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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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Press Release: Field Notes From The Edge by Paul Evans due to be published by Rider Books 4 June 2015 #NewBook @DrPaulEvans #News

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Journeys Through Britain’s Secret Wilderness

Published by Rider June 4th 2015 Pre orders       

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‘The best account I know of how it goes with our wilds’                                 Tim Dee author of Four Fields                         

 

‘The best of the best writers on nature’                                                

John Vidal The Guardian Environment Editor  

 

In ‘Field Notes From The Edge’, one of Britain’s foremost nature writers takes us on a journey through Britain’s hidden wilderness. Here, celebrated naturalist Paul Evans explores the gaps between one place, one state of mind, one truth and another.  This beautifully written book is a work of dark wonder, capturing our changing world and treading the narrow way between our love of Nature and fear of it.  From Shropshire’s Wenlock Edge, which he knows so well, Paul Evans looks at other kinds of ‘edge’ and the wild lives that inhabit them in ruins, strandlines, caves, heaths, islands, marshes, swarms, even bodies. From ice-age caves to ancient hedgerows, this is a celebration of things lost, overlooked or hiding in plain sight. 

 

 ‘...the first indisputable classic of twenty-first century nature-writing…’       Jim Perrin Nature writer & biographer author of West 

 

Best known as an author of The Guardian’s Country Diary column, Paul Evans is a naturalist, university lecturer, broadcaster of natural-history documentaries and award-winning dramas for Radio 4, and performance poet. He’s already acclaimed as one of Britain’s leading nature writers – the ‘John Clare of his generation’.  

 

'wonderfully original book...Evans has a superb eye, a fine ear for all kinds of speech, a love of droll reality and a lyrical sense of all life.

It is a Joy'  

Richard Kerridge Ecocritic and author of Cold Blood  

 

He writes for publications including BBC Wildlife, Geographical, The National Trust Magazine andCountry Living; and his work appears in many anthologies. In his time he has also been a grave digger, managed gardens for the National Trust,worked for Percy Thrower, been commissioned by a billionaire to collect samples of all the plants in eastern North America, fronted a Punk band and looked after botanical gardens in New York.  He has had his poetry set to music by an American folk group and even been the subject of an MA at a Belgian university. He lives with his family in Much Wenlock, Shropshire where he was born.      

 

'He made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end with his mastery of other unseen moments of life on earth, making 'the ginger streak' of a dormouse flash into focus or pulling me back into prehistory to dream with cave people'. 

Maggie Gee author of The White Family 

 

Fields  ‘Stunning, thoughtful and closely observed…the sort of writing that compels you to go outdoors and re-experience the world’                                          

Gerard Woodward author of I’ll Go to Bed at Noon  

 

For review copies, author interviews or more  information please contact Sarah Bennie: sbennie@randomhouse.co.uk |0207 840 8755  

 

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Complex ecological and evolutionary controls of forest dynamics make projecting the future difficult.
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The Montreal Protocol on ozone-depleting substances is already saving your skin

The Montreal Protocol on ozone-depleting substances is already saving your skin | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Hopefully someday we can say the same thing about an effective effort to combat greenhouse gas emissions.
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Most glaciers in Mount Everest area will disappear with climate change – study

Most glaciers in Mount Everest area will disappear with climate change – study | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
About 5,500 glaciers could disappear or drastically retreat by the end of the century with severe impacts on farming and hydropower, say scientists
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Animal BBC Documentary Great Barrier Reef Nature's Miracles NEW+ Nature Documentary

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Octopus can use its skin to see

Octopus can use its skin to see | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Researchers recently found the same proteins used in human eyes are also present in the skin of the two spot octopus.
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Consumer choice: Shade-grown coffee and cocoa good for the birds, farmers, ecosystems

Consumer choice: Shade-grown coffee and cocoa good for the birds, farmers, ecosystems | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
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NASA plans to send microscopic organisms to Red planet | Customs Today Newspaper

NASA plans to send microscopic organisms to Red planet | Customs Today Newspaper | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK: In an attempt to explore if Mars can house conditions suitable of sustaining human life un...
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I Wasn't Sure I Ever Wanted To See Animals In The Womb...But This Is Just Amazing

I Wasn't Sure I Ever Wanted To See Animals In The Womb...But This Is Just Amazing | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Peter Chinn used a combination of ultrasounds, computer graphics, and tiny cameras to create these 4-D replicas of what baby animals look like in the womb. This Is like nothing you've ever seen before.
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Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara County Coastline

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An oil spill from a pipeline west of Goleta, along the Refugio State Beach coastline, has emergency crews in the ocean and on the beach since about 11:42 a.m. Tuesday.
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Fracking support falls as Tory government promises to 'deliver shale'

Fracking support falls as Tory government promises to 'deliver shale' | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Conservatives pledge to drive through fracking projects, including under national parks – despite public opposition rising from 29% to 43% in the last 18 months, according to a YouGov poll
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Australia's banks have 10% loans in risky fossil fuels, says investment adviser

Australia's banks have 10% loans in risky fossil fuels, says investment adviser | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Biggest four banks have about 10% of known loan arrangements in coal, oil and gas projects, which could be ‘stranded’ by policy change, research shows
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Arctic fjord harbors surprising inhabitants

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Scientists provide deepest record of living macroalgae in the high Arctic
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Plankton trawl reveals ten times the species

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A survey of the oceans has revealed that there are ten times as many plankton types than we thought.
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Germany emits more of most potent greenhouse gas in 2014

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CARBON-GERMANY/:Germany emits more of most potent greenhouse gas in 2014
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Humans’ staggering effect on Earth

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Images of consumption are the theme of the book, “Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot.” It addresses environmental deterioration through subjects including materialism, consumption, pollution, fossil fuels and carbon footprints.
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Attacks on the last elephants and rhinos threaten entire ecosystems

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George Monbiot: Megafauna like elephants and rhinos are ecological engineers, creating conditions that hundreds of other species have evolved to exploit. Losing their last remaining populations will radically alter life on Earth
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Scientists Sample the Ocean and Find Tiny Additions to the Tree of Life

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Researchers studied plankton from around the globe and uncovered vast genetic diversity and clues to how warming temperatures may affect ocean life.
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Climate change blamed for severe drought hitting Vietnam's coffee crops

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Exports drop 40% as world’s second-biggest coffee exporter suffers rising temperatures and drought, combined with effects of deforestation, land degradation and depleted water resources caused by decades of growth
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Climate change could cause cold-blooded animals' thermal tolerance to shrink

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Cold-blooded animals can tolerate body temperatures only a few degrees above their normal high temperatures before they overheat, which could be a problem as the planet itself warms, according to San Francisco State University researchers.
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Trophy hunting: 'Killing animals to save is wrong' - CNN.com

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Killing endangered wildlife to save it is just wrong.
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Geologists use jelly, lasers and water to unravel mystery of volcanic eruption

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An experiment to work out why magma travels along vertical and horizontal fractures reveals a previously unrecognised potential trigger for eruptions
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Weak EU air pollution standards risk thousands of lives, says report

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71,000 deaths across Europe and more than 2m child asthma sufferers likely as a result of draft EU air pollution limits that favour industry, study finds
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Five Trillion Pieces Of Plastic Are Floating In An Ocean Near You [Interactive]

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Rewilding the Western Quoll - with David Peacock and Katherine Moseby - Rewilding Australia

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Story by Rob Brewster, Rewilding Australia In the past few years there has been a renewed vigour within the Australian community that has seen people questioning whether just protecting our existing, degraded ecosystems is enough. People are considering the possibilities of looking beyond just conservation of our landscapes towards envisioning actively restoring our lost biodiversity to as close to levels that were seen in the first hundred years of European settlement. The records of our ancestors hint at what we have lost. “Fifty or sixty years ago …They [eastern quolls] swarmed into the fowl-houses at night” reported the Daily Herald (Adelaide, 6 February 1913). The Camperdown Chronicle (Vic, 17 August 1933) stated that there were “plenty [of quolls] about in the bush in the early days”. The Land (11 May 1917) noted that “The Dasyures [which include our quolls] for instance have practically disappeared, and which at one time were to be found in thousands in the interior, must have consumed vast numbers of mice annually”, and The Sydney Morning Herald (23 February 1926) states that “up to 1870 the …
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