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Saving The Amazon Will Take More Than Stopping Loggers

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/10/30 - 1:40pm

In order to save the Amazon, it's not enough for deforestation to stop; areas that have been denuded also need recuperation. A Brazilian research scientist has released a report with the World Wildlife Fund that suggested actions to curb the effect of humans on the world's largest rainforest.

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European newts and salamanders at risk from deadly skin-eating fungus

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/30 - 12:45pm
Epidemic threatening protected UK native species may have spread from Asia to Europe through the exotic pets trade Continue reading...
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Swedish energy company Vattenfall plans sale of German coal operations

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/30 - 9:55am

Sale of coal mines and power plants would enable the state-owned energy company to meet its emissions targets without reducing pollution

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Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/10/30 - 9:04am

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

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Flytipping up 20% in England after falling for years

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/30 - 6:12am

Worrying increase in amount of rubbish illegally dumped on roadsides and back alleys cost local authorities £45m last year

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New research reveals what's causing sea level to rise

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/30 - 6:00am

Sea level rise is half due to melting ice and half due to ocean warming, including 13% from the deepest oceans, a new paper has found

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A third of US shrimp is 'misrepresented'

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/30 - 4:29am
Shrimp sold in America is regularly mislabelled by origin, fishing method, or species Continue reading...
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Regreening program to restore one-sixth of Ethiopia's land

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/30 - 4:11am

Tree and shrub-planting program has transformed degraded and deforested land across Africa, with Ethiopia planning to restore a further 15m hectares by 2030

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Plans for giant Antarctic marine reserve falter for fourth time

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/30 - 2:03am

Countries unlikely to reach consensus on plan to protect vast swath of ocean off Antarctica as CCAMLR meeting draws to a close

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Drones spotted over seven French nuclear sites, says EDF

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/30 - 1:56am

Unidentified drones had flown over seven plants this month by mystery operator as Greenpeace denies involvement

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Two new lizard species found in Queensland rainforest

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/29 - 11:17pm

Cape Melville rainbow skink and Cape Melville bar-lipped skink bring the tally of species unknown to science that have been found in small, remote area to eight

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Plant scientists urge Europe to stop blocking GM trials on political grounds

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/29 - 11:00pm

Politicians who ignore message cannot in future say they take science seriously, open letter says

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Gales of sensory excitement in the fen

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/29 - 10:30pm
Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire A cacophony of voices heard beneath the old oak tree
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Hundreds of birds of prey are being shot or poisoned in UK

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/29 - 10:30pm

RSPB calls on shooting industry to help stamp out problem as a report shows birds, including golden eagles, hen harriers and red kites were illegally killed last year

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Emissions trading will be back in the game if Direct Action proves ineffective

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/29 - 7:38pm

Australias global promise to cut emissions seems certain to test Greg Hunts determination to resist carbon pricing

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Photographs of Sellafield nuclear plant prompt fears over radioactive risk

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/29 - 11:57am

Nuclear safety expert claims there is significant risk due to poor condition of storage ponds containing highly radioactive fuel rods

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Illegal Med fishing claims up to two tons of swordfish per boat per day

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/29 - 9:24am

Inadequate controls and monitoring off Italian coast could lead to collapse of swordfish population in next three years, warn conservationists

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GM salmon company Aquabounty fined by Panama

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/29 - 5:28am

US GM salmon company AquaBounty has been fined for regulatory failures at its Panama plant in a move that could set back approval of GM meat and fish in the US, reports IPS

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