Texas – Oil – fracking – Permian Basin

According to the Texas Railroad Commission, more than 7,000 oil fields now dot the Permian Basin, and recent increased use of enhanced-recovery practices (like like hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking) has resulted in “a substantial impact on U.S. oil production.” In the meantime, a team of researchers from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, has made… Continue reading Texas – Oil – fracking – Permian Basin

Destruction – Tornado – Pietermaritzburg

It has been reported that two people have died and 20 or even more were left injured after a tornado hit the Mpolweni settlement near Wartburg in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday afternoon.   A ER24 spokesperson, Ross Campbell said in a statement that paramedics arrived on the scene at 5.20pm after having received a call from Disaster… Continue reading Destruction – Tornado – Pietermaritzburg

Earthquakes 1620-2008 – SANSD

  ▲ Map of Earthquakes 1620–2008 contained in the South African National Seismological Database (SANSD). Known clusters relating to natural and mining-induced seismicity are highlighted. The seismic recording stations are represented by triangles. * ... The event occurred on 29 September, 1969 in the Ceres-Tulbagh region of the Western Cape Province about 100 km northeast… Continue reading Earthquakes 1620-2008 – SANSD

Fracking and Earthquakes – West Texas

New research links a rise in seismic activity in West Texas with increased oil and gas development over the past 20 years and, in particular, the past decade.   The study, published 4 November and conducted by the University of Texas (UT) as well as several other universities, leverages old, unmined data to track seismic activity… Continue reading Fracking and Earthquakes – West Texas

JF Kennedy …

  The JFK files reveal mafia plots, FBI warning on Oswald.    Some documents remain classified for security reasons, but Trump gives agencies six months to make a case for keeping them secret.     The US government released a mammoth, long-awaited trove of secret files on the killing of president John F. Kennedy, offering intriguing new insights… Continue reading JF Kennedy …

John F Kennedy – some recording /videos

  During July 1962, President John F. Kennedy installed hidden recording systems in the Oval Office and in the Cabinet Room. The result is a priceless historical archive comprising some 265 hours of taped material documenting a time when Civil Rights tensions were near the boiling point and Americans feared a nuclear war. Now, in… Continue reading John F Kennedy – some recording /videos

American president J F Kennedy – 1963 – Berlin

  On June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered his greatest speech at the Berlin Wall. The powerful voice of JFK resounded in the war-torn Berlin - ‘Ich bin ein Berliner.’   Back in 1963, America was talking about tearing down walls not building them. The sentiments were so powerful that they would be echoed… Continue reading American president J F Kennedy – 1963 – Berlin