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Adapting to a warmer climate could cost almost three times as much as thought, says UN report

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/12/05 - 10:00am

Rich countries need to give more to plug huge funding gap and help developing nations adapt to drought, flooding and heatwaves caused by climate change, says UN report

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A Year After Typhoon Haiyan, The Philippines Braces For Another Big Hit

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/12/05 - 8:54am

Typhoon Hagupit is expected to hit just north of where last year's devastating storm made landfall — and then cut a path toward the capital, Manila.

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Highlights from week one at the Lima climate talks – in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/12/05 - 8:48am

This week delegates and activists began arriving in the Peruvian capital for the COP20 UN climate talks, where nations will negotiate a draft text on a climate deal to be agreed in Paris next year

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Law to ban wild animals in UK circuses being blocked by three Tory MPs

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/12/05 - 7:46am

UK lags behind Bolivia and Bosnia in banning the use of wild animals, such as lions, tigers, zebras and camels, in travelling circuses

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Cutting carbon pollution is the key to curbing global warming

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/12/05 - 7:00am

A new study finds that cutting emissions of long-lived greenhouse gases is the key to tackling global warming

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The bike that kids won't grow out of (well, for a while at least)

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/12/05 - 6:19am

Another year, another kid’s bike? Not any more. The LittleBig extendable bike seeks to solve the age-old problem for children that love to cycle – that they just won’t stop growing

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COP20: Peru must give indigenous people means to combat climate change

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/12/05 - 5:24am

Climate talks in Lima can save the Amazon rainforest by recognising rights of its best protectors

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The week in wildlife – in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/12/05 - 5:17am

A puffed up owl and snow-laced trees bring a touch of winter to this week’s round-up of stunning images from the natural world

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Warmer seas could cause faster melting of Antarctic ice leading to rising sea levels, says study

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/12/05 - 3:16am

Rapidly rising sea temperatures could melt West Antarctica’s ice shelves faster than previously thought leading to a worrying rise in global sea levels, say researchers at University of East Anglia

Warming water under Antarctica’s ice shelves risks ice melting that could lead to a “worrying” rise in global sea levels, research has shown.

Loss of the Antarctic ice shelves, which extend from the southern polar land mass over the underwater continental shelf, are likely to result in the glaciers behind them flowing more rapidly into the sea.

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One man's fight against Africa's ivory poachers

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/12/05 - 2:00am

Conservationist Richard Bonham’s 40-year campaign to protect Africa’s wildlife has led him from Kenya’s savannah to trinket shops in Hong Kong. To stop the slaughter, he says, action must be taken at both ends of the supply chain

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In Ophelia’s borough

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/12/04 - 10:29pm

Kingston upon Thames, Surrey: Straightened up again, head cocked at 45 degrees, the heron looks more purposeful, eyeing one of the salmon that lurk here

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2014 To Be Warmest Year On Record, U.N. Weather Agency Says

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/12/04 - 2:53pm

The World Meteorological Organization says that so far, 2014 is 1.03 degrees Fahrenheit above a benchmark average. It would be the 38th consecutive year with an above normal global average, it says.

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The Mystery Of The Missing Martins

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/12/04 - 12:40pm

In Skunk Bear's latest video, join the search for an enormous flock of missing songbirds, and learn some bizarre facts about Shakespeare and Doppler radar along the way.

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Christmas tree growers get ready for the fir to fly

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/12/04 - 11:45am
Traffic jams and frayed tempers at south Wales farm that is supplying No 10, on busiest weekend of the year for tree sellers

There was Black Friday, when people fought for cut-price TVs, followed by Cyber Monday, forecast to be the year’s busiest online shopping day. But this weekend will see shoppers’ focus shift when millions of people descend on superstores, florists and street markets to spend more than £1bn buying an estimated 6.5m Christmas trees.

Rob Morgan and family at Poundffald farm on the Gower, near Swansea, who grow about 350,000 trees on 120 hectares (300 acres) – including one destined for 10 Downing Street – have been waiting for this moment for months. Last weekend they had a sense of what was coming when half-mile traffic jams built up in their village of Three Crosses as people queued to get to their farm.

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Church of England challenges BP and Shell over global warming

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/12/04 - 11:15am
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Brazil should take lead on climate, not just broker talks

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/12/04 - 9:02am

Country’s efforts to keep negotiations moving towards a global agreement should be backed by robust action on cutting emissions and embracing renewables

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Podcast: what kind of climate deal will we get in Lima? - audio

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/12/04 - 7:30am
With the stakes higher than ever for a climate deal at talks in Peru next week, we talk to some of the key players in Lima Continue reading...
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Scientists plan to go in search of the world’s rarest chameleon

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/12/04 - 7:07am

Chapman’s pygmy chameleon hasn’t been seen for 16 years. Now scientists want to go on an expedition to its native country of Malawi, to find out if it still exists, reports Mongabay

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Locals fearful of suspected killer tiger released near their village in India

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/12/04 - 5:29am

Scared residents of Talawade in Karnataka are calling for forest officials to recapture a tiger, suspected of killing a woman and chasing vehicles, that has been released into a wildlife reserve near their village

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