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Months After Puerto Rico Earthquakes, Thousands Are Still Living Outside

Frances Robles, Photographs by Erika P. Rodriguez The New York Times
In the past week alone, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network registered 43 “significant” quakes, leaving many people fearful of going home. More than 8,000 houses have been damaged. Months after the first earthquake, thousands are still homeless.

Fox Creek Fracking Operation Closed Indefinitely After Earthquake

CBC News
Still, Gu said, there were two fairly large quakes in the area in January 2015, one of which had a magnitude of 4.4. He wasn't able to confirm that they were caused by fracking, but said it is "highly probable." The energy regulator said at the time that the 4.4 magnitude quake was likely caused by hydraulic fracturing.

Capitalism: A Disaster for All Seasons

Steve Fraser TomDispatch.com
More Sandys are surely headed our way, more climate-driven disasters of all sorts...They will be no more "natural" than the Chicago fire, the Johnstown flood or the San Francisco earthquake. We need to deal with now is the power of the finance, insurance and real estate sector whose leading corporations now effectively run our economy. Without doing that, the "nature" these interests have helped create will punish us all while providing a ghoulish boondoggle for a few.
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