Daily Archives: August 11, 2011

Indonesia’s Mt. Ibu volcano emitting thick smoke

August 12, 2011 – INDONESIA – Mt. Ibu in West Halmahera regency has been emitting thick smoke, causing its alarm status to be raised on Sunday. Ridwan, a volcanic observer at Mt. Ibu said the mountain’s activities had intensified over … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Seismic tremors, Volcanic Eruption, Volcano Watch | 4 Comments

Pandora’s Box: Researchers create first animal with artificial genetic code

August 11, 2011 – LONDON – Researchers say they have created the first ever animal with artificial information in its genetic code. The technique, they say, could give biologists “atom-by-atom control” over the molecules in living organisms. One expert the … Continue reading

Posted in Dark Ages, Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Environmental Threat | 54 Comments

TEPCO says it has lost contact with 143 nuclear plant workers

August 11, 2011 – TOKYO — Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said Thursday that it has not been able to locate 143 individuals working to restore the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant since May. The utility said it has no … Continue reading

Posted in Civilizations unraveling, Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Environmental Threat | 24 Comments

Yellowtail moth invasion leads to curfew in French Guiana

August 11, 2011 – Cayenne, French Guiana (AFP) – An invasion of Yellowtail moths that cause a form of dermatitis known as the Caripito itch has led the authorities in a region of French Guiana to impose a nighttime curfew. … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Environmental Threat, Pest Explosions | 2 Comments

Crop failure compounds drought crisis in Afghanistan

August 11, 2011 – AFGHANISTAN – Ongoing drought in northern, northeastern and western Afghanistan is likely to push 1.5-2 million more people into food insecurity this autumn, according to the UN World Food Program (WFP).   This is in addition to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate unraveling, Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Extreme Weather Event, Food chain unraveling | 4 Comments

Geologic time-scale for recyling of planet’s crust 4 times faster than previously thought

August 11, 2011 – HAWAII – The recycling of the Earth’s crust in volcanoes happens much faster than scientists have previously assumed. Rock of the oceanic crust, which sinks deep into the earth due to the movement of tectonic plates, … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Potential Earthchange hotspot, Volcano Watch | 6 Comments

Magma plume: 5.7 magnitude earthquake near Ascension Island

  August 11, 2011 – Ascension Island –Those of you who are following our magma plume map of activity can see that we have another major earthquake being reported at a magma plume. A 5.7 magnitude earthquake at a depth … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, High-risk potential hazard zone, Potential Earthchange hotspot, Seismic tremors | 10 Comments