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Angry elephant throws tourist around like a ragdoll in Jaipur, India on February 13

Terrifying moment enraged elephant grabs female Russian tourist
Terrifying moment enraged elephant grabs female Russian tourist
This is the terrifying moment an elephant giving rides in Jaipur, India decided to stage a protest against her working conditions in the most dramatic way possible. Gouri the elephant was filmed swinging a Russian tourist round with her trunk, throwing her across the courtyard before calmly wandering off. At least two people were injured during the incident, with the Russian tourist suffering a broken leg.

Elephants are rarely aggressive, say animal welfare groups, but can become violent when threatened or mistreated. Advocates are now suggesting Gouri be moved to a sanctuary, with PETA calling for tourists to 'vote with their wallets' and boycott tourism businesses that use elephants.

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Drone footage shows massive landslide at Humboldt County beach in California

A large chunk of land at a California coastal trail slipped into the ocean on Saturday. Drone footage taken at Centerville Beach near Ferndale in Humboldt County captured part of the landslide, showing onlookers running from the cliff edge as the ground fell away.

Landslides at the Fleener Creek Trailhead have been "ongoing" since January, according the Bureau of Land Management. The trail was first closed on Jan. 18, as significant winter storms hit the state.

This weekend, a large portion of the clifftop, including part of the trailhead parking lot, slid into the sea, local news outlet Redheaded Blackbelt first reported. Father and son drone-operating team Double B UAV shared before-and-after photos of the event on social media, alongside some dramatic video.

The video shared on YouTube shows two onlookers in the parking lot hastily retreating to safety as more of the cliff face crumbled — it happens at around 25 seconds into the video below:

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Storms cause traffic chaos and floods across Spain

The majority of regions in Spain were under orange alert for snowfall, as snow, wind and rain disrupted daily life.

A storm of snow, wind and rain has hit Spain, disrupting or complicating traffic on many roads across almost the entire country.

All regions except Extremadura were put on yellow or orange weather alert in the last few hours.

The orange alert for snowfall has been activated in Cantabria, the Pyrenees and Galicia. In Cantabria, snow accumulations of up to 15 cm are expected from 800 metres above sea level.

In the Basque Country, Navarra and Castilla y León, heavy rains caused rivers to overflow, with flooding cutting off roads in various areas.


After all the media hype, wildfires across southern Europe were completely normal in 2023

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Writing in the Daily Telegraph last July, Suzanne Moore reported that the "world is on fire - and we can't ignore it any longer". She was noting the usual outbreaks of summer wildfires in southern Europe and suggested a retreat by cautious holiday makers in Rhodes away from one conflagration was "what climate refugees look like".

The Guardian was in similar hysterical mode observing that the lesson from Greece was "the climate crisis is coming for us all". Such was the level of Thermogeddon interest last summer it is curious that final figures for areas burnt during the year are missing from mainstream media. In the five largest southern European countries for which the EU provides separate data - Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Greece - 2023 was only the 20th highest in the modern satellite burnt acreage record going back to 1980.

This is perhaps not surprising. Fire 'weather' is a potent tool in stoking up general climate anxiety and helps promote the need for a collectivist Net Zero political solution. The Guardian used video footage of tourists moving away from one wildfire last year to claim "survival mode" could easily pass for a "TV climate crisis awareness raising campaign". An Agence France-Presse report in the Guardian quoted EU spokesman Balazs Ujvari as stating that fires are getting more severe. "If you look at the figures every year in the past years, we are seeing trends which are not necessarily favourable."

Comment: The climate scammers will use literally ANYTHING to suggest that the climate is changing and that it's your fault.

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Rare February tornadoes confirmed east of Chicago and in Ohio, Michigan as Midwest is battered by storms

A hangar was destroyed and airplanes damaged at the Madison County Airport following a severe storm, Wednesday morning, Feb. 28, 2024, in London, Ohio.
© DORAL CHENOWETH, APA hangar was destroyed and airplanes damaged at the Madison County Airport following a severe storm, Wednesday morning, Feb. 28, 2024, in London, Ohio.
One tornado was confirmed east of Chicago on Wednesday while more than a half dozen struck Ohio and Michigan following reports of overnight warnings.

The Illinois tornado occurred in Henry County, around 150 miles east of Chicago, according to the National Weather Service. The service is investigating multiple reports of damage caused by high winds in the state and will determine how many tornadoes can be confirmed.

"Sometimes the damage is caused just by high winds not associated with a tornado," AccuWeather senior meteorologist Mike Doll told USA TODAY Wednesday.

The EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of 110 mph damaged two farm structures and destroyed a shop, local station KWQC reported.

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Italy plagued by bad weather: landslides in Liguria, river alarms in Veneto

Italy is once again dealing with bad weather. With weather warnings issued from north to south of the country, including in Sardinia.

The most critical situation remains that of Liguria and Veneto, an area already affected by numerous landslides and where the rivers are under special observation.

Schools closed in Vicenza, where flooding also blocked the ring road and the railway, with the high-speed train diverted via Bologna.

"These are complex hours", the words of the governor Luca Zaia who follows the evolution of the situation.


Pakistan: State of emergency in Gwadar district as heavy rain wreaks havoc - 4 inches in 12 hours

In Pakistan, heavy rains lashed Gwadar district and other parts of Balochistan, suspending traffic on the coastal highway.

The administration has declared a state of emergency in rain-hit areas.

The coastal district received over 100 mm of rainfall in 12 hours.

Urban flooding led to the collapse of several houses.

Comment: At the same time in the Iranian part of Balochistan: Floods in southeast Iran cut off roads, cause damage


Floods in southeast Iran cut off roads, cause damage

Heavy rainfall in Iran's impoverished province of Sistan and Baluchestan has caused the Kajoo river to overflow its bank, cutting off access to dozens of villages.

"Rains have caused significant damage to homes, agricultural land and roads in Qasr-e Qand district," district governor Ahmadreza Hashemzehi said.

"The road connecting 33 central villages on the riverbank remains cut off," Hashemzehi added.

Lack of government assistance has compounded the woes of the flood victims, who urgently require aid, the Haalvsh news agency quoted local sources as saying.

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Two people missing following landslide after heavy rainfall along Machu Picchu railway line in Peru

14 people are also reportedly injured. Officials say the landslide occurred after a period of heavy rainfall.


Mexican volcano spews massive columns of ash and smoke, forcing flight cancelations

An enormous ash cloud from the 'Don Goyo' volcano, also known as Popocatepetl, is drifting towards Mexico City.
An enormous ash cloud from the 'Don Goyo' volcano, also known as Popocatepetl, is drifting towards Mexico City.
Mexico's most dangerous active volcano spewed ash and smoke on Tuesday, with photos showing massive columns of gray emissions - large enough to ground nearby flights.

The Popocatépetl volcano sits in central Mexico between the states of Morelos, Puebla and the State of Mexico.

Ash fall was reported in Mexico City and its surrounding region, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of the volcano, according to the National Civil Protection Coordination.

Mexico's National Center for Disaster Prevention said it recorded 77 discharges from the volcano and issued a level two volcanic threat level, which requires taking preventative measures and staying a distance away.