Home
Support AO!

Armageddon Online needs your support. A donation goes a long way on an independent site like this, and with continued efforts we can keep growing.

Support AO

 

 
Welcome to Armageddon Online - Disaster News, Future Scenarios, Preparedness and Survival

Advertise

How to Protect Outdoor Workers (and yourself) from Heat Stroke
The News - Climate-Environment
July 08, 2013
deadly heat
In a typical year 658 Americans die from heat-related causes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This summer extreme heat in the Southwest has left one man dead from heat stroke and dozens of people hospitalized due to heat-related illnesses. Researchers at Columbia University predict an increase in the number of heat waves over the next few years, suggesting a growing need for those who work or play outside to learn how to recognize and avoid heat-related illnesses.
 
The day the earth exploded : Moon created by nuclear blast?
The News - Science-Astronomy
July 08, 2013
moon creation nuclear blast
  • Controversial new theory suggests that a giant explosion originating from the Earth's core somehow led to the formation of the moon
  • Planetary scientist Wim van Westrenen believes that this violent event took place approximately four-and-a-half billion years ago
  • Some scientists agree that a nuclear blast is the only thing that could produce the necessary energy quickly enough to blast the moon into space
  • There are many theories about the origin of the moon, including the 'big splat' theory
 
101 Million Americans Get Food Aid from Federal Gov’t
The News - Economy
July 08, 2013
101 million american food stamps
The number of Americans receiving subsidized food assistance from the federal government has risen to 101 million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. population.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012. That means the number of Americans receiving food assistance has surpassed the number of private sector workers in the U.S.
 
It Begins : Tropical Storm Chantal Aims for Caribbean
The News - Natural Disasters
July 08, 2013
Tropical storm Chantal 2013
Newly formed Tropical Storm Chantal is taking aim at the Caribbean this week. The Atlantic Basin has been void of a tropical depression or storm since mid-June, until Sunday evening that is.

Tropical Storm Chantal has developed in the Atlantic Ocean and is currently 470 miles east-southeast of Barbados. The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center has been keeping a close eye on this tropical system over the past few days as it has been moving from near Africa across the Atlantic Ocean.
 
9 Desolate Ghost Towns (PHOTOS) -- Abandoned Places, No Humans
The News - Weird-Strange
June 22, 2013
It doesn't take long for nature and the elements to overtake the cities and towns humans have built. In an interview with Living on Earth, Alan Weisman, the author of the bestselling nonfiction book The World Without Us, described what would happen if humans no longer existed. In a house without people, "suddenly no one is there in fighting off mold, keeping the insects out, keeping the mice out, keeping the woodpeckers out, keeping the water out," Weisman said. In ghost towns around the world, nature has picked up where humans left off, slowly bringing down cement and iron constructions or filling in homes with water or sand. Whether people leave because of natural disasters or man-made ones, the outcome is usually the same: the town falls apart.

The UFO houses of Sanzhi, named for their odd shape, were abandoned just a few years after their construction. According to France24, the owner went bankrupt before completing the homes, which were meant to be a tourist destination on the coast. There are also rumors that the construction came to a halt because thousands of skeletons were found at the site, and that it was the scene of several murders, reported the Taipei Times. Although these rumors were never substantiated, the eerie, empty buildings became popular with tourists and photographers, such as the Taiwanese photographer Cypherone. But the Taipei County Government demolished the site in 2008 and 2009 in order to use the site for a new development project, laying to rest all of the ghost stories, said the Taipei Times.
 
Humans ARE directly to blame for a rise in the number of endangered species
The News - Climate-Environment
June 22, 2013
endangered species 2013
  • Research finds a direct link between an increase in population size and the amount of animals becoming endangered
  • Number of endangered species increases by 3% every ten years
  • Predicted 11% of animals worldwide will be endangered by 2050
  • Study shows humans are the leading cause of animal extinction

Humans are directly responsible for the extinction and endangerment of certain animals, according to a new study. Researchers from Ohio State University discovered that as human numbers rise, the number of animals and species in the same region decrease with the study predicting that 11% of animals will be endangered by 2050. Previous studies have suspected that the number of threatened species could be linked to the size, density and growth of the human population yet research from Ohio State University is the first to have confirmed the theory.
 
The Frankenfood Conspiracy
The News - Climate-Environment
June 22, 2013
GMO Food
Even by the standards of an industry that claims to be able to end hunger, prevent environmental catastrophe and bring prosperity to the developing world, it must have felt like a breathtakingly audacious move. Last summer, the world’s biggest biotech corporations decided the time was right to convince the Government to allow so-called Frankenstein food to be grown in its fields.

That should have been a nigh on impossible task. After all, opinion polls have for years demonstrated that the public has huge and keenly felt reservations about GM food. In addition to widespread fears about releasing such products into the countryside, voters are seriously concerned by the prospect of having to eat the stuff.
 
3 bodies found in Alberta floodwaters - 100,000 displaced
The News - Natural Disasters
June 21, 2013
Canada flooding 2013 disaster
Three bodies have been discovered in a river near High River, Alta., during the province's worst flooding in decades, say the RCMP. Officers have only recovered two of the bodies, with one being too dangerous to reach.The identities of the victims have not been released.

As Albertans faced more rain Friday, the downpour has left hundreds of homes semi-submerged, lifted railroad tracks and inundated the Calgary Stampede grounds. At least 100,000 Albertans, including about 75,000 Calgarians, have been forced out of their homes and large areas of Calgary's downtown core were set to be evacuated Thursday afternoon.
 
Sunday's Supermoon Won't Drive You Mad
The News - Science-Astronomy
June 21, 2013
June 2013 Supermoon
The full moon that will rise Sunday (June 23) will be the largest of the year, a "supermoon" caused by the slightly asymmetrical orbit of the moon around Earth.

A supermoon is a full moon that happens within 12 hours of the lunar perigree, or the point in the lunar orbit that brings the moon closest to Earth. The moon's orbit is slightly elliptical; at its closest approach, the moon is 225,622 miles (363,104 kilometers) from Earth. At its farthest, the moon is 252,088 miles (405,696 km) away. The nearest full moon appears about 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than the full moon at its farthest point from the planet. But despite folklore to the contrary, the supermoon is not responsible for natural disasters, babies being born or people going mad.
 
New Killer Virus : 'Single biggest worldwide public health threat'
The News - Current Events
June 20, 2013
MERS outbreak 2013
Amid fears of a new pandemic more deadly than Sars, 80 officials and doctors, including two from Britain, gathered in Cairo yesterday to examine ways of tackling Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, dubbed MERS.

The coronavirus is casting a shadow over the annual Muslim pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia, where four new deaths were announced on Monday.The three-day meeting called by the World Health Organisation will look at developing guidelines for Ramadan. In October, more than two million people are expected to attend the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
 
The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant
The News - Politics / Corruption
June 20, 2013
government corruption
Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders which allow the NSA to make use of information "inadvertently" collected from domestic US communications without a warrant.

The Guardian is publishing in full two documents submitted to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (known as the Fisa court), signed by Attorney General Eric Holder and stamped 29 July 2009. They detail the procedures the NSA is required to follow to target "non-US persons" under its foreign intelligence powers and what the agency does to minimize data collected on US citizens and residents in the course of that surveillance.
 
Indian monsoon flooding 'leaves 1000 dead'
The News - Natural Disasters
June 20, 2013
india monsoon flooding
Helicopters and close to 10,000 soldiers have been deployed to rescue tourists and pilgrims stranded after floods caused by torrential monsoon rains hit the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand at the weekend. More than 22,400 people have so far been rescued, as the military takes advantage of clearer weather, but another 62,000 are still stranded, the Home Ministry said in a statement.

"Our priority is to take out the children and women first by helicopter," said Ajay Chadha, chief of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

"We hope to rescue all the living and then start the scavenging task," Chadha said in New Delhi, referring to the task of finding the dead. Houses, buildings and vehicles have collapsed or been swept away by overflowing rivers and landslides, while bridges and narrow roads leading to pilgrimage towns have also been destroyed, officials said.
 
Apocalyptic scenes as smog engulfs Singapore
The News - Climate-Environment
June 20, 2013
apocalypse smog
Fast-food deliveries have been cancelled, the army has suspended field training and even Singapore's top marathon runner has retreated as residents try to protect themselves from the smog that has descended on the city-state.

In Singapore's worst environmental crisis in more than a decade, the skyscrapers lining the Marina Bay financial district were shrouded by thick smoke Thursday as raging forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia's Sumatra island pushed air pollution levels to an all-time high. Marathon runner Mok Ying Ren said the haze had forced him to run indoors on a gym treadmill as "it is just too crazy to run outdoors in these conditions".
 
Natural causes 'all but ruled out' in Colorado wildfire
The News - Climate-Environment
June 20, 2013
colorado wildfire not natural
With firefighters close to extinguishing one of the most destructive fires in Colorado's history, investigators have "all but ruled out natural causes" in the blaze near Colorado Springs, a sheriff told reporters Thursday.

Authorities still are determining what caused this month's 16,000-acre Black Forest Fire, which killed two people, destroyed more than 500 structures and prompted tens of thousands of people to flee. But investigators scouring a 24-square-foot area where the fire is thought to have started believe a natural cause is out of the question, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said.
 
20 Items to Kick Start Your Food Storage Plan
The News - Disaster Preparedness
June 20, 2013
food storage plan
No matter how many times I write about food, there is always something new to consider or a new and different way to present the same old information in a more useful manner.  With that in mind, today I would like to share a method for getting started with your food storage program in an easy, step by step, and cost effective manner.

To be truthful, my initial goal with this article was to respond to readers who were just getting started and wanted a shopping list of things to buy for their food storage pantry.  I also wanted to compile a checklist that more experienced preppers could use to compare what they had to what they needed.  My goal can pretty much be summed up by saying that I wanted to write about getting started with food storage the easy way.  No frills, no fluff – just a common sense list of food items to get you started. [BackDoorSurvival]
 
Indian landslides leave thousands trapped in valley
The News - Natural Disasters
June 20, 2013
Indian landslides 2013
As many as 4,000 people are believed trapped by landslides in a narrow valley near a Hindu shrine in the Indian Himalayas, days after floods killed more than 100 people.

Helicopters have ferried rescue workers and doctors along with equipment, food and medicine to Kedarnath in the state of Uttrakhand, the nearest town. Most of those stranded are Hindu pilgrims who were visiting four revered shrines. Amit Chandola, a state spokesman, said authorities had so far been unable to reach eight villages feared washed away by the weekend floods in the worst-hit districts of Rudraprayag and Chamoli.
 
“Take a Press Release from the Federal Reserve and They Think It Was Written by God”
The News - Economy
June 19, 2013
dollar in flames
If there’s one thing that individual investors can take away from Ben Bernanke’s latest Fed update, it’s that all confidence in the financial and economic systems of this country has been lost.

Within seconds of Ben Bernanke suggesting the Fed would taper monetary expansion and reduce their activity stock markets tumbled. This proves one thing, and it’s what we and many other critics of Fed policy have been saying for nearly five years. The only thing keeping the entire system afloat is the fact that the U.S dollar is the world’s reserve currency, and that we can print it to infinitum. [SHTFPLAN]
 
New Virus Found in Middle East Could Be Deadlier Than SARS.
The News - Current Events
June 19, 2013
virus middle east
A new virus responsible for an outbreak of respiratory illness in the Middle East may be more deadly than SARS, according to a team of infectious disease specialists who recently investigated a set of cases in Saudi Arabia.

Of 23 confirmed cases in April, 15 people died — an “extremely high” fatality rate of 65 percent, according to Johns Hopkins senior epidemiologist Trish Perl, a member of the team that analyzed the spread of the virus through four Saudi hospitals. Saudi officials said that as of Wednesday, 49 people have contracted the disease and 32 have died.
 
Why Is Africa Ripping Apart? Seismic Scan May Tell
The News - Science-Astronomy
June 19, 2013
Africa ripping apart
Arrays of sensors stretching across more than 1,500 miles in Africa are now probing the giant crack in the Earth located there — a fissure linked with human evolution — to discover why and how continents get ripped apart. Over the course of millions of years, Earth's continents break up as they are slowly torn apart by the planet's tectonic forces. All the ocean basins on the Earth started as continental rifts, such as the Rio Grande rift in North America and Asia's Baikal rift in Siberia.

The giant rift in Eastern Africa was born when Arabia and Africa began pulling away from each other about 26 million to 29 million years ago. Although this rift has grown less than 1 inch (2.54 centimeters) per year, the dramatic results include the formation and ongoing spread of the Red Sea, as well as the East African Rift Valley, the landscape that might have been home to the first humans.[LS]
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Results 352 - 390 of 3747
armageddon
Sponsors
Emergency Water Kitarmageddon
Survival Kitsarmageddon
Just Live Off Gridarmageddon
Prep and Pantryarmageddon
Shepherd Survivalarmageddon
Advertise Here!
Site Meter
Syndicate AO!

Nostradamus - 2012 - Armageddon Events - End of the World Scenarios - Natural Disasters