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Stopping climate meltdown needs the courage that saved the ozone layer

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/11 - 8:08am

Governments dither on the solution to global warming but the Montreal protocol is a reminder of a time when they took their hands out of their pockets

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Ozone Levels Bounce Back, Showing First Increase In 35 Years

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/09/11 - 7:37am

NASA says that a ban on CFCs enacted in the 1980s has contributed to a 4 percent rebound since 2000 in atmospheric ozone in mid-northern latitudes.

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Badger cull: tranquil nights, uneasy vigil and a change of police tactics

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/11 - 7:32am

There is little activity, no gunfire or marksmen in sight, but is the silence of the countryside misleading?

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2050 weather forecasts: why we need stories like this to tackle climate change

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/11 - 6:02am

The UNs mock weather forecasts from the future are part of the cultural revolution needed to address global warming

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South Downs National Park Authority rejects shale drilling bid

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/11 - 4:23am

Planning committee turn down Celtique Energie application to explore for shale gas and oil near Fernhurst in West Sussex

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Lost frogs: finding the world's rarest amphibians in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/11 - 3:29am

In Search of Lost Frogs is the story of conservationist and photographer Robin Moores journey from Colombia to Costa Rica and Israel to India to find lost species, a quest he embarked upon later joined by 126 researchers in 21 countries in 2010. He has founded the Amphibian Survival Alliance and is a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. The expedition and its discoveries give hope that it is still not too late to save some species, and they are all remarkable as is illustrated by Moores stunning photographs here

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Amazon deforestation jumps 29%

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/11 - 1:12am

Satellite figures show surge in deforestation, as agriculture expands in states of Para and Mato Grosso

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Shark cull rejected by Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/11 - 1:03am

No baited drumlines will be set this summer after concerns over programs impact on great whites leads to EPA recommendation

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An unlikely long-distance traveller

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/10 - 9:30pm
Mickleton, Teesdale: By the time the leaves have fallen here the redstart may well be catching flies stirred up by hooves of gazelles in Morocco Continue reading...
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WA government moves to approve 25 contentious resource projects

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/10 - 9:09pm

Conservationists say retrospectively validating the projects reveals the flaw in one-stop state environmental decisions

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Rally to protest 'green attack' on Abbot Point over Great Barrier Reef concerns

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/10 - 6:52pm

Local business owners and politicians say the development of the port and associated coalmines can save north Queensland

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Boris Johnson's diesel car scrappage scheme could cost £300m

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/10 - 5:00pm

Paying owners £2,000 to switch to cleaner models could take more than 150,000 polluting cars off Londons roads, mayor says

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Tropical forests illegally destroyed for commercial agriculture

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/10 - 4:01pm
Forest Trends warns that demand for palm oil, beef, soy and wood has fuelled rapid deforestation, especially in Indonesia Continue reading...
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Will cutting carbon emissions save the UK money?

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/10 - 1:59pm

A WWF report has found meeting the UKs carbon targets could save the country billions of pounds by improving energy security, creating jobs and stimulating new industries. With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates.

Post your thoughts in the comments below, email karl.mathiesen.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @karlmathiesen

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Illegal Loggers Suspected In Death Of Peruvian Activist

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/09/10 - 1:28pm

Geographer David Salisbury talks about his friend Edwin Chota, a Peruvian activist who advocated that land being illegally logged should be given to indigenous groups. Chota was murdered on Sept. 1.

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Ozone layer shows signs of recovery after 1987 ban on damaging gases

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/10 - 11:56am
Continued rises in other greenhouse gases, as well as illicit usage of carbon tetrachloride, still has potential to undo gains Continue reading...
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How Hillary Clinton's State Department sold fracking to the world

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/10 - 10:27am

A trove of secret documents details the US governments global push for shale gas, reports Mother Jones

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Gray whale swims near boats in Californian harbour - video

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/10 - 10:01am
A gray whale is spotted in California's Marina Del Rey Harbour on Tuesday evening. The whale comes within metres of several moored boats and appears to be swimming freely with no signs of distress. The whale was first spotted off Topanga Canyon earlier in the day, according to marine officials Continue reading...
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In the Years of Living Dangerously, Part 3

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/10 - 6:00am

Matt, Damon, Thomas Friedman, and Michael C. Hall investigate our future in a hotter world

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Friends of the Earth denies dropping nuclear power opposition

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/10 - 5:59am

Green group refutes BBC report saying it has not shifted its stance on nuclear

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