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Countryside braced for battle over what it means to be a British species

Guardian Environment News - 3 hours 32 min ago
Wildlife experts warn that government attempts to draw up new controls of invading species could threaten familiar birds such as barn owls, while damaging British biodiversity Continue reading...
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All the birds are quiet except the doves

Guardian Environment News - 10 hours 50 min ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire: The stillness was an audible reminder that birdsong has specific functions Continue reading...
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Wilderness Society: Wild Rivers Act replacement is 'weak regulation'

Guardian Environment News - 14 hours 17 min ago

The Queensland government says the new scheme gets the right balance between community control and development

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We need to call out Abbott's climate nihilism

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/22 - 2:47pm
It's hard to pin down exactly what prime minister Tony Abbott really believes on climate change, but his policies could only have been developed by someone who believes global warming is a hoax. Continue reading...
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California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/08/22 - 12:32pm

Nobody knew how people in Southern California were getting infected with the life-threatening fungus C. gattii. A 13-year-old helped figure out the source: three types of trees.

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Pennsylvania puts $1.4m towards extinguishing years-old mine fire

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/22 - 10:11am

Fire deemed threat to air travel in state where abundance of abandoned mines make underground long-burning fires common

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The week in wildlife - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/22 - 7:56am

Hummingbirds, leopards, pangolins and sharks are among the pick of this weeks images from the natural world

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Pesticides Used On Florida's Mosquitoes May Harm Butterflies

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/08/22 - 1:56am

Environmentalists and a South Florida community want to limit aerial spraying for mosquitoes — saying it's ineffective and harmful to wildlife. Two butterfly species were added to the endangered list.

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Orangutan experts plead for Australian food manufacturers to reject palm oil

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 10:04pm

Apes, elephants, rhinos and tigers at dire risk if unsustainable palm oil plantations allowed in Sumatran reserve

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The beguiling patterns painted by a river flowing beneath a bridge

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 9:30pm
South Uist: Watching a rivers changing moods, from quietly running to playfully splashing, is infinitely soothing Continue reading...
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Extracting bad parts

The Field Lab - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 6:42pm
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Tasmania prepares to tear up forestry peace deal

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 2:19pm

Environmentalists say the move by the state government would open up 1.5m hectares of largely pristine forest to logging

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Global warming slowdown answer lies in depths of Atlantic, study finds

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 1:35pm

Excess heat being stored hundreds of metres down in Atlantic and Southern oceans not Pacific as previously thought

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California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 9:47am

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.

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Wild Nile: wildlife on the river Nile - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 9:34am

The river Nile has two major tributaries. The White Nile flows from Lake Victoria and the Blue Nile passes through Ethiopian marshlands. The two meet in Khartoum before the Nile flows to its delta and into the Mediterranean

Destination Wild: Wild Nile is on Sundays at 6pm on Nat Geo WILD. All photographs by Harald Pokiesser/Terra Mater Factual Studios/NGC

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UK's warmest period record sparks call for greater climate action

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 9:16am

Policy expert says figures showing January-July was the warmest since records began should increase urgency of efforts

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Animal activists vow to stop planned wild boar cull in Forest of Dean

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 8:29am
Forestry Commission to shoot animals after explosion in numbers sparks debate on safety of region's residents Continue reading...
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Scientist in focus meteorologist and climate communicator Paul Huttner

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 6:00am

Minnesota Public Radio meteorologist Paul Huttner brings tremendous climate communications skills to the radio

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Badger cull faces fresh legal challenge

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 2:11am

Badger Trust applies for judicial review against environment department over lack of independent oversight panel

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A badger and a deer come face to face over a snack of peanuts

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/20 - 9:30pm
Achvaneran, Highlands: Smaller badgers, uneasy at sharing their snack, fled when the doe appeared, but the biggest and most dominant barely hesitated before starting to eat Continue reading...
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