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Famine Coming! Australia summer crop down 60 pct on drought, winter crop seen off 60 pct

SYDNEY - An ongoing drought has caused Australia's summer crop production over the year to June 2007 to fall 62 pct from the previous summer season, while the winter crop output is also forecast to drop 60 pct, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) said.

The government agency said most of the main growing areas in southern Queensland, northern New South Wales and the Riverina remain in the grip of the drought, with production forecast to fall to around 1.9 mln metric tons, making it the smallest summer crop in over 20 years.

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Strong wind derails train, killing 4 in Xinjiang

At least three passengers were killed and more than 30 injured in a train derailment in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region early Wednesday, rescuers said.

There is some confusion over the number of fatalities. The rescue team previously said four people had died but Urumqi Railway Bureau have issued a statement saying three people have been confirmed dead and 34 were injured, of which two are in a serious condition.

According to the Urumqi Railway Bureau, 11 carriages of Train No. 5806 were derailed by hurricane-strength gusts of wind at around 2:00 a.m, soon after it left Turpan station. The train runs between Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang region, and Aksu, a city in southern Xinjiang.

Evil Rays

Famine is Coming to the U.S.: Honeybees Vanish, Leaving Crops and Keepers in Peril

VISALIA - David Bradshaw has endured countless stings during his life as a beekeeper, but he got the shock of his career when he opened his boxes last month and found half of his 100 million bees missing.

In 24 states throughout the country, beekeepers have gone through similar shocks as their bees have been disappearing inexplicably at an alarming rate, threatening not only their livelihoods but also the production of numerous crops, including California almonds, one of the nation's most profitable.

Comment: While we cannot yet say what might be behind this strange phenomenon, there are two suspects in view: EM waves in the atmosphere - either natural or artificial - or some other kind of disruptive frequency such as cell-phone towers.

It would be an event of the utmost irony if our civilization's mad rush to have the latest gadgets brought the whole kit and kaboodle to its knees via starvation.


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Volcano Ground Rising Near Naples, Italy

Geologists are reporting the ground at the Campi Flegrei caldera, near Naples, Italy, is undergoing renewed uplift.

Researchers at Italy's Geophysical National Institute and Volcanology Observatory report the volcanic area, which had its last eruption in 1538, started a new uplift episode in November 2004. That uplift began at a low rate but has slowly and steadily increased.

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Propaganda! Lies! Distraction! New study of polar secrets in global warming fight

LONDON - Thousands of scientists from across the world join forces this week to investigate the effects of global warming on the Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets.

The ice in both polar regions is melting more rapidly than anywhere else, leading to rises in sea levels and possibly to dramatic changes in ocean currents and food chains.

Comment:
The ice in both polar regions is melting more rapidly than anywhere else, leading to rises in sea levels and possibly to dramatic changes in ocean currents and food chains.
This is an absolute LIE.

See Fire and Ice: The Day After Tomorrow



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Global Warming? Severe winter storm hammers Midwest, East Coast

CHICAGO - A severe winter storm dumped snow and freezing rain across the Midwest and mid-Atlantic United States on Sunday, stranding air travelers from Boston to Chicago and causing several traffic deaths.

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"Global Warming" Snow Knocks Out Power, Cancels Flights

BALTIMORE - Snow and sleet moved into the East, slowing Monday morning travelers on the ground and in the air and closing some schools.

Highway crews scrambled to clear the roads, and hundreds of flights were canceled - including at least 68 for JetBlue, whose flight schedule and reputation were severely battered by a storm two weeks ago.

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Another body found in Guatemalan sinkhole



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A 330-foot-deep sinkhole is seen in Guatemala City. The sinkhole swallowed a dozen homes and nearby homes were evacuated.

Arrow Down

Indonesia Drops Concrete Balls Into Mud Volcano

SURABAYA, Indonesia - Indonesian engineers temporarily halted an attempt to plug a fissure that has been gushing mud for nine months, after a steel cable hoisting cement balls into the crater broke Saturday, officials said.

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Mozambique Resorts Devastated by Cyclone

VILANCULOS, Mozambique -- A huge clean-up operation was under way Saturday in some of Mozambique's most popular resorts as the southern African nation's fledgling tourist industry struggled to recover from a devastating cyclone that left tens of thousands homeless.