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50 years ago: A first lesson in birdwatching

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/11/30 - 3:29pm

Originally published in the Guardian on 5 December 1964

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Taking Stock Of America's Toxic Sites And The Millions Living Near Them

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/11/30 - 3:04pm

A National Geographic article looks at toxic waste sites in the U.S. and the more than 49 million Americans who live near them. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with writer Paul Voosen about his piece.

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Illuminated Manuscript - A New Project "Journey Toward Wisdom"

Holy Scrap - Sun, 2014/11/30 - 9:17am
I am excited to be a part of a new publishing project that is inspired by the revolutionary illuminated manuscripts of the 5th and 6th centuries. It was created with new technology, a “multi-touch” eBook that combines not only text and image, but also original music, narration, video, and graphic animation. The title is The Seven Pillars: Journey Toward Widsom. It is meant to awaken thought and action through contemplative exercises that take you on an immersive journey to discover authentic wisdom.

Contributors include myself, Sousan Abadian, Christopher Bamford, Mary Catherine Bateson, Robin Becker, Rabbi Olivier BenHaim, Orland Bishop, Ruth Broyde-Sharone, Adam Bucko, Cecil Collins, Apela Colorado, Paul Devereux, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, Lee Irwin, Kane Mathis, Dena Merriam, Deepa Patel, Yuval Ron, David Spangler, Bisan Toron.

The Seven Pillars: Journey Toward Wisdom eBook is available now on iTunes (book section) for download to computers and ipads. Through iTunes you can also have it sent as a gift for someone you love (next to download click drop down menu).

(image: sample page from The Seven Pillars: Journey Toward Wisdom)

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Lima climate change talks best chance for a generation, say upbeat diplomats

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/11/30 - 4:09am
Hopes rise for global warming deal after US-China carbon commitments inject much-needed momentum into Peru talks

UN climate negotiations opening in Lima on Monday have the best chance in a generation of striking a deal on global warming, diplomats say.

After a 20-year standoff, diplomats and longtime observers of the talks say there is rising optimism that negotiators will be able to secure a deal that will commit all countries to take action against climate change.

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Is a woodland funeral the best way to go?

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/11/29 - 11:00pm

I’ve been to a number of woodland funerals and am considering one myself. But are they really the best option?

If you have an ethical dilemma, email Lucy at lucy.siegle@observer.co.uk

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Wallaby David Pocock arrested after chaining himself to coal digger

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/11/29 - 9:17pm

Rugby star says he has joined the long-running anti-coalmine campaign in NSW because ‘it is part of being a human being’

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solar oven bread

The Field Lab - Sat, 2014/11/29 - 5:14pm
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Animal rights group sounds alarm over 40m livestock deaths on UK farms

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/11/29 - 10:20am
Livestock suffer ‘traumatic’ deaths caused by fires, floods, road collisions, disease and neglect

More than 40 million farm animals are estimated to die each year in the UK before they reach the slaughterhouse, according to a report to be published this week which urges the government to introduce measures that would compel farmers to disclose the numbers.

The report, The Uncounted Dead: Farming’s unofficial victims, by Animal Aid, an organisation opposed to meat eating, is the first to put a figure on the number of animals that die before slaughter. The true number is currently unverifiable because neither the government nor the industry collate or publish data on animal fatalities. Farmers are required to report an animal’s on-farm death only if it is caused by a notifiable disease, such as foot and mouth or BSE.

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Chernobyl’s eerie desolation revealed by camera mounted on drone

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/11/29 - 7:20am

British documentary maker Danny Cooke’s video Postcards from Pripyat, is first time area has been filmed from the air

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A 300-year-old horse chestnut tree named UK's largest

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2014/11/29 - 12:00am

Champion conker tree has a girth of over seven metres and stands in the grounds of Buckinghamshire’s Hughenden estate where Benjamin Disraeli once lived

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Secrets of the saltmarsh

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/28 - 10:30pm
Brancaster, Norfolk The beach is adorned with shells, in particular narrow, rectangular European razor shells that roll and dance in the surf and crunch underfoot Continue reading...
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DIY wood stove 5

The Field Lab - Fri, 2014/11/28 - 5:36pm
As per the Silvius suggestion...I revised my "hot plate".  For those not welder savvy - the red arrows on top are welding magnets.  55,70,32,0,B
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Brazil’s Javari valley threatened by Peruvian oil, warn tribes

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/28 - 9:47am

Indigenous peoples say oil operations by Canadian firm in Peru pose danger to Brazil

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The Chinese scientific revolution aims to tackle climate change

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/28 - 7:00am

China is becoming the center of some critical advancements to tackle global warming

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Fracking could carry unforeseen risks as thalidomide and asbestos did, says report

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/28 - 5:21am

Historic innovations that have been adopted too hastily with grave unforeseen impacts provide cautionary examples for potential side effects of fracking, says report

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The week in wildlife – in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/11/28 - 4:06am

The best of this week’s images from the natural world include one artistic dodo, two cheeky monkeys and whole family of elephants

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A most mysterious guest

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/27 - 10:30pm
South Uist: In the gloom of an early winter evening, something barely glimpsed fluttered past my husband’s head as he opened the byre doors Continue reading...
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Bum-breathing turtles 'at risk of extinction'

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/27 - 10:09pm

Urgent action required to save white-throated snapping turtle amid fears that loss of eggs and hatchlings is crippling the population, says Queensland researcher

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Victorian renewable energy companies 'cut nearly one in 10 jobs'

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/11/27 - 9:59pm

Friends of the Earth says losses are result of uncertainty about the RET and calls on Labor to commit to reinstating a target for the state

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