Fracking sites may raise the risk of underweight babies, new study says

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Dec 142017
 

State health officials and residents near fracking operations have complained that wastewater from fracking taints local drinking water. Companies in some cases have been forced to provide bottled drinking water for residents who relied on underground wells.
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Keystone operator says oil pipeline leak controlled, no threat to public

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Nov 182017
 

A day after a Keystone Pipeline leak spilled more than 200,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota, the pipeline operator says the incident is “controlled” and there is no risk to public safety. TransCanada Corp. said in a statement Friday that “we take this …
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Antarctica is being rapidly melted from below says Nasa, and it thinks it knows why – The Independent

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Nov 102017
 

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Antarctica is being rapidly melted from below says Nasa, and it thinks it knows why
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The heat is causing the surface of the ice to melt and crack, resulting in rivers and other disruption to Antarctica. Around 30 years ago, a scientist at the University of Colorado Denver said that there might be a mantle plume under a region of the
A Massive Heat Source Was Just Discovered Under Antarctica, Driving Ice Melt And VolcanismForbes
Volcano 'as powerful as Yellowstone' MELTS ice beneath AntarcticaExpress.co.uk
Hot rock under Antarctica may be melting some of its ice sheets from the bottom-upBusiness Insider
Live Science –Newsweek –BGR –NASA
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EFSA says wild birds spread avian flu to EU member states – Food Safety News

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Oct 272017
 

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EFSA says wild birds spread avian flu to EU member states
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says migratory wild birds are spreading avian influenza around the globe. The Parma, Italy-based food safety agency figures migration routes crossing the north-eastern and eastern EU borders are the most likely …

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672,000 gallons of oil spill off Louisiana coast, Coast Guard says

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Oct 202017
 

The U.S. Coast Guard has nearly doubled its initial estimate of the amount of oil that seeped from a crack in a pipeline off the coast of Louisiana. The leak was first announced on Oct. 13 from a damaged pipeline operated by LLOG Exploration some 40 miles …
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Do Energy Industry Activities Threaten Dams? BC Hydro Now Says Yes

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Oct 112017
 

Photo: BC Hydro. Last summer a bizarre dispute about dams, fracking, waste water disposal, public safety and earthquakes quietly played out before the BC Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal. Be one of two lucky Tyee readers to win a pair of tickets. The Facts are …
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Oil And Gas Regulator Says 430 Pipelines Near Occupied Buildings Fail Leak Test

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Sep 292017
 

Tiny holes or faulty parts could be the reason that about 430 oil or gas pipelines in Colorado failed a leak-detection test after a fatal explosion blamed on gas seeping from a severed line, regulators said Thursday. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation …
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Calgary-made oil leak detection tech may make pipelines an easier sell, minister says

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Sep 192017
 

The Alberta minister of economic development and trade is lauding a new technology that may make pipelines safer — and so easier to sell. Minister Deron Bilous told a crowd Tuesday morning he supports anything that makes pipelines safer. “It’s critical.
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Warm Antarctica Caves Show Signs of New Species, Study Says – Daily Beast

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Sep 082017
 

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Warm Antarctica Caves Show Signs of New Species, Study Says
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Warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers may be hiding previously undiscovered plant and animal species, scientists say. A new study led by Australian National University revealed an extensive network of warm caves around Mount Erebus, an active volcano …
Antarctica's ice caves could be hiding undiscovered species of plants and animalsABC Online
Warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers may harbour secret life, say scientistsHindustan Times
Scientists are closing in on warm caves under Antarctica which could support secret lifeBusiness Insider Australia
The Mercury –9news.com.au –Xinhua
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2016 Weather Was ‘Very Extreme’ and ‘Cause for Concern,’ Report Says – NBCNews.com

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Aug 122017
 

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2016 Weather Was 'Very Extreme' and 'Cause for Concern,' Report Says
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WASHINGTON — Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday released its annual checkup of the …
2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normalABC News

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