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Andrew Robb: Obama misinformed in 'unnecessary' Great Barrier Reef speech

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/11/23 - 11:55am

‘I don’t think others should be coming and lecturing us on climate change,’ trade minister says of US president’s comments

Trade minister Andrew Robb has slammed US president Barack Obama’s call for Australia to do more to save the Great Barrier Reef, saying the speech was unnecessary and Obama was misinformed.

Robb is the latest high-profile minister to criticise the climate change speech, which Obama made on the sidelines of last weekend’s G20 meeting in Brisbane.

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Radar row at Middlesbrough FC threatens football wind farm plan

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/11/23 - 9:28am
Plan to build a a 136m wind turbine at Riverside Stadium held up by dispute over possible interference with aircraft at Durham Tees Valley airport Continue reading...
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A Bus Isn't The Only Thing That Can Be Powered By Poop

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/11/23 - 5:03am

Human waste can help things grow and even cook your dinner. It might sound gross, but don't worry, the odor has been removed. Plus: It's good for the environment!

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‘Extinct’ spectacled hare-wallaby spotted in Western Australia

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/11/23 - 12:09am

Conservationists thrilled after threatened marsupial seen in Kimberley region for the first time in a decade

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barn day...

The Field Lab - Sat, 2014/11/22 - 5:40pm
Ben "helping" me clean out the barn today...  57,70,51,0,W
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Six vital steps world leaders must agree to take to protect Earth

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/11/22 - 3:00pm
International talks in Paris in 2015 could see the world’s nations agree to limit global warming to a rise of 2C. Actually achieving that target will require huge commitments – not least by developed nations Continue reading...
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Taxpayers to fund hundreds of fracking boreholes across the country

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/11/22 - 12:56pm
Drilling of holes to monitor ground movement and water pollution slammed as an attempt to dupe public over shale gas safety Continue reading...
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What We Learn When Find Silence

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2014/11/22 - 5:51am

From NPR's Guy Raz, host of the TED Radio Hour: the story of environmentalist John Francis, who took a 17-year vow of silence — and what he learned about the power of quiet.

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Starfish Illness Harms Other Sea Creatures

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2014/11/22 - 5:51am

Starfish in the Pacific northwest are being decimated by what's called wasting disease. Researcher Drew Harvell tells NPR's Scott Simon that warming seas are making it worse.

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Bondi beach cleared of swimmers after lifesavers spot shark

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/21 - 11:48pm

Shark sighting comes after two great whites found dead in shark nets off Bondi beach

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A walk on the Common

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/21 - 10:30pm
Gorley Common, New Forest Some of the gorse bushes look well-manicured. They’re rounded and lack sprawling limbs. These have been trimmed by ponies, which find nutritious winter food in the plant Continue reading...
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Another great white shark found dead in nets at Bondi beach

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/21 - 5:55pm

2.5m male great white was removed from shark net off northern end of Bondi beach on Saturday

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Herd about the delivery...

The Field Lab - Fri, 2014/11/21 - 5:35pm












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Shrinking Glaciers Could Squeeze Washington's Water Supply

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/11/21 - 2:22pm

Washington state is home to more glaciers than any other state in the lower 48. And they're receding faster than ever before.

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Question: What is a great holiday gift?

Holy Scrap - Fri, 2014/11/21 - 1:25pm
Hint Hint . . .

I'm sitting in a cafe in Durango right now. Minutes ago I was chatting with a girl at the table next to me, we just met. She was putting together a few things I revealed about myself like that I'm from T or C, NM and wrote a book last year. She looked at me curiously and asked, "Is your book The Good Life Lab?" "Yes!" I answered in surprise. She bought the book for her mom last year. Her mom loved it. I decided to read this as the universe's way of reminding me to remind you, that The Good Life Lab is a great holiday gift.


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Stranded long-finned pilot whale on Essex river starved, says expert

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/21 - 1:24pm
Female calf found on beach near Goldhanger died in very poor nutritional condition, according to Zoological Society specialist Continue reading...
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Durango - Animas Mountain

Holy Scrap - Fri, 2014/11/21 - 11:26am


This was our first hike on Durango's Animas Mountain.
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Dounreay nuclear plant fire led to ‘unauthorised’ radioactivity release

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/21 - 9:58am
Investigation identifies ‘unacceptable practices by staff’ relating to 7 October fire at site being decommissioned Continue reading...
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EU wants stiff penalties and wiretaps to fight environmental crime

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/21 - 9:10am

Light punishment of Norfolk buzzard poisoner will not dissuade offenders or help enforcement efforts, says head of EU environmental crimes unit

Lenient penalties for environment crimes, such as the suspended sentence handed down to a former gamekeeper who poisoned buzzards, hamper law enforcement and obstruct police efforts to get authorisation for vital wiretaps, the head of an EU environmental crimes unit has told the Guardian.

Leif Gorts, who leads a team at Eurojust, was speaking as the cross-border crime-fighting agency launched its first environmental crimes report, showing a dearth of prosecutions in Europe with low penalties, under-reporting, poor cross-border cooperation and corruption all hobbling enforcement efforts.

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The week in wildlife – in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/21 - 8:17am

The best of this week’s images from the natural world include grazing giraffes, a jumping spider and a particularly nimble elephant

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