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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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Herbaceous first of a new series of books celebrating the very best in contemporary nature writing

Herbaceous first of a new series of books celebrating the very best in contemporary nature writing | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Herbaceous is the fist of a new series of books celebrating the very best in contemporary nature writing. A cross between New Naturalist and King Penguin, the series invites a wide range of authors and artists to choose a particular building, plant, animal, person or landscape, and through this object of their fascination tell us wider stories about the British Isles.

http://littletoller.co.uk/products-page/monographs/herbaceous/

 

Herbaceous  

 

Climate change is eroding the familiar pattern of the seasons, so we turn instinctively to the life cycle of herbaceous plants to guide us through the year. The growing, flowering, seeding and dying back to earth of wild flowers, weeds, herbs and garden perennials sustain and enrich our everyday lives with food, metaphor, joy, anxiety, medicine, stories, beauty and enchantment. Above all, by enabling us to read the changing seasons, plants help us navigate our way in the world.

 

Herbaceous is a journey which follows the colour pulse of plants throughout the year, searching for new rhythms in a changing world. It begins with yellow: the pulse of early insects and the symbol of the returning sun. It is followed by spring’s vernal whites and the hedonist, spirited pinks of summer. Gradually, the strange and melancholy blues of early autumn are replaced by the ripple of seed-setting and a return to the browns of our subterranean winter dreams.

 

Herbaceous is gardening with words. It is a book of audacious botany and poetic vision which asks us to look anew at our relationship with plants and celebrates their power to nourish the human spirit.

 

PAUL EVANS spent many years as a gardener working in rose nurseries, graveyards, historic gardens in Wales and a botanical garden in New York. He is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning playwright, best known for his ‘Country Diary’ in The Guardian and various natural history programmes and drama- documentaries for BBC Radio 4. Paul has also been a performance poet, a nature conservationist, holds a PhD in philosophy, and is currently a lecturer at Bath Spa University. He lives in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, with his family.

 

Published by Little Toller Books on May 12th 2014

210 x 156mm, hardback Price: £12 isbn 978-1-908213-16-7

Jacket over foiled boards,112 pages on 90gsm

Munken paper Jacket and internal illustration by Kurt Jackson


 

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Hundreds of birds of prey are being shot or poisoned in UK

Hundreds of birds of prey are being shot or poisoned in UK | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
RSPB calls on shooting industry to help stamp out problem as a report shows birds, including golden eagles, hen harriers and red kites were illegally killed last year
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Photographer Brings The Outside In (Or The Inside Out?) #art #nature #photography #installation

Photographer Brings The Outside In (Or The Inside Out?) #art #nature #photography #installation | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
What if walls had leaves and trees had windows? These are the kind of questions that artist Carolyn Lefley explores in her recent photo series Realm. Using

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Every fish you eat is an environmental mystery, but would you pay more to know the truth?

Every fish you eat is an environmental mystery, but would you pay more to know the truth? | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Matthew Evans: Once you’ve seen what comes up in the net after a trawling expedition, you can never take the identity of the seafood on your plate for granted again

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Chamber of secrets - Press Release - How cells organise themselves influences their ability to communicate - EMBL

Chamber of secrets - Press Release - How cells organise themselves influences their ability to communicate - EMBL | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Cells can huddle to communicate within a restricted group, scientists at EMBL Heidelberg have found. The study is the first demonstration that the way cells organise themselves influences their ability to communicate.

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Stone tools show ancient settlement high in Andes - US News

Stone tools show ancient settlement high in Andes - US News | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — The air was thin, the nights were cold, the sun could easily burn the skin. But about 12,000 years ago, small groups of hunter-gatherers found a home very high up in the Peruvian Andes.
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Gold mining expanding rapidly along Guiana Shield, threatening forests, water, wildlife

Gold mining expanding rapidly along Guiana Shield, threatening forests, water, wildlife | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Gold mining is on the rise in the Guiana Shield, a geographic region of South America that holds one of the world’s largest undisturbed tract of rainforest. A new mapping technology using a radar and optical imaging combination has detected a significant increase in mining since 2000, threatening the region's forests and water quality.
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Grey for danger, red for hope

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Country diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: Red is love and luck in this landscape, where leaf colours fall together to become brown

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Former Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force

Former Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Lord Chris Smith will lead a new ‘independent’ task force, funded by shale gas companies, to look into the risks and benefits of fracking in the UK
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Six reasons why agricultural biodiversity matters

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Agricultural biodiversity is the diversity of crops and their wild relatives, trees, animals, microbes and other species that contribute to agricultural production.
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Stop biodiversity offsets: Thousands sign letter to the European Commission

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More than 9,000 people and 67 organisations have signed on to a letter urging the European Commission to drop its plans for biodiversity offsetting. Biodiversity offsets would "harm nature and peop...
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Drugs flushed into the environment could be cause of wildlife decline

Drugs flushed into the environment could be cause of wildlife decline | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
New studies show antidepressants causing starlings to feed less and contraceptive drugs reducing fish populations in lakes

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Pharmaceuticals are a medical wonder, but this shows impact way beyond our expectations.

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Finding Fracking Fluids In The Environment

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Finding Fracking Fluids In The Environment http://t.co/f3JnnAU6eO
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Bird Embryos Can Discern Between Calls—a First in Nature

Bird Embryos Can Discern Between Calls—a First in Nature | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Baby birds can discriminate sounds from different birds inside the egg—only the second species known to do so, a new study reveals.
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Research: Asia most vulnerable to climate change

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Research: Asia most vulnerable to climate change By Graham Land Oct 28, 2014 Populations living in low-lying, coastal Asian cities are at most risk from the effects of climate change, according to a...
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8 foods you're about to lose due to climate change

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Climate change will be something you can see when you open your refrigerator

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New evidence on Neanderthal mixing

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New research illuminates the mixing with Neanderthals in early human prehistory, narrowing the window of time when they crossbred to between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago.

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A huge tsunami in Hawaii’s past warns of future risk

A huge tsunami in Hawaii’s past warns of future risk | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Aleutian earthquake also put debris 18 meters above sea level near epicenter.
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Albania’s Coastal Wetlands: Killing Field for Migrating Birds by Phil McKenna: Yale Environment 360

Albania’s Coastal Wetlands: Killing Field for Migrating Birds by Phil McKenna: Yale Environment 360 | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Millions of birds migrating between Africa and Europe are being illegally hunted on the Balkan Peninsula, with the most egregious poaching occurring in Albania. Conservationists and the European Commission are calling for an end to the carnage.
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For Bhutan, it Takes a Community to Save the Snow Leopard

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The snow leopard, like most of the world’s big cats, survives by keeping a low profile. Yet its secretive nature and penchant for living among some of the steepest, remotest mountain ranges on the ...
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How the sight of flocks of ring ouzels helps to turn autumn into the new spring - The Independent

How the sight of flocks of ring ouzels helps to turn autumn into the new spring - The Independent | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
This is about a slight thing, and slight things are hard to write about, because part of you feels you shouldn’t be wasting words on anything which is less than of major importance; but most of the fabric of human life is made up not of great...

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Birmingham Salon forthcoming events

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Public debate on #fracking and #energy Thurs 13th Nov from 7.30pm. Join us at @TheVictoria! More details at http://t.co/LQlj29f0uH.
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Antibiotics found in human body bacteria

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A new study shows how the bacteria that live on and in our bodies contain genetic recipes for molecules that act like drugs, some of which may have antibiotic potential.
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EPA Expects to Publish Long-Awaited Draft Fracking Report in March

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Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Monday that the agency plans to roll out a series of key peer-reviewed papers related to its long-awaited draft report on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on...
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Mediterranean, semi-arid ecosystems prove resistant to climate change

Mediterranean, semi-arid ecosystems prove resistant to climate change | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Climate change predictions for the Middle East, like other arid regions of the world, are alarming. But in testing these dire predictions, ecologists found that, contrary to expectations, no measurable changes in annual vegetation could be seen.
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Harvestman meets an eight-legged rival

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Country Diary: Stone’s Allotments, Havant, Hampshire: Sensing danger, the harvestman picks up pace, scaling the clods of earth in its path
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