Daily Archives: July 29, 2013

BBC News – Future Fuel

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23 July 2013 Last updated at 07:51 ET

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4MIN News July 28, 2013: Stereo Anomaly, Euro Heat, Spaceweathe

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Published on Jul 28, 2013

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U.S. Will Warm Dramatically By 2084, NASA Model Shows

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Published on Jul 28, 2013

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Significant warming is imminent and inevitable at current level of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide concentration (400 parts per million), if it rises to 800 ppm, North America could rise 8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer (on average) with major consequences.

Credit: NASA / GSFC

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Dramatic Global Flash Flooding, Hurricane Force Gusts in Mexico – July 27/28 2013

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Heavy downpours cause flooding in Scotland http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland…

Downpours cause flash floods in the UK http://www.irishexaminer.com/breaking…

Heavy Rains Flood Homes, Roads in NC http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/he…

Flooding of Europe continues http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…

Canada: Rain floods New Brunswick community http://metronews.ca/news/canada/75104…

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Survivors: Women Lead Recovery After Natural Disasters


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Published on Jul 28, 2013

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Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin describes the importance of resilience and how women helped communities recover after Hurricane Sandy.

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What Lies Beneath: NASA Antarctic Sub Goes Subglacial


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NASA / JPL February 28, 2013

When researcher Alberto Behar from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., joined an international Antarctic expedition last month on a trek to investigate a subglacial lake, he brought with him a unique instrument designed and funded by NASA to help the researchers study one of the last unexplored aquatic environments on Earth.

Called the Micro-Submersible Lake Exploration Device, the instrument was a small robotic sub about the size and shape of a baseball bat. Designed to expand the range of extreme environments accessible by humans while minimally disturbing the environment, the sub was equipped with hydrological chemical sensors and a high-resolution imaging system. The instruments and cameras characterize the geology, hydrology and chemical characteristics of the sub’s surroundings. Behar supervised a team of students from Arizona State University, Tempe, in designing, developing, testing and operating the first-of-its-kind sub.

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BBC News – Halliburton to plead guilty to destroying Gulf evidence

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23447894
25 July 2013 Last updated at 21:34 ET

BP and Halliburton are locked in a legal battle and a damages trial over the disaster
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US company Halliburton will plead guilty to destroying evidence relating to the 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill.

The plea agreement, which is subject to court approval, means Halliburton will have to pay the maximum possible fine.

The spill occurred at BP’s Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico and was the worst in US history.

BP had accused Houston-based Halliburton, its contractor, of destroying evidence and asked it to pay for all damages.

The major oil spill three years ago followed a blast at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that killed 11 workers.

“A Halliburton subsidiary has agreed to plead guilty to one misdemeanour violation associated with the deletion of records created after the Macondo well incident, to pay the statutory maximum fine of $200,000 and to accept a term of three years probation,” the company said in a statement.

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BBC News – Arctic drilling: UK ‘complacent’, say MPs

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26 July 2013 Last updated at 22:11 ET

The MPs have renewed their calls for an Arctic environmental sanctuary
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The UK is “complacently standing by” as firms start drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic, a group of MPs has said.

The Environmental Audit Committee said this was despite oil companies being unable to prove “they could clean up an oil spill in such harsh conditions”.

Members renewed their call for a halt to new drilling, saying it was risky for the climate and the environment.

The government said it was not its place to tell Arctic states which resources they could extract.

Last month, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that two-thirds of existing fossil fuel reserves cannot be burned before 2050 if global temperatures are to be kept within the projected danger threshold of a 2C rise.

‘Corporate carve-up’

Exploring for new reserves in the Arctic is therefore “needlessly risky”, the MPs argued.

“What happens in the Arctic will affect the UK, impacting our weather systems and biodiversity” EAC chairwoman Joan Walley

The committee’s report follows its call in September for a halt on drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic until safety is improved, citing fears that a spill could caused unprecedented environmental damage.

MPs said they wanted to see a standard pan-Arctic spill response, unlimited liability for firms and an Arctic environmental sanctuary.

“What happens in the Arctic will affect the UK, impacting our weather systems and biodiversity,” committee chairwoman Joan Walley said.

“Yet this government is complacently standing by and watching new oil and gas drilling in the region.”

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