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Young farmers: why agriculture is booming

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/03 - 11:00pm

Long hours, intense physical labour, low pay and foxes in the hen house: whod be a farmer today? A growing number, it seems. We enters a brave new world of drone tractors and designer sheep

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Season of mellow fruitfulness

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/03 - 9:30pm
South Uist I have soon picked enough for my needs and there are berries aplenty left, enough for anyone else who may discover this patch and enough for berry-loving birds too Continue reading...
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When will it be time to panic?

The Field Lab - Fri, 2014/10/03 - 5:54pm
I have to say that I have very little confidence in the motives and abilities of our government.
Not to worry, they say...
Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday.  “We know how to do this, and we will do it again,” Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, said at a press briefing.  “It’s very important to remind the American people that U.S. has the most capable healthcare system and the most capable doctors in the world, bar none,”  78,89,62,0,B
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Climate consensus: scientists and sceptics suspend hostilities

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/03 - 10:11am

Twitter adversaries meet over dinner to discuss the climate debate, and why everyone hates each other so much, reports RTCC

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The week in wildlife  in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/03 - 9:02am

Blue-tailed bee-eaters, beavers and fighting squirrels are among the pick of this weeks images from the natural world

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Are walrus at risk from climate change?

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/03 - 5:41am

A mass haul out of 35,000 animals on an Alaska beach doesnt bode well for the future of wildlife dependent on the Arctic ice

See pictures of walrus coming ashore in record numbers

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Global biodiversity targets won't be met by 2020, scientists say

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/03 - 4:19am

World leaders failing in their pledge to stop wildlife decline, save habitats and create marine reserves

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The reason fewer US women cycle than the Dutch is not what you think it is

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/03 - 4:00am

American women arent being put off by a lack of bike lanes but by lives that are disproportionately filled with domestic chores

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Danny MacAskill releases latest breathtaking stunt cycling video

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/03 - 3:18am

The Scottish stunt rider pulled off some impressive moves along the beautiful but notorious Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye

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Consumers not getting best value for renewable energy subsidies, say MPs

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/03 - 12:43am

Contracts for difference for eight projects, worth £16.6bn, are poorly conceived and managed

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The original pesticide

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/02 - 9:30pm

Lower Benefield, Northamptonshire In the 1970s companies made a good profit by replacing insects with toxic chemicals. Populations of ground beetles crashed

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Scientists find human fingerprints all over Australia's hottest year on record

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/02 - 7:53pm

Five new studies examine how greenhouse gas emissions helped Australia break multiple temperature records and increase the risk of extreme heat

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Australia's uranium deal with India 'risks weakening safeguards'

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/02 - 7:18pm

Former head of nuclear safety agency says new agreement will leave Canberra with no say over use of reprocessed plutonium

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Uncharted ocean mountains, trenches and ridges revealed by satellite map

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/02 - 6:29pm

Previously unknown features of the ocean floor include an ocean ridge under the Gulf of Mexico as wide as Texas

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good news/bad news

The Field Lab - Thu, 2014/10/02 - 5:17pm


I finally caught "a" raccoon early this morning.  Upon examining the game cam footage - it appears that the one I just caught is not the same one that I missed the day before.  (Note the end of the tails.) Now that I know that I can do it, I will give it another couple of tries before I just go ahead and seal up the spot where they enter.  Of course I could have done that in the first place but that would have taken all the fun out of the hunt.  83,93,61,0,B
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British Airways: Heathrow expansion is a lost cause

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/02 - 11:28am
Willie Walsh says UKs political class lacks character to push for third runway at airport Continue reading...
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Illegal snaring of badgers rising, report finds

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/02 - 9:46am

Cull policy demonising species and making killing the animals more acceptable, says Badger Trust

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Britons ill-informed on energy saving, survey finds

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/02 - 9:04am

Housing in the UK is among the least energy efficient in Europe, reports Climate News Network

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US reroutes flights around Alaska beach in attempt to avoid walrus stampede

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/02 - 8:40am

An estimated 35,000 of the animals were spotted as summer sea ice fell to its sixth lowest in the satellite record

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