Environment

The Kissimmee: A River Re-Curved

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/10/19 - 2:33am

In Florida, a key river is undergoing the largest environmental restoration effort in the world. But when complete, a looming water shortage means the river's waters still face an uncertain future.

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What is the environmental cost of a hot tub?

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/10/18 - 10:00pm

The idea of lounging around outside in bubbling warm water may be appealling, but the eco footprint is appalling

If you have an ethical dilemma, email Lucy at lucy.siegle@observer.co.uk

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Glimpses of extinction: the pictures that capture the stories

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/10/18 - 4:05pm

This years Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will again document the planets rarest animals and focus on the twists of fate that decide survival

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Death of white rhino in Kenya leaves only six animals alive in the world

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/10/18 - 3:24pm

Fears grow for future of northern white rhino species after loss of 34-year-old Suni, one of last two breeding males in the world

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The eerie sense of being watched

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 9:29pm

Strathnairn, Highlands I saw the roe deer, just staring at me, motionless apart from the mouth that was still chewing away

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Fossil fuel divestment: climate change activists take aim at Australia's banks

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 4:51pm

A national day of divestment will see more than 1,000 bank customers switch their accounts away from the big four banks

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US eyes buffet option in global climate talks

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 10:34am
Deal would allow US to join other countries in cutting carbon dioxide emissions but avoid having to obtain Senate ratification Continue reading...
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China tests outright logging ban in state forests

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 9:06am

China has halted commercial logging by state firms in forests in Heilongjiang, a move experts see as a significant step to curb over-exploitation of timber, reports chinadialogue

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UK is breaking EU's conservation laws on porpoises

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 8:14am

European commission could take Britain to court within two months for failure to protect harbour porpoises

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India launches air quality index to warn over dangerous pollution events

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 7:47am

Index will track eight major pollutants, after World Health Organisation said New Delhi was worlds most-polluted city

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Badger cull set to fail for second year running

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 7:18am

Two-thirds of the way through Gloucestershire cull, fewer than a third of required badgers had been shot

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The week in wildlife in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 7:14am

A newborn seal pup, a lake turned pink with flamingos and tortoises hitching a ride feature in this weeks pick of images from the natural world

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Predictions Of 'Peak Oil' Production Prove Slippery

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 6:27am

Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?

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Ice loss sends Alaskan temperatures soaring by 7C

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 4:56am

Scientists analysing more than three decades of weather data for the northern Alaskan outpost of Barrow have linked 7C rise to the decline in Arctic sea ice, reports Climate News Network

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IPCC corrects claim suggesting climate change would be good for the economy

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 4:03am

Controversial statement, that was based on faulty data taken from a report by economist Richard Tol, has been removed from the final version of the report

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Shark attack victim recovers in hospital in Australia - video

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 3:07am
A 13-year-old Australian girl is in hospital in Gosford, New South Wales, after being bitten three times by a shark on the foot. Kirra-Belle Olsson was surfing at Avoca beach when the metre-long shark attacked her, leaving her with deep lacerations to her calf and foot. Authorities have closed the beach and told people not to enter the water Continue reading...
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Guardian readers' pictures of starling murmurations

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 1:43am

As scientists launch a citizen science project to find out why starlings form their stunning displays, we take a look at your best images of the birds in action

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Pacific Islanders blockade Newcastle coal port to protest rising sea levels

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 12:46am

Pacific Climate Warriors group aims to draw attention to climate change and protest Australias commitment to coal

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Climate change: how to make the big polluters really pay

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/16 - 10:00pm
By dropping Shell, Lego shows new ways to target the astronomical profits of the fossil fuel industries Continue reading...
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Snail braves onslaught of wind and rain on pane of death

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/16 - 9:30pm
South Uist: It seems a miracle the powerful gusts do not break the suction and rip the creature from the window Continue reading...
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