On Monday morning, an Italian court shocked the scientific community by convicting six scientists and an official to six years in prison on charges of manslaughter. This post serves as a collection of articles written about the Trial, Verdict, and the responses to these events by the scientific community.
Originally posted on lithics:
Earlier I posted an info bulletin about this morning’s Banda Aceh earthquake. Rather than muddle it with more and more stuff, I thought it might be…
Hydraulic fracturing has been blamed for a number of health and environmental hazards. Recently, the decades-old technique used to enhance oil and natural gas recovery has been under fire for possibly resulting in groundwater contamination and even earthquakes. If you’re looking for an article which provides just the facts with none of the fear mongering or cover up nonsense, here’s a great place to start!
Yesterday’s earthquake in Eastern Turkey (near the City of Van) has resulted in extensive damage due to it’s shallow depth, it’s large magnitude (M 7.2), and it’s proximity to the surface. Combine that with not-so-strict building codes and the region’s geology, and you’ve got problems.
Japan was subjected to a barrage of earthquakes Friday, led by a massive 8.9 magnitude quake…the strongest to hit Japan in over 100 years. Throughout the next 10 hours, over 40 aftershocks hammered the island nation resulting in widespread damage, landslides, fires, and a tsunami wave reaching up to 10 meters.