Sunday, July 5, 2020

Event Update For 2020-07-04

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

2020-07-04 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame in Deventer, and beach pavilion goes up in flames in coastal Zandvoort (Netherlands):

Quote: "A metal fire broke out at a metal recycling company in Deventer in the night from Saturday to Sunday. That same night a big fire also rages in a beach pavilion in Zandvoort."

2020-07-04 - Electrical substation damaged by fire in Sittingbourne (Britain):

2020-07-04 - SUV bursts into flame on the Manhattan Bridge near coastal Manhattan (New York):

2020-07-04 - Car bursts into flame on the Goethals Bridge near coastal Staten Island (New York):

2020-07-04 - Scientists say WHO ignores the risk that coronavirus floats in air as aerosol:

2020-07-04 - Man, 40, has 'medical emergency', goes into cardiac arrest and falls off jet ski into coastal Shinnecock Bay (New York):

Quote: "A Bronx man was rescued after he suffered a medical emergency while riding on a Waverunner, went into cardiac arrest, and fell into the Shinnecock Bay, police said."

Quote: "During their ride across the bay, Ullah suffered an unidentified medical emergency, lost consciousness and slumped off the Waverunner into the water, police said."

2020-07-04 - Man, 50, has 'medical issue', car crashes into four bicyclists, in coastal Coronado (California), 400 feet from the ocean, 3 injured:

Quote: "The accident happened in the 800 block of First Street around 4 p.m. when the 50-year-old driver of a Toyota experienced a medical issue and lost control of the vehicle. He struck four bicyclists, three of whom received injuries that ranged from serious to minor. They were taken to a hospital in San Diego for treatment. The identities of the victims have not been released at this time. The driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the crash occurred."

2020-07-04 - Lightning strikes and injures woman INSIDE her home in Bellingham (Massachusetts):

Note: These stories of lighting hitting people inside their homes seem to be becoming more common. So do stories of people and animals being hit by lightning outdoors, for that matter...

2020-07-04 - Wildfire breaks out in Cox Canyon (New Mexico):

2020-07-04 - Cargo ship 'Dimitris S' hit by scrap fire while docked in coastal Rotterdam (Netherlands):

Quote: "Fire erupted in cargo hold of bulk carrier DIMITRIS S, moored at mooring buoys at Waakhaven, Rotterdam, in the afternoon Jul 4. One crew hospitalized after smoke inhalation. Bulk carrier arrived from Dordrecht, cargo of scrap understood to self ignite."

2020-07-04 - Boat bursts into flame at dock in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), 2 injured:

2020-07-04 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Captiva (Florida):

2020-07-04 - Boat bursts into flame at dock in coastal Montauk (New York):

2020-07-04 - Boat bursts into flame in The Narrows between Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe (Canada):

Note: These are the 590th, 591st, 592nd, 593rd and 594th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 in Botetourt County (Virginia):

Note: This is the 951st tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-04 - RV bursts into flame on I-90 near North East (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-04 - RV bursts into flame on I-17 near Sunset Point (Arizona):

Note: These are the 208th and 209th RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-07-04 - Van bursts into flame on SW Parrett Mountain Road south of Sherwood (Oregon), 1 injured:

2020-07-04 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at store in Grand Island (New York):

2020-07-04 - Car bursts into flame just before 3 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to SUV, on Golden Street in Raleigh (North Carolina):

Quote: "Flames spread from a BMW sedan to an SUV parked just feet away. The SUV appeared to sustain more damage with the fire entering the interior of the vehicle."

2020-07-04 - Car bursts into flame on New Navy Base Road on the Samoa Peninsula in coastal Samoa (California):

2020-07-04 - Car bursts into flame on the H-1 in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2020-07-04 - Car bursts into flame on I-90/94 near Lake Delton (Wisconsin):

2020-07-04 - Car bursts into flame on the A96 near Inverurie (Scotland):

2020-07-04 - Multiple vehicles go up in flames before 2 AM while parked at auto shop in Plantation (Florida):

2020-07-04 - SUV and garage destroyed by fire at 2:25 AM at home in Palmerston North (New Zealand):

2020-07-04 - Several vehicles and storage facility go up in flames at 4:30 AM on Seals Way in Murfreesboro (Tennessee):

Quote: "Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department tells news 2 that the fire started around 4:30 a.m. and was contained to one building, destroying each of the units. Several vehicles parked near the burning building were also damaged."

2020-07-04 - Barn destroyed by fire on Highway I in Reeseville (Wisconsin):

2020-07-04 - Barn destroyed by fire on Manser Road near Wellesley (Canada):

2020-07-04 - Tire business heavily damaged by fire in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2020-07-04 - Flower shop heavily damaged by fire on Thomas Road in Phoenix (Arizona):

2020-07-04 - Plastics factory heavily damaged by fire in Kolkata (India):

2020-07-04 - Garage goes up in flames at 2:45 AM at apartments on South Third Avenue in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2020-07-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Alpine Drive in coastal Chesapeake (Virginia), nobody there:

2020-07-04 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:14 AM on Highway 100 in Palo (Minnesota), dog killed, nobody there:

2020-07-04 - Home destroyed by fire on Simonet Street in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

2020-07-04 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM on Thames Court in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2020-07-04 - Three homes go up in flames on South Hedges Street in Dayton (Ohio):

2020-07-04 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Gainsborough Drive in Goose Creek (South Carolina):

2020-07-04 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire shortly after 12:30 AM in South Bend (Indiana):

2020-07-04 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just after 3 AM on West 167th Street in coastal Bronx (New York), 14 injured:

2020-07-04 - Deadly fire burns apartment building shortly before 2 AM on Mediterranean Street in coastal Weymouth (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2020-07-04 - Rabbit hemorrhagic disease spreading across the US Southwest and wiping out rabbits:

2020-07-04 - Man and woman, 23 and 22, found dead in the Hudson River in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):

2020-07-04 - Boy, 16, dies in river, and man, 19, dies in canal, in Hyderabad (Pakistan):

2020-07-04 - Man, 28, found dead in swimming pool at home in Missouri City (Texas):

Quote: "A 28-year-old drowned around 10 a.m. Saturday morning in a residential Missouri City pool, according to police. Police and medical crews responded to the 2300 block of Maplecrest Drive, where the man was found dead, police said."

2020-07-04 - Man dies after being pulled from swimming pool at home in Kansas City (Missouri):

Quote: "A man was found dead at the bottom of a pool the night before the 4th of July, police said. Officers were called to a dead body at 8:38 p.m. near 53rd and NE White Avenue. They found a man’s body at the bottom of a pool in a backyard."

2020-07-04 - Man, 36, found dead in the San Joaquin River in Madera County (California):

2020-07-05 - Man falls into canal and dies trying to rescue dogs in Maricopa County (Arizona):

2020-07-04 - Man, 32, found dead in the Potomac River at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge (Virginia):

2020-07-04 - Man, 55, falls off boat into the water, dies shortly later, in coastal Waikiki (Hawaii):

Quote: "A 55-year-old man is dead after being brought to shore by Ocean Safety on Saturday, July 4. Responders with the Honolulu Fire Department responded to a report of an unresponsive man on a boat off of Ft. DeRussey in Waikiki around 8:30 a.m. According to Honolulu EMS, the man apparently fell off the boat and into the water. A surfer had found the man and gave him CPR while alerting first responders."

2020-07-04 - Man, 24, found dead in the Mississippi River near Sandusky (Iowa):

2020-07-04 - Man, 24, found dead in Lake Keowee (South Carolina):

2020-07-04 - Man, 24, found dead in Lake Martin (Alabama):

Quote: "Witnesses said he was in the water when he went under and then never resurfaced, Marine Patrol reports."

2020-07-04 - Girl, 13, dies in Grapevine Lake (Texas):

2020-07-04 - Man, 25, dies in Canyon Lake in Comal County (Texas):

2020-07-04 - Person found dead in the San Jacinto River in Harris County (Texas):

2020-07-04 - Boy, 15, dies after being pulled from Heritage Lake near Indianapolis (Indiana):

Quote: "Putnam County Sheriff Scott Stockton says a seizure may have led to a drowning Saturday afternoon at Heritage Lake."

2020-07-04 - Boy, 15, dies in Oklahoma Lake in Jones (Oklahoma):

2020-07-04 - Boy, 17, dies after being pulled from Lake Delhi (Iowa):

Quote: "The caller reported that the person had jumped into the lake, but did not resurface."

2020-07-04 - Man, 20, dies after being pulled from Middle Spunk Lake in Avon (Minnesota):

Quote: "The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the man who failed to resurface while swimming Saturday at Middle Spunk Lake in Avon has died."

2020-07-04 - Man, 49, has 'medical episode' at jail and dies, in Iron County (Utah):

Quote: "A 49-year-old man died in custody Saturday in what the Iron County Sheriff's Office says was an apparent medical episode."

2020-07-04 - Person dies in wooded area near Shamokin (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-04 - Man found dead in canal in Ganderbal (India):

2020-07-04 - Man in his 60s sickens in the water at beach and dies in coastal Cushendall (Ireland):

Quote: "A man from Belfast who died after a full-scale emergency in Cushendall last night has been named locally as Hugh Barry. He died after becoming ill while swimming in Cushendall Beach in Co. Antrim yesterday."

2020-07-04 - Woman has 'medical episode' in police custody and dies in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

Quote: "A woman who suffered a 'medical episode' while in police custody has died in hospital. The woman, from Plymouth, Devon, was arrested and taken into custody at Charles Cross police station on July 3. However she suffered a 'medical episode' later that afternoon and was administered emergency treatment from the health care practitioner, Devon and Cornwall Police reported."

2020-07-04 - Woman in her 70s found dead in Covenham Reservoir (Britain):

2020-07-04 - Helicopter crashes near Army Post Road in Des Moines (Iowa), 1 injured:

2020-07-04 - Tanker truck overturns, bursts into flame, on I-10 near Tonopah (Arizona), 1 killed:

2020-07-04 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into embankment, bursts into flame, on I-5 near Dog Creek Road in Lakehead (California), 1 killed:

2020-07-04 - SUV overturns, bursts into flame, on US 101 near Arroyo Hondo (California), 1 injured:

2020-07-04 - Pickup truck and RV trailer overturn, burst into flame, on I-25 in Casper (Wyoming):

2020-07-04 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, on West Cherry Street in Sunbury (Ohio), 1 injured:

2020-07-04 - Car veers off road and crashes in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2020-07-04 - Shark attacks and kills man off Fraser Island (Australia):

Quote: "A man has died after being bitten by a shark in waters near Fraser Island, off the Queensland coast. Paramedics and an RACQ LifeFlight rescue helicopter rushed to Indian Head on the island's north-east just after 2pm on Saturday. At the time, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said paramedics were working to treat a critically injured man in his 20s, reportedly a diver."

2020-07-04 - Crocodile attacks and kills man in coastal Tawau (Malaysia):

2020-07-04 - Building begins collapsing in Mahanoy City (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-04 - Lightning strikes kill 8 more people in Bihar (India), death toll reaches over 100 in a week for the state:

2020-07-04 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of Japan, dozens killed, 14+ missing:


  1. Good morning Jonny and all JJFH readers.

    i listen to Dane Wigington occasionally, and in this episode (at around the 36 min. mark) he mentions methane release and attendant hydrogen sulfide (and talks about its effects briefly).

    Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, July 4, 2020, #256
    (Dane Wigington) [~ 55 min.]

    Monday, 6 July 2020
    Comparing Arctic sea ice thickness, 2012- 2020

    A comparison of sea ice thickness at end of June, 2014-20

    [sea ice thickness charts]

    Methane, Sea Ice & Climate Update with Margo (July 5, 2020) [~ 73 min.]

    Soledad Fire burns over 1,000 acres east of Santa Clarita, CA

    Violent Crime Is Surging Dramatically In Major Cities All Over America

    What we are witnessing all over the country right now is incredibly sad. In the aftermath of the tragic death of George Floyd, it would have been wonderful to see the entire nation unite behind an effort to make our society less violent, more just and more peaceful. But instead, we have seen a tremendous explosion of violence and lawlessness that doesn’t seem likely to end any time soon. Violent crime rates are surging in major city after major city, and the 4th of July weekend was particularly bad. At least 41 people were hit by gunfire in New York City during the holiday weekend, and this continues a trend that we have seen throughout the first half of 2020. Just check out these numbers…

    Philadelphia is another major city that is seeing a massive increase in violent crime at the same time funding for the police is being cut back… [more]
    Taibbi: "On America's Birthday, Celebrate The Corporate-Sponsored Revolution"

    Monday, 6 July 2020
    A suspected case of bubonic plague has been registered in China’s north, according to local health authorities and a further two more cases in neighbouring Mongolia.

    A suspected case of bubonic plague has been registered in China’s north, according to local health authorities and a further two more cases in neighbouring Mongolia. [more]

    The new Corona Is AIRBORNE

    A group of scientists will publish an open letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) in the coming days with an alarming claim: The novel virus is airborne.

    And this means that it can linger in the air long enough and in enough quantity to infect others. [more; who's releasing this shit?]

    [Part 2 awaits]

  2. Virus Almost Identical to Corona Found in Abandoned Mine Seven Years Ago

    A virus 96 per cent identical to the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 was found in an abandoned mine in China seven years ago.
    The bat-infested copper mine in Mojiang, western China, was home to a coronavirus that left six adult men sick with pneumonia and three of them dead. [so maybe their scientists used that and enhanced it to become Covid-19]

    Scientists took samples from the bats’ faeces, found on the cave floor, and stored them in a laboratory 1,000 miles away in Wuhan for years while studying them. [oh, they DID!]

    That virus, named RaBtCoV/4991 at the time, now appears to be the closest relative to SARS-Cov-2, which is causing Covid-19

    Covid-Like Virus Was Sent to Wuhan in 2013, Sunday Times Says

    Virus samples sent to the Wuhan Institute of Virology seven years ago closely resemble Covid-19, according to a report in the Sunday Times that highlights unanswered questions about the origins of the global pandemic. [more]

    Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba Case in Hillsborough County, Florida

    As if we had not enough to deal with right now!
    Health officials say there has been a confirmed case of Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, in Hillsborough County, Florida.

    The amoeba is commonly found in warm freshwater like lakes, rivers, ponds and canals, according to the Department of Health.

    Infections can happen when the contaminated water enters the body through the nose. The peak season for Naegleria fowleri is July through September. [more]

    Massive floods and record rains leave 50 dead or missing, 270 000 urged to evacuate - Kyushu, Japan

    As many as 50 people are feared dead or missing and about 270 000 were prompted to evacuate their homes after severe flooding hit southern Japan's Kyushu island over the weekend. At least 10 locations in Kumamoto Prefecture recorded more than 410 mm (16 inches) of rain in 24 hours on Saturday, July 4, 2020-- including Kuma village's record-breaking 83.5 mm (3.3 inches) of rain in one hour-- while Kanoya city in Kagoshima prefecture had its highest ever rainfall of 109.5 mm (4.3 inches) in an hour on Monday, July 6. [more]

    Cost of Coronavirus Lockdown in the 2nd Quarter: 400 million jobs worldwide,70 Million in US - UN labor agency

    The United Nations' labor agency said this updated fall in working hours was the equivalent of 400 million full-time job losses globally in the second quarter, based on a standard 48-hour working week.

    This marked a "sharp increase" on the 10.7% fall in working hours, or 305 million job losses, that the ILO forecasted for that period, in its previous report on the impact of Covid-19 on the labor market, published in May. [more than expected]

    In this fifth edition of its "Covid-19 and the world of work" monitor, the ILO said that the Americas were the most affected region, with an estimated 18.3% drop in working hours, or 70 million full-time jobs. [more]

    Netanyahu: Israel is in 'state of emergency' as virus resurges

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel is currently in a "state of emergency" in light of the alarmingly high number of new coronavirus cases in the country. Israel has in recent weeks seen a resurgence of COVID-19, with the number of active patients, currently sick with the pathogen, passing the 10,000 mark on Friday, for the first time since the start of the epidemic. [more]

    [3rd piece below]

  3. [from down-under]
    Winter thunderstorm unleashes 313,000 lightning strikes around the south west coast of Western Australia
    Perth residents witnessed an amazing display from 22,000 lightning strikes off the coast as the weekend drew to a close, but those in the South West saw a cracking 313,000 strikes across all of Sunday. [more; ~ constant lightning!]

    Lightning strike kills 9-year-old girl in Moultrie, Georgia

    A nine-year-old girl has died and her older sister is in the hospital after a lightning strike in Moultrie. [more]

    Ireland's total grain output in 2020 to drop by 100 million euros after driest spring since 1847

    Outputs from the cereal sector in Ireland are expected to reduce by at least €100 million this year, following the effects of the prolonged drought.

    That's according to Teagasc, which forecasts that total grain output this year will "drop from the normal 2.3 million tonnes to under 1.9 million tonnes".

    Teagasc says that the drought has "severely affected crops in the eastern half of the country".

    Straw yields are also predicted to reduce - by nearly 25%. Teagasc says that 1.6 million fewer (straw) bales will be available in the country this year. [more]

    Mumbai records its second-highest single day July rain in 5 years

    Incessant downpour over the weekend allowed Mumbai to record its second-highest 24-hour rain in the month of July in over the past five years. [more]

    BBN: King Tides & Ice Melt [~ 22.5 min.]

    Exclusive: Covid-19 may not have originated in China, Oxford University expert believes

    [the various engineered strains were PLANTED in scattered countries, then air travel helped spread it all over, where it mutates to this day, imho]

    Coronavirus may have lain dormant across the world and emerged when environmental conditions were right for it to thrive - rather than starting in China, an Oxford University expert believes.

    "There was a case in the Falkland Islands in early February. Now where did that come from? There was a cruise ship that went from South Georgia to Buenos Aires, and the passengers were screened and then on day eight, when they started sailing towards the Weddell Sea, they got the first case. Was it in prepared food that was defrosted and activated? [more; i'm not buying any of that, but it's plausible]

    [4th section coming up]

  4. [small plane problems persist]
    Mexican military finds plane in flames and truck carrying drugs

    Mexican military officials said on Sunday they discovered a small plane from South America in flames after it made an illegal landing on the Yucatan Peninsula possibly carrying hundreds of kilos of drugs. [more; bandits may have set fire]

    Think a 'mild' case of Covid-19 doesn’t sound so bad? Think again

    As virologists race to understand the biomechanics of Sars-CoV-2, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: even “mild” cases can be more complicated, dangerous and harder to shake than many first thought. [more]

    Man in famous 9/11 photo dies from COVID-19 in Florida

    A man photographed fleeing smoke and debris as the south tower of the World Trade Center crumbled just a block away on Sept. 11, 2001, has died from coronavirus, his family said. [more]

    Oil prices go down after two months

    Consumers can now breathe a sigh of relief as oil companies are set to implement a price slash after nine consecutive increases at the pump since May. [more]

    [Celebrity Death news]
    Bettina Gilois Dies: Award-Winning Screenwriter For ‘Bessie’ And Author Was 58

    Bettina Gilois, an award-winning screenwriter and author, has died in her sleep at age 58, according to a friend. She had an advanced form of cancer and passed just days before her July 9 birthday. [more]

    [Athlete Death news]
    Belgian amateur Niels De Vriendt dies during first post-COVID-19 race in Belgium

    Belgian cyclist Niels De Vriendt has died at the age of 20. The amateur, who rode for the VDM-Van Durm-Michiels-Trawobo CT team, was taking part in a practice race ahead of the season restart when he collapsed.

    De Vriendt was racing Wortegem-Petegem at the time, and quickly received medical attention after falling ill, including 40 minutes of resuscitation efforts, but passed away. The cause of De Vriendt's death has been attributed to heart failure, according to his team. [more]

    World Economy That Took Elevator Down Faces Steep Stairs Back Up

    The world economy is entering the second half of 2020 still deeply weighed down by the coronavirus pandemic with a full recovery now ruled-out for this year and even a 2021 comeback dependent on a lot going right. [more]

    New Research Has Identified the Most (and Least) Effective Face Masks for Coronavirus

    From Men's Health

    The message from public health officials is clear: You should wear a mask when you go out in public to help limit the spread of COVID-19. But information on exactly what kind of mask to wear and how effective they are has been limited.

    Now, new research from Florida Atlantic University aims to give a little guidance. [more]

  5. [some Monday headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, July 6, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Crew Crisis To Trigger Ship Detentions And Diversions

    Cruise operator Carnival's credit rating cut to junk

    "Panic-Driven Hoarding Of Bank Notes": People Aren't Abandoning Cash During The Pandemic, They're Socking It Away

    There is No Recovery in the Aerospace Industry

    Mongolia Quarantines Russian Border Region Over Bubonic Plague Suspicion

    Heatwave trends accelerate worldwide

    COVID-19 deaths surging in Latin America as Mexico rises to 5th place

    Tokyo reports 111 coronavirus cases, topping 100 for fourth straight day

    Time for China to decouple the yuan from US dollar, former diplomat urges

    Operation Bashi Channel: the next flashpoint in the China-US military rivalry

    Pay cuts for millions of U.S. workers worsen the pain of pandemic

    A Scandal': Contracts Show Trump Giving Big Pharma Free Rein to Price Gouge Taxpayer-Funded Coronavirus Drugs

    Mall and Hotel Loans Are Blowing up Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Slumping fleet sales weigh on U.S. auto market

  6. [talk about bein' snake-bit]
    Snake bite leads to helicopter rescue off mountain trail in California, officials say

    One person is in critical condition after suffering a snake bite on a mountainous hiking trail in California, according to rescue officials. [more]

    Bear Relaxes in Pasadena Backyard as Family Dog Barks [~ 2.75 min. of bear relaxing]

    Hundreds evacuated after oil spill in central Philippines

    More than 400 people have been evacuated from a coastal village in the central Philippines after about 250,000 liters (66,000 gallons) of bunker fuel spilled from a power-generating barge into the sea, an official said Monday.

    “The stench was so bad we have to move people away to two schools and last night there was a request for a third evacuation site,” Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Trenas said by telephone.

    The spill began Friday when an accidental explosion on the barge blasted a hole in its hull. There were no reported injuries. [more]

    [from Bout Fuggin' Tahm news]
    U.S. court orders Dakota Access oil pipeline to be shut, emptied

    A U.S. District Court on Monday ordered Energy Transfer LP to shut and empty the largest pipeline from the North Dakota shale oil fields within 30 days, in a big win for the Native American tribes who have fought the line's route across a crucial water supply. [more]

    Grim Day for Pipelines Shows They’re Almost Impossible to Build

    The Dakota Access ruling marks the first time a court has shut down a major, in-service pipeline for environmental concerns, Southern Methodist University energy law professor James W. Coleman said. The decision upends conventional wisdom that judges would always preserve the status quo by keeping projects in service, and will spur pipeline opponents to look for opportunities to shut down other existing projects, he said. [more]

    'Renewable' natural gas may sound green, but it's not an antidote for climate change

    There’s an emerging argument that maybe there could be a direct substitute for fossil natural gas in the form of renewable natural gas (RNG) – a renewable fuel designed to be nearly indistinguishable from fossil natural gas. RNG could be made from biomass or from captured carbon dioxide and electricity.

    Based on what’s known about these systems, however, I believe climate benefits might not be as large as advocates claim.

    [2nd comment follows]

  7. [aaaah - dis ain't good]
    Antarctic leopard seal carcass found on beach in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    The carcass of a leopard seal was found on the shores of Cape Recife beach last week — only the ninth recorded sighting of the species in SA since 1946. The last one was found in 2019 in Milnerton near Cape Town.

    Hofmeyr said leopard seals were normally found in the pack ice around the Antarctic, which is about 4,000km away. [more]

    Meteor fireball over Seville, Spain

    Alligator attacks 75-year-old woman in Okatie, South Carolina

    [the alligator is in critical condition . . . aah, no]

    The woman was trimming plants near the edge of the gated community's pond when the gator latched onto her leg and pulled her into the water, S.C. Department of Natural Resources spokesman David Lucas said Sunday.

    A man passing by on a golf cart was unaware a gator was involved but saw the woman in obvious distress in the pond.

    "He ran to the pond and jumped in," Lucas said. "He got his arms around her and pulled. He felt resistance at first but thought that was her weight."

    The man realized something had the woman as the gator pulled them both under water briefly, Lucas said.

    "It then let loose and they came back up," Lucas said. "He was able to pull her out of the water."

    Lucas said the woman has several fractures to her leg and some "pretty bad" lacerations.

    She has already undergone one surgery and more are expected, Lucas said.

    In another South Carolina alligator attack, A 57-year-old Johns Island woman was killed at Kiawah Island on May 1.

    In 2018, a 45-year-old Hilton Head Island woman was killed when an alligator pulled her and her dog into a lagoon in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island. [more]

    [3rd section next]

  8. Spearfisher killed in shark attack off Fraser Island, Australia

    A 36-year-old spearfisher has died after being bitten by a shark in waters near Fraser Island, off the Queensland coast, on Saturday afternoon.

    The Sunshine Coast man had been swimming in waters off Indian Head, on the island's north-east, when the attack occurred.

    The man is the second to die from a shark attack in Queensland waters this year after 23-year-old ranger Zachary Robba was killed off North West Island in the southern Barrier Reef in April.

    Queensland man Rob Pedretti was also killed by a three-metre great white at Kingscliff, in northern NSW, in early June. [more]

    Body found minus hands after crocodile attack in Sabah, Malaysia - 7th for the state in 2020

    A frantic search for a man who went missing while swimming in a river ended after the search party found his body, minus both his hands, today.

    Sukrien Yusoff, 24, is believed to be the latest victim of crocodile attacks, bringing the number of casualties to seven across the state this year. [more]

    Powerful Lahars Race Down the Steep Slopes of Fuego Volcano After Strong Eruption in Guatemala (Videos)

    Moderate to strong lahars descended down the slopes of the Volcán de Fuego in El Jute and Las Lajas ravines.
    The two ravines are on the eastern flank of the volcano and are tributaries of the Achuguate and Guacalate rivers, respectively. [more]

    The Harbinger of Doom Comet Neowise Meets Eerie Noctilucent Clouds During Rare Occurrences in the Morning Sky Over Europe

    When European astronomers woke up this morning to photograph Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3), they saw something they didn’t expect.

    The sunrise comet was surrounded by noctilucent clouds. [more]

    [yer minute of UV radiation]
    0:02 / 0:54
    NEW - OUTDOOR UV - 7/6/2020 "Extreme Electromagnetic Radiation"

  9. Container Ship Catches Fire in Southern Iranian Bushehr Port

    A container ship caught fire on Monday in the southern Iranian port city of Bushehr, official media reported, citing the head of the protection department of the Bushehr Ports and Maritime Organisation.

    firefighters are currently trying to extinguish the blaze both from the sea and the land.

    There is a threat of the fire spreading to other vessels. [more]

    NYT: 'Powerful Bomb' Planted by Israel Behind Natanz Station Explosion

    A 2 July blast at the Iranian Natanz nuclear power plant significantly damaged the above-ground part of the building. Against this background, reports emerged, citing unnamed Iranian officials, suggesting that Israel was behind behind the incident. [more]

    Chinese, Indian troops pull back from clash site in Galwan, buffer zone made to prevent escalation

    [just a 100 troop bare-knuckle fight]

    The Indian and Chinese armies have been locked in a bitter standoff in multiple locations in eastern Ladakh for around two months. The tension escalated manifold after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent clash in Galwan Valley on June 15. The Chinese side also suffered casualties but it is yet to give out the details. [more]

    Major noctilucent clouds outbreak over Europe

    Observers across Europe, from Scandinavia to the Adriatic coast, are reporting major noctilucent clouds (NLC) outbreak on July 5 and 6, 2020. The outbreak comes on the heels of July 4th sighting over southern California, U.S. -- where in 2019 a record was set for the lowest-latitude NLC appearance in known history. The 2020 northern hemisphere season is fueled by record cold temperatures in the atmosphere, and as it seems -- they might spill even further south. [more]