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Saturday, September 14, 2013

The REAL Fukushima Danger

The REAL Fukushima Danger

The Real Problem …

The fact that the Fukushima reactors have been leaking huge amounts of radioactive water ever since the 2011 earthquake is certainly newsworthy.  As are the facts that:
But the real problem is that the idiots who caused this mess are probably about to cause a much bigger problem.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/09/the-real-fukushima-danger.html

Finding a Better Message on The Risks of Climate Change

Finding a Better Message on
The Risks of Climate Change

To overcome polarization on the issue of climate change, Yale professor Dan Kahan says in an interview with e360, scientists and the media need to frame the science in ways that will resonate with the public. A message that makes people feel threatened, he says, simply will not be effective.

by diane toomey
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/dan_kahan_interview_better_message_risks_climate_change/2690/

Warmer Ocean Water Is Key Factor in Melting Ice Shelves, Study Says

Warmer Ocean Water Is Key
Factor in Melting Ice Shelves, Study Says


http://e360.yale.edu/digest/warmer_ocean_water_is_key_factor_in_melting_ice_shelves_study_says/3951/

Unprecedented Rate and Scale of Ocean Acidification Found in the Arctic

Unprecedented Rate and Scale of Ocean Acidification Found in the Arctic
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3686&from=rss#.UjTyaBmEPgo

Eating Fish From The Pacific Ocean Won’t Turn You Into A Mutant

Eating Fish From The Pacific Ocean Won’t Turn You Into A Mutant


http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/29/2548951/fukushima-radiation-fish/

What You Need To Know About Fukushima’s Radiation And The U.S. Food Supply

What You Need To Know About Fukushima’s Radiation And The U.S. Food Supply


http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/12/2612961/fukushima-seafood/

Climate Scientists Must Not Act as Policy Advocates

Climate Scientists Must Not Act as Policy Advocates

More Science Doesn’t Solve Our Problems


http://thebreakthrough.org/index.php/programs/energy-and-climate/climate-scientists-must-not-act-as-policy-advocates/

Libya's beleaguered government faces water threat

Libya's beleaguered government faces water threat
Tripoli, Libya (UPI) Sep 12, 2013 - Libya's fragile government, grappling with marauding militias that have virtually shut down the country's vital oil industry, has another big problem in its struggle to impose control - water supplies. Militants loyal to the late Moammar Gadhafi seized control of the Great Man-Made River, a $33 billion project that taps a vast acquifer under the Sahara desert to supply the entire count ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Libyas_beleaguered_government_faces_water_threat_999.html

Hong Kong bans shark fin at official banquets

Hong Kong bans shark fin at official banquets
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 13, 2013 - Hong Kong's government said Friday it would stop serving shark fin at official functions as "a good example", following years of lobbying by conservation groups. The southern Chinese city is one of the world's biggest markets for shark fin, which is viewed by many Asians as a delicacy and is often served as a soup at expensive Chinese banquets. Along with shark fin, bluefin tuna will als ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Hong_Kong_bans_shark_fin_at_official_banquets_999.html
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Global warming threatens Sweden's highest peak: researcher

Global warming threatens Sweden's highest peak: researcher
Stockholm (AFP) Sept 13, 2013 - Sweden's highest peak risks losing its title as rising temperatures have eaten away at the glacier that forms the top of the mountain, a researcher said Friday. The southern peak of Kebnekaise mountain, the highest point in Sweden, has dropped by about one meter (three feet) annually for the past 18 years, according to Gunhild Rosqvist, a geographer at Stockholm University. "It's a clear ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Global_warming_threatens_Swedens_highest_peak_researcher_999.html
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Japan deep sea drilling boat casts off to find quakes

Japan deep sea drilling boat casts off to find quakes
Shimizu, Japan (AFP) Sept 13, 2013 - A Japan-led team of seismologists set off Friday on a mission to drill deep beneath the seabed in a search for the origin of earthquakes. The scientists weighed anchor on Japan's deep-sea drilling vessel Chikyu, heading for a spot in the ocean off the Kii peninsula, southwestern Japan, and a fracture in the Earth's crust known as the Nankai Trough. Experts have warned the trough, which m ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Japan_deep_sea_drilling_boat_casts_off_to_find_quakes_999.html
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ICE WORLD Canada builds up arctic maritime surveillance

ICE WORLD
Canada builds up arctic maritime surveillance
Ottawa (UPI) Sep 11, 2013 - Canada is going ahead with plans to keep closer tabs on arctic shipping amid competing claims on the region, especially those from Russia and northern European states. Plans to build and put in orbit a constellation of monitoring satellites mean Canada is set to spend millions on a maritime surveillance program that will include additional tasks of maintaining control on resource develo ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Canada_builds_up_arctic_maritime_surveillance_999.html
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Friday, September 13, 2013

Oceans at MIT

There's an un-missable combination of text, photos, videos & timeline on the science of Pacific ocean acidification in The Seattle Times

http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/sep/11/pacific-ocean-perilous-turn-overview/

54 Billion Tons of CO2 Emissions Displaced By Nuclear Energy and Natural Gas

54 Billion Tons of CO2 Emissions Displaced By Nuclear Energy and Natural Gas


http://energyandnuclear.com/2013/09/12/54-billion-tons-of-co2-emissions-displaced-by-nuclear-energy-and-natural-gas/?goback=.gde_1851527_member_273388121#!

Should North Dakota be exempt from federal fracking rules? By John Upton

Should North Dakota be exempt from federal fracking rules?


http://grist.org/news/should-north-dakota-be-exempted-from-federal-fracking-rules/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&sub_email=micheletkearney%40gmail.com

Let’s fight the 1 percent — of power plants By John Upton

Let’s fight the 1 percent — of power plants


http://grist.org/news/lets-fight-the-1-percent-of-power-plants/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&sub_email=micheletkearney%40gmail.com

Deadly 1,000-year floods strike Colorado By John Upton

Deadly 1,000-year floods strike Colorado


http://grist.org/news/deadly-1000-year-floods-strike-colorado/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&sub_email=micheletkearney%40gmail.com

Searching for the Holy Grail of Carbon Separation and Capture for Power Generation

Searching for the Holy Grail of Carbon Separation and Capture for Power Generation


http://theenergycollective.com/jimpierobon/268681/searching-holy-grail-carbon-separation-and-capture-power-generation?utm_source=tec_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&inf_contact_key=4621e1814ae42baa3ce51f421bcba8a7688be9086c118d6b3eea824dba05297e

Tracking the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy: 5.2 Trillion Since 2007

Tracking the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy: 5.2 Trillion Since 2007


http://theenergycollective.com/tyhamilton/268771/tracking-transition-low-carbon-economy-52-trillion-invested-2007-according-report?utm_source=tec_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&inf_contact_key=748ddad04d46539b685925451250f40e21e2d6e86b53e77118594516954a04b7

Benefits of Blocking the Keystone XL Pipeline: Facts or Myths?

Benefits of Blocking the Keystone XL Pipeline: Facts or Myths?


http://theenergycollective.com/jemillerep/270736/benefits-blocking-keystone-xl-pipeline-facts-or-myths?utm_source=tec_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&inf_contact_key=271f8868275d0ad11077b4092b195c74eef0c180647eba11b2f9a20d75aa5ba1

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Massive pumping of groundwater for cities said raising arsenic risks

Massive pumping of groundwater for cities said raising arsenic risks
New York (UPI) Sep 11, 2013 - Massive pumping of groundwater from a clean aquifer in Vietnam is drawing naturally occurring but poisonous arsenic into water supplies, scientists say. Natural arsenic pollutes wells across the world, especially in south and southeast Asia, where an estimated 100 million people are exposed to levels that can cause heart, liver and kidney problems, diabetes and cancer, scientists at the ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Massive_pumping_of_groundwater_for_cities_said_raising_arsenic_risks_999.html
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Nuclear Energy, Natural Gas

54 Billion Tons of CO2 Emissions Displaced By Nuclear Energy, Natural Gas


http://theenergycollective.com/miashaw/272336/54-billion-tons-co2-emissions-displaced-nuclear-energy-and-natural-gas?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29
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Kenya says newly discovered aquifer could supply water for 70 years

Kenya says newly discovered aquifer could supply water for 70 years
Nairobi, Kenya (UPI) Sep 11, 2013 - Kenya's government says a huge water source has been discovered in the arid northern Turkana region that could supply the country for 70 years. The confirmation of two aquifers is significant for the drought-hit region, Kenyan Environment Minister Judi Wakhungu said in a Twitter posting. "This newly found wealth of water opens a door to a more prosperous future for the people of ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Kenya_says_newly_discovered_aquifer_could_supply_water_for_70_years_999.html
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