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Bear attacks increasing worldwide

A French composer on a trip to Canada's Northwest Territories to record the sounds of nature was attacked in his tent in the middle of the night and killed by a grizzly bear earlier this month. Such an unprovoked attack is rare, according to wildlife officials, although large carnivore attacks on humans are on the increase worldwide. Grizzly bear attacks on humans in Wyoming are part of that worldwide trend.

A new paper published in the journal Scientific Reports examines brown bear attacks on humans worldwide between 2000 and 2015. The report reinforces what we already suspected: attacks have increased significantly and are more frequent at high bear and low human population densities.

Researchers tallied 664 attacks on humans during the 15-year study period, including 183 in North America, 291 in Europe, and 190 in Russia, Iran and Turkey. There were more than 60 other attacks in Japan, Nepal, and southeastern Europe in which not enough information was available for their inclusion in the analysis.


Earliest snowfall in Sweden in 20 years

Snow chaos at Långberget in Värmland

Snow chaos at Långberget in Värmland
Winter appears to have arrived early in Northern Europe.

In the most northern parts of Värmland, it has been snowing all day, according to Dan Norström at Långberget's sports hotel in Sysslebäck.

"I've been here for almost 20 years," said Norström. "This is probably the earliest snow."

"When I came [to work] this morning at a quarter past eight, the first flakes came." "Now it is white everywhere and has come five to six centimeters."


30 pilot whales strand on Northland beach in New Zealand - 4 die

Those who gathered on Ruakaka Beach treated the dead pilot whales with respect.
© Kristin Edge
Those who gathered on Ruakaka Beach treated the dead pilot whales with respect.
It was a nervous wait overnight for conservation staff who were to patrol Ruakākā Beach early this morning following the stranding and death of four pilot whales.

The four adult pilot whales, part of a pod of 30, beached and were found by joggers about 2km south of the Ruakākā Surf Lifesaving club about 6.30am yesterday.

Three were dead but one was still fighting for survival when they were discovered.

Despite community members rallying quickly, by righting the whale and keeping it wet and calm it too died shortly before 7.30am.


Indonesia struck by 2 earthquakes of 6.1 magnitude within an hour

Indonesia has been struck by two earthquakes within an hour. The first earthquake, measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale, Java island on Thursday. The second earthquake of the same intensity struck Indonesia's Bali island, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

So far, no reports of damage or casualties have been reported from the southeast Asian country. Indonesia, home to more than 260 million people, is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to its location along the Pacific "Ring of Fire".

In March this year, four people were killed after an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hit off Java island. The powerful quake had damaged more than 200 houses, swaying buildings as far away as the capital.

Arrow Up

Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser breaks yearly eruption record

Steamboat geyser
Yellowstone National Park's Steamboat geyser is breaking records with 34 eruptions so far this year as of early September.

The famous attraction is the world's tallest active geyser and has broken its own record for the most eruptions set last year at 32, according to the National Park Service, and there's still months to go before the end of the year.

Steamboat's eruptions are unpredictable, the Park Service said, and over the years have been sporadic, with active years in 1982 - 1983 after being dormant for 50 years, quiet years throughout the 1990s and 2000s, and other years of dormancy marked by a single eruption.

"One thing is known, Steamboat Geyser's future eruptions will continue to be unpredictable, officials said on the Park Service's website.

Comment: New thermal area discovered at Yellowstone supervolcano

Cloud Precipitation

Mumbai records highest-ever September rainfall

Mumbai record rain
Last year, Mumbai had recorded only 73.1mm rain, which was the lowest rainfall for September in 27 years. However, after 1954, the city had only surpassed the 900mm mark in 1993 (904.6mm).
Last year, in one whole month of September 2018, Santacruz station in Mumbai recorded mere 73.1 mm rainfall — lowest since 1991. This year, within 18 days Mumbai has received more rainfall than ever in recorded history.

As per India Meteorological Department (IMD) records, Santacruz has recorded 921.3 mm rainfall from September 1 to 18, shattering the previous record of 920 mm set in 1954. There are 12 more days to go, and the forecasts suggest that the Mumbai rains are in no mood to stop.

The region met centre has issued a red warning to Mumbai, Raigad, Pune and Satara for Thursday forecasting extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places. 'Extremely heavy' rain means over 204 mm rain within 24 hours. Heavy to very heavy rain is forecast to prevail across north Konkan region till Sunday.

The cyclonic circulation and related low-pressure located over south Madhya Pradesh drives humid westerly winds from the Arabian sea. As the circulation gradually moves westward for the next few days, coastal Maharashtra is expected to witness very heavy rains.

The IMD has also warned fishers in north Maharashtra not to venture into the sea as strong winds of 45-55 kmph are likely to prevail this week.

Comment: Rain, floods claim 1,422 lives so far this year in India


Ice Age Farmer Report: Meat to be outlawed by Soros' weaponized vegan army - Animal rebellion - Bill Gates' geoengineering

Wheat harvest
© Andrew Holmes

As Solar Minimum-induced extreme weather continues to plague modern agriculture, we find ourselves trapped in between a rock and a hard place, with a literal army of weaponized vegans called "Animal Rebellion," funded by Soros, aligning with Antifa and Extinction Rebellion to demand an end to animal agriculture. The media also continues to push Geoengineering to "stop global warming." Christian breaks down how these agendas are in fact one and the same: control the population by controlling the food supply.

Cloud Lightning

Woman survives spectacular double lighting strike on her car

lightning strike double
© Galina Ershova
Woman survives spectacular double lighting strike on her Toyota.
Video shows how RAV4 is hit twice, sparking huge flashes, paralysing the vehicle.

Driver Galina Ershova, 41, a circus artiste, recorded the alarming lightning strikes on her dash cam.

The bright streaks are seen hitting the car in front driven by Anna Nakaznykh, in her 40s, a Siberian railways employee.

'I was blinded for a split second, I grabbed the steering wheel with a death grip,' said Galina as she watched the strikes.'

'It happened so quickly.'

Comment: Check out the stories below for an idea of just how radically the behaviour of lightning, as we've come to know it, is changing: And for an idea of why this is happening, check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?


Three hunters injured in two grizzly bear attacks in the Gravelly Mountains, Montana

On the same day and in the same area, three hunters in Montana were injured in two separate grizzly bear attacks, state wildlife officials said.

Officials have not determined if the same animal was involved in both attacks this week in the Gravelly Mountains, which are southwest of Bozeman. The three hunters suffered injuries described as moderate to severe.

A grizzly charged two male hunters around 7:30 a.m. Monday before they were able to drive away the animal, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks said in a statement Tuesday.

Hours later, a third hunter was injured by a bear in the same general area when the animal attacked about 6:30 p.m., the department said. In that case, a second hunter was unharmed before the pair drove the bear away.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strikes kill 10 people and 147 sheep in Uttar Pradesh, India

Lightning claimed as many as ten lives in east UP districts, while several other suffered burn injuries in separate incidents on Tuesday. In Sonebhadra, 147 sheep were also killed in lightning strikes.

Spells of thunderstorm had started hitting the region in the wee hours. Initially, the areas of Sonebhadra and Azamgarh were hit, while Varanasi too felt the effects in the afternoon.

In Varanasi, Sumitra Patel (40) of Sattanpur village and Sanju Gupta (35) of Sihorva village were killed by lightning, said ADM (finance and revenue) and nodal officer (natural disaster) Satish Pal. Three children in these villages also suffered injuries and were rushed to trauma centre of BHU. Besides, Sima Pal (30) of Kumbhapur village in Badagaon area also died in lightning strike while grazing her cow in fields with her two sons. Both boys also suffered injuries.