Michael SnyderActivist Post Millions upon millions of fish are suddenly dying in mass death events all over the world, and nobody seems to know why it is happening. In many of the news reports that are linked to below, locals are quoted as saying that they have never seen anything like this before. So is there a connection between all of the fish deaths that are now occurring all over the planet? If there is a connection, is there anything that we can do to stop the fish die-off? Why Are Millions Of Fish Suddenly Dying In Mass Death Events All Over The Planet?
30 August 2013Last updated at 12:22 ET An investigation is under way after more than a thousand fish were found dead in a Monmouthshire stream. The dead fish found in the Olway Brook near Llansoy include trout, eel and lamprey. Natural Resources Wales said a suspected source of pollution had been "identified and stopped". But a spokesman said low oxygen levels in the water following the incident meant other fish remained "in some distress". "We are continuing to monitor the environmental impact of this incident and are currently aerating the brook to prevent further fish deaths," he said. Fish deaths in Olway Brook, Llansoy, are investigated
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a bitterly divided U.S. political environment, there's at least one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on: Avoid a public showdown on natural gas exports, arguably the most important energy policy decision in recent memory. While fluctuating gasoline prices, the Keystone pipeline and the fight over fracking steal headlines, the question of how much of the newfound U.S. shale gas bounty should be shared with the rest of the world goes largely without comment or coverage -- despite holding far wider and longer-lasting consequences. The reason is clear: unlike the relatively simple, black-and-white issues that politicians often favor and voters connect to, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is deep, deep gray. Insight: As Congress looks away, U.S. tiptoes toward exporting a gas bounty
Coral reefs heading for fishing and climate crisis 23 February 2011Last updated at 14:37 By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News Healthy coral reefs provide a living for about 275 million people, with many more dependent on them
1 June 2011Last updated at 00:47 By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News Baby clownfish face a "wall of mouths" when they first arrive at the reef Acid oceans turn 'Finding Nemo' fish deaf
Wind power in the United Kingdom UK installed wind power capacity 1990–2013 (operational) The UK is one of the best locations for wind power in the world, and is considered to be the best in Europe.  Wind power delivers a growing fraction of the energy in the United Kingdom and at the beginning of January 2014, wind power in the United Kingdom consisted of 5,276 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of over 10 gigawatts: 6,831 megawatts of onshore capacity and 3,653 megawatts of offshore capacity. The United Kingdom is ranked as the world's sixth largest producer of wind power, having overtaken France and Italy in 2012. 2.7 GW of new wind power capacity was brought online during 2013, a 35% increase of the total UK installed capacity. The offshore wind industry continued to develop in 2013 with the largest wind farm in the world, the London Array, becoming operational with over 630 MW of generating capability coming on stream.
Severn Barrage Barrage locations considered over the years. The most westward locations around Ilfracombe and The Gower are not shown. Black indicates lines of most interest, with associated peak power generation at that location.
The UK has scrapped plans for a £30 billion Severn tidal project, claiming it would be 'very costly to deliver and very challenging to attract the necessary investment from the private sector alone'. Although the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) and others had been in favour of the scheme other groups, particularly the RSPB, had opposed the expected loss of a protected wetland habitat. In recent months it became clear the project faced economic rather than environmental challenges with experts telling the Ecologist recently that the scheme had become 'ludicrously expensive'. Severn tidal barrage axed as nuclear power plants proposed - News
These work rather like a hydro-electric scheme, except that the dam is much bigger. A huge dam (called a "barrage") is built across a river estuary. When the tide goes in and out, the water flows through tunnels in the dam. If one was built across the Severn Estuary, the tides at Weston-super-Mare would not go out nearly as far - there'd be water to play in for most of the time. Energy Resources: Tidal power
Pump Carbon Dioxide Underground - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – 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.
Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time The Breathing Earth simulation Welcome to Breathing Earth. This real-time simulation displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates. Please remember that this is just a simulation.
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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. Using generalized linear multivariate models and Monte Carlo simulations, we conducted a series of comparative analyses to test the hypothesis that human PIDs exhibit the same global patterns of distribution as other taxonomic groups. Ecology Drives the Worldwide Distribution of Human Diseases
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Journey to the Sinking Lands Wrong again… … yep, turns out the show must go on. In fact, the show is going international (well, Scotland), as I’ve just been invited to give a small-but-perfectly-formed lecture for the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. I’ve only got the dates so far (below) but more details as I get ‘em. Monday 11th October – Inverness Tuesday 12th October – Perth Wednesday 13th October – Stirling