Earlier this month. a huge section of ground in Mexico collapsed, creating a giant crack 3300 feet long. cutting across a highway and rendering it impassable. The collapse was apparently caused by human groundwater extraction. A Professor of Geology at the University of Sonora was sanguine, though, attributing the collapse to “the normal manifestations of the destabilization of the ground.”
Read all about it in the Washington Post, which urges us not to “freak out” about the fact that our rampant resource extraction is literally dropping the ground from beneath our feet.