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Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/11 - 1:00pm
Peak District: This strange formation is a reef knoll, a mud mound held together with bryozoa and algae that once grew in a warm ocean Continue reading...
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Does fracking reduce house prices?

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/11 - 10:07am

The government has delayed and censored a report into the effect of shale gas exploration on local on property prices. With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates.

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

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Heathrow and Gatwick bosses clash over rival expansion plans

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/11 - 8:03am
Both airports seized on record passenger numbers as justification to expand and build controversial new runways Continue reading...
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Hundreds of activists expected at Blackpool anti-fracking camp

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/11 - 7:54am

Up to 1,000 people may join a Reclaim the Power camp, which is targeting Cuadrilla-owned shale gas drilling sites

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New study finds fringe global warming contrarians get disproportionate media attention

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/11 - 6:36am

30% of fringe climate scientists who say carbon pollution causes little global warming report frequent media coverage, vs. just 15% of mainstream climate scientists

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Peter Marler obituary

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/11 - 4:37am
Evolutionary biologist who revolutionised our understanding of the way birds learn to sing and animals communicate Continue reading...
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Nuclear reactors in northern England to be shut down due to faults

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/11 - 4:23am
Defects found in boiler units lead to four reactors being taken offline, two at Heysham 1 and two at Hartlepool, for eight weeks Continue reading...
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Ride London 100: five things I learned while cycling 86 soggy miles

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/11 - 3:47am

Its always possible to be more wet, I discovered on this bike ride around rain-drenched London and Surrey roads

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Keystone XL carbon emissions 'would be four times higher than US thought'

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/11 - 2:28am

Canada-US oil pipeline could wipe out reductions from carbon cuts elsewhere, suggests paper in Nature Climate Change

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Scientists Investigate Outbreak Of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/08/11 - 2:06am

Sea stars, commonly referred to as starfish, are experiencing a massive die off. Sea star wasting syndrome has wiped out millions of them along the West Coast — from Mexico to Canada.

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Labour: Tory failure to invest in flood defences puts thousands at risk

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/08/10 - 4:01pm
Maria Eagle, shadow environment secretary, claims evidence suggests an extra 330,000 properties will be at risk by 2035 Continue reading...
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50 years ago: Migrating butterflies decide to stay and breed in Norfolk

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/08/10 - 2:30pm

Originally published in the Guardian on 13 August 1964

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How the summers Mediterranean weather brought rare birds and insects to Britain

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/08/10 - 11:00am
Bee-eaters, stilts and rare butterflies have appeared in the UK for the first time in years, tempted by the unusually hot summer sunshine Continue reading...
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Fracking campaigners criticise 'censored' report on house prices

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/08/10 - 7:45am
Government urged to publish sections cut from study into impact of shale gas wells on local communities

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Are loom bands the next environmental disaster?

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/08/09 - 10:00pm
Do these popular synthetic rubber bands harm the environment, or do I need to come up with another excuse not to buy them?

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Gangs raking in thousands from the rising tide of wildlife crime

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/08/09 - 2:19pm
Report reveals the extent of poaching and poisoning and calls for tougher sanctions Continue reading...
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Glass-Free Menagerie: New Zoo Concept Gets Rid Of Enclosures

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2014/08/09 - 2:12pm

An architectural firm is designing a zoo that will forgo cages, working barriers into a natural landscape. "You won't have a lonely tiger walking around inside a cage," says architect Bjarke Ingels.

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New Mexico's Northern Landscape Gets A New Burst Of Color

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2014/08/09 - 1:53am

An unusually wet monsoon season has painted the desert, normally dusty brown, a lush green. It has been a welcome respite from the years of devastating drought that have plagued the state.

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Cotton trade: where does your T-shirt grow?

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/08 - 11:00pm
A year on from the Bangladesh garment factory disaster, initiatives to protect workers have dwindled. Most cotton growers are exposed to deadly pesticides but Susanna Rustin visits a ground-breaking project in Benin Continue reading...
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