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Geohazard: Giant sinkholes near West Texas oil patch towns are growing—as new ones lurk

July 2016TEXAS – Satellite radar images reveal ground movement of infamous sinkholes near Wink, Texas; suggest the two existing holes are expanding, and new ones are forming as nearby subsidence occurs at an alarming rate. 438 more words
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Images coming out of the Fort McMurray disaster paint a scene of apocalypse

May 2016 – CANADA – The situation playing out in the oil-built city of Fort McMurray right now is nothing short of a catastrophe: a wildfire that covers around 10,000 hectares of land has forced the 80,000 people that once lived there to pack their bags and flee. 320 more words
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Epic wildfire threatens to engulf Canadian city as 88,000 flee

May 2016CANADA – A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 people in the western Canadian oil city of Fort McMurray and burned down 1,600 structures has the potential to destroy much of the town, authorities said on Wednesday. 525 more words
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