J. Telling If you’ve ever wondered whether water improves with age like a fine wine, wonder no longer: The answer is “nope.” Scientists found water in Canada that had been trapped in veins of rock 1.5 miles underground for at least a billion and...
Huffington Post Moms and Babies Face Health Risks From Fracking Huffington Post A few months ago, in Southeast Ohio, I got to see the world of fracking up close and personal. It was a gorgeous spring day.
Video on msnbc.com: Chris Hayes welcome the hurricane season with coverage of Tropical Storm Andrea, and dedicates himself to covering the busy hurricane season with a heavy dose of context re: climate change.
The country is in the midst of an unprecedented oil and gas drilling rush—brought on by a controversial technology called hydraulic fracturing or FRACKING. Along with this fracking-enabled oil and gas rush have come troubling reports of poisoned drinking water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, industrial disasters and explosions. We call them FRACCIDENTS.
See a sampling of some of the high profile incidents related to the country's oil and gas drilling rush. Each of the symbols on the map represents a fraccident.
A new interactive project from Google, NASA and the US Geological Survey.
Since the 70s, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have been amassing satellite images of our planet as part of the Landsat program, revealing a record of change over time: cities expanding, lakes and forests disappearing, new islands emerging off the coast of rising metropolises like Dubai. These historic pictures show stunning change across the earth's surface, in both our natural environments and our man-made ones.
Three decades of global change can be viewed digitally in a recent project between NASA, the USGS, TIME, Google, and theCREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon. Landsat images taken between 1984 and 2012 have been converted into a seamless, navigable animation built from millions of satellite photos. As Google wrote this morning on its blog: "We believe this is the most comprehensive picture of our changing planet ever made available to the public."
Visit the link for more details and to view a few of the GIFs Google has created showing some of the most startling pockets of change...
“Let me show you the world, says Swedish academic Han Rosling as he demonstrates the dynamics of population growth, child mortality and carbon dioxide emissions. The challenge for the world is to get everyone out of extreme poverty and get the richest people to use less fossil fuels so that everyone can share their energy levels, he says.”
About 2,000 opponents of a natural-gas drilling process that involves blasting chemical-laden water deep into the ground rallied outside New York's Capitol on Monday as a new statewide poll showed a slight increase among voters who are against it.
This case study examines the environmental, social and economic importance of water, and issues of scarcity and management. It is a valuable resource for the Year 7 unit "Water in the world" and the Year 10 unit "Global geographies of human wellbeing". The study demonstrates an effective model of sustainable aid and development between the people of Australia and Indonesia.
Flores – water, water everywhere...Water on FloresWhat role does water play in a community?Reflections and thinking hats
Download: Chapter 3 - Water and human wellbeing.pdf
It’s no secret that the world’s ocean trash problem is getting bad; looking at a handful of images from the Texas-sized Pacific garbage patch should be enough to convince anyone. As for all of our litter that doesn’t end up in the middle of the ocean? It often stays close to shore, where volunteers for Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup pick some of it up, cataloging all the items they find.
Superstorm Sandy was a dramatic preview of what cities on the Eastern Seaboard might expect as climate change intensifies, but 12 small, indigenous communities on Alaska's coast provide the most extreme example of how global warming can wreak havoc.