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Fossil fuel divestment: a brief history

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 8:24am

As Glasgow becomes the first university in Europe to divest from fossil fuels, we take a look at the key moments in the movements history

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Glasgow becomes first university in Europe to divest from fossil fuels

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 8:20am

University court votes to divest £18m from fossil fuel industry in what campaigners call dramatic beachhead

Fossil fuel divestment: a brief history

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GWPF funder Lord Leach relying on unreliable sources of global warming information

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 6:00am

A funder of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), Lord Leach relies upon sources of climate information with a long history of being wrong

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Nick Clegg taunts David Cameron on 'green crap'

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 5:48am

Its not green crap to us, says Liberal Democrat leader, referring to comments made by Tory leader about levies on energy bills

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European Commission approves Hinkley Point nuclear subsidy deal

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 5:45am

Brussels gives go ahead to state subsidy scheme, that offers EDF Energy a set price for 35 years, clearing the way for first nuclear reactors to be built in Britain for almost 20 years

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Underwater classroom: professors to spend 73 days below sea surface video

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 3:05am
Bruce Cantrell, 63, and Jessica Fain, 25, are attempting to break the world record for time spent underwater by living in an ocean laboratory for 73 days. The pair, who are academics at Roane State Community College, will live under the sea in Key Largo, Florida. The pair begin their attempt on Friday and will have weekly guests, including former astronaut Buzz Aldrin Continue reading...
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Protests Disrupt Telescope Groundbreaking In Hawaii

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 12:33am

After years of planning, Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope broke ground Tuesday. But a group interrupted the ceremony, angry about the telescope's location on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.

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A fruitful trip to a fruit-full festival

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 9:30pm
Bere Ferrers, Tamar Valley: Apples range from little cider varieties to the reds of Mrs Bull's and the lumpy Cornish mother large and vivid after the September warmth Continue reading...
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US east coast cities face frequent flooding due to climate change

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 9:00pm

From Miami to Washington DC, towns and cities on Americas east coast could see triple the number of tidal floods by 2030 as sea levels rise, say researchers

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Five Days in Utah's Grand Gulch

Holy Scrap - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 6:32pm

Five Days in Utah's Grand Gulch, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr. We enjoyed our longest backpacking trip ever, five days in Utah’s Grand Gulch. We covered about thirty miles in total, it was slow going at times due to technical terrain, drank from puddles, and saw lots of ruins. I wouldn’t have done anything different. We packed the right food, gear, and clothing.  Our packs were at 25 lbs each including equipment, food for the entire trip, and 2 liters of water each. We even managed to forage enough oyster mushrooms for several meals. 
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no raccoons were harmed

The Field Lab - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 5:16pm









No more action inside the greenhouse for a couple of days now.  Sealed up the coon entry today.  Removed the wood that served as their ladder to the doorway.  They had been on top of all four shipping containers, the west end roof, and the high roof as well.  Must of had quite a time traversing all the steel work up there to make their way around.  85,91,58,0,B
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So A Global Economist Walks Into A Comedy Club ...

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 2:51pm

Yoram Bauman is an economist. And a stand-up comic. Who makes jokes about climate change and global development, among other topics. At the Inter-American Development Bank this week, he killed!

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Full Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Holy Scrap - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 9:52am

Full Lunar Eclipse Tonight, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.

One of our favorite things to do in New Mexico is sit in a our Hot Spring and watch a two hour lunar eclipse.

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UK electric car sales surge in 2014

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 8:05am

Industry figures show sales growth outpacing diesel and petrol equivalents, although volumes remain small

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UK hailed as 'leader' in 2030 climate talks

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 7:34am

Energy secretary Ed Davey praised for bid to seal a European CO2 cuts deal, but Poland warns that option to veto remains

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Signs of autumn: share your photos and videos

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 7:09am

Leaves are starting to turn in the northern hemisphere and wed like to see how spectacular the colours are where you live. Share your photos and videos via GuardianWitness

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The City sets out concerns about Boris Johnson cycle superhighway plans

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 5:20am

The City of London Corporation supports the mayors ambitious cycling schemes in principle but has reservations about the proposals as they stand

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Paraguays Supreme Court issues historic land ruling

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 5:13am

Cattle-ranchers legal action versus expropriation of 1,000s of hectares in favour of the indigenous Enxet people is rejected

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EU scraps plan to label tar sands oil as highly polluting

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 4:34am

Revised draft law on fuel quality directive removes obstacle to Canada shipping crude from tar sands to Europe

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