Sunday, March 29, 2020

Event Update For 2020-03-28

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

2020-03-28 - Boreal lakes to emit significantly more methane as the world continues warming:

2020-03-28 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 2,010 with at least 120,000 cases in the United States:

Quote: "As of Saturday evening, 2,010 people have died in the US, according to CNN's tally. The US surpassed Italy and China this week to become the country with the most coronavirus cases in the world and now has at least 120,000 known cases."

Quote: "Confirmed coronavirus deaths in the United States doubled in two days, surpassing 2,000 Saturday evening, according to states’ health data."

Note: So the US death toll doubled in two days. That's not a good sign!

2020-03-28 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 10,023 with 92,472 cases in Italy:

Quote: "Italy's death toll is now the highest in the world at 10,023. Fatalities passed the grim milestone on Saturday, with an increase of 889 since the last figures were released on Friday, according to Italy's Civil Protection Agency. With 92,472 confirmed cases, Italy appears to have the highest death rate on the planet."

2020-03-28 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 10 with 838 cases in Missouri:

2020-03-28 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 56 with 4,038 cases in Florida:

2020-03-28 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 13 with 663 cases in Mississippi:

2020-03-28 - Experts are warning coronavirus puts the integrity of the 2020 presidential election at risk:

2020-03-28 - Trump raises idea of quarantining of New York, New Jersey and parts of Connecticut:

2020-03-28 - Coronavirus pandemic changing life at rapid pace across the United States:

2020-03-28 - US consumer sentiment falls to lowest level in more than 3 years:

2020-03-28 - Brush fire breaks out at East Beach on coastal Galveston Island (Texas):

2020-03-28 - Brush fire breaks out near Stony Fork Park off of Pisgah Ridge Highway in Candler (North Carolina):

2020-03-28 - Brush fire rages along the Don River in Rostov-on-Don (Russia), 1 killed:

2020-03-28 - Boat bursts into flame near shed at home in Concord (Virginia):

Note: This is the 354th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-03-28 - Crane bursts into flame at the Portbury Docks in coastal Portbury (Britain):

2020-03-28 - Three semi tractors destroyed by fire while parked at business on Thunderbird Lane in East Peoria (Illinois):

Quote: "A firefighter on scene said at least three trucks are a total loss, and one is damaged."

Note: These are the 457th, 458th and 459th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-03-28 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 3:21 AM while parked at home near Dexter (Iowa):

2020-03-28 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 1:12 AM on Fawcett Lane in coastal Hyannis (Massachusetts):

2020-03-28 - Car bursts into flame on US 101 near Ferndale (California):

2020-03-28 - Car bursts into flame on Feldane (street) in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Feldane, Hull. Sat 28 Mar 2020 16:36 (No: 006231) Fire involving one vehicle. Fire left to burnt out due to location, monitored by Fire Service personnel."

2020-03-28 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Loudwater (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 28 March, 3.16pm Car on fire, M40, Northbound, between Junction 3 (Loudwater) and Junction 4 (High Wycombe). Two appliances and crews from High Wycombe and one from Gerrards Cross attended, along with an officer. The fire was out when they arrived. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera."

2020-03-28 - Van and tires destroyed by massive fire shortly after 1 AM at tire business in Spokane (Washington):

Quote: "According to Spokane Fire, crews responded to the 2500 block of N. Division, in the parking lot of Poor Boys Tire and Automotive, shortly after 1 a.m. There, they say a massive pile of tires and van were engulfed in flames that quickly spread to the building."

2020-03-28 - School bus garage damaged by fire on South Union Street in Sparta (Michigan):

Quote: "Multiple crews responded to a fire at the Sparta Area Schools Transportation Department Saturday night. Kent County dispatch said a fire at the bus garage was reported around 9:30 p.m."

2020-03-28 - Barn destroyed by fire on Atkins Road in Exeter (Maine):

2020-03-28 - Strip mall heavily damaged by fire on Route 206 near Cramer Road in Tabernacle (New Jersey):

2020-03-28 - Historic church heavily damaged by fire on East Eager Street in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2020-03-28 - Oil factory heavily damaged by huge fire near coastal Chennai (India):

Note: Chennai is where a naked man, 34, just bit a woman to death, mentioned in the 2020-03-27 update...

2020-03-28 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Brekenridge Drive in Murray (Utah):

2020-03-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Goucher Street in Upper Yoder Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-03-28 - Home destroyed by fire at 6:44 AM on Alvirne Drive in Hudson (New Hampshire), near the Merrimack River, cat killed:

2020-03-28 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM on E Street in Springfield (Oregon):

2020-03-28 - Home under construction destroyed by fire just before midnight on Felix Drive in Newark (Delaware):

2020-03-28 - Deadly fire destroys home at 3 AM on Lewis Drive in Vevay (Indiana), 6 killed:

2020-03-28 - Vacant building burns on Aurora Avenue North in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2020-03-28 - Vacant home burns on Second Street in Macon (Georgia):

2020-03-28 - Vacant home burns on Richmond Street in London (Canada):

2020-03-28 - Around 120 birds fall dead from the sky in coastal Triboltingen (Switzerland):

2020-03-28 - At least 10 turtles wash up dead on beaches in Alvarado and Boca del Rio (Mexico):

2020-03-28 - Many fish wash up dead in Algeciras (Spain):

2020-03-28 - Hundreds of fish wash up dead in lagoon in Quillon (Chile):

2020-03-28 - Many fish die in waterways in coastal Kaohsiung City (Taiwan):

2020-03-28 - Man found dead in ditch and woman found dead in nearby hotel, in Beech Grove (Indiana):

2020-03-28 - Mother and son found dead at home on High Street in Abergwili (Britain):

2020-03-28 - Woman and girl, 24 and 12, die in Ramasamudra Lake in Karkala (India):

2020-03-28 - Three girls die in pond in Bihar (India):

2020-03-28 - College student, man, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at hotel in Abakaliki (Nigeria):

Quote: "There was panic in the Abakaliki metropolis on Sunday as a final student of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State, drowned in the swimming pool of a popular hotel in the city. The victim, who was identified simply as Christian, reportedly drowned at the Sandiego Hotel, located on old Enugu Road, Abakaliki. Investigations by PUNCH Metro revealed that the deceased was swimming with his friends inside the pool when the incident happened. It was gathered that he was rushed to the Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, where he was confirmed dead by doctors."

Quote: "A source who was privy to the incident described it as mysterious, saying, 'everything happened so sudden and everyone at the pool was taken by surprise.'"

2020-03-28 - Man in his 50s found dead in the West Fork Calcasieu River off Frank Parker Road in Sulphur (Louisiana):

2020-03-28 - Woman drops dead near dumpster at gas station in Chico (California):

2020-03-28 - Woman found dead in car at grocery store in Richmond Hill (Georgia):

2020-03-28 - Man found dead in North Elkhorn Creek in Georgetown (Kentucky):

2020-03-28 - Man, 43, found dead at Saco Heath Preserve in coastal Saco (Maine):

2020-03-28 - Inmate found dead at jail in York County (South Carolina):

2020-03-28 - Person found dead in the Mille-Iles River in Terrebonne (Canada):

2020-03-28 - Man found dead in ditch at rec center in coastal Kuching (Malaysia):

2020-03-28 - Man found dead in the water in coastal Kampot (Cambodia):

2020-03-28 - Small plane crashes at takeoff from airport in Hurricane (Utah), engine failure:

2020-03-28 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-43 in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

2020-03-28 - SUV crashes into car and pole at 3:15 AM in Detroit (Michigan), 1 killed:

2020-03-28 - SUV veers off road, crashes into tree, in Minneapolis (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2020-03-28 - SUV overturns on road near Mindenmines (Missouri), 1 killed:

2020-03-28 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits tanker truck, on Ridge Road in the Town of Lockport (New York), 1 injured:

2020-03-28 - Two cars collide head-on, on State Road 20 in Washington County (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-03-28 - Motorcycle veers off road, crashes into tree, on Deerfield Road in coastal Southampton (New York), 1 killed:

2020-03-28 - Three dogs attack and kill woman, injure four more people, at coastal Collingwood Beach in Vincentia (Australia):

Quote: "An elderly woman is dead and four other people are injured after being attacked by three dogs on the loose at a NSW South Coast beach."

2020-03-28 - Warehouse partially collapses in Fairbanks (Alaska):

2020-03-28 - Person has 'medical emergency' on roof at commercial building in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

Quote: "According to an Instagram post, St. Andrews Fire Department, Charleston Fire Department and Charleston County EMS are currently operating on a high angle rescue involving a patient who is having a medical emergency on a commercial roof at the 1400 block of Sam Rittenberg Boulevard around 10:30 a.m."

2020-03-28 - Hiker has 'medical emergency' on the Seaview Trail in Tilden Regional Park above coastal Berkeley (California):

Quote: "A hiker who suffered an undisclosed medical emergency was hospitalized Saturday afternoon, and a joint effort by East Bay Regional Park district and the California Highway Patrol got the hiker transported to a nearby hospital, the CHP said. The call about the hiker on the Seaview Trail in Tilden Regional Park above Berkeley came in about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, a park district dispatcher said."

2020-03-28 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupts again in Mexico and Mount Merapi erupts again in Indonesia:

2020-03-28 - Tornado outbreak brings at least 17 tornadoes to the Central US:

2020-03-28 - Tornado flattens buildings as it rips through Jonesboro (Arkansas), 6 injured:

2020-03-28 - Powerful storms unleash hail on Oklahoma and Missouri:

2020-03-28 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Kauai (Hawaii):

2020-03-28 - Over 80 million people at risk for severe storms, possible tornado outbreak, in the US Midwest:

2020-03-28 - Sandstorms hit Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar:

2020-03-28 - Meteor lights up the sky over Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York:

2020-03-28 - Super Pink Moon is coming on April 7 and it will be this year’s biggest and brightest:


  1. Thanks for fixing that, Jonny - sorry to disturb you so early.

    Most people seem to think that after this virus runs its course, that we'll be "back to normal." What they don't want to think about is climate change has been progressing while we're being distracted by the virus! Environmental conditions
    continue to degrade steadily as we're all sitting around playing on our electronic devices. There will be a LOT more people out of work before this is over, and the economic conditions look worse each week. Even after all that money is injected into Wall Street and corporate-world, it isn't having the stimulus effect they expected (because we're all connected and whatever happens in one sector influences all the others).
    Meanwhile, all that stimulus money cheapens the dollar even more!

    [i saw this yesterday, where the authorities suspected a truck transporting high explosives blew up, but not now]
    Scientist claims massive crater in Akure, Nigeria caused by meteorite

    A Professor of Geophysics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has debunked the explanation given by Ondo governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the police for the deafening blast experienced early on Saturday near Akure.

    Professor Adekunle Abraham Adepelumi, after leading a research team to the site said emphatically it was caused by a meteorite.

    "Our findings suggest that the impact of the blasting covers 1km radius of the surroundings of the crater.

    "No evidence of fire or burning of anything was found within the vicinity. No evidence of radioactivity radiation was found within the crater and immediate vicinity.

    "The field evidence point to a conclusion that A METEORIC FROM AN ASTEROID BELT THAT TRAVELS AT A GREAT SPEED FROM SPACE IMPACTED THE LOCATION AT AN ANGLE OF 43 degrees created an ejecta at South-Western part.

    "No evidence of buried vehicle, buried ordinance or IED was found. However, crack opening that vary in thickness from 3mm to 4metres occurs on the wall of most of the buildings but not at the base of the buildings.

    "Also, foreign rocks and strange metallic objects were found within the crater. Most of the destruction occurs on top and roof/ceilings of the buildings." [more]

    At least 17 reported tornadoes hit Central US during severe weather outbreak

    There have been at least 190 reports of severe weather in the last 24 hours.
    Flash flooding was reported on roadways and surrounded parked cars in parts of the Cleveland metro area overnight. The system also is responsible for bringing snow from Colorado to Minnesota with 10 inches of new snow reported in western Nebraska.

    This morning, radar is showing heavy snow still falling in parts of Minnesota and then two distinct areas of rain and thunderstorms. One area stretches across the Great Lakes into the western Appalachians where locally heavy rain could cause more flash flooding this morning. [more]

    [2nd part follows]

  2. Hundreds of families displaced by flooding due to ongoing heavy rains in western Kenya

    ongoing heavy rains in western Kenya have affected over 20 villages in Busia, Siaya, Migori, Homa Bay and Kisumu.

    Further heavy rain is expected. In its forecast for 31 March to 06 April, 2020, Kenya Met Department warned that "heavy cumulatively rainfall above 70 mm is expected over some parts of Taita Taveta , Kilifi, Lamu, Kwale and Kitui Counties." [more]

    Heavy rains bring flash flooding to Saudi Arabia

    The Economic Depression Of 2020: Many Of The Restaurants, Bars And Retailers That Have Closed Will Never Open Again

    It appears that we are heading into the worst economic downturn of the post-World War II era, and that is going to be true no matter how this coronavirus pandemic ultimately plays out. There are some that believe that this virus will only kill thousands, and there are others that are warning that it could kill millions, but everyone can agree that this outbreak is causing an unprecedented amount of fear. And even once this pandemic starts to fade, a certain percentage of the population will continue to be afraid to go to restaurants, bars and other small businesses that are open to the public. Of course many restaurants, bars and small businesses were just barely scraping by during the “good times”, and so many of them will simply not be be able to survive if a substantial portion of the population is literally petrified to step through their doors for the foreseeable future.

    As long as fear of the coronavirus persists, the U.S. economy is going to be in for a world of hurt, and it looks like we may still be in the very early stages of this pandemic.

    In fact, we are now being told that the death toll in the U.S. “could reach 100,000 or more”…

    As this crisis stretches on, all of the dominoes in the commercial mortgage market are going to begin to fall.

    By the end of next month, 14 percent of all restaurants in America could be gone for good.

    And the longer this pandemic lasts, the higher that number will go. [more]

    [3rd piece below]

  3. East Africa faces dual shock from coronavirus and locust swarms – “My entire life in the world, I haven’t seen something like this before”

    Already being ravaged by the worst infestation of desert locusts in 70 years, East African economies are now staring down the barrel of the coronavirus pandemic. [more]

    Coronavirus: The Solution Is Becoming Clear [~ 36 min. Martenson video]

    Monday, 30 March 2020
    Covid-19: Day 91: Mar 30th: Countries affected 193/195: Armed 'vigilantes': 3/4 OF A MILLION CASES: Could kill 200,000 Americans: Trump claims he saved 2 million: 2 million infected in the UK, now slowing: Almost 50,000 died in Wuhan?

    Countries affected 193/195. Confirmed cases yesterday 70,000, with total, confirmed cases 726,187, 25,000 of them in critical condition. Deaths have reached 34,000 at a death rate of 4.68%.

    Armed 'vigilantes' on Maine island 'cut down a tree and use it as a roadblock to quarantine. Police said they were called on Friday afternoon to reports of 'several people with guns' threatening one man who had left his home to see why his cable service was down. DM

    Locals in Wuhan believe 42,000 people may have died in the coronavirus outbreak there not the 3,200 claimed by Chinese authorities. DM [more]

    Polluting Industries Cash-In on COVID, Harming Climate in the Process

    Airlines, farmers and plastic bag makers look for relief amid the pandemic. But the coal industry, and wind and solar energy concerns, lose out in the relief bill. [more]

    With the attention of lawmakers and government agencies focused on the global coronavirus pandemic, polluting industries have seized on the opportunity to advance their own interests.

    In the days leading up to President Donald Trump's signing of a $2.2 trillion relief bill, lobbyists descended on Washington in an attempt to squeeze as much as possible out of the U.S. Treasury. Some industries, including agriculture and aviation, got major boosts; others, notably coal and clean energy, were left disappointed.

    As the number of infections and deaths from the coronavirus pandemic continues to rise and the economic fallout starts to hit more Americans, industries are scrambling to stay afloat and save jobs. But some, critics say, are exploiting the situation to their advantage, potentially [no, DEFINITELY] at a cost to the climate. [more]

    [4th part next]

  4. Oil-Industry Collapse Accelerates With Scores of Rigs Going Dark

    The oil industry’s meltdown is accelerating as explorers shut down scores of drilling rigs across the U.S. in response to cratering crude prices and expanding supply gluts.

    Oil companies idled 40 rigs this week, twice the pace of last week’s reduction and the steepest contraction since April 2015, according to data released by Baker Hughes Co. on Friday. [more; most in West Texas]

    Nature takes back world's empty city streets

    As humans retreat into their homes as more and more countries go under coronavirus lockdown, wild animals are slipping cover to explore the empty streets of some of our biggest cities.

    Wild boar have descended from the hills around Barcelona while sika deer are nosing their way around the deserted metro stations of Nara, Japan.

    Indian social media has gone wild about footage of a stag scampering through Dehradun, the capital of the northern state of Uttarakhand.

    Gangs of wild turkeys have been strutting the streets of Oakland, California, while a puma turned up in the centre of the Chilean capital Santiago, which is under curfew. [more]

    [then there's "the godly"]
    Florida church jammed for Sunday service despite pandemic

    A Florida church was packed with worshippers Sunday despite a local "safer-at-home" order designed to help curb the spread of COVID-19, reports CBS Tampa affiliate WTSP-TV. A live-stream of the service at The River at Tampa Bay Church showed its crowded main sanctuary.

    WTSP says the sheriff told church leaders they were in direct violation of the order, which was issued by Hillsborough County officials and went into effect Friday. It requires that businesses and organizations considered essential abide by social distancing guidelines and keep people six feet away from each other or shut down.

    Attorneys for local officials and the church were working to resolve things as quickly as possible, WTSP reported.

    The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people stay six feet apart and not gather in groups of 50 or more, according to WTSP. [more; "we're protected by a higher power" . . (until they're not)]

    [5th section coming up]

  5. How coronavirus could permanently change our lives, according to Goldman Sachs

    As the coronavirus disrupts everyday life, experts are beginning to think about what changes will be temporary and what changes will be permanent. [more; mostly about Big Oil]

    Largest US dam removal stirs debate over coveted West water

    plans to demolish four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath's lower reaches — the largest such demolition project in U.S. history — have placed those competing interests in stark relief. Tribes, farmers, homeowners and conservationists all have a stake in the dams' fate. [more]

    Will the U.S. Run Out of Groceries Under Lockdown?

    Some stores have begun closing, despite being essential businesses. Trader Joe’s at least temporarily shuttered some stores after staffers tested positive for the coronavirus. Supermarket clerks have begun to succumb to the virus in Italy, and U.S. stores have taken to installing protective barriers between shoppers and cashiers. Entire governments have also hoarded food: Kazakhstan banned the international sale of wheat flour, of which it is one of the world’s largest exporters, and Serbia has instituted similar measures.

    Meanwhile, as ProPublica reported Saturday, there have been disturbing signs of meat-industry workers feeling pressured to stay on the job despite illness, and a food safety inspector in New York recently succumbed to coronavirus.

    at least for now, panicked shoppers and bare shelves speak less to a lack of food than shifting demand and lagging logistics, experts told The Daily Beast. Restaurants needed far less food as they closed; individual people and families decided they needed far more as they faced weeks at home. Food inventory is actually high, according to government data.

    The empty shelves are largely a matter of moving it.

    “It’s a several-weeks process. The supply chain takes time to catch up,” said Professor Yossi Sheffi, director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.

    Even in Wuhan, China, where the pandemic began, residents faced only localized food scarcity at the peak of COVID’s rage there. And couriers delivered food and other supplies even as it faced a concerted lockdown.

    “There are currently no nationwide shortages of food, despite localized reports of shortages,” Deputy FDA Commissioner Frank Yiannas wrote in guidelines published Tuesday. “Food production and manufacturing—for both people and animals—are dispersed throughout the U.S. and there are currently no widespread disruptions reported in the supply chain.” [more]

    Southern US braces for more heavy rainfall, severe weather through Tuesday

    Locations across the South cleaning up from damaging thunderstorms over the weekend will be dealt another round of soaking rainfall and localized severe weather early this week.

  6. [some headlines from Rice Farmer to start the week]

    News Links, March 30, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    IMF's Georgieva says world in recession, countries must 'go big' on spending

    Cash handouts and bond buying: $10 trillion-plus deployed against virus

    A Global Consumer Default Wave Is Just Getting Started in China

    It's Going to Be a Rush to Gold; The Dollar Is Cooked

    Gold Is Now "Unobtanium"

    Russia calls U.S. sanctions on Venezuela a 'tool of genocide' amid epidemic

    Commander Opposes Secret Pentagon Plan to Wipe Out Iraqi Militia

    It Is A Time Of Crisis And U.S. Foreign Policy Is Becoming Unhinged

    No Mercy even in a Pandemic: Israeli Occupation Authorities Demolish Makeshift Field Hospital in Palestinian Hamlet

    U.S. pulls out of a third base in Iraq

    West Faces "Social Bomb" As Pandemic Sparks Unrest Among Poorest

    Refiners Are Having To Pay To Produce Gasoline

    Canadian Drillers Face Nightmare Scenario As Oil Crashes To $5

    California judge upholds Trump's repeal of fracing regulations on public lands

    Natural Gas Prices Could Double Next Year

    Coronavirus hits already struggling US farmers: 'We've stopped saying it can't get worse'

    Coronavirus: rationing based on health, equity and decency now needed – food system expert (UK)

    8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe. Here's what clues they're giving scientists.

    US Quietly Granting Iran Sanctions Waivers to Help Fight Coronavirus

    Italy, Spain suffer record virus deaths as infection rate surges

    [2nd part follows]

  7. Australian outback fears crush of virus refugees: minister

    Italy coronavirus death toll surges past 10,000; lockdown extension likely

    'Stranded at sea': cruise ships around the world are adrift as ports turn them away

    Snowden warns government surveillance amid COVID-19 could be long lasting

    Midnight on Planet Lockdown: Dylan strikes again
    Like a shot ricocheting at Heaven's Door, Bob Dylan has released a masterpiece dissecting JFK's assassination

    New York Internet Speeds Have Plunged As Locked-Down Americans Clog Networks

    Trump admin's $15 million bounty on Maduro triggers explosive confession of violent Guaidó plot
    The Trump administration's deception-laden indictment of President Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle has badly backfired, resulting in the exposure of a violent assassination plan that could lead to the arrest of coup leader Juan Guaidó.

    Coronavirus patients in UK intensive care have 50% survival rate

    [UK] Dairy farmers 'could go under' despite milk demand rise

    Fruit and veg 'will run out' unless Britain charters planes to fly in farm workers from eastern Europe

    The Downgrade Massacre Has Started

    When will stores reopen in coronavirus pandemic? Not soon. Some are closed indefinitely.

    Mall giant Taubman Centers to retail tenants: You must pay rent during coronavirus closures

    The US economy has come to a standstill, satellite imagery shows

    Millions of People Will Struggle to Pay Rent in April, but Few in Congress Care

    Bailouts for the Rich, the Virus for the Rest of Us

    Stimulus Bill Allows Federal Reserve to Conduct Meetings in Secret; Gives Fed $454 Billion Slush Fund for Wall Street Bailouts

    Millions of Americans are about to lose their health insurance in a pandemic

    Private-jet companies could get billions in aid from coronavirus bailout

    The next financial crisis: A collapse of the mortgage system
    The mortgage finance system could collapse if the Fed doesn't step in with emergency loans to offset a coming wave of missed payments from borrowers crippled by the coronavirus pandemic.

    "The Industry Has Never Experienced Anything Like This Before": 3% Of All Restaurants Have Already Closed Permanently

    US will have 'millions of cases' and over 100,000 coronavirus-related deaths, Fauci says

    Bipartisan majority of Americans reject Trump idea to reopen by Easter: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    As U.S. cases exceed 100,000, doctors decry scarcity of drugs and equipment

    New York to build eight temporary hospitals, braces for surge in patients, Cuomo says

    Rhode Island Police to Hunt Down New Yorkers Seeking Refuge

    Florida coronavirus cases pass 4000: state border checkpoints begin, vacation rentals halted

    700 N.J. police officers have tested positive for coronavirus, State Police leader says

  8. Revealed: Monsanto predicted crop system would damage US farms

    The US agriculture giant Monsanto and the German chemical giant BASF were aware for years that their plan to introduce a new agricultural seed and chemical system would probably lead to damage on many US farms, internal documents seen by the Guardian show.

    in private meetings dating back to 2009, records show agricultural experts warned that the plan to develop a dicamba-tolerant system could have catastrophic consequences.[more]