Friday, September 6, 2019

Event Update For 2019-09-05

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

2019-09-05 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates Conemaugh Valley High School in Johnstown (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Conemaugh Valley students have been sent home early because of a gas odor at the high school. According to an automated voice message from the school district, high school students were dismissed at approximately 12:45 p.m. School administration is having an investigation of the source of the gas odor."

2019-09-05 - Marine heatwave begins off the US West Coast stretching from Alaska to California:

Quote: "Federal scientists said Thursday they are monitoring a new ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast, a development that could badly disrupt marine life including salmon, whales and sea lions. The expanse of unusually warm water stretches from Alaska to California, researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. It resembles a similar heat wave about five years ago that was blamed for poorer survival rates for young salmon, more humpback whales becoming entangled in fishing gear as they hunted closer to shore, and an algae bloom that shut down crabbing and clamming."

Note: From the NOAA graphic, it looks even worse than 'The Blob' from five years ago...

2019-09-05 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Malé (Maldive Islands):

Quote: "An AirAsia flight departing from Velana International Airport (VIA) to Bangkok, Thailand, returned after the plane caught fire on Thursday evening. According to local media Mihaaru, witnesses claimed that an engine of the plane was on fire when it took flight. The aircraft landed at VIA around 2040 hours, approximately 20 minutes after takeoff. This is the first such incident at VIA in recent history."

2019-09-05 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Kolkata (India):

Quote: "A GoAir flight, with 120 persons on board, was forced to make an emergency landing at Kolkata airport Thursday after the pilot detected smoke post taking off."

Note: These are the 102nd and 103rd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-05 - Car dealership and cars destroyed by fire on Conneaut Lake Road in Conneaut Lake (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The building is a total loss along with several cars in the service bay."

2019-09-05 - Car showroom and cars go up in flames at 2 AM in Bonnyrigg (Scotland):

Quote: "A number of vehicles are thought to be damaged following a blaze at a Midlothian car showroom in the early hours of Thursday morning. Emergency crews raced to DLG Autos in Bonnyrigg overnight after a fire broke out at around 2am."

2019-09-05 - Hurricane Dorian batters the coast in South Carolina, 200,000+ homes go dark:

Quote: "Hurricane Dorian knocked out power to more than 270,000 homes and businesses across the Palmetto State on Thursday as tropical storm-force winds whipped up the coast, uprooting trees, felling branches and snapping electric lines."

2019-09-05 - Oil storage facility goes up in flames at port in coastal Haifa (Israel):

2019-09-05 - Crane bursts into flame at the Port of Berbera in coastal Berbera, Somaliland (Somalia):

Quote: "The crane which was bought at around 4 million US dollars is said to have been reduced to ashes."

Note: A crane also just burst into flame at the port in coastal Cork (Ireland), mentioned in the 2019-09-04 update...

2019-09-05 - Wildfire grows to nearly 2,000 acres near Murrietta (California), evacuations ensue:

2019-09-05 - Utility pole bursts into flame in Much Wenlock (Britain):

2019-09-05 - Yacht bursts into flame in the Bay of Tivat near coastal Montenegro, 1 injured:

Note: This is the 786th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-05 - Three school buses go up in flames while parked in parking lot on Chesapeake Avenue in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

Note: These are the 121st, 122nd and 123rd school buses to burn in 2019, and these are the 431st, 432nd and 433rd buses to burn in 2019...

2019-09-05 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Pune (India):

Note: This is the 434th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-09-05 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the Goulburn Valley Highway in Moorilim (Australia):

Quote: "Eleven emergency services are responding to a truck fire on the Goulburn Valley Highway in Moorilim. CFA has confirmed the truck was travelling with vehicles at the time of the fire."

Note: This is the 48th car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-09-05 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in Mbeere District (Kenya), man drives it away:

2019-09-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 2 AM on I-26 near Cayce (South Carolina):

2019-09-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-840 near Gladeville (Tennessee):

2019-09-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-15 at Green Springs Drive in Washington City (Utah):

2019-09-05 - Tractor (excavator) destroyed by fire at 12:40 AM at waste facility in Madras (Oregon):

Quote: "A fire at the Box Canyon Transfer Station off McTaggart Road early Thursday morning caused an estimated $300,000 in damage, destroying an excavator and signficiantly damaging a truck and storage building."

2019-09-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Southern Motorway in coastal Christchurch (New Zealand):

2019-09-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on street in Librazhd (Albania):

Quote: "A heavy goods vehicle (HGV) caught fire this Thursday at Librazhd-Prrenjas Street. Vehicle mentioned before caught fire on the move and was incinerated completely, but nobody was injured."

2019-09-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M2 in Gillingham (Britain):

Note: These are the 1576th, 1577th, 1578th, 1579th, 1580th, 1581st, 1582nd, 1583rd and 1584th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-05 - Dump truck bursts into flame near apartments in Tysons Corner (Virginia):

2019-09-05 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame at 2:30 AM while parked at tire business in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-09-05 - Tow truck bursts into flame while parked along the Arkansas River in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

Quote: "TFD says that one vehicle was in the river and is thought to have been stolen yesterday. The other vehicle, a tow truck, was attempting to get the car out of the river this morning, TFD says. The driver of the tow truck had to leave to get help and when they came back, the tow truck was on fire, TFD says."

2019-09-05 - RV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, in Calaveras County (California):

Quote: "CAL Fire reports that an RV was fully engulfed in flames along East Flood Road and North Waverly Road in the Linden-Peters area. The flames spread to nearby grass."

Note: This is the 329th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-09-05 - Van bursts into flame on Mastic Beach Road in coastal Mastic Beach (New York):

2019-09-05 - Van bursts into flame while parked at rest stop along Highway 17 near Longbow Lake (Canada):

2019-09-05 - Minivan bursts into flame on I-84 in Plainville (Connecticut):

2019-09-05 - SUV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Waterfall Way on Dorrigo Mountain (Australia):

2019-09-05 - SUV bursts into flame at Kuching International Airport in coastal Kuching (Malaysia):

2019-09-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on the 15 Freeway in Victorville (California):

2019-09-05 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on North Market Street in Ligonier (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-05 - Car bursts into flame on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge near coastal Staten Island (New York):

2019-09-05 - Car bursts into flame on Route 22 in Bound Brook (New Jersey):

2019-09-05 - Car bursts into flame on street in Dilbeek (Belgium):

2019-09-05 - Car bursts into flame at 12:37 AM on Trenchard Street in Fairford Leys (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 5 September, 12.37am Car fire also involving surrounding shrubbery, Trenchard Street, Fairford Leys, Aylesbury. One appliance and crew from Aylesbury attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2019-09-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the on the QEW in Niagara Falls (Canada):

2019-09-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Pasture Road in Goole (Britain):

Quote: "Pasture Road, Goole. Thu 5 Sep 2019 19:34 (No:19893) Vehicle involved in fire. Extinguished by occupier using 2 kg CO2 extinguisher prior to arrival of Fire Service. Small tools and Thermal Image Camera in use to disconnect battery and make vehicle safe."

2019-09-05 - Moped bursts into flame at 6:30 AM on Church Lane in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Church Lane, Old Clee, Grimsby. Thu 5 Sep 2019 06:30 (No:19852) Moped on fire. Scotty Back Pack in use."

2019-09-05 - Maintenance garage and vehicles destroyed by fire before 3:30 AM at DeVeaux Woods State Park along the Niagara River in Niagara Falls (New York):

Quote: "By the time crews arrived the roof of the shed collapsed with cars melting."

2019-09-05 - Generator explodes into flame at 3 AM at home, fire spreads to car and home, in North Santee (South Carolina), near the coast:

2019-09-05 - Elementary school destroyed by massive blaze in Kamloops (Canada):

Quote: "Smoke could be seen floating across the Thompson River more than a kilometre away."

2019-09-05 - Home damaged by fire at 12:20 AM on South Komensky Avenue in the Lawndale area in Chicago (Illinois):

2019-09-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Marten Street in Chicopee (Massachusetts):

2019-09-05 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire on Grove Street in coastal Norwalk (Connecticut):

2019-09-05 - Home destroyed by fire on Main Street in Point Pleasant (West Virginia):

2019-09-05 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 11:45 PM on El Bosque Drive in coastal San Jose (California), 1 killed:

2019-09-05 - Deadly fire burns home at 6:48 AM on Wilmot Street in Manchester (New Hampshire), 1 killed:

2019-09-05 - Deadly fire burns home shortly before 4:15 AM on Horseshoe Bend in Mount Pleasant (South Carolina), 2 killed:

2019-09-05 - Deadly fire heavily damaged six-unit apartment building at 11:30 PM in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-09-05 - Dogs mysteriously sickening and dying, some coughing up blood, after walks in park in coastal Oslo (Norway):

Quote: "Dozens of dogs in the Oslo area have been hit by a sudden and often-fatal sickness, reportedly after a routine walk in a park. Officials are sounding the alarm, as dog owners have been urged to limit all contact, and all upcoming events involving dogs have been called off. The warnings come after city vets registered dozens of dogs suddenly developing a spate of alarming symptoms such as throwing up blood and bloody diarrhea. The sickness has been noted for its rapid development, and in some cases, the dogs died while their owners were taking them to the vet. 'There's no systematic overview of the cases, but we think at least 20 dogs have died so far, and many more are sick,' veterinarian Sasja Rygg of the Anicura Norge chain of veterinary clinics told national broadcaster NRK."

Note: Sounds similar to the college kids who just sickened/died, some of them coughing up blood, after swimming in a stream at at Yankari National Park (Nigeria), mentioned in the 2019-09-04 update...

2019-09-05 - Many fish found dead in Cartagena (Colombia):

2019-09-05 - Woman, 44, suddenly loses consciousness in swimming pool at hotel, dies shortly later, in Killarney (Ireland):

Quote: "The woman, who is understood to be in her early 40s and originally from Eastern Europe, was using the pool at a Killarney property when she suddenly and without warning fell ill. It is understood the incident occurred shortly before 2pm (Thursday).. She was immediately removed from the pool by staff and other swimmers who noticed her change in condition and were very concerned about her. The woman was found to be in an unresponsive state. She was given cardiac-pulmonary resuscitation at the scene and emergency services were notified. Paramedics attended within minutes and rushed the patient to University Hospital Kerry (UHK) in Tralee. She was admitted in a critical condition to UHK's intensive care unit. Tragically, despite desperate efforts by doctors to stabilise her condition, the woman was later pronounced dead."

2019-09-05 - Man has 'medical issue' and dies while pulling boat from water in coastal Oriental (North Carolina):

Quote: "Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis says a man was trying to pull his boat out of water. Sheriff Davis says the person had a medical issue and died."

2019-09-05 - Woman, 28, found dead in apartment in Astoria area in coastal Queens (New York):

2019-09-05 - Man, 52, found dead and face-down in the water in canal in coastal New Port Richey (Florida), 1400 feet from the ocean:

2019-09-05 - Person found dead in the Miami River near NW North River Drive in coastal Miami (Florida):

2019-09-05 - Man, 83, found dead and face-down in the water at coastal Captree State Park (New York):

2019-09-05 - Man, 70, found dead in the Green River in Webster County (Kentucky), empty 'ghost boat' found nearby:

2019-09-05 - Man, 26, slumps over dead on bench outside church in Traverse City (Michigan):

2019-09-05 - Man in his 20s found dead at beach in coastal Surfers Paradise (Australia):

2019-09-05 - Man has 'medical event' and dies at movie theater in coastal Napier (New Zealand):

Quote: "A man died as a result of a medical event at a Napier movie theatre late on Thursday morning."

2019-09-05 - Man, 25, has heart attack while driving, dies shortly later, in Cairo (Egypt), near the Nile River:

Quote: "The youngest son of the late former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has died of a heart attack he suffered while driving in Cairo, doctors said. Abdullah Morsi, 25, was with a friend Wednesday when he suddenly felt weak. He died shortly after arriving at a hospital in the capital, physicians said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief journalists."

2019-09-05 - Middle-aged man collapses and dies 19 days after getting married, in Busia (Kenya):

Quote: "Wako stated that the husband had not complained of any illness before the incident occurred. 'My husband collapsed and died just like that. He was not sick and did not complain of anything prior to the incident,' she divulged."

2019-09-05 - Sailor, man, 26, falls off cruise ship into the water and dies in coastal Livorno (Italy):

2019-09-05 - Small plane crashes near Henefer (Utah), 2 killed:

2019-09-05 - Small plane crashes at 11:20 PM at Yeager Airport in Charleston (West Virginia), 1 injured:

2019-09-05 - Tractor trailer veers off road and crashes, on US 52 in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

2019-09-05 - SUV crashes head-on into FedEx truck on Dayton Xenia Road in Beavercreek (Ohio), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-09-05 - Pickup truck veers off road shortly before 1 AM, crashes into canal, in Grand Junction (Colorado), 1 injured:

2019-09-05 - Car veers over centerline at 2:15 AM, hits pickup truck head-on, near coastal Rockaway Beach (Oregon), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-09-05 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Jefferson City (Missouri), 3 killed, 3 injured:

2019-09-05 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Lower Nazareth Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-09-05 - Car crashes off Route 727 in the Chap area of Appomattox County (Virginia), 1 killed:

2019-09-05 - Pack of stray dogs attacks and kills 7-year-old girl in Ayodhya (India):

2019-09-05 - Sinkhole opens near Strathmore Bridge in West Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-09-05 - Landslide hits Zhaotong (China), 9 missing:

2019-09-05 - Three-story building collapses in Ahmedabad (India), 2 killed, 4 injured:

2019-09-05 - Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes in the ocean west-northwest of Bandon (Oregon):

Quote: "It follows a 6.3 earthquake off the southern Oregon coast a week ago."

2019-09-05 - Tornado rips through RV park on Emerald Isle (North Carolina):

2019-09-05 - Heavy rain and flooding kill 42 people and destroys 5000 homes in Niger:

Note: You should hear how Trump pronounces the name of this country!

2019-09-05 - Heavy rain and flooding bring widespread flooding to Laos:

2019-09-05 - Meteor lights up the sky over Nutley (New Jersey):

2019-09-05 - Mysterious radio burst detected by China's radio telescope:

Quote: "Is someone or something trying to contact earth?"

Quote: "The FRB originated some three billion light years away from Earth."

Note: Sure, 3 billion years ago, when only bacteria existed on Earth, someone 3 billion light years away deduced that after 3 billion years of evolution we would be here and they should contact us. We could send a signal back and ask what they want then kick back for 6 billion years and await their reply. With humanity's luck, they'd just say, 'Oh, sorry, wrong number!'


  1. Hey Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL, Terry, FezzedOne, Panther and anyone else reading JJFH this morning. So Dorian is finally traveling away from the east coast. There's a lot of talk about the storm in general, which i'll post one article on below.

    Toxic gas spread isn't slowing down any and seems to be affecting more and more people, areas and events lately.

    Kevin Sandbloom's latest at Black Bear News is all about the > 7 hour climate debate (it's only ~ 11 min. long). i have no confidence that voting is going to change our trajectory (in fact, it will most likely make matters worse), so i won't post his video today.

    “What death smells like”: Dorian’s toll expected to soar in Bahamas – Official warns people to prepare for the “unimaginable” – “Literally hundreds, up to thousands, of people are still missing”

    The smell of death hangs over parts of Great Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas, where relief workers on Friday sifted through the debris of shattered homes and buildings in a search expected to dramatically drive up the death toll from Hurricane Dorian.

    Dorian, the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the Bahamas, swept through the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island earlier this week, leveling entire neighborhoods and knocking out key infrastructure, including airport landing strips and a hospital.

    Hundreds, if not thousands, of people are still missing, and officials say the death toll, which currently stands at 30, is likely to shoot up as more bodies are discovered in the ruins and floodwaters left behind by the storm.

    “You smell the decomposing bodies as you walk through Marsh Harbour,” said Sandra Sweeting, 37, in an interview amid the wreckage on Great Abaco. “It’s everywhere. There are a lot of people who aren’t going to make it off this island.” [more]

    Hurricane Dorian death toll in Bahamas jumps to 43 as hundreds still missing - UPDATE

    [see SOTT update from this morning]

    We meet Dan Kemp's daughter - returning to what was her grandparents home. There's nothing left - no doors, windows, roof - only the foundations she's walking around in disbelief. Her family is safe but some salvaged ornaments and photos are now they have all they have. 'We have nothing now - no clothes - no home. Nothing.'

    Residents say a huge wave came from the north and destroyed everything in its path. It was so powerful that cars were swept into piles of debris along with toilets, TVs cosmetics, watches - the contents of an entire town spewed out by the surge that swallowed their community.

    Fearful looking dogs limp around the ruins - how they survived is baffling. People are dazed by trauma - in desperate need of food and shelter. Pick up trucks deliver much needed bottles of water. In this tight community they're doing what they can for each other but its nowhere near enough.

    Dan will return with as many supplies as he can. He says his obliterated town can recover but it will take years. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. Something stinks regarding the erratic storm path of Hurricane Dorian: We've never had a Category 5 park itself in the Atlantic before racing away at 41 km/h

    According to Dane Wigington of Dorian was held away from the American mainland by geoengineering.
    [more; i know Jonny and Mike aren't buying it, i'm still on the fence]

    AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans see weather disasters worsening

    Nearly three-quarters of Americans see weather disasters, like Hurricane Dorian, worsening and most of them blame global warming to some extent, a new poll finds.

    And scientists say they're right. [more]

    Arizona woman dies after falling more than 500 feet while climbing Half Dome

    Evacuation order lifted as firefighters make progress against Southern California blaze

    Firefighters reported some progress in containing a blaze in Southern California, where mandatory evacuations were lifted Friday.

    High humidity overnight helped temper the Tenaja Fire, which had threatened homes near Murrieta and La Cresta, southeast of Los Angeles, officials said. It remained at about 3-square-miles and 20% containtment, but Cal Fire officials said they expect the blaze to be fully contained by Tuesday. [more]

    Gusty winds to fuel wildfire concerns in California into early next week

    As the number of wildfires burning across California continues to grow, bouts of strong winds will further increase the fire danger into early next week.

    Sundowner winds, or gusty, northerly winds that develop when an area of high pressure sits just offshore of California, will batter parts of Southern California, the San Joaquin Valley and the Grapevine through Monday night.

    Sustained winds of 20-30 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph, will be common in these areas, especially during the evening and overnight hours.

    Sunshine and very dry conditions will accompany the Sundowner wind events, further drying out vegetation and enhancing the risk for wildfire growth, spread and development. [more]

    Saturday, 7 September 2019
    A brief update on the Arctic melt - 6 September, 2019

    ARCTIC UPDATE - Where is the refreeze they are talking about?

    The sun is still shining at the North Pole, although very low in the sky.

    Despite that I can find no signs of a refreeze or of the sea ice extent they are talking about if we talk in terms of what is actually there [more]

    [more below]

  3. Without a trace: Scientists bewildered as underwater lab disappears in the Baltic Sea

    German authorities are investigating the mysterious and seemingly inexplicable disappearance of the €300,000 ($330,000) Boknis Eck underwater observatory from the Baltic Sea.

    The sheer size and weight of the subsea station, which consisted of two racks, one weighing 250kg (550lbs) and the other 100kg, anchored at a depth of 22 meters (72 feet) has ruled out a massive storm, heavy currents or large sea creatures as the culprits behind the observatory’s disappearance.

    Both racks, located between the Danish and German borders, were “removed with great force from their position,” according to the GEOMAR statement.

    On August 21 at roughly 8:15pm local time, transmissions from the station stopped dead. Divers dispatched to investigate discovered that the entire structure had simply vanished leaving only a shredded transmission cable behind. [more]

    ThinkProgress shutting down - ultra-leftist news outlet can't find a buyer

    University of Alaska study 'definitively' concludes that fire could NOT have caused the World Trade Center Building 7 collapse on 9/11

    The report, lead by Dr. J. Leroy Hulsey and funded by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, is currently in draft form until its public comment period ends on November 1st. The final report is expected to be released before the end of the year.

    "The principal conclusion of our study is that fire did not cause the collapse of WTC 7 on 9/11, contrary to the conclusions of NIST and private engineering firms that studied the collapse." - Dr. J. Leroy Hulsey

    The conclusions of this four-year study, funded by the not-for-profit group Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, runs in complete contrast to the findings of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the government-funded agency responsible for the official conclusion that fire caused by jet fuel was responsible for the collapse of each World Trade Center building, including Building 7, which was not hit by a plane.

    Even Donald Trump suggested at one point that the buildings had probably been destroyed by explosives. [more]

    [next piece follows]

  4. The West oppressed the third world for so long that it has became the third world itself

    How the CIA, Mossad and "the Epstein Network" are exploiting mass shootings to create an Orwellian nightmare

    9/11 and Jeffrey Epstein: Media silence amounts to complicity

    As the 18th anniversary of 9/11 approached, the arrest and alleged suicide of Jeffrey Epstein made headlines — and raised questions about the credibility of official narratives. As Eric Rasmusen writes: "Everybody, it seems, in New York society knew by 2000 that Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were corrupting teenage girls, but the press wouldn't cover it." Likewise, everybody in New York society has long known that Larry Silverstein, who bought the asbestos-riddled white elephant World Trade Center in July 2001 and immediately doubled the insurance, is a mobbed-up friend of Netanyahu and a confessed participant in the controlled demolition of Building 7, from which he earned over 700 million insurance dollars on the pretext that al-Qaeda had somehow brought it down. But the press won't cover that either. [more]

    Massive waterspout filmed over North Carolina lake during Hurricane Dorian

    Filmed waterspout touches down in Finnish Archipelago

    More and more whales, dolphins washing up dead on UK's shores - nearly 5,000 in last decade

    Pollution could be to blame for rise in whales and dolphins washing up dead on British beaches, report finds

    Pollution could be to blame for the number of whales and dolphins washing up dead on Britain’s beaches nearly doubling in five years, a new report has found.

    The number of stranded marine mammals, including dolphins, whales, harbour porpoises and turtles, has risen from around 600 in 2012 to over 1000 in 2017, according to a seven-year review published by Defra and led by international conservation charity ZSL.

    And chemical pollution, one of the biggest killers of marine mammals in the UK, is a significant, but “invisible", problem, according to Rob Deaville, cetologist and report author. [more]

    [CH4 and H2S are CHEMICALS in gas form]

  5. Wildfire smoke forecast for Saturday evening

    There could be significant effects Saturday in some areas of Northern California, Southern Oregon, and Northwest Nevada [more]

    Walker Fire south of Susanville grows to 24,040 acres

    The Northern California fire is 15 miles northeast of Quincy and 21 miles south of Susanville [more]

    How an Élite University Research Center Concealed Its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein

    New documents show that the M.I.T. Media Lab was aware of Epstein’s status as a convicted sex offender, and that Epstein directed contributions to the lab far exceeding the amounts M.I.T. has publicly admitted. [more]

    Decorated former Palm Beach detective who led Epstein investigation dies at 50

    Joseph Recarey, a former Palm Beach detective who had a knack for making others smile, who tackled the island’s largest and most important investigations, and who cared deeply for his family and friends, died Friday, May 25, 2018, after a brief illness. He was 50. [more]

    Exclusive: Feds Demand Apple And Google Hand Over Names Of 10,000+ Users Of A Gun Scope App

    Own a rifle? Got a scope to go with it? The U.S. government might soon know who you are, where you live and how to reach you.

    That’s because the government wants Apple and Google to hand over names, phone numbers and other identifying data of at least 10,000 users of a single gun scope app, Forbes has discovered. It’s an unprecedented move: Never before has a case been disclosed in which American investigators demanded personal data of users of a single app from Apple and Google. And never has an order been made public where the feds have asked the Silicon Valley giants for info on so many thousands of people in one go. [more]

    Hurricane Center monitors 3 Atlantic systems; Gabrielle expected to become hurricane

    We're definitely in the peak of the 2019 hurricane season, with three systems showing up on National Hurricane Center maps Saturday morning. [more]

    Australia's east coast battles more than 100 bushfires, 21 homes destroyed

    [next piece follows]

  6. [from our James Bond News section]

    007 star Pierce Brosnan warns Greta Thunberg to 'be careful'

    She is "a very strong voice for young people who are scared," the 66-year-old Irish actor added, before warning: "She has to be careful, has to be protected."

    Brosnan and his wife have made a documentary meanwhile titled "Poisoning Paradise" about the agro-chemical industry in Hawaii, where they live. [more]

    Sean Connery says he's 'lucky' to have escaped Hurricane Dorian unharmed

    Sean Connery, famous for evading danger as suave spy James Bond, considers himself lucky to have survived one real-life disaster.

    The actor, who turned 89 last month, told the Daily Mail he and his wife Micheline Roquebrune rode out Hurricane Dorian from their home in the Bahamas.

    The devastating hurricane left the former 007 agent shaken, but still alive.

    "We are both fine," he said. "We were lucky compared to many others and the damage here was not great."

    Though the tabloid reports Connery's island of New Providence saw torrential rain, heavy winds and fallen trees, the actor's mansion was spared. [more]

    In a twist, Colorado asks EPA to lower state's air rating

    Colorado took the unusual step of inviting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to downgrade the air quality rating of the state's biggest population center, and not everyone thinks that was a good idea.

    The EPA held a hearing Friday on whether to lower the ozone status of Denver and eight other northern Colorado counties from "moderate" to "serious." That would force the state to work harder to reduce harmful pollution but also bring tougher and costly regulations for businesses.

    The agency expects to decide by the end of the year. [more]

    [so BUSINESS INTERESTS are considered in AIR QUALITY status?]

    Owners Of Burned Diving Boat Sue Claiming They Owe Nothing To Victims' Families

    The owners of the commercial diving boat that erupted into flames during a Labor Day weekend accident off the coast of Southern California are now seeking to avoid payouts to the families of the 34 people who died onboard.

    On Thursday, Glen and Dana Fritzler of Truth Aquatics, which owned the now-destroyed Conception, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, arguing they shouldn’t owe a single cent for the tragedy, the Associated Press reported.

    The Fritzlers are attempting to make their case by using the Shipowner’s Limitation of Liability Act of 1851, a statute frequently used in waterway accidents. The couple has requested that the judge either waive their financial liability or adjust it to the boat’s post-fire value ― in this case, $0. [more]

    According to the AP, a non-jury trial will be held to determine whether Truth Aquatics can prove it wasn’t to blame for the fire. If it is successful in doing so, claimants will not be entitled to any financial restitution.

    CORRECTION: A previous version of this article mistakenly stated the Conception caught fire near Santa Cruz, and that four out of five crew members made it off the boat. The accident occurred near Santa Cruz Island, and five out of the six-person crew escaped. [more]

    [last part next]

  7. [from our There Goes Your Credibility desk]
    Federal Weather Workers ‘Shocked’ and ‘Irate’ by NOAA Backing Trump, Union Head Says

    The head of the union that represents federal weather workers said Friday that his members are “shocked, stunned and irate” that the federal agency whose workers they represent put out a statement siding with President Trump in the increasingly bizarre dispute over whether Hurricane Dorian was on track to hit Alabama.

    “Never ever before has their management thrown them under the bus like this,” said Dan Sobien, president of the National Weather Service Employees Organization, which represents 4,000 employees under the umbrella of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). [more]

    'He's losing his s---': Trump's advisers are increasingly worried about his mental state following days of erratic behavior

    President Donald Trump's aides and confidants are increasingly worried about his mental state after days of erratic behavior and wild outbursts.

    "No one knows what to expect from him anymore," one former White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations about the president, told Insider. "His mood changes from one minute to the next based on some headline or tweet, and the next thing you know his entire schedule gets tossed out the window because he's losing his s---." [more]

    Arctic ice melting at alarming rate due to record heat, NASA says

    [how's that mini-Ice Age during Grand Solar Minimum going?]

    North-central US to endure cool, rainy pattern through early next week

    Frequent bouts of wet weather will keep the north-central United States unusually cool for early September into next week.

    Residents from the Dakotas to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan will need to keep jackets and umbrellas close at hand during the pattern.

    It will be wet and cool over the northern Plains and into the Upper Midwest as frequent storms from the Pacific cross the region through early next week, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bob Smerbeck.

    The rounds of storms will track along the northern and western periphery of record heat over the Southern states.

    Into Sunday, periods of rain will target a corridor from the Dakotas to Iowa and northern Missouri, with locally severe thunderstorms possible along the southern periphery of the rain.

    Farmers may struggle to find times to work in the fields during the rainy pattern. AccuWeather's 2019 crop production analysis released on Friday affirmed the belief that corn and soybean production will be down this year. [more]

    Alaska's hot, dry summer leads to droughts in some areas

    In one Alaska village, officials are barging in jugs of water and shutting off the public water supply 12 hours each day. In another, automatic flush toilets have been switched to manual flushing, and restaurants are serving meals on paper plates.

    Alaska's hot, dry summer has led to extreme measures for severe drought conditions in the Native communities of Nanwalek and Seldovia in the Kenai Peninsula, prompting regional officials to issue a disaster declaration. [more]

  8. [from our frequent etc file]
    Taxi cab with father and son inside goes airborne after manhole explosion in Manhattan, New York

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    A cab driver was injured and two passengers shaken up when a manhole exploded in Manhattan Friday morning and sent the vehicle into the air.

    It happened on 36th Street and Second Avenue in Kips Bay, and it shut down a section of the street for several hours. [more]

    NYPD traffic agent Steven Goldberg said several cars were stopped at the light when he suddenly heard a boom.

    The noise was so loud his ears began ringing, and he said the force lifted up a taxi with passengers inside. [more]

    241 NYPD officers died from 9/11 illnesses, 10x the number killed in WTC attack

    Mystery boom resounds throughout northern New York; shakes buildings

    [I'm ashamed it's come to this]
    StemExpress CEO admits selling beating baby hearts, intact baby heads in Daleiden hearing

    [μh, how depraved can we be - and we were supposed to aspire to a higher consciousness . . .]

  9. This afternoon I kept thinking that I smelled cedar burning outside. Now I see that there's a fifty acre wildfire about five miles south of me. We have a lot of mountain juniper trees around here, which are a type of cedar. And they burn very hot. When engulfed in flames they sort of explode even.