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Saturday, October 22, 2011

California Adopts Limits on Greenhouse Gases

California Adopts Limits on Greenhouse Gases
By FELICITY BARRINGER
The new system includes cap-and-trade market incentives to encourage polluters to clean up their plants, an approach much of the rest of the country has resisted.

Climate Change Is A Real Problem To Honest Scientists And To Business October 22, 2011 — Ron Chusid

Climate Change Is A Real Problem To Honest Scientists And To Business

NASA Readies to Launch Next-Gen Observation Satellite for Weather and Climate Change

NASA Readies to Launch Next-Gen Observation Satellite for Weather and Climate Change

World’s Largest Investor Groups Call for End to Fossil Fuel Subsidies

World’s Largest Investor Groups Call for End to Fossil Fuel Subsidies

NOAA Chief: The Climate Crisis the Media is Missing

NOAA Chief: The Climate Crisis the Media is Missing

From To Email Sent! You have successfully emailed the post. We Are Kidding Ourselves About Future Mid East/North Africa Oil Production

 We Are Kidding Ourselves About Future Mid East/North Africa Oil Production

Researchers considered to be unbiased release study that confirms that the earth has warmed 1 degree celsius since the mid 1950s

The Bizarre World of Radical Climate Science

The Bizarre World of Radical Climate Science

Imagine that you are a climate scientist and the Earth is threatened with a climate disaster. You need to warn the people of Earth and lobby Earth's governments. On the other hand, maybe you have lost touch with reality.
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Worse Than We Thought: Evidence Builds That Scientists Underplay Climate Impacts

Worse Than We Thought: Evidence Builds That Scientists Underplay Climate Impacts

Far from being "alarmist," predictions from climate scientists in many cases are proving to be more conservative than observed climate-induced impacts.

Marcellus Shale Coalition Will Require Companies To Disclose Fracking Chemicals

Marcellus Shale Coalition Will Require Companies To Disclose Fracking Chemicals

Liquid nitrogen in high demand for fracking process

Liquid nitrogen in high demand for fracking process

 

Air Liquide Canada, a producer of industrial gases, opens western Canadian centre in Sherwood Park

EPA to develop standards for fracking wastewater discharge JURIST


EPA to develop standards for fracking wastewater discharge
JURIST
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a process in which water, sand and chemicals are pumped into the ground to create fractures in rocks, which allows trapped gas and oil to come to surface. Environmental and health concerns associated with hydraulic ...

EPA to Regulate Fracking Waste Water

EPA to Regulate Fracking Waste Water

Fracking Will Enable North Dakota to Overtake California as a Major Oil Producer

Fracking Will Enable North Dakota to Overtake California as a Major Oil Producer

Environmental Protection Agency announces plans to regulate water from fracking


Environmental Protection Agency announces plans to regulate water from fracking
Los Angeles Times
The practice, also known as fracking, involves shooting water infused with chemicals and sand at high pressure into shale formations to unlock reservoirs of natural gas. The EPA will try to determine what to do with water used during fracking, ...

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Earthquake Prediction: Could We Ever Forecast the Next Big One?


Earthquake Prediction: Could We Ever Forecast the Next Big One?
Boing Boing
By Xeni Jardin at 8:41 am Friday, Oct 21 I traveled to Japan recently with PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O'Brien, and helped shoot and produce a series of stories related to the March 11 disasters: earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis. ...

Quake reality check: South Texas tremor one of 10,800 like it worldwide this year * By Mike D. Smith

Quake reality check: South Texas tremor one of 10,800 like it worldwide this year

Magnitude 4.8 quake rattles S.A. area Temblor was area's largest on record.

Magnitude 4.8 quake rattles S.A. area

Temblor was area's largest on record.

Trouble in the algae lab for Craig Venter and Exxon

Posted: 20 Oct 2011 06:20 PM PDT
A much-trumpeted partnership of one of today's most celebrated scientists and the world's largest publicly traded oil company seems stalled in its aim of creating mass-market biofuel from algae, and may require a new agreement to go forward. The disappointment experienced thus far by scientist J. Craig Venter and ExxonMobil is notable not only because of their stature, but that many experts think that, at least in the medium term, algae is the sole realistically commercial source of biofuel that can significantly reduce U.S. and global oil demand.
Venter, the first mapper of the human genome and creator of the first synthetic cell (pictured above), said his scientific team and ExxonMobil have failed to find naturally occurring algae strains that can be converted into a commercial-scale biofuel. ExxonMobil and Venter's San Diego-based Synthetic Genomics Inc., or SGI, continue to attempt to manipulate natural algae, but he said he already sees the answer elsewhere -- in the creation of a man-made strain. "I believe that a fully synthetic cell approach will be the best way to get to a truly disruptive change," Venter told me in an email exchange.
Venter made his remarks before a conference this week on the future of energy at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., and in subsequent emailed replies to questions.
Read on to the jump for the rest of the story including Q&A.

US to set water pollution standards for 'fracking'

US to set water pollution standards for 'fracking'
Washington (AFP) Oct 20, 2011 - The US government unveiled plans Thursday to set national standards for wastewater discharges from natural gas drilling amid growing concern over water pollution from a technique known as "fracking." The Environmental Protection Agency said it would accept comments for new standards over the coming months for shale gas extraction as well as for gas from underground coalbeds. "No comprehe ... more

Earth is warming, study concludes BBC

Earth is warming, study concludes BBC
The Earth's surface really is getting warmer, a new analysis by a US scientific group set up in the wake of the "Climategate" affair has concluded.
The Berkeley Earth Project has used new methods and some new data, but finds the same warming trend seen by groups such as the UK Met Office and Nasa.
The project received funds from sources that back organisations lobbying against action on climate change.

Note from the Editor

To All
I have been away on a medical emergency leave of absence and am hoping
to resume coverage over the next week or two. I will occasionally post the
more pressing news and commentary as my health permits, but am looking
forward to a recovery back to full time soon.
To all - take care of yourselves and protect your health.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Scientists Warn Of Massive Tidal Wave From Canary Island Volcano By Steve Connor Science Editor The Independent - London 8-29-1

Scientists Warn Of Massive
Tidal Wave From
Canary Island Volcano
By Steve Connor
Science Editor
The Independent - London
8-29-1
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Kinder Morgan to purchase El Paso in $38B deal

• Kinder Morgan to purchase El Paso in $38B deal

• BP recovers $4B in Deepwater Horizon oil spill costs in settlement with Anadarko

• BP recovers $4B in Deepwater Horizon oil spill costs in settlement with Anadarko

Monday, October 17, 2011

UAE' s nuclear energy company seeks approved to prepare for power plants

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UAE's nuclear energy company seeks approval to prepare for power plant
People's Daily Online
DUBAI, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has requested the United Arab Emirates' Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) to approve additional preparatory construction work for the UAE's first nuclear power ...

EPA Ignores Severe Risk of Ocean Acidification to California Coast

EPA Ignores Severe Risk of Ocean Acidification to California Coast
Years of scientific data demonstrate that California's ocean waters are among the most vulnerable in the nation to ocean acidification, which not only threatens ...
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Disaster in the Gulf; So What Are We Doing About It?

Disaster in the Gulf; So What Are We Doing About It?

In the Gulf, new information is confirming fears that fish and wildlife—and millions of people on the Coast—are being seriously impacted by the 4.9 million barrels of BP oil spewed from the ocean deep last year.