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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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Full-annual-cycle models track migratory bird populations throughout the year

Full-annual-cycle models track migratory bird populations throughout the year | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Many birds spend only a few months of the year in their breeding range before leaving to spend the winter in another region or even on another continent, and models that only make use of data from one season may not paint a complete picture. For this reason, researchers have written the first comprehensive review of the different types of full-annual-cycle modeling approaches available to ecologists.
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Global flood toll to triple by 2030

Global flood toll to triple by 2030 | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
People affected by river flooding worldwide could triple by 2030, with climate change and population growth the main factors, says a new report.
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Schorfheide-Chorin: from Nazi hunting ground to biodiversity hotspot

Schorfheide-Chorin: from Nazi hunting ground to biodiversity hotspot | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Nazi and East German political elites went to great lengths to preserve the Schorfheide as their hunting grounds for decades. This pays off today: The area has turned into one of the most biodiverse places in Europe.
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Study predicts global warming will see Australian deserts grow bigger - ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Study predicts global warming will see Australian deserts grow bigger - ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Study predicts global warming will see Australian deserts grow bigger http://t.co/h3hXnGYV9w via @abcnews
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Threatened Species Commissioner report to the Minister for the Environment - February 2015 | Department of the Environment

Threatened Species Commissioner report to the Minister for the Environment - February 2015 | Department of the Environment | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
About the report

Australia’s first Threatened Species Commissioner was appointed in July 2014 to bring a new national focus and effort to secure our threatened flora and fauna.
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13 steps towards ending poverty and climate change

13 steps towards ending poverty and climate change | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
With the sustainable development goals and a climate deal coming up this year our panel say how to make the most of this once-in-a-generation opportunity
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Ultra-cold mirrors could reveal gravity's quantum side - physics-math - 02 March 2015 - New Scientist

Ultra-cold mirrors could reveal gravity's quantum side - physics-math - 02 March 2015 - New Scientist | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The quantum Casimir effect is a slight attraction between two metal plates. Superconducting versions could finally show us quantum gravity at work

Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Europe's environment - good news and bad

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An EU report urges more action to protect soils and biodiversity, though there have been big gains from anti-pollution measures, Roger Harrabin reports.
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Queensland's 'beautiful but fragile' environment needs attention - Brisbane Times

Queensland's 'beautiful but fragile' environment needs attention - Brisbane Times | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The importance of the environment in the recent Queensland state election is beyond doubt.
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World Wildlife Day, an occasion to denounce wildlife crime

World Wildlife Day, an occasion to denounce wildlife crime | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
While we do and should celebrate the wonder of wildlife on this day, we must face a grim reality.
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Climate change triggered Syrian conflict: Study - The Economic Times

Climate change triggered Syrian conflict: Study - The Economic Times | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Researchers said a recent extreme drought in Syria between 2006 and 2009 was most likely due to climate change, and that the drought was a factor in the violent uprising that began there in 2011.
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DNA tool helping biologists find elusive or invasive species - US News

DNA tool helping biologists find elusive or invasive species - US News | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.
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Biotechnology not panacea for food security - Report - Ghana Business News

Biotechnology not panacea for food security - Report - Ghana Business News | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
With 65 percent of Africa’s labour workforce employed by agriculture coupled with aging farmers, climate change, drought and famine and the youth shunning agriculture, biotechnology may not be a panacea for…
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Can Indigenous and Wildlife Conservationists Work Together? | Inter Press Service

Can Indigenous and Wildlife Conservationists Work Together? | Inter Press Service | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
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Africa: Wildlife Crime Deters Sustainable Development, Threatens National Security, Deputy SG

Africa: Wildlife Crime Deters Sustainable Development, Threatens National Security, Deputy SG | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson's remarks, as delivered, to the General Assembly today during an informal meeting to commemorate World Wildlife Day, observed on 3 March:
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Advancing multiple approaches for characterizing permafrost microbes in a changing climate

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To better characterize the microbial activities in the thawing permafrost, scientists have reported on the application of multiple molecular technologies: "omics."
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Ofqual provokes government ire with decision to scrap science practicals - The Guardian

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Exam regulator is scrapping lab work despite protestations from the scientific community and ‘deeply frustrated’ education minister Nicky Morgan
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World Wildlife Day: How 10 National Geographic Explorers Are Making a Difference

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Stressed animals find new habitats, baby animals have a better chance for survival, and the world keeps its natural heritage alive thanks in part to the feats these Explorers perform every day.
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We are already seeing the first examples of how climate change will leave us all thirsty

We are already seeing the first examples of how climate change will leave us all thirsty | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Heat waves, droughts, and saltwater intrusion are already happening around the world.
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DNA documents ancient mass migration

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DNA analysis has revealed evidence for a massive migration into the heartland of Europe 4,500 years ago.

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Climate fixes 'could harm billions'

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Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.
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Nature's sculptors have an eye for the beautiful

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Whether they're building nests or spinning webs, these critters have mastered the art of marrying practicality with beauty.
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Seychelles set to be first in the world to develop countrywide ocean conservation plan

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The Seychelles minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Didier Dogley, has announced that Seychelles is all set to become the first country in the world that has implemented a comprehensive spatial plan for its entire ocean territory.

The Indian Ocean archipelago of 115 islands, scattered through almost 1.
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