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In Midst Of Drought, Why Not Harvest Water From The Air?

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 1:42pm

All Tech Considered explores some experimental and lesser-used technologies for harvesting and disinfecting water.

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Why California Farmers Are Conflicted About Using Less Water

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 1:42pm

Cities in California have been ordered to cut water use. Farms have not, yet. Inside the industry, there's a quiet debate: Does it makes sense to invest in water-conserving tech now — or later?

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Using Investments And Technology To Rebuild Hawaii's Koa Forests

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 1:42pm

One company is attempting reforestation with an innovative business model. Investors can track the coveted trees using digital IDs. Their money goes to plant new trees that won't be harvested.

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Why California Farmers Are Conflicted About Using Less Water

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 1:42pm

Cities in California have been ordered to cut water use. Farms have not, yet. Inside the industry, there's a quiet debate: Does it makes sense to invest in water-conserving tech now — or later?

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Using Investments And Technology To Rebuild Hawaii's Koa Forests

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 1:42pm

One company is attempting reforestation with an innovative business model. Investors can track the coveted trees using digital IDs. Their money goes to plant new trees that won't be harvested.

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Arcata Community Forest

Holy Scrap - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 9:46am

Arcata Community Forest, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.

A lovely forest loaded with single tracks and a walkable distance from town.

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Sea level rise accelerated over the past two decades, research finds

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 8:11am

IPCC climate modelling proves right as scientists find a glitch in satellite led to inaccurate records in 1990s suggesting rate of sea level rise was slowing

Sea level rise sped up over the last two decades rather than slowing down as previously thought, according to new research.

Records from tide gauges and satellites have shown sea level rise slowing slightly over the past 20 years. But as the ice sheets of West Antarctica and Greenland shed ever more water into the ocean, climate models show it should be doing the opposite.

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Ice loss in west Antarctica is speeding up

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 6:00am

New measurements confirm West Antarctica is losing mass, fast

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England's water voles in desperate decline

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 5:52am

Invasive American mink is wiping out species once found abundant in English waterways, analysis by Canal and River Trust show

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Green groups welcome Amber Rudd's appointment as climate secretary

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 5:48am

Former junior minister faces a daunting to-do list, not least helping to secure a strong deal at UN climate talks

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India's Asiatic lion population rising

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 5:20am

Census finds 27% increase in number of endangered lions found in their only habitat in the world – the Gir forest of Gujarat

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A climate change poem for today: Vertigo by Alice Oswald

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 4:52am

Here is the first in the series of 20 original poems on the theme of climate change curated by the UK’s poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy

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An anthology of poetry on climate change

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 4:50am

UK poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy curates a series of 20 original poems by various authors commissioned specially for the Keep it in the Ground project

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New UK climate secretary Amber Rudd: 'really green and no-nonsense'

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 4:45am

New minister for energy and climate change expected to push hard for a deal to cut emissions and boost investments in energy sector

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Antarctica's increasing sea ice restricting access to research stations

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 12:57am

Scientists are in Tasmania for workshops on how to accurately forecast sea ice levels in the polar region, aiming to ease access and reduce shipping costs

Sea ice around Antarctica is currently at record levels for May, part of a trend of increasing ice around the frozen continent making it harder to resupply and refuel research stations.

More than 50 scientists are gathering in Hobart in Tasmania this week for a series of workshops on techniques to more accurately forecast sea ice levels in the polar region, aiming to save millions of dollars in shipping costs.

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Two Guys In Paris Aim To Charm The World Into Climate Action

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 12:24am

It's a nightmarish job: No exercise or fresh air and little food and sleep for days at a time, all in an effort to persuade 200 countries to save Earth's climate and the planet. Can they do it?

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Castles in the air

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/10 - 9:30pm

Alport Castles, Derbyshire The legacy of possibly the largest landslide in Britain, this place has more in common atmospherically with the Isle of Skye than Derbyshire

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Rhino poaching in South Africa at record levels following 18% rise in killings

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/10 - 7:03pm

In the first four months of 2015, 393 rhinos were killed, with most taken in the Kruger national park, says environment minister

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Shark kills man in attack off New Caledonia

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/10 - 5:49pm

Yves Berthelot, 50, died of injuries after bull shark bit him multiple times while he was snorkelling with friends

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Barnaby Joyce tells Andrew Bolt that UWA's Bjørn Lomborg decision down to 'consultancy fees' – video

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2015/05/10 - 5:41pm
The agriculture minister, Barnaby Joyce, has told the conservative commentator Andrew Bolt that the University of Western Australia's decision to cancel plans for a 'consensus centre' in Bjørn Lomborg's name could be down to consultancy fees. 'This is a disgrace,' Bolt tells Joyce when inviting him to comment. 'Yes it is, Andrew,' Joyce agrees. 'They don't believe in the debate … don't stand between a bureaucrat and hundreds of millions worth of consultancy fees.' The government has vowed to find another university to host a centre in the name of Lomborg, whose unorthodox views on climate change have drawn the ire of the academic community Continue reading...
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