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Millions to March Against Monsanto

Posted by feww on May 24, 2014

Global Anti-GMO Action

Marches against Monsanto are taking place today in dozens of countries and across scores of US cities.

“MAM supports a sustainable food production system. We must act now to stop GMOs and harmful pesticides,” said Tami Monroe Canal, the founder of March Against Monsanto (MAM) in a press release earlier.

“Monsanto’s predatory business and corporate agriculture practices threatens their generation’s health, fertility and longevity,” Monroe said.

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The movement was born after the 2012 California Proposition 37 on mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food initiative failed, prompting activists to call for a boycott of the GMO in food production.

Monsanto has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to obstruct all labeling attempts” while suppressing all “research containing results not in their favor,” say activists, who blame GMO for birth defects, infant mortality, and increased cancer risks among other side-effects.

In 2013 more than 2 million people in hundreds of cities across 52 countries  marched against Monsanto, the largest producer of genetically engineered seeds.

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M6.9 Strikes Near Kamariotissa, Greece

Posted by feww on May 24, 2014


Strong quake occurs south of Samothrace island

Centered at 40.305°N, 25.453°E the strong quake struck at a depth of about 10.0km (6.2mi), USGS/EHP reported.

The quake was followed by at least one significant aftershock measuring 4.5Mw.

The earthquake, which was felt in Athens, Greece, and Istanbul, Turkey, had a category VIII shakemap, capable of causing moderate to heavy damage.

However, no damage or casualty reports were immediately available.

The quakes in the North Aegean Trough followed a magnitude 4.1 shock that occurred 35km ESE of Mizpe Ramon, Israel (0.545°N, 35.164°E, depth=10.0km) at 07:27:29 UTC.

Large earthquakes and destructive tsunami throughout the Mediterranean region have killed hundreds of thousands of people and razed scores of towns and villages since the M8.2 quake that struck Sicily in 1693.

Evros Quake Details
Magnitude: 6.9Mw
Event Time: 2014-05-24 at 09:25:03 UTC
Location: 40.305°N 25.453°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 19km (12mi) S of Kamariotissa, Greece
  • 70km (43mi) SSW of Alexandroupolis, Greece
  • 78km (48mi) ESE of Potos (Thassos), Greece
  • 83km (52mi) WNW of Canakkale, Turkey
  • 298km (185mi) NNE of Athens, Greece

Earthquake Location Map

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EQ Location Map: Source: USGS/EHP

Other Significant Quakes Today

M 5.6 – 8km S of San Juan Cacahuatepec, Mexico
Time: 2014-05-24 08:24:47 UTC
Location: 16.541°N 98.154°W
Depth: 12.0km

M 5.6 – 35km E of Severomuysk, Russia
Time: 2014-05-23 19:42:28 UTC
Location: 56.142°N 113.993°E
Depth: 10.0km

M 5.6 – Myanmar-China border region
Time: 2014-05-23 20:49:24 UTC
Location: 24.979°N 97.872°E
Depth: 24.7km

Twin Atlantic Quakes

M 5.2 – Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Time: 2014-05-23 23:41:49 UTC
Location: 45.009°N 27.867°W
Depth: 10.0km

M 5.2 – Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Time: 2014-05-24 11:49:26 UTC
Location: 0.727°N 26.348°W
Depth: 10.0km


The next detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast will be released together with Bulletin NO. 100 tomorrow  (May 25, 2014).


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China Battered by Extreme Rain Events, Deadly Floods, Landslides

Posted by feww on May 24, 2014

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Deadly flooding and landslides plague east, southeast and south China

Extreme rain events in China have triggered deadly flooding and landslides in many areas inundating hundreds of thousands of homes in dozens of towns and hundreds of villages.

Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes as floodwaters destroy crops, homes, roads and other public infrastructure.

The worst affected areas include Guangdong Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the south, Jiangxi Province in the east, and Fujian Province in the southeast.

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Original caption: Residents go on the street after a flood subsided in Shitan Town of Qingyuan, south China’s Guangdong Province, May 24, 2014. Four people have died and one is still missing in a rain-triggered flood in Qingyuan, local authorities said Saturday. (Xinhua/Tian Jianchuan) More images …

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