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  • Over China, Coronavirus Coincides With Plummet In Nitrogen Dioxide

    02/29/2020 5:36:14 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-29-2020 | Louis Casiano
    The coronavirus is coinciding with "significant decreases" in nitrogen dioxide over China, according to NASA, as authorities there continue to place more people under quarantines and some businesses remain closed amid the outbreak. Pollution monitoring satellites operated by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) detected the decreases over a two-month span, according to a news release. The drops coincided with the outbreak and the Lunar New Year, which was unusually tame because many decided to stay indoors rather than risk becoming infected. “This is the first time I have seen such a dramatic drop-off over such a wide area...
  • Coronavirus Outbreak 5 to 10 Times Worse Than China Admits: Study

    02/24/2020 8:11:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/24/2020 | Eva Fu
    The deadly coronavirus that is morphing into a global threat could have infected five to 10 times more people than Chinese officials have acknowledged, a group of U.S. researchers said.The Feb. 18 study, which has not been peer-reviewed, was co-led by Lucia Dunn, economics professor at Ohio State University, and Mai He, pathology professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis.Drawing from both official and unofficial data sources, the study suggested the cumulative infections and deaths could be “substantially higher” than officially stated—by a factor of 5 to 10.“So many people are doubting the numbers in China...
  • Giving the Right Name to the Virus Causing a Worldwide Pandemic ("CCP Virus")

    03/18/2020 3:50:53 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | March 18, 2020 | The Epoch Times Editorial Board
    There has been controversy recently about what to call the virus that has unleashed a worldwide pandemic. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) prefers “novel coronavirus.” Others have referred to it as the “Wuhan virus,” after its place of origin, as is common in naming diseases. The Epoch Times suggests a more accurate name is the “CCP virus,” and calls upon others to join us in adopting this name. The name holds the CCP accountable for its wanton disregard of human life and consequent spawning of a pandemic that has put untold numbers in countries around the world at risk, while...
  • Does this satellite image show the scale of China's coronavirus cremations? Sulphur dioxide emissions which are produced when bodies are burned reach alarming levels in Wuhan

    02/10/2020 7:50:47 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Published: 05:40 EST, 10 February 2020 | Updated: 08:03 EST, 10 February 2020 | Tim Stickings For Mailonline
    High sulphur dioxide levels at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak could be a sign of mass cremations, it has been claimed. Satellite maps in recent days have shown alarming levels of SO2 around Wuhan, the Chinese city where the outbreak began. In addition, there were high sulphur dioxide levels in the city of Chongqing which is also under quarantine. Scientists say that sulphur dioxide is produced when bodies are cremated, and also when medical waste is incinerated. But social media users who investigated the maps have suggested that dead bodies could be being burned on the outskirts of the...
  • Coronavirus: Satellite image shows rise in sulfur dioxide levels over Wuhan hinting at mass cremations

    02/10/2020 7:24:02 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 58 replies ^ | 02/10/2020 | Kunal Dey
    In recent days, satellite maps have displayed alarming levels of SO2 mass around Wuhan — the Chinese city suspected to be the origin of the deadly virus. Furthermore, high levels of SO2 were also found over the city of Chongqing which is also under quarantine. Large amounts of sulfur dioxide are released when bodies are cremated or when medical waste is incinerated, scientists say. But a Twitter user raised an alarm after finding the elevated levels of the compound on a weather app, suggesting that it could be the result of dead bodies being burned on the outskirts of the...
  • Report: Wuhan Province Cremating Hundreds per Day While China Reports Dozens of Virus Deaths

    02/09/2020 2:44:44 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Feb 2020 | Francis Martel
    A shocking report published Saturday local time by the Epoch Times revealed that crematoriums in China are struggling to keep up with the hundreds of bodies they are receiving, suggesting Beijing is undercounting the number of coronavirus deaths in the country. The Epoch Times, a Chinese-American anti-communist newspaper, sent journalists to speak with the heads of several funeral homes and crematoriums in Hubei province – whose capital, Wuhan, is the epicenter of the current novel coronavirus outbreak. The newspaper found that adding up the total number of people cremated per day in several funeral homes yielded a significantly larger number...
  • 'We can't stop': Funeral worker says Wuhan cremating ‘at least 100’ bodies a day amid coronavirus outbreak

    02/05/2020 11:04:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | | February 05, 2020 12:13 PM | by Spencer Neale
    A crematorium worker in Wuhan, China, confirmed that officials are working at an alarming pace to burn the bodies of the deceased in the city amid the coronavirus outbreak. "We need to pick up bodies when they call us. Every day, we need at least 100 body bags," a crematorium worker named Mr. Yun told the Epoch Times. “We can’t stop because we can’t leave the bodies outside for a long time." Wuhan officials were accused of cremating the dead in secret last week, and Mr. Yun claimed the rumors are true as China adopts "draconian measures" to treat the...
  • Funeral Home Worker in Wuhan: We Are Working 24/7 to Cremate Bodies

    02/04/2020 8:00:29 PM PST · by familyop · 42 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | February 4, 2020 | NICOLE HAO
    Workers at crematoriums in Wuhan City, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, say their workload has increased dramatically in recent days, as they constantly transfer the bodies of victims from hospitals and private homes. In an interview with The Epoch Times, a worker described long working hours to cope with the sudden increase in bodies to be cremated. Meanwhile, videos from workers dealing with the crisis have been circulating on social media, including one from a worker at a Wuhan funeral home who shared footage of more than 10 bodies lying on gurneys, lined up for cremation. Some netizens also...
  • Fears thick 'death' smog over Wuhan confirms China is burning coronavirus bodies

    02/04/2020 7:27:14 AM PST · by familyop · 64 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | February 4, 2020 | Emma Parker
    The strange videos have sparked concerns the fog is actually smoke from crematoriums burning coronavirus infected bodies "24 hours a day"...According to the World Air Map Wuhan’s pollution level is at “dangerous” with highs of 121 AQI, despite the fact the city has been in lockdown for over a week. The party have banned funerals and burials to speed up the disposal of bodies and stop the spread of the virus further.
  • Beyond Hong Kong: Protesters and police clash in southern China over plans for crematorium

    11/30/2019 8:35:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 11/29/2019 | Albert Han , Guo Rui , William Zheng
    Riot police fired tear gas and beat protesters after hundreds took to the streets in southern China on Thursday and Friday over plans to build a crematorium in the area. Residents of Wenlou in Guangdong province – about 100km (60 miles) from Hong Kong – said several hundred people tried to march to the township government offices on Thursday after they found out that a crematorium would be built on land they thought was set aside for a park. But police stopped the marchers before they reached the township offices, with witnesses claiming that a number of people, including teenagers...
  • Crematorium malfunction sends smoke, human ashes into air

    05/25/2018 8:43:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 8 replies ^ | May 25, 2018 | tribune
    Smoke containing human remains billowed out of a California crematorium Thursday when an oven door was stuck open while the furnace was in use. National City Fire Capt. Brian Krepps confirmed that crews were called to Cortez Cremations and Funeral Services shortly after noon to help close the oven door. Firefighters were able to shut the door and then helped the crematorium ventilate the building. No damage or flames outside of the oven were reported.Krepps confirmed human ashes were contained in the thick smoke that flooded out of the building, as well as a chemical fire suppression agent.
  • Exploding coconut 'sent fear' through crematorium staff

    02/03/2018 8:03:35 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 February 2018 | 2 February 2018
    A coconut that was placed inside a coffin "sent fear" through staff at a crematorium when it exploded. Bolton Council has urged mourners to abide by crematorium rules and not "slip" items into coffins. Donna Ball, Assistant Director of Community Services, said a "hell of an explosion can sometimes occur". Other items of concern include mobile phones, TV remotes, e-cigarettes and bottles of alcohol. Ms Ball told the BBC: "We are asking people to be considerate regarding the items they place into coffins before the cremation process. "We have seen a rise in things like e-cigarettes, bottles of whisky and...
  • “This is war against the Church” - Greek hierarchs on decision cremation in Greece

    01/21/2016 1:22:40 PM PST · by NRx · 26 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 01-21-2016
    Athens, January 21, 2016 Hierarchs of the Church of Greece have commented on the decision of local authorities to open a crematorium in the city of Patras, reports AgionOros. Bishop Chrysanthos stressed that "the war against the Church is now being waged openly. Cremation and other manifestations of the new morality (for example, "free cohabitation", civil partnerships and so on) have nothing to do with the Orthodox tradition of Greece". *** Metropolitan Justin of Kalamaria, commenting on the decision to open the crematorium, said: "Many claim that the Church should care for people's souls only and leave the body alone....
  • Dr. Tiller burned dead baby’s bodies in a full sized crematorium in his clinic

    09/08/2014 10:48:06 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    Live Action ^ | 9/6/14 | Sarah Terzo
    The documentary After Tiller portrayed late-term abortionists in a flattering light, highlighting the tragic stories of women who were carrying dying or disabled unborn babies. Dr. George Tiller, who the documentary is named after, was assassinated by a man who claimed to be “pro-life.” All established pro-life organizations condemned the murder, including Live Action.But was Dr. Tiller a kind, compassionate hero who relieved women of the burden of carrying dying babies? The reality is far different.The pro-life group Life Dynamics has a recording of a speech Dr. Tiller made to the National Abortion Federation in which he said: We have...
  • A dead heat - crematorium to sell power for National Grid

    12/02/2011 2:41:12 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-28-11 | Jasper Copping
    Durham Crematorium wants to install turbines in two of its burners, which would use the heat generated during the cremation process to provide the same amount of electricity as would power 1,500 televisions. A third burner is to be used to provide heating for the site's chapel and its offices. The scheme would be the first of its kind in the UK but industry experts say that it could be followed by other similar projects. Many crematoria are currently replacing their furnaces, to meet government targets on preventing mercury emissions from escaping into the atmosphere. Up to 16 per cent...
  • UK: Crematorium to heat water for town's swimmers

    02/08/2011 10:08:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies ^ | 2/8/11 | Michael Holden
    (Reuters) - A local authority in England has given the go ahead for a swimming pool to use energy created by the next-door crematorium to heat its water. The plan, the first of its kind in Britain, will see waste heat from the incinerator chimney used to warm up the neighboring leisure center and its new pool. "The cremation process is a sensitive matter and we wanted to be sure our proposals had widespread support," said Councilor Carole Gandy, the leader of Redditch Borough Council in central England. Eighty to 90 percent of people who contacted the council had backed...
  • Grieving mother fined $146 by crematorium for taking too long to say goodbye to dead baby boy

    08/03/2009 4:31:47 PM PDT · by rawhide · 37 replies · 1,113+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 8-3-09 | by Daily Mail Reporter
    A grieving mother who took too long to say goodbye to her dead baby son has been hit with an $146 penalty charge by crematorium staff. Terrie Rouse could not bear to leave five-week-old Zane's coffin and spent an extra 10 minutes with him before allowing it to be taken away for cremation. However the mother of three was later handed the fine - $14.50 a minute - on top of the standard baby cremation fee of $54 for her tearful final goodbye. 'The vicar asked if I would like to spend a bit more time saying goodbye," said Miss...
  • Circle Of Life: Swedish Town Using Cremation Heat to Warm Houses

    12/31/2008 1:24:33 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 23 replies · 1,204+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 31 Dec., 2008 | Gizmodo
    Is this Swedish town that's routing heat from its crematorium to local homes morbid or brilliant? Let's just call them brilliantly morbid.The town of Halmstad came up with the idea when trying to curb the amount of smoke emitted from the crematorium.   It was when we were discussing all these environmental issues that we started thinking about the energy that is used in the cremations and realised that instead of all that heat just going up into the air, we could make use of it somehow. It was just rising into the skies for nothing," said Lennart Andersson,...
  • Belgian Cafe Throws Out American Tourist with Skullcap ("we are not serving Jews..")

    02/11/2008 12:54:52 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 51 replies · 179+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 02-11-08 | Staff
    ( A Belgian restaurant waiter threw out a 64-year-old American professor because he was wearing a skullcap [kipa], according to the European Jewish Press. "We are not serving Jews; [get] out of here," the waiter shouted at Marcel Kalmann after he entered the Le Paniel d'Or cafe in the city of Bruges The tourist went to another cafe, where the owners helped him call the police. A Belgian Jewish newspaper reported that Kalmann said he will lodge a complaint against the restaurant owner and against the police for telling him the incident was not anti-Semitic and that he could not...
  • Crematorium to keep mourners warm by burning bodies of loved ones

    01/07/2008 7:30:55 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 86 replies · 110+ views ^ | 7 Jan 2008 | Staff
    Heat created by burning the dead at crematoria could be used to keep mourners warm under plans to make funerals more environmentally-friendly. Instead of letting the gases emitted by cremation escape into the atmosphere, councils want to use them to heat radiators or even generate electricity. They admit some might find the idea of being kept warm by the remains of their loved-ones macabre. But there are thought to be no religious objections, and ever-tighter controls on pollution mean such systems could become commonplace.