Visible from Space. Flares take shine off shale boom –

America’s oil boom is now so big it is visible from space. In night-time satellite images North Dakota’s Bakken shale, the oilfield that has transformed US production in the past five years, shines almost as brightly as Chicago. The lights are flare stacks: towers burning off natural gas from oil wells 24 hours a day.
They highlight a less than sparkling side of the US shale boom: how development has outpaced investment in infrastructure to manage the unwanted associated gas that is released alongside oil production.

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A Maori/Scots New Zealander transplanted to Canada. Grandmother, indigenous scholar, sometime singer, sometime activist, who cares passionately about our world.
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