Wednesday, June 29, 2011

DWARF STAR: Imminent Convergence - Astronauts Evacuates The Space Station To Avoid Space Junk Pieces Hurtling Towards Them!

The crew of the International Space Station was forced to evacuate today after a fast-approaching piece of space junk was detected.

The six astronauts sought refuge in two Russian Soyuz spacecraft until the debris had passed at 12.08pm GMT. Radar-tracking had identified the space junk as it hurtled towards the ISS - it ended up passing within around 820ft. Once the all-clear was given, the crew returned to their duties. Safety procedures are initiated should an unidentified object be heading in the direction of the ISS. Astronauts are instructed to head to the docked spacecraft in case a quick getaway is needed. Station commander Andrey Borisenko, Alexander Samokutyaev and Ronald Garan took shelter aboard the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft docked to the Poisk module. Sergei Volkov, Michael Fossum and Furukawa sheltered aboard the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft docked to the Rassvet module. A Pentagon report warned last year that there is so much junk whizzing around Earth that any collision in space could cause a knock-on effect that would destroy vital communications satellites.

Earlier this year the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Nitto Seimo Co announced a plan to solve the problem by sweeping up damaged satellites and space shuttles. They will attach the thin metal net, which is several miles wide, to a satellite and then launch the pair into space. Once in orbit, the net will be released at which point it will start picking up space junk in its path during a journey that is expected to last several weeks. The net will become charged with electricity causing magnetic fields to pulled to Earth. Both the net and its contents will burn up as they enter Earth's atmosphere. The possibility of a satellite crashing into a hunk of space debris has worried scientists for years. One collision could send thousands of pieces of debris spinning out, potentially destroying other satellites. Television signals, weather forecasts, global-positioning navigation and international phone connections are just some of the services at risk. The uncontrolled chain reaction could make some orbits unusable for both commercial or military satellites, according to the U.S Space Posture Review sent to Congress in March 2010.
- Daily Mail.
Is it possible that this report is really a cover story for the cosmic disturbance coming from the dwarf star, the Sun's defensive reaction and the subsequent effects on planet Earth's magnetosphere and internal magnetic field?

EARTH CHANGES: Mexico Is Under Hurricane Watch As Tropical Storm Arlene Strengthens, First Named Storm of the 2011 Hurricane Season!

As Tropical Storm Arlene steadily chugged toward the east-central coast of Mexico Wednesday, Mexican authorities issued a hurricane watch that stretches from the country's eastern municipality of Tuxpan northward to La Cruz, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Mexico's Gulf coast was on high alert Wednesday as the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season took aim at a region still recovering from the worst floods on record last year. Tropical Storm Arlene was packing sustained winds of 60 miles (95 kilometers) per hour and heavy rains, and the Miami-based US National Hurricane Center forecast it would strengthen before making landfall early Thursday near the border of Tamaulipas and Veracruz states. "The state of Veracruz is on red alert," the region's Civil Protection director Laura Gurza told a news conference. The northeast state of Tamaulipas was on a slightly less urgent "orange" alert. Gurza said however that forecasters were expecting Arlene not to strengthen to a hurricane, but instead make landfall as a tropical storm. State-run oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) had also issued an "alert" for its facilities on the Gulf of Mexico, ensuring that safety measures were implemented for its platforms and that all transport and delivery ships were secured.

Arlene was some 150 miles (240 kilometers) east of the town of Tampico at 5:30 pm (2230 GMT) and churning westward at five miles (seven kilometers) per hour, the NHC said. The storm was forecast to dump between four and eight inches (10-20 centimeters) of rain over Tamaulipas and Veracruz, with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches (38 centimeters) over mountainous terrain. "These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides," the NHC warned in a bulletin, adding that the coastline could be battered by "large and destructive waves." The northeast coast from Barra de Nautla northward to Bahia Algones was under a storm warning, and tropical storm conditions were expected to hit the coast beginning later Wednesday. Mexico was lashed last year by what the government described as the wettest rainy season on record. Several tropical storms and hurricanes caused flooding and mudslides that left dozens of people dead and hundreds of thousands homeless
. - AFP.

ICE AGE NOW: Chile Volcano Could Lead To Climate Cooling?

According a climate change scientist, the eruption of the Chilean Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain could cause a cooling in the global climatic conditions within the next two months.

The volcanic eruption in Chile has eased for the first time in more than three weeks allowing evacuated residents to return to their homes. Airborne ash from the volcano in Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, which erupted on June 4, spewed an ash cloud that caused air traffic chaos around the world.  However, experts say fine ash particles could continue to affect air travel for months. Airlines, Jetstar and Qantas announced Wednesday their decision to ground flights in and out of Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown in New Zealand on Thursday. According to SERNAGEOMIN, Chile’s ministry of mining and geology, the eruption has subsided, with fewer and lower intensity tremors and earthquakes. Ashfalls, lahars, and landslides are the primary threat at the moment. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on the Terra satellite captured the below night-time view of the volcanic complex on June 27, 2011.
In this thermal infrared image, hot areas are bright and cold areas are dark. The white feature in the centre of the image is an active lava flow. Meanwhile, Auckland-based climate change scientist Jim Salinger has claimed that if sulphur dioxide(SO2) in the plumes mixed with water it could cause some climate cooling in the next two months. “It is like putting a curtain around the hemisphere, which reflects the sunlight, and cools the air [below the ash].” Dr Salinger, who was elected President of the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 2009, said the cooling effect would be barely noticeable – the tens of thousands of tonnes of sulphur units could lead to a cooling of 0.2C over two months. Chile’s chain of about 2,000 volcanoes is the world’s second-largest after Indonesia’s. Some 50 to 60 volcanoes are on record as having erupted, and more than 500 are potentially active. - Irish Weather Online.

WEATHER ANOMALIES: Freak Storm & Strange Hums in Holland?!

The heavy storm which hit more southerly parts of the Netherlands on Tuesday night caused some damage, particularly around Boxmeer and Vught.

The towns were battered by winds of up to 80 kph, hail and hundreds of lightning strikes, bringing down trees, causing localised flooding and disrupting traffic.Trees on the railway track between the two towns halted train services to the south of the country. Dutch Rail has warned that train services may still not be back to normal on Wednesday morning. - Dutch News.
WATCH: Eyewitness capture of the lightning strike.

After a heavy storm I heard a strange constant rumbling, I took my camera into the front garden and filmed the grey sky, it sounded like thunder, it must have been thunder only it didn't stop for more than twenty minutes, I only managed eight minutes of film as my battery was low but the rumbling and lightning just carried on and on, the rumbling stopped but came back constantly for the next hour or so. I can honestly say I have never witnessed anything like this before. - Bazilgaz.

WATCH: Strange rumbling noises above Alkmaar, thunder without a pause for more than twenty minutes?

WEATHER ANOMALIES: Rare 'Mild' Tsunami/Tidal Surge Hits UK?!

" was pouring over the causeway like a torrent..."

A "mild tsunami" along the South West coast was probably caused by an underwater landslide, a coastal expert has said. The unusual tidal surge struck the Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Hampshire coastline on Monday morning.

There were reports of rivers changing direction, fish leaping out of water and hair standing on end due to static. Dr Mark Davidson, from the University of Plymouth, said the surge was quite a "rare" occurrence. The first reports of the event came from St Michael's Mount in Cornwall. Boatman Dave Ladner said: "The funniest thing was on the causeway all the ladies' hair was standing on end with the static. "The sea on the eastern side was probably 8ins (20cm) to a 1ft (0.3m) higher than the rest and it was pouring over the causeway like a torrent rather than just a gentle meeting in the middle." Roland Stewart from Millbrook, near Plymouth, said: "It was quite violent in a way, my dinghy was moving around with the movement of the water and I just wondered what the hell was going on.... within 15 minutes it was all over."

Amateur video footage shot on the Yealm estuary, to the east of Plymouth, shows the surge. Bob Brown was launching his dinghy at the mouth of estuary at 1015 BST, an hour after low tide when he saw the wave. He said: "The tide was coming in from left to right, all of a sudden it stopped coming in from the sea and went back the other way. "It came back at quite a force, all the boats were bobbing around. "To see a tide suddenly stop and go back the other way at four times the speed was unbelievable." He said a local landowner told him the first thing he noticed was "lots and lots of fish jumping out of the water". Dr Davidson, an associate professor in coastal processes, told BBC Spotlight: "[Surges] are quite rare and it's probably not a tidal phenomenon. "It's probably more likely to be a tsunami of some kind, obviously it's quite mild. "It's probably not due to an earthquake, which is the normal source. "It's probably more likely to be a sub-marine landslide." According to the Tidal Gauge Anomaly measure, which records the difference between the forecast tide and the actual tide, the anomaly on Monday morning in Newlyn, Cornwall was 0.2m (0.7ft), in Plymouth 0.3m (1ft) and in Portsmouth 0.4m (1.3ft). The MET Office in Exeter said it did not think anything in the weather could have caused the change in the tidal pattern. The British Geological Survey said there was no seismic activity in UK waters over the weekend.
- BBC.
WATCH: Mild tsunami strikes Cornish coast, shifting water levels 'in a flash'.

EARTH CHANGES: Lightning Strikes Kill 11 People in Nigeria?!

A couple hours ago, I featured the story of the death of 18 persons in Uganda from lightning strikes, now comes news of more deaths by these strikes, this time in Nigeria.

Eleven people were killed by lightning in two communities in northern Nigeria during torrential rains, Red Cross and local officials said Wednesday. Eight peasant farmers were killed and another 12 injured on Tuesday during a thunderstorm outside Balanga village in Gombe State, Nigerian Red Cross official Bala Ahmed told AFP. "The farmers were working on their farms when it started to rain and they sought shelter under a tree which was then struck by lightning," Ahmed said.

In a separate incident in Damaturu, the state capital, three people were struck by lightning during a downpour in a timber market, the head of the market, Abbati Muhammad, told AFP. Lightning "struck and three people who had come to buy firewood were caught in it and died on the spot", he said. Lightning strikes occur in Nigeria during the rainy season which has just begun. Last week, 24 people died in flooding in northern city of Kano following heavy rains.  Nigeria experienced severe flooding last year, which left scores dead and that affected around half a million people in two-thirds of its 36 states, according to the emergency agency, which has predicted unprecedented heavy rainfall and severe flooding this rainy season
. - Emirates 24/7.

MONUMENTAL CRISIS: African Horn in 'Worst Drought' in 60 Years!

A UN spokeswoman said on Tuesday that some areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda are seeing "one of the driest years since 1950/51," due to two consecutive years of low rainfall.

The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with parts of Kenya and Somalia experiencing pre-famine conditions, the UN said yesterday. More than 10 million people are now affected in drought-stricken areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda and the situation is deteriorating, it said. "Two consecutive poor rainy seasons have resulted in one of the driest years since 1950/51 in many pastoral zones," Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman of the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said. "There is no likelihood of improvement [in the situation] until 2012," she added. Food prices have risen substantially in the region, pushing many moderately poor households over the edge, she said.

A UN map of food security in the eastern Horn of Africa shows large areas of central Kenya and Somalia in the "emergency" category, one phase before what the organisation classifies as catastrophe/famine – the fifth and worst category. Child malnutrition rates in the worst affected areas are more than double the emergency threshold of 15 per cent and are expected to rise, Ms Byrs said. High mortality rates among children are also reported. Drought and fighting are driving ever greater numbers of Somalis from their homeland, with more than 20,000 arriving in Kenya in just the past two weeks, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said. It voiced alarm at the dramatic rise, noting the average monthly outflow had been about 10,000 so far this year.
- The Independent.

EARTH CHANGES: 18 Dead & 38 Injured By Lightning Strike In Uganda!

Meteorologists call for more lightning conductors as 38 children injured in same incident are admitted to hospital with burns. Eighteen schoolchildren and their teacher have been killed in a lightning strike in Uganda, police said.

The country has one of the highest rates of lightning deaths in the world and its capital, Kampala, has more days of lightning per year than any other city, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. The lightning hit the victims in a classroom at a school in Kiryandongo, 130 miles north of Kampala. Another 38 children were admitted to hospital. The east African country has suffered several fatal lightning strikes in recent weeks during unseasonably heavy rains. The deaths were debated in parliament on Monday, with MPs calling on the government to come up with strategy to deal with what several termed "a crisis". "I don't know which minister is in charge of the lightning but let the government come up with a statement to inform the country on what is going on and how we can manage it," speaker Rebecca Kadaga said. Local meteorologists have criticised the government for not providing enough lightning conductors for buildings in storm hotspots.

"The 19 were killed in a single lightning strike on Monday," a police spokesman said. "They were ready to leave school but there was a heavy downpour and so they sheltered in the classroom and then, all of a sudden, it struck." Police said 15 of the 38 injured were still in hospital being treated for burns. Local media quoted medical officials in Kiryandongo predicting the death toll could rise. The state-owned New Vision newspaper said on Tuesday that at least 40 people had been killed by lightning strikes in recent weeks. The police did not give an official death toll. Many of the strikes have killed children. Three siblings aged four, six and eight were killed while sheltering under a tree on their way home from school last week and another two children were killed the week before, police said.
- The Guardian.

KILLER GERM: E. COLI Superbug - First Non-German Case In Sweden!

For the first time, a Swede with no connections to Germany has been infected with the virulent  E. coli (EHEC) enterohaemorrhagic bacteria that has claimed dozens of lives across Europe, Swedish health authorities reported on Tuesday.

“This means that the source of the infection is in Sweden, which is a lot worse, because it might mean that there is some form of infected food product in circulation that we haven’t yet identified, “ said Sofie Ivarsson, epidemiologist at the institute to news agency TT. The infected Swede comes from Skåne, in southern Sweden, and has not been traveling in Germany. Neither does he have any other known connections to anyone else who have been taken ill after visiting Germany. “All previous Swedish cases had a connection to Germany, but not this. This is a completely new case, which we identified this morning. We have not left any stones unturned and yet we have not been able to find any connection,” Ivarsson told TT. The patient fell ill in the middle of June but is now reported to be feeling better, according to the institute.

There is an ongoing investigation to find the source of the infection, but it is not yet known if it originated in Sweden or if a connection to the German outbreak will be revealed. According to the head of the institute, Johan Carlson, there are now only two alternatives. Either the Swedish man has been infected indirectly, or the source of the infection is in Sweden. "And then we have more of a problem," he told TT. The first alternative, that the man from Skåne has been infected indirectly, Carlson finds hard to believe. "Of course that could be the explanation, but it is fairly unlikely as it would mean that the infection would have travelled. No one from his family has been to Germany," he said. Which leaves alternative two - that there is an infected food product within Sweden. "And that puts us in a more serious situation than before, because more people are then likely to be infected by this aggressive version," he said.
- The Local.

WEATHER ANOMALIES: Melbourne hit by "Freaky Armageddon" Fog!

A spooky fog creeping slowly across Melbourne is a rare freak of nature, the weather bureau says. The dense fog covered large sections of Melbourne and was affecting flights at Melbourne Airport.

Passengers are advised to check with their airlines or the Melbourne Airport website after a number of diversions and delays. The fog was expected to cover much of the metropolitan area tonight, after visibility was reduced to 500m at Moorabbin Airport earlier this evening. "So much fog, I can't even see if the tram is coming," one Twitter user wrote. Another tweeted that the eerie sight looked "like Armageddon rolling in". The low visibility was expected to cause traffic problems, but it is unclear whether air traffic will be affected. Victoria Police has urged drivers to "please take care driving on the Westgate Freeway and Bolte Bridge areas". "Slow down and use your fog lights as necessary," authorities said in a tweet.

Senior forecaster Dean Stewart said the dense blanket covering the city had drifted back in from Port Phillip Bay this afternoon on a light southerly wind. He said the fog had originally drifted out to sea on very light winds, but the sun and gentle breezes had been unable to properly disperse it. "Basically it's been over the bay for most of the day, and has just drifted back," he said. "It's not unprecedented. It probably happens every three years or so, when you get this combination of conditions." The bureau predicts the fog will be widespread this evening, but will disperse much more quickly tomorrow morning as a result of northerly winds
. - News Australia.

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Jellyfish Shuts Down Scotland Nuclear Plant!

Masses of jellyfish entering the Torness nuclear power plant's cooling water inflow area led EDF Energy to shut both units there manually on Tuesday, the company said.

"This is temporary and the reactors will be restarted once the jellyfish situation subsides," a spokeswoman for EDF Energy said. The two 640-megawatt (MW) units in Scotland went off line on Tuesday afternoon, National Grid data showed. The presence of jellyfish, seaweed and other marine life is not uncommon at nuclear power plants, EDF Energy said. Two weeks ago, an Atlantic Grey Seal was rescued from EDF Energy's Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset after it got trapped in the inflow area chasing fish. The plant's operations were not affected. - Yahoo News.

MYSTERY: Symbols of an Alien Sky, Man-Made or Natural Phenomena - Blue Spiral Over Vytegra and UFO Over Saint Petersburg, Russia?!

For some time now, I have been documenting these weird aerial anomalies, spirals and unidentified flying objects (UFOs) happening in our skies all over the world. Today, I want you to have a look at the following two videos out of Russia that features a blue spiral over the town of Vytegra  in Vologda Oblast, and a UFO over Saint Petersburg.

WATCH: UFO Spiral over Vytegra.

WATCH: UFO over Saint Petersburg.

DELUGE: Heavy Rains Batter Southeast Mexico!

The torrential rains that fell in the last few hours in the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, brought on by a tropical wave, abruptly halted outdoor tourist activities, caused ports to be closed to small boats and flooded much of the state.

Municipal authorities on Monday launched Operation Storm to activate contingency plans for flooded areas and safeguard those living in vulnerable districts. Maritime authorities stopped the sailing of small boats throughout the Mexican Caribbean as a preventive measure and hoisted red flags to warn bathers of the risk of powerful waves. The heavy rains and high winds brought on by the tropical wave began Saturday afternoon. Local police reports said that Saturday afternoon Fernando Perez Estrada, 48, from the U.S. state of Illinois, was drowned after rescuing his son, who had been carried out to sea by a wave. According to witnesses, the 5-year-old boy was playing in the sand very close to the water when he was swept away by a large wave, and though Fernando Perez managed to save his son, he had a fainting fit that kept him from getting back on shore and was drowned in the waves.

Emergency-management officials in Quintana Roo said that more than 50 millimeters (2 inches) of rain have fallen on the Yucatan Peninsula. The weather phenomenon is moving at 25 kph (16 mph) to the west-northwest and is expected to continue affecting the Yucutan Peninsula for the next 48 hours, “likely supporting strong showers/thunderstorms along with gusty winds when its intensity could increase as it enters the Gulf of Mexico,” according to the National Hurricane Center. Separately, some 495 homes were affected by the overflowing of a sewage canal as the result of powerful rains that lashed central Mexico over the weekend, a source in the teeming municipality of Nezahualcoyotl on the outskirts of Mexico City told Efe on Monday. On Sunday night central Mexico was hit by a downpour that lasted several hours, causing the Xochiaca drain to overflow and inundate houses with waste water in about 10 streets of the Sol neighborhood. In some homes the sewage was 60 centimeters (24 inches) deep, the source said, adding that some 4,000 people have been affected, of whom about 100 were taken to two shelters set up by the Nezahualcoyotl town council.
- Latin American Herald Tribune.

SIGNS & SYMBOLS: Crop Circle - Charlbury Hill in Wiltshire!

Crop circles have been popping up like crazy in Wiltshire lately. The latest formatinon appeared at Charlbury Hill, near Hinton Parva. The formation was reported  to the Crop Circle Connector, the international crop circle online database, on June 29th, 2011.

Here are two pictures of the formation:

Click HERE for more aerial shots, ground shots, field reports, diagrams and articles.

DELUGE: 4 Dead, 8 Missing, 10,000 Affected in Philippines Floods!

A three-hour downpour late Tuesday night up to 1 a.m. Wednesday caused rivers to overflow and flash flood up to more than 10 meters high in Davao City killing 4 persons, affecting about 10,000 residents and an estimated P5-million damage to properties.

The four confirmed dead were two children (unidentified girl around 3 to 4 years old and unidentified boy around 6 years old) and two unidentified adults, a man and a woman aged around more than 50 years old, said Mayor Duterte. On-going are the search-and-rescue operations on the eight missing persons. She said the most affected was Brgy. Matina Pangi, where homes of about 40 families were washed out by the flash flood described as “lagpas bahay” (above the roof). She added the rescued families were immediately brought to evacuation centers.

Matina river is in the said barangay. “It was not the first time that we had flash floods but last night, almost all the rivers in the city overflowed simultaneously,” Mayor Duterte said. Besides the Matina River, Davao City has Talomo River, Bago Creek, Aclihan Creek, Lybby Creek, Davao River, Taglonan River, Balo River, Lubogan River, Malogbok Creek, Daliao River, Lipadas River and Bayabas Creek. She said there’s no need yet to declare a state of calamity in the city. If there’s one immediate problem now it’s the nearly-collapsing Matina bridge. “It’s the one directly leading to the affected areas but we still have two alternative bridges,” she added. As of 5:56 a.m. Wednesday, Mayor Duterte said it’s surprising to see a sunny weather. “It’s (flash flood) like a thief in the night.”
- Newsinfo.

SIGNS & SYMBOLS: Crop Circle - Allington, Devizes, Wiltshire!

Another crop circle appeared at Allington, near Devizes, Wiltshire. The formation was reported  to the Crop Circle Connector, the international crop circle online database, on June 28th, 2011, the same day as the earlier one.

Here is a drawing of the pattern:

Here is a picture of the formation:

Click HERE for more aerial shots, ground shots, field reports, diagrams and articles.

PLANETARY TREMORS: 5.5 Quake Hits Offshore Valparaiso, Chile!

(Click on the image for a larger view.)
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck Offshore Valparaiso, Chile at a depth of 17.5 kilometres (km) or 10.9 miles. The quake hit at 05:36:49 UTC Wednesday 29th June 2011 and was located at 33.863°S, 72.072°W. The epicentre was 94 km (59 miles) southwest from Valparaiso, Chile; 100 km (62 miles) southwest of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile; 126 km (78 miles) northwest of Rancagua, Libertador O'Higgins, Chile; 138 km (85 miles) southwest of Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile.

Three hours later, a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck the same area at a depth of 49.8 km or 30.9 miles at 32.242°S, 71.231°W location. No tsunami watch, warning or advisory is in effect for either earthquakes, and there are no reports of any damage as yet.

FUKUSHIMA AMERICA: LOS ALAMOS NUCLEAR CRISIS - Scientists To Check For Radiation Release As Fires Blaze Near Nuclear Complex!

Scientists have been called in to check the atmosphere around the Los Alamos National Laboratory for radioactive particles -as firefighters struggle to contain a wildfire around the nuclear weapons complex.

Fire rages near the nuclear weapons complex.
Officials stressed the deployment of the specialist teams was a 'precaution' after the bush fire burned through another 10,000 acres overnight. But the flames are at the edge of the large nuclear facility that houses 20,000 barrels of plutonium waste, in New Mexico. The laboratory, which houses some of the world's most advanced supercomputers, is also home to America's largest supply of nuclear weapons, causing firemen and residents alike to panic. Fire crews rushed to douse small fires that were flung on to the grounds by winds from the leading edge of the fire near to the city of Los Alamos, which has a population of about 12,000 people.

Officials at the laboratory, where some 15,0000 are employed, also insisted that radioactive materials stored in various spots elsewhere on the site were safe from flames. But lab personnel are monitoring the air for radionuclides and particulate matter. The lab also has monitors that can be used to check for possible radiation contamination from the fire. The New Mexico Environment Department is monitoring the air for radioactive particles and tritium using low-volume air pumps. The state is also working with the Environmental Protection Agency and the lab to get additional ground-based monitors and an airborne monitor.
- Daily Mail.
Fires seen from space.
Fires cover over 60,000 acres of land.
WATCH: Raw Video - Wildfire burns in New Mexico.

WATCH: New Mexico wildfire burns near nuclear lab.

SIGNS & SYMBOLS: Crop Circle - Allington, Devizes, Wiltshire!

A crop circle appeared at Allington, near Devizes, Wiltshire. The formation was reported  to the Crop Circle Connector, the international crop circle online database, on June 28th, 2011.

Here is a drawing of the pattern:

Here is a picture of the formation:

Click HERE for more aerial shots, ground shots, field reports, diagrams and articles.

PLANETARY TREMORS: 5.3 Quake Hits SW of Sumatra, Indonesia!

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has struck southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia at a depth of 33.1 kilometres (km) or 20.6 miles. The quake hit at 04:19:42 UTC Wednesday 29th June 2011 and was located at 5.026°S, 101.918°E. The epicentre was 141 km (87 miles) southwest of Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia; 218 km (135 miles) southwest of Lubuklinggau, Sumatra, Indonesia; 311 km (193 miles) southwest of Perabumulih, Sumatra, Indonesia; and 558 km (346 miles) northwest of Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. No tsunami watch, warning or advisory is in effect and there are no reports of damage as yet.

SIGNS & SYMBOLS: Crop Circle - Fonthill Down, Chicklade, Wiltshire!

A crop circle appeared at Fonthill Down, near Chicklade, Wiltshire. The formation was reported  to the Crop Circle Connector, the international crop circle online database, on June 27th, 2011.

Here is a drawing of the pattern:

Here is a picture of the formation:

Click HERE for more aerial shots, ground shots, field reports, diagrams and articles.

FUK-U-SHIMA: Japan's Nuclear Meltdown Crisis - 34,000 Japanese Children To Get Meters Amid Radioactive Water Leaks From Plant!

Radiation meters will be distributed to about 34,000 children living in the largest city near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to monitor their exposure levels.

The decision to hand out the meters in Kawamata, Fukushima prefecture, comes amid growing concern over the safety of children as the nuclear crisis at the plant drags on, posing potential long-term health risks. City officials said Tuesday the devices, called dosimeters, will be distributed in September to children between ages four and 15 in the city, which has recorded relatively high radiation levels since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami severely damaged the plant. - CBC.
Tons of radioactive water were discovered on Tuesday to have leaked into the ground from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, the latest in a series of leaks at the plant damaged in a March earthquake and tsunami, the country's nuclear watchdog said.

More than three months after the disaster, authorities are struggling to bring under control damaged reactors at the power plant, 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo. About 15 metric tons of water with a low level of radiation leaked from a storage tank at the plant on the Pacific coast, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said it was investigating the cause of the leak which was later repaired.

Vast amounts of water contaminated with varying levels of radiation have accumulated in storage tanks at the plant after being used to cool reactors damaged when their original cooling systems were knocked out by the March 11 disaster. Dealing with that radioactive water has been a major problem for Tepco, which is trying to use a decontamination system that cleans water so it can be recycled to cool the reactors. But the system has encountered technical glitches and officials have said the water could spill into the Pacific Ocean unless the system was operating properly.
- Reuters.
More than 3 millisieverts of radiation has been measured in the urine of 15 Fukushima residents of the village of Iitate and the town of Kawamata, confirming internal radiation exposure.

Both are about 30 to 40 km from the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, which has been releasing radioactive material into the environment since the week of March 11, when the quake and tsunami caused core meltdowns. "This won't be a problem if they don't eat vegetables or other products that are contaminated," said Nanao Kamada, professor emeritus of radiation biology at Hiroshima University. "But it will be difficult for people to continue living in these areas." Kamada teamed up with doctors including Osamu Saito of Watari Hospital in the city of Fukushima to conduct two rounds of tests on each resident in early and late May, taking urine samples from 15 people between 4 and 77.

Radioactive cesium was found both times in each resident. Radioactive iodine was logged as high as 3.2 millisieverts in six people in the first survey, but none was found in the second survey. The data indicate accumulated external exposure was between 4.9 and 13.5 millisieverts, putting the grand total between 4.9 to 14.2 millisieverts over about two months, they said. "The figures did not exceed the maximum of 20 millisieverts a year, but we want residents to use these results to make decisions (to move)," said Kamada.
- Japan Times.