Rosia Montana

Rosia Montana: Between Truth and Manipulation

Roșia Montană is a mining village in the Apuseni Mountains, Alba County, Transylvania, Romania. It is located in Rosia Valley, and crossed by the Rosia River. The Roşia River is rich in minerals, especially iron, which gives a reddish color, hence the common name in Romanian and Hungarian. The reddish color of the water is due to excessive mining that lasted for over 2000 years.
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The World Oceans Day

The world’s oceans are a place of serene beauty, teeming with life in some areas and masked with darkness in others, they manage to seem full and yet empty, beautiful, and yet feral. The oceans generate most of the oxygen we breathe, they help feed us, they regulate our climate, give us new and exciting potential medicines, and cover 71% of the earth in their vastness.
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Fracking and earthquakes

Fracking: The Earthquake Maker

A recent report from the US Geological Survey opens with a sobering statistic about fracking: Nearly 450 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater occurred in the central and eastern United States from 2010-2013. That’s an average of over 100 per year, a radical increase from an average of only 20 per year from 1970-2000.
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