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think-progress:

Scientists Find ‘Direct Link’ Between Earthquakes And Process Used For Oil And Gas Drilling

A team of scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have found evidence “directly linking” the uptick in Colorado and New Mexico earthquakes since 2001 to wastewater injection, a process widely used in the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and conventional drilling.



Let’s all pretend to be surprised.

think-progress:

Scientists Find ‘Direct Link’ Between Earthquakes And Process Used For Oil And Gas Drilling

A team of scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have found evidence “directly linking” the uptick in Colorado and New Mexico earthquakes since 2001 to wastewater injection, a process widely used in the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and conventional drilling.

Let’s all pretend to be surprised.

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— 2 days ago with 366 notes
cybermax:

future-punk:

Eruption of Mount Tavurvur

I like the fact that you can see the shockwave go through the clouds.

cybermax:

future-punk:

Eruption of Mount Tavurvur

I like the fact that you can see the shockwave go through the clouds.

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cheskasmagicshire:

nerthos:

geoffsayshi:

krystvega:

The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media.  @KrystVegaNeteru

This is beautiful.

I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.

I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it

cheskasmagicshire:

nerthos:

geoffsayshi:

krystvega:

The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media.
@KrystVegaNeteru

This is beautiful.

I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.

I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it

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eviltessmacher:

I would hope not…

Hey, it’s required.

eviltessmacher:

I would hope not…

Hey, it’s required.

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dendroica:

House near South River showing “blight.” New Jersey
Photographer Carl Mydans
Created February 1936
Location South River, Middlesex, New Jersey
(via Photogrammar)

dendroica:

House near South River showing “blight.” New Jersey

Photographer Carl Mydans

Created February 1936

Location South River, Middlesex, New Jersey

(via Photogrammar)

— 5 days ago with 12 notes

asylum-art:

People Playing With Clouds And Forced Perspective

Cloud watching’s O.K, but these days it’s cloud photography that’s all the rage. We collected these 18 photos of people creating clever and playful photos with clouds to show you just how fun and easy it can be.

In addition to a camera and suitable weather, you’ll need a vivid imagination. You’ll be engaged in pareidolia*, which is our psychological propensity towards giving some sort of meaning to random stimuli (usually images).

Pareidolia* : they are smiling, being angry or amazed. However, what some may call acuteness to detail is usually attributed to a psychological phenomenon, called pareidolia – that’s when a person perceives a random stimulus as something significant, for e.g., sees faces on clouds or buildings.

  1. credits: Delacorr
  2. redits: trynidada
  3. credits: Scrame
  4. credits: Marty Hogan
  5. Source: kimdohee
  6. source: Flea Yan
  7. credits: Horst Bernhart
  8. Source: scientology101
  9. credits: Kees Terberg
  10. credits: Keran Goldian

Via: boredpanda

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A submerged statue of the Hindu Lord Shiva amid the flood waters of the river Ganges, June 17, 2013.

A submerged statue of the Hindu Lord Shiva amid the flood waters of the river Ganges, June 17, 2013.

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corporationsarepeople:

Now available on RedBubble, for cheap: “Recycle" and "Landfill" stickers.

So here’s the deal:

When bins are labeled “Trash” & “Recycling,” most people don’t think about where the trash actually goes.  That drives me nuts—the landfill should have its own symbol, too, so I’ve made one for it.

We seldom see recycling equalized with its alternative, and therefore most people simply drop their waste into the “Trash,” with some mental image that it simply disappears. Recycling something is a bit more trouble, since it requires a second or so of thought, and that’s just enough effort to keep a ton of people from doing it. Of course we all know that trash doesn’t disappear. It goes into a giant pile somewhere nearby, and when reminded of that, most of us will try a bit harder to do the right thing.

These “Landfill" & "Recycle" stickers are designed to subtly help everyone be a bit more aware of their actions. They will seldom even notice they’re doing it, unless they are among the few who look around for the "regular trash." In that case, at least they’ve learned something.

(Let me know if you don’t like these colors, or need something different to match your decor, and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. )

— 1 week ago with 5 notes
#recycling 
newyorker:

Months before the U.S. Geological Survey released a study on Yellowstone’s supervolcano, fears of another eruption had already gone viral. George Black writes:

“Doomsday predictions like this have been around for millennia. But their purveyors have never had social media before, and this time their prediction—at least of something significant, if not of a supervolcano eruption—almost came true. At dawn on March 30th, Yellowstone had a 4.8-magnitude earthquake, its biggest in thirty-four years.”

Photograph by Max Waugh/Solent News/AP

newyorker:

Months before the U.S. Geological Survey released a study on Yellowstone’s supervolcano, fears of another eruption had already gone viralGeorge Black writes:

“Doomsday predictions like this have been around for millennia. But their purveyors have never had social media before, and this time their prediction—at least of something significant, if not of a supervolcano eruption—almost came true. At dawn on March 30th, Yellowstone had a 4.8-magnitude earthquake, its biggest in thirty-four years.”

Photograph by Max Waugh/Solent News/AP

(Source: newyorker.com, via fastcompany)

— 1 week ago with 337 notes
germanpostwarmodern:

Research and Computation Center (1968-73) in Leoben, Austria, by Eilfried Huth

germanpostwarmodern:

Research and Computation Center (1968-73) in Leoben, Austria, by Eilfried Huth

(Source: gat.st, via oinonio)

— 1 week ago with 535 notes