Environment

The Great Barrier Reef and the coal mine that could kill it

Guardian Environment News - 5 hours 24 min ago

The Great Barrier Reef is sick. Almost half of its coral is already dead and a massive new coal mine, which was given final approval this week, will only cause further damage. This is not just an issue for Australia, it affects us all

The Great Barrier Reef: an obituary interactive

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It's time energy policy hums to a different tune

Guardian Environment News - 6 hours 36 min ago

Why is the UK government seeking to exploit more fossil fuels when we cant burn what we already know is there?

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The week in wildlife - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - 8 hours 2 min ago

Waxy monkey leaf frogs, surfing dolphins and giant trees are among the pick of this weeks images from the natural world

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Why spiders may be the human races ultimate spin doctors

Guardian Environment News - 8 hours 42 min ago
Arachnids are essential for biodiversity and we are only starting to understand the medical and scientific benefits they could bring Continue reading...
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Error in satellite record may have overestimated Antarctic sea ice expansion

Guardian Environment News - 9 hours 24 min ago

A jump is discovered in estimated Antarctic sea ice extent due to a satellite algorithm

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'Old coal' subsidy loophole to be closed by UK government

Guardian Environment News - 9 hours 36 min ago

Gap in energy policy could have seen billpayers funding billions of pounds of subsidy for old coal plants

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Wild hippos, cheeky lorikeets and tussling deer: your wildlife pictures

Guardian Environment News - 10 hours 41 min ago

We asked you to share your July pictures of the wildlife around the world with which we share our outdoor spaces. Heres our pick of the best of them

Join in this months Wildlife on your doorstep assignment via GuardianWitness

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Weather view: your July pictures

Guardian Environment News - 10 hours 42 min ago

We asked you to share your most striking images of the weather in July. Here are the best of them. Thanks to everyone who contributed

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Wildlife on your doorstep: August

Guardian Environment News - 10 hours 53 min ago

With the arrival of August most of us will hope to enjoy the last weeks of the British summer. Wed love to see your photos of the wildlife near you

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UK slashes climate change diplomacy budget

Guardian Environment News - 12 hours 50 min ago

Foreign office cut climate diplomacy budget by 39%, ahead of crucial summit for climate deal in Paris, RTCC reports

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Greenpeace 'Arctic 30' ship leaves Russia

Guardian Environment News - 13 hours 15 min ago

Arctic Sunrise, one of three of the groups fleet, leaves Murmansk following several weeks of repairs

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Tensions Stir At EPA Hearings On New Emission Rules

NPR News - Environment - 13 hours 24 min ago

As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.

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Brighton's cycle shed crackdown highlights car-centric officialdom

Guardian Environment News - 13 hours 26 min ago

The Green-run council has been busy telling people to remove bike sheds from their front gardens and it is not the only one

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Amazon tribe makes first contact with outside world

Guardian Environment News - 15 hours 30 min ago

Indigenous people crossed from Peru into Brazil looking for help to combat illegal loggers and drug traffickers, researchers say

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Turning a slate quarry green: 40 years of Centre for Alternative Technology

Guardian Environment News - 17 hours 54 min ago

Welsh hippies ushered in an era of sustainable living well before the world had woken up to climate change

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Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm?

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 1:03pm

A group of environmentalists in Vermont aren't at all squeamish about "pee-cycling." A local hay farmer is using their pee as fertilizer as they run tests to find out how safe it is for growing food.

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Shining blossoms that divide opinions

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 1:00pm
Pulborough Brooks, Sussex: Conservation bodies say the threats from ragwort spread are exaggerated Continue reading...
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Failure to deal with ethics will make climate engineering unviable

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 1:00pm
Environmental philosopher warns major ethical, political, legal and social issues around geoengineering must be addressed Continue reading...
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