Daily Archives: August 12, 2011

Seismic hazards notwithstanding: Architect unveils plan to build 65 story earthscaper below Mexico City

August 12, 2011 –  MEXICO CITY – From an architect’s perspective, several problems impede the development of Mexico City, one of the world’s largest cities with a population teeming around 21.2 million. A scarcity of new construction plots, height restrictions … Continue reading

Posted in Dark Ages, Earth Changes, Earth Watch, High-risk potential hazard zone, Volcano Watch | 19 Comments

Death by civilization: Why China’s cities are sinking

August 12, 2011 –  BEIJING – China faces many resource and environmental challenges from its rapid growth.  One of the most important is its water problems, with the vast water consumption needs of its cities and the imbalance between the … Continue reading

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

Hundreds of birds found dead in Broken Arrow, Ok

August 12, 2011 – Broken Arrow, OK —  It was a bit of a mystery as hundreds of birds were found dead yesterday in the Oklahoma town of Broken Arrow. Tulsa County and state experts say severe weather is to blame. … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Extreme Weather Event, Mass animal deaths, Unsolved Mystery | 25 Comments

New Zealand citizens urged to prepare for major winter storm

August 12, 2011 – NEW ZEALAND – People are being urged to prepare for a major polar blast which could bring snow as far north as the Coromandel Peninsula from Sunday. “This is not just a cold snap coming up. … Continue reading

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Hyper-active stunner: 4 low-pressure systems form off the coast of Africa

August 12, 2011 – CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are watching four areas in the Atlantic Ocean for potential tropical development and said three of those systems now have a “medium chance” of soon growing … Continue reading

Posted in Climate unraveling, Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Extreme Weather Event, Signs of Magnetic Field weakening | 7 Comments

5.2 magnitude earthquake in Xinjiang, China injures 26

August 12, 2011 – BEIJING – A 5.2-magnitude earthquake that struck China’s far-western region of Xinjiang on Thursday injured at least 26 people, three of them critically, state media said. The quake occurred in an area near the ancient Silk … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Seismic tremors | 3 Comments

Troubles unending: Blistering heatwave sizzles Japan- 4 dead, 900 hospitalized

August 12, 2011 – TOKYO – A blistering summer heatwave in Japan has claimed four lives and seen 900 people hospitalized this week, media said Friday, amid an energy saving campaign due to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The mercury has … Continue reading

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Kiwifruit disease spreading faster than industry expected

August 12, 2011 – AUCKLAND – Kiwifruit growers say they are worried by how quickly the vine killing disease, PSA, has spread to orchards outside the initial contamination zone in the greater Te Puke region. The virulent strain of the … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Environmental Threat, Food chain unraveling | 2 Comments