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Obama Bows to Big Business on Killer Smog Control

Posted by feww on September 2, 2011

Surprise, Surprise!!

The kowtow president reverses new rules on limiting deadly smog pollution

New rules to limit killer smog pollution would have cost big business “billions of dollars.”

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – September 2

[September 2, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,657 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • USA. Bowing to big business, the white House has withdrawn the draft Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard.
    • The draft had proposed to limit ground-level ozone to between 60 and 70 parts per billion over eight hours [The previous standard was 75 parts per billion set by the Bush administration in 2008.]
    • “The Obama administration is caving to big polluters at the expense of protecting the air we breathe. This is a huge win for corporate polluters and a huge loss for public health,” said Gene Karpinski, president of the League of Conservation Voters.
      • “It’s good to see the administration recognizing the need to balance environmental rules with the potential impact on consumers and jobs,” said Melissa McHenry, a spokeswoman with American Electric Power.
      • “We would hope that same consideration should be given to other rules that the EPA is moving forward with,” she added.
    • “Smog kills more people than car crashes in the most heavily-polluted areas of the country: There were 2,521 vehicular deaths in the San Joaquin Valley and South Coast Air Basin in 2006, compared to 3,812 deaths attributed to respiratory illness caused by particulate pollution, according to a study by researchers at Cal State Fullerton.” Source

Other Disasters

  • Sudan. Sudan has declared a state of emergency in the state of Blue Nile following a third outbreak of fighting on the country’s  border states with South Sudan, reports said.
    • Since South Sudan’s declaration of independence in July, at least a quarter of a million people have fled their homes, most of them from the South Kordofan state (population: ~ 1.2 million).
  • Connecticut River Valley. Flooding triggered by Tropical Storm Irene have submerged  farmland in the Connecticut River Valley, destroying crops both in Connecticut and Massachusetts and washing away topsoil, a report said.
  • Iowa, USA. The town of Hamburg in  southwest Iowa (pop: 1,100) may soon become a ghost town as many of its residents may leave because of chronic flooding. The summer-long flooding along the Missouri River have limited access to the town since June, a report said.
  • Southern California, USA.  Authorities have ordered the residents of 1,500 homes to evacuate after a wildfire engulfed a large section of I-15, the main interstate between SoCal and Las Vegas, AP reported.
    • The blaze began about1 pm Friday and consumed 500 acres in two hours, the report said.
  • Georgia, USA. Governor of Georgia has requested a disaster designation for 157 of Georgia’s 159 counties because of the ongoing drought and exceptional heat conditions that have plagued the state since April, a report said.
    •  “Earlier this summer, Vilsack [USDA] had granted a disaster designation for 22 counties and an additional 26 counties were declared contiguous disaster areas due to drought and heat conditions. Those counties were all in the southern portion of the state and reflected crop losses early in the year as a result of drought conditions.”
  • Shikoku Island, Japan. Typhoon Talas, the 12th of the season, made landfall on Shikoku Island, killing at least one person with half dozen others missing, and injuring dozens of others, a report said.
    •  Some 3,200 others were forced to evacuate in 16 prefectures in western to central Japan.
    • Typhoon Talas also disrupted air and rail traffic in western Japan, with hundreds of domestic and  international flights cancelled.
    • Mudslides caused by torrential rains blocked roads, isolating hundreds of people in Saijo, Ehime Prefecture, on Shikoku.
    • A record 1,150 millimeters of rain fell in 72 hours over a village in Nara Prefecture.
    • Rain records for at least 4 other prefectures in western Japan have also been broken, reports said.

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IRENE Death Toll Rises to 47

Posted by feww on August 30, 2011

Flooding Continues to Swamp Towns in Vermont, New Jersey and New York as Rivers Crest, Death Toll Rising

Death toll from IRENE climbs to at least 43 in 11 states in addition to 3 reported dead in the Dominican Republic and one in Puerto Rico.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – August 30

[August 30, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,660 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Vermont, USA. The states worst flooding since 1928 has left hundreds of thousands of homes damaged, swamped many towns and cities and destroyed much of the public infrastructure.
  • New Jersey, USA. Flooding is expected to continue for at least two more days, Governor Chris Christie said.
  • Pennsylvania, USA. The White House has declared a state of emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.

Other Disasters

  • Uganda. Death toll from landslides in the eastern Uganda has climbed to 43, officials have said.
  • Louisiana, USA. Mayor Mitch Landrieu has declared a state of emergency as a large marsh fire in eastern New Orleans continues to send thick plumes of smoke smoke over the metro area, reports said.
  • Northern Rockies, USA. At least 42,000 lightning strikes struck the Northern Rockies over a 36-hour period, sparking new wildfires in Montana and Idaho in addition to about 40 other fires already burning across the region, AP reported fire officials as saying.
    • “The lightning strikes from Sunday to Tuesday also started new wildfires in the Clearwater and Nez Perce national forests in Idaho, according to Bryan Henry of the Northern Rockies Coordination Center. There were at least three dozen active wildfires burning Tuesday in those two states and in northern Wyoming.”
  • Texas, USA. “Dozens of elementary students at a camp and several towns were being evacuated Tuesday as a fast-moving wildfire raged in a North Texas lakeside community,” said a report.
    • Texas fires since January:  17,169
    • Acres burned: 3,414,454
    • Structures lost: 2,392 [possibly as many as 3,000]
    • In the past seven days Texas Forest Service has responded to 219 fires for 17,857 acres.
    • Source: Texas Forest Service

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IRENE: Death Toll 40, Damage $20B

Posted by feww on August 29, 2011

New Jersey and Vermont experienced their worst flooding in 80 years

IRENE damage could reach $20 billion: Economist

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – August 29

[August 29, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,661 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • The U.S. Atlantic Coast. IRENE has claimed 37 lives in 11 U.S. states in addition to two others in Dominican Republic and one in Puerto Rico.
    • An estimated 600,000 homes have been damaged as a result of the storm.
    • Many swollen rivers are yet to crest, and more flooding could be expected in the next few days.
    • Damage from the storm could reach $20 billion, according to Standard & Poor’s Senior Economist.
    • The storm submerged the rural town of Brattleboro, Vermont (pop: 12,000).
    • At least 5.2 million customers are still without power along the East Coast.

Other Global Disasters

  • Uganda. Landslides triggered by extreme rain in eastern Uganda have killed at least 24 people and left 12 others missing, reports said.
  • Ibadan, Nigeria. At least two dozen people have been killed and tens of thousands displaced by flooding in the southwestern Nigerian city of Ibadan and surrounding areas, reports said.
  • Guatemala. At least 83 Guatemalans died after being deliberately infected with syphilis and gonorrhoea viruses in the 1940s, according to a presidential commission in Washington.
    • “US government scientists infected hundreds of Guatemalan prisoners, psychiatric patients and sex workers to study the effects of penicillin,” a report said.
    • About 5,500 Guatemalans were involved in the research, but none had consented.
  • Fukushima, Japan. Japan’s education ministry has set a new standard for radiation, allowing up to 1 microsievert per hour  in schools, a report said.
    • The government is breaching international standards. The maximum radiation allowed under international standards is 0.11 microsievert per hour (1 millisievert per year).

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