Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Event Update For 2019-07-23

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

2019-07-23 - Unknown odor sickens people at mall in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

Quote: "Fire, police and Emergency Medical Services late Tuesday afternoon responded to a strong odor at the Ala Moana Center’s Makai Market Food Court. The fire department got the call at 4:35 p.m. Three units and a Hazardous Materials team with 11 personnel responded. But the food court had been evacuated before the fire personnel arrived. Many complained of irritation to their respiratory system, difficulty swallowing and coughing, fire Capt. Scot Seguirant said. Emergency Medical Services transported a 69-year-old man in serious condition to a hospital."

2019-07-23 - Tractor bursts into flame and kills man near Luchy (France):

Quote: "In the middle of the wheat fields, blackened for miles, the carbonized carcass of a tractor. 'There were so many flames at the beginning … I could not see if anyone was inside,' says William, in shock. His friend, a 65-year-old farmer who was harvesting his field between Blicourt and Luchy, in northwestern Oise, died in the flames on Tuesday afternoon. 'He was a cautious person,' said the retiree. 'He had to make a malaise, it is not possible otherwise.' An investigation was opened by the prosecutor's office of Beauvais which, like the gendarmerie, favors the accidental thesis. The sexagenarian would have lost consciousness, then the tractor would have advanced several meters before firing for reasons that remain unknown."

Note: This is the 1234th tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-23 - Wildfire breaks out and grows rapidly to 85,000+ acres near nuclear facility in Idaho Falls (Idaho):

2019-07-23 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, scrap metal burns, in La Grange (North Carolina):

Quote: "The Foss Recycling Center in La Grange reuses scrap metal like cars, air conditioners and refrigerators."

2019-07-23 - Dumpster containing scrap metal with a pickup truck on top bursts into flame in Fairbury (Nebraska):

Quote: "The Fairbury Rural Fire District was dispatched to a dumpster fire in Fairbury on Tuesday afternoon. The call came in just after 2:30. Fire crews arrived at a residence at 1322 Tilden St. on the west end of Fairbury - just to the south of U.S. Highway 136. The dumpster contained mostly scrap iron, but resting on top was a white Dodge Dakota pickup with flames coming out the bottom. Crews had the blaze out within minutes of arrival."

2019-07-23 - Four cars go up in flames at auto shop on Canal Road in coastal Orleans (Massachusetts), 1200 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Firefighters were called to the Tinknocker at 21 Canal Road at 10:19 p.m. for a report of a Toyota Corolla that was 'fully engulfed' in flames, Deputy Fire Chief Geof Deering said. Three other nearby cars became 'scorched' by the heat of the Corolla and caught on fire, Deering said."

2019-07-23 - Riding mower bursts into flame, ignites wildfire, home destroyed, in Paragonah (Utah):

Quote: "A citizen, attempting to abate the fire hazard by clearing vegetation, was riding the mower when its engine caught fire, Melton said. The flames spread from the engine through the grass. Melton said the blaze was 'pretty intense at times.'"

2019-07-23 - Home flattened by explosion just before 5 AM in coastal Portoferraio on the island of Elba (Italy), 1+ killed:

Note: This is the 111th residential explosion in 2019...

2019-07-23 - Feed business damaged by explosion in Sheldon (Iowa):

2019-07-23 - Brush fire breaks out near Green Sea (South Carolina):

Note: A boat just burst into flame the day before while parked at a property in Green Sea, mentioned in the 2019-07-22 update...

2019-07-23 - Boat bursts into flame on Oneida Lake near Frenchman’s Island near Cicero (New York):

Note: This is the 649th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-23 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on road in East Sheen (Britain):

2019-07-23 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road near Leeds (Britain):

2019-07-23 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Thorner Road near Wetherby (Britain):

Note: These are the 348th, 349th and 350th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-07-23 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-95 near Lauderdale Lakes (Florida), near the coast:

Quote: "According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a car carrier with five vehicles on top caught fire shortly after 10:00 a.m. Tuesday."

2019-07-23 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-10 in Harrison County near coastal Gulfport (Mississippi):

Quote: "A hauler truck carrying six vehicles caught fire overnight Tuesday on I-10 in Harrison County, shutting down the interstate while firefighters put out the flames."

Note: These are the 35th and 36th car-haulers to burn in 2019...

2019-07-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 5 AM on I-75 near Davenport (Iowa):

Note: Two men, teachers, were just found dead the day before in a swimming pool at a home near the Mississippi River in Davenport, mentioned in the 2019-07-22 update...

2019-07-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 near Seguin (Texas):

2019-07-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near I-90 and Granite Lake Road near Cheney (Washington):

2019-07-23 - Tractors, car, ATVs and barn destroyed by fire in Harford County (Maryland):

Quote: "Firefighters said that the barn housed a car, tractors and ATV’s."

2019-07-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M25 near the Dartford Crossing in Kent (Britain):

2019-07-23 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Ropsley Road in Oasby (Britain):

2019-07-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M6 near Carlisle (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle Fire, Carlisle (Carlisle) 23 Jul 2019 At 14:56 hours on 23rd July 2019 three fire engines from Carlisle and Brampton attended a Large Vehicle Fire on the M6 near junction 44. The fire involved one LGV traction unit. Crews used two Hosereel Jets and Breathing Apparatus to extinguish the fire. Crews were in attendance approximately one hour."

Note: These are the 1235th-1244th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-23 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to two homes, in Portland (Oregon):

Quote: "Someone called 911 at about 9 a.m. to report a burning motorhome in a carport on Southeast Taggart Street, where flames were reaching two nearby homes."

2019-07-23 - RV bursts into flame while parked at property, fire spreads to trailers and brush, near Pasco (Washington):

Quote: "Franklin County firefighters brought in multiple resources to help battle an RV fire that spread to trailers and brush."

Note: These are the 267th and 268th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-07-23 - Van, pickup truck and 9 more vehicles destroyed by fire at 2:45 AM while parked at apartments in Cleveland (Ohio):

2019-07-23 - Van bursts into flame at 11:50 PM on Undergate Road in Dinnington (Britain):,van-fire-in-dinnington-was-accidental_32877.htm

2019-07-23 - Van bursts into flame on the M40 near Wheatley (Britain), separate 3-truck crash too:

2019-07-23 - Minivan bursts into flame on State Route 29 in Immokalee (Florida):

2019-07-23 - Minivan bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on road in Umatilla County (Oregon):

Quote: "It was one of several vehicle fires reported throughout the region on Tuesday."

2019-07-23 - SUV bursts into flame on I-87 near Round Lake (New York):

2019-07-23 - Two pickup trucks and some cars go up in flames at 6:15 AM while parked at trucking business in Irving (Texas):

2019-07-23 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at church in Ottumwa (Iowa):

2019-07-23 - Pickup truck bursts into flame along US 259 near Crims Chapel (Texas):

2019-07-23 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on the A59 near West Marton (Britain):

Quote: "A59 West Marton Time of call: 18:03 Crews from Skipton have extinguished a 4x4 pickup vehicle that was alight near to West Marton. Crews used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel."

2019-07-23 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2019-07-23 - Car bursts into flame on I-74 in Dearborn County near Brookville (Indiana):

2019-07-23 - Car bursts into flame on Weeks Place in Narellan Vale (Australia):

2019-07-23 - Three cars go up in flames while parked at office in Il-Blata l-Bajda on the island of Malta, near the coast:

2019-07-23 - Car bursts into flame on Den Promenade in coastal Teignmouth (Britain), 100 feet from the ocean:

2019-07-23 - Car bursts into flame on the M20 near Maidstone (Britain):

2019-07-23 - Car bursts into flame at 2:52 AM on Old Bank in Prickwillow (Britain):

2019-07-23 - Car bursts into flame on the A55 near Flint (Britain), separate crash too:

2019-07-23 - Vehicle bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Highway 4 in Contra Costa County (California):

2019-07-23 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal New London (Connecticut):

2019-07-23 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-79 in Marion County (West Virginia):

2019-07-23 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham (Massachusetts):

2019-07-23 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-15 near Blackfoot (Idaho):

2019-07-23 - Large vehicle bursts into flame on Havelock Road in Workington (Britain):

Quote: "Large Vehicle Fire, Workington(Allerdale) 24 Jul 2019 At 1735 hours on 23rd July 2019 three fire engines from Workington and Maryport responded to reports of a large vehicle fire on Havelock Road in Workington. Crews used one hose reel to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for fifty minutes."

2019-07-23 - Riding mower bursts into flame in Gwern-Y-Brenin, Oswestry (Britain):

2019-07-23 - Cars, motorcycles and auto shop go up in flames at 2:30 AM in suburb of coastal Hobart (Australia):

Quote: "A mechanic's workshop filled with motorbikes and cars in Hobart's northern suburbs has been seriously damaged by fire."

2019-07-23 - Two cars, a trailer, 10 tons of manure and 18 trees walk into a, I mean go up in flames in Preston Bisset (Britain):

Quote: "Tuesday 23 July, 2.22pm Fire involving two cars, an agricultural trailer, 10 tonnes of manure and about 18 trees, Pound Lane, Preston Bissett. One appliance and crew from Buckingham and one from Bicester attended. Firefighters used a main jet, a hose reel and a toolkit."

2019-07-23 - More than 70 tons of manure go up in flames in Higher Came, Dorchester (Britain):

2019-07-23 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in coastal Punta Gorda (Florida):

2019-07-23 - Washer-dryer bursts into flame at home on 4th Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "4th Avenue, Hall Road, Hull. Tue 23 Jul 2019 15:48 (No:16052) Washer dryer involved in fire. Crews removed to open air and extinguished using bucket of water."

2019-07-23 - Washing machine bursts into flame at home on Lamorna Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Lamorna Avenue, Hull. Tue 23 Jul 2019 11:30 (No:16029) Washing machine involved in fire. Self extinguished prior to arrival of Fire Service. Thermal Image Camera in use to investigate."

2019-07-23 - Home damaged by garage fire, garage destroyed, on Othello Drive in Middletown (Ohio):

2019-07-23 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Northern Boulevard in Muttontown on coastal Long Island (New York):

2019-07-23 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Saddle Road in Laurie (Missouri), nobody there:

2019-07-23 - Apartment building destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Delhi (Illinois):

2019-07-23 - Condo building heavily damaged by fire on Gully Branch Lane in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2019-07-23 - Deadly fire burns mobile home on East Main Street in San Jacinto (California), 1 killed:

2019-07-23 - Deadly fire burns home just before 1 AM on South Arrow Creek Drive in Draper (Utah), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2019-07-23 - Deadly fire burns home at midnight on McBride Avenue in coastal Neptune (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2019-07-23 - Deadly fire destroys home on Cunningham Lane in Winchester (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2019-07-23 - Vacant home burns at 1:15 AM on Semple Avenue near the Mississippi River in North St. Louis (Missouri):

2019-07-23 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Springfield (Illinois):

2019-07-23 - Vacant ice factory burns on West Franklin Street in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2019-07-23 - Risk of mass extinctions as climate changes faster than animals adapt, study finds:

2019-07-23 - One by one, eight people enter water tank and die in Enugu State (Nigeria):

2019-07-23 - Woman, 22, jumps off boat and dies in Lake Wateree (South Carolina):

Quote: "According to officials, Philemon jumped off a pontoon boat on Sunday night and never resurfaced."

2019-07-23 - Man, 46, found dead in the Cumberland River in East Nashville (Tennessee):

2019-07-23 - Man, 25, found dead at shopping center in Hyde Park (New York):

2019-07-23 - Man, 46, has 'medical event' and drops dead in jail cell in Wyoming County (New York):

Quote: "The Medical Examiner’s Office will ultimately determine the cause of death, but investigators suspect Mr. Pabone suffered a medical event."

2019-07-23 - Woman, mid-20s, found dead off Ranger Trail in Boulder County (Colorado):

2019-07-23 - Woman found dead in Brandywine Creek in Wilmington (Delaware):

2019-07-23 - Boy, 16, dies in the Current River (Missouri):

2019-07-23 - Driver has 'medical issue' and dies while driving, car hits car, in Lincoln (Nebraska):

Quote: "Lincoln Police said a driver died of a medical issue leading to a crash near the intersection of 14th and Irving Streets in north Lincoln."

2019-07-23 - Woman, 48, has 'medical event' and drops dead at The Point in Ngaruawahia (New Zealand):

Quote: "Police said the incident was a sudden death and 'indications are that it was a medical event.'"

Note: The Point is a park at the confluence of the Waipa River and the Waikato River. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2019-07-23 - Boy, 14, found dead in pool of water in Rohini (India):

2019-07-23 - Man found dead in pond in Nerul (India):

2019-07-23 - Man, 22, found dead in lake at Cotswold Water Park in Cotswold (Britain):

2019-07-23 - Man, 69, has medical problem on cruise ship near coastal Sitka (Alaska):

Quote: "The Coast Guard medevaced a man suffering medical complications from a cruise ship south of Sitka, Tuesday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka hoisted the 69-year-old man from the cruise ship Regatta and brought him to an awaiting Sitka Fire and Rescue crew in Sitka."

2019-07-23 - Trucker has 'medical emergency', tractor trailer crashes into fence at Air National Guard post in Montgomery (Alabama):

Quote: "According to Montgomery Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jarrett Williams, the crash appears to have been related to a medical emergency."

2019-07-23 - Driver has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes into gas pump at station in coastal Havre de Grace (Maryland), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver suffered a medical emergency, prior to striking the gas pump at Royal Farms on US-40."

2019-07-23 - Man, 62, has 'medical event', car crashes into median, on I-95 in coastal Hampton (New Hampshire), 1 killed:

Quote: "State Police say they believe Kois suffered a medical event just before Tuesday's crash."

2019-07-23 - Large NASA jet flies very low over Coso Volcanic Field near the big quakes in California:

2019-07-23 - Tanker truck's brakes fail near bridge, truck overturns, bursts into flame, in Islamabad (Pakistan), 2 injured:

Quote: "An officer of the capital administration told Dawn that the incident took place due to failure of breaks."

2019-07-23 - Tractor trailer overturns, spills scrap metal, 100 cars get flat tires, on I-77 in Cleveland (Ohio):

Quote: "The Cleveland Division of Fire said the metal pieces caused about 100 cars to get flat tires."

2019-07-23 - Van crashes into guardrail and overturns into marsh in North Reading (Massachusetts), 7 injured:

2019-07-23 - Two cars crash in coastal Huntington Beach (California), 2 killed, 3 injured:

2019-07-23 - Car crashes near the Centimudi Boat Ramp and a waste management facility in Redding (California), 1 killed:

2019-07-23 - Bison charges family, sends girl flying, at Yellowstone National Park (Montana):

2019-07-23 - Landslide buries 21 homes in Liupanshui City (China), 15+ killed:

2019-07-23 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Balleny Islands:

2019-07-23 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Bangladesh. 61+ killed, 800,000 people displaced:

2019-07-23 - Heavy rain and flooding hits New York City (New York):

2019-07-23 - People worry about flesh-eating bacteria in Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

Quote: "With a recent lawsuit from a woman claiming to have contracted flesh-eating bacteria in a Myrtle Beach swimming pool, people in the area are wondering what they should be doing to avoid the bacteria. 'Now I'm thinking I shouldn't be swimming at all,' says Kathy Barbero, who lives in The Market Common."

2019-07-23 - Nuclear power, once seen as impervious to global warming, threatened by heat waves:

2019-07-23 - Baby girl born with what appears to be three heads in Uttar Pradesh (India):

Quote: "A baby girl was born with what appears to be three heads in Uttar Pradesh in India."

Note: Think of all the conundrums she'll present if she lives. Does she get 3 votes in elections? Can she be charged three times the price for plane tickets? Is it copyright theft if one head listens to music purchased by one of the other heads? Can she get married to three different guys? Can she get away with murder anytime she wants by having each head blame one of the other two, providing reasonable doubt for all of them? And so on and so on!


  1. Very curious, today's post, Jonny. Statistically, it's only remotely possible for the exact same appliances to burst into flame ANYWHERE, let alone in the same town (< 3 mi. away, ~ 10 min. drive). Since when do washing machines burst into flame anyway? This one is a DEFINITE JJFH incident.

    How can those people in India be so stupid as to follow each other into a water tank, when nobody re-emerges? HELLO! wtf~

    Who puts a pick-up truck on top of a scrap metal dumpster, "to be recycled?" Jeez, it didn't even look that old!

    This flesh-eating bacteria menace is really starting to scare people. It's struck people who weren't even IN the water lately. Not good.

    [here's a whole bunch of other stuff that ain't good, either)
    BLACK BEAR NEWS 7.24.19 Humans May Be Accidentally Geoengineering the Oceans [~ 12.5 min.]

    Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months

    Do you remember the good old days when we had "12 years to save the planet"?

    Now it seems, there's a growing consensus that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the global heating crisis, among other environmental challenges. [more; misleading headline - they still think the Paris agreement will solve the problem]

    It is probably too late to stop dangerous global warming – “The hard truth is that we are not on track”

    [this author also thinks there may have been a way out . ..]

    Unprecedented temperatures smash all time heat records in Europe as the mercury climbs past 40 deg C (104 deg f) with higher heat yet to come

    The Netherlands is preparing for the third tropical day in a row.

    On Thursday it is expected to be even hotter than in recent days with temperatures to hit an all-time record of 40 degrees C (104 deg F). [more; same for Belgium and others]

    [more below]

  2. Vancouver waters turn blood red

    Tourists and locals were treated to an insanely red harbour waters in Vancouver.

    This is not the first time the waters in Vancouver have turned this vibrant blood red color and it is entirely due to an algae bloom. [more]

    By 2050, many cities will have weather like they’ve never seen – “The fate of major tropical cities remains uncertain as many will experience unprecedented climate conditions”

    Generally speaking, cities in the Northern Hemisphere will have the climates cities more than 620 miles to their south have today, he said. [more; nope! wrong again]

    Intelligence Authorization Bill Criminalizes Whistleblowers and Reporters [20 min. Ron Paul video]

    Have you spoken at a Chicago Police Board meeting? The police know more about you than you realize.

    Chicago police have for years compiled profiles on every citizen who spoke at public meetings of the city’s police disciplinary panel, a process that included running criminal background checks and internet searches on activists, a police union official and even relatives of an innocent woman killed in a high-profile police shooting, the Chicago Tribune has learned. [more; "there . . . you go"]

    [continued below]

  3. Op-Ed: Area 51 holds secrets, all right, but they don’t involve UFOs and aliens

    In the late 1990s, I represented workers at Area 51 who were suffering from health issues and trying to find out what toxic substances they had been exposed to on the base. The case ultimately led to the government acknowledging the existence of the site, where highly classified research into next-generation aircraft systems was conducted.

    Many of those working outside, like Frost and Kasza, developed classic symptoms of toxic exposure.

    Testing of the tissues from workers showed chemicals that were unknown to doctors.

    Then-President Clinton stepped in and issued a waiver exempting Area 51 from such disclosures.

    What was even more painful for the families was that the same week that [rat-bastard] Clinton signed that despicable order, he also held a national press conference apologizing for the actions of his predecessors in exposing workers in the same general area to nuclear testing and then covering up the harm to workers and military personnel. Even as he enjoyed praise for his empathy, Clinton barred Area 51 workers from obtaining the same information. [more]

    Jeffrey Epstein found nearly unconscious in NYC jail cell after possible suicide attempt

    U.S. Soldiers Falling Ill, Dying in the Heat as Climate Warms

    At least 17 service members have died from heat illnesses in the past decade, and the rise in heat stress injuries suggests the military isn't prepared for worse. [more; nor is anyone else]

    [next piece follows]

  4. ICN’s Harvesting Peril Wins Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism

    The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism announced today that InsideClimate News' series Harvesting Peril: Extreme Weather and Climate Change on the American Farm has won the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism. [we don need no steeenkeen award!]

    Harvesting Peril describes how the American Farm Bureau Federation, the nation's largest farm lobby, has worked to undermine climate science and derail climate policy, putting at risk the very farmers it represents. [more; hey, just like the military and our own government!]

    An “Earnings Recession” Is Here – Big Companies All Over America Are Reporting Disastrous Financial Results

    If the U.S. economy really was “booming”, then corporate earnings would be rising. But that isn’t happening. In fact, we haven’t seen corporate earnings fall like this since the last recession. They fell during the first quarter of this year, and based on the results we have so far, it appears that corporate earnings will be down substantially once again in the second quarter. When corporate earnings drop for two quarters in a row, that is officially considered to be an “earnings recession”, and that normally occurs just before the overall economy plunges into recession territory. As things get tighter for our corporate giants, we should expect a lot more layoffs in the months ahead, and the unemployment rate should rise quite briskly. In other words, it looks like our economic problems are about to accelerate substantially. [more]

    Ground Level "Electromagnetic Radiation" - (SUN - UV) - 07/24/2019 - (1080p) [MrMBB333 video] [~ 2.5 min.]

    [another UVC reading of 60 in Noel, MO - Jonny, stay inside!]

    Thursday, 25 July 2019
    Blackout in New Jersey

    There have been a lot of blackouts recently
    Large Slice of New Jersey Without Electricity - Storm or CYBER ATTACK?

    A large swath of New Jersey is without electrical power since about 10:20 Tuesday morning and some customers are being told the power will not be back until . . . THURSDAY!

    While some customers lost power due to a powerful storm system that swept through yesterday, the Media Relations people at Public Service Electric & Gas were not shy about a CYBER ATTACK being the cause. One media relations person told workers at a commercial facility "If you ask me about a specific outage location, I can tell you if it is storm or cyber attack." [more]

    Sources Raise Possibility of Israeli Assassination of Amano

    Informed sources have speculated that late chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano was assassinated by Israel in collaboration with the US for refusing to give in to pressures to raise new fabricated allegations against Iran’s nuclear program. [more; from Iran]

  5. [in Celebrity Deaths today, a fan favorite]
    'Blade Runner' fans connect Rutger Hauer's death to his character's: 'Roy Batty also passed away in 2019'

    Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor who went up against Harrison Ford in 1982’s Blade Runner, died on July 19 at his home in the Netherlands, after a brief illness. He was 75.

    Pretty quickly a connection was made between Hauer’s death to that of his villainous character Roy Batty’s in the Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi flick. That’s because the futuristic film was set in dystopian future Los Angeles of 2019. Now many fans are pointing out that Hauer and Batty “died in the same year.”

    "All those moments, will be lost in time like tears in rain."

    Rest in Peace, Rutger Hauer [more]

    Two dead, 768 ill amid Salmonella outbreak affecting 48 states, CDC says

    [from our INCOMING! file]
    India farmers shocked as suspected meteorite crashes into rice field

    A suspected meteorite the size of a football plunged into a rice field in eastern India, startling farmers, authorities said Thursday.

    The villagers returned after the smoke subsided and pulled the rock out from its four-feet-deep crater.

    "We saw it has very strong magnetic properties, some shine and weighs around 15 kilograms (33 pounds)," Ashok added. [more]

    Climate is warming faster than it has in the last 2,000 years

    since the late 1800s, when humans started burning fossil fuels for energy, the entire world has warmed consistently in a way that it didn't for almost all of the previous 2,000 years.

    The study was published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed British journal Nature. [more; no, SOTT says it's cooling, so ...]

    Are we now set to face extreme summer temperatures every year?

    Everybody loves a summer full of sunshine, but do you get the feeling the hot days are getting hotter each year.

    It’s not your imagination - the current heatwave doesn’t just feel scorching, but is set to bring the highest July temperatures ever.

    Climate scientists have also predicted that 2019 is likely to be the second warmest year ever recorded, after 2016, and according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, nine of the 10 hottest years on record have been since 2000.

    It’s no fluke, and experts have warned that we should probably get used to more extreme temperatures. [more]

    [2nd part follows]

  6. [some relatively good news]
    Portuguese firefighters bring forest blazes under control

    Firefighters aided by overnight rain on Tuesday brought under control massive wildfires raging for four days in a central region of Portugal where dozens of people died in huge blazes in 2017. [more]

    Fire no longer threatens key Idaho nuclear facilities

    [ok, back to reality]
    Lion in North Carolina Wild Cat Sanctuary Dies During Heat Wave

    [FUCK ZOOS! they're just jail for animals - let 'em all go!]

    Across the U.S., drilling of deeper wells is ‘unsustainable,’ researchers say

    Wells supply drinking water for about 120 million Americans. In areas where groundwater levels have fallen because of heavy pumping, people have often responded by drilling deeper wells.

    But exactly how much that has been occurring on a nationwide scale wasn’t clear until water experts compiled nearly 12 million well-drilling records from state and local agencies across the country. In a newly published study, researchers found that Americans in many areas from coast to coast are drilling deeper for groundwater.

    The researchers said the widespread approach of drilling deeper wells is an “unsustainable stopgap” measure, putting some communities on a path toward exhausting their water supplies and coping with dry wells. [more]

    Watch out for box jellyfish! Stinging beach hazard expected in Pacific waters

    The Department of Agriculture's Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources says Guam residents should be cautious — box jellyfish are expected the next few days.

    According to a release, the box jellyfish are expected to be in the waters and beaches along the Mariana Islands from July 25 to July 28. Box jellyfish can sting even if they are washed up on the beach and dead. [more]

    Cause of oilfield wastewater spills in North Dakota unknown

    Polar Midstream LLC reported July 14 that 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of oilfield wastewater leaked from an underground pipeline and into an unnamed tributary of the Missouri River. Suess said investigators don't think the spill reached the river, based on samples that were collected. The produced water in the tributary was being pumped out and "flushed" with fresh water, he said.

    The second spill leaked more than 12,000 gallons (45,425 liters) of oilfield wastewater, impacting an unknown amount of pastureland near Epping. [more; ga-head, keep fracking . ..]

    UPDATE 2-Hot weather cuts French, German nuclear power output

    * France cuts 8% of nuclear capacity due to heatwave

    * Cooling water from rivers too hot on re-release

    * North German plant to close midday Friday to Sunday [more]