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Mass stranding of 134 melon-headed whales on Cape Verde's Boa Vista island

134 dead whales emerge in a mass stranding in Cape Verde

134 dead whales emerge in a mass stranding in Cape Verde
A group of melon-headed whales died in a mass stranding on Cape Verde's Boa Vista island, Thursday, September 26.

The rescue teams counted 134 dead whales on Wednesday and autopsies are being carried out to try to determine the cause of death, according to local reporter Elsa Vieira.

Many factors could contribute to such whale and dolphin strandings, including sickness, navigational error, geographical features, a rapidly falling tide, being chased by a predator or extreme weather.


Source: Reuters

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15 pilot whales dead in Georgia's 2nd stranding since July

Agencies respond to pilot whale stranding at St. Catherines

Agencies respond to pilot whale stranding at St. Catherines
Roughly two dozen pilot whales beached themselves on and near a Georgia barrier island, leaving 15 dead in the whale species' second mass stranding along the state's coast since July, wildlife officials said Thursday.

Scientists are performing necropsies on the dead whales found on privately owned St. Catherines Island roughly 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Savannah for any clues to why the animals may have come ashore, said Clay George, a wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

"It's too early to say anything about the findings," George said in a phone interview.

He said the beached whales on St. Catherines Island were discovered Wednesday morning by a group of volunteers checking sea turtle nests for hatchlings. Others were found on beaches and marshes nearby.


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Feds scrapped 100 years of data on climate change

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© Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press
Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, is seen during a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
Canadians already suspicious of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's carbon tax are likely be even more suspicious given a report by Ottawa-based Blacklock's Reporter that Environment Canada omitted a century's worth of observed weather data in developing its computer models on the impacts of climate change.

The scrapping of all observed weather data from 1850 to 1949 was necessary, a spokesman for Environment Canada told Blacklock's Reporter, after researchers concluded that historically, there weren't enough weather stations to create a reliable data set for that 100-year period.


Comment: The scrapping was "necessary" as it suited their man-made global warming narrative!


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Early snowfall in Alaska

Hatcher Pass was hit by its first significant snow storm! The road over the summit has been closed for the season
© Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
Hatcher Pass was hit by its first significant snow storm! The road over the summit has been closed for the season
Snow has come to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. In Emmonak, resident Lilly Westlock estimates that over an inch fell on Tuesday evening.

"First time I've seen snow falling in September," she said. "The snowflakes were kind of bigger than usual, and it stayed for the evening, and then it started raining and melted."

Westlake says that the snow began around 5 p.m. when she was leaving work. On the way to a friend's house she passed a little girl playing in the snow.


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Hurricane Lorenzo becomes a rare eastern Atlantic Ocean category 4

An infrared satellite image of Hurricane Lorenzo on September 26, 2019
© NOAA/NASA
An infrared satellite image of Hurricane Lorenzo on September 26, 2019.
Lorenzo rapidly intensified into a Category 4 hurricane Thursday farther east in the Atlantic Ocean than all but one hurricane on record.

The storm is currently not threatening land, but it may do so when it approaches the Azores next week as a weaker, but still formidable hurricane.

Lorenzo strengthened from a tropical storm on Tuesday into a hurricane on Wednesday, before reaching Category 4 hurricane strength by late Thursday morning.

September 2010's Hurricane Julia is the only other hurricane on record to intensify to Category 4 status farther east in the Atlantic Ocean than Lorenzo, according to Dr. Phil Klotzbach, a tropical scientist at Colorado State University.

If considering only those Category 4 hurricanes from Sept. 26 through the end of the season since the 1960s, Lorenzo is even more of an anomaly, noted Richard Dixon, a meteorologist at CatInsight and visiting research fellow at the University of Reading.


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At least 20 die after shallow 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Maluku islands (UPDATE)

Indonesia earthquake
© NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY (BNPB)
The quake struck about 37km offshore northeast of Ambon in Maluku province at 8.46 am local time, at a depth of 29km, said the US Geological Survey.
At least three people have died after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Ambon in Maluku on Thursday morning, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) first reported that the quake was felt at 6:46 a.m. Jakarta time with an epicenter located about 40 kilometers northeast of Ambon at a depth of 10 km. No tsunami alert was issued.

The agency also reported that the quake was followed by a 5.6-magnitude aftershock at 7:39 a.m. Jakarta time, with an epicenter located about 18 km northeast of the provincial capital of Ambon at a depth of 10 km.

The BNPB confirmed that three people had died as a result of the earthquake. The victims have been identified as Narti Rumain, Mateis Frans and Lai Nai -- all of whom were crushed by collapsed buildings.

BNPB spokesperson Agus Wibowo added that three people had suffered injuries following the earthquake, two of whom were identified as Djamila Lasaiba and Gamar Assegaf.


Comment: Update: CBS News reports on 26th September:
A strong earthquake Thursday killed at least 20 people and damaged a bridge, a hospital and other buildings on one of Indonesia's less populated islands. Parts of a building at an Islamic university collapsed in Ambon, the capital of Maluku province. Local disaster official Albert Simaela said a teacher was killed there when parts of the building fell on her.

Simaela said a main hospital in Ambon was damaged and patients were evacuated to tents in the hospital's yard.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Agus Wibowo said at least 19 others were killed and more than 2,000 people took refuge in various shelters.

A damaged traditional market building is pictured following an earthquake in Ambon, Maluku province, on Thursday, September 26, 2019.
© REUTERS
A damaged traditional market building is pictured following an earthquake in Ambon, Maluku province, on Thursday, September 26, 2019.
The magnitude 6.5 quake was centered 20.5 miles northeast of Ambon at a depth of 11 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.




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Ice Age Farmer Report: China's 10,000 Tons of pork from strategic reserves & the Great Chinese Famine

The Chinese ministry of agriculture has warned that pork prices could rise 70% by the end of the year.
© AFP
The Chinese ministry of agriculture has warned that pork prices could rise 70% by the end of the year.
1 in 4 pigs on Earth was lost this year (!), prompting China to release today 10,000 tons of pork from their strategic national reserves. This is the latest indicator of the systemic stress on modern agriculture, and presages further tapping of strategic reserves. Christian recalls the Great Chinese Famine and warns of the dangers of centralized, collectivist policies, and the illusion of superabundance.

Canada wipes temperature data from the web, as censorship increases.

Norway's winter storm in Summer.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Must not be that much of a climate emergency

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Climate strikes across the planet yet China barely mentioned as the worlds top emitter plus only 3 of the top 10 banks signed on the Principals for Climate Pledge. A look at the last time we were lectured by teenagers and teenagers were put in positions of power for economy and governmental policy. Year Zero a look at the future of global food production.


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Powerful magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks Southern Chile

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has occurred in Los Lagos, Chile, about 610 miles (980 kilometers) south of the capital, Santiago, the USGS reported. Reports say that the depth of the earthquake was 80 miles (129 kilometers).

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.1

Date-Time - 26 Sep 2019 16:36:18 UTC

- 26 Sep 2019 13:36:18 near epicenter

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Intense rain pounds Pune, India - 17 killed, nearly 16,000 rescued

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At least 17 people were killed in various incidents of flooding and wall collapse after intense rainfall battered Maharashtra's Pune city and various other parts of the district, officials said on Thursday.

Nearly 16,000 people, including some stuck on rooftops and trees, were rescued from Pune city and other parts of the district, they said, adding that four persons were missing.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he was pained to know about the loss of lives due to heavy rains in Pune.