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Living 63 Feet Underwater Helps Cousteau Team Conduct Experiments

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/07/02 - 2:04am

Fabien Cousteau and a crew of scientists and explorers have spent the past 31 days underwater in the Aquarius Reef Base off the coast of Florida. David Greene talks to Cousteau about the experience.

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Caribbean coral reefs will be lost within 20 years without protection

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/02 - 12:44am

Major report warns that loss of grazing fish due to pollution and overfishing is a key driver of regions coral decline

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Kangaroos use tail as 'third leg' - video

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/01 - 10:48pm
Research conducted by scientists in Australia, the US and Canada shows that kangaroos plant their tails on the ground in sequence prior to their hind legs, pushing them forwards. This gives the tail the role of a 'third leg', doing a similar job to a human leg a far different role than proposed by the previous theory that the tail merely provides support and balance Continue reading...
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Kangaroo tail a 'third leg' that gives speed, not just balance, says study

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/01 - 10:24pm

Scientists have discovered a kangaroo's tail propels it forward with as much force as its front and hind legs combined

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Threatened species commissioner appointed to help save native wildlife

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/01 - 8:56pm

Gregory Andrews will work in an advisory role and oversee the launch of a program to eradicate feral cats

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Happy Birthday Ben!

The Field Lab - Tue, 2014/07/01 - 6:07pm
2 years old and 53 5/8" tip to tip.89,103,72,0,B
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Slightly stoned insects make love

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/01 - 1:00pm
Wenlock Edge: The soldier beetles fly in like golden blurs. Their common name is hogweed bonking beetle, which says it all Continue reading...
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Weather view: your June pictures

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/01 - 7:52am

We asked you to share your most striking images of the weather in June. All these photographs have appeared in the Guardian newspaper this month.

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Wallabies, seals and common dolphins: Wildlife on your doorstep your pictures

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/01 - 6:41am

We asked you to share your June pictures of the wildlife around the world with which we share our outdoor spaces. Here's our pick of the best of them

Join in this month's Wildlife on your doorstep assignment through GuardianWitness

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Wildlife on your doorstep: July

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/01 - 4:33am

With the arrival of July comes the expectation of decent summer weather, and wed love to see your photos of the wildlife near you

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Seven good reasons to be an apocaloptimist

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/01 - 4:19am

The climate clock is still ticking yet there are incredible opportunities to make things better

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Blast fishing in Borneo: 'bombs are quick, but they kill the coral reefs'

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/01 - 3:42am

A former blast fisherman now patrols and protects a coral reef, and could help make a million hectare marine park a reality

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Carbon Observatory To Monitor Greenhouse Gas From Space

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/01 - 2:09am

NASA is preparing to launch a new satellite to observe carbon dioxide from space. The satellite could revolutionize our understanding of where this greenhouse gas comes from and where it goes.

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Australia Institute director says Gore-Palmer ploy reset climate debate

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/01 - 1:54am

Former Greens staffer Ben Oquist, one of those who brought the two men together, said the move was a step forward

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Barrier Reef dredge spoil could travel further, conservationists say

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/01 - 1:11am

Three million cubic metres of spoil will be dumped in waters 20km from the reef as part of the expansion of Abbot Point port

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Greenpeace urges Lego to end Shell partnership

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/06/30 - 11:00pm

Global campaign calls on toymaker to honour environmental commitment and remove oil companys logo from its bricks

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ACF may sue Liberal MP over 'illegal activities' claim

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/06/30 - 10:56pm

The Australian Conservation Foundation has written to Andrew Nikolic to ask him to withdraw his 'unfounded allegations'

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UK future food security threatened by complacency, MPs warn

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/06/30 - 10:15pm

Government and producers urged to create plans to meet challenges of climate change and increasing population

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Early signs of autumn 'already appearing in natural world'

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/06/30 - 10:00pm

Sycamore seeds are well developed and hawthorn berries are already red, says National Trust

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