Earth News Journal 8: Fracking & Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking has become a major issue across the United States, specifically in the Mid-West portion of the country. In Ohio, much of the naturally-mountainous regions to the south and south-east are being confiscated for the use of fracking drills. One of these injection wells used for depositing fracking waste water may have caused a number …

Earth News Journal 7: Fukushima Radioactive Plume

Fukushima’s critical 2011 radioactive leak, as the result of a severe earthquake and tsunami off the eastern shores of Japan, was widely feared across the globe for its potential nuclear-particle pollution consequences. For the past two years, oceanographers have studied the many currents and swells across the Pacific Ocean, and according to a recent article …

Earth News Journal 6: Rising Sea Levels

Rising sea levels are inevitable, according to the September 2013 National Geographic magazine. Because of abundant fossil fuel emissions already present in the atmosphere, due to many years of non-renewable energy exhaustion, we’ve “locked in” to several additional feet of sea water, as the planet accommodates to the amount of carbon dioxide accumulating in the …

Earth News Journal 4: U.S. Dolphin Death Toll on the Rise

In recent weeks, the number of dead dolphins washed upon the Eastern shores of the United States has been rather alarming to marine biologists and dolphin-enthusiasts alike. The spike in bottlenose dolphin deaths has reached 300, with no signs of ceasing, according to an article on the National Geographic website. The area of dolphin-death susceptibility …

Earth News Journal 3: Rebirth of Gorongosa National Park

Often in the wake of new industrialization and expansion, national parks and other naturally-preserved lands across the globe are overlooked, misplaced, and bulldozed, regardless of their ecological or environmental significance. One such land in the African country of Mozambique is Mount Gorongosa, surrounded by the Great Rift Valley in the Gorongosa National Park. The Mount …