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US-China climate deal's ambition fails to impress India

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 8:34am

Indian think tank says the US-China climate deal is neither historic nor ambitious, and would lead to dangerous temperature rises

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Governments agree 20% hike in bluefin tuna catch

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 8:20am

Apparent recovery of Atlantic bluefin tuna stocks prompts decision by 48 countries to raise fishing quotas for species

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President Obama's climate leadership faces the Keystone XL challenge

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 7:00am

President Obama has shown great leadership in tackling global warming, but his legacy may hinge on Keystone XL

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US and Iranian negotiators in crunch nuclear talks

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 6:14am
Iran’s foreign minister says deal is possible but ‘excessive demands’ by west could derail chances of agreement in Vienna

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Recycling rates in England have stalled

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 5:46am

Household recycling rates have flatlined at just above 44% for the second year running

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Consumers offered cash for old gadgets in new recycling scheme

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 4:54am

Over 50 companies, including Samsung, Dell, Sky and B&Q, have signed up to UK government-backed plan to refurbish and resell unwanted electrical goods

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Japan cuts Antarctic whale quota after UN court ruling

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 4:00am

Japan has reduced quota by two-thirds after UN court called the controversial ‘research whaling’ programme a commercial hunt masquerading as science

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Brussels targets super-sized TVs in drive for energy efficiency

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 2:49am

Mega-TV screens will be forced to reduce energy use under new proposals that set the scene for ‘ecodesign’ battles to come over kettles, toasters, and hairdryers

The amount of energy that big screen TVs can use will be capped under an EU energy efficiency drive which the European commission expects will cut consumers’ energy bills by around €8bn a year.

After similar energy-saving rules for vacuum cleaners provoked a storm of criticism from UK newspapers last autumn, the planned TV rules may be a test case for new ‘ecodesign’ formulas for kettles, toasters and hairdryers, due to be announced next year.

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Rich countries 'backsliding' on climate finance

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 1:00am

$10bn pledged for Green Climate Fund to help countries cope with global warming falls short of original commitment, say UN observers

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How to make old homes energy efficient

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 12:00am

Green deal is inappropriate for Britain’s 5m historic homes, so what’s the best way to stop them leaking energy? John Vidal gets expert advice for his Grade II listed home

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Death of a dolphin

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/17 - 10:30pm
Langstone Harbour, Hampshire: Exposed to the sun and wind, the skin was already losing its laminated sheen, and beginning to wrinkle, bubble and peel like a bad car paint job Continue reading...
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Revealed: Keystone company's PR blitz to safeguard its backup plan

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/17 - 10:01pm

Energy East strategy drawn up by public relations firm Edelman calls for thousands of activists, major online campaign and digging into background of opposition groups as methods TransCanada Corporation should use to ‘play offence’ against its detractors

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Turbulent week for global climate policy leaves many questions

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/17 - 7:32pm

What does a momentous week for global climate policy tell us about the future and Australia’s place in it?

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California salmon run flounders as rivers run warmer and lower

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/17 - 6:59pm

Heat and drought blamed for delay in famous annual migration from Pacific Ocean to inland spawning grounds

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What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/11/17 - 4:38pm

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.

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Carmichael mine: environmental impact will be unknown for years

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/17 - 2:52pm

Government backdown means Indian owners won’t be required to replace razed critically endangered habitat until two years into the project

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Polar bear population in frozen sea north of Alaska falls 40% in 10 years

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/17 - 12:25pm
  • Study finds number of bears in south Beaufort Sea down to 900 in 2010
  • Scientist: report confirms we are on ‘wrong path’ on greenhouse gases
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Meet the Republicans in Congress who don't believe climate change is real

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/17 - 12:15pm

On Tuesday, the Senate will vote to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. With Republicans now in control of both chambers in Congress, here’s a round-up of some of the most prominent climate sceptics (and deniers) in the GOP

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South Dakota Sioux tribe calls Keystone XL pipeline approval 'act of war'

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/17 - 11:49am
  • Pipeline’s prospective route runs through Rosebud reservation
  • Tribe president: ‘I pledge my life to stop these people harming our children’
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US windfarm company sues to block release of data about bird deaths

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/17 - 11:48am

Information is sought by the Associated Press as part of an investigation into deaths of protected species at Pacificorp facilities and the government’s reluctance to prosecute

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