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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 12:35 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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Herbaceous @BooksPaulEvans

Author Paul Evans @DrPaulEvans1                                                                                               Little Toller Publisher @LittleToller                                                                                      Illustrations @KurtJacksonArt 

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The biodiversity of species and their rates of extinction, distribution, and protection

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'A high price to pay': new Indonesian peatland regulation may do more harm than good

'A high price to pay': new Indonesian peatland regulation may do more harm than good | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The Government Regulation on Peatland Ecosystem Protection and Management, initially drafted by the Ministry of Forestry in 2013, is getting mixed acceptance from civil society. On one hand, the regulation would offer more protection to the country’s vast peatland areas. However, on the other, some NGOs have slammed the draft as a potential source of new conflicts for local people.
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Latest book reviews - Herbaceous by Paul Evans at Number 3 can we get him to Number 1?

Latest book reviews - Herbaceous by Paul Evans at Number 3 can we get him to Number 1? | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Herbaceous Book Review by John Vidal 

Paul Evans 'the John Clare of his generation'

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/18/herbaceous-paul-evans-sharp-observations-nature-writing

 

Herbaceous by Paul Evans is the fist of a new series of books celebrating the very best in contemporary nature writing. 

 

Herbaceous is published by Little Toller Books and illustrated by Kurt Jackson.

 

Twitter 

Paul Evans @DrPaulEvans1

John Vidal @john_vidal 

Little Toller @LittleToller 


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Wildlife hospitals save 16,000 animals in four years

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Birds are the most commonly rescued wildlife in Queensland, with the laughing kookaburra among our hardiest species, according to new research from The University of Queensland's Gatton Campus.
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Scientists use DNA analysis to prevent extinction of only native rabbit in ... - Phys.Org

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Largest aquatic insect in the world found in China | Running Ponies, Scientific American Blog Network

Largest aquatic insect in the world found in China | Running Ponies, Scientific American Blog Network | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Hello, giant friend, and welcome. Please step through the hallowed gates of “World’s Biggest” and join your freakishly long, abnormally bulky peers.

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A foundling magpie

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Country diary: Wenlock Edge: Awkward yet bold, vulnerable yet insistent, the young magpie seemed unruffled by our presence, as if it were seeking us out

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Conference calls for radical action to save threatened meadows | The Wildlife Trusts

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Today, at Wiston House in Sussex, a conference organised by Plantlife, the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and The Wildlife Trusts will call for radical new action to reverse the loss of the UK’s meadow heritage.

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Flower rich meadows are a cornerstone of an economically vibrant, ecologically rich and culturally connected countryside.  There is no place in our landscape for fields that are merely carbon fixing components of a technocentric agriculture.  It is vital that a balance is achieved that ensures that diverse, wildlife rich flower communities continue to thrive alongside intensively managed grassland.


||HRH The Prince of Wales, as patron of the three charities and supporter of the Coronation Meadows project, will also attend.  His Royal Highness will share his own vision for a thriving and diverse future for meadows and will host a lunchtime reception.


Attended by policy makers - including a key note speech from Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Defra - academics and practitioners from conservation, food and farming and rural development, this working event will identify the steps needed to save our vanishing meadows, wildlife and the native breeds that graze them. || 


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Big Butterfly Count kicks off with high hopes for spotting scarce tortoiseshell

Big Butterfly Count kicks off with high hopes for spotting scarce tortoiseshell | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
UK-wide sightings could hit 1m but rarest and commonest British butterfly are hard to tell apart
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Wild beaver kits born in Devon

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One of the first wild beavers to be seen in England in centuries and due to be taken into captivity has given birth to three young
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De Loys' Ape and what to do with it - Scientific American (blog)

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He has been blogging at Tetrapod Zoology since 2006. Check out the Tet Zoo podcast at tetzoo.com! Nature Blog Network.
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Mysterious 260-foot crater discovered in remote region of Siberia

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Mysterious giant crater found in Siberia: http://t.co/a0JoL4H3LY Some think it's a result of climate change http://t.co/6YmF4nFeuu
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India: Conserving medicinal plants, sustaining livelihoods | UNDP

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Traditional healers started documenting their knowledge of medicinal plants' harvesting and processing, as part of a project promoting livelihoods and protection of endangered species. (#India is the #2 exporter of medicinal plants.
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How Those Stunning Sandstone Arches Form in Nature (It's Probably Not What ... - TheBlaze.com

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Land rights in Latin America: where are the voices of indigenous women?

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The lives of indigenous women in Latin America are intertwined with the forests, they are best people to involve in climate change talks
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Guardian Book Review: Herbaceous by Paul Evans 'The John Clare of his generation'.

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John Vidal enjoys a set of tightly told and amusing reflections on plants


'Human history and culture for Evans is right at the heart of nature. I liked the story of the gardeners's mortal enemy, ground elder, being no more eradicable than the instinctive feeling of danger one gets in a dark urban car park, and the image of Serbian Olga eating a sausage sandwich in a British layby, staring out from a chip van at a field of Oxeye daisies that came, like her, from the Balkans'.

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New species of water rat discovered in Indonesia – News – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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An Australian scientist is amongst the team who were handed a rat they later discovered was not documented in any scientific books.
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The Quest to Save the World's Second Rarest Cat - Care2.com

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With fewer than 100 Asiatic cheetahs in Iran's wilderness, the time is now to save this ecological and cultural wonder.
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Monkeys use field scientists as human shields against predators

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If you're monkey—say a samango monkey in South Africa—probably the last thing you want is to be torn apart and eaten by a leopard or a caracal. In fact, you probably spend a lot of time and energy working to avoid such a grisly fate. Well, now there's a simpler way: just stick close to human researchers.
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Birds chase frightened fox away as it tries to prey on chicks in Britain - New York Daily News

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A sly fox attempting to catch a meal was left with its tail between legs - after being chased away by a pair of angry birds.
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Forest Man - YouTube

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Over 60% of breads sold in the UK contain pesticide residues, tests show

Over 60% of breads sold in the UK contain pesticide residues, tests show | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Traces found in two in every three loaves as experts call for more research into impact on health
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Global Penguin Population Booms Despite Global Warming Fears - Daily Caller

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Deforestation Threatens Endangered Gorillas - The Epoch Times

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Since 1990, Nigeria has quickly become one of the top ranking countries when it comes to deforestation.
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Cautious advance on altering nature - Boston Globe

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Boston Globe Cautious advance on altering nature Boston Globe A powerful new technology could be used to manipulate nature by “editing” the genes of organisms in the wild, enabling researchers to block mosquitoes' ability to spread malaria, for...
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