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The Depth of Oil Wells

The Depth of Oil Wells | green infographics | Scoop.it
Just how far down do oil wells actually go? We will show you...
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Visit the article for resources and useful links related to the oil industry and the environment...

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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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Are Earthquakes and Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells Related?

Are Earthquakes and Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells Related? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Two new papers tie a recent increase in significant earthquakes to reinjection of wastewater fluids from unconventional oil and gas drilling. The first study notes “significant earthquakes are increasingly occurring within the United States midcontinent.” In the specific case of Oklahoma, a Magnitude “5.7 earthquake and a prolific sequence of related events … were likely triggered by fluid injection.”
The second study, of the Raton Basin of Southern Colorado/Northern New Mexico by a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) team, concludes “the majority, if not all of the earthquakes since August 2001 have been triggered by the deep injection of wastewater related to the production of natural gas from the coal-bed methane field here.”

Both studies are being presented at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union this week.
These studies, together with other recent findings, make a strong case that we need national regulations on wastewater injection to prevent induced earthquakes...

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ansel zalcberg's curator insight, September 27, 2013 12:21 PM

I think that If Frackjing Does couse earthquakes then the oil companies should stop. I think that based on the information provided that it is vertualy inposibe that the two things are niot conected. I also think that Injecting wastwater fluids is completly disgusting.

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Greenpeace: Save the Arctic Tour

Greenpeace: Save the Arctic Tour | green infographics | Scoop.it

We understand oil is a hot commodity (our entire modern world depends on it), but for the sake of saving money and not having to depend so heavily on foreign oil, the price just isn’t worth it. We all know the savings won’t be passed down to the consumer in the form of lower gas prices or heating options — at best they’ll stay where they are, if we’re even that lucky. Oil giants like Shell and Russia’s Gazprom threaten the entire ecosystem of the melting arctic. Polar bears, whales, and other creatures reside there — even native people. Russian oil companies are already damaging their Arctic areas, and we need to keep the unowned and uninhabited area around the North Pole a sanctuary, on both the Alaskan and Russian arctic fronts.

Two Greenpeace ships, the Esperanza and the Arctic Sunrise, are already on their way to the arctic right now to head off the Arctic oil rush. See what they’re up against in this graphic...

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