Campaigners say the controversial practice of "fracking" for gas must never be allowed to come to Wales after it was found to be the likely cause of earth tremors on the UK coast.
Fracking technique proposed for South Wales was 'probable' cause of Blackpool earthquake, report finds
Worry for homeowners who face the threat of fracking | Money | The Observer
Fracking has already caused small earthquakes in the north-west, but homeowners in the vicinity of shale gas extraction could face an even worse aftershock: falling house prices . John Johnson, manager of estate agent Farrell Heyworth in the Lancashire town of Poulton-le-Fylde, near one of the main drilling sites, says: "There are a lot of properties coming on to the market, and some of the owners are saying they want to get out before prices start dropping." Fracking involves drilling a well hundreds of metres into the ground and pumping it full of water, sand and chemicals to fracture the rock and release methane gas.
UK | Fish dumping 'will ruin industry'
The UK fishing industry is warning it faces ruin because of EU quotas which result in thousands of tonnes of dead fish being dumped back into the sea.
The number of TVs in the UK is estimated to reach 74 million by 2020, meaning that there will be more televisions than people to watch them – or maybe we’ll be watching more than one at once. But Britain is a nation on stand-by. We waste the equivalent of around two power stations’ worth of electricity each year simply by leaving TV sets and other gadgets on standby mode.
Generous : Switch it off at the Plug. (Don't Stand By.)
Cesium-137 forecast shows high altitude radiation cloud concentrate over western US on April 12
Addressing the nuclear waste issue
Public release date: 4-Apr-2011 [ Print | E-mail | Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Megan Fellman email@example.com 847-491-3115 Northwestern University
When Does a Nuclear Disaster End? Never.
Tony Cartalucci, Contributing Writer Activist Post Those who think Japan's Fukushima disaster is today's headlines and tomorrow's history need to take a good look at the Chernobyl disaster, which to this day is a continuing threat to the people of Ukraine. It will be hundreds of years before the area around the destroyed reactor is inhabitable again and there are disputes over whether or not Chernobyl's nuclear fuel still poses a threat of causing another explosion. There is also a teetering reactor core cover and the deteriorating sarcophagus itself that may collapse and send plumes of radioactive dust in all directions. The deteriorating "sarcophagus" containment building at Chernobyl.
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Ecology Conferences Worldwide Conferences in ecology and related fields
Logging Hexapod "Robot"
3 February 2011 Last updated at 10:44 ET By Jon Kelly BBC News Magazine Plans to transfer ownership of many public forests in England have provoked a huge row. But why are we so protective of our woodlands? It's about the rustling of the leaves and the crunch of twigs underfoot. It's the sensation of the rough bark on your hands and the light dappling into a clearing.
Timberjack , Walking tree cutting robot
Survey to probe Arctic ice melt | Arctic Focus
Glacier Thermal Blanket
Photos via MeteoLive In hopes of slowing the rate at which ice is melting in the mountains of northern Italy, officials have begun covering one their most threatened glaciers with insulating fabric, creating what is essentially a giant security blanket to help keep the ice from melting in the summer heat. It may sound a bit unusual, but tests have shown that the thermal blanket may be just the thing to save the region's glaciers from disappearing completely , for the time being, at least.Armed with nearly 970 thousand square feet of 4 millimeter thick thermal material, workers scramble to cover the highly threatened Presena glacier to protect it from the sun's ultraviolet rays. With any luck, the insulating material reduce the amount of ice that melts from the summer heat until it's removed at the end of the season. This isn't the first time Italy has used this material to help preserve its glaciers.
University/Academic Quagga ( Dreissena rostriformis bugensis ) and Zebra ( Dreissena polymorpha ) mussels University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research. Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution
Aquatic Species - Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha)
Ecology Drives the Worldwide Distribution of Human Diseases
Identifying the factors underlying the origin and maintenance of the latitudinal diversity gradient is a central problem in ecology, but no consensus has emerged on which processes might generate this broad pattern. Interestingly, the vast majority of studies exploring the gradient have focused on free-living organisms, ignoring parasitic and infectious disease (PID) species. Here, we address the influence of environmental factors on the biological diversity of human pathogens and their global spatial organization.
Madagascar has suffered environmental degradation over a significant part of its land mass. Forests that once blanketed the eastern third of the island have now been degraded, fragmented, and converted to scrub land. Spiny forests in the south are rapidly giving way to "cactus scrub" as indigenous vegetation is cut and burned for subsistence charcoal production.
Conservation in Madagascar
Journey to the Sinking Lands
maybe we should change our eating habits and change what we eat.http://www.food-insects.com/Insects%20as%20Human%20Food.htm
as to the rise in sea levels and the decline of sources of fresh water, what about desalination?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desalination by Oct 8
Pump Carbon Dioxide Underground - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com
A team of researchers representing government, industry and academia has launched a test project in which carbon dioxide produced by a natural gas processing plant is being disposed of by injecting it far beneath the ground. Officials announced Thursday that the test is under way at a site in Otsego County's Charlton Township, about 10 miles east of Gaylord in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula. It is one of more than 20 such projects taking place around the country. • Click here to visit FOXNews.com's Natural Science Center. The experiments are part of an effort led by the U.S. Department of Energy to better understand the potential — and demonstrate the technologies available — for deep-underground storage of carbon dioxide to prevent the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere.