Below are Ring of Fire’s top stories from the past week.

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Colorado condensate tank flooding

Media Ignores Damaged oil & Gas Tanks from Colorado Flooding

As the devastating flooding in Colorado continues, some Colorado residents are wondering why no one is talking about flooded oil and gas wells from fracking. According to several reports and photographs from Coloradans, oil and gas tanks are tilted and, in some cases, overturned. Residents are deeply concerned about potential contamination. … Read more.


Law Enforcement’s Excessive Force is an Epidemic

Just this year, the country has seen a rampant plague of violent and excessive force used by law enforcement. The most recent of which is the incident when a police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina shot and killed an unarmed 24-year old former Florida A&M football player. … Read more.


Lipitor Linked to Musculoskeletal Injuries and Diseases as well as Type 2 Diabetes

The cholesterol and blood pressure-regulating statin drug Lipitor has been linked to type 2 diabetes in women. Recently, the drug has also been linked to an increased risk for muscle and joint diseases as well as strains and sprains, according to HealthDay News. … Read more.


Neil Degrasse Tyson - science

Conservatives Take New Turn in Fighting Science

This spring, a bipartisan group of legislators from the House and Senate proposed the creation of the honorary position of US Science Laureate. The bill was considered “so innocuous” that it would have been voted for under special rules requiring a two-thirds majority and allowing no amendments. Yet, when the American Conservative Union (ACU) discovered the bill, the war on science and reason began. … Read more.


Christian Hysteria Destroys Student-Created Literature

Reminiscent of American Christian paranoia and hysteria, a Netherlands-based Christian school destroyed over $20,000 in student-created literature by shoving it all through a shredder. The school based its reasoning on the fact that one book featured a peace symbol, which the school said was satanic. … Read more.


Joshua is a writer and researcher with Ring of Fire. Follow him on Twitter @Joshual33.