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Dissecting the Controversy about Early Psychological Response to Disasters and Trauma

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Right now in Oklahoma, first responders and volunteers are pulling out the stops to mobilize all the help they can, including psychological support. They’ll be able to rely on people’s great reserves of generosity and resilience. Devastating tornadoes have a lot in common with other major traumas, like life-threatening accidents, the Boston bombing and the [...]

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Observations

Oil Addiction, Not Fracking, Caused the 2011 Oklahoma Earthquakes

Earthquakes have become more than 10 times more common in normally quiescent parts of the U.S., such as Ohio and Oklahoma, in the past few years. Given the simultaneous uptick in fracking—an oil and gas drilling technique that involves fracturing shale rock deep underground with the use of a high pressure water cocktail—it’s common to [...]

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Octopus Chronicles

Could an Octopus Really Be Terrorizing Oklahoma’s Lakes?

TULSA, Okla.–As the rate of unexplained drowning deaths has reportedly crept up in Oklahoma’s placid lakes, some observers have turned to an unusual explanation: a freshwater octopus. The legend of a killer cephalopod lurking in the murky waters of the state’s Lake Thunderbird, Lake Tenkiller or Lake Oolagah has been surfacing for at least the [...]

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