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Widely Used Insecticides Are Leaching Into Midwest Rivers

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/29 - 11:23am

Researchers found that a class of chemicals similar to nicotine used on corn and soy farms have run off into streams and rivers in the Midwest. There they may be harming aquatic life, like insects.

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Increase diesel taxes to fight pollution, say Boris Johnson and green groups

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/29 - 9:27am

Mayor and environmentalists call for reconsideration of fuel tax given health problems associated with lower-taxed diesel

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EPA to hold public hearings on new rules to cut carbon emissions

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/29 - 8:50am

Opponents and supporters of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants given chance to make their feelings known

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White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost Billions

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/29 - 5:48am

The White House says the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.

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Pedal Power at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/29 - 4:33am

A new exhibition charts the city's rich cycling heritage, celebrating the triumphs of Victoria Pendleton and others in the velodrome as well as some lesser known heroes from yesteryear. Helen Pidd reports

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Diesel drivers may face higher costs in pollution battle

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/29 - 3:43am
UK cities considering low emission zones and London diesel drivers could face extra costs on top of the congestion charge Continue reading...
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Delaying climate action will carry heavy economic cost, White House warned

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/29 - 3:00am

President's council of economic advisers sounds warning over delaying EPA power plant rules in face of industry lobbying

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Australia's mining pollution beat Scott and Amundsen to the south pole

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/29 - 12:53am

Ice cores show that 20 years before Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen, lead pollution from Broken Hill arrived in Antarctica

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IPCC climate change report's findings must be accepted, MPs say

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 9:00pm

Energy and climate change committee says UN climate science panel processes have improved since last major report

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Why I want to save the leopard that killed my dog

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 9:00pm

Few people saw 'Macavity' and even fewer worried about him, but now Indian forestry officials want to trap and relocate him

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Greg Hunt clashes with environment groups over Carmichael mine approval

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 8:20pm

Minister says claims project will hurt water supply, cause emissions to spike and damage reef are politically motivated

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Stunning dawn, spectacular sunsets in Sydney and NSW in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 7:07pm

Sydney and its surrounds were treated to a spectacular sunset on Monday evening, followed by a beautiful daybreak on Tuesday morning. From Condoblin to Sydney's CBD, photographers filled social media streams with pink and purple

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ACCC has companies' carbon tax repeal savings in its sights

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 6:37pm

Competition watchdog uses its second report on the effects of the carbon tax to put a range of industries on notice

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Pangolins being eaten to extinction, conservationists warn

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 4:01pm

Scaly anteaters are now the most illegally-traded mammal in the world, with all eight species listed as threatened

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This Albino Redwood Tree Isn't Dead — But It Came Close

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 1:09pm

An extremely rare, albino hermaphroditic redwood tree was in danger of being sent to the chipper because it was growing too close to the path of a new railroad line in Cotati, Calif. But thanks to local outcry from arborists and the community, the tree is getting a second chance at life.

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The Jurassic forest where reptiles still roam

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 1:00pm

Fossil Forest, Lulworth Ranges, Dorset: The trees would have been part of a lush tropical forest inhabited by dinosaurs. Now the ledge is home to much smaller reptiles

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Government pushes ahead with fracking plan despite wide opposition

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 11:27am
Public Health England and Natural England among groups against shale gas exploration in areas including national parks Continue reading...
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Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 9:19am

Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.

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Campaigners speak out against the race for shale gas - video

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/28 - 7:32am
Environmental campaigners condemn the government's race for shale gas. Speaking after the launch of a new round of bidding for licences, Craig Bennett from Friends of the Earth criticises the government for ignoring investment opportunities in the renewable energy sector. 'We need a presumption against fracking everywhere,' he said Continue reading...
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