Sea Ice News Volume 5 #6 – Arctic sea ice extent turns the corner for 2014, new high sea ice record set in the Antarctic

From NSIDC: Arctic sea ice reaches minimum extent for 2014  September 22, 2014 On September 17, Arctic sea ice reached its likely minimum extent for 2014. This is now the sixth lowest extent in the satellite record and reinforces the long-term downward trend in Arctic ice extent. Sea ice extent will now begin its seasonal…

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Study: Fracked shale gas impacts have positive and negative benefits, but there's no reason not to make it part of the energy mix

From The University of Manchester: Fracking’s environmental impacts scrutinised Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually faired better than renewables on some environmental impacts, according to new research. The UK holds enough shale gas to supply its entire…