Environment

Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2014/04/19 - 9:01am

A revelation goes against widely held ideas about how some glaciers work, and it suggests that at least parts of Greenland's ice sheet survived periods of global warming intact.

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Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2014/04/19 - 8:07am

Since the disastrous BP spill in 2010, environmentalists have kept watch over Louisiana's coastline. One consortium says there's far more oil leaking into the Gulf than companies are reporting.

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Keystone XL pipeline decision delayed as administration eyes elections

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 2:21pm

Decision ostensibly due to Nebraska supreme court case
Project likely to be significant issue in November midterms

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Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 1:08pm

It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.

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The International Space Station has been making impressive evening passes

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 1:00pm
Aberystwyth: This week, the ISS has been appearing with reassuring precision and hurtling eastwards in uncanny silence Continue reading...
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Keystone XL Pipeline Review Extended By State Department

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 12:40pm

Federal agencies are getting more time to review the controversial project, the State Department says, given an ongoing legal battle in Nebraska over whether the pipeline could pass through.

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Arctic oil: it is madness to celebrate a new source of fossil fuels

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 8:36am
As the first barrels head for Europe, we cannot afford and do not need new sources of harder to reach fossil fuels Continue reading...
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China Admits That One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 7:58am

A government report says the land has been poisoned by heavy metals such as cadmium, nickel and arsenic, and concludes that the condition of China's soil offers "no optimism."

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Global warming can't be blamed on CFCs another one bites the dust

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 6:00am
Nuccitelli et al. (2014) rebuts the argument that global warming is due to chlorofluorocarbon rather than carbon emissions Continue reading...
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The week in wildlife - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 12:00am

A hare on hind legs, technicolour savannahs and rare snow leopards are among the pick of this week's images from the natural world

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One fifth of China's farmland polluted

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 11:27pm
New report confirms scale of China's soil pollution problem with 20% of farmland contaminated Continue reading...
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Easter weekend weather off to a sunny start as butterflies and bluebells abound

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 10:30pm
Warm spring after mild winter proves a boon for wildlife across Britain but Met Office warns of more unsettled weather moving in Continue reading...
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Botswana bushmen: 'If you deny us the right to hunt, you are killing us'

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 9:59pm
The San people are reaching out to Prince Charles to help overturn new laws threatening their tribal culture Continue reading...
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Unlikely Partnerships Spring From California Water Crisis

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 1:04pm

Farmers in the parched Central Valley are joining forces with farmworkers and a broad cross section of politicians to pressure the federal government to offer relief.

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A perfect playground for a lamb gang

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 12:59pm
South Uist: One of the lambs has scrambled to the top of a craggy boulder and now, peering down at the others and, almost tap dancing with excitement, is inciting them to give it a try Continue reading...
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Illegal logging 'plagues' the Peruvian Amazon, says new research

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 9:42am

GPS-referenced trees that do not exist is "one of the most commonly cited problems"

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Balcombe's close encounter with fracking has a silver lining

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 8:08am
Being the village at the centre of a national debate on energy production has made us think about our own responsibility Continue reading...
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Dead pigs floating in Chinese river

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 4:13am
170 dead pigs recovered from a river in northwest China is the latest in a string of food and water safety scandals Continue reading...
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Trial of GM plants to help fight heart disease given go-ahead

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 12:39am
Scientists to grow a crop of camelina plants genetically modified to produce fish oils that could be used in health supplements Continue reading...
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Summer cycling on the cheap? Bike gear for £25 or less

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/04/16 - 11:00pm

A brief guide to looking the part on two wheels this spring/summer without breaking the bank

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