This blog is dedicated to looking at news stories and articles dealing with natural disasters, earth changes and other environmental phenomenon. This bloc will list some events are headlines as well as others that are much less well known.
14 Mar 2011 - Nuclear Meltdowns - VariousWell if the Tsuanmi was not bad enough, the nuclear fallout looks like it might be even worse. Two explosions so far and now a third reactor with exposed fuel rods.Thousands of bodies washing up onshore. This is truly a horrible disaster, the quake was so powerful it shifted the Earth's axis. I think thus far, the death toll may be somewhat underestimated but, I hope I am wrong. In the town of Natori, there was no one left to rescue. Is there any risk to the US? Offficial sources (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission) says the US will not experience any harmful effects from the fallout in Japan. OK, you expect a statement like that even if they knew the whole west coast is set to glow green for the next twelve millenium. But this time, they may not be far from the truth. While I am no expert here, I do know a little about Nuclear Radiation, I do not think this poses a great risk to the US. Much will depend on weather patterns, the jetstream and how many reactors meltdown, and now long they release radiation into the atmosphere. Alpha radiation is pretty bad, but as long as it is not inhaled or ingested, there is not a major health threat this far away from the disaster. But it remains to be seen how much of an effect this will have in the areas immediately surrounding these reactors. What does radiation sickness look like? Here is a decent article on it. Mike Ruppert has an interesting piece here on the disaster. He fully admits he was fooled by a hoax map and fesses up freely. It is sad that some really sick people would perpetrate a hoax like that at a time like this. Those of you wanting to see which way the wind blows (literally) can find a map here for themselves.
10 Mar 2011 - 6.3 Quake Hits Japan - LAT
9 Mar 2011- In Southern California Millions Of Dead Fish- LAT
7 Mar 2011- Hawaii: Volcanic Crater Collapses, Lava Spews - CNN
7 Mar 2011- 6.2 Quake Hits Chile - LAT
3 Mar 2011- Mega Drought For American Southwest? - Nature News - Colorodo Independent
A look at the ancient past by Scientists seems to indicate some dry times ahead for this part of the country..
3 Mar 2011- Somali Drought Pushes People Into Urban Conflict Zones - UNHCR
According to the latest country-wide food security assessment, an estimated 2.4 million people in Somalia are in Humanitarian Emergency and Acute Food and Livelihoods Crisis, or 32 per cent of the total population in Somalia ... The central regions have suffered form eight consecutive seasons of below average seasonal performance and the capacity to withstand the current crisis during the harsh Jilaal dry season (January to March) is limited. Up to 70 per cent of the total populations in Hiiraan region are in crisis and in need of humanitarian assistance or livelihood support.
3 Mar 2011- USDA Scientist Finds New Pathogen In Monsanto GMO Foods - Institute For Science In Society
Now this is most interesting and troubling. This is no crackpot that discovered this. This new disease is thought to be the cause of sudden death syndrome in Soybeans and 'wilt' in corn. It also, according to the report, may be responsible for the infertility rates of Dairy Heifers and spontaneous abortions in Cows. "I have studied plant pathogens for more than 50 years. We are now seeing an unprecedented trend of increasing plant and animal diseases and disorders. This pathogen may be instrumental to understanding and solving this problem. It deserves immediate attention with significant resources to avoid a general collapse of our critical agricultural infrastructure." Sincerely, COL (Ret.) Don M. Huber - Emeritus Professor, Purdue University APS Coordinator, USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System (NPDRS)
3 Mar 2011- Fears That Cantebury (NZ) Volcano May Awaken - - Earth Changes And Pole Shifts
ChristChurch residetns are smelling sulpher and are concerned about the aftershocks in the aftermath of the recent deadly quake. This has led some to wonder if a nearby Volcano is about to erupt. .
1 Mar 2011- Natural Gas Fracking Blamed For Radium In Water And Earthquakes In Arkansas - Colorodo Independent
You can find an interesting study on this here.
1 Mar 2011- Yellowstone Volcano Soon To Erupt? - Car Rentals (UK)
Mar 2011- Worlds
Largest Mud Volcano To Erupt For 26 Years
28 Feb 2011- Peru: Huge Crack Found On Earths Surface - Living In Peru
Feb 2011- World
Wants To Avert Rice Price Rises
28 Feb 2011- 4.7 Quake Hits Arkansas. - Huff Post
28 Feb 2011- Bolivia Evacuates Residents As Floods, Landslides destroy homes. - AHN
- Cause? Heavy rains and swollen rivers
28 Feb 2011 – Food Prices Going Up – Wisconsin AG Connection
- Crazy storms, droughts are all contributing to higher food prices around the world. Food prices are also contributing to rising unrest in the developing world.
28 Feb 2011 – Sun Throws Out Another Major Flare, barely Missing Earth - Unthinkable
28 Feb 2011 – Snows Threaten Canada With Heavy Acerage Loss – USAGNET
28 Feb 2011 – India: Food Rots While Prices Rise – Al Jazeera
27 Feb - 2011 - $40m Grant To Fight Wheat Pathogen – Cornell University
UG 99 is a wheat fungus that threatens the Global food supply
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