Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Event Update For 2018-11-13

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

2018-11-13 - Hydrogen sulfide hits apartment building and sickens dog in Toronto (Canada):

Quote: "An investigation has been launched to find the cause of a potential gas leak in a residential building near Jane and Eglinton. Emergency services were called just before 2:30 p.m. to 85 Emmett Avenue to reports of a strong odour in the building and that a dog had died in a third-floor apartment. Residents of the third floor were evacuated as a precaution. Toronto police originally said the dog had died, but now say the canine is recovering from inhaling the fumes. The gas has been identified as hydrogen sulfide and no injuries to humans have been reported."

2018-11-13 - Woman in her 30s ignites at home on Acklam Road in Middlesbrough (Britain), near the coast, husband burned too:

Quote: "Several people came to the aid of the woman, who was outside of her Acklam Road home after reportedly suffering burns during an incident at the property said to have happened at around 12.40pm this afternoon. One witness said: 'It was horrendous, I’ve never seen anything like it, her clothing had come away and people were trying to put her out and cool her burns.' Another said he had seen smoke before realising that the woman was on fire. He added: 'She is a mother of young children, I think in her 30s.'"

2018-11-13 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills person while parked on Sawtelle Road in Oakland (Maine):

2018-11-13 - Tractor starts itself while parked in barn, takes off and crashes out of barn and bursts into flame, in Sankt Johann am Wimberg (Austria):

Quote: "It was around 9:40 when the car parked at the barnyard probably started due to short circuit and began to move. It was in the forefront. The tractor broke through the barn door, driving about 25 to 30 meters above the driveway, before pushing towards the owner's garage and finally fired. The landlord's mother became aware of the fire by making noise and contacting her 46-year-old son. This warned the fire department. To prevent the flames spreading to the building, he pulled the burning tractor a few meters from the garage. As a result, he could prevent a fire in the barn."

Note: This is the 2379th tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-13 - Two mysterious explosions alarm people in Doncaster (Britain):

2018-11-13 - Wildfire death toll rises to 48 in and around Paradise (California):

Quote: "The deaths from the Camp fire, the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, increased to 48, as authorities brought in additional resources to recover the dead."

2018-11-13 - Climate change may practically sterilize male insects:

2018-11-13 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire on Wallen Road in Fort Wayne (Indiana), 1 killed:

Note: This is the 289th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-11-13 - Wildfire roars back to life, grows to 93,700 acres, near coastal Malibu (California):

Quote: "The number of homes and other structures destroyed had reached 435. Damage assessments were continuing, with crews having to gain access to canyon areas on foot. 'That number is going to rise significantly,' Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said."

2018-11-13 - Ferry boat bursts into flame at 6:40 AM while docked at wharf in coastal Sibu (Malaysia):

2018-11-13 - Fishing boat bursts into flame and explodes near coastal Andros Island (Bahamas), 1 killed:

Quote: "Preliminary reports are that shortly after 10am today, five men from Andros were on a fishing trip some three miles off Morgan’s Bluff, when their boat caught afire and an explosion occurred. The five men all jumped overboard for safety. A short while later one of the men was found unconscious, submerged in the water. BP has identified that victim as Cassius Gaitor of Mastic Point. The man was taken to shore where he was pronounced dead by the islands local doctor."

Note: These are the 1068th and 1069th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-13 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in Manyani (Kenya):

2018-11-13 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway near Campobasso (Italy):

Note: These are the 641st and 642nd buses to burn in 2018...

2018-11-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, brakes fail, truck plows into 20 vehicles in coastal Santa Cruz (California), several injured:

Quote: "Drivers had reported to CHP that they saw the rig spewing smoke and fire just before the crash. 'Just minutes prior, witnesses had called in to say that they had observed the big rig with its wheels smoking and fire, so it's presumably the brakes going out,' said CHP Santa Cruz Sgt. Grant Boles."

2018-11-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 7 AM on the Eastex Freeway in Houston (Texas):

2018-11-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Capital Beltway near coastal Washington DC:

2018-11-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at loading dock at Providence Place mall in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2018-11-13 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on I-16 in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

Note: Also see the pickup truck that burst into flame on I-95 in Savannah on this day...

2018-11-13 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near St. Edward (Nebraska):

2018-11-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 11:30 PM on the Capricorn Highway in Queensland (Australia):

Quote: "Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were called to the fire on the Capricorn Hwy and Evergreen Rd around 11.30pm to reports a prime mover carrying post was engulfed in flames."

Quote: "The Australia Post truck driver was able to unhook the trailers from the prime mover, but all mail on board was destroyed. He was not injured. The destroyed mail was destined for areas between Bluff, Blackwater and through to Longreach and Winton."

Note: These are the 2380th, 2381st, 2382nd, 2383rd, 2384th, 2385th and 2386th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-13 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Niles Vienna Road in Vienna Township (Ohio):

2018-11-13 - Truck bursts into flame while parked in layby near Maddiston (Scotland):

2018-11-13 - RV bursts into flame on Lone Tree Road in Escalon (California):

Note: This is the 483rd RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-13 - Minivan bursts into flame on the M77 in Kingswell (Scotland):

2018-11-13 - SUV bursts into flame at 6:38 AM on I-275 in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2018-11-13 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2018-11-13 - Car bursts into flame just after 4 AM on I-64 in St. Louis (Missouri), separate fiery big rig crash too:

2018-11-13 - Car bursts into flame at 11 PM near Ballenger Lane and Rice Road in Columbia (Missouri):

2018-11-13 - Car bursts into flame on I-255 near Dupo (Illinois):

2018-11-13 - Car bursts into flame on Pelham Road in Southgate (Michigan):

2018-11-13 - Car bursts into flame on Sutherland Road in coastal Lyall Bay (New Zealand):

2018-11-13 - Multiple cars go up in flames at midnight on Princes Avenue in Nuneaton (Britain):

2018-11-13 - Car bursts into flame at 1:22 AM while parked on Dunton Street, fire damages 3 more cars, in Woodgate (Britain):

2018-11-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge near Lake Charles (Louisiana):

2018-11-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-5 near Portland (Oregon):

2018-11-13 - Trailer bursts into flame while being towed, near restaurant in Dalton (Georgia):

2018-11-13 - Pickup truck and farm building destroyed by fire near Oelwein (Iowa):

2018-11-13 - Barn destroyed by fire on Rosemary Lane in Preston (Britain), 21,000 chicks killed:

2018-11-13 - Concrete business heavily damaged by fire in River Rouge (Michigan):

2018-11-13 - Cabin destroyed by fire near Ward Road in Orange (Massachusetts), nobody there:

Quote: "Equipment to put out the fire had to be carried in by hand and a floating pump was placed in a nearby brook, as there was no vehicle access to the cabin."

2018-11-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Continental Drive in Durham (North Carolina):

2018-11-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in Kannapolis (North Carolina):

2018-11-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in Cobbs Creek area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2018-11-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Forest Lake Drive near Pasadena (Texas):

2018-11-13 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire, garage destroyed, on Crestway Drive in Clayton (Ohio), pet killed, nobody there:

2018-11-13 - Home destroyed by fire on Windham Hill Road in Windham (Vermont), nobody there:,556336

2018-11-13 - Home destroyed by fire on West Avenue D in Muleshoe (Texas):

2018-11-13 - Home destroyed by fire in Jeffersonville (Indiana), dog killed, 2 injured:

2018-11-13 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Carbondale (Illinois):

2018-11-13 - Deadly fire burns home at 12:20 AM on Slasmans Road in Finksburg (Maryland), 1 killed:

2018-11-13 - Deadly fire burns home just after 1 AM in Willowick (Ohio), 1 killed:

2018-11-13 - Vacant home burns at 1:45 AM on South Cherokee Street in Denver (Colorado):

2018-11-13 - Vacant home ignites at 2 AM, fire spreads to assisted living facility, in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2018-11-13 - Vacant home burns on Fairfield Avenue in Nashville (Tennessee):

2018-11-13 - Vacant fourplex apartment building burns in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2018-11-13 - Vacant office building burns in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2018-11-13 - College student, man, 18, dies before 3 AM at home on Mill Street in Athens (Ohio):

2018-11-13 - Girl, 8, found dead at home in Pulaski County (Virginia):

2018-11-13 - Man, 28, found dead in pond in coastal Kailua (Hawaii):

2018-11-13 - Middle-aged man found dead outside the Emerson Inn in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-11-13 - Woman, 27, found dead in apartment in coastal Glen Cove (New York):

2018-11-13 - Man, 32, goes for walk, next seen dead near Lucerne Road in Center Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-11-13 - Man, 62, doctor, drops dead at home in Sumter (South Carolina):,318167

2018-11-13 - Person drops dead along Will Brook Lane in Kodak (Tennessee):

2018-11-13 - Man, 31, found dead in jail cell in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2018-11-13 - Man, 56, found dead in car in Conway (Arkansas):

2018-11-13 - Man in his 80s drops dead at beach in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

2018-11-13 - Man, 57, doctor, has 'medical event' and dies at Mount Cook National Park (New Zealand), near the coast:

Quote: "Dr Peter Hicks, was with his partner Nikki when he suffered a medical event at Tasman Glacier on Monday, aged 57."

2018-11-13 - Man, 49, dies while spearfishing near coastal Garapan on the island of Saipan:

2018-11-13 - Woman found dead in pond at temple in Puttur (India):

2018-11-13 - Postal worker, man, drops dead on Alexandra Road in Well End, Borehamwood (Britain):

Quote: "A postman had died after he collapsed in a street this morning. The man, believed to be on his round, was in Alexandra Road, Well End, Borehamwood, at around 9.45am when he collapsed."

2018-11-13 - Man goes into cardiac arrest and dies at home in Nuneaton (Britain):

Quote: "An air ambulance was scrambled to Nuneaton after reports of a man in cardiac arrest at a house. It landed near to the railway line in Eastboro Way and medics on-board joined colleagues from West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) at an address off Chesterston Drive at 3.21pm on Tuesday, November 13. The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance worked with medics on two ambulances and a paramedic area officer. But, according to a spokesperson for WMAS, nothing could be done to save the man."

2018-11-13 - Man in his 30s found dead in Clehonger (Britain):

2018-11-13 - Man in his 60s drops dead on Barbican Hill (street) in coastal Looe (Britain):

2018-11-13 - Man, 74, has 'medical episode', SUV crashes into cars, cop roughs up man, in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "The actions of an NYPD officer are  raising concerns after cellphone video surfaced showing an aggressive encounter between the officer and a taxi driver who suffered a medical episode and crashed into several cars in Brooklyn."

2018-11-13 - Air Force T-38C Talon supersonic trainer jet crashes at Laughlin Air Force Base (Texas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-11-13 - Small plane crashes before 3 AM near airport in Brantford (Canada), 2 killed:

2018-11-13 - Car-hauler and heavy truck crash just before 4 AM, fire erupts, in Wilton (Australia), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-11-13 - Two tractor trailers crash at 4:30 AM, fire erupts, on I-64 in Chesterfield suburb of St. Louis (Missouri), 1 killed:

2018-11-13 - Tractor trailer veers off road shortly before 5 AM, crashes down embankment, on I-95 in Groton (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2018-11-13 - Tractor trailer crashes down embankment and overturns on McCords Ferry Road in Columbia (South Carolina):

2018-11-13 - Tractor trailer overturns into median just before 6 AM in coastal Fernandina Beach (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-11-13 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 25 near Wal-Mart in Burke County (Georgia):

2018-11-13 - Car crashes into Social Security office in coastal Egg Harbor Township (New Jersey), 20+ injured:

2018-11-13 - Car veers off road, hits utility pole, fire erupts, in Londonderry (New Hampshire):

2018-11-13 - Car veers off road, crashes into business, on West Ocean Avenue in Lompoc (California), near the coast, 1 injured:

2018-11-13 - Car veers off road just before 11 PM, hits tree, near Bogalusa (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2018-11-13 - Man, 26, attacks family member then runs around naked in Newtown (Connecticut):

Quote: "A Newtown man accused of attacking a family member was apprehended by police while running naked through his neighborhood. In what seems like some extremely bizarre behavior, a Newtown man that police say attacked a family member, is believed to have ran naked through his neighborhood before being caught and taken into police custody. On Monday at around 10:00 PM, Newtown Police were called to a residence on Bonnie Brae Dr. to investigate a report of a family dispute. Police say the alleged suspect, identified as 26-year-old Kevin McCarthy, is reported to have attacked a family member then apparently fled the scene naked. Police then received a call from a resident who lives about two miles from the site of the alleged attack about a man, who reportedly fit McCarthy's description, on their deck completely naked."

2018-11-13 - One-year-old bridge cracking up in Shrewsbury (Missouri):

2018-11-13 - Diver, man, 44, goes missing near coastal North Kohala (Hawaii):

2018-11-13 - Employee goes into cardiac arrest at business in Stoke-on-Trent (Britain):

Quote: "A member of staff remains in hospital today after suffering a cardiac arrest at a Stoke-on-Trent shop. The employee - who has not been named - was in a 'critical' condition and needed 'advanced trauma care' before being taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital."

2018-11-13 - Tornado touches down and causes damage in Atlantic Beach (North Carolina):

2018-11-13 - Extreme rainfall events wreak havoc across the Middle East:

2018-11-13 - As a Siberian city endures temperatures of -50 C, (-58 deg F) NASA claim whole global temperature about to plummet in a matter of months:

Note: That's the headline, but that's not what NASA says - they say that the THERMOSPHERE will (continue to) cool for another year or two as part of its natural cycle. For people who live in the thermosphere, 100 to 300 kilometers above the surface of the Earth, it may indeed be quite cold, so if you know anyone who lives 60 miles or more above the ground, be sure to give 'em a heads-up! The thermosphere has nothing to do with temps on the ground. The thermosphere's been cooling for ten years. The ground temps have been rising for ten years and then some. No correlation...

2018-11-13 - 11 signs that the US economy is starting to slow down dramatically:


  1. That woman on fire in Middlesbrough, UK was singing that old Blue Oyster Cult classic to her hubby, "I'm burnin', I'm burnin', I'm burnin' for you".

  2. I need a ruling on the "sanitation" or "vac-truck" fire above, which is a garbage truck with a vacuum for sucking up LEAVES (which ab-or-adsorb H2S), imho.

    Hey everyone! Startin' off today with this:

    NUCLEAR FIRE SPECIAL: Woolsey Fire’s Nuke Origins; Radioactive Smoke? – PRS’s Duffield, Mom/Activist Bumstead, Fairewinds’ Gundersen, SanO Safety’sGilmore – NH #386 [~ 1 hr. podcast]

    Thursday, 15 November 2018
    A focus on possible geoengineering and the California fires

    Dr Naomi Wolf finds evidence of cloud-seeding program in USA

    [contains this embedded story & 55 min. video at bottom]

    Aluminum Dust from Geoengineering Fueling Super Wildfires According to Author [Denis Mills]

    Refugee camps for fire survivors? Butte County on ‘edge’ of humanitarian crisis after Camp Fire

    Very high methane readings - NOAA records maximum level of 2707 ppb

    5.2 earthquake near Jan Mayen Island east of Greenland

    The latest methane readings

    2707 ppb A lot of methane is being released and yet, nobody seems alarmed [more]

    Woman killed by family pit bull terrier in Big Prairie Township, Michigan

    An investigation found Daniels [77], who was disabled and confined to a wheelchair, was home alone with the three family pit bulls and one of them bit her, troopers said. [more]

    "Considerable damage" to fruit crops from major hailstorm in Chile

    A major hailstorm has hit fruit production in Chile's central and southern regions, and although damage assessments are still being made, it seems that there have been significant losses for numerous crops including cherries.

    some 212 growers were visited on Tuesday, with the surveyors evaluating the damage across 1,000 hectares. The level of damage ranges from 20 - 100 percent. [more; not the cherries!]

    Earthquake of 6.5 magnitude rocks Russia's Far East

    An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude was registered off the Kamchatka Peninsula on Thursday. [more]

    [more below]

  3. [from our Makin' Friends While Winning Hearts and Minds campaign]

    US-led coalition kills more civilians in Syria, this time with banned cluster bombs - 2nd strike this week

    The news follows reports from earlier this week that over 60 civilians were killed or injured by a US-led coalition airstrike in al-Sha'afa, Deir ez-Zor province this week, along with a separate attack in the city of Hajin earlier this month, which reportedly killed over 15 civilians. [more]

    Giant impact crater found under Greenland ice, possibly 12,000 years old - UPDATE

    Its impact would have had substantial environmental consequences in the Northern Hemisphere and perhaps even more widely, say the researchers, led by led by Kurt Kjær from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Crater appears to be result of mile-wide iron meteorite just 12,000 years ago [more]

    The Rhine river, a lifeline of Germany, crippled by one of the worst droughts on record – “I’ve never experienced so little water here”

    One of the longest dry spells on record has left parts of the Rhine at record-low levels for months, forcing freighters to reduce their cargo or stop plying the river altogether. [more]

    Weather anomaly: 3 unusually early snows make Kansas City, Missouri weather history

    If you think winter weather has come early to the Kansas City area this year, you’re not wrong. Three unusually early snows make KC weather history, and maybe predict rest of winter. [more]

    November Snow In Texas? Experts Warn Decreased Solar Activity Will Shatter All Global Climate Models

    Our sun has been behaving very strangely, and this unusual behavior is really starting to affect our weather patterns. There have been virtually no sunspots in 2018 as solar activity has dropped to alarmingly low levels. As a result, our atmosphere has been cooling and shrinking, and experts are warning that we are heading for a bitterly, bitterly cold winter. And even though the official start of winter is well over a month away, winter weather is already sweeping the nation. As you will see below, a giant winter storm is about to slam into the east coast, but what is happening in Texas is even more unnerving. On Wednesday morning, the temperature in San Antonio plummeted to just 23 degrees, and that absolutely shattered the old record… [more]

    [Mr. Snyder should stick to economics. The jet stream shifted years ago as a result of global warming and all of this aberrant weather behavior has been the result of this activity. See Jennifer Francis, et al. The solar stuff is much more recent.]

    [continued below]

    1. Oh come on Tom, it's all about the Maunder Minimum! Jet Stream Schmet Stream. Lol...

      And George Soros funded HAARP to get those fires going in California too!

  4. "Just Dessert. Please"

    Two years of continuous "BTFD" later - at the advice of proven psychopaths - and the casino has lost its bid. Because there are no more well trained chimps beneath the market. Go figure...

    The bailout is the root cause of today's problems - not only did it prove that the "system" has failed, worse yet, it gave free reign to rampant criminality. Now, the sheeple at large are totally oblivious to "corruption as usual".

    Already in an advanced state of mental breakdown, there won't be enough Prozac around for what comes next... [more]

    [from our Come Fly With Me dept.]
    Air France Passengers Stranded in Siberia for 3 Days After 2 Planes Malfunction

    Passengers aboard Air France Flight AF116 to Shanghai were left stranded in Siberia for three days after their plane was forced to make an emergency landing and a replacement plane suffered a technical issue.

    “The crew of AF116 on a Boeing 777 from Paris to Shanghai decided to divert to Irkutsk in Russia after an acrid smell and light smoke appeared on board,” the French carrier told wire service Agence France-Presse. The plane landed safely, with no one on board hurt.

    What should have been an 11-hour flight ended up taking close to four days. [more]

    There is a new volcanic island emerging near Mayotte… And this new hotspot could be the reason behind the earthquake swarm rattling the island since Mai 2018

    Since May 2018, the island of Mayotte has been rattled by hundreds of earthquakes. The latest hit on November 7, 2018. Meanwhile, scientists think they have found what’s behind the seismic series in the Indian Ocean. According to them, A NEW VOLCANIC ISLAND IS EMERGING FROM BELOW. [more]

    [pfff - you wanna see a volcano, HERE'S a volcano]
    "Spectacular!" Mount Sakurajima, Japan, ejects ash and smoke 4,000 meters in the air. (Time lapse footage) [from yesterday, ~ 2 min. video]

    A rapidly breeding monkey species carrying a rare and deadly form of herpes could put humans at risk as the population grows in Florida

    These wild monkeys thrive in Florida — and carry a deadly virus. The monkeys carry a rare and deadly form of herpes virus called herpes B. It’s extremely, extremely rare for herpes B to spread from a monkey to a human, but when it does, it can be fatal. [more]

    The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is of "grave concern" as death toll soars to 209

    The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is of "grave concern" as the death toll soars with 333 confirmed and probable cases and at least 209 people dead with the outbreak expected to last until the middle of 2019, the World Health Organisation has warned. [more]

    Modest warming risks ‘irreversible’ ice sheet loss, study warns

    Even modest temperature rises agreed under an international plan to limit climate disaster could see the ice caps melt enough this century for their loss to be “irreversible”, experts warned on Monday (Nov 12).

    both Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets would reach a “tipping point” at around 2°C. [more]

  5. I wasn't sure what a 'vac truck' was, but I know it looked tremendously like a garbage truck. So it IS a garbage truck, just with a vacuum add-on. I'd call that a garbage truck, yes. In fact, I'm gonna go change it to read that way. Thanks for clarifying!

  6. Good one, Mike! Thanks for the ruling, Jonny!

    The snow has begun to fall, slowly, here in SE PA.

    SOTT Earth Changes Summary - October 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs [~ 19 min.]

  7. Well, we got more than a coating. In fact we got about 3" - 4." It was the heavy wet variety. Driving was treacherous, streets weren't plowed for rush hour, and generally it was a mess. The good news is we didn't lose power, people drove reasonably for the most part, and it's raining steadily now.

    US: Early-season winter storm shifting north, 335 000+ customers without power, travel disruption

    An early season winter storm, named Avery by The Weather Channel, continues to spread snow from the mid-Mississippi River Valley into the Ohio Valley today, November 15 along with potentially significant icing for the central Appalachians and a risk for heavy rain along the coastal Mid-Atlantic. The storm will shift north tonight with heavy snow and icing impacts shifting across much of the Northeast. [more]

    Northeast battens down hatches as storm moves its way

    One of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country Thursday, causing deadly traffic crashes and closing schools as it dropped snow as far south as central Alabama.

    As much as 8 inches (20 centimeters) of snow blanketed the St. Louis area, and forecasters predicted up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) in parts of southern New England as the storm made its way east. Roads were already clogged by midday Thursday in Ohio, where officials reported at least one traffic death that was likely weather-related.

    In Mississippi, a tour bus bound for a casino overturned, killing two people and injuring 44 others. [more]

    [Jonny probably has a monster truck to get around in:]

    [Celebrity Death]
    Kim Porter, mother of his Diddy's children, found dead at 47

    TMZ said that police were called to Kim's Los Angeles-area home around noon on Nov. 15 about a patient in cardiac arrest. Once first responders arrived, they found Kim dead. She was 47.

    The website added that Kim had been suffering pneumonia for several weeks, but it's not immediately known if that played a role in her death. [more]

    Passenger found dead on Princess Cruises ship sailing in the Caribbean

    A 52-year-old American woman was found dead Tuesday on a Princess Cruises ship sailing in the Caribbean.

    Her cause of death remains unclear. [more]

    The Camp and Woolsey Fires have burned more than 9,000 structures

    The death toll increases to a total of 59 for the two fires in California. [more]

    [more below]

  8. Italian supervolcano Campi Flegrei is starting a new build-up phase that will lead to the next major eruption

    An ancient Italian supervolcano that hasn’t erupted in 500 years may be starting a stage of activity that could lead to a colossal eruption, spelling potential disaster for communities lying in its path. A new study suggests that Campi Flegrei may have entered a new magma cycle, meaning the feature’s “subvolcanic plumbing system” is commencing “a new build-up phase.” The researchers warn this could give rise “at some undetermined point in the future,” to “a large volume eruption.” [more; lemme guess, 2100?!]

    Remnants of ancient continents lurking beneath Antarctica’s ice

    A new map reveals the remnants of ancient continents lurking beneath Antarctica’s ice. The map shows that East Antarctica is made up of multiple cratons, which are the cores of continents that came before. This observation leads back to the break-up of the supercontinent Gondwana and the link of Antarctica to the surrounding continents. [more]

    Report released for injuries to several smokejumpers on wildfire in Utah

    Three of the seven jumpers were injured and evacuated by two helicopters [more]

    [Ya gotta be NUTS to jump out of an airplane INTO A FOREST FIRE!]

    Lakeview Crew 7 earns Hotshot status

    Congratulations to Lakeview Crew 7, the first interagency hotshot firefighter crew in the country comprised almost entirely of U.S. military veterans. [more]

    [continued below]

  9. Firefighters battled the Sierra Fire under harrowing conditions

    With large, devastating wildfires burning at both ends of California it is refreshing to hear about a fire that appears to be a success story.

    Tuesday night at about 10 p.m. the Sierra Fire started in Fontana, California near Interstate 15 at Sierra and Riverside Avenues. At that time the weather station in Devore recorded sustained north-northwest winds at 25 mph gusting to 45 along with 10 percent relative humidity.

    In spite of these horrendous conditions, by 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday the 26 engines, 7 hand crews, and 3 dozers were able to stop the spread at 147 acres. Kudos to these badass firefighters.

    You can get a taste of the conditions they were dealing with in this very impressive video. [more]

    U.S. Starts Process to Open Arctic to Offshore Drilling, Despite Federal Lawsuit

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced on Thursday that it is going to start accepting comments from the public about bringing oil drilling to roughly 65 million acres of offshore waters in the Beaufort Sea and plans to hold a lease sale in 2019. [more]

    Crab Fishers Sue Fossil Fuel Industry Over Climate Change Damage

    Crab fishing on the West Coast has become so threatened by warming oceans that a coalition of commercial fishers has now joined the climate litigation fray with a lawsuit filed Wednesday to hold 30 fossil fuel companies accountable for losses caused by climate change. [more]

    A Fukushima waiting to happen? Nuclear waste stockpiles on California fault line threaten the US

    Millions of pounds of toxic waste are being buried under the site of a privately owned former nuclear power plant in California. The only problem? Experts warn that it sits on a major fault line - and in a tsunami zone. [more; what could go wrong?]

    Close to year's worth of rain inundates Kuwait City with severe flooding - 3rd flood event this month

    Issues were not just limited to Kuwait. Flooding also affected parts of neighboring Saudi Arabia and Iran. [more]

    What's the damage? About to top $6T, the war on terror's price tag tally has only begun

    With the longest war in US history now dragging into its 17th year, Americans are looking at a massive bill. Total costs of the War on Terror now approach $6 trillion, according to a new report - to say nothing of the human costs.

    The US has been financing these wars through deficit spending and borrowing [more]

  10. So today a guy from the gas company came a-knockin', wanted to check our gas stuff, said someone thought they smelled a 'gas leak' coming from our house. So he checked all our gas stuff, no problems, and came to the conclusion that what the person was smelling wasn't a natural gas leak at our house but a SEWER GAS leak from the sewer on the corner NEXT to our house.

    Another example of people thinking they're smelling natural gas (or the odorant added to it) when what they're REALLY smelling is hydrogen sulfide. I've been avoiding that sewer for months or years, because I know what that smell is that comes from it. Apparently it was bad enough lately that someone in the neighborhood actually called somebody about it.