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Coalition to seek advice about Australia's post-2020 carbon emissions targets

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2015/03/24 - 12:15am

Discussion paper asks how deep Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions cuts should be and what domestic policies are required to meet the target

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A thrilling walk to the exuberance of wing beats and bird cries

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 10:30pm

East Allen, Northumberland: The valley is full of life again after months of quiet

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Zoos Victoria unveils $30m plan to save 20 Australian species from extinction

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 8:50pm

Mountain pygmy possum, Lord Howe Island stick insect and Tasmanian devil among endangered species earmarked for saving under five-year plan

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African elephants could be extinct in wild within decades, experts say

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 8:42pm

The Africa Elephant Summit being held in Botswana has heard of an alarming drop in numbers due to poaching

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World's top zoo organisation accused of links to Taiji dolphin slaughter in Japan

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 1:59pm

Conservationists take World Association of Zoos and Aquariums to court for allegedly sanctioning a deal with fishermen in which dolphins were selected for capture

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Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Now Munching On Bugs

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 1:27pm

At an event to honor the modern-day science hero, $15,000 worth of edible insects were on the menu. So Tyson was willing — if not exactly eager — to explore the delicacies on offer. For science.

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Longannet power station to shut next year

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 10:55am

Scottish Power says coal-fired plant on the Firth of Forth to close early after failing to secure contract with National Grid

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Florida's unspeakable issue leaves climate change official tongue-tied

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 10:16am
  • Emergency chief says anything but phrase ‘banned’ by governor
  • Fema to pull funding for states that refuse to address climate change
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Why National Trust is focusing on restoring UK's green lungs

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 10:07am

As a nation we have failed in protecting our natural environment and wildlife. Over the next 10 years we want to reverse this decline

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You Think Your City Is Full Of Trash? Ha!

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 9:56am

Welcome to Kathmandu — or, as some call it, Trashmandu. Even in the best of times, rubbish piles up everywhere. Now things have gotten worse.

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Elephant poaching crisis unchanged a year after global pledge

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 9:14am

Poaching of elephants in Africa still exceeds natural rate of population growth a year after 46 countries pledged to control illegal ivory trade

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Inside the Guardian – how we started the debate about climate change

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 9:13am

The Guardian’s climate change campaign launched last week and already more than 100,000 readers have pledged their support. Keep it in the ground journalist Emma Howard explains what’s been going on behind the scenes

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Beekeeping in London – in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 8:59am

Honeybee numbers are dwindling in the countryside across the world. Studies link the decline to several factors including the use of neonicotinoids in pesticides on farmlands. In cities though the bees are thriving with lower or no pesticide use and an abundant and diverse range of flowers, trees and plants – and in no small measure due to the efforts of the beekeepers. Lynda Laird documents the method of beekeeping

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Spring is 30 seconds shorter every year

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 8:46am

Shortening of spring each year is due to the way Earth’s axis wobbles as it moves – but most of us won’t notice the difference in our lifetime

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Carbon capture battle stirs hopes, dreams and grim realities

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 8:46am

In Norway capturing and burying carbon emissions has brought down one prime minister, been likened to a national ‘moon landing’ by another and left the country’s highest-emitting gas plant as a monument

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Paris Bans Some Cars For A Day To Battle Smog

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 6:38am

The French capital last week briefly dethroned New Delhi and Beijing as the world's most polluted city, according to one company that measures air quality.

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Japan refuses Norway's toxic whale meat

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 4:14am

Pesticides identified in a shipment of minke meat put the spotlight on Norwegian whaling

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What is fossil fuel divestment and why does it matter? – video

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/03/23 - 3:58am
Climate change can be tackled using a very simple idea – divestment. It means taking your money away from companies involved in extracting fossil fuels. Here, Guardian journalists and US author Bill Mckibben explains where the idea came from; why it's been central to any environment solution; its successful application in history; and the extent to which this exciting socially-driven movement will help add crucial pressure for change on business leaders and politicians the world over

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Could Oslo's decision to divest from coal inspire bigger cities to do the same?

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/03/22 - 11:00pm

Oslo’s move to sell its stocks in coal companies sets a precedent – but the real prize for divestment campaigners would be London or New York

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