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Man bitten three times by adder left in serious but stable condition

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 2:19am
Doncaster man, 44, was visiting Dalby forest when he was bitten by the adder, Britain's only venomous snake Continue reading...
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Britain's food self-sufficiency is in long-term decline, warn farmers

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 11:00pm
NFU says year's food supply 'would run out today without imports', with homegrown food making up only 60% of total Continue reading...
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National Trust buys Hambledon Hill in Dorset

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 10:00pm
Pristine chalky outcrop is a treasure trove of plant species and a butterfly haven untouched by modern farming since Iron age Continue reading...
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Illegal coal mine encroaching on nature reserve in north-west China

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 6:00pm

Coalfield 14 times the size of the City of London turns alpine meadows into craters in Qinghai, Greenpeace investigation reveals

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China: coal mine impact on Yellow river upper basin in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 6:00pm

Muli coalfield is illegally gobbling up a nature reserve, blasting away alpine meadows and destroying the ecosystem of the countrys second largest river, Greenpeace investigation shows

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Mass. To Make Big Food Wasters Lose The Landfill

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 4:06pm

By October, the state will have the most ambitious commercial food waste ban in the U.S. Institutions that produce more than a ton of waste a week will have to find new uses for their scraps.

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Pollution triples mercury levels in ocean surface waters, study finds

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 10:00am

Toxic metal threatens marine life as it accumulates faster in shallow layers than in deep sea due to human activity

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The great diesel scandal: how cheap fuel is choking our cities

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 8:55am
Diesel's popularity with motorists has surged, but its green image was an illusion. Now concern is growing over the damage caused by emissions, with children particularly vulnerable Continue reading...
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Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 6:30am

Summer flood of Kalahari desert, sand and dust blanket over the Atlantic Ocean and the making of a super typhoon are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month

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Hawaii, Which Almost Never Has Hurricanes, Is Getting Ready For 2

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 6:18am

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are both expected to weaken into tropical storms before approaching the islands later this week, but residents are being urged to stock up on supplies.

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Do you recognise this cyclist, killed in Derbyshire last month?

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 3:59am

Police are appealing for information about a man who died after a collision on the A61 on 31 July

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Cycle couriers: my life as one of the dwindling band of urban cowboys

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 2:24am

Bike messengers were once the fastest way to get a document across a city until the arrival of email. Yet even today, in a world with superfast broadband, a few of us still eke out a living, writes cycle courier Emily Chappell

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A snorkel provides an escape route from the human tumult on the beach

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/05 - 1:00pm
Kynance Cove, Cornwall: Clear water tugs around limpet-colonised rocks on which sits a big, mournful-faced blenny Continue reading...
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Flowers line the coffin path across the granite peninsula to the surfers beach

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/05 - 12:59pm
Penzance to St Ives, Cornwall: Lanes are edged in betony, knapweed, seeding campion and dried-up ferns, tufted vetch, ripening blackberries and trumpets of Convolvulus Continue reading...
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Europe's forests 'particularly vulnerable' to rapid climate change

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/05 - 8:22am

New research shows forest ecosystems have been suffering intensified disturbance in Europe for decades, reports Climate News Network

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Just how far will American urban sprawl spread?

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/05 - 8:11am

Farmland, grasslands and forest are all expected to be converted to urban use as US cities sprawl over the next 50 years, reports Conservation Magazine

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Toxic algae growth pollutes drinking water in Toledo, Ohio - video

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/05 - 7:57am
On Sunday, residents in Toledo, Ohio are left stranded without safe drinking water after tests on Lake Erie, the area's main water supply, showed a dangerously high level of toxins from an algal growth. The news was announced early on Saturday causing many to buy bottled water in bulk from locals shops. The ban was lifted on Monday morning after further tests showed the city's drinking water was now safely within normal limits for consumption Continue reading...
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Summer cycling: share your photos and experiences

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/05 - 6:26am

The sun has been shining across Britain this summer and wed like to know where youve been cycling in the glorious weather. Share your summer inspired cycling photos and experiences via GuardianWitness

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Drink up, then eat the glass the trend for edible food packaging and tableware

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/05 - 4:34am
New technologies are being used to make edible packaging for food and drink. It could reduce what we send to landfill, but will it taste any good? Continue reading...
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