Month: May 2016

Historic intensity of Canada’s wildfire – generates its own lightning with dire effects that could spread throughout planet

The historic, out-of-control Fort McMurray wildfire in Alberta, Canada wiped out cities and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. Given today’s advanced firefighting technology, modern-day wildfires are much smaller than historic burners of the past, but with changing weather and environmental conditions resulting from global warming, experts say the fires burn much hotter and spread much quicker than fires of the past. In fact, Canada’s 2016 wildfire is so intense, it is furthering its advance by generating its own weather system. Compounding fears, experts now believe dire effects from the extraordinary fire may extend far beyond Canada and Alaska. The 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire is so intense, it generates its own lightning inside a self-contained weather system Experts say the fire is burning so hot, "fire clouds" are forming which not

Reports of vomiting and diarrhea after man sprays rat poison on vegetables in multiple Michigan stores

Over a dozen Michigan stores, including a Kroger and Whole Foods Market around Ann Arbor, Midland, Birch Run, and Saline, are believed to have suffered attacks by a man who sprayed a mixture of hand cleaner and rat poison in vegetable displays throughout the stores. Thus far the Washtenaw County Public Health Department says there have been no deaths but dozens of reports of vomiting and diarrhea are believed to be related to the attack. The FBI knows for certain that three stores were affected in the past two weeks and believe that about 15 stores may have been attacked over the past two months. The suspect, 29-year-old Kyle Bessemer, was apprehended after a citizen spotted him spraying a liquid substance on a salad bar and

The Waiting for Death photo – photographer captures memorable dying child scene, then kills himself

Captured by photographer Kevin Carter in 1992, it came to be known as the Waiting for Death photo and went on to win the 1994 Pulitzer Prize. The graphic picture shows a starving Sudanese child collapsed on the ground, kneeling, waiting for death as a wide-eyed vulture sits patiently in the background, waiting for its next meal. When the picture was published in the New York Times on March 26, 1993, the international community was horrified – and awakened - while the toll from the horrors he witnessed led Carter down a path of destruction. Kevin Carter travels with Operation Lifeline Sudan Kevin Carter traveled to Sudan in 1993 alongside a United Nations group tasked with assisting starving Sudanese under the umbrella of Operation Lifeline Sudan. Sudan already had a long and

16-years-later, bodies of long-missing climber and his photographer found encased in icy glacier

On October 5, 1999, world-class climber Alex Lowe and his cameraman David Bridges were scouting a location for his next climb when they were caught in an avalanche on a Tibetan mountain and swept away by the rushing wave of rocks, ice, and snow. Fellow hikers and emergency personnel searched for the pair but never found them. Sixteen years have passed when last Wednesday, two climbers were on the south face of Shishapangma when they came across the frozen remains of two people encased in crystal clear, blue ice. According to the official statement, the climbers described coming across two people that were “beginning to emerge from the glacier”. The climbers described the clothing and pack on the bodies leading authorities to conclude that the two