Environment

A time to cull? The battle over Australia's brumbies

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 10:25pm

Its been a hard winter for Australias wild horses. But things may be about to get much worse for these totemic animals. Their swelling numbers are damaging the continents precious alpine ranges, and tensions are mounting over what needs to happen next

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The intoxication of the speckled wood butterfly

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 9:29pm
Wenlock Edge: Drunk and disorderly, he wavers through the air until he catches the whiff of ripeness, finds the fruit and locks on Continue reading...
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Criticism over Great Barrier Reef deals for Gina Rinehart's mining company

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 5:35pm

Australias environment protection system is called broken over reports of concessions on conditions and payments

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The couple who celebrated their love with several tonnes of sewer fat

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 9:37am
Most people wouldn't want to mark their first anniversary with a trip down London's sewers to come face to face with a 'fatberg'. But then Dan MacIntyre and Dunya Kalantery do share a fascination with congealed oil Continue reading...
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Badger vaccination programme begins in England

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 8:59am
Farmers and landowners in East Sussex given opportunity to vaccinate badgers against bovine tuberculosis Continue reading...
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Fukushima sailors' radiation lawsuit: 'I don't blame the navy at all, this is 100% Tepco's problem' - video

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 6:44am
The US Navy launched a major military relief operation following the earthquake and tsunami that knocked out the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant in March 2011.

Around 100 sailors say they and their families stationed in Japan were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation and are suing electricity company Tepco for $1bn in a California court. Some have illnesses that cannot be explained, but the US Navy and medical experts say radiation levels were too low to harm those involved Continue reading...
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Earth sliding into ecological debt earlier and earlier, campaigners warn

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 4:10am
World has already exhausted a years supply of natural resources in less than eight months, Global Footprint Network says Continue reading...
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UK lobbying to keep open one of Europe's dirtiest coal power stations

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 2:42am

Government seeks exemption from European law that would close down Aberthaw for its excessive nitrogen oxide emissions

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Why George Monbiot is wrong: grazing livestock can save the world

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/19 - 1:25am

L Hunter Lovins: George Monbiots recent criticism of Allan Savorys theory that grazing livestock can reverse climate change ignores evidence that its already experiencing success

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The sights, sounds and smells of nature are transformed by a rain shower

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 11:30pm
Aeron Valley: The languid sounds of the river melded with the harsher rattle of heavy rain on the leaves of the beech woods Continue reading...
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Ultrasound used as latest weapon to combat chlamydia in koala population

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 11:01pm

New diagnosis tool for disease that causes blindness and infertility and affects up to 90% of koalas in some locations is quicker than conventional testing methods

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Crocodile kills man in front of his wife in Northern Territory

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 3:44pm

Mans body is recovered overnight and a crocodile is shot dead after fatal attack, police say

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Bengal slow loris flies to UK safety

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 3:40pm
It is hoped the rare primate will live at the Shaldon Wildlife Trust in Devon and befriend another slow loris called Doris Continue reading...
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One Year After Calif. Rim Fire, Debate Simmers Over Forest Recovery

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 2:15pm

This third-largest wildfire in California's history struck the area near Yosemite National Park. Since then, controversy has broken out over whether to log the trees and replant seedlings.

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Often On The Move, Restless Elephants Are Tough To Count — And Keep Safe

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 1:16pm

A recent study tried to pin down just how many elephants have been killed by poachers. It's a lot — enough to eventually eliminate the species — but pinning down an exact death toll is difficult. The reason elephants are so hard to protect is the same that makes them so hard to count: They roam — exceptionally far.

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Oklahoma Wind Power Companies Run Into Headwinds

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 1:16pm

The state produces a lot of energy, but environmentalists and the oil industry are joining to combat wind power companies as they try to expand.

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Anti-fracking group stages day of action

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 11:30am
Protests at offices of Defra and energy firm in London, Swansea University campus and sites in East Yorkshire and Blackpool Continue reading...
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Ineos buys fracking rights around Grangemouth and Firth of Forth

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 10:27am
News of Ineos's move into shale gas extraction comes amid nationwide protests against companies involved in fracking Continue reading...
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Elephant Slaughter, African Slavery And America's Pianos

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 10:11am

Two New England towns dominated the world's ivory market from 1840 to 1940 — transforming imported tusks from African elephants into piano keys and combs. Today's residents grapple with a dark past.

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Fracking protesters occupy Blackpool office leased by Cuadrilla

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 6:57am

Stunt part of a day of nationwide direct action against plans to drill for shale gas in the UK

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