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Permafrost is ablaze with hundreds of wildfires in world’s coldest region

Permafrost is ablaze with hundreds of wildfires in world’s coldest region

Lena Pillars, a World Heritage Site, hit by the rampant flames, as calls grow for greater efforts to tackle infernos. Siberian Times, 13 July 2021 Tourists saw for themselves flames and smoke from the territory of the Lena Pillars Nature Park, a World Heritage site famed for unique ancient rock formations and pristine flora and fauna. Wildfires on permafrost are ravaging Yakutia – or the Sakha Republic, the largest and coldest entity of the Russian Federation. The scale is mesmerising. …

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Nobody in the media is going to tell you about this

Nobody in the media is going to tell you about this

Massive wildfires in Siberia ‘Data we gather via remote monitoring & official reports show the same: another large-scale forest fire catastrophe has begun in five regions of Russian Far East, and it can’t be dealt with with the forces available in the country’ —Alexey Yaroshenko, forest expert SOURCE: Siberian Times, via Twitter

Breakdown of the Living Planet – news – 4 July, 2021

Breakdown of the Living Planet – news – 4 July, 2021

Rapid permafrost thaw expected in N.W.T., Yukon after heat wave, experts warn Both territories are at the extremities of a ‘heat dome’ covering the Pacific Northwest The heat wave sweeping through the N.W.T. and Yukon could have a major impact on permafrost thaw in both territories, experts warn.  Both territories are at the extremities of a “heat dome” — a mass of hot air settling over the Pacific Northwest. It’s brought record-breaking temperatures across the region, setting new Canada-wide records in…

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Whole town is on fire’: Canadian village evacuated as flames consume homes and cars after record 49.6C temperature

Whole town is on fire’: Canadian village evacuated as flames consume homes and cars after record 49.6C temperature

Small B.C. village levelled by fast-moving wildfire A fast-moving wildfire engulfed Lytton, B.C., on Wednesday night and forced hundreds of residents from their homes, many without their belongings. The mayor said: “It took, like, a whole 15 minutes from the first sign of smoke to, all of a sudden, there being fire everywhere.” Residents flee Lytton as wildfire takes village ‘Whole town is on fire’: Canadian village evacuated as flames consume homes and cars after record 49.6C temperature (VIDEOS) Sparks…

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Wildfires rage in Northern Siberia

Wildfires rage in Northern Siberia

Kolyma highway in Yakutia, also known as the Road of Bones, is on fire and temporarily shut Elsewhere in Russia’s coldest region desperate authorities spike clouds to induce rain and tame wildfires. By Svetlana Skarbo   Siberian Times, 30 June 2021 Today Kolyma highway, the major road connecting republic’s capital Yakutsk and the port town of Magadan on the Sea of Okhotsk, had to be shut because the fire got too close to the road and was much too fierce…

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Why Are Large Numbers Of Birds Suddenly Dropping Dead In Multiple U.S. States?

Why Are Large Numbers Of Birds Suddenly Dropping Dead In Multiple U.S. States?

Economic Collapse, 23 June, 2021 As if we didn’t have enough weird things going on, now birds are suddenly dropping dead in large numbers all across the eastern half of the country.  Before they die, a lot of these birds are exhibiting very strange symptoms.  Experts are telling us that in many cases birds are developing “crusty or puffy eyes”, and often they appear to go completely blind.  In addition, quite a few of these dying birds lose their ability…

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Wildfires strike early in Siberia

Wildfires strike early in Siberia

  This image, acquired by the Copernicus Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B satellites on 20 June 2021, shows the Land Surface Temperature in the Sakha Republic in Arctic Siberia.  Siberia, and in particular the Republic of Sakha, is experiencing a persistent heatwave. As the image shows, the land surface temperature has widely exceeded 35°C across Siberia, with peaks of 48°C near Verkhojansk, 43°C in Govorovo and 37°C in Saskylah. In Saskylah, on the day this image was acquired, a temperature of 31.9°C was recorded,…

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“News”: Men facing fertility crisis as sperm counts plummet, epidemiologist blames hormone-disrupting chemicals

“News”: Men facing fertility crisis as sperm counts plummet, epidemiologist blames hormone-disrupting chemicals

I have known about this since the late 1990’s, but now it is “news” Newshub, 13 June, 2021   Men are facing a fertility crisis they may not be able to come back from, and an epidemiologist says hidden chemicals could be to blame. Sperm counts have halved in Western countries, including New Zealand, with a prediction most couples will have to use assisted reproduction by 2045. When Manu Fisi’ihoi and his wife Hannah were struggling to conceive, he admits…

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Catastrophe feared as fire-hit freight ship sinks off Sri Lanka coast

Catastrophe feared as fire-hit freight ship sinks off Sri Lanka coast

Amazing the ability to ignore important news. I was told about this and had to go looking. al Jazeera, 2 June, 2021 Ship bring tonnes of chemicals is sinking, federal government and navy state, in among the island country’s worst-ever marine catastrophes. A freight ship bring tonnes of chemicals is sinking off Sri Lanka’s west coast, the nation’s federal government and navy stated, in among Sri Lanka’s worst-ever marine catastrophes. Salvage specialists were trying to tow the fire-stricken container ship…

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