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Berry good year forecast for UK strawberries

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/17 - 4:01pm

Sunniest winter since records began and new growing methods make for a record £325m strawb season, say soft fruit growers

Soft fruit growers are predicting a record-breaking year for British strawberries as the season kicks off officially on Monday.

As the berries begin to arrive on the supermarket shelves fresh from UK farms, experts are predicting a £325m record year of strawberry sales in 2015, beating the previous record of £275m in 2014.

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100 years ago: Crooning turtle-dove announces its arrival

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/17 - 2:30pm

Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 18 May 1915

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The real story behind Shell's climate change rhetoric

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/17 - 2:00pm

In the first of an investigative series into the fossil fuel giants from which we are calling on Gates and Wellcome Trust to divest, we reveal Shell’s pursuit of ever riskier reserves is at odds with its own forecasts for dangerous global warming

A man of Ben van Beurden’s power and reputation for blunt speaking is capable of silencing a ballroom packed with his boisterous peers. When the chief executive of Shell rose to address an industry gathering in a London hotel, a respectful hush descended.

Related: Shell accused of strategy risking catastrophic climate change

Shell strategy = catastrophic climate change. Do @wellcometrust @gatesfoundation want that? http://t.co/YtXfPcnQf4 #keepitintheground

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Shell accused of strategy risking catastrophic climate change

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/17 - 2:00pm

Environmentalists say presumption of global temperature rise to 4C undermines multinational’s ability to talk with authority on climate change

Related: The real story behind Shell's climate change rhetoric

Related: 'Don't mention the Arctic': Shell embarrassed by video competition row

Shell strategy = catastrophic climate change. Do @wellcometrust @gatesfoundation want that? http://t.co/YtXfPcnQf4 #keepitintheground

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'Don't mention the Arctic': Shell embarrassed by video competition row

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/17 - 2:00pm

Environmentalists believe competition is attempt to influence young people in runup to UN climate change talks in Paris in December

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Creating a haven in Hackney: 'fencing people away from nature is bad'

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/17 - 10:00am

An ambitious project is under way in north London to create an urban reserve for rare birds alongside modern towerblocks. Welcome to Woodberry Wetlands, ‘wildlife gardening on a colossal scale’

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Biting wit: great white's unofficial Twitter feed gains 44,000 followers

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/17 - 9:07am

Mary Lee’s tweets are penned by an anonymous journalist, but that’s OK with the researchers who track her: ‘They’re really clever’

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Disappearing Lake Powell underlines drought crisis facing Colorado river

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/17 - 7:11am

As water levels plummet to 45% in America’s second-largest reservoir, new islands appear – and fears grow for a waterway that serves 40 million people

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Who Did This To Peru's Jungle?

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2015/05/17 - 3:06am

When the price of gold skyrocketed, illegal miners flooded into the country's Amazon basin, eager to find even the tiniest bits of the precious metal. Trees and villagers have paid a price.

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Government bans dumping from new dredging projects into Great Barrier Reef

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/17 - 12:41am

Environment minister Greg Hunt finalises ban ahead of a UN decision over whether the reef will be listed ‘in danger’

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Can sushi ever be sustainable?

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2015/05/16 - 10:00pm

With many fish stocks in decline, the ethics of ‘sushinomics’ are seriously dubious

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Have wind turbines ruined Britain’s prized lobster haul?

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2015/05/16 - 4:04pm
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Shellfish species shrinking as rising carbon emissions hit marine life

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2015/05/16 - 12:39pm
Biologists warn that hundreds of species could die or weaken as growing levels of CO2 make oceans more acidic and disrupt shell formation

Sea creatures are set to shrink as the world’s oceans become more acidic. That is the startling warning given by an international group of biologists who have charted the likely impact of rising carbon dioxide levels on marine life.

The group reveals that not only are hundreds of marine species likely to be wiped out as more and more carbon dioxide is dissolved in the Earth’s oceans but also that creatures that do survive – in particular those with shells, such as clams, oysters and snails – will be left puny and shrunken as a result.

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Why are so many whales dying on California's shores?

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2015/05/16 - 5:00am

A recent spate of whales washed up on the state’s beaches may be coincidence but ship strikes, fishing lines, sonar and climate change are all taking a toll

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Nepal's rhino numbers rise steadily thanks to anti-poaching measures

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2015/05/16 - 12:00am

Country’s population of endangered one-horned rhinos now stands at 645 – up from 375 in 2005

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How to divest your bank account of fossil fuels

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/15 - 11:00pm

The big five UK banks are among the world’s biggest lenders to the coal, oil and gas industries. If you don’t want to help them support climate change, there are viable alternatives

  • Sign up to our series on personal divestment on the form at the bottom
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A first sight of spring

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/15 - 9:30pm
New Forest: The first brimstone butterflies? The extraordinary palette of greens in the hedgerows? For me, the real sign that spring is here is at my feet, hidden under a blanket of foliage: the bilberry Continue reading...
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'Not On My Land': Southern Residents Fight Building Of Palmetto Pipeline

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2015/05/15 - 1:31pm

Kinder Morgan is proposing the pipeline to carry oil and natural gas through South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. But smaller oil suppliers are also concerned about markets like Savannah, Georgia.

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In Arctic Drilling Debate, A Dispute Over Cleanup Preparedness

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2015/05/15 - 1:31pm

Royal Dutch Shell can drill oil exploration wells this summer in the Chukchi Sea, if Shell shows it can prevent and clean up a potential spill. Environmentalists are skeptical; Shell says it's ready.

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