About a two-hour drive north of San Francisco is an expansive park called Point Reyes. Geologically it is a large cape that extends off the Pacific coast. Technically it is Point Reyes National Seashore…locals call it Point Reyes. It is an entire peninsula with ocean coastline, beaches, and dunes; rolling hills; […]

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Capitol Public radio There Are Trillions Of Mysis Shrimp Living In The Depths Of Lake Tahoe. Here’s How They’re Impacting The Lake’s Clarity.Mysis shrimp, an invasive species introduced into Lake Tahoe in the early 1960s, have gobbled up the tiny creatures that help keep the lake clear. Can the shrimp population be controlled enough to […]

via TahoeLand: Trillions Of Tiny Invasive Shrimp Are Degrading Lake Tahoe’s Clarity. Now Researchers Are Trying To Stop Them. — Natural History Wanderings

As methane concentrations increase in the Earth’s atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and gas, according to new Cornell University research published on August 14 in Biogeosciences, a journal of the European Geosciences Union. Ideas and perspectives: is shale gas a major driver of recent increase in global atmospheric methane? The […]

via Study links fracking to global spike in atmospheric methane — From the Styx by Peggy Tibbetts

New Aerial Methane Study Finds High Emissions from Oil and Gas Facilities EDF-coordinated study is the latest to underscore the urgent need for action (WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 7, 2014) A new peer-reviewed study, led by scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) […]

via High methane and benzene emissions in Colorado gas fields — From the Styx by Peggy Tibbetts