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Can we save the rhino from poachers with a 3D printer?

Guardian Environment News - 2 hours 42 min ago
Bioengineering startup Pembient aims to reduce demand for black-market rhino products by 3D-printing artificial horn – but wildlife groups remain sceptical Continue reading...
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How green are straw-fired power stations?

Guardian Environment News - 4 hours 13 min ago

Burning straw pellets may sound more eco friendly, but it has its own problems

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Tens of thousands march worldwide against Monsanto and GM crops

Guardian Environment News - 6 hours 13 min ago

The third annual March Against Monsanto was held in around 400 cities in more than 40 countries from the Americas to Africa and Europe

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Oil-Soaked Wildlife Turn Up On California Coast, As Cleanup Efforts Continue

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2015/05/23 - 2:00pm

Workers continue to clean the coastline near Santa Barbara, where some 105,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. Several pelicans, both dead and alive, have been found soaked in oil.

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Reopens Fierce Environmental Debate

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2015/05/23 - 4:54am

The long-term environmental impacts of this week's oil spill in California may not be clear for some time. Meantime, the spill has reignited a fierce local debate over off-shore oil drilling.

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Leading health charities should divest from fossil fuels, say climate scientists

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 11:00pm

Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust risk losing moral authority, say researchers including ‘hockey stick’ graph originator Michael Mann

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Sand bank survivors face fox and flood

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 9:30pm
Ruthven, Highlands The greatest threats to sand martin colonies in the Highlands are the notorious spates, when rivers rapidly rise in heavy rain and literally wash out the holes and their contents, eggs or chicks Continue reading...
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Turtle on edge of extinction after sudden attack by mystery disease

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 4:06pm

Scientists cannot explain why the Bellinger river snapping turtle has been all but wiped out by a mysterious disease with a 100% mortality rate

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The Field Lab - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 3:59pm
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Alaska reopens online window on world of the walrus

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 12:58pm

A timely grant means a live stream is back online and Round Island, where 14,000 male walruses gather every year, can welcome visitors once more

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Endangered species found in Devon raid

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 12:08pm

Stuffed animals including a tiger’s head and birds of prey are seized by National Crime Agency officers

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Shell boss endorses warnings about fossil fuels and climate change

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 11:31am

Ben van Beurden agrees that we need to capture the carbon emissions of fossil fuel reserves, but predicts that the world will be ‘zero carbon’ by the century’s end

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California oil spill: cleanup crews work around the clock - video

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 8:39am
Crews clean up the California coast for a third day on Friday after an estimated 477 litres of oil leaked from a broken pipeline in the Pacific ocean off Santa Barbara. The cause of the leak has yet to be determined. Cleanup operations are continuing around the clock as rescuers try to save wildlife trapped in the oil Continue reading...
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Axa to divest from high-risk coal funds due to threat of climate change

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 8:30am

Insurance company to move £350m out of coal companies and triple investments in green technologies

The insurance company Axa has said it will remove around €500m (£355m) of coal investments from its portfolio, in a move that reflects long-term concerns in the insurance industry over climate change.

The company has also pledged to triple its investments in green technologies and services to more than €3bn by 2020 and provide investors with more information on the risk to its investments from climate change.

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The week in wildlife – in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 8:05am

A fox facing up to a pride of lions, Tibetan antelope and sleeping koalas feature in this week’s pick of images from the natural world

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Chimps losing lives and limbs to the 'landmines of the forest'

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 6:22am

Specialised rangers risk their lives to rid Kibale National Park of snares, which maim and kill chimpanzees, elephants, and wild cats

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Pipeline Operator: Possibly Months To Determine Cause Of Calif. Spill

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 6:04am

Plains All American, the company that operates the pipeline, says it has yet to uncover the problem. So far, 9,000 gallons of sludge have been removed from a 9-mile stretch near Santa Barbara.

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Seeds of Time - preserving food resources in a hot future climate

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 6:00am

A new movie explores plans to preserve future food production

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Saudi Arabia's solar-for-oil plan is a ray of hope

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 5:45am

Talk by the world’s biggest oil exporter of giving up fossil fuels and embracing solar and wind energy adds momentum towards a global climate change deal

So what to make of the statement by Saudi Arabia’s oil minister that the world’s biggest oil exporter could stop using fossil fuels as soon as 2040 and become a “global power” in solar and wind energy?

Ali Al-Naimi’s statement is striking as Saudi Arabia’s wealth and influence is entirely founded on its huge oil wealth and the nation has been one of the strongest voices against climate change action at UN summits.

Related: Saudi Arabia reveals plans to be powered entirely by renewable energy

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Denton, Texas, banned fracking last year – then the frackers fought back

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 5:27am

State’s Republican politicians counter anti-fracking insurgency by banning the ban, as critics say ‘they’ve just handed the golden ticket to oil and gas’

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