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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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Why the scientific case against fracking keeps getting stronger

Why the scientific case against fracking keeps getting stronger | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Anthony Ingraffea argues that fugitive methane emissions turn natural gas from a climate benefit into yet another strike against fossil fuels.
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Animals caught in crossfire, trapped at Gaza zoo - Middle East Eye

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GAZA CITY - The lions sit dazed in the shade of their damaged pen, while nearby the decayed carcases of two vervet monkeys lie contorted on the grass of a Gaza zoo.
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10 Mind-Blowing Scientific Studies | The Unbounded Spirit

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10 Mind-Blowing Scientific Studies http://t.co/1HDR2kuHxN #psychology #science #technology
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'Tractor beam' created in water

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Australian physicists have discovered how to control the movement of a floating object using wave patterns.
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Hundreds of activists expected at Blackpool anti-fracking camp - The Guardian

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Up to 1,000 anti-fracking activists are expected to arrive outside Blackpool this Thursday to protest against shale gas extraction.
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Climate Change: Changes in Rainfall Patterns Could Drive Rise in Debilitating Disease

Climate Change: Changes in Rainfall Patterns Could Drive Rise in Debilitating Disease | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Climate change could spread a debilitating disease that's prevalent in developing countries, according to a recent study.

 

Researcher from Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom found that Buruli ulcer, a disease that affects thousands of people every year, mainly in developing countries, could be spread by the changes in rainfall patterns.


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Turning a slate quarry green: 40 years of Centre for Alternative Technology

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Welsh hippies ushered in an era of sustainable living well before the world had woken up to climate change
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Three new plants protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act

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Bristol Tenn. (Reuters) - A variety of sunflower found in some Southern states and two other rare plants were designated on Friday as endangered species by the U.S. federal government.The U.S. Fish and
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Amazon tribe makes 'first contact' with outside world – video

Amazon tribespeople come forward looking for outside assistance, after fleeing attacks in Peru
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Dinosaurs shrank to evolve into birds over 50m years - The Guardian

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This is how the first feathered dinosaur, Microraptor, would have looked. It existed during the Cretaceous period, 120m years ago, in what is now northern China.
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Great apes face extinction: conservationist Jane Goodall - Phys.org

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The world's great apes face extinction within decades, renowned chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall warned Tuesday, in a call to arms to ensure man's closest relatives are not wiped out.
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Intensifying ocean acidity from carbon emissions hitting Pacific shellfish industry

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For more than a century, Bill Taylor's family has used the calm, protected waters of Puget Sound to raise oysters, planting billions of larvae in underwater beds and then harvesting them to ship to some of the finest restaurants in the world.
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Impressive Wildlife Photos That Will Brighten Your Day: From BBC’s Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Competition

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Capturing that magical wildlife photo takes decent equipment, an extreme amount of patience and a little bit of luck. Beyond composition and color, the best wildlife photographs give you a reason t...
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Indonesian govt reiterates plan to clear 14M ha of forest by 2020

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The Indonesian government is pressing forward with plans to clear 14 million hectares of forest between 2010 and 2020 despite a commitment to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
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House sparrows: Birds to be grudgingly admired - SunHerald.com

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SunHerald.com House sparrows: Birds to be grudgingly admired SunHerald.com When I started writing this column on House Sparrows, I just jumped in and I was in full, self-righteous fervor about how the English House Sparrow was no better than a...
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Signs and portents

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Country diary: Wenlock Edge: The swifts have departed, there are wasps in the windfalls, and in the hedge, a mysterious map
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New study finds fringe global warming contrarians get disproportionate media attention

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Dana Nuccitelli: 30% of fringe climate scientists who say carbon pollution causes little global warming report frequent media coverage, vs.
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Pigeon fanciers of the Palaeolithic

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New research has shown how Neanderthals on the island of Gibraltar exploited rock doves as a source of food and may even have cooked them in the embers of their fires (Pigeon fanciers of the Palaeolithic - Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release)...
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Mercury in upper ocean more than tripled since Industrial Revolution, humans to blame

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Humanity is on track to release into the environment as much mercury in the next 50 years as in the past 150...
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India evacuates thousands as Nepal landslide sparks flood fears

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PATNAIndia/KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Authorities in eastern India began evacuating thousands of villagers on Saturday after efforts to clear a deadly landslide in neighboring Nepal sparked fears of flash floods
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UK slashes climate change diplomacy budget - The Guardian

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) cut spending on its core climate change activities by 39% over the past three years, figures show.
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Rainforest Logging Hits Biodiversity Hard - The Epoch Times

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RedOrbit Rainforest Logging Hits Biodiversity Hard The Epoch Times While the findings may seem intuitive, the study is the first to take a comprehensive look at the impacts of selective logging across animal groups and identify logging intensity as...
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Two degrees: how the world failed on climate change

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For 20 years, climate policy has centered around one goal: making sure we don't get more than 2°C of global warming. That goal is looking increasingly delusional.


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16-foot Waves Measured in Arctic Ocean Where There Was Once Only Ice

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Researchers get the first measurements of wave heights in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska, and they're big.
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German Environment Agency calls for rules preventing fracking - Reuters

German Environment Agency calls for rules preventing fracking
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A spokeswoman for the environment ministry said draft laws on fracking would be presented to the cabinet after the summer break.
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