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Climate sceptics attempt to block Merchants of Doubt film

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2015/03/11 - 3:34am

Climate denier Fred Singer lobbied fellow sceptics to create a backlash, and proposed legal action, against the film that exposes industry’s role in manipulating US debate on climate change

On screen, the man widely regarded as the grandfather of climate denial appears a genial participant in a newly-released expose about industry’s efforts to block action on global warming.

But behind the scenes, Fred Singer has lobbied fellow climate deniers to try to block the film, Merchants of Doubt, and raised the prospect of legal action against the filmmaker.

Related: Merchants of Doubt film exposes slick US industry behind climate denial

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Fla. Gov. Scott Denies 'Climate Change' Is A Banned Term

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2015/03/11 - 2:02am

Independent scientists in Florida are backing claims by former state employees that Gov. Rick Scott's administration has a policy of discouraging use of the phrase "climate change."

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Fla. Gov. Scott Denies 'Climate Change' Is A Banned Term

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2015/03/11 - 2:02am

Independent scientists in Florida are backing claims by former state employees that Gov. Rick Scott's administration has a policy of discouraging use of the phrase "climate change."

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Nicaragua's Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2015/03/11 - 12:37am

A few years ago, Nicaragua was almost totally dependent on imported fuel. Now the country's fierce winds, sun and volcanoes generate nearly half the country's electricity, and perhaps 80 percent soon.

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Nicaragua's Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2015/03/11 - 12:37am

A few years ago, Nicaragua was almost totally dependent on imported fuel. Now the country's fierce winds, sun and volcanoes generate half the country's electricity, and perhaps 80 percent soon.

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Dredging in Great Barrier Reef allowed but not with taxpayer money, says Labor

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2015/03/11 - 12:06am

Queensland government deal with miners Adani and GVK requires seabed to be dumped onshore next to port instead of in sensitive wetlands or reef waters

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Dazzling light at the Devil’s Chair

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2015/03/10 - 10:30pm
The Long Mynd, Shropshire: On the upland heath the unlocking of leaf and flower buds feels like the crackle of electricity Continue reading...
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The Field Lab - Tue, 2015/03/10 - 4:20pm
Starting unearthing some of my minting supplies.  And I thought it was difficult finding stuff when I had 2 good legs...  60,72,53,0,W
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As Climate Wars Heat Up, Some Skeptics Are Targets

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2015/03/10 - 1:38pm

Environmentalists and Democrats have launched investigations into the funding of climate skeptics. Some say the probes are necessary, while others worry they could rightly be seen as harassment.

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As Climate Wars Heat Up, Some Skeptics Are Targets

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2015/03/10 - 1:38pm

Environmentalists and Democrats have launched investigations into the funding of climate skeptics. Some say the probes are necessary, while others worry they could rightly be seen as harassment.

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Mark Carney defends Bank of England over climate change study

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2015/03/10 - 1:36pm

Governor hits back at Nigel Lawson’s description of research into effects of global warming on insurance industry as ‘green claptrap’

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Florida Gov. Scott Denies Banning Phrase 'Climate Change'

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2015/03/10 - 1:16pm

University scientists and former state employees say Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration has directed them to avoid using the phrase "climate change." Scott denies the charge.

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Florida Gov. Scott Denies Banning Phrase 'Climate Change'

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2015/03/10 - 1:16pm

University scientists and former state employees say Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration has directed them to avoid using the phrase "climate change." Scott denies the charge.

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Six arrested for illegal waste dumping suspected of using forced labour

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2015/03/10 - 11:00am

Migrant workers found on sites where gang arrested in dawn raids for allegedly dumping tens of thousands of tonnes of rubbish

A gang suspected of using forced labour and illegally dumping tens of thousands of tonnes of rubbish at sites across England have been arrested in a series of dawn raids.

Six suspects were arrested at their homes and at four sites across the country on Tuesday by 40 officers from the Environment Agency (EA), supported by police, Home Office immigration officers and social services.

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Ministers' cars to be swapped for electric versions in green drive

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2015/03/10 - 9:49am

140 vehicles to be added to government fleet in move hailed as important step by minister, but only four ministerial cars will be replaced in first round

Government ministers will have their first taste of greener driving soon, with the first of a new fleet of electric vehicles to replace older fuel-guzzling ministerial cars.

The replacement is part of a £5m investment in the government’s fleet of vehicles that will result in electric cars and vans being used more widely across the public sector.

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