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Louisiana Sinkhole Swallows Up Trees

Posted by feww on August 24, 2013

Tall trees sinking into underwater cavern at Bayou Corne, Louisiana

Footage shows tall trees sinking into underwater cavern at Bayou Corne in Louisiana. The phenomenon is being caused by the gradual collapse of an underground salt cavern that has put the whole area on alert. It is being closely monitored by emergency authorities, who took the video while carrying out work to try and stop its spread (!!)

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Today’s Other Headlines

Typhoon Trami affects 360,000 in central China

  • Typhoon Trami, the 12th typhoon to strike China this year, has affected 361,000 people in central China’s Hunan, leaving  30,900 were displaced. The typhoon brought rainstorms mainly to the southeastern and eastern parts of Hunan, with the largest rainfall of 281.6mm. The rains wreaked havoc in 14 counties, cities and districts, damaging 13,350 hectares of crops and toppling 150 houses, said the report.

NSA paid millions to Internet companies to cover mass surveillance costs

  • The National Security Agency paid millions of dollars to cover the costs of major internet companies including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook…

Materials implicating Syrian govt in chemical attack prepared before incident – Russia

  • Materials implicating the Syrian government forces in chemical weapons use near Damascus were prepared prior to the alleged incident on August 21, the Russian foreign ministry has said.
  • “Moscow continues to monitor closely the event surrounding the ‘alleged’ chemical attack near Damascus, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Aleksandr Lukashevich, said in a statement.”
  • “We’re getting more new evidence that this criminal act was of a provocative nature,” he stressed. “In particular, there are reports circulating on the Internet, in particular that the materials of the incident and accusations against government troops had been posted for several hours before the so-called attack. Thus, it was a pre-planned action.”

43 killed, 86 wounded in attacks in Iraq

  • At least 43 people were killed and 86 others wounded in attacks, including suicide bombings, across Iraq on Friday, amid growing tensions.

42 killed, more than 500 wounded  in twin explosions in Tripoli, Lebanon

  • Two simultaneous explosions rocked the Lebanese city of Tripoli, killing at least 42 people and wounding 358 others.
  • Red Cross put the number of killed and injured at 29 and 500, respectively.

 

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – May 25, 2013

Posted by feww on May 25, 2013

Sandstorm from Taklimakan Desert rages in NW China

An unusually strong sandstorm in Taklimakan Desert swept northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region this week, damaging or destroying homes, uprooting trees and crops, and lowering the visibility to less than 20 meters.

  • Whipped by strong winds of up to 50km/h, the storm shrouded a vast region.
  • Strong winds also swept parts of Inner Mongolia autonomous region, blanketing the region with floating dust and causing a temperature drops of at least 20 degrees.
  • The sand storm also impacted eastern China, severely affecting the air quality in Beijing, which saw the air pollution level rising to just below “hazardous level,” with AQI of 299 on Thursday.

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March Against Monsanto: International Day of Protest

Hundreds of thousands of people across at least 59 countries are staging a global protest against Monsanto and GMO crops Saturday May 25.

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GOES-13 Weather Satellite Fails

The outage occurred exactly a week before  2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which NOAA has predicted to be  “extremely active,” was about to start.

GOES-13, which was launched in 2006, will remain in storage mode while the problem is being investigated. There is no estimate on return to operations at
this time, NOAA said.

SPECIAL MESSAGE:  GOES-East

GOES-14 is providing GOES-East coverage. GOES-14 is stationary at 105 degrees West with no current plans to drift east. GOES-13 will remain in storage mode while the anomaly is being investigated. There is no estimate on return to operations at this time. More information: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/messages.html.

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GOES satellites provide the kind of continuous monitoring necessary for intensive data analysis. They circle the Earth in a geosynchronous orbit, which means they orbit the equatorial plane of the Earth at a speed matching the Earth’s rotation. This allows them to hover continuously over one position on the surface. The geosynchronous plane is about 35,800 km (22,300 miles) above the Earth, high enough to allow the satellites a full-disc view of the Earth.  Source: NOAA/SSD

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23 Killed in clashes in Tripoli, Lebanon

At least 23 people have been killed  in fierce fighting between pro- and anti-Syria groups in Tripoli, Lebanon, according to a report.

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DISASTER CALENDARMay 25, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,022 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,022 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

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