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Cumbrian nuclear dump 'virtually certain' to be eroded by rising sea levels

Guardian Environment News - 7 hours 4 min ago
One million cubic metres of waste near Sellafield are housed at a site that was a mistake, admits Environment Agency Continue reading...
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How can we get young people to say no to fast fashion?

Guardian Environment News - 14 hours 3 min ago
I treasure my clothes, rarely throwing anything out. How do I get my teenage girls to adopt these values?

Email lucy.siegle@observer.co.uk with your ethical dilemma Continue reading...
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almost a good rain

The Field Lab - 19 hours 48 min ago
70,92,52, .09",B

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Catching A Bee Swam in a Box

Holy Scrap - Sat, 2014/04/19 - 4:26pm
I got a call the other day, "can you bring over your bee clothes, we have a swarm?" Mikey and I have had swarms on our property almost every spring since we moved here. We did not catch them because we already had a colony and we did not have an extra hive. I got in teh car to answer the call and dropped some bee hats and checked out the new colony that my friends had captured in a box by cutting down the limb of the tree the bees made a swarm ball on. The bees were calm and hungry. We fed them sugar water to hold them over as swarms on the run only have a couple of days to live before figuring out food and shelter. When I checked in to see what had happened the next day learned that the swarm moved back to the tree and were again encouraged to come down, this time into the beehive I brought over as we lost our colony last year. Our fingers are crossed for them.
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Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2014/04/19 - 9:01am

A revelation goes against widely held ideas about how some glaciers work, and it suggests that at least parts of Greenland's ice sheet survived periods of global warming intact.

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Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2014/04/19 - 8:07am

Since the disastrous BP spill in 2010, environmentalists have kept watch over Louisiana's coastline. One consortium says there's far more oil leaking into the Gulf than companies are reporting.

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out of respect...

The Field Lab - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 6:47pm
A hearty "no egg" breakfast.  75,84,58,0,W
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Keystone XL pipeline decision delayed as administration eyes elections

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 2:21pm

Decision ostensibly due to Nebraska supreme court case
Project likely to be significant issue in November midterms

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Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 1:08pm

It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.

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The International Space Station has been making impressive evening passes

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 1:00pm
Aberystwyth: This week, the ISS has been appearing with reassuring precision and hurtling eastwards in uncanny silence Continue reading...
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Keystone XL Pipeline Review Extended By State Department

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 12:40pm

Federal agencies are getting more time to review the controversial project, the State Department says, given an ongoing legal battle in Nebraska over whether the pipeline could pass through.

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Dehydrating for Backpacking

Holy Scrap - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 11:25am

Dehydrating for Backpacking, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.

Our next backpacking trip will be a 50 miler in the Gila Wilderness. I am dehydrating melons, berries and smoked tofu for the journey.

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Arctic oil: it is madness to celebrate a new source of fossil fuels

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 8:36am
As the first barrels head for Europe, we cannot afford and do not need new sources of harder to reach fossil fuels Continue reading...
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China Admits That One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 7:58am

A government report says the land has been poisoned by heavy metals such as cadmium, nickel and arsenic, and concludes that the condition of China's soil offers "no optimism."

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Global warming can't be blamed on CFCs another one bites the dust

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 6:00am
Nuccitelli et al. (2014) rebuts the argument that global warming is due to chlorofluorocarbon rather than carbon emissions Continue reading...
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The week in wildlife - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/04/18 - 12:00am

A hare on hind legs, technicolour savannahs and rare snow leopards are among the pick of this week's images from the natural world

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One fifth of China's farmland polluted

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 11:27pm
New report confirms scale of China's soil pollution problem with 20% of farmland contaminated Continue reading...
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Easter weekend weather off to a sunny start as butterflies and bluebells abound

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 10:30pm
Warm spring after mild winter proves a boon for wildlife across Britain but Met Office warns of more unsettled weather moving in Continue reading...
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Botswana bushmen: 'If you deny us the right to hunt, you are killing us'

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 9:59pm
The San people are reaching out to Prince Charles to help overturn new laws threatening their tribal culture Continue reading...
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habitat upgrade

The Field Lab - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 6:51pm
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