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Alberta oil company reports leak of more than 100,000 litres of oil and water

More than 100,000 litres of oil and water have leaked into a marsh east of Jenner in southern Alberta, according to the new owner of oil and gas wells that belonged until recently to environment-focus…

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More than 100,000 litres of oil and water leak from Alberta pipeline

More than 100,000 litres of oil and water have leaked into a marsh east of Jenner in southern Alberta from an oil pipeline that belonged until recently to environment-focused Imaginea Energy Corp. The …

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More Extreme Weather Means More Risk for Fishers – Pacific Standard


Pacific Standard

More Extreme Weather Means More Risk for Fishers
Pacific Standard
Tens of thousands of people die every year trying to catch fish to eat or sell, and weather is one of the biggest hazards to lives and equipment. The International Red Cross estimates that 3,000 to 5,000 people, mainly fishers, are killed by intense …

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The U.S. natural gas industry is leaking way more methane than previously thought

One way to quantify the magnitude of the methane leakage is to divide the amount of methane emitted each year by the total amount of methane pumped out of the ground each year from natural gas and oil …

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The US natural gas industry is leaking way more methane than previously thought. Here’s why that matters

All told, based on the results of our new study, the U.S. oil and gas industry is leaking 13 million metric tons of methane each year, which means the methane leak rate is 2.3 percent. This 60 percent difference between our new estimate and the EPA’s old …

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L.A. needs to be more proactive on checking oil sites, city controller says

The report suggested that growing awareness of the effects of urban oil and gas extraction, along with the massive gas leak in Aliso Canyon a few years ago, may have shifted voter attitudes since the last tax was rejected. Arguello said she didn’t think …

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Extreme weather: Massive rains are causing more flash flooding … – Washington Post


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Extreme weather: Massive rains are causing more flash flooding …
Washington Post
As air temperatures have warmed, record rainfalls across the Eastern United States in May led to deluges in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and the Great …

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Antarctica Has Lost More Than 3 Trillion Tons Of Ice In 25 Years – NPR


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Antarctica Has Lost More Than 3 Trillion Tons Of Ice In 25 Years
NPR
Scientists have completed the most exhaustive assessment of changes in Antarctica's ice sheet to date. And they found that it's melting faster than they thought. Ice losses totaling 3 trillion tonnes (or more than 3.3 trillion tons) since 1992 have
Antarctica is losing ice twice as fast as anyone thoughtPBS NewsHour
After Decades of Losing Ice, Antarctica Is Now Hemorrhaging ItThe Atlantic
Antarctica Is Losing An Insane Amount of Ice. Nothing About This Is Good.Live Science
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Injection Wells of Hydraulic Fracking Causing More Earthquakes and Other Damage

Overall, the oil industry must address the environmental issues of fracking. Injection wells have proven to be an effective method for disposing of wastewater. Water treatment costs are minimal and crews can safely dispose of the wastewater. The …

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Earthquakes Rumble Under East Antarctica Much More Frequently … – Smithsonian


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Earthquakes Rumble Under East Antarctica Much More Frequently …
Smithsonian
For many years, scientists thought there was something strange about East Antarctica. This section of the continent is known as a shield or craton, a very old and …
An Unexplored Area of Antarctica is Full of Constant EarthquakesOuter Places
East Antarctica Presents More Seismic Activity Than Previously EstimatedCanadian Homesteading

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