Archive for 05/21/2011

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Europe ‘Stealing Iran’s Rain’

05/21/2011 1 comment

Maybe he decided to claim that the West was to blame after reading Revelation 11:6, “They have the power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying …”

By Barney Henderson – “Moments after the Iranian president made the startling claim at the inauguration of a dam in a central province, it started to rain.

‘Western countries have designed plans to cause drought in certain areas of the world, including Iran,’ Mr Ahmadinejad said in the city of Arak in Markazi province.

‘According to reports on climate, whose accuracy has been verified, European countries are using special equipment to force clouds to dump’ their water on their continent, he said.

By doing so, ‘they prevent rain clouds from reaching regional countries, including Iran,’ Mr Ahmadinejad charged.

Iran has experienced several droughts in recent years.” Read more.

Flashback – Iran to import wheat due to drought – “Iran’s next wheat harvest will be 30 per cent less than forecast due to drought, forcing it to resume imports, the head of the national farmers` association was quoted as saying on Saturday.” Read more.

Mass Deaths of Honeybees in Okanagan, British Columbia

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“You may have noticed there has been less buzzing around town lately.

The long and cold winter has had a negative effect on the already declining bee population and Okanagan residents are the ones who will have to pay the price.

Bob Chisholm, a long-time beekeeper in Kelowna and member of the B.C. Honey Producers Association, lost 150 hives this year.

The hives are estimated to have been worth $45,000.

He says the bee decline means there will be less honey production this year.

It also means you may have to pay more for apples and cherries because there are fewer bees to pollinate crops.” Read more.

Categories: Mass Animal Deaths

Upcoming Solar Storms to Wreak Havoc on Earth’s Electrical Communications

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“Solar storms could have ‘devastating effects’ on human technology when they hit a peak in two years’ time, a leading scientist has warned.

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assistant secretary Kathryn Sullivan said the storms pose a growing threat to critical infrastructure such as satellite communications, navigation systems and electrical transmission equipment.

Solar storms release particles that can temporarily disable or permanently destroy fragile computer circuits.

Dr Sullivan, a former Nasa astronaut who in 1984 became the first woman to walk in space, yesterday told a UN weather conference in Geneva that ‘it is not a question of if, but really a matter of when a major solar event could hit our planet’.” Read more.

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New Al-Qaeda Chief Promising a Major Attack in London to Avenge Death of Bin Laden

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By NICK PARKER – “AL-QAEDA’S new leader has vowed to launch a devastating terror blitz on London to avenge Osama Bin Laden’s death.

Saif al-Adel, 51, is determined to make Britain and the US pay, Taliban chiefs revealed yesterday.

The fanatic warns that London will be the first to face a new 7/7 atrocity because terrorist cells are already in place waiting for orders to strike.

The threat emerged after a summit meeting of Taliban and al-Qaeda chiefs near Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.” Read more.

Drought in US, EU Stressing Crops and Farmers

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By Marie Maitre and Karl Plume – “PARIS/CHICAGO — Drought from Paris, France to Paris, Texas has farmers and grain dealers looking upwards. The farmers are looking to the skies for rain and the dealers are wondering where rising grain prices are going to stop.

U.S. wheat prices are on their way to their biggest weekly gain and European benchmark wheat futures have jumped just under 30 percent in the past nine weeks as wheat belts on both sides of the Atlantic show signs of irreversible drought damage.

‘We need Mother Nature’s help to save a crop, which whatever happens will be mediocre,’ said a senior European trader, referring to France, the EU’s biggest wheat producer.

An unusually dry and hot spring in top EU wheat producers and severe dryness in U.S. states Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, have revived memories of the dry summer of 2010, which ravaged Russian and Ukrainian wheat harvests and choked off supplies from the key exporters.” Read more.

Yellowstone National Park is Moving

05/21/2011 2 comments

By Brent Hunsaker – “Yellowstone sits atop one of the world’s biggest, active volcanoes, one capable of laying waste to much of north America.

… Professor Emeritus Robert Smith of the University of Utah … says the park is in constant motion. Visitors can’t see it, but the ground at their feet is moving up and down as magma pushes against the thin crust and powers the park’s many geysers.

The changes are most evident at the Norris Geyser Basin. Henry Heasler, the Yellowstone Park geologist said, ‘It changes daily. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the change near boardwalks because that impacts visitor and employee safety.’

‘Why are all the hydrothermal features here?’ Heasler continued, ‘The geysers? The mud pots? The steam vents? The hot springs? It’s because of the heat beneath our feet.’

The heat from the volcano.

And beginning in 2004, volcanic pressure caused an amazing rise at the park: Three-inches a year for five-years.” Read more.

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Iceland’s Most Active Volcano Erupts, Scientists Say

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“REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland’s most active volcano has started erupting, scientists said Saturday — just over a year after another eruption on the North Atlantic island shut down European air traffic for days.

Iceland’s Meteorological Office confirmed that an eruption had begun at the Grimsvotn volcano, accompanied by a series of small earthquakes. Smoke could be seen rising from the volcano, which lies under the uninhabited Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland.

A no fly zone has been designated for 120 nautical miles in all directions from the eruption. Isavia, the company that operates and develops all airport facilities and air navigation services in Iceland, described this as standard procedure around eruptions.” Read more.

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 09:17:00 AM
30.775°S, 178.133°W
Depth: 19.8 km (12.3 miles)
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Categories: Earthquakes
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