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Protesters with a sign "Defund the police." Photo by Andrew Robinson on Unsplash

Defunding the Police Backfires on Minneapolis

Violent crime soared and murders doubled after Minneapolis defunded the police. Now they want them back and it may be too late.
Bird flu is driving up the cost of eggs again.

It’s Back… Bird Flu Returns

In most cases, avian influenza doesn't survive the summer as high temps kill off the virus. That's not the case this year.
Russian ICBM test launch

Putin Threatens to use Nukes, Activates Reserves

It looks like Russia isn't going to take the recent gains made by Ukraine lying down. Expect the war to lengthen and grow worse.
A field of wheat being harvested

Disappointing U.S. Harvest Hurts Food Supply

Hot dry weather in the Midwest and drought in the West hurt U.S. crop yields. Combined with the war in Ukraine, food will be tight.

Prices Soaring Everywhere: From Beans In Brazil To Pork In China

Pork is up 22 percent in China from a year ago while beans cost 23 percent more in Brazil as inflation goes global.
Rail yard

Rail Strike Averted

Deals have now been reached with all twelve unions, apparently averting a rail strike. The workers still have to vote.
Sign saying inflation ahead. Image from BigStock.

Inflation in August Higher than Expected

The August CPI was higher than anticipated, as was the reading for core inflation.
A gas burner

Europe May Never Recover from Russian Gas Shutoff

As the high cost of natural gas and electricity shuts down European manufacturing plants, some fear they may never return.
A bowl of rice

India To Tax Wheat Exports

As floods hit rice production in India and Pakistan, and drought cuts production in the U.S., India raises taxes on rice exports.
NOAA Flash Flooding Risk Map for 9-9-22

Floods from Tropical Storm Kay to Hit California, Possibly Nevada

Hurricane Kay is heading to Southern California. Flooding from hurricanes can be very dangerous and often causes more loss of life than high winds.
Close up of wheat ready to be harvested.

33 Reasons the Food Crisis will Grow Worse

Crops losses around the globe are mounting, many caused by drought or flooding. Here's a list of 33.
Underground tunnel

Is the Answer Bunkers or Cooperative Farms?

Who has a better chance of surviving the end f the world, a billionaire in a bunker or a homesteader practicing regenerative farming?
bad news

2020s Might be Worse than the 1970s

Historian warns people not to be "overoptimistic" as the economy this decade might be worse than it was in the 1970s.
A U.S. F35 stealth fighter.

British Deploy Fighter Aircraft to Civilian Airports

The British Air Force has decided to redeploy its Typhoon and F-35 fighter aircraft to regional airports to avoid attack.
Prepper News Update

Civil War May be Breaking Out In Baghdad

Riots in the Green Zone led to running gun battles and rocket attacks with multiple deaths and many injuries reported.
Brown crops in a dry field.

Europe is Facing its Worst Drought in at Least 500 Years

Europe's drought is affecting crop yields, hyrdropower generation and inland shipping.
industrial manufacturing

China Moves Factories to War Footing

China is taking steps to ready their military, their factories, and their populace for war.
world half in flames

Oops, the World hasn’t Coming to an End Yet

People have been predicting the end of the world for a long time, but we're still here and so is the planet.
Used merchandise at a flea market. Photo by Alice Pasqual on Unsplash.

We Are Not the First Civilization to Collapse, But Probably the Last

The United States is not the first civilization in North America to collapse, but we may be the last because we are destroying the future.
Farmers' Almanac winter forecast map

Farmers’ Almanac Releases An Extreme Winter Forecast for 2022-23

The Farmer's Almanac predicts a cold winter with heavy storms, especially in the Eastern two thirds of the country.
An EV charging station.

Can you Safely Evacuate in an Electric Vehicle?

Recent reports show that counting on an electric vehicle to evacuate in case of a hurricane, wildfire ore earthquake might be problematic.
Bird flu is driving up the cost of eggs again.

Egg Prices in US Jump 47% as Food Inflation Hits New High

While gasoline prices dropped, food inflation exceeded 12 percent in the past year. Eggs were especially hard hit, climbing 47 percent.
Produce in a grocery store.

We’re in a Global Food Crisis

People can cut back on movies or even driving when the cost of tickets or gas surges, but everyone needs to eat.
nuclear explosion

Iran Planning to ‘Build Nuclear Warheads’ and Hit New York

Iran released a short video threatening to rapidly develop nuclear weapons an turn New York into "hellish ruins"