Monday, June 3, 2019

Event Update For 2019-06-02

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: Fires And Explosions

2019-06-02 - Massive scrap metal fire erupts at 11 PM at metal recycling center at docks in coastal Belfast (Ireland):

Quote: "Footage of the fire underway in what I understand is a scrapyard in Duncrue industrial estate in North Belfast."

2019-06-02 - Car with no battery bursts into flame while parked at property in Salt Lake City (Utah):

Note: So basically it was an immobile chunk of scrap metal. Kinda like all the scrap metal fires breaking out at metal recycling centers around the world now. Back in MAH day, scrap metal warn't so flammable!

2019-06-02 - Several train cars go up in flames while parked at engineering station in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

Quote: "This week alone, two other train burning train and carriage fires have been reported, and seem to keep coming."

Note: Well jeez, quit being on the coast, Cape Town!

2019-06-02 - Eight cars and upholstery business destroyed by explosion and fire in Idaho Falls (Idaho):

Quote: "8 vehicles, including classic cars, among items destroyed in fiery explosion..."

2019-06-02 - Utility truck, three classic cars and barn destroyed by fire in Washington County near Gaston (Oregon):

Quote: "A large barn fire in rural Washington County on Saturday burned up three classic cars inside the barn, as well as a utility truck parked beside it. A 1967 Chevelle, 1967 El Camino and a 1956 Chevy were all destroyed."

2019-06-02 - Megafire grows to 690,785 acres, still burning out of control, in Alberta (Canada):

2019-06-02 - Wildfire breaks out and threatens power plant in Debary (Florida):

2019-06-02 - Out-of-service railroad trestle destroyed by fire near coastal Fremont (California):

2019-06-02 - Ferry ship 'Perlen' bursts into flame just before 6 AM while docked in coastal Kragerø (Norway), nobody aboard:

Quote: "In the morning of June 2, 2019, just before 6 a.m. a fire broke out in the engine room of the 'Perlen' while the vessel was at a quay in Kragerø. There were not people on board. The fire department first had to cool down the ferry before they could enter. A little after 9 a.m. the fire was extinguished. It was not known when the ferry would be put into operation again."

2019-06-02 - Four boats go up in flames at 2:54 AM while parked at business in Accident (Maryland):

Quote: "According to a press release, the fire involved four boats stored on the exterior of the premises at Xtreme Powersports."

2019-06-02 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Ray Hubbard (Texas):

Note: These are the 464th, 465th, 466th, 467th, 468th and 469th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-06-02 - Passenger train engine bursts into flame just outside Wakefield (Britain):

Quote: "A train has caught fire on the railway line between Huddersfield and Leeds, causing delays and cancellations on a number of services. It is believed that a Grand Central diesel engine caught fire just outside Wakefield."

2019-06-02 - Two passenger buses and some cars destroyed by fire at 3 AM while parked in Kolkata (India):

Note: These are the 264th and 265th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-06-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 in Dunmore (Pennsylvania):

2019-06-02 - Semi tractor bursts into flame in the wee hours on 306 East Main Street in Immokalee (Florida):

2019-06-02 - Tractor bursts into flame on Jones Road in Andover (New York):

Note: These are the 900th, 901st and 902nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-06-02 - SUV bursts into flame on South Dangl Road in Muskegon Township (Michigan), man burned:

2019-06-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at the Weiss Mart Marina on the Coosa River in Cedar Bluff (Alabama):

2019-06-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on the Okanagan Connector near Peachland (Canada):

2019-06-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to home, in Oakton (Virginia):

Quote: "A vehicle parked inside a house's garage caught on fire and subsequently damaged the home near Reston over the weekend."

2019-06-02 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in coastal Arlington (Florida):

2019-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 in Vandalia (Ohio):

2019-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on I-675 near Washington Township (Ohio):

2019-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on street in South Huntington (New York), driver burned:

2019-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on the M50 near coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2019-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on the A303 between Wincanton and Sparkford (Britain):

2019-06-02 - Car bursts into flame at 2:32 AM on the M40 near Beaconsfield (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 2 June, 2.32am Car fire, M40 northbound between junctions 1a (M40 interchange) and 2 (Beaconsfield). One appliance and crew from Gerrards Cross and two from Hillingdon attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on Straight Bit in Flackwell Heath (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 2 June, 1.08pm Small fire in engine compartment of car, Straight Bit, Flackwell Heath. One appliance and crew from Beaconsfield attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2019-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on 11:14 PM on London Road in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 2 June, 11.14pm Car fire, London Road, High Wycombe. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-06-02 - Car bursts into flame at retail park in Booksley (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 2 June, 10.50pm Car fire, Central Retail Park, Patriot Drive, Rooksley, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Bletchley attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-06-02 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 2:57 AM while parked at apartments on Humber Crescent in Rochester (Britain):

2019-06-02 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by explosions and fire at home in coastal Pine Beach (New Jersey):

Quote: "A motor vehicle was inside the garage at the time of the fire but it was not immediately clear what triggered the explosions, which were contained to the garage area, all according to authorities."

2019-06-02 - Barn destroyed by fire in Hall County (Nebraska):

2019-06-02 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire in Ebensburg (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The building is home to Ebensburg Bedding Shoppe, Wolf’s Performing Arts and Ebensburg Auto Center."

2019-06-02 - Garage destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Curtis Street in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2019-06-02 - Garage destroyed by fire at motel in Blue River (Oregon):

2019-06-02 - Home damaged by fire just before 6 AM in West Valley City (Utah), 1 injured:

2019-06-02 - Home damaged by fire on Graham Drive in Beavercreek (Ohio):

2019-06-02 - Home damaged by fire on Third Avenue in coastal San Francisco (California):

2019-06-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Hampton Street in Richmond (Virginia):

2019-06-02 - Home destroyed by fire on Citation Lane in Bedford County (Virginia):

2019-06-02 - Home destroyed by fire, adjacent homes damaged, on coastal Whitemarsh Island (Georgia):

2019-06-02 - Home destroyed by fire in Newberry (South Carolina):

2019-06-02 - Home under construction destroyed by fire in the wee hours, other homes damaged, in Ogletown (Delaware):

2019-06-02 - High-rise apartment building parking garage damaged by fire in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2019-06-02 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 4:50 AM on East University Drive in Tempe (Arizona):

2019-06-02 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Bensalem (Pennsylvania):

2019-06-02 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM on Elizabeth Avenue in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2019-06-02 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2019-06-02 - Deadly fire destroys cabin home just before 1 AM in Raisin Township (Michigan), 2 killed:

2019-06-02 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:30 AM in Buena Vista Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2019-06-02 - Deadly fire destroys home in Wilmington (New York), 1 killed:

2019-06-02 - Deadly fire burns home just before 11 PM on Manitoba Avenue in Winnipeg (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-06-02 - Vacant home burns on Cabot Street in Holyoke (Massachusetts):

2019-06-02 - Two more gray whales wash ashore dead on the coast in Washington State:

2019-06-02 - Hundreds of fish wash ashore dead in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2019-06-02 - Young lion drops dead in forest in Gir (India):

Quote: "No external injury marks were found on the carcass. Its claws were also intact, which indicates that the death was neither caused due to infighting nor due to poaching..."

2019-06-02 - Young couple mysteriously sickens and dies while vacationing in the Fiji Islands:

Quote: "Friends and family of David and Michelle Paul are struggling to imagine what could have killed the apparently healthy, young Texas couple while they vacationed recently in Fiji."

Quote: "Family of the couple, who shared a two-year-old son, were particularly shocked at their sudden death because both were fit and healthy."

Note: Picture shows them at a beach, so they'd been swimming in the water at some point before they sickened and died...

2019-06-02 - Three teens die in the Sarayu River in Barhaj (India):

2019-06-02 - Man, 48, collapses in swimming pool at hotel and dies, in coastal Paphos on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

Quote: "A British tourist, 48, lost consciousness on Sunday while swimming in the pool of a hotel in Paphos he was staying in with his family. According to the police, he suddenly collapsed while in the pool."

2019-06-02 - Firefighter, man, 36, goes into cardiac arrest and dies in the water during the swimming part of triathlon in coastal Cape May (New Jersey):

Quote: "The man had nearly completed the swimming portion of the Escape the Cape Triathlon event held in Lower Township when he was found unresponsive in the water by an event volunteer stationed near the course, according to Jim Salmon, a spokesman for the Delaware River and Bay Authority. The cause of death was of an 'apparent cardiac arrest,' Salmon said, but he declined to identify the man, saying family members had yet to be notified."

2019-06-02 - Man, 59, has 'medical issue' and dies during the swimming part of triathlon in Lake Mills (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A 59-year old man died while competing in the Lake Mills Triathlon on Sunday morning. The Township of Lake Mills Police Department said that the man suffered a medical issue during the swimming portion of the race. Emergency workers tried to resuscitate the man and sent him to Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead."

Quote: "According to the investigation, the man had a medical incident prior to going under the water. The event is not being treated as a drowning."

Note: So he was swimming in the water when he died. That means his head had to have gotten submerged at some point while he was swimming, and then he suddenly died and went under, but he was actually dead and no longer breathing before he went under, so there was no water in his lungs, so it doesn't count as a drowning. So while both of these triathlon guys died after entering the water, neither of them died from drowning...

2019-06-02 - Man found dead at beach in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2019-06-02 - Infantry soldier dies while swimming in coastal Kailua Bay (Hawaii):

Quote: "A Schofield Barracks soldier died after swimming at Kailua Bay on Friday. They still have not released the name, though the soldier was in the 25th Infantry Division. The Honolulu Fire Department responded to a call of a body washed up on shore in Kailua Bay on Sunday at 5:25 a.m."

2019-06-02 - Person found dead in canal in Phoenix (Arizona):

2019-06-02 - Boy, 9, dies after being pulled from Lake Maspenock in Hopkinton (Massachusetts):

2019-06-02 - Man in his 40s found dead in Lake Guntersville (Alabama):

2019-06-02 - Woman found dead in creek in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2019-06-02 - Person found dead in the White River in northern Morgan County (Indiana):

2019-06-02 - Person found dead in pond in May Township (Minnesota):

2019-06-02 - Man, 73, found dead in SUV at Dollar Tree in coastal Egg Harbor Township (New Jersey):

2019-06-02 - Woman found dead in bed at apartment in coastal Queens (New York):

Quote: "Upon their arrival, officers found an unidentified woman unconscious and unresponsive in a bed at the location with no obvious signs of trauma."

2019-06-02 - Man, 42, has 'medical issue' and dies at jail in Buffalo (New York):

2019-06-02 - Man, 33, migrant, has seizure and drops dead in Border Patrol custody near Roma (Texas):

Quote: "The Customs and Border Protection Bureau is investigating the death of a Salvadoran migrant who suffered an apparent seizure shortly after he was detained by Border Patrol agents near Roma Sunday."

2019-06-02 - Person has 'medical event' and dies on highway in coastal Tauranga (New Zealand):

2019-06-02 - Man goes into cardiac arrest and drops dead on beach on the Dead Sea (Israel):

Quote: "Preliminary reports claimed that a 60-years-old man drowned at the Dead Sea on Sunday, as MDA forces rushed to treat him, claiming he was in critical condition, according to the MDA Spokesperson's Unit. It was later reported that the man did not drown, but suffered a heart attack on the beach. Despite the MDA's attempts, the forces had to declare his death."

2019-06-02 - Man, 30, soldier, dies while swimming in the Caen Canal in coastal Caen (France):

2019-06-02 - Man loses consciousness while diving, dies shortly later, in coastal Torquay (Britain):

Quote: "The man, from Exeter, entered the water from the shore with a diving companion on Sunday. But he was pulled from the water by a vessel off Oddicombe Beach unconscious and, despite CPR, he was declared dead at Torbay Hospital."

2019-06-02 - Empty 'ghost boat' found in Harvey Park Lake, man, 74, and dog missing, in Denver (Colorado):

2019-06-02 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Aurangabad (India):

2019-06-02 - Small plane crashes near Medicine Hat (Canada), 3 killed:

2019-06-02 - Helicopter crashes near Mulberry Mountain (Arkansas), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2019-06-02 - Huge cruise ship crashes into boat and dock in coastal Venice (Italy):

2019-06-02 - Tanker truck overturns shortly after 4 AM on Highway 401 in Mississauga (Canada):

2019-06-02 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in Morgan County (Alabama), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-06-02 - Car overturns into ditch just after 5 AM in Wasilla (Alaska), 1 killed:

2019-06-02 - Shark attacks and injures teen girl at Fort Macon State Park (North Carolina), girl's leg amputated:

2019-06-02 - Chunk of mountain collapses in massive landslide in Guizhou (China):

2019-06-02 - Landslide hits residential building in Yangjiang City (China), 2 killed, 4 trapped:

2019-06-02 - Building under construction collapses in Rangamati (Bangladesh), 3 killed, 2 injured:

2019-06-02 - Man has 'medical episode' at pub in coastal Newport on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "A man suffered a medical episode and was taken to hospital by ambulance."

2019-06-02 - Mount Merapi erupts in Indonesia:

2019-06-02 - Great Sitkin Volcano erupts in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska):

2019-06-02 - Mississippi River flooding enters fourth month:

2019-06-02 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Ghana, Sekondi and Takoradi lose power, 10+ killed:

2019-06-02 - Meteor spotted over southeast Britain:

2019-06-02 - Meteor spotted over Andalucia (Spain):


  1. I see there was a JJFH related death in Torquay, UK. Do any of you know what Torquay's claim to fame is? Anyone? Anyone?

    Okay it is the home of the famed inn Fawlty Towers, owned and operated by Basil and Sybil Fawlty. Yes Basil called that part of coastal Britain the "English Riviera".

    Of course it is now perhaps going to compete with Hull in number of JJFH deaths and fires.

  2. Hey Jonny, everyone. We've had beautiful spring weather here, finally (after weeks of off and on rain, cooler, then hotter, temps and dead calm to gusty thunderstorms]. Last night it went down to the low 50's, while in other parts of PA it was MUCH colder - 30's to 50's. Not cold enough here to do damage, but in other areas, freshly planted annuals and some crops probably took a hit with weather whip-lash [highs were from low to mid-70's to mid 80's yesterday across the state].

    Lots of bizarre stuff happening now - fit and healthy people dying in bed, on the beach, during swimming competitions, and a few soldiers died on R&R! Who needs war when your soldiers can die while resting up!?

    i love it when a long vacant house with no gas or electric service suddenly explodes or bursts into flame. Today's report shows us a parked car with no battery going up in flames. Head-scratcher for the authorities who aren't familiar with JJFH.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 6.3.19 US energy department rebrands fossil fuels as 'molecules of freedom' [~ 26 min.]

    Le Show for June 02, 2019 [~ 1 hr.]

    Interview with Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism [mostly]

    Earthquake Report with Margo (June 3, 2019) [~ 22 min.]

    Was HIDDEN from humans for 4500 years until the Storm caused this! | Ontario TORNADO! [MrMBB333 video] [~ 15 min.]

    MAJOR Blackout: What Happened Online Today? [~ 12.5 min.]

    Meltdown Showed Extent of NSA Surveillance — and Other Tales From Hundreds of Intelligence Documents

    The NSA had, just the prior month, already experienced a major power outage and been forced for the first time to switch over its most critical monitoring — its nerve center, the National Security Operations Center — to a backup facility in Augusta, Georgia, according to an internal report classified “secret.” The culprit: hot weather and electric company problems generating sufficient power, according to an article posted on the internal agency news site known as SIDtoday. [more]

    [so when the grid goes down, these giant agencies - after their back-ups fail - are useless]

    Largest eruption in years of Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico sends ash column 37,000 feet (11.3 km) a.s.l.

    This is the volcano’s largest eruption in years. [more]

    A mysterious new virus hosted by a nasty blood-sucking tick and in mosquitoes is creeping through China

    Wildfire smoke from Canada increases in the midwest

    After a couple of days of decreasing wildfire smoke from Canada, on Tuesday the United States midwest is seeing heavier concentrations of the pollutant generated by fires in Alberta.
    [see map; Jonny and i are in the same impact area]

    U.S. crews en route to assist with wildfires in Canada

    At least five hotshot crews from Oregon and Montana will be leaving Wednesday to assist with the wildfires in Alberta.

    [more below]

  3. Eminent American Scientist: Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack Was STAGED

    The calculations produced as proof for the conclusions bear no relationship to what was observed at the scene and both the observed data from the scene and the calculations bear no relationship to the reported findings. [more; makin' shit up]

    Radiation levels up to 6,000 times higher than those found in the open ocean found in seafood near "CRACKED" Marshall Islands nuclear Runit Dome

    [i believe practically anything eaten from the ocean, lakes, ponds, bays, streams and rivers is polluted with something, be it Corexit, plastic, radiation, virus or bacteria, among others; pollution from land plants and animals is already documented - glyphosate, radiation, prions, other stuff]

    The number of Americans working in their 70s is skyrocketing

    [well, since very few can actually afford to retire (after stagnated wages for the past 20 years at least, and inflation, especially now) - it's no wonder]

    Thirty years after Tiananmen, protesters' goals further away than ever

    “It is much, much worse than 1989,” Shao Jiang, one of the student leaders instrumental in crafting the list of demands, told Reuters from London, where he lives in exile. [more]

    Insight Vox: NSA Whistleblower Bill Binney on Surveillance, Censorship and Julian Assange [~ 38.6 min. video]

    Mike Robinson and retired NSA analyst and whistleblower, Bill Binney discuss mass surveillance of populations through bulk aqusition of data, Russiagate, censorship, Huawei and Julian Assange.

    Tuesday, 4 June 2019
    Temperatures exceed 50 deg C (122F) in India
    For Americans unwilling to adapt this equates to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

    India weather: Temperature passes 50C Celsius in northern India

    A heatwave has suddenly borne down on millions of people, killing several as the temperature passes 50C Celsius. [more]

    Trump: Russia Confirmed It Removed "Most Of Their People" From Venezuela

    Trump says Russia has removed "most of their people" from Venezuela

    I don't see this reflected yet on RT or Russian media - possibly because it is not true [more]

    How the markets responded to latest news

    Tech Wreck Trumps Bullard Bounce; Dollar Dumps As Bonds & Bullion Jump [full page article]

    [continued below]

  4. Swedish Court Rejects Request To Arrest, Extradite Assange After UK Sentence Is Up

    Assange won't face charges over role in devastating CIA leak

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not face charges for publishing Vault 7, a series of documents detailing the CIA’s arsenal of digital code used to hack devices.

    So instead, the Justice Department will go after Assange on the one count for allegedly assisting Manning and the 17-count Espionage Act indictment. There are no plans to bring any additional indictments prior to his extradition.

    While the Manning leak indictment was an expected move, the Espionage Act charges startled the legal community as a potential precedent-setting action. Traditionally, the law has been used to punish government officials who reveal classified information, not the journalists or foreign nationals who publish the information. Press freedom activists immediately warned that the case could criminalize everyday journalistic behavior, such as soliciting sensitive information from government sources.

    Federal officials insist they have a strong case, arguing that Assange is not a journalist and intentionally published the names of confidential sources in war zones over the objections of national security officials. [more]

    Big Tech caught in antitrust crosshairs of both Trump & Congress

    Silicon Valley tech giants Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are finding themselves targets of antitrust probes by both the Trump administration and Democrats, in what appears to be a power struggle ahead of the 2020 election. [more]

    Thirty-two tips for navigating a society that is full of propaganda and manipulation

    Facial recognition and mass surveillance being introduced to US schools

    We are staring our Orwellian future right in the face. Beginning in New York, facial recognition is coming to schools in the United States and it'll be switched on for testing next week. [more]

    [last bit below]

  5. Morgan Stanley forecasts global recession in under a year if Trump escalates trade war with China

    Ahya noted that the outcome of the trade war at the moment "is highly uncertain" but warned that if the U.S. follows through with 25% tariffs on the additional Chinese imports, "We could end up in a recession in three quarters." [more; we're in it]

    Cell phone tower to be removed from school grounds in Sacramento after several children get cancer

    "We had a doctor tell us that it's 100 percent environmental, the kind of tumor that he has," Ferrulli told CBS Sacramento.

    Thousands affected by foods [sic] and landslides in north west Colombia

    Floods prompt emergency declarations in Serbia and Bosnia

    [video, pics and text]

    Unusually strong start to northern hemisphere noctilucent clouds season

    They're unusually strong and congregated in a coherent spinning mass, instead of spreading as usual all across the polar cap. [more]

    6.1 magnitude earthquake rocks remote Japanese islands

    Homes, vehicles damaged after Jalisco river overflows its banks in San Gabriel, Mexico

  6. Good catch, Mike - and I've seen many other areas in Britain compete for this title, among others are Grimsby and Scunthorpe. It's possible to keep a tally or run searches on all the British cities that had JJFH events since Jonny started his blog, but this whole exercise is just folly on my part. It seems that civilization was a complete waste of time and resources, that all the "knowledge" humanity supposedly garnered during our short run was misused, abused or ignored. We "learned" nothing since we'll shortly be gone and all of it disappears into the cold nothingness of space. We ruined our habitat, exploited each other and all other species and never got the point.

    Maybe that's by ["intelligent?"] design, I don't know. Possibly, we're the embodiment of a holographic simulation.

    [some local news]

    Fire Ravages Chester County Apartments, Displaces Dozens
    Fire Ravages Chester County Apartments, Displaces Dozens

    The blaze at ReNew at Glenmoore along Ardsley Place in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania, sent flames high into the air after breaking out around 1:45 a.m., county dispatchers and neighbors said.

    The blaze tore through around 38 to 40 units in the four-story building. The roof was destroyed and many of the units on the upper floors were gutted and uninhabitable.

    The cause of the fire remained under investigation by the county fire marshal, Kimes said. [more]

  7. India looks to counter US decision to withdraw GSP trade benefits

    The industry estimates, this move will impose an additional burden of USD 290 million per year on US items exported to India, he said.

    73 gray whales dead in 6 months on the west coast of North America - scientists don't understand why

    Since January, more than 70 dead gray whales have washed up on the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Canada. That's the most in a single year since 2000, and scientists are concerned. [more]

    This map tells you if you’ll survive an Atomic Bomb

    The current food and politic instabilility around the world sounds like a cocktail even Dr Strangelove would find too strong… [more]

    Japan's Whaling Fleet Set to Embark on Hunt for 333 Minke Whales

    Japan says lethal sampling is indispensable to obtain data on the maturing ages of whales. [more]

    Tropical Moisture Will Bring Heavy Rain, Flooding to Southern Plains and Mississippi Valley

    Thursday-Thursday Night: A large area from eastern Texas and eastern Oklahoma into Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and southern Missouri has the greatest chance of seeing flooding downpours. [more]

    Discounting climate change, EPA chief faults the media for the rise of bad environmental news

    Wheeler did not acknowledge climate change as a possible reason Americans have an increasingly pessimistic view of the nation’s environmental health. The same Gallup poll he cited found that an increasing number of Americans believe there is insufficient coverage of global warming in the media. [more]

    [fucking moron]

  8. Lehigh County Woman and Maryland Couple Die in Dominican Republic Days Apart
    Pa. Woman and Md. Couple Die in Dominican Republic

    A Pennsylvania woman died inside her Dominican Republic hotel room just days before a Maryland couple was found dead at a nearby hotel owned by the same company, U.S. officials confirmed.

    While inside their room, Schaup-Werner had a drink from the mini-bar when she was suddenly struck with "acute physical distress," according to a family spokesperson. She then collapsed to the floor.

    Schaup-Werner's husband, a doctor, performed CPR as he waited for medics to arrive. She was later pronounced dead

    A family spokesperson said Schaup-Werner died from respiratory failure and pulmonary edema. While the U.S. Department of State confirmed Schaup-Werner's death with NBC News, they did not identify an exact cause.

    The family spokesperson said a toxicology report was never completed and Schaup-Werner's glass and drink were never tested. The spokesperson also said Schaup-Werner was healthy.

    Five days later, Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Day, 50, an engaged couple from Maryland, were found dead at the Playa Nueva Romana, another hotel owned by Bahia Principe about ten minutes away.

    Investigators said Holmes and Day also died from respiratory failure and pulmonary edema. The Department of State said in a statement they were "not aware" of any connection between the death of Schaup-Werner and the deaths of Day and Holmes. [more]