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KiWi Power: the tech-savvy energy firm with a way out of Britain's power crisis

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/07 - 12:25pm
Laptop-sized product monitors customer's energy usage and can cut it off in times of high demand and the client gets paid for it Continue reading...
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Mississippi flooding threatens US midwest as rivers swell in heavy rains

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/07 - 12:06pm

Severe storms in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan force residents and inmates to build sandbag walls to protect towns

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Formula E: do the guilt-free thrills of electric car racing herald a new era for motor sport?

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/07 - 8:50am

With fan boosts and city centre circuits, race organisers are breaking taboos in the hope of making electric cars cool

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Other cyclists are the scariest thing when you're on a bike? That's nonsense

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/07 - 8:21am

An anonymous article in the Guardian on antisocial cyclists is contradictory, over-hyped and over-simplistic

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Rose-colored glasses: Antarctic sea ice is the Mail on Sunday's latest global warming distraction

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/07 - 6:00am

The Daily Mail tries to distract from global warming by selectively looking southward

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Formula E racing 'makes electric cars more sexy' - video

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/07 - 3:51am
Test days for the FIA Formula E championship at Donington Park saw the first single-seater, electrically powered racing cars taking to the track. Formula E chief executive, Alejandro Agag, Virgin Formula E racing driver Sam Bird and former F1 champion Alain Prost explain how the technology works and what makes it different from other single-seat racing championships Continue reading...
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Are the Metropolitan police punishing cyclists for frivolous offences?

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/07 - 3:25am

A London cyclist filmed himself being fined £50 for moving from a cycle path to a crossing as part of Operation Safeway

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Pangolin and porcupines on sale in Chinese market despite jail threat

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/07 - 2:21am

Buying endangered species can land 10 years in prison, but Conghua market sells giant salamanders and other rare wildlife

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UK climate change policies have not harmed economy, report says

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/07 - 2:00am

Grantham Institute study says climate legislation has not harmed UK businesses, reports BusinessGreen

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Science Weekly podcast: Robbert Dijkgraaf on where great minds think

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/06 - 10:00pm
The celebrated Dutch mathematician discusses his role as director of Princeton's Institute of Advanced Studies and why, from Einstein to Chomsky, big ideas are born there Continue reading...
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100 years ago: Soporific qualities of the giant puffball

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/06 - 2:30pm

Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 8 July 1914

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Don't axe the tax: emissions trading supporters make last-ditch plea

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/06 - 1:05pm

Repeal could cost $20bn over next four years and 59 economists insist a carbon price is the best way to reduce emissions

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A bramble patch provides sweet sustenance for a million insects

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/06 - 1:00pm
Blackwater Carr, Norfolk: This great breast of thorn with its pastel-toned orbit of flower and nectar is a world unto itself Continue reading...
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Mining companies face lawsuits as US government rallies to their defence

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/06 - 12:16pm

Environmental group alleges lax oversight means allows Colorado, New Mexico and Montana to produce massive pollution

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Florida panthers rebound as wildlife service offers ranchers payment plan

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/06 - 7:17am

Lack of land for endangered puma has US officials preparing payment plan to ranchers, many of whom resent the cats

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Study Shows Penguins Endangered By Waning Antarctic Ice

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/07/06 - 4:53am

A new study argues emperor penguins should be classified as an endangered species because of shrinking ice. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with scientist Hal Caswell, who co-authored the study.

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Tell Me, Wave, Where Did You Come From? Who Made You?

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/07/06 - 4:03am

Richard Feynman, one of the greatest science teachers ever, asks a wave to tell him a story.

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Planet X Pro Carbon: bike review

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/07/05 - 10:00pm
If the Tour is inspiring you to get back on your bike, opt for this entry-level racer and it could be a match made in heaven Continue reading...
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Will eating insects ever be mainstream?

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/07/05 - 10:00pm
For years I've read about the merits of eating insects as a way of making our diets more sustainable, yet as I still can't buy a packet of crickets in the supermarket I'm wondering if this will ever happen. Is it another green idea laid to waste by squeamishness?
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World Bank email leaks reveal internal row over 'light touch' $50bn loans

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/07/05 - 2:56pm
Leaked emails show more money could be made available for 'damaging' power and mining projects Continue reading...
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