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UK renewable energy subsidies capped at £200m a year

Guardian Environment News - 4 hours 24 min ago

Solar industry says contracts for difference budget represents a large reduction in the support they receive

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Put a price on nature? We must stop this neoliberal road to ruin

Guardian Environment News - 4 hours 43 min ago

The failure of the markets hasn't stopped the rise of the gobbledygook-filled Nature Capital Agenda. We can

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The threat to chalk streams, our unique contribution to global ecology

Guardian Environment News - 4 hours 58 min ago

They are an irreplaceable relic of our past, but over-abstraction and abuse is placing these unique rivers at risk

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Central America's biggest nickel mine reopens amid violent clashes

Guardian Environment News - 5 hours 10 min ago

Guatemala's Fenix mine, closed for 30 years, faces disputes over land ownership and lawsuits for gang-rape and murder

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Barack Obama and Xi Jinping to attend major Ban Ki-moon climate summit

Guardian Environment News - 5 hours 41 min ago

US and Chinese heads of state on 'very long list' of leaders confirmed for New York meeting to build momentum for global emissions deal, RTCC reports

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Shark nets should come down to save whales, says Australian expert

Guardian Environment News - 8 hours 12 min ago

Sea World calls for net review after a whale survives shark net entanglement and newborn drowns off a Gold Coast beach

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Fremantle bans plastic bags and imposes fines of up to $2,500

Guardian Environment News - 11 hours 39 min ago

West Australian council becomes the first in Australia to enforce a law banning single-use, non-biodegradable plastic bags

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Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 1:08pm

Operators of the Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami have received federal permission to run their cooling system above the old 100 degree limit. The decision is meant to combat algae growth and rising temperature in cooling canals, but environmental groups in nearby Biscayne National Park are concerned.

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Changes and strangers in a field of flax

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 1:00pm
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Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw?

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 11:32am

Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.

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Will 2014 be the hottest year on record?

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 10:02am

After the hottest May and June ever recorded and with a looming El Niño predicted to cause global temperatures to spike, Karl Mathiesen, with your help, asks are we living through the hottest year since records began?

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

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Burning wood for power can be low carbon, UK government finds

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 9:51am

Report by energy department's chief scientist unlikely to result in new restrictions on biomass power stations

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Painting lawns green in California's drought - big picture

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 7:00am
A grass painting company is profiting from California's drought problems. Green Canary has seen a rise in business as the severe drought continues, as homeowners and businesses, needing to conserve water, choose to let lawns die off and have them painted to look green

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EU agrees to improve energy efficiency 30% by 2030

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 6:55am

EU climate chief says energy-saving deal is not good news for Putin, but others hoping for 40% target are disappointed

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Rare Amur leopard cubs born in Twycross zoo - video

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 4:56am
Footage released by Twycross zoo in Leicestershire shows two Amur leopard cubs in a den with their mother just minutes after birth. Panthera pardus orientalis are the rarest sub-species of big cats with experts estimating less than 50 individuals in the wild, putting them on the critically endangered list. International negotiations continue around plans to reintroduce Amur leopards to their native Russia

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Not investing in new nuclear power would be a costly gamble for the UK

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 4:27am

Nuclear must be a part of the UK's low carbon energy mix because renewable sources cannot provide power 24/7

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Tech creche calls for smartphones to be left out of the woods

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 3:53am

New Forest park scheme encourages visitors to store electronic devices in a safe and enjoy nature without staring at screens

Why the tech creche says a lot about modern life

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The strange relationship between global warming denial and... speaking English

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 1:55am

Polling from IPSO Mori shows US clearly the worst in its climate denial, followed by UK and Australia, reports Climate Desk

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Great Barrier Reef contaminated by toxic coal dust, inquiry told

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 1:47am

Coral reef expert says 'damning' report found coal dust had spread hundreds of kilometres from dredging sites

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