Environment

Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/08/29 - 1:07pm

Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves.

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UK wagtails face long-term decline

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/29 - 7:44am

Numbers dwindling of all three species found in the country along with key farmland birds, survey reveals

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Help small island states win their battle against climate change

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/29 - 7:07am

Earths fate is inextricably linked to 52 nations threatened by rising sea levels the rest of the world should not let them drown

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Hundreds of giant African snails seized in US

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/29 - 6:49am
US captures 1,200 of molluscs, considered a delicacy by some, as they can affect eco-systems and spread diseases to humans
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Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/08/29 - 6:09am

Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.

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Manatees may soon lose endangered species status after US review

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/29 - 5:34am

Showdown over whether marine mammals should retain their 1967 listing in the most protective classification

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High court rejects badger cull challenge

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/29 - 4:17am
Badger Trust was seeking a ruling to block the latest cull from proceeding without independent monitoring Continue reading...
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The week in wildlife in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/29 - 4:00am

Sea turtles, kingfishers and butterflies are among the pick of this weeks images from the natural world

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As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/08/29 - 12:38am

The oil giant is paying billions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 spill, but won't pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put in place after the spill.

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Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs'

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/08/29 - 12:29am

Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they're hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens less rat-friendly.

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Time to vote for Britains national bird

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/28 - 10:59pm
Like Americas bald eagle, the UK too should have its own iconic bird and there are 60 for the public to choose from Continue reading...
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Ravens and raptors revel over the South Downs

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/28 - 9:30pm
Wepham Down, West Sussex: Six black birds with heavy bills and black, diamond-shaped tails climb into the sky Continue reading...
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Night Of The Cemetery Bats

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/08/28 - 1:11pm

And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.

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Scientists find evidence of underground eruption in Iceland

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/28 - 12:27pm
Line of giant craters in glacier suggest possible eruption as earthquakes continue around Bardarbunga volcano Continue reading...
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Renewable energy capacity grows at fastest ever pace

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/28 - 6:11am
Green technologies now produce 22% of world's electricity Continue reading...
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US State Department underestimates carbon pollution from Keystone XL

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/28 - 6:00am

Business researchers correct some (but not all) State Department errors in estimating Keystone carbon emissions

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London to get hybrid buses that could charge wirelessly

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/28 - 2:58am

Transport for London trial to equip bus stops to boost batteries wirelessly when the buses arrive, reports BusinessGreen

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Colossal Dam Removal Project Frees Washington's Elwa River

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/08/28 - 2:01am

Two dams blocked the river for more than 100 years. The lower dam is completely gone and the last 30 feet of the upper dam were blown up this week. Now, the river is returning to life.

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An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/08/28 - 12:46am

In the moonscape of Death Valley, one mystery stands out: boulders that seem to creep along the desert floor when nobody's looking. Thanks to video and GPS, scientists now think they know why.

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