December 18, 2017

Human Activity

“The study’s findings suggest that the recent Fort Worth Basin earthquakes, which involve swarms of activity on several faults in the region, have been induced by human activity.”

— Michael Blanpied, associate coordinator of the earthquake hazard program of the U.S. Geological Survey and a co-author of a report by Southern Methodist University researchers published online in the journal Science Advances. Blanpied said wastewater injection associated with the oil and gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing has triggered quakes in recent years along faults that had been dead for more than 300 million years.

Cybersecurity Talent

“The protection of Georgia’s citizens, businesses and institutions within the digital realm remains a paramount concern, and the demand for cybersecurity talent continues to exceed supply. This facility will encourage world-class collaboration between industry leaders, startup companies, academic institutions and government in the field of cybersecurity, and provide space for private sector entities to leverage the center’s strategic resources.”

— Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal in a statement on the expansion of a cybersecurity training center in Augusta that is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.