Environment

Mass of seaweed coats Colombian coastline - video

Guardian Environment News - 6 hours 47 min ago
A thick layer of seaweed coats Colombia's San Andres island coastline on Friday, preventing tourists and locals from swimming in the area. The seaweed first appeared on Thursday and prompted an investigation by local authorities. According to residents, seaweed is common on the island, but rarely grows to this extent Continue reading...
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50 Canadian climate researchers speak out in support of the People's Climate March

Guardian Environment News - 6 hours 59 min ago

Canada is failing to meet its carbon pollution reduction targets, and its climate researchers are calling for a change

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Organizers Hope U.N. Climate March Will Be Largest In History

NPR News - Environment - 8 hours 25 min ago

Hundreds of thousands are expected at a march in New York City ahead of the United Nations climate summit. Organizers want to send a message to world leaders that it's time to take concrete action.

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US will not commit to climate change aid for poor nations at UN summit

Guardian Environment News - 8 hours 29 min ago

Rich countries pledged to find $100bn a year by 2020, but so far only Germany has made a significant contribution

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Australia's emissions pledge is getting easier to achieve, new figures show

Guardian Environment News - 13 hours 22 min ago

This will dramatically increase pressure on Australia at UN summit in New York next week to step up its efforts

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The beach in melancholy mood

Guardian Environment News - 15 hours 29 min ago
Aldeburgh, Suffolk: Look along the vast expanse of shingle that stretches out either side and be hardly able to pick out another soul Continue reading...
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Green groups accused of trashing Queensland's reputation overseas

Guardian Environment News - 17 hours 21 min ago

State environment minister claims the main aim of conservation groups is to shut down Queenslands resource industry

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University of California rejects student call to divest from fossil fuels

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/09/19 - 11:48am

Straying from the precedent set by Stanford and Harvard, universitys board of regents will continue to invest in fossil fuels

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His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/09/19 - 10:44am

In the new exhibit "Genesis," the noted photographer Sebastiao Salgado shares his vision of "a kind of state of humanity of the planet," from Amazon tribes to frozen Siberia.

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The week in wildlife in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/09/19 - 9:46am

Wild elephants of India, panther chameleons and raccoon dogs are among the pick of this weeks images from the natural world

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Campaigners join London march for global action on climate change

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/09/19 - 5:42am
March in London this weekend one of 2,000 events worldwide calling for action by leaders

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'Why we're going on the biggest climate march in history'

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/09/19 - 5:02am

From Ban ki-moon to Emma Thompson, 20 leading personalities from across the world talk about why they will take to the streets on Sunday to call for action on climate as world leaders gather for UN climate summit in New York on 23 September

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East Yorkshire gas-drilling site making locals sick from noxious smells

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/09/19 - 4:17am

Oil company denies fracking operation at exploratory well saying its looking at natural gas not shale

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Rewilding Britain: bringing wolves, bears and beavers back to the land

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/09/19 - 2:59am

Introducing extinct species to the landscape is called rewilding and advocates enthuse about the benefits. But opponents fear the impact could be devastating

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Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/09/19 - 1:13am

As part of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New York's plan is to buy and demolish hundreds of homes on Staten and Long islands and let nature return as a barrier to future storm surges.

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein review

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/18 - 11:29pm
Klein wants this book to be read by people who don't read climate-change books it addresses a potential catastrophe yet is calm and welcoming Continue reading...
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Sea, sand and gannets

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/18 - 9:30pm
Berneray, North Uist: Turning back into the path that passes through the maze of high dunes is like walking into a wind tunnel Continue reading...
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A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/09/18 - 2:49pm

With rising seas, cities like Satellite Beach, Fla., are debating options: defend the shoreline to avoid destruction, or retreat, withdrawing homes and businesses from the water's edge.

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Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/09/18 - 1:33pm

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals.

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Could Brazil Have The First 'Green' President Of A Major Economy?

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/09/18 - 12:49pm

Marina Silva grew up deep in the Amazon and says Brazil must do more to protect its natural riches. But environmentalists have doubts about what she can do, given the powerful agrobusiness interests.

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