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Orangutan experts plead for Australian food manufacturers to reject palm oil

Guardian Environment News - 2 hours 59 min ago

Apes, elephants, rhinos and tigers at dire risk if unsustainable palm oil plantations allowed in Sumatran reserve

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The beguiling patterns painted by a river flowing beneath a bridge

Guardian Environment News - 3 hours 34 min ago
South Uist: Watching a rivers changing moods, from quietly running to playfully splashing, is infinitely soothing Continue reading...
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Global warming slowdown answer lies in depths of Atlantic, study finds

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 1:35pm

Excess heat being stored hundreds of metres down in Atlantic and Southern oceans not Pacific as previously thought

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California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 9:47am

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.

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Wild Nile: wildlife on the river Nile - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 9:34am

The river Niles source is the Ruwenzori mountain range in Uganda. Passing through Lake Victoria and Murchison Fall National Park, it makes its way through Ethiopian marshlands to its delta in the Mediterranean.

Destination Wild: Wild Nile is on Sundays at 6pm on Nat Geo WILD. All photographs by Harald Pokiesser/Terra Mater Factual Studios/NGC

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UK's warmest period record sparks call for greater climate action

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 9:16am

Policy expert says figures showing January-July was the warmest since records began should increase urgency of efforts

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Animal activists vow to stop planned wild boar cull in Forest of Dean

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 8:29am
Forestry Commission to shoot animals after explosion in numbers sparks debate on safety of region's residents Continue reading...
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Scientist in focus meteorologist and climate communicator Paul Huttner

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 6:00am

Minnesota Public Radio meteorologist Paul Huttner brings tremendous climate communications skills to the radio

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Badger cull faces fresh legal challenge

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/21 - 2:11am

Badger Trust applies for judicial review against environment department over lack of independent oversight panel

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A badger and a deer come face to face over a snack of peanuts

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/20 - 9:30pm
Achvaneran, Highlands: Smaller badgers, uneasy at sharing their snack, fled when the doe appeared, but the biggest and most dominant barely hesitated before starting to eat Continue reading...
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EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/08/20 - 1:13pm

The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.

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Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/08/20 - 11:57am

Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.

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Drought in California in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/20 - 9:23am

As the severe drought continues for a third year, water levels in the states lakes and reservoirs are reaching historic lows

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US sailors prepare for fresh legal challenge over Fukushima radiation

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/20 - 5:00am

$1bn lawsuit accuses Tepco of failing to avoid the accident and of lying about radiation levels that have caused health problems to themselves and their families stationed in Japan

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Protecting produce: ten African countries get biosecurity investment

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 11:00pm
An Australia-Africa initiative is sowing nearly $1m in training, mentoring and action plans to combat pests' threat to agriculture
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A time to cull? The battle over Australia's brumbies

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 10:25pm

Its been a hard winter for Australias wild horses. But things may be about to get much worse for these totemic animals. Their swelling numbers are damaging the continents precious alpine ranges, and tensions are mounting over what needs to happen next

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The intoxication of the speckled wood butterfly

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 9:29pm
Wenlock Edge: Drunk and disorderly, he wavers through the air until he catches the whiff of ripeness, finds the fruit and locks on Continue reading...
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Criticism over Great Barrier Reef deals for Gina Rinehart's mining company

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 5:35pm

Australias environment protection system is called broken over reports of concessions on conditions and payments

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The couple who celebrated their love with several tonnes of sewer fat

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 9:37am
Most people wouldn't want to mark their first anniversary with a trip down London's sewers to come face to face with a 'fatberg'. But then Dan MacIntyre and Dunya Kalantery do share a fascination with congealed oil Continue reading...
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Badger vaccination programme begins in England

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 8:59am
Farmers and landowners in East Sussex given opportunity to vaccinate badgers against bovine tuberculosis Continue reading...
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