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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

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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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Milestone in race to save species ten years from extinction

Milestone in race to save species ten years from extinction | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Jianli, China– Four Yangtze finless porpoises have been released into their new home, marking the start of an ambitious translocation project to help save the critically endangered species from extinction.
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Capping global warming at 2 degrees Celsius not enough to protect at-risk populations and vulnerable ecosystems

Capping global warming at 2 degrees Celsius not enough to protect at-risk populations and vulnerable ecosystems | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
'No safe limit' Staff Report FRISCO — While the world haltingly stumbles down a path aimed at limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, some experts say that target isn't enough to protect at-r...
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Alberta camel-hunting site points to mysterious prehistoric people

Alberta camel-hunting site points to mysterious prehistoric people | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
A discovery by an Alberta schoolteacher may have revealed what happened when Canada's ancient camels and horses met humans for the first time.
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Why wild giraffes are suffering a 'silent extinction'

Why wild giraffes are suffering a 'silent extinction' | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The iconic animals have declined 40 percent in just 15 years, a plight that has gone largely unnoticed until recently.
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Lawmakers unhappy with new fracking rules - U.S. News & World Report

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the House have found something in common.
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Pacific-wide study reveals striped marlins' preferred habitat, may help avoid ... - Phys.Org

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In the largest study to track striped marlin in the Pacific Ocean, marine ecologists report the preferred habitat of this valuable commercial and recreational fish by using direct observations collected by satellite tags.
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Media coverage of UN climate science reports: why it matters

Media coverage of UN climate science reports: why it matters | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
ANALYSIS: Is climate change an uncertain science, ideological struggle or opportunity? The way it is framed in the media affects public perception
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Tasmania's swift parrot set to follow the dodo

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The iconic Tasmanian swift parrot is facing population collapse and could become extinct within 16 years, new research has found. Swift parrots are major pollinators of blue and black gum trees which are crucial to the forestry industry, which controversially continues to log swift parrot habitat.
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RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch confirms many species still declining

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Starlings and house sparrow numbers dwindling as survey reveals long-term downward trend despite overall boost to populations due to a warm winter and bumper harvests
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African elephants facing 'extinction,' Botswana summit hears | News

African elephants facing 'extinction,' Botswana summit hears | News | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The Africa Elephant Summit involving 20 nations has opened in Botswana with renewed warnings that the giant creature's numbers are falling dramatically. Poachers supply ivory illegally to Asia, particularly China.
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Mexico’s club mosses at risk of extinction

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All nine species of the club moss genus Phlegmariurus found in the state of Veracruz in eastern Mexico are at risk of extinction, according to a new study published in the journal Tropical Conservation Science. One of these species, P. orizabae, has not been recorded in the wild since 1854.
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Ancient Doomsday Asteroid Impact Found in Australia : DNews

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Two vast underground domes are buried under central Australia that researchers have realized are the scars of the biggest and most powerful asteroid impact yet found on Earth.
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Ancient Maya citadel discovered in Belize is an anomaly

Ancient Maya citadel discovered in Belize is an anomaly | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Many centuries ago on the border of Belize and Guatemala, Maya people built a large city surrounded by a cultivated jungle garden that was home to around 20,000 people, which archaeologists call El Pi...
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When an Antarctic iceberg the size of a country breaks away, what happens next?

When an Antarctic iceberg the size of a country breaks away, what happens next? | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
You never forget the first time you see an iceberg. The horizon of a ship at sea is a two dimensional space and to see a three dimensional piece of ice appear in the ocean is quite something.
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The Arctic: a virtual special issue of multidisciplinary research

The Arctic: a virtual special issue of multidisciplinary research | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Experts explore the life, politics, resources and environmental challenges of the region

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Atlantic Circulation Weaker Than in Last 1,000 Years : DNews

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Climate change blamed for breakdown of currents that circulate heat, nutrients through the Atlantic.
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Daily bowl of quinoa could save your life, says Harvard University

Daily bowl of quinoa could save your life, says Harvard University | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
People who ate around 34 grams of whole grains per 1000kcal per day lowered their risk of premature death by 17 per cent
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Antarctica is rapidly losing its edge - Science AAAS

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The continent’s floating ice shelves have undergone dramatic volume loss in the last decade
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China Develops World's First Hydrogen-Powered Tram

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As the world’s biggest polluter, China may have earned its reputation as the big bad wolf of greenhouse gas emissions.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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 China being innovative and a step above rest of world

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Great Barrier Reef protection zones help boost fish stocks 'to pre-European times'

Great Barrier Reef protection zones help boost fish stocks 'to pre-European times' | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Long-term study in the reef’s marine park finds an 80% difference in the biomass of coral trout between areas where fishing is allowed and no-go zones
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Threatened Lynx Are Understudied by Scientists: Report

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Lynx and other big cats belonging to the family Felidae are currently threatened with habitat loss and fragmentation, and yet these animals are largely understudied by scientists, hindering any possible conservation efforts, according to a new report.
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Indonesia's biodiversity-protected areas no match for encroachers, finds study

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Indonesia's biodiversity-focused protected areas are failing to slow deforestation, while other categories have achieved mixed results, finds a new study. The coupling of poor law enforcement with the presence of high-value timber seems to be the main culprit.
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Rising sea levels threaten Sundarbans forests | Asia

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Environmentalists have urged the Bangladeshi and Indian authorities to work out an urgent action plan to save the Sundarbans forests. Sea levels are rising, and the land is eroding as a result of climate change.
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UK drew wrong conclusion from its neonicotinoids study, scientist says

UK drew wrong conclusion from its neonicotinoids study, scientist says | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Reanalysis of a Food and Environment Agency study may provide first conclusive evidence that neonicotinoids pesticides are a key factor in bee decline, despite it originally being used to support the opposite view
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Landmark study proves that magnets can control heat and sound

Landmark study proves that magnets can control heat and sound | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered how to control heat with a magnetic field.

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