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Sunday, October 28, 2012

environmental news stories sunday

for those pesky little stories you didn't hear discussed on the talking head shows today...

runoff from Iowa farms growing concern in gulf of mexico. since the gulf of mexico dead zone’s discovery four decades ago, the federal government has spent billions of dollars — no one can say exactly how much — to study its origins and reduce its impact. but instead of slowing, the toxic flow of nitrates has increased — along with the average size of the dead zone. - des moines

genetically engineered food: put a label on it? on election day, minnesota's giant food industry -- from general mills and cargill to family farmers -- will be watching a california referendum as closely as the presidential race. so will consumers wary of food derived from genetically engineered ingredients - minneapolis star tribune

street lights turned off in their thousands to meet carbon emission targets. lights are being turned off on motorways and major roads, in town centres and residential streets, and on footpaths and cycle ways, as councils try to save money on energy bills and meet carbon emission targets. the switch-off begins as early as 9pm. - the telegraph

british columbia ocean fertilization experiment to make waves at un meeting this week. canada may be called onto the carpet this week as nations gather in the united kingdom to negotiate the terms of an international treaty to regulate the controversial practice of geoengineering - vancouver sun

environmentalist complains presidential race hasn't included climate change debate. a louisiana environmental leader is outraged the 2012 presidential campaign has been mostly devoid of discussions about climate change - times picayune

shrimpers fear long-term harm from dead zone. most shrimpers know the fertilizers running down the mississippi are disrupting gulf coast fisheries. but they don’t harbor hard feelings toward midwest farmers and most doubt much can be done about it - des moines register

how fujiwhara effect will toss hurricane sandy into u.s. occasionally, two tropical cyclones get close enough to one another to do the fujiwhara dance. it happens only rarely in the atlantic. computer models predict that sandy is going to do it - climate central

the aquila earthquake verdict: where the guilt may really lie. when a judge in Italy ruled monday that seven experts were guilty of manslaughter for having failed to adequately warn citizens in the city of aquila of a major earthquake, the verdict was met in the courtroom by stunned silence. internationally, it was greeted with outrage - time magazine

the haida gwaii region continues to feel the aftershocks of a violent earthquake measuring 7.7 that jolted british columbia's north-central coast saturday night, frightening residents and forcing many to temporarily leave their homes for higher ground ahead of a possible tsunami.- vancouver sun

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