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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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"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 

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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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Killing of Cecil the Lion Sparks Debate Over Trophy Hunts

Killing of Cecil the Lion Sparks Debate Over Trophy Hunts | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The allegedly illegal hunt blurs the line with controversial trophy hunting.
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Bhutan tiger population higher than previously thought, survey reveals

Bhutan tiger population higher than previously thought, survey reveals | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Himalayan country’s first nationwide survey finds 103 tigers, but WWF warns big cat was facing a crisis elsewhere south-east Asia
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Tick populations booming due to climate change

Tick populations booming due to climate change | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Earth Island Journal: Ticks are spreading further north in the US and Canada with the potential to transmit diseases to dogs and humans
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Bee-harming pesticide firms took part in key meeting on their ban

Bee-harming pesticide firms took part in key meeting on their ban | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Pesticide manufacturers, Bayer and Syngenta were involved in a meeting over whether to lift a ban on neonicotinoids in the UK, previously suppressed minutes reveal
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Campaigners warn of climate finance corruption risk

Campaigners warn of climate finance corruption risk | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
ANALYSIS: Countries like Bangladesh and the Maldives need cash to deal with global warming, but have weak institutions
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Lamp runs for 8 hours on one glass of water and some salt

Lamp runs for 8 hours on one glass of water and some salt | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The lamp could bring light to people without access to electricity.
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NOAA, El Nino and The Blob

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Above, NOAA released some images yesterday comparing the current El Nino set-up with the historically huge event of 1997-98.  The big difference in the images is the extensive red "Blob" off the we...

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Pine marten spotted in England for the first time in over 100 years - The Guardian - The Guardian

Pine marten spotted in England for the first time in over 100 years - The Guardian - The Guardian | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Elusive cat-sized member of the stoat and weasel family believed to be extinct may have been living in the Shropshire hills for years

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Conservation officer suspended for refusing to kill two orphaned cubs

Conservation officer suspended for refusing to kill two orphaned cubs | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Bryce Casavant (top right) received the order to kill the cubs after they came looking for their mother, who was killed for repeatedly raiding a freezer in a mobile home near Port Hardy.
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Runaway star creates spectacular shockwave

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A shockwave generated by a runaway star produces a stunning arc as it ploughs through space and collides with the surrounding interstellar medium.
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Manhattan's Last Forest and the Nature of Cities Everywhere

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As New York has grown into perhaps the globe's most famous metropolis, Inwood Hill has remained largely the same as it ever was: a verdant oasis on the edge of the city's most densely populated borough.
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Genetic traits of fish key to whether they can survive climate change

Genetic traits of fish key to whether they can survive climate change | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Offspring of certain fish can adjust to warming seas if they fully utilise aspects of their genetic makeup, scientists discover
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What's new? Nature writing, wildlife, books, news.

What's new? Nature writing, wildlife,   books, news. | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

What's new? Nature writing, wildlife, books, news 

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Just growing more food won't help to feed the world | Richard Ewbank

Just growing more food won't help to feed the world | Richard Ewbank | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The rush to increase production has caused catastrophic environmental degradation – we need to make agriculture climate-resilient and more efficient
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Field Notes from the Edge: Journeys through Britain's Secret Wilderness

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Field Notes from the Edge: Journeys through Britain’s Secret Wilderness, by Paul Evans
Ebury Press, hardback, 272 pages. Out now

Book review by Neil Sentance

For the past month we’ve been left in charge of my mother-in-law’s young dog, a lively whippet-poodle cross, while she has been bac
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2015 Arctic melting season won't break records, but could wipe the 'recovery' | Neven Acropolis

2015 Arctic melting season won't break records, but could wipe the 'recovery' | Neven Acropolis | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Neven Acropolis: Late but persistent bout of sunny weather and high temperatures threatens this year’s Arctic ice
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Antarctic research and king crabs connect the climate change dots

Antarctic research and king crabs connect the climate change dots | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Biological science student and antarctic researchers shipped out this past winter to the wilds of the Antarctic in pursuit of rare and valuable data as part of the bi-annual SeaScience Expedition. The Antarctic is a place of extremes, relatively untouched by man and an ideal location to research the impact of climate change.
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Planetary Medicine Needed to Deal with Global Warming

Planetary Medicine Needed to Deal with Global Warming | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Researchers call for the creation of a new field of medicine to deal with climate change impact

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Paul Evans Guardian Country Diary - The Flycatcher & the Fly an Eternal Dance

Paul Evans Guardian Country Diary - The Flycatcher & the Fly an Eternal Dance | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

The spotted flycatcher pauses to consider approaching figures for a second before looping through the air between fence posts. The bird pauses mid-flight to snip an insect also in flight. In that moment, bird and fly are immune to the forces of gravity and exist in a time and space around which everything else spins. Like TS Eliot’s “still point of the turning world” (Burnt Norton), the spotted flycatcher is a blur of brown light: a smudge of wings, striated breast, pencil-point beak and eye shiny beetle black – stilled. The bird is poised, as is the gnat it plucks, dancing in a sunbeam between trees and the open field.

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Rhino horn cameras promise to catch poachers in the act

Rhino horn cameras promise to catch poachers in the act | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Anti-poaching teams can only do so much to protect rhinos. Their immediate presence can deter rogue hunters, but a lot of the slaughter happens before these tea...
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New study shows how nanoparticles can clean up environmental pollutants - DeepStuff.org

New study shows how nanoparticles can clean up environmental pollutants - DeepStuff.org | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Many human-made pollutants in the environment resist degradation through natural processes, and disrupt hormonal and other systems in mammals and other...
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Anthropocene Desiderata

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35 years after Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 the world population has doubled to 7 billion people. The combined effect of population growth and industrial processes on our planet is now so great that it has been proposed that our age should be regarded as a new geological epoch - the Anthropocene. Changes to the atmosphere and the effects of mining, manufacturing and agriculture are affecting Earth systems and increasing rates of extinction to levels that will be as visible in geological strata as the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) boundary that marks the end of the age of the dinosaurs. Even if the putative need for continual economic growth can be sustained by renewable energy sources and/or the long-awaited realisation of thermonuclear electricity generation, the journey to a world population of 16 billion by the end of this Century will cause us to question attempts to preserve even small areas of nature in an unaltered state. New forms of art are required to help us to think about what is natural, essential, desirable or beautiful.
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Act on climate change now, top British institutions tell governments

Act on climate change now, top British institutions tell governments | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Joint letter by 24 scientific, medical and engineering bodies say mitigation will also bring economic and health benefits
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A Wild Fugitive Returns to Shropshire.

A Wild Fugitive Returns to Shropshire. | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Photograph by Shropshire Wildlife Trust 


The pine marten, one of Britain’s rarest and most elusive mammals, is back; in fact it never went away. A few years ago, a report revealed pine martens were not confined to parts of Scotland and Wales and extinct elsewhere in England as was assumed, they had been living a secret life under our noses for decades.              

 

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