Environment

It's time we gave our children permission to get outside and get dirty

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 9:30pm

People who spend more time outdoors as kids are the ones who have a stronger interest in protecting the planet

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California Approves $500 Fines For Residential Water-Wasters

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 8:16pm

Residents will have to pay for wasteful outdoor watering, including hosing down driveways and washing a car without a shut-off nozzle.

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Ban neonicotinoids now to avert another silent spring

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 12:27pm
This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it Continue reading...
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First world war heroism re-enacted in the woods

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 11:53am
Sterts, Bodmin Moor: As the auditorium fills, one of the actors is already ensconced on the stage beside a ramshackle pig ark Continue reading...
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Cheetah smuggling driving wild population to extinction, report says

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 10:39am

Rising demand for luxury pets in the Gulf states taking gruesome toll as two-thirds of snatched cubs are dying en route

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Phil Hollom obituary

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 10:19am
Ornithologist who helped to popularise birdwatching and contributed to some of the most important field guides and research Continue reading...
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Germany pledges $1bn to UN climate change fund

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 8:34am

Green Climate Fund, designed to help poorer countries deal with global warming, receives boost from Angela Merkel, reports AlertNet

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UK's new energy and environment ministers opposed green energy

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 6:38am

Matthew Hancock called for cuts to wind power subsidies while Liz Truss claimed renewable power was damaging the economy

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David Cameron's reshuffle gets rid of the 'green crap'

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 3:20am

Liz Truss replaces Owen Paterson as environment secretary, while William Hague and Greg Barker rare strong green voices in the Conservative party also leave government

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Underwater Meadows Might Serve As Antacid For Acid Seas

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 2:37am

Marine biologists worry that certain species won't survive the shifts in sea acidity that climate change brings. But research on sea grasses along California's coast suggest marine preserves can help.

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California Experiments With A Fix To Acidifying Oceans

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 2:37am

Marine biologists are witnessing oceans grow more acidic. There may be hope though; some pockets of underwater sea grasses along coastlines help buffer the acidity like an antacid does for heartburn.

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Coal-Burning Power Plant To Give New Life To Texas Oil Field

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 2:11am

About 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide will be captured annually from a coal-burning power plant near Houston. Then the CO2 will be injected into a nearby oil field to help boost crude production.

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Plastic bag use rises for fourth year

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/15 - 2:01am

More than 8bn single use plastic bags given away in UK supermarkets in 2013, figures from waste programme show

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UK on track to miss carbon targets, climate change advisers warn

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 9:15pm

Government's flagship energy efficiency schemes are found wanting in report by Committee on Climate Change

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Annual census of swans begins on river Thames

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 3:53pm
Scarlet-clad bird-catchers in traditional river skiffs begin swan-upping duties for census dating back to medieval times Continue reading...
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There are aliens among us

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 12:15pm
The dragonfly nymph's extendable mouth parts, housed behind serrated jaws, are the stuff of a science-fiction nightmare Continue reading...
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Facing A Toxic Dump In South Africa, He Cleaned Up

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 7:38am

Desmond D'Sa fought a landfill that took over a beautiful valley and sickened residents with its awful smell. He lost his job but won the battle — and the Goldman Environmental Prize.

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Following the blinking lights all the way to the sea: riding the Dunwich Dynamo

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 7:33am

A 116-mile overnight jaunt from London to the Suffolk coast is becoming a popular ride with hardcore cyclists and novices alike

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Rupert Murdoch doesn't understand climate change basics, and that's a problem

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/07/14 - 6:00am

The man whose media empire is the main source of global warming misinformation displays an awful misunderstanding of climate science in a Sky News interview

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