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Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm?

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 1:03pm

A group of environmentalists in Vermont aren't at all squeamish about "pee-cycling." A local hay farmer is using their pee as fertilizer as they run tests to find out how safe it is for growing food.

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Shining blossoms that divide opinions

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 1:00pm
Pulborough Brooks, Sussex: Conservation bodies say the threats from ragwort spread are exaggerated Continue reading...
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Failure to deal with ethics will make climate engineering unviable

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 1:00pm
Environmental philosopher warns major ethical, political, legal and social issues around geoengineering must be addressed Continue reading...
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How much illegal timber gets into the UK?

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 10:01am

Are UK consumers still buying protected rainforest timbers? With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates how much contraband timber finds its way into the country.

Let us know your thoughts. Post in the comments below, email karl.mathiesen.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @karlmathiesen

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India puts GM crop trials on hold

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 8:23am

BJP-led government gives in to demands from nationalist RSS to not surrender countrys food security to foreign companies

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US puts forward plan to reintroduce wild bison outside Yellowstone

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 8:01am

Park officials, wildlife advocates and Native American groups are eager to restore wild bison to more of their native habitat

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London zoo under investigation after beer thrown over tiger

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 6:52am

Westminster city council launches investigation into Zoo Lates evening parties after sources raise concerns over animal welfare

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Species named after Sir David Attenborough - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 6:00am

A 20 million-year-old grasshopper trapped in amber is the latest species to be named after the natural history broadcaster. From spiders to shrimps, here are some other species carrying his name

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National Trust lights up historic mansion with hydropower

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 2:55am

National Trust installs Archimedes at Cragside mansion in Northumberland, reports Climate News Network

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Centrica withdraws from Irish sea offshore windfarm plan

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 2:27am

British Gas owner confirms £40m write-down from Celtic Array project in partnership with Dong Energy, reports BusinessGreen

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Groundwater Is Drying Up Fast Under Western States, Study Finds

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 2:07am

The Colorado River Basin, which supplies irrigation and groundwater for most of the West, is drying up faster than expected. Part of the problem is a drought-driven over-reliance on groundwater.

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Is Fracking To Blame For Increase In Quakes In Oklahoma?

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 2:07am

Oklahoma is experiencing more earthquakes, and some scientists say they're caused by wastewater disposal wells. Linda Wertheimer learns more from energy reporter Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma.

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On green issues, Eric Pickles's actions show he is a petty dictator

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/31 - 2:04am

From bin collections to windfarms and fracking, the communities secretary and supposed champion of localism has made it clear localism only stretches as far local opinions that he shares

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Chicken Duplex

The Field Lab - Wed, 2014/07/30 - 6:42pm
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YATC4 Prototype

Holy Scrap - Wed, 2014/07/30 - 1:34pm

YATC4 prototype, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr. This is my 4th generation temperature controller prototype. It can handle all your fermentation needs plus it can works as a sous-vide and chest freezer to fridge converter. I am presently adding a few features and stabilizing the firmware before making it available next month. You can signup to be notified when units are shipping.

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Twenty minutes of fog

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/30 - 1:00pm
Tynemouth: The pier, lighthouse and priory materialised and the grounded kestrel launched itself from the walls Continue reading...
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Secret language of penguins decoded

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/30 - 11:00am
Six distinctive calls made by African or 'jackass' penguins express the birds' ecstasy, love, hunger, anger and loneliness Continue reading...
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Green groups too white and too male compared to other sectors report

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/30 - 10:06am

Survey of 300 US environmental groups show lower percentage of jobs held by ethnic minorities than in science and engineering

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