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Fracking runs high risk of polluting countryside, Environment Agency report warns

Fracking runs high risk of polluting countryside, Environment Agency report warns | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
A study says the controversial mining technique could result in chemicals damaging the environment
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How safe is fracking? And who is doing and saying what?

 

Read the research and sample reports on the impact of fracking with regard to: water,food,microbes,environment,health and make up your own mind.

 

Fracking In Spotlight in Texas As Ample Oil, No Water The Guardian 17 August 2013

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_23883524/fracking-spotlight-texas-ample-oil-no-water

 

Fracking 'threatens God's glorious'Creation' - Telegraph 14 August 2013

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10240773/Fracking-threatens-Gods-glorious-creation.html

 

 

George Osborne's father-in-law and the secret frackers of Winsor Castel Mirror 14 Aug 2013 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/george-osbornes-father-in-law-secret-frackers-2163020#ixzz2bxnkEDZn

 

 

Fracking chemicals may be making oil more dangerous SALON 13 August 2013 

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/13/fracking_chemicals_may_be_making_oil_more_dangerous/

 

Utah Methane Leaks In Gas Fields Higer Than Originally Thought Challenging US Estimates 12 August 2013 Huff Post Green 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/06/utah-methane-leaking-gas-fields_n_3715303.html

 

 

Journalist’s Resource 17 May 2013

Fracking, shale gass and health effects: Research roundup.

 

“…exploiting them could have significant environmental and health impacts, including air and water pollution as well as long-term risks such as cancer and respiratory illnesses…”

http://journalistsresource.org/studies/environment/climate-change/fracking-shale-gas-health-effects-research-roundup

 

 

Insurance Journal 31 July 2013Fracking Tied to Drinking Water Damage by EPA Regional Officialhttp://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/07/31/300103.htm

 

grist 24 May 2013

 

Facking accident leaks benzene into Colorado Stream

http://grist.org/news/fracking-accident-frack-cident-leaks-benzene-into-colorado-stream/

 

Guardian 24 April 2013

 

Cuadrilla censured by advertising watchdog over fracking safety claims

Advertising Standards Authority orders shale gas company to tone down claims that it uses 'proven, safe technologies'

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/apr/24/caudrilla-censured-fracking-safety-claims

 

Lancaster Eagle Gazette 16 March 2013

 

Fracking fluid 'spills' into Ohio waterways - a sign fracking should be halted until a safe method is found

http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/article/20130316/OPINION03/303160027/Fracking-fluid-spills-into-Ohio-waterways-sign-fracking-should-halted-until-safe-method-found?gcheck=1

 

SALON 18 May 2011

 

How gas drilling contaminates your food

http://www.salon.com/2011/05/18/fracking_food_supply/

 

Ecologist 28 January 2013

 

Special report Livestock falling ill in fracking regions, raising concerns about food. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1784382/livestock_falling_ill_in_fracking_regions_raising_concerns_about_food.html

 

 

The Ohio State University Research and Innovation Communications 

 

DNA Analysis of Microbes in Fracking Site Yields Suprises 12 March 2012

 

“They also found that the populations of microbes changed dramatically over a short period of time, as some species perished during the fracking operation and others became more abundant.  One—an as-yet-unidentified bacterium—actually prospered, and eventually made up 90 percent of the microbial population in fluids taken from the fracked well”

http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/frackmicrob.htm

 

 

Concerned Health Professionals of NY

 

Professional Perspectives on Health Impacts of Hydrofracking 30 November 2012

http://concernedhealthny.org/professional-perspectives-on-health-impacts-of-hydrofracking/

 

The Tribune Democrat

 

Fracking will affect economy, environment. 20 September 2012

http://tribune-democrat.com/local/x354156600/Report-Fracking-will-affect-economy-environment

 

 

Journalist's Resource May 2011

 

Methane and the Greenhouse-gas Footprint of Natural Gas from Shale Formations - See more at: http://journalistsresource.org/studies/environment/climate-change/natural-gas-hydrofracking-greenhouse#sthash.OH9rsvUF.dpuf

 

 

 

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Nick Groom on nature writing and reviewing Paul Evans Field Notes From The Edge  

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Twelve of the oldest fossils we've discovered so far

Twelve of the oldest fossils we've discovered so far | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The picture of life on Earth that we can paint from fossil evidence is only as good as the fossils we've found. Here are a dozen of our current oldest known fossils, that have either been discovered — or had their ages better determined — in the last 20 years.
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Government Of Nepal: Repeal the wildlife farming legislation!

Government Of Nepal: Repeal the wildlife farming legislation! | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The Parliament of Nepal passed a legislation under National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 on 30th January, 2017. The Wildlife farming, breeding and Research ha
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How hot was it in 2016? - SWI swissinfo.ch

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If 2015 was the warmest year on record, 2016 was not far behind.
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'Alien-looking' fossil insect found trapped in amber

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What's New - Is Urban Bird Feeding: Connecting People with Nature?  

What's New - Is Urban Bird Feeding: Connecting People with Nature?   | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Recent research in households from urban towns in southern England explores attitudes and actions towards garden bird feeding. Findings indicated those people who fed birds regularly felt more relaxed and connected to nature when they watched garden birds and perceived bird feeding was beneficial to bird welfare. Feeding birds may be an expression of a wider orientation towards nature. Feelings of being relaxed and connected to nature were the strongest drivers. As urban expansion continues both to threaten species conservation and to change peoples’ relationship with the natural world, feeding birds may provide a valuable tool for engaging people with nature to the benefit of both people and conservation.

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Is Conservation Research Happening in the Right Places? — Pacific Standard

Is Conservation Research Happening in the Right Places? — Pacific Standard | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Not remotely, a team of biologists argue. ¶

By Nathan Collins ¶

Biodiversity is important for all manner of reasons. Perhaps most of all, biodiversity ma…
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Coal Mines, Cornerstones, The Essay - written and narrated by Paul Evans BBC Radio 3 

Coal Mines, Cornerstones, The Essay - written and narrated by Paul Evans BBC Radio 3  | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

The writer and broadcaster Paul Evans traces a family line back through Shropshire's seams of coal. Chawtermaster Peake is the collier ancestor who hewed coal from Coalbrookdale, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Paul evokes Peake's Wood Pit near the Wrekin as it is today, abandoned in the 1970s, after having been scraped out by opencast mining. Nature is now reclaiming the site, but Paul reflects on the irony of the climate change that ended the Carboniferous period when the coal measures were laid down, contrasting it with the changes being experienced today as we enter the Anthropocene.

 

This is the third of this week's series of essays in which writers reflect on how locations that matter to them are shaped by the underlying geology. Paul Evans, who lives in and writes about Shropshire, contributes to the Country Diary in The Guardian. His latest book is 'Field Notes from the Edge'.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

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#Minimalist #One #Line #Animals By A French Artist Duo #continualine #drawing

#Minimalist #One #Line #Animals By A French Artist Duo #continualine #drawing | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
I recently discovered these amazing one line animal drawings by artist duo DFT and they never left my head since. I think they would make amazing minimalist

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Varroa destructor Mites Can Nimbly Climb from Flowers onto Foraging Honey Bees

Varroa destructor Mites Can Nimbly Climb from Flowers onto Foraging Honey Bees | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Varroa destructor, the introduced parasite of European honey bees associated with massive colony deaths, spreads readily through populations of honey bee colonies, both managed colonies living crowded together in apiaries and wild colonies living widely dispersed in natural settings. Mites are hypothesized to spread between most managed colonies via phoretically riding forager bees when they engage in robbing colonies or they drift between hives. However, widely spaced wild colonies show Varroa infestation despite limited opportunities for robbing and little or no drifting of bees between colonies. Both wild and managed colonies may also exchange mites via another mechanism that has received remarkably little attention or study: floral transmission. The present study tested the ability of mites to infest foragers at feeders or flowers. We show that Varroa destructor mites are highly capable of phoretically infesting foraging honey bees, detail the mechanisms and maneuvers by which they do so, and describe mite behaviors post-infestation.
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 - See The Winners Here - Conjour

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 - See The Winners Here - Conjour | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
With almost 50,000 entries from 95 countries, the Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 has delivered incredible images.
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Brain turns words into complex thoughts like a computer

Brain turns words into complex thoughts like a computer | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The human mind flexibly combines the meanings of individual words to compose structured thoughts, a new study suggests.
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What satellites can tell us about how animals will fare in a changing climate

What satellites can tell us about how animals will fare in a changing climate | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
From the Arctic to the Mojave Desert, terrestrial and marine habitats are rapidly changing. These changes impact animals that are adapted to specific ecological niches, sometimes displacing them or reducing their numbers
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There's nothing dull about dunnocks on Wenlock Edge by Paul Evans  

There's nothing dull about dunnocks on Wenlock Edge by Paul Evans   | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge With its riotous sex life and quick, edgy, movements, the hedge sparrow is like a little ticking bomb
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Rare 'cave squeaker' frog seen in Zimbabwe for first time in 55 years

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Team of researchers discover three of the frogs once listed as possibly extinct in first reported sighting since 1962
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These squirrels are not native. So what? 

These squirrels are not native. So what?  | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

'This sycamore isn’t native either, and neither are the people who planted them, or who look at them now..'

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Alien-like creatures emerge in central Australia following heavy rains

Alien-like creatures emerge in central Australia following heavy rains | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Heavy rains in central Australia have brought to light a mysterious alien looking bug hatching from years of obscurity.
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House shrew migrations linked to historical trade networks

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Synthetic Life Has Been Streamlined And Is Ready To Be Put To Work - Newsy

Transcript: In 2010, researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute announced they'd created a bacteria that runs entirely on lab-made DNA — the world's firs
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Wool on the wire that feeds on fog by Paul Evans Guardian Country Diarist. @DrPaulEvans1 

Wool on the wire that feeds on fog by Paul Evans Guardian Country Diarist. @DrPaulEvans1  | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge The weather has carded the bits of sheep wool into swags and the mizzle fills them full of treasure
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The tiny world in a rotten post top: Guardian Country Diary by Paul Evans  

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Country diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire In this miniature pool had fallen a gunk of seeds and leaves, and lawns of green algae had spread
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Rusty limes frozen in an arrested autumn, last 2016 Guardian Country Diary - Wenlock Edge by Paul Evans & photographs by Maria Nunzia @Varvera 2

Rusty limes frozen in an arrested autumn, last 2016 Guardian Country Diary - Wenlock Edge by Paul Evans & photographs by Maria Nunzia @Varvera 2 | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire On a closer look, the trees are not still holding leaves at all but are full of bracts and seeds

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'Casper octopod under threat from deep sea mining' - BBC News

'Casper octopod under threat from deep sea mining' - BBC News | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
A deep sea octopod, dubbed Casper after the film ghost, may be at risk from mining, scientists say.
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מדהים! תמנון בשם קספר המזכיר את הדמות הלבנה הידועה, בשלבי הכחדה. ישנם חששות הגוברים על ההשפעה העתידית של כרייה על חיים במעמקי הים, זהו סוג של תמנון ללא סנפירים הזוחל לאורך קרקעית הים. שווה לראות אותו בוידאו בתנועה עד כמה הוא מיוחד
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Iron 'jet stream' detected in Earth's outer core - BBC News

Iron 'jet stream' detected in Earth's outer core - BBC News | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Scientists say Earth's outer core contains a kind of "jet stream" - a fast-flowing river of liquid iron that is surging westwards under Alaska and Siberia.
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Pesticide poisoning stops bees from finding flowers, new research shows

Pesticide poisoning stops bees from finding flowers, new research shows | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
New research published today in the journal Scientific Reports has shown how poisoning by pesticides can affect bees' spatial memories leading them to forget where they have been, making feeding less efficient and potentiall
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In Kenya’s Mountain Forests, A New Path to Conservation by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360

In Kenya’s Mountain Forests, A New Path to Conservation by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Kenya’s high-elevation forests are the source for most of the water on which the drought-plagued nation depends.
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