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Top Planetsave Posts of 2011

  If you’ve been a loyal reader of Planetsave for the past year or more, before reading on, perhaps see if you can guess one or more of our top 10 stories of 2011. 😀  Just for a little fun. Many of the stories in the top 10 are related to what was perhaps the […]

December 31st

Green (& Not So Green) News of the Year (2011 Top 10 List)

  2011 was a big year for the environment, in some good ways and some bad ways. Here’s a quick run-down of the top 10 stories of the year, in my opinion: 1. Tremendously high levels of carbon emissions continue to warm Earth. Despite efforts to switch to clean energy, increase energy efficiency, and use more […]

December 28th

Oklahoma Earthquake Would Have Slammed Keystone XL

An interesting fact not very widely covered this week is that the record-breaking Oklahoma earthquake over the weekend, a 5.6-magnitude quake, struck nearly right on the planned path of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The pipeline would have gone almost right through the epicenter of the Oklahoma earthquake. That’s nice to know, isn’t it? The […]

November 11th

Man-Made Earthquakes?

There’s no denying it — reports of massive earthquakes have been rocking the news lately. All this recent seismic activity has caused many to wonder: has the earth always been this shaky? Or is human activity causing some of these earthquakes? While some earthquakes are due to the shifting of tectonic plates above the earth’s […]

November 7th

Oklahoma Earthquake & Fracking

I’ve drawn the link between natural gas hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) and earthquakes numerous times, long before the Oklahoma earthquakes or Blackpool (Lancashire) earthquakes in England. I started doing so early in 2011 when the Arkansas earthquakes were all the news and I got the hint that it might be related to fracking. The case […]

November 7th

Yep, Fracking Seems to Cause Earthquakes

We’ve covered the potential link between fracking and natural gas a few times here on Planetsave (as well as its link to flammable water). For more on the earthquake link, see: Fracking Disposal Wells Linked to Earthquakes, Banned in Arkansas Arkansas Earthquakes Related to Hydraulic Fracking? (& Mass Bird & Fish Deaths?) Arkansas Earthquakes Linked […]

November 4th

Hydraulic Fracking Infographic

Natural gas may be better than coal, but the boom in natural gas has come as a result of hydraulic fracturing (or ‘fracking’), which, beyond emitting greenhouse gases, has been linked to earthquakes (something we’ve written about many times here on Planetsave) and water quality problems (including flammable water).

September 27th

Earthquake Rocks U.S.

A huge earthquake hit my former state of Virginia today. I actually first got the news from a writer of ours on CleanTechnica. he lives in Queens, New York and felt it there. Sent me a follow-up email telling me it was in Virginia. I though, “Oh My! That’s a big one.” Followed very quickly by, “Oh My! I hope everyone I know in Virginia is OK.”

The USGS is currently reporting that this earthquake was a magnitude 5.8. You can see in the map here that it was not far from Virginia.

August 23rd

6.2 Earthquake In Uzbekistan Kills 13 And Injures 86

A little after midnight in the mountainous area some 22 miles away from the city of Ferghana in Uzbekistan, some 200,000 residents were shaken by a 6.2 earthquake. The powerful tremor took the lives of thirteen people and injured more than 86 people. Of the injured, 35 have been hospitalized, some having serious injures.

July 21st

Fukushima Updates on Water, Beef, and More..

Jeremy Bloom of our sister site Red, Green, & Blue has been providing updates on the situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant and in Japan, in general, from time to time since the earthquake and tsunami on March 11. Here are a couple on water, food, radiation, and long-term predictions for those in the area from the past couple weeks.

July 12th

The Energy of Earthquakes {Infographic}

We’ve written about earthquakes a ton in the past month or two, as well as before that. So, when a friend shared this new infographic with me on “the energy of earthquakes,” I immediately thought it might be an interesting one to put on Planetsave. Quite a fun and interesting infographic — check it out…

April 28th

Completion of Earthquake Early Warning System Urged for U.S. West Coast

Despite the huge loss of life following the Tonoku earthquake and consequent tsunami, the losses would have been even greater were it not for an earthquake early warning system set in place by the government of Japan following the devastating Kobe quake in the mid 1990’s.

A similar early warning system has been underway for nearly ten years in California, but remains incomplete.

April 6th

Radiation Detected in Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University researchers have detected small amounts of Iodine 131 in the rainwater collected on the roof of a campus building. The radiation is believed to have come all the way from Japan in the wake of the near-nuclear meltdown following the massive magnitude-9 earthquake that struck the Sendai region.

March 29th