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Saturday, May 21, 2011

New volcano eruption begins in Iceland: meteorologists

New volcano eruption begins in Iceland: meteorologists

Reykjavik (AFP) May 22, 2011
The Grimsvoetn volcano under Iceland's largest glacier began erupting Saturday, the Icelandic Meteorological Office said, reporting a tall plume of smoke rising from the crater. "An eruption at Grimsvoetn has started and there's an airplane on its way there now to investigate further,"
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Erapture! Iceland Grimsvotn Volcano Has Erupted, White Plume Ejected 18,000 Feet Into Air, Seismic Readings Across Iceland Off The Charts

Erapture! Iceland Grimsvotn Volcano Has Erupted, White Plume Ejected 18,000 Feet Into Air, Seismic Readings Across Iceland Off The Charts

BOEMRE delivers revised SEIS for Chukchi Sea Lease Sale 193 offshore Alaska

BOEMRE delivers revised SEIS for Chukchi Sea Lease Sale 193 offshore Alaska

US issues new environmental analysis of Chukchi Sea exploration

US issues new environmental analysis of Chukchi Sea exploration

Elizabeth Fetherston: What you see may not be a true picture of Gulf fishery

Elizabeth Fetherston: What you see may not be a true picture of Gulf fishery

Scientific American Demands Perfection From Nuclear But Lets Coal, Gas, and Oil Off The Hook

Scientific American Demands Perfection From Nuclear But Lets Coal, Gas, and Oil Off The Hook

Tiger, lion and bear form unusual friendship

Tiger, lion and bear form unusual friendship

Baloo the bear, Leo the Lion and Shere Khan the tiger have the most unusual and unlikely friendship between them.

CO2 avoidance cost with wind energy in Australia and carbon price implications from BraveNewClimate.com by Barry Brook

CO2 avoidance cost with wind energy in Australia and carbon price implications

from BraveNewClimate.com

Exploiting the ocean's riches By MICHAEL RICHARDSON

Exploiting the ocean's riches


Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks

This small shrimp trawler uses outriggers, wit...Image via WikipediaHong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks


Hong Kong (AFP) May 20, 2011 Hong Kong has banned trawl fishing in its waters, a decision welcomed by conservationists Friday as a crucial move to save fish stocks and revive the city's depleted marine environment.
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NASA ocean-watch satellite ready for June launch

NASA ocean-watch satellite ready for June launch

 

Washington (AFP) May 17, 2011 The US space agency said Tuesday it is preparing to launch a satellite to observe levels of salt on the surface of the world's oceans and how changes in salinity may be linked to future climate.

NASA Mission Will Observe Earth's Salty Seas

NASA Mission Will Observe Earth's Salty Seas

Pasadena CA (SPX) May 18, 2011
Final preparations are under way for the June 9 launch of the international Aquarius/SAC-D observatory. The mission's primary instrument, Aquarius, will study interactions between ocean circulation, the water cycle and climate by measuring ocean surface salinity

Artist's concept of the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft. Image credit: NASA.

Agony for Japan livestock farmers in nuclear crisis

Agony for Japan livestock farmers in nuclear crisis

Fukushima City, Japan (AFP) May 20, 2011
As more people are forced to leave their homes around the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, anger is growing in a farming community forced to make the agonising decision whether to slaughter livestock or face ruin. The desperate lowing of starving cattle echoes out across the valleys surrounding Katsurao - the only noise breaking an unearthly silence which envelopes the hamlet
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Earthquakes, Networks, and the Tricky Topic of Quake Prediction by kfc

Do Biofuels Reduce Greenhouse Gases?

Do Biofuels Reduce Greenhouse Gases?
by Kevin Bullis
A new study fuels the debate over the impact of growing crops for fuel.
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Landfill Gas Powers GM Plant for New Fuel-Sipping Cars

Landfill Gas Powers GM Plant for New Fuel-Sipping Cars

Private equity backing out of green sector

Private equity backing out of green sector Just as private equity houses are found to be ramping up their interest in the oil and gas sector, they are at the same time backing out of green energy and cleantech, worried about the possibility of a green bubble forming.
http://link.ft.com/r/QM42II/720TN0/M9QF42/EWAEO6/726HV1/ZH/h?a1=2011&a2=5&a3=20

U.S. to re-assess large oil formation

U.S. to re-assess large oil formation
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2011 - A 2008 estimate of recoverable oil and gas in an important domestic petroleum resource in North Dakota and Montana will be updated, federal officials say. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said Thursday the U.S. Geological Survey will update its estimate of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas in the U.S. portion of the Bakken Formation, a Department of the Interior rel ... more

http://www.energy-daily.com/reports/US_to_re-assess_large_oil_formation_999.html
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Monitoring Mississippi Delta flood from space

Monitoring Mississippi Delta flood from space

Obama urges NPR-A sales President ends moratoria, establishes streamlined permitting process for Alaska Eric Lidji For Petroleum News

Obama urges NPR-A sales

President ends moratoria, establishes streamlined permitting process for Alaska
Eric Lidji
For Petroleum News

http://www.petroleumnews.com/pntruncate/569342448.shtml

West 'causing drought' in Iran: Ahmadinejad

West 'causing drought' in Iran: Ahmadinejad
Tehran (AFP) May 19, 2011 - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday accused Western countries of devising plans to "cause drought" in the Islamic republic, as he inaugurated a dam in a central province. "Western countries have designed plans to cause drought in certain areas of the world, including Iran," the official IRNA news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying in the central city of Arak in Markazi provinc ... more
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Historic US flooding turns deadly

Historic US flooding turns deadly
Butte La Rose, Louisiana (AFP) May 19, 2011 - Historic flooding along the Mississippi River turned deadly Thursday when an elderly man died despite being pulled from floodwaters and resuscitated by firefighters. The worst floods to hit the central United States in more than 70 years have swallowed up thousands of homes, farms and roads from Illinois southward to Louisiana. Officials have erected temporary levees and opened spillways ... more
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5.9-magnitude quake hits northwest Turkey: one dead

5.9-magnitude quake hits northwest Turkey: one dead
Ankara (AFP) May 20, 2011 - An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit northwest Turkey late Thursday, killing one person and causing material damage, local governor Kenan Ciftci told news channel NTV. The epicentre of the quake, which struck around 2015 GMT, was at Simav in Kutahya province about 310 kilometres (190 miles) west of the capital Ankara, Anatolia news agency said, citing the Kandilli seismologic ... more
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Greenhouse ocean study offers warning for future

Greenhouse ocean study offers warning for future
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) May 20, 2011 - The mass extinction of marine life in our oceans during prehistoric times is a warning that the Earth will see such an extinction again because of high levels of greenhouse gases, according to new research by geologists. Professor Martin Kennedy from the University of Adelaide (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences) and Professor Thomas Wagner from Newcastle University (Civil Engineer ... more

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Greenhouse_ocean_study_offers_warning_for_future_999.html
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As Coal King Retires to $12 Million, Mine Safety Struggle Goes On

As Coal King Retires to $12 Million, Mine Safety Struggle Goes On

Despite Mining Disaster, Report Says Coal Giant Massey ‘Has Not Changed’ and Execs Stay on

Despite Mining Disaster, Report Says Coal Giant Massey ‘Has Not Changed’ and Execs Stay on

Thursday, May 19, 2011

U.S. Energy Department Natural Gas Update for May 18 (Text)

U.S. Energy Department Natural Gas Update for May 18 (Text)

PHOTOS: The Great Mississippi Flood Of 2011

PHOTOS: The Great Mississippi Flood Of 2011

Mississippi flooding raises questions about river management

Mississippi flooding raises questions about river management

- Los Angeles Times

Landsat Offers Stunning Comparison Of Flooding

Landsat Offers Stunning Comparison Of Flooding
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 20, 2011 - Extreme rainfall and heavy snowmelt have combined this spring to bring the Mississippi River roaring beyond its banks. While humans on the ground have scrambled to evacuate, build sandbag walls and taken dramatic measures not seen in decades - blowing levees and opening the Morganza Spillway - satellites have provided a distinct view of the extraordinary extent of the flooding.

A Timeline to Launch for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

A Timeline to Launch for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer
Houston TX (SPX) May 20, 2011 - The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, or AMS, was carried into orbit on STS-134 on a mission to the International Space Station. While it may sound like just another instrument, in actuality it is the largest scientific collaboration to use the laboratory! This investigation is sponsored by the United States Department of Energy and made possible by funding from 16 different nations.

Researchers release first large observational study of 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake

Researchers release first large observational study of 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake

When the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and resulting tsunami struck off the northeast coast of Japan on March 11, they caused widespread destruction and death. Using observations from a dense regional geodetic network (allowing measurements of earth movement to be gathered from GPS satellite data), globally distributed broadband seismographic networks, and open-ocean tsunami data, researchers have begun to construct numerous models that describe how the earth moved that day.
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The wrong sites for solar May 19, 2011 By Erica Rosenberg and Janine Blaeloch

The wrong sites for solar

May 19, 2011 By Erica Rosenberg and Janine Blaeloch

Is it possible that solar energy - clean, renewable, virtually infinite - could have a downside? As it's being pursued on our public lands, yes.

Earthquakes, Networks, and the Tricky Topic of Quake Prediction

arXiv blog

Earthquakes, Networks, and the Tricky Topic of Quake Prediction

Do earthquake zones with similar histories have similar futures? A new approach to this question based on network science may help us better understand the problem, say scientists.

Earthquakes and Weird Atmospheric Phenomena: Which Comes First ... The Chicken Or the Egg?

Research shakes up seismic knowledge near Northwest nuclear plant

Research shakes up seismic knowledge near Northwest nuclear plant

Buried Secrets Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat

Forced Pooling: When Landowners Can’t Say No to Drilling

by Marie C. Baca, Special to ProPublica May 19,

After Japan nuclear power plant disaster: How much radioactivity in the oceans?

After Japan nuclear power plant disaster: How much radioactivity in the oceans?

 

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Radioactivity in the Oceans After Japan Nuclear Power Plant Disaster

Radioactivity in the Oceans After Japan Nuclear Power Plant Disaster

http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/47484/

The Children's Crusade The 'public nuisance' greens escalate their legal harassment.

The Children's Crusade

The 'public nuisance' greens escalate their legal harassment.

 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703509104576329594159554266.html?KEYWORDS=%22climate%22+OR+%22emissions%22+OR+%22renewable%22+OR+%22clean+energy%22

Senate Rejects Republican Bill on Exploration for Oil and Gas By CARL HULSE

Senate Rejects Republican Bill on Exploration for Oil and Gas

Coal-to-liquids is not just a bad idea, it could become a bad law

Coal-to-liquids is not just a bad idea, it could become a bad law

Sharp Rise in Brazil Deforestation BBC

Sharp Rise in Brazil Deforestation
BBChttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13449792

Satellite data helps track environmental influences on giant kelp

Satellite data helps track environmental influences on giant kelp
Santa Barbara, CA (SPX) May 19, 2011 - Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have developed new methods for studying how environmental factors and climate affect giant kelp forest ecosystems at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales. The scientists merged data collected underwater by UCSB divers with satellite images of giant kelp canopies taken by the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper. The findings are published in the feature article of ... more

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Satellite_data_helps_track_environmental_influences_on_giant_kelp_999.html
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Sewage-derived nitrogen increasingly polluting Caribbean ecosystems

Sewage-derived nitrogen increasingly polluting Caribbean ecosystems
Washington DC (SPX) May 19, 2011 - Nitrogen pollution in our coastal ecosystems, the result of widespread use of synthetic agricultural fertilizers and of human sewage, leads to decreased water transparency, the loss of desirable fish species, and the emergence of toxic phytoplankton species-such as the algae behind the renowned "red tides" that kill fish. The effects are particularly pronounced in the Gulf of Mexico and th ... more



http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Sewage_derived_nitrogen_increasingly_polluting_Caribbean_ecosystems_999.html
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How rainfall and landslides dried up Panama's drinking water

How rainfall and landslides dried up Panama's drinking water
Panama City, Panama (SPX) May 19, 2011 - To understand the long-term effects of a prolonged tropical storm in the Panama Canal watershed, Robert Stallard, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and research hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, and Armando Ubeda, the LightHawk Mesoamerica program manager, organized four flights over the watershed to create a digital map of landslide scars. Two feet of ... more
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Reforestation research in Latin America helps build better forests

Reforestation research in Latin America helps build better forests
Panama City, Panama (SPX) May 19, 2011 - A tropical forest is easy to cut down, but getting it back is another story. In a special issue of the journal Forest Ecology and Management, leading researchers at the Smithsonian in Panama and across Latin America offer new insights on reforestation based on 20 years of research. "Twenty years ago, we had almost no information about how to build a forest," said Jefferson Hall, staff scientist ... more

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Reforestation_research_in_Latin_America_helps_build_better_forests_999.html
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TEPCO releases tsunami hitting F-NPP site photos 65+ days later.

TEPCO releases tsunami hitting F-NPP site photos 65+ days later.

http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/east-pacific/TEPCO-Photos-Show-Tsunami-Striking-Fukushima-Plant-122220874.html

Ocean warming detrimental to inshore fish species

Ocean warming detrimental to inshore fish species
Canberra, Australia (SPX) May 19, 2011 - Australian scientists have reported the first known detrimental impact of southern hemisphere ocean warming on a fish species. The findings of a study published in Nature Climate Change indicate negative effects on the growth of a long-lived south-east Australian and New Zealand inshore species - the banded morwong. Scientific monitoring since 1944 by CSIRO at Maria Island, off the east coast ... more

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Ocean_warming_detrimental_to_inshore_fish_species_999.html

Alberta urges US to back oil pipeline

 
Alberta urges US to back oil pipeline
http://link.ft.com/r/VKY5JJ/720PF1/S3NLI4/ZBP6UK/KEXOZ5/36/h?a1=2011&a2=5&a3=19

Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake by kfc


http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/26773/?nlid=4495 

Rehan Rashid: Shales Spur New Supercycle of Energy Production

Rehan Rashid: Shales Spur New Supercycle of Energy Production

Dominion Petroleum signs PSC for Block offshore Kenya

Dominion Petroleum signs PSC for Block offshore Kenya

BOEMRE approves Gulf of Mexico deepwater exploration plan

BOEMRE approves Gulf of Mexico deepwater exploration plan

Obama to focus on energy, shale gas in Poland

Obama to focus on energy, shale gas in Poland
Warsaw (AFP) May 18, 2011 - US President Barack Obama will focus on energy cooperation, including shale gas development, when he visits NATO partner Poland for the first time next week, a US diplomat said Wednesday in Warsaw. "Energy is a pillar of Polish-American relations and it is sure to be the subject of discussions when President Obama visits Warsaw next week," US ambassador Lee Feinstein told delegates to a shal ... more
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Britain pledges to halve CO2 output

Britain pledges to halve CO2 output
London (UPI) May 18, 2011 - Britain will halve its greenhouse gas output by 2025 from 1990 levels, Energy and Climate Secretary Chris Huhne said this week. Huhne told members of Parliament that the target, agreed by the government, would "set Britain on the path to green growth." "It will establish our competitive advantage in the most rapidly growing sectors of the world economy," Huhne was quoted as saying ... more

http://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Britain_pledges_to_halve_CO2_output_999.html
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Energy headlines: BP under fire after deal collapse

Energy headlines: BP under fire after deal collapse

- BP under fire as Russia deal collapses – FT
BP frozen out of Arctic deal – FT
BP investors furious after Rosneft fiasco – The Times
Dudley and BP set for tough questions – FT
- Some BP investors relieved – WSJ
- Svanberg should fall amid Russian retreat – The Times
- BP playing for high stakes were nothing is straightforward – The Telegraph
- Sunday summit to secure TNK-BP buy-out – FT
- United front in face of fears for TNK-BP – FT
- BP: all is not lost in Russia – FT Lex
- BP’s defeat puts Arctic oil trove back in play – Bloomberg
- Shell CEO stresses interest in Russian Arctic – WSJ
- Wildcat strikes spread in Iraq as BP lifts first oil cargo – The Telegraph
- $35bn Alaskan pipeline scrapped amid shale boom – FT
- Senate blocks bill to end Big Oil tax breaks – NY Times
- Libya’s oil head Shokri Ghanem has ‘defected’ – Dow Jones
UK agrees tough carbon targets – FT
- Fukushima reactors will be stable by January, insists Tepco – The Guardian
- China forced to ration electricity – FT
- Colombia Ecopetrol stake sale to start this year – WSJ
- Enel’s €2.5bn coal conversion plan blocked – FT
- Anger at Treasury plans to tax oil platform helicopters – The Times
- OMV shares slide on capital raising – FT

FT podcast: Energy Weekly

FT podcast: Energy Weekly In this week's podcast: BP fails to complete its $16bn share swap with Rosneft; we look at the UK's energy policy; and, dropping oil prices - is this a temporary blip or a long-lasting correction? We ask Deloitte analyst Dr Joseph Stanislaw, for his view of the oil market.

http://link.ft.com/r/J0VG55/BMAHPY/C5MKOT/TPSHH3/KEX21Q/HK/h?a1=2011&a2=5&a3=19

Energy headlines: BP tries to salvage Arctic plans amid competition

Energy headlines: BP tries to salvage Arctic plans amid competition

- BP offers fresh proposals to Rosneft – FT
- BP, Rosneft still in talks – WSJ
- Rosneft to talk with other oil groups – FT
- BP’s rivals form Arctic queue – The Times
- Medvedev blames BP for Rosneft deal failure – FT
- Oil rallies as US refineries crank up operating rates – FT
- Republican plan to expand US offshore drilling blocked – Bloomberg
- Iran sets stage for tense Opec meeting – FT
- Alberta urges US to back oil pipeline – FT
- Demanding Hillary Clinton’s email – NY Times Green blog
- EU ministers call for aviation, shipping carbon price – Argus
- Doubt over meltdown dispelled – FT
- Control issues cloud nuclear power – WSJ
- Japan’s nuclear embrace is looser but not broken – FT
- US warned on vents before Japanese failure – NY Times
- UK’s nuclear reactors ‘won’t need major changes’ – The Telegraph
- Fukushima spurs scrutiny of plant design – FT
- Nuclear inspector accused of complacency – The Guardian
- EU nuclear safety talks break down: sources – Reuters
- Toshiba agrees to buy Landis+Gyr – WSJ
- Green-tech bubble worry for private equity – Reuters
EIA finds wind growth trails natural gas and coal – Argus
- Kazakhs threaten to halt BG gas field – The Telegraph
- Cairn extends Vedanta deal deadline – WSJ

Environmentalists should refine arguments against oil sands

Environmentalists should refine arguments against oil sands Controversy about importing fuel from Canada's vast oil sands has been swirling for some time. It is an issue environmentalists seized on with great hopes when President Barack Obama came into office, given his pledges to work to reduce the country's carbon footprint and the fact that oil from tar sands, as environmentalits refer to the source, has a higher carbon intensity than that from traditional crude.

http://link.ft.com/r/J0VG55/BMAHPY/C5MKOT/TPSHH3/YHPQZH/HK/h?a1=2011&a2=5&a3=19

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New study predicts risk of wetland habitat loss in southern United States

New study predicts risk of wetland habitat loss in southern United States
Baylor University, in collaboration with the U.S Forest Service (USFS) Rocky Mountain Research Station, has developed a model that predicts the risk of wetland habitat loss based on local wetland features and characteristics of the landscape surrounding the wetland. The new model was used to predict the fate of wetland habitats over a 13-state area in the southern United States and was published in the journal Ecological Applications.

Zacks Oil & Gas Industry Outlook - May 2011 By: Zacks Equity Research

Oil & Gas Industry Outlook - May 2011

By: Zacks Equity Research

After Japan Nuclear Power Plant Disaster: How Much Radioactivity in the Oceans?

Press Release 11-100
After Japan Nuclear Power Plant Disaster: How Much Radioactivity in the Oceans?

National Science Foundation awards rapid-response grants to establish ocean radionuclide levels from Fukushima
World map showing Cesium-137 levels in the surface ocean as of 1990.
Radiation level in the oceans in 1990, mostly from nuclear weapons testing, measured in Becquerels.
Credit and Larger Version
May 18, 2011

Among the casualties of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan was the country's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
A result of the loss of electricity, overheating at the power plant led to significant releases of iodine, cesium and other radioisotopes to the environment.
Japanese officials recently raised the severity of the nuclear power plant incident to level 7, the highest level on the international scale and comparable only to the Chernobyl incident 25 years ago, says Ken Buesseler, a chemical oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
"When it comes to the oceans, however," says Buesseler, "the impact of Fukushima exceeds Chernobyl."
Radionuclides in seawater have been reported from the Fukushima plant's discharge canals, from coastal waters five to ten kilometers south of the plant, and from 30 kilometers offshore.
"Levels of some radionuclides are at least an order of magnitude higher than the highest levels in 1986 in the Baltic and Black Seas, the two ocean water bodies closest to Chernobyl," says Buesseler.
He has been awarded a rapid-response grant from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Ocean Sciences to establish baseline concentrations of several radionuclides in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
"Finding this information early on is key to understanding the severity of the releases and related public health issues," says Buesseler.
He and colleagues will establish a baseline radionuclide data set for the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, using an east-to-west network of sampling stations where the ability to retrieve ocean water samples already exists.
Researchers learned much from Chernobyl about the fate of radioactive fallout delivered to the oceans, and about using that fallout as a "tracer" for how fast ocean waters mix and sediments accumulate.
"After Chernobyl, fallout was measured not only in samples close to the site, such as those in the Black Sea, but as far afield as the north Pacific Ocean," Buesseler says.
Because the atmosphere and oceans are linked, scientists would expect radionuclides present in the atmosphere also to appear in the ocean, albeit at very low levels, says chemical oceanographer Henrieta Dulaiova of the University of Hawaii.
Dulaiova has also been awarded a rapid-response grant from NSF's Division of Ocean Sciences to study the fallout.
She is monitoring ocean waters to establish baseline concentrations of radionuclides, and to determine the spreading of released radionuclides.
"Like the people of Japan--though certainly to a lesser degree--we are dealing with a radiochemical situation that will be with us for a long time," says Don Rice, director of NSF's chemical oceanography program.
"To understand how the ocean and atmosphere have handled this contamination in the years ahead, we must first get a snap-shot of the situation today," says Rice. "Buesseler and Dulaiova are doing just that."
Dulaiova's study is focused on the central Pacific Ocean, and includes coastal and offshore waters off Hawaii, Guam and the Midway Islands.
"Hawaii's proximity to Japan makes it an important monitoring point," says Dulaiova. "We're conducting weekly coastal and monthly offshore water sample collections."
Bi-weekly samples from Guam are also collected, and samples are obtained from ships cruising the western Pacific.
The samples are then analyzed for cesium isotopes, whose signature allows scientists to identify radionuclides released from Fukushima.
Dulaiova is also planning to look at other radionuclides such as iodine, strontium and some actinides that were released.
"The information is needed," she says, "so that any subsequent efforts to understand the severity of the releases, the bioaccumulation of radionuclides in the ocean food web, and ocean processes and spreading patterns of the released radioisotopes, all have good baseline data."
The researchers hope to develop an understanding of marine radionuclides on a global scale.
-NSF-

Profile: The New Breed of Green Techies

Profile: The New Breed of Green Techies 

 

 

Alaska Pipeline Scrapped

Alaska Pipeline Scrapped 

 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703509104576329541913338186.html?mod=WSJ_Energy_leftHeadlines

Letter to Congress From U.S. Biofuels Leaders: Don't Mess With RFS

Letter to Congress From U.S. Biofuels Leaders: Don't Mess With RFS

 

http://media.prnewswire.com/en/jsp/latest.jsp?resourceid=4616191&access=EH

French minister sounds alarm over drought

French minister sounds alarm over drought
Paris (AFP) May 16, 2011 - Ecology Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet declared on Monday that France was "now in a state of crisis" over rainfall shortages. "All the warning lights are either orange or red," Kosciuscko-Morizet told the press after chairing a high-level panel on drought. "The situation is similar to July in terms of water tables, river flow and snow runoff," she said. "We are now in a state of cri ... more

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/French_minister_sounds_alarm_over_drought_999.html
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Water for Mongolia

Water for Mongolia
Darkan, Mongolia (SPX) May 16, 2011 - Mongolia is a country of contrasts - in summer boiling hot, in winter freezing cold; in the north damp, in the south bone dry. One million of its three million inhabitants live tightly packed together in the capital Ulaanbaatar, while the rest of the huge country is largely populated by nomads and their cattle. Providing a clean supply of drinking water across the entire country is a diffi ... more

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Water_for_Mongolia_999.html

World's oldest panda, 34, dies in China

World's oldest panda, 34, dies in China
Beijing (AFP) May 17, 2011 - Ming Ming, the world's oldest panda, has died of old age, Chinese state media reported Tuesday. She was 34. Ming Ming was rescued in Pingwu country in the southwest province Sichuan in 1977 and had resided in Xiangjiang Wild Animal World, a safari park in southern Guangdong province since 1998, the Global Times reported. She had lived much longer than most pandas. Wild pandas normally on ... more

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Worlds_oldest_panda_34_dies_in_China_999.html
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