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Five of the world's lakes drying up completely due to drought, water reallocation and big business

Due to drought, water reallocation and industrialization, nations across the globe are finding that some of the world's most iconic bodies of water are disappearing.

1. Aral Sea

Once the world's fourth largest lake, located between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the Aral Sea has undergone numerous changes over the centuries, but today it is nearly dried up.

Formed by the combined flows of both the Syr Darya and Amu Darya rivers, the Aral Sea was re-figured in the 1960's by the Soviet Union, in an attempt to make the region's desert landscape more hospitable for farming.

Nearly 40 years later, the northern and southern parts of the lake separated and the southern part of the lake was split into two parts - east and west. In 2001, the southern connection was detached and the eastern portion of the lake began to recede. Soon after a drought plagued the area for approximately four years, from 2005 to 2009, cutting the water flow of the southern part of the lake to the Amu Darya, according to NASA.
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The Aral Sea is captured by NASA's Earth Observatory on Aug. 25, 2000, showing the diminished shoreline from where the lake sat in 1960.
Cloud Precipitation

Typhoon Matmo wallops Taiwan - First typhoon to make landfall in Taiwan this year

Typhoon warnings have been issued for most of Taiwan as Typhoon Matmo (Philippines name: Henry) bears down on the island. Matmo is the third typhoon to threaten the western Pacific Basin in less than three weeks.
Typhoon Matmo is the first typhoon to make landfall in Taiwan this year. As of Tuesday morning (U.S. time), the center of Matmo was about 150 miles south-southeast of Taipei, which is on the far northern part of Taiwan. Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a typhoon warning for the entire main island of Taiwan and the offshore islands of Ludao and Lanyu, southeast of Taiwan.

Taiwan authorities ordered all schools and businesses closed on its east coast Tuesday night, according to Bloomberg.com. The National Fire Agency says 8,000 military personnel have been readied for any needed typhoon-related rescue effort.

Fish

Thousands of dead fish wash up on Manresa Beach in Aptos, California

Thousands of dead gray and white fish washed up on the sand of Manresa State Beach in Aptos Friday morning, according to NBC affiliate KSBW.

Monterey Bay marine biologist Giancarlo Thomae told KSBW he thinks the fish died from asphyxia after the fish swam too close to shore.

"When too many are packed inshore, they deplete the oxygen. That is why the Santa Cruz harbor aerates the upper harbor," Thomae said to KSBW.

But a NOAA biologist told KSBW the fish may have been trapped in squid boat nets and dumped by the crew.


Comment: Yet more spurious 'explanations' by ''experts' for this event, while ignoring the larger context of the increase in reports of unusual mass animal deaths that have occurred across the globe in recent years.

Fish

Rare deep sea fish caught in fishing net off east coast of Sri Lanka

A rare deep sea fish was found entangled in a fishing net of a boat that went fishing off the Valaichchenai seas today. The fish is four feet long and about 7.5 kilograms in weight and it is to be handed over to the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA).

© M.M. Anaam
© M.M. Anaam

Comment: See also Strange deep sea fish caught at Pamban, India

Creatures from the deep signal major Earth Changes: Is anyone paying attention?

Arrow Down

Over 2070 cold records broken in last 7 days in the US

This compares to only 281 record warm temps

Record cold numbers are double and triple the amount of record warm temps.

Look at the Month to Date for the Monthly temp records.

No wonder why the media is shooting blanks. Wow!

Source.

Thanks to Ralph Fato for this info
Attention

Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in Nome, Alaska

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Fisherman Caught Rare Blue-Colored Red King Crab in Alaska
A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.

KNOM reports Frank McFarland found the blue crab in his pot when fishing on July Fourth off Nome. The blue crab is being kept alive at the Norton Sound Seafood Center until McFarland can have it mounted.

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A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.
The rare crab has become a rock star of sorts, with people showing up at the center to have their photos taken with it.

Scott Kent, with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Nome, says he has no idea why the red king crab is blue, but suspects it's just a mutation.

Kent says a blue crab "turns up once in a blue moon."

Cloud Lightning

Typhoon Rammasun kills more than 100 in China and Philippines

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Residents wade through floods as they go back to their home in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. Typhoon Rammasun killed at least 94 people, forced 530,000 to flee their homes and destroyed 7,000 homes.
The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed at least 16 people in the region after leaving scores dead in the Philippines.

Strong winds and rain from Super Typhoon Rammasun hit dozens of southern coastal cities in the provinces of Guangdong and Hainan and the region of Guangxi, affecting more than 3 million people, the Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported Saturday.

Comment: Also see: Super typhoon Rammasun slams China, Vietnam - risk of damaging winds, flooding, mudslides, coastal storm surge

Snowflake

Images of snowfall in Chelyabinsk, Russia during the height of summer

Witness to this natural anomaly were residents of the Urals, where over the last hundred years snow in the middle of the summer has happened only three times. Yesterday, I showed you a video of the Chelyabinsk region where it snowed, which was captured on video recorder car. Today I want to show you some of the most interesting pictures of how it was and how Chelyabinsk was covered with snow in the middle of summer.

Alarm Clock

USGS: Earthquake Magnitude 6.9 - 100km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji

Earthquake 6.9 Fiji
© USGS
Event Time
2014-07-21 14:54:40 UTC
2014-07-21 02:54:40 UTC-12:00 at epicenter

Location
19.780°S 178.441°W depth=616.1km (382.8mi)

Nearby Cities
100km (62mi) NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji
369km (229mi) WNW of Nuku'alofa, Tonga
375km (233mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji
437km (272mi) SSE of Lambasa, Fiji
488km (303mi) ESE of Nadi, Fiji

Scientific data
Cloud Precipitation

Severe hailstorm in July in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan

© yk-news.kz
Ping pong ball-sized hailstorm hit Ust-Kamenogorsk city in eastern Kazakhstan on July 15, Tengrinews reports citing Yk-news.kz.

People were looking for shelters to hide from the hailstones the size of a quail eggs.

"We built a homemade greenhouse from our old windows, but hailstorm destroyed it," a resident of Mirniy village said looking slightly shocked, "The garden was covered with a 5 cm layer of ice. All our seedling died."

The emergency services are estimating the damage caused by hail that lasted for 7 minutes. The department received around 50 calls during these 7 minutes. People were mostly complaining about damaged cars, metal bodies and windows of more than 30 vehicles were damaged. Several trees fell that day, but fortunately no one was hurt.


Source: Yk-news.kz
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