Friday, November 16, 2018

Event Update For 2018-11-15

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

2018-11-15 - Unknown odor sickens students at school in West Point (Utah), near the Great Salt Lake:

Quote: "Some students complained about feeling nauseous and one student was transported to a hospital as a precaution, he added. Crews checked for levels of carbon monoxide in the gym and with students, but were unable to find anything, he added. After an hour of searching, crews allowed students back into the gym. 'We're not sure at this point really anything on what caused the smell,' Williams said."

2018-11-15 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits school on East Red River Street in Victoria (Texas):

Quote: "The Victoria Fire Department responded to reports of gas odor at St. Joseph High School in Victoria around 8 am Thursday morning. According to authorities at the scene, they could only find a faint scent, and after investigating could not find a leak."

2018-11-15 - Underground explosions and fires blow multiple manhole covers off in Cleveland (Ohio):

2018-11-15 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame at 10 PM in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "A fire broke out on a pile of recycled materials at a plant in the Hobby area Thursday night, according to Metro Video. Firefighters began attacking the blaze around 10 p.m. at a metal recycling plant on Hansen and Redford."

2018-11-15 - Wildfire death toll rises to 63 in and around Paradise (California), missing count soars to 631:

Quote: "Air quality is so bad in San Francisco the city shut down its iconic cable cars and closed schools."

Note: If even a tenth of those missing people end up being dead people, that'll push the death toll past 120...

2018-11-15 - Wildfire breaks out just before 4 AM in Santa Paula (California):

2018-11-15 - Passenger bus explodes into flame in Gwanda District (Zimbabwe), 31+ killed, 30 injured:

Note: This is the 647th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-11-15 - Apartment building explodes and burns in Tbilisi (Georgia), 3+ injured:

Note: This is the 292nd residential explosion in 2018...

2018-11-15 - Boat and shed destroyed by fire at 4:36 AM at home on Canboro Road in Owendale (Michigan):

Quote: "The contents of the shed included a boat, tools and other items."

2018-11-15 - Yacht destroyed by fire off Patong Beach in coastal Phuket (Thailand):

Note: These are the 1071st and 1072nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-15 - School bus bursts into flame while parked at facility on Park Boulevard in Lincoln (Nebraska):

2018-11-15 - School bus bursts into flame near store in Mundy Township (Michigan):

Note: These are the 182nd and 183rd school buses to burn in 2018, and these are the 648th and 649th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-11-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 5:45 AM on I-20 near Vicksburg (Mississippi), then SUV crashes into big rig, 1 injured:

Quote: "The 18-wheeler stopped in the right lane near Bovina after the truck caught fire, Cpl. Kervin Stewart said. An Infiniti FX-35 SUV crashed into the driver's side of the 18-wheeler, Stewart said. 'The driver of the Infiniti told the officer that she may have blacked out and didn't remember what happened,' Stewart said."

2018-11-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 in Roseville (California):

2018-11-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:15 AM on I-94 in Kenosha County (Wisconsin):

2018-11-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 6 AM on I-10 in Tucson (Arizona):

2018-11-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 near Brodhead (Kentucky):

2018-11-15 - Tractor, hay and barn destroyed by fire on Eagles Nest Road in Baxter (Tennessee):,31543

Quote: "Approximately 40 hay bales and a tractor were inside the barn at the time."

2018-11-15 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame in Chirbury (Britain):

Note: These are the 2394th, 2395th, 2396th, 2397th, 2398th, 2399th and 2400th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-15 - Garbage truck bursts into flame near 26th Street and Jefferson Avenue in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2018-11-15 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Southern Avenue in Essex (Massachusetts):

2018-11-15 - RV bursts into flame at 2:03 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Monroe (Washington):

2018-11-15 - RV bursts into flame near the Town Center Resort in Jackson Hole (Wyoming):

2018-11-15 - RV bursts into flame on I-75 in coastal Broward County (Florida):

2018-11-15 - RV bursts into flame in parking lot at grocery store in coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

Note: These are the 486th, 487th, 488th and 489th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-15 - Van bursts into flame on the M25 near coastal Dartford (Britain):

2018-11-15 - SUV bursts into flame on I-20 in Columbia County (Georgia):

2018-11-15 - Pickup truck and motorcycle destroyed by fire while parked at home in Suisun City (California):

2018-11-15 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 371 in Nisswa (Minnesota):

2018-11-15 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Cassadaga-Stockton Road in Stockton (New York):

2018-11-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Pocasset (Massachusetts):

2018-11-15 - Car bursts into flame on US 36 in Denver (Colorado):

2018-11-15 - Car bursts into flame on the Malahat Highway near Malahat (Canada):

2018-11-15 - Car bursts into flame on Icknield Street in Bidford-on-Avon (Britain):

2018-11-15 - Car bursts into flame on road near Dorchester (Britain):

2018-11-15 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Loudwater (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 15 November, 9.37am Car on fire, hard shoulder of M40 northbound carriageway, Junction 2 (Beaconsfield) to Junction 3 (Loudwater). One appliance and crew from Beaconsfield, one from Gerrards Cross and one from High Wycombe attended, along with an officer. Firefighters used on set of breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet."

2018-11-15 - Milk float (vehicle) bursts into flame at 3:12 AM on Wiltshire Drive in Congleton (Britain):

Note: From Wikipedia, "In British English, a milk float is a vehicle specifically designed for the delivery of fresh milk. Today, milk floats are usually battery electric vehicles, but they were formerly horse-drawn."

2018-11-15 - Semi trailer bursts into flame at 3 AM while parked at vacant motel in Tucson (Arizona):

2018-11-15 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire on Jefferson Davis Highway in Chester (Virginia):

2018-11-15 - Barn destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM in Levant (Maine), 15 cows killed:

2018-11-15 - Newspaper business heavily damaged by fire in Abilene (Texas):

2018-11-15 - Church damaged by fire in Memphis (Tennessee):

2018-11-15 - Business and apartment heavily damaged by fire in Akron (New York):

2018-11-15 - Manufacturing business damaged by fire in coastal Milford (Connecticut):

2018-11-15 - Factory heavily damaged by massive fire in Delhi (India):

2018-11-15 - Home damaged by fire in Wichita (Kansas), nobody there:

2018-11-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:40 AM in Joplin (Missouri):

2018-11-15 - Home heavily damaged by massive fire in Montclair (New Jersey):

2018-11-15 - Home destroyed by fire on Ziehm Road in Bear Lake Township (Michigan), nobody there:

2018-11-15 - Home destroyed by fire on Southwest Myaka River Trace in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida):

2018-11-15 - Home destroyed by fire on Reservoir Street in Trenton (New Jersey), woman goes into cardiac arrest and dies:

Quote: "An elderly woman escaped through a second-story window as a fire ripped through her home Thursday morning, only to go into cardiac arrest and die at the hospital, officials said. The 69-year-old woman jumped about 10 feet to safety and was found by paramedics in the yard next to her fire-consumed home on the 400 block of Reservoir Street, a police spokesman said."

2018-11-15 - Home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Buckley (Washington):

2018-11-15 - Mansion heavily damaged by fire shortly after 7 AM in Southborough (Massachusetts):

2018-11-15 - Fourplex apartment building heavily damaged by fire just before 11:30 PM in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2018-11-15 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 6 AM on Hickory Creek Drive in Henrico County (Virginia):

2018-11-15 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 6 AM in Beit Shemesh (Israel), 19 injured:

2018-11-15 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:30 AM in Wheatland Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2018-11-15 - Deadly fire destroys home in Driftwood (Texas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-11-15 - Vacant home burns on Old Stinking Creek Road in Flat Lick (Kentucky):

2018-11-15 - Nearly two dozen birds drop dead from the sky in Hillsboro (Oregon):

Quote: "Several protected species of birds, including one bald eagle, dropped from the sky in north Hillsboro and their deaths are now a mystery. Nearly two dozen birds were discovered in a field across from Lipman Lighting on Monday."

2018-11-15 - Killer whale washes ashore dead on coastal Nootka Island (Canada):

2018-11-15 - Two men die while diving at Gran Cenote Kalimba in Tulum (Mexico):

2018-11-15 - Three sisters, 18, 20 and 21, die in pond in Bhadli (India):

2018-11-15 - College student, woman, 19, has 'medical issue' and dies in Tallahassee (Florida):

2018-11-15 - Man, 67, falls off boat and dies in Lake Harney in Osteen (Florida):

2018-11-15 - Woman found dead in pickup truck along US 74/76 in Brunswick County (North Carolina):

Quote: "Authorities believe that a person found dead after a motor vehicle accident in Brunswick County may have died from a medical issue."

2018-11-15 - Man, 52, found dead in ravine near swimming pool in Elmwood Park area in Omaha (Nebraska):

2018-11-15 - Man, 65, has 'medical emergency' at jail, dies shortly later, in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2017-11-15 - Man slumps over dead in car at restaurant in Hendersonville (Tennessee):

2018-11-15 - Man found dead in porta-potty at construction site in Pueblo (Colorado):

2018-11-15 - Man in his 50s has 'medical event' in the water and dies in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "A swimmer has died during an open water swimming event in Auckland, after suffering a suspected medical event."

2018-11-15 - College student, woman, found dead in hostel room in Lahore (Pakistan):

2018-11-15 - Man, 57, goes into cardiac arrest while diving and dies near the island of Tenerife (Spain):

Quote: "A 57-year-old man died this morning while diving in Playa San Juan harbour. Emergency services say that they were called out at 11.15am with reports that he had suffered a cardiac arrest while practising his sport and that he was being taken to the quayside by boat. Tragically, however,all resuscitation efforts were to no avail and the man was confirmed dead at the scene."

2018-11-15 - Man, 43, found dead in the River Mersey in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2018-11-15 - Man found dead in the Grand Union Canal near coastal London (Britain):

2018-11-15 - Man found dead along Bushywarren Lane near Herriard (Britain):

2018-11-15 - Woman found dead in Babbs Mill Lake in Kingshurst (Britain):

2018-11-15 - Passenger sickens on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Shannon (Ireland):

Quote: "A Caribbean-bound holiday flight diverted to Shannon Airport this morning after a passenger fell ill more than 700 kilometres away over France."

2018-11-15 - Man, 68, has 'medical issue' while driving past Lake Padden, pickup crashes into ditch, near Bellingham (Washington), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Woodinville man is dead after a crash in the 4000 block of Samish Way Thursday afternoon. The State Patrol believes 68-year-old John E. Waddell suffered an unknown medical issue while driving northbound before crossing the center line in his pickup and coming to rest in a ditch. Waddell was pronounced dead at the scene."

2018-11-15 - Man, 66, has 'medical issue', car crashes off road, near Othello (Washington), 1 injured:

Quote: "The state patrol says a medical issue caused Ontiveros to drive off the road and no citations will be issued."

2018-11-15 - Woman, 68, has 'medical episode', car crashes into three cars, on Highway 15 in Sartell (Minnesota), 1 killed:

Quote: "Sgt. Jesse Grabow tells WJON they believe a medical episode led her to veer into oncoming traffic. The woman hit three cars, all southbound waiting to turn onto County Road 1, however, no one else was hurt in the crash."

2018-11-15 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing without nose gear at airport in coastal Stephenville (Canada), landing gear problem:

2018-11-15 - Small plane crashes near airport in Redding (California), 2 killed:

2018-11-15 - Passenger bus slams into wall in East Bakersfield (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "CHP suspects the driver suffered a medical emergency, however they won't know officially until after an autopsy is performed."

2018-11-15 - Two passenger buses collide head-on near Nuremberg (Germany), 40 injured:

2018-11-15 - Tanker truck veers off road and overturns on Highway 550 near Silverton (Colorado), 1 injured:

2018-11-15 - Tractor trailer crashes into barrier and overturns on I-35 near Temple (Texas):

2018-11-15 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes over embankment, on I-77 near Prosperity (West Virginia):

2018-11-15 - Pickup truck overturns into ditch at 11:15 PM near Buffalo (South Dakota), 1 killed:

2018-11-15 - Shark attacks kayak, man thrown off, almost dies, near Moffat Beach (Australia):

2018-11-15 - Dog attacks escalating in coastal Galveston (Texas):

2018-11-15 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in coastal Essex (Maryland):

2018-11-15 - Volcano Campi Flegrei in Italy is starting a new build-up phase that will lead to the next major eruption:

2018-11-15 - Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

2018-11-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Kuwait for the third time in a month:

2018-11-15 - Snowstorm dumps on the Midwest then heads toward the US East Coast:

Quote: "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."

2018-11-15 - Meteor lights up the sky over Texas:

2018-11-15 - Nuclear waste stockpiles on California fault line threaten the US:

2018-11-15 - Crab fishers sue fossil fuel industry over climate change damage:

2018-11-15 - US starts process to open Arctic to offshore drilling, despite federal lawsuit:

2018-11-15 - Ebola outbreak very concerning in the Democratic Republic of Congo:

2018-11-15 - Rapidly-breeding monkey species carrying a rare and deadly form of herpes could put humans at risk as the population grows in Florida:

2018-11-15 - Giant impact crater found under Greenland ice:

2018-11-15 - Another market crash warning from Gerald Celente:


  1. Good morning Jonny, any and all readers here. Nice day today - a little warmer, no wind, the snow is melting.

    Tropical Cyclone "Gaja" makes landfall in Tamil Nadu, leaving at least 28 people dead

    Tropical Cyclone "Gaja" made in Tamil Nadu, India, between Nagapattinam and Vedarannyam, on November 15, 2018, with maximum sustained winds up to 139 km/h (83 mph). This made it a Category 1 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.[more]

    A Bigger, Fatter, Uglier Circus Clown

    Global markets are teetering on mega crash as the algo-driven tail is no longer wagging the dog. Today's zombies have bet the farm, their mental health, and their entire way of life on a fraudulent mega bubble and human history's biggest circus clown.

    Eleven months and $1 trillion in stock buybacks later, the S&P is up 1% on the year. Why? Because stock buybacks can't compete with imploding global growth.

    the Fed has been boxed in by fiscal policy

    Stocks, bonds, currencies and real estate are all overvalued"

    The headline stories this week are...

    Oil market annihilation

    The Brexit clusterfuck

    The latest dead semiconductor canary in the coalmine

    In the face of all of this economic turmoil, what "worked" all week was the recession trade

    This week was the worst week for junk bonds since February [more]

    [mentioned above]
    Jim Cramer On The U.S. Economy: “Many CEOS Have Told Me About How Quickly Things Have Cooled”

    A lot of people are shocked by how rapidly things are beginning to move. The U.S. economy is slowing down at a pace that we haven’t seen since the last recession, and this is something that I have been tracking extensively. But now the slowdown is so obvious that even some of the biggest names in the mainstream media are talking about it. For example, just take a look at what Jim Cramer of CNBC is saying. For a long time, he was touting how well the U.S. economy was doing, but now his tune has completely changed. According to Cramer, a lot of corporate executives have “told me about how quickly things have cooled”, and he says that many of them are shocked because this “wasn’t supposed to occur so soon”… [more]

    As El Niño sets in, will global biodiversity collapse in 2019?

    As El Niño sets in, the odds of a rapid global biodiversity collapse are rising.

    Large methane releases from the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean could also be triggered by earthquakes. The image below shows a Magnitude 6.8 earthquake that occurred near Greenland on November 9, 2018, and subsequent nearby earthquakes measuring M5.2, M4.6 and M4.3 on the Richter scale.

    Ominously, levels of methane as high as 2787 ppb were recorded on November 15, 2018. As the image below shows, very high methane levels were present over the Arctic Ocean (the magenta color indicating methane levels of 1950 ppb and higher). [more]

    [more below]

  2. Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change, study finds [oh, and NOT America, Britain and Europe? bullshit]

    Vegetation in Barents Region disturbed by mid-autumn thaw

    After frost comes spring, but when it happens in mid-November plants get confused. That is not good news. [more; this is happening all over]

    Here’s What You Should Know If You Live In California And Breathe Air

    “You could see haze inside buildings,” one expert told BuzzFeed News.

    Millions of people in Northern California are suffering through some of the worst air pollution in the world due to all the smoke and ash generated by the raging wildfires. After a week of smoky skies, with no relief in sight yet, experts are warning of health consequences.[more]

    20 Shattered Weather Records [21 panel slide show, some text]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 11.16.18 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already pressuring Nancy Pelosi on climate change [~ 14.5 min.]

    Sunken wreck of Argentine submarine that exploded and disappeared with 44 crew in the Atlantic is discovered 2,600ft down by US search

    The wreck of an Argentine submarine that exploded and disappeared has been found almost exactly a year after it went missing.

    The ARA San Juan submarine was located in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, said the navy, crushing the last hopes for relatives of the 44 crew.

    There has been 'positive identification of the ARA San Juan,' at a depth of 2,600 feet, a statement on Twitter from the navy said.[more]

    Saturday, 17 November 2018
    Conditions in the Arctic - Warm salty water from the Atlantic is invading the Arctic Ocean

    Warm salty water from the Atlantic Ocean is increasingly invading the Arctic Ocean.

    [contains these embedded stories]
    Extreme warmth for Iceland and Greenland this weekend,
    Nov 16-18th

    High methane levels [more]

    Apocalyptic scenes from the Arabian desert

    Watch the Saudi desert as you’ve never seen it before (VIDEO)

    [continued below]

  3. Am I missing something here?

    I like to go by what I can confirm for myself and not only by what the media reports.
    On the 13th media reported the fires were being brought back to life by "hurricane force winds". [link provided]

    But Nullschool says winds were 11.4 mph.

    [attached story]
    California: Wildfire Disaster May Worsen As Strong Winds Howl for Multiple Days

    Cal Fire forecaster Alex Hoon told firefighters Sunday morning to expect gusty winds through the day— up to 50 mph.

    This is from today - 10.7 mph , but no winds in California [more]

    Camp Fire survivors staying at the WalMart in Chico have to find new place to go [includes ~ 30 min. video and this embedded story]

    California Wildfires Have Created Climate Refugees in a Walmart Parking Lot [more]

    More misery

    More than 140 Camp Fire evacuees at shelters have had norovirus, some ‘acutely ill’ [incl. ~ 5.5 min. video and links to others]

    [plus this embedded ~ 63 min. video @ bottom of article]
    Norovirus Reported at California Camp Fires, Feinstein Connection to High Speed Rail

    [that high-speed rail line argument is the same one put forth by]

    ISIS claims responsibility for California wildfires

    ISIS Group Claims California Wildfires Are Retribution, Vows 'You Will See More Fires

    California has the WORST air quality in the world

    San Francisco: It blocked the Sun ALL Day Long - Unprecedented Event [includes ~ 5 min. MrMBB333 video]

    [last bit below]

  4. California Democrat Threatens "Nukes" If Americans Don't Hand Over Their Guns

    John Cardillo, 'America Talks Live' host on Newsmax, tweeted in response: "Make no mistake, Democrats want to eradicate the Second Amendment, ban and seize all guns, and have all power rest with the state. These people are dangerously obsessed with power." [more]

    GISS October global up 0.25°C from September. [isn't it supposed to be COOLILNG via GS Minimum?]

    Household debt hit a record high of $13.5 trillion last quarter

    Total household debt is now $837 billion higher than its previous peak, which was in 2008 before the recession. [more]

    Development of a humanoid robot prototype, HRP-5P, capable of heavy labor

    Pentagon fails its first-ever audit, official says

    The Pentagon has failed what is being called its first-ever comprehensive audit, a senior official said on Thursday, finding U.S. Defense Department accounting discrepancies that could take years to resolve. [right, and by then the whole system implodes]

    Results of the inspection - conducted by some 1,200 auditors and examining financial accounting on a wide range of spending including on weapons systems, military personnel and property - were expected to be completed later in the day.
    “We failed the audit, but we never expected to pass it,” Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told reporters, adding that the findings showed the need for greater discipline in financial matters within the Pentagon. [more]

    Lawyer for WikiLeaks' Assange says he would fight charges

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump investigation. [more]

  5. Georgia derailment leads to town's evacuation

    BYROMVILLE, Ga. — A small Georgia town has been evacuated after a derailment of multiple railroad cars.

    CSX Railroad said the cars derailed around 7 a.m. Saturday in Byromville, roughly 55 miles south of Macon.

    The exact number of cars involved is unclear. CSX says "several" cars derailed. The town's fire chief, Brett Walls, tells WMAZ-TV that between 15 and 30 cars fell from a bridge onto Georgia Highway 90. The Dooly County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook statement that some cars contained pressurized propane, requiring evacuation within a half-mile of the accident. [more]

    [from our Working For YOU! segment]
    The EPA can't wait to reopen the mine that poisoned North Idaho

    The Bunker Hill Mine deposited 75 million tons of toxic sludge in Lake Coeur d’Alene, and the lead and zinc are still flowing.

    Today, after 35 years and almost $900 million in cleanup costs, Bunker Hill’s tailings heap still oozes 400 pounds of toxic metals a day into the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. Tundra swans still flap and stagger in the marshes. After picking up more mine waste downstream, the river dumps almost 400 tons of lead and 700 tons of zinc into Lake Coeur d’Alene every year.The Trump EPA doesn’t do healing. In March, the agency disclosed a shocker: After months of secret talks, it had signed an agreement with a Canadian company to reopen the Bunker Hill Mine. Scott Pruitt, the agency’s administrator until his ouster in July, said in a statement that the pact would restore mining jobs, contribute $20 million toward cleanup costs for the Bunker Hill Mine, and provide almost $1 million a year for water treatment. In exchange, the new Bunker Hill Mining Corp. and the property’s previous operator were absolved of any responsibility for past toxic releases. The slate, if not the Coeur d’Alene watershed, would be wiped clean. [more]

    For California fire victims, it will be a long, tough road to rebuild

    beyond the immediate challenges of finding a place to live in a state with a perpetual shortage of housing, property owners could face a number of challenges in trying to rebuild.

    Construction workers are in short supply. The costs of some materials are rising, thanks in part to President Trump’s trade war.
    “The individual homeowner just has a nightmare ahead,” said John Mulville, Southern California regional director for real estate research firm Metrostudy.
    In all, the still-burning fires in Northern and Southern California have destroyed more than 12,800 structures, swelling shelters and raising questions about whether it’s smart to rebuild in areas prone to wildfires. [more; HEY, why don't we run a high speed railroad thru there? We'll pay the people pennies on the dollar for their charred wasteland and everyone will be happy!]

    France’s climate change commitments trigger rising diesel prices and street protests – Protester killed when driver is panicked by demonstrators

    The French president is under fire again, this time over rising fuel prices.
    On Saturday, some 244,000 protesters, many clad in yellow vests, not only took to the streets, but in many places literally took the streets, according to the French Interior Ministry. The ministry said a network of drivers blocked roads at some 2,000 locations across the country, generating traffic backups for miles and causing one death. [more]