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Moses and Paul Obeid targeted by ACCC over Hunter coal licence

Guardian Environment News - 5 hours 9 min ago

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to pursue civil proceedings against Obeids and three Cascade Coal executives

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A climate change poem for today: X by Imtiaz Dharker

Guardian Environment News - 5 hours 38 min ago

UK poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy curates a series of 20 original poems by various authors on the theme of climate change

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The devil’s birds reveal their tender side

Guardian Environment News - 6 hours 38 min ago

Bristol This is an aerial holiday park: the swifts are here for the local cuisine and to find romance

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A Home Air Quality Monitor That Can Be Checked Out From The Library

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2015/05/24 - 3:03pm

In polluted Pittsburgh, a new device from a local university helps residents assess indoor air. It's not the only monitor on the market — but is the only one available to borrow from a public library.

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100 years ago: Remembering those who have little time to think about nature

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/24 - 2:30pm

Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 25 May 1915

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Climate activists attack Edinburgh University's stance on fossil fuels

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/24 - 10:11am

Representatives from international groups sign letter condemning university’s refusal to divest, in response to article by Edinburgh’s senior vice principal

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Growth at all costs: climate change, fossil fuel subsidies and the Treasury

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/24 - 8:20am

The UK oil and gas industry receives huge government subsidy, while support for renewable energy is cut. Is Treasury control of Whitehall fuelling a shortsighted economic agenda?

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California oil spill despoils coastline in tar-blackened reprise of 1960s disaster

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/24 - 4:30am

An area known as the Galápagos of the north is again mired in foul-smelling black goo as newer operators exploit depleted oil resources amid patchy regulation

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How much do you know about Britain's favourite birds? – quiz

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/24 - 2:30am
Are you getting twitchy? Bird-watcher and broadcaster David Lindo (aka the Urban Birder) has organised a vote to find Britain's national bird. The votes are now in and the winner will be announced on 10 June. So slip into your anorak, strap on your binoculars and find out how much you know about our 10 feathered friends on the shortlist. Continue reading...
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Can we save the rhino from poachers with a 3D printer?

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2015/05/23 - 11:30pm
Bioengineering startup Pembient aims to reduce demand for black-market rhino products by 3D-printing artificial horn – but wildlife groups remain sceptical Continue reading...
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How green are straw-fired power stations?

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2015/05/23 - 10:00pm

Burning straw pellets may sound more eco friendly, but it has its own problems

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Tens of thousands march worldwide against Monsanto and GM crops

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2015/05/23 - 7:59pm

The third annual March Against Monsanto was held in around 400 cities in more than 40 countries from the Americas to Africa and Europe

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Oil-Soaked Wildlife Turn Up On California Coast, As Cleanup Efforts Continue

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2015/05/23 - 2:00pm

Workers continue to clean the coastline near Santa Barbara, where some 105,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. Several pelicans, both dead and alive, have been found soaked in oil.

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Reopens Fierce Environmental Debate

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2015/05/23 - 4:54am

The long-term environmental impacts of this week's oil spill in California may not be clear for some time. Meantime, the spill has reignited a fierce local debate over off-shore oil drilling.

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Leading health charities should divest from fossil fuels, say climate scientists

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 11:00pm

Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust risk losing moral authority, say researchers including ‘hockey stick’ graph originator Michael Mann

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Sand bank survivors face fox and flood

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 9:30pm
Ruthven, Highlands The greatest threats to sand martin colonies in the Highlands are the notorious spates, when rivers rapidly rise in heavy rain and literally wash out the holes and their contents, eggs or chicks Continue reading...
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Turtle on edge of extinction after sudden attack by mystery disease

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/05/22 - 4:06pm

Scientists cannot explain why the Bellinger river snapping turtle has been all but wiped out by a mysterious disease with a 100% mortality rate

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