Environment

Paterson's 'green blob' tirade reveals the right's problem with climate change

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 5:56am

Action on global warming looks like communism to a right wing fringe, resulting in denial, paranoia and delay

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How the coalition is stopping the reintroduction of wildlife to the UK

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 3:34am

The infrastructure bill seeks to reclassify extinct species as non-native, and prevent them from returning

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Climate change is far from the only cause of a rapid rise in disasters

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 2:58am

The world's population has nearly doubled in four decades, putting more people and property in harm's way

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Face your fears: extreme creepy-crawly close-ups in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 1:30am

Wildlife photographer Yudy Sauw has captured close-ups of insects revealing their colourful and alien-like faces. In these images the insects have bulging eyes and sharp pincers and appear more grotesque than usual. Yudy photographed the bugs at his home studio in Banten, Indonesia, from 2-10cm away

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Illegal wildlife trade along the Burma-China border - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/20 - 11:00pm

The town of Mong-La in Burma's Shan state, close to the border with China, is at the crossroads of illegal wildlife trade routes that are sucking the forests, jungles and plains of India, Burma, Laos and Thailand dry of their native animals and plants many of them endangered

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Sainsburys store to be powered solely by food waste

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/20 - 9:30pm
Cannock in West Midlands will be UKs first retail outlet to go off-grid and run on electricity created from anaerobic digestion Continue reading...
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Great Barrier Reef 'in worst state since records began'

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/20 - 9:11pm

Scientists say reef will be pretty ugly within 40 years, with large swaths of seaweed where complex coral structures once thrived

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Despite California's Drought, Taps Still Flowing In LA County

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/07/20 - 4:00pm

The state is experiencing the worst drought in decades, but water consumption in the southern coastal region is actually higher than in previous years. New rules and incentives aim to change that.

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100 years ago: Traffic dust destroys a summer pest

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/20 - 2:30pm

Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 22 July 1914

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Patrolling fulmars plot the geography of this hard, salt-fashioned place

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/20 - 12:43pm
North Ronaldsay, Orkney: The sheep dyke represents millions of hours of human labour, but to the fulmars it is simply the most sheltered spot to lay Continue reading...
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Is it ok to buy non-ethically certified coffee from a small independent?

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/07/19 - 10:00pm
If I no longer buy my Fairtrade coffee from a multinational chain. Instead, Ive switched to a tiny independent. The coffee tastes great, but isnt ethically certified. Is it better or worse?

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Whales under threat as US approves seismic oil prospecting in Atlantic

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/07/19 - 7:34am

Sonic cannons to be used in ocean from Delaware to Florida
Study estimates 138,000 sea creatures could be affected

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Senseless brutality spoils the shimmer of purest pink orchids

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 12:59pm
LLanymynech: Trowel marks in turf reveal where some collector has dug up the bee orchid Continue reading...
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The week in wildlife - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 8:45am

Ghost bats, beaver babies and desert elephants are among the pick of this week's images from the natural world

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Obama approves sonic cannons for use in east coast gas and oil exploration

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 7:38am

Decision opens an area of the eastern seaboard larger than two Californias to exploration for the first time in decades

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Man pours beer over tiger as London Zoo Lates parties get out of hand

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 7:26am
Sources raise concerns about impact of drunken behaviour following incidents with tigers and penguins at Zoo Lates Continue reading...
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India's forest cover is on the up but are the numbers too good to be true?

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 6:58am

Upward trend in forest cover seems far-fetched to some observers, as land is given over to power stations and mining

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Boris Johnson: 'bollocks' to say Oxford Street has world's worst pollution

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 6:17am

Mayor dismisses scientific evidence from King's College London showing street has world's worst nitrogen dioxide levels

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Owen Paterson to give lecture to Nigel Lawson's climate-sceptic thinktank

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 3:06am

Just days after leaving office, former UK environment secretary agrees to deliver speech at Global Warming Policy Foundation

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