Nature World News: Sterilizing farmed salmon is a good way to conserve the wild salmon gene pool, researchers say. According to University of East Anglia researchers, farmed salmon are genetically different than wild salmon.
Guardian: Fracking might be a controversial proposition, but there is no need to panic just yet. It may be that shale is indeed the solution to our energy crisis, but many are unaware of the complex and tangled web of legal issues to be picked through before anyone puts a drill in the ground
Guardian: More than 150 temperature records were broken in Australia during “another angry summer” that highlighted the need for deep reductions in greenhouse gases, a new report has said. The analysis, by the Climate Council, found that Sydney experienced its driest summer in 27 years, while Melbourne sweltered through its hottest ever 24-hour period, averaging 35.5C. The Victorian capital also had four days in a row above 41C.
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Australia: Climate action call as ‘another angry summer’ breaks 156 heat records
Independent: Farmed salmon escaping into rivers and the sea are posing such a threat to declining wild populations that sterilisation should be compulsory, researchers have concluded. Millions of farmed salmon are able to escape globally each year and there is increasing evidence they are destroying genetic traits evolved by the wild populations. More than 95 per cent of the world’s Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, are farmed, and a new study assessing their breeding capacity has found that the farmed stocks…
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Sterilise farmed salmon to save wild species, critics say
Independent: The point of the 13 January town hall meeting was to organise the locals.
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How Azle in Texas decided enough was enough with fracking
Monitor: Kyle Slaby bounds up the slope behind his house, stopping at the sandstone outcrop he hopes will save his family’s farm. The Slabys grow corn and soybeans on the ridgeline above.
Associated Press: Warmer ocean temperatures off the California coast–and the massive impact on local and global climate–could be coming again, with predictions indicating an El Niño is possible this year. The expected conditions would lead to more rain this coming winter, lessening California`s drought, and the southern states` drought, plus a milder winter for the nation`s frigid northern states, and fewer Atlantic hurricanes.
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From Drought, To Drenching? El Nino Likely To Return With Torrential Rain
Associated Press: Warmer ocean temperatures off the California coast–and the massive impact on local and global climate–could be coming again, with predictions indicating an El Niño is possible this year. The expected conditions would lead to more rain this coming winter, lessening California`s drought, and the southern states` drought, plus a milder winter for the nation`s frigid northern states, and fewer Atlantic hurricanes. Mike Halpert, acting director of NOAA`s Climate Prediction Center, says the El…
Reuters: The Middle East’s driest winter in several decades could pose a threat to global food prices, with local crops depleted and farmers’ livelihoods blighted, U.N. experts and climatologists say.
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Middle East drought a threat to global food prices
Vancouver Observer: The original plan of environmentalist groups in the U.S. was to deliver one million comments opposing Keystone XL to the State Department this morning.