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50 years ago: Christmas memories of a great stillness over the Lake country

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/12/14 - 3:30pm

Originally published in the Guardian on 21 December 1964

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UN agrees way forward on climate change – but path is unclear

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/12/14 - 1:37pm

A global warming pact has been struck, but now nations must not only meet targets but fund clean development

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The Guardian view on the Lima climate change conference: a skirmish before the real battle

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/12/14 - 12:34pm
There's just a year to go before the Paris summit on emissions targets Continue reading...
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Lima climate change talks reach global warming agreement

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/12/14 - 9:21am

Deal would for first time commit all countries – including developing nations – to cutting emissions

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Nations Salvage Deal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/12/14 - 6:16am

The deal is the first-ever to require all nations to reduce emissions, but it doesn't include a mechanism to monitor compliance.

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Lima climate change talks end in agreement - but who won?

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/12/14 - 4:47am
This weekend’s deal on cutting greenhouse gas emissions gave everyone at the talks in Peru what they came for - sort of Continue reading...
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Lima climate change conference reaches deal - video

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/12/14 - 4:33am
Negotiators attending the Lima climate change talks agree on Sunday on a new style of global deal due in 2015 to combat climate change. The Peruvian environment minister and COP 20 [Conference of the Parties] president Manuel Pulgar Vidal says the agreement is not perfect, but that all involved parties' concerns are addressed. Campaigners have said the text is too weak for a good global deal Continue reading...
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Climate Negotiators Reach A Compromise In Lima

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/12/14 - 3:10am

The deal sets the stage for a global pact in Paris next year, but rejected a rigorous review of the greenhouse gas emissions limits the plan.

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American drought: California’s crisis

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/12/14 - 1:30am

A storm has hit California, but that’s not going to end the ‘worst drought in a generation’ that is turning much of the centre of the state into a dust bowl. Chris McGreal reports on the drought bringing one of the richest states in America to its knees

Esidronio Arreola never gave much thought to the well that so reliably pumped water to his traditional clapboard house in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. But one day in March, he opened the tap and all he got was air.

Through the searing summer heat, the Mexican immigrant to California’s Central Valley and his family endured a daily routine of collecting water in his pickup truck from an emergency communal tank, washing from buckets and struggling to keep their withering orchard alive while they waited for snow to return to the mountains and begin the cycle of replenishing the aquifer that provides water to almost all the homes in the region.

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Will going gluten-free help save the earth?

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/12/13 - 11:00pm

To improve my health I’m thinking of not eating wheat. Is this also better for the planet?

If you have an ethical dilemma, email Lucy at lucy.siegle@observer.co.uk

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Earth faces sixth ‘great extinction’ with 41% of amphibians set to go the way of the dodo

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/12/13 - 5:05pm

Analysis for prestigious Nature magazine sounds alarm on the way that human activity, from overfishing to agriculture, is forcing a vast number of species to vanish from the wild

Northern white rhino’s death leaves just five left in the world

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World set for climate disaster, say activists, as Lima talks falter

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/12/13 - 1:06pm

Proposals too weak to keep global warming to the agreed limit of two degrees above pre-industrial levels

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The Highland tiger that came for tea

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/12/12 - 10:30pm
Strathnairn, Highland Some people claim there may be only 40 pure wildcats left in Scotland. Was there really a pure “Highland tiger” feeding in our garden? I was convinced. Continue reading...
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Climate talks: summit chief warns 'we need to work' as deadline passes – as it happened

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/12/12 - 3:23pm

Updates and reaction from the UN climate summit in Peru, where nearly 200 countries are trying to agree the draft text for a deal to avoid dangerous global warming

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Lima climate summit extended as poor countries demand more from rich

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/12/12 - 1:04pm
Talks stumble amid rising frustration over ‘ridiculously low’ cash commitments offered by rich nations to help pay for emissions cuts Continue reading...
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UN: drought in Central America has pushed 2.5m people into food insecurity

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/12/12 - 12:09pm

Subsistence farmers, farm labourers and low-income families especially at risk as UN warns of ‘creeping humanitarian crisis’

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Lima climate conference week two – in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/12/12 - 10:15am

From high-level sessions of international delegates to an alternative People’s Summit and Climate March, here are the highlights from the UN’s climate change conference in Lima

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Aerial Photos Are New Weapon In Organic Civil War

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/12/12 - 9:43am

An organic watchdog organization says big organic egg and milk producers are violating organic rules. As evidence, it offers aerial photos — but some photos may not be of organic operations.

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Climate Sticking Point: Who Cuts And By How Much?

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/12/12 - 7:27am

On the final day of the latest round of climate talks, rich and poor nations meeting in Lima, Peru, have yet to agree on the central issue of emissions targets.

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