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Italy to Spend EUR200K on Seismic-Proof Plinth for Michelangelo's David
Offbeat  (tags: Art, Earthquake )

Ray
- 69 days ago - rt.com
Michelangelo's David will be given a special, anti-seismic plinth worth 200,000 euros, to protect it from earth tremors in Florence. Safety concerns were raised following 250 tremors that rattled the region in the past few days.
'Fracking Loophole' Allows Drilling Companies to Use Unregulated Toxins - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Fracking, Health, USA )

Ray
- 129 days ago - rt.com
A number of US oil companies are taking advantage of the so-called "Halliburton Loophole" to circumvent federal legislature regulating diesel-based fluids in fracking, instead exploiting the environment with even more toxic chemicals, new report says.
Fracking Triggered 400 Earthquakes in Ohio, Study Finds
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Fracking, Science, USA )

Ray
- 135 days ago - rt.com
A new study on the practice of hydraulic fracturing has found a direct connection to some 400 micro-earthquakes in an Ohio town. This is the second report on the Utica Shale this year. The town is one of very few where the quakes took place on a fault.
Some 2,500 Earthquakes in Oklahoma Linked to Fracking
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Fracking, USA )

Ray
- 236 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
- 240 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
- 282 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
- 300 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
- 304 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
- 305 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
- 333 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
- 333 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
- 372 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
- 720 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
- 1191 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
- 1284 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
 

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