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Obama's $3bn for climate fund could kickstart action on global warming

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 1:55pm
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House of Representatives passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 11:58am
  • Senate will vote on similar bill next week
  • Controversial pipeline has taken centre stage in Louisiana Senate race
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Climate Change To Make Lightning More Common, Study Says

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 9:13am

Researchers writing in the journal Science say that if the rate of global warming goes unchecked, the frequency of lightning strikes will increase by 50 percent.

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Fact check: China pledged bigger climate action than the USA; Republican leaders wrong

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 7:00am

America can meet President Obama’s climate pledge relatively easily, but China’s will require dramatic change

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Badger cull cost over £3,000 for each animal killed

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 6:59am

Controversial government badger cull cost UK taxpayers £6.3m in the first year, when 1,879 badgers were killed

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Judge Denies BP's Attempt To Avoid Up To $18 Billion In Fines

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 6:02am

Last month, the company asked the judge to reconsider a ruling that could trigger fines under the Clean Water Act. And on Thursday, he said no. The company says it will appeal.

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The week in wildlife – in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 5:53am

A sea lion sneaking a meal from a fisherman’s catch, elephants on the move and a comical owl feature in this week’s best images from the natural world

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Six myths about Australia’s climate policy that never did wash

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 5:01am

These myths are endlessly repeated and sure won’t be accepted in the wake of the US-China climate deal

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Giant batteries connected to the grid: the future of energy storage?

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 3:17am

The UKs first two-megawatt lithium-titanate battery might solve the challenges of industrial-scale energy storage

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China Agrees To Pollution Limits, But Will It Make A Difference?

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 3:06am

China has for the first time announced a ceiling to its future carbon emissions. Critics say the commitment is primarily symbolic, and unlikely to have a significant impact in the near future.

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Experts Parse U.S., China Commitments To Flight Climate Change

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 3:06am

China has for the first time announced a limit to its future carbon emissions. Critics say the commitment is primarily symbolic, and unlikely to have a significant impact in the near future.

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With Drought The New Normal, Calif. Farmers Find They Have To Change

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 3:06am

Three years of severe drought in California is forcing farmers and ranchers to make some tough choices. In some cases, they're rethinking everything about their business and finding new opportunities.

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Major oak in Sherwood Forest voted England's tree of the year

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 2:39am

A 1,000-year-old hollow oak, reputed to have hidden Robin Hood from the Sheriff of Nottingham, has been voted England’s tree of the year

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Eyewitness: Highlands, Scotland

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 2:06am
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Flood alerts as wild weather lashes Britain

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 1:26am
Reports of man swept into sea in Devon, as south-east and west England, Midlands and Pembrokeshire remain at risk of flooding Continue reading...
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G20: US at odds with Australia as it pledges billions to climate change fund

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 12:48am

G20 exclusive: Barack Obama to promise as much as $3bn to the Green Climate Fund which was attacked by Tony Abbott

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G20: Obama to pledge up to $3bn to help poor countries on climate change

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 12:46am

Exclusive: Green Climate Fund commitment to be unveiled as leaders gather for G20 summit in hope of spurring others to stump up cash in a move likely to embarrass the host nation, Australia

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A time for reflection

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 10:30pm
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Government softens stance on Devon's wild beavers

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 10:30pm

Correspondence from environment department suggests River Otter beavers will be tested for disease locally rather than moved 300 miles away

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