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  • Study: Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change

    07/08/2021 8:23:40 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 85 replies
    AP ^ | 07/08/2021 | AP
    The deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change that added a few extra degrees to the record-smashing temperatures, a new quick scientific analysis found. An international team of 27 scientists calculated that climate change increased chances of the extreme heat occurring by at least 150 times, but likely much more. The study, not yet peer-reviewed, said that before the industrial era, the region’s late June triple-digit heat was the type that would not have happened in human civilization. And even in today’s warming world, it said, the heat was...
  • Climate change threatens health in Northwest (only 11.35 years left)

    09/22/2019 5:24:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Seattle Times via Herald Online ^ | 9/20/19 | RYAN BLETHEN
    **SNIP** People with diabetes can be weakened by dehydration, as it inhibits the absorption of insulin. Dehydration also increases the likelihood of kidney harm or kidney stones, putting those with kidney disease at greater risk of weather-related harm. Plants are producing more pollen because of increased levels of carbon monoxide in the air, prolonging allergy season. Increased carbon dioxide reduces nutrients in the plants we eat. Greenhouse gases chew away at the ozone, leading to an increased risk of skin cancer. **SNIP** In an effort to blunt the impact of heat and smoke this past summer, the city of Seattle...
  • Coast Guard Officer Accused of Terrorist Plot Targeting Media, Lawmakers

    02/20/2019 3:11:56 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 170 replies
    Military,com ^ | February 20, 2019 | By Hope Hodge Seck
    A Coast Guard lieutenant assigned to the service's headquarters in Washington, D.C., has been arrested on drug and gun possession charges, and is accused of plans to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country," according to documents filed in Maryland District Court. Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, an acquisitions officer for the National Security Cutter Acquisition Program, was arrested Feb. 15 and charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by an unlawful user or addict of controlled substances, and possession of Tramadol, a Schedule IV pain medication. A motion for detention pending trial, filed by U.S....
  • Smoke from raging B.C. fires seen from space by NASA satellite

    08/18/2018 9:55:03 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    CBC ^ | 8/17/18 | Nicole Mortillaro
    The fires raging in British Columbia aren't just confined to the province: a NASA satellite captured the smoke as it blanketed the skies over Alberta and Saskatchewan earlier this week. There are nearly 600 fires burning across B.C. which is in its third day of a province-wide state of emergency. Between Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon 36 new fires started, mostly sparked by lightning. NASA used two satellites to image the smoke: the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, or VIIRS on its Suomi NPP satellite and the DSCOVR satellite that launched in 2015. Smoke from the fires rises high into...
  • Satellite photo wildfires in the northwest

    09/03/2017 11:14:08 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 6 replies
    Wild Fire Today, and others ^ | 9/3/2017 | Various
    http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2017/Wildfires-are-threatening-thousands-of-homes-and-hindering-travel-in-the-Pacific-Northwest/id-0325ce4125ed474c82cd12e045308e20 http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=ed0a7dad32fe4848b20c6f91c74c79ea#! http://wildfiretoday.com/2017/08/28/wildfire-smoke-map-august-28-2017/ http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/02/irritating-smoke-from-wildfires-choking-us-west-turning-lives-upside-down.html MONTANA http://www.kare11.com/news/lightning-sparks-40-more-montana-wildfires/470081743
  • A look at the Northwest earthquake that shook the world

    01/27/2017 6:09:31 PM PST · by JimSEA · 15 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 1/25/17 | ZOSHA MILLMAN
    Just before midnight on Jan. 27, 1700, Japan woke to a massive tsunami, a surprise since no one there felt the earthquake that would’ve caused it. Years later, scientists finally figured out why – it all started in Cascadia, exactly 317 years ago. Samurai, merchants and villagers wrote of minor flooding and damage. Confusion abounded. After all, there had been no tremor in Japan that would’ve given locals warning of a rogue wave.The “orphan tsunami” wouldn’t be linked to the parent earthquake, which originated in the geologically active Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia subduction zone, until the 1990s. The zone hosts a...
  • Massive Rehearsal Planned for Northwest Mega-Quake, Tsunami

    06/04/2016 8:10:56 AM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 3, 2016 | Terrence Petty
    Imagine a devastating earthquake and tsunami have cut off Pacific Northwest coastal communities. Phone and internet service have collapsed. Ham radio operators living on the stricken coast fire up their radios, contact emergency managers and report on the magnitude of the disaster so that no time is wasted in saving lives. This is the kind of scenario that will be rehearsed during the second week of June in a massive earthquake and tsunami readiness drill that has been developed by the U.S. government, the military, and state and local emergency managers over the past few years to test their readiness...
  • On Bullletin Board School Shooter Posts Warning

    10/01/2015 2:48:03 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Robot 9001 ^ | September 30, 2015
    Some of you guys are alright. Don't go to school tomorrow if you are in the northwest. happening thread will be posted tomorrow morning so long space robots Anonymous Wed 30 Sep 2015 18:20:52 No.22785128 Report Is beta uprising finally going down? You might want to chillax and not alert police. Anonymous Wed 30 Sep 2015 18:21:02 No.22785133 Report It's either you kill me or my parents do, I'll be waiting lad Anonymous Wed 30 Sep 2015 18:23:29 No.22785203 Report Quoted By: >>22785244 >>22785073 (OP) I live in the northwest but I'm 28 and not even in community college. Seattle...
  • Volcano Monitors Proposed For Mount Hood, A "Very High Threat" Volcano

    03/19/2015 12:20:01 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 33 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 3/17/2015 | Staff
    PORTLAND -- The U.S. Geological Survey and the Cascades Volcano Observatory hope to install four volcano monitoring stations on the upper flanks of Mount Hood.
  • Blizzard watch Eastern Mass.

    02/12/2015 6:13:10 PM PST · by Capt. Tom · 54 replies
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON ,MA ^ | 2/21/2015 | Nat. Weather Svc
    Blizzard Watch from 2/14/2015 7:00:00 PM to 2/15/2015 7:00:00 PM ...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. * LOCATIONS...EAST COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS. * HAZARD TYPES...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...INCLUDING HEAVY SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES AND STRONG WINDS. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 14 INCHES. * TIMING...SATURDAY EVENING INTO SUNDAY EVENING. * IMPACTS...LATE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY BLIZZARD CONDITIONS COULD MAKE TRAVELING DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS MAY CREATE PROBLEMS FOR UNCLEARED ROOFS. * WINDS...NORTHWEST 30 TO...
  • Trouble in the Water: Acidifying Oceans Hinder Health of Northwest Shellfish (Video / Transcript)

    12/08/2012 8:37:36 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    PBS News Hour ^ | AIR DATE: Dec. 7, 2012 | HARI SREENIVASAN
    SUMMARY The world's oceans are absorbing carbon dioxide at an unprecedented rate and the resulting acidification is transforming marine ecosystems. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how ocean acidification is already affecting oysters and other shellfish in the U.S. Transcript HARI SREENIVASAN: Pacific oysters like the ones grown on Shina Wysocki's family farm near Olympia, Wash., are served in restaurants around the country. SHINA WYSOCKI, Chelsea Farms: We think our water tastes great here, and that makes our oysters taste great. ARTICLE TOOLS Print Email Share HARI SREENIVASAN: But there's trouble in the water. The ocean's pH, which measures the level of...
  • Pacific Northwest At Risk For Mega-Earthquake

    05/26/2010 10:06:33 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 18 replies · 655+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 5/26/10 | kdawson
    Hugh Pickens writes "Science Daily Headlines reports on research by Oregon State University marine geologist Chris Goldfinger showing that earthquakes of magnitude 8.2 (or higher) have occurred 41 times during the past 10,000 years in the Pacific Northwest. By extrapolation, there is a 37% chance of another major earthquake in the area in the next 50 years that could exceed the power of recent seismic events in Chile and Haiti. If a magnitude-9 quake does strike the Cascadia Subduction Zone, extending from northern Vancouver Island to northern California, the ground could shake for several minutes, highways could be torn to...
  • Odds are about 1-in-3 that a mega-earthquake will hit the Northwest in the next 50 years

    05/24/2010 10:10:03 AM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies · 421+ views
    Oregon State University ^ | May 24, 2010 | Unknown
    CORVALLIS, Ore. – The major earthquakes that devastated Chile earlier this year and which triggered the catastrophic Indonesian tsunami of 2004 are more than just a distinct possibility to strike the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States, scientists say. There is more than a one-in-three chance that it will happen within the next 50 years. New analyses by Oregon State University marine geologist Chris Goldfinger and his colleagues have provided fresh insights into the Northwest’s turbulent seismic history – where magnitude 8.2 (or higher) earthquakes have occurred 41 times during the past 10,000 years. Those earthquakes were thought to...
  • Northwest at risk of megaquake like one in Chile

    03/04/2010 5:02:30 AM PST · by Kartographer · 46 replies · 1,291+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 3/2/10 | ALICIA CHANG
    Just 50 miles off the Pacific Northwest coast is an earthquake hotspot that threatens to unleash on Seattle, Portland and Vancouver the kind of damage that has shattered Chile. The fault has been dormant for more than 300 years, but when it awakens — tomorrow or decades from now — the consequences could be devastating.
  • TSA: Unruly Northwest Flight Passengers Questioned

    01/13/2010 6:52:04 AM PST · by nuconvert · 39 replies · 1,780+ views
    ROMULUS, Mich. -- The Transportation Security Administration says unruly passengers on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit were interviewed by Customs and Border Protection officials after the plane landed.
  • Passenger forced off Detroit-bound plane after shouting 'I want to kill all the Jews'

    01/07/2010 5:51:46 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies · 1,732+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Jan. 7, 2010 | Wil Longbottom
    An airline passenger has been forced off a Detroit-bound plane and arrested after shouting 'I want to kill all the Jews'. Miami police said in a statement today that 43-year-old Mansor Mohammad Asad, of Toledo, Ohio, faces several charges including disorderly conduct. Police say the Northwest Airlines flight was taxiing at Miami International Airport yesterday, but was turned around after Asad became abusive. Witnesses told authorities he was loud, disruptive and claimed to be Palestinian. They believed he was sometimes speaking Arabic. The Transportation Security Administration said three of his companions were also taken off the plane and questioned. The...
  • Detroit: Were Northwest Airlines screeners haunted by memories of the 'Flying Imams'?

    01/03/2010 1:37:40 PM PST · by Schnucki · 8 replies · 501+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | January 3, 2009 | Stephanie Gutmann
    What were those Northwest Airlines screeners thinking when they let a young Muslim man with no luggage and a one-way ticket board a transatlantic flight without the minor inconvenience of a full body search? You may not remember the story the press dubbed the “Flying Imams” case, but it had a long grisly life in the American courts and must still haunt the dreams — and stay the hands — of anyone who works in the airline industry. It all began in 2006, when six Muslim clerics boarded a US Airlines plane at Minneapolis-St Paul Airport but were removed after...
  • Domestic-Terrorism Incidents Hit a Peak in 2009

    12/30/2009 11:48:06 AM PST · by La Enchiladita · 9 replies · 559+ views
    TIME ^ | Dec. 23, 2009 | Bobby Ghosh
    You may not have noticed, because most of the plots were foiled, but 2009 saw an unprecedented surge in terrorism events on U.S. soil. When analysts tally these events, they refer to anything from a disrupted plot to U.S. citizens traveling abroad to seek terrorism training or a lone gunman running amok in the U.S. And by the calculations of Rand Corp. expert Brian Jenkins, more terrorist threats were uncovered in the U.S. in 2009 than in any year since 2001. "There appears to be an increase in [terrorist] activity in the U.S.," warns Jenkins, who calculates that there have...
  • Link Between Ft. Hood Terror Attack and Attempt on Northwest 253 Troubling for Obama

    12/30/2009 7:14:34 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 376+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 30, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of President Obama making a statement again yesterday about the attempted terrorist attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Obama continued to call terrorist Umar Farouk Abdumutallab an "extremist," which is what he called him during his first statement - "an isolated extremist." To be sure, Abdumutallab is an "extremist," but that really does not cover it and Obama knows it. Abdumutallab is an Islamic Jihadist trained and sent out by Al-Qaeda in Yemen. Very interestingly, he has been linked to the same radical Islamic cleric in Yemen that Fort Hood terrorist Nidal Malik Hasan had been in...
  • Haskell tells Fox News about the airline passenger who may have had a bomb inside his carry-on bag

    12/28/2009 11:35:04 PM PST · by Frankusa · 26 replies · 1,800+ views
    As I noted previously, Kurt Haskell - a passenger who was on board Northwest Airline flight 253 on Friday - claims that after the flight had landed, a bomb-sniffing dog was sent in to check the bags, and that something was detected in a passenger’s carry-on bag. Mr. Haskell retold the story to Fox News anchor, Gregg Jarret on Monday. The following is an excerpt from the interview: JARRETT: Fast forward... The plane lands safely, although, obviously, given the terror attack or the attempted terror attack, a great deal of commotion. And then you see someone else being arrested other...