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Dozens of railway cars carrying gas burst into flames in Russia

Russian train explosionSeveral dozen railway cars carrying gas exploded into fireballs in Russia on Wednesday, suspending traffic on the Trans-Siberian Railway and prompting evacuations from nearby buildings, emergency officials said. No injuries were reported.

The crash occurred at a railway station in Kirov, about 800 kilometers (some 500 miles) northeast of Moscow, when 32 railcars loaded with gas condensate derailed and caught fire.

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Fracking is depleting water supplies in America's driest areas

frackingAmerica's oil and gas rush is depleting water supplies in the driest and most drought-prone areas of the country, from Texas to California, new research has found.

Of the nearly 40,000 oil and gas wells drilled since 2011, three-quarters were located in areas where water is scarce, and 55% were in areas experiencing drought, the report by the Ceres investor network found.

Fracking those wells used 97bn gallons of water, raising new concerns about unforeseen costs of America's energy rush.

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Could Florida Become the New Fracking Frontier?

Florida frackingDisney. The Everglades. Migrating Birds. Tourists. Fracking?

Fracked wells and impoundments were once a far-fetched possibility in Florida, but soon they could be hitting close to home.

As industry interest in bringing fracking to the Sunshine State intensifies, environmental groups worry about risks ranging from contaminated groundwater, disruption to some of the county's most bio-diverse ecosystems and aquifers sucked dry.

"The camel's nose is in the tent," said Mary Jean Yon, legislative director at Audubon Florida, which has started a petition opposed to hydraulic fracturing (otherwise known as fracking) in Florida. "We know there is an interest."

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Alaska's Arctic icy lakes lose thickness

Alaska Arctice iceThe ubiquitous shallow icy lakes that dominate Alaska's Arctic coastal plain have undergone a significant change in recent decades.

These lakes, many of which are no more than 3m deep, melt earlier in the season and retain open water conditions for much longer. And 20 years of satellite radar also now show that far fewer will freeze right through to the bottom in winter.

The results of the space-borne survey are published in The Cryosphere.

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Flooded British villages ignite climate debate

flooded southern EnglandAs children climb into boats to get to school and scores of hoses pump floodwaters from fields day and night, one corner of southwest England is trying to reclaim its land. Other Britons watch and wonder: How much can you fight the sea?

Here on the Somerset Levels - a marshy, low-lying region dotted with farmland and villages and crisscrossed by rivers - thousands of acres have been under water for weeks.

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Canadian smelter leaks sodium hydroxide solution

teck resourcesUp to 6,600 gallons of sodium hydroxide solution spilled from a Canadian smelter into a sewer line, eventually reaching the Columbia River, officials say.

Between 3,170 and 6,600 gallons of the chemical solution spilled from a Teck Resources smelter near Trail, British Columbia, Tuesday, flowing into a sewer line leading to a regional sewage plant that discharges into the Columbia River, which travels into the United States on its way to the Pacific Ocean.

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Keystone XL unites environmentalists and landowners in pipeline battle

Keystone pipeline opponenentsWith yet another obstacle removed for the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents of the project are pressing forward with a lawsuit, public protests and an effort to inject the issue into the November midterm elections.

Supporters and opponents of the transnational pipeline were both quick to claim victories regarding the US State Department report released Friday, which raised no major objections to the project. The oil industry, some union groups and congressional Republicans called on the Obama administration to move forward with the project; a coalition of landowners and environmentalists said there was still cause for denying a federal permit.

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