Natural calamity – GBRI
 

Scientists have discovered that a series of earthquakes that rattled Oklahoma in the past years are mostly man-made — they are caused by large volumes of fracking wastewater injected into the ground. They analyzed more than 10,000 wastewater injection wells where 96 billion gallons of fluid – leftover from hydraulic fracturing – are pumped yearly. The […]

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Bali’s Mount Agung is spewing smoke again, and if it erupts, hundreds of thousands of people might have to be evacuated. Already, around 40,000 families are being supported by the army and volunteers. Locals are praying for a miracle but preparing for a disaster. Boxes filled with food, cookers and protective equipment are stacked around […]

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This year, Americans braved destructive hurricanes, scorching heat waves and devastating wildfires. People witnessed firsthand what consequences of climate change are and how it is impacting the life of a common man. According to a new survey, a record 22% of Americans are very worried about it (double the number in the March 2015 survey), […]

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A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, 9:18 p.m. Such was the effect of the earthquake that its tremors were felt even in faraway Turkey and Pakistan. More than 450 people are feared dead while thousands have been injured in the world’s deadliest earthquake so far this […]

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Right on the heels of deadly California wildfires, another spate of blazes is wreaking havoc- this time in Portugal and Spain. At least 35 people, including a one month old infant, have died in Portugal while in Spain, four people have lost their lives. Thousands of people were being evacuated in the northwestern region of Galicia, Spain, […]

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As Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, it brought torrential downpour and dumped more than 13 trillion gallons of water over the area, which ultimately ended up in the Gulf of Mexico. This resulted in a 10% drop in salinity at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, located 100 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas. […]

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Ireland faced the wrath of ex-hurricane Ophelia on Monday as it brought powerful winds that caused massive destruction and power failures. It is reported that the winds were so strong that they literally blew roofs off buildings and left 120,000 homes without electricity. Winds blowing at the speed of more than 100mph have already claimed […]

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Weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island of Puerto Rico, its residents are still struggling for basic necessities like food, water and medical care. With no access to safe drinking water, people have started sourcing it from hazardous sources, EPA staff reported. After evaluating five places deemed especially hazardous to health and the environment, Environmental […]

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