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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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Birmingham Salon forthcoming events

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Public debate on #fracking and #energy Thurs 13th Nov from 7.30pm. Join us at @TheVictoria! More details at http://t.co/LQlj29f0uH.
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Antibiotics found in human body bacteria

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A new study shows how the bacteria that live on and in our bodies contain genetic recipes for molecules that act like drugs, some of which may have antibiotic potential.
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EPA Expects to Publish Long-Awaited Draft Fracking Report in March

EPA Expects to Publish Long-Awaited Draft Fracking Report in March | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Monday that the agency plans to roll out a series of key peer-reviewed papers related to its long-awaited draft report on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on...
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Mediterranean, semi-arid ecosystems prove resistant to climate change

Mediterranean, semi-arid ecosystems prove resistant to climate change | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Climate change predictions for the Middle East, like other arid regions of the world, are alarming. But in testing these dire predictions, ecologists found that, contrary to expectations, no measurable changes in annual vegetation could be seen.
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Harvestman meets an eight-legged rival

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Country Diary: Stone’s Allotments, Havant, Hampshire: Sensing danger, the harvestman picks up pace, scaling the clods of earth in its path
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How Climate Change is Sinking Seabirds

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In warming oceans, seabirds’ food chains are headed straight to the bottom.
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Arctic ice melt sends Alaskan temperatures soaring by 7C

Arctic ice melt sends Alaskan temperatures soaring by 7C | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
NEWS: Scientists in the northern Alaska outpost of Barrow have linked 7C temperature rise to the decline in Arctic sea ice
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Goliath encounter: Puppy-sized spider surprises scientist in rainforest - 10TV

Goliath encounter: Puppy-sized spider surprises scientist in rainforest - 10TV | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The Goliath birdeater can weigh 6 oz., have 2-inch fangs, make hissing noises, and, if that's not enough, it's poisonous
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Did environmental decline help the spread of Ebola? | Toronto Star

Did environmental decline help the spread of Ebola? | Toronto Star | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Long-term alteration of habitats and accelerated climate change will increase chances of exotic diseases spreading, scientists argue.
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2014 on track to be hottest year on record, says US science agency

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Global average temperatures in September were highest ever, following warmest year to date since 1998
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Thousands urge European Commission to ditch biodiversity offsetting - The Economic Voice

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Almost 10,000 people and over 60 organisations have signed a letter urging the European Commission not to pursue policy related to biodiversity offsetting (BO)
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Campaign against biodiversity offsets, EU no net loss initiative

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Environmentalists fear East-West hostility may stall Ross Sea conservation - Al Jazeera America

Environmentalists fear East-West hostility may stall Ross Sea conservation - Al Jazeera America | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Talks on protecting one of the healthiest ecosystems in the world kick off Monday, but some fear Moscow may block plans
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Former Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force

Former Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Lord Chris Smith will lead a new ‘independent’ task force, funded by shale gas companies, to look into the risks and benefits of fracking in the UK
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Six reasons why agricultural biodiversity matters

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Agricultural biodiversity is the diversity of crops and their wild relatives, trees, animals, microbes and other species that contribute to agricultural production.
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Stop biodiversity offsets: Thousands sign letter to the European Commission

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More than 9,000 people and 67 organisations have signed on to a letter urging the European Commission to drop its plans for biodiversity offsetting. Biodiversity offsets would "harm nature and peop...
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Drugs flushed into the environment could be cause of wildlife decline

Drugs flushed into the environment could be cause of wildlife decline | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
New studies show antidepressants causing starlings to feed less and contraceptive drugs reducing fish populations in lakes

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Pharmaceuticals are a medical wonder, but this shows impact way beyond our expectations.

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Finding Fracking Fluids In The Environment

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Finding Fracking Fluids In The Environment http://t.co/f3JnnAU6eO
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As Casualties Mount, Scientists Say Global Warming Has Been "Hugely Underestimated"

As Casualties Mount, Scientists Say Global Warming Has Been "Hugely Underestimated" | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
As the signs of runaway anthropogenic climate disruption continue to escalate, a new study reports that climate change is ''worse than we thought'' because it is happening ''faster than we realized.''...
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Entire communities of frogs and toads being wiped out by ulcer-causing virus

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A series of deadly new viruses are wiping out amphibians in Spain, a scientific study has found.
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Deforestation, Human Rights Abuse, Animal Extinction and the One Industry That Unites Them All

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To get a full picture of how palm production impacts an entire ecosystem and the many dynamic individuals that call that system home, let’s take a look into the environmental, animal, and human impact of palm oil production.
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Sexual Intercourse Began… 430 Million Years Ago

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Scientists estimate first creatures to have reproductive sex to were armoured 'Scottish fish'
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Amazon deforestation picking up pace, satellite data reveals

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Data indicates 190% rise in land clearance in August and September compared with same period last year
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Herbaceous by Paul Evans review – sharp and humorous observations

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John Vidal enjoys a set of tightly told and amusing reflections on plants
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Climate change alters cast of winter birds - University of Wisconsin-Madison

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Climate change alters cast of winter birds University of Wisconsin-Madison Using more than two decades of data on 38 species of birds gathered by thousands of “citizen scientists” through the Cornell University...
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Owen Paterson says 'wicked' green blob protests against GM research kill thousands every day - Telegraph

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Greenpeace reacts angrily after the former Environment Secretary says opposition toward research on genetically modified food has caused 'enormous suffering'
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