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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Assessing Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico


Assessing Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

July 10, 2013 — While numerous studies are under way to determine the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico, the extent and severity of these impacts and the value of the resulting losses cannot fully be measured without considering the goods and services provided by the Gulf, says a new report from the National Research Council. The congressionally mandated report offers an approach that could establish a more comprehensive understanding of the impacts and help inform options for restoration activities.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130710122004.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_environment+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+News+--+Top+Environment%29

Look what the gas and oil industry did to the Gulf of Mexico — again


Look what the gas and oil industry did to the Gulf of Mexico — again

Sheens of oil atop the Gulf of Mexico have become a depressingly familiar sight — the result of reckless drilling by the oil and gas industry. Here is a photograph shot Wednesday of the latest such debacle. An old natural gas well off Louisiana’s coastline was being sealed shut Monday when it began leaking, 144 feet beneath the water’s surface. This photo is one of a series taken during a flight over the site by On Wings of Care, an environmental nonprofit.
http://grist.org/business-technology/look-what-the-gas-and-oil-industry-did-to-the-gulf-of-mexico-again/

SHAKE AND BLOW Geothermal power facility induces earthquakes, study finds

SHAKE AND BLOW
Geothermal power facility induces earthquakes, study finds
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Geothermal_power_facility_induces_earthquakes_study_finds_999.html

The contribution of the Greenland ice sheet to sea-level rise will continue to increase

The contribution of the Greenland ice sheet to sea-level rise will continue to increase
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/The_contribution_of_the_Greenland_ice_sheet_to_sea_level_rise_will_continue_to_increase_999.html

ENERGY TECH Big quakes trigger tremors at US oil and gas sites

 

ENERGY TECH
Big quakes trigger tremors at US oil and gas siteshttp://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Big_quakes_trigger_tremors_at_US_oil_and_gas_sites_999.html

Distant quakes trigger tremors at US waste-injection sites

Distant quakes trigger tremors at US waste-injection sites
http://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/Distant_quakes_trigger_tremors_at_US_waste_injection_sites_999.html

Induced Seismicity? Recent Spike of Earthquakes in the Central and Eastern U.S. May Be Linked to Human Activity

 



Induced Seismicity? Recent Spike of Earthquakes in the Central and Eastern U.S. May Be Linked to Human Activity

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130712095205.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

Health of U.S. Streams Reduced by Streamflow Modifications and Contaminants


Health of U.S. Streams Reduced by Streamflow Modifications and Contaminants

July 12, 2013 — A new U.S. Geological Survey report describes how the health of the nation's streams is being degraded by streamflow modifications and elevated levels of nutrients and pesticides.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130712100413.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

Air Pollution Responsible for More Than 2 Million Deaths Worldwide Each Year, Experts Estimate


Air Pollution Responsible for More Than 2 Million Deaths Worldwide Each Year, Experts Estimate

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130712084455.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_environment+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+News+--+Top+Environment%29

July 12 News: Record Heat Waves, Sea Level Rise, Superstorms And Wildfires Endanger Electric Grid


July 12 News: Record Heat Waves, Sea Level Rise, Superstorms And Wildfires Endanger Electric Grid

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/12/2290861/july-12-news-record-heat-waves-sea-level-rise-superstorms-and-wildfires-endanger-electric-grid/

Energy production causes big US earthquakes

Energy production causes big US earthquakes

Fluids injected into wells lubricate faults and increase slippage.

http://www.nature.com/news/energy-production-causes-big-us-earthquakes-1.13372

Deep Oceans on Trajectory to Be Boiling Hot


Deep Oceans on Trajectory to Be Boiling Hot

http://www.realclearscience.com/2013/07/13/deep_oceans_on_trajectory_to_be_boiling_hot_253991.html?utm_medium=widget&utm_campaign=rss

A scientific storm is brewing over the hurricane-climate connection


A scientific storm is brewing over the hurricane-climate connection

http://grist.org/article/a-scientific-storm-is-brewing-over-the-hurricane-climate-connection/

Fukushima Spiking All of a Sudden


Fukushima Spiking All of a Sudden


http://www.opednews.com/articles/Fukushima-Spiking-All-of-a-by-William-Boardman-130711-487.html

Radioactive Fish, Pacific Ocean, Fukushima Leaking MORE Radiation


Radioactive Fish, Pacific Ocean, Fukushima Leaking MORE Radiation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDYvsbRnVeQ

High levels of cesium found in fish off Ibaraki

 High levels of cesium found in fish off Ibaraki

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:MVHhs2ePQLgJ:www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20130712_02.html+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

Editorial: Air out WIPP proposal

Editorial: Air out WIPP proposal



http://www.abqjournal.com/main/219732/opinion/air-out-wipp-proposal.html
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Energy News Roundup: Fracking-related Earthquakes and Energy Sector Climate Impacts


Energy News Roundup: Fracking-related Earthquakes and Energy Sector Climate Impacts

http://breakingenergy.com/2013/07/12/energy-news-roundup-fracking-related-earthquakes-and-energy-sector-climate-impacts/?utm_source=Breaking+Energy&utm_campaign=35a6ed2fd5-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f852427a4b-35a6ed2fd5-407304281
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Controlling Climate Change: IEA Says It's Not All About Carbon Dioxide

Controlling Climate Change: IEA Says It's Not All About Carbon Dioxide



http://theenergycollective.com/ecsjessica/248781/keeping-climate-under-control-iea-says-it-s-not-all-about-carbon-dioxide?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fracking industry cleanup workers exposed to benzene in Colorado, feds allege

Fracking industry cleanup workers exposed to benzene in Colorado, feds allege


http://grist.org/business-technology/fracking-industry-cleanup-workers-exposed-to-benzene-in-colorado-feds-allege/

How Water Scarcity From Climate Change Could Jack Up Europe’s Power Prices

How Water Scarcity From Climate Change Could Jack Up Europe’s Power Prices


http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/12/2295421/how-water-scarcity-from-climate-change-could-jack-up-europes-power-prices/?mobile=nc

Researchers estimate over two million deaths annually from air pollution

Researchers estimate over two million deaths annually from air pollution Over two million deaths occur each year as a direct result of human-caused outdoor air pollution, a new study has found. http://phys.org/news/2013-07-million-deaths-annually-air-pollution.html#nwlt

Combining global climate models for more accurate forecasting

Combining global climate models for more accurate forecasting
The EU-funded ENSEMBLES ('Ensemble-based Predictions of Climate Changes and their Impacts') project has made a significant contribution towards achieving better climate risk forecasts. By combining different global climate models and by generating samples of the future state of the earth system, scientists should have a better idea of what our climate will be like in five, ten or even two decades from now. http://phys.org/news/2013-07-combining-global-climate-accurate.html#nwlt

Arctic exploration provides window on future climate change

Arctic exploration provides window on future climate change
Climate model projections show that the Arctic Ocean will be completely ice-free by the summer by 2060. However, the record lows in sea ice extent of 2007 and 2012 demonstrated that these projections were too optimistic and some scientists think that we might see and ice free Arctic within this or the next decade. This momentous transformation will undoubtedly have important consequences for our climate, but opinions to the extent of the severity of this change vary. http://phys.org/news/2013-07-arctic-exploration-window-future-climate.html#nwlt

Fracking: Causes Water Pollution, Global Warming, and now... 'Earthquake Swarms'

Fracking: Causes Water Pollution, Global Warming, and now... 'Earthquake Swarms'
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/07/12-4

Japanese earthquake caused tremors around U.S. oilfield, study suggests

Calgary Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The powerful earthquake that rocked Japan in 2011 set off tremors around a West Texas oil field, according to new research that suggests oil and gas drilling operations may make fault zones sensitive to shock waves from distant big ..

Deep Disposal Wells from Oil and Gas Drilling Linked to Earthquakes

Deep Disposal Wells from Oil and Gas Drilling Linked to Earthquakes

TIME -
A new study finds that the deep disposal wells used to store drilling wastewater—not fracking per se—may help trigger earthquakes. Regulators and the industry should take notice—and find ways to recycle that wastewater, instead of throwing it down a hole. http://science.time.com/2013/07/12/deep-disposal-wells-from-oil-and-gas-drilling-linked-to-earthquakes/

Japanese earthquake caused tremors around U.S. oilfield, study suggests

Japanese earthquake caused tremors around U.S. oilfield, study suggests

Calgary Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The powerful earthquake that rocked Japan in 2011 set off tremors around a West Texas oil field, according to new research that suggests oil and gas drilling operations may make fault zones sensitive to shock waves from distant big ..http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Japanese+earthquake+caused+tremors+around+oilfield+study+suggests/8651381/story.html

Quakes set off tremors in distant drilling sites

The Age -
WASHINGTON: Large earthquakes far away have triggered tremors at US sites where wastewater from gas drilling operations is injected into the ground, an American study said. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan in 2011 set off earthquakes in the ...http://www.theage.com.au/world/quakes-set-off-tremors-in-distant-drilling-sites-20130712-2pvif.html

Fracking and Quakes

Confirmed: Fracking Triggers Quakes (Video)
Truthdig
A study published in the journal Science on Thursday shows that major earthquakes can trigger reflex temblors thousands of miles away in areas where fluids used in fracking and other industrial operations have been injected into the ground. Previous ...http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/confirmed_fracking_triggers_quakes_20130712/
Study raises new concern about earthquakes and fracking fluids
Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Powerful earthquakes thousands of miles away can trigger swarms of minor quakes near wastewater-injection wells like those used in oil and gas recovery, scientists reported on Thursday, sometimes followed months later by quakes ...http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-rt-us-science-fracking-earthquakes-20130711,0,7299854.story
Study Finds New Link Between Fracking and Earthquakes
FairWarning
Major temblors can trigger smaller quakes in fracking areas. Three large recent earthquakes in Japan, Chile and Sumatra triggered smaller ones in parts of the Midwestern U.S. where fracking fluids had been injected into the ground, Columbia University ...http://www.fairwarning.org/2013/07/study-finds-new-link-between-fracking-and-earthquakes/
Fracking could lead to an 'earthquake domino effect' as it weakens fault lines ...
Daily Mail
Fracking could cause powerful earthquakes capable of destroying buildings as the process of extracting gas weakens fault lines deep under ground, scientists have claimed. American geologists said that a domino effect of quakes could be caused by ...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2361876/Fracking-lead-earthquake-domino-effect-weakens-fault-lines-deep-earths-crust-scientists-claim.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
Fracking wastewater linked to earthquakes
Elmira Star-Gazette
A rig drills for natural gas which will eventually be released using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on leased private property in western Colorado. In a study that provides the strongest link to date between wastewater wells and quakes ...http://www.stargazette.com/article/20130711/NEWS11/307110099/Fracking-wastewater-linked-earthquakes?nclick_check=1
Fracking wells linked to earthquakes
DesMoinesRegister.com
In a study that provides the strongest link to date between wastewater wells and quakes, seismologists and geologists say U.S. earthquakes have become roughly five times more common in the past three years. They warn about inadequate monitoring of ...http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130712/NEWS/307120061/-1/milestones/Fracking-wells-lin

Fracking could lead to an 'earthquake domino effect' as it weakens fault lines ...

Daily Mail - 
Fracking could cause powerful earthquakes capable of destroying buildings as the process of extracting gas weakens fault lines deep under ground, scientists have claimed. American geologists said that a domino effect of quakes could be caused by intense ...
ked-earthquakes?nclick_check=1
  Fracking linked to earthquakes, study finds | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
Large earthquakes around the world have been found to trigger tremors at US sites where wastewater from gas drilling operations is injected into the ground, a US study said Thursday. For instance, the massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake in ...
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/11/fracking-linked-to-earthquakes-study-finds/

Distant quakes trigger tremors at US waste-injection sites

Distant quakes trigger tremors at US waste-injection sites
New York NY (SPX) Jul 12, 2013 - Large earthquakes from distant parts of the globe are setting off tremors around waste-fluid injection wells in the central United States, says a new study. Furthermore, such triggering of minor quakes by distant events could be precursors to larger events at sites where pressure from waste injection has pushed faults close to failure, say researchers. Among the sites covered: a set of inj ... morehttp://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/Distant_quakes_trigger_tremors_at_US_waste_injection_sites_999.html

Tankers probed in Quebec rail crash

Tankers probed in Quebec rail crash http://link.ft.com/r/0QSDPP/20QV9Z/3O62UJ/872ET0/SUKKT8/LE/h?a1=2013&a2=7&a3=11

U.S. Officials: Crew Evacuated From Gulf of Mexico Platform After Loss of Well Control

U.S. Officials: Crew Evacuated From Gulf of Mexico Platform After Loss of Well Control


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20130709-709362.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Japan Warns of Ocean Contamination

Japan Warns of Ocean Contamination

Regulator say groundwater is likely leaking from the plant into ocean waters


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324879504578597323434402096.html

Toxic groundwater reaching sea: NRA

Toxic groundwater reaching sea: NRA

Watchdog says pit may not be only source of radioactive spike


http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/07/10/national/toxic-groundwater-reaching-sea-nra/#.UeA_cG04SMF

Japan: Radioactive water from quake-hit plant likely leaking into Pacific


Japan: Radioactive water from quake-hit plant likely leaking into Pacific



Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy

Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy


http://energy.gov/articles/climate-change-effects-our-energy

Is Destroying a Field of GMO Sugar Beets Terrorism?

Is Destroying a Field of GMO Sugar Beets Terrorism?


http://news.yahoo.com/destroying-field-gmo-sugar-beets-terrorism-185833103.html

Fukushima forever? Japan warns of radioactive water leaking into Pacific

Fukushima forever? Japan warns of radioactive water leaking into Pacific

Radioactive groundwater found at the site of the Fukushima nuclear plant is likely leaking into the Pacific, Japan's nuclear watchdog said.


http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130711/japan-warns-radioactive-water-leaking-pacific?cid=nlc-dailybrief-daily_news_brief-link9-20130712

UCSC Study Shows Energy Production Causes Earthquakes


UCSC Study Shows Energy Production Causes Earthquakes
KIONrightnow.com
U. C. Santa Cruz researchers have published a study that shows an energy production company in Southern California is triggering earthquakes. These researchers looked at how the company's procedure of taking water from the earth's surface to produce ...http://www.kionrightnow.com/story/22822070/ucsc-study-shows-energy-production-causes-earthquakes

Wastewater Wells, Geothermal Power Triggering Earthquakes
WBUR
A geothermal energy plant near the Salton Sea in California taps deep underground heat from the southern San Andreas Fault rift zone. A new study ties the amount of water pulled from the ground by the geothermal plant here to the frequency of earthquakes.http://www.wbur.org/npr/200515289/wastewater-wells-geothermal-power-triggering-earthquakes

Wildfires Spur Surging Los Angeles Power Costs: Energy Markets

Wildfires Spur Surging Los Angeles Power Costs: Energy Markets
Businessweek
Power lines stand in front of office buildings in downtown Los Angles. About a quarter of California's electricity comes from outside the state, delivered by long-distance lines that are often in remote areas vulnerable to hot weather and wildfires ...http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-07-11/wildfires-spur-surging-los-angeles-power-costs-energy-markets

Trees Using Water More Efficiently as Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Rises

Trees Using Water More Efficiently as Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Rises
Durham NH (SPX) Jul 12, 2013 - A study by scientists with the U.S. Forest Service, Harvard University and partners suggests that trees are responding to higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels by becoming more efficient at using water. The study, "Increase in forest water-use efficiency as atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations rise," was published on-line in the journal Nature. Dave Hollinger, a plant physiologist ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Trees_Using_Water_More_Efficiently_as_Atmospheric_Carbon_Dioxide_Rises_999.html

Geothermal power facility induces earthquakes, study finds

Geothermal power facility induces earthquakes, study finds
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2013 - An analysis of earthquakes in the area around the Salton Sea Geothermal Field in southern California has found a strong correlation between seismic activity and operations for production of geothermal power, which involve pumping water into and out of an underground reservoir. "We show that the earthquake rate in the Salton Sea tracks a combination of the volume of fluid removed from the g ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Geothermal_power_facility_induces_earthquakes_study_finds_999.html

How Forests Cope with more Carbon Dioxide

How Forests Cope with more Carbon Dioxide
Karlsruhe, Germany (SPX) Jul 12, 2013 - While carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere increases, forests enhance their water use efficiency: They can take up more gas without losing more water. According to long-term measurements at many forest locations in the northern hemisphere, stomata on leaf surfaces react to more carbon dioxide, which is an example of the strategies of ecosystems to cope with changes. The study of resear ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/How_Forests_Cope_with_more_Carbon_Dioxide_999.html

Efficiency in the forest

Efficiency in the forest
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 12, 2013 - Spurred by increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, forests over the last two decades have become dramatically more efficient in how they use water, a Harvard study has found. Studies have long predicted that plants would begin to use water more efficiently as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rose. A research team led by Research Associate Trevor Keenan and Assistant Professor of ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Efficiency_in_the_forest_999.html

The contribution of the Greenland ice sheet to sea-level rise will continue to increase

The contribution of the Greenland ice sheet to sea-level rise will continue to increase
London, UK (SPX) Jul 12, 2013 - New research has shown surface ice melt will be the dominant process controlling ice-loss from Greenland. As outlet glaciers retreat inland the other process, iceberg production, remains important but will not grow as rapidly. The Greenland ice sheet is often considered an important potential contributor to future global sea-level rise over the next century or longer. In total, it contains ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/The_contribution_of_the_Greenland_ice_sheet_to_sea_level_rise_will_continue_to_increase_999.html

Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation

 Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation
Austin TX (SPX) Jul 12, 2013 - A team of U.S. and U.K. scientists has found geologic evidence that casts doubt on one of the conventional explanations for how Antarctica's ice sheet began forming. Ian Dalziel, research professor at The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics and professor in the Jackson School of Geosciences, and his colleagues report the findings in an online edition of the journal Geology. ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scientists_cast_doubt_on_theory_of_what_triggered_Antarctic_glaciation_999.html

Glass sponges take advantage of retreating Antarctic ice shelves

Glass sponges take advantage of retreating Antarctic ice shelves
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 12, 2013 - The breakup and collapse of the Larsen A ice shelf in the western Weddell Sea in 1995 has resulted in fundamental changes to life on the sea bed in less than two decades. As reported by biologists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in the cover story of the current issue of the scientific journal Current Biology, Antarctic glass sponges have been th ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Glass_sponges_take_advantage_of_retreating_Antarctic_ice_shelves_999.html

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Distant quakes trigger tremors at US waste-injection sites, says study

Distant quakes trigger tremors at US waste-injection sites, says study
Large earthquakes from distant parts of the globe are setting off tremors around waste-fluid injection wells in the central United States, says a new study. Furthermore, such triggering of minor quakes by distant events could be precursors to larger events at sites where pressure from waste injection has pushed faults close to failure, say researchers. http://phys.org/news/2013-07-distant-quakes-trigger-tremors-waste-injection.html#nwlt

Geothermal power facility induces earthquakes, study finds

Geothermal power facility induces earthquakes, study finds
An analysis of earthquakes in the area around the Salton Sea Geothermal Field in southern California has found a strong correlation between seismic activity and operations for production of geothermal power, which involve pumping water into and out of an underground reservoir. http://phys.org/news/2013-07-geothermal-power-facility-earthquakes.html#nwlt

Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation

Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation
A team of U.S. and U.K. scientists has found geologic evidence that casts doubt on one of the conventional explanations for how Antarctica's ice sheet began forming. Ian Dalziel, research professor at The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics and professor in the Jackson School of Geosciences, and his colleagues report the findings today in an online edition of the journal Geology. http://phys.org/news/2013-07-scientists-theory-triggered-antarctic-glaciation.html#nwlt

Rising global temperatures accelerate drought-induced forest mortality

Rising global temperatures accelerate drought-induced forest mortality
Many southwestern forests in the United States will disappear or be heavily altered by 2050, according to a series of joint Los Alamos National Laboratory-University of New Mexico studies. http://phys.org/news/2013-07-global-temperatures-drought-induced-forest-mortality.html#nwlt

Biologist investigates lasting ecological impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Biologist investigates lasting ecological impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Billions of dollars. That's what's at stake for BP as a result of the damage caused to ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. http://phys.org/news/2013-07-biologist-ecological-impacts-deepwater-horizon.html#nwlt

As ice cover disappears, life in the frigid Antarctic moves fast

As ice cover disappears, life in the frigid Antarctic moves fast


http://phys.org/news/2013-07-ice-life-frigid-antarctic-fast.html#nwlt

Harvard researchers warn of legacy mercury in the environment

Harvard researchers warn of legacy mercury in the environment
Cambridge MA (SPX) Jul 11, 2013 - Environmental researchers at Harvard University have published evidence that significant reductions in mercury emissions will be necessary just to stabilize current levels of the toxic element in the environment. So much mercury persists in surface reservoirs (soil, air, and water) from past pollution, going back thousands of years, that it will continue to persist in the ocean and accumulate in ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Harvard_researchers_warn_of_legacy_mercury_in_the_environment_999.html

Wildfires may contribute more to global warming than previously predicted

Wildfires may contribute more to global warming than previously predicted
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Jul 11, 2013 - Wildfires produce a witch's brew of carbon-containing particles, as anyone downwind of a forest fire can attest. A range of fine carbonaceous particles rising high into the air significantly degrade air quality, damaging human and wildlife health, and interacting with sunlight to affect climate. But measurements taken during the 2011 Las Conchas fire near Los Alamos National Laboratory show that ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Wildfires_may_contribute_more_to_global_warming_than_previously_predicted_999.html

Japan, China and South Korea account for 84 percent of the macroalgae patents

Japan, China and South Korea account for 84 percent of the macroalgae patents
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jul 11, 2013 - The algae, traditionally cultivated for the food sector, are accessible marine resources as they grow in coastal areas. These crops increase by 7.5% on average every year and have become an important part of marine aquaculture through the diversification of demand for products based on macroalgae for bioenergy, cosmetics and biomedicine. This and other conclusions are deduced from a study ... morehttp://www.biofueldaily.com/reports/Japan_China_and_South_Korea_account_for_84_percent_of_the_macroalgae_patents_999.html

Obama Declares War on Carbon

Obama Declares War on Carbon


http://breakingenergy.com/2013/07/10/obama-declares-war-on-carbon/?utm_source=Breaking+Energy&utm_campaign=5a870ef263-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f852427a4b-5a870ef263-407304281

Scientists Image Vast Subglacial Water System Underpinning West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier

Scientists Image Vast Subglacial Water System Underpinning West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier
Austin TX (SPX) Jul 10, 2013 - In a development that will help predict potential sea level rise from the Antarctic ice sheet, scientists from The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics have used an innovation in radar analysis to accurately image the vast subglacial water system under West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier. They have detected a swamp-like canal system beneath the ice that is several times as lar ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scientists_Image_Vast_Subglacial_Water_System_Underpinning_West_Antarcticas_Thwaites_Glacier_999.html

NASA's Polar Robotic Ranger Passes First Greenland Test

NASA's Polar Robotic Ranger Passes First Greenland Testhttp://www.spacedaily.com/reports/NASAs_Polar_Robotic_Ranger_Passes_First_Greenland_Test_999.html

First Mission of Space Launch System with Orion Atop it to Preview Asteroid Visit

First Mission of Space Launch System with Orion Atop it to Preview Asteroid Visit
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 11, 2013 - Managers in NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate have initiated a formal request to change the mission plan for the agency's first flight of the Space Launch System (SLS), Exploration Mission (EM) 1 in 2017. The flight will carry an uncrewed Orion spacecraft to a deep retrograde orbit near the moon, a stable orbit in the Earth-moon system where an asteroid could be relocat ... morehttp://www.spacedaily.com/reports/First_Mission_of_Space_Launch_System_with_Orion_Atop_it_to_Preview_Asteroid_Visit_999.html

Climate Change Will Cause More Energy Breakdowns, U.S. Warns

Climate Change Will Cause More Energy Breakdowns, U.S. Warns


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/11/us/climate-change-will-cause-more-energy-breakdowns-us-warns.html

BLM Withdraws Solar-Designated Federal Lands from Mining Claims

BLM Withdraws Solar-Designated Federal Lands from Mining Claims


http://www.powermag.com/POWERnews/5767.html?hq_e=el&hq_m=2708260&hq_l=11&hq_v=30108e0773
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Japan Warns of Ocean Contamination

Japan Warns of Ocean Contamination

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
A February photo shows the Fukushima Daiichi plant with some of the tanks built to store polluted water. Associated Press. TOKYO—Highly radioactive groundwater recently discovered in test wells at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is likely spreading at ...http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-273766/

Japanese regulator urges Tepco to find source of radioactive leak

Financial Times -
TOKYO – Japan's nuclear regulator says radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima power plant is probably leaking into the Pacific Ocean, a problem long suspected by experts but denied by the plant's operator. Officials from the Nuclear Regulation ...http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-273766/

Sea water contamination feared at Fukushima plant

Arab News -
TOKYO: Japan's nuclear regulator expressed growing alarm yesterday at increased contamination beside the seafront of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station and urged the plant's operators to take protective measures. Fukushima's operator ...http://www.arabnews.com/news/457671


Tokyo suspects Fukushima plant contaminating the sea

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The Times Editorial: An exhaustive global survey on corruption by Transparency International, the results of which were released this week, makes for extremely grim reading - if you're a South African, that is. Deans the victim of Oz xenophobia · The Verwoerd ...http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2013/07/11/tokyo-suspects-fukushima-plant-contaminating-the-sea

Japanese Nuclear Plant May Have Been Leaking for Two Years

New York Times (blog) -
TOKYO — The stricken nuclear power plant at Fukushima has probably been leaking contaminated water into the ocean for two years, ever since an earthquake and tsunami badly damaged the plant, Japan's chief nuclear regulator said on Wednesday. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/11/world/asia/japanese-nuclear-plant-may-have-been-leaking-for-two-years.html?_r=0

Fukushima nuclear plant suspected to be leaking radioactive water into Pacific ...

Business Standard -
Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is suspected to be leaking out highly radioactive water into the ground, contaminating the Pacific Ocean, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said. NRA Chairman Shunichi Tanaka said that the recent studies carried ...http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/fukushima-nuclear-plant-suspected-to-be-leaking-radioactive-water-into-pacific-ocean-113071100156_1.html