North Dakota flooding "severe weather" so soon after the catastrophic tropical storm Imelda in SE Texas, inundation in flood plains already saturated ...
I wonder how bad the fracking damage is? Some degree of sinking, likely. Geophysics teaches us that when a natural resource is depleted, structural problems in Earth systems can happen.
Every day the "American" people let Trump get away with his crimes seems to be creating more and more problems for those people; in this capture of radar imagery, obviously more rain on the way for many parts of the midwest.
Sources: Weathernationtv & maps
"Some hazardous wastewater returns to the surface, so speculators inject back into the ground in deep disposal wells.
Eaton and his co-author Xuewei Bao demonstrated hydraulic fracturing itself caused earthquakes in western Canada, by adding pressure to tectonic faults. When the pressure builds up enough, the tectonic plates slip."
Even though it doesn't seem to have updated for 3+ years, this reveals some of the weakened spots where #fracking happened. There is nothing pristine here.
(Gee, I wonder why Trumpublicans refuse to acknowledge facts of today),
Read up on some of the incidents; let's see if we can find any recently-updated scientific news.
So here's one interesting data point: the Bayou Corne sinkhole. It sits roughly ~ between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA -- directly in the floodplain. It started off small, was 97124.64 m^2 (~) in 2013, and currently is 149733.8 m^2, or over 37 acres.
Mother Jones magazine wrote in 2013:
"Bayou Corne is the biggest ongoing industrial disaster in the United States you haven’t heard of. In addition to creating a massive sinkhole, it has unearthed an uncomfortable truth: Modern mining and drilling techniques are disturbing the geological order in ways that scientists still don’t fully understand. Humans have been extracting natural resources from the earth since the dawn of mankind, but never before at the rate and magnitude of today’s petrochemical industry."
In another story, it was revealed that the chemical plant operators responsible for creating the hole were informed of the risks almost 40 years ago.
"Even though Vulcan never shared its 1980 "multimillion dollar gamble" memo and others with Texas Brine, Kliebert noted Texas Brine had received a warning from a geologist in the early 1980s that creating the cavern was "likely a risky proposition." He added the record was "replete" with warnings to both companies before the cavern was created that the edge of the salt dome was a "serious issue".
The city once had a choice: build a vibrant green-energy economy of the future OR allow a bunch of "slash and burn" drilling/mining corporations to get rich by letting them rape the land. And don't forget the extra costs you get to have because you know they're going to leave a whole slew of toxic waste in their wake.
Guess which one Texans Republicans chose for their state?
Large problems (Texas insists it have everything "larger") stay where they were discovered.
Sinkholes, for example. Way back in 2011, we knew which areas of FL were most prone to sinkholes. Yet here we are eight years later and they are still trying to get away with the same insurance fraud scams. Even that desperation isn't going to work for much longer ... less than half as long with guys like Trump "residing" there. )
Until those responsible for propagating the problem don't have any more room to wreck their future, and their "negative externalities" ripple out and wreck others. (Poor Louisana and Mississippi and Alabama!)
Systemic problems should be taken into consideration whenever possible.
And on the other side of the Gulf, it is Unfortunate that Texas continues to elect those who make their already-big problems even bigger.
Geology reveals seem to talk in even longer timelines than even the speed of light might fathom.
Texas Senate reps have _never_ achieved anywhere near a passing score according to the LCV.
Note: Alaska's House reps never respected green, except once in 1971
In other news, several places in Australia (which is basically Trump territory on a different continent, with who their leaders are) are burning, and have been burning with wildfires.
How _______ works is not the entirety of anything.
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