problems east of the Island of Barra."

2018-08-29 - Man, 23, has 'medical event', pickup truck slams into home, in Uintah County (Utah):

Quote: "Uintah County Sheriff’s Office said the man was driving north on Vernal Avenue when it appears he suffered a medical event causing him to run off the road."

2018-08-29 - Man, 35, has seizure, scooter plows into utility pole, in Graham (North Carolina), 1 injured:

Quote: "Jeremy Lee Smith, 35, was driving a scooter on South Main Street in Graham just before 8:30 a.m. when he had a seizure and veered to the right, police said. He ran off the road and struck a utility pole, ejecting Smith from his scooter."

2018-08-29 - Small plane crashes near Prescott Airport in Prescott (Arizona), 1 killed:

2018-08-29 - Small plane crashes near Benton Airpark in Redding (California), 1 killed:

2018-08-29 - Small plane makes emergency landing at Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation near Tucson (Arizona), engine failure:

2018-08-29 - Indian Air Force helicopter makes emergency landing near Siddipet (India):

2018-08-29 - Glider crashes into Sterling Mountain (Vermont), 3 killed:

2018-08-29 - Tractor trailer and van collide head-on, near Morrinsville (New Zealand), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-08-29 - Tractor trailer veers across median, hits three oncoming cars, fire erupts, on I-10 in Chandler (Arizona), 2+ killed:

2018-08-29 - Tractor trailer crashes into I-95 toll booth in Cecil County (Maryland), 1 injured:

2018-08-29 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 1:30 AM, hits drainage culvert, bursts into flame, on I-57 in Douglas County (Illinois):

2018-08-29 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-80 in Joliet (Illinois):

2018-08-29 - Car crashes into embankment on the Bruce Highway in Childers (Australia), 1 injured:

Quote: "A Childers police officer told the NewsMail officers were investigating whether a medical episode had anything to do with the incident."

2018-08-29 - Car veers off road at 1:30 AM, crashes into wall, in coastal New Plymouth (New Zealand), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-08-29 - Wild boar attacks and injures woman outside school in coastal Singapore:

2018-08-29 - California's loss of ground water is causing it to sink at an alarming rate:

2018-08-29 - Landslide buries home in Uttarakhand (India), 7 killed, 1 injured:

2018-08-29 - Drinking water sickening thousands of people in Basra (Iraq):

Quote: "Basra's health authorities said on Wednesday that more than 17,000 people have been admitted to hospitals over illnesses contracted from polluted drinking water."

2018-08-29 - Scaffold collapses at construction site near Disney World in Orlando (Florida), 2 killed:

2018-08-29 - Hole opens on the I-5 Ship Canal Bridge in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2018-08-29 - 100,000 lightning strikes recorded in 12 hours across France:

2018-08-29 - Lightning strikes kill 11 people in western Rwanda:

2018-08-29 - At water-starved Lake Mead and Lake Powell, 'the crisis is already real,' scientists say:

2018-08-29 - Flooding death toll rises to 30 in Cambodia:

2018-08-29 - How harmful air pollution gets to our brains:

2018-08-29 - Fisherman catches ultra rare 'ghost lobster' off the coast of Maine:

2018-08-29 - 'Gatsbying' is all the rage on the social media platform Instagram lately:

Quote: "This pop culture phenomenon is the latest trend among millennials on the photo-sharing platform."

Note: It's hard to keep up - I'm still Taylor Swifting!


  1. Hey Jonny (and everyone here) - I trust you're all well.

    Humidity has moved in to my area for the next week (it's predicted) with the possibility of rain every day (and at any time).

    Friday, 31 August 2018
    Record low in the Barents and Kara Seas region.

    Antarctic ice at maximum well below average

    Antarctic ice 380,000km2 below average [more]

    Australia: Dry times to continue as BOM releases grim spring outlook

    Scientists find pocket of warm water trapped under Arctic with potential to melt entire ice pack

    Is a tropical cyclone set to hit Ireland?

    NASA Discovers Bubbling Lakes In The Remote Arctic - A Sign Of Global Warming

    Middle East Ready to go Up in Flames

    [~ 22.5 min. video & this embedded story]

    Israel Preparing Large Scale Strike on Iranian Targets in Syria



    1. Hello Tom, the humidity is also returning here, especially after yesterday afternoons typhoon, it was crazy. Also yesterday a women went missing out of her boat at Bernice state park,OK.....this is the site on horse creek that has had many cyanobacteria events in the past few years.....still haven't found the missing women nor are they talking about it.....saw the hoopla as I was crossing the bridge myself and only found out what was going on by asking, hopefully there will be something soon.
      Gonna try to enjoy a family gathering on a part of the lake that has had a few bodies pulled out of it tomorrow, plan to thrill them with my apocalyptic ukulele tunes :-) Have a thrilling holiday all

  2. Huge sinkhole forces hundreds to evacuate in Seoul, South Korea

    Flood kills 6 in northern Laos

    12 dead, 3,000 displaced and 360 locations cut off by floods in Nagaland, India - 4 inches of rain in one hour recorded

    [the noises are back - big time]
    'Is it aliens or something?': Trumpet sounds heard in the skies of Bavaria, Germany

    'Weird sound from sky' heard in Penang, Malaysia

    [wow, even the "night sounds" are impressive!]

    'Trumpeting sounds' heard in Dallas, Texas

    Quality of Life drops as Climate Change hits Home

    The Latest: 3 children among injured in New Mexico bus crash

    Authorities say preliminary information indicates a semitrailer smashed into the bus after one of its tires blew out. [more]

    [more below]

  3. [in our new spot this week, SEND It to Scribbler, our first entry]

    A Tesla vehicle went airborne and crashed into a tree after driving at high speed over a railroad track (TSLA)

    A Tesla vehicle went airborne on Tuesday after driving over a railroad track in Barrie, Canada, the local police reported.

    The vehicle was driving at high speed before reaching an incline just before the railroad track.

    After it landed, it started skidding into the opposite lane and eventually crashed into a tree that left the vehicle "demolished."

    The driver and passenger were taken to the hospital and received treatment for minor injuries. [wow, they survived!]

    The driver was arrested and charged with dangerous driving. [more]

    Louisiana residents vs. 20-pound swamp rats in “Rodents of an Unusual Size”

    It’s become such a problem that the state of Louisiana is paying private citizens to kill these rats, called nutria, in an attempt to win the battle for the shore. [more; there you go hunt all you want!]

    Economic Doom Returns: Emerging Market Currencies Collapse To Record Lows As Global Financial Chaos Accelerates

    Currencies are collapsing in Argentina, Brazil, India, Turkey and other emerging markets, and central banks are springing into action. It is being hoped that the financial chaos can be confined to emerging markets so that it will not spread to the United States and Europe. But of course the global financial system is more interconnected today than ever before, and a massive wave of debt defaults in emerging markets would inevitably have extremely serious consequences all over the planet. It would be difficult to overstate the potential danger that this new crisis poses for all of us. Emerging market economies went on an unprecedented debt binge over the past decade, and a high percentage of those debts were denominated in U.S. dollars. As emerging market currencies collapse, it is going to become nearly impossible to service any debts denominated in U.S. dollars, and that could ultimately mean absolutely enormous losses for international lenders. Our system tends to do fairly well as long as everybody is paying their debts, but once the dominoes begin to tumble things can get messy really quickly. [more]

    [from the After a While, You Can't Ignore It desk]
    The true state of America's coastal and waterways: Thousands of tons of dead marine life is impacting the US every month and it's getting worse

    From gopher hole to large pond: Giant growing sinkhole fills up with water in Oxford, Nova Scotia, Canada (video)

    From gopher hole to large pond: Officials have called in some high-tech equipment to Oxford to determine how big a massive sinkhole is likely to get. The sinkhole is expanding toward a road a gas station and a coffee shop that could also get swallowed by this crater growing underground. Very preoccupating! [more; very what?]

  4. News Links, August 31, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    These 4 Charts Show How World Trade Has Collapsed In Just One Year

    Monetary Stimulus Does Not Work. The Evidence Is In

    WTF Just Happened in Argentina? Central Bank Hikes to 60%, Peso Collapses 24% in 2 Days, Macri Begs IMF for Faster Bailout

    Trade resolution may help, but won't fix, auto industry decline, analyst says

    India's central bank just proved demonetisation was for nothing

    Mortgage Prisoners Totally Screwed in Australia as Refinance Rejections Soar

    The World Is Ganging up Against the Dollar

    Iran Sanctions, Emerging Markets And The End Of Dollar Dominance

    Japan, China to discuss currency swap pact

    Turkey's Debt & Currency Crisis Morphs into Financial Crisis as Banks Face Funding Squeeze

    Australia's central bank says power failure hits payment system

    Trump Threatens to Pull U.S. Out of WTO If It Doesn't 'Shape Up'

    Which Emerging Markets Will Run Out Of Money First: Here Is The Answer

    Airlines Are Suspending Flights Because Fuel Is Too Expensive

    Grand Bargain Update: U.S. Offered to Pull Out of Syria

    Russia's fleet to counter US moves ahead of Syrian offensive

    Mattis: US support to Saudi coalition in Yemen not unconditional

    At Dimona reactor, Netanyahu warns Israel's foes they risk ruin
    Where are the sanctions? -- RF

    Iran's Khamenei says Europe cannot save nuclear deal, help economy

    US Army Returns To Its 'Big Guns' Over Fears Of Future "Front" Warfare With China, Russia
    Army leadership began to take notice of its dwindling capabilities in what was once a core area of battlefield readiness after military studies showed that Russian cannons have far surpassed the American guns in range.

    Lengthy operations are grinding down the Air Force, according to Rand report

    White Helmets accompany large delivery of poisonous chemicals to militants in Syria – MoD

    Iran is complying with nuclear deal restrictions: IAEA report

    Modernized Chinese Navy Could Surpass US, Prompting Fears It's "Game Over" For US In Pacific

    Brazil to deploy military in state flooded with Venezuelans

    Peru declares emergency over influx of Venezuelan migrants
    What happens when collapse accelerates and people are fleeing multiple countries in the same region? -- RF

    Venezuelans flee home only to end up homeless in Brazil

    Iraq short on spare gas and diesel supplies

    Contested waters: Conflict on Africa's Great Lakes

    Another Conflict Is Looming In Libya's Oil Crescent
    French minister's exit may give EDF's nuclear plants new lease of life

    Air pollution can put a dent in solar power

    Drowning in Dirty Water, Permian Needs $22B to Stay Afloat

    Now you see it, now you don't: oil surplus vanishes ahead of Iran deadline

    Chinese soy buyers leave U.S. exporters show empty handed
    An annual U.S. soy exporters' conference wrapped up on Wednesday without any known sales to Chinese buyers, in sharp contrast to previous years where billions of dollars of the main U.S. cash crop have been signed over to China in elaborate ceremonies.

    A hot, dark, hungry future?

    Scallop wars: French fishermen 'hurl rocks and smoke bombs' at British fishing boats in English Channel skirmish
    Too many people. -- RF

    Special Report: Appetite for destruction - Soy boom devours Brazil's tropical savanna [THAT'S where China is getting their soy]

    [more below]

  5. U.S. sees alarming rise in antibiotic-resistant UTIs: Study

    Scientists find corals in deeper waters under stress too

    Plastic, biogenic particles combine in the ocean, sink to lower depths

    Just 10 streams carry 95% of all river-borne plastic into the ocean

    Your Next Weather Apocalypse: The Smokestorm

    Congo's latest Ebola outbreak could become 'worst ever' in East Africa, IRC warns

    Ancient treatment may help fight 'superbugs'

    Bees become 'addicted' to harmful pesticides, scientists warn

    FBI refutes report, promoted by Trump, that China hacked Hillary Clinton's emails
    Whom to believe? -- RF

    Facebook Engineer's Stunning Admission: "We Tear Down Posters Welcoming Trump Supporters"

    Christopher Steele Worked For Sanctioned Russian Oligarch While Composing Sham Dossier: Solomon

    Imagine if the BBC Were Honest (Craig Murray)

    US leaker Chelsea Manning to be barred from Australia

    Yahoo Mail is still scanning your emails for data to sell to advertisers

    Russia tries more precise technology to block Telegram messenger

    Mapping The Countries Shutting Down The Internet The Most
    Number one, by a huge margin, is India, which the US media often refer to as the "world's most populous democracy." -- RF

    In Rare Meeting, Russia Delivers Intel To US Officials Showing "Planned Chemical Provocation" In Syria

    In 1973, an MIT computer predicted the end of civilization. So far, it's on target.

    Human Predators, Human Prey: Part 2

    How Tourists Are Destroying the Places They Love

    Tesla's Entire Internet Network Down: Some Use it to Unlock or Start Their Cars

    Miami Will Be Underwater Soon. Its Drinking Water Could Go First

    Why Is Productivity Dead in the Water?
    It's an interesting analysis and he makes excellent points. However, one major factor is missing: the increasing cost of energy production. Specifically, oil is costing increasingly more to produce. Offshore, deepwater, shale... we are moving on to increasingly costly and difficult-to-produce oil, and that means the net energy delivered to society is on the decline. Shale oil (LTO) is so expensive to produce that it must steal energy to remain viable. It's no wonder that productivity growth is stalling. -- RF

    Japan labels North Korea a threat in annual defense review

    [Japan] National Police Agency to experiment with AI to predict crimes

    Becoming Serfs (Chris Hedges)

    Maternal death rates are a key indicator of why the state of female health in the US is so terrible

    Moody's downgrades Ford's credit rating to one notch above junk bond status

    30% of student loan borrowers can't keep up with debt after just six years

    Almost half of Americans can't pay for their basic needs
    Four in 10 Americans are struggling to pay for their basic needs
    such as groceries or housing, a problem even middle-class households confront, according to a new study from the Urban Institute.

    Supply of Homes Surges 20% to 90% in Many Markets Just as Pending Home Sales Drop

    Detroit shutting off drinking water in all schools because of lead, copper contamination

    'The homeland is no longer a sanctuary' amid rising near-peer threats, NORTHCOM commander says

    N.J. Raising Gas Tax by 20% to Help Cover Spending on State Roads

    Making It in the United States: The Harsh Realities Americans Face

  6. Andy Mowatt and his new bunch of "back-up" musicians (each of which has his own "band" or two) playin' tonight in Lancaster @ Tellus 360.

    An astounding number of people are on psychiatric medications


  7. Flash flooding wreaks havoc, swamping major roads and train tracks in Susquehanna Valley
    1 hour ago