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Saturday, October 5, 2013

As North Pole Ice Melts, More Ships Take Arctic Shortcut

As North Pole Ice Melts, More Ships Take Arctic Shortcut


http://www.voanews.com/content/as-north-pole-ice-melts-more-ships-take-arctic-shortcut/1763072.html

Losing the Pacific Ocean

 

Losing the Pacific Ocean

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/05/1244475/-Losing-the-Pacific-Ocean

The oceans are heating, acidifying and choking


The oceans are heating, acidifying and choking



http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24351-the-oceans-are-heating-acidifying-and-choking.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|online-news#.UlC1qhmEPgo

Let's be honest – the global warming debate isn't about science

Let's be honest – the global warming debate isn't about science

The scientific evidence on human-caused global warming is clear. Opposition stems from politics, not science.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2013/oct/04/global-warming-debate-not-about-science

Obama Quietly Okays Military Aid to Countries That Use Child Soldiers

Obama Quietly Okays Military Aid to Countries That Use Child Soldiers
by Sarah Lazare
"Amid the hoopla of the government shutdown, the White House quietly passed a bill Monday that overrides a law banning military aid to countries that use child soldiers."http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/02-5

Human Assault Pushes Ocean to Limit Unseen in 300 Million Years

  Human Assault Pushes Ocean to Limit Unseen in 300 Million Years
by Jon Queally
"The latest audit by an international team of marine scientists at the International Programme on the State of the Ocean found that the world's oceans and marine life are facing an unprecedented threat by combination of industrial pollution, human-driven global warming and climate change, and continued and rampant overfishing."http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/03

Friday, October 4, 2013

Shut It All Down: Report Calls for Nationwide Ban on Fracking

Shut It All Down: Report Calls for Nationwide Ban on Fracking
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/04-5

Radiation Soars 6,700 Times Legal Limit as Fukushima Disasters Continue Unabated

Radiation Soars 6,700 Times Legal Limit as Fukushima Disasters Continue Unabated
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/04-6

Yet Another Fallout From GMOs: No More Monarch Butterflies?


Yet Another Fallout From GMOs: No More Monarch Butterflies?

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25259

Frackers are flushing radioactive waste into rivers


Frackers are flushing radioactive waste into rivers

http://grist.org/business-technology/frackers-are-flushing-radioactive-waste-into-rivers/

Largest ice mass in California's Yosemite park melting, disappearing

Largest ice mass in California's Yosemite park melting, disappearing
Yosemite National Park, Calif. (UPI) Oct 2, 2013 - The largest ice mass in Yosemite, a glacier that is the California park's key source of water, is melting fast and could be gone in 20 years, scientists say. Lyell Glacier has shrunk by more than half in the past century and hasn't moved in years, researchers in the park said. "We give it 20 years or so of existence - then it'll vanish, leaving behind rocky debris," Greg Stock, ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Largest_ice_mass_in_Californias_Yosemite_park_melting_disappearing_999.html

Pacific's Palau mulls drone patrols to monitor waters

Pacific's Palau mulls drone patrols to monitor waters
Koror, Palau (AFP) Oct 04, 2013 - The tiny Pacific nation of Palau says it hopes to use drone patrols to deter illegal fishermen from using its vast territorial waters in what officials believe is a world-first use for the technology. Palau has an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of 630,000 square kilometres (240,000 square miles) - roughly the size of France - but only one patrol boat, making it a prime target for illegal tr ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Pacifics_Palau_mulls_drone_patrols_to_monitor_waters_999.html

Scientists warn of 'deadly trio' risk to ailing oceans

Scientists warn of 'deadly trio' risk to ailing oceans
Paris (AFP) Oct 03, 2013 - Marine scientists warned Thursday that our oceans are declining more rapidly than previously thought - becoming ever warmer and more acidic and losing oxygen at an alarming rate. "We have been taking the ocean for granted," states a report that warns of a "deadly trio" of ocean warming, acidification, and oxygen loss. "We are... exposing organisms to intolerable evolutionary pressure," ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scientists_warn_of_deadly_trio_risk_to_ailing_oceans_999.html

Koalas in danger as Aussie temperatures soar: study

Koalas in danger as Aussie temperatures soar: study
Sydney (AFP) Oct 03, 2013 - Australia's native koala could face a wipeout from increasing temperatures unless "urgent" action is taken to plant trees for shelter as well as eucalypts to eat, a study found Thursday. Lead researcher Mathew Crowther from the University of Sydney said the three-year study tracked 40 koalas by satellite in north-western New South Wales to examine their nesting and feeding habits. It was ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Koalas_in_danger_as_Aussie_temperatures_soar_study_999.html

U.S. seismologist calls for national warning system for earthquakes

U.S. seismologist calls for national warning system for earthquakes
Berkeley, Calif. (UPI) Oct 3, 2013 - An eminent U.S. seismologist is urging the installation of a national early warning system to alert people to an impending earthquake. Richard Allen, director of the University of California, Berkeley's Seismology Laboratory and professor of Earth and planetary sciences, writing a Comment piece in the journal Nature, has taken politicians and public officials to task for not putting an ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/US_seismologist_calls_for_national_warning_system_for_earthquakes_999.html

'Killer hornets' leave 42 dead in China: Xinhua

'Killer hornets' leave 42 dead in China: Xinhua
Beijing (AFP) Oct 03, 2013 - Swarms of hornets have killed 42 people in northwestern China in recent months, state media said Thursday, as temperatures rise and development drives the stinging insects into cities. The terrifying attacks started in July, the official Xinhua news agency said Thursday, with 1,640 people having been stung. Of those, 206 are being treated in hospital, it quoted the National Health and Fa ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Killer_hornets_leave_42_dead_in_China_Xinhua_999.html

Water high in Earth's atmosphere said source of climate warming

Water high in Earth's atmosphere said source of climate warming
College Station, Texas (UPI) Oct 3, 2013 - Water vapor in Earth's stratosphere contributes to warmer temperatures and likely played an important role in the evolution of Earth's climate, researchers say. Scientists at Texas A&M University, working with other researchers, report they've found increased surface temperatures, such as from the addition of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, lead to increased humidity in the stratosphe ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Water_high_in_Earths_atmosphere_said_source_of_climate_warming_999.html

Toxic metal selenium and diesel fumes baffle bees

Toxic metal selenium and diesel fumes baffle bees
Paris (AFP) Oct 03, 2013 - Diesel exhaust fumes alter the flowery smells that guide bees when they forage, potentially sending them off course and putting the food-growing industry at risk, a study said Thursday. Honeybees rely heavily on their sense of smell to locate flowers from which they harvest life-giving nectar - transferring pollen grains from one bloom to another in the process. The new research shows ... morehttp://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Diesel_fumes_baffle_bees_study_999.html

Fracking May Provide Most of US Energy Despite Environmental Concerns [INFOGRAPHIC]

Fracking May Provide Most of US Energy Despite Environmental Concerns [INFOGRAPHIC]


http://theenergycollective.com/miashaw/282956/fracking-may-provide-most-us-energy-despite-environmental-concerns?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

IPCC Report: Deepening Democracy

IPCC Report: Deepening Democracy


http://theenergycollective.com/roger-pielke-jr/282886/deepening-democracy?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

CO2 Emissions Budget Framing Is A Recipe For Delaying Concrete Action

CO2 Emissions Budget Framing Is A Recipe For Delaying Concrete Action


http://theenergycollective.com/josephromm/282816/real-budget-crisis-co2-emissions-budget-framing-recipe-delaying-concrete-action-no?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

TEPCO: New leak at Fukushima nuclear plant

TEPCO: New leak at Fukushima nuclear plant

Japanese operator confirms contaminated water may have flowed into the Pacific Ocean in latest radioactive scare.


http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/10/tepco-new-leak-at-fukushima-nuclear-plant-20131042347123714.html

Fish data belie Japan's claims on Fukushima

Fish data belie Japan's claims on Fukushima


http://www.straight.com/life/497646/fish-data-belie-japans-claims-fukushima

ANS Submits Comments to NRC on Geological Repository

Society recommends budget actions to be included for spent nuclear fuel


http://www.ans.org/pi/news/article-317/

Another Fukushima Leak Likely Sends More Contaminated Water into Ocean

Another Fukushima Leak Likely Sends More Contaminated Water into Ocean


http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/4309/20131003/another-fukushima-leak-sends-more-contaminated-water-ocean.htm

Fukushima’s Fallout: The Half-Lives of Nuclear Refugees

Fukushima’s Fallout: The Half-Lives of Nuclear Refugees

To this day, the plant still leaks toxic, radioactive water and tens of thousands of “nuclear refugees” from nearby towns are still outcasts in their own land.

http://world.time.com/2013/10/03/fukushimas-fallout-the-half-lives-of-nuclear-refugees/

A Quest For Resilient Reefs


The buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is making the ocean more acidic and threatening the ability of corals to build their skeletons. But some corals have somehow adapted to seawater with a lower pH.
A Quest For Resilient Reefs
Corals are threatened by the ocean's changing chemistry
http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/feature/a-quest-for-resilient-reefs

Latest Review of Science Reveals Ocean in Critical State From Cumulative Impacts

Latest Review of Science Reveals Ocean in Critical State From Cumulative Impacts


http://media.prnewswire.com/en/jsp/latest.jsp?resourceid=7258927&access=EH

For a full copy of the report, interviews with authors and workshop contributors, are available at  http://www.stateoftheocean.org .

Clean Coal Technologies Comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's Proposed New Regulations of the Coal Industry

Clean Coal Technologies Comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's Proposed New Regulations of the Coal Industry


http://media.prnewswire.com/en/jsp/latest.jsp?resourceid=7258589&access=EH

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Traces of immense prehistoric ice sheets: the climate history of the Arctic Ocean needs to be rewritten

Traces of immense prehistoric ice sheets: the climate history of the Arctic Ocean needs to be rewritten
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Oct 03, 2013 - Geologists and geophysicists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), discovered traces of large ice sheets from the Pleistocene on a seamount off the north-eastern coast of Russia. These marks confirm for the first time that within the past 800,000 years in the course of ice ages, ice sheets more than a kilometre thick also formed in the Arctic Ocea ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Traces_of_immense_prehistoric_ice_sheets_the_climate_history_of_the_Arctic_Ocean_needs_to_be_rewritten_999.html

Climate change: Fast out of the gate, slow to the finish the gate

Climate change: Fast out of the gate, slow to the finish the gate
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 03, 2013 - A great deal of research has focused on the amount of global warming resulting from increased greenhouse gas concentrations. But there has been relatively little study of the pace of the change following these increases. A new study by Carnegie's Ken Caldeira and Nathan Myhrvold of Intellectual Ventures concludes that about half of the warming occurs within the first 10 years after an inst ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Climate_change_Fast_out_of_the_gate_slow_to_the_finish_the_gate_999.html

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fukushima could be 15,000 times worse than Hiroshima with removal of fuel rods

Fukushima could be 15,000 times worse than Hiroshima with removal of fuel rodshttp://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/fukushima-could-be-15000-times-worse-than-hiroshima-with-removal-of-fuel-rods/

Big Coal buries Obama’s renewable-friendly energy regulator



Big Coal buries Obama’s renewable-friendly energy regulator


http://grist.org/politics/big-coal-buries-obamas-renewable-friendly-energy-regulator/

Streams Below Fracking Wastewater Treatment Show Elevated Salts, Metals, Radioactivity


Streams Below Fracking Wastewater Treatment Show Elevated Salts, Metals, Radioactivity

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131002092621.htm

Excess Radioactivity and Metals Found in Pennsylvania Fracking Wastewater



02 Oct 2013: Excess Radioactivity and Metals
Found in Pennsylvania Fracking Wastewater

http://e360.yale.edu/digest/excess_radioactivity_and_metals_found_in_pennsylvania_fracking_wastewater/3967/

More Bad News For Fracking: IPCC Warns Methane Traps Much More Heat Than We Thought

More Bad News For Fracking: IPCC Warns Methane Traps Much More Heat Than We Thought


http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/02/2708911/fracking-ipcc-methane/

Judge Rules in Favor of Whales, Dolphins Deafened by Navy Sonar


Judge Rules in Favor of Whales, Dolphins Deafened by Navy Sonar

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25254

Massive Review Reveals Consensus on GMO Safety

Massive Review Reveals Consensus on GMO Safety


http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2013/10/massive-review-reveals-consensus-on-gmo-safety.html

Warming hits Greenland's caribou


Warming hits Greenland's caribou
Paris (AFP) Oct 01, 2013 - Arctic ice melt due to global warming is having an unexpected impact on West Greenland's caribou, causing fewer calves to be born and boosting their death rate, a study said Tuesday. Accelerated ice melt has caused the plant growth season on Greenland to start ever earlier - about 16 days sooner on average in 2011 than in 2002, scientists wrote in the journal Nature Communications. The ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Warming_hits_Greenlands_caribou_999.html

Wildlife face 'Armageddon' as forests shrink

Wildlife face 'Armageddon' as forests shrink
Singapore (SPX) Oct 02, 2013 - Species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than was previously thought, says an international team of scientists. In a study spanning two decades, the researchers witnessed the near-complete extinction of native small mammals on forest islands created by a large hydroelectric reservoir in Thailand. "It was like ecological Armageddon," said Luke Gibson from ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Wildlife_face_Armageddon_as_forests_shrink_999.html

The Social Cost of Carbon as a Marker for Price Floors

The Social Cost of Carbon as a Marker for Price Floors


http://theenergycollective.com/onclimatechangepolicy/272596/social-cost-carbon-marker-price-floors?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Would An Emissions Deal Break the Keystone XL Deadlock?

Would An Emissions Deal Break the Keystone XL Deadlock?


http://theenergycollective.com/geoffrey-styles/280751/would-emissions-deal-break-keystone-xl-deadlock?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

IPCC Prognosis: 9°F Warming For US, Faster Sea Rise, Extreme Weather, Permafrost Collapse

IPCC Prognosis: 9°F Warming For US, Faster Sea Rise, Extreme Weather, Permafrost Collapse


http://theenergycollective.com/josephromm/281906/alarming-ipcc-prognosis-9-f-warming-us-faster-sea-rise-more-extreme-weather-permaf?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Wall Street Journal fails to notice we’ve seen the hottest decade ever


Wall Street Journal fails to notice we’ve seen the hottest decade ever


http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/2013/10/01/wall-street-journal-fails-to-notice/

IPCC Claims the Oceans are Dying to Save Us from Ourselves

IPCC Claims the Oceans are Dying to Save Us from Ourselves


http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/IPCC-Claims-the-Oceans-are-Dying-to-Save-Us-from-Ourselves.html

Who is Most Responsible for Climate Change? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Who is Most Responsible for Climate Change? [INFOGRAPHIC]


http://theenergycollective.com/ivonnepena/281366/who-most-responsible-climate-change-infographic

Impacts of Shutting Down All US Coal Power: Part 1

Impacts of Shutting Down All US Coal Power: Part 1


http://theenergycollective.com/jemillerep/281931/impacts-shutting-down-all-us-coal-power-part-1

Should American Consumers Worry About Chicken Imported From China?


Should American Consumers Worry About Chicken Imported From China?

Although the U.S. Department of Agriculture has lifted a ban on processed poultry imports from the country, concerns about food safety and avian flu remain.

http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/09/should-american-consumers-worry-about-chicken-imported-from-china/280123/

China Wants to Cut Down on Coal—And That's Bad for Global Warming

China Wants to Cut Down on Coal—And That's Bad for Global Warming


http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-09-30/chinas-synthetic-natural-gas-plants-could-accelerate-climate-change#r=rss

Selling Global Warming -- Again By Paul Austin Murphy

Selling Global Warming -- Again

By Paul Austin Murphy
http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/10/selling_global_warming_--_again.html

Forget Climate Change, We Must Prepare for a Catastrophic Climate Breakdown

Forget Climate Change, We Must Prepare for a Catastrophic Climate Breakdown

We're headed for the collapse of the benign climate in which humans evolved and have prospered, and the loss of the conditions upon which many other lifeforms depend.

http://www.alternet.org/environment/forget-climate-change-we-must-prepare-catastrophic-climate-breakdown

Has the U.N. Climate Panel Now Outlived Its Usefulness?

Has the U.N. Climate Panel
Now Outlived Its Usefulness?

Some scientists are saying the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is overly conservative and fails to mention some of the most worrisome possible scenarios. The panel, they contend, is no longer fulfilling its mission of informing policy makers of the risks of global warming.

by fred pearce
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/has_the_un_climate_panel_now_outlived_its_usefulness/2696/

Why America’s Heartland is Earthquake Country

Why America’s Heartland is Earthquake Country
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3706&from=rss

IHS: Shale Oil Boom Could Go Global

IHS: Shale Oil Boom Could Go Global


http://shalestuff.com/controversy-2/ihs-shale-oil-boom-global/article09282

Climate Models Show Potential 21st Century Temperature, Precipitation Changes

Climate Models Show Potential 21st Century Temperature, Precipitation Changes


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130930095423.htm

BP Tries To Argue Away Half The Oil It Spilled To Save Billions

BP Tries To Argue Away Half The Oil It Spilled To Save Billions


http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/30/2700631/bp-goes-back-to-court/

Global study reveals new hotspots of fish biodiversity

Global study reveals new hotspots of fish biodiversity
Gloucester Point VA (SPX) Sep 30, 2013 - Teeming with millions of species, tropical coral reefs have been long thought to be the areas of greatest biodiversity for fishes and other marine life-and thus most deserving of resources for conservation. But a new global study of reef fishes reveals a surprise: when measured by factors other than the traditional species count-instead using features such as a species' role in an ecosyste ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Global_study_reveals_new_hotspots_of_fish_biodiversity_999.html

Research: Water vapor In stratosphere has role in Earth's climate

Research: Water vapor In stratosphere has role in Earth's climate
College Station, Texas (UPI) Sep 30, 2013 - Water vapor in the stratosphere contributes to warmer temperatures, research led by a Texas A&M University professor indicated. Andrew Dessler, a Texas A&M atmospheric sciences professor, and colleagues from the University of Colorado, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Science and Technology Corp. found increased surface temperatures, such as from adding carbon ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Research_Water_vapor_In_stratosphere_has_role_in_Earths_climate_999.html

Climate Models Show Potential 21st Century Temperature and Precipitation Changes

Climate Models Show Potential 21st Century Temperature and Precipitation Changes
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 01, 2013 - New data visualizations from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation and NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., show how climate models used in the new report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimate possible temperature and precipitation pattern changes throughout the 21st century. For the IPCC's Phys ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Climate_Models_Show_Potential_21st_Century_Temperature_and_Precipitation_Changes_999.html

The deep Greenland Sea is warming faster than the World Ocean

The deep Greenland Sea is warming faster than the World Ocean
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Oct 01, 2013 - Recent warming of the Greenland Sea Deep Water is about ten times higher than warming rates estimated for the global ocean. Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research recently published these findings in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. For their study, they analysed temperature data from 1950 to 2010 in the abyssal Greenland Sea, which ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Long_term_data_reveal_The_deep_Greenland_Sea_is_warming_faster_than_the_World_Ocean_999.html

Fall Colors, Climate Change, and Planetary Governance


http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/09/fall-colors-climate-change-and-planetary-governance.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NakedCapitalism+%28naked+capitalism%29

Assad: I will Comply with UN Call to Dismantle Chem. Weapons

Assad: I will Comply with UN Call to Dismantle Chem. Weapons
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/30-1

Netanyahu Makes Rounds in Challenge to US Peace with Iran

Netanyahu Makes Rounds in Challenge to US Peace with Iran
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/30-2

As Planet Warms, US Watersheds Go Thirsty

As Planet Warms, US Watersheds Go Thirsty
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/30-4

Monday, September 30, 2013

What Is China's Reaction to the IPCC Climate Change Report?

What Is China's Reaction to the IPCC Climate Change Report?

http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/281461/what-chinas-reaction-new-ipcc-climate-change-report?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Arctic drilling needs federal standards

Arctic drilling needs federal standards
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2013 - Federal standards are needed to ensure safe Arctic drilling, a new report says. The report, "Arctic Standards: Recommendations on Oil Spill Prevention, Response, and Safety in the U.S. Arctic Ocean" from Pew Charitable Trusts, comes in advance of a draft of standards for offshore Arctic drilling due to be released by the U.S. Interior Department before the end of this year. Inte ... morehttp://www.oilgasdaily.com/reports/Arctic_drilling_needs_federal_standards_999.html