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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Radioactive Fukushima groundwater rises above barrier

 Radioactive Fukushima groundwater rises above barrier
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?section=environment&xfile=data/environment/2013/August/environment_August3.xml

Two years later, Fukushima still reeling from tsunami's effects


Two years later, Fukushima still reeling from tsunami's effects

http://www.pri.org/stories/science/environment/fukushima-still-reeling-from-the-tsunami-two-years-later-14585.html

Study finds BLM Hydraulic Fracturing Rule to Cost $345 Million

Study finds BLM Hydraulic Fracturing Rule to Cost $345 Million


http://breakingenergy.com/2013/08/02/study-finds-blm-hydraulic-fracturing-rule-to-cost-345-million/?utm_source=Breaking+Energy&utm_campaign=72d580b1e3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f852427a4b-72d580b1e3-407304281

The Bad Seed: The Health Risks of Genetically Modified Corn

The Bad Seed: The Health Risks of Genetically Modified Corn

With symptoms including headaches, nausea, rashes, and fatigue, Caitlin Shetterly visited doctor after doctor searching for a cure for what ailed her. What she found, after years of misery and bafflement, was as unlikely as it was utterly common.


http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/07/28-1

BLM launches assessment of Calif. oil, gas leasing

BLM launches assessment of Calif. oil, gas leasing


http://www.sfgate.com/business/energy/article/BLM-launches-assessment-of-Calif-oil-gas-leasing-4703487.php

Less Nuclear Energy Means More Coal, Natural Gas -- And Carbon Emissions

Less Nuclear Energy Means More Coal, Natural Gas -- And Carbon Emissions


http://www.forbes.com/sites/kensilverstein/2013/08/03/less-nuclear-energy-means-more-coal-natural-gas-and-carbon-emissions/

Test shows S. Korean fisheries safe from radiation: gov't

Test shows S. Korean fisheries safe from radiation: gov't


http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130802/test-shows-s-korean-fisheries-safe-radiation-govt

The Plutonium Gang: CH2M Hill Dismantles the Hanford Nuclear Site

The Plutonium Gang: CH2M Hill Dismantles the Hanford Nuclear Site


http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-08-01/the-plutonium-gang-ch2m-hill-dismantles-the-hanford-nuclear-site

TEPCO took no action about radioactive water leak for 2 years

TEPCO took no action about radioactive water leak for 2 years


http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201308010053


Related Posts

  1. Gov’t: Extremely radioactive tunnels at Fukushima must be drained — Contamination is from melted fuel — Nuclear material going through gravel and into ocean? (VIDEO) July 30, 2013
  2. Tepco to dump groundwater from under reactor buildings into ocean — Kyodo: 1,000 tons a day; “Tepco would check contamination level before releasing it” April 24, 2012
  3. NHK: Radiation levels increasing at Fukushima plant — “No solution to tainted water” — Hundreds of tons flowing into reactor buildings every day (VIDEO) January 5, 2013
  4. Kyodo: Groundwater now flowing into Fukushima reactor buildings via cracks in walls — Up to 500 tons a day September 20, 2011
  5. AP: Tepco admits radioactive water is flowing into Pacific from Fukushima plant — AFP: Experts warn of effects on humans; “Fears of ocean contamination” July 22, 2013

TEPCO's N-plant delays cause for worry

TEPCO's N-plant delays cause for worry

  Tokyo Electric Power Co. has so far been unable to locate the source of spreading contaminated groundwater at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, fueling concerns the radioactive contamination may spread into wider areas, even out of the plant’s port facilities.
As the configuration of underground tunnels of power cables and seawater pipes where the contaminated water is accumulating is complicated, implementing measures such as draining the water, will take a lot of time.
At a time when the leakage of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean has come to the fore, TEPCO’s delay in taking necessary action could affect the whole process of decommissioning the crippled reactors at the plant.
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000420364

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Climate Is Set to Change 'Orders of Magnitude' Faster Than at Any Other Time in the Past 65 Million Years

The Climate Is Set to Change 'Orders of Magnitude' Faster Than at Any Other Time in the Past 65 Million Years

The pace of global warming is going to make it difficult if not impossible for species to find appropriate habitats.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/08/the-climate-is-set-to-change-orders-of-magnitude-faster-than-at-any-other-time-in-the-past-65-million-years/278290/

Big nuke company decides renewables are a better bet in the U.S.


Big nuke company decides renewables are a better bet in the U.S.

http://grist.org/news/big-nuke-company-decides-renewables-are-a-better-bet-in-the-u-s/?utm_source=feedly

US government whitewashed economic damage of BP oil spill

US government whitewashed economic damage of BP oil spill



http://www.naturalnews.com/041465_BP_oil_spill_US_government_economic_damage.html

nterior Secretary Invites Climate Deniers to Visit Public Lands, Right-Wing Freaks Out

nterior Secretary Invites Climate Deniers to Visit Public Lands, Right-Wing Freaks Out


http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/02/2404601/interior-climate-deniers/

TransCanada plans colossal trans-Canada oil pipeline

TransCanada plans colossal trans-Canada oil pipeline


http://grist.org/article/transcanada-plans-colossal-trans-canada-oil-pipeline/

Russian meteor may have gangmates in tow


Russian meteor may have gangmates in tow

Orbital estimates pinpoint 20 asteroids on similar paths to rock that exploded near Chelyabinsk.
http://www.nature.com/news/russian-meteor-may-have-gangmates-in-tow-1.13498

Prolonged Heat Wave Leaves Russian Arctic Vulnerable to Wildfires

02 Aug 2013: Prolonged Heat Wave Leaves
Russian Arctic Vulnerable to Wildfires

An enduring high-pressure weather system over the Russian Arctic has led to a prolonged heat wave,
NASA
Temperature anomalies in Russian Arctic, July 20-27
creating conditions for another surge in wildfires a year after a particularly extreme wildfire season.

http://e360.yale.edu/digest/prolonged_heat_wave_leaves_russian_arctic_vulnerable_to_wildfires/3907/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YaleEnvironment360+%28Yale+Environment+360%29

Lawsuit filed against energy companies after earthquakes in Johnson County

Lawsuit filed against energy companies after earthquakes in Johnson County


http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Lawsuit-filed-against-energy-companies-after-earthquakes-in-Johnson-County-218033131.html

Making ‘A Republican Case for Climate Action’, Former EPA Chiefs Say The Scientific Debate Is Over


Making ‘A Republican Case for Climate Action’, Former EPA Chiefs Say The Scientific Debate Is Over


http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/02/2405351/republican-epa-chiefs-climate-action/

Drought affects 27 mln people in China


Drought affects 27 mln people in China

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-08/01/c_132593790.htm

US Begins Mining Rare Earth Elements after more than 10 Years


US Begins Mining Rare Earth Elements after more than 10 Years

http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/US-Begins-Mining-Rare-Earth-Elements-after-more-than-10-Years.html

CO2 Breakthrough? New Gas Apparently Eliminates All Carbon Emissions

CO2 Breakthrough? New Gas Apparently Eliminates All Carbon Emissions


http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Governments-get-Excited-by-Hydro-Nano-Gas-which-Eliminates-all-Carbon-Emissions.html

Clean Coal Energy Technology Reports from Penn Energy

Clean Coal Technology Reports
Coal and Clean Coal Report
Summary
This new report analyses the global Coal market, the market drivers and the key components for future growth and development. For the first time China became a net importer of coal last year. Demand from Southern and South Eastern provinces was met by cheaper imports from Indonesia and Australia rather than more expensive coal from the provinces of Shanxi and Inner in the north, due to logistic costs. Domestic supply is also likely to diminish owing to the country's strategy of consolidating the nation's mines to eventually close unsafe and inefficient mines. In India, companies are buying up coal assets overseas, particularly in Australia, and are importing more coal. As domes-tic coal production is unlikely to meet growing demand even if logistics and operations within the country are substantially improved. Elsewhere, coal demand is expected to grow, but not at the same pace as China and India, due to rising natural gas prices.

Scope
In the near and long-term India, China and perhaps Brazil are expected to drive growth for coking coal for the domestic steel sector following projections of strong growth in steel production and consumption in these countries. Demand for coal will be driven more by China than India, in the former coal will be increasingly used to produce a liquid fuel and chemicals such as olefins, a long-chain polymer synthetic fiber, to reduce the country's reliance on imports. Australia, Indonesia and South Africa are expected to remain as major exporters, with growth in exports from Russia, Mongolia and other countries in the region to meet demand from China and, to a lesser extent, India. For the US mining sector, operations in the Power River Basin region may increase. But will be balanced out by a reduction in output from the East Appalachian region that mainly uses invasive mountain-top mining operations. Any resurgence in the US coal mining sector will only occur with improved clarity regarding the permitting process, and incentives ensure domestic coal is cheaper than imports.

The switch from underground to surface mining is expected to continue along with the consolidation of mining assets. More mergers and acquisitions involving big players are likely.

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Coal-bed Methane Power Generation Gaining Momentum Globally
Summary
A number of countries around the world are considering adopting Coal-Bed Methane (CBM) as an alternative resource for power generation. The issue of climate change and burgeoning power demand are driving nations to include CBM in their power mix. Countries that have large CBM reserves and are active in its production include Russia, China, Australia, Canada, and the US. Australia in particular has the highest number of CBM-fired power stations in the world. The market is driven by limited natural gas reserves coupled with rising fossil fuel prices.

Scope
  • Identifies the key drivers for CBM market
  • Focuses on Global CBM market development
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Cleaner Coal through Evolving Technologies Proves to be a Sustainable Power Generation Resource Globally
Summary
Cleaner coal through evolving combustion and gasification technologies has positioned itself as a potentially sustainable power generation resource globally. Advanced coal combustion technologies, such as Supercritical (SC), Ultra-Supercritical (USC), Circulating Fluidized-bed Combustion (CBFC) and Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) technologies, are leading this evolution. The need to increase the combustion efficiency of both conventional and new power systems has taken precedence as efficiency improvements result in low emissions from power plants. Given their high efficiency considerations, clean coal technologies are increasingly being used in a number of countries and have become the norm for new power plants in industrialized countries.

Scope
  • Market prospects for clean coal technologies with rising efficiency concerns and reduced emission levels
  • Key factors influencing the role of clean coal technologies in providing sustainable energy globally
  • Policy measures introduced by resource rich countries for encouraging clean coal technology development
  • Future market prospects for the growth of clean coal technologies with the need for energy security
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

You Won't BELIEVE What's Going On at Fukushima Right Now

You Won't BELIEVE What's Going On at Fukushima Right Now


http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-08-01/fukushima-worse-you-know

You Can Thank The Koch Brothers For The Big, Dirty Cloud Floating Over Detroit


You Can Thank The Koch Brothers For The Big, Dirty Cloud Floating Over Detroit

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/01/2392481/kochs-coke-cloud/

Extreme Wildfires in Western U.S. Likely Fueled by Climate Change

Extreme Wildfires in Western U.S. Likely Fueled by Climate Change



http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130801113148.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

Canada Threatens U.S. with Oil Trains if Keystone XL Not Built

Canada Threatens U.S. with Oil Trains if Keystone XL Not Built


http://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Canada-Threatens-U.S.-with-Oil-Trains-if-Keystone-XL-Not-Built.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+oilpricecom+%28Oil+Price.com+Daily+News+Update%29

The Silent Partner Behind the Shale Energy Boom – Taxpayers

The Silent Partner Behind the Shale Energy Boom – Taxpayers

Since 2011, Alex Trembath, a tireless and talented energy analyst at nonprofit The Breakthrough Institute, has been digging into the complicated history of public and private initiatives and investments that unlocked the vast gas and oil resource contained in layers of shale rock.
He charted evidence that investments in basic research, testing and development by the federal government lay behind the private-sector initiatives that have since fundamentally reshaped global forecasts for energy, economies and geopolitics.

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/31/the-silent-partner-behind-the-shale-energy-boom-taxpayers/?_r=1&

Has the EPA Given Up on Trying to Monitor Fracking?

Has the EPA Given Up on Trying to Monitor Fracking?

When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its investigation into water contamination in a central Wyoming natural gas field recently, it shocked environmentalists and energy industry supporters alike.

http://www.psmag.com/environment/has-the-epa-given-up-on-fracking-63672/

Climate targets blown in Japan

Climate targets blown in Japan (http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/EE_Climate_targets_missed_in_Japan_0108131.html)
Carbon dioxide intensity from Japan's electricity industry climbed again in FY2012, reaching levels 39% greater than when the country's nuclear reactors were operating normally and taking the sector far beyond climate targets.

Oil companies begin 'fracking' in China’s most dangerous earthquake zone


Oil companies begin 'fracking' in China’s most dangerous earthquake zone

http://rt.com/business/china-gas-shale-earthquake-895/

Mismanaging Risk and the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

  Mismanaging Risk and the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

“Though global safety standards kept on improving, we wasted our time coming up with excuses for why Japan didn’t need to bother meeting them.” Madarame Haruki, Chairman, Nuclear Safety Commission, Diet testimony, 2/15/12
The nuclear accident at Fukushima was precipitated by natural disaster, but poor risk management, including a failure to comprehend tectonic risk in the most earthquake prone country in the world, and an institutionalized complacency about risk, were major factors increasing the likelihood of a major accident and fumbling crisis response. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the utility operating the Fukushima Daiichi Plant, and the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), the government regulatory authority, mismanaged a range of risks – siting, seismic, tsunami, emergency preparedness and radiation – and it is this mismanagement that made Fukushima into Japan’s Chernobyl. Investigations into the accident have established that the crisis response was improvised and inadequate because of lack of preparation, institutional flaws in emergency procedures, and poor communication within the government and between officials and TEPCO.
A private panel investigating the nuclear disaster concludes that TEPCO’s systematic negligence contributed to the nuclear disaster and criticized its “make-believe” disaster emergency arrangements.2 The myth that nuclear reactors could be operated with absolute, 100% safety embraced and promoted by what the Japanese call their “nuclear village” of pro-nuclear power advocates made it taboo to question safety standards and militated against sober risk assessment and robust disaster emergency preparedness. Those responsible for operating or regulating nuclear reactors bought into a myth of 100% safety and this collective failure left them unprepared to deal with an accident or worst-case scenario. Paradoxically, this safety myth explains why TEPCO lacked a culture of safety and why it’s crisis response was so deficient.
Politicians dealing with the accident lacked knowledge about nuclear issues and crisis management, and did not get sufficient support or information from bureaucrats or TEPCO to cope with the crisis. In addition, the failure to share information bred mistrust between key actors that impaired their ability to coordinate an effective response. One interviewee cited by the private panel compared the premier’s crisis management team to children playing soccer, preoccupied by the cascading disaster in front of them (chasing the ball) rather than strategizing accident response.3
This paper examines how TEPCO minimized risk assessments and preparations prior to 3/11, how it tried to shirk and shift blame since then, and is trying to mitigate risks to its operations involving nationalization and the sudden onset of nuclear allergy among Japanese.4  This paper also explores how citizens are responding to the fallout of Fukushima, a bottom-up approach to managing risk. Elsewhere I have examined TEPCO’s efforts to blame PM Kan Naoto for its own miscues and failure to prepare adequately for the evident risks.5 As we explore below, the nuclear village of pro-nuclear advocates had much to gain by shifting blame to Kan and diverting attention from the institutional problems that are at the heart of the crisis.6
- See more at: http://www.japanfocus.org/-Jeff-Kingston/3724#sthash.WqdHYE8b.dpuf
Introduction
“Though global safety standards kept on improving, we wasted our time coming up with excuses for why Japan didn’t need to bother meeting them.” Madarame Haruki, Chairman, Nuclear Safety Commission, Diet testimony, 2/15/12
The nuclear accident at Fukushima was precipitated by natural disaster, but poor risk management, including a failure to comprehend tectonic risk in the most earthquake prone country in the world, and an institutionalized complacency about risk, were major factors increasing the likelihood of a major accident and fumbling crisis response. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the utility operating the Fukushima Daiichi Plant, and the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), the government regulatory authority, mismanaged a range of risks – siting, seismic, tsunami, emergency preparedness and radiation – and it is this mismanagement that made Fukushima into Japan’s Chernobyl. Investigations into the accident have established that the crisis response was improvised and inadequate because of lack of preparation, institutional flaws in emergency procedures, and poor communication within the government and between officials and TEPCO.
A private panel investigating the nuclear disaster concludes that TEPCO’s systematic negligence contributed to the nuclear disaster and criticized its “make-believe” disaster emergency arrangements.2 The myth that nuclear reactors could be operated with absolute, 100% safety embraced and promoted by what the Japanese call their “nuclear village” of pro-nuclear power advocates made it taboo to question safety standards and militated against sober risk assessment and robust disaster emergency preparedness. Those responsible for operating or regulating nuclear reactors bought into a myth of 100% safety and this collective failure left them unprepared to deal with an accident or worst-case scenario. Paradoxically, this safety myth explains why TEPCO lacked a culture of safety and why it’s crisis response was so deficient.
Politicians dealing with the accident lacked knowledge about nuclear issues and crisis management, and did not get sufficient support or information from bureaucrats or TEPCO to cope with the crisis. In addition, the failure to share information bred mistrust between key actors that impaired their ability to coordinate an effective response. One interviewee cited by the private panel compared the premier’s crisis management team to children playing soccer, preoccupied by the cascading disaster in front of them (chasing the ball) rather than strategizing accident response.3
This paper examines how TEPCO minimized risk assessments and preparations prior to 3/11, how it tried to shirk and shift blame since then, and is trying to mitigate risks to its operations involving nationalization and the sudden onset of nuclear allergy among Japanese.4  This paper also explores how citizens are responding to the fallout of Fukushima, a bottom-up approach to managing risk. Elsewhere I have examined TEPCO’s efforts to blame PM Kan Naoto for its own miscues and failure to prepare adequately for the evident risks.5 As we explore below, the nuclear village of pro-nuclear advocates had much to gain by shifting blame to Kan and diverting attention from the institutional problems that are at the heart of the crisis.6
- See more at: http://www.japanfocus.org/-Jeff-Kingston/3724#sthash.WqdHYE8b.dpuf
Introduction
“Though global safety standards kept on improving, we wasted our time coming up with excuses for why Japan didn’t need to bother meeting them.” Madarame Haruki, Chairman, Nuclear Safety Commission, Diet testimony, 2/15/12
The nuclear accident at Fukushima was precipitated by natural disaster, but poor risk management, including a failure to comprehend tectonic risk in the most earthquake prone country in the world, and an institutionalized complacency about risk, were major factors increasing the likelihood of a major accident and fumbling crisis response. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the utility operating the Fukushima Daiichi Plant, and the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), the government regulatory authority, mismanaged a range of risks – siting, seismic, tsunami, emergency preparedness and radiation – and it is this mismanagement that made Fukushima into Japan’s Chernobyl. Investigations into the accident have established that the crisis response was improvised and inadequate because of lack of preparation, institutional flaws in emergency procedures, and poor communication within the government and between officials and TEPCO.
A private panel investigating the nuclear disaster concludes that TEPCO’s systematic negligence contributed to the nuclear disaster and criticized its “make-believe” disaster emergency arrangements.2 The myth that nuclear reactors could be operated with absolute, 100% safety embraced and promoted by what the Japanese call their “nuclear village” of pro-nuclear power advocates made it taboo to question safety standards and militated against sober risk assessment and robust disaster emergency preparedness. Those responsible for operating or regulating nuclear reactors bought into a myth of 100% safety and this collective failure left them unprepared to deal with an accident or worst-case scenario. Paradoxically, this safety myth explains why TEPCO lacked a culture of safety and why it’s crisis response was so deficient.
Politicians dealing with the accident lacked knowledge about nuclear issues and crisis management, and did not get sufficient support or information from bureaucrats or TEPCO to cope with the crisis. In addition, the failure to share information bred mistrust between key actors that impaired their ability to coordinate an effective response. One interviewee cited by the private panel compared the premier’s crisis management team to children playing soccer, preoccupied by the cascading disaster in front of them (chasing the ball) rather than strategizing accident response.3
This paper examines how TEPCO minimized risk assessments and preparations prior to 3/11, how it tried to shirk and shift blame since then, and is trying to mitigate risks to its operations involving nationalization and the sudden onset of nuclear allergy among Japanese.4  This paper also explores how citizens are responding to the fallout of Fukushima, a bottom-up approach to managing risk. Elsewhere I have examined TEPCO’s efforts to blame PM Kan Naoto for its own miscues and failure to prepare adequately for the evident risks.5 As we explore below, the nuclear village of pro-nuclear advocates had much to gain by shifting blame to Kan and diverting attention from the institutional problems that are at the heart of the crisis.6
- See more at: http://www.japanfocus.org/-Jeff-Kingston/3724#sthash.WqdHYE8b.dpuf

http://www.japanfocus.org/-Jeff-Kingston/3724

China Fracking Quake-Prone Province Shows Zeal for Gas

China Fracking Quake-Prone Province Shows Zeal for Gas


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-31/china-fracking-quake-prone-province-shows-zeal-for-gas.html

Airborne Campaign Preparing to Probe Pollution-Climate Link

English: The NASA insignia. Español: Insignia ...
English: The NASA insignia. Español: Insignia de la NASA. Italiano: Logo della NASA. Русский: Логотип НАСА. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Airborne Campaign Preparing to Probe Pollution-Climate Link
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Aug 01, 2013 - The floor of a NASA hangar and an adjacent laboratory in Southern California's high desert have been in constant motion this month as scientists prepare their instruments for installation on two of the agency's specialized science aircraft that will begin a major NASA airborne science campaign in early August. Technicians and maintenance personnel at NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facil ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Airborne_Campaign_Preparing_to_Probe_Pollution_Climate_Link_999.html
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Planetary 'runaway greenhouse' more easily triggered


Planetary 'runaway greenhouse' more easily triggered
Seattle WA (SPX) Aug 01, 2013 - It might be easier than previously thought for a planet to overheat into the scorchingly uninhabitable "runaway greenhouse" stage, according to new research by astronomers at the University of Washington and the University of Victoria published July 28 in the journal Nature Geoscience. In the runaway greenhouse stage, a planet absorbs more solar energy than it can give off to retain equili ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Planetary_runaway_greenhouse_more_easily_triggered_999.html
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Tropical Ecosystems Boost Carbon Dioxide as Temperatures Rise

Tropical Ecosystems Boost Carbon Dioxide as Temperatures Rise
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 01, 2013 - NASA scientists and an international team of researchers have found tropical ecosystems can generate significant carbon dioxide when temperatures rise, unlike ecosystems in other parts of the world. The researchers discovered a temperature increase of just 1 degree Celsius in near-surface air temperatures in the tropics leads to an average annual growth rate of atmospheric carbon dioxide e ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Tropical_Ecosystems_Boost_Carbon_Dioxide_as_Temperatures_Rise_999.html
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Global warming endangers South American water supply

Global warming endangers South American water supply
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Aug 01, 2013 - Chile and Argentina may face critical water storage issues due to rain-bearing westerly winds over South America's Patagonian Ice-Field to moving south as a result of global warming. A reconstruction of past changes in the North and Central Patagonian Ice-field, which plays a vital role in the hydrology of the region, has revealed the ice field had suddenly contracted around 15,000 years a ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Global_warming_endangers_South_American_water_supply_999.html
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NASA Completes First Internal Review of Concepts for Asteroid Redirect Mission

NASA Completes First Internal Review of Concepts for Asteroid Redirect Mission
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 01, 2013 - NASA has completed the first step toward a mission to find and capture a near-Earth asteroid, redirect it to a stable lunar orbit and send humans to study it. In preparation for fiscal year 2014, a mission formulation review on Tuesday brought together NASA leaders from across the country to examine internal studies proposing multiple concepts and alternatives for each phase of the asteroi ... morehttp://www.spacedaily.com/reports/NASA_Completes_First_Internal_Review_of_Concepts_for_Asteroid_Redirect_Mission_999.html

Hydro Nano Gas Could Completely Neutralize CO2 Emissions

Hydro Nano Gas Could Completely Neutralize CO2 Emissions
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Aug 01, 2013 - Hydro Nano Gas or HNG, has been created by Hydro Infra Technologies, HIT, in Stockholm, Sweden. Developed as an answer to greenhouse gases and fossil fuels emissions, this comes on the heels of many years of research and development by the company to create a safe, cost effective way to neutralize pollution emissions. HIT is now working to bring this technology to market and has signed joi ... morehttp://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Hydro_Nano_Gas_Could_Completely_Neutralize_CO2_Emissions_999.html

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sea Level Rise Surprise By S. Fred Singer Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/07/sea_level_rise_surprise.html#ixzz2af84iSXJ Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook

Sea Level Rise Surprise

By S. Fred Singer
http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/07/sea_level_rise_surprise.html

A Pragmatic Approach to the Debate on Whether Natural Gas is Good for the Climate

A Pragmatic Approach to the Debate on Whether Natural Gas is Good for the Climate

An op-ed rekindled the debate about the environmental benefits of natural gas. Here’s a better way to think about the issue.
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/517701/a-pragmatic-approach-to-the-debate-on-whether-natural-gas-is-good-for-the-climate/

Existential threats, fast and slow

Existential threats, fast and slow


http://www.thebulletin.org/existential-threats-fast-and-slow?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Bulletin%20of%20the%20Atomic%20Scientists%20-%20Newsletter&utm_content=

Collision Between Water and Energy Is Underway, and Worsening


http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/fossil-fuels/collision-between-water-and-energy-is-underway-and-worsening/?utm_source=energywise&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=073113

Japan to lift GM-linked ban on US wheat imports

Japan to lift GM-linked ban on US wheat imports
Tokyo, Japan (AFP) July 30, 2013 - Japan said Tuesday that it would resume imports of some US wheat later this week, ending a two-month suspension that came after genetically engineered crops were found on an Oregon farm. Farm Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told a news conference that the ban would be lifted on Thursday but with a condition that all incoming US wheat be tested. The suspension on some imports of US wheat was i ... morehttp://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Japan_to_lift_GM-linked_ban_on_US_wheat_imports_999.html
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Santa's workshop not flooded - but lots of melting in the Arctic

Santa's workshop not flooded - but lots of melting in the Arctic
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 31, 2013 - Santa's workshop at the North Pole is not under water, despite recent reports. A dramatic image captured by a University of Washington monitoring buoy reportedly shows a lake at the North Pole. But Santa doesn't yet need to buy a snorkel. "Every summer when the sun melts the surface the water has to go someplace, so it accumulates in these ponds," said Jamie Morison, a polar scientist at t ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Santas_workshop_not_flooded_but_lots_of_melting_in_the_Arctic_999.html
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