Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Return of the Frackers?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17737991). The panel have ruled that the 'mild' earthquakes were no worse than those caused by coal mining in similar locations in the UK. There is a continuing debate, however, about whether the process is, in any sense 'green'. A lot of energy is required to 'liberate' the gas in the strata and there are concerns about what happens to the water and its associated chemicals (there is the possible contamination of water bodies- a particular issue in this time of drought?). I remain concerned, if a similar process is utilised on Swansea Bay, as doing this underwater seems to be adding to the potential complications.
Hurricane Ophelia also blew a Green lacewing ( Chrysopa 7-punctata ) into my house.
A combination of night rain and day-time sun has resulted in more Bynea blooms. The Southern marsh orchid ( Dactylorhiza praetermissa...
A study ( https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/feb/01/special-spit-is-the-secret-of-uniquely-sticky-frog-tongues-study-reveals ) has...
It is always sad to hear of problems occurring at places you have used for teaching and the outbreak of h5n8 avian influenza at Abbot...