Fracking linked to earthquakes

Earthquakes are evidently enough to shake people up. “Fracking” is trending on Yahoo. Below is the current news, and some previous onthewilderside warnings that hydraulic fracturing to find natural gas causes earthquakes. (Also, a video to remind Long Islanders that we can get earthquakes, too.) (excerpt from) Reuters Study raises new concern about earthquakes and […]

What in the world did Ian do in San Diego?

Ian’s San Diego: waterfront, palm trees, Comic con discounts, poetry reading, a 70’s folk singer, Occupy SD, Azerbaijani food, a baby giraffe, and my romantic panda cam assignation.

Does fracking cause earthquakes?: Expert in Ohio says, yes.

KW writes: I hope that with this admission from Ohio that fracking literally shakes the earth under our homes and feet, more folks in New York will struggle against fracking. I wonder how many people previously believed that man-made activity could cause earthquakes? This is eye-opening news. See links to fracking info for New York […]

US Senate cand Clements (SC-G) addresses nuke safety after Virginia earthquake

In an article published at The Hill.com, South Carolina Green Party candidate for US Senate Tom Clements addressed the risks exposed by the earthquake in Virginia. “This event affirms that reactors located outside active earthquake zones are also at risk and that increased steps to protect against earthquakes must be implemented at all sites. It […]

Fracking Hurting Health Right Now

Carl and Judy Stiles of Sugar Run, in Bradford County, were told by a toxicologist to get out of their home last November after theyd been suffering severe abdominal pain, muscle tremors, dizziness, racing heart and other cardiac symptoms for months.   They live not far from where the Susquehanna River began bubbling with gas […]

Did Fracking Cause the Virginia Earthquake?

Update for November 2011: Fracking could be to blame for earthquakes in Oklahoma. Story: here. ______________________________ According to geologists, it isn’t the fracking itself that is linked to earthquakes, but the re-injection of waste salt water (as much as 3 million gallons per well) deep into rock beds. Braxton County West Virginia (160 miles from […]

Long Island: Stories of the earthquake reaction (including video)

Today, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 there was an earthquake in Virginia. Though, the shaking was felt up and down the East Coast, including here on Long Island, New York.  The video above has some reactions from people in Smithtown who felt the earth shake. There is also video of musical instruments shaking after the tremors. […]

Earthquake on Long Island, New York

The last earthquake in memory on Long Island was 30 years ago. The earthquake [today] made buildings shake for  less than a minute throughout central Long Island.– IW Update for Tuesday evening: More earthquake reaction video and comments from onthewilderside: here.

Karl Grossman: Nuclear Emergency in Japan

There are numerous lessons to be learned from the situation now underway in Japan including why a nation situated on a string of volcanic islands would build nuclear power plants, vulnerable as they are to earthquakes. Of course, Japan is not alone on this score: in the U.S., the Diablo Canyon nuclear facility in California […]

Can oil drilling create or magnify earthquakes? Info on Santa Barbara region…

2011 update: A commission in Arkansas, studying a series of earthquakes, believes that gas drilling is connected to increased earthquake activity in Arkansas. Story at the Daily Mail UK: here. KW: These are comments from Chris Landau (see bio at bottom) in an e-mail of  Monday, April 5, 2010 4:14 AM. Landau had an April […]

Is oil drilling slated for area near Easter Earthquake in California?

KW:  In my research about what was happening with the 4/4/2010 earthquake, I found a 4/2/2010 article discussing why possible oil drilling near the Santa Barbara fault line could exacerbate earthquakes in that area. The author is Chris Landau. Landau just sent me over detailed comments on the sometimes connection between drilling, mining and earthquakes: […]

Do all these earthquakes mean something?

Update for November 2, 2011: In Oklahoma, earthquakes could be a result of “fracking”, natural gas extraction. Story: here. Info from The US Geological Survey about earthquakes is here. Gives dates, magnitude, and info for recent summer 2011 Virginia and Colorado earthquakes. August, 2011, Earthquake analysis: Did fracking (gas and oil extraction) cause the Virginia […]

Haiti hit by second strong quake

KW: I am feeling it. I have had lots of tears over the last few days for the crisis in Haiti. Last night, my friend told me she had been crying, too.  Need to donate to and support Doctors Without Borders. Need to reach out to local community for people affected by earthquake – I […]

About the tragedy in Haiti…

For a website that is keeping up better than us with the situation in Haiti, you can check out our friend Roger Snyder’s site: News For Greens. Roger suggested two places to make charitable donations, which are organizations we like, too. For earthquake relief, and ongoing support, please consider donating to: Doctors Without Borders and/or […]

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