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Government scientists 'warned against dumping' in Great Barrier Reef park

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 4:38am

Scientists were opposed to dumping millions of tonnes of dredged sediment but they were overruled

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Silver has no shine for magpies

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 4:18am

The myths around the birds attraction to all things shiny have no basis in reality, research shows

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50 years ago: The sweet smell of island air on Lundy

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 4:11am

Originally published in the Guardian on 21 August 1964

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UK energy dependence five hidden costs expose truth about fracking

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 4:07am
The shale boom is a bubble waiting to burst as economics of extraction falter and the trickle of bad environmental news starts to swell Continue reading...
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Fracking protesters superglue themselves to environment department

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 2:41am

Campaigners claim Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is hiding findings on impacts of drilling

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Tory MPs more likely to oppose windfarms than British public poll

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/08/18 - 1:31am

Conservatives opposition undermining projects and investment in renewables, say wind energy companies

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Australia needs the renewable energy target (and should increase it)

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/08/17 - 10:51pm
Fossil fuel addicted energy companies are attempting to reduce or abolish Australia's successful renewable energy target using the Warburton review as a stalking horse. Continue reading...
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Morwell after the mine fire in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/08/17 - 6:59pm

The mine fire which covered the town of Morwell in Victorias Latrobe Valley with smoke and ash for more than a month could have a lasting impact on the regions politics. Inspired by the success of Cathy McGowan in Indi, a campaign is building to field independent candidates in the upcoming state election

Morwell after the fire: fear, anger and an independent streak

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Dragonflies dart out into the light, trailing a first hint of autumn

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/08/17 - 1:00pm
Blackwater Carr, Norfolk: The southern hawkers twisting motion suggested something sub-aquatic and predatory Continue reading...
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Italian authorities urged not to kill bear who attacked man in woods

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/08/17 - 10:25am
Environmentalists angered by plan to capture bear who mauled a man foraging for mushrooms while it was nursing its cubs Continue reading...
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Tony Abbott's push to ditch renewables could hand coal and gas industry $10bn

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/08/17 - 7:06am

Research shows bills would not fall, but the coal industry would reap a massive windfall if renewable energy target was scrapped

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22,000 flock to Birdfair, the Glastonbury of birdwatching

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/08/17 - 5:49am
The Rutland Water event shows how twitching has moved from anoraky pursuit of exotic species to mainstream passion Continue reading...
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Cold Winter Depleted Some Coastal Fish Populations

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/08/17 - 4:58am

The extreme cold weather on the East Coast last winter has meant that some fishermen have smaller catches this summer. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to fishing forecaster Mitchell Roffer in Florida.

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Fighting (Tasty) Invasive Fish With Forks And Knives

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/08/17 - 2:25am

Invasive fish like snakeheads and Asian carp are threatening to wipe out aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. So chefs and environmental agencies are encouraging their communities to eat them up.

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How DNA barcodes can beat the wildlife traffickers

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/08/16 - 11:04am
Researchers in Wales are using cutting-edge techniques to catalogue species from tiny sections of genetic material. And these DNA 'barcodes' are now being used to catch plant and animal smugglers worldwide Continue reading...
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Alarm call from the plover, as the wildfowling season approaches

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/15 - 1:00pm
Talsarnau, Gwynedd: Soon these lovely birds will quit the hills and head to the estuary below, where so many species have been decimated Continue reading...
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Heathrow airport protesters revive Greenham Common spirit

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/15 - 11:34am
'There's a lot to do, but the threat of eviction is pretty stressful,' say opponents of third runway Continue reading...
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Blackpool anti-fracking camp: 'I'm here for my 10 grandchildren'

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/15 - 9:23am

Ben Blosse visits the camp where local campaigners are being joined by seasoned environmental activists to challenge Lancashire drilling plans

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The week in wildlife - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/15 - 8:59am

Salmon-fishing bears, Himalayan marmots and migrating wildebeest are among the pick of this weeks images from the natural world

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