Earth Changes

California crop harvests plummet as drought takes toll on national food supply

Monday, October 20, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: Julie Wilson Monday, October 20, 2014 The end of September marked three straight years of severe drought for California, with the state receiving less than 60 percent of its average precipitation. The lack of rainfall has resulted in immense suffering throughout the state, leaving low reservoirs, fallowed farmland, rising unemployment and complete... »

Fukushima nuclear waste detected off U.S. West Coast, from California to Canada — “There is definitely offshore Fukushima cesium now” — Test results will not be revealed to public for several weeks (VIDEO)

Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Paul Martin October 17th, 2014 Statesman Journal, Oct. 17, 2014 at 1:31p ET (excerpts): Headline: Fukushima radiation nearing West Coast Massive amounts of contaminated water were released from Fukushima… Radioactive water has continued to leak and be released from the complex No state or federal agency is testing Pacific waters for radiation A sample taken... »

Gov’t: US, Canada hit with “high concentrations” of Fukushima nuclear material; Tremendous impact all over world, enormous public health consequences — West Coast plume was 500% of level requiring NRC be notified — UC Berkeley Prof.: “We did indeed see high… fairly… I mean… some… level of radiation” (AUDIO)

Friday, October 17, 2014
By Paul Martin October 17th, 2014 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, research project funded by the Korean gov’t, published 2014 (emphasis added): … even though almost three years have passed since the accident, it is still having a tremendous impact not only on Japan but all over the world… are easily dispersed in... »

60% Of California Will Remain In Drought Through Winter, NOAA Warns

Friday, October 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden 10/17/2014 Just wehn you thought it was safe to shower again, NOAA issues their US seasonal drought outlook and crushes dreams of wetter winter helping Californians. Hopes for heavy rain from El Nino will not be enough to change the drought situation for 60% of Californians, as MotherJones reports, NOAA... »

Agency: Fukushima workers urgently trying “to prevent groundwater from leaking into ocean” — Levels of nuclear waste surge next to sea — Strontium-90 shatters previous record by over 5 Billion Bq/m3 — Now 25 million times EPA limit

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Paul Martin October 15th, 2014 Jiji Press, Oct. 14, 2014: Cesium Level Rises in TEPCO Plant Well — on Tuesday reported a sharp rise in cesium levels in water collected from an observation well near the sea Monday a record 251,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per liter, 3.7 times the cesium level…... »

Monster storm that stretches from the coast of Spain to Canada threatens to wreak havoc on both sides of the Atlantic – particularly in Britain

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

A giant storm is swirling eastward across the Atlantic Ocean, sending repeated bands of rain towards the British Isles Flood warnings are now in place in Essex and East Anglia and alerts in South East after rivers burst banks yesterday The massive system, along with two hurricanes named Gonzala and Fay, is creating extreme... »

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of El Salvador killing 1

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
By Paul Martin October 14, 2014 EL SALVADOR – A powerful 7.4-magnitude quake shook the Pacific coast of Central America on Tuesday, causing some damage and killing at least one person in El Salvador. The quake was deep (40 kilometers or 24 miles) but close to El Salvador’s shoreline — about 64 kilometers from the municipality... »

Gov’t issues ‘inundation warning’ for Fukushima Daiichi as year’s strongest storm to hit within hours — Tepco bracing for overflows — Officials warn of landslides and torrential rains… ‘ground-loosening’ south of plant — Danger from tornadoes, storm surge, violent waves along coast

Monday, October 13, 2014
By Paul Martin October 13th, 2014 Reuters, Oct. 13, 2014: The strongest storm to hit Japan this year battered the southern islands… early on Monday, brought heavy rain to Tokyo… said in a statement it had also increased the water transfer and storage capacity to prevent an overflow of radioactive water being stored at the... »

Japan Times: ‘Records shattered’ at Fukushima — Radiation levels surge after typhoon — Tepco “doesn’t know why” this is happening — Warning “crisis could get worse” as 180 km/hr storm heading to area

Sunday, October 12, 2014
By Paul Martin October 12th, 2014 Original Japan Times headline: Tritium surges tenfold in groundwater at Fukushima nuclear plant; typhoon effect suspected Altered Japan Times headline: Tritium up tenfold in Fukushima groundwater after Typhoon Phanfone Tritium up tenfold in Fukushima groundwater after Typhoon Phanfone Japan Times (Jiji Press), Oct. 12, 2014 (emphasis added): The radioactive water... »

Typhoon winds up to 110 mph to hit Fukushima Daiichi, storm surge advisory issued — Nearly all gov’t forecasts show eye passing right over plant — Nuclear Expert: Expect radioactive material washing into Pacific Ocean (MAPS)

Sunday, October 12, 2014
By Paul Martin October 12th, 2014 W, Oct. 10, 2014: Is Fukushima capable of withstanding a super typhoon?… Vongfong is expected… just days after was struck by another typhoon… strong winds… landslides … floods… storm surge… Fukushima… braced for the impact of a super typhoon? Michael Maqua, nuclear expert: “Expect radioactive isotopes… transported into... »

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