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UK is breaking EU's conservation laws on porpoises

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 8:14am

European commission could take Britain to court within two months for failure to protect harbour porpoises

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India launches air quality index to warn over dangerous pollution events

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 7:47am

Index will track eight major pollutants, after World Health Organisation said New Delhi was worlds most-polluted city

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Badger cull set to fail for second year running

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 7:18am

Two-thirds of the way through Gloucestershire cull, fewer than a third of required badgers had been shot

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The week in wildlife in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 7:14am

A newborn seal pup, a lake turned pink with flamingos and tortoises hitching a ride feature in this weeks pick of images from the natural world

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Predictions Of 'Peak Oil' Production Prove Slippery

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 6:27am

Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?

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Ice loss sends Alaskan temperatures soaring by 7C

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 4:56am

Scientists analysing more than three decades of weather data for the northern Alaskan outpost of Barrow have linked 7C rise to the decline in Arctic sea ice, reports Climate News Network

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IPCC corrects claim suggesting climate change would be good for the economy

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 4:03am

Controversial statement, that was based on faulty data taken from a report by economist Richard Tol, has been removed from the final version of the report

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Shark attack victim recovers in hospital in Australia - video

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 3:07am
A 13-year-old Australian girl is in hospital in Gosford, New South Wales, after being bitten three times by a shark on the foot. Kirra-Belle Olsson was surfing at Avoca beach when the metre-long shark attacked her, leaving her with deep lacerations to her calf and foot. Authorities have closed the beach and told people not to enter the water Continue reading...
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Guardian readers' pictures of starling murmurations

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 1:43am

As scientists launch a citizen science project to find out why starlings form their stunning displays, we take a look at your best images of the birds in action

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Pacific Islanders blockade Newcastle coal port to protest rising sea levels

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 12:46am

Pacific Climate Warriors group aims to draw attention to climate change and protest Australias commitment to coal

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Climate change: how to make the big polluters really pay

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/16 - 10:00pm
By dropping Shell, Lego shows new ways to target the astronomical profits of the fossil fuel industries Continue reading...
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Snail braves onslaught of wind and rain on pane of death

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/16 - 9:30pm
South Uist: It seems a miracle the powerful gusts do not break the suction and rip the creature from the window Continue reading...
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Scientists call on public to help solve mystery of starlings' aerial displays

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/16 - 9:30pm

Do starlings flock together to keep warm, for safety or to share roosting tips? A Society of Biology murmuration survey hopes to find the answer and help stem their decline

Starling murmuration season - readers pictures

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Rhino horn demand in Vietnam drops by more than 33% in one year

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/16 - 1:26pm

Information campaign successfully changes minds of people who think rhino horn has medicinal value

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Do We Need A New 'Environmental Impact' Label For Beef?

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/10/16 - 1:04pm

Labels like "organic" and "grass-fed" don't capture the beef industry's true environmental impact, researchers say. Why not have a label that assesses water use, land use and greenhouse gas emissions?

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Has Lockheed Martin really made a breakthrough in nuclear fusion technology?

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/16 - 12:44pm

Lockheeds announcement has generated a lot of publicity, but experts point to the lack of details or results, suggesting fusion power is still a long way off. Karl Mathiesen investigates.

Let us know your thoughts. Post in the comments below, follow Karl Mathiesens Facebook page, email karl.mathiesen.freelance@guardian.co.uk or tweet @karlmathiesen

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Tropical spider 'burrowed under man's skin through scar' - video report

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/16 - 11:34am
An Australian man claims he had a tropical spider surgically removed from his body after discovering it had burrowed into his stomach. Twenty-one-year-old Dylan Thomas says he was on holiday in Bali last weekend when he awoke to find a mysterious red trail on his chest. He says doctors initially thought it was an insect bite but later discovered a spider inside his stomach. Thomas's story has not been verified by the Guardian and some commentators have cast doubt on his version of events Continue reading...
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Russian gas shutdown would not cause blackouts, says European commission

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/16 - 10:36am

EUs simulation of gas crunch scenario finds good neighbour policy could limit power cuts to just one nation: Estonia

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Owen Paterson: fracking would be boon for poorest parts of the UK

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/16 - 6:13am

Former environment secretarys comments a reminder of just how out of touch the Tories are, says Labour

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