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Tuesday, 09 February

03:50

Southern Britain hit by Storm "Imogen" The Watchers » Latest articles

Storm "Imogen" hit southern Britain with heavy rainfall and strong winds on February 8, 2016. Thousands of households reported power loss across the affected areas, and major traffic disruptions and delays are in place. The Met Office has issued an amber...... Read more »

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03:22

A Brief Introduction to Earth First! and the Global Ecological Crisis Earth First! Newswire

by Panagioti Tsolkas / Earth First! Newswire

Cover of the book from Greece which this text originally appeared in.

Cover of the book from Greece which this text originally appeared in.

For those new to Earth First!, it can be described in a single sentence as a movement of people committed to stopping the destructive...

02:59

Rwanda: Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers’ Traps Earth First! Newswire

from National Geographic

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Just days after a poacher’s snare had killed one of their own, two young mountain gorillas worked together Tuesday to find and destroy traps in their Rwandan forest home, according to conservationists on the scene.

“This is absolutely the first time that we’ve seen juveniles doing that … I don’t know of any other reports in the world of juveniles destroying snares,” said Veronica Vecellio, gorilla program coordinator at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund‘s Karisoke Research Center, located in the reserve where the event took place.

“We are the largest database and observer of wild gorillas … so I would be very surprised if somebody else has seen that,” Vecellio added.

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02:54

Beyonce Joins Diddy, Mark Wahlberg and Big Sean to Aid Relief Efforts for Flint Water Crisis EcoWatch

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On the heels of her spectacular and politically charged performance, Beyoncé announced...

02:40

Message from Chuck Africa Earth First! Newswire

from the Earth First! Newswire

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The Earth First! Prisoner Support Project received the following message from imprisoned member of the Move 9, Chuck Africa.  The Move organization’s early protests centered around the use of animals in zoos and circuses, which have become a stronger force in the last few decades.  Chuck’s message comes on the heels of the announcement on January 11th that all eleven elephants now touring with the three Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus units will be “retired” to the company’s 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation by May 2016.  Apparently, the decision hinged on the fact that several cities and counties have passed ‘anti-circus’ and ‘anti-elephant’ ordinances, and President Kenneth Feld said it is expensive to fight legislation in each jurisdiction and difficult to plan tours amid constantly changing regulations.  While seemingly a call for celebration at first glance, the back story is that instead of performing, the elephants will merely become part of an ongoing cancer research project.  That’s not exactly ‘retirement.’  Altogether Ringling has 42 elephants, two of which are on loan to zoos, and the circuses will still torture tigers, lions, horses, dogs and camels.  Rodeos are yet another...

02:21

Mark Ruffalo to David Cameron: Fracking Push Is ‘Enormous Mistake’ EcoWatch

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Actor and environmental activist Mark Ruffalo warned in a video message to UK Prime Minister David Cameron that...

02:18

‘State of Disaster’ Declared in Zimbabwe over Drought Fire Earth

If humans had more time left, they would probably wipe out the population of Africa in 10 – 20 years Southern Africa: 14 Million people face hunger due to the prolonged drought A “state of disaster” has been declared in much of Zimbabwe’s rural areas plagued by a severe drought, with more than a quarter […]

02:07

Mark Ruffalo: We’re Heading Toward a National Water Crisis EcoWatch

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Flint’s man-made water disaster is an outrageous tragedy and a ...

01:47

Arctic Sea Ice Levels Hit Record Low After Unusually Warm January EcoWatch

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January Arctic sea ice extent was the lowest in the satellite record, attended by unusually high air temperatures over...

01:20

Neil Young Takes His Anti-Monsanto Message on the Road EcoWatch

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Neil Young has become a vocal advocate for social justice, working specifically to...

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Monday, 08 February

23:44

Fatal flooding and landslides hit Indonesia The Watchers » Latest articles

Heavy rainfalls, continuously lashing parts of Indonesia since February 5, 2016 has now triggered flooding and landslides across the affected areas. 9 people have been reported dead so far, and 4 missing while 4 000 people have been evacuated from their homes....... Read more »

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22:51

Brazil must save Amazon's Kawahiva tribe from genocide The Ecologist

The Kawahiva, an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon rainforest, face extinction unless Brazil's government acts to secure their legal rights to land, security and to remain undisturbed by outsiders, writes Lewis Evans. The decree that would achieve this vital goal has been sitting on the Minister of Justice's desk since 2013. Let's make sure he signs it soon, before it's too late.

21:30

Indian Point reactors contaminate New York groundwater The Ecologist

Highly radioactive tritium has leaked into groundwater at the Indian Point nuclear site 40 miles north of Manhattan, New York, write Sam Thielman & Alan Yuhas. Governor Cuomo has ordered a review of safety at the site, where two reactors are operating with no NRC license.

20:01

Catch of the Week Latest News

Community-supported fisheries bring the benefits of community-supported agriculture to the seas

16:33

Infection and Contagion within the Social Atmosphere Head Space

The Breaking Point and Our Capacity for Frustration What is the straw that breaks the camel’s back? This is a key question in the problem of personal morale. No one can really tell how they will behave in times of great danger until it comes to actually facing the test. The true test of reality […]

14:46

Earth changes intensifying: Volcanoes across the globe go ballistic as 2016 arrives The Extinction Protocol

Colima Volcano
February 2016MEXICOA volcano eruption in western Mexico has sent a spectacular plume of smoke and ash high into the air. Colima volcano is one of three that make up the Colima Volcanic Complex, near the west coast of Mexico. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the country and has erupted more than 40 times, including several times in the past few years. The volcano is permanently monitored by the University of Colima. –ABC
Kilauea VolcanoHawaii: (Jan 10, 2016) Nature’s fury was on full display as a rock fall in Hawaii cause an impressive explosion at Kilauea volcano. Volcano watchers recorded the massive explosion on Friday morning, when rocks splashed into the lake of lava at Halemaumau crater. These types of explosions are likely to occur when the lava lake level is relatively high, as it was on Friday, scientists say.
In fact, the lake was about 100 feet below the vent’s rim right before the blast. When the lava lake is high, scientists say rocks in the vent wall heat up, expand and then become unstable causing a big section of the rocks to collapse. Fortunately, the explosion does not pose a threat to any neighboring communities. Kileaua’s ongoing eruption began way back in January of 1983. –...

14:43

Peruvian volcano may be awakening from dormancy after 540 years – increased activity The Extinction Protocol

El Misti Volcano
February 2016PERUThe Peruvian volcano El Misti appears to have woken from centuries of dormancy with signs of increased activity. Note, this DOES NOT mean there will be a volcanic eruption and activity remains within a normal range of an active volcano. However, this is an interesting an opportune time for geologists to study the inner workings of volcanoes to better predict and understand their activity. Geologists are piecing together an interesting set of data that are indicative of an increase in activity. With the help of seismic monitoring systems, Peruvian scientists will be able to link seismic activity to gas release.
Volcanic eruptions are very hard to predict, however, there are a number of signs that geologists have identified as potential precursors to an eruption. Physical changes on the volcano, such as a slight increase in the surface temperature, an increased release of volcanic gases, ground fissures, and slight tremors are often signs of an increased likelihood of eruption. El Misti has exhibited several of these changes in the past weeks; however it’s very important to note the scale of the changes in activity. The slight increase in activity is not the same scale seen when a volcano eruption is eminent.
El Misti, also known as Putina, is a stratovolcano located near the southern Peruvian city of Arequipa a city just shy of a million people. El Misti lies in the Andean Mountain chain and has been known for past eruptions centuries ago, the last major eruption occurring sometime between 1440 and 1470. The Andes Mountains and its El Misti...

14:40

Mount Soputan volcano erupts in North Sulawesi, Indonesia The Extinction Protocol

Soputan Volcano
February 2016INDONESIAMount Soputan volcano in North Sulawesi province of Indonesia erupted several times on Sunday, spewing a column of hot ash by up to 2.5 km high, official of disaster management agency said. Mount Soputan, located some 60 km from Manado, capital of the province, has high potential for further big eruption which is indicated by persistent tremors with amplitude of 41 mm, Spokesman of National Disaster Management Agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho disclosed.
Several sub-districts in Minahasa Tenggara district were hit by rains of ash and volcanic materials that the local disaster agency distributes masks to protect local residents from the impact, he told Xinhua via phone. The authorities have banned villagers or visitors from entering the area of 4 km from the crater, but at the southwest of the crater the evacuation zone is at 6. 5 km, Mr. Sutopo said. The 1,874- meter high Mount Soputan is one of Indonesia’s active volcanoes whose number is about 129, according to the National Volcanology Agency. –Xinhuanet

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14:24

Spectacular eruption of Japan’s Sakurajima volcano throws 2.2 km smoke column skyward The Extinction Protocol

Sakurajima
February 2016JAPANA Japanese volcano has erupted in spectacular fashion, causing authorities to create a 2km no-go zone in the area as molten rock, smoke, ash and lightning crackled and roared through the atmosphere. No injuries were reported when Sakurajima, on Japan’s Kyushu Island in the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” blew its top earlier this week, with officials saying the display, while impressive, was the result of a relatively average eruption. “I don’t think there will be any serious impact from the explosion,” Kazuhiro Ishihara, a volcanologist at Kyoto University, told NHK.
“But of course we must keep monitoring the volcanic activity.” The explosion and its 2.2km high ash cloud, which generated apocalyptic-looking tongues of lightning, was enough for officials to call a level-three alert, restricting access to the mountain; locals and visitors have also been warned to keep an eye out for cinders and lava flows. Sakurajima is a highly active volcano, with some 700 eruptions last year, the most having occurred in September last year. –9News
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14:13

Rare Sub-Antarctic volcano eruption captured on film The Extinction Protocol

Big Ben Volcano
February 2016ANTARCTICAA rarely seen volcanic eruption on a sub-Antarctic island has been captured by a team of scientists sailing near the remote area. Heard Island, about 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) southwest of Australia and just 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) north of the coast of Antarctica, is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) long and is dominated by an active volcano known as Big Ben. Volcanic activity at the spot has been known since 1881, and satellites recorded eruptions there in the 1990s and 2000s. However, because the island is remote and rarely visited, eye-witness accounts of such eruptions are few and far between.
Researchers and crew on board the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) ship Investigator witnessed the eruption during a University of Tasmania-led expedition to investigate whether iron from underwater volcanoes in the region exerts control on the dynamics of phytoplankton blooms and fertilization of the Southern Ocean. “We saw vapor being emitted from the top of the volcano and we saw lava flows coming down the flank of Big Ben,” Professor Mike Coffin of the University of Tasmania’s Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, the voyage’s chief scientist, said. “This was a very exciting observation. There are very few ships that come to this part of the world and in fact the last geological expedition that landed on Heard Island was in 1987.”
Although remote, Big Ben is not the most southerly active volcano in the world. That honor goes to Mt. Erebus, on Antarctica’s Ross Island, which was discovered on J...

14:03

At least 35 dead, 100 missing – after powerful earthquake strikes Taiwan The Extinction Protocol

Taiwan Quake
February 2016TAIWANA powerful and shallow 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan. Most of the 32 confirmed to have died after the quake were in the Weiguan Jinlong building in Tainan City. Tainan Mayor William Lai said survivors and relatives had reported legal “violations” but gave no further details. Dozens of people thought to still be trapped in the ruins. Two of them, a male and a female at different sides of the building, were reported to be talking to rescue workers. Huang Kuang-wei, 20, was rescued early on Sunday, but a six-month-old baby girl pulled alive from the rubble a few hours later died in hospital.
Mr Lai said: “I’ve contacted judicial units and prosecutors have formally launched an investigation. “We’ve also commissioned three independent bodies to preserve evidence during the rescue so we can assist the residents if they want to file lawsuits in the future. We will hold the builder responsible if they have broken the law.”
The 17 storeys of the Weiguan Jinlong (Golden Dragon) apartment complex crumpled as the magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck just before 04:00 local time on Saturday (20:00 GMT Friday). Census records suggest about 260 people were living there but it is now thought that more than 300 were inside at the time of the collapse, as some students renting rooms would not have been registered and people may have had guests staying to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday beginning on Monday.
Hundreds of soldiers are involved in the...

13:59

Vegan Monday: Sudanese Cinnamon Tea Speak Up For The Voiceless – International Animal Rescue Foundation – Environmental News and Media

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Sudanese Cinnamon Tea

There are so many teas and coffees on the market today its hard to choose which one is good for you. Some tea plantations are grown within habitats that have pushed various species of animal to the brink of extinction. While there are some coffee plantations that state they’re all for the environment, just to later find out they are not. Meanwhile lets be honest, tea is pretty much tea. Some may like it while others hate it, so why not jazz that cuppa up a little with some rather tasty African Sudanese Cinnamon Tea? Its nice, trust me!

My travels all over Africa have always been accompanied with cinnamon sticks and some real Sudan tea leaves, however in this recipe the leaves are English (the best of course – so they say), don’t forget you’ll need tea leaves and NOT tea bags!. I’ve received quite a number of requests on where to locate such herbs, spices, and foods themselves.

Most of the tropical vegan and veggie ingredients can actually be located in your local hypermarket, European, Asian or African wholefood markets. Just Google. These small stalls or markets host a massive range of peculiar ingredients, delicacies and flavors – all of which are mostly meat free. Don’t forget you can also follow us on our main vegan and vegetarian healthy eating Facebook page hereto: VEGAN & VEGETARIAN HEALTHY LIVING.

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12:56

Endangered Species Monday: Turanana taygetica | Dedicated to Mme Taylor Nicole. Speak Up For The Voiceless – International Animal Rescue Foundation – Environmental News and Media

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Endangered Species Monday: Turanana taygetica

This Mondays (ESP) Endangered Species watch Post I touch up on the T. taygetica identified by Dr Rebel back in 1902. Image credited: Zeynel Cebeci I am also dedicating this article to the early Mme Taylor Nicole who sadly passed away last week to Mother Christina Ann. Mme Ann is an unselfish animal rights activist dedicating her time, love and care to African, American and international wildlife. Mme Ann regularly undertakes animal rights projects for the Start for Animals Project, Missouri, United States.

The ‘odd spot blue butterfly’ as the species is commonly known was primarily identified by Dr Hans Rebel whom was an Austrian entomologist who specialized in Lepidoptera. Rebel, who had an early interest in natural history and butterflies, first became a lawyer. He devoted his spare time to studying Lepidoptera and established the entomological section of the Botanical and Zoological Society of Vienna.

He succeeded Alois Friedrich Rogenhofer (1831–1897) as keeper of the Lepidoptera collection of the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna, a post he held from 1897 to 1932. Dr Rebel enriched the collections and as a grand voyageur, made many collecting trips in Austro-Hungary and five trips in the Balkans. He directed the Department of Zoology in 1923 and was the museum’s director general in 1925.

T. taygetica is listed as [near threatened], although...

12:06

Borroloola Human Rights and Environment Advocacy Seminar Environmental Defenders Office (NT) Inc

EDO NT spent the last week in Borroloola assisting with a human rights and environment advocacy seminar. Heads off to the Environment Centre NT, SEED & Action Aid for their efforts in what were an inspiring few days. Heads off also to our incredible indigenous friends in Borroloola and the strength and passion they bring when [...] Continue Reading →

08:23

The buck stops with Mr O’Neill on Bougainville Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

O'Neill and Momis pose

O’Neill and Momis (photo Tony Kaybing)

Bougainville Freedom Movement

On 12 January 2016, Papua New Guinea’s prime minister, Peter O’Neill, took on the portfolio of Bougainville Affairs in his latest cabinet reshuffle. Mr O’Neill says this is because the autonomous region is a top priority for the government as it heads towards a referendum on possible independence.

The Leader of the Opposition Don Polye queried the motive behind the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill giving himself the Bougainville Affairs Ministry in light of the looming vote on a referendum. Don Poyle then described the minor reshuffle as ‘self-serving and not in the best interest of the country.’

Then on 21 January 2016, Papua New Guinea opposition MP Sam Basil warned about the prime minister Peter O’Neill’s interest in the Panguna mine in Bougainville.

“Mr O’Neill last month (December 2015) met with the president of the autonomous Bougainville region, John Momis, over a reported government proposal to purchase 53% of Rio T...

07:32

Storm "Imogen" to bring very strong winds to southern Britain The Watchers » Latest articles

UK Met Office warns a low pressure system, named Storm "Imogen," will bring some very strong winds across the southern parts of Britain on Monday, February 8, as it moves eastward. Imogen follows Storm "Henry," which ran close to the north of...... Read more »

03:24

Scientists Explore Toxic Ice Caves to Learn About Potential Alien Life on Other Planets EcoWatch

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A team of researchers from National Geographic carried out an expedition into the...

03:12

Climate Change Poses Threat to Key Ingredient in Beer, NOAA Warns EcoWatch

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As any beer lover knows, hops are a key ingredient in beer. But now, climate change poses a...

03:11

Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) Pandemic Manmade Fire Earth

Varroa-vectored virus pandemic threatens world’s pollinators  —study World’s honeybees are undergoing population collapses that are caused by multiple threats, especially the deformed wing virus (DWV), according to a new study. Deformed wing virus (DWV) and its vector, the mite Varroa destructor, posed a major threat to the world’s honeybee populations. And researchers have found that […]

02:50

Watch Larry David and Bernie Sanders ‘Bern It Up’ on Saturday Night Live EcoWatch

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Last night Sen. Bernie Sanders made his much anticipated, first appearance on...

02:08

Yes, humans really are causing earthquakes The Watchers » Latest articles

The central United States is experiencing an unprecedented surge in earthquakes that began in 2009, rising from an average of 21 magnitude 3 and larger quakes to over 650 in 2014 alone. This increased earthquake activity is found in just a few concentrated regions...... Read more »

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01:57

M6.4 Seismic Event: Yujing, Taiwan, (Post-Event Review) Head Space

Recent Earthquakes Near Yujing, Taiwan The earthquake occurred in China , Province of Taiwan (population 22,456,987) on 2016-02-05 at 19:57:27 (UTC). The nearest places are Pingtung, 28km (17mi) NE and Yujing, Taiwan, 35km (22mi) SE, of epicenter. The maximum altitude nearby is 3686m . Natural Hazard – Seismic Event  Asia –  China | Taiwan  Location: 28km […]

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Sunday, 07 February

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Saturday, 06 February

20:59

Major Disaster Declaration Proclaimed for Arkansas Fire Earth

Federal Disaster Declared in the State of Arkansas Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4254) Incident period: December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016 Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 05, 2016 The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Arkansas in the areas affected by severe storms, […]

20:38

Federal Emergency Declared for Louisiana Fire Earth

Emergency Declaration for Louisiana Issued by White House (EM-3376) Flooding during the period of December 28, 2015 to February 1, 2016 has prompted the White House to declare a federal emergency in the State of Louisiana. Areas that were most affected by “threat of a catastrophe” include in the parishes of Concordia, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, […]

20:26

FIRE-EARTH Alert: WROP Fire Earth

CJ Members WROP Details of the alert is being broadcast hourly on CH03. Filed under: News Alert Tagged: CH03, CJ Members, Fire-Earth Alert, hourly bulletin, WROP

14:45

Deadly Quake Strikes Taiwan Fire Earth

M6.4 EQ strikes S. Taiwan causing fatalities, destroying buildings Centered at 22.871°N, 120.668°E the quake occurred at a depth of 23.0km (14.3 mi), reported USGS/EHP. There are reports of multiple fatalities, and scores of injuries, with about a dozen apartment blocks and other buildings destroyed or damaged. Aftershocks Most of the reported damage occurred in […]

05:39

Disease may wipe out the world's bananas - unless we adopt agroecological solutions The Ecologist

Bananas are at the sharp end of industrial agriculture's chemical war on pests and pathogens, writes Angelina Sanderson Bellamy. But even 60 pesticide sprays a year isn't enough to keep the diseases at bay. It's time to seek new solutions with little or no use of chemicals, working with nature, growing diverse crops on the same land - and breaking the dominance of the banana multinationals.

04:30

Tonga Declares Zika Outbreak Fire Earth

Five cases of the ZIKV infection confirmed, hundreds of suspected cases being investigated The South Pacific island-nation of Tonga has declared an outbreak of the Zika virus after five cases of the infection were confirmed. The outbreak comes shortly after Brazilian government’s health authorities announced that active Zika virus had been detected in the saliva […]

02:56

Crop Disasters Declared in Two U.S. States Fire Earth

Excessive rain and flooding destroy crops across 18 counties in Georgia, North Carolina Continued excessive rain and flooding destroy crops across 18 counties in North Carolina and Virginia . The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 18 counties in North Carolina and Virginia as crop disaster areas due to damages and […]

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Friday, 05 February

21:20

Sakurajima Volcano Explodes Fire Earth

Sakurajimsa erupts at Showa crater The explosive eruption occurred at 09:56UTC producing a large plume of smoke and ash followed by lava flow. Authorities upgraded the volcanic warning to a “Level 3 (Do not approach the volcano).” One of the most active volcanoes in the world, Sakurajima is located in Kagoshima Bay, southern Kyushu, Japan […]

04:48

Zika Virus Sold Online! Fire Earth

Zika virus (ATCC® VR-84™) patented in 1947 by the Rockefeller Foundation History & Description Agent: Zika virus Strain: MR 766 (Original) Effect on Host: Paralysis and death Name of Depositor: J. Casals, Rockefeller Foundation Source: Blood from experimental forest sentinel rhesus monkey, Uganda, 1947 Year of Origin: 1947 Classification: Flaviviridae, Flavivirus Product Format: freeze-dried Storage […]

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Thursday, 04 February

15:54

ZIKV: Health Emergency Declared in 4 Florida Counties Fire Earth

Florida Governor Declares Health Emergency in Four Counties Gov. Scott has signed Executive Order 16-29 directing Florida State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong to declare a public health emergency in the four counties which have the Zika virus, according to the governor’s website. The Executive Order follows the discovery of a total of nine travel-associated […]

02:50

Major Disaster Declaration Proclaimed for Washington Fire Earth

Federal Disaster Declared in Washington Severe Winter Storm, Straight-Line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, Mudslides, and a Tornado (DR-4253) Incident period: December 01, 2015 to December 14, 2015 Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 02, 2016 The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Washington in the areas affected by a severe […]

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Wednesday, 03 February

23:55

US, Belgian Energy Companies Accused of Criminal Negligence Fire Earth

Southern California Gas Company & Belgian energy company Electrabel sued for criminal negligence California Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against SoCal Gas Co, the company responsible for a massive gas leak near Los Angeles. There are now 11 local, state and federal agencies that are either suing or investigating the company, owned by Sempra […]

20:58

ZIKV Update – Feb. 3, 2016 Fire Earth

Zika virus acquired through sexual transmission —Texas Officials Health officials have confirmed that a person in Dallas County, Texas, contracted the Zika virus through sexual contact, the first such case reported in the continental United States. The patient in Texas was infected after having sex with their partner who had returned from Venezuela, according to reports. […]

00:19

Bernie and Hillary - speak out on America's dying nuclear reactors! The Ecologist

America's crumbling nuclear power plants, dozens of them built to the design that spectacularly failed at Fukushima, must be closed down to prevent catastrophe, writes Harvey Wasserman. So let's hear Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton speak out on the topic and make it a core issue in the Presidential race!

Tuesday, 02 February

23:04

Major Disaster Declaration Proclaimed for Idaho Fire Earth

Federal Disaster Declared in Idaho due to Severe Winter Storms (DR-4252) Incident period: December 16-27, 2015 Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 01, 2016 The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Idaho in the areas affected by Severe Winter Storms during the period of December 16-27, 2015.  The areas […]

22:45

Zika Virus Outbreak Result of Bioweapon? Fire Earth

ZIKV outbreak possibly resulted from  biological warfare: Russian expert Russia’s former Surgeon General has said that the Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak could be due to the use of biological warfare, said a report. One of the possible causes for the spread of the deadly Zika virus outbreak could be the use of biological warfare, Russia’s former Chief State Sanitary […]

15:47

WHO Declares Microcephaly Cluster a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’ Fire Earth

Experts ‘strongly suspect’ causal relationship between Zika infection during pregnancy and microcephaly WHO convened an Emergency Committee, under the International Health Regulations, to gather advice on the severity of the health threat associated with the continuing spread of Zika virus disease in Latin America and the Caribbean. Some 18 experts and advisers assessed “the strong […]

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