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Shooters set their sights on UKs last remaining ruddy ducks

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/08 - 6:10am

Culling of the final 10 females at a cost of £3,000 a bird marks half a century of occupation by the invasive species

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Air traffic growth rates will outpace emission reductions, research shows

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/08/08 - 2:45am
Plane ticket prices would need to rise by at least 1.4% a year for emission levels to fall, bucking trend of lower air fares Continue reading...
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Emma Thompson visits Arctic to send Tony Abbott a climate change message

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 7:22pm

Actor singles out Australian prime minister while travelling with Greenpeace to Svalbards Smeerenburg glacier

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other plumbing

The Field Lab - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 6:58pm


Got a jump on the Pepino fix but holding off to finish till early tomorrow.  Also on the list was a new sight gauge for the solar water heater.  The old piece of plastic tubing was clouded up pretty good...and had a dead grasshopper clogging it up.  Figured it was also time to put a valve on the bottom of the water tank out by the barn.  Got the plug out and valve in without loosing much water even though the 1500 gallon tank is almost full.  Pushed an empty plastic feed sack down inside near the outlet with a metal pole - as soon as the plug came out the bad got sucked into the outlet and only let a sprinkle through.  90,101,72,0,B
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New jellyfish discovered: giant venomous species found off Australia

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 5:57pm

WA specimen of new Irukandji jellyfish sparks particular scientific interest because it has no tentacles

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Wed rather swelter than be on the menu as the next blood meal

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 1:00pm
Sutherland: Having the windows open is not an option, the swarming midges being more than capable of getting through the insect mesh Continue reading...
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Should the UK be able to feed itself?

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 10:12am

Farmers are calling for increased self-sufficiency. But can the UK feed itself sustainably? With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates.

Post your thoughts in the comments below, email karl.mathiesen.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @karlmathiesen

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Sales of shark fin in China drop by up to 70%

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 9:24am

Traditionally a symbol of wealth and luxury, public attitidues towards shark fin are changing in China, according to a new report

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Last cranes released into British wild

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 8:46am
Final set of birds in ambitious to reintroduction project has been released at a secret location in Somerset Continue reading...
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The corporatisation of US green energy: a double-edged sword worth billions

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 8:04am

As tax breaks and incentives for renewable energy increase, corporations are entering the green energy landscape

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California drought: recycling waste water to replenish ground reserves video

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 6:01am
Orange County's waste water facility is the world's biggest treatment plant, pumping 70m gallons of water a day to recharge groundwater levels. Now the state which is in the midst of a historic drought is expanding the plant. The $140m expansion will recycle 100m gallons of water a day and provide water to an additional 250,000 residents in the state. Suzanne Goldenberg visits the Fountain Valley plant and takes a sip of the treated water Continue reading...
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Get used to toilet-to-tap water, Californians told

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 6:00am

Drought-hit state plans $140m expansion at worlds biggest treatment facility to recycle more waste water

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Facts can convince conservatives about global warming sometimes

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 6:00am

A new study finds that when they understand climate basics, some conservatives are more likely to accept that climate change is happening

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Edelman formally declares it will not accept climate denial campaigns

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 4:44am
Statement by Americas biggest public relations firm may be the industrys first official position on climate denial Continue reading...
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Man bitten three times by adder left in serious but stable condition

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 2:19am
Doncaster man, 44, was visiting Dalby forest when he was bitten by the adder, Britain's only venomous snake Continue reading...
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Britain's food self-sufficiency is in long-term decline, warn farmers

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 11:00pm
NFU says year's food supply 'would run out today without imports', with homegrown food making up only 60% of total Continue reading...
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National Trust buys Hambledon Hill in Dorset

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 10:00pm
Pristine chalky outcrop is a treasure trove of plant species and a butterfly haven untouched by modern farming since Iron age Continue reading...
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Poor Pepino

The Field Lab - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 7:29pm
Time for some overdue maintenance on Pepino.  The ol' boy is still keeping me cool but has been leaking, spitting, and sputtering.  Picked up parts today to replace the upper reservoir, the hoses, and perhaps the pump.  94,103,70,0,B
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Illegal coal mine encroaching on nature reserve in north-west China

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 6:00pm

Coalfield 14 times the size of the City of London turns alpine meadows into craters in Qinghai, Greenpeace investigation reveals

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China: coal mine impact on Yellow river upper basin in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 6:00pm

Muli coalfield is illegally gobbling up a nature reserve, blasting away alpine meadows and destroying the ecosystem of the countrys second largest river, Greenpeace investigation shows

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