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Flood threats changing across US

The risk of flooding in the United States is changing regionally, and the reasons could be shifting rainfall patterns and the amount of water in the ground. In a new study, University of Iowa engineers determined that, in general, the threat of flooding is growing in the northern half of the U.S. and declining in the southern half. The American …

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Calvin Sloan – Fossil Fuel Industry Has Known Since 1967 That Injection Wells Cause Earthquakes, Despite Denials

On August 9, 1967, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck Northglenn, a northern suburb of Denver, Colorado. The Associated Press wrote that it was “the severest earthquake ever recorded” in the city’s history. Building foundations cracked, windows broke, bricks flew off of downtown rooftops. A year later in the prominent academic journal “Science,” geophysicist J.H. Healy and his associates proposed that …

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Dahr Jamail – Navy Admits to Having Released Chemicals Known to Injure Infants’ Brains

For decades, the US Navy, by its own admission, has been conducting war game exercises in US waters using bombs, missiles, sonobuoys (sonar buoys), high explosives, bullets and other materials that contain toxic chemicals — including lead and mercury — that are harmful to both humans and wildlife. The Navy’s 2015 Northwest Training and Testing environmental impact statement(EIS) states that …

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John Michael Greer – The Coming of the Postliberal Era

One of the big challenges faced by any student of current events is that of seeing past the turmoil of the present moment to catch the deep trends shaping events on a broader scale. It’s a little like standing on a beach, without benefit of tide tables, and trying to guess whether the tide’s coming in or going out. Waves …

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This is the worst news for life on Earth

It’s officially the beginning of the end for life on Earth, researchers say. Earth’s atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have passed 400 parts per million — long regarded as the point of no return in the battle against climate change. Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography said the CO2 levels for September will definitely be above 400 ppm — a …

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Matthew Blackett – San Andreas fault is about to crack – here’s what will happen when it does

The director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Thomas Jordan, made an announcement recently that would have sent a chill down the spine of every Californian: that the San Andreas fault appears to be in a critical state and as such, could generate a large earthquake imminently. Of course, the reiteration of the seismic hazard to Californians will be nothing surprising, …

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Energy Stew – Gail Rex – 04.01.16

Will Earth Acupuncture save us?

Our planet is being ruined by a reckless society. What can we do? Gail Rex is an acupuncturist and decided to perform Earth Acupuncture at the Indian Point Nuclear Plant to help the earth calm down as it sits on an earthquake fault. (Strange place to build a nuclear plant) Gail Rex has written the book, “Earth Acupuncture, Healing the Living Landscape”. Listen to this important interview with Gail about her work on the land close to the Indian Point Power Plant and what it means to heal the earth. If there’s an earthquake under this nuclear plant, it could send plumes of radiation in many directions including New York City. The impact would be overwhelming. Perhaps the acupuncture Gail has done will calm this land enough so the earthquake faults will remain harmless. This kind of work can be done by others at other locations and maybe we can really make Mother Earth happy and have a much more peaceful planet to support us.

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Drilling-Induced ‘Frackquakes’ Threatening Millions Across Central US

Oil and gas drilling has made parts of the central United States as dangerous as the most earthquake-prone regions of California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), exposing millions of people to the risk of human-induced earthquakes, known as “frackquakes.” According to new maps released on Monday by the USGS, roughly 7 million people who live and work in parts of …

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Oliver Tickell – Fukuzilla? China’s nuclear boom threatens global catastrophe

China’s plans for 400 nuclear reactors threaten global catastrophe, writes Oliver Tickell. In the normal way of things we could expect major accidents every few years, but with 300 reactors along China’s seismically active coast, a major tsunami would be a Fukushima on steroids – wiping out much of China and contaminating the whole planet. Tsunamic waves generated in the …

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Julia Troute – The Cascadia Fault: Overlooked and Underprepared

In late 2004, an undersea megathrust earthquake occurred off the west coast of Indonesia when the Indian Plate was subducted by the Burma Plate, triggering a series of devastating tsunamis along most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean. The earthquake and subsequent tsunamis killed over 230,000 people in 14 countries, plowing through coastal communities with waves up to 100 feet high. …