Feb 232018
 

The oil is so thick it must be heated underground with injected steam, using a huge amount of water in the process. “Toxic wastewater … land for oil well stimulation treatments like fracking and acidizing because the Monterey Shale formation underlies …

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Feb 232018
 

Scientific American

Could More Snow in Antarctica Slow Sea Level Rise?
Scientific American
Some experts are heralding the news as a silver lining: Scientists have found snowfall recently escalated in East Antarctica, which could lessen the high amounts of melt seen in West Antarctica that are contributing to rising seas. That prospect is

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Feb 232018
 

fake news inoculation gameResearchers at the University of Cambridge have created an online game to help people detect and deflect fake news. With so much misinformation being tossed around about climate change, this could be a very useful tool for those who actually care to think for themselves.

CleanTechnica
Feb 232018
 

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV), the world’s third biggest palm plantation operator, said on Friday it aims to increase its land bank this year and reduce the age profile of trees to improve output …

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Tracking Atmospheric “Rivers” Could Help Us Predict Extreme Weather – Futurism

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Feb 222018
 

Futurism

Tracking Atmospheric “Rivers” Could Help Us Predict Extreme Weather
Futurism
… make such predictions, at most, a week or two ahead of time. Many lives could be saved if local emergency crews and reservoir managers had more of a lead time to prepare for extreme weather events, like droughts or heavy rainfall, that atmospheric

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Exxon Sues Collection Of Figures Associated With Climate Change Lawsuits, Alleging Conspiracy

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Feb 222018
 

ExxonMobil refinery at dusk (blogforarizona.net)As a result of numerous organizations filing lawsuits against Exxon in recent times in relation to anthropogenic climate change, the oil giant has now filed lawsuits against a large collection of people associated with these suits, alleging conspiracy.

CleanTechnica

Work to clean up leaking oil off Summerland starts Monday

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Feb 222018
 

The leaking oil from the Becker well in Summerland waters will finally be capped and sealed off starting Monday. (photo: Heal the Ocean) SUMMERLAND, Calif. – After years of community pressure, one of the big polluting wells off the Summerland coast will be …

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Eartquakes follow fracking wastewater trail in southern Kansas

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Feb 222018
 

Wastewater created during oil and gas production and disposed of by deep injection into underlying rock layers is the probable cause for a surge in earthquakes in southern Kansas since 2013, a new report in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of …

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