Earth Changes

NBC: Record level of sick or injured California seals and sea lions turning up — “The numbers are extraordinary” — “Scientists worried… The worst kind of perfect storm” — Pups should be weighing 2 or 3 times as much, “severely malnourished” (VIDEO)

Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Paul Martin

ENENews.com April 18th, 2014 NBC Bay Area, Apr. 18, 2014: Seals and sea lions in California are turning up sick or injured at a record pace this year. Sausalito’s Marine Mammal Center has more animals in its care right now than ever before in its 39-year history. There are three factors at play: First... »

Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Papua New Guinea

Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Paul Martin

Dina Spector BusinessInsider.com Apr. 19, 2014 A tsunami warning is in effect for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake occurred near Arawa, Bougainville, on Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was initially estimated as a 7.8-magnitude quake. Map…HERE Share on Facebook »

7.5-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Acapulco, Mexico

Friday, April 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

Pamela Engel BusinessInsider.com Apr. 18, 2014 A 7.5-magnitude earthquake has hit Guerrero, Mexico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There are only about 10 to 20 earthquakes of that magnitude per year. Guerrero is a state in southern Mexico near the coast. It’s close to the beach resort Acapulco. There are no reports of... »

Sabotage at Fukushima Daiichi? Worker: “Someone did it on purpose… I’m convinced, it was intentional” after basements flooded with 200 tons of highly radioactive water — NHK: “Error or deliberate act”? — Official: Security cameras needed

Friday, April 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

ENENews.com April 18th, 2014 NHK, Apr. 16, 2014 (emphasis added): On Monday TEPCO learned that more than 200,000 liters of highly contaminated water was mistaken pumped to the basement of a building in the compound. Nuclear Regulation Authority Commissioner Toyoshi Fuketa suggested steps such as setting up security cameras and locking the... »

AP: Crews retreat after nuclear material found at WIPP — Officials: Correct to turn back, contamination was increasing — Robots brought to site for radiation levels too high for humans — ‘Significant amount of information’ will be revealed to public in next few days (VIDEOS)

Friday, April 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

ENENews.com April 18th, 2014 AP, Apr. 17, 2014: Crews on their fourth trip into the mine on Wednesday made it into the only active waste storage area and found contamination, said. The deeper they went into the area, the more widespread the contamination, she said.... »

L.A. News Outlet: Fukushima plume worries to sink fishing industry? Area newspapers “warning readers to avoid eating locally-caught fish” — Homeland Security Center director: Banana has 100 times more radiation (VIDEO)

Thursday, April 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

ENENews.com April 17th, 2014 Neon Tommy (L.A.-based news source, USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism), Apr. 16, 2014: Could Radiation Fear Sink The Fishing Industry? — Fisherman Mike McCorkle has been fishing for 60 years and contends that he may be facing his biggest challenge yet. In the past few months he says... »

Hundreds of earthquakes strike central Idaho, rattling nerves

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Laura Zuckerman Yahoo.com 4/16/14 SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant. The recent earthquake swarm,... »

Interview: Navy sailor’s skin inflamed while carrying American flag exposed to Fukushima plume — “Whole left side” of body affected — “They immediately stripped clothes off, hosed him down… it became an extreme emergency” (AUDIO)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

ENENews.com April 15th, 2014 Interview with Charles Bonner, attorney for sickened USS Reagan sailors exposed to Fukushima releases, Linda Moulton Howe’s EarthFiles, Mar. 27, 2014: Transcript excerpt starting at 2m 30s in One sailor had been told to go up to the top of the ship and take down the American flag. He went... »

National Geographic: Fukushima considered world’s worst nuclear accident — Physician: Fukushima remains a “global health concern” — Kaku: “It’s so bad, they don’t even have a picture of melted core… the agony is unending” (VIDEO)

Monday, April 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

ENENews.com April 14th, 2014 Asian Perspective Vol. 37, No. 4, Tilman A. Ruff, physician and Associate Professor in the Nossal Institute for Global Health at University of Melbourne, Oct.-Dec. 2013: A Public Health Perspective on the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster — The Fukushima nuclear disaster is far from over and remains a global health concern.... »

California drought points to next food-price shock

Monday, April 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

BY JAMES GREIFF MiamiHerald.com Sunday, 04.13.14 Drought in the United States, past and present, might make 2014 one of the more volatile years for food prices and supplies globally. U.S. consumers may get a preview of what’s coming at the salad bar. The main culprit is the parched land of California’s Central Valley, which... »