Monday, August 10, 2020

Event Update For 2020-08-09

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

2020-08-09 - Unknown rotten egg odor blows through coastal Port Moody (Canada):

Quote: "Port Moody Fire Rescue has not responded to a request for more information from CTV News, including how people have described the stench. On social media, one man said it smelled 'like rotten eggs.'"

Quote: "Fortis was also called and the natural gas company said it was not a natural gas leak, according to Coulson. 'They eliminated that possibility early on.'"

Quote: "Port Moody residents who woke up Sunday with a noxious smell pervading their homes and yards can rest assured the stink wasn’t dangerous, says the Port Moody fire department. But Chief Ron Coulson told The Tri-City News he still doesn’t know what caused the smell that wafted through College Park and Glenayre late Saturday night through Sunday."

Note: If they don't know what it was then they can't know that it's not dangerous...

2020-08-09 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits property on Wymark View in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Wymark View, Grimsby. Sun 9 Aug 2020 18:36 (No:014613) Concerns for smell of gas in property. Gas detection in use by Fire Service and no gas located."

2020-08-09 - Man, 55, gets into the water at beach and has 'medical episode', in serious condition, in coastal Eastney (Britain):

Quote: "We were called just before 8pm yesterday, August 9, to Eastney Esplanade after a 55-year-old man suffered a medical episode in the water."

Note: Right across the English Channel from France, where people and animals have been getting killed by hydrogen sulfide along the Brittany Coast...

2020-08-09 - Woman has 'medical incident' at coastal Bossiney Cove Beach (Britain):

Quote: "We were called on Sunday at 2.23pm about a medical incident at Bossiney Cove beach, near Tintagel."

2020-08-09 - Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes near Sparta (North Carolina), strongest North Carolina earthquake since 1916:

Quote: "In fact, it was the strongest earthquake in the state since 1916, according to the National Weather Service, when a 5.2 magnitude quake occurred near Skyland, just outside of Asheville."

2020-08-09 - SOTT Earth changes summary for July 2020, extreme weather, planetary upheaval, meteors:

2020-08-09 - Ship 'Ocean Aquila' bursts into flame near coastal Burra Isle (Scotland):

Quote: "On Aug 9, at 2.40 p.m. a fire broke out aboard the 'Ocean Aquila', and emergency services were called to the position east of Burra Isle."

2020-08-09 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Anacapa Island (California):

2020-08-09 - Boat explodes into flame on the Columbia River in Portland (Oregon), 2 injured:

2020-08-09 - Boat explodes into flame on Beaver Lake (Arkansas):

Quote: "Thankfully, watercraft fires on Beaver Lake are rare. However, this is our third watercraft incident this year involving fire and the second of which with a total loss of the watercraft."

2020-08-09 - Boat explodes into flame on Allatoona Lake (Georgia), 2 injured:

2020-08-09 - Ship bursts into flame in dry dock in coastal Vila Real de Santo António (Portugal):

2020-08-09 - Boat bursts into flame off coastal Visakhapatnam (India):

2020-08-09 - Yacht bursts into flame near coastal Ryde on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Note: These are the 719th, 720th, 721st, 722nd, 723rd, 724th, 725th and 726th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-09 - Semi tractor bursts into flame at 3:33 AM on Greencastle Pike in Hagerstown (Maryland):

2020-08-09 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Muchelney (Britain):

Note: These are the 1158th and 1159th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-09 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Philadelphia Road near Nottingham (Maryland):

2020-08-09 - RV bursts into flame on Cottonwood Pass in Chaffee County (Colorado):

2020-08-09 - RV bursts into flame on I-70 near Golden (Colorado):

2020-08-09 - RV and home go up in flames on West 53rd Street North in Wichita (Kansas):

Note: These are the 251st, 252nd and 253rd RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-08-09 - SUV bursts into flame on State Route 7 near Pottery Addition (Ohio):

2020-08-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Shelter Cove Road near coastal Shelter Cove (California):

2020-08-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston (West Virginia):

2020-08-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked at supermarket in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2020-08-09 - Car bursts into flame at post office in coastal Naples (Florida):

2020-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on Route 15 in Sturbridge (Massachusetts):

2020-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on highway in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2020-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on Bald Rock Road in Berry Creek (California), 1 injured:

2020-08-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked at supermarket, fire spreads to second car, in Yeovil (Britain):

2020-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on the Fletton Parkway in Peterborough (Britain):

2020-08-09 - Car bursts into flame in layby along the A38 near Chudleigh Knighton (Britain):

2020-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on street in Thornton-le-Dale (Britain):

2020-08-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Enid Street in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2020-08-09 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, on Skyline Lane in Polson (Montana):

2020-08-09 - Three cars and two homes go up in flames in the wee hours in Klamath Falls (Oregon):

2020-08-09 - Two vehicles destroyed by fire at 11 PM at home, home heavily damaged, in Auburn (Georgia):

Quote: "Crews were able to extinguish the blaze but the main floor of the home, basement and garage were all badly damaged. Two vehicles were destroyed and a third sustained moderate damage."

2020-08-09 - Vehicles, pallets and propane tanks go up in flames at 1 AM at business in Salt Lake City (Utah):

Quote: "Wood pallets, propane tanks and vehicles stored on the property made the fire difficult to fight. Firefighters say the burning propane tanks exploded while they were fighting the blaze."

2020-08-09 - Steel fabrication business heavily damaged by fire in Shaler Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-08-09 - Market heavily damaged by fire on coastal Kish Island (Iran), 1 killed:

2020-08-09 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM on Southbrooke Road in Henderson County (North Carolina):

2020-08-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Turning Leaf Circle in Shrewsbury (Massachusetts):

2020-08-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 1 AM in the Strawberry Mansion area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2020-08-09 - Home owned by Rachael Ray destroyed by fire on Chuckwagon Trail in Lake Luzerne (New York):

Quote: "The Warren County Sheriff's Office confirms there is a fire at a house on Chuckwagon Trail in Lake Luzerne which belongs to celebrity cook and television personality Rachael Ray."

Quote: "Photos showed flames shooting through the roof of the house, located near Lake Vanare in the Adirondacks region."

Note: House looks a little well-done!

2020-08-09 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Dayton Street in Denver (Colorado), 3 injured:

2020-08-09 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Detroit Avenue in Westlake (Ohio):

2020-08-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire shortly after 3 AM on Carmelita Street in the Hayes Valley area in coastal San Francisco (California):

2020-08-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire off Buford Highway in Brookhaven (Georgia):

2020-08-09 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:20 AM on Eastern Valley Road near Bessemer (Alabama), 1 killed:

2020-08-09 - Deadly fire rips through treatment facility in Vijayawada (India), 11 killed:

Quote: "Eleven patients have died after a fire at a coronavirus treatment facility in India, as the country posted a record daily rise in confirmed cases of COVID-19. The blaze, the country's second such incident in four days, ripped through the Hotel Swarna Palace in the city of Vijayawada, southeast India, on Sunday morning."

2020-08-09 - Two workers, 27 and 30, gassed to death in water tank in coastal Chittagong (Bangladesh):

2020-08-09 - Woman and girl, 22 and 15, die in pond in Mudholi (India):

2020-08-09 - Firefighter, man, has 'medical emergency' at scene of emergency and dies in coastal Hilo (Hawaii):

Quote: "We regret to pass on to you that Hawaii County Fire Department Fire Equipment Operator Eric Hayashi died in the Line of Duty last night at Hilo Medical Center. FEO Hayashi was on-duty, on the scene of an emergency call, when he experienced a critical medical emergency. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace."

2020-08-09 - Firefighter, man, 45, has 'cardiac event' and dies at home in Memphis (Tennessee):

Quote: "The Memphis Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own. On the Fire Association’s Facebook page, the department announced the off-duty death of Private Jeff Arick. He died from an 'apparent cardiac event' Saturday at his home. Arick was 45-years-old and joined Memphis Fire in 2003."

2020-08-09 - Man in his 30s dies after being pulled from Hathaway’s Pond in coastal Barnstable (Massachusetts):

2020-08-09 - Woman, 48, dies in Stiles Reservoir in Spencer (Massachusetts):

2020-08-09 - Man, 49, found dead on beach in coastal Harwich (Massachusetts):

2020-08-09 - Man, 50, found dead near Lake Norman in Iredell County (North Carolina):

2020-08-09 - Man found dead at airport in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

2020-08-09 - Person found dead in the Missouri River at LaBenite Park in Sugar Creek (Missouri):

2020-08-09 - Boy, 13, dies after being pulled from reservoir in Bohernabreena (Ireland):

2020-08-09 - Girl, 12, found dead in the River Leven near Loch Lomond (Scotland):

2020-08-09 - Man drops dead at home on Richmond Street in coastal Bridlington (Britain), 1400 feet from the ocean:

2020-08-09 - Woman in her 30s dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Waxham (Britain):

2020-08-09 - Woman, 32, drops dead at home near Birnham Place and Wycliffe Avenue in Kenton, Newcastle (Britain):

2020-08-09 - Small plane crashes into residential area in the Town of Burlington (Wisconsin), 2 injured:

2020-08-09 - Small plane lands at Rostraver Airport and flips over, in Westmoreland County (Pennsylvania):

2020-08-09 - Passenger bus crashes into wall in coastal Istanbul (Turkey), 5 killed, 25 injured:

2020-08-09 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into ditch, on I-57 near Effingham (Illinois), 1 killed:

Quote: "State Police say Dreher may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the traffic crash."

2020-08-09 - Minibus crashes into truck in Banha (Egypt), 9 killed, 7 injured:

2020-08-09 - SUV veers off road shortly before 4 AM, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, near Grambling (Louisiana), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2020-08-09 - SUV veers off road, crashes into home, in Wheeling (Illinois), 1 injured:

2020-08-09 - SUV slams into tree just before 1 AM in Kempton (Indiana), 1 killed:

2020-08-09 - Car veers off road, crashes into pickup truck and parked car, in North Bellmore (New York), 6 injured:

2020-08-09 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on 68th Street in Jamestown (Michigan), 1 injured:

2020-08-09 - Car veers off road, plunges into the Jordan River, in Salt Lake City (Utah), 2 injured:

2020-08-09 - Car veers off road at 2:20 AM, crashes into tree, in York County (South Carolina), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2020-08-09 - Young woman attacked and injured by five dogs in Alcorn County (Mississippi):

2020-08-09 - Teen boy has 'medical episode' at coastal Durdle Door (Britain):

Quote: "A teenager was rescued after suffering a 'medical episode' on the coast."

2020-08-09 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the island of Evia (Greece), 7+ killed:

2020-08-09 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit South Korea, 30+ killed:

2020-08-09 - Author Nassim Taleb suggests Donald Trump is the first socialist president of the US:

Quote: "'Who would have expected Donald Trump to be the first socialist President of United States?' To back up this incredible claim, Taleb mentioned the universal basic income provided to citizens of US by President Trump, as well as the government's help to companies. 'If that is not socialism, what is?' Taleb asked."

Note: Hard to argue with that!


  1. Good morning Jonny, everyone. i trust we're all doing as best we can. The gases are blowing around at ever-increasing concentrations. We're still working off the CO2 that was dumped into the atmosphere 10 years ago (and adding to it daily), so we can't expect any significant cooling, especially with regard to the Arctic situation.

    How the pandemic might play out in 2021 and beyond

    This coronavirus is here for the long haul — here’s what scientists predict for the next months and years.

    Around the world, epidemiologists are constructing short- and long-term projections as a way to prepare for, and potentially mitigate, the spread and impact of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Although their forecasts and timelines vary, modellers agree on two things: COVID-19 is here to stay, and the future depends on a lot of unknowns, including whether people develop lasting immunity to the virus, whether seasonality affects its spread, and — perhaps most importantly — the choices made by governments and individuals. “A lot of places are unlocking, and a lot of places aren’t. We don’t really yet know what’s going to happen,” says Rosalind Eggo, an infectious-disease modeller at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). [more]


    With a recent poll showing less than half of Americans would inject the Covid19 vaccine when released, it’s no wonder the country’s leading vaccine supporters have all signed a letter to the FDA warning of the importance of Phase 3 safety studies when it comes to this “warp speed” vaccine. [more; ~ 15.25 min. Highwire video:]

    [the Shadowstats info was in my disappeared comment yesterday]
    This Global Depression Will Be Brutal – Tens Of Millions Of Americans Can’t Pay Their Bills And Are In Danger Of Eviction

    Most of us have never experienced anything like this in our entire lifetimes. Fear of COVID-19, endless civil unrest in major U.S. cities and a whole host of other factors have combined to plunge us into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. On Friday, the Labor Department announced that the unemployment rate in the U.S. fell to just 10.2 percent last month, and if that number was actually accurate that would be pretty good news. Unfortunately, it simply does not square with all of the other numbers that we have been seeing. According to John Williams of, if honest numbers were being used the unemployment rate would actually be 30 percent right now, and I believe that figure is much closer to the reality that we are facing. In February, 152 million Americans were working, and since that time more than 55 million have filed new claims for unemployment benefits. Unless tens of millions of those people have been filing fraudulent claims, there is no way in the world that the unemployment rate should be about 10 percent right now.

    we are being told that in South Carolina a whopping 52 percent of all renters “are at risk of eviction”… [more]

    [2nd piece below]

  2. Grizzly Creek Fire closes I-70 near Glenwood Springs, CO

    At 5 p.m. MDT [Monday] the Rocky Mountain Coordination Centers said it had burned approximately 1,400 acres. [more]

    Monday, 10 August 2020
    When will they learn? Almost twice the amount of ammonium nitrate (4,900 tons) which recently caused a massive explosion in Beirut, is being stored in the Yemeni port city of Aden by Saudi-Emirati occupation forces near a residential area

    More Than 100 Earthquakes Hit Under Salton Sea, California Raising The Probability Of Larger Earthquakes In The San Andreas Region

    A swarm of earthquake activity is hitting the Salton Buttes area down in Southern California.

    And today’s Salton Sea earthquake swarm raises the probability of larger earthquakes in the San Andreas region. [more]

    Extreme Midwest Derecho Races Eastward With Damaging 90-115 MPH Winds – 700,000 Without Power in Illinois (Videos And Pictures)

    Severe thunderstorms are producing widespread damaging winds across a part of the Midwest today as a derecho races eastward.

    A derecho is a widespread wind damage event caused by severe thunderstorms, and this one got its start in eastern Nebraska Monday morning.

    Winds gusted up to 112 mph in Midway, Iowa and up to 99 mph as these storms passed through Marshalltown, Iowa.

    The severe thunderstorms are expected to track eastward into northern Illinois, far southern Wisconsin, northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan through the afternoon and early evening hours [yesterday]. [more; straight-line winds]

    3 Little Aliens Dancing Above A Huge Cloud Over Ashville, Alabama

    New South Wales hit by strong winds and worst flood in 29 years, Australia

    Torrential rain and strong winds lashed the New South Wales South Coast over the weekend, causing the worst flooding in the area for 29 years. High waves killed a 44-year-old surfer in Sydney's Collaroy. At least 1 600 emergency calls had also been made during the day, while 2 000 customers were left without power. [more]

    Flood situation in Bihar, India continues to be grim - 24 killed in 24 hours, over 7.5 million affected

    In all, 24 people lost their lives and 66 animals were killed in flood related accidents during the last 24 hours. [more]

    [3rd part awaits]

  3. 6 dead, 5 missing in China's Sichuan after storm dumps 17.6 inches of rain in 12 hours

    Six people were killed while five others remain missing after heavy rain hit Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, local authorities said Tuesday. [more]

    At least 43 dead, dozens missing after torrential rain triggers landslide in Kerala, India (UPDATE)

    Update: CNN reports on August 10

    At least 43 people, including three children, have died with dozens more feared buried after torrential rains triggered a landslide in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala.

    At least 25 people remain missing [more]

    [take the information without the GSM/mini-Ice Age crap]
    Ice Age Farmer Report: DERECHO - Corn crop catastrophe, grain stores destroyed, food prices [~ 8.6 min. video]

    Massive "derecho" devastates US corn crop, with tens of millions of acres of corn affected. As well, many grain silos and elevators were destroyed, and with them tons of "on farm storage" -- what remains of the US Strategic Grain Reserve. Yields will be reduced for ALL of those acres, particularly where damage was severe or irrigation was destroyed.

    Powerful derecho storm wreaks havoc across US Midwest leaving 1.1 million without power

    A rare storm packing 100 mph winds has left more than 1.1 million Americans without power across the Midwest as it caused widespread destruction with blown over trees, flipped vehicles, property damage and several severe weather warnings as it turned toward embattled Chicago. [more]

    At least 11 from same family killed by flash flood in Panama [< 1 min. video & text]

    4 dead, 15,000 displaced after floods in north Nigeria [~ 3 min. video & text]

    Two rare 'atmospheric rivers' form over Australia

    While an atmospheric river is not uncommon, having two form in such close proximity to each other is rare. [more]

    Tornado hits north China's Inner Mongolia injuring 33 [~ 1 min. video]

    BBN: Kill The Planet For Sport [~ 33.25 min.]

    Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline amid high winds, rough seas

    Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock Sunday, trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a tanker ran aground on a coral reef.

    Nearly 1,000 tonnes of oil from the Japanese ship’s cargo of 4,000 tonnes has already escaped into the sea, officials said. Workers were seeking to stop more oil from leaking, but with high winds and rough seas on Sunday, there were reports of new cracks in the ship’s hull. [more]

    Le Show for Sunday August 9 [~ 1 hr]

  4. [some Tuesday headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, August 11, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Short on money, cities around the world try making their own
    Fans of "complementary currency" are betting that this Depression-era idea for keeping towns alive by printing local money can prove its worth as pandemic relief

    'We can't run a business in a dead planet': CEOs plan to prioritize green issues post-coronavirus [won't help]

    DoD Details $11B For COVID Costs, Warns 'At Least One' Shipyard May Close

    Spacepower Is 'Catastrophically Decisive' In War: New Space Force Doctrine

    U.S. hypersonic weapon system completes second test on B-52 Stratofortress

    Secret Service escorts Trump from briefing room after shooting outside White House

    Downtown Chicago under lockdown in wake of looting, violent unrest

    Occidental posts bigger-than-expected loss as pandemic slams oil prices

    The onion salmonella outbreak grows. More recalls from Walmart, Kroger, Publix, H-E-B

    U.S. farmers leave fields fallow as COVID-19 wrecks crop prospects [this doesn't bode well]

    Study: High levels of mercury, plastic toxins found in stranded whales, dolphins
    It's a low-key article, but the findings are more than worrisome. Expect governments to do nothing. -- RF

    New Zealand's Southern Alps glacier melt has doubled

    World's most pristine tropical forests remain vulnerable to deforestation

    'Vast' gap in funding needed to fight the coronavirus, WHO warns

    We Need to Change Our COVID-19 Strategy

    New U.S. COVID-19 cases under 50,000 for the first time in a week

    Who profits from the Beirut blast? (Pepe Escobar) [IMF]

    The Spies Who Hijacked America

    As Bolivian Regime Delays Elections a Third Time, Media Continue to Ignore Coup

    America's Death March (Chris Hedges)
    Regardless of the outcome, the U.S. election will not stop the rise of hyper-nationalism, crisis cults and other signs of an empire's terminal decline.

    The Economy Is Mortally Wounded

    Japan to send disaster relief team to Mauritius over freighter's fuel leakage ['bout tahm]

    Two people dead from bubonic plague in China, authorities say

    'I can't afford tuition': College students face financial strains, health concerns from pandemic ahead of fall semester

    Millions of Americans are worried they won't be able to make even the minimum payments on their credit cards.

    Mall owner Simon Property revenue disappoints as pandemic cuts shopping days

    U.S. deficit "more than tripled" because of coronavirus rescue spending, report says

    U.S. Oilfield Services Job Losses Accelerate

    Millennials Screwed Again, This Time on Unemployment

    80 million masks, 8,800 ventilators: How New York is spending $5B to fight COVID-19

    A woman claiming to be from the 'Freedom To Breathe Agency' filmed telling a grocery employee that she could face legal action for making people wear face masks

    A 17-year-old high school student developed an app that records your interaction with police when you're pulled over

    As Biden Mulls VP Pick, Pundits Vie for Most Substance-Free Forecast

    TSA 'alarmed' by surge in firearm seizures at U.S. airports in July

  5. [Afternoon edition]

    'As the tundra burns, we cannot afford climate silence': a letter from the Arctic

    Climate change: Warming world will be 'devastating' for frozen peatlands

    The world's peatlands will become a large source of greenhouse gases as temperatures rise this century, say scientists.

    Right now, huge amounts of carbon are stored in boggy, often frozen regions stretching across northern parts of the world.

    But much of the permanently frozen land will thaw this century, say experts.

    This will release warming gases at a rate that could be 30-50% greater than previous estimates. [more; MUCH higher!]

    TikTok user spots mysterious flying object at the beach: ‘I [hope] it ain’t real’

    On July 17, user Riz, the self-proclaimed “CEO of OMG,” uploaded a video of an unidentified object in the sky at the beach.

    “OMG what’s that [in] the sky?” Riz asked, pointing with an arrow to what looks like a centipede floating in the air.
    [more; hung by a string and dangled before camera?]

    [always there to help]
    EPA expected to soon announce rollback on methane regulations

    The Environmental Protection Agency will soon issue a new rule lifting Obama-era controls on methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

    Under the rule, oil and gas companies will no longer have to install systems that can find and fix methane leaks from wells, pipelines, and storage facilities. A person with knowledge of the matter told The New York Times the EPA will publicly announce the change before Friday. [more; brilliant]

    Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split

    Located on the northern margin of Canada's Ellesmere Island, the ice platform split on 30/31 July to form a free-floating bloc some 80 sq km (30 sq miles) in area.

    By 3 August, this berg, or "ice island", had itself ruptured in two, with both segments then seen to drift out into the Arctic Ocean.

    Milne itself now measures only 106 sq km. [more]

    [bullshit/deception/fossil fuel hiding nonsense]
    Family develops sustainable method of harvesting salt

    [just watch the ~ 45 sec. video and spot all they DON'T say]

    [this is as sustainable and 'environmentally friendly' as a towed car having 'zero emissions']

    [2nd part follows]

  6. Oil companies start to take back crude from U.S. emergency reserve

    Energy companies have begun taking back millions of barrels of oil from the U.S. government's emergency stockpile after renting storage in the facility to help manage a glut of crude this spring after energy demand collapsed during COVID-19 lockdowns, a Department of Energy website showed on Monday.

    Since Aug. 1, the companies have taken back 2.2 million barrels of oil of the 23 million barrels they agreed to store in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, or SPR, from April through June. The companies have until March 31, 2021 to take back the oil after renting the space for a small fee. [more]

    [we've heard of Bitcoin, well - this is REAL coin]
    1794 silver dollar worth $10M for sale by New Jersey dealer: 'This coin is the Holy Grail'

    A rare 1794 U.S. silver dollar, believed to be the first silver dollar minted by a newborn United States, is going up for sale by a New Jersey coin dealer.

    "This coin is the Holy Grail of all dollars," said Laura Sperber, president of Legend Numismatics in Middletown's Lincroft section. The sale, by Legend Auctions, will be Oct. 8 at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas and online.

    Bruce Morelan, a Las Vegas collector, purchased the coin, nicknamed the "Flowing Hair Silver Dollar," in 2013 for $10 million, the most ever paid for a rare coin. It features Lady Liberty ringed with stars on one side and an eagle on the other.

    “Of the 1,758 silver dollars the Mint delivered in October 1794, perhaps less than 130 are known to still survive, and this particular coin is the finest known,” said Brett Charville, president of Professional Coin Grading Service, a rare-coin authentication company, in a statement.

    "It is believed to the very first one struck," Sperber said. It is "extremely significant." [more]

    Climate crisis: Amazon deforestation up by a third, sparking calls for urgent action to tackle logging and fires

    Deforestation in the Amazon is leading to greater numbers of devastating fires, and much more needs to be done to protect the vital tropical rainforest, conservationists have said.
    [more; of course NOTHING will be done and it will continue]

    Judge gives U.S. three weeks to detail Dakota Access pipeline options

    A federal judge on Monday ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) to detail options by the end of the month for resolving the loss of a permit that allows the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline to operate on U.S. land.

    The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia last month voided an easement that allowed a portion of the pipeline to cross federal property in South Dakota, citing violations of environmental requirements. [more]

    [3rd section next]

  7. Drive the plastic highway? How a California company's innovative repaving process could lead to the 'holy grail' of road construction.

    [paving in and of itself is NOT ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY]

    [the U.S. has become complete SHIT to allies]
    Fresh US threats to German port over Russian gas pipeline spark anger in Berlin

    Relations between Berlin and Washington soured further this week over the latest US threats against a German port involved in the nearly-finished Nord Stream 2 pipeline bringing Russian gas to Germany.

    Republican senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton, and Ron Johnson had sent a threatening letter last week to Fährhafen Sassnitz, the company that operates the port of Mukran on the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea.

    The senators accused the port company of “knowingly providing significant goods, services, and support" for Russian and German pipeline-construction vessels near the German coast, and ordered it to cease its activities supporting the pipeline, threatening it with "crushing legal and economic sanctions.” [more; they say "Go fuck yourself!" in German]

    Colorado — the entire state — is in the midst of a widespread drought

    [probably impacting the weed-growing biz]

    Duke takes $1.6 billion charge to exit Atlantic Coast natgas pipe

    U.S. energy company Duke Energy Corp said Monday it took a $1.6-billion after-tax charge in the second quarter for the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina. [more]

    [Part IV below]

  8. Top California health official resigns amid revelation of giant coronavirus record backlog

    [rigged, padded, meaningless, stupid, "accounting tricks"]

    California’s public health chief resigned late Sunday, days after officials revealed a backlog of hundreds of thousands of coronavirus records that Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday were never reported to his administration.

    last week, California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly disclosed that as many 300,000 records hadn’t been processed, leaving county health officials without data on the virus’ transmission.

    The revelations came as Newsom said that coronavirus cases in the state appeared to be trending down. California, the most populous state in the country, topped New York last month with the highest number of reported cases in the United States.

    Ghaly attributed the problem to a computer server outage late last month and a failure to renew a certificate for Quest Diagnostics, a commercial lab that tests for coronavirus. He said that Newsom had a ordered a full investigation into the incident. [more; it's PAST records - nobody cays misteh!]

    Air pollution could be [!?] making honey bees sick – new study
    Whether it’s exhaust fumes from cars or smoke from power plants, air pollution is an often invisible threat that is a leading cause of death worldwide. Breathing air laced with heavy metals, nitrogen oxides and fine particulate matter has been linked to a range of chronic health conditions, including lung problems, heart disease, stroke and cancer.

    If air pollution can harm human health in so many different ways, it makes sense that other animals suffer from it too. Airborne pollutants affect all kinds of life, even insects. In highly polluted areas of Serbia, for instance, researchers found pollutants lingering on the bodies of European honeybees. Car exhaust fumes are known to interrupt the scent cues that attract and guide bees towards flowers, while also interfering with their ability to remember scents.

    Now, a new study from India has revealed how air pollution may be depleting the health of honey bees in the wild. These effects may not kill bees outright. But like humans repeatedly going to work under heavy stress or while feeling unwell, the researchers found that air pollution made bees sluggish in their daily activities and could be shortening their lives.

  9. Penn Tells Students to Stay Home Amid Coronavirus, Offers Tuition Cuts

    The University of Pennsylvania is telling students to mostly stay away from campus this fall as the Philadelphia university won’t be offering most undergraduates housing and, with the exception of certain instruction, won’t be holding activities on campus due to coronavirus. [more]

    The Big Ten Conference Postpones[?] 2020 Season

    The Big Ten Conference on Tuesday announced it would postpone the 2020-2021 fall sports season, including all regular-season contests and Big Ten Championships and Tournaments, due to the coronavirus pandemic. [more; uhm, that's a CANCELLED season]

    Long Interstellar Spacecraft Spotted Flying Behind Sun in Solar System - "Real McCoy" [~ 8.6 min.]

    Geologists confirm strange 'boomerang' earthquake deep beneath Atlantic Ocean

    In a new study, scientists have found evidence of an unusual and virtually unprecedented 'boomerang' earthquake that shook the deep seabed underneath the Atlantic Ocean in 2016.

    This earthquake - termed a "back-propagating supershear rupture" - took place along the Romanche fracture zone, which lies near the equator, roughly mid-way between the east coast of Brazil and the west coast of Africa.

    The fracture zone, a fault running for about 900 kilometres between the South American and African tectonic plates - adjacent to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge - produced a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in August 2016, which was detected by undersea seismometers in the region, as well as by distant monitoring stations.

    Analysis of the signals reveals this was no ordinary quake, but a strange temblor that went one way, before turning around and coming back for more - and with a significant increase in speed, no less. [more]

    [2nd piece awaits]

  10. [food quality issues have been popping up all over]
    Wegmans Recalls Oranges, Lemons, Some Prepared Foods for Listeria Concerns

    A lengthy recall was issued by Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. due to possible listeria contamination in lemons and oranges sold at the popular supermarket.

    Wegmans bulk lemons, 2-lb. bag of lemons and 4-lb. bag of Valencia oranges under recall were sold between July 31 and Aug. 7, the supermarket chain said.

    The lemons and oranges at the center of the recall were sourced from a North Carolina facility and sold in stores in Brooklyn and Harrison, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. The recall was issued after the produce facility detected the organism on a piece of equipment.

    In addition to the fruit, the recall alert includes dozens of prepared food items containing fresh lemon juice or lemon garnish. Find the full list of items and dates here. [more]

    Uptick in Sea Lice Leads to Itchy Situation at Jersey Shore Beaches

    Since the beginning of August, there have been several complaints from beachgoers about sea lice, according to Avalon Beach Patrol Lieutenant Ryan Black.

    The irritation or rash is normally mild but in some severe cases it can lead to big welts that require medical attention.
    While sea lice are normally found in places with warmer water like Florida, Tropical Storm Isaias may have played a role in the increase of reports of them at the Jersey Shore, according to experts.

    “They’re getting stung and they’re talking to the lifeguards and saying what can be done about it but there’s nothing we can do,” Lt. Black said. [more; ~ 2 min. video]

    Record outbreak of 84 waterspouts last week over the Great Lakes

    The International Centre For Waterspout Research (ICWR) has reported seven days in a row of waterspouts on the Great Lakes. They have been calling this past week "the Great Waterspout Outbreak of 2020." Today the ICWR has declared a record number of waterspouts for last week. There were 84 waterspouts last week, with the old record being 67 waterspouts in 2013. [more; videos]

    "The [rogue] CIA simulated UFO abductions in Latin America as psychological warfare experiments" says Dr. Jacques Vallée in latest book

    alle is one of many who have written about and documented the startling evidence that well-constructed hoaxes and media manipulations have misled UFO researchers, diverting them from the UFO phenomenon itself, what's really going on. [more]

  11. Tuesday, 11 August 2020

    The last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed – an interview with Peter Wadhams [67.25 min.]

    BREAKING: Antifa terrorists in Austin, Portland just received a large cache of
    weapons in preparation for coordinated multi-city “TET offensive” against America [Natural News]

    We’ve just learned that Antifa terrorist groups in Austin, Texas and Portland, Oregon have received a large cache of weapons that are being handed to them in preparation for a coordinated, multi-city uprising. Dubbed the “TET Offensive” by Dave Hodges (The Commonsense Show), this planned multi-city attack looks likely to take place before the coming election, as anti-American forces now realize Joe Biden cannot win. So their new goal is to unleash so much chaos across America that elections must be suspended, allowing the Marxist media to roll out its “Trump is a dictator” narrative.

    Just last week, Infowars acquired a leaked Austin Police Department memo that described Antifa’s plan of placing snipers on rooftops around the city of Austin, then opening fire on police officers and innocent civilians. Antifa terrorists were also, according to the leaked memo, planning on burning down the Austin PD headquarters building, most likely with police officers trapped inside (this has become a favorite tactic of Antifa terrorists in Portland). [more; no surprise]

    The Clean-Up Of The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster In Japan Is Continuing To Cause Headaches As Other Isotopes Than Tritium, Including Carbon-14, Cobalt-60, and Strontium-90 Remain In The Treated Wastewater

    Covid-19 pandemic numbers stabilizing around the world at last – AFP tally

    As the world surpasses 20 million Covid-19 cases, the latest tally figures suggest that the pandemic is stabilizing. It comes as Russia hit a major milestone in the global battle against the virus by approving the first vaccine.
    An AFP tally of official sources found that while the world has shot past the 20 million milestone for infections, with some 733,842 Covid-19-related deaths, the spread of the pandemic appears to be holding. [more]