Daily Archives: October 18, 2011

Drug-resistant staph infections in Europe could mark beginning of a new epidemic

October 18, 2011 – FLAGSTAFF, Arizona — A relatively new type of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus could represent the world’s next bacterial epidemic, an environmental health expert said here today at a conference for science writers. The superbug, called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus … Continue reading

Posted in Dark Ages, Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Environmental Threat, Food chain unraveling | 18 Comments

Papua New Guinea rattled by second major earthquake in 4 days

October 18, 2011 – PAPUA NEW GUINEA – The second major earthquake has struck the Papua New Guinea region in less than a week. Today’s earthquake was a magnitude 6.0 that struck at a depth of 21 km (13 miles) … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, High-risk potential hazard zone, Potential Earthchange hotspot | 4 Comments

Giant dust storm darkens skies across west Texas

October 18, 2011 – LUBBOCK – Winds gusting at more than 70 mph churned up a dust storm that roiled through the Texas South Plains during the Monday afternoon commute. Dust kicked up by westerly breezes ahead of a strong … Continue reading

Posted in Climate unraveling, Dust Storm, Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Extreme Weather Event, Famine Threat | 3 Comments

Doomed German space telescope to plunge to Earth on October 23rd

October 18, 2011 – ROSAT DECAY UPDATE: The massive ROSAT X-ray space telescope continues to descend toward Earth. Latest estimates place the re-entry around noon Universal Time on Oct. 23rd. Uncertainties exceed 10 hours, which makes it impossible to say … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Fireballs, Meteor or Asteroid, Space Watch | 6 Comments

New Mexico shaken by ‘historically unusual’ 3.8 magnitude earthquake

October 18, 2011 – SANTA FE – A 3.8 magnitude earthquake “is unusual for this area, historically,” Richard Aster, a professor of Geophysics at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, wrote the New Mexican in an email Monday. “The … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Seismic tremors | 5 Comments