Sep 06

- Still snowing in Australia – Perisher extends ski season (Ice Age Now, Sep 5, 2014):

“Some of the biggest snowfalls in decades.”

“The 2014 snow season has seen some of the biggest snowfalls in decades with over two metres of snow falling in a two week period, setting up the season to be one of the best ever in terms of snow depth and consistency,” says Perisher website. Continue reading »

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Sep 06

- Record Snowfall – Winter Arrives Early In Barrow, Alaska (Ice Age Now, Sep 4, 2014):

Heaviest calendar-day snow on record anytime from August through the first week of September.

Barrow, Alaska, was blanketed by its first significant snowfall of the season Tuesday, turning the town into a winter wonderland just one day after Labor Day.


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Tuesday’s 4.4 inches of snow tied the third heaviest September calendar-day snow on record in Barrow. Only Sept. 13, 1987 (5.1 inches) and Setp. 9, 2003 (4.7 inches) were heavier. Tuesday was its heaviest calendar-day snow on record anytime from August through the first week of September. Continue reading »

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Sep 05

- Drought apocalypse begins in California as wells run dry (Natural News, Sep 4, 2014):

Water wells in central California have begun to run dry, reports the LA Times. (1) “Extreme drought conditions have become so harsh for the Central Valley community of East Porterville [that] many of its residents dependent on their own wells have run out of water.”

Tulare County has confirmed their wells have run out of water, and so far hundreds of homes have no running water.

According to the LA Times, rumors are also spreading that Child Protective Services officials will begin taking children away from families who have no running water, although the county claims the rumor is false.

It begins: the collapse of California’s water aquifers

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Sep 05

California Nuclear Plant Engineer: We were hit by explosion at Fukushima Unit 3 (MAP) — “The public started to freak out” — Tell colleagues what radioactive material is coming their way… don’t notify public — Don’t release initial data to officials until they’re ‘on board’ (ENENews, Sep 4, 2014):

Martin Wright, Radiation Protection Senior Engineer at Diablo Canyon nuclear plant (California) — Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) Monitoring for Japan Nuclear Accident (pdf), 21st Annual RETS‐REMP Workshop (Hosted by NEI/Exelon Nuclear):

Presentation Excerpts

  • Politics and Public Hysteria >> The public started to freak out [about Fukushima] >> Anti-nukes fed the hysteria >> Reporters wanted to come watch our technicians perform milk sampling (we said no) PG&E did not want our picture linked with the Fukushima Event
  • Now the Big Question ????? How much did all this extra sampling cost? … about $40,000 Continue reading »

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Sep 05

- Fukushima nuclear material reported in West Coast groundwater; It’s discharging into Pacific Ocean — Fallout also found in meat and fish from same area — “Routinely detected’ in plant life long after March 2011 (ENENews, Sep 3, 2014):

Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) Units 1 and 2 Annual Radiological Environmental Operating Report, published April 30, 2014: Isotopic releases occurred in Japan and were carried by the jet stream to the west coast of the United States… [DCPP] periodically detected cesium (Cs-137) within market fish and cow meat due to deposition of Cs-137 from [Fukushima]… Fukushima Cs-137 was detected within one sample of monitoring well… Cs-137 was detected in three samples of market fish most likely due to rainwater washout of Fukushima Cs-137… Cs-137 was detected in [a] 2013 meat samples due to the Fukushima Japan nuclear accidents. This detection occurred… in October… [DCPP] detected cesium within milk, vegetation, and meat throughout 2011 [and] continued to detect cesium within groundwater, fish, vegetation, and meat throughout 2012. Continue reading »

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Sep 05

- Early September blizzard in Alaska (Ice Age Now, Sep 3, 2014):

“Whiteout conditions should be expected.


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK – 2 SEP 2014

NORTHEASTERN BROOKS RANGE- INCLUDING…ANAKTUVUK PASS…ATIGUN PASS…GALBRAITH LAKE… SAGWON…FRANKLIN BLUFFS …

BLIZZARD WARNING FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (last night) TO MIDNIGHT AKDT WEDNESDAY NIGHT… Continue reading »

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Sep 05

- Fukushima forecast used by gov’t shows nuclear waste crossing ocean in single massive cluster — “Maximum concentration propagates eastward in Pacific toward U.S.” — Highest levels worldwide remain along coast of N. America through 2026 (VIDEO) (ENENews, Sep 2, 2014):

Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (Norway), 2013 (emphasis added):The massive nuclear leakage into ocean from Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant was observed on March 25th,2011. The transport of leaked radioactive pollutant from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant was simulated… assuming constant and continuous leakage for 20 days (scenario 1) and for one year (scenario 2) starting from March 25th, 2011 and was integrated for 20 years… There is no remarkable difference of transport pathways… for the nuclear waste… The results of the ensembles indicate that the nuclear pollutant for both scenarios transports eastward to eastern Pacific… It takes about 10 to 15 years to reach the coast of East Asia… a realistic source function is required and atmospheric fallout and role of ocean ecology should also be taken into account, in order to get a more reliable assessment of possible impact of the radioactive leakage on the ocean environment. Continue reading »

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Sep 05

- TV:: ‘Zombie’ starfish found along Pacific coast — Experts: “Much spookier than in past” — Babies “die so quickly… they just disappear” — Change in seawater could have activated deadly pathogen — Worries about creation of ‘superbug’ — Serious ecosystem changes now appearing (VIDEO) (ENENews, Sep 2, 2014):

NBC San Diego, Jun 22, 2014 (emphasis added): Wasting “Zombie” Sea Stars Found in San Diego — A mysterious disease deforming and killing sea stars along the West Coast, causing their limbs to dissolve, has reached the waters off San Diego’s coastline… The impacted creatures have also been referred to as “zombie sea stars.”… “You would see a trail of arms and [think] ‘Oh, this is going to lead me somewhere bad,’ and then you keep following the arms. Sure enough there’s this zombie sea star,” said UCSB research diver Sarah Sampson who is currently working in the North County. “You see the arms crawling away.”.. According UC Santa Cruz researchers, since April the number of cases increased dramatically in areas including Carlsbad, La Jolla, Mission Bay and Point Loma… Continue reading »

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Sep 04

FLASHBACK:

- Halliburton Manager Gets One Year Probation For Destroying Evidence Of 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster

- Halliburton To Plead Guilty To Destroying Gulf Evidence And To Pay Maximum Fine Of $200,000

- Halliburton Admits It Destroyed Gulf Spill Evidence, … Pays 0.0007% Of Revenue Fine

- US Presidential Panel: Halliburton Knew Cement Mixed For BP Blowout Well Was Unstable

- Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: The Halliburton Connection:

The company acknowledged Friday that it had completed the final cementing of the oil well and pipe just 20 hours before the blowout last week.

And don’t forget this fact (!!!):

“Just eight days before the Gulf blow-out, Halliburton also announced that it had agreed to buy Boots & Coots for $240.4 million. Who are Boots & Coots?

The world’s largest oil-spill clean-up company which also deals with oil and gas well fires and blowouts.

What an incredibly fortunate coincidence. What a slice of luck.”


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- Halliburton will pay $1.1 billion to settle Deepwater Horizon oil disaster lawsuits (The Verge Sep 2, 2014):

Halliburton has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle much of its part in 2010′s Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster. The incident killed 11 people, and resulted in the largest oil spill in this history of the US after offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded. Halliburton was responsible for cement mixture used to seal the oil well, which ended up being faulty. Continue reading »

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Sep 04

- Mexican Judge Departs From Script, Turns Monsanto’s Mexican Dream Into Legal Nightmare (Wolf Street, Sep 1, 2014):

The U.S. agribusiness giant Monsanto is long accustomed to getting its own way. Through a combination of back-channel lobbying, opaque political funding and revolving-door politics, the multinational agrochemical and biotechnology corporation has subverted, corrupted and infiltrated the elected governments of countries around the world, from the smallest and poorest to the biggest and richest.

However, if recent events in Europe and Latin America are any indication, the tide may well be subtly turning against the interests of Monsanto and its fellow GMO oligopolies and in the favor of independent food growers and consumers. Despite their tireless lobbying efforts in Brussels, the “Big Six” (Monsanto, Du Pont Pioneer, Syngenta, Vilmorin, Winfield and KWS) continue to hit a brick wall of resistance in many of Europe’s biggest markets, including Germany and France. As I reported in April this year, popular resistance is on the rise across Latin America, as indigenous and peasant communities rise up against government legislation that would apply brutally rigid intellectual copyright laws to the crop seeds they are able to grow. Continue reading »

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Sep 04

- UK Supermarkets Told to Wake Up to GMO Environmental Damage (Sustainable Pulse,Aug 27, 2014):

GeneWatch UK called on supermarkets Wednesday to wake up to the environmental harm caused by genetically modified (GM) animal feed, imported from North and South America. Blanket spraying of Monsanto’s RoundUp Ready GM crops with the weedkiller RoundUp has destroyed the habitat of the Monarch butterfly in the United States to such an extent that a petition was filed yesterday seeking endangered species protection for the butterfly, which has declined more than 90 percent in under 20 years.

“Supermarkets should act now to secure GM-free-fed meat, milk and eggs for all their customers” said Dr Helen Wallace, Director of GeneWatch UK, “They must help to save the Monarch butterfly and protect other wildlife habitats from being destroyed by blanket spraying with RoundUp”.

Sign the Petition Here to Stop UK Supermarkets Accepting GM Feed

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Sep 03

H/t reader squodgy:

“So, who the hell do we believe???”

If we consider low temperature and sea-ice records the volcano theory seems to be the only one that does make sense …

Related articles:

- Scientists Stranded As Antarctic Temperatures Plunge To Lowest Ever Recorded

- Volcanoes Melting West Antarctic Glaciers, Not Global Warming

- Antarctica Sets Yet Another Sea-Ice Record

- Coldest June Since Measurements Began In Adélie Land, Antarctica

- ANTARCTIC BEGAN MELTING 5,000 YEARS EARLIER THAN FIRST THOUGHT

- Ship Sent To Rescue GLOBAL WARMING Researchers Trapped In Antarctic, Gets Trapped In Antarctic

- Chinese Icebreaker Turns Back From Antarctic Rescue Mission

- Shocking Climate Change Update:

- Volcanoes melting Antarctic glaciers from below (Ice Age Now, June 12, 2014):

Dive below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and you’ll find fire as well as ice,

… especially if we also consider what happens in the Arctic:

- Arctic Ice Cap Covers 656,000 Sq Miles MORE Than 2 Years Ago

- August 15 Global Sea Ice Area Highest Since 1996

As a side note:

Google translation:

- How The Ozone Hole Over The Arctic Disappared (Spiegel, May 31, 2012):

Good news from the Arctic: has startled the giant ozone hole, the researchers in the past year, has disappeared. Human conduct, however, was not in the game – the weather is responsible for the healing of the shield.


- New Satellite Maps Show World’s Major Ice Caps Melting at Unprecedented Rate (Eco Watch, Sep 1, 2014):

 German researchers have established the height of the Greenland and Antarctic ice caps with greater precision than ever before. And the new maps they have produced show that the ice is melting at an unprecedented rate.

The maps, produced with a satellite-mounted instrument, have elevation accuracies to within a few metres. Since Greenland’s ice cap is more than 2,000 metres thick on average, and the Antarctic bedrock supports 61 percent of the planet’s fresh water, this means that scientists can make more accurate assessments of annual melting.

Dr Veit Helm and other glaciologists at the Alfred Wegener Institute’s Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany, report in the journal The Cryosphere that, between them, the two ice sheets are now losing ice at the unprecedented rate of 500 cubic kilometers a year. Continue reading »

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Sep 02

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- 15 Billion Bq of Tritium flows to the Pacific every single day / Tepco under-reported 1/15 at press conference (Fukushima Diary, Aug 31, 2014):

Following up this article.. 5 Billion Bq of Strontium-90 flows to the sea every single day [URL]

15 Billion Bq of Tritium flows from Fukushima plant area to the sea every single day. Tepco reported it in the handout submitted to Fukushima fishery cooperative on 8/25/2014.

In the press conference of the same day, Tepco announced it was 1 Billion Bq, which is 1/15 times much as the actual amount. Continue reading »

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Sep 02

- “We’re Alarmed”: Chunks missing from bodies of salmon from Pacific — Lesions in over 50% of fish being reported — Experts: “Looks like traumatic insult… followed by bacterial invasions”; Investigating for pathogens — Wounds this significant must impact ability to survive (PHOTO) (ENENews, Aug 31, 2014):

Vancouver Sun, Aug 30, 2014 (emphasis added): Sockeye salmon… are showing up this year with chunks taken out of their bodies, raising concerns about the [parasitic Pacific] lamprey’s impact on the spawning migration. Rick Jeffries, a former commercial fisherman who is in charge of marketing a Secwepemc aboriginal commercial fishery in Kamloops Lake, said more than 50 per cent of the sockeye have bite marks, some with multiple bites cutting right to the flesh. “We’re alarmed at what we’re seeing,” he said in an interview Friday. “These are significant wounds that must adversely influence the sockeye’s probability to survive.”… Lara Sloan, spokeswoman for the federal fisheries department, confirmed that sockeye in the Thompson River system this season have been caught with circular markings that could be from lampreys, but the exact cause cannot be confirmed without testing. Continue reading »

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Sep 02

- Arctic ice cap covers 656,000 sq miles MORE than 2 years ago (Ice Age Now, Aug 31, 2014):

Daily Mail trashes Al Gore’s prediction that the Arctic would be ICE-FREE by now.


Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7 million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago…despite Al Gore’s prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now,” reads the headline.

“The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff. It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now,” said Al Gore in 2007 as he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaign to fight so-called “global warming”. Continue reading »

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Sep 02

The moment the elitists will stop HAARPing California it will start to rain again.

From the article:

“Thousands of California farmers could lose their land if water runs out”

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Flashback:

- Henry Kissinger Quotes On Depopulation And …


- California water infrastructure on verge of historic collapse (Natural News, Sep 1, 2014):

Water is increasingly hard to come by in drought-stricken California, where many farmers are struggling to get enough water just to pay the bills. But the situation in the Golden State is far worse than many people realize, according to new reports, as underground aquifers that take decades to recharge are being sucked dry, and water infrastructure that has long sustained the agricultural growing regions of the state continue their collapse.

Writing for The Washington Post (WP), journalist Joby Warrick draws attention to what many scientists say is an unprecedented collapse of California’s vast water infrastructure, which is marked by an elaborate system of canals, reservoirs and wells that transfer water from the mountains and other areas to the Central Valley. Altogether, the state contains some 27 million acres of cropland. This system is now failing, say experts, and the consequences will more than likely be unparalleled in California’s history. Continue reading »

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Sep 02

Falling? Dying!!!


- Puget Sound’s orca population falling, census finds (AP, Aug 31, 2014)

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Sep 02

- Second volcanic eruption this morning in Iceland (Ice Age Now, Aug 31, 2014):

The new eruption started in Holuhraun, north of the Dyngjujökull Glacier along the same volcanic fissure that appeared on Friday morning, says accuweather.com.


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A very calm but continuous lava eruption is under way, according to the Met Office.

However, bad weather due to the remains of former Hurricane Cristobal have prevented flyovers, limiting direct observation of the eruption. Continue reading »

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Sep 01

- TV: “Surge in marine mammal strandings” on US West Coast — Scientists: “This is very weird”; “My biggest fear is if this… is everywhere” along coast — Whales, dolphins, sea lions, birds recently washing up in large numbers — Many thousands likely dead — Violent seizures shown on news (VIDEO) (ENENews, Aug 30, 2014):

America Tonight, Aug. 26, 2014 (emphasis added): A sea lion has washed up… suffering repeated violent seizures, it’s in agony… “We’ve rescued about 860 animals within our rescue range. We’re seeing increased numbers in all the species we’ve cared for this year.” It’s not just sea lions — otters are also dying… large numbers of whales and dolphins are stranding on Southern California beaches, brown pelicans… dropped dead from the sky… “She had been seizing for about 30-40 minutes. Nothing seemed to be helping, so she eventually died while we were doing other stuff in here.”… “The sea lions are the sentinels of the sea. They are eating the fish that the humans are eating… There could be a time… that all the fish are contaminated by this toxin.” Continue reading »

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Sep 01

I’ve posted a link to this article yesterday, but it seems not many people saw it.

So here is the entire article.


- Experts: Scary problems on California coast — There may be “no food anywhere” along Pacific except in isolated areas — “It’s like crime scene investigation” in ocean — ‘Certainly’ Fukushima is one of stresses to sea life — Dolphins, whales more likely to be bathed in radiation (VIDEO) (ENENews, Aug 30, 2014):

Interview with Kristen Milligan(transcript excerpts), Oregon State University marine ecologist, by WheepingWillow, June 13, 2014 (emphasis added):

  • 4:30 in — “There‘s other issues going on, like with  dolphins and sea lions… There’s all these different stresses happening and certainly Fukushima is one.”
  • 8:30 in –” The problems we’re having in Monterey Bay, I think it’s pretty different than the sea star wasting. It is a very similar, heightened — scary, you know. Because the dolphins and sea lions, especially the dolphins, they’re moving way offshore, miles and miles and miles. So those animals are more likely to be bathed in whatever — if there is significant levels of radiation to cause that — they’re more likely to be bathed on a chronic long-term level in that stuff, because they’re out in that… So we’re getting different types of exposure between the marine mammals and starfish. I can’t say anything, because it’s not, and this is where I wish — I’m looking forward to seeing what reports we get from the scientists that are just meeting to assess this… [Sea stars are] not like the big tuna that are starting to show signals of radiation. They’re not like dolphins or whales that are transiting the ocean waters all the time to areas that are closer to Japan.” Continue reading »

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Sep 01

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- Australian Bureau of Meteorology caught red-handed manipulating temperature records (Ice Age Now, Aug 30, 2014):

Accused of criminally adjusting data to show “global warming” where none actually exists.


“At Amberley, Queensland, for example, the data at a weather station showing 1 degree Celsius cooling per century was “homogenized” (adjusted) by the Bureau so that it instead showed a 2.5 degrees warming per century,” says this article on Brietbart.com.

“At Rutherglen, Victoria, a cooling trend of -0.35 degrees C per century was magically transformed at the stroke of an Australian meteorologist’s pen into a warming trend of 1.73 degrees C per century.

“Last year, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology made headlines in the liberal media by claiming that 2013 was Australia’s hottest year on record.

“But we now know, thanks to research by Australian scientist Jennifer Marohasy, that the hysteria this story generated was based on fabrications and lies. Continue reading »

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Sep 01

- Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (117 quakes) (Volcano Discovery, Updated: Sun, 31 Aug 13:20 UTC (GMT)):

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Sep 01

- Bardarbunga volcano aviation color code raised back to Red, Iceland (The Watchers, Aug 31, 2014)

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Sep 01

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- Major eruption in progress at Tavurvur volcano – Rabaul caldera, Papua New Guinea (The Watchers, Aug 29, 2014)

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Aug 31

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- Government To Regulate Groundwater For 1st Time As California Drought Becomes “Race To The Bottom” (ZeroHedge, Aug 30, 2014):

The ongoing disaster that is the drought in the West is leaving wells dry across California – which account for up to 60% of water usage. As WSJ reports, as groundwater levels plunge (100 feet or more lower than norm), wells are being driven further and further into the earth (500 feet in some cases) forcing the state legislature is considering regulating underground water for the first time. “We can’t continue to pump groundwater at the rates we are and expect it to continue in the future,” warns one engineer, adding “What’s scary is we’re not fixing anything… It’s a race to the bottom.”

“Everybody was pumping to their heart’s content, until they realized the basin isn’t that big.”

 As WSJ reports, Groundwater was kind of out of sight, out of mind,” said Lester Snow, executive director of the California Water Foundation, a nonprofit policy group in Sacramento, and former director of the state Department of Water Resources. But now… Continue reading »

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Aug 31

- Experts: Scary problems on California coast — There may be “no food anywhere” along Pacific except in isolated areas — “It’s like crime scene investigation” in ocean — ‘Certainly’ Fukushima is one of stresses to sea life — Dolphins, whales more likely to be bathed in radiation (VIDEO) (ENENews, Aug 30, 2014)

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Aug 31

- Officials reveal about 2 Trillion becquerels of Fukushima radioactive material flowed into ocean every month during 2013 — “Deadly strontium” releases now more than double cesium — “Strontium gets into your bones… it changes the equation” (VIDEO (ENENews, Aug 29, 2014)

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Aug 30

Fukushima-Cesium

- Scientists Drastically Underestimated Amount of Fukushima Radiation Worldwide (Washington’s Blog, Aug 29, 2014):

Fukushima Radiation Has Spread Worldwide

We noted 2 days after the Japanese earthquake that radiation from Fukushima could end up on the West Coast of North America. And see this.

We started tracking the radioactive cesium released by Fukushima within weeks of the accident.

In fact, U.S. nuclear authorities were extremely worried about the West Coast getting hit by Fukushima radiation … but publicly said it was safe.

We reported that Fukushima radiation spread worldwide.

And we’ve documented for years that the failure to test the potentially high levels of radiation hitting North America is a scandal.

Sadly, we were right to be worried … Continue reading »

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Aug 30

- The Day Tokyo Got Blasted by Fukushima Radiation (Washington’s Blog, Aug 29, 2014):

3/15/2011

On March 15, 2011, the winds shifted …

The Fukushima radiation which had been blowing out to sea suddenly turned and hit Tokyo:

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The image is a screenshot we took from a video released by the French government radiation agency, IRSN.

As we’ve reported for over 3 years, Tokyo got nailed by radiation. For example: Continue reading »

Aug 30

- Major eruption in Papua New Guinea (Ice Age Now, Aug 29, 2014):

Large explosive eruption propels ash to 60,000 feet (18,288 meters) – Aviation color code raised to red.


Mount Tavurvur erupted early on Friday, forcing evacuation of local communities.

The eruption involved “incandescent projections and ongoing loud roaring and rumbling noises,” stated a notice from the Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazards.

Officials said there have been no reports of deaths or injuries so far, but local residents were advised to remain indoors to avoid falling ash.

Photos from Rabaul show the ground covered in a layer of ash. Continue reading »

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