President Trump, Will Not Declare an Emergency Yet

President Trump, Will Not Declare an Emergency Yet

President Trump softened expectations that he is close to declaring a national emergency to get the money he want to build the US-Mexico border wall as a 3-week impasse closing parts of the government continued Friday. There are about 800-K federal employees who missed their 1st paychecks under the stoppage. Lawmakers tried to reassure federal […]

Former FEMA Chief: “President Trump On Solid Legal Ground” if he Declares National Emergency to Fund The Wall

Former FEMA Chief: “President Trump On Solid Legal Ground” if he Declares National Emergency to Fund The Wall

A former federal emergency boss said that President Donald Trump is “on solid legal ground” if he declares a national emergency to secure funding for his much-desired border Wall. “But he is going to have some troubles along the way, and one of them will be whether libertarian conservatives are going to accept a stronger […]

Northern California Wildfire: 42 Killed, Now Deadliest in Golden State History

Northern California Wildfire: 42 Killed, Now Deadliest in Golden State History

Northern California Wildfire: 42 Killed, Now Deadliest in Golden State History Search teams have recovered the remains of at least 42 people killed by the devastating Camp wildfire that largely incinerated the town of Paradise in Northern California, making it the deadliest single wild-land blaze in the Golden State history, authorities said Monday. The latest death toll, up […]

Update: California Wildfires Roar, 31 Dead, Nearly 7000 Structures Destroyed

Update: California Wildfires Roar, 31 Dead, Nearly 7000 Structures Destroyed

Update: California Wildfires Roar, 31 Dead, Nearly 7000 Structures Destroyed Sunday, crews searching the smoking ruins of Paradise and outlying areas found 8 more bodies, raising the death toll to 31, it is the deadliest wildfire in the Golden States history. Over 200 still missing. Massive California wildfires continue to roar through the Golden State […]

President Trump to Migrant Invaders; “Our Military Is Waiting for You!’

President Trump to Migrant Invaders; “Our Military Is Waiting for You!’

President Trump to Migrant Invaders; “Our Military Is Waiting for You!’ 5,000 Regular Army Troops Headed to Mexico Border to Counter Invading Migrant Caravan President Donald Trump escalated his threats against a migrant invaders traveling to the US border, labeling the caravan’s effort an “invasion” and warning that “our Military is waiting for you!” President […]

President Trump, “I Am Bringing Out Military for This National Emergency at Border”

President Trump, “I Am Bringing Out Military for This National Emergency at Border”

President Trump, “I Am Bringing Out Military for This National Emergency at Border” A caravan of Central American migrants moving toward the US southern border President Trump Tweeted Wednesday that the US “will never accept people coming into our Country illegally!” Thursday, President Donald Trump said he is “bringing out the military” to protect the […]

President Trump: “Migrant Caravans a National Emergency”

President Trump: “Migrant Caravans a National Emergency”

President Trump: “Migrant Caravans a National Emergency” US President Donald Trump Monday, declaring a massive caravan of immigrants heading to the US border as a national emergency, said the US will cut off or reduce the “massive foreign aid” given to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador after they did not stop the migrants’ trip north. “I […]

Red Tide Crisis in Florida, State of Emergency Declared 

Red Tide Crisis in Florida, State of Emergency Declared 

Red Tide Crisis in Florida, State of Emergency Declared Red tide kills thousands of animals off Florida coast Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for several counties suffering from the impacts of a prolonged red tide. According to the governor’s declaration, red tide is a naturally occurring algae that appears almost every year on Florida’s […]

President Trump Declares California Wildfires as ‘Major Emergency’

President Trump Declares California Wildfires as ‘Major Emergency’

President Trump Declares California Wildfires as ‘Major Emergency’ Sunday, US Presient Donald Trump has declared a “major disaster” in California and ordered federal funding to be made available to help recovery efforts in areas affected by wildfires, the White House said in a statement early. The White House said President Trump”ordered Federal assistance to supplement […]

Two Wildfires Raging into Northern California Lake Communities 

Two Wildfires Raging into Northern California Lake Communities 

Two Wildfires Raging  into Northern California Lake Communities Monday, 2 major wildfires have prompted evacuation orders for nearly 20,000 people as they rage to small lake communities in Northern California, and authorities faced questions about how quickly they warned residents about the largest and deadliest blaze burning in the Golden State. Sunday’s ordered evacuations around […]

California’s Carr Fire Surges Into City of Redding

California’s Carr Fire Surges Into City of Redding

California’s Carr Fire Surges Into City of Redding A raging Northern California wildfire surged into the City of Redding, population about 92,000, Friday after burning dozens of homes, injuring firefighters and civilians, and engulfing and killing a bulldover operator. The situation was described as chaotic by authorities. Cal Fire spokesman Scott McLean said the Carr […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A powerful Senate committee calls marijuana’s Schedule I status an obstacle to research, an Arizona appeals court ruling gets ignored, Oklahoma sees its 1st medical marijuana clinic, and more. National Senate Committee Slams Marijuana’s Federal Classification, Saying Schedule I Blocks Research. The Senate Appropriations Committee has issued a report criticizing marijuana’s continued […]

President Trump Declares Opioids a Public Health Emergency

President Trump Declares Opioids a Public Health Emergency

President Trump Declares Opioids a Public Health Emergency Thursday, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency declaring “we can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic.” “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue,” Trump said at the White House in an announcement accompanied by first lady Melania Trump and […]

Hurricane Irma Has Florida Under State of Emergency

Hurricane Irma Has Florida Under State of Emergency

Hurricane Irma Has Florida Under State of Emergency Caribbean Islands brace for fierce Hurricane Irma, now a Category 4 Storm Hurricane Irma, may cause the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the season might begin sooner than expected, as Florida is put under a state of emergency. The NFL is considering moving the Dolphins-Bucs opener […]

Keeping Cool: Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke

Keeping Cool: Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke

Keeping Cool: Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke The Dog Days of Summer are here, and that means the risks for heat exhaustion and heat stroke are rising, along with the temperature, with seniors particularly at risk. Older folks don’t adjust as well to changes in temperatures as younger people do, making them prime targets for […]

Record Fuel Inventories to Buffer Supply Shortfalls Caused by Harvey

Record Fuel Inventories to Buffer Supply Shortfalls Caused by Harvey

Record Fuel Inventories to Buffer Supply Shortfalls Caused by Harvey $USO, $UNG, $UGA Record Crude Oil and refined products stocks will cushion potential shortages caused by Hurricane Harvey, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday, adding that it could release emergency oil stocks in the event of extended outages. Some Crude Oil production and about […]

Drugstore non-Rx Painkillers, Not as Safe as You Think

Drugstore non-Rx Painkillers, Not as Safe as You Think

Drugstore non-Rx Painkillers, Not as Safe as You Think $POTN The opioid crisis is getting a lot of attention now, but the highly-addictive Rx (prescription medications) are not the only class of pain relievers causing serious health problems in the US. “The opioid crisis is an emergency — and I’m saying officially right now it’s […]

President Trump Signs Milestone Vet Medical Care Bill

President Trump Signs Milestone Vet Medical Care Bill

President Trump Signs Milestone Vet Medical Care Bill Veterans groups applaud the bill being signed. President Donald Trump signed an emergency spending bill that will put $2.1-B into a program that allows veterans to receive private medical care at government expense. Trump, who made improving Veterans care a central campaign promise, signed the VA Choice […]

A National Emergency, 33% of Americans on Rx Painkillers

A National Emergency, 33% of Americans on Rx Painkillers

A National Emergency, 33% of Americans on Rx Painkillers One in 3 (33%) Americans take Rx (prescription) painkillers, a new survey showed Monday, this is a startling statistic unveiled the same day a Presidential Opioid Commission called for the declaration of a “National Emergency.” According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 91.8-M Americans used […]

California’s Sierra Nevada Snowpack is Bountiful & Drought Busting

California’s Sierra Nevada Snowpack is Bountiful & Drought Busting

California’s Sierra Nevada Snowpack is Bountiful & Drought Busting Sierra Nevada snow drifts are at a drought-busting 173% of average, with the most snow recorded since Y 1995, California water managers said Thursday. State water managers poked rods into drifts as high as tree branches to measure the snowpack. They found far more snow than […]

Freedom of Speech and The Internet, Red Level Emergency

Freedom of Speech and The Internet, Red Level Emergency

Freedom of Speech and The Internet, Red Level Emergency $GOOGL, $FB In October, US President Barack Hussein Obama surrendered control over the Internet to the United Nations.  Now after the November Presidential election the main-stream media complains of “fake news” and wants to ban news sources outside the control of the corporate media. The European Union […]

The Big Q: How Effective is AEB?

The Big Q: How Effective is AEB?

The Big Q: How Effective is AEB? AAA together with the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center recently tested 5 vehicles with AEB (automatic emergency breaking). They were sorted into 2 categories: systems designed to reduce impact, and those meant to prevent collisions altogether. The 5 vehicles, all model Y 2016, underwent a […]

Hurricane Matthew Could Inflict $200-B in Damage to Coastal Homes

Hurricane Matthew Could Inflict $200-B in Damage to Coastal Homes

Hurricane Matthew Could Inflict $200-B in Damage to Coastal Homes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Hurricane Matthew could potentially cause $200-B in damage to coastal homes, and that number could rise depending on the path and intensity of the Category 4 storm. At least 954,000 people are at risk of major storm surge damage, according to […]

Queensland’s Mineral Exploration Spending Dives

Queensland’s Mineral Exploration Spending Dives

Queensland’s Mineral Exploration Spending Dives The latest exploration statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics simply confirm that exploration in Queensland is “on its knees”. For the 4th year running, the annual spending on exploration for minerals in Queensland has declined. Just 4 years ago, Queensland was investing almost AU$250-M each Quarter in mineral exploration. […]

WHO Convening Emergency Committee Meeting on Zika Virus

WHO Convening Emergency Committee Meeting on Zika Virus

WHO Convening Emergency Committee Meeting on Zika Virus The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that its Emergency Committee on Zika would meet Thursday to review the outbreak’s evolution and neurological birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus. The panel of independent experts led by Dr. David Heymann, which last met on 14 June, convenes […]

Dying American Entrepreneurship is a National Emergency

Dying American Entrepreneurship is a National Emergency

Dying American Entrepreneurship is a National Emergency American entrepreneurship may well be dying a slow and undignified death. John Dearie, EVP for Policy at the Financial Services Forum said recently that, “New businesses are disproportionately responsible for the innovation that drives productivity and economic growth, and they account for virtually all job creation….I would say, […]

Deadly Brushfires Haunt Western Australians

Deadly Brushfires Haunt Western Australians

Deadly Brushfires Haunt Western Australians The system for managing bushfires in WA (Western Australia) is “failing citizens and the government”, a special inquiry into the deadly Yarloop and Waroona blazes has concluded, and if change does not occur, “then the prospect of a future catastrophic bushfire event is increasingly likely”. Six months after the devastating bushfires […]

“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire

“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire

“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire Hundreds of firefighters were struggling Saturday to contain a massive wildfire that has so far killed 2 people and burned at least 100 homes and  ravaging lakeside communities in Central California. The Erskine Fire broke out Thursday afternoon in the foothills of Kern County about 42 miles northeast […]

Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting

Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting

Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting Friday, the West Virginia Governor’s communication director, said some areas were “probably looking at flooding that’s going to be the worst in 100 years.” Tens of thousands of people were without power, and several roads are impassable, hundreds of houses have washed away. At least 20 […]

Tropical Storm Warning for Florida’s Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Warning for Florida’s Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Warning for Florida’s Gulf Coast Forecasters warn of severe thunderstorms along the East Coast and have issued a tropical storm warning for Florida’s Gulf Coast. National forecasters also issued a tropical storm warning for Florida’s Gulf Coast after a tropical depression gusting winds around 35 mph formed about 125 miles northwest of Cozumel, […]

Heavy Storms and Heavy Flooding Across Houston Texas

Heavy Storms and Heavy Flooding Across Houston Texas

Heavy Storms and Heavy Flooding Across Houston Texas Heavy storms roared across the Houston area Friday evening causing multiple roads closing and evacuations because of the floodwaters. In Galveston, torrential rain came down on the area as the swirling winds as severe weather moved through the area. The waters continue to rise in and around […]

Australia & New Zealand Disaster and EM Conference

Australia & New Zealand Disaster and EM Conference

Australia & New Zealand Disaster and EM Conference  CRC research will feature with two complete streams at the Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference on the Gold Coast. CRC researchers speaking include Dr Chris Bearman, Dr Paula Dootson, Dr Katharine Haynes, Dr Danielle Every, Laura Gannon, Dr Jim McLennan and Lyndsey Wright. Earlybird […]

Convoys Evacuate Ft. McMurray Wildfire Victims, Oil Sands Operators Cut Production

Convoys Evacuate Ft. McMurray Wildfire Victims, Oil Sands Operators Cut Production

Convoys Evacuate Ft. McMurray Wildfire Victims, Oil Sands Operators Cut Production Friday and Saturday, Convoys of evacuees stranded by a wildfire raging in and around Ft. McMurray made their way through the heart of the devastation on the only highway out of the region. Wind-whipped flames roaring through forests and brush parched by a Spring […]

NYS Residential Brush-Burning Ban Remains in Effect Through 14 May

NYS Residential Brush-Burning Ban Remains in Effect Through 14 May

NYS Residential Brush-Burning Ban Remains in Effect Through 14 May New York State (NYS) and Local Emergency Personnel Actively Engaged in Fighting a Brush Fire in Sam’s Point Preserve That Has Consumed Nearly 300 Acres Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed additional state emergency personnel to the wildfire at Sam’s Point Preserve near Ellenville in […]