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Fracking Fluids More Toxic Than Originally Thought

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Fracking Fluids More Toxic Than Originally Thought

Source: Natural News/Julie Wilson - August 27, 2014

(NaturalNews) Earlier this month, scientists presented groundbreaking research at the American Chemical Society's (ACS) 248th National Meeting and Exposition regarding the potential dangers of hydraulic more…

Expanded Coal Use in China Poses Climate Change Risks

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Expanded Coal Use in China Poses Climate Change Risks

Source: The Washington Post/AP - August 26, 2014

HEXIGTEN, China — Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam more…

Why You Need a Beach Vacation

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Why You Need a Beach Vacation

Source: The Huffington Post/James Cave - August 25, 2014

If you don't already have a beach vacation planned, marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols's new book will make you seriously reconsider. Blue Mind: The Surprising Science more…

Atlantic Key to Understanding Pause in Global Warming

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Atlantic Key to Understanding Pause in Global Warming

Source: Nature/Richard A. Lovett - August 22, 2014

An apparent slowdown in global warming since the late 1990s may be due to changes in circulation patterns in the Atlantic and Southern oceans, suggests more…

Surf Therapy Camp for Special Needs

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Surf Therapy Camp for Special Needs

Source: NBC Bay Area/Joe Rosato - August 21, 2014

A lonesome wisp of fog curled across the hills over the Stinson Beach parking lot where Natalie Pepper unloaded a car laden with surfboards and more…

Climate Shocks

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Climate Shocks

Author: Peter B. deMenocal - August 20, 2014

Scrambling up the steep bank of a small wadi, or gully, near the western shore of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya, I stop on a more…

The Case for Ocean Exploration (Over Space)

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The Case for Ocean Exploration (Over Space)

Source: io9/Mark Strauss - August 19, 2014

For some, the irony is almost too much to bear. While Congress is eager to fund a $2 billion expedition to search for oceans beneath more…

New Sylvia Earle Documentary: Mission Blue

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New Sylvia Earle Documentary: Mission Blue

Source: National Geographic/Brian Clark Howard - August 18, 2014

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle has seen many changes in the ocean over the last 60 years, through more than 7,000 hours of diving. She has witnessed more…

Californians Want Fracking in Ocean to Stop

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Californians Want Fracking in Ocean to Stop

Source: Huffington Post/Miyoko Sakashita - August 15, 2014

Contaminated water, polluted air, increased earthquake risk: As fracking has expanded across America, this dangerous form of oil and gas production has caused massive harm more…

Barbuda Sets Bar for Ocean Conservation in Caribbean

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Barbuda Sets Bar for Ocean Conservation in Caribbean

Source: National Geographic/Ayana Elizabeth Johnson - August 14, 2014

On August 12th, Barbuda Council signed into law a sweeping set of new ocean management regulations that zone their coastal waters, strengthen fisheries management, and more…