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BP’s Oil Spill Magically Evaporated into thin air?

Majority of news agencies are now reporting that the Oil magically disappeared in the Gulf. At the same time, as the dailymail reports, “the Obama administration conceded the ‘vast majority’ of the oil that gushed into the ocean from the ruptured well has already gone.”

No more problem? Situation under control?

The extraordinary reports came after government scientists concluded, that three-quarters of the leaked oil has “evaporated, dispersed, been burned off or been contained.”

Seriously?

While mainstream media unanymously reported to the same tune, Kate Sheppard of motherjones.com reports:

“…the oil isn’t gone. More than 100 million gallons of it—at least nine and a half times more oil than the Exxon Valdez dumped—remain at the surface or dispersed undersea. And the government is still keeping crucial information about the extent of the damage a carefully guarded secret—from everyone except BP.”

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Mutant Radioactive Wild Boars Plague Germany

According to Spiegel International Online radioactive wild boars are now growing in numbers in Germany. Frightened residents are reportedly being attacked. These boars even disrupt traffic when they gang up on roadways according to some other media reports.

Caused mainly by Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear meltdown way back in 1986, contaminating much of Europe, the contamination remains detected. The number of the contaminated animals have grown as the wild boar population skyrockets.

The Spiegel report also says that German government payments compensating hunters for lost income due to radioactive wild boar meat have quadrupled since 2007. Last year , about $555,000 was paid to hunters who found themselves with inedible boar meat, due to its radioactivity. The hunters would have otherwise sold the meat, but it was deemed unfit for human consumption.

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Sun “Greets” Obama’s Birthday with tons of Solar Plasma today

From the Sun’s surface, to our planet, a greeting is being beamed from outer space in anticipation of the President’s birthday. Today marks the solar blasting of “tons of plasma into interplanetary space — directly towards the Earth.”, coinciding with US President Obama’s 49th birthday.

Scientists have warned that the earth could be hit by a wave of violent space storm today after a massive explosion on the sun. NASA astronomers witnessed a huge flare above a giant sunspot the size of our planet and linked to an even larger eruption across the Sun’s surface.

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Russia is still burning, death toll: 48

Russia is currently suffering its worst heat wave on record, igniting forest fires across central and western regions.

According to Russian officials, there are about 300 to 400 new wildfires appearing every 24 hours across the country, challenging the capacity of thousands of mobilized forces to deal with the disaster.

A state of emergency is still in force in seven regions of Russia, where 425,762 acres have been affected, wiping out scores of villages and leaving hundreds homeless.
Although the official word is that the blazes are being contained, Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted by Russian media as saying some of the fires are out of control.

Full report here.

End of the World? , NASA : Solar Tsunami coming to Earth

Scientists have warned that the earth could be hit by a wave of violent space storm tomorrow after a massive explosion on the sun. NASA astronomers witnessed a huge flare above a giant sunspot the size of our planet and linked to an even larger eruption across the Sun’s surface.

According to recent reports, a really big solar eruption could destroy satellites and wreck power and communications grids around the globe if it happened today.

Nasa recently warned our planet could face widespread power blackouts and be left without critical communication signals for long periods of time, after the earth is hit by a once-in-a-generation “space storm”.

It remains unclear, however, how much damage this latest eruption will cause the world’s communication tools.

Is it the end? Read more here…