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Ohio: Gas-drilling injection well led to quakes

A dozen earthquakes in northeastern Ohio were almost certainly induced by injection of gas-drilling wastewater into the earth, state regulators said Friday as they announced a series of tough new rules for drillers. Among the new regulations: Well operators must submit more comprehensive geological data when requesting a drill site, and the chemical makeup of… Continue Reading Ohio: Gas-drilling injection well led to quakes

State has no funds to help quake victims

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Colorado officials say they have no money to help earthquake victims in southern Colorado. Department of Local Affairs spokeswoman Linda Rice says the state is providing technical assistance, including geological analysis, aerial photography and water quality testing. Most victims have found that their insurance does not cover earthquakes. Monday’s magnitude-5.3 quake in southern Colorado was… Continue Reading State has no funds to help quake victims

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Mounting concerns over the impact of the massive earthquake in Japan pushed U.S. stocks lower Monday. The earthquake and tsunami along Japan’s northeast coast killed thousands and has raised fears of a slowdown in the world’s third-largest economy. On Wall Street, all 10 company groups that make up the Standard and Poor’s 500 index fell.… Continue Reading Stocks fall as worries mount over Japanese economy

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Local group provides medical care to Haitians

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A Colorado Springs charity has landed in Port-au-Prince, ready to supply medical treatment to victims of last week’s earthquake. The 10-member team from Mission of Mercy landed in the devastated country Tuesday, and is being led by Dr. David Beyda and is coordinating with other mission groups in and around the country. Two doctors, seven… Continue Reading Local group provides medical care to Haitians

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