A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. The quake was felt strongly in the resort city, as well as in Mexico’s capital, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
A mother’s pardon for the young man who killed her 17-year-old son, at the very moment the hangman’s noose was around his neck, has sent a ripple through Iran. Her slap before pardoning him was her personal last-minute rebuke. Pressure has been building for some time in the Islamic Republic to end capital punishment ; Iran is in the world’s top five for executing people. This act of mercy was shown in a small conservative northern town, and it has the whole nation talking about the merits of taking human life as punishment. It may represent a turning point in Iran, which has a hybrid of sharia law and western-style institutions
Earth and Space Weather News April 18, 2014: Sun-diving comet; Global weather including storm watch; Space weather; Earthquake watch
Abby Martin reports on the growing number of murders of environmental activist worldwide by corporate and government entities, citing the 908 deaths reported in countries from Brazil to the Philippines during the years 2002 -2013.
Dramatic aerial footage shows terrified passengers wearing life jackets being pulled to safety as water laps over the rails of the sinking ferry. Hundreds are missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea with 488 people on board – mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.
Earth and Space Weather News April 16, 2014: Electricity and Life on the bottom of the Ocean; State of the Climate Report for March 2014; 5 Volcanoes Erupting at Once on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula; Global weather; Space weather
Regarding the situation at Bundy Ranch with Cliven Bundy and the BLM, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stated: “Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.” In Ben’s Swann’s exclusive interview with Sheriff Richard Mack, Mack told Ben that his sources inside the BLM and Las Vegas Metro say that there is “no question” that the Feds are preparing for a raid on the Bundy Ranch.
Earth and space weather news April 15, 2014: Blood Moon timelapse video; Possible New Moon Forming Around Saturn; Farmers count the cost of cyclone Ita; Earthquake watch; Global weather; Space weather
Earth and Space Weather News April 14, 2014: Eclipse tonight; Solomon Islands hit by second strong earthquake; Agenda 21 counterstrike; Global weather; Space weather
The total lunar eclipse of April 15 will begin a so-called tetrad series of eclipses that is making the rounds online as a potential harbinger of doom, due in part to a recent book on the four blood moons that makes the dubious claim. Astronomers rarely if ever use the term blood moon. When they do, they are usually using it as an alternate name for the Hunter’s Moon, the full moon that follows the Harvest Moon, usually in late October. The Hunter’s Moon, like the Harvest Moon, rises slowly on autumn evenings so that it shines through a thick layer of the Earth’s atmosphere, and is colored red by Rayleigh scattering and air pollution.
Brien Foerster: Although most people think that the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt was made by the Dynastic Egyptians about 4500 years ago, in this video you will see compelling evidence that massive saws were used to cut many of the blocks. We suggest that an advanced technological civilization existed before the Egyptians.
Earth and Space Weather News April 13, 2014: 7.6 magnitude earthquake Solomon Islands; Guatemalan Fuego volcano increased activity; Global weather; Space weather
The Bundy Ranch “VO” is now the last large cattle ranch standing in Clark County. According to an anonymous source who has lived in Nevada for thirty-five years, the other major ranches in Clark County have been driven out of existence for one reason or another by the BLM and the Feds. It is claimed that the BLM are masquerading as conservationists, using their Federal power to wield the final blow to reclaim the settlement rights they once honored to settlers like the Bundys.