We’re all going to die

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Earthquakes are trying to rock us to death

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Pacific Northwest Earthquake Warning System to Get its First Public Test
Government Technology
Pacific Northwest Earthquake Warning System to Get its First Public Test. Companies will be able to work with the system and figure out how to make use of warning times. by Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times / February 12, 2015. Seattle. In the case of ...

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Thu, Feb 12, 2015
Source: Earthquakes

UW Today

Earthquake early warning begins testing in Pacific Northwest
UW Today
The next time a significant earthquake hits in Washington or Oregon, a handful of computers in offices around the region will emit a blaring siren, then a robotic voice will pronounce: “Earthquake. Earthquake. Shaking to begin in… 15 seconds.” The ...

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Thu, Feb 12, 2015
Source: Earthquakes

The Sun is trying to kill us all

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Insights from NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, mission about the loss of the Red Planet's atmosphere can help scientists understand the habitability of rocky planets orbiting other stars.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
Source: Solar Storm
Despite the absence of a global Earth-like magnetic dipole, the Martian atmosphere is well protected from the effects of the solar wind on ion escape from the planet. New research shows this using measurements from the Swedish particle instrument ASPERA-3 on the Mars Express spacecraft.
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
Source: Solar Storm
Charged particles may be small, but they matter to astronauts. NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is investigating these particles to solve one of its biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars: space radiation and its effects on the human body.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Solar Storm
On 9 May there will be a rare transit of Mercury, when the smallest planet in our Solar System will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun. The last time this happened was in 2006, and the next two occasions will be in 2019 and 2032. During the transit, which takes place in the afternoon and early evening in the UK, Mercury will appear as a dark silhouetted disk against the bright surface of the Sun.
Wed, Apr 27, 2016
Source: Solar Storm
Solar flares are intense bursts of light from the sun. They are created when complicated magnetic fields suddenly and explosively rearrange themselves, converting magnetic energy into light through a process called magnetic reconnection -- at least, that's the theory, because the signatures of this process are hard to detect. But during a December 2013 solar flare, three solar observatories captured the most comprehensive observations of an electromagnetic phenomenon called a current sheet, strengthening the evidence that this understanding of solar flares is correct.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Source: Solar Storm

Fukushima is killing us all

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via Goddard's Journal / Published March 11, 2016: Response to: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35… Expanded upon here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35… Dose-rate conversion: http://www.translatorscafe.com/cafe/E… ” 2.8 microsievert/hour = 24.5448 millisievert/year ” Study cited @ 1:40 re regional natural background dose rate of 0.05 uSv/y Malins et al (2016). Evaluation of ambient dose equivalent rates influenced by vertical and horizontal distribution of radioactive cesium in soil in Fukushima Prefecture. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 151 (2016) 38e49 http://pubmed.gov/26408835 … Continue reading →
Tue, Mar 15, 2016
Source: FUKUSHIMA
via Zero Hedge / Today (March 11, 2016), Japan marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic and catastrophic meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the northeast coast of Japan, killing 20,000 people. Another 160,000 then fled the radiation in Fukushima. It was the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, and according to some it would be far worse, if the … Continue reading →
Sun, Mar 13, 2016
Source: FUKUSHIMA
via SputnikNews.com / February 11, 2016 / Over 70 percent of the Japanese are in favor of completely or partially abandoning the use of nuclear power plants (NPP) in the country after the Fukushima disaster, a poll revealed Thursday. According to Japan's NHK broadcaster that conducted the survey, 22 percent of respondents want the country to abandon nuclear power plants in the country entirely, while 49 percent partially supported the idea.The poll revealed that … Continue reading →
Tue, Feb 16, 2016
Source: FUKUSHIMA
via National Geographic / February 13, 2016 / “It appears the world-changing event didn't change anything, and it's disappointing,”said Pieter Franken, a researcher at Keio University in Japan (Wide Project), the MIT Media Lab (Civic Media Centre), and co-founder of Safecast, a citizen-science network dedicated to the measurement and distribution of accurate levels of radiation around the world, especially in Fukushima. “There was a chance after the disaster for humanity … Continue reading →
Tue, Feb 16, 2016
Source: FUKUSHIMA
via The Japan Times / February 15, 2016 / The Nuclear Regulation Authority and Tokyo Electric Power Co. have broadly agreed to start operating the frozen underground wall at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in stages. The agreement, reached Monday, is on the frozen underground wall that officials hope will surround the buildings housing reactors 1 through 4 and reduce the amount of groundwater flowing into the facilities. The … Continue reading →
Tue, Feb 16, 2016
Source: FUKUSHIMA

Drought starving farms in California

Farmers across California were planting fewer crops and selling livestock in anticipation of continued drought and poor water allocations. Lost revenue in 2014 from farming and agriculture-related businesses, like processing and trucking, could come to $5 billion, according to estimates by the 300-member California Farm Water Coalition, a Sacramento-based group …read more

Source: Drought