Environment

Dark satanic millstone grit

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/25 - 12:59pm
Ramshaw Rocks, Peak District: Set in a Halifax mill this stone can seem stern, but the wild, weather-exposed grit of the moors can be weird, playful and deeply unexpected Continue reading...
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Drought grips California and the American south-west in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/25 - 10:06am

California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought state of emergency and asked consumers to conserve 20% of water, as a crisis takes hold of the American south-west and drops lakes and reservoirs, including the Hoover Dam's, to record lows

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The week in wildlife in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/25 - 10:06am

Antarctic fur seals, flamingos and hedgehogs are among the pick of this week's images from the natural world

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Apple eyes solar to power the cloud and iPhone 6 sapphire manufacturing

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/25 - 7:50am

Solar manufacturing facility in Arizona just one part of technology company's wide-ranging plan to green its act

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Leaked World Bank lending policies 'environmentally disastrous'

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/25 - 6:01am

New 'light touch' rules on bank's $50bn annual lending have been gutted to remove protections, watchdogs claim

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Green deal cashback scheme is shut after surge of applications

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/25 - 3:13am

Final £70m of money for energy efficiency measures under green deal home improvement fund is taken up in just three days

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Can cyclists be fined for speeding?

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/25 - 2:51am

It's not easy to break speed limits during a commute, or even a recreational ride, but can the law put the brakes on you?

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Greenpeace staff call on top executive to quit for commuting by plane

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/25 - 1:57am

Over 40 staff write internal letter saying Pascal Husting's 'flying scandal' has damaged the group's reputation

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Britains increasing taste for white meat is a disaster for animals and for us

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/25 - 1:24am
As much as 92% of all chicken is contaminated with faecal matter, while intensive livestock production crams 30,000 birds living in their own excrement into a single shed Continue reading...
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Harvard historian: strategy of climate science denial groups 'extremely successful'

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/24 - 3:12pm

Professor Naomi Oreskes says actions of climate denialists are laying the foundations for the government interventions they fear the most

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The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/07/24 - 2:26pm

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

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The owl materialises just in time for supper

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/24 - 1:00pm
South Uist: Spotting prey at last, the short-eared owl drops, thick feather-clad legs outstretched, into the deep grass Continue reading...
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Poppy fields forever: meadows take root amid Britain's urban sprawl

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/24 - 12:06pm
Budget cuts and a chance to support ailing bees sees wildflowers spread in 'urban meadows' across England Continue reading...
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New Jersey snake hunt ends after officials find no evidence

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/24 - 11:08am

Unconfirmed sightings this month of a snake, perhaps an anaconda as long as 16ft, raised concerns among visitors and swimmers

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Ban sending leftover food to landfill, MPs say

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/24 - 10:00am

Longer warranties for goods and lower VAT on recycled products among committee's proposals to end 'disposal society'

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Japanese monkeys' abnormal blood linked to Fukushima disaster study

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/24 - 8:34am

Primates in Fukushima region found to have low white and red blood cell levels and radioactive caesium

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Scotland announces 30 new marine protected areas

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/24 - 7:08am

Tranche of sites doubles the size of Scottish marine reserves, covering cliffs in Caithness and deep ocean seabeds

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Fashioning fast: outfitting the elite cyclists of Team Sky video

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/24 - 7:03am
Since 2013 Team Sky has partnered with the small-but-innovative British cycle-clothing company Rapha to meet the clothing demands of its world-class athletes. Peter Walker visits Rapha to find out about the challenges of designing ultra-high-performance apparel for one of the most exacting sporting teams on the planet Continue reading...
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The Dark Snow team investigates the source of soot that's accelerating Greenland ice melt

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/24 - 6:00am

The crowd-funded Dark Snow Project is trying to figure out where Greenland soot is coming from

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Communities could be paid £40m for considering nuclear waste dump

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/24 - 5:56am

Renewed effort to find site for underground disposal site will not allow veto for any one level of local government

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