Saturday, February 29, 2020

Event Update For 2020-02-28

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

2020-02-28 - Unknown odor evacuates urgent care facility in coastal Sandwich (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Several people were evaluated after an unknown odor was reported at the Stoneman Outpatient Center in Sandwich early Friday afternoon. Rescuers were called to the Cape Cod Healthcare facility on Jan Sebastian Way about 12:30 PM."

2020-02-28 - RV goes up in flames and kills woman while parked on street in coastal Seattle (Washington):

Quote: "Officials are investigating after a woman died in an RV fire Friday morning in Seattle. Seattle fire crews responded to a report of an RV fire at about 7:30 a.m. at 24th Avenue South and South Hill Street."

2020-02-28 - RV and RV trailer go up in flames in the wee hours and kill person on Shady Oak Drive near White Oak Swamp Road in Sequatchie County (Tennessee):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to battle a blaze in a camper trailer and RV before dawn. It was on property on Shady Oak Drive near White Oak Swamp Road. But they found a body inside. Sheriff’s investigators with the help of the TBI have determined the cause of the fire is accidental. And no foul play is suspected in the death."

Note: These are the 58th and 59th RVs to burn in 2020, and these are the 4th and 5th deadly RV fires in 2020...

2020-02-28 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame, fire gets big, in Omaha (Nebraska):

Quote: "The area has several auto salvage and recycling businesses. Officials said the fire was at U-Pull-It."

2020-02-28 - Beginning a year or two ago, Russia began using the phrase 'gas pop' instead of 'gas explosion':

Quote: "In the latter half of 2019, readers of Russia’s state media started drawing attention on social media to news reports about explosions, like natural-gas explosions, where the word 'explosion' was bizarrely being replaced by the word 'pop' (khlopok). This has repeatedly led to absurd headlines about a 'gas pop' above a photograph showing a smoking ruins and a story about dozens of people being injured or even killed."

Note: Orwellian attempt to hide a rising numbers of explosions. If explosions are called pops then there are no explosions. Explosion problem solved!

2020-02-28 - Second US coronavirus case of unknown origin confirmed in Santa Clara County (California):

Quote: "The case in a patient a nurse said is now at El Camino Hospital is the second in the Bay Area this week in which the infected person had no known exposure to the disease either through travel overseas or another infected person."

Note: Unknown origin means it's in the community now, and unknown people are infected and are infecting other unknown people, who are infecting other unknown people. Prepare for this to explode across the country anytime now. If the 'R naught' of this virus is 6, and there are some indications that it could be that high, then after a month there'd be around 1300 infected people in the US. I suspect that's about where we're at now. Doesn't sound all THAT bad, right? Well, if that's where we're at then with a one-week cycle and an 'R naught' of 6, everyone in the US will be infected by the end of April. Obviously that's not going to happen - many people will be implementing a successful 'social distancing' regime. But the situation could at least be very dire by the end of April...

2020-02-28 - Coronavirus death toll hits 17 with 650 infections in Italy:

2020-02-28 - Coronavirus death toll hits 34 with 388 infections according to the 'official numbers' in Iran:

Quote: "Thirty four people have died from coronavirus in Iran and 388 are infected by the virus, health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur announced on state television on Friday."

Note: I don't believe their numbers. There are a lot of people returning from trips to Iran who got the virus there. It is undoubtedly waaay more widespread there than those 'official numbers' suggest. A vice president and a health minister (ironically) are both out with coronavirus...

2020-02-28 - Iranian official from Rasht says the 'official numbers' in Iran are BS and many more people are dead:

Quote: "The death toll from coronavirus in Iran is 'much higher' than the official death toll, Iranian MP Gholamali Jafarzadeh Imenabadi said on Friday, adding that he has documented 'horrific numbers' from cemeteries in his city Rasht in northern Iran."

2020-02-28 - Australia's coronavirus pandemic plan - mass vaccinations and stadium quarantine:

2020-02-28 - Superyacht 'Pamela IV' bursts into flame in coastal Sanremo (Italy):

Note: This is the 309th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 in Nashville (Tennessee):

2020-02-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 12:33 AM on I-77 near Williamstown (West Virginia):

2020-02-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-65 in Millbrook (Alabama):

2020-02-28 - Tractor, two vehicles, motorcycle and garage destroyed by fire at home in Grantsville (Maryland):

Quote: "Two vehicles, a motorcycle and a John Deere tractor were stored in the garage at the time of the fire."

Quote: "Emergency medical services personnel responding to a medical call in the area also reported to the scene."

2020-02-28 - In separate incidents, tractor trailer and dump truck burst into flame on roads on the Malahat (Canada):

Quote: "Drivers saw flames and smoke on the Malahat Friday after not one but two commercial trucks caught fire."

Note: These are the 303rd, 304th, 305th, 306th and 307th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-28 - Van bursts into flame on the M1 near Soweto (South Africa):

2020-02-28 - Van bursts into flame at gas station in Newport Pagnell (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 28 February, 6.52pm Van on fire, M1 Service area, Little Linford Lane, Newport Pagnell. One appliance and crew from Boughton and one from Newport Pagnell attended. Firefighters used one set of breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets."

2020-02-28 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-75 in Grand Blanc Township (Michigan):

2020-02-28 - Car bursts into flame while parked at police station in coastal Cocoa (Florida):

Quote: "Nobody was injured when a car burst into flames in the Cocoa Police Department parking lot around 4 p.m. Friday. Police said the fire most likely started due to electrical issues."

2020-02-28 - Car bursts into flame on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over coastal Tampa Bay (Florida):

2020-02-28 - Car bursts into flame, woman jumps out, car keeps going, crashes into parked car, on US 74 in Shelby (North Carolina):

2020-02-28 - Car bursts into flame on State Road 408 in Orlando (Florida):

2020-02-28 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2020-02-28 - Car bursts into flame at 2 AM on Route 11 in Trumbull County (Ohio):

2020-02-28 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Fielder’s Lane near coastal Flatts on the island of Bermuda:

2020-02-28 - Car bursts into flame on the M77 near coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2020-02-28 - Car bursts into flame on Rilshaw Lane in Winsford (Britain):

2020-02-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-10 in Marianna (Florida):

2020-02-28 - Several cars and auto shop go up in flames in Marlborough (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A garage in Marlborough was seriously damaged Friday in a fire that destroyed several cars."

2020-02-28 - Motorcycle and shed destroyed by fire at home in coastal Hyannis (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The fire was contained to the shed and a nearby fence, Dardia said. A motorcycle and some other items were inside, he said."

2020-02-28 - Excavation company garage destroyed by fire in Vassalboro (Maine):

2020-02-28 - Barn destroyed by fire at 1:50 AM on Tully Farms Road in LaFayette (New York):

2020-02-28 - Barn destroyed by fire in Webberville (Michigan):

2020-02-28 - Barn destroyed by fire at 1:40 AM near Zeeland (Michigan):

2020-02-28 - Barn destroyed by fire near Nicollet (Minnesota):

2020-02-28 - Pallet business damaged by fire at 5:15 AM on South Buffalo Street in Warsaw (Indiana):

2020-02-28 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM on East Scotland Drive in Bear (Delaware):

2020-02-28 - Water treatment business heavily damaged by fire in Longview (Washington):

2020-02-28 - Convenience store destroyed by fire in Ellenburg Center (New York):

2020-02-28 - Mobile home damaged by fire at 1 AM off East Boone Street in Ash Grove (Missouri):

2020-02-28 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Nashville Ferry Road in Lowndes County (Mississippi):

2020-02-28 - Home damaged by basement fire near East 24th Street and Grand Avenue in Des Moines (Iowa), dog killed:

2020-02-28 - Home destroyed by fire before 6 AM on Perry Avenue in Brighton (Alabama):

2020-02-28 - Home destroyed by fire near Lake Mead Boulevard and D Street in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2020-02-28 - Home destroyed by fire shortly before 5:30 AM on University Drive in Dunbar Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-28 - Home destroyed by fire at 6:50 AM off Greenwood Road in York County (South Carolina):

2020-02-28 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire on Wild Fern Road in Fort Stewart (Georgia):

2020-02-28 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal North Kingstown (Rhode Island):

2020-02-28 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Tucson (Arizona):

2020-02-28 - Apartment building destroyed by massive fire on Fredericksburg Road in San Antonio (Texas):

2020-02-28 - Deadly fire burns home at 11 PM on East E Street in coastal Tacoma (Washington), 1 killed:

2020-02-28 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:33 AM on Horseshoe Neck Road in Lexington (North Carolina), 2 killed:

2020-02-28 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Qom (Iran), 5 killed:

2020-02-28 - Vacant home burns near Mulligans Hill Lane and St. Paul Street in Ellicott City (Maryland):

2020-02-28 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at West Green and North Edward Street in Decatur (Illinois):

2020-02-28 - Vacant hotel burns on Airport Boulevard in Cayce (South Carolina):

2020-02-28 - In separate incidents, two men die within 17 hours at the same jail in Sunflower County (Mississippi):

2020-02-28 - Girl, 13, found dead in swimming pool on the island of Tonga:

Quote: "The body of a 13-year-old girl was recovered from the swimming pool at Touliki after 2:00pm today. Tonga Police, who were first responders after she was located, attempted to resuscitate the young girl, who had been found in the pool. However, the girl had already passed away, and she was taken on a police vehicle before the ambulance arrived. Police have confirmed her age as 13 years, and are investigating the suspected drowning."

2020-02-28 - Man, 37, slumps over dead on passenger train in Forest Park (Illinois):

2020-02-28 - Person slumps over dead in vehicle at Marathon Park near Capitol Lake in coastal Olympia (Washington):

2020-02-28 - Man, 37, found dead in vacant home in Portsmouth (Ohio):

2020-02-28 - Person found dead on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton (Canada):

2020-02-28 - Boy, 16, goes fishing, falls into river and dies, in coastal Trelawny Parish on the island of Jamaica:

2020-02-28 - Teacher, man, 53, drops dead at Mtshede Primary School in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe):

2020-02-28 - Teen boy dies in waterfall near Bandeyer (India):

2020-02-28 - Man, 35, slumps over dead in van in coastal Almuñécar (Spain):

2020-02-28 - Man, 40, found dead in the River Nevis in Glen Nevis (Scotland):

2020-02-28 - Man found dead on beach near Marine Gardens in coastal Brighton (Britain):

2020-02-28 - Middle-aged man found dead at home in Scunthorpe (Britain):

20202-02-28 - Man in his 50s found dead in canal in Blackburn (Britain):

2020-02-28 - Man, 65, has 'medical emergency', van slams into big rig, explodes into flame, in Attalla (Alabama), 1 killed:

Quote: "David Longon Cranford, 65, of Marietta, was driving back to Georgia Wednesday from Etowah County, Ala. when authorities said he suffered a medical emergency, news outlets reported."

2020-02-28 - Driver has 'medical emergency', SUV plows into car and building, in coastal Seabrook (New Hampshire):

Quote: "Police said their initial investigation revealed that a Toyota SUV was traveling southbound on Lafayette Road when the driver is believed to have suffered a medical emergency and drifted off the roadway. The Toyota struck a Chevrolet sedan that was exiting The City parking lot which caused the Chevrolet to roll on its side. The Toyota continued into the parking lot of Arc Source, where it drove through the front of the building before coming to rest."

2020-02-28 - Man, 65, has 'medical emergency', pickup truck veers off road and crashes, in Waynesboro (Georgia), 1 killed:

Quote: "Authorities say an initial investigation suggests Odom suffered an medical emergency before the truck left the roadway because of no signs brakes were ever applied."

2020-02-28 - Small plane crashes near airport in Las Cruces (New Mexico):

2020-02-28 - Small plane makes emergency belly-landing at airport in coastal San Jose (California), landing gear problem:

2020-02-28 - Passenger train and passenger bus collide in Sindh (Pakistan), 19+ killed, scores injured:

2020-02-28 - Tractor trailer overturns at 6 AM on highway in Cloquet (Minnesota):

2020-02-28 - SUV crashes into toll booth at 1:55 AM, bursts into flame, in Hooksett (New Hampshire), 1 killed:

2020-02-28 - SUV overturns and hits home on Summer Street in Brockton (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2020-02-28 - Pickup truck overturns into watery ditch near Holton (Kansas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-02-28 - Two cars crash in Reno (Nevada), 1 killed:

Quote: "One driver suffered a medical event and was transported to a hospital where they were pronounced deceased. Authorities have not released the identity of the driver pending family notification."

2020-02-28 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Tucson (Arizona), 1 killed:

Quote: "Officials say detectives are still working to determine if Montaño’s death was a result of the crash or a possible medical event that happened while he was driving."

2020-02-28 - Major water main breaks and floods freeway in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "Businesses and schools shut down Thursday after a main line from a plant that supplies water to about half of Houston burst open, submerging vehicles on a flooded freeway and prompting emergency officials in the nation’s fourth-largest city to deploy tanker trucks to mitigate any fire hazards."

2020-02-28 - Person has 'medical emergency' at school in Northfield (Massachusetts):

Quote: "According to a statement sent to parents from PVRSD Superintendent Jon Scagel, students had been asked to remain in their classrooms until further notice, because of a medical emergency within the building."

2020-02-28 - Yet another powerful storm, Jorge, batters Ireland and the UK:

2020-02-28 - Bizarre snow strip forms over Kansas, baffling forecasters:

2020-02-28 - Meteor explodes in the sky over Croatia:

2020-02-28 - Another Chelyabinsk-sized space rock could escape detection:

2020-02-28 - US stocks plummet 11% in worst week since the financial crisis in 2008-2009:

2020-02-28 - Physicists accidentally discover new way to manipulate electric charge, promising monumental changes in technology:


  1. Mornin' Jonny, everyone. The wife and i decided we're not going to worry about any of this and just die when it's our time. Neither of us wants to live in a world getting worse by the day, so we'll hang on as long as we can with what we have, then maybe go for a very fast ride into a bridge abutment. i have a rifle, but no plans to use it (except on myself, maybe). The school year may come to an abrupt stop, like the economy, sooner than we expect. Until then, we're gonna keep on keepin' on. i've probably taken my last trip to CA too.

    Sunday, 1 March 2020
    Covid-19: Day 62: Mar 1st: Trillions lost: The factory of the world, virus could affect 42 % of China's economy losing $ 200 billion a month, video: Tutorial, HOW TO START a 3 Week Prep-per Food Pantry

    Countries affected worldwide is now 64. Confirmed cases, 86,980 with 7,365 critically ill. The death toll is now 2,979 at a rate of 3.42%.

    Pope Francis cancels official engagements for the third day in a row with apparent cold symptoms in coronavirus-hit Italy [more]

    Chris Martenson coronavirus report - 29 February, 2020
    The Last Day To Prepare (Mostly) [~ 28.75 min.]

    [from Jonny's Positive Spin News - decreased pollution from China!]
    Dramatic reduction on nitrogen dioxide pollution in China measured
    Amazing NASA images show how pollution has CLEARED over China as coronavirus crisis has kept everyone indoors

    NASA and European Space Agency have used pollution monitoring satellites to track nitrogen dioxide levels
    The difference in concentration of nitrogen dioxide is revealed in two maps released by the space agencies
    Almost no nitrogen dioxide visible after China imposed a lockdown in Wuhan and cities in the Hubei province [more]

    Western Australian man becomes first person in Australia to die from coronavirus

    The 78-year-old was being treated in isolation at the intensive care unit of Perth’s Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital but died in the early hours of Sunday. [more]

    Bristol airport expansion rejected - Land defender killed in Costa Rica [~ 23.3 min. BBN video]

    After the Locust Plague ‘Disease X’ Hits Ethiopia as Villagers Die From Bleeding Eye Fever

    After a biblical locust plague, Ethiopia is now facing a still unknown and horrifying deadly illness, informally dubbed bleeding eye fever, that could be the dreaded “Disease X” – although some believe the new China coronavirus is Disease X.

    The mysterious disease in Ethiopia has similar symptoms that the “Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever,” leaving people bleeding from their eyes, mouth, and anus. [more; lovely . ..]

    Homes Frozen Along Lake Erie Create Eerie Narnia Landscapes in Upstate New York and Canada (Videos and Pictures)

    Two days of strong winds along the south shore of Lake Erie saw waves crash over breakwalls and freeze on trees, homes and anything near the shoreline on the US and Canadian side of the Great Lake.
    The two days of cold weather also caused ice to form along the shoreline where there had been none just the day or days before.

    [2nd part next]

  2. [from I'm Not Dead Yet]
    A Miracle Has Occurred: Woman Comes Back to Life 10 Hours After Being Declared Dead

    Doctors in Ukraine were left baffled after an old woman who had been declared dead ten hours earlier came back to life…
    And shared her amazing story of journeying to the ‘other side.’

    Although it was later determined that Didukh had fallen into a coma [with NO PULSE?], the woman offered up a far more fantastic version of events from her perspective. [more; NDE]

    CDC lies exposed

    S. Korean woman reinfected with coronavirus after recovery [after CDC made an announcement that re-infection was "impossible."]

    The 73-year-old woman, who was diagnosed with the virus earlier in the month, was released from a hospital on Feb. 22 after making a full recovery.

    She started showed symptoms again Thursday and was found to have contracted the illness again Friday, the public health agency said.
    [more; article cites another case like this in Japan]

    [article contains other stories, like this]
    Beware of coronavirus outbreaks coming back to life, WHO warns

    Did China Close First Lab To Sequence Covid-19 Out Of Fear It Would Lose Bat Soup Narrative?

    [2 from our continuing series They WANT This To Spread!]
    U.S. Surgeon General Urges People to ‘Stop Buying Masks’

    The U.S. Surgeon General urged people to “stop buying masks,” saying on Twitter that they’re not effective in preventing the general public from catching coronavirus.

    “The best way to protect yourself and your community is with everyday preventive actions, like staying home when you are sick and washing hands with soap and water, to help slow the spread of respiratory illness,” Jerome M. Adams said in a tweet. [more]

    No tests, no coronavirus "Don't Test, Don't Tell!"

    This is “Don’t Test, Don’t Tell” and it is the single most incompetent, corrupt public health policy of my lifetime.

    It’s not that testing is not available...It’s that testing is not ALLOWED.

    I’m not panicked. I am perfectly calm.

    But I am really, really pissed off. [more]

    TruNews on Trump's first press conference and coronavirus
    Coronavirus Mystery: VP Pence Taps AIDS Czar and Trump Touts Ebola Vaccine [~ 103.3 min. podcast]

    More than 45 000 displaced, 120 000 affected as flooding worsens in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia

    Nine people have lost their lives while 45 861 others have been displaced as flooding continues to worsen in Indonesia's GreaterJakarta, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reports. About 119 268 people have been affected by severe inundations in the region and neighboring provinces. [more]

    SpaceX's Starship SN1 prototype blows up during pressure test on its Texas pad

    A prototype for SpaceX's Starship super-rocket was destroyed tonight during a pressure test on its pad at the company's South Texas facility. [more]

    Up to 4 feet of snowfall thumps upstate New York (UPDATE)

    According to the NWS, 31.7 inches of snow fell in Watertown as of 3 p.m. Friday. In Carthage, a whopping 40 inches of snow was reported as of 4:40 p.m. Friday. [more; i love that sleepy little town]

  3. Near Death Experiences are just that.....NEAR death experiences. No one has ever come back from being truly dead. I'm talking D-E-A-D dead. And dead for at least ten solid minutes where all oxygen is totally gone from the brain. Near dead isn't dead. Yes the human body can shut down to a point of seeming death. So much so that a doctor can call it and officially pronounce death. But, if the person "comes back", or awakens, then he or she wasn't truly dead. In the meantime the brain goes on a psychedelic trip that is easily comparable to being on LSD, psyllocyblin, or DST. Most of the time what the person experiences is influenced by that person's lifelong beliefs. If a devout Christian then of course heaven, Jesus, departed Christian relatives, etc...

    Heh heh heh....I laughed when I read that this very old woman who "died" said she thinks that "God had mercy on her" as the reason for her return to this "earthly plane". This is of course delusional thinking, but very common among Christians. How is it "merciful" to send a very old person back to the "earthly plane" to suffer more in the flesh? Isn't it more merciful to be in "heaven"? I've long been surprised at how many of the people I've known who are the most afraid of death are devout Christians. To me that just proves that deep down underneath all of their religious hypnotism is the real belief that when you're dead you are just effing dead. Which of course isn't a bad thing at all. Most can't deal with that though.

  4. With you on that Mike!

    Pantless, Shirtless Man Arrested After Wild Ambulance Chase Through Philly
    Pantless, Shirtless Man Arrested After Wild Ambulance Chase Through Philly

    What started off as a domestic disturbance call ended in a pantless, shirtless man hijacking an ambulance and getting shot by police as he weaved through the streets of Philadelphia in a wild chase Friday night.

    The suspect was chased for more than an hour by dozens of police cruisers, evading them in numerous close calls and crashing into other vehicles along the way. The man, in his 40s, initially stole the ambulance at the scene of a domestic disturbance incident on Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia Police Department Capt. Sekou Kinebrew said.

    Police shot him twice in the left leg and once in the abdomen along the way, Kinebrew said.

    He also stopped another time and appeared eager to end the chase. As police officers approached, he opened the door, but a second later, the suspect closed the door and drove off again.

    He was arrested at Walnut Lane and Tolbut Street in the Rhawnhurst neighborhood. The suspect was shirtless and appeared to be wearing only underwear. [more; videos]

  5. Le Show for the 1st of March! [~ 1 hr]

    Arctic may see 'ice-free' summers in as few as 15 years, study says

    The study used statistical models to predict the future amount of Arctic ice, which suggested that the Arctic could be ice-free in the summer during the decade of the 2030s – most likely in the year 2034. [more]

    Nike closed its worldwide headquarters in Oregon for deep-cleaning after the 1st US coronavirus death

    Nike announced Sunday it temporarily closed its corporate headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon in order to deep clean the campus following the first US death from COVID-19 the day prior. [more]

    FACT: We Are Too Late to Stop the Hell Climate Change Will Unleash

    This isn’t like a war or an economic recession, where you know things will be bad for a few years but eventually improve. Never before have we known that the deterioration of not just our countries, but our entire planet, will continue for the foreseeable future – no matter what we do. As Attenborough says, we can (and should) fight to slow the rate at which things get worse, even though we can’t realistically hope for improvement. [more; so many people warned about this, and NOW the msm realizes it's too late]

    Spectacular fire rages out of control

    A massive fire is caught on camera just north of Fairview Hospital on Hilliard Blvd. in Ohio. Wow! [short video]

    Climate change lengthens Australian summers by 50%: study

    Australian summers are now effectively twice as long as its winters as climate change has increased temperatures since the middle of the last century, research released in the wake of the nation's unprecedented fire season showed on Monday.

    The report by the Australia Institute, a Canberra-based think tank, compared data from the past two decades with mid-20th century benchmarks of temperatures at the calendar start of seasons in temperate and sub-tropical parts of the country.

    Over the last two decades, summer across most of Australia has been on average one month longer than half a century ago, while winter has contracted by an average three weeks. [more]

    [2nd piece follows]

  6. Northeast to ride weather roller coaster for first week of meteorological spring

    At least 3,200 Amazon delivery drivers will be laid off by the end of April as the company keeps cutting ties with contractors

    More than 3,200 Amazon delivery drivers will be laid off by the end of April, Buzzfeed News reported.

    Amazon's third-party delivery partners have announced thousands of layoffs in recent months as the company cuts ties with some of its contractors.

    The 3,200 planned layoffs come after more than 2,000 delivery employees lost their jobs in October and Amazon Air Prime partners announced layoffs of nearly 3,000 workers in January and February.

    Despite the layoffs, Amazon's delivery network is growing quickly as it hires new, small contractors. [more]

    What to buy for your home emergency kit if you're quarantined during the coronavirus outbreak

    As novel coronavirus spreads, voluntary or involuntary home quarantines could become more common.

    Hundreds of people in the US and thousands around the world are already living in semi-voluntary home quarantine for 14 days after traveling to China, according to the Associated Press.

    If you're quarantined at home for two weeks, there are certain supplies you'll want to stock up on like dry and canned goods — non-perishable food items like — one gallon of water per day for every person in your home, and a 30-day supply of any prescription medications. [more]

    Long Lines At Costco As Shoppers Empty Shelves of Water And Toilet Paper Amid Coronavirus Panic [short video]

    Coronavirus updates: WHO increases risk to 'very high,' tells governments to 'wake up'

    The World Health Organization on Friday increased its coronavirus risk assessment to "very high" as cases outside of China continue to increase. But officials caution the virus can still be contained if the chain of transmission can be broken. [more]

    “Tip of the iceberg”: What we know about the first Covid-19 death in the US

    There is no treatment for Covid-19, which is caused by a new coronavirus. [more]

    Oil prices fall as coronavirus spreads outside China

    With the viral outbreak spreading to more countries, the price of oil has dropped precipitously as global demand weakens even further.

    That has sent shares tumbling for oil giants like Exxon and Chevron while smaller producers with idling rigs continue to slash jobs.

    Coronavirus fears could put a damper on the US housing market

    The coronavirus has sent stock markets plummeting and no industry, including housing, is immune. [more]