Thursday, September 1, 2016

‘Like it’s been nuked’: Millions of bees dead after South Carolina sprays for Zika mosquitoes

On Sunday morning, the South Carolina honey bees began to die in massive numbers.

Death came suddenly to Dorchester County, S.C. Stressed insects tried to flee their nests, only to surrender in little clumps at hive entrances. The dead worker bees littering the farms suggested that colony collapse disorder was not the culprit — in that odd phenomenon, workers vanish as though raptured, leaving a living queen and young bees behind.

Instead, the dead heaps signaled the killer was less mysterious, but no less devastating. The pattern matched acute pesticide poisoning. By one estimate, at a single apiary — Flowertown Bee Farm and Supply, in Summerville — 46 hives died on the spot, totaling about 2.5 million bees.

On Sunday morning, parts of Dorchester County were sprayed with Naled, a common insecticide that kills mosquitoes on contact. The United States began using Naled in 1959, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which notes that the chemical dissipates so quickly it is not a hazard to people. That said, human exposure to Naled during spraying “should not occur.”

In parts of South Carolina, trucks trailing pesticide clouds are not an unusual sight, thanks to a mosquito-control program that also includes destroying larvae. Given the current concerns of West Nile virus and Zika — there are several dozen cases of travel-related Zika in South Carolina, though the state health department reports no one has yet acquired the disease from a local mosquito bite — Dorchester decided to try something different Sunday.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake in Vanuatu Felt Across the Entire Planet!

Today's magnitude 7.0 earthquake was so ferocious, it literally shook the entire planet DURING – and upwards of 20 minutes AFTER – striking Vanuatu on the other side of the world!

According to the US Geological Survey, ALL EIGHTY-EIGHT SEISMOGRAPHS in the the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) registered the massive quake over ten thousand miles away! Moreover, the ANSS also registered continued shaking traveling through the planet for upwards of twenty-minutes AFTER the quake ended!

So forceful and violent was this earthquake, that its shock waves actually registered on every seismograph in the USA; even sending some of the US Seismographs right-off-the-scale ! ! ! It even shook the Yellowstone Super-Volcano!

All of the areas along that red line are geologically active and when something jolts them, or rattles them like today's 7.0 did, it can set in-motion all sorts of other seismic or volcanic events around the world; perhaps even HERE on the west coast of the United States, which is up against that very same tectonic plate.


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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Earthquake Preparedness Guide: How To Stay Safe and Survive

One hundred thousand earthquakes happen on average around the world every month. Not all cause damage, but it only takes one strong earthquake to kill or injure thousands of people and cause millions of dollars of damage. There is usually at least one strong quake per year somewhere around the globe. For the unprepared, the consequences can be devastating.

Are you ready for an earthquake? Are you prepared for the disruption in common services including fresh water, electricity, and healthcare? Do you have a plan and supplies to survive on your own until help arrives or services are restored?

You can protect your family and reduce damage to your property by taking action now. This guide explains how to prepare for a earthquake, answers frequently asked questions about earthquakes, provides a link to the Earthquake Notification Service, and includes a list of resources related to earthquake preparedness and hazards. Continue reading below to learn the important steps you can take to prepare for an earthquake.


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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Was Murdered!

The circumstances of Justice Scalia's death are suspect and cause for concern. Why wasn't an autopsy done? Why wasn't a forensics team sent to investigate? Why has the mainstream media quickly moved on from this incident?
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