Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:18 UTC
The renowned Halley VI ice base, from which the hole in the ozone layer was first detected, was already scheduled to be relocated 14 miles across the Brunt Ice Shelf because of an encroaching fissure in the ice.
But a new crack has been steadily growing to the north of the base, and computer modelling suggests that it could cause a large iceberg to calve away from the sheet, which could destabalise the area.
"We want to do the right thing for our people," said Captain Tim Stockings, the Director of Operations at the base.
"Bringing them home for winter is a prudent precaution given the changes that our glaciologists have seen in the ice shelf in recent months.
Comment: Not the only area of instability in the Antarctic:
- Larsen C ice shelf crack may portend formation of giant Antarctic iceberg
- Stunning Photo Shows Growing Antarctic Ice Rift
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:37 UTC
The magnitude 1.1 quake caused tremors and a loud rumble across Gwynedd just before 11pm.
According to the British Geological Survey, the quake's epicentre was in Beddgelert .
However, the Daily Post reported that a noise or rumbling sound was heard in Caernarfon , Blaenau Ffestiniog , Penrhyndeudraeth and Porthmadog .
Chris Parry (@cjparry) tweeted: "Did anybody hear a low rumbling sound in the #porthmadog area just now? (Around 23.00) definitely not thunder."
There have been no reports of any structural damage in the area.
A mysterious loud bang was also heard in areas of Greater Manchester at the same time.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed they had received a number of reports and that they had investigated but had been unable to establish what caused the bang.
However, it is not known if the incident is connected with the earthquake.
Comment: A couple of weeks ago a 3.9 magnitude tremor struck off the eastern UK coast, the biggest quake for nearly a decade.
Global Warming? Too Much Snow Closes Ski Resorts, Amazing Light Pillars & California Drought Erased in One Storm
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:27 UTC
Comment: As the global warming hoax spirals out of control, evidence suggests that the world is on the brink of a new ice age. See also:
- Top climatologist retires, citing the scientific craziness surrounding man-made global warming
- Ice age on the way: Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever scientists say
- Disturbing! The Gulf Stream now stalling in two broken areas
- "The Day After Tomorrow" just got one step closer to reality
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:00 UTC
It was disseminated as the truth through the bureaucrats of national weather offices such as the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO). That organization assigned the members of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which then produced the "science" to support the AGW claim.
It was a classic circular arrangement at both the political and scientific levels.
Most of the researchers who controlled the IPCC were based at or associated with the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. In November 2009, a month before a momentous political decision was due on the Kyoto Protocol from the Conference of the Parties (COP 15), 1000 emails were leaked that exposed the corruption of climate science by this handful of people.
The COP was stymied because their decisions were supposed to be based on the IPCC results. I thought the leaked emails, (ironically, even then the leak was blamed on a Russian hacker...) would stop the juggernaut.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:35 UTC
Manchester Evening News
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:44 UTC
The cause of a mysterious loud bang heard across Greater Manchester remains unknown. Residents in Trafford , Salford , Urmston , Chorlton and Sale reported hearing the noise at about 11pm on Sunday evening.
An image shared shortly afterwards on social media claimed show a large plume of smoke coming from Buile Hill Park, in Salford, which is thought by some to be linked to the sound.
Greater Manchester Police and the fire service were called to the scene, but found nothing when they arrived. A GMP spokesman said: "We were called at about 11.15pm last night to the Seedley area of Salford, to reports of a loud bang. "We found nothing untoward to explain. We have gone along locally to make enquiries and not come across anything to explain it."
Greater Manchester Fire Service said they received two calls from members of the public in Salford regarding a loud bang. But following investigations, they could not find anything that would have been the source of the noise and advised callers it was 'nothing to worry about'.
The origin of the loud bang continues to baffle residents, with some claiming it felt like a gas explosion. One Twitter user wrote: "Any news about the huge explosion sound an hour ago near Davyhulme? It shook all the houses here, sounded like a gas explosion."
Daily Mail (UK)
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:33 UTC
Ice buildups of one-quarter to slightly less than a half inch were expected from southeastern Kansas to central Missouri.
Becky Allmeroth, a state maintenance engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation, said ice is 'the most difficult storm to fight'.
'We are keeping up with the changing conditions, but it is a continual battle,' she said of the department's around-the-clock scrambling to treat the glazed roads. 'The precipitation is coming in waves, and we have to apply more salt.'
Icy roads created dangerous conditions and travel headaches for many people who avoided authorities' pleas to stay indoors except for necessary outings.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:49 UTC
A hunter in the southern city of Fridingen told the news agency dpa that the fox fell through the thin ice of the Danube river and drowned.
Franz Stehle, who cut the ice block and later put it on display outside his family hotel, said it's not unusual for animals to break through the frozen surface of the river in winter.
He says he's seen a frozen deer and wild boar before.
Icy temperatures have paralysed much of the continent, with more than 20 people killed across Europe.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:36 UTC
The sinkhole is on what appears to be a farm and near the road.
The road between Kuruman and Danielskuil has been closed due to the sinkhole.
Comment: Some other signs of earth 'opening up' in recent times include:
- 400 People Evacuated in Central China after Huge Cracks Form in Ground
- Incredible drone footage captures giant cracks left by New Zealand earthquake (VIDEOS)
- Giant Earth cracks and holes swallow 150 hectares of land in San Isidro, Ecuador
- Apocalyptic Drone Footage Shows Giant Cracks In The Earth On Japan's Southern Island
- Scientists claim mysterious Menominee crack in Michigan is unusual 'geological pop-up' feature - but don't know what caused it
- Mysterious burning crack in the earth releases gas in Chimborazo, Ecuador
- Mysterious earth crack nearly a kilometer in length terrifies residents of Aponte, Colombia
- Gigantic 6 kilometre earth crack opens up along Route III in Paraguay
- Massive crack in earth mysteriously opens up in Bighorn Mountains
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:23 UTC
The doors were shuttered on Wednesday and Thursday at Liberty Motors, where a huge sinkhole opened near the parking lot behind the dealership and its former building next door, which was recently sold to Tripp's Auto Body. Liberty Motors and Tripp's resides on top of a culvert that failed. The culvert is a tributary to Little Wolf Creek.
While it hasn't been established for certain that weather is to blame, it also isn't the first to open this week. A sinkhole about 15 feet in diameter opened underneath The Stonehouse in Nevada City on Tuesday.
"The exact cause is something we're still trying to determine, but due to it failing, it's created a sinkhole about 80 to 100 feet deep, probably 60-by-50 at the top, so it's a fairly big hole at this point in time," said Tim Kiser, the public works director for the City of Grass Valley.
"At this time, we're trying to secure the site and remove a couple of trees that are in the hole, and then formulate a plan on what we'll do from there. Right now safety is No. 1; keeping this area safe and preventing any further damage."