Are children under 5 more likely to experience malnutrion now

News roundup for Fri, May 06, 2022

Economy The Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by half a point, the biggest rate hike since the 2000s. The Fed tries to keep inflation at about 2%, but post-pandemic spending and government stimulus caused inflation to hit 8.5% this past March. By raising interest rates, the cost of loans, credit cards, mortgages, etc will go

Are we running out of sand

News roundup for Tue, May 03, 2022

May 1-7 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week If you’re preparing for a hurricane that’s days away: Hurricane watches are issued 48 hours before Hurricane warnings are more serious, issued 36 hours before Plan on bugging in while the grid is down for at least 15 days Do not rely on filling your bathtub for water:

Are the Russians using miltary dolphins

News roundup for Fri, Apr 29, 2022

Ukraine war Russia stopped sending natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria. Bulgaria said that it has enough gas for the time being, and Poland had already started taking steps to wean off Russian gas, so this move might not cause the level of disruption it intended. In case of Russian gas disruptions, some countries have

Has Africa started using the first malaria vaccine

News roundup for Tue, Apr 26, 2022

Pediatric hepatitis outbreak first death One child died from the mysterious liver damage illness that has Europe and the US worried. The source of the disease is still unknown, but adenovirus was present in at least 74 out of 169 patients. Before hospitalization, many children experienced abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and jaundice. For a list

Are eagles dying of bird flu

News roundup for Fri, Apr 22, 2022

The CDC issued a nationwide alert about a mysterious cluster of dangerous hepatitis and adenovirus infections in children. The alert does not concern the public at the moment, but it seems something to keep an eye on. The WHO had sounded the alarm just a few days ago: CDC nationwide health alert: A cluster of children

The world is burning but this is fine

News roundup for Tue, Apr 19, 2022

Ukraine war Russia has begun the campaign for Donbas, marking a significant shift in the war. Here the battlefield moved from mostly urban to open-field, and it will require different weapons and strategies. Latest updates and maps. The Ukrainian resistance has appeared to have adopted the ‘Wolverines’ monicker from Red Dawn and is spray painting

Is manure a hot commodity

News roundup for Fri, Apr 15, 2022

Economy and supply chain Inflation hit its highest level in 40 years. The S&P 500 will drop 11% by the end of 2022 due to inflation shock. A lot of previous recessions have been preceded by inflation spikes, like in the late ’60s, early ’70s, and 2008. OPEC cut its forecast for world oil demand

Was the fox on Capitol Hill positive for rabies

News roundup for Tue, Apr 12, 2022

Editor’s note: updated to include extra links to the “climate-resilient places” section. See more links and great discussions in the comments. War in Ukraine Russia allegedly used chemical weapons against Ukrainian troops. Ukraine is now investigating 4,500 alleged war crimes: ⚡️⚡️Azov regiment: Russia used poisonous substance against Ukrainian troops in Mariupol. The substance has been

Have microplastics been found in live human lungs

News roundup for Fri, Apr 08, 2022

Ukraine war There have been 95 potential war crimes documented in Ukraine so far. The UN suspended Russia from the Human Rights Council and Greece will ask the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged war crimes in Mariupol. Eastern Ukrainian cities are under evacuation orders and more refugees are leaving Ukraine. Krakow, Poland grew 20%

Have Arizona farmers been cut off from water because of drought

News roundup for Tue, Apr 05, 2022

Ukraine war Ukrainians took back Kiyv and surrounding towns such as Bucha and Irpin. The mayor of Kyiv has told the residents who fled the conflict in the city not to return for “at least another week”. Putin is likely shifting focus to the east (separatist territories) and south (strategically-located port cities such as Odesa

Is April National Financial Capability Month

News roundup for Fri, Apr 01, 2022

April is FEMA’s National Financial Capability Month FEMA’s link with some decent info. On TP, start here: Why personal finance is critical for preppers and tips on money management Advance: Rainy day funds and how much cash to have on hand Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain for preppers Gold, silver, and other precious metals for sane preppers

Are gas prices at an all time high

News roundup for Fri, Mar 25, 2022

One month of war in Ukraine Ukraine is holding off Russia. Strategic neighborhoods of Kyiv are back under Ukrainian control, while battle still rages in the port city of Mariupol. Mariupol is a strategic target that would allow Russian forces to create a corridor between Crimea and Donbas, as well as impact Ukraine’s economy. Some

News roundup for Tue, Mar 22, 2022

Ukraine 10 million people have fled Ukraine during these first few weeks: Mariupol, a port city with a population the size of Miami, is being leveled. Extreme weather There were deadly wildfires in Texas last week. Over 60 square miles have burned and hundreds of families have been displaced. High winds and dry conditions are

Has Japan been hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake

News roundup for Fri, Mar 18, 2022

Ukraine Ukraine has joined the European power grid, decoupling its own grid from Russia. This will help the besieged country keep the juice flowing and prevent Russian sabotage from taking down their power. The US will work with Slovakia to send more air defense systems to Ukraine. The US Secretary of State says sanctions will