Earth Changes

West Coast orcas experiencing 100% infant mortality rate as radiation from Fukushima drifts across ocean

Thursday, January 29, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: Daniel Barker Thursday, January 29, 2015 Marine biologists and other researchers are voicing serious concerns regarding the high mortality rate among orcas (killer whales) observed over the past couple of years. No one has yet proven that there is a direct link between the 100 percent mortality rate seen among orca infants... »

Study: Global threat from Fukushima-like nuclear disaster — Transport of hot particles to US was especially effective during Japan’s peak releases — Radioactivity confined ‘close to surface’ due to seasonal factors — Many nations at risk of ‘great exposure’ (VIDEO)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Paul Martin January 28th, 2015 We estimate the contamination risks from the atmospheric dispersion of radionuclides released by severe nuclear power plant accidents… We present an overview of global risks… risks exhibit seasonal variability, with the highest surface level concentrations of gaseous radionuclides in the Northern Hemisphere during winter [Fukushima crisis began with 10... »

Study: Fukushima the most serious man made disaster in human history — Obesity rates now nearly double Japan average — Excessive weight gain after nuclear crisis “a marker of radiation brain damage”

Sunday, January 25, 2015
By Paul Martin January 24th, 2015 Asahi Shimbun, Jan 24, 2015 (emphasis added): Obesity a growing problem among children in Fukushima… An education ministry survey released Jan. 23… found that 15.07 percent of 9-year-olds in Fukushima Prefecture were 20 percent or more heavier than normal. The figure was much higher than the national average of 8.14... »

“One of largest mass die-offs of seabirds ever recorded” now underway on West Coast — Gov’t: “I’ve never seen anything like this, ever” — Experts: “Just massive, massive, unprecedented” … “Strong possibility of it escalating to affect other species” — “Significant uptick in mass-mortality events in marine world”

Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Paul Martin January 23rd, 2015 National Geographic, Jan 23, 2015 (emphasis added): Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is ‘Unprecedented’… becoming one of the largest mass die-offs of seabirds ever recorded… about Halloween, thousands of juvenile auklets started washing ashore… Since then the deaths haven’t stopped. Researchers are wondering if the die-off might... »

Brazil, mega-city of 20 million, to run out of water in one month

Friday, January 23, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes Friday, January 23, 2015 The Western United States is not the only region of the world that is currently suffering under chronic drought conditions. The largest country in South America — Brazil — is also experiencing drought, and its biggest city is two months away from running out of... »

TV: Gov’t approves plan to ‘drain’ Fukushima nuclear waste into ocean — Professor: Monitoring necessary to detect ‘worrisome signals’ — Expert: “It’s completely unsafe… impossible to remove 100s of radioactive materials” — 1,200 radionuclides, only 62 reduced — Fisherman: “We can’t trust Tepco” (VIDEO)

Thursday, January 22, 2015
By Paul Martin January 21st, 2015 NHK, Jan 21, 2015 (emphasis added): Regulators approve Fukushima wastewater drainage — Japan’s nuclear regulator has approved a plan by to drain filtered wastewater from the firm’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant into the sea… The firm also plans to reduce the level of radioactive material in the water before... »

Kansas Officials Admit “Strong Correlation” Between Quakes & Fracking

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden 01/21/2015 “If the government and the Kansas Corporation Commission care about the people of Kansas and the damages, they will order a moratorium,” exclaims Joe Spease, chairman of the Kansas Sierra Club’s fracking committee following a report from Kansas officials, who have been reluctant to link the mysterious earthquakes in... »

Study: Fukushima plume spread worldwide, far exceeding the hundreds of miles mentioned previously — 100 Quadrillion becquerels of Cs-137 released tops Chernobyl — “Implicates radiological hazard at distances otherwise overlooked”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Paul Martin January 21st, 2015 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (pdf), University of Florida College of Medicine, Weill-Cornell Medical College, etc. (2014): The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident is an example of a contemporary nuclear plant accident with serious implications. The Fukushima NPP accident has had health implications due to the... »

TV: “It’s like a scene from a horror movie” along West Coast — “We’re seeing all sorts of mysterious goings-on” — “There is no food out there” — Scientists can’t figure out why there’s mass starvation of seabirds — “This is a really serious thing” — “A species die-off is always unsettling” (VIDEO)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Paul Martin January 20th, 2015 KOMO, Jan 15, 2015 (emphasis added): Biologists are trying figure out why there’s a mass starvation of Cassin’s auklets along the West Coast. The number could reach as high as 100,000… “A species die-off is always unsettling,” said Port Townsend resident Patra McDowell. Her husband, Larry, is equally concerned.... »

TV: Hawaii coral “the worst scientists have ever seen” — Professor: “It’s like a ghost town… We would not typically see entire colonies bleached, ever” — Gov’t map of ‘maximum bleaching alert area’ in Pacific mirrors Fukushima plume model since 2011 (VIDEO)

Monday, January 19, 2015
By Paul Martin January 19th, 2015 One of Hawaii’s prized snorkeling spots… is facing a potential coral die-off. The coral bleaching at the Kapoho tide pools… is the worst scientists have ever seen… Take a dive into the beautiful tide pools… and you’ll notice a dramatic change. Dr. Misaki Takabayashi, University of Hawaii at Hilo marine... »

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