“New Research Finds Ocean Warming Forces Reefs Into Cool-Water Refuges,” is an older article (October 24, 2019) from Newsroom, but still relevant. It focuses on scientific studies from Florida Tech that track how climate change will shift the geography of coral growth. The studies find, for instance, that global warming is shifting which environments off […]

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Duke Study: Rivers Contaminated With Radium and Lead From Thousands of Fracking Wastewater Spills

DeSmogBlogMay. 09, 2016 08:44AM ESTPOPULAR

Thousands of oil and gas industrywastewaterspills in North Dakota have caused “widespread” contamination from radioactive materials, heavy metals and corrosive salts, putting the health of people and wildlife at risk, researchers from Duke University concluded in a newly released peer-reviewedstudy.

Bakken Oil and Gas in Williston, North Dakota on the Missouri River. Photo Credit: EcoFlight

Some rivers and streams in North Dakota now carry levels of radioactive and toxic materials higher than federal drinking water standards as a result of wastewater spills, the scientists found after testing near spills. Many cities and towns draw their drinking water from rivers and streams, though federal law generally requires drinking water to be treated before it reaches peoples’ homes and the scientists did not test tap…

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Katherine Needham aims to answer this question following her recent Commentary, Designing markets for biodiversity offsets: Lessons from tradable pollution permits, published in the journal. At the start of 2018, the UK Government outlined its ambitious 25 Year Environment Plan. The very first action is to embed an ‘environmental net gain’ principle for all future […]

via What can we learn from pollution trading to help us create biodiversity offset markets that do not undermine conservation goals? — The Applied Ecologist’s Blog

Are Bird Feeders Healthy For Birds?

Diseases among bird populations are on the increase and, as a growing number of households take to feeding their garden birds, researchers have claimed that bird feeders are contributing to the spread of dangerous pathogens, viruses and bacteria in certain species. Scientists from both the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the British Trust for […]

via Researchers warn that bird feeders could aid the spread of disease — James Common