Monthly Archives: November 2015
It’s official: Oklahoma now has more earthquakes than anywhere else in the world, according to a spokesman from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), which oversees the Sooner State’s oil and gas industry.
Several earthquakes have struck Oklahoma in just these past four days. As Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said about the state’s increased seismic activity, “We’ve got an earthquake issue.” Photo credit: Earthquaketrack.com
“We have had 15 [earthquakes] in Medford since 5 o’clock Saturday morning,” said spokesman Matt Skinner on Nov. 9, according to the Enid News. “We’ve got an earthquake issue.”
“OCC has developed areas of interest, where earthquake clusters have occurred. A cluster is two earthquakes within a half mile of each other, with one measuring at least magnitude 3.2. Originally, they were three-mile circles, then six-mile circles. The circles grew in number and now encompass a very large area of Oklahoma—about 9,000 square miles in all, [Skinner] said,” reported the Enid News.
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Aún con el precio del petróleo en baja y en un escenario donde el prometido boom parece desinflarse, Vaca Muerta podría convertir a la región en un núcleo urbano de más de un millón de habitantes en la próxima década.
Así lo estima un extenso estudio sobre los impactos de la actividad hidrocarburífera que encararon en conjunto las provincias de Neuquén, Río Negro, La Pampa y Mendoza y el gobierno nacional. El trabajo fue presentado ayer en esta ciudad ante la atenta mirada de una decena de intendentes y funcionarios de la región que acudieron en busca de una hoja de ruta para los complejos años que se viene.
El estudio delimita un área de impacto que se denominó la “Región Vaca Muert
Posted on November 18, 2015 by GJEP staff
Photo :Flickr/Steven Melkisethian
Courtesy of our friends at Global Justice Now.
By Nick Dearden
It will be deeply ironic if climate activists from around the world are among the first to fall foul of France’s emergency powers. Of course, those campaigners have nothing to do with the brutal attacks on Paris last Friday night. On the contrary, they will challenge the unequal, unsustainable and militaristic policies on which terrorism has thrived.
We’ve been here before. In the years before the 9/11 attacks on the United States, a powerful movement had grown to confront the institutions that run the world. Little-known organisations and networks like the WTO, IMF, World Bank and G8 were thrust into the limelight, their summits besieged by protestors for the poverty, inequality, conflict and climate destruction that they fuelled….
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