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France set to 'mobilise' in face of bird flu threat: PM

PARIS - France is to boost its preparedness for a possible bird flu outbreak by conducting major exercises and extending a ban on outdoor poultry rearing, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said Friday.


January 'Heat Wave' Hits Upstate New York

(ALBANY, NY) -- Break out the shorts.

The unseasonably warm weather will continue through tomorrow, with temperatures to again hit the 50s today and Friday across much of upstate New York.

Yesterday, the thermometer nearly hit 60 in Buffalo and Rochester, with 40- and 50-degree temperatures over the rest of the region.


Earthquake jolts county in Yunnan

BEIJING, Jan. 12 (Xinhuanet) -- An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted the Mojiang Hani Autonomous County in southwest China's Yunnan Province at 9:05 a.m. Thursday (Beijing Time), according to the seismological network of China.

The epicenter was located at 23.4 north latitude and 101.6 east longitude, which is about 210 kilometers away from the provincial capital of Kunming.

No casualty has been reported as of Thursday afternoon.


Texas River Mysteriously Turns Reddish Orange

Investigators in Dallas are trying to determine what has caused the water in the Trinity River to turn reddish orange twice in one week, according to a Local 6 News report.

Comment: Comment: What about some sort of outgassing related to seismic activity? Think about the following series of flashbacks and articles; it seems something may be going on underneath the US...


5.1 Magnitude Earthquake in Pakistan

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake has occurred in the north of Pakistan. No official statement has been released about the extent of the damage and the number of deaths or casualties.

Meteorology Department authority Malik Tan veer said the epicenter of earthquake was located 200 km northeast of Peshawar. Tan veer stated the earthquake happened at 07:49 local Turkish time.

In the latest earthquake in Pakistan that recorded 7.6 on the Richter scale, more than 73,000 people died.


Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake off the Coast of Oregon

A light earthquake occurred at 10:02:36 (UTC) on Wednesday, January 11, 2006. The magnitude 4.9 event has been located OFF THE COAST OF OREGON. The hypocentral depth was estimated to be 30 km (18 miles). (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)


Plains Fires Spread to Colorado, Arkansas

AGUILAR, Colo. - The wildfire danger that has been menacing the parched southern plains spread to Arkansas and Colorado on Sunday, where wind-whipped blazes destroyed at least nine homes and forced hundreds of people to evacuate, authorities said. [...]

In Arkansas, a 3,000-acre wildfire destroyed four homes Sunday east of Hamburg and chased nearby residents from their houses. Four volunteer fire departments were battling the blaze, and Deputy State Forester Larry Nance said it likely would be Monday before they could gain control.


Fires Force Evacuations in Southern Colo.

AGUILAR, Colo. - Wind-whipped wildfires destroyed at least five houses in southern Colorado and forced the evacuation of several hundred residents Sunday, authorities said.

Two fires had burned over 5,400 acres in Huerfano and Las Animas counties, not far from the New Mexico line. One of them had started as a controlled burn earlier in the week that flared up again despite efforts to keep it down.


Weather Has Become Bogeyman, News Staple

It began as a mass e-mail in a certain Seattle office building on December's first day.

A cold front was arriving! Snow! Ice! Untold inches for the city and surrounding area!

Within hours, the e-mail exchange called for an early dismissal and even generated a catchy headline, the kind that television news offers up for every tempest: "Snowstorm Katrina."

A memo went out: "Please be aware that many or all of the staff will be leaving early today as snow and icy road conditions have hit Seattle." A last call was sounded for overnight mail. Copy writers and bookkeepers turned into amateur meteorologists, e-mailing hourly weather updates to colleagues, and sending links to live weather cams.

The cautious drove home after lunch. The brave stayed behind.

And the snow never came. Not even an inch.

Comment: Comment:
"We are living in a period now when we are just as fearful about common dangers like bad weather as we are about unusually serious dangers like Category 4 hurricanes. We feel the world is out of control in many ways, politically and economically. So it makes sense to imagine the weather is out of control, too."
Ah yes - don't worry folks! That record hurricane season last year was nothing to worry about! And forgot all about the tsunami in Indonesia, increasing earthquakes and volcanic activity around the globe, space rocks falling on our heads, etc. Unlike our counterparts in the mainstream media, instead of just making ridiculous claims like the above quote, we like to gather data to support the ideas we present on the Signs page:

- Climate and Earth Changes in the News: 2002 - 2006

- Meteors, Asteroids, Comets and NEOs in the news

- Supervolcanoes


Military lab opens for cold environment study

SHENYANG, Jan. 8 (Xinhuanet) -- China's first military laboratory for simulating freezing environment is now in operation. The experiment module can reduce the inside temperature to 60 degrees Celsius below zero in two and a half hours.

According to military sources, the lab, located in northeast China's Shenyang Military Command, was built with human experiment modules, animal experiment modules, small medical equipment modules and temperature control modules.

Comment: Comment: Global warming, anyone?