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Friday, 5 October 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012
Low-lying island nations threatened by rising sea levels this century could see the disastrous consequences of climate change far sooner than expected, according to one of the world's leading climate scientists.
Drought Conditions Recede Slightly Across U.S.
Conservation Group To Stop Major Wyoming Gas Drilling Project
Will U.S. See Offshore Wind By 2014?
Nuclear Laboratory Fined For Radiation Exposure
Why Is The Southern Hemisphere Getting Drier?
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Frances Beinecke: More Research Needed to Understand Health Risks of Fracking
One of the biggest challenges is simply finding out what natural gas companies are pumping into the air and water. Fracking is exempt from many federal requirements to monitor air and water pollution, and gas companies don't do much voluntary reporting.
Simon Watt: The Panda: Is This Goodbye?
Giant pandas are charismatic, fascinating creatures. From a biological perspective, I find them so very interesting. I really like them. And yet, I think it may be the time to let them drift off into extinction or, at the very least, reconsider our approach to their conservation. I do not say this lightly.
Tim Profeta: The Climate Post: Presidential Candidates Give Little Focus to Energy Policy in First Debate
The Washington Post breaks down what to expect now that the law governing many of our nation's farm policies has expired -- among the potential consequences: higher milk prices and the lapse of some conservation programs.
David Crews: How Environmental Contamination Has Changed the Course of Evolution
What we want to discuss here is the effect of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on evolution and show how present evolutionary theory, developed and codified prior to the chemical revolution, does not account for life in our contaminated world.
Wenonah Hauter: Fighting Pollution Trading to Preserve the Clean Water Act

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