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Is the "Dubious Duo" of Fracking & Earthquakes More Common in Canada Than we Know? PinP Wonders...

by Larry Powell PinP  has learned that, years before “fracking” was blamed for a significant earthquake in northern Alberta early this year, a whole series of somewhat smaller quakes was happening in the Horn River Basin of northeastern BC, where fracking reached a peak some four years ago.  Researchers  representing the Geological Survey of Canada and the BC Oil and Gas Commission   reviewed seismographs from the area from 2002 to 2011. They conclude there is a “high likelihood of a physical relationship” between the quakes and the fracking. They detected only 24 local quakes in the Basin in ’02 and ’03,  before fracking began.  But, by 2011,  when fracking peaked,  that number had jumped to 131. And so had the magnitude - from 2.9 (on the Richter scale)  before fracking,  to 3.6  afterward. Then this past January, Alberta’s energy regulator blamed fracking for an earthquake in the northern part of that province, near Fox Creek.  According to the CBC,  it was “ of 4.4 m

City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Review WHO Report on Malathion

CBC News A World Health Organization agency says that the insecticide is 'probably carcinogenic' to humans. Story here.

Why Keep Fossil Fuel in the Ground. (Video - go full-screen)