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Central America's biggest nickel mine reopens amid violent clashes

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/24 - 2:26am

Guatemala's Fenix mine, closed for 30 years, faces disputes over land ownership and lawsuits for gang-rape and murder

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Barack Obama and Xi Jinping to attend major Ban Ki-moon climate summit

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/24 - 1:55am

US and Chinese heads of state on 'very long list' of leaders confirmed for New York meeting to build momentum for global emissions deal, RTCC reports

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Shark nets should come down to save whales, says Australian expert

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 11:24pm

Sea World calls for net review after a whale survives shark net entanglement and newborn drowns off a Gold Coast beach

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Fremantle bans plastic bags and imposes fines of up to $2,500

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 7:57pm

West Australian council becomes the first in Australia to enforce a law banning single-use, non-biodegradable plastic bags

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Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 1:08pm

Operators of the Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami have received federal permission to run their cooling system above the old 100 degree limit. The decision is meant to combat algae growth and rising temperature in cooling canals, but environmental groups in nearby Biscayne National Park are concerned.

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Changes and strangers in a field of flax

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 1:00pm
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Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw?

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 11:32am

Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.

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Will 2014 be the hottest year on record?

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 10:02am

After the hottest May and June ever recorded and with a looming El Niño predicted to cause global temperatures to spike, Karl Mathiesen, with your help, asks are we living through the hottest year since records began?

Let us know your thoughts. Post in the comments below, email karl.mathiesen.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @karlmathiesen

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Burning wood for power can be low carbon, UK government finds

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 9:51am

Report by energy department's chief scientist unlikely to result in new restrictions on biomass power stations

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Painting lawns green in California's drought - big picture

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 7:00am
A grass painting company is profiting from California's drought problems. Green Canary has seen a rise in business as the severe drought continues, as homeowners and businesses, needing to conserve water, choose to let lawns die off and have them painted to look green

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EU agrees to improve energy efficiency 30% by 2030

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 6:55am

EU climate chief says energy-saving deal is not good news for Putin, but others hoping for 40% target are disappointed

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Rare Amur leopard cubs born in Twycross zoo - video

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 4:56am
Footage released by Twycross zoo in Leicestershire shows two Amur leopard cubs in a den with their mother just minutes after birth. Panthera pardus orientalis are the rarest sub-species of big cats with experts estimating less than 50 individuals in the wild, putting them on the critically endangered list. International negotiations continue around plans to reintroduce Amur leopards to their native Russia

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Not investing in new nuclear power would be a costly gamble for the UK

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 4:27am

Nuclear must be a part of the UK's low carbon energy mix because renewable sources cannot provide power 24/7

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Tech creche calls for smartphones to be left out of the woods

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 3:53am

New Forest park scheme encourages visitors to store electronic devices in a safe and enjoy nature without staring at screens

Why the tech creche says a lot about modern life

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The strange relationship between global warming denial and... speaking English

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 1:55am

Polling from IPSO Mori shows US clearly the worst in its climate denial, followed by UK and Australia, reports Climate Desk

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Great Barrier Reef contaminated by toxic coal dust, inquiry told

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 1:47am

Coral reef expert says 'damning' report found coal dust had spread hundreds of kilometres from dredging sites

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Urban parklife: a miniature world in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 11:00pm

Many insects can be seen emerging during the summer months in local UK urban parks. Close-ups in London reveal flowers coming in to full bloom, while butterflies, moths, bees and other insects play a vital role in the food chain by pollinating plants, and providing a source of food for predators such as bats. Photographs by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

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Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 3:51pm

South Portland, Maine, has blocked crude oil from being loaded onto ships at its port. Environmentalists are cheering, but the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. says the ban won't hold up in court.

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University Would Study Health Issues In Polluted New York Town

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 1:49pm

A plant in Tonawanda heats coal into material for the iron and steel industries, releasing toxic chemicals into the air. Residents have long blamed the pollution for several health problems.

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