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.
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:
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.
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.
Abel Alvarado and Jessie Yeung CNN Tue, 27 Feb 2024 13:21 UTC
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.