Environment

Spain clears oil exploration off Canary Islands

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/14 - 5:01am

Green groups say they will appeal industry ministry decision to grant energy company Repsol three-year drilling license

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Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2,000 years, report says

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/14 - 3:02am

Glacier retreat could disrupt water supply to Asias main rivers including Yellow, Yangtze, Brahmaputra, Mekong and Salween

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Tony Abbott adviser warns of threat of 'global cooling'

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/14 - 1:02am

Opponents label comments terrifying after Maurice Newman writes opinion piece in the Australian newspaper

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Environment minister Greg Hunt admits Great Barrier Reef is in trouble

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/13 - 10:53pm

Australias environment minister says the reefs health has some real negatives following the release of a new report

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An urban oasis

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/13 - 1:00pm
Lower Ouseburn valley, Newcastle: Traffic growled overhead, but here was a fragile insect of exquisite beauty, in what was once one of the most polluted parts of the city Continue reading...
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Greek farmers hit hard by Russian sanctions against EU produce

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/13 - 10:16am
Truckloads of fruit left rotting after being turned away from border as farmers demand special exemption from sanctions or compensation Continue reading...
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Fracking's impact on wildlife remains unknown, study finds

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/13 - 6:21am

Lack of data on pollution and habitat loss makes it hard to gauge wider effect of shale gas development in North America

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Mount Polley mine spill: a hazard of Canada's industry-friendly attitude?

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/13 - 6:00am

A dam at a waste pond on the site of a British Columbia mine burst last week, releasing 4.5m cubic meters of potentially toxic slurry into virtually untouched forest

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Global warming is moistening the atmosphere

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/13 - 6:00am

Human-caused global warming is causing the upper troposphere to become wetter

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Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/08/12 - 2:17pm

Studies warn that climate change will threaten corn production in coming decades. Meanwhile, farmers are experimenting with new planting methods in hopes of slowing soil erosion from torrential rains.

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Signs and portents

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/12 - 1:00pm
Wenlock Edge: The swifts have departed, there are wasps in the windfalls, and in the hedge, a mysterious map Continue reading...
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Wolverines lose chances at protection over climate change 'ambiguity'

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/12 - 10:58am

Rejecting conclusions of agency scientists, US Fish and Wildlife Service director says climate change impacts remain ambiguous

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Rescuing orphaned baby elephants in Kenya - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/12 - 7:50am

To mark World Elephant Day, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has released behind-the-scenes pictures of efforts to save orphaned baby elephants in Africa, where up to 35,000 animals are killed for their tusks each year.

As elephant populations suffer losses from poaching, habitat destruction and human conflict, the charity travels across Kenya to treat injured adults and care for orphaned infants at its nursery.

The images offer a unique view of the trials and tribulations to reach and then transport often fragile babies who are often poaching victims and have witnessed considerable trauma.

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Whale carcass washes up on Rio de Janeiro beach - video

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/12 - 7:16am
A 12m humpback whale has washed up on a beach in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro. Lifeguards clear Macumba beach, in the city's Recreio neighbourhood, while they pull the carcass from the water. A tractor and two cranes are later used to transport the decomposing whale, estimated to weigh between 20 to 30 tonnes, off the beach. It is unclear how the animal died Continue reading...
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Welcome to Guatemala: gold mine protester beaten and burnt alive

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/12 - 7:13am

Indigenous people speak out against the Marlin mine run by Canadian company Goldcorp

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Mexico urged to act and save world's smallest porpoise the little sea cow

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/12 - 5:53am
Wildlife groups demand action over danger from fishing nets to vaquita marina, whose numbers are estimated at under 100 Continue reading...
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Quito summit is our chance to protect the polar bear by all means

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/12 - 5:07am

This iconic species should be listed under the Convention on Migratory Species and specific protection measures agreed

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Milwaukee Finds A Fix For Stormwater Overflows: Abandoned Basements

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/08/12 - 4:19am

Stormwater and sewage backing up into someone's basement is a disaster. But a city official realized that if that basement is in a home that's going to be razed, flooding it could save other homes.

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London air pollution: which mode of transport has the highest exposure? - video

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/08/12 - 3:07am
An exercise by the Healthy Air Campaign, King's College London and Camden council used members of the public to track exposure to air pollution in London. The monitoring found that that travelling on foot or by bike exposed commuters to significantly fewer fumes than using a car or bus Continue reading...
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In Time Of Drought, U.S. West's Alfalfa Exports Are Criticized

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/08/12 - 2:11am

As the West moves more into a record-setting drought, many are taking a look at how water gets used. Alfalfa grown with Colorado River water is a case study of how and why water gets used as it does.

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