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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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Nature Writing for print and broadcast by Paul Evans

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Wildlife, Nature, Environment, articles, BBC Radio 4 programmes, writing & features - Paul Evans
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Drop in population of Gulf of Maine baby lobsters puzzles scientists

BOWDOINHAM, Maine (Reuters) - The number of baby lobsters in the Gulf of Maine has dropped by half since 2007, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists as the population of adult lobsters remains near
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Paul Evans on Herbaceous - Little Toller Books

Paul Evans on Herbaceous - Little Toller Books | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Guardian columnist Paul Evans at his home in Much Wenlock talking about his brilliant new book Herbaceous. - See more at: http://littletoller.co.uk/2014/03/paul-evans-talks-about-herbaceous/#sthash.zotSXoZC.dpuf

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After widespread deforestation, China bans commercial logging in northern forests

After widespread deforestation, China bans commercial logging in northern forests | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Forestry authorities in China have stopped commercial logging in the nation's largest forest area, marking an end to more than a half-century of intensive deforestation that removed an estimated 600 million cubic meters (21 billion cubic feet) of timber. The logging shutdown was enacted in large part to protect soil and water quality of greater China, which are significantly affected by forest loss in the mountainous region.
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Jackfruit heralded as 'miracle' food crop

Jackfruit heralded as 'miracle' food crop | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Researchers say the large, smelly fruit grown could be a replacement for staple crops under threat from climate change • Climate change 'already affecting food supply' – UN • Teff poised to become next big super grain
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Wildlife response to climate change is likely underestimated, experts warn

Wildlife response to climate change is likely underestimated, experts warn | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Analyzing thousands of breeding bird surveys sent in by citizen scientists over 35 years, wildlife researchers report that most of the 40 songbird species they studied shifted either northward or toward higher elevation in response to climate change, but did not necessarily do both. This means that most previous studies of potential climate change impacts on wildlife that looked only at one factor or the other have likely underestimated effects.
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Doomed for extinction - Free Malaysia Today

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Doomed for extinction
Free Malaysia Today
The peat swamp forests in Kalimantan, among the last refuge for the orangutan, is being widely cut and replaced with oil palm, despite a 25-year struggle by conservation organizations.
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Scientists discover four new species of 'killer' sponges off Pacific coast Environment News

Scientists discover four new species of 'killer' sponges off Pacific coast Environment News | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Canadian Press syndicated environment news.
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Air pollution contributed to estimated 800 plus deaths in Norfolk and Suffolk, report reveals

Air pollution contributed to estimated 800 plus deaths in Norfolk and Suffolk, report reveals | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Long term exposure to air pollution was a contributory factor in the deaths of an estimated 816 people in Norfolk and Suffolk over a 12 month period, new figures have revealed.
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China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted - Latest News

China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted - Latest News | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
BEIJING (AP) — Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfe ...
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Weird and mysterious: scientists find new shark species

Weird and mysterious: scientists find new shark species | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
A long snout with teeth jutting from the sides? Check. Catfish-like barbels dangling from its chin? Got them. Gills on the side of its body? It has those, too. These are characteristics of a bizarre group of sharks known as sawsharks. And until recently, only seven species were recognized. However, a new discovery raises that number by one more.
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Over 30 indigenous groups in Colombia threatened with extinction - Fox News Latino

Over 30 indigenous groups in Colombia threatened with extinction - Fox News Latino | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Over 30 indigenous groups in Colombia threatened with extinction Fox News Latino At least 34 of the more than 100 native ethnicities and indigenous communities living in Colombia are going through a "humanitarian crisis" and are threatened with...
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Wheat rust: The fungal disease that threatens to destroy the world crop

Wheat rust: The fungal disease that threatens to destroy the world crop | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Scientists are warning that wheat is facing a serious threat from a fungal disease that could wipe out the world’s crop if not quickly contained.
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Bees buzz down Britain's highway for insects | Environment | DW.DE | 24.04.2014

Bees buzz down Britain's highway for insects | Environment | DW.DE | 24.04.2014 | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The UK's bee population is in rapid decline, and the consequences could be disastrous. Plans for a series of bee highways filled with grassland and wild flowers could be just what's needed to reverse that trend.
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Chelonians for dinner: hunting threatens at-risk turtles and tortoises in India

Chelonians for dinner: hunting threatens at-risk turtles and tortoises in India | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The extinction risk faced by mammals is often in the limelight. But it may be surprising to learn that next only to primates, chelonians—or turtles and tortoises—are the world’s most imperiled vertebrate group. New research indicates that two such species are being threatened by hunting in the Western Ghats of India.
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Plants with dormant seeds give rise to more species

Plants with dormant seeds give rise to more species | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
New research proves that more patient and strategic dormant plant seeds result a more diverse array of species.
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Plotting GM contamination - SciDev.Net South Asia

Plotting GM contamination - SciDev.Net South Asia | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Scientists develop a tool for easy detection of genetic modification of crops and food.
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Climate change is the fight of our lives – yet we can hardly bear to look at it

Climate change is the fight of our lives – yet we can hardly bear to look at it | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Naomi Klein: We're products of an industrial project, a project linked to fossil fuels. But humans have changed before and can change again
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Gorgeous Video Captures a Day in the Life of Wildlife Photographer Asgeir Helgestad

Gorgeous Video Captures a Day in the Life of Wildlife Photographer Asgeir Helgestad | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
It takes more than nice gear and a healthy dose of luck to be a good wildlife photographer, as Norwegian photographer Asgeir Helgestad knows all too well.
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Cumbrian nuclear dump 'virtually certain' to be eroded by rising sea levels

Cumbrian nuclear dump 'virtually certain' to be eroded by rising sea levels | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
One million cubic metres of waste near Sellafield are housed at a site that was a mistake, admits Environment Agency
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Japan to defy UN court and continue whaling | Greenpeace UK

Japan to defy UN court and continue whaling | Greenpeace UK | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
There has been disappointing and worrying news today. The Government of Japan has announced that it intends to return to the Southern Ocean to hunt whales in 2015. It has also officially announced that it will again send its factory whaling ship to hunt whales in the North Pacific, although it plans to target fewer whales.
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Could GM crops be on their way to Cornwall?

Could GM crops be on their way to Cornwall? | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Scientists have been given permission to grow genetically-modified plants, which could help protect against heart disease.
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Icy Greenland was Once Pretty Green, Study Finds

Icy Greenland was Once Pretty Green, Study Finds | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Greenland, the icy island nation in the Arctic, gets its name from an Icelandic murderer exiled there, who called it "Greenland" in hopes that the name would attract settlers. But it turns out that long ago, Greenland was actually quite green.
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Climate Change | WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

Climate Change | WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Climate change is about the poorest, most vulnerable and food insecure people. See WFP’s approach http://t.co/nFGFa45P4p
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DEFRA gives GM camelina omega-3 project go-ahead

DEFRA gives GM camelina omega-3 project go-ahead | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has granted permission for field trials of genetically modified (GM) camelina plants that accumulate omega-3s in their seeds.
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Found: The Most Potentially Life-Friendly ... - Popular Science

Found: The Most Potentially Life-Friendly ... - Popular Science | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Astronomers are constantly seeking more Earth-like exoplanets because, well, Earth is the only planet we know of that has life. So the more Earth-like a planet is, scientists hope, the more likely it is to be able to support life—or ...
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