Saturday, July 27, 2019

Event Update For 2019-07-26

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

2019-07-26 - Sargassum algae rotting along beaches and spewing hydrogen sulfide poses a health threat in the Caribbean:

Quote: "Tourists to the Caribbean may not realize that a brown drifting seaweed that’s been piling up on beaches in recent years is dangerous, researchers say. Travelers and doctors alike should be aware that prolonged contact with the Sargassum weed, or inhaling the hydrogen sulfide gas it gives off as it decomposes on the beach, can cause heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, vertigo, headache and skin rashes, the authors write in the Journal of Travel Medicine."

Note: They forgot to mention memory loss, kidney damage, brain damage, comas, seizures and death. And it's not just a danger in the Caribbean, nor is it just a threat from that particular kind of algae. Any kind of rotting algae anywhere produces hydrogen sulfide, so it's also a problem in Florida and Mexico, at least, both of which are having their beaches blanketed by rotting sargassum algae, and France is now getting hit bad by rotting algae too, although it's not sargassum algae there...

2019-07-26 - Rotting algae spewing hydrogen sulfide along beaches and killing people and animals in Brittany (France):

Quote: "France is struggling with an influx of toxic green algae infesting beaches in the popular holiday region Brittany. The algae is taking over the bay of Saint-Brieuc, on Brittany’s northern coast. The beach is carpeted with piles of rotting algae which stink of rotten eggs. The mayor of the Saint-Brieuc has been forced to close the beach to the public due to the threat of toxic fumes."

Quote: "Signs in both English and French warning 'Danger Toxic Gas' - complete with a skull and crossbones - caution locals and tourists alike to turn back."

Quote: "According to the French site, at least three people and dozens of animals (including wild boars, dogs and a horse) have died after inhaling hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a potentially lethal gas released by decaying algae."

2019-07-26 - Unknown foul smell hits Lincoln (Nebraska):

Quote: "10/11 NOW heard from dozens of people who reported a foul smell in Lincoln on Thursday afternoon. Some of the questions and comments included, 'What is the cause of the rotten smell in the air all over Lincoln?' 'South 27th Walmart was horrible!' and 'What is that rotten smell on the southwest end of town here in Lincoln?' 10/11 NOW reached out to the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department who said, simply, they don't know."

2019-07-26 - There is no doubt that humans are causing climate change, scientists say in new report:

2019-07-26 - Greenland's ice sheet is experiencing accelerated melting at the base from anomalously high geothermal heat:

Quote: "Yet another major research study, five if you’re counting, has concluded that accelerated melting at the base of Greenland’s glacial ice sheet is from anomalously high geothermal heat."

Note: There's not a thing we can do about heat from BELOW. Heat from the Sun being absorbed by an increasingly heat-absorbent atmosphere - we can do something about that. We aren't, but at least we COULD. Heat from below though - there's no solution at all for that. And that factors into all the other feedbacks too. The loss of ice is part of the albedo-loss feedback, for example, so when the heating from below adds to the ice melt, then the albedo-loss feedback gets amplified, which then amplifies the heat-absorption feedback, which amplifies the methane-expulsion feedback, and on and on it goes, like a runaway train...

2019-07-26 - Glaciers melting underwater and it's worse than previously thought:

2019-07-26 - Wildfires ravaging the Arctic right now are so intense that you can see them from space:

Quote: "The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and after the hottest June ever recorded on Earth, the region is literally on fire. From Greenland to Siberia to Alaska, huge swathes of flame and smoke are wrapping themselves around the upper Northern Hemisphere of our planet, like a suffocating scarf."

Quote: "Since the start of June, more than 100 wildfires have sparked and burned in the Arctic circle. In Russia alone, 11 out of 49 regions are currently engulfed in flame."

Quote: "The amount of CO2 (carbon dioxide) emitted from Arctic Circle fires in June 2019 is larger than all of the CO2 released from Arctic Circle fires in the same month from 2010 through to 2018 put together."

Note: That's another feedback, the world-on-fire feedback. The more the world burns, the more CO2 that gets released into the atmosphere, which warms the planet up more, which makes the world burn more. Extrapolate just that one feedback out into the future and you end up with a world that is nothing but charred wasteland. But it'll be worse than that when you add in oxygen loss, poison gas blowing around, starvation from biosphere loss, randomly poisoned water supplies, lethal UV levels, radiation from all the nuclear plants once they melt down, etc, etc. Everything on the surface of the planet being incinerated will certainly be a big problem all by itself though...

2019-07-26 - As France endures historic heatwave, freak hail and snowstorm halts the Tour de France:

Quote: "While much of France is experiencing a historic heatwave, the country's most prestigious cycling event was stopped Friday due to a freak hail and snowstorm. Stage 19 of the Tour de France was neutralized Friday when hail, snow and ice-covered the course at the Col d'Iseran, a mountain pass located more than 9,000 feet above sea level. Tour organizers cited slick and flooded conditions, saying the riders could not complete the course safely. There are some reports of landslides in the area."

2019-07-26 - Motel rocked by explosion in Albuquerque (New Mexico), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 112th residential explosion in 2019...

2019-07-26 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, scrap metal burns, in Brampton (Canada):

2019-07-26 - Transformer bursts into flame on Slocum Street in Forty Fort (Pennsylvania):

2019-07-26 - Tire fire breaks out at trucking business in Enon (Ohio):

2019-07-26 - Pallet warehouse destroyed by fire in coastal Izmir (Turkey):

2019-07-26 - Wildfire breaks out at Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Nevada):

2019-07-26 - Yacht bursts into flame while drydocked on Marina Bay Drive in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2019-07-26 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked near Purcells Cove Road in coastal Halifax (Canada):

2019-07-26 - In separate incidents, at the same time, at 6 AM, two yachts burst into flame at marinas on opposite sides of coastal Istanbul (Turkey):

Quote: "At around 6am this morning, fire broke out almost simultaneously at two separate marinas in Istanbul, Turkey – Marinturk, which is located on the Asian side of the city, and Ataköy Marina on the European side. Both fires were brought quickly under control and no-one was injured. The fire at Marinturk started on a yacht that was undergoing maintenance on land. The cause of the fire is still unknown and the yacht was seriously damaged. The fire at Ataköy Marina also started on a yacht. It too was quickly brought under control by firefighters before spreading to other yachts. The yacht’s interior was badly damaged and is now unusable."

Note: Sounds very similar to an event where three boats went up in flames within 3 minutes at two separate marinas in coastal Washington DC, mentioned in the 2014-02-11 update. These are the 655th, 656th, 657th and 658th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-26 - Transit bus bursts into flame on South Michigan Avenue in the South Loop in Chicago (Illinois):

2019-07-26 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on the A12 in Chelmsford (Britain):

Note: These are the 354th and 355th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-07-26 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Highway 87 near Tahoka (Texas):

Quote: "The southbound lanes of Highway 87, just north of Tahoka, were shut down due to a semi truck fire. As of 12:49 p.m., one lane has reopened. The semi, which appears to be a car hauler, caught fire around Noon."

Note: This is the 37th car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-07-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 near Vail (Colorado):

2019-07-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-20 in Vicksburg (Mississippi):

2019-07-26 - Tractor and garage destroyed by fire in East Hawkesbury (Canada):

Quote: "Laurette did not want to speculate what the cause of the fire was. She said Mario’s tractor and tools were inside the building."

2019-07-26 - Tractor and trailer destroyed by fire at 11:58 PM near Halstead Road in Gosfield (Britain):

2019-07-26 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in Patrick Brompton (Britain):

Quote: "Patrick Brompton – Time of call 1047 Crews from Richmond and Leyburn responded to a combine harvester on fire, slight fire, heat and smoke damage caused. Crews used a triple extension ladder, hand tools, 2 breathing apparatus and 1 hose reel jet."

Note: These are the 1263rd, 1264th, 1265th, 1266th, 1267th and 1268th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-26 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at waste facility in Alamogordo (New Mexico):

2019-07-26 - Van bursts into flame while parked at Fairgrounds Park in Loveland (Colorado):

2019-07-26 - Van bursts into flame on street in coastal Belize City (Belize):

2019-07-26 - Van bursts into flame at 4:08 AM on Wymersley Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Wymersley Road, Hull. Fri 26 Jul 2019 04:08 (No:16318) Van fire, one hose reel and one BA in use."

2019-07-26 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Hudson (New York):

2019-07-26 - Minivan bursts into flame at gas station in Olean (New York):

2019-07-26 - SUV bursts into flame while parked on Albemarle Street in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-07-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-65 in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2019-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on Birnie Avenue in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-07-26 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked near home on East Adams Avenue in Pueblo (Colorado):

2019-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on US 51 in Wausau (Wisconsin):

2019-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on the Palmetto Expressway in coastal Miami (Florida):

2019-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 near Riverside Drive in Macon (Georgia):

2019-07-26 - Car bursts into flame at police impound lot, fire spreads to more cars, in Rutland (Vermont):

2019-07-26 - Electric car explodes and burns while parked in garage at home on Bizard Island in Montreal (Canada):

2019-07-26 - Car bursts into flame near Bijnor Highway in Meerut (India):

2019-07-26 - Car destroyed by fire, another car damaged, on Holyhead Road in Wellington (Britain):

2019-07-26 - Car bursts into flame in layby along Whinfield Lane in Preston (Britain):

2019-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on the A66 in Middlesbrough (Britain):

2019-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on the A1 at Colsterworth (Britain):

2019-07-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-10 at Picacho Peak State Park (Arizona):

2019-07-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Bilsdale Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Bilsdale Grove, Hull. Fri 26 Jul 2019 23:18 (No:16383) Vehicle fire. One hose reel in use."

2019-07-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 6:47 AM in Cardewlees, Carlisle (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle Fire Carlisle(Carlisle) 26 Jul 2019 At 06:47 Firefighters were called to a report of a vehicle fire on Cardewlees Carlisle. Crews used Breathing Apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Crews were in attendance for approximately 30 minutes."

2019-07-26 - Pickup truck and garage destroyed by fire at home on Bobby Lane in Kernersville (North Carolina):

2019-07-26 - Vehicles and buildings destroyed by huge blaze at 3:35 AM in Ashville (New York):

Quote: "Several attached buildings and multiple vehicles were destroyed in a massive fire at an Ashville farm this morning."

2019-07-26 - Barn, 175 tons of hay and 220 tons of straw destroyed by fire on Allshire Lane in Brushford, Dulverton (Britain):

2019-07-26 - Haystacks erupt in flames at 2:30 AM near Loveland (Colorado):

2019-07-26 - Warehouse destroyed by huge fire in South Bend (Indiana):

2019-07-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Hemshaw Street in Leicester (Massachusetts):

2019-07-26 - Home destroyed by fire on Richard Avenue in Slidell (Louisiana):

2019-07-26 - Home destroyed by fire on Wilson Court in Manalapan (New Jersey):

2019-07-26 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just before midnight in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2019-07-26 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in coastal Bronx (New York), 11 injured:

2019-07-26 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Valparaiso (Indiana):

2019-07-26 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Washington Street in Sanford (Maine), 3 injured:

2019-07-26 - Deadly fire burns home at 11:30 PM in Corona (California), 1 killed:

2019-07-26 - Deadly fire rips through apartment building in Parma Heights (Ohio), 1 killed:

2019-07-26 - Vacant home burns on Lincoln Avenue in Liberty Township (Ohio):

2019-07-26 - Vacant home burns in Beaumont (Texas):

2019-07-26 - Woman, 23, dies and man hospitalized after foul odor reported at apartment building in Tavares (Florida):

Quote: "A person was found dead at an apartment complex in Tavares after reports of a foul odor. Officials said they were called to the TavaDora apartments on reports of a foul odor coming from an apartment. Police said a person was found dead inside and a man was found inside with life-threatening injuries."

Quote: "An officer who officials believe might have been exposed to the chemical was also taken to a hospital. Fire crews also had to clear the scene with hazmat gear before investigators were allowed on the scene."

2019-07-26 - Man, 35, US Marine soldier, dies in swimming pool in Arizona:

2019-07-26 - Boy, 16, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at resort in Tura (India):

Quote: "In Tura, 16 year old, Rohan Hajong, who drowned at the Tree House Resort in Tura was reportedly playing inside the swimming pool when tragedy struck."

2019-07-26 - Man, 47, found dead on boat on Lake Wylie (South Carolina):

Quote: "A death investigation is underway after deputies found a man dead in a boat on Lake Wylie Friday morning. According to the York County Sheriff’s Office, officials received a call Friday around 9:50 a.m. about a deceased man on a boat in Lake Wylie in the area of Browns Point Dr. Deputies located the boat and found a 47-year old white male dead."

2019-07-26 - Man, 30, found dead in the Ashley River after empty 'ghost boat' found near coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

Quote: "The Coast Guard says it found his crabbing boat in Charleston Harbor with no one aboard Wednesday afternoon, along with live bait, a shoe and fresh catch."

2019-07-26 - Woman, 39, dies after being found face-down and unconscious in the water at Stewart Beach in coastal Galveston (Texas):

Quote: "A woman, 39, was found face down in shallow water, Davis said."

Quote: "Officials also did not know whether the woman had drown or suffered a medical episode that led to her death, Davis said. "

2019-07-26 - Man dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2019-07-26 - Man found dead on beach in coastal Juneau (Alaska):

2019-07-26 - Man drops dead at bus stop in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "The San Antonio Police Department is treating the case as an 'apparent sudden death.'"

2019-07-26 - Man, 54, drops dead on pier in coastal Portland (Maine):

2019-07-26 - Person slumps over dead in car at Walmart in High Point (North Carolina):

2019-07-26 - Man found dead near his home in Camden (South Carolina):

2019-07-26 - Woman dies after being pulled from Lake Ontario at Cherry Beach in Toronto (Canada):

2019-07-26 - Man, 28, drops dead on lawn at vacant home on Hunt Way in Rex (Georgia):

2019-07-26 - Man, 31, dies after being pulled from Parkcenter Pond in Boise (Idaho):

2019-07-26 - Man, 42, drops dead in jail cell in Boise (Idaho):

2019-07-26 - Person found dead in the Fraser River near Mission (Canada):

2019-07-26 - Man has 'medical emergency' at wedding and dies on the island of Jamaica:

Quote: "Benjamin Carr, the stepfather of Eric Garner, died today at a family wedding in Jamaica, sources confirmed to PIX11 News. Carr had a medical emergency while attending Elisha Flagg-Garner’s — Eric’s sister — wedding. He died in Jamaica."

2019-07-26 - Man, 32, found dead in the River Kelvin in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2019-07-26 - Woman found dead in car in carpark on Bradshaw Street in Church (Britain):

2019-07-26 - Man, 53, has 'medical event' and drops dead in bathroom at postal facility in Quedgeley (Britain):

Quote: "There are no suspicious circumstances and at this stage it appears the gentleman has suffered some sort of medical event while in the toilet..."

2019-07-26 - Man slumps over dead in car on Bristol Street in Birmingham (Britain):

2019-07-26 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal London (Britain):

2019-07-26 - Driver has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes into home, in Glenarden (Maryland), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police say the driver suffered a medical emergency moments before the crash."

2019-07-26 - Man has 'medical emergency', car slams into pole, on Lakeshore Drive in the Lakeside area in Muskegon (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "Muskegon Police indicated the man suffered a medical emergency that led to the crash."

2019-07-26 - Small plane crashes into field in Fall City (Washington), 2 lightly injured:

2019-07-26 - Float plane crashes on uninhabited Addenbroke Island off coastal Vancouver Island (Canada), 4 killed, 5 injured:

2019-07-26 - Passenger bus crashes into median and overturns near Bihar (India), 12 injured:

2019-07-26 - Tractor trailer overturns onto police car at 1 AM on I-270 in Germantown (Maryland):

2019-07-26 - RV overturns on Highway 131 in Routt County (Colorado), 1 killed:

2019-07-26 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into building, in Dayton (Ohio):

2019-07-26 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, bursts into flame, in coastal Portsmouth (Rhode Island), 1 injured:

2019-07-26 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, bursts into flame, near the Palmetto Creek Subdivision (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-07-26 - Sinkhole opens on road in coastal Waianae (Hawaii):

2019-07-26 - Sinkhole opens inside tunnel in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2019-07-26 - Sinkhole opens on street in coastal Swansea (Britain):

2019-07-26 - Deck collapses on Newberry Road near the Youghiogheny River Lake in Addison Borough (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2019-07-26 - Man, 60, jumps into the Cape Fear River and disappears in Fayetteville (North Carolina):

2019-07-26 - Volcano Tangkuban Perahu erupts in Indonesia:

2019-07-26 - Mount Aso erupts in Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan):

2019-07-26 - Monsoon death toll reaches 100 in Bangladesh:

2019-07-26 - Mystery 'heat burst' causes temperature to rise 10 degrees in 38 minutes at sunset, to 32C, in Lincolnshire (Britain):

2019-07-26 - Megadroughts to plague the US Southwest as climate warms, study says:

2019-07-26 - The Delta Aquariid meteor shower will light up the night sky Sunday night:


  1. Hey Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL, Terry, FezzedOne and Panther.

    [i appreciate it when y'all check in, like Terry and Panther lately - lets us know you're still with us.]

    As Jonny indicates above, things are about to get "out of hand" what with all the recent developments noted and commented on by our host. It's getting worse faster than before. 2020 might be the year someone pulls the trigger on WW III just to get it over with. Collapse seems to happen "slowly at first, and then, all at once." Feedbacks too numerous to list (over 70 now), with more arising every day, all interacting and influencing each other, will crescendo into a "perfect storm" of tipping points, after which humanity as well as the biosphere will be overwhelmed.

    The gas phenomenon by itself will kill off many more people before it's widely recognized (if ever) by the authorities.
    Jonny's so ahead of the curve that he should be a PRIMARY SOURCE to refer to by them, but they continue to play dumb and use soothing, vague "medical issues" to deflect and evade any explanation. i'm sure many of them know and i'll bet some are secretly coming here to find real answers, but are forbidden to communicate them to the public. i've e-mailed fire stations about this way back when i discovered Jonny's work, but never received a reply.

    [i recently sent Kevin the article from Washington's Blog on the difference between Liberal and Progressive, which he aired today]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 7 27 19 Take an ice cold sip of Rebellion [~ 14.75 min.]

    More than 30 million people rattled after magnitude 6.3 struck near the south coast of Japan's island of Honshu Sunday

    This mornings quake was the 13th major quake of July and the 90th of 2019.

    This year's major quake total (M6+) is much higher than at this time last year when 54 major quakes had been recorded and only 57 in the same time period of 2017. [more]
    [and now, News of The Olympics!]
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lied to the world! "Under control," declaration with Tokyo bidding to win the 2020 Olympics wasn't true: Still not under-control

    Almost six years after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe famously declared the contaminated water problem at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant "under control," today it remains anything but.

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) continues to face difficulties in dealing with water contaminated with radioactive substances at its crippled plant.

    About 18,000 tons of highly contaminated water remains accumulated in reactor buildings and other places.

    Abe made the "under control," declaration in September 2013 while Tokyo was bidding to win the 2020 Summer Games.

    In reality, however, the situation is not under control even now. [more]

    The full scoop on Europe’s historic onslaught of heat – At least five nations had highest temperatures on record – Hottest day ever observed at hundreds of locations

    Thursday was the hottest day ever observed at hundreds of locations where tens of millions of people live. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Nationwide Trends in Air Stagnation Since 1973

    With summer heat sticking around longer, temperature isn’t the only thing to worry about. Persistently hot weather patterns can also trap air pollutants in the lower atmosphere, in a phenomenon known as stagnation. These nearly stationary domes of hot air may hold particulates and ground-level ozone, causing health problems from respiratory distress to eye irritation. The next two weeks focus on air quality, starting with the concept of stagnation. [more]

    Tropical 'Booby' birds make rare appearances in Dana Point and Long Beach, California

    The muggy, humid weather is making the Southern California coastline feel like a tropical getaway — and even exotic birds are making their way here for vacation.

    A handful of Booby birds have been spotted off of Long Beach and Dana Point in recent days by boaters who have captured images of the rare sightings. [more]

    Massive ash eruption on Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy

    An eruption occurred on Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy on Saturday morning (July 27), sending a large plume of ash into the sky. [more]

    NOAA team explores methane gas seeps off North Carolina

    Huge swarm of grasshoppers invade Las Vegas Strip

    'Don't ask don't tell' approach to new GMOs proposed by the USDA

    Our right to know if it's GMO is officially under attack — again.

    On June 6, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed to overhaul longstanding regulations governing genetically modified organisms (GMO). The proposed new rule would revise the agency's current method for regulating genetically modified plants, and would exclude newer so-called "gene-edited" GMOs.

    In a statement, the USDA said the new rule came "in response to advances in genetic engineering."

    A week later, in the political equivalent of a one-two-punch, President Trump bolstered the USDA's proposal by signing an executive order directing the USDA, as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to "streamline" GMO regulations in the U.S. for agricultural biotechnology, including for genetically modified livestock and seeds.

    The full import of these two moves, and specifically the threat that they represent to consumer freedom, is only just starting to sink in — and the need for consumer action has become urgent. Contact the USDA here. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Rare virus spread by mosquitos that can cause personality changes found in NY & Massachusetts

    Oswego County officials said the eastern equine encephalitis virus, or EEE, was discovered in two mosquito pools from a swamp about 20 miles north of Syracuse in a town called West Monroe, according to [more]

    College student from California obsessed with dinosaurs since he was a young boy discovers Triceratops skull in North Dakota

    Could NOT find another one like it in the ENTIRE World! Is something ALTERING the "Golden Ratio"? [MrMBB333 video] [~ 19 min.]

    Dr. Lucy Jones is certain “the Big One” – the devastating, long-predicted, long overdue earthquake in California along one of the United States’ most dangerous fault lines – is on its way

    Two sizable quakes near Los Angeles this month has reignited some fear they may have awakened a sleepy San Andreas, which hasn’t produced a significant human-toll quake in 25 years. The danger zone runs up the entire length of California, near the coastline. [more]
    Amazon deforestation accelerating towards unrecoverable ‘tipping point’

    Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has surged above three football fields a minute, according to the latest government data, pushing the world’s biggest rainforest closer to a tipping point beyond which it cannot recover.

    “There are a number of tipping points which are not far away,” said Philip Fearnside, a professor at Brazil’s National Institute of Amazonian Research. “We can’t see exactly where they are, but we know they are very close. It means we have to do things right away. Unfortunately that is not what is happening. There are people denying we even have a problem.”

    [and the hits just keep comin']
    Irrigation tunnel collapses and cuts off 100,000 acres of farmland in Wyoming and Nebraska – State of emergency declared

    Officials in Nebraska and Wyoming were scrambling Thursday to respond to an irrigation tunnel collapse that cut off water to more than 100,000 acres of farmland in both states. [more]

    [next piece follows]

  4. Separate shark attacks injure 2 men on Florida's eastern coast

    Two separate shark attacks injured beachgoers on Florida's eastern shore just an hour apart from each other on Saturday.

    Both men are expected to be OK, officials said. [more]

    Think the heatwave was bad? Climate already hitting key tipping points

    "Shall we all just kill ourselves?"

    It was an odd title for a comedy night, but British stand-up Carl Donnelly turned out to have chosen an environmental theme with impeccable timing.

    "Our work on this indicates that we might have as much as 40% less carbon left to burn than IPCC implies, if we are to avert the 1.5 Celsius warming limit," said [lied] Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University. [we're closer to 2 than 1.5]

    Mann has urged governments to treat the transition to renewable energy with the equivalent urgency that drove the U.S. industrial mobilisation in World War Two.

    So far, no major economy has taken heed. [more]

    Cars Drive Through Smoke as South Oregon Wildfire Nears Freeway [30 sec. video and a little text]

    Earth Overshoot Day is earlier than ever this year—and it underestimates the crisis

    Each year, we use far more resources than the Earth can replenish, and produce more waste than it can absorb.

    On Monday, July 29, we will be 209 days into the calendar year. And we will have used up all the resources the Earth could regenerate in 365 days. [more; probably underestimated]

    Relax: That viral video of 'zombie chicken' crawling off a plate isn't chicken (probably)

    [they think it's a fake video]

    Heat advisories up in California as 40-plus wildfires blaze across the West [~ 70 sec. news spot]

    Beijing says millions of tonnes of U.S. soy shipped to China in trade consensus

    The United States has shipped several million tonnes of soybeans to China since the two countries' leaders met in June, Chinese state media said on Sunday, an apparent sign of goodwill before trade talks in Shanghai this week.

    The U.S.-China trade war has curbed the export of U.S. crops to China, with soybean sales falling sharply after Beijing slapped tariffs of 25% on American cargoes.

    China has made enquiries to U.S. suppliers for the purchase of soybeans, cotton, pork sorghum and other agricultural products since July 19, and some sales have been made, state broadcaster CCTV said, citing China's National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Commerce.

    "As long as the American agricultural products are reasonably priced and of good quality, it is expected that there will be new purchases," the report said.

    China brought in 614,805 tonnes of soybeans from the United States in June, down 2.5% from June 2018 and down 37% from 977,024 tonnes in May, customs data released on Saturday showed. [more]

  5. Tropical Storm Erick, approaching Hawaii, set to become a hurricane by Monday

    The Permian Boom Is On Its Last Leg

    Should this [down] trend continue, then OPEC’s strategy of maintaining production cuts should ultimately bear fruit. As U.S. shale oil production slows and inevitably declines, OPEC stands ready to regain market share. [more]

    Chile's navy confirms diesel oil spill in pristine Patagonia

    Chile's navy on Sunday confirmed the spillage of 40,000 liters of diesel oil into the sea in a remote and pristine area of the South American country's Patagonia and said it is working to mitigate the effects. [more]

    Firefighters, army battle wildfires threatening homes at Croatia coast

    Firefighters and Croatian army forces on Saturday joined a battle against wildfires threatening homes and wind power plants near the coastal Adriatic town of Sibenik, state news agency Hina reported.

    About 200 firefighters and 50 soldiers were deployed in the area south of Sibenik in the evening as the wind picked up strength and after firefighting aircraft that were deployed during the day had to withdraw for the night. [more]

    Brazil miners kill tribal leader in Amazon land invasion

    Europeans stall on mission to protect tankers in Gulf after Raab calls for joint patrols with US

    Divisions have emerged over plans for a European naval mission in the Persian Gulf, with Britain suggesting the operation would need US support while France and Germany insist it stay independent of America.

    In a first sign that the UK may move closer to the US position on Iran under Boris Johnson, the new foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, said a European mission was probably not “viable” without American help.

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  6. Storms claim three lives in Italy

    Freak storms and flash flooding following last week's heatwave in Italy claimed three lives this weekend, including a young woman caught up in a mini-tornado near Rome's Fiumicino airport.

    The 26-year-old woman was driving home at around 2:00 am Sunday when the mini-tornado lifted her car and sent it crashing against a railing.

    Further north, a 45-year-old Norwegian competing in an ultramarathon in the Dolomite Mountains died after being hit by lightning as he ran at 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) altitude on Saturday afternoon.

    And on Sunday, near Arezzo, south of Florence in the northern Tuscany region, a 70-year-old man died after his car got caught by flash-flooding. [more]

    Angry elephant charges and rams safari truck full of tourists in South Africa

    The giant elephant decided to charge and ram a truck full of terrified tourists, knocking their vehicle from side to side.

    Spectacular Delta Aquariids meteor shower set to light up skies tonight

    The Delta Aquariids meteor shower is a spectacular display of what is essentially space dust and bits of debris from a comet (or comets) in our orbital path that flew close to the Sun.

    The comet sheds particles that then smash into our atmosphere - around 60 miles above Earth - and zoom across our skies at about 90,000mph (150,000kph), at times vaporizing into shooting stars and leaving a trail of blazing light behind.

    the best time for viewing is after midnight, but before dawn. [more]

    Waterspout seen on South Padre Island, Texas described as rare weather occurrence

    [quick note from our Health Desk]
    132 people in 11 US states sickened by foodborne Cyclospora outbreak

    A food poisoning outbreak tied to 132 cyclospora illnesses in 11 states was likely caused by fresh basil imported from Mexico by Siga Logistics de RL de CV, the Food and Drug Administration announced late Thursday. Four people have been hospitalized.

    Cyclospora is a parasite that spreads when people eat food (or drink water) that has come into contact with contaminated feces. Illnesses that are part of this outbreak have been reported in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. In Florida, Minnesota, New York, and Ohio, some people were exposed to cyclospora at restaurants. The FDA did not name the restaurants. [more]