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Category Archive for 'Disastrous'

Rocket explosion

Just want to point out this Antares rocket on the International Space Station supply mission was outsourced to private industry. Way to go, guys! This video was taken from a passing plane.

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Yeah, it really IS bad news. If you want a livable planet, that is.

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I’m sure it’ll all be fine, and that the state regulators were doing their job. Ha ha, just kidding! WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota, authorities said Friday. North Dakota regulators said a well near Watford City in the western part of the state has […]

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There is no safe way to transport tar sands oil: A major train derailment has occurred near Wadena, Sask., prompting authorities to keep people well back from burning railcars and huge plumes of smoke that may be toxic.​ The CN Rail derailment happened at 10:40 a.m. CST Tuesday about 20 kilometres west of the town […]

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Well, this is cheery news!

We just live here, folks. We’re just fleas on an elephant’s ass: No one should be surprised if a magnitude-9 megaquake erupts off America’s West Coast — or anywhere else around the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire,” for that matter. That’s the upshot of a study in October’s issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological […]

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Man, this stuff pisses me off: What started as a short YouTube video and a couple of local news interviews about a Texas landowner being able to light his water on fire has ballooned into a free speech fight that’s being closely watched by anti-fracking activists across the country. Steve Lipsky has complained for years […]

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But I’m sure Gov. Corbett would never do anything that might put people at risk, right? Ha ha, just kidding! A report released by human rights groups in Pennsylvania on Tuesday questions whether cancer rates and other serious health ailments among inmates at a maximum security state prison are connected to an adjacent coal waste […]

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That deregulating the movement of hazardous substances would be so… hazardous? Today the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its final report on the July 6th, 2013 train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. The report produced a strong reaction from Keith Stewart, Greenpeace Canada’s Climate and Energy Campaign coordinator. “This report is a searing indictment […]

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Volcano in Iceland might erupt soon

It had to be better in the old days when you had no idea what was coming: A hard-to-pronounce volcano in the middle of Iceland is showing signs that it could erupt soon, and to add insult to injury, the volcano sits beneath a glacier which could itself explode if and when it comes in […]

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Freaky

I really don’t like to read about things like this.

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