Environment

How the Kalahari bushmen and other tribespeople are being evicted to make way for ‘wilderness’

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/11/15 - 5:04pm
‘Racist’ governments are forcing native people from their land, supposedly to benefit wildlife and environment, according to a report

When Botswana’s president, Ian Khama, opened a giant $4.9bn diamond mine in the heart of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in September, there were some notable absentees among the invited guests: the 700 bushmen whose hunter-gatherer families had been the traditional inhabitants of the desert, but who have been exiled to impoverished settlements on the edge of the park and are forbidden to hunt the wildlife.

According to a Survival International report, launched at the World Parks Congress in Sydney, the world’s biggest conservation meeting, the San of the Kalahari are just one among hundreds of tribal peoples who have been evicted or are under threat of expulsion from the world’s 6,000 national parks and 100,000 protected conservation areas, which together are thought to cover nearly 13% of the Earth’s land surface.

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G20: David Cameron urges Tony Abbott to do more on climate change

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/11/15 - 3:20pm

Britain’s PM says countries that have ‘done the least’ need to lift their game if agreement is to be reached on post-2020 emissions

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Success Record is Mixed For Global Climate Deals

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2014/11/15 - 5:48am

As China and the U.S. strike a landmark climate change deal, NPR's Scott Simon asks science correspondent Christopher Joyce how effective these climate targets have been historically.

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On the reindeer range

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 10:30pm

Cairngorms, the Highlands The animals were re-introduced as long ago as 1952, having been brought in from a domesticated Swedish herd from Lapland

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Great Barrier Reef: Queensland lobbies Unesco behind the scenes at G20

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 5:24pm

Campbell Newman says his government is trying to combat ‘dishonest’ campaign being waged by environmentalists

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Obama's $3bn for climate fund could kickstart action on global warming

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 1:55pm
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House of Representatives passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 11:58am
  • Senate will vote on similar bill next week
  • Controversial pipeline has taken centre stage in Louisiana Senate race
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Climate Change To Make Lightning More Common, Study Says

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 9:13am

Researchers writing in the journal Science say that if the rate of global warming goes unchecked, the frequency of lightning strikes will increase by 50 percent.

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Fact check: China pledged bigger climate action than the USA; Republican leaders wrong

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 7:00am

America can meet President Obama’s climate pledge relatively easily, but China’s will require dramatic change

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Badger cull cost over £3,000 for each animal killed

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 6:59am

Controversial government badger cull cost UK taxpayers £6.3m in the first year, when 1,879 badgers were killed

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Judge Denies BP's Attempt To Avoid Up To $18 Billion In Fines

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 6:02am

Last month, the company asked the judge to reconsider a ruling that could trigger fines under the Clean Water Act. And on Thursday, he said no. The company says it will appeal.

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The week in wildlife – in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 5:53am

A sea lion sneaking a meal from a fisherman’s catch, elephants on the move and a comical owl feature in this week’s best images from the natural world

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Six myths about Australia’s climate policy that never did wash

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 5:01am

These myths are endlessly repeated and sure won’t be accepted in the wake of the US-China climate deal

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Giant batteries connected to the grid: the future of energy storage?

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 3:17am

The UKs first two-megawatt lithium-titanate battery might solve the challenges of industrial-scale energy storage

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China Agrees To Pollution Limits, But Will It Make A Difference?

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 3:06am

China has for the first time announced a ceiling to its future carbon emissions. Critics say the commitment is primarily symbolic, and unlikely to have a significant impact in the near future.

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Experts Parse U.S., China Commitments To Flight Climate Change

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 3:06am

China has for the first time announced a limit to its future carbon emissions. Critics say the commitment is primarily symbolic, and unlikely to have a significant impact in the near future.

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With Drought The New Normal, Calif. Farmers Find They Have To Change

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 3:06am

Three years of severe drought in California is forcing farmers and ranchers to make some tough choices. In some cases, they're rethinking everything about their business and finding new opportunities.

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Major oak in Sherwood Forest voted England's tree of the year

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 2:39am

A 1,000-year-old hollow oak, reputed to have hidden Robin Hood from the Sheriff of Nottingham, has been voted England’s tree of the year

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Eyewitness: Highlands, Scotland

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 2:06am
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