s skippy the bush kangaroo: environmental news stories sund....i mean monday

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Monday, May 05, 2014

environmental news stories sund....i mean monday

yes..yes...i was out precinct walking for our assemblymember, das williams yesterday. so, you get some stories that you might not have heard about over the weekend....today.

colorado faces soil 'death sentence' with oil boom. colorado's intensifying oil and gas boom is taking a toll on soil — 200 gallons spilled per day seeping into once-fertile ground — that experts say could be ruinous. - denver post

cangerous chemical invades west wichita drinking water. residents of a west wichita, kansas, neighborhood learned in march that their private water wells had been contaminated with pcf, a chemical likely to cause major health defects. they’ve also learned that the contamination could be decades old - kmuw 89.1

wake up and smell the soaring cost of coffee. arabica coffee beans – by far the most popular variety of coffee – have been fetching around $2 a pound on the world market, double the price of a year ago. climate-related events in Brazil, the world’s biggest coffee grower, seem to be causing the most froth amongst international market traders - climate news network

climate change is clear and present danger, says landmark u.s. report. climate change has moved from distant threat to present-day danger and no american will be left unscathed, according to a landmark report due to be unveiled on tuesday - the guardian

india's farmer suicides: are deaths linked to gm cotton? more than 270,000 indian cotton farmers have killed themselves since 1995. campaigners say a contributing factor may be the high price of genetically modified seeds flooding the market, which is piling pressure on poorly paid growers, forcing many into a cycle of unmanageable debt. - the guardian

scientists warn of quake risk from fracking operations. underground disposal of wastewater from fracking may pose a much greater risk of causing dangerous earthquakes than previously believed, particularly in areas of the u.s. southwest and midwest where earthquake faults have not been mapped extensively, seismology researchers said - national geographic

‘above normal’ early season Interior alaska fire danger projected. fire officials are projecting “above normal” early summer wildfire danger this year in much of alaska, including most of the interior - fairbanks daily news miner

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