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Coalition urged to raise its commitment for greenhouse gas cuts

Guardian Environment News - 2 hours 24 min ago

Greens and Labor push for bigger cuts after EU leaders committed to 40% by 2030.

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Why my son rides a balance bike

Guardian Environment News - 3 hours 34 min ago

I dont want my son to learn bad cycling habits stabilisers give false sense of security and encourage over-leaning

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Wondrous sight of the elusive ring ouzels, before they head south

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Cissbury Ring, West Sussex: Each October they arrive, to feed on the berry-rich trees Continue reading...
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WA abandons shark culling program, but reserves right to kill again

Guardian Environment News - 5 hours 22 min ago

Western Australias premier, Colin Barnett, announces application for baited drum line approval has been withdrawn

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Biosecurity gaps led to 36 invasive species entering Australia since 2000

Guardian Environment News - 5 hours 46 min ago

Invasive Species Council says Australia has not heeded lessons from decision to introduce cane toad in Queensland in 1935

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FoE launches legal action to stop capture of beavers in Devon

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/23 - 12:37pm
Friends of Earth challenges licences to remove beavers believed to be the first to live in the wild in England for centuries Continue reading...
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EU leaders set to strike climate deal to cut greenhouse gases 40% by 2030

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/23 - 11:17am
But Poland threatens to use veto against agreement aimed to set the stage for Paris summit if it is not granted exemptions Continue reading...
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Council planners delay Cuadrilla's application for Lancashire fracking sites

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/23 - 9:07am

Planning officials say they want to push back a decision on the energy companys proposed shale gas exploration sites at Roseacre Wood and Preston New Road

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Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/10/23 - 8:49am

Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.

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Under the bark of the sycamore, a refuge for countless creatures

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/23 - 8:47am
Egglestone, Teesdale: This tree was a high-rise hibernaculum, its flaky bark providing dry winter housing Continue reading...
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EU climate policy being 'taken hostage' by Ukip, MEPs say

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/23 - 5:23am

David Cameron must show courage to face down Ukip-friendly backbenchers or UK risks undermining a strong 2030 goal on saving energy, warn MEPs

Five graphs that explain the EU 2030 climate deal

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Google Streetview gives glimpse of the world of Jane Goodall's chimpanzees

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/23 - 4:35am

A sneak peek into the Gombe national park in Tanzania reveals thick forest, tall waterfalls and chimps in treetops feasting on flies

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Chimpanzees in Uganda forced to steal from maize plantations to survive - video

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/23 - 4:08am
The great apes are facing new challenges to coexist with humans. Their home, the Kibale national park, is increasingly being encroached as agricultural fields keep getting closer to the forest. For chimpanzees inhabiting the patch next to the fields, borders are risky areas. But the animals have devised a way to avoid confrontation with humans they conduct nocturnal raids. This footage shows chimpanzees taking maize from a plantation inside the park Continue reading...
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Five graphs that explain the EU 2030 energy and climate deal

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/23 - 3:42am

As David Cameron prepares to join EU leaders to set new targets for emissions, energy savings and renewables, we look at the data and what it means for the UK

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Great Barrier Reef dredging could damage fish populations, says study

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 9:47pm

Researchers at James Cook find that larvae development is significantly stunted by murky water and increased sediment

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Fossil fuel divestment campaign targets UCL and BHP Billiton

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 9:30pm

University College London under fire for sustainability institute funded by mining giant BHP Billiton, which faces protests at its London AGM

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Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 2:26pm

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.

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Ed Davey attacks coalition partners over pledge to end wind subsidies

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 9:59am

Energy secretary says the party that takes wind off the table is reckless in an attack quickly dismissed by Tory minister

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British families waste less food since recession, government survey suggests

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 7:58am

FSA polling shows people are less likely to throw food away and have changed shopping habits to find bargains and reduce waste because of financial pressures

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