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Seals 'hunt for prey at offshore windfarms'

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 3:09am

GPS tracking showed several travelling in a grid-like pattern between individual turbines, apparently foraging

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George Osborne defeated in attempt to weaken UK carbon budget

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 2:27am

Ed Davey says legally-binding target for 2023-2027 the most ambitious in the developed world will not change

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'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 1:44am

A program that provides food and shelter to migratory birds has enlisted immigrant women in the effort. "When I see them here," says one woman, "it reminds me of my garden back home in Mexico."

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South-west is the UK's jellyfish hotspot, survey finds

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 1:00am

First effort to map populations in over 40 years shows moon jellyfish is most spotted species in UK waters

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Great Barrier Reef's decline buried in government reports, says agency

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 12:12am

Australian Institute of Marine Science says the government report on the Barrier Reef focuses on positive conclusions

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Bush Blitz, which found 700 new plant and animal species, to be extended

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 6:48pm

Australian science scheme to run for three more years after government and BHP Billiton each contribute $6m

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Australian creatures great and small: Bush Blitz in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 6:48pm

Five times a year Bush Blitz expeditions document and map Australian plants and animals. From the wilds of Tasmania to the scorched interior, the program pinpoints the habitats of different species. To date, researchers have documented more than 20,000 known species as well as 700 new species.

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Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 2:00pm

Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken

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Shakespeare in a field

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 12:59pm
Lamyatt, Somerset: Champagne corks popped at the more elaborate picnics. Small children laughed and leapt in the air Continue reading...
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South Africa considers plan to move rhinos to protect them from poachers

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 11:02am
Kruger national park says goal is to 'spread the risk' because it has been heavily targeted, but no guarantee other parks safer Continue reading...
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World breaks temperature record for June after hottest May

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 10:19am
Last month's average global temperature was 16.2C, 0.7C higher than 20th-century average, says NOAA Continue reading...
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Genome editing of crops may be restricted by EU rules, warn scientists

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 9:21am

New technology designed to fight disease and improve yield, but different from GM, speeds up natural process of gene adaptation

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Climate models accurately predicted global warming when reflecting natural ocean cycles

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 6:00am

A new study shows that when synchronized with El Niño/La Niña cycles, climate models accurately predict global surface warming

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Paterson's 'green blob' tirade reveals the right's problem with climate change

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 5:56am

Action on global warming looks like communism to a right wing fringe, resulting in denial, paranoia and delay

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How the coalition is stopping the reintroduction of wildlife to the UK

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 3:34am

The infrastructure bill seeks to reclassify extinct species as non-native, and prevent them from returning

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Climate change is far from the only cause of a rapid rise in disasters

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 2:58am

The world's population has nearly doubled in four decades, putting more people and property in harm's way

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Face your fears: extreme creepy-crawly close-ups in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 1:30am

Wildlife photographer Yudy Sauw has captured close-ups of insects revealing their colourful and alien-like faces. In these images the insects have bulging eyes and sharp pincers and appear more grotesque than usual. Yudy photographed the bugs at his home studio in Banten, Indonesia, from 2-10cm away

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Illegal wildlife trade along the Burma-China border - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/20 - 11:00pm

The town of Mong-La in Burma's Shan state, close to the border with China, is at the crossroads of illegal wildlife trade routes that are sucking the forests, jungles and plains of India, Burma, Laos and Thailand dry of their native animals and plants many of them endangered

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Sainsburys store to be powered solely by food waste

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/20 - 9:30pm
Cannock in West Midlands will be UKs first retail outlet to go off-grid and run on electricity created from anaerobic digestion Continue reading...
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Great Barrier Reef 'in worst state since records began'

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/07/20 - 9:11pm

Scientists say reef will be pretty ugly within 40 years, with large swaths of seaweed where complex coral structures once thrived

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