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PHOTOS: The Deadly Toll Of Colorado’s ‘Biblical’ Flood, So Far

PHOTOS: The Deadly Toll Of Colorado’s ‘Biblical’ Flood, So Far | natural disasters | Scoop.it
The largest airlift operation since Hurricane Katrina is underway as the state braced for more rain on Monday.

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I think that the floading in calaro is one of the bigist nataral disaster recently. Not only becouse Of the death's, but becouse of the huge amount if $ neaded to put into the aria to rebild it. I think that its amazing and horifying that its the most anual percipatation ever in that area especily that its a drout conditions.

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Volcano Eruption Mount St. Helens May 18, 1980 USGS

http://www.FunToWatch.TV Produced by Stephen M. Wessells. USGS scientists recount their experiences before, during and after the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mou...
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I think that valcanoes are one of the most amazing and dangerous nataral disaster. I think that this perticuler eruption is one of the worst ones in recent histery. Becouse of the direction of the eruption it was extreamy dagerious.

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Are Earthquakes and Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells Related?

Are Earthquakes and Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells Related? | natural disasters | 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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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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Andrew S.'s comment, October 20, 2014 9:45 AM
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Carolyn's curator insight, October 20, 2014 9:59 AM

MORE EARTHQUAKES!

AlaineS's curator insight, October 22, 2014 5:17 PM

Very informative and has specific facts on the topic.

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Nearly 19,000 homes damaged, 11,700 people evacuated as Colorado floods flow on

Nearly 19,000 homes damaged, 11,700 people evacuated as Colorado floods flow on | natural disasters | Scoop.it
Flooding in 15 Colorado counties has damaged or destroyed nearly 19,000 homes, according to the Colorado Office of Emergency Management.
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This nataral disaster is truly damiging to property and lives. I think That its amazing in a morbid way that that mutch rain cound fall at one time. I think that this is vary impotent not only becosue of the massiv property damige. But also becouse of the 8 deats. 

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Kenzie Nossaman's comment, October 1, 2013 10:38 AM
I agree, this is an awful thing that happened. People don't have anywhere to live and have lost everything. The government will pay for the damages which will raise the taxes of tax payers. So, this isn't a good thing for any of us.
Kolbie VanDusseldorp's comment, October 3, 2013 11:25 PM
This is sad to think about. Its hard to imagine what it would be like without everything we have right now in front of us. This is bad for everyone and effects those people in horrible ways. great topic.
Jordan Meyer's comment, October 4, 2013 7:28 AM
This is a terrible thing that had to happen to these colorado people. You wouldn't think major flooding like this would happen in Colorado, but I guess you can never be to cautious. After this I insure that they will build in new damn systems and waterway stopping systems, so this won't happen ever again.
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U.S. Fault Lines GRAPHIC: Earthquake Hazard MAP

U.S. Fault Lines GRAPHIC: Earthquake Hazard MAP | natural disasters | Scoop.it
Some may be curious of the U.S. fault lines with earthquakes in the news lately. The fact is most states are at risk of major earthquakes, with 39 of the 50 states in moderate to high risk areas for seismic activity, ABC News reports.
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I think that this map is vary interesting. It shows how likely your area is to get a earthquake, and had some infrormation about the map. I think its interesting that 39 of the 50 states are moderit-high risk areas for earthquakes.

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Twitter To Warn Users About Emergencies, Natural Disasters

Twitter To Warn Users About Emergencies, Natural Disasters | natural disasters | Scoop.it
Twitter has launched Alerts, a feature that warns its users about emergencies and natural disasters when other communications services might be down
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I think that this is vary good use of twiter. Even that I dont like it that kids are spending more and more time on there moble devices I think that this is another thing that makes this a good thing.

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katelyn kime's comment, September 30, 2013 7:52 PM
I think thats an excellent idea. Everyone seems to be always updated on the latest news and by sending out warning signs people would get the news quickly.
Diana Romero's comment, October 1, 2013 9:28 AM
I agree that this is a well thought out way to inform people about dangers, however there is a large amount of people that rely on television and radios as well. But, if other systems aren't available at the moment, then twitter is a good choice to inform a large amount a people at one time. Either way, word spreads so most others that may not have twitter will still descry to the news.
Makenna Bogaard's comment, October 2, 2013 1:48 PM
I agree with you, this is a really good way to spread the word of a natural disaster coming. Most people are always near their phones or on twitter or something, so this is an easy way to get the word out.
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2 more oil spills caused by flooding in Colorado

2 more oil spills caused by flooding in Colorado | natural disasters | Scoop.it
The river is a major source of drinking water and agricultural water but the state health department says the millions of gallons of sewage dumped into the river from broken sewer pipes and waste treatment plants pose a bigger problem.

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I think that this is one of the major problums with the colorado flooding. Becouse of the floading quite a fuw barals of oil have spiled so far. This both polutes the water, and wasts a expensive nataral resorce. I think that is unbelivable that the oil companies didint see this coming and make sure that it did not.

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Tornado activity hits 60-year low

Tornado activity hits 60-year low | natural disasters | Scoop.it
Just two years after a ferocious series of violent tornado outbreaks killed hundreds of Americans, the USA this year is enjoying one of the calmest years on record for tornadoes, so far.

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I think that this is vary good not only because it means that less people die per year. But also becouse it means less property damige. What I personally find interesting is that a vary high tornado year(543 dead) was just two years before. Also what is amazing is the last year that was lower that this one was from 1899-1900.

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Ian Archibald's curator insight, May 10, 2013 4:19 PM

Hard to believe how few.  But the season just may kick into gear this coming week.