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Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 2:26pm

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.

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Ed Davey attacks coalition partners over pledge to end wind subsidies

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 9:59am

Energy secretary says the party that takes wind off the table is reckless in an attack quickly dismissed by Tory minister

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British families waste less food since recession, government survey suggests

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 7:58am

FSA polling shows people are less likely to throw food away and have changed shopping habits to find bargains and reduce waste because of financial pressures

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Indias largest dam given clearance but still faces flood of opposition

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 7:53am

The 3000MW Dibang dam, rejected twice as it would submerge vast tracts of biologically rich forests, is to get environmental clearance but huge local opposition could stall the project

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Are goats the answer to the reed choking US east coast marshes?

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 7:40am

Test site finds goats dramatically reduce phragmites, which have been previously tackled with fires and bulldozers, reports Yale Environment 360

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China's coal use falls for first time this century, analysis suggests

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 6:37am

Drop of 1-2% in amount of coal burned offers a window of opportunity to bring climate change under control, say Greenpeace energy analysts

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Weak EU 2030 climate deal risks nearly a million jobs, warn unions

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 5:18am

Leader of European Trade Union Confederation joins major brands, including Philips and Shell, calling for ambitious climate and energy package to create jobs and support businesses

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Make young unemployed pull up ragwort for benefits says Lord Tebbit

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 5:15am
Controversial remarks by former Tory minister also annoy environmentalists who bemoan decline in plant loved by bees Continue reading...
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Colombian photographer Juan Fernando Herrán wins Prix Pictet commission - audio slideshow

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 2:29am
The fifth Prix Pictet commission has been awarded to Colombian photographer Juan Fernando Herrán. The award, which this year has the theme of consumption, will enable Herrán to produce a series of photographs examining material culture and consumption in indigenous communities in Colombia, where Herrán says 'the economic value of objects is not fundamental'.
He spoke to us at the launch of 2014 Prix Pictect exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert museum in May about his shortlisted selection of photographs from his latest work Escalas (Stairs). Continue reading...
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2014 Wildlife photographer of the Year

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/21 - 10:00pm

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2014 competition have been announced at Londons Natural History Museum. The overall winner is American photographer Michael Nichols with his image of five female lions at rest with their cubs in Tanzanias Serengeti National Park. Here is a selection of some of the winning images

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Government urged to tackle stalled recycling rates in England

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/21 - 9:30pm

More political action is needed to reduce waste and improve recycling rates to meet EU targets by 2020, says report by MPs

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Grey for danger, red for hope

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/21 - 9:29pm
Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: Red is love and luck in this landscape, where leaf colours fall together to become brown Continue reading...
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Battle for Bali: campaigners fight back against unchecked development

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/21 - 4:05pm

Bali is facing an environmental crisis caused by runaway tourism development but a controversial land reclamation project is galvanising protesters

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UK farmers warn of pumpkin crisis in runup to Halloween

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/21 - 11:44am
Growers say this has been worst pumpkin season in a decade with hundreds of vegetables left rotting in fields after wet weather Continue reading...
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US greenhouse gas emissions rise despite Obama's new climate change push

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/21 - 10:21am

Federal agency finds that emissions increased during 2014 polar vortex, raising questions about USs targeted 2020 cuts

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Suspicious death of rare Tasmanian devil prompts zoo investigation

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/21 - 8:16am

New Mexico zoo increases security and offers $5,000 reward for information on death of endangered marsupial named Jaspar

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Another global warming contrarian paper found to be unrealistic and inaccurate

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/21 - 8:14am

Abraham et al. show that a paper by sceptics Spencer & Braswell is rife with unrealistic assumptions in an overly simple model

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The indigenous land rights ruling that could transform Canada

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/21 - 6:27am

Indigenous rights offer a path to a radically more just and sustainable country which is why the Canadian government is bent on eliminating them

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Former Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/21 - 5:51am

Lord Chris Smith will lead a new independent task force, funded by shale gas companies, to look into the risks and benefits of fracking in the UK

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John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/21 - 4:29am

Leaked documents show UKs two biggest tuna brands are likely to delay or opt out of commitments to end FAD fishing methods that cause harmful bycatch of sharks, rays and turtles

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