s skippy the bush kangaroo: environmental news stories sunday

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

environmental news stories sunday

for those little stories of great import that aren't mentioned on the talking head sunday shows.

warming oceans cause largest movement of marine species in two million years. - warming ocean waters are causing the largest movement of marine species seen on earth in more than two million years, according to scientists - london daily telegraph

allergist says climate change increasing allergic reactions. - dr. mark windt, a north hampton pulmonologist, allergist and immunologist. and one of the reasons you're feeling so lousy could be climate change - dow jones newswires

al gore essay puts him back in the spotlight. - with a frontal attack wednesday on obama's environmental record, the former vice president – in true gore fashion via a 7,000-word rolling stone essay – proved that he still commands an audience despite a decade out of public office - politico

scientists warn of 'high risk' of marine extinctions. - life in the oceans is at imminent risk of the worst spate of extinctions in millions of years due to threats such as climate change and overfishing, a study says - reuters

danger heats up for australia's platypus. - global warming could shrink the habitat of australia's duck-billed platypus by a third, researchers warned rriday, with hotter, drier temperatures threatening its survival - afp

medicines in water supply drug disposal can be tricky. - getting rid of a television, a gallon of kerosene or a set of tires in an environmentally friendly way can be done with relative ease in north jersey. but that small bottle of expired pills your doctor prescribed a few years ago? that's a bit more difficult - bergen county record

how do you drug test a city? check the sewer. - it only takes a teaspoon of waste water to reveal an entire city's eating or drinking habits — and also its drug habits. scientists in norway are using the technology, called sewer epidemiology, to drug test an entire city - npr all things considered

france stops sale of seeds from British firm after e.coli outbreak hospitalises eight people. - a british seed firm has been linked to an e-coli outbreak which has made ten people seriously ill in france. most are thought to have eaten a chilled soup, garnished with rocket and mustard vegetable sprouts, at a fair in bordeaux two weeks ago. - london observer

tepco failed to report possible hydrogen explosion. - tokyo electric power co. knew there could be an explosion at the no. 3 reactor at the fukushima no. 1 nuclear power plant the day before it happened, but didn't report the possibility to authorities. - asahi shimbun

don't drain the lake. - a bill rammed through the ohio house last week on a party-line vote, and similarly fast-tracked for senate passage this week, would allow businesses to withdraw as much as 5 million gallons of water a day from lake erie without even getting a state permit - toledo blade

natural disasters hit state budgets. the tornadoes and floods that pummeled much of the south and midwest also have dealt a serious blow to struggling state budgets, potentially forcing new cuts to education and other services to offset hundreds of millions of dollars in disaster aid. - npr

broups begin planning for flood aftermath of tree die-offs. - as the summer goes on and the waters stay high, public groups must start planning for the time when the water recedes and leaves behind it acres and miles of dead vegetation and thousands upon thousands of dead and dying trees all along the river. - bismark tribune

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