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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Climate Change: Extreme Weather is Here to Stay


Climate Change: Extreme Weather is Here to Stay

http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/259136/extreme-weather-here-stay?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Radioactive Water Spills Over Fukushima Barrier, Flooding Surroundings

Radioactive Water Spills Over Fukushima Barrier, Flooding Surroundings


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-10/radioactive-water-spills-over-fukushima-barrier-freely-leaking-surroundings

Militant Filipino farmers destroy Golden Rice GM crop

Militant Filipino farmers destroy Golden Rice GM crop


http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24021-militant-filipino-farmers-destroy-golden-rice-gm-crop.html#.UgZP3204Sw2

Getting to the Core of Fukushima

Getting to the Core of Fukushima

Aug. 7, 2013 — Critical to the recovery efforts following the devastating effects of the 2011 tsunami on Japan's Fukushima reactor is the ability to assess damage within the reactor's core. A study in the journal AIP Advances by a team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) shows that muon imaging may offer the best hope of assessing damage to the reactor cores and locating the melted fuel.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130807115624.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_technology+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+News+--+Top+Technology%29

China's Pollution Fighting Budget Will Have to Be Bigger than its Military Budget




http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/08/chinas-pollution-fighting-budget-will.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2Fadvancednano+%28nextbigfuture%29&utm_content=FeedBurner

Friday, August 9, 2013

Harvey Wasserman: The Fukushima Nightmare Gets Worse

Harvey Wasserman: The Fukushima Nightmare Gets Worse
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/08/09-10

IAEA Safety Standards

http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1534_web.pdf

America’s green energy future is a pipe dream

America’s green energy future is a pipe dream

Ignore Obama's bold talk. The energy industry is still pouring its historic profits into fossil fuel projects


http://www.salon.com/2013/08/08/in_the_third_carbon_era_america_is_still_hooked_on_fossil_fuels_partner/

Study: Methane Leakage From Gas Fields Guts Climate Benefit

Study: Methane Leakage From Gas Fields Guts Climate Benefit


http://theenergycollective.com/josephromm/258771/bridge-or-gangplank-study-finds-methane-leakage-gas-fields-high-enough-gut-climate?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Michael Klare: The Third Carbon Age – Drop the Fantasy of a Coming Era of Renewable Energy

Michael Klare: The Third Carbon Age – Drop the Fantasy of a Coming Era of Renewable Energy


http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/08/michael-klare-the-third-carbon-age-drop-the-fantasy-of-a-coming-era-of-renewable-energy.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NakedCapitalism+%28naked+capitalism%29

BP Attempting to Weasel Out of Making Restitution Payments



BP Attempting to Weasel Out of Making Restitution Payments
http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/bp-attempting-to-weasel-out-of-making-restitution-payments/

BP on Monday renewed its request for a federal judge to temporarily halt the
payment of millions of dollars of economic claims stemming from the 2010
Deepwater Horizon disaster, charging it has found new evidence of improper
payment of claims by an employee at a Mobile, Ala., claims office and of
apparent conflicts of interest involving attorneys handling appeals [...]

Fukushima leaks: Japan ponders freezing ground

Fukushima leaks: Japan ponders freezing ground


http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/07/world/asia/japan-fukushima/index.html

Busby: Can't seal Fukushima like Chernobyl - it all goes into sea

Busby: Can't seal Fukushima like Chernobyl - it all goes into sea


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-3Kf4JakWI&feature=youtu.be

Pump and pray: Tepco might have to pour water on Fukushima wreckage forever

Pump and pray: Tepco might have to pour water on Fukushima wreckage forever


http://rt.com/op-edge/tepco-fukushima-sea-water-reactor-194/

Abe Joins Greenpeace in Signal Tepco Not Up to Cleanup

Abe Joins Greenpeace in Signal Tepco Not Up to Cleanup


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-08/abe-joins-greenpeace-in-signal-tepco-not-up-to-fukushima-cleanup.html

Fukushima Reinforces Worst Fears for Japanese Who Are Anti-Nuclear Power

Fukushima Reinforces Worst Fears for Japanese Who Are Anti-Nuclear Power


http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec13/japan2_08-08.html

Taiwan says nuclear plant may have leaked toxic water

Taiwan says nuclear plant may have leaked toxic water


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/09/us-taiwan-nuclear-idUSBRE97803Y20130809

Renewable versus nuclear is the wrong battle

Renewable versus nuclear is the wrong battle


http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2013/08/09/3821327.htm

Fukushima's Radioactive Water Leak: What You Should Know

Fukushima's Radioactive Water Leak: What You Should Know


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/08/130807-fukushima-radioactive-water-leak/

Study Questions Nature's Ability to 'Self-Correct' Global Warming

Study Questions Nature's Ability to 'Self-Correct' Global Warming

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Forests have a limited capacity to soak up atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), according to a new study from Northern Arizona University.
The study, available online in the journal New Phytologist, aimed to explore how rising atmospheric carbon dioxide could alter the carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) content of ecosystems.

http://media.prnewswire.com/en/jsp/latest.jsp?resourceid=7166482&access=EH

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub Working to Meet Climate Action Plan Goals

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub Working to Meet Climate Action Plan Goals

PCA Highlights MIT Hub Infrastructure Activity
A research hub at MIT is already working to address one of the key messages of President Obama's Climate Action Plan: changing our nation's infrastructure and energy use to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

http://media.prnewswire.com/en/jsp/latest.jsp?resourceid=7168773&access=EH

Thursday, August 8, 2013

2012 was one of the 10 warmest years on record globally

2012 was one of the 10 warmest years on record globally

The end of weak La NiƱa, unprecedented Arctic warmth influenced 2012 climate conditions

August 6, 2013
State of the Climate in 2012 - report cover.

The 2012 State of the Climate report is available online.
(Credit: NOAA)
Worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record according to the 2012 State of the Climate report released online today by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The peer-reviewed report, with scientists from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., serving as lead editors, was compiled by 384 scientists from 52 countries (highlights, full report). It provides a detailed update on global climate indicators, notable weather events, and other data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instruments on land, sea, ice, and sky. 


http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130806_stateoftheclimate.html

Starved polar bear perished due to record sea-ice melt, says expert


Starved polar bear perished due to record sea-ice melt, says expert

Climate change has reduced ice in the Arctic to record lows in the past year, forcing animals to range further in search of food
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/06/starved-polar-bear-record-sea-ice-melt

Climate change is causing modifications to marine life behavior


Climate change is causing modifications to marine life behavior
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Aug 08, 2013 - Oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface, yet our knowledge of the impact of climate change on marine habitats is a mere drop in the proverbial ocean compared to terrestrial systems. An international team of scientists set out to change that by conducting a global meta-analysis of climate change impacts on marine systems. Counter to previous thinking, marine species are shifting thei ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/UCSB_study_finds_climate_change_is_causing_modifications_to_marine_life_behavior_999.html

Citizen scientists rival experts in analyzing land-cover data

Citizen scientists rival experts in analyzing land-cover data
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Aug 08, 2013 - Over the past 5 years, IIASA researchers on the Geo-Wiki project have been leading a team of citizen scientists who examine satellite data to categorize land cover or identify places where people live and farm. These data have led to several publications published in peer-reviewed journals. "One question we always get is whether the analysis from laypeople is as good as that from experts. ... morehttp://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Citizen_scientists_rival_experts_in_analyzing_land_cover_data_999.html

Carbon emissions to impact climate beyond the day after tomorrow

Carbon emissions to impact climate beyond the day after tomorrow
Honolulu HI (SPX) Aug 08, 2013 - Future warming from fossil fuel burning could be more intense and longer-lasting than previously thought. This prediction emerges from a new study by Richard Zeebe at the University of Hawai'i who includes insights from episodes of climate change in the geologic past to inform projections of man-made future climate change. The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scie ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Carbon_emissions_to_impact_climate_beyond_the_day_after_tomorrow_999.html

Existing cropland could feed four billion more


Existing cropland could feed four billion more
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Aug 08, 2013 - The world's croplands could feed 4 billion more people than they do now just by shifting from producing animal feed and biofuels to producing exclusively food for human consumption, according to new research from the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. Even a smaller, partial shift from crop-intensive livestock such as feedlot beef to food animals such as chicken o ... morehttp://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Existing_cropland_could_feed_four_billion_more_999.html

DHS Warns of HTTPS Vulnerability


DHS Warns of HTTPS Vulnerability
http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/dhs-warns-of-https-vulnerability/

Security experts are warning website operators to test whether their HTTPS
traffic is vulnerable to a new crypto attack that can be used to grab sensitive
information.

The so-called BREACH attack -- short for Browser Reconnaissance and Exfiltration
via Adaptive Compression of Hypertext -- was detailed in a Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) "BREACH vulnerability in compressed [...]
* McDangerous: Chef Demonstrates the Danger of McDonald's Burgers
http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/mcdangerous-chef-demonstrates-the-danger-of-mcdonalds-burgers/

Ovaries destroyed by Gardasil: Merck 'forgot to research' effects of vaccine on female reproduction


Ovaries destroyed by Gardasil: Merck 'forgot to research' effects of vaccine on
female reproduction
http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/ovaries-destroyed-by-gardasil-merck-forgot-to-research-effects-of-vaccine-on-female-reproduction/

A newly-published study has revealed that Merck & Co., the corporate mastermind
behind the infamous Gardasil vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV),
conveniently forgot to research the effects of this deadly vaccine on women's
reproductive systems. And at least one young woman, in this case from Australia,
bore the brunt of this inexcusable failure after discovering [...]

Three-decade decline in reflectivity of Arctic sea ice

Three-decade decline in reflectivity of Arctic sea ice
The reflectivity of Arctic sea ice, or albedo, regulates the solar radiation balance. A diminishing albedo affects the melt rate of Arctic sea ice. http://phys.org/news/2013-08-three-decade-decline-arctic-sea-ice.html#nwlt

Study predicts an ice-free Arctic by the 2050s

Study predicts an ice-free Arctic by the 2050s
(Phys.org) —Accelerated climate warming propelled by greenhouse gas emissions could bring an ice-free September to the Arctic by 2054, a University at Albany scientist predicts. http://phys.org/news/2013-08-ice-free-arctic-2050s.html#nwlt

Coastal research community suggests ways to deal with severe storms, coastal erosion and climate change

Coastal research community suggests ways to deal with severe storms, coastal erosion and climate change
(Phys.org) —Global sea level is rising at an accelerated rate in response to climate change, and to ensure a sustainable future, society must learn to anticipate and adapt to the dynamics of a rapidly evolving coastal system, according to a new article from the international coastal research community. http://phys.org/news/2013-08-coastal-ways-severe-storms-erosion.html#nwlt

Climate change is impacting California, report says

Climate change is impacting California, report says
Coastal waters off California are getting more acidic. Fall-run chinook salmon populations to the Sacramento River are on the decline. Conifer forests on the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada have moved to higher elevations over the past half century. http://phys.org/news/2013-08-climate-impacting-california.html#nwlt

Greenpeace: Japan Must Explain How It Will Stop Water Leaks at Fukushima

Greenpeace: Japan Must Explain How It Will Stop Water Leaks at Fukushima
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2013/08/08-5

ACLU: NSA Casts Massive Dragnet Over Americans’ International Communications

ACLU: NSA Casts Massive Dragnet Over Americans’ International Communications
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2013/08/08

Michael T. Klare: How to Fry a Planet

Michael T. Klare: How to Fry a Planet
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/08/08-2

Japan nuclear plant haemorrhages waste

Japan nuclear plant haemorrhages waste


http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/9015213/Japan-nuclear-plant-haemorrhages-waste

'American Carbon' Enters Atmosphere At Fastest Pace Ever

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 09:00 AM PDT
While U.S. carbon emissions have dropped somewhat in recent years — thanks to energy efficiency, renewables, the recession, and shale gas — America’s contribution to the global problem of ever-rising carbon production and consumption grows unabated.http://theenergycollective.com/josephromm/258301/american-carbon-enters-world-economy-and-atmosphere-fastest-pace-ever?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

A Fukushima fisherman’s tale: Radioactive water from the Daiichi plant is flowing into the ocean at a rate of 300 tons a day


http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/a-fukushima-fishermans-tale-radioactive-water-from-the-daiichi-plant-is-flowing-into-the-ocean-at-a-rate-of-300-tons-a-day-8750780.html

Fukushima's Radioactive Water Leak: What You Should Know




http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/08/130807-fukushima-radioactive-water-leak/

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Editor's Note 8/8

Dear Readers
I am on business travel today. Will resume posting this evening.
Thank you for your patience.
Michele Kearney

Arctic Ocean more vulnerable to human-induced changes than Antarctic Ocean

Arctic Ocean more vulnerable to human-induced changes than Antarctic Ocean
A team including Dalhousie Oceanography Professor Helmuth Thomas and recent Dalhousie Oceanography PhD graduate Elizabeth Shadwick found evidence suggesting that the Arctic Ocean is more vulnerable to human-induced changes than the Antarctic Ocean. After comparing sites in both oceans, they found the Arctic site to be more acidic, warmer during the summer months, and have fewer nutrients; those disparities account for the differences in vulnerability. The results were published in Nature Scientific Reports. http://phys.org/news/2013-08-arctic-ocean-vulnerable-human-induced-antarctic.html#nwlt

Study questions nature's ability to 'self-correct' climate change

Study questions nature's ability to 'self-correct' climate change
Forests have a limited capacity to soak up atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study from Northern Arizona University. http://phys.org/news/2013-08-nature-ability-self-correct-climate.html#nwlt

NASA images: Oregon burning

NASA images: Oregon burning
On July 26, 2013, thunderstorms passed over southern Oregon, and lightning ignited dozens of difficult-to-control wildfires. Persistently dry weather since the beginning of 2013 had primed forests to burn, and nearly all of southern Oregon was in a state of severe or moderate drought. In early August, forecasters were expecting the situation to worsen. http://phys.org/news/2013-08-nasa-images-oregon.html#nwlt

NOAA report highlights climate change threats to nation's estuaries

NOAA report highlights climate change threats to nation's estuaries
The nation's 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR) are experiencing the negative effects of human and climate-related stressors according to a new NOAA research report from the National Ocean Service. http://phys.org/news/2013-08-noaa-highlights-climate-threats-nation.html#nwlt

2012: A year of broken climate records

2012: A year of broken climate records


http://grist.org/article/2012-a-year-of-broken-climate-records/

Looking to the past to predict the future of climate change

Looking to the past to predict the future of climate change
Frostburg MD (SPX) Aug 07, 2013 - Climate changes how species interact with one another-and not just today. Scientists are studying trends from fossil records to understand how climate change impacted the world in the ancient past and to identify ways to predict how things may change in the future, according to a new study by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science researcher Matt Fitzpatrick and colleagues publi ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Looking_to_the_past_to_predict_the_future_of_climate_change_999.html

Climate strongly affects human conflict and violence worldwide

Climate strongly affects human conflict and violence worldwide
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2013 - Shifts in climate are strongly linked to human violence around the world, with even relatively minor departures from normal temperature or rainfall substantially increasing the risk of conflict in ancient times or today, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Princeton University. The results, which cover all major regions of the world and sh ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Climate_strongly_affects_human_conflict_and_violence_worldwide_999.html

Seafood Menus Reflect Long-term Ocean Changes

Seafood Menus Reflect Long-term Ocean Changes
Durham, NC (SPX) Aug 07, 2013 - The colorful restaurant menus that thousands of tourists bring home as souvenirs from Hawaii hold more than happy memories of island vacations; they contain valuable data that are helping a trio of researchers track long-term changes to important fisheries in the Aloha State. The scientists are using the menus as part of a larger project to fill a 45-year gap in official records of wild fi ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Seafood_Menus_Reflect_Long_term_Ocean_Changes_999.html

Future warming: Issues of magnitude and pace

Future warming: Issues of magnitude and pace
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2013 - Researchers reviewed the likelihood of continued changes to the terrestrial climate, including an analysis of a collection of 27 climate models. If emissions of heat-trapping gases continue along the recent trajectory, 21st century mean annual global warming could exceed 3.6 F ( 2 C) over most terrestrial regions during 2046 to 2065 and 7.2 F (4 C) during 2081-2100. If warming occurs a ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Future_warming_Issues_of_magnitude_and_pace_999.html

Global investigation reveals true scale of ocean warming

Global investigation reveals true scale of ocean warming
Plymouth, UK (SPX) Aug 07, 2013 - Warming oceans are causing marine species to change breeding times and shift homes with expected substantial consequences for the broader marine landscape, according to a new global study. The three-year research project, funded by the National Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in California, has shown widespread systemic shifts in measures such as distribution of species and ph ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Global_investigation_reveals_true_scale_of_ocean_warming_999.html
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As climate, disease links become clearer, study highlights need to forecast future shifts

As climate, disease links become clearer, study highlights need to forecast future shifts
Athens GA (SPX) Aug 07, 2013 - Climate change is affecting the spread of infectious diseases worldwide, according to an international team of leading disease ecologists, with serious impacts to human health and biodiversity conservation. Writing in the journal Science, they propose that modeling the way disease systems respond to climate variables could help public health officials and environmental managers predict and mitig ... morehttp://www.interndaily.com/reports/As_climate_disease_links_become_clearer_study_highlights_need_to_forecast_future_shifts_999.html

New Insight on Vulnerability of Public-Supply Wells to Contamination

New Insight on Vulnerability of Public-Supply Wells to Contamination
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2013 - Key factors have been identified that help determine the vulnerability of public-supply wells to contamination. A new USGS report describes these factors, providing insight into which contaminants in an aquifer might reach a well and when, how and at what concentration they might arrive. About one-third of the U.S. population gets their drinking water from public-supply wells. "Impro ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/New_Insight_on_Vulnerability_of_Public_Supply_Wells_to_Contamination_999.html

Investors See Climate Change as Risk That Influences Decisions: Report



Climate change

Investors See Climate Change as Risk That Influences Decisions: Report


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-06/investors-see-climate-change-as-risk-that-influences-decisions-report.html

Japan’s Nuclear Accident Response Director Warns that Tepco’s Actions Might Cause Reactor BuIldings to Collapse

Japan’s Nuclear Accident Response Director Warns that Tepco’s Actions Might Cause Reactor BuIldings to Collapse


http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/08/official-tepco-plan-could-cause-fukushima-reactor-buildings-to-topple.html

At Fukushima, Fear of a Losing Battle

At Fukushima, Fear of a Losing Battle

Tepco Builds Sunken Barrier to Ring-Fence Site, but Water May Have Already Overtopped


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323420604578651713545887032.html

New Leaks Into Pacific at Japan Nuclear Plant

New Leaks Into Pacific at Japan Nuclear Plant


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/world/asia/leaks-into-pacific-persist-at-japan-nuclear-plant.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Here Are The 1400 Potentially Earth-Ending Asteroids Circling Our Planet

Here Are The 1400 Potentially Earth-Ending Asteroids Circling Our Planet



http://www.businessinsider.com/1400-asteroids-are-circling-the-earth-2013-8?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29

Fukushima Prefecture requests Japanese government remove TEPCO from management of Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning

Fukushima Prefecture requests Japanese government remove TEPCO from management of Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning


http://enformable.com/2013/08/fukushima-prefecture-requests-japanese-government-remove-tepco-from-management-of-fukushima-daiichi-decommissioning/

NASA confirms sun’s magnetic field is about to flip

NASA confirms sun’s magnetic field is about to flip


http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/nasa-confirms-suns-magnetic-field-is-about-to-flip/

Climate change pushing marine life towards the poles, says study

Climate change pushing marine life towards the poles, says study


http://grist.org/climate-energy/climate-change-pushing-marine-life-towards-the-poles-says-study/?utm_source=feedly

Fukushima leaks will keep fisheries closed

Fukushima leaks will keep fisheries closed


http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23998-fukushima-leaks-will-keep-fisheries-closed.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|online-news#.UgF_5204Sw0

EPA Should Do More to Reduce Competition Between Food and Fuel Crops

EPA Should Do More to Reduce Competition Between Food and Fuel Crops

WASHINGTON (August 6, 2013)—The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement today that it would allow food-based biofuels to make up the shortfall in cellulosic ethanol production this year was a missed opportunity to reduce pressure on food supplies and curb the clearing of forests for farmland, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) said today. However, UCS experts are encouraged by EPA’s statement that it plans to reduce food based biofuel volumes in 2014 and urges the agency to act on this commitment as quickly as possible.

http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/epa-should-do-more-to-reduce-competition-food-fuel-0397.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20ucsusa%2Frss%20%28Union%20of%20Concerned%20Scientists%29

Sediment trapped behind dams makes for methane hot spots

Sediment trapped behind dams makes for methane hot spots
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 06, 2013 - With the "green" reputation of large hydroelectric dams already in question, scientists are reporting that millions of smaller dams on rivers around the world make an important contribution to the greenhouse gases linked to global climate change. Their study, showing that more methane than previously believed bubbles out of the water behind small dams, appears in ACS' journal Environmental ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Sediment_trapped_behind_dams_makes_them_hot_spots_for_greenhouse_gas_emissions_999.html

Could planting trees in the desert mitigate climate change

Could planting trees in the desert mitigate climate change
Stuttgart, Germany (SPX) Aug 06, 2013 - As the world starts feeling the effects of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide and consequent global temperature rise, researchers are looking for a Plan B to mitigate climate change. A group of German scientists has now come up with an environmentally friendly method that they say could do just that. The technique, dubbed carbon farming, consists in planting trees in arid regions on a large s ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Could_planting_trees_in_the_desert_mitigate_climate_change_999.html

Latest Global Temp. Anomaly (July '13: +0.17°C)

Latest Global Temp. Anomaly (July '13: +0.17°C)
http://www.drroyspencer.com/latest-global-temperatures/

Rising Sea Levels Will Be Tough To Reverse

Rising Sea Levels Will Be Tough To Reverse


http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25117

Deepwater Horizon -- Halliburton's Plea Deal By Bruce Thompson

Deepwater Horizon -- Halliburton's Plea Deal

By Bruce Thompson
http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/08/deepwater_horizon_--_halliburtons_plea_deal.html

Inside the Censored EPA Fracking Water Study

The Unethical EPA

Inside the Censored EPA Fracking Water Study

by STEVE HORN

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/08/06/inside-the-censored-epa-pennsylvania-fracking-water-contamination-study/?utm_source=feedly

Monday, August 5, 2013

Revealed: EPA Fracking Study Rebukes Agency's Own Safety Claims

Revealed: EPA Fracking Study Rebukes Agency's Own Safety Claims
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/05-7

Top French court lifts ban on growing Monsanto GM corn

Top French court lifts ban on growing Monsanto GM corn
Paris, France (AFP) Aug 01, 2013 - A wrangle over growing genetically modified crops in France flared anew on Thursday as the country's top administrative court overturned a government ban on growing GM corn sold by the US giant Monsanto. In the second legal setback to French restrictions on MON810 corn in five years, the Council of State court said a moratorium imposed on the product since March 2012 failed to uphold Europea ... morehttp://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Top_French_court_lifts_ban_on_growing_Monsanto_GM_corn_999.html

Feeling a bit violent? Maybe it's hot outside

Feeling a bit violent? Maybe it's hot outside
Washington, District Of Columbia (AFP) Aug 01, 2013 - If the heat makes you cranky, take heart: you're not alone, according to a study out Thursday in the US journal Science that links rising tempers to hot temperatures. The link could have worrying implications as the Earth's climate warms, researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and Princeton University warned. While making predictions about the future is always iffy, lead ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Feeling_a_bit_violent_Maybe_its_hot_outside_999.html

TransCanada’s crude oil pipeline project to eastern Canada will proceed


TransCanada’s crude oil pipeline project to eastern Canada will proceed

http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2013/08/transcanada-s-crude-oil-pipeline-project-to-eastern-canada-will-proceed.html?cmpid=EnlDailyPetroAugust52013

New data show record growth in U.S. crude oil reserves

New data show record growth in U.S. crude oil reserves


http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2013/08/new-data-show-record-growth-in-u-s-crude-oil-reserves.html?cmpid=EnlDailyPetroAugust52013

API applauds call for improved hydraulic fracturing study


API applauds call for improved hydraulic fracturing study


http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2013/08/api-applauds-call-for-improved-hydraulic-fracturing-study.html?cmpid=EnlDailyPetroAugust52013

Shifting Baselines: Why the Environment Is Even Worse Off Than You Think

Shifting Baselines: Why the Environment Is Even Worse Off Than You Think

When it comes to the ocean, we don't know how good we used to have it.

http://science.time.com/2013/08/01/shifting-baselines-why-the-environment-is-even-worse-off-than-you-think/?goback=.gde_1081717_member_263149414

Cosmic impact may have led to demise of early North American peoples

Cosmic impact may have led to demise of early North American peoples
Cambridge, Mass. (UPI) Aug 1, 2013 - North America may have suffered a large cosmic impact about 12,900 years ago that led to the demise of the early "Clovis" people, researchers say. Data from ice cores taken from Greenland show a layer of platinum during the same age as a known, abrupt climate transition, researchers at Harvard University reported. The finding supports suggestions of an impact that tipped the clim ... morehttp://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Cosmic_impact_may_have_led_to_demise_of_early_North_American_peoples_999.html

Asteroid named as possible source of exploding Russian meteorite


Asteroid named as possible source of exploding Russian meteorite
Madrid (UPI) Aug 1, 2013 - A cosmic cluster of rocks first spotted in 2011 could have spawned the Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia earlier this year, researchers say. Scientists at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, say they believe the culprit is asteroid 2011 EO40, a 220-yard-wide cluster of rocks previously listed as hazardous by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in C ... morehttp://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Asteroid_named_as_possible_source_of_exploding_Russian_meteorite_999.html

Sunday, August 4, 2013

CLIMATE SCIENCE Climate said changing at fastest rate in past 65 million years

CLIMATE SCIENCE
Climate said changing at fastest rate in past 65 million years
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Climate_said_changing_at_fastest_rate_in_past_65_million_years_999.html

Climate change said driving force behind larger, more extreme wildfiresz

 Climate change said driving force behind larger, more extreme wildfires
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Climate_change_said_driving_force_behind_larger_more_extreme_wildfires_999.html

Drought making trees more susceptible to dying in forest fires

WOOD PILE
Drought making trees more susceptible to dying in forest fires

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Drought_making_trees_more_susceptible_to_dying_in_forest_fires_999.html

Climate change said affecting global spread of infectious diseases

Climate change said affecting global spread of infectious diseases 
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Climate_change_said_affecting_global_spread_of_infectious_diseases_999.html

Excessive rain in U.S. Southeast causing millions in crop damage

FARM NEWS
Excessive rain in U.S. Southeast causing millions in crop damage
http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Excessive_rain_in_US_Southeast_causing_millions_in_crop_damage_999.html

Japan's TEPCO discloses extent of nuclear plant leak

Japan's TEPCO discloses extent of nuclear plant leak

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has given its first public estimate of the size of the leakage of radioactive tritium into the Pacific Ocean since the disaster.
Between 20 trillion to 40 trillion becquerels of the substance is estimated to have leaked into the sea since May 2011, said Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO).
It was the first such figure TEPCO has released since a massive tsunami led to the accident in March 2011, a spokesman said Sunday.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130804/japans-tepco-discloses-extent-nuclear-plant-leak

Radioactive Fukushima groundwater rises above barrier: media

Radioactive Fukushima groundwater rises above barrier: media


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/03/us-japan-fukushima-nuclear-idUSBRE97203M20130803