Sacramento Bee – He got a tattoo, then went for a swim. Now he’s dead from a flesh-eating bacteria
An unidentified Texas man died after he went swimming in the Gulf of Mexico shortly after he got a crucifix tattoo with the words “Jesus is my life” below it, according to a case study published last week. . . .
[CAUTION: Story has link to gross images you may want to skip – F.C.]
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Feb. 1 – TEXAS – The Panola County Airport-Sharpe Field in Carthage had a pipeline explosion.
“The Panola County Airport-Sharpe Field in Carthage is closed after a reported pipeline explosion destroyed part of the runway. A blowout in a DCP Midstream pipeline occurred around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday near the northern end of runway 17, according to the airport. No injuries were reported. Airport officials estimated a hole in the runway measures 12 feet deep and 30 feet in diameter. . . “
Big sinkhole in S. Africa – they are like Florida with limestone loose crud under the soil. Large earth fissure opens in Northern Cape, South Africa – article has video
LINK – https://youtu.be/RPKqItTlrt0
” . . . Amid a recent oil market crash that followed years of frenzied drilling, Texas is among several states — including Louisiana and Oklahoma — grappling with a surge of abandoned drilling sites and dwindling funds to clean them up.“
” . . . Not every abandoned well threatens groundwater. But in some oilfields, they “can be ticking time bombs,” said Ronald Green, a hydrologist at the Southwest Research Institute, a private research organization in San Antonio. And as boom-and-bust cycles continue across Texas drilling fields, walling off water sources from potential contamination will only get harder.“
Mary Greeley Reports –
It happened near San Antonio
LINK – http://youtu.be/5_m7eFhGbl0
Huge Sinkholes in Wink, Texas Engulfing Town – Exclusive Footage –
View starts after 9 min. –
LINK – http://youtu.be/4GiOxYc2LOI
Donald Trump and America’s wetland
President Trump, who says he wants to address our deplorable infrastructure, could start with saving our coastal infrastructure, which aids both the environment and our energy economies.
Five previous presidents came into office with little knowledge that one of the nation’s biggest environmental disasters was awaiting their action at the mouth of the Mississippi River. As each in turn would learn, the continued loss of coastal Louisiana to erosion and encroaching tides could easily mean disaster for the U.S. economy. Soon President-elect Trump will come face-to-face with this issue, and time will tell if he will try to wait out the consequences as some others have done, or embrace the issue as part of his advocacy to restore America’s crumbling infrastructure. . . .
(11-11) Texas takes it slower than Oklahoma on quakesProposal to increase disposal well oversight ended up being dropped
An earthquake that rocked the nation’s oil storage hub at Cushing, Okla., a week ago has pushed Oklahoma regulators to shut more of the wells used to dispose of wastewater from drilling, which scientists have tied to increased seismic activity in areas near oil and gas fields.
Texas, however, is moving more slowly to regulate the disposal of drilling wastewater, which is produced by the millions of gallons in hydraulic fracturing operations and pumped into deep wells. . . .
Bright meteor explodes over the Gulf of Mexico