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Some 2,500 Earthquakes in Oklahoma Linked to Fracking
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Fracking, USA )

Ray
- 14 days ago - rt.com
The last five years have seen Oklahoma experience more than 2,500 earthquakes - the vast majority of which are being connected to the oil and gas exploration process of fracking.
Just 4 Fracking Wastewater Sites Cause 20 Percent of All Central US Earthquakes - Study
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Fracking, Science, USA )

Ray
- 17 days ago - rt.com
Just four wastewater wells in Oklahoma - where energy companies dump water after completing the hydraulic fracturing process - have caused scores of earthquakes this year, some 30 km from the site, according to a new study by top US universities.
UK to Hush Fracking Victims With $1.35mn as Vast New Reserves Uncovered
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Earthquake, Fracking, Health, Law, Politics, Protest, Science, UK )

Ray
- 59 days ago - rt.com
The UK government will attempt to buy off communities by increasing compensation for fracking operations after announcing plans to deny them the use of trespass laws. This comes just as several more billion barrels of oil were found in southern England.
Oklahoma at Risk for Damaging Earthquake, But Is Fracking to Blame?
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Fracking, USA )

Ray
- 77 days ago - rt.com
Based on a dramatic increase in small seismic events throughout Oklahoma this year, the state is considered at risk for a rare magnitude-5.0 or higher earthquake, the US Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey has announced.
Fracking-Linked Earthquakes Likely to Worsen - Seismologists
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Oil, Science )

Ray
- 81 days ago - rt.com
Ongoing hydraulic fracking operations will only exacerbate seismic activity, leading to heightened earthquakes in areas where wastewater is injected deep underground, according to new research.
Radiation Level in Tuna Off Oregon Coast Tripled After Fukushima Disaster
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Animals, Biology, Earthquake, Ecology, Health, Japan, Natural disasters, Science, Security, USA )

Ray
- 83 days ago - rt.com
While the state of Oregon gears up to test its shores for radioactive contamination from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, university scientists have found that radiation levels in some albacore tuna caught off its coast have tripled.
Following More Than 100 Aftershocks, Californians Fear 'The Quake From Hell'
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Natural disasters, Science, USA )

Ray
- 110 days ago - rt.com
Experts now fear that the 5.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked Southern California on Friday evening could be a mere sampling of what's to come if more seismic activity occurs along the Puente Hills thrust fault.
Chile Declares Disaster in Quake-Hit Regions
Offbeat  (tags: earthquake, natural disaster, Chile )

Ray
- 111 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Chile has declared two northern regions hit by a 8.2 magnitude earthquake to be disaster areas.
Exxon CEO: Don't Frack in My Backyard
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Health, Law, USA )

Ray
- 149 days ago - rt.com
The CEO of ExxonMobil - the top producer of natural gas in the US - has joined a lawsuit that challenges the construction of a water tower connected to hydraulic fracturing operations near his Texas home, given that it may reduce the property value.
Fukushima Family Holds Hope For Daughter Born On March 11
Offbeat  (tags: baby, Fukushima, earthquake, hope, family, March 11, second birthday )

Naoko
- 497 days ago - mainichi.jp
Forty minutes after the massive Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, a newborn baby gave her first cry inside a car parked at a hospital in snowy Fukushima. That young girl, Shiori, has now marked her second birthday.
Smiles Return To Tohoku As The Circus Comes To Town
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Tohoku, March 11, earthquake, elementary school, smiles, kids, Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami, radiation, circus, joy, dance )

Naoko
- 969 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
During the show, La Tantan Sha - comprising the ringmaster, a crown, a dancer, an actor in a lion suit and two girl painters - set off in search of hidden treasure.
US Zoo Animals Sensed Quake
Offbeat  (tags: zoo animals, awarness, earthquake, behaviour, senses )

Simone
- 1062 days ago - google.com
Many animals at the National Zoo in Washington sensed the rare 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the US east coast before it struck and began to behave strangely, zoo officials said. The epicenter of the surprise quake was located in a small Virginia
Japanese Architect Tackles New Christchurch Cathedral
Offbeat  (tags: New Zealand, Christchurch, earthquake, Cathedral, architect, unlikely, Japanese, cardboard, Feb.22, temporary, structure, unusual )

Naoko
- 1066 days ago - asahi.com
A Japanese architect is using an unlikely construction material in his race against time to build a towering structure that will replace Christchurch Cathedral after an earthquake earlier this year ravaged the city icon.
Did Animals Give Quake Warning?
Offbeat  (tags: natural disasters, warning, wild animals, March 11, earthquake, unusual behaviors, crows, kites, whales, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake )

Naoko
- 1113 days ago - yomiuri.co.jp
People in areas affected by the March 11 earthquake have reported witnessing unusual behavior by wild animals shortly before the maginitude-9 temblor hit, stories that lend support to the idea that animals can anticipate natural disasters.
Demolition Workers Waiting for Swallow Chicks to Leave Nest Before Taking Down Buildings
Offbeat  (tags: Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, swallow, earthquake, victims, chicks, demolition, wait, goodnews )

Naoko
- 1120 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
MIYAKO, Iwate - Two swallow couples who have made their nests in a building here have tugged on the heartstrings of demolition workers, who have decided to wait until the swallow chicks fly the nests before proceeding with their work.
 

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