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Will banning high-powered kettles and hairdryers help climate change efforts?

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/04 - 10:02am

Euro and climate sceptics have attacked EU rules controlling the energy use of appliances, saying they will not reduce emissions. 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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BP's reckless conduct caused Deepwater Horizon oil spill, judge rules

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/04 - 9:11am

Judges ruling that BP bears 67% of blame for Deepwater Horizon disaster could nearly quadruple amount of civil penalties

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Great white shark topples kayakers off Massachusetts coast

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/04 - 8:35am

Plymouth harbourmaster has to rescue two kayakers after shark bites their kayak, spilling them into water populated by seals

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New York summit is last chance to get consensus on climate before 2015 talks

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/04 - 6:48am

UN is trying to convince countries to make new pledges before they meet in Paris to finalise a new deal on cutting emissions, reports Climate News Network

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When their research has social implications, how should climate scientists get involved?

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/04 - 6:00am

Scientists prefer to stick to research, but sometimes further involvement is warranted

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Two nuclear power stations could be out of action until December, says EDF

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/04 - 4:30am
Heysham 1 and Hartlepool reactors are offline as Britain's electricity system struggles with retirement of old plants Continue reading...
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New York climate summit is a chance to push for long-term climate neutrality

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/04 - 2:49am

A meeting of heads of state with Ban Ki-moon is an opportunity to look at how we get greenhouse gas emissions to zero

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Ban fracking from national parks, say majority of UK public

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/04 - 1:59am

Guardian poll suggests public unmoved by assurances that planning guidance has been tightened for shale drilling

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Japan set to wade into diplomatic row by bypassing ban on whaling

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/04 - 12:39am
Tokyo poised to submit plan for 'scientific' programme of whale slaughter in Antarctic to get round ban on commercial whaling Continue reading...
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Carbon emissions from electricity grid rise after carbon price repeal

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/03 - 10:54pm

Figures show the largest two-month rise in eight years, though several factors as well as repeal may be involved

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It's Cycle to Work Day tell us about your two-wheeled commute

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/03 - 10:30pm

A two-mile pootle in tweed? Or a 20-mile sprint in Lycra? How do you do it, and why? We want to know. Also, share you stories and pictures via Guardian Witness

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Palmer United party says it's still committed to renewable energy target

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/03 - 9:47pm

Glenn Lazarus says the RET is working without pushing up power prices and only climate sceptics want to ditch it

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Two unclassifiable species found off Australian coast

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/03 - 9:34pm

Mushroom-shaped organisms found on south-east continental slope cannot be placed in any existing phylum

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Seal population on the rise in Thames estuary

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/03 - 9:30pm

Numbers returning to natural level after centuries of culling for meat and fur, survey finds

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The wood beats with the first signs of autumn

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/03 - 9:29pm
Bedford Purlieus Wood, Cambridgeshire: White angelica umbels crawl with drone flies, sawflies, solitary wasps and bristly tachinid flies. But this is not a safe place to be a fly Continue reading...
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Great Barrier Reef: Senate inquiry calls for halt to sediment dumping

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/03 - 9:11pm

Report says more studies needed into impacts of dredging and calls for end to cuts to government agencies that protect reef

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Perdue Says Its Hatching Chicks Are Off Antibiotics

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/09/03 - 2:40pm

Perdue Farms, one of the country's largest suppliers of chicken meat, says its hatcheries are working better now without antibiotics. Public health advocates call it "a big step" forward.

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India court tells government to unblock Greenpeace funds

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/03 - 11:53am

High court tells ministry of home affairs to allow foreign fund transfers to group after crackdown by Modi government

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Nick Clegg pledges to complete Englands coastal path by 2020

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/03 - 10:30am

Deputy PM promises extra funding for building 3,000-mile trail along the English coast

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Maine lobster and Cape cod under threat from rapidly warming seas

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/03 - 8:06am

Long-established species flee to colder environment as Gulf of Maine waters heat up faster than 99% of worlds oceans

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