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As Ballot Deadline Looms, A Muddied Debate Over Colo. Fracking

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/08/04 - 12:28am

Colorado is embroiled in debate over how to regulate oil and gas development. Up to four energy-related issues could be on the November ballot, and the run-up is causing confusion among voters.

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As Ballot Deadline Looms, A Muddied Debate Over Colo. Fracking

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/08/04 - 12:28am

Colorado is embroiled in debate over how to regulate oil and gas development. Up to four energy-related issues could be on the November ballot, and the run-up is causing confusion among voters.

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Geoengineering the Earth's climate sends policy debate down a curious rabbit hole

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/08/03 - 5:34pm

Many of the worlds major scientific establishments are discussing the concept of modifying the Earths climate to offset global warming

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100 years ago: The disturbed spirit of the day

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/08/03 - 2:30pm

Country diarist Thomas Coward notes the beginning of the first world war

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Our raptors survival depends on banning driven grouse shoots

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/08/03 - 1:00pm
Claxton, Norfolk: The reason there are so few hen harriers is that they take grouse chicks and compete with the interests of grouse-moor owners Continue reading...
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Taste For Rare, Wild Pangolin Is Driving The Mammal To Extinction

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/08/03 - 7:48am

The meat of this scaly, ant-eating creature has become a luxury food for some newly rich Asians. But all eight pangolin species are now threatened by extinction, with two critically endangered.

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Taste For Rare, Wild Pangolin Is Driving The Mammal To Extinction

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/08/03 - 7:48am

The meat of this scaly, ant-eating creature has become a luxury food for some newly rich Asians. But all eight pangolin species are now threatened by extinction, with two critically endangered.

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As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/08/03 - 6:18am

Wildfires are ravaging the West Coast, burning homes and prompting evacuations. Responding to wildfires has proven costly and now the Obama administration is reevaluating how it pays to fight them.

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As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/08/03 - 6:18am

Wildfires are ravaging the West Coast, burning homes and prompting evacuations. Responding to wildfires has proven costly and now the Obama administration is reevaluating how it pays to fight them.

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The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/08/03 - 2:55am

Syracuse artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that will bloom in pink, purple and red in the spring and bear 40 different fruits in the summer and fall. It's part art, part agricultural marvel.

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The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/08/03 - 2:55am

Syracuse artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that will bloom in pink, purple and red in the spring and bear 40 different fruits in the summer and fall. It's part art, part agricultural marvel.

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Toledo Residents Cut Off From Water Supply After Tests Show Toxins

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2014/08/02 - 10:17pm

After tests revealed the presence of a toxin possibly from algae on Lake Erie, officials in Toledo, Ohio, warned residents not to drink from its water supply. More than 400,000 people are affected.

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Toledo Residents Cut Off From Water Supply After Tests Show Toxins

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2014/08/02 - 10:17pm

After tests revealed the presence of a toxin possibly from algae on Lake Erie, officials in Toledo, Ohio, warned residents not to drink from its water supply. More than 400,000 people are affected.

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Gurnard and chips, please: warmer seas change UK fish stock as cod head north

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/08/02 - 5:05am
Marine experts say we will soon have to get used to eating hake, mullet and other species as coastal waters heat up Continue reading...
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Guess Who's Been Waiting In The Lobby For A Hundred Million Years?

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2014/08/02 - 4:03am

The M-Thing. It's patient. It's modest. It's relentless. It stays.

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Guess Who's Been Waiting In The Lobby For A Hundred Million Years?

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2014/08/02 - 4:03am

The M-Thing. It's patient. It's modest. It's relentless. It stays.

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The birthday butterfly hunt

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/01 - 1:00pm
Frohawk Ride, New Forest: The butterfly sighting was a splendid way to celebrate Frohawks birthday, though its sad the insect has declined here Continue reading...
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Businessmen bribed foreign officials to import poisonous chemical

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/01 - 12:03pm
Bribes were paid by Innospec executives to secure orders to sell tetraethyl lead in Indonesia and Iraq, sentencing hearing told Continue reading...
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The Great Barrier Reef and the coal mine that could kill it

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/01 - 10:00am

The Great Barrier Reef is sick. Almost half of its coral is already dead and a massive new coal mine, which was given final approval this week, will only cause further damage. This is not just an issue for Australia, it affects us all

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It's time energy policy hums to a different tune

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/01 - 8:48am

Why is the UK government seeking to exploit more fossil fuels when we cant burn what we already know is there?

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