Category: Disasters

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Superbug known as “Phantom Menace” on the rise

A particularly dangerous superbug, dubbed the “phantom menace” by scientists, is on the rise in the United States, according to a report Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This superbug’s strains belong to the family of bacteria known as CRE, which are difficult to treat because they are often resistant to most antibiotics. They are often deadly, too, in some instances killing up to 50 percent of patients who become infected, according to the CDC. Health officials have called CRE among the country’s most urgent public health threats. The target of Thursday’s report is relatively new. Unlike more common...

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Giant Siberian craters mystery – News isn’t good

Researchers have long contended that the epicenter of global warming is also farthest from the reach of humanity. It’s in the barren landscapes of the frozen North, where red-cheeked children wear fur, the sun barely rises in the winter and temperatures can plunge dozens of degrees below zero. Such a place is the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia, translated as “the ends of the Earth,” a desolate spit of land where a group called the Nenets live. By now, you’ve heard of the crater on the Yamal Peninsula. It’s the one that suddenly appeared, yawning nearly 100 feet in diameter, and...

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Mystery ghost fleet washes up in Japan

An unsettling mystery has washed up on Japan’s shores. Over the past two months a fleet of 12 ghost ships containing the rotting remains of sailors has washed up on the Japanese coastline, sparking an investigation in the country. These wooden boats have been found in the Sea of Japan on or near the coast, carrying a chilling cargo — the decaying bodies of 22 people. All the bodies were “partially skeletonized” — two were found without heads — and one boat contained six skulls, the coast guard said. The first boat was found in October, then a series of boats were found...

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Georgia: 12-Bedroom Underground Bunker, $17.5 Million

An underground facility and bunker dubbed “The Facility” in Southeast (Tift County) Georgia two hours from Savannah just hit the market for $17.5 million. The property, which is exclusively listed by Sister Hood of Harry Norman, Realtors Buckhead Office, was built in 1969 and fully renovated to government standards in 2012. The facility was “renovated to government standards” in 2012 and can withstand a 20-kiloton nuclear blast, according to the property listing. The residence also has decontamination showers. According to Harry Norman, it is the only hardened and privately owned underground bunker of its kind in the United States. The...

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The Mega Hurricane That NEVER Was

In the cross-hairs of Hurricane Patricia, Mexico’s Pacific coast was expecting the worst this past Saturday. Reported to potentially be the most powerful tropical cyclone ever measured in the Western Hemisphere, Patricia’s maximum sustained winds were officially registered at an unprecedented 200 mph (320 kph). Bringing with it such catastrophic torrents, a deadly storm surge, and formidable flood threat, the expected Category 5 hurricane was set to unleash widespread destruction. As is typically the case, media outlets and government spokespersons urged public in the area to brace themselves, and prepare for the worst. Evacuating both visitors and residents trapped within...

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Hurricane Joaquin, Now Category 4

Hurricane Joaquin, Now Category 4 It has been growing stronger and creating havoc of all in its way.  Hurricane Joaquin recently was given Category 4 status when it hit the Bahamas with winds at 130mph.  Joaquin has taken a sharp turn north, aiming to travel up along the US coast.  The east coast needs to be ready. The National Hurricane Center reports that by Wednesday, October 7th, Joaquin will hit the New England area and the eastern parts of Canada.  The National Hurricane Center is also warning people that this hurricane is very dangerous and extreme caution is advised. The...

Smoke rises after airstrikes by military jets in Talbiseh, Homs province Photo: AP 0

Russian Airstrikes Kill US-Supported Syrian Rebels

Russian Airstrikes Kill US-Supported Syrian Rebels Russia continues its second day of ground offensive strikes against the terrorist organization ISIS, as news now emerges that jets have bombed US-supported Syrian rebels as well as other civilians. The areas targeted by Russian air-strikes were known to be rebel positions including some rural parts northwest of the town of Jisr al-Shughhour. While Russian officials claim ignorance to the bombing which killed Free Syrian Army leader Captain Iyad al-Deek, critics point out that the alleged targets in this two-day strike have not yet included any known ISIL camps. U.S. Senator John McCain told CNN: “Their initial...

Nature begins to erase evidence of human activity inside the Fukushima exclusion zone (A. Podniesinski/Disclose.tv) 0

Fukushima Exclusion Zone Photos- 4 Years Later

Fukushima Exclusion Zone Photos- 4 Years Later On Friday, 11 March 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent major tsunami struck Japan with devastating force. Along with the damage from strong seismic action, flooding, and winds, the inadequately prepared Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant complex suffered multiple meltdowns in the following days. Recently, photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski returned to the restricted zone, capturing and annotating the changes in the region. Reclamation crews have been busy, removing debris and replacing ruined structures. Contaminated topsoil is being laboriously removed.   Reclamation crews repair damage to buildings in the Fukushima exclusion zone (A. Podniesinski/Disclose.tv) In some places,  Nature...

Jessica Vazquez, left, hugs her aunt, Leticia Acaraz, as they await word on Acaraz's daughter after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP) 1

BREAKING: Oregon School Shooting – 13 Dead, Multiple Injured

BREAKING: Oregon School Shooting – 13 Dead, Multiple Injured Another mass shooting in the United States has occurred in a town approximately 70 miles south of Eugene, Oregon. According to officials, a gunman opened fire at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg just before 10:40 AM Thursday morning. Nine agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were rushed in, arriving on the scene at around 11:29 AM, with the shooting suspect downed by law enforcement at around 11:38 AM local time. Wounded were transported to both Eugene and Riverbend hospitals. So far 16 have been reported dead, with...

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California Lake Vanishes Overnight

Northern California Reservoir Vanishes Overnight The $3.5 million project to save Folsom Lake sits on the horizon while a Northern California reservoir runs dry overnight, killing thousands of fish and leaving residents baffled. Formally known as Mountain Meadows reservoir, or Walker Lake, the reservoir was a popular fishing hole just west of Susanville. The rights to the site are currently owned by Pacific Gas & Electric Company who use the reservoir for hydroelectric power. PG&E claims to be just as surprised as everyone else. “It’s the situation we worked hard to avoid but the reality is we’re in a very serious drought, there’s also concerns for the...

Lines continued to flow in Mecca for the annual Hajj, despite the recent stampede which claimed the lives of over 700 pilgrims. (BBC World News) 0

Over 700 Die During Stampede Amid History of Tragedies at Mecca

Over 700 Die During Stampede Amid History of Tragedies at Mecca (Saudi Arabia) Over 700 people have been declared dead following a stampede during the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj to Mecca, yesterday, around 7:00 PM GMT. Over two million pilgrims were lined up to perform the final rite of throwing stones at a pillar representing the Devil during the celebration, when the incident occurred. The lines stretched across a valley, where witnesses observed the two lines converging on one another approximately 3 miles away from Mecca. Temperatures we said to have been as high as 114 degrees Fahrenheit during the event. This...

California Burn Scars from Above. Credits: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. 1

NASA Reveals ‘California Wildfire’ Aftermath Satellite Imagery

California Wildfires: Aftermath from NASA Viewpoint As California wildfires are raging, the damage inflicted upon the terrain is well documented and abundantly apparent. What may not seem so obvious is the sheer magnitude of damage left behind on the scorched earth after the flames are contained. To that end, NASA has recently posted satellite imagery of scars left behind by the intense blazes. We’ve long known that enormous fires are visible from space, but these images reveal that the aftermath upon the landscape is notably distinguishable from our planet’s outer orbit. Origin of NASA Images The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured false-color view of the...