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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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Field Notes From The Edge by Paul Evans Published by Rider Books #newbook #naturewriting

Field Notes From The Edge by Paul Evans Published by Rider Books #newbook #naturewriting | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

 

 

 


















Web page Paul Evans 

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Reviewed Financial Times 

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"Field Notes' magic lies partly in the sheer quality of the prose, partly in Evans' ability to loop together disparate threads in a way that feels both natural and carefully patterned: images an words recur, subtle altered each time, layering meaning upon meaning so that each chapter become rich with significance. It makes for a profound satisfying read".

By Melissa Harrison author of 'At Hawthorn Time' (Bloomsbury) @M_Z_Harrison


Journeys Through Britain’s Secret Wilderness

Published by Rider June 4th 2015 Buy book 

inside Illustrations by Maria Nunzia @Varvera 

http://bookshop.theguardian.com/catalog/product/view/id/297615/


 

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

 

‘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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Dry Rivers, Low Prices Make a Double Whammy for Tar Sands Oil

Dry Rivers, Low Prices Make a Double Whammy for Tar Sands Oil | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Much as water is a critical limiting factor for the supposed infinite fossil fuel development in China and Asia - it's turning out to be a crimp on Canada's massive Oil sands projects. At the same ...

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Government permission to use banned pesticides face legal challenge

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Temporary approval for two of the three neonicotinoid pesticides linked to decline in bees and banned by the EU is to be challenged in the high court
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Minnesota bog study turns up the heat on peat

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Experiment boosts temperature and carbon dioxide to gauge global-warming response.
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The Archaeology News Network: Earliest 'modern' hand nearly two million years old

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Fears of a global ‘jellyfish invasion’ of the oceans may not hold water

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There is one positive effect from the conflicts sweeping the Middle East

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Air pollution has decreased dramatically in parts of the Middle East in the past five years - partly due to armed conflicts since the Arab Spring.
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Book reading & signing: Field Notes From The Edge by Paul Evans Waterstones Shrewsbury

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Book reading and signing of Field Notes From The Edge Journeys Through Britain’s Secret Wilderness by Paul Evans published by Rider Book 

 

To be held on the 20 August 2015, at Waterston’s Shrewsbury, 18-19 High Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1SJ, 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm. 

 

Please find attached an invitation

RSVP by e-mail: fieldnotes.evans@aol.co.uk  

 

For further information about Paul’s book please go to the following site: http://www.paulevanswenlockedge.com/#!field-notes-from-the-edge-/c1bm7

 

 

 

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Green fury after Shell is given go-ahead for Arctic drilling

Green fury after Shell is given go-ahead for Arctic drilling | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Shell has been granted final permission by the US regulatory authorities to begin exploratory drilling for oil and gas beneath the Arctic seabed. The decision by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to allow the multinational to drill off the Alaskan coast prompted environmentalists to accuse President Barack Obama of “double-speak” over his calls to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources.
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US battles to find - and save - illegally trafficked plants - BBC News

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Every year thousands of plants are illegally imported into the US - but what happens after they're seized?
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Zoologger: World’s first venomous frog has the kiss of death

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Two frog species from Brazil are the first and so far only venomous frogs. One of them is 25 times more poisonous than Brazilian pit-vipers
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Animal faeces or carcass likely cause of water contamination scare

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More than 300,000 households in Lancashire still facing water restrictions as water watchdog investigates cause of cryptosporidium bug
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Nano-style sheets may aid health, shield ecosystem | Cornell Chronicle

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Charlotte Church to lead chorus in musical protest over Arctic drilling

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Welsh star will perform 'Requiem for Arctic Ice' live outside Shell’s London headquarters later today
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The Archaeology News Network: Primates have been infected with viruses related to HIV for 16 million years

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Tropical forests totalling size of India at risk of being cleared, study warns

Tropical forests totalling size of India at risk of being cleared, study warns | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Washington-based Center for Global Development predicts 289m hectares (714m acres) of tropical forests will be felled by 2050 based on current trends
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Carbon credits undercut climate change actions says report - BBC News

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The vast majority of carbon credits generated by Russia and Ukraine do not represent cuts in emissions, according to a new study.
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Only "simplified" tropical forest to remain by end of century: study - Xinhua | English.news.cn

What is needed are unbroken areas of forest that link today's core tropical regions with forest areas about four degrees Celsius cooler,so as temperatures rise and rainfall patterns change species have a better chance of surviving rapid 21st century climate change,according to Lewis s.
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Ring of wildfire: Drought-fueled blazes have torn through 7 million acres in the the US this year

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Field Notes From The Edge book reading and signing by Paul Evans at Waterstones Shrewsbury.

Field Notes From The Edge book reading and signing by Paul Evans at Waterstones Shrewsbury. | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Field Notes From The Edge at Waterstones Shrewsbury, 20th August 2015 

 

In a collaborative performance with the remarkably innovative guitarist Michael Kwiatkowski, Paul Evans read passages from the book, then he and illustrator Maria Nunzia @Varvera signed copies bought. Many thanks to Tim Arblaster and Courtney Monkhouse at Waterstones for inviting and hosting the event and to all those who came for making it such a wonderful evening.

 

http://www.paulevanswenlockedge.com/#!20-august-waterstones-shrewsbury-/cng7

 

Twitter: Field Notes From The Edge @EvansFieldNotes 

Paul Evans @DrPaulEvans1 


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The Archaeology News Network: Apes may be closer to speaking than many scientists think

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Greenland ice sheet's winds driving tundra soil erosion, study finds

Greenland ice sheet's winds driving tundra soil erosion, study finds | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Strong winds blowing off the Greenland Ice Sheet are eroding soil and vegetation in the surrounding tundra, making it less productive for caribou and other grazing animals, carbon storage and nutrient cycling, a Dartmouth College study finds.
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Bringing Awareness Of Poaching And Trafficking On World Elephant Day

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It is critical that other governments, including those of China and European countries, also close their ivory markets.
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Irrigation risks spreading invasive pests across Africa

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Watering and climate change create the ideal conditions for crop-wrecking insects, finds Kenyan study.
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Blot out and backcross: the butterfly’s genetic secret?

Blot out and backcross: the butterfly’s genetic secret? | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire A controversial theory claims the reason butterflies and their caterpillars look so dissimilar is down to hybridogenesis
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The Archaeology News Network: 10,000-year-old monolith found off coast of Sicily

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