Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Dead serious

Long Island sees crisis as it floats to the surface


New York Times

The dead turtles, about 100 of them, started washing ashore in late April. Then came the dead fish, in numbers no one had seen before. By this week, tens of thousands of fish carcasses had bobbed to the surface of the Peconic River, which runs along the southern border of Riverhead, N.Y., and in adjoining Flanders Bay, washing ashore in putrid drifts.


EPA: Fracking risky, but damage isn't 'systemic'

Los Angeles Times

Hydraulic fracturing, which has transformed the U.S. into an international leader in oil and gas production but stirred deep concerns about its risks to the environment, has not caused “systemic” damage to drinking water but does pose risks, the EPA concluded after a detailed, four-year review.


Northeastern researches the rules of the water


This summer an interdisciplinary research team led by a Northeastern University professor will study community organization and connectivity of rocky intertidal habitats throughout the Gulf of Maine.

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