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Pedal Power at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry

Guardian Environment News - 5 hours 13 min ago

A new exhibition charts the city's rich cycling heritage, celebrating the triumphs of Victoria Pendleton and others in the velodrome as well as some lesser known heroes from yesteryear. Helen Pidd reports

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Diesel drivers may face higher costs in pollution battle

Guardian Environment News - 6 hours 3 min ago
UK cities considering low emission zones and London diesel drivers could face extra costs on top of the congestion charge Continue reading...
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Delaying climate action will carry heavy economic cost, White House warns

Guardian Environment News - 6 hours 46 min ago

President's council of economic advisers sounds warning over delaying EPA power plant rules in face of industry lobbying

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Australia's mining pollution beat Scott and Amundsen to the south pole

Guardian Environment News - 8 hours 53 min ago

Ice cores show that 20 years before Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen, lead pollution from Broken Hill arrived in Antarctica

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IPCC climate change report's findings must be accepted, MPs say

Guardian Environment News - 12 hours 46 min ago

Energy and climate change committee says UN climate science panel processes have improved since last major report

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Why I want to save the leopard that killed my dog

Guardian Environment News - 12 hours 46 min ago

Few people saw 'Macavity' and even fewer worried about him, but now Indian forestry officials want to trap and relocate him

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Greg Hunt clashes with environment groups over Carmichael mine approval

Guardian Environment News - 13 hours 26 min ago

Minister says claims project will hurt water supply, cause emissions to spike and damage reef are politically motivated

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Stunning dawn, spectacular sunsets in Sydney and NSW in pictures

Guardian Environment News - 14 hours 39 min ago

Sydney and its surrounds were treated to a spectacular sunset on Monday evening, followed by a beautiful daybreak on Tuesday morning. From Condoblin to Sydney's CBD, photographers filled social media streams with pink and purple

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ACCC has companies' carbon tax repeal savings in its sights

Guardian Environment News - 15 hours 9 min ago

Competition watchdog uses its second report on the effects of the carbon tax to put a range of industries on notice

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Pangolins being eaten to extinction, conservationists warn

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 4:01pm

Scaly anteaters are now the most illegally-traded mammal in the world, with all eight species listed as threatened

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This Albino Redwood Tree Isn't Dead — But It Came Close

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 1:09pm

An extremely rare, albino hermaphroditic redwood tree was in danger of being sent to the chipper because it was growing too close to the path of a new railroad line in Cotati, Calif. But thanks to local outcry from arborists and the community, the tree is getting a second chance at life.

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The Jurassic forest where reptiles still roam

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 1:00pm

Fossil Forest, Lulworth Ranges, Dorset: The trees would have been part of a lush tropical forest inhabited by dinosaurs. Now the ledge is home to much smaller reptiles

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Government pushes ahead with fracking plan despite wide opposition

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 11:27am
Public Health England and Natural England among groups against shale gas exploration in areas including national parks Continue reading...
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Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 9:19am

Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.

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Campaigners speak out against the race for shale gas - video

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 7:32am
Environmental campaigners condemn the government's race for shale gas. Speaking after the launch of a new round of bidding for licences, Craig Bennett from Friends of the Earth criticises the government for ignoring investment opportunities in the renewable energy sector. 'We need a presumption against fracking everywhere,' he said Continue reading...
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How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 6:20am

Food in supermarkets is increasingly connected to child labor and trafficking. Many laws aimed at ending these abuses overlook a key source of the problem: the rapid decline of fish and fauna.

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Fracking: it's not just our national parks that need protecting, but our houses too

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 6:12am

From lorries and water use to small earthquakes, there are numerous local environmental risks associated with fracking

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Nigel Lawson suggests he's not a skeptic, proceeds to deny global warming

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 6:00am

Lawson claims that he accepts climate science and only objects to proposed policies, but he denies ongoing global warming.

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Apple goes green with solar-powered data centres video

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 5:26am
Technology company Apple has installed 55,000 solar panels tracking the course of the sun from a 400,000 square metre field across the road from its data centre in Maiden, North Carolina, as part of its efforts to cut the environmental footprint of its cloud. Suzanne Goldenberg meets Lisa Jackson, the former head of the US Environmental Protection Agency and now Apple's front woman on green initiatives, to see how the company is cleaning up its act Continue reading...
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Orica fined more than $750,000 for pollution incidents

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 2:54am

Chemical giant handed the 'highest penalty' that has been handed down by the land and environment court

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