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One fifth of China's farmland polluted

Guardian Environment News - 3 hours 54 min ago
New report confirms scale of China's soil pollution problem with 20% of farmland contaminated Continue reading...
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Easter weekend weather off to a sunny start as butterflies and bluebells abound

Guardian Environment News - 4 hours 51 min ago
Warm spring after mild winter proves a boon for wildlife across Britain but Met Office warns of more unsettled weather moving in Continue reading...
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Botswana bushmen: 'If you deny us the right to hunt, you are killing us'

Guardian Environment News - 5 hours 22 min ago
The San people are reaching out to Prince Charles to help overturn new laws threatening their tribal culture Continue reading...
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Unlikely Partnerships Spring From California Water Crisis

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 1:04pm

Farmers in the parched Central Valley are joining forces with farmworkers and a broad cross section of politicians to pressure the federal government to offer relief.

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A perfect playground for a lamb gang

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 12:59pm
South Uist: One of the lambs has scrambled to the top of a craggy boulder and now, peering down at the others and, almost tap dancing with excitement, is inciting them to give it a try Continue reading...
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Illegal logging 'plagues' the Peruvian Amazon, says new research

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 9:42am

GPS-referenced trees that do not exist is "one of the most commonly cited problems"

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Balcombe's close encounter with fracking has a silver lining

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 8:08am
Being the village at the centre of a national debate on energy production has made us think about our own responsibility Continue reading...
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Dead pigs floating in Chinese river

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 4:13am
170 dead pigs recovered from a river in northwest China is the latest in a string of food and water safety scandals Continue reading...
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Trial of GM plants to help fight heart disease given go-ahead

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/04/17 - 12:39am
Scientists to grow a crop of camelina plants genetically modified to produce fish oils that could be used in health supplements Continue reading...
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Summer cycling on the cheap? Bike gear for £25 or less

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/04/16 - 11:00pm

A brief guide to looking the part on two wheels this spring/summer without breaking the bank

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The trade in rhino horn: asset stripping on an apocalyptic scale

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/04/16 - 10:46pm

The South African governments plan to legalise rhino horn sales will simply make life easier for the organised crime cartels that are exterminating the species

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Sharks more evolved than thought, fossil discovery shows

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/04/16 - 10:01pm

325m-year-old shark ancestor with tiny teeth and fish-like features challenges the predators living fossils status

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Grey squirrel tops garden wildlife survey

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/04/16 - 10:00pm
RSPB results show introduced species is the most spotted in the UK's gardens, with few people seeing the indigenous red squirrel Continue reading...
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/04/16 - 1:54pm

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.

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Man Reaches For The Sun For A Solution To Pakistan's Gas Crisis

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/04/16 - 1:00pm

A plan to replace imported oil with domestic natural gas has led to fuel shortages and long lines in Pakistan. A businessman has spent $500,000 of his own money to develop an affordable solar car.

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Butterfly wings are where nature paints its pictures

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/04/16 - 12:59pm
Glapthorn Cow Pastures, Northamptonshire: It's great to see butterflies out in numbers: regal peacocks, yellow brimstones, rustic small tortoiseshells, spotty commas, and vivid orange tips Continue reading...
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Letter to Pope Francis calling for fossil fuel divestment

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/04/16 - 7:00am
Multi-faith groups in Australia and North America urge the Pope to back a campaign to pull money out of the fossil fuel industry

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Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/04/16 - 7:00am
Letter from religious groups in Australia and North America says it is 'immoral' to profit from fossil fuels

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Keystone XL cops incompetent at all levels

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/04/16 - 6:00am
US Department of State report on Keystone XL climate impacts displays shocking incompetence Continue reading...
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It has a record of opportunism, but is the red kite flying into danger?

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/04/16 - 3:57am
Sandy, Bedfordshire: When does habituated feeding train a wild creature into becoming a thief, a pest to be 'controlled'? Continue reading...
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