Extreme flash flooding hits Istanbul after heaviest rain since 1985, Turkey

Posted in Uncategorized, 2015, Extreme Weather with tags , , , , on July 19, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Turkey’s most populated city, Istanbul suffered extreme flash flooding on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, after rainstorm dumped 4 months worth of rain in just 12 hours. It was the most severe rainfall the city has seen in the past 32 years, but only the first of several waves of rainstorms expected. Meteorologists say the rains will last until Wednesday evening.

Light showers reached Istanbul late Monday, July 17, and turned into extremely heavy rains at 08:30 local time (05:30 UTC), Tuesday when huge black clouds covered the city, effectively ending the summer heat.

According to Doğan News Agency, the city was hit by most severe rainfall in the past 32 years, with 128 mm (5 inches) of rain before the first storm was over. This is more than four times the average for the month of July (32.5 mm / 1.3 inches), its driest month, and more than the region usually records during entire December, its wettest month.

According to a statement issued by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, 65 mm (2.5 inches) of rain fell on the city center within 1 hour, accompanied by winds of up to 80 km/h (50 mph). In total, the city center and western districts saw 110 mm (4.3 inches) of rain before 14:00 local time when the second wave of heavy rain was expected.

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Heart-warming images show a wild lioness nursing a baby leopard for the first time in a ‘truly unique’ act of love

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , on July 19, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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  • Most lionesses would kill a baby leopard as they are direct competition for food
  • But in a world first this attentive mother has taken in this tiny spotted cub
  • As well as nursing her adopted baby, mother Nosikitok had three cubs of her own
  • Lodge manager Ainslie Wilson told MailOnline she thinks her cubs have died 
  • After giving birth mothers have high levels of oxytocin which can make them redirect their attention to young who are not related to them

Incredible images show a baby leopard feeding from a wild lioness in the Serengeti in Tanzania. 

Most lionesses would kill a baby leopard as they are direct competition in the food chain, but this attentive mother has taken in this tiny spotted cub.

Wildlife experts say this particular inter-species suckling has never been seen before. 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4695840/Heart-warming-images-lioness-nursing-baby-leopard.html#ixzz4nEkFlq11

 

Climate Change: Locals say they saw flames and smoke as a major bubble of methane blasted below the surface & created another sinkhole in the Russian Arctic peninsula

Posted in 2017 with tags , , , on July 16, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Reindeer herders in the area of Seyakh, a village on the eastern coast of the Yamal Peninsula in the morning of June 28th reported the incident to the local authorities. They say that they from the distance saw flaring flames and a column of smoke from the area, TASS reports. It is believed that the explosion took place place about 30-40 km from Seyakh. Russian space authorities have been requested to localise the exact site of the incident.

The Yamal Peninsula covers a more than 700 km long area between the Gulf of Ob and the Kara Sea and is among Russia’s least populated regions. It is inhabited mostly by the indigenous reindeer herding Nenets people and a gradually increasing number of oilmen. It is not the first explosion of its kind. Over the last years, several major methane blasts have occured in the gas-rich peninsula.

In 2014, a major sinkhole was discovered not far from Bovanenkovo, the area which houses one of Russia’s biggest natural gas fields. That has a diameter of up to 60 meters. There are at least ten known sinkholes in the Yamal Peninsula, as well as about 250 lakes and numerous offshore structures which indicate similar phenomena, Interfax reports. It is not rare that the sinkholes are triggered by methane explosions with fires and smoke, Vasily Bogoyavlensky, a research leader at the Russian Academy of Sciences, says to the news agency. Over the last couple of years, the regional oil and gas industry has placed censors in the area which they hope will be able to tell about new and upcoming sinkholes.

The measurement instruments are now on site in Bovenenkovo, Sabetta and Kharasavey, all of them key sites for the gas industry in the area. The methane explosions in the region could be spurred by the warmer temperatures and climate change in the Arctic. As the permafrost melts it releases gas hydrates preserved in the ground.

Source: Climate Change Russia – Methane Bubbles

Posted in 2017, Extreme Weather, Uncategorized with tags , , on July 16, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Upd. When Date (UTC) Event Country Location Level Details
2 4 days ago. July 12 2017 06:26 AM Heat Wave Spain [Nationwide] Multiple areas Damage level
3 7 days ago. July 09 2017 02:57 AM Forest / Wild Fire Canada [Province-wide] Province of British Columbia Damage level

Short time events

Upd. When Date (UTC) Event Country Location Level Details
0 2 hours ago. July 16 2017 12:56 PM Flash Flood Malaysia [Greater Kampong Mesapol Lama area] State of Sabah Damage level
0 2 hours ago. July 16 2017 12:44 PM Extreme Weather India [Rajkot, Morbi, Jamnagar and Surendranagar districts] State of Gujarat Damage level
0 3 hours ago. July 16 2017 12:29 PM Vehicle Accident India [Amarnath region] State of Jammu and Kashmir Damage level
0 11 hours ago. July 16 2017 04:05 AM Extreme Weather Russia [Asia] Moscow, Capital City Damage level
0 11 hours ago. July 16 2017 04:03 AM Tornado USA Livingston, State of Texas Damage level
0 11 hours ago. July 16 2017 03:59 AM Biological Hazard USA [Silverwood Lake, San Bernardino Mountains] State of California Damage level
0 11 hours ago. July 16 2017 03:57 AM Extreme Weather Chile [Nationwide] Multiple areas Damage level
0 11 hours ago. July 16 2017 03:54 AM Environment Pollution Bangladesh Barisal, Barisal Division Damage level
0 11 hours ago. July 16 2017 03:49 AM Biological Hazard USA [Escambia County] State of Florida Damage level
0 11 hours ago. July 16 2017 03:36 AM Extreme Weather USA [Greater Phoenix area] State of Arizona Damage level
0 11 hours ago. July 16 2017 03:30 AM Forest / Wild Fire USA [Los Padres National Forest] State of California Damage level
1 1 days ago. July 15 2017 03:07 PM HAZMAT USA [St. Raphael s Hospital] New Haven, State of Connecticut Damage level
0 1 days ago. July 15 2017 02:42 PM Epidemic Hazard Kenya Nairobi, Capital City Damage level
0 1 days ago. July 15 2017 07:45 AM Flash Flood USA [Shelby County] State of Tennessee Damage level
1 1 days ago. July 15 2017 04:01 AM Fire USA [Marco Polo Apartments] Honolulu, State of Hawaii Damage level

Long time events

Upd. When Date (UTC) Event Country Location Level Details
2 3 days ago. July 13 2017 04:17 AM Epidemic Hazard Bangladesh Sitakunda, Chittagong Division Damage level
0 3 days ago. July 13 2017 03:40 AM Forest / Wild Fire Tunisia [Provinces of Nabeul and Beja] Multiple areas Damage level
1 3 days ago. July 13 2017 03:20 AM Extreme Weather Pakistan [State-wide] State of Punjab Damage level
1 4 days ago. July 12 2017 11:17 AM Climate Change Antarctica [ A68 Iceberg (Larsen C Ice shelf)] Weddel Sea Damage level
1 4 days ago. July 12 2017 07:48 AM Unusual geological event Mexico Pueblo Viejo, State of Michoacan Damage level
2 5 days ago. July 11 2017 02:36 PM Forest / Wild Fire Italy [Mount Vesuvius] Campania Damage level
1 5 days ago. July 11 2017 01:31 PM Heat Wave Jordan [Nationwide] Multiple areas Damage level
0 8 days ago. July 08 2017 04:03 AM Forest / Wild Fire Canada [Near to 100 Mile House] Province of British Columbia Damage level
0 8 days ago. July 08 2017 03:59 AM Epidemic Hazard Nigeria Lantang, State of Plateau Damage level
0 8 days ago. July 08 2017 03:45 AM Volcano Activity Russia [Asia] [Maly Semyachik Volcano] Kamchatka Peninsula Damage level
1 9 days ago. July 07 2017 03:27 AM Epidemic Hazard USA Spokane, State of Washington Damage level
0 9 days ago. July 07 2017 03:08 AM Forest / Wild Fire USA [Medicine Bow National Forest] State of Wyoming Damage level
1 13 days ago. July 03 2017 03:40 AM Climate Change Russia [Asia] [Area of Seyakh] Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Damage level
1 14 days ago. July 02 2017 11:54 AM Biological Hazard USA [Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge] State of Texas Damage level
1 18 days ago. June 28 2017 03:14 AM Forest / Wild Fire USA [Prescott Valley area] State of Arizona Damage level
0 19 days ago. June 27 2017 01:38 PM Biological Hazard Belgium Wangenies, Wallonia Damage level
0 19 days ago. June 27 2017 03:30 AM Drought USA [State-wide] State of North Dakota Damage level
2 19 days ago. June 27 2017 03:11 AM Heat Wave Greece [Nationwide] Multiple areas Damage level
0 19 days ago. June 27 2017 02:57 AM Epidemic Hazard USA [Santa Fe County] State of New Mexico Damage level
1 20 days ago. June 26 2017 03:29 AM Epidemic Hazard India [Kodigunjuvalasa of Araku Valley] State of Andhra Pradesh Damage level
1 23 days ago. June 22 2017 04:34 PM Biological Hazard South Africa [States of Mpumalanga and Gauteng] MultiStates Damage level
1 42 days ago. June 04 2017 10:55 AM Volcano Eruption Indonesia [Mt Marapi Volcano] West Sumatra Damage level
6 59 days ago. May 17 2017 06:44 PM Volcano Eruption USA [Bogoslof Volcano] State of Alaska Damage level

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New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between July 5 and 11, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes.

Posted in 2017 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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New activity/unrest: Bogoslof, Fox Islands (USA) | Fuego, Guatemala | Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica | Sheveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia).

Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Ebeko, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Nishinoshima, Japan | Poas, Costa Rica | Sabancaya, Peru | Santa Maria, Guatemala | Sinabung, Indonesia | Turrialba, Costa Rica.

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Canada & Worldwide: Muslim girls being taken abroad for female genital mutilation

Posted in 2017, spirituality, Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 16, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

 

“FGM is practised in 29 countries, mainly in Africa, the Middle East, India and other parts of Asia.”

We used to hear that it was only practiced in East Africa. But as it gradually came to light that it was common in many Muslim countries elsewhere, even in some areas of Iran, this had to be revised.

“It is seen by some as a rite of passage into womanhood or a condition of marriage. Though it is not considered an Islamic practice — it predates the religion — for some, it is a religious ritual or requirement and there is tremendous societal pressure placed on families to have it done.”

Not considered an Islamic practice, eh?

“Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) (by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the bazr ‘clitoris’ [this is called khufaadh ‘female circumcision’]).” — ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3, translated by Mark Durie, The Third Choice, p. 64

Why is it obligatory? Because Muhammad is held to have said so: “Abu al- Malih ibn Usama’s father relates that the Prophet said: ‘Circumcision is a law for men and a preservation of honour for women.’” — Ahmad Ibn Hanbal 5:75

“Narrated Umm Atiyyah al-Ansariyyah: A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to her: ‘Do not cut severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband.’” — Abu Dawud 41:5251

“Do not cut severely,” but not “Do not cut.”

That’s why it is so common around the world, and why it is certain to become increasingly common in the United States, Europe as well.

“Canadian girls are being taken abroad to undergo female genital mutilation, documents reveal,” by Jayme Poisson, Toronto Star, July 14, 2017:

Thousands of Canadian girls are at risk of female genital mutilation, government officials believe. And some are being taken overseas to have the dangerous procedure done — an illegal act known as “vacation cutting.”

Officials from the federal government’s Global Affairs Ministry warn that, as with forced marriage, the “one chance rule” applies to these cases, meaning a professional might get only one opportunity to speak to a potential victim and save her, according to documents obtained by the Star.

And yet Canada has done little to understand the scope of the problem and is lagging far behind other developed countries in efforts to prevent it, experts say.

“Based on the limited information available, it is possible that a few thousand Canadian girls are at risk, some of whom will be taken overseas for the procedure,” wrote Elaine Cukeric of the federal government’s Vulnerable Children’s Unit in a June 2015 email to a Canadian consular official in Nairobi, Kenya. At the time, the unit — tasked with dealing with issues related to Canadian children abroad — was reaching out to consulates in Africa, the Middle East, India and Pakistan where cutting is prevalent and asking for their experience dealing with the practice so that “we might develop an effective strategy.”

Source: Canada: Muslim girls being taken abroad for female genital mutilation

Due to global human pollution, the arctic has become a toxic reservoir of heavy metals, PCBs and other deadly chemicals

Posted in 2017 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Natural News Human-induced pollution has greatly affected the Greenland ice sheet and the whole Arctic region over the last few decades.

Back in the late 1950s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built Camp Century, an army base located just below the surface of the ice sheet. The cavernous army base, big enough to accommodate up to 200 people, was home to trucks, tunnels, and even a nuclear reactor. Disguised as a research station, the army base utilized the region as a test site for deploying nuclear missiles. However, when the ice sheets started shifting, the army was forced to abandon the camp in 1967, leaving behind radioactive cooling water, diesel fuel, human waste, and other toxic compounds while accumulating snow and ice buried the camp.

Fast forward to recent years and the problem on the remaining toxic wastes persists. In fact, a study published last year found that the rapidly shifting and melting Arctic ice caps may well reveal the army base by the end of the century, potentially exposing the people to a plethora of toxic chemicals and pollutants long buried in the ice. The already worsening global warming is also expected to generate more cracks on the Greenland ice sheet, an expert cautioned.

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http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-07-14-due-to-global-human-pollution-the-arctic-has-become-a-toxic-reservoir-of-heavy-metals-pcbs-and-other-deadly-chemicals.html

 

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