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Urban parklife: a miniature world in pictures

Guardian Environment News - 4 hours 10 min ago

Many insects can be seen emerging during the summer months in local UK urban parks. Close-ups in London reveal flowers coming in to full bloom, while butterflies, moths, bees and other insects play a vital role in the food chain by pollinating plants, and providing a source of food for predators such as bats. Photographs by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

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Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 3:51pm

South Portland, Maine, has blocked crude oil from being loaded onto ships at its port. Environmentalists are cheering, but the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. says the ban won't hold up in court.

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University Would Study Health Issues In Polluted New York Town

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 1:49pm

A plant in Tonawanda heats coal into material for the iron and steel industries, releasing toxic chemicals into the air. Residents have long blamed the pollution for several health problems.

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A foundling magpie

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 1:00pm
Wenlock Edge: Awkward yet bold, vulnerable yet insistent, the young magpie seemed unruffled by our presence, as if it were seeking us out Continue reading...
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New Environment Agency chairman has fracking links

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 11:57am
Sir Philip Dilley was previously chairman of engineering firm that wrote environmental reports on fracking for Cuadrilla Continue reading...
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Water, super-sewers and the filth threatening the River Thames

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 9:00am
The Great Stink of the 1800s alerted politicians to the filth in the Thames. The Victorian sewers fixed it, but trouble is brewing again. Is a clean river just a pipe dream? Continue reading...
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West Sussex county council turns down shale gas exploration bid

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 7:34am

Refusal of Celtique Energie thought to be the first time a council has rejected a planning application by a shale company

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Germany, UK and Poland top dirty 30 list of EU coal-fired power stations

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 4:55am

Environmental study highlights health effects from pollution, with Germany coming top, and the UK third in total coal consumption

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Los Angeles bike trains - beating the traffic in a car-centric city

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 4:21am

Nona Varnado was terrified of lethal LA drivers, but all that changed when she set up safe routes for group commuting

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Seals 'hunt for prey at offshore windfarms'

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 3:09am

GPS tracking showed several travelling in a grid-like pattern between individual turbines, apparently foraging

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George Osborne defeated in attempt to weaken UK carbon budget

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 2:27am

Ed Davey says legally-binding target for 2023-2027 the most ambitious in the developed world will not change

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'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 1:44am

A program that provides food and shelter to migratory birds has enlisted immigrant women in the effort. "When I see them here," says one woman, "it reminds me of my garden back home in Mexico."

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South-west is the UK's jellyfish hotspot, survey finds

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 1:00am

First effort to map populations in over 40 years shows moon jellyfish is most spotted species in UK waters

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Great Barrier Reef's decline buried in government reports, says agency

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 12:12am

Australian Institute of Marine Science says the government report on the Barrier Reef focuses on positive conclusions

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Bush Blitz, which found 700 new plant and animal species, to be extended

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 6:48pm

Australian science scheme to run for three more years after government and BHP Billiton each contribute $6m

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Australian creatures great and small: Bush Blitz in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 6:48pm

Five times a year Bush Blitz expeditions document and map Australian plants and animals. From the wilds of Tasmania to the scorched interior, the program pinpoints the habitats of different species. To date, researchers have documented more than 20,000 known species as well as 700 new species.

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Alpine safari

The Field Lab - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 5:51pm
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Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 2:00pm

Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken

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Shakespeare in a field

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 12:59pm
Lamyatt, Somerset: Champagne corks popped at the more elaborate picnics. Small children laughed and leapt in the air Continue reading...
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South Africa considers plan to move rhinos to protect them from poachers

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 11:02am
Kruger national park says goal is to 'spread the risk' because it has been heavily targeted, but no guarantee other parks safer Continue reading...
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