The winner of the bloggy
awards’ best political blog and the winner of the bloggy
awards’ best scientific blog are having a fight after school. This is the best
show since the Olympics. Popcorn, anyone?
Esha Marwaha student and campaigner for national climate education
On Monday, 15th April, Esha
Marwaha will hand in her petition to urge
education secretary, Michael Gove, to keep the climate change debate on
the curriculum. The 15-year-old geography student, and 28,000 others are demanding he scraps his plans to remove climate change from geography
lessons. Let's see if it can reach 30,000 before the petition is handed over.
Shell's rig, Kulluk, prepared for transport to asia for repairs
end of 2012 and first months of 2013 have seen a remarkable change in
the fight to protect the Arctic from risky and dangerous oil
exploration. Three oil “majors” – Total, Statoil and Conoco-Phillips - have withdrawn from drilling projects in the far North.
I’m eating butter straight out of the package to keep my body fat high enough to withstand the cold and to resupply myself with sufficient energy. But this morning I’ve received an energy boost far better than any free-roaming cow can produce. Before setting out, I got news from my friends and colleagues home in Norway that they took action today at the Statoil oil rig, West Hercules, that is about to set out to drill for oil in the Arctic.
Good news! Fracking doesn’t cause earthquakes. Or, to be more precise, hydraulic fracturing for gas is not a significant cause of felt seismic activity. Or, to be even more precise, it does cause earthquakes, but it’s not one of the biggest man-made causes of large (that is, noticeable at the surface) earthquakes. A new study shows that fracking can reactivate dormant faults, but if frackers use 3D seismic imaging, then according to Richard Davies, director of the Durham Energy Institute and study leader, they ‘can avoid faults that are critically stressed and already near breaking point”.
Today is the day we have been all been waiting for, and we have some exciting news to share with you. When we planned this expedition, our ambition was big already — to ski to the North Pole to lower a special pod and a flag for the future to the seabed below.