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Oklahoma quake map

THE SHAKES  In Oklahoma, disposal of massive amounts of wastewater into underground wells over the last few years (redder-shaded regions) caused an uptick in earthquake activity (gray dots) over historic rates (black dots), including several large quakes registering magnitude 4.5 or stronger (stars).

scuba diver near dead coral

A scientist examines corals at Zenith Reef, off the coast of Australia’s Cape York Peninsula. Reefs in this area of the Great Barrier Reef suffered high mortality from coral bleaching, researchers have determined.

Gasbuggy device

NUCLEAR FRACKING  In 1967, scientists lowered a 29-kiloton nuclear device deep underground, then detonated it at a depth of 4,240 feet. The explosion was intended to stimulate production of natural gas, as part of Project Gasbuggy.

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