Jul 31

Abnormal summer snow in Iceland (Ice Age Now, July 31, 2015):

The past weekend was exceptionally cold throughout all of Iceland, with snowfall and hail hitting the East and South.

On Sunday, the ground was white with snow all around the highlands in Central Iceland. Continue reading »

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Jul 31

Gov’t: Erosion is “undermining foundation” of major dam upstream of US nuclear plants — “Extensive network” of seepage paths found — “Water flowing through from multiple sources & multiple directions” — Nuclear plants doing Problem Evaluation Reports on ‘complex and urgent’ situation (VIDEO) (ENENews, July 30, 2015):

TVA’s Boone Dam repair announcement, Jul 30, 2015 (emphasis added):

  • 2:30 — The location of this sinkhole and the presence of the sediment… really raised the possibility of a safety concern with the dam… The initial investigation showed that we had internal erosion. A phenomenon called ‘piping’ where voids from water flowing through the dammore of a stream-like effect — than just seepage. Internal erosion is one of the leading causes of dam failures around the world. So we knew that we had to do something here to protect the safety of the public… particularly downstream risk… Around the clock inspectors [are] keeping surveillance on the dam [and we have] sensors to monitor movements that might occur in the dam itself.
  • 4:00 — One of the key findings so far is that water is flowing through the foundation from multiple sources, and in multiple directions. It’s actually seeping through porous rock — rainwater upstream, through porous rock, through the damContinue reading »

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Jul 30

Officials: Buildings sinking next to Fukushima reactors — Experts: We know structures decaying, getting more unstable — ‘Plant deterioration investigation’ underway — Molten fuel thought to be eating away structural materials (VIDEO) (ENENnews, July 29, 2015):

Tepco handout (pdf), summary translation by Fukushima Diary, Jul 21, 2015 (emphasis added): Tepco announced Fukushima plant area has irregularly sunk since 311… The report reads Reactor 1 turbine building sank by 730 mm [2.40 ft], Reactor 2 by 725 mm, Reactor 3 by 710 mm, Reactor 4 by 712 mm.

IAEA Headquarters (pdf), 2015: We know that the buildings will decay and become less stable… there is the dilemma of 1) gathering more information… and 2) acting earlier and maybe not having enough information to make good decisions. Continue reading »

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Jul 30

AP: Unprecedented deaths along U.S. Pacific coast — Scientists: Mass die-offs of mammals, birds, fish… “No one’s sure what happened” — Gov’t wants Unusual Mortality Event declared — Samples “being tested for radionuclides from Fukushima” (PHOTOS & AUDIO) (ENENnews, July 28, 2015):

AP, Jul 27, 2015 (emphasis added): Scientist says unexplained mass whale deaths off Alaska island may remain a mystery — Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales… 10 fin whales [and] eight humpback whales… scientists speculate the animals might have eaten something toxic… One test came back negative for one toxin that would be present in harmful algal blooms [Kate Wynne, a marine mammal specialist for the University of Alaska Sea Grant Program] said. “That’s my leading hypothesis,” Wynne said of an environmental toxin as a cause… “we never will find out what killed those whales, in my mind.” Other test results also are pending, however. A muscle-tissue sample is being tested for the possibility of radionuclides from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster… The deaths are an unusual occurrence, Wynne said. She said she’s never heard of anything similar occurring among large baleen whales in the U.S. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also is looking into the deaths of a slightly larger number of whales over a larger area. NOAA is requesting the deaths to be designated nationally as an unusual mortality event… NOAA spokeswoman Julie Speegle said. Along with the dead whales, dead birds including murres and shearwaters were reported… Tests showed the shearwaters had a high parasite count and were starving, Wynne said. Continue reading »

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Jul 30

–  Freak cold wave hits Papua – Thousands go hungry (Ice Age Now, July 29, 2015):

29 July 2015 – “In recent weeks, thousands of people in the Indonesian Province of Papua have been suffering the effects of a severe cold wave that has left remote communities in need of food and clean water,” says this article from the Red Cross.

“The cold wave first struck at the beginning of July, hitting the district of Lanny Jaya particularly hard. The sub-districts of Kuyawage, West Wanu and Goa Baliem were struck by hailstorms accompanied by freezing temperatures which plunged to minus two degrees Celsius. Continue reading »

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Jul 30

Slack Science Destroys Monsanto Breast Milk Study (Sustainable Pulse, July 27, 2015):

Washington State University (WSU) researchers, led by Dr. Michelle (Shelley) McGuire, working alongside Monsanto and the Monsanto service contractor Covance Laboratories, announced last week that U.S. women’s breast milk does not contain the world’s most sold herbicide, glyphosate.

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However, following an investigation by Sustainable Pulse and Moms Across America, published last week, the study was found to be full of massive conflicts of interest and also many unanswered scientific questions. Continue reading »

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Jul 30

Local News: “Breaking… Alert… leak shuts down US nuclear plant” — Gov’t: Radiation levels ‘above normal’ — ‘Steam plume’ seen in reactor building, workers can’t find where leak is coming from due to safety concerns — Flood warnings issued for area (ENENews, July 23, 2015)

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Jul 29

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“Anomalous” July snowfall in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho (Ice Age Now, July 29, 2015):

‘Exceptional’ cold front blankets Montana, Wyoming peaks with rare July snow, reads the  headline in the Washington Post.

“Montana, Wyoming Receive Unusual Late-July Snowfall,” reads the headline on weather.com. Continue reading »

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Jul 29

–  As the “hottest year ever” rolls on, Scotland braces for icy weather – in July (Ice Age Now, July 29, 2015):

“Yes, it may be summer… But brace yourselves for an icy blast coming Scotland’s way,” reads the headline.

“As this summer shapes up to be one of the worst on record for rain, parts of the Highlands could be set for an icy blast overnight from tomorrow into Thursday.

“Temperatures could plummet as low as 4C through the night in rural parts. Continue reading »

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Jul 29

H/t reader squodgy:

“Dead and Buried….ALL of us….this is our last chance.

All three articles …

– Defying Voters’ Wishes, House Passes the DARK Act 

– Here’s The Politicians Who Were Paid to Make GMO Labeling Illegal

– National Geographic is the propaganda arm of Monsanto, the world’s most evil corporation

… in full down below.


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Defying Voters’ Wishes, House Passes the DARK Act  (ANH USA on  

This dangerous, biotech-industry-friendly GMO labeling legislation is on its way to the Senate, but the fight is far from over. Action Alert!

As we reported last week, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) introduced a bill that has been championed by the Monsantos of the world, not to mention the Big Food industry. The deceptively titled “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015” would preempt state efforts to pass mandatory GMO labeling laws with a completely voluntary standard. It would also block communities and states from banning the cultivation of GMO crops.

A voluntary standard? What company that uses GMO ingredients would voluntarily disclose that fact? You may remember the devastating quote from an employee of a Monsanto subsidiary back in ’94: “If you put a label on genetically engineered food, you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.” In other words, if it’s voluntary, consumers will never see a label containing the information they have overwhelmingly said they want. That’s why pro-labeling advocates have called the bill the “DARK” (“Deny Americans the Right to Know”) Act. Continue reading »

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Jul 29

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Pyroclastic flow on Mount Sinabung, Indonesia – July 27, 2015 (The Watchers, July 27, 2015):

Effusion of viscous lava continues at slow pace to feed the lava dome with two active lobes on the SE and E upper flanks of Indonesian Sinabung volcano.

At 12:22 local time today, a small part of the eastern lobe collapsed into a medium-sized pyroclastic flow that traveled approximately 2.5 km (1.55 miles) towards the outskirts of the (already evacuated and destroyed) villages of Bekerah and Simacem, Volcano Discovery reports.

Video courtesy of Ingrid Smet / Volcano Discovery.

During July 18 to 19, BNPB reported pyroclastic flows traveled 2.5 -3 km (1.86 miles) E and SE, ash plumes rose as high as 1 km (0.62 miles), and lava was active as far as 1.5 km (0.93 miles) SE. Seismicity was high and the lava dome continued to extrude. Continue reading »

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Jul 29

Finland – Summer 2015 poised to be coldest on record (Ice Age Now, July 28, 2015):

“The mercury has exceeded 20 degrees C so rarely this year that the summer of 2015 is shaping up as the chilliest in more than half a century of statistics tracked by the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI).

This summer, the temperature has only surpassed 20 C (68 F) at FMI monitoring points on 37 days. In Finnish Lapland, there have only 19 such days. Continue reading »

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Jul 29

Freak July cold front brings snow to Northern Rockies (Ice Age Now, July 28, 2015):

Shatters daytime temperature records across Idaho. Continue reading »

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Jul 29

Australia – Cold kills abnormally high number of lambs (Ice Age Now, July 28, 2015):

Mortality rate almost 40 per cent.

Extreme cold weather in southern New South Wales last week culminated in significant livestock losses. Continue reading »

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Jul 29

Peru – Cold kills 42 people (Ice Age Now, July 27, 2015)

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Jul 26

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Peru – Coldest winter in decades – 250,000 alpacas die (Ice Age Now, July 24, 2015):

24 Jul 2015 – Officials have declared an emergency in about 60 alpaca breeding communities in the Peruvian highlands.

A quarter million alpacas in Peru have died as a result of the coldest winter in decades: 21º C below zero. Continue reading »

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Jul 26

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Look at how much ice remains in Hudson Bay! (Ice Age Now, July 24, 2015):

A picture is worth a thousand words.

That looks like enough ice to cover all of the state of Illinois.

Not sure I’d want to go kayaking there quite yet.

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Jul 26

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The CCGS Pierre Radisson escorts the oil tanker Havelstern to Iqaluit July 17. Tough ice conditions in area have delayed this summer’s annual resupply.

Ice refusing to melt in east Hudson Bay and Frobisher Bay (Ice Age Now, July 24, 2015):

Holding up resupply of Iqaluit

21 Jul 2015 – Heavy ice in the Arctic is making it difficult, if not impossible, for ships to deliver the annual resupply of fuel and goods to some Nunavut and Nunavik communities, says CBC News. Continue reading »

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Jul 26

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Arctic ice pack grew by 41 percent in 2013 (Ice Age Now, July 23, 2015):

Al Gore said it would be clear water by now … Video

The Arctic ice pack has expanded dramatically despite years of doom-laden predictions that it was melting away for good.

British scientists discovered that it grew by more than 40 percent in 2013 thanks to cooler than expected temperatures, and say they were shocked at the speed of recovery in such a short time.

Three years ago Professor Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University forecast that the Arctic would be ice free by 2015 – or 2016 at the latest. And Al Gore made strong claims that the caps would disappear by 2014.

In 2007, 2008 and 2009, Gore publicly and very hysterically warned that the North Pole would be “ice-free” by around 2013 because of alleged ‘man-made global warming.

The government-funded BBC ran an article under the headline: ‘Arctic summers ice-free ‘by 2013’.’ Other establishment media outlets did the same. Continue reading »

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Jul 26

Heavy snowfall isolates more than 700 people in Lonquimay, Chile (Ice Age Now, July 24, 2015):

23 July 2015 – In some places the snow has reached up to 50 centimeters (20 inches).

The most affected sectors are Marimenuco, Icalma, Tunquén, Pichipehuenco and Troyo.

http://www.cooperativa.cl/noticias/pais/tiempo/mas-de-700-personas-estan-aisladas-en-lonquimay-por-acumulacion-de-nieve/2015-07-23/225141.html

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