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Roundup weedkiller 'probably' causes cancer, says WHO study

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2015/03/21 - 10:12am

The Monsanto product – the world’s most widely used herbicide – contains glyphosate, which may also be carcinogenic for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

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Africa is centre of a ‘wildlife war’ that the world is losing

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2015/03/21 - 6:12am
A year on since 46 countries signed up to the ‘London declaration’ to eradicate the trade in horn and ivory, rhinos and elephants are still being pushed closer to extinction Continue reading...
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Tony Abbott unveils plan to save Great Barrier Reef

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/03/20 - 11:41pm

Prime minister sets out targets to reduce pollution in plan aimed at allaying Unesco’s concerns but criticised for lack of attention to climate change

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Drawn in by a captivating view

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/03/20 - 10:30pm

Crow’s Nest Bottom, New Forest This is still the season to see birches at their finest, with silver-white trunks catching the sun, set against the tan hues of bracken-draped hillsides

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Record Number Of Stranded Sea Lion Pups Strains California Resources

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2015/03/20 - 3:01pm

An uptick in malnourished pups on the coast has rescue centers struggling to keep up. Changing weather patterns and warmer ocean waters could be to blame, but it's still too early to tell.

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For The Love Of Pork: Antibiotic Use On Farms Skyrockets Worldwide

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2015/03/20 - 12:36pm

For the first time, scientists have estimated the amount of antibiotics pigs, chickens and cows consume globally — and how fast consumption is growing. Which country uses the most drugs on farms?

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Some Anxiety, But No Slowdown For North Dakota Oil Boom Town

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2015/03/20 - 10:42am

Low oil prices have led to a drop in drilling, but not as much as you might expect. In some parts of the state's Bakken oil patch, production continues at a feverish pace.

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Interior Department Issues New Fracking Rules For Federal Lands

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2015/03/20 - 10:03am

The regulations, which go into effect in 90 days, establish safety measures for wells and for drilling companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in the process.

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US unveils new rules to govern fracking on federal lands

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/03/20 - 9:27am

Announcement by Department of the Interior is the culmination of a four-year process that will affect more than 100,000 oil and gas wells on federal lands

The first major federal regulations on hydraulic fracking were released on Friday by the US Department of Interior.

The rules, which apply to all fracking on land owned by the US government, are the first federal standards to regulate the process – by which a mix of chemicals and water are injected into the ground in order to drill for oil and natural gas.

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The biggest story in the world: inside the Guardian's climate change campaign

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/03/20 - 9:11am

How was Keep it in the Ground created? Our audio documentary series tells the inside story of how the team came to an agreement on focusing on fossil fuel divestment

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Ethiopia burns 1.6 tonnes of ivory - video

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/03/20 - 8:38am
Some 6.1 tonnes of ivory is burned in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday as part of efforts to deter poachers. The country has lost 90% of its elephant population in the last thirty years and the ivory was destroyed in an attempt to reduce the demand for it. The tusks, carvings and jewellery was confiscated from traffickers travelling to Asia from the Ethiopian capital Continue reading...
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Petrobras scandal project received hundreds of millions from UK taxpayers

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/03/20 - 8:30am

Taxpayer support to the Brazilian energy project currently at the centre of huge corruption scandal included a £35m loan to help finance one of world’s largest oil platforms

The UK government provided hundreds of millions of pounds worth of support for a controversial energy project in Brazil that is now at the centre of a sprawling corruption scandal engulfing the country’s political and business elite.

Hundreds of contracts for energy projects, from refineries to oil rigs, have been implicated in the scandal which has seen executives at Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras and many of its contractors charged in connection with alleged bribery and money-laundering.

Related: UK loaned £1.7bn to foreign fossil fuel projects despite pledge

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Green news roundup: Guardian climate campaign, Arctic sea ice and ducks

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/03/20 - 8:12am

The week’s top environment news stories and green events. If you are not already receiving this roundup, sign up here to get the briefing delivered to your inbox

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Senior scientists call on health charities to shift money out of fossil fuels

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/03/20 - 6:56am

Former chief advisers to UK and European commission add their support to Guardian campaign for Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust to divest

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The week in wildlife – in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/03/20 - 6:35am

Kingfishers in courtship, rare clawed gecko and Himalayan griffon vultures are among the pick of this week’s images from the natural world

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Guardian climate change petition reaches 100k signatures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/03/20 - 3:12am

Actor Tilda Swinton and chef Yotam Ottolenghi are among 100,000 people who have supported the campaign calling for the Wellcome Trust and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to divest from fossil fuels

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Online farm subsidies claim system suspended after IT problems

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2015/03/20 - 2:46am

Deadline for applications extended and farmers told to revert to traditional paper forms after glitches with switchover to online-only system

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Can big businesses make political leaders get serious about cycling?

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2015/03/19 - 11:01pm

Companies including GSK, National Grid and Orange have written to party leaders seeking a greater commitment to cycling

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Across the ponds

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2015/03/19 - 10:30pm
Burton Mill and Chingford Ponds, West Sussex Like the stuttering images in a Victorian zoescope, the sand martins flicker overhead, feeding on the tiny flies rising from the water
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Who are really Australia's top climate polluters?

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2015/03/19 - 8:28pm

A list of Australia’s top ten greenhouse gas emitters would look different if fossil fuel firms were seen as responsible for the burning of their products

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