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Saturday, November 19, 2011

From the Oil Disaster Frontlines: Victory Up North as the Battle Rages in The Gulf/

By Rocky Kistner, November 19, 2011
As Keystone XL protesters savor their victory to postpone the pipeline project, another recent oil policy decision did not turn out so well; a plan to expand drilling operations in the oil-damaged Gulf and pristine arctic. This is not good news for those who oppose the fossil fuel industry's relentless march into more...  » Continue...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

How to Protect Ourselves from Radiation

How to Protect Ourselves from Radiation

Self-Help: How to Protect Ourselves Against Damage from Radiation

Shocker: Are Americans Finally Starting to Smarten Up About Climate Change?

Shocker: Are Americans Finally Starting to Smarten Up About Climate Change?

Romney not only flip-flopped to the side of climate denial, but did so less than six months after he had said no less definitively that the world's getting warmer.

New York state may soon suffer outsize effects from climate, says report

New York state may soon suffer outsize effects from climate, says report
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the first statewide climate change outlook for New York, scientists say that the state may suffer disproportionate effects in coming decades compared with other regions, due to its geography and geology. The report paints a harsh picture, including possible extreme temperature and sea-level rises, downpours, droughts and floods. The changes are projected to affect nearly every region and facet of the economy by the 2080s, from ski resorts and dairy farms to New York City’s subways, streets and businesses.

Japan may ban sales of tainted rice from stricken-reactor area

Japan may ban sales of tainted rice from stricken-reactor area

Moratorium On Oil And Gas Fracking Called For In New Zealand

Moratorium On Oil And Gas Fracking Called For In New Zealand


Read more at Suite101: Moratorium On Oil And Gas Fracking Called For In New Zealand | Suite101.com http://www.suite101.com/news/moratorium-on-oil-and-gas-fracking-called-for-in-new-zealand-a396772#ixzz1dzQBTs5r

Global Warning

By Karen Street, November 17, 2011
People hear climate change through different concerns. Some hear threats to the environment, others to people, and others still to national security. (Of course, there is overlap.) For those in the national security category, the National Security Journalism Initiative has created Global Warning. Water shortages in Yemen Go to A Complex Climate Threat and click on water management—Morocco...  » Continue...

Climate Policy: Big Ideas Are Dead

By Marc Gunther, November 17, 2011
 Right, left or center, most agree that U.S. climate and energy policy today is, at best, an ineffective and inefficient patchwork. Better get used to it, said a bipartisan panel of Washington insiders today (Nov. 16) at the Atlantic Green Intelligence Forum. For now, and for the rest of the Obama administration, when it comes to energy and climate, the White House and Congress will use the...  » Continue...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Company admits fracking caused quakes

Company admits fracking caused quakes

Hydrofracking sparks earthquake concerns

Hydrofracking sparks earthquake concerns

 

http://www.theithacajournal.com/article/20111115/NEWS01/111150368/Hydrofracking-sparks-earthquake-concerns?odyssey=nav|head

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Small earthquake shakes towns in NW Nebraska, South Dakota

Small earthquake shakes towns in NW Nebraska, South Dakota

Groundbreaking study quantifies health costs of climate-change related disasters in the US

Groundbreaking study quantifies health costs of climate-change related disasters in the US

New York NY (SPX) Nov 14, 2011
Health costs exceeding $14 billion dollars, 21,000 emergency room visits, nearly 1,700 deaths, and 9,000 hospitalizations are among the staggering impacts of six climate change-related events in the United States during the last decade, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in November 2011 edition of the journal Health Affairs.

Testing of seafood imported into the US is inadequate

Testing of seafood imported into the US is inadequate

Baltimore MD (SPX) Nov 14, 2011
Finfish, shrimp, and seafood products are some of the most widely traded foods and about 85 percent of seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported. A new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that testing of imported seafood by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is inadequate for confirming its safety

One if by Land, Two if by Sea? Climate Change "Escape Routes"

One if by Land, Two if by Sea? Climate Change "Escape Routes"

Washington DC (SPX) Nov 15, 2011
One if by land, two if by sea? Results of a study published this week in the journal Science show how fast animal and plant populations would need to move to keep up with recent climate change effects in the ocean and on land. The answer: at similar rates. The study was supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and performed in part through the National Center for Ecological Analysis a

Long-Term Carbon Storage in Ganges Basin May Portend Global Warming Worsening

Long-Term Carbon Storage in Ganges Basin May Portend Global Warming Worsening

Woods Hole, MA (SPX) Nov 15, 2011
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists have found that carbon is stored in the soils and sediments of the Ganges-Brahmaputra basin for a surprisingly long time, making it likely that global warming could destabilize the pool of carbon there and in similar places on Earth, potentially increasing the rate of CO2 release into the atmosphere.

Study rethinks the ocean's role in Pacific climate

Study rethinks the ocean's role in Pacific climate
University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science researchers have climate scientists rethinking a commonly held theory about the ocean's role in the global climate system. The new findings can aid scientists in better understanding and predicting changes in the Pacific climate and its impacts around the globe.

Big Names Shamed As Carbon Emissions Made Public For The First Time

By David Thorpe, November 15, 2011
The public is now able to see for the first time which companies and organisations are making a real effort to reduce their carbon emissions and which are not.The carbon savers and the carbon slackers have all been made visible under the first Performance League Tables of the Energy Efficiency Scheme, published today by the Environment Agency.This mandatory scheme, which was introduced in 2008,...  » Continue...

USHCC urges swift action on Keystone XL pipeline construction

USHCC urges swift action on Keystone XL pipeline construction
The USHCC is urging President Obama to order the U.S. State Department to approve the pipeline.
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FTTN: Shale gas boom could lead to lucrative servicing opportunities

FTTN: Shale gas boom could lead to lucrative servicing opportunities
New methods of extracting natural gas from organic-rich shales offer the promise of a plentiful new source of clean-burning natural gas.
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Keystone Pipeline Will Be Rerouted By DAN FROSCH

Keystone Pipeline Will Be Rerouted

Monday, November 14, 2011