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Coal-Burning Power Plant To Give New Life To Texas Oil Field

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 2:11am

About 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide will be captured annually from a coal-burning power plant near Houston. Then the CO2 will be injected into a nearby oil field to help boost crude production.

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Plastic bag use rises for fourth year

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 2:01am

More than 8bn single use plastic bags given away in UK supermarkets in 2013, figures from waste programme show

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UK on track to miss carbon targets, climate change advisers warn

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 9:15pm

Government's flagship energy efficiency schemes are found wanting in report by Committee on Climate Change

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Annual census of swans begins on river Thames

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 3:53pm
Scarlet-clad bird-catchers in traditional river skiffs begin swan-upping duties for census dating back to medieval times Continue reading...
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There are aliens among us

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 12:15pm
The dragonfly nymph's extendable mouth parts, housed behind serrated jaws, are the stuff of a science-fiction nightmare Continue reading...
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Facing A Toxic Dump In South Africa, He Cleaned Up

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 7:38am

Desmond D'Sa fought a landfill that took over a beautiful valley and sickened residents with its awful smell. He lost his job but won the battle — and the Goldman Environmental Prize.

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Following the blinking lights all the way to the sea: riding the Dunwich Dynamo

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 7:33am

A 116-mile overnight jaunt from London to the Suffolk coast is becoming a popular ride with hardcore cyclists and novices alike

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Rupert Murdoch doesn't understand climate change basics, and that's a problem

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 6:00am

The man whose media empire is the main source of global warming misinformation displays an awful misunderstanding of climate science in a Sky News interview

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Why can't all cities have bike bridges like Copenhagen's new Cycle Snake?

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 5:57am

The two-lane elevated orange Cykelslangen the latest of the city's continuous and safe bike lanes is a joy to ride as it wriggles its way over the harbour

Helsinki's ambitious plan to make car ownership pointless

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Eight ways climate change is making the world more dangerous

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 3:08am

Disasters including storms, floods and heatwaves have increased fivefold since the 1970s, UN finds

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Carbon tax savings: Labor has a bone to pick with Coalition

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 12:27am

As repeal of the tax becomes imminent, Labor raises Barnaby Joyce's famous warning about $100 legs of lamb

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Carbon tax repeal: extra $550 a year for families called a 'mirage'

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 12:00am

Climate Institute says about half the figure comprises costs that are not certain to fall such as clothing, food and health

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Why nothing has really changed in Australia's surrealist climate policy circus

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/13 - 10:48pm

Whatever happens in Australia's climate change policy fandango the "inadequate" emissions target and low international ambition remains.

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Carbon tax abolition to cost budget almost $1bn

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/13 - 9:54pm

Repeal will take estimated $6.931bn out of budget, instead of the $6.048bn projected in the Coalition's election costings

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Carbon tax repeal almost certain as PUP seals amendments deal

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/13 - 8:59pm

Abbott government on track to be third time lucky, with repeal bills set to pass Senate on Tuesday

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100 years ago: Shower of frogs on the road to Tyldesley

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/13 - 2:30pm

Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 13 July 1914

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Seafood guide says five of top 11 species 'unsustainably managed'

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/13 - 1:55pm

Snapper, shark (flake), blue grenadier and imported prawns, squid and octopus 'should be avoided'

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Several valleys short of a Lakelands china plate

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/13 - 1:00pm
Lake District: Oh, to scale a hillock, knoll or parrot-green eminence above each 'shining level' within 24 hours Continue reading...
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