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  1. SNOW ON THE SAVANNAH Giraffes and elephants wander about in the snow after freak blizzards hit Africa Giraffes, antelopes and elephants were all among the beasts braving the freeze after the white stuff hit South Africa over the weekend. Pictures of the snow covered creatures have swept across social media as viewers marvel at the bizarre scenes. Kitty Viljoen captured elephants enjoying the snow in the Sneeuberg on the Western Cape of South Africa, where snow hit late last week. Sneeuberg translates to Snow Mountain and dustings are not unusual across parts of South Africa in the winter, but this cold snap comes particularly late in the season. She also photographed giraffes in snow in the Karoo semi-desert region. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7229712/snow-south-africa-blizzards-desert-giraffes/
  2. How beautiful...
  3. Monster sinkhole swallows cars in Lancaster County A sinkhole swallowed cars at an outlet center in Lancaster County in Friday afternoon. It happened at the Tanger Outlets on Route 30 in East Lampeter Township. A witness said she was in her car when the sinkhole opened ... http://www.wfmz.com/news/monster-sinkhole-swallows-cars-in-lancaster-county/780040752
  4. Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano Hurricane Hector became a Category 4 storm for a few hours early Sunday but then dipped back to Category 3, still a dangerous force, as it headed across the Pacific, threatening to hit Hawaii’s Big Island and possibly its active volcano, officials said early Sunday. Hector’s winds dropped to 125 mph from 130 mph, the diving line between Categories 3 and 4, early Sunday as it moved westward at 12 mph Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano-hurricane/hurricane-hector-closing-in-on-hawaii-and-volcano-idUSKBN1KQ060
  5. Bali rocked after 6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia's Lombok Island, deaths reported Authorities in Indonesia lifted a tsunami warning on Sunday after a strong earthquake rocked the popular tourist mecca of Bali, leaving at least three people dead a week after another quake in the same region killed more than a dozen people. Dwikorita Karnawati, head of Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, told MetroTV that the tsunami warning has ended, adding that the warning was for the lowest level of tsunami, and that small waves just 6 inches high were detected in three villages. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/05/tsunami-warning-issued-after-magnitude-7-0-earthquake-rocks-indonesia-tourist-hotspot-bali.html
  6. BREAKING: PANIC in Venezuela as EXPLOSIONS hit during speech by President Maduro EXPLOSIONS from drone attacks have injured seven and caused panic in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, during an address to a military parade by President Maduro, the country's Information Minister has confirmed. Video footage of the attack shows soldier fleeing Avenida Bolivar, a main street in the capital, while screams can be heard in the background. Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said seven soldiers were injured but President Maduro was "fine" and had been taken to safety. He added: "We have proof that this was an assassination attempt. They've failed." A broadcast of the speech was abruptly stopped following the suspected attack. https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/999021/venezuela-explosion-caracas-Nicolas-Maduro-speech-panic-terror
  7. How to Watch the Longest 'Blood Moon' Eclipse of the Century Get ready for a celestial double feature unlike anything seen in decades: Mars is about to make its closest approach to Earth in 15 years—just as the full moon blushes red in the longest “blood moon” eclipse of the century. Both the moon and Mars will dominate the overnight hours on July 27 and into the morning of July 28, traveling across the sky beside each other while appearing to be separated by only five degrees, equal to the width of three middle fingers held at arm’s length. On the 27th, the red planet will reach opposition and be just a few days shy of swinging the closest it has come to Earth since August 2003, allowing sky-watchers around the world to see our neighboring world that night about as big and bright it can ever get in our skies. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/07/news-how-to-see-longest-blood-moon-eclipse-mars-space/
  8. Tremors shove Washington westward, offer clues into next big earthquake Thousands of tiny tremors over the past few months have moved parts of Washington and Vancouver Island westward. It’s a near annual event that backs expectations by some scientists that a big earthquake may hit the Seattle area harder than their previous models suggested. This recent wave of activity began in May and appears to be dying off now, according to University of Washington earth-sciences professor Ken Creager. It’s a process, known as episodic tremor and slip, thought to increase stress on locked faults — areas where tectonic plates cannot move past each other. Earthquakes occur when the pressure on locked zones reaches the breaking point and the plates snap past each other. Scientists believe an episode of tremors could someday trigger a so-called megaquake on the offshore fault called the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The 700-mile-long fault runs from Vancouver Island to northern California, and can unleash earthquakes of up to magnitude 9.0. It’s one of the biggest of faults in the U.S. While older models suggest that the locked zone is mostly shallow and offshore, the location of these tremors indicates that in a big earthquake, layers of rock jerking past each other may take place closer to Seattle than previously thought. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/tremors-shove-washington-westward-offer-clues-into-next-big-earthquake/
  9. At least 12 injured after lava explosion near tour boat off Big Island At least a dozen people were injured after a lava explosion sent rocks and debris flying into the air and landing on a tour boat off Kapoho early Monday, according to Hawaii County officials. MORE According to Big Island fire officials, a lava bomb punctured the roof of the boat, leaving a large hole. It happened sometime in the early morning hours, but it's not clear exactly what time. However, county officials said the lava tour boat returned to Wailoa Harbor in Hilo with the injured passengers around 7 a.m. http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/38655817/at-least-12-injured-after-lava-explosion-near-tour-boat-off-big-island
  10. Volcano eruption leaves thousands stranded in Bali Hundreds of people have been forced to flee their homes and 16,000 passengers have seen flights cancelled after a volcano erupted in Indonesia. The eruption of Mount Agung on the island of Bali spewed ash 8,200ft into the air, grounding 276 flights in and out of Ngurah Rai airport. People living in villages below have fled to evacuation centres. "Micro tremors are still being detected... indicating that magma is moving towards the surface," Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the disaster mitigation agency said. He said 309 residents living in a danger area 2.5 miles from the crater had voluntarily gone to three evacuation centres on Friday. https://news.sky.com/story/volcano-eruption-leaves-thousands-stranded-in-bali-11420554
  11. A flash #flood warning has been issued for the Oklahoma City metro area until 12 p.m. CDT. Rain is falling at 2 to 3 inches per hour under this stalled cluster of thunderstorms.
  12. Shocking satellite photos show entire towns obliterated after Guatemala's 'Volcano of Fire' buried them in tons of ash that crushed hundreds of homes and burned 300 people alive Giant clouds of superheated smoke and ash burned people alive and buried entire towns in a deadly volcanic eruption in Guatemala that killed almost 100 people. Shocking satellite photos of before and after Sunday's eruption show whole suburbs wiped off the map as hundreds of houses collapsed when tons of falling ash crushed them. What was once a collection of green canyons, hillsides and farms was reduced to grey devastation by fast-moving avalanches of super-heated muck that roared into the tightly knit villages on the mountain's flanks. Volcan de Fuego, meaning 'Volcano of Fire' spewed a 'curtain' of ash 20,000ft into the air and sent rapid pyroclastic flows through at least seven nearby towns in the biggest eruption for four decades. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5816065/Shocking-satellite-photos-entire-towns-obliterated-Guatemala-volcano.html
  13. Kapoho/Vacationland area residents describe a 30 foot wall of racing lava
  14. The Latest: 6 People Killed by Erupting Volcano in Guatemala Authorities in Guatemala say six people have been killed and 20 injured by the eruption of a volcano southwest of the capital. National Disaster Coordinator Sergio Cabanas says an undetermined number of people also are missing following Sunday's eruption of the Volcan del Fuego, which is 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Guatemala City. https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-06-03/the-latest-6-people-killed-by-erupting-volcano-in-guatemala http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44350974
  15. I have now been taking my daily dose of the C60 for five months and I feel incredible. I cannot say enough about it. I turned 65 a few months ago and I was really not expecting such a reversal in health as has come about. I get mine from Phil as I know the care and research he puts in to making a quality product. I too notice i am no longer drawn to unhealthy foods and where I would once crave a fast food meal I can now pass right over it and go for the fresh fruits and vegetables and no longer feel deprived. I have the energy to cook good meals and have had no swelling at all in the knee that needs replacing. I have not even had to ice it for weeks now and it is the busy season at work. I have lost weight and am close to where i want to be due to increased activity levels and better diet. The habit I had of enjoying a cocktail every evening has just fallen away. I feel so good just being me! My girlfriend started taking it last month. She suffers from diabetic nerve damage in her feet and has found topical application of the C60 in hemp oil really helps her and stops her discomfort quickly. She too has noticed increased energy levels. I even give a small dose to my little 13 !/2 year old pup and she has seemed to have much more energy also. She had some sort of nerve problem going on that had gotten progressively worse over the last year and a half and all of a sudden there is a very noticeable decrease in those symptoms. She has started demanding her morning walks down the beach trail every morning again. I wish everyone could feel such a dramatic improvement in health and well being as we have since we started taking the C60 supplement. It really has turned back time for me.
  16. USGS Elevates Mauna Loa Alert Status To Advisory The largest active volcano on earth, Mauna Loa, has given the USGS reason to elevate the alert status from normal to advisory. Activity Summary: Mauna Loa is not erupting. Seismicity rates have decreased significantly since the earthquake activity recorded in late-May, but they remain above previously established baselines. Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements continue to show ground surface deformations related to inflation of a magma reservoir beneath the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone, with recently inferred inflation concentrated mainly in the southwestern part of this magma storage complex. http://bigislandflow.com/usgs-elevates-mauna-loa-status-advisory-status/
  17. Lava Speeds Up And Forces More Evacuations As Despair Grows Leilani Estates residents risked swirling gas emissions and continued lava fountaining Wednesday to retrieve possessions from threatened homes, while eruption evacuees staying at the main shelter expressed despair with their ongoing plight. Blustery winds that caused sulfur dioxide levels to shoot from nonexistent to dangerously high in minutes – as measured by on-site Hawaii National Guardsmen equipped with monitors – didn’t keep some evacuees from stopping briefly to watch Kilauea volcano spew lava where they once walked. “We evacuated the first day. We didn’t think we’re ever coming back after that,” 12-year Leilani Estates homeowner Lori Wada said as she watched a distant fissure shoot molten rock. The self-described life coach said that was just one day after she had returned from a trip to California to host a retreat about dealing with life challenges called “Facing the Fire.” She was back home Wednesday facing her own fire. Friends helped her fetch “important things” and document, through photographs, structural damage to her house. http://www.civilbeat.org/2018/05/lava-speeds-up-and-forces-more-evacuations-as-despair-grows/
  18. This video is amazing.
  19. Leilani Estates family ‘heartbroken’ as huge crack swallows up their home Noah Friend returned Monday to his home in Leilani Estates to find a 10-foot wide crack running 500 feet long through his backyard and beneath his house. The 32-year-old Leilani Estates resident inherited the house he built with his father in 1990 when he started a family of his own, said fiance Shantel Pacarro, 31, who moved to the property 13 years ago after she became pregnant with their first child. The couple had envisioned eventually passing their beloved home on to their children, 12-year-old daughter Naiah, and son Nainoa, 11. http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/05/22/breaking-news/leilani-estates-family-heartbroken-as-huge-crack-swallows-up-their-home/
  20. Lava flow enters Puna Geothermal Venture power plant on Hawaii's Big Island as authorities attempt to kill active wells A small lava flow from fissure No. 22 has entered the grounds of Puna Geothermal Venture, a geothermal power plant located in the east rift zone of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim, told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald that the flow is moving "in the opposite direction from the flows that are entering the ocean." The flow, which entered the PGV property, was heading toward the well pad located at the site, but stalled between 200 and 300 meters from the plant itself, Synder added. Authorities have been trying to mitigate the risk of a potential well-head blowout should lava hit the wells. Last week, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency initiated operations to kill three active wells by pumping cold water into them. https://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2018/05/21/lava-flow-enters-puna-geothermal-venture-power.html
  21. Planes Cockpit Window Ripped Out at 32,000 ft. Forcing Emergency Landing The pilots of a Chinese passenger jet made an emergency landing after a cockpit windscreen was ripped out in mid-air. Two crew members on the Sichuan Airlines flight were injured when the plane’s window blew out as it cruised at 32,000ft with 119 passengers on board. The jet’s flight control unit was badly damaged by the resulting sudden decompression. Some parts of the system were reportedly sucked out of the gaping window, forcing the pilots to fly manually before landing the airliner safely at the south-west Chinese city of Chengdu. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/sichuan-airlines-plane-cockpit-window-rip-out-emergency-landing-china-chengdu-chongqing-lhasa-a8350411.html
  22. Cracks in Hawaii volcano roar amid warnings of more New fissures roaring like jet engines and spewing magma have opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, piling lava as high as a four-story building as the U.S. Geological Survey warned that more outbreaks were likely. A crack in pasture land on Kilauea's east flank was the 16th recorded since the U.S. volcano, one of the world's most active, erupted eight days ago. Thousands of people have fled their homes on Big Island and dozens of homes have been destroyed. The new fissure opened up on Saturday about a mile (1.6 km) east of the existing vent system that has devastated the island's Leilani Estates neighborhood, close to several homes on the edge of the field. "It's right by my house, which is kind of scary," said Haley Clinton, 17, who walked to see the new crack with her father, Darryl, and sister Jolon, 15. "It's really cool." From afar, the fissure gave off dull, thumping roars that sharpened on approach to a scream from venting steam and gas, mixed with the slapping sounds of liquid lava. https://ca.news.yahoo.com/roaring-jet-engines-crack-opens-hawaii-volcano-002639528.html
  23. FEARS OF TSUNAMI FOR U.S. WEST COAST AS ERUPTING HAWAII VOLCANO FRACTURES MASSIVE UNSTABLE LANDMASS Scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have contacted me regarding a staggering development taking place right now during the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii: An area of land on the south flank of the volcano known as the "Hilina Slump" - about the size of Manhattan - is moving and could BREAK OFF into the ocean, sending a Tsunami toward the west coast with 100+ foot waves moving at 500 miles per hour. Cities like San Diego, Los Angeles and others could be wiped off the face of the earth. They say the bosses at USGS know about this and are intentionally concealing it from the public for fear of causing a panic. Media outlets in Hawaii and in Los Angeles have allegedly been specifically told not to say anything . . . yet . . . for the same reason. I am breaking this story. As most of the civilized world knows by now, the Kilauea volcano on the south side of Hawaii's big island, began erupting earlier this week. Prior to the appearance of lava at the surface, hundreds of small earthquakes were felt. Then the quakes got bigger. A magnitude 5.6 struck Thursday evening and a strong Magnitude 6.9 was a sort of announcement by the volcano that it was time to blast off. This map from the USGS web site, shows the location of the Magnitude 6.9 quake and the rings indicate how far away the quake was felt: https://robinwestenra.blogspot.ca/2018/05/hawaii-volcano-fractures-unstable.html
  24. Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could see explosive eruptions: U.S. agency There is a growing chance of explosive eruptions of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in coming weeks that could shoot rocks for miles and cause ashfall for dozens of miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday. https://www.yahoo.com/news/hawaiis-kilauea-volcano-could-see-explosive-eruptions-u-184323773.html
  25. Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: 'Prevalence is off the charts' in Australia An ancient virus infecting residents across Australia's Northern Territory is leaving death and despair in its path, and doctors are now calling for greater efforts to stop the spread of infections. The rates of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, or HTLV-1, infection are exceeding 40% among adults in remote regions of central Australia, with indigenous communities being the hardest hit, especially in the town of Alice Springs. Many doctors -- including the man who discovered the virus nearly four decades ago -- are raising the alarm about how little has been done to prevent, test for and treat HTLV-1, which can cause leukemia and lymphoma. "The prevalence is off the charts" in Australia, said Dr. Robert Gallo, co-founder and director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, whose laboratory was the first to detect HTLV-1 in 1979 and publish the finding in 1980. Yet "nobody that I know of in the world has done anything about trying to treat this disease before," said Gallo, who is also co-founder and scientific director of the Global Virus Network and chairs the network's HTLV-1 Task Force. "There's little to almost no vaccine efforts, outside of some Japanese research," he said. "So prevention by vaccine is wide open for research." HTLV-1 -- an ancient virus whose DNA can be found in 1,500-year-old Andean mummies -- can spread from mother to child, particularly through breastfeeding; between sexual partners, through unprotected sex; and by blood contact, such as through transfusions. Because it can be transmitted through sex, it's considered a sexually transmitted infection, or STI. The virus is associated with myriad serious health problems, such as diseases of the nervous system and a lung-damaging condition called bronchiectasis, and it weakens the immune system. HTLV-1 is sometimes called a cousin of the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/07/health/htlv-1-virus-australia-explainer/index.html