Injecting wastewater underground can cause earthquakes up to 10 kilometers away

New research shows that injecting wastewater deep underground can cause earthquakes far from the injection site. It also raises questions about which rock layers are the safest injection targets.


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Drakolimni – Greece – Atlas Obscura

Though Greece is known for its beautiful beaches and Mediterranean climate, these lakes look like they popped out of a northern fairytale. Their name—which translates to “Dragon Lake”— and the legends attached to them enhance the sense of magic and mystery.

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Feed the Dingo: An Ecosystem Game | Science | Interactive | PBS LearningMedia

Players strive to create a balanced desert ecosystem in which each animal has enough food to survive over a period of 12 days, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Players see how the different species of plants and animals in a desert depend on one another. They also experiment with how changing the amount of one resource affects the whole ecosystem.

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Fjaðrárgljúfur – Iceland – Atlas Obscura

Fjaðrárgljúfur (Fjadrargljufur in English) is a canyon a bit off the path off Iceland’s famous Ring Road. At just over a mile long, it certainly doesn’t boast the enormous expanses of the world’s other mighty canyons. But what it may lack in size, it absolutely makes up for in beauty.

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Scientists mapping Greenland have produced some surprising – and worrying – results | The Gazette

Greenland, the world’s largest island and home to its second largest ice sheet, is a land of ragged cliffs, breathtaking fjords and unimaginable amounts of water on either side of the freezing point. It has also, until now, been something of a mystery.

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Derinkuyu: The Tumultuous History of Turkey’s Underground City

Derinkuyu is the deepest excavated underground city in Cappadocia, built thousands of years ago to serve as a subterranean refuge during waves of invasions.

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Hurricane Irma Has Left the Caribbean Brown and Barren – Atlas Obscura

Winds up to 185 miles per hour stripped trees bare, but the vegetation will gradually return.

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Parrotfish Have Been Caught ‘Farming’ Coral Reefs – Atlas Obscura

Octopus gardens get all the attention from songwriters, but maybe it’s time someone wrote a ditty about parrotfish algae farms. According to new research, the fascinating fish—also responsible for pooping out Hawaii’s white-sand beaches—actually “farms” its food in coral reefs.

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Solar now costs 6¢ per kilowatt-hour, beating government goal by 3 years | Ars Technica

Cost goals met, the DOE is moving on to address grid reliability in solar.

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