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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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Flood alerts as wild weather lashes Britain

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 1:26am
Reports of man swept into sea in Devon, as south-east and west England, Midlands and Pembrokeshire remain at risk of flooding Continue reading...
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G20: US at odds with Australia as it pledges billions to climate change fund

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 12:48am

G20 exclusive: Barack Obama to promise as much as $3bn to the Green Climate Fund which was attacked by Tony Abbott

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G20: Obama to pledge up to $3bn to help poor countries on climate change

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/14 - 12:46am

Exclusive: Green Climate Fund commitment to be unveiled as leaders gather for G20 summit in hope of spurring others to stump up cash in a move likely to embarrass the host nation, Australia

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A time for reflection

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 10:30pm
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Government softens stance on Devon's wild beavers

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 10:30pm

Correspondence from environment department suggests River Otter beavers will be tested for disease locally rather than moved 300 miles away

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Can Zambia save its environment with marijuana?

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 10:00pm

Green party’s presidential candidate Peter Sinkamba is promising voters to cut country’s dependency on mining – by growing and exporting marijuana

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Great Barrier Reef dangers: Unesco says Australia is listening at last

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 8:14pm

Director general of UN cultural and heritage body hopes governments plan for the reef will reverse the trend of decline

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Boris Johnson admits London's Oxford Street is one of world's most polluted

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 12:29pm

London mayor makes u-turn over Oxford Streets pollution levels in a letter to the EAC about research funding for Kings College, that made the original claim on air quality

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Lightning strikes will increase due to climate change

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

For every 1C of global warming lightning strikes will increase by about 12%, new research shows, but scientists dont yet know where increases will occur

Video: Watch a years worth of lightning strikes in the US

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Watch a year's worth of lightning strikes in the US - video

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 12:00pm
Lightning strikes will increase by about 12% for every 1C rise in global temperatures, says a new study by the University of California, Berkeley. But we still can't predict where or when strikes will occur. In the US, lightning strikes are especially common in the mid-west and the Tampa Bay area of Florida, so-called lightning alley Continue reading...
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Spineless: extraordinary portraits of marine invertebrates - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 10:01am

Crabs, starfish, jellyfish – if they don’t have a backbone, they’ve probably been shot by wildlife photographer Susan Middleton. Shooting the specimens in a glass box on a research ship, she has captured the eerie beauty of creatures that form 98% of known animal species in the ocean, but which are at increasing risk from climate change and pollution

Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates, the Backbone of Life by Susan Middleton is published by Abrams & Chronicles

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Chinese media welcomes climate deal with US

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 9:20am

Announcement on capping carbon emissions gets largely positive coverage in national media

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Congress to vote on Keystone pipeline in high-stakes challenge to Obama

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 8:40am

Senate and House of Representatives schedule votes to support controversial pipeline, hours after president announced historic emissions deal with China

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Fracking no 'silver bullet' for emissions cuts or energy security

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 7:30am

There are no scientific reasons to ban fracking in Europe but questions remain over its potential, European science academies have said

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New study shows warm waters are melting Antarctica from below

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 7:00am

The penetration of warm water to Antarctic ice shelves appears to be responsible for their dramatic decline

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Fukushima £11bn cleanup progresses, but there is no cause for optimism

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 6:03am
With 500,000 tonnes of contaminated water onsite and reactor 1 off limits until 2025, decommissioning will take 40 years Continue reading...
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Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 5:37am

The two bills' sponsors — Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. — are heading toward a runoff election next month.

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UK opposition could doom EU efforts to curb plastic bag use

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/13 - 4:44am

UK is leading opposition to a proposal for an 80% cut to the 100bn single-use plastic bags used each year in Europe

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