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Frack-Free Colorado Highlights Natural Gas Fracking Facts (Infographic)

Frack-Free Colorado Highlights Natural Gas Fracking Facts (Infographic) | green infographics | Scoop.it
Frack-Free Colorado shares some of the startling facts of dangerous natural gas drilling.


As the battle over natural gas drilling heats up in Colorado, an upcoming event in Denver aims to unite the opposition. When you consider the startling facts and statistics presented below, it's easy to see why a united opposition is needed. Frack-Free Colorado will host energy experts, activists, musicians and citizens affected by the gas industry for a day of vocal opposition and rallying. Their new site is laid out like one big infographic, featuring a number of important information about natural gas fracking, clean energy alternatives and advice for how people can take action.

The statistics in this infographic represent a few key highlights, so make sure to check out the full site to explore links and additional resources about natural gas drilling.

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AlaineS's curator insight, October 21, 2014 5:13 PM

GREAT posters that show cons.

Janet R.'s curator insight, October 22, 2014 10:17 AM

Wow, it also relates to Wind Power!

Chinasa I.'s curator insight, October 23, 2014 12:58 PM

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Hydro-Logic: Balancing Limited Water Supply with Increased Demand

Hydro-Logic: Balancing Limited Water Supply with Increased Demand | green infographics | Scoop.it

The hydrological water year starts every autumn on 1 October and extends to the following 30 September. The available description from the USGS does not explain why this is the period considered, but there is some natural logic to the hydrological year: with the end of summer comes the (approximate) end of intense evaporation from reservoirs and the beginning of the seasons in which the net water balance in a watershed is generally positive. That is, in general, precipitation > evaporation.

Normally, from the beginning through about two-thirds of the water year, water is stored in the higher reaches of large watersheds as snowpack, which melts and runs off through the rest of the water year. Stream flows generally continue to drop from October through winter, but then rise significantly at the start of the melt season. That imbalance applies over a period longer than a single storm and for the whole watershed, not just on a random wet or dry day in one's own neighborhood.


One of the more interesting areas to observe the water year is the Colorado River Basin (CRB) in the southwestern US. The Colorado River has become so strictly regulated, in part because of gross over-allocation, over nearly a century of intensive use that it has become what I think is a consummate example of the coupled natural - human system...


Visit the link for a closer look at this detailed map of the CRB natural and engineered systems designed for National Geographic. Also, obtain more information regarding statistics on CRB flows and the status of reservoirs and other river operations, including links to various organizations and resources for further study...

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