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On The Trail To Preserve Appalachia's Bounty Of Heirloom Crops

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/11/03 - 11:46am

With some 1,500 heirloom fruits and vegetables under cultivation, Appalachia is the most diverse foodshed in the U.S., Canada and northern Mexico. Among them is a beloved corn called Bloody Butcher.

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UN to investigate claims that UK spies infiltrated climate talks

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/03 - 11:41am

Reports that GCHQ snooped on other countries at two climate summits will be investigated, says UN secretary general

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Like Daedalus, we should use our judgment to thrive within limits

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/03 - 9:33am

Lets kick the carbon habit and shift to benign sources before the civilisation wrecks its own life support systems

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Weather view: your October pictures

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/03 - 8:35am

We asked you to share your most striking images of the weather in October. Here are the best of them. Thanks to everyone who contributed

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Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman prefers conspiracies to climate science

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/03 - 8:21am

John Coleman hasnt been affiliated with The Weather Channel for over 30 years, rejects climate science, and advances conspiracy theories

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Wildlife on your doorstep: November

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/03 - 5:58am

November is upon us and the northern hemisphere is preparing itself for winter clothes and limited daylight. The southern hemisphere on the other hand is getting ready for sunshine and heatwaves. We’d love to see your photos of the wildlife near you

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Istanbul's bid to become Green Capital of Europe 'is a joke'

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/03 - 5:41am

City is cutting down forests and bulldozing green spaces in the name of development, say activists

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Public opposition has cost tar sands industry $17bn, says report

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2014/11/03 - 5:02am

Protests helped stymie three major tar sands projects this year, as industry is beset with transportation problems

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U.N. Report Warns Of 'Irreversible' Damage To Earth's Climate

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2014/11/03 - 3:04am

In Copenhagen on Sunday, scientists gathered to issue their latest assessment of the world's climate. Their report is considered the most comprehensive overview of the state of climate science.

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New South Wales tries to block Aboriginal land claims on coastal areas

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/11/02 - 11:08pm

Move follows successful Coffs Harbour bid despite fact past claims have been granted with easements for public access

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A woodland dream come true

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/11/02 - 10:30pm
Alhampton, Somerset The owner agreed not to put a price on this lovely stretch of Somerset but rather to make a gift of it to the Woodland Trust Continue reading...
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People living near windfarms to be offered stakes from £5 to counter opposition

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/11/02 - 10:30pm

Report for government says windfarm communities will be able to invest in new projects in a shared-ownership scheme designed to win over opponents of the turbines

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Coal emission reduction technology still five years off, says CSIRO

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/11/02 - 7:58pm

Technology cited by Greg Hunt as way to reduce carbon emissions is still immature and unproven, science body says

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First person scripture

The Field Lab - Sun, 2014/11/02 - 5:00pm
Romans 6: 20  When I was a slave to sin. I was free from the obligation to do right. 21 And what was the result?  I was ashamed of the things I used to do, things that end in eternal doom. 22 But now I am free from the power of sin and have become a slave of good.  Now I do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. 23 For the wage of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
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We Won Best Costume

Holy Scrap - Sun, 2014/11/02 - 3:37pm

At the local Alyce in Wonderland holiday party Wendy and I won best costume this year. Her Red Queen combined with my White Rabbit. Nobody recognized her.

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50 years ago: George Abraham, pioneer photographer and climber

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/11/02 - 3:30pm

Originally published in the Guardian on 9 November 1964

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U.N.: End Greenhouse Emissions By 2100 Or Risk 'Irreversible' Damage

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/11/02 - 12:39pm

A new report says that if human-produced, heat-trapping gases aren't phased out by the end of the century, there will be "severe, pervasive and irreversible" consequences.

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Common bird species such as sparrow and skylark facing decline in Europe

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/11/02 - 9:08am
Some rarer birds have grown in number over last 30 years due to conservation efforts while some well known species have fallen Continue reading...
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IPCC: rapid carbon emission cuts vital to stop severe impact of climate change

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2014/11/02 - 6:23am

Most important assessment of global warming yet warns carbon emissions must be cut sharply and soon, but UNs IPCC says solutions are available and affordable

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U.N. Panel Issues Climate Warning

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2014/11/02 - 5:45am

The U.N.'s climate science panel has finished its report on global warming. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Michael Oppenheimer about the conclusion that humans are altering the Earth's climate.

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