Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Event Update For 2019-11-19

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

2019-11-19 - Unknown odor sickens people in building in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

Quote: "HAZ-MAT crews went inside the building, working to determine the nature of the chemical and where the odor is originating. However, after more than two hours on scene, officials say they were unable to identify the chemical and the odor dissipated."

2019-11-19 - Passenger plane hit by smoke at airport in Madrid (Spain):

Quote: "Passengers on a Delta Airlines flight from Madrid to New York were forced to evacuate on Tuesday when smoke filled the cabin, as seen in this video from a passenger."

Note: This is the 146th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-11-19 - Recycling center fire breaks out at 3:35 AM in coastal Bomaderry (Australia):

2019-11-19 - Wildfires spews smoke onto coastal Sydney (Australia), air quality worse than Beijing:

Quote: "A raging bush fire near Sydney has created a terrifying 'trapped' smoke cloud that’s left air quality worse than Beijing."

2019-11-19 - Water abnormally warm and ice abnormally weak in the Chukchi Sea (Alaska):

2019-11-19 - Amazon deforestation accelerates by almost a third in the year since far-right Bolsonaro took power, space agency reveals:

2019-11-19 - 'Climate emergency' is Oxford dictionary's Word of the Year 2019

Quote: "Usage of the term increased 100-fold in the space of 12 months, dictionary says..."

Note: We don't have many years left, so make the words of the year count, Oxford!

2019-11-19 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire on South Barnes Road in Egelston Township (Michigan), 2 injured:

Note: This is the 173rd residential explosion in 2019...

2019-11-19 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Albert (Australia), 4 injured:

Note: This is the 938th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-11-19 - School bus bursts into flame at gas station in Scoresby (Australia), near the coast:

Quote: "A bus, full of students on their way to Phillip Island for a camp, has caught fire on EastLink. The bus load of Parade College students caught fire at the BP service station in Scoresby just before 9.45am."

Note: This is the 157th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 560th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-11-19 - Crane truck bursts into flame on the A54 in Tarporley (Britain):

2019-11-19 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-20 near Dixie Inn (Louisiana):

Quote: "The vehicle that caught flame was a semi truck hauling multiple vehicles that also caught fire while it was traveling."

Note: This is the 63rd car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-11-19 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on Live Oak Lane in Irwindale (California):

2019-11-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-90 near Dover (Minnesota):

2019-11-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 99 in Merced County (California):

2019-11-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A10 inside tunnel in coastal Liguria (Italy):

Quote: "Some 32 people suffered from smoke inhalation after an articulated lorry caught fire in a tunnel on the A10 motorway between Spotorno and Savona in Liguria on Tuesday."

2019-11-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A500 in Stoke-on-Trent (Britain):

2019-11-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2:30 AM on the A55 on the island of Anglesey (Britain):

Note: These are the 2008th, 2009th, 2010th, 2011th, 2012th, 2013th, 2014th and 2015th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-11-19 - Truck bursts into flame at 5:22 AM on Chesney Wold in Bleak Hall, Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Tuesday 19 November, 5.22am Lorry fire, Chesney Wold, Bleak Hall, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Great Holm and one from Bletchley attended. Firefighters used two hose reels and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-11-19 - RV bursts into flame on street in Bryan (Texas):

Note: This is the 417th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-11-19 - Van bursts into flame on the A68 near Bishop Auckland (Britain):

2019-11-19 - Van bursts into flame at 6:25 AM on Green Lane in Carlisle (Britain):

2019-11-19 - Van bursts into flame on Biddick Lane in coastal Sunderland (Britain):

2019-11-19 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked at home on South Spruce Street in Casper (Wyoming):

2019-11-19 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at restaurant on Southshore Pointe Drive in Midlothian (Virginia):

2019-11-19 - SUV bursts into flame while parked on Mascot Avenue in Kenora (Canada):

2019-11-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 1:45 AM on I-5 near Cottonwood (California):

2019-11-19 - Car bursts into flame at 1:29 AM while parked at home in Rialto (California):

2019-11-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside auto shop in Merced (California):

2019-11-19 - Car bursts into flame on Eisenhower Drive in coastal Key West (Florida):

2019-11-19 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at home in Weyburn (Canada):

2019-11-19 - Car bursts into flame near Raigmore Interchange in coastal Inverness (Scotland):

2019-11-19 - Car bursts into flame on Queensferry Road in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

2019-11-19 - Car bursts into flame on Hinton Road in Crewe (Britain):

2019-11-19 - Car bursts into flame in Egton (Britain):

Quote: "Time: 09:00 Location: Egton, Whitby Whitby crew along with our volunteers from Goathland attended reports of a car on fire this morning. Upon arrival the car a Chevrolet was well alight and crews tackled the blaze using a hose reel and 2 breathing apparatus. The cause of the fire is believed to be due to a mechanical issue."

2019-11-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M5 near coastal Exeter (Britain):

2019-11-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A30 near Swallowcliffe (Britain):

2019-11-19 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, near Kearney (Nebraska):

Quote: "Around 10:30 a.m. the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department was called to a RV fire at 8965 Imperial Ave. According to emergency radio traffic the fire spread to a nearby structure."

2019-11-19 - Barn destroyed by fire at 4 AM on Hanes Road in Beavercreek Township (Ohio), 2 dogs and 2 goats killed:

2019-11-19 - Silo damaged by fire at grain facility in Scott City (Missouri):

2019-11-19 - Paper factory heavily damaged by fire in Delhi (India):

2019-11-19 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Pearl Street near Riverside Park in Yankton (South Dakota):

2019-11-19 - Garage destroyed by fire at home near Fort Collins (Colorado):

2019-11-19 - Home damaged by fire on Hungary Glen Terrace in Henrico County (Virginia):

2019-11-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Quinn Ridge Drive SW in Snellville (Georgia), 1 injured:

2019-11-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Noriega Street in coastal San Francisco (California), 1 injured:

2019-11-19 - Home destroyed by fire on Slabtown Road in Sale Creek (Tennessee), nobody there:

2019-11-19 - Home destroyed by fire on Speed Hollow Lane in Clayton (Georgia), nobody there:

2019-11-19 - Home destroyed by fire on Charles Road in North Saco (Maine):

2019-11-19 - Duplex damaged by fire on NE 28th Street in coastal Boca Raton (Florida):

2019-11-19 - Two-family home heavily damaged by fire at 1:45 AM on Van Every Avenue in Troy (New York):

2019-11-19 - Apartment building damaged by AC fire at 5 AM on Kicker Cove in Memphis (Tennessee):

2019-11-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 3:30 AM on Rutledge Avenue in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-11-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Vancouver (Canada), 2 injured:

2019-11-19 - Deadly fire burns home at 3 AM in Fort Smith (Arkansas), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2019-11-19 - Deadly fire burns home on VI Ranch Road in Bristol (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2019-11-19 - Deadly fire destroys home at 11:30 PM on Rockmere Way in La Cañada Flintridge (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-11-19 - Vacant building burns near East 45th Avenue and Milwaukee Street in Denver (Colorado):

2019-11-19 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM on West Eagles Nest Lane in Spokane (Washington):

2019-11-19 - Woman found dead in swimming pool at home in Pinetown (South Africa):

2019-11-19 - Man, 32, has 'medical issue' and dies while hunting near Winner (South Dakota):

Quote: "Pettit said Weidner was tracking a deer four miles south of Winner when he experienced a medical issue."

2019-11-19 - Man, 63, collapses in yard and dies in Greenwood (Missouri):

Quote: "Upon arrival, officers located a 63-year-old male lying in the front yard and not breathing. Officers as well as personnel from Lee’s Summit Fire began resuscitation attempts. The victim was transported by Lee’s Summit Fire to nearby a hospital where he was later pronounced deceased."

2019-11-19 - Person drops dead along West Beverley Street in Staunton (Virginia):

2019-11-19 - Man, 57, found dead near Capitol Beach Lake in Lincoln (Nebraska):

2019-11-19 - Man drops dead on porch at home on Bailey's Creek Road in Evarts (Kentucky):

2019-11-19 - Man found dead in Lake Jessup (Florida):

2019-11-19 - Man found dead in Spring Creek at Jesse Jones Park and Nature Center near Humble (Texas):

2019-11-19 - Man in his 20s found dead at recycling center in coastal Saanich (Canada):

2019-11-19 - Woman found dead in coastal Balluta Bay (Malta):

2019-11-19 - Man, 49, found dead in hotel room at beachfront hotel in coastal Durban (South Africa):

Quote: "A 49-year-old Durban man, whose identity is known to TimesLIVE, was found dead in a hotel room at Suncoast Towers, part of the popular beachfront casino complex, on Tuesday morning."

2019-11-19 - Man found dead wearing wetsuit on beach in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

2019-11-19 - Man in his 50s found dead in the Truro River in coastal Truro (Britain):

2019-11-19 - Man in his 60s has 'medical emergency' and loses consciousness, pickup truck crashes into building, in Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police said around 3 p.m. on Nov. 19,  the driver in his 60s suffered a medical emergency but had minor injuries."

2019-11-19 - Woman has 'medical problem' and loses consciousness, car crashes into truck and trailer, in coastal Yarmouth (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

Quote: "The woman passed out from a medical problem at around 1:30 p.m., according to Capt. Thomas Lundquist. The car then traveled across a couple of lawns on Quartermaster Row before crashing into the truck and trailer, he said."

2019-11-19 - Military KC-135 refueling plane makes emergency landing in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-11-19 - Three passenger buses crash near Mexico City (Mexico), 11 killed, 25 injured:

2019-11-19 - Tractor trailer overturns at 5:30 AM, bursts into flame, on Highway 401 in Chatham (Canada):

2019-11-19 - Flatbed truck veers off road, crashes into tree, on Peninsula Boulevard in coastal Woodmere (New York), 1 killed, 1 injured:,120039,120039

2019-11-19 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into home, in coastal Pismo Beach (California), 1 injured:

2019-11-19 - Car crashes off cliff, bursts into flame, on Highway 168 in Fresno County (California), 1 injured:

2019-11-19 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, in Castle Pines (Colorado), 1 injured:

Quote: "The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says he likely suffered some sort of medical emergency before the crash."

2019-11-19 - Swarm of wasps attacks and kills 3 people, injures 5 more people, in Guangxi (China):

2019-11-19 - Hot water pipe breaks, sinkhole swallows car and boils 2 men to death, in Penza (Russia):

2019-11-19 - Missouri River flooding still going on in the US, hundreds of thousands of acres still flooded:

2019-11-19 - Land affected by Keystone pipeline leak in North Dakota almost ten times bigger than thought:

2019-11-19 - Rare gas find suggests Southern Africa lies above plume of abnormally hot mantle:

2019-11-19 - The 'war on terror' has killed over 801,000 people and cost taxpayers $6.4 trillion, so far:


  1. Good Thursday morning Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL, Terry, FezzedOne, Panther and all other readers of JJFH.

    After a brief bought of cold, we're back to pleasant, dry fall weather with clear skies and little wind. It's supposed to stay "warm" (above avg.) through next week.

    Thanksgiving weather forecast: Big storm could disrupt travel in central USA

    Thursday, 21 November 2019

    Your weather: 'No rain at all' for rest of November for
    much of NZ
    [begins with ~ 1 min. video]
    A sprawling storm in the central U.S. could wreak travel havoc in the days before Thanksgiving: Snow, rain and even thunderstorms are possible across the region.

    On Tuesday and into Wednesday, there is the potential for heavy snow and winterlike travel conditions with substantial delays to spread from eastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico to parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan as Thanksgiving travel surges, AccuWeather said. [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS: Robert Hunziker - Ignoring Climate Catastrophes [~ 15.5 min.]

    Scientist has been counting California butterflies for 47 years and now sees them disappearing

    “Short-term fluctuations may or may not contain messages about longer-term trends,” he says. And the long-term trends are clear: In California, the butterflies are disappearing. [more]

    [as usual]
    After the Tubbs Fire, homes in California town are being rebuilt without strong building codes

    ding codes
    homes Santa Rosa building codes
    Homes being rebuilt in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa. Screenshot from Sacramento Bee video.

    In Santa Rosa, California the 1,200 homes that were destroyed in the 2017 Tubbs Fire are being rebuilt without a requirement that they adhere to the stricter building codes required in rural areas of California that would make them more resistant to being consumed in the next wildfire. [more; home builders guaranteeing repeat JOBS!]

    The Fifth Force of Nature Could Be Real and Fantastic

    Hungarian researchers have followed up a major 2016 observation with a second similar one, both suggesting a fifth force of nature and a new kind of subatomic particle.
    The scientists used a radiation particle accelerator to blast helium nuclei in order to observe the explosion.
    Their paper is awaiting peer review and will likely spark a new wave of research to help explain what they saw. [more]

    Scientists detected the brightest light in the universe for the first time, following a mysterious explosion in space

    Scientists have detected the brightest, most energetic light in the universe for the first time: Telescopes captured two violent space explosions called gamma-ray bursts.
    Astronomers acted quickly to capture this ultra-high-energy light, turning telescopes on Earth toward the explosion just 50 seconds after NASA satellites detected it.
    The ultra-high-energy light appeared in the gamma-ray burst's afterglow, not in the initial explosion — a fact that is giving scientists new clues about how gamma-ray bursts produce ultra-high-energy light. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Outer Banks buried in sand, cut off from mainland following destructive nor'easter

    A car buried in 4 to 5 feet of sand in Avon, North Carolina, following the weekend nor'easter.

    Nearby, a swimming pool was filled with sand, rather than water. It's safe to say that it will be a while before people are swimming in this pool again.

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation painstakingly pushed back against the surf to plow all of the sand off of the highway, which eventually reopened on Wednesday afternoon.

    South Korea nuclear regulator wants information on radioactive Fukushima water release

    Japan's reluctance to disclose information about the release of radioactive water from its damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is hampering neighboring countries' efforts to minimize the impact, the head of South Korea's nuclear safety agency said on Wednesday. [more]

    [that's not all]
    Japan grapples with serving Fukushima food at Olympics

    For years, Japan's government has sought to convince consumers that food from Fukushima is safe despite the nuclear disaster. But will it serve the region's produce at the Tokyo Olympics?
    [eat now, die later OK? you watch 'limpics now!]

    [from our Health desk]
    New CDC warning as 30 states report flu activity [76 sec. video]

    Man killed in 4-story fall from Carnival cruise ship balcony was Indiana father of 2

    A Brownsburg, Indiana, father of two died after he fell four stories from a balcony to a lower deck as a Carnival cruise ship was returning to Miami last week.

    The accident follows the death of Chloe Wiegand, an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from the 11th floor of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in July. Her grandfather, Salvatore Anello, has been charged with negligent homicide by Puerto Rican authorities, who say he dropped her from the window. [more]

    SpaceX Starship Prototype Explodes During Texas Testing

    Planned fossil fuel output swamps Paris climate goals

    Oil, gas and coal output already planned or in the pipeline will overwhelm efforts to cap global warming at levels consistent with a liveable planet, the UN and leading research groups warned Wednesday. [more; "nobody cays, mistah!"]

    Saving the whale is more important than planting trees when it comes to climate change, scientists argue

    [we can't even save OURSELVES, let alone other species]

    The climate science is clear: it's now or never to avert catastrophe

    The one thing never to forget about global warming is that it’s a timed test. [more; and we've run out of time]

    [update on previous story]
    Climate change threatens 945 US toxic waste sites with flood and fire

    That’s 945 toxic waste sites in the crosshairs. And right now, the US environment agency doesn’t prioritize the threat of climate change in management plans for its Superfund sites—whether indirectly through lack of resources, or directly, through lack of any clear guidance on climate change, according to the report. [more; "'cuz 'ay-don cay, mistah!']

    [continued below]

  3. Last coal plant operating in New York seeks to shut in February

    The operator of New York state's last active coal-fired power plant, located north of Buffalo in Somerset, filed with state utility regulators for permission to shut as soon as Feb. 15, saying it wants to build a data center at the site. [more]

    Duke Energy appealing SC rate-case rulings tied to coal-ash recovery costs

    Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress are taking their arguments that the S.C. Public Service Commission’s orders on their most recent rate cases were arbitrary and unconstitutional to the State Supreme Court.

    Last month, the PSC declined to reconsider the utilities' challenges to a number of issues. The two utilities contend that the commission improperly barred their recovery to more than $800 million in coal-ash clean-up costs.

    Each also says the commission had no grounds to reduce their return on equity to 9.5% from a requested 10.75%. The commission also ruled against their requests to recover some coal-ash litigation costs and erred in its treatment of some cost deferrals unrelated to coal ash. [more]

    Southern California Pelted by Hail Amid Thunderstorms

    Middle-class Americans getting crushed by rising health insurance costs

    Humanoid-Shaped Nazca Line Discovered by AI in Peruvian Desert [incl. ~ 8 min. video]

    [last part below]

  4. Global Collapse Incoming? The Total Breakdown Of Relations With China Could Throw Our Planet Into Utter Turmoil

    We just witnessed one of the most monumental events of the entire decade, and yet most Americans still don’t understand what has happened. In recent months, the global economy and stock markets around the world have been buoyed by the hope that the U.S. and China would soon sign a new trade agreement. Unfortunately, there is no way that is going to happen now. On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously passed the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019”, and the House of Representatives passed the same bill by a 417 to 1 vote on Wednesday. Needless to say, the Chinese are beyond angry that Congress has done this. In part one of this article, I showed that China is warning the U.S. to “rein in the horse at the edge of the precipice” and that there will be “revenge” if this bill is allowed to become law. And it looks like this bill will actually become law, because Bloomberg is reporting that President Trump is fully expected to sign it… [more]

    Neural correlates of the DMT experience assessed with multivariate EEG

    N, N, Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a naturally-occurring serotonergic psychedelic1 capable of producing experiences that, in intensity, surpass those associated with standard doses of most orally administered psychedelics and indeed most other categories of psychoactive drugs2,3. The subjective effects of intravenous DMT have a rapid onset and are characterized by unusually vivid visual imagery and somatic effects, which arise within seconds of the injection. At high doses, the experience rapidly progresses into a deep and profound immersion - sometimes described as a ‘breakthrough’. This experience is often characterized by a sense of entering into an entirely ‘other’ but no less ‘real’ world or dimension3,4. It is not uncommon for people to describe encounters with sentient ‘entities’ or ‘presences’ within this perceived other world4,5 and for the experience to subsequently challenge beliefs about the nature of reality and consciousness. [more]

    ‘Insect apocalypse’ poses risk to all life on Earth, conservationists warn

    The “unnoticed insect apocalypse” should set alarm bells ringing, according to conservationists, who said that without a halt there will be profound consequences for humans and all life on Earth.

    A new report suggested half of all insects may have been lost since 1970 as a result of the destruction of nature and heavy use of pesticides. The report said 40% of the 1million known species of insect are facing extinction.

    The analysis, written by one of the UK’s leading ecologists, has a particular focus on the UK, whose insects are the most studied in the world. It said 23 bee and wasp species have become extinct in the last century, while the number of pesticide applications has approximately doubled in the last 25 years. [more]

    ‘This Is Not Cool!’ - Astronomers Despair As SpaceX Starlink Train Ruins Observation Of Nearby Galaxies

    ["hey mistah, guess what? NOBODY CAYS!"]

  5. Well good afternoon everyone. Let's see what's doin'.

    Thursday, 21 November 2019
    Climate Crisis: Sydney and Adelaide blanketed by smoke: Record rain hits Las Vegas: Mysterious disease killing American beeches: Propane shortages rock midwest states

    [highlights from Australia, Canada, U.S., Europe, India and Chad]

    2019 likely to be the second hottest year ever recorded Only 2016 was hotter. By global temperature, this October was the second-hottest October on record, according to a report from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. And by their Global Annual Temperature Rankings Outlook, 2019 will probably be the second hottest year on record. 2016 is currently the hottest year on record since recording started in 1880, Scientific American reports. That was a strong year for El Niño, which is unusually hot weather over the Pacific that affects global climate. The fact that 2019 is approaching 2016’s global temperatures is worrisome, given that 2019 had a weak El Niño effect that ended in July. [more]

    Eruption of underwater volcano near Mayotte continues, may badly affect Lake Dziani on Petite Terre

    Eruption at a developing submarine volcano east of Mayotte continues and may contaminate Petite Terre's Lake Dziani. The underwater volcano is the reason behind the seismo-volcanic crisis affecting the small island in the Indian Ocean since May 2018​. The crisis started with earthquake swarm that continued for months causing anxiety among locals until May 2019 when a new developing volcano was confirmed. [more]

    [from our continuing series There Goes The Food]
    Farmers fear 80 percent crop loss after severe hailstorm in Canterbury, New Zealand

    Two severe weather events battered New Zealand's Canterbury region over the past 3 days - a severe hailstorm in Timaru on November 20, 2019, and a destructive tornado that ripped through Christchurch on November 18. After the catastrophic events, farmers found themselves salvaging spared crops, with fears that as much as 80% was lost.

    Catastrophic bushfire conditions in Australia, over a dozen temperature records smashed

    More than a dozen temperature records have been broken across South Australia on November 20, 2019, as bushfires continue to create catastrophic conditions all over the state, with blazes still burning at emergency levels. Over 100 schools have been closed, electricity firms have cut off power to thousands, and residents in high-risk regions were prompted to evacuate as the blazes opened up a new front. [more]

    Severe hailstorm hammers Canterbury, New Zealand

    Over 1 500 lightning strikes pummeled the South Island during a six-hour storm that hammered Canterbury, with destructive hailstones around 4.3 cm (1.7 inches) in diameter hitting Timaru on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. It was the second storm to hit the region in three days, following a damaging tornado that ripped through Christchurch on Monday, November 18. [more]

    Harmful Algal Blooms Kill Farmed Salmon near Tofino

    Harmful algal blooms have killed farmed Atlantic salmon caged in ocean feedlots north of Tofino, B.C., and a local environmental group documenting the aftermath estimates that thousands of fish were affected. [more]

    [next part follows]

  6. Smoke plumes from Australia bushfires crossing oceans

    Eco anxiety and grief: It’s real, and there are ways to cope

    [how do you "cope" with extinction?]

    Bad News: Several Major Storms Are Threatening to Ruin Your Thanksgiving Plans

    We hate to rain on your Thanksgiving Day parade, but next week's weather forecast does not sound good.

    According to AccuWeather, at least three major storms are expected to hit various parts of the United States before the upcoming holiday. Parts of the Midwest and Northeast could see a "wintry mix" of snow and rain as early as this weekend and it will only get worse from there. [more]

    Brazil Admits It Has a Deforestation Problem and Vows to Fix It

    [talk's cheap, Bolsonaro - we want ACTION!]

    Amazon tribe demands Bolsonaro stop mining on reservations, hydro dams

    Munduruku indigenous people led by 15 tribal chiefs blamed Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday for increased illegal mining on their reservation lands in the Amazon rainforest.

    They also urged his government not to restart plans to build hydroelectric dams on the Tapajos river that runs through their ancestral lands and is one of the largest clearwater tributaries of the Amazon. [more]

    Flash flooding, rare hail strike Southwest before storm moves east
    [61 sec. weather report and text, pics, tweets]

    Hurricane season not over yet: Sebastien forecast to become rare November hurricane in Atlantic

    Hurricane season isn't quite over.

    Tropical Storm Sebastien, spinning in the Atlantic Ocean about 1,200 miles east of Miami, was forecast to strengthen into a hurricane on Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

    Fortunately, the system – rare for so late in the season – poses no threat to land, the hurricane center said. [more]

    China Adds Wave Of New Coal Fired Power Plants

    As Smoke From Bushfires Chokes Sydney, Australian Prime Minister Dodges on Climate Change

    [yeah mite, you'll keep livin' in fantasy land - until the fires burn YOUR fahgin' house to the ground!]

    As hazardous smoke from raging bushfires blanket Sydney’s landmarks on Thursday, the Australian Prime Minister refused to admit a direct link between the fires and the country’s carbon emissions, which are among the highest per capita in the world. [more]

    [while Sully gets FIRED for landing a plane in the Hudson, these Russian pilots are hailed as HEROS]
    Putin honours 'hero' pilots for Russian corn field landing

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday bestowed the country's top state honour on two pilots who safely landed a plane carrying more than 230 people in a corn field after a bird strike. [caption]the Ural Airlines Airbus The A321 flying to Crimea hit a flock of seagulls shortly after take-off from Moscow's Zhukovsky airport [more]

    [cue: A Flock Of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song 1982]

  7. Five killed in two explosions at firework factory in Sicily

    He added that it was believed sparks from welding equipment had triggered the blasts. [more; you'd have to be brain dead to use welding equipment in a fireworks factory]
    Tracking: New meta-study reveals its
    adverse effects on environment and health

    [that we protested about for years while they did it anyway]

    Putin on US shale gas boom:'Fracking is barbaric. It destroys the environment.'