24-Acre Louisiana Sinkhole Swallows Whole Trees in 30 Seconds (Video)

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On August 2, 2012, a salt dome operated by the petrochemical company Texas Brine collapsed near Bayou Corne , Louisiana, creating an acre-wide sinkhole that forced the entire town to evacuate. Since then it has expanded to over 24 acres and is estimated to be 750 feet deep. While it’s well-known that the sinkhole occasionally swallows up nearby trees , no one has ever captured this terrifying sight on camera…until now. Read the rest of 24-Acre Louisiana Sinkhole Swallows Whole Trees in 30 Seconds (Video) Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: assumption parish , bayou corne , environmental destruction , evacuation , louisiana , louisiana sinkhole , mining , salt dome collapse , sinkhole , texas brine        

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There is Still Time to Slow Shell-Melting Ocean Acidification, Say Researchers

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Image via Shutterstock Researchers warn that rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere are gradually increasing acidification levels in our oceans as well . While this lower pH will prove to be particularly harmful to crustaceans such as crabs and lobster that have shells made mostly of calcium, the researchers also noted in their report Inhospitable Oceans published in the journal Nature Climate Change that taking swift action now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could avert the worst damage. Read the rest of There is Still Time to Slow Shell-Melting Ocean Acidification, Say Researchers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon dioxide in the atmosphere , Climate Change , coral reefs , crustaceans at risk of acid oceans , global warming , greenhouse gas emissions , Inhospitable Oceans , lobster at risk , nature climate change , ocean acidification , Permian Triassic extinctions        

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