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Pennsylvania puts $1.4m towards extinguishing years-old mine fire

Guardian Environment News - 4 hours 25 min ago

Fire deemed threat to air travel in state where abundance of abandoned mines make underground long-burning fires common

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The week in wildlife - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - 6 hours 40 min ago

Hummingbirds, leopards, pangolins and sharks are among the pick of this weeks images from the natural world

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Pesticides Used On Florida's Mosquitoes May Harm Butterflies

NPR News - Environment - 12 hours 40 min ago

Environmentalists and a South Florida community want to limit aerial spraying for mosquitoes — saying it's ineffective and harmful to wildlife. Two butterfly species were added to the endangered list.

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Orangutan experts plead for Australian food manufacturers to reject palm oil

Guardian Environment News - 16 hours 32 min ago

Apes, elephants, rhinos and tigers at dire risk if unsustainable palm oil plantations allowed in Sumatran reserve

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The beguiling patterns painted by a river flowing beneath a bridge

Guardian Environment News - 17 hours 6 min ago
South Uist: Watching a rivers changing moods, from quietly running to playfully splashing, is infinitely soothing Continue reading...
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Tasmania prepares to tear up forestry peace deal

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 2:19pm

Environmentalists say the move by the state government would open up 1.5m hectares of largely pristine forest to logging

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Global warming slowdown answer lies in depths of Atlantic, study finds

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 1:35pm

Excess heat being stored hundreds of metres down in Atlantic and Southern oceans not Pacific as previously thought

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California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 9:47am

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.

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Wild Nile: wildlife on the river Nile - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 9:34am

The river Nile has two major tributaries. The White Nile flows from Lake Victoria and the Blue Nile passes through Ethiopian marshlands. The two meet in Khartoum before the Nile flows to its delta and into the Mediterranean

Destination Wild: Wild Nile is on Sundays at 6pm on Nat Geo WILD. All photographs by Harald Pokiesser/Terra Mater Factual Studios/NGC

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UK's warmest period record sparks call for greater climate action

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 9:16am

Policy expert says figures showing January-July was the warmest since records began should increase urgency of efforts

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Animal activists vow to stop planned wild boar cull in Forest of Dean

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 8:29am
Forestry Commission to shoot animals after explosion in numbers sparks debate on safety of region's residents Continue reading...
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Scientist in focus meteorologist and climate communicator Paul Huttner

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 6:00am

Minnesota Public Radio meteorologist Paul Huttner brings tremendous climate communications skills to the radio

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Badger cull faces fresh legal challenge

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 2:11am

Badger Trust applies for judicial review against environment department over lack of independent oversight panel

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A badger and a deer come face to face over a snack of peanuts

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/20 - 9:30pm
Achvaneran, Highlands: Smaller badgers, uneasy at sharing their snack, fled when the doe appeared, but the biggest and most dominant barely hesitated before starting to eat Continue reading...
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Mist again...

The Field Lab - Wed, 2014/08/20 - 6:43pm
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EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/08/20 - 1:13pm

The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.

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Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/08/20 - 11:57am

Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.

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Drought in California in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/20 - 9:23am

As the severe drought continues for a third year, water levels in the states lakes and reservoirs are reaching historic lows

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US sailors prepare for fresh legal challenge over Fukushima radiation

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/20 - 5:00am

$1bn lawsuit accuses Tepco of failing to avoid the accident and of lying about radiation levels that have caused health problems to themselves and their families stationed in Japan

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Protecting produce: ten African countries get biosecurity investment

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 11:00pm
An Australia-Africa initiative is sowing nearly $1m in training, mentoring and action plans to combat pests' threat to agriculture
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