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Shell ignored internal warnings over Nigeria oil spills, documents suggest

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 5:01pm

Documents filed at London high court suggest Shell didnt act on advice to fix aged pipeline and underplayed magnitude of two spills in Nigeria in 2008

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40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 4:49pm

Just how much of the world's cropland can we really call urban? That's been a big mystery until now.

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Secret talks and a personal letter: how the US-China climate deal was done

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 3:10pm

A visit to Beijing by Kerry and a missive from Obama were key moments in a nine-month negotiation between the worlds biggest polluters

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For U.S.-China Deal On Greenhouse Gases, The Devil Is In The Details

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 2:42pm

Scientists say a new deal between the U.S. and China on greenhouse gases is a positive move toward new models for controlling emissions, but that it won't keep the Earth from dangerous levels of warming.

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Republicans vow to use expanded powers to thwart US-China climate deal

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 12:49pm

Obamas opponents looking for ways to undermine bold climate change strategy that could bring about drastic reduction in carbon emissions

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Where Obama's potential successors stand on climate change

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 12:10pm

Implementation of the US-China deal will fall to future administrations. What have potential 2016 presidential candidates had to say on global warming?

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What does China need to do to meet its carbon pledge?

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 11:18am

China says it will make emissions peak by 2030 but doing so will require building enough clean energy to power the whole of the US

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US-China climate deal boosts global talks but Republicans vow to resist

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 10:31am
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US and China strike deal on carbon cuts in push for global climate change pact

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 6:43am

Barack Obama aims for reduction of a quarter or more by 2025, while Xi Jinping sets goal for emissions to fall after 2030

• Reaction to the emissions deal – live
• Interactive guide: How the world uses coal

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Vestas to create 800 jobs with Isle of Wight wind turbine plant

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 6:24am

Danish giant announces plan to manufacture 8MW turbine blades on Isle of Wight, reports BusinessGreen

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Peru's forests store more CO2 than US emits in a year, research shows

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 6:08am

Carbon mapping by the Carnegie Institute for Science reveals nearly seven billion tonnes of carbon stored in Perus rainforests, in a technique that could help preserve such stores to reduce carbon emissions

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Europe's cycling economy has created 650,000 jobs

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 5:50am

Cycling industry employs more people than mining and quarrying with potential for a million jobs by 2020, says new study

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China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 5:08am

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.

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United States and China reach landmark carbon emissions deal - as it happened

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 4:56am

The worlds two largest economies strike historic, ambitious deal to cap carbon emissions and increase use of renewable energy

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Owlets of Essex airfield – in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 4:30am

The little owls hatched in the summer and since then have been learning the lay of the land. They stomp along branches, divebomb off fences and even give each other a peck on the cheek. Russell Savory, 60, from Hertfordshire, photographed young and adult owls in Stow Maries Aerodrome in Essex. The aerodrome was used from 1916 to 1919 to defend against German bomber attacks

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China-US carbon deal: A historic milestone in the global fight against climate change

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 3:35am

After 20 years of tortuous negotiations the agreement struck by the US and China marks the start of a solution to global warming

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China, U.S. Pledge To Limit Greenhouse Gases

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 2:59am

President Obama and China's Xi Jinping have concluded their summit in Beijing. Their joint announcement on climate is designed to set an example for other countries in combating climate change.

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Pressure on Australia to slash emissions – but no cost-effective policy to get us there

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/12 - 12:40am

We have been shouting so loudly about how we had to avoid getting ‘ahead of the world’ that we seemed not to notice we were being left behind

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US-China emissions deal puts extreme pressure on Australia to do more

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/11 - 11:44pm

To match the scale of cuts announced by US, Australia would have to reduce emissions by about 30% on 2000 levels by 2025

Reaction to US-China emissions deal - live

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Burning red the hawthorn brings to mind moots and magic rituals

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/11 - 10:30pm
Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: Older than living memory this tree is as full of secrets as it is berries Continue reading...
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