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Mountains are measured not in size, but in atmosphere

Guardian Environment News - 6 hours 46 min ago
Kentmere, Lake District A transformation began to unfold. Blue sky appeared, then fog-wreathed mountains, their tops gasping in the clear air Continue reading...
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Scottish shops start charging for bags

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/10/19 - 4:01pm

Charge of at least 5p a carrier bag introduced in bid to emulate 70% fall in usage in Wales and Northern Ireland

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50 years ago: A day on the desolate dunes

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/10/19 - 2:30pm

Originally published in the Guardian on 22 October 1964

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Amazon deforestation picking up pace, satellite data reveals

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/10/19 - 10:58am
Data indicates 190% rise in land clearance in August and September compared with same period last year Continue reading...
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SeaWorld San Diego celebrates 80th successful dolphin birth - video

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/10/19 - 4:45am
Sadie the bottlenose dolphin gives birth to her second calf at SeaWorld San Diego. It is the 80th successful dolphin birth at the water park. The baby dolphin was born on Saturday afternoon at a weight of 18.14kg. Trainers and veterinarians said the mother and baby appear to be in good health. Sadie's first calf, Kailani Koa, was born in 2009 Continue reading...
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Prince Charles orders grey squirrel cull on duchy estate

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/10/19 - 4:29am
Humane and lawful measures introduced on Duchy of Cornwall estate in attempt to protect red squirrel population Continue reading...
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The Kissimmee: A River Recurved

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/10/19 - 2:33am

In Florida, a key river is undergoing the largest environmental restoration effort in the world. But when complete, a looming water shortage means the river's waters still face an uncertain future.

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What is the environmental cost of a hot tub?

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/10/18 - 10:00pm

The idea of lounging around outside in bubbling warm water may be appealling, but the eco footprint is appalling

If you have an ethical dilemma, email Lucy at lucy.siegle@observer.co.uk

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renovation finished

The Field Lab - Sat, 2014/10/18 - 6:00pm
Adding the file cabinets inside the hut worked really well.  Now it almost seems like I have a bedroom instead of feeling like I am sleeping in my living space.  No doubt in a year or two, I will be doing a blog post about cleaning out the drawers once they have been filled with useless stuff.  70,84,52,0,W
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Glimpses of extinction: the pictures that capture the stories

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/10/18 - 4:05pm

This years Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will again document the planets rarest animals and focus on the twists of fate that decide survival

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Death of white rhino in Kenya leaves only six animals alive in the world

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/10/18 - 3:24pm

Fears grow for future of northern white rhino species after loss of 34-year-old Suni, one of last two breeding males in the world

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The eerie sense of being watched

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 9:29pm

Strathnairn, Highlands I saw the roe deer, just staring at me, motionless apart from the mouth that was still chewing away

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Sufi Winter Schedule

Holy Scrap - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 7:31pm
As you may know, here in Truth or Consequences I lead a contemplative Sufi group. Please feel welcome to drop in on us should you find yourself in town. And please do consider coming to town to our very special winter retreat. It is a wonderful opportunity to do deep inner work. You need not have any previous experience or knowledge of Sufism to join in these events.
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Fossil fuel divestment: climate change activists take aim at Australia's banks

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 4:51pm

A national day of divestment will see more than 1,000 bank customers switch their accounts away from the big four banks

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Went for the long ride...

The Field Lab - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 4:24pm










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US eyes buffet option in global climate talks

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 10:34am
Deal would allow US to join other countries in cutting carbon dioxide emissions but avoid having to obtain Senate ratification Continue reading...
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China tests outright logging ban in state forests

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 9:06am

China has halted commercial logging by state firms in forests in Heilongjiang, a move experts see as a significant step to curb over-exploitation of timber, reports chinadialogue

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UK is breaking EU's conservation laws on porpoises

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 8:14am

European commission could take Britain to court within two months for failure to protect harbour porpoises

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India launches air quality index to warn over dangerous pollution events

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 7:47am

Index will track eight major pollutants, after World Health Organisation said New Delhi was worlds most-polluted city

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