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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hanford's Nuclear Waste Problem

Hanford’s Nuclear Waste Problem

Eric Nusbaum tours the largest environmental cleanup operation the United States government has ever undertaken.

Lose Your Lawn

Lose Your Lawn

Turning your lawn into something more beautiful and useful would save time and money while curbing pollution and water usage.

Underground Nuclear Tanks Leaking in Washington State

Underground Nuclear Tanks Leaking in Washington State


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/23/us/underground-nuclear-tanks-leaking-in-washington-state.html?_r=0

Hanford Nuclear Reservation Tanks Leaking Radioactive Waste Underground, Governor Inslee Says

Hanford Nuclear Reservation Tanks Leaking Radioactive Waste Underground, Governor Inslee Says


Hanford Nuclear Reservation Tanks Leaking Radioactive Waste Underground, Governor Inslee Says

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/22/hanford-nuclear-reservation_n_2744974.html


Washington state’s governor says 6 underground tanks at Hanford nuclear reservation leaking


http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/washington-states-governor-says-6-underground-tanks-at-hanford-nuclear-reservation-leaking/2013/02/22/22925f08-7d41-11e2-9073-e9dda4ac6a66_story.html


6 Hanford tanks leaking nuclear waste


http://s.einnews.com/nBcDA9SnUb

Radioactive Waste Is Leaking From Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation

Radioactive Waste Is Leaking From Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation

And now for a quick lesson in government spending: in the 1940s the federal government created the now mostly decommissioned Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation as part of the Manhattan Project to build the atomic bomb. During the Cold War, the project was expanded to include nine nuclear reactors and five large plutonium processing complexes, which produced plutonium for most of the 60,000 weapons in the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Sadly, many of the early safety procedures and waste disposal practices were inadequate, and government documents have since confirmed that Hanford's operations released significant amounts of radioactive materials into the air and the Columbia River.http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-22/radioactive-waste-leaking-washingtons-hanford-nuclear-reservation

1.5C Temperature Rise Could Melt Permafrost

1.5C Temperature Rise Could Melt Permafrost

Fiona Harvey, Guardian
A global temperature rise of 1.5C would be enough to start the melting of permafrost in Siberia, scientists warned on Thursday.Any widespread thaw in Siberia's permanently frozen ground could have severe consequences for climate change. Permafrost covers about 24% of the land surface of the northern hemisphere, and widespread melting could eventually trigger the release of hundreds of gigatonnes of carbon dioxide and methane, which would have a massive warming effect.http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/21/temperature-rise-permafrost-melt
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You Can’t Wash Away Fracking’s Effects by Walter Brasch

You Can’t Wash Away Fracking’s Effects

Understanding extreme weather in an era of climate change

Understanding extreme weather in an era of climate change

Scientists try to ID climate signals in weather as public draws conclusions.http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/02/understanding-extreme-weather-in-an-era-of-climate-change/

Friday, February 22, 2013

EPA’s own watchdog faults agency for using inaccurate data to control fracking

The Environmental Protection Agency's own internal watchdog has faulted the agency for using inaccurate and unreliable estimates on the level of air pollutants that are released during oil and natural gas production.
The EPA uses these figures to oversee and regulate the drilling industry, The Associated Press reports.http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/22/epas-own-watchdog-faults-agency-using-inaccurate-d/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

EU Should Phase Out Support for Land-Based Biofuels, Lobbies Say

EU Should Phase Out Support for Land-Based Biofuels, Lobbies Say

New Study Shows Independent Evidence Of Global Warming

New Study Shows Independent Evidence Of Global Warming

One of the biggest challenges of climate science seems like it should be one of the easiest; measuring temperatures. The fact is, regular measurements of temperature around the globe didn't being in real earnest until the late 19th century. So when scientists what to understand what temperatures were like prior to that era, they have to use proxies. For example, scientists can tell by the way ice crystallizes what the weather and temperature was like thousands of years ago in ice core samples from polar regions. In the modern era, although there have been steady measurements, they've taken place at different sites at different times with different technologies, which means some heavy math can come into play to normalize that data well enough to see clear trends.http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2013/02/21/new-study-shows-independent-evidence-of-global-warming/

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Why Barack Obama may now be able to start cutting nuclear weapons


The search for a nuclear legacy

Why Barack Obama may now be able to start cutting nuclear weapons

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21572195-why-barack-obama-may-now-be-able-start-cutting-nuclear-weapons-search-nuclear

Kerry Gives First Foreign Policy Speech … on Climate Change


Kerry Gives First Foreign Policy Speech … on Climate Change

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/kerry-gives-first-foreign-policy-speech-climate-
change_703024.html

Kerry Gives First Foreign Policy Speech … on Climate Change


Kerry Gives First Foreign Policy Speech … on Climate Change

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/kerry-gives-first-foreign-policy-speech-climate-
change_703024.html

Link investigated between Texas earthquakes and fracking

Link investigated between Texas earthquakes and fracking
14 News WFIE Evansville
That's three times the amount the UT study says could cause a quake. The process starts with 18-wheelers hauling salt water away from hydraulic fracking ...http://www.14news.com/story/21292669/east-texas-earthquakes-may-be-manmade

Latest Headlines from ENENews 2/21

Latest Headlines from ENENews



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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Environmentally Sound Reasons to Allow Keystone Pipeline


Environmentally Sound Reasons to Allow Keystone Pipeline

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2013/02/20/environmentally_sound_reasons_to_allow_keystone_pipeline_302400.html

Climate Change and the Obama Administration

Climate Change and the Obama Administration

Michael A. Levi, CFR's David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment, and director of the program on energy security and climate change, leads a conversation on President Obama's climate change policies.http://www.cfr.org/climate-change/climate-change-obama-administration/p30023?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cfr_main+%28CFR.org+-+Main+Site+Feed%29

As The Consensus Among Scientists Crumbles, Global Warming Alarmists Attack Their Integrity

As The Consensus Among Scientists Crumbles, Global Warming Alarmists Attack Their Integrity

Global warming alarmists are attacking the integrity of scientists, desperately seeking to minimize the damage presented by a recent survey of geoscientists and engineers regarding global warming.http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2013/02/20/as-the-consensus-among-scientists-crumbles-global-warming-alarmists-attack-their-integrity/

Transocean's $1B civil settlement OK'd in Gulf oil spill

Transocean's $1B civil settlement OK'd in Gulf oil spill

A federal judge has approved a consent decree through which a Transocean Ltd. subsidiary will pay the U.S. government $1 billion in civil penalties for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill three years ago.http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202588927491&rss=rss_nlj&slreturn=20130120200949

BP's Reputation Set to Take a Beating as it Begins its Trial against the Feds

BP's Reputation Set to Take a Beating as it Begins its Trial against the Feds

BP is entering the final chapter of the aftermath caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 as it prepares to go to trial against the federal government next week. The feds state that they will prove that (NYSE: BP) was grossly negligent in the lead up to, and during, the disaster. The outcome of the case will determine how many more billions BP must pay.In the two and a half years since the Macondo Well incident BP’s new CEO, Bob Dudley, has slowly rebuilt the company and repaired as best he could its tattered reputation. He has…Read more...http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/BPs-Reputation-Set-to-Take-a-Beating-as-it-Begins-its-Trial-against-the-Feds.html

Merkel cautious on 'fracking' in Germany

Merkel cautious on 'fracking' in Germany
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday expressed caution over whether the revolutionary oil and gas technique of "fracking" could be introduced in Germany, saying public safety was the main concern. http://phys.org/news/2013-02-merkel-cautious-fracking-germany.html#nwlt

Weather warning: Study examines climate change as a national security issue

Weather warning: Study examines climate change as a national security issue
Harvard researcher is pointing toward a new reason to worry about the effects of climate change—national security. http://phys.org/news/2013-02-weather-climate-national-issue.html#nwlt

Obama settles on EPA, Energy Department nominees: source

Obama settles on EPA, Energy Department nominees: source

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/20/us-obama-cabinet-epa-energy-idUSBRE91J0ZE20130220

Gas has worse climate footprint than coal

Gas has worse climate footprint than coal


http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/53313

Latest Headlines from ENENews 2/20

Latest Headlines from ENENews



Fugitive Fracking Gets Bum Rap


Fugitive Fracking Gets Bum Rap

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2013/02/18/fugitive-fracking-gets-bum-rap/

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Russia asteroid impact: ESA update and assessment

Russia asteroid impact: ESA update and assessment
The first firm details of the 15 February asteroid impact in Russia, the largest in more than a century, are becoming clear. ESA is carefully assessing the information as crucial input for developing the Agency's asteroid-hunting effort. http://phys.org/news/2013-02-russia-asteroid-impact-esa.html#nwlt

Getting Gored: Michael Mann's Apocalyptic Prophecies and Al Jazeera's Green Jihad

Getting Gored: Michael Mann's Apocalyptic Prophecies and Al Jazeera's Green Jihad

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/02/getting_gored_michael_manns_apocalyptic_prophecies_and_al_jazeeras_green_jihad.html

NASA scrambles for better asteroid detection

NASA scrambles for better asteroid detection
NASA, universities and private groups in the US are working on asteroid warning systems that can detect objects from space like the one that struck Russia last week with a blinding flash and mighty boom.

Arctic Voices In the Beautiful, Threatened North Ian Frazier

Arctic Voices

In the Beautiful, Threatened North

Ian Frazier

The Arctic takes you back to old-time basics, like Vulcan’s anvil and the foundation blocks of the world. In Chukotka, across the Bering Strait from Alaska, I climbed a hill and met a view of rock, sea, and sky that was, for all practical purposes, eternal. For the first time ever I had a sense of what it was to stand on a planet.http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/mar/07/beautiful-threatened-north/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=February+19+2013&utm_content=February+19+2013+CID_59c0be5a594ffdee88690c9ad2b3026d&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=In%20the%20Beautiful%20Threatened%20North

Keystone XL: Celebrities Won't Help the Cause

Keystone XL: Celebrities Won't Help the Cause

Both the protest movement against Keystone XL and the industry attempt to prove that Americans want it, are irrelevant: Keystone is set in stone and nothing indicates this more clearly than the president’s state of the union address.  To balance out the increasingly high-profile nature of protests in Washington, DC, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has released a new poll attempting to demonstrate that a majority of voters have bipartisan support for Keystone XL—a six-state, multi-billion-dollar pipeline that would link Canadian…Read more...http://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Keystone-XL-Celebrities-Wont-Help-the-Cause.html

NBC News: Possible a new fault was opened up from BP disaster in Gulf, says oceanographer — “Potential for an indefinite release of oil”?

NBC News: Possible a new fault was opened up from BP disaster in Gulf, says oceanographer — “Potential for an indefinite release of oil”?http://enenews.com/nbc-new-fault-on-seafloor-may-have-opened-up-after-bp-disaster-in-gulf-says-oceanographer-potential-for-an-indefinite-release-of-oil

  1. NOAA: Mystery sheen near BP’s relief wells from Gulf disaster — Silvery streamers up to several miles long — “Crude Oil Likely” (MAP) October 6, 2012
  2. Video: Huge slick at site of BP disaster in Gulf of Mexico — Visible rainbow sheen and weathered oil not seen for months January 28, 2013
  3. Watch: Underwater footage released of BP disaster site in Gulf — 15 droplets per minute caused massive slick? (VIDEO) October 27, 2012
  4. TV: Massive oil sheen around BP Deepwater Horizon site in Gulf of Mexico (VIDEO) December 17, 2012
  5. Coast Guard: 4-mile stretch of oil has appeared near BP’s Macondo well in Gulf October 4, 2012

 

Radiation Measurement in Fish - Anecdotal Evidence

Radiation Measurement in Fish - Anecdotal Evidence

  1. AFP: Record high radiation found in Fukushima fish — 2,500 times cesium limit January 18, 2013
  2. Fish with cesium near gov’t limit caught hundreds of miles from Fukushima January 19, 2013
  3. Japan Times: “There could be hot spots under the sea” says Tokyo prof. — “No telling when contamination levels will peak” — 1/3 of fish caught in Gunma lake over max. cesium limit February 4, 2012
  4. Lab finds fish with cesium at 30 times gov’t limit — “It was first thought currents would swiftly dilute the radiation” (VIDEO) November 30, 2011
  5. Highest Yet: Fish 20 times more radioactive than any other caught since 3/11 — 380 times limit for cesium -NHK August 21, 2012

NHK WORLD, Feb. 18, 2013: High levels of cesium detected in fish off Chiba [...] Choshi is nearly 200 kilometers south of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Chiba Prefecture says it found 130 becquerels of cesium per kilogram in Japanese sea bass caught about 10 kilometers off Choshi on Thursday of last week. The acceptable limit is 100 becquerels. It is the first time that higher-than-permitted levels of radioactive substances have been found in fish landed at ports in the prefecture. [...]
 http://live.enformable.com/post/43432260901/fish-caught-in-waters-off-choshi-city-in-chiba
http://enenews.com/first-fish-radioactive-limit-caught-chiba-200-kilometers-fukushima-plant-due-east-tokyo

Monday, February 18, 2013

Climate contradiction: Less snow, more blizzards

Climate contradiction: Less snow, more blizzards
(AP)—With scant snowfall and barren ski slopes in parts of the U.S. Midwest and Northeast the past couple of years, some scientists have pointed to global warming as the culprit. http://phys.org/news/2013-02-climate-contradiction-blizzards.html#nwlt

Reduced sea ice disturbs balance of greenhouse gases

Reduced sea ice disturbs balance of greenhouse gases
(Phys.org)—The widespread reduction in Arctic sea ice is causing significant changes to the balance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This is shown in a new study conducted by researchers from Lund University in Sweden, among others. http://phys.org/news/2013-02-sea-ice-disturbs-greenhouse-gases.html#nwlt

Global warming affects Artic and Antarctic regions differently

Global warming affects Artic and Antarctic regions differently
(Phys.org)—The robustness of food webs of Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems has been compared for the first time, revealing that global warming can affect the biodiversity of these ecosystems in different ways despite the similarities between them. http://phys.org/news/2013-02-global-affects-artic-antarctic-regions.html#nwlt

Battling oceanic climate change

Battling oceanic climate change
Changes to the temperature and chemistry of Earth's atmosphere are causing fundamental changes to the ocean, too. The water is getting warmer and more acidic, and those changes may reconfigure the microbial communities that create the foundation of marine ecosystems. http://phys.org/news/2013-02-oceanic-climate.html#nwlt

Reduced sea ice disturbs balance of greenhouse gases

Reduced sea ice disturbs balance of greenhouse gases

Reduced sea ice disturbs balance of greenhouse gases

Reduced sea ice disturbs balance of greenhouse gases

The widespread reduction in Arctic sea ice is causing significant changes to the balance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130218092540.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

NRC to discuss possible US Ecology rule changes Thursday in Richland

NRC to discuss possible US Ecology rule changes Thursday in Richland
Bellingham Herald
A meeting to discuss possible changes to rules governing US Ecology, a commercial low-level radioactive waste disposal facility, will be discussed in Richland by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. US Ecology is on land leased by Washington in central ...http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/02/18/2884418/nrc-to-discuss-possible-us-ecology.html

Next Generation Fish Farming will Multiply the Yield

Next Generation Fish Farming will Multiply the Yield

Improvements in fish-farm construction are also expected to boost aquaculture production.http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/02/next-generation-fish-farming-will.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2Fadvancednano+%28nextbigfuture%29

Baidu hit list Feb 18

Baidu hit list Feb 18

Global Times -
There are around 700 asteroids that could possibly hit Earth and cause serious devastation, according to astronomer Chen Ming of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on February 17. No.2: China's first nuclear power plant 辽宁红沿河核电站 17402 ...http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/762317.shtml

Climate change's costly wild weather consequences

Climate change's costly wild weather consequences

Scientists explore new technologies that remove atmospheric carbon dioxide

Scientists explore new technologies that remove atmospheric carbon dioxide

Reducing carbon dioxide emissions may not be enough to curb global warming, say scientists. The solution could require carbon-negative technologies that actually remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130217084214.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_environment+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+News+--+Top+Environment%29

Climate Impacts from the Keystone XL Pipeline

Climate Impacts from the Keystone XL Pipeline

EPA has estimated that Keystone XL would increase annual carbon emissions by up to 27.6 MMt CO2e annually - the equivalent of seven coal-fired power plants operating continuously or having 6.2 million cars on the road for 50 years.http://theenergycollective.com/danielle-droitsch/186966/just-facts-climate-impacts-keystone-xl-tar-sands-pipeline?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Changing Perspectives on Climate Change

Changing Perspectives on Climate Changehttp://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/02/changing-perspectives-on-climate-change?cmpid=rss

Competition heating up to build Turkish nuclear power plant

Competition heating up to build Turkish nuclear power plant

Turkey’s energy minister Taner Yildiz told a conference this week that the country’s second nuclear power plant is subject to growing interest from prospective developers.http://www.power-eng.com/articles/2013/02/competition-heating-up-to-build-turkish-nuclear-power-plant.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+power-engineering-latest-news-rss+%28Power+Engineering+Latest+News%29

The Radical Abuse of the ESA Threatens the US Economy

The Radical Abuse of the ESA Threatens the US Economy


http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidblackmon/2013/02/18/the-radical-abuse-of-the-esa-threatens-the-us-economy/

How is Genetically-Engineered Meat Tested?

How is Genetically-Engineered Meat Tested?


Genetically-Engineered Meat Isn’t Tested for Human Safety Because It’s Treated as an “Animal Drug” George Washington
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/02/how-is-genetically-engineered-meat-tested/

Transocean pleads guilty for criminal conduct leading to Deepwater Horizon disaster


Transocean pleads guilty for criminal conduct leading to Deepwater Horizon disaster

February 14, 2013
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2013/02/transocean-pleads-guilty-for-criminal-conduct-leading-to-deepwat.html?cmpid=EnlDailyPetroFebruary182013

Chemistry trick kills climate controversy

Chemistry trick kills climate controversy
Volcanoes are well known for cooling the climate. But just how much and when has been a bone of contention among historians, glaciologists and archeologists. Now a team of atmosphere chemists, from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and the University of Copenhagen, has come up with a way to say for sure which historic episodes of global cooling were caused by volcanic eruptions. http://phys.org/news/2013-02-chemistry-climate-controversy.html#nwlt

Sunlight stimulates release of climate-warming gas from melting Arctic permafrost, study says

Sunlight stimulates release of climate-warming gas from melting Arctic permafrost, study says
Ancient carbon trapped in Arctic permafrost is extremely sensitive to sunlight and, if exposed to the surface when long-frozen soils melt and collapse, can release climate-warming carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere much faster than previously thought. http://phys.org/news/2013-02-sunlight-climate-warming-gas-arctic-permafrost.html#nwlt

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Middle East Water Loss Is Starkly Documented by NASA Satellites

Middle East Water Loss Is Starkly Documented by NASA Satellites

A pair of gravity-measuring NASA satellites has documented a precipitous drop in freshwater supplies in the arid Middle East over the past decade. NASA said that since 2003 parts of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran had lost 144 cubic kilometers of total stored freshwater, an amount roughly equivalent to the water in the Dead Sea. NASA researchers attributed 60 percent of the loss to increased pumping of groundwater from underground reservoirs. An additional 20 percent of the loss came from soil drying up and snowpack shrinking, while the remaining 20 percent came from loss of surface water in lakes and reservoirs, according to the NASA study, to be published Friday in the journal Water Resources Research.http://e360.yale.edu/digest/middle_east_water_loss__is_starkly_documented_by_nasa_satellites/3766/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YaleEnvironment360+%28Yale+Environment+360%29

EPA's Secret And Costly 'Sue And Settle' Collusion With Environmental Organizations

EPA's Secret And Costly 'Sue And Settle' Collusion With Environmental Organizations

“Sue and Settle “ practices, sometimes referred to as “friendly lawsuits”, are cozy deals through which far-left radical environmental groups file lawsuits against federal agencies wherein  court-ordered “consent decrees” are issued based upon a prearranged settlement agreement they collaboratively craft together in advance behind closed doors. Then, rather than allowing the entire process to play out, the agency being sued settles the lawsuit by agreeing to move forward with the requested action they and the litigants both want.http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2013/02/17/epas-secret-and-costly-sue-and-settle-collusion-with-environmental-organizations/

Accelerating Arctic Ice Melt Means Billions Need To Be Spent

Accelerating Arctic Ice Melt Means Billions Need To Be Spent

New research shows that over the past decade, the volume of Arctic ice has declined, even during the winter.http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2013/02/17/arctic-ice-melt-is-accelerating-even-in-fall-and-winter/

Thirsty crops and hungry people: Symposium to examine realities of water security

Thirsty crops and hungry people: Symposium to examine realities of water security
You may have guzzled a half-liter bottle of water at lunchtime, but your food and clothes drank a lot more. The same half-liter that quenched your thirst also produces only about one square-inch of bread or one square-inch of cotton cloth. http://phys.org/news/2013-02-thirsty-crops-hungry-people-symposium.html#nwlt

How much are emissions reduced by renewables?

How much are emissions reduced by renewables?


http://carboncounter.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/how-much-co2-do-wind-farms-save/

Keystone XL: ‘Put Thousands of Americans Back to Work’


Posted: 16 Feb 2013 11:30 AM PST
82 percent believe U.S. policy should support the use of oil from Canada, and 83 percent think the Keystone XL would strengthen America’s energy security. Overall, that’s a very strong message – a mandate for action.http://theenergycollective.com/mark-green/186661/keystone-xl-put-thousands-americans-back-work?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Polls Divided on Fracking

Posted: 17 Feb 2013 01:00 AM PST
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has again put off the decision on whether to lift the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in New York.http://theenergycollective.com/fayeanderson/187326/polls-apart-fracking?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Canada and the US: Sea-Level Rise vs. Keystone XL

Posted: 17 Feb 2013 05:00 AM PST
Recently glaciologist Jason Box of Ohio State University explained how humans have set in motion 69 feet of sea level rise; one of the most damaging consequences of climate change.http://theenergycollective.com/jim-baird/187336/rationale-movement-fluids-between-canada-and-us?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

‘No Clinically Observable Effects’ From Fukushima Radiation: UN


Posted: 15 Feb 2013 12:00 PM PST
A very big report came out last month with very little fanfare.  It concluded what we in nuclear science have been saying for decades – radiation doses less than about 10 rem (0.1 Sv) are no big deal. The linear no-threshold dose hypothesis (LNT) does not apply to doses less than 10 rem (0.1 Sv), which is the region encompassing background levels around the world, and is the region of most importance to nuclear energy, most medical procedures and most areas affected by accidents like Fukushima.http://theenergycollective.com/breakthroughinstitut/186436/no-clinically-observable-effects-fukushima-radiation-un?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

State of the Union: Obama Straddles Climate-Energy Fence

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 12:00 PM PST
On the heels of his climate proclamation, Obama pivoted from the need to pursue clean-energy solutions like wind and solar to his commitment to continuing the pursuit of natural gas, and clearing the hurdles and speeding the development of new sources of oil and gas.http://theenergycollective.com/billchameides/186316/obama-straddles-climate-energy-fence?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

$188 Billion Price Tag: Extreme Weather From 2011 To 2012

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 09:30 AM PST
The United States was subjected to many severe climate-related extreme weather over the past two years. Most of these extreme weather events reflect part of the unpaid bill from climate change.http://theenergycollective.com/josephromm/186221/188-billion-price-tag-us-extreme-weather?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29