Thursday, April 29, 2021

Event Update For 2021-04-28

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

2021-04-28 - Glaciers around the world now melting twice as fast as they were 20 years go:

Quote: "A new study indicates that the speed of glacier melt has 'doubled over the past two decades' -- far faster than anticipated or previously measured."

2021-04-28 - Chemical factory explodes and burns in Kathua (India), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2021-04-28 - Electrical substation bursts into flame inside parking garage on Sinclair Street in coastal Helensburgh (Scotland):

2021-04-28 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, on Choctaw Street in Geneva (Alabama):

Quote: "First responders got a call of a car fire on Choctaw Street around 8 p.m. Additional information indicated the car was under a carport attached to a home. Within minutes the home was fully engulfed. Despite firefighters best efforts the home is a total loss."

2021-04-28 - Car showroom goes up in flames in coastal Taguig (Philippine Islands):

2021-04-28 - COVID-19 crisis in India on display in these shocking photos:

Quote: "Doctors claim test results are being fudged, medical staff gagged and death tolls deliberately under-counted as coronavirus begins to tear through Uttar Pradesh, a state ruled by the man who many predict will be prime minister Narendra Modi's successor."

2021-04-28 - Person has 'medical emergency' at coastal Gunpowder Falls State Park (Maryland):

Quote: "Crews are responding to a reported medical emergency in Kingsville."

2021-04-28 - Woman collapses and has seizure at store in coastal Southsea (Britain):

Quote: "The lady suddenly collapsed and started fitting just after midday in the biscuit aisle of Waitrose in Marmion Road, Southsea."

2021-04-28 - Home damaged by explosion and fire on Delaware Avenue in Danville (Illinois), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 45th residential explosion in 2021...

2021-04-28 - Cargo ship 'President Eisenhower' disabled by fire at 3 AM near coastal Gaviota (California):

Quote: "On April 28, 2021 at 3 a.m., a fire broke out in the engine room of the 'President Eisenhower' short after leaving the port of Los Angeles enroute to Oakland. The vessel was disabled and went adrift about 24 nautical miles off the Gaviota Coast."

2021-04-28 - Cargo ship 'Taimyr' hit by cargo hold fire in coastal Arkhangelsk (Russia):

Quote: "On April 28, 2021, a fire broke out aboard the 'Taimyr' in the port of Arkhangelsk. Smoke development was noticed in the second cargo hold of the vessel."

2021-04-28 - Two boats go up in flames while dry-docked at home in coastal Amityville (New York), 1 injured:

Note: These are the 227th, 228th, 229th and 230th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-04-28 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Spring Gardens (street) in Shrewsbury (Britain):

Note: This is the 173rd bus to burn in 2021...

2021-04-28 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on highway in Aqaba (Jordan):

Quote: "Wednesday, a video clip emerged on social media showing the front of a car carrier trailer burning in Aqaba. The trailer was carrying 10 vehicles, five of which appeared to be on fire too."

Note: This is the 16th car-hauler to burn in 2021...

2021-04-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near Loop 335 and Broadway Drive in Amarillo (Texas):

2021-04-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-30 in Arlington (Texas):

2021-04-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-71 in Delaware County (Ohio):

2021-04-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Monash Freeway near coastal Melbourne (Australia):

2021-04-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Lanang Bridge in coastal Sarawak (Malaysia):

2021-04-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the E20 near Eskilstuna (Sweden):

2021-04-28 - Tractor bursts into flame near Keele University in Keele (Britain):

2021-04-28 - Tractor bursts into flame on the A49 in Craven Arms (Britain):

Note: These are the 975th, 976th, 977th, 978th, 979th, 980th, 981st, 982nd and 983rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-04-28 - RV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Kent Creek Road near Winston (Oregon):

Note: This is the 147th RV to burn in 2021...

2021-04-28 - Three cars destroyed by fire while parked at car dealership in Orlando (Florida):

Quote: "They said that upon arrival, three vehicles -- one new car and two personal vehicles -- were on fire with limited exposure to the building. There was said to be significant damage and one patient with difficulty breathing but did not need transport to a hospital."

2021-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Bourne (Massachusetts):

2021-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on Hancock Bridge Parkway in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2021-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on I-580 in Reno (Nevada):

2021-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on the Downtown Connector in Atlanta (Georgia):

2021-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on I-287 in Far Hills (New Jersey):

2021-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 in Flint Township (Michigan):

2021-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on I-43 in New Berlin (Wisconsin):

2021-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on the A354 in Coombe Bissett (Britain):

2021-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 near Kendal (Britain):

2021-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on the A34 near Tittensor (Britain):

2021-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on Carlton Avenue in Wilmslow (Britain):

2021-04-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-15 near Murrieta (California):

2021-04-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 5:01 AM on Southwest 400 Road near Warrensburg (Missouri):,62438

2021-04-28 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Rochester Close in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Rochester Close, Scunthorpe. Wed 28 Apr 2021 21:28 (No:005811) Motorcycle fire. One hose reel in use."

2021-04-28 - Scooter bursts into flame on Falkland Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Falkland Road, Hull. Wed 28 Apr 2021 16:45 (No:007758) Scooter fire. One hose reel in use."

2021-04-28 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at property on Cleveland Avenue near Inwood (Iowa):

2021-04-28 - Ryder truck repair and rental warehouse destroyed by fire at 3 AM on West Craighead Road in Charlotte (North Carolina):

Quote: "The fire gutted a Ryder trucks repair and rental warehouse, according to WBTV, the Observer’s media partner."

2021-04-28 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in Fruitland Park (Florida):

2021-04-28 - Tire fire breaks out along Roselawn Street in Detroit (Michigan):

2021-04-28 - Church heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Lexington (Illinois):

2021-04-28 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on Heyrman Street in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

2021-04-28 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on Robb Court in Westminster (Colorado), nobody there:

2021-04-28 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire at 12:30 AM on Merrimack Street in Concord (New Hampshire):

2021-04-28 - Apartment building damaged by fire on East 169th Street in coastal Bronx (New York), 4+ injured:

2021-04-28 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire shortly before 1:30 AM on Parkland Place in Florence (Kentucky), 8 injured:

2021-04-28 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home in Iberville Parish (Louisiana), 1 killed:

Quote: "While the exact cause of the fire is under investigation, officials say they suspect an electrical AC unit was involved."

2021-04-28 - Deadly fire burns home on Orr Road in McConnells (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2021-04-28 - Deadly fire destroys home on Chinook Court in Randallstown (Maryland):

2021-04-28 - Vacant home burns at 6 AM on Vermont Street in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2021-04-28 - Increasing numbers of manatees dying in Florida:

2021-04-28 - Fish found dead in Lake Murvaul (Texas):

2021-04-28 - Many fish found dead on beaches in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "It looks like they've tried to jump up on the rocks and get out of the water."

2021-04-28 - Person found dead in retention pond near coastal Fleming Island (Florida):

2021-04-28 - Man, 49, dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Warwick (Rhode Island):

Note: A car just plunged in the Pawtuxet River and killed a person in Warwick the day before too, mentioned in the 2021-04-27 update...

2021-04-28 - Man, 31, found dead in Lake Travis (Texas):

2021-04-28 - Woman found dead in submerged car in lake in St. Clair County (Illinois):

2021-04-28 - College student, man, 21, jumps into the Iowa River and dies in Iowa Falls (Iowa):

2021-04-28 - Man, 18, found dead in the Lumber River at Ricefield Cove Landing near Nichols (South Carolina):

2021-04-28 - Person found dead at Lake Chabot Regional Park (California):

2021-04-28 - Man found dead in 3 feet of water in coastal Comox Harbour (Canada):

2021-04-28 - Man slumps over dead in car at Paseo Loop in coastal Hagåtña (Guam), 200 feet from the ocean:

2021-04-28 - Man found dead in retention pond in Segambut (Malaysia):

2021-04-28 - Man found dead in canal in coastal Mumbai (India):

2021-04-28 - Man, 50, found dead in canal in Panipat (India):

2021-04-28 - Man, 35, loses consciousness while taking underwater pictures and dies in coastal Ibiza (Spain):

Quote: "A British man has died after being pulled unconscious from the ocean in Ibiza. Kevin Smith, 35, is thought to have been practising underwater photography with a friend in Punta Galera, a cove near the popular resort of San Antonio, on Wednesday evening when he got into difficulty."

Quote: "The water looked to be very calm, with hardly any waves."

2021-04-28 - Boy, 13, falls into the River Thames and dies in coastal London (Britain):

2021-04-28 - Man in his 20s found dead near Gypsy Lane in Nunthorpe (Britain):

2021-04-28 - Man in his 30s slumps over dead in car on Wellington Road in Smethwick (Britain):

2021-04-28 - Woman has 'medical incident', SUV crashes into tree and overturns, in coastal Stafford Township (New Jersey), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police believe Lynda Curtis of Manahawkin suffered a medical incident while driving, causing her to leave the roadway and crash into a tree before the vehicle overturned."

2021-04-28 - Woman, 46, has 'medical emergency', car crashes into home, in Land O'Lakes (Florida), 1 injured:

Quote: "A woman driving in Pasco County suffered a medical emergency when her car crashed through the garage of a Land O' Lakes home, troopers say."

2021-04-28 - Small plane crashes into wooded area near Middleburg (Florida), 3 killed:

2021-04-28 - Small plane crashes into lake in Warwick (New York):

2021-04-28 - Small plane crashes into field in Limington (Britain), engine failure:

2021-04-28 - Helicopter crashes and burns near homes in Eden (North Carolina), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2021-04-28 - SUV veers off road at 7 AM, crashes into home, in Baton Rouge (Louisiana), 1 injured:

2021-04-28 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on I-77 in York County (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2021-04-28 - Sinkhole opens under car on Buitenkant Street in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

2021-04-28 - Lightning strike kills 2 brothers in Sunamganj (Bangladesh):

2021-04-28 - Hailstorm pounds parts of northern Texas:

2021-04-28 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Barbacoas (Colombia):

2021-04-28 - US investigating possible mysterious directed energy attack near White House:


  1. Flatline Friday Jonny and all JJFH readers.

    The year is 120 days old today. So for car haulers burning, we're at 1 every 7.5 days (or ~ 1 per week). Just for fun, we also have:
    a home explosion about every 2.6 days, almost 2 boats per day burning, about 1.5 buses and about 1 RV burn up every day, and about 8 tractor trailers per day going up in flames, so far this year.

    We're experiencing some wild weather with the severe hail storms in Texas and Oklahoma the past 2 days, while here in s/e PA we have a high wind event going on since yesterday (and continuing to Sat.).

    Destructive hail and tornadoes slam southern U.S., causing billion dollars worth of damage

    Severe hailstorms and tornadoes pounded the southern U.S. on Wednesday and Thursday, April 28 and 29, 2021, leaving a trail of destruction. As a result, more than 28 000 customers were without power in Texas alone, and damages across the region amounted to a billion dollars. [more]

    Renewed activity, new lava flow at Pacaya volcano threatens nearby communities, Guatemala

    The activity at Guatemalan Pacaya volcano switched from explosive to predominantly effusive on April 29, 2021, with two active lava flows -- one on the Southeast flank and the other on the Northwest. The new phase of increased activity comes less than a week after authorities declared the last eruptive phase over (February 5 - April 23). [more]

    Iceland's Fagradalsfjall Volcano continues spectacular eruption after being dormant for 6,000 years [2 videos]

    [SOTT]Comment: See also: 34,000 quakes in two weeks near Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland - 900% increase in activity compared with whole of 2020 [more]

    Heavy rain triggers destructive lahars, landslides and flash floods, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is advising the public of flooding and landslides in several areas on mainland St. Vincent as a result of heavy rainfall. The area has seen powerful volcanic eruptions and extremely heavy ashfall since April 9, 2021. The Met Office is urging residents to be alert for possible impacts resulting from rain-soaked ash. In addition, residents especially in the Yellow, Orange and Red Zones should avoid areas within the vicinity of rivers due to destructive lahars. [more]

    [see 2nd comment]

  2. Dogecoin Is The Perfect Currency For The United States Of America In 2021

    If you wanted to design a perfect currency for the farce that our financial system has become, you couldn’t do better than Dogecoin. It was created as a joke, it has no real value, but investors are feverishly gobbling it up as if it was the greatest investment that any of us have ever seen. A lot of people talk about the “Bitcoin bubble”, but Bitcoin is only up about 600 percent over the last 12 months. Dogecoin is up about 18,000 percent over the past year even though there is no restriction on how many Dogecoins can eventually be created. There is absolutely no reason why any rational investor should be putting a single red cent into Dogecoin, and yet it just keeps going up. In fact, at one point this week Dogecoin had a total market value “of almost $42 billion.”

    what is happening to Dogecoin is the same thing that is happening to our financial system as a whole. Our leaders in Washington have been creating, borrowing and spending money at an absolutely insane pace, and the numbers that we are now witnessing would have been unimaginable at one time.

    Unfortunately, the dramatic increase in the cost of living that we are starting to experience will be permanent. [more]

    European Plans for ‘Vaccine Passports’ Were in Place 20 Months Prior to the Pandemic. Coincidence?

    With the world being told that so-called ‘vaccine passports’ will be required for all international travel in future, and in many countries even to enter shops, restaurants, bars, gyms, hotels, theatres, concerts and sports events, the impression we are being given is that the measure is a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. In Europe, however, which hosts 8 of the top 10 pharmaceutical exporting countries, planning for vaccine passports began at least 20 months prior to the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. Apparently, the pandemic conveniently provided European politicians with the ‘excuse’ they needed to introduce the idea.

    [3rd comment below]

  3. The Truth About COVID-19 [new book with forward by RFK Jr.]

    National and global crises are seen as opportunities by government technocrats, billionaire oligarchs, Big Pharma, Big Data, Big Media and the military industrial intelligence apparatus to increase their power and wealth.

    Incitement of fear has been a central strategy of totalitarian systems for millennia. Demagogues weaponize fear to justify demands for blind obedience and to win public acquiescence for the demolition of civil and economic rights

    The technocrats’ plan, as laid out in various papers and reports, is to use bioterrorism to take control of the world’s resources, wealth and people

    That pandemic measures are not about protecting public health and saving lives can be ascertained by the fact that no cost-benefit calculations for any of the measures have ever been presented. They are merely tools for control

    The “scientific consensus” the medical technocracy wants you to believe in is that vaccines are the only available answer to this pandemic. The reality is there are many alternatives, and all of them are far safer than the experimental COVID-19 gene therapies being given. Two of the most important are vitamin D optimization and nebulized peroxide. I review many others in “The Truth About COVID-19”

    [some topics covered]
    The Weaponization of Fear

    Bioterrorism Is the New ‘War on Terror’

    Censorship Is an Essential Feature of Totalitarianism

    Fabricated Dogma Poses as ‘Scientific Consensus’ [more]

    [4th part follows]

  4. Continuation from yesterday regarding the spike protein in the vaccines. Some protein related diseases such as CJD can have up to a 50 year incubation period. If the protein is causing a change it could go unnoticed for a long period of time...although if it's 50 years it doesn't matter as imho most of us will be dead by then.

  5. 6000% Increase in Reported Vaccine Deaths 1st Quarter 2021 Compared to 1st Quarter 2020

    As can be expected when new experimental “vaccines” that are not approved by the FDA are given emergency use authorization to fight a “pandemic” that is now over a year old, reported deaths following the injections of these shots have now skyrocketed in the U.S. population by over 6000% here at the end of the first quarter of 2021, as compared to recorded deaths following FDA-approved vaccines at the end of the first quarter of 2020. [more]

    Indian study finds smokers and people in blood group O less vulnerable to Covid-19

    [if you're gonna smoke, smoke the good stuff!]

    An Indian study has found that the SARS-CoV-2 virus nearly spares smokers and people with 'O' blood group. The serosurvey conducted by the Indian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) also found that vegetarians also have less sero-positivity than the rest of the population. [more]

    [a bit of humor]
    DC now recommends wearing a seat belt even when you're outside the car

    The CDC has issued brand new recommendations regarding the wearing of seat belts. Health experts there are now recommending people wear a seat belt, even when outside the car.

    "This guidance is especially important if you're in a large group of people at the park or an outdoor event," said Dr. Stiku Pumybum. "Risk of collisions leading to bone breaks or concussions dramatically increase in large groups of people. Billions could die!"

    When pressed regarding what gives the CDC authority to comment on seat belt usage, they clarified that these were simply recommendations based on the latest scientific research, for the sake of public health. When further asked how exactly a seat belt that's not anchored to anything can protect anyone, they replied with a statement saying "SHUT UP IT'S SCIENCE!" [more]

    [5th comment follows]

  6. Huge Antarctica ice shelf at risk of collapsing

    One of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica is at risk of collapsing due to warm mountain winds, scientists have said.

    The Larsen C ice shelf, which is a floating mass of ice hugging the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, is melting at a faster rate due to strong and gusty winds, known as foehn, according to the team.
    Foehn winds occur when air passes over mountains, dropping most of its moisture on the ascent, before descending and picking up heat along the way.

    The researchers said these warm winds are a result of ozone depletion and increasing greenhouse gas concentrations. [more]

    Arizona farmers to bear brunt of cuts from Colorado River

    Arizona is prepared to lose about one-fifth of the water the state gets from the Colorado River in what could be the first federally declared shortage in the river that supplies millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico, state officials said Thursday.

    Arizona stands to lose more than any other state in the Colorado River basin that also takes in parts of Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Nevada and California. That's because Arizona agreed long ago to be the first in line for cuts in exchange for federal funding for a canal system to deliver the water to Arizona's major metropolitan areas. [more]

    [from Helping Out The Extinction Event news]
    Idaho lawmakers pass bill to kill most of state's wolf population

    Idaho lawmakers have approved a bill authorizing the state to kill up to 90% of its wolf population, a measure championed by farmers and cattle ranchers that will become law if signed by the governor in the coming days. [more; let's kill the farmers and cattle ranchers next!]

    [AND; see 6th installment]

  7. Grand Canyon seeks volunteers to kill bison within the park. Here’s why

    Grand Canyon National Park officials want to kill hundreds of bison over five years, and they need volunteers to help.

    The park’s bison population has grown to about 600 bison in the North Rim, according to the National Park Service. Officials are hoping to reduce that number to less than 200 by killing or relocating them. [more; ah yes, human "stewardship" of our planet]

    [here's another msm mouthpiece LYING outright]
    Fukushima's nuclear meltdown hasn't been the environmental calamity we feared

    It’s been ten years since the devastating 9.0 magnitude Tōhoku earthquake and its subsequent 46 foot-tall tsunami killed more than 18,000 people, obliterated entire towns, and crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Japan’s eastern coast. As the incident unfolded in March, 2011, the stricken power plant released massive amounts of cesium-137 into the surrounding environment (roughly 80 percent of the material running into the Pacific ocean) and continued to pour out around 30 gigabecquerel of cesium-137 and strontium-90 for the next two years. And, as of 2018, around 2 gigabecquerel of radioactive pollution still manages to escape the site daily. [more; NO PROBLEM, right? now let's dump MORE!]

    U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passes $35 billion water infrastructure bill

    he U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the first major infrastructure bill in this Congress that would authorize over $35 billion to upgrade the country's drinking and wastewater systems, a rare bipartisan show of support as the lawmakers remain divided over other infrastructure investments.

    The Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act, which passed 89-2, would give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding for grant programs and revolving loan funds to help communities upgrade aging infrastructure, invest in new technologies and support disadvantaged communities. [more]

    Rain, snow still to come in New England through Texas

    High wind warnings will likely be issued in Boston Friday afternoon with winds expected to be gusting 40 to 60 mph. A cold snap is expected on the East Coast by Saturday morning. [consecutive videos]

  8. Hey Terry!

    [musical interlude: Return To Forever: Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola, Lenny White - 43 Jazzaldia Festival, May 2, 2014 ~ 80.3 min.]

    'Smelly, terrible sight': Thousands of dead fish found on Eastern Auckland coastline in New Zealand

    Thousands of fish have been found dead along Auckland's Beachlands coastline, worrying locals as a strong stench lingers.

    Reeves told the Herald there were thousands of the same type of fish dead in the water and on the rocks.

    "There are thousands of them. On Monday there was a smell but no sign of fish. Tuesday I was down near the marina and I thought oh gosh what is that stuff?

    "And the coastline was covered in white. There were thousands of them.

    "They were white-silvery long fish. It's very smelly, it really stinks down there. But the water looks relatively clear." [more]

    While Reeves doesn't know what caused them to die, she said it looked like they were trying to "save their own lives".

    "It looks like they've tried to jump up on the rocks and get out of the water. There were about 40 of them that looked like they were trying to save their lives.

    "It's such a terrible sight to see."

    Another local who saw the fish said the "seagulls weren't touching them and it stank". [hey, there's a possible test for H2S - if a predator won't eat you, that may be why]

    "So far, there has been no notifications of algal blooms or spills events that we are aware of. [more]

    In Florida, a worrying uptick in manatee deaths in 2021 with 674 recorded from January to mid-April

    the gentle marine mammals are dying at an unprecedented rate in Florida, and there are not enough animal hospital "beds" to handle the crisis.

    The red tides caused by human use of fertilizers, the loss of food sources in their natural habitat and the shocks caused by collisions with boats are among the leading causes of manatee deaths in Florida.

    And this year, the death toll is skyrocketing.

    From January 1 to mid-April, 674 manatees have been found dead in Florida waters, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

    That is nearly triple the number of manatee deaths recorded in the same period in each of the previous five years. [more; video]

    [2nd comment below]

  9. St Vincent and the Grenadines - Heavy rainfall triggers mudflows and flash floods - up to 5 inches of rain in 6 hours

    The country is still struggling with the effects of ongoing eruptions of the La Soufriere volcano that began 09 April 2021. Following the heavy rain the government issued warnings to residents and drivers, saying "persistent rain and ash build-up on the roads and in drains have created conditions for flooding."

    Flooding and landslides also affected parts of the neighbouring island of St Lucia. [more; video]

    Flaming meteor fireball seen in Oman's sky

    a very bright white light was seen tending to blue, penetrating clouds, starting from the northeast, heading to the southwest, and after a few seconds an explosion followed."

    BNSF, the railroad unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, is prepared to handle any increase in rail traffic if the Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL) is shut due to an ongoing legal dispute, the company told Reuters. [more]

    [if'n ye cain't use a pahp lahn, sen' it bah RALE, att'l spill it!]

    [when unexpected guests arrive - "i'll get the bridge mix!"]
    More than 800 migrating birds make a pit stop inside a family's Southern California home

    The adage “birds of a feather flock together” has taken a new meaning for a California family that discovered over 800 birds as guests in their home.

    The Torrance, California family returned home from dinner on April 21 in Torrance to discover migrating birds had invaded their home through the chimney flute, KTLA reported. The TV station withheld the last name of the family at their request.

    A video from the family showed the birds circling above the home before diving into the chimney.

    “It’s so hard to explain. If you don’t see it with your own eyes, you’d never believe it,” a family member told the station.

    The flock eventually vacated the home and were believed to be passing through Southern California as they migrate north.

    Before the migratory birds vacated the premises, they left a parting gift.

    “You couldn’t walk in any spot in the living room, the kitchen and the hallway without stepping on bird droppings,” a family member told the TV station. [more]

    [3rd comment follows]

  10. Vaccine protects COVID-19 survivors against variants; virus' spike protein damages blood vessels

    In COVID-19 survivors, the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine protects not only against the original virus strain but also against worrisome variants, two studies show. UK researchers analyzed immune responses after a single dose of the vaccine in 51 people, including 25 people previously infected with an early version of the novel coronavirus. Survivors showed enhanced antibody responses against the newer, more infectious variants first seen in the UK and South Africa, whereas people who had not previously been infected did not produce antibodies that could neutralize the variants, according to a report on Friday in Science. Separately, U.S researchers studied 30 people after two doses of the vaccine. Immune responses were 3.4 times better at neutralizing the coronavirus in the 10 COVID-19 survivors than in the 20 who were not previously infected, they reported on medRxiv on Thursday ahead of peer review. The difference was even greater when looking at neutralization of new variants from the UK, South Africa and Brazil, said coauthor Fikadu Tafesse of Oregon Health & Science University. "For example, the South African variant, which is the best at evading neutralizing antibodies, was 6.5 times better blocked," or neutralized, in blood samples from people who were vaccinated after infection, he said.

    [too small a sample size for such a conclusion; they've been lying all along, why start telling the truth now? Take it if you think you need to, but i'd advise against it.]

    The spike proteins themselves cause direct damage to the cells that line the blood vessels, scientists found in test tube experiments using an engineered version of the spike and artery-lining cells obtained from mice. After attaching itself to the ACE2 protein on healthy cells, the spike disrupts signaling from ACE2 to the mitochondria - the cell's energy-generating structures - causing the mitochondria to become damaged, researchers reported on Friday in Circulation Research. COVID-19 is really a disease of the blood vessels, coauthor Uri Manor of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California said in a statement. The new findings could help explain the blood clots associated with COVID-19. They could also explain "why some people have strokes, and why some people have issues in other parts of the body," Manor said. "The commonality between them is that they all have vascular underpinnings." [more]

    [4th piece awaits]

  11. [Let's KILL 'em over HERE, but "bring 'em back over THERE!]
    US agency to look at bringing back bison on Montana refuge

    U.S. officials said they will consider in coming years whether to reintroduce wild bison to a million-acre (400,000-hectare) federal wildlife refuge in central Montana, a move that would be at odds with Republicans in the state who want to limit where bison can roam.

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans beginning in July “to engage Tribes and stakeholders on the topics of bison and bighorn sheep reintroductions” on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, a remote landscape of badlands and prairie bisected by the Missouri River, according to an Interior Department statement.

    Bison historically roamed the region but were wiped out across most of North America by overhunting in the late 19th century. Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte and his fellow Republicans in the Legislature have sought to make it harder to reintroduce bison to new areas.

    [Hey Joe, where you goin' with that charger in yer hand?]
    1 in 5 electric vehicle owners in California switched back to gas because charging their cars is a hassle, new research shows

    Roughly 20% of electric vehicle owners in California replaced their cars with gas ones, a new study shows.

    The main reason drivers made the switch was the inconvenience of charging.

    In roughly three minutes, you can fill the gas tank of a Ford Mustang and have enough range to go about 300 miles with its V8 engine.

    But for the electric Mustang Mach-E, an hour plugged into a household outlet gave Bloomberg automotive analyst Kevin Tynan just three miles of range. [more]