Daily Archives: July 24, 2011

Wintry blast brings New Zealand’s South Island to a standstill

July 24, 2011 – NEW ZEALAND — Flights out of the South Island have been badly disrupted with flights from Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown cancelled this morning. Flights at Invercargill airport were experiencing delays. Meanwhile, 200 people were stranded in … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Extreme Weather Event | 2 Comments

Second 6 + magnitude earthquake strikes near Sendai Japan in 24 hours

July 24, 2011 – SENDAI – The second large earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan in 24 hours. The latest earthquake measured by the USGS was a 6.2 magnitude and had about a 1 km shallower depth than … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, High-risk potential hazard zone, Seismic tremors | 11 Comments

New report warns food chain could unravel if predator numbers keep declining

July 24, 2011 – WASHINGTON — Take away the predators at the top of the food chain — the lions, tigers, wolves and cougars — and entire ecosystems start to change. A paper in today’s edition of the journal Science … Continue reading

Posted in Acquatic Ecosystem crash, Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Food chain unraveling, Mass animal deaths | 4 Comments

Is genetically modified food linked to the obesity epidemic?

July 24, 2011 – WASHINGTON– The epidemic of excess weight gain and obesity among young Americans began about 15 years ago, a new study finds. “Our research documents the emergence of the obesity epidemic among adolescents in the later half … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch | 23 Comments

Mass release of methane in oceans tilted Earth towards past extinction

July 24, 2011 – Prior to this research, most scientists have believed that the sudden extinction of nearly half of all life forms on the planet was due solely to the emissions from volcanic eruptions that were occurring in what … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Environmental Threat | 3 Comments

Beaches in Spain close from jellyfish invasion

July 24, 2011 – SPAIN – An invasion of Aussie jellyfish has forced Spain to close six beaches at popular holiday resort areas after more than 100 swimmers were treated for stings. Normally seen in the southern Atlantic or Pacific, … Continue reading

Posted in Acquatic Ecosystem crash, Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Pest Explosions | 2 Comments