The thought of having fracking fluids trucked into the city, treated and discharged into the Niagara River frightened local residents, many of whom still recall the Love Canal environmental crisis of the 1970s.
The drilling involves injecting vast amounts of water and chemicals into underground shale to release the gas. Should it begin in New York, the gas wells could generate hundreds of mill ... read more >>
Lakes in the undeveloped High Peaks area of the Adirondack Park are covered with ice for significantly shorter periods than they were 32 years ago, providing evidence that climate change is occurring rapidly and that not even the most pristine wilderness areas are immun ... read more >>
This video depicts the seasonal and long-term changes in groundwater level. ... read more >>
One popular climate record that shows a slower atmospheric warming trend than other studies contains a data calibration problem, and when the problem is corrected the results fall in line with other records and climate models, according to a new University of Washington study. ... read more >>
Global warming is having a significant impact on hundreds of plant and animal species around the world, changing some breeding, migration and feeding patterns, scientists say.
Increased carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels can affect how plants produce oxygen, while higher temperatures and variable rainfall patterns can change their behaviour. ... read more >>
A new analysis of streams in the western United States with long-term monitoring programs has found that despite a general increase in air temperatures over the past several decades, streams are not necessarily warming at the same rate.
Several factors may influence the discrepancy, researchers say, including snowmelt, interaction with groundwater, flow and discharge rates, solar radiation, wind ... read more >>
Deforestation is the main cause for the detrimental effect in the climate in Pakistan but the government is not taking action to diminish these types of acts now even the people are not preventing themselves to cut down the trees in the most prominent place of Islamabad ... read more >>
" I really enjoyed reading the news in several media about an incredible discovery: Apparently there are aquifers below the soil of Africa ………………..!!!!!! and there is WATER in the aquifers…..Who would have suspected that?"
That short email, sent to me and a hundred or so other hydrogeologists last week, oozed...no, gushed like a spring from a karst aquifer - with sarcasm from a h ... read more >>
Warming hole delayed climate change over eastern United States — Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Climate scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have discovered that particulate pollution in the late 20th century created a "warming hole" over the eastern United States—that is, a cold patch where the effects of global warming were temporarily obscured. ... read more >>
The empirical research in this paper is based on an analysis of both EU and local policy documents, as well as more than forty in-depth interviews in five different river basin districts, and shows that for various reasons, the degree of mainstreaming that has taken place differs widely. The authors conclude that timely incentives and clear guidance will be necessary to ensure progress is made by ... read more >>