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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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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, August 16, 2013 3:35 PM

Like the poster says, 'Go and Frack Off'!

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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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Do Animals Get Depressed?

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Rodents, primates, and even fish that lack interest in their environment could be sad—but scientists can't say for sure, a new study says.
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Brace yourself for a sudden cold snap and likelihood of heavy snow

Brace yourself for a sudden cold snap and likelihood of heavy snow | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Britain is to be plunged into a deep freeze from today and the cold snap is expected to be made worse by strong winds and inches-thick layers of snow blanketing most parts of the country.
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Here's How We Know Global Warming Made the Blizzard Worse | WIRED

Here's How We Know Global Warming Made the Blizzard Worse | WIRED | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
New Yorkers caught the wimpy end of Juno, but the carbon charged storm chin-checked New England.
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Fracking blocked in UK after last-minute U-turn

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FRACKING for shale gas across the whole of the UK has been blocked after the UK Government was forced to abandon attempts to push it through on Monday night.

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, January 27, 8:53 AM

While the referendum campaign has left a legacy that is undoubtedly positive in many ways, there are negative aspects to that legacy as well. The rules of politics, journalism and much else were changed as the various branches of the British establishment plied each other with indulgences for ever more reprehensible conduct in the name of defending the old order and the old ways.


As they fought to defend the structures of power and privilege which define the British state, British politicians and the British media effectively gave each other permission to lie to the people of Scotland. Neither is about to relinquish this extension to their capacity for manipulation. Both will continue to test the limits of this new laxity. Neither will seek to restrain the other lest they themselves lose the power that this new regime affords them. Both relish the dangerous power that comes with being freed from responsibility.


The toxic legacy of Project Fear is evident in the brazen dishonesty of the headline above this story in The Scotsman. The declaration that fracking has been blocked in the UK is, quite simply, a lie. It is a lie told in the service of a concerted effort by British Labour to conceal the fact that they colluded with their Tory allies - firstly, to withhold from the Scottish Parliament promised powers to control fracking in Scotland; secondly, to defeat a motion calling for a moratorium on fracking; and thirdly, to pass an amendment which, far from "blocking" fracking, actually enables it to go ahead with nothing but a token nod in the direction of regulation.


The headline unashamedly turns the truth on its head. And why should its author feel shame when such wilful dishonesty has been declared, not only acceptable, but a necessary and worthy attribute in all who serve the ruling elites of the British state.

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Social climber with a crusty bark

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Country Diary Wenlock Edge: Plumed seedheads of traveller’s joy hold light in the lane with a glow of their own
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Ocean life in store for large-scale extinction

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A study led by scientists at the University of California has found that the world’s oceans may be in store for a large-scale extinction, according to the
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Venus Flytraps Risk Extinction in the Wild at the Hands of Poachers | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

Venus Flytraps Risk Extinction in the Wild at the Hands of Poachers | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Earlier this month four men were arrested for poaching on the Holly Shelter Game Land preserve in North Carolina. Their arrest made national headlines, and history, ...
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New drawings revealed as restoration starts on Rome’s Colosseum

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Ancient traces of red, black, green and blue frescoes have been uncovered.

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A long-delayed restoration of the Colosseum’s only intact internal passageway has yielded ancient traces of red, black, green and blue frescoes

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World's oldest snake fossils discovered by Alberta researcher

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A Canadian paleontologist has found the fossils of four ancient snakes so old that he thinks they may have had four legs.
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Learning From Animal Friendships - New York Times

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Interspecies interactions are all over YouTube. Yes, they’re cute, but are they useful to scientists?
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Discovery: Fish Live beneath Antarctica

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Scientists find translucent fish in a wedge of water hidden under 740 meters of ice, 850 kilometers from sunlight

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MPs: Ban fracking to meet carbon targets - BBC News

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A committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on shale gas fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change.
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New tattoos discovered on Oetzi! - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

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With the aid of a non-invasive photographic technique, researchers at the EURAC-Institute for Mummies and the Iceman have been able to show up all the tattoos on the man who was found preserved in a glacier, and in the process have stumbled upon a...

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With the aid of a non-invasive photographic technique, researchers at the EURAC-Institute for Mummies and the Iceman have been able to show up all the tattoos on the man who was found preserved in a glacier, and in the process have stumbled upon a previously unknown tattoo on his ribcage
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Researchers find species of blind predatory water beetles have vision genes, challenging evolution

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LET there be sight! Well, at least for blind beetles.
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Ancient star system reveals Earth-sized planets forming near start of universe

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A Sun-like star with orbiting planets, dating back to the dawn of the Galaxy, has been discovered by an international team of astronomers.

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At Newly Discovered Water Temple, Maya Offered Sacrifices to End Drought

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As an ancient drought took hold, a water temple saw more offerings from desperate Maya, archaeologists report.
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Snowpocalypse: How Global Warming Creates Gargantuan Blizzards

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Storms like ‘Juno’ are the new normal, say climate scientists.

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Big asteroid that skimmed Earth has its own moon

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An unusually large asteroid that just skimmed by Earth had its own moon, NASA said Tuesday as the US space agency released its first radar images of the flyby.
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England's environment 'in decline'

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England's natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group warns.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: iNaturalist

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Around 1.6 million species are known to science. What's in your neighborhood? Join iNaturalist, a citizen scientist community that's cataloging life on Earth and find out.
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Rationing ravens and merciful monkeys: can animals be altruistic? - The Guardian

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Is there a conscious generosity in how ravens or bats share food, or monkeys or elephants save others, or is it simply the selfish instinct of group survival?
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Prehistoric teeth found in China may point to mysterious new human species

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The more research that is done into the prehistoric origins of humans, the more crowded it gets.According to a new study, there may well have been multiple species of primitive humans between 60,000 a...
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Earth-sized planets discovered in Milky Way increase chances of ancient alien life

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Five Earth-sized planets have been identified around a distant star in the Milky Way galaxy in a discovery that raises the possibility of eventually finding another rocky planet where water-based life may exist, scientists said.
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Ancient underwater forest found off UK

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BBC Inside Out reveals a 'lost world' with the discovery of a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old underneath the sea off eastern England.

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International cooperation can create recovery from the Aral Sea disaster | Conservation | The Earth Times

International cooperation can create recovery from the Aral Sea disaster | Conservation | The Earth Times | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The conference we mentioned last week has produced very hopeful 'green shoots' of hope for financial, agricultural and hydrological solutions to the problems facing the peoples around the Aral Sea.
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