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Senseless brutality spoils the shimmer of purest pink orchids

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 12:59pm
LLanymynech: Trowel marks in turf reveal where some collector has dug up the bee orchid Continue reading...
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The week in wildlife - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 8:45am

Ghost bats, beaver babies and desert elephants are among the pick of this week's images from the natural world

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Obama approves sonic cannons for use in east coast gas and oil exploration

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 7:38am

Decision opens an area of the eastern seaboard larger than two Californias to exploration for the first time in decades

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Man pours beer over tiger as London Zoo Lates parties get out of hand

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 7:26am
Sources raise concerns about impact of drunken behaviour following incidents with tigers and penguins at Zoo Lates Continue reading...
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India's forest cover is on the up but are the numbers too good to be true?

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 6:58am

Upward trend in forest cover seems far-fetched to some observers, as land is given over to power stations and mining

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Boris Johnson: 'bollocks' to say Oxford Street has world's worst pollution

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 6:17am

Mayor dismisses scientific evidence from King's College London showing street has world's worst nitrogen dioxide levels

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Owen Paterson to give lecture to Nigel Lawson's climate-sceptic thinktank

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 3:06am

Just days after leaving office, former UK environment secretary agrees to deliver speech at Global Warming Policy Foundation

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Calif. Officials Debate How To Get Residents To Cut Water Use

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 2:29am

How do you make people conserve water? Officials in California are asking that question, as the state enacts unprecedented water-use restrictions during the severe drought.

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Germany is most energy efficient major economy, study finds

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 1:21am

Ranking places Mexico last and voices concern about the pace of efforts by the United States and Australia

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Whale birth: mother and baby doing well, swimming off Sydney beach

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 1:17am

Southern right whale had a calf overnight in the waters between Dee Why and Turimetta, whale experts say

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Carbon price repeal a victory for fossil fuels, ideologues and climate science denial

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 11:18pm

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is declaring victory after a long-fought battle to repeal laws to price greenhouse gas emissions. But who actually won?

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Satellite Eye on Earth: June 2014 - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 11:00pm

Sand dunes of Algeria, atolls of Maldives and smoking volcanoes of Indonesia are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month

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MPs' report shows even the slightly inept can get it right on cycling

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 11:00pm

Their first evidence session was an embarrassing disaster, but the Commons transport committee has ended up producing a half-decent report about getting people on bikes

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Australias carbon tax abolition draws international criticism

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 9:54pm

Al Gore calls it a disappointing step and European Union says world is moving towards carbon pricing initiatives

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Big Butterfly Count kicks off with high hopes for spotting scarce tortoiseshell

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 9:30pm
UK-wide sightings could hit 1m but rarest and commonest British butterfly are hard to tell apart Continue reading...
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Direct Action climate policy way off target, industry groups tell Tony Abbott

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 2:53pm

Prime minister is warned by host of experts that Coalition's policy is not enough to meet 5% emissions reduction target

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So feather-footed is this questing vole that you have to track the droppings

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 12:59pm
Sinderhope, Northumberland: An hour passes and I stand. There's a loud rippling plop all this time a water vole has been a few feet away Continue reading...
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Better use of worlds existing cropland could feed 3 billion more people: study

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 12:00pm
Research reveals large increases in population expected in the next three decades need not result in widespread hunger Continue reading...
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We Are Falklands exhibition in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 11:52am

This year the Falklands government ran a competition to find the best pictures from the islands photographers. Both amateur and professional photographers were encouraged to apply, and the categories included wildlife, landscapes, heritage, people and island life. The best of the images are being displayed at Londons Mall Galleries from 21-27 July

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