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Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/10/23 - 8:49am

Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.

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Under the bark of the sycamore, a refuge for countless creatures

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/23 - 8:47am
Egglestone, Teesdale: This tree was a high-rise hibernaculum, its flaky bark providing dry winter housing Continue reading...
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EU climate policy being 'taken hostage' by Ukip, MEPs say

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/23 - 5:23am

David Cameron must show courage to face down Ukip-friendly backbenchers or UK risks undermining a strong 2030 goal on saving energy, warn MEPs

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Google Streetview gives glimpse of the world of Jane Goodall's chimpanzees

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/23 - 4:35am

A sneak peek into the Gombe national park in Tanzania reveals thick forest, tall waterfalls and chimps in treetops feasting on flies

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Chimpanzees in Uganda forced to steal from maize plantations to survive - video

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/23 - 4:08am
The great apes are facing new challenges to coexist with humans. Their home, the Kibale national park, is increasingly being encroached as agricultural fields keep getting closer to the forest. For chimpanzees inhabiting the patch next to the fields, borders are risky areas. But the animals have devised a way to avoid confrontation with humans they conduct nocturnal raids. This footage shows chimpanzees taking maize from a plantation inside the park Continue reading...
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Five graphs that explain the EU 2030 energy and climate deal

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/23 - 3:42am

As David Cameron prepares to join EU leaders to set new targets for emissions, energy savings and renewables, we look at the data and what it means for the UK

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Great Barrier Reef dredging could damage fish populations, says study

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 9:47pm

Researchers at James Cook find that larvae development is significantly stunted by murky water and increased sediment

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Fossil fuel divestment campaign targets UCL and BHP Billiton

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 9:30pm

University College London under fire for sustainability institute funded by mining giant BHP Billiton, which faces protests at its London AGM

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Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 2:26pm

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.

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Ed Davey attacks coalition partners over pledge to end wind subsidies

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 9:59am

Energy secretary says the party that takes wind off the table is reckless in an attack quickly dismissed by Tory minister

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British families waste less food since recession, government survey suggests

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 7:58am

FSA polling shows people are less likely to throw food away and have changed shopping habits to find bargains and reduce waste because of financial pressures

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Indias largest dam given clearance but still faces flood of opposition

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 7:53am

The 3,000MW Dibang dam, rejected twice as it would submerge vast tracts of biologically rich forests, is to get environmental clearance but huge local opposition could stall the project

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Are goats the answer to the reed choking US east coast marshes?

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 7:40am

Test site finds goats dramatically reduce phragmites, which have been previously tackled with fires and bulldozers, reports Yale Environment 360

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China's coal use falls for first time this century, analysis suggests

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 6:37am

Drop of 1-2% in amount of coal burned offers a window of opportunity to bring climate change under control, say Greenpeace energy analysts

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Weak EU 2030 climate deal risks nearly a million jobs, warn unions

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 5:18am

Leader of European Trade Union Confederation joins major brands, including Philips and Shell, calling for ambitious climate and energy package to create jobs and support businesses

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Make young unemployed pull up ragwort for benefits says Lord Tebbit

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 5:15am
Controversial remarks by former Tory minister also annoy environmentalists who bemoan decline in plant loved by bees Continue reading...
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Colombian photographer Juan Fernando Herrán wins Prix Pictet commission - audio slideshow

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/22 - 2:29am
The fifth Prix Pictet commission has been awarded to Colombian photographer Juan Fernando Herrán. The award, which this year has the theme of consumption, will enable Herrán to produce a series of photographs examining material culture and consumption in indigenous communities in Colombia, where Herrán says 'the economic value of objects is not fundamental'.
He spoke to us at the launch of 2014 Prix Pictect exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert museum in May about his shortlisted selection of photographs from his latest work Escalas (Stairs). Continue reading...
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2014 Wildlife photographer of the Year

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/21 - 10:00pm

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2014 competition have been announced at Londons Natural History Museum. The overall winner is American photographer Michael Nichols with his image of five female lions at rest with their cubs in Tanzanias Serengeti National Park. Here is a selection of some of the winning images

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Government urged to tackle stalled recycling rates in England

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/21 - 9:30pm

More political action is needed to reduce waste and improve recycling rates to meet EU targets by 2020, says report by MPs

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