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Rare Monarch butterflies spotted on England's south coast

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/09 - 2:47am

Five sightings of Monarch butterflies - one of Britains rarest migrant species - have been made in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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Lego ends Shell partnership following Greenpeace campaign

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 10:00pm

Toymaker will not renew current multimillion pound deal, that sees Shell-branded Lego sets sold at petrol stations, following a viral video against Arctic drilling by the green group

Science Museum former head gives Greenpeace Lego campaign 0 out of 10

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Shield bugs: nature's heraldic knights

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 9:30pm
Keelman's Way, Wylam, Northumberland Stiff-legged denizens of the wood emblazoned in green, red and gold greet autumn's arrival Continue reading...
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Carmichael mine: Indian conservation group joins legal battle with Adani

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 7:51pm

Conservation Action Trust challenges approval of Australias largest coal mine, whose coal would be burned in India

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Climate Change Worsens Coastal Flooding From High Tides

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 2:47pm

Flooding from extreme tidal swings was once just a rare nuisance for coastal cities. But rising sea levels have increased the frequency of these nuisance floods as much as tenfold since the 1960s.

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Love Pine Nuts? Then Protect Pine Forests

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 1:52pm

An expensive delicacy among nuts, pine nuts are foraged — not farmed — from distant forests. In some places, the delicate ecosystems that produce the nuts are disappearing.

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EU approves Hinkley Point nuclear power station as costs raise by £8bn

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 11:36am
EDF Energy overcomes last hurdle for Somerset plant which EC warns could cost over £24bn by the time it is completed in 2023 Continue reading...
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Health watchdog contradicts claims Devon beavers pose human health risk

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 10:25am

Emails show Public Health England does not believe beavers on river Otter would increase risk to human health from disease

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Fossil fuel divestment: a brief history

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 8:24am

As Glasgow becomes the first university in Europe to divest from fossil fuels, we take a look at the key moments in the movements history

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Glasgow becomes first university in Europe to divest from fossil fuels

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 8:20am

University court votes to divest £18m from fossil fuel industry in what campaigners call dramatic beachhead

Fossil fuel divestment: a brief history

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GWPF funder Lord Leach relying on unreliable sources of global warming information

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 6:00am

A funder of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), Lord Leach relies upon sources of climate information with a long history of being wrong

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Nick Clegg taunts David Cameron on 'green crap'

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 5:48am

Its not green crap to us, says Liberal Democrat leader, referring to comments made by Tory leader about levies on energy bills

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European Commission approves Hinkley Point nuclear subsidy deal

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 5:45am

Brussels gives go ahead to state subsidy scheme, that offers EDF Energy a set price for 35 years, clearing the way for first nuclear reactors to be built in Britain for almost 20 years

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Underwater classroom: professors to spend 73 days below sea surface video

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 3:05am
Bruce Cantrell, 63, and Jessica Fain, 25, are attempting to break the world record for time spent underwater by living in an ocean laboratory for 73 days. The pair, who are academics at Roane State Community College, will live under the sea in Key Largo, Florida. The pair begin their attempt on Friday and will have weekly guests, including former astronaut Buzz Aldrin Continue reading...
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Protests Disrupt Telescope Groundbreaking In Hawaii

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 12:33am

After years of planning, Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope broke ground Tuesday. But a group interrupted the ceremony, angry about the telescope's location on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.

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A fruitful trip to a fruit-full festival

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 9:30pm
Bere Ferrers, Tamar Valley: Apples range from little cider varieties to the reds of Mrs Bull's and the lumpy Cornish mother large and vivid after the September warmth Continue reading...
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US east coast cities face frequent flooding due to climate change

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 9:00pm

From Miami to Washington DC, towns and cities on Americas east coast could see triple the number of tidal floods by 2030 as sea levels rise, say researchers

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So A Global Economist Walks Into A Comedy Club ...

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 2:51pm

Yoram Bauman is an economist. And a stand-up comic. Who makes jokes about climate change and global development, among other topics. At the Inter-American Development Bank this week, he killed!

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UK electric car sales surge in 2014

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 8:05am

Industry figures show sales growth outpacing diesel and petrol equivalents, although volumes remain small

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