Friday, March 29, 2019

Event Update For 2019-03-28

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

2019-03-28 - High-rise office building heavily damaged by deadly fire in Dhaka (Bangladesh), 25+ killed, 70+ injured:

Quote: "At least 25 people were killed and 74 injured after a fire engulfed a 22-story building in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka. Firefighters battled to save people trapped by Thursday's blaze as it ripped through the FR Tower in the Banani commercial district. Of the 25 people who perished, seven died while jumping or trying to escape from the upper floors, Additional Deputy Commissioner Abu Bakar Siddique of the Dhaka Police told CNN."

Quote: "At least 70 people were killed and 55 others injured in February after a fire broke out in a densely populated residential area at Chawk Bazar in the old part of Dhaka."

2019-03-28 - Storage facility devastated by huge fire in the Northern Beaches area in coastal Sydney (Australia):

2019-03-28 - Lulu Island erupts in flame off coastal Abu Dhabi (UAE):

2019-03-28 - Car burst into flame at 2:15 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to another car and home, in coastal Windsor (Canada):

Quote: "Windsor Fire Department Chief Jamie Juteau said firefighters were called to a report of a car fire at a home on King Street near Gerrish Street. By the time Juteau arrived minutes later, he said a 2018 Hyundai Elantra and another vehicle were on fire and the flames had spread to the house."

Quote: "The fire started in a 2018 Hyundai Elantra parked in front of the house."

2019-03-28 - In separate incidents, on same street, within a minute, two parked cars destroyed by fire and garage goes up in flames at home, in Winnipeg (Canada):

2019-03-28 - Volcano Popocatépetl erupts again near Mexico City (Mexico), alert level raised:

Quote: "The National Disaster Prevention Center (Cenapred) today raised its alert for the Popocatépetl volcano from yellow Phase 2 to yellow Phase 3 due to increased volcanic activity. El Popo, as the volcano located in Puebla and Morelos is commonly known, recorded one of its strongest explosions in recent years last week and another eruption occurred at 6.50 am today, sending a 2.5-kilometer ash plume into the air."

2019-03-28 - Ten wildfires break out far earlier than normal across Portugal:

Quote: "Hundreds of Portuguese firefighters struggled on Wednesday to contain wildfires which erupted far earlier in the season than usual because of unexpectedly hot and windy weather. Ten fires were burning across the country, most in the north, several months before the late spring season when fire crews are normally in place. Meteorologists said global warming had made it difficult to predict where blazes would erupt."

2019-03-28 - Nearly 150 wildfires break out in a week across Alabama:

Quote: "The spring fire season has begun in Alabama and dozens of fires have broken out around the state according to a state forestry expert. In the last seven days there have been almost 150 wildfires statewide according to the Alabama Forestry Commission website."

2019-03-28 - Brush fire breaks out in the Fenway area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2019-03-28 - Brush fire breaks out at Lake of the Ozarks in Morgan County (Missouri):

2019-03-28 - Nearly 30 boats destroyed by fire at boatyard in Hal Farrug on the island of Malta, 1 injured:

Quote: "The fire is understood to have destroyed almost 30 boats, with damages running into thousands of euros."

Note: These are the 273rd-297th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 near Silver Point (Tennessee):,34027

2019-03-28 - Two tractor trailers and some tires go up in flames at business in Huntington (West Virginia):

Quote: "The Huntington fire department arrived to a burning mess  Thursday morning on Hal Greer Boulevard. A pair of semi trucks were on fire in the parking lot of Po-Boy’s Tires in Huntington. The trucks were loaded with tires and a large number of tires stored in a fenced yard of the business were also burning."

2019-03-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near La Salle (Illinois):

2019-03-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2 AM on I-80 in Echo Canyon (Utah):

2019-03-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-49 near Bunkie (Louisiana):

2019-03-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-84 in Tolland (Connecticut):

2019-03-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly before 3 AM on 180th Street near Grand Meadow (Minnesota):

2019-03-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1:30 AM on I-10 in Orange County (Texas):

2019-03-28 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame at construction site off Texas 288 in Houston (Texas):

2019-03-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on highway in Danvers (Massachusetts):

2019-03-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Hilton Road near Seamer (Britain):

2019-03-28 - Tractor bursts into flame in Strefford, Craven Arms (Britain):

Note: These are the 499th-511th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-28 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home on Nye Street in Lima (Ohio), near the Ottawa River:

2019-03-28 - RV bursts into flame on road in coastal Kalliness on the Shetland Islands (Scotland):

Note: These are the 99th and 100th RVs to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-28 - Van bursts into flame on the A19 in Barlby (Britain):

Quote: "Time of call: 08:39 A19 Barlby A crew form Selby were called to a van on fire. Crews used 2 breathing apparatus, 2 hose reel jets foam and spreaders to extinguish this. The cause was believed to have been an electrical fault."

2019-03-28 - SUV bursts into flame on Southeast 47th Terrace in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):

2019-03-28 - SUV bursts into flame at home in coastal Ras Al Khaimah (UAE):

2019-03-28 - Car bursts into flame at apartment building in coastal Point Pleasant Beach (New Jersey):

2019-03-28 - Car bursts into flame on I-190 in Buffalo (New York):

2019-03-28 - Car bursts into flame near business in Dix Hills (New York):

2019-03-28 - Car bursts into flame on Claghorn Road in Brush Valley Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-03-28 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 22 in Horry County (South Carolina):

2019-03-28 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-49 near Cypress (Louisiana):

Note: About 80 miles from the big rig that went up in flames on I-49 in Louisiana on this day...

2019-03-28 - Car bursts into flame on the A39 in Wadebridge (Britain):

2019-03-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M62 near Burtonwood (Britain):

2019-03-28 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Walliker Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Walliker Street, Hull. Thu 28 Mar 2019 16:30 (No:06275) Motorbike involved in fire. Hose reel in use."

2019-03-28 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on St Thomas More Road in Anlaby Common (Britain):

Quote: "St Thomas More Road, Anlaby Common. Thu 28 Mar 2019 18:07 (No:06282) Motorcycle involved in fire. Scotty Back Pack and buckets of water in use to extinguish."

2019-03-28 - Agricultural vehicle bursts into flame in Martletwy (Britain):

2019-03-28 - Two cars, garage and home destroyed by fire on Emerson Street in Kennett (Missouri):

Quote: "According to Fire Chief John Mallott, the fire started just after 9 a.m. inside a garage in the 400 block of Emerson Street. When firefighters got on scene there was heavy fire and heavy smoke. Shortly after the first engine arrived, Mallott said firefighters heard violent explosions from large gas cylinders in the garage and two cars that caught on fire."

2019-03-28 - Car, 10 auto shops and carpentry shop destroyed by fire in Kumasi (Ghana):

Quote: "A fire outbreak has gutted 10 mechanic shops and a car at Ahodwo, behind Cristal Rose Hotel in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi. The fire, which also destroyed a carpentry shop, started around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 March 2019."

2019-03-28 - Auto shop destroyed by fire at 1:28 AM in Kearny Mesa (California):

2019-03-28 - Barn destroyed by fire on Sandy Lane Road in Little Falls (New York):

2019-03-28 - Chemical supply business damaged by fire near Chickasha (Oklahoma):

2019-03-28 - Pool business heavily damaged by fire in Albany (New York):

2019-03-28 - Home damaged by basement fire in Lee’s Summit (Missouri), dog killed, nobody there:

2019-03-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM on Henry Avenue in coastal Lynn (Massachusetts):

2019-03-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the Bradley Gardens area in Bridgewater (New Jersey):

2019-03-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2019-03-28 - Home destroyed by garage fire at 3:30 AM in Ozawkie (Kansas), pet killed:

Note: Looks like a charred pickup truck in the rubble of the garage...

2019-03-28 - Home destroyed by fire in Shelley (Idaho):

2019-03-28 - Home destroyed by fire at 10:50 PM in Maurice (Louisiana):

2019-03-28 - Home destroyed by fire in Hayward (Missouri):

2019-03-28 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire on Ash Avenue in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2018-03-28 - Fourplex apartment building destroyed by fire just before 7:30 AM in Lebanon (Missouri):

2019-03-28 - Six-unit apartment building heavily damaged by fire in the Hyde Park area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2019-03-28 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 3:15 AM in Willimantic (Connecticut):

2019-03-28 - Apartment building devastated by massive blaze in Harrisonburg (Virginia):

2019-03-28 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 4:30 AM on Frederick Road in Opelika (Alabama), 3 killed:

2019-03-28 - Deadly fire burns home at 3 AM in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 1 killed:

2019-03-28 - Deadly fire burns home on Juniper Hill Drive in Somers (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2018-03-28 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:22 AM on Main Street in the Danielson area in Killingly (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2019-03-28 - Deadly fire destroys duplex at 4 AM on Greater Point Marion Road in Springhill Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-03-28 - Many species of amphibians being wiped out by most destructive pathogen ever:

2019-03-28 - Boy, 16, dies after being pulled unconscious and face-down from swimming pool at home in Georgetown Township (Michigan):

Quote: "Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has died after being found face down in a backyard pool in west Michigan. The Ottawa County sheriff’s office says officers and local first responders were called Thursday afternoon to a home in Georgetown Township and the teen was pulled from the pool. The sheriff’s office says the teen was taken to a Grand Rapids hospital in critical condition and the Kent County medical examiner’s office later notified them that he died."

2019-03-28 - Man, 43, police recruit, has 'medical emergency' at police academy, dies shortly later, in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

Quote: "A Jacksonville police recruit was rushed to the hospital during a training exercise Thursday and later died, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. The recruit was identified as Tony Alexander Cephas, 43. According to Director Ron Lendvay, Cephas suffered a medical emergency during training at the police academy at the Florida State College at Jacksonville North Campus."

Quote: "The cause of death was not immediately clear. Lendvay said Cephas had military experience and did well in his physical training since starting at the academy."

2019-03-28 - Man in his 30s found dead on trail near Barton Creek in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "Medics initially got word a man in his 30s was experiencing medical issues, only to find the patient already deceased when they arrived."

2019-03-28 - Man, 27, found dead near Dry Creek Trail near Boise (Idaho):

2019-03-28 - Man, 39, found dead in Little Cottonwood Creek in Murray (Utah):

2019-03-28 - Man, 38, drops dead at prison in Lancaster County (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Carrion-Cruz was not alone at the time of the incident and warden Cheryl Steberger said he simply fell to the ground from his feet, adding that it was not the result of confrontation."

2019-03-28 - Man, 20, found dead in Springton Lake Reservoir in Upper Providence Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-03-28 - Woman in her 40s found dead near the Connecticut River in Northampton (Massachusetts):

2019-03-28 - Woman, 31, found dead in Watts Bar Lake (Tennessee):

2019-03-28 - Man, 43, found dead in car near Dollar General in Pennsauken (New Jersey):

2019-03-28 - Man, 67, found dead next to pickup truck in Lincoln (Nebraska):

2019-03-28 - Man found dead at base of cliff at Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins (Colorado), possible toppler:

2018-03-28 - Man, 51, found dead under bridge in Tulsa (Oklahoma), possible toppler:

2019-03-28 - Man falls into the Grand Canyon and dies in Peach Springs (Arizona), possible toppler:

2019-03-28 - Man collapses outside home on Guy Street, dies shortly later, in Cornwall (Canada), near the St. Lawrence River:

2019-03-28 - Man in his 20s or 30s found dead in canal in Delhi (India):

2019-03-28 - Man dies after being pulled from the River Lark in Bury St Edmunds (Britain):

2019-03-28 - Man, 49, has 'medical emergency', pickup truck plows into nail salon, in Maryville (Tennessee), 6 injured:

Quote: "The driver of the vehicle was George Langley, a 49-year-old Seymour man, a Maryville Police Department report said. It was believed Langley had some type of medical emergency at the time of the crash and that no drugs or alcohol were involved, the report stated."

2019-03-28 - Man has 'medical issue', pickup truck crashes into businesses, in Necedah (Wisconsin), 400 feet from Necedah Lake, 1 injured:

Quote: "Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said the driver of the truck, an adult male, experienced a medical issue causing him to lose control of the vehicle."

2019-03-28 - Woman, 57, has 'medical episode', car crashes into parked car and preschool, in Homosassa (Florida), 1 injured:

Quote: "A Crystal River woman may have suffered from a medical episode behind the wheel Thursday evening when she drove into parked car which then struck a Homosassa preschool."

2019-03-28 - Small plane crashes into field in Hermiston (Oregon), 1 lightly injured:

2019-03-28 - Tanker truck's brakes fail, truck overturns, bursts into flame, in Ekiti State (Nigeria), 3 injured:

Quote: "Channels Television learnt that the accident happened along Ido-Ifaki highway as a result of brake failure."

2019-03-28 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on I-5 near Galt (California), 1 killed:

2019-03-28 - Tractor trailer overturns at 5 AM on I-95 in coastal Westport (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2019-03-28 - Box truck overturns, bursts into flame, on Highway 610 near Maple Grove (Minnesota):

2019-03-28 - Car veers off road at 4:11 AM, plunges into creek, on Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2019-03-28 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, on Acquinton Church Road in Acquinton (Virginia), 1 injured:

2019-03-28 - Naked man, 25, runs onto I-280, gets hit by box truck and killed, in coastal San Jose (California):

2019-03-28 - Naked man found walking around near zoo in Houston (Texas):

2019-03-28 - Coyote attacks and kill pet dog in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-03-28 - Sinkhole opens on Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2019-03-28 - Water main breaks in Beacon (New York):

2019-03-28 - Sewer collapses, sinkhole opens, in Eccles (Britain):

2019-03-28 - GOP Senator Mike Lee of Utah proposes that the solution to climate change is to foist all the problems off on babies:

Note: Alas, that won't work. The Earth will be performing a post-birth abortion on each baby born, so that's gonna put a bit of a crimp in the whole Babies-Will-Save-Us plan...

2019-03-28 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Kuril Islands (Russia):

2010-03-28 - Earlier springs bring allergies and asthma:

2019-03-28 - Lightning strike kills regional Brazilian surf champion off the coast of Fortaleza (Brazil):

2019-03-28 - Paleontologists discover 'Scotty,' the world's largest T. rex fossil, 'the rex of rexes':


  1. Good morning Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL, Terry, FezzedOne and Reno (if you're reading here).

    i look for those multiple JJFH events within minutes in the same location, and here we have another on this day.

    Lots of brush and wildfires happening already.
    The lede high rise fire and that island fire stood out too, and it looks like a marina went up in flames with all those boats burning. Tractor trailers made up for recent small numbers to bring them up to the daily average for this month.

    Swimming is going to be problematic this summer (as will just walking around or being alive) as these water-related deaths keep mounting as the season progresses.

    Methane & Earthquake Report with Margo (Mar. 29, 2019) [37 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 3.29.19 Unprecedented flooding hits Iran, forces village evacuations [~ 13.25 min.]

    [cue Martha and the Vandellas Heat Wave!]
    Parts of Alaska have recorded their warmest February and March on record with temperatures +40 deg F above normal

    March heat records tumble as parts of India reach 43.2 deg C (110 deg F) as early heatwave grips the country

    [well people, we've reached the "unhinged" stage of collapse]
    Trump Threatens Nuclear War if Russia Protects Venezuela [Eric Zuesse]

    On March 27th, U.S. President Donald Trump said that “Russia has to get out” of Venezuela, and that “All options are on the table” if Russia refuses to withdraw from Venezuela the protection it has recently provided to Venezuela’s elected Government, which Trump is attempting to overthrow, by an illegal coup. And Vice President Mike Pence, on the same day, said “Nicolás Maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power, and it is the policy of the United States of America, at the direction of President Donald Trump, that Nicolás Maduro must go.” The United States is therefore trying to do to Maduro what Barack Obama did to Victor Yanukovich in Ukraine in 2014, and to Muammar Gaddaffi in Libya in 2011, and tried to do to Bashar Assad after 2011 in Syria, and what George W. Bush did in 2003 to Saddam Hussein in Iraq. But, this time, there is a difference, because right up front, Russia isn’t allowing it, and is sending men and equipment to Venezuela, to prevent it from happening — in other words, to block the U.S. Government from achieving a conquest of Venezuela. [more]

    Retail apocalypse? JCPenney, Payless, LifeWay announce 3,000+ combined store closures

    More than 41,000 people have lost their jobs in the retail industry so far this year — a 92 percent spike in layoffs since the same time last year, according to a new report.

    And the layoffs continue to mount, with JCPenney announcing this week it would be closing 18 stores in addition to three previously announced closures, as part of a “standard annual review.” [more]

    [more below]

  2. I spy: How Android phones keep tabs on our every move

    As a consumer, you buy a new Android cellphone. It could be any brand, but it is likely to be an Android as they account for more than 80% of today’s cellphone market. You open the box, press the “On” button and the phone connects to the internet. Without further ado, you have just triggered the most sophisticated surveillance machine to date for monitoring your routines. [more]

    DEA Never Checked If Its Massive Surveillance Operations Are Legal, Watchdog Says

    The administration “failed to conduct a comprehensive legal analysis” of three NSA-style bulk data collection programs, according to the Justice Department Inspector General.

    [so what? what can we DO about it? - getting rid of our cell phones would be a good start]

    The Drug Enforcement Administration skirted numerous legal checks on a trio of bulk data collection programs dating back to the early 1990s, according to an internal watchdog. [more]

    Mount Agung erupts, Bali international airport operating normally, Indonesia

    Mount Agung in Karangasem regency, Bali, Indonesia erupted at 10:25 UTC on Thursday, March 28, 2019 (18:25 LT). PVMBG maintains alert status at level 3 [more]

    Polar Warning: Even Antarctica’s Coldest Region Is Starting to Melt

    Scientists are seeing worrying signs of ice loss in the East Antarctic. Glaciers are starting to move more quickly, dumping their ice into the Southern Ocean; in satellite images, depictions of the fast-moving ice light up in red, like a panic sign. [more]

    Trump’s EPA science panel considers guidelines that upend basic air pollution science – “I just want to emphasize the fringe nature of these proposals”

    At a public meeting Thursday that ran nearly two hours long, multiple members of that committee, including Chair Tony Cox and Steven Packham of the Utah Division of Air Quality, said they do not agree that breathing air polluted with soot can lead to an early death. [ok - let's try it out on you guys first!]

    The draft recommendations would dramatically limit the breadth and depth of the science used to determine safe air pollution limits in the U.S. by pushing the EPA to limit the types of studies considered during the regulatory process. [more]

    “Last-chance tourism” hastens decline of destinations threatened by global warming, like the Florida Reef and the Galapagos Islands

    The cloud of destruction that looms over the Keys hovers over many tourist destinations affected by climate change: the Great Barrier Reef, the Galapagos, Montana’s National Glacier Park. And in recent years, these sites’ anticipated disappearance has been a large part of their draw. Labeled “last-chance tourism,” this is the practice of visiting a location before it vanishes or is irreparably changed. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Record floods in U.S. Midwest have reached Superfund sites in three states

    Major flooding across the U.S. Midwest has reached at least eight Superfund sites in three states, and kept EPA staff from determining whether any are leaking toxic chemicals as a result.

    The Environmental Protection Agency said it is unable to access the sites containing arsenic, benzene, cyanide and other toxins, because of the floodwaters inundating the facilities. [more; so much for their "protection"]

    Life after climate change: lessons from Cape Town – “We have collectively decided not to stop climate change, so the future will be about mitigating its effects”

    We have collectively decided not to stop climate change — carbon dioxide emissions hit a record in 2018 — so the future will be about mitigating its effects. Every region faces its own threat, whether from heat, flooding, drought or hurricanes. Whatever the problem, Cape Town’s glimpse of the future offers lessons for everyone [more]

    [they didn't "decide" shit! "No one can stop it, so we're all gonna die" - is what they should have said, being honest]

    Who keeps buying California’s scarce water? Saudi Arabia

    [WHAT?! Jeez, between them and Nestle stealing it, ya gotta wonder who's allowing this!]

    What Fondomonte Farms is doing is merely a chapter in the long story of water management in the west, one that pierces the veil on the inanities of the global supply chain – how easy it is to move a commodity like alfalfa, or for that matter lettuce or clementines or iPhones, across more than 13,000 miles of land and sea, how much we rely on these crisscrossing supply lines, and at what cost to our own natural resources. [more]

    More than 1 million acres of U.S. cropland ravaged by floods

    Farms from the Dakotas to Missouri and beyond have been under water for a week or more, possibly impeding planting and damaging soil. The floods, which came just weeks before planting season starts in the Midwest, will likely reduce corn, wheat and soy production this year.

    "There's thousands of acres that won't be able to be planted," Ryan Sonderup, 36, of Fullerton, Nebraska, who has been farming for 18 years, said in a recent interview.

    "If we had straight sunshine now until May and June, maybe it can be done, but I don't see how that soil gets back with expected rainfall."

    Spring floods could yet impact an even bigger area of cropland. The U.S. government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has warned of what could be an "unprecedented flood season" as it forecasts heavy spring rains. Rivers may swell further as a deep snow pack in northern growing areas melts.

    Fields are strewn with everything from silt and sand to tires and some may not even be farmed this year. The water has also destroyed billions of dollars of old crops that were in storage, as well as damaging roads and railways. [more]

    [more follows]

  4. 6.4-magnitude earthquake hits New Britain island, Papua New Guinea

    Whales swimming in Long Beach Harbor, California for over 1 month is unusual behavior, experts say

    Meantime, a dead whale washed ashore in Playa Vista on Friday. Dead dolphins were also seen washing up along the shore as well.

    [SOTT]Comment: Whale's carcass spotted off Torrey Pines' coast - 2nd off Southern California recently [more]

    1100 dead and mutilated dolphins have washed up on France's Atlantic coast so far in 2019 - UPDATE

    UPDATE 30th March

    The number of dead and mutilated dolphins has risen by 500 in just over a month and the cause for this spike remains a mystery to investigators, RT reports [more]

    South America - Thousands affected by floods and landslides in Paraguay, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia

    Around 70,000 people are currently affected by floods in several departments of Paraguay. Flooding and landslides in Peru have damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and prompted evacuations in the regions of Ancash, Amazonas and Cusco.

    In Ecuador, flooding in Los Ríos Province has prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency in several cantons, while in Bolivia, over 2,000 hectares of crops and 109 homes have been destroyed by flooding from the overflowing Parapetí River in Santa Cruz Department. [more]

    Netherlands lost 84% of its butterflies in just over a century

    Meteor fireball seen in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

    Green meteor fireball captured by amateur photographer over Tasmania

    Saturday, 30 March 2019
    The World Meteorological Organisation presents a report on the climate

    Grim global climate report: Drought, rising seas, millions displaced

    A global review has painted a dramatic and dismal picture of our planet under climate change, as record carbon dioxide levels soar toward increasingly dangerous levels.
    The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) today issued its State of the Global Climate in 2018 report - a sprawling stocktake pulling together data from hundreds of scientists and agencies across the globe. [more; maybe NOW they'll start talking about it here .. nah, probably not]

    BREAKING: U.S Admits It Cannot Attack Venezuela – CONFIRMED S-300 Anti-Air Systems

    The U.S State Department special operator for Venezuela, Elliot Abrams has revealed that Venezuela is already in possession numerous highly effective S-300 (Antey 2500 version) systems. This makes a military campaign against Venezuela highly unlikely, given the high-importance of air-cover for any boots on the ground, and the high effectiveness of the S-300 system. It also explains the decision of OAS member states Columbia and Brazil not to resort to military intervention against the Bolivarian Republic – a jungle war without air-cover would be extraordinarily costly in terms of casualties and the resulting social and political unrest. While the U.S military has known of this, until Abrams statement today there was a reluctance to report the problems posed by this, amid Trump’s war-drums surrounding his alleged ‘all options’ approach to Venezuela. [more]

    [last bit below, i think . .]

  5. Stay Out Of Western Hemisphere! Bolton Warns Russia Over Troops In Venezuela

    Flood-hit Westland residents: 'We're on our own'

    This week's big storm left one woman dead, cut power, closed roads and destroyed the Waiho Bridge linking the Franz Josef and Fox townships on State Highway 6.

    Richard Molloy said parts of his farm on the flats beside the Waiho River were two-and-a half-metres underwater after the stopbank breached.

    He said locals are furious that previous calls for it to be repaired were ignored, and that officials are yet to commit to another one. The effects of the storm have had a serious impact on residents and they were unhappy about its impact on their region.

    "Let down, gutted, all of the above and a whole lot more. We just feel we're on our own. The Regional Council have been very tardy on any maintenance on these things," Mr Molloy said.

    He said at a meeting last night the 70 residents of the Waiho flats became irate, particularly when they found out that the appropriate West Coast Regional Council officials weren't present. [more]

    [Let's rescue them and give them sanctuary - You're NUTS!]
    Arms caches found in mosques in Europe

    France to Shut Down 100 to 160 Mosques; War-grade Weapons Found in Some