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Over 60% of breads sold in the UK contain pesticide residues, tests show

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/16 - 9:00pm
Traces found in two in every three loaves as experts call for more research into impact on health Continue reading...
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Australia kills off carbon tax

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/16 - 6:51pm

Senate makes good on prime minister's pledge in blood to axe the tax, with nation unlikely to meet 5% emissions reduction target

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The county flower survives

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/16 - 1:00pm
Blagill, Cumbria: Grass of Parnassus is duplicitous, and not just because it is not a grass at all but one of the saxifrage family Continue reading...
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Battle to stop capture of England's first wild beavers in 500 years

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/16 - 11:27am
Petition signed by 8,000 people against Defra scheme to trap and rehome creatures spotted near river Otter in Devon Continue reading...
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Coral reefs face heightened risk of fatal disease from dredging, says research

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/16 - 11:09am

Study finds sediment exposure can double risk of disease, raising questions over Abbot Point expansion impact on Great Barrier Reef

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Reshuffle risks smashing left-right green consensus

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/16 - 10:59am
Several prominent green Tories have been forced out of their jobs in recent months, and green businesses are worried Continue reading...
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How badly will Boris Johnson's 'cycling vision' penalise bus-users?

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/16 - 10:11am

The London transport-users watchdog has asked Transport for London for more information about possible negative effects of the mayor's latest plans to make life better for cyclists

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UK calls for cancelling of carbon permits to revive EU emissions trading

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/16 - 8:59am

Energy secretary, Ed Davey, says bold and comprehensive reforms needed to help ETS drive low-carbon investment

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A Huge New Crater Is Found In Siberia, And The Theories Fly

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/07/16 - 8:40am

The crater is estimated at 262 feet wide and is in the northern Siberian area of Yamal, a name The Siberian Times says roughly translates as "the end of the world."

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Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/16 - 6:59am

Our pick of the winning and best entries from this year's international competition to design and build solar-powered houses, held in Versailles, France. Photographs by Lucien Lung

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How the web is helping waste-pickers clean up Bangalore's rubbish

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/16 - 4:11am

I Got Garbage project brings informal waste recyclers in India's IT capital face-to-face with the people who create the rubbish

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Seven Days of Garbage - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/16 - 2:48am

Californian photographer Gregg Segal photographed people of all ages and backgrounds in his garden in three different settings - water, beach and forest, surrounded by a week's worth of their rubbish, in Pasadena, California. The subjects were asked to collect and store their rubbish for a week - including recyclables.

Gregg said: 'Some of the subjects edited their garbage, removing the really smell stuff, while others were faithful to the concept and brought everything - I even found tampons in one subject's garbage and a hypodermic needle in another's'....'I wanted to call attention to how much garbage we produce and do it in a very straight-forward way - I wanted to go for the jugular.'

If you've never thought about how much rubbish you throw away then this is an unforgettable reminder of the amount of waste a human collects in just seven days.

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Europe mulling energy efficiency target below Juncker's 30% 'minimum'

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/16 - 2:34am

Energy efficiency goal has taken on increased urgency since Ukraine crisis, in bid to curb EU's reliance on Russian gas

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It's time we gave our children permission to get outside and get dirty

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 9:30pm

People who spend more time outdoors as kids are the ones who have a stronger interest in protecting the planet

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California Approves $500 Fines For Residential Water-Wasters

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 8:16pm

Residents will have to pay for wasteful outdoor watering, including hosing down driveways and washing a car without a shut-off nozzle.

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Ban neonicotinoids now to avert another silent spring

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 12:27pm
This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it Continue reading...
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First world war heroism re-enacted in the woods

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 11:53am
Sterts, Bodmin Moor: As the auditorium fills, one of the actors is already ensconced on the stage beside a ramshackle pig ark Continue reading...
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Cheetah smuggling driving wild population to extinction, report says

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 10:39am

Rising demand for luxury pets in the Gulf states taking gruesome toll as two-thirds of snatched cubs are dying en route

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Phil Hollom obituary

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 10:19am
Ornithologist who helped to popularise birdwatching and contributed to some of the most important field guides and research Continue reading...
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Germany pledges $1bn to UN climate change fund

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 8:34am

Green Climate Fund, designed to help poorer countries deal with global warming, receives boost from Angela Merkel, reports AlertNet

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