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Rescuers try to guide pod of whales off Essex coast into deeper water

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/19 - 1:56pm
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Hinkley Point C nuclear plant’s future in doubt as crisis hits shareholder

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/19 - 12:53pm
Questions over new Somerset power station after Areva’s nuclear projects in Finland and France run into difficulties Continue reading...
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Videos reveal how London looks from an eagle's point of view

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/19 - 9:54am

Stunning videos shot from an eagle’s back feature as part of a wildlife-themed art exhibition to mark 50 years of the Red List of threatened species, next week in London

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WATCH: How Carbon Dioxide Travels Around The Globe

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2014/11/19 - 8:59am

A NASA computer model visualizes in detail where carbon dioxide is released, how it moves across the globe and how it's affected by the seasons.

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CO2 emissions must be zero by 2070 to prevent climate disaster, UN says

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/19 - 8:52am

‘Negative emissions’ are needed globally by second half of century to stave off dangerous climate change, say UN scientists

The world must cut CO2 emissions to zero by 2070 at the latest to keep global warming below dangerous levels and prevent a global catastrophe, the UN warns.

By 2100, all greenhouse gas emissions – including methane, nitrous oxide and ozone, as well as CO2 – must fall to zero, the United Nationals Environment Programme (Unep) report says, or the world will face what Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scientists have described as “severe, widespread and irreversible” effects from climate change.

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Senate narrowly rejects controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/19 - 6:46am

Coalition of Republicans and Democrats fell just one vote short of 60 needed for controversial bill to pass, despite GOP pledge to take up legislation in January

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EU court rules UK government must clean up dangerous air pollution

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/19 - 6:36am

UK government must urgently improve air quality in British cities following a landmark case that could see more vehicles restricted from city centres

The government will be forced to urgently clean up illegal air pollution in British cities following a ruling on Wednesday in the European court of justice. It is likely to see many diesel cars and heavy goods vehicles restricted from city centres within a few years.

The landmark case, brought by a small environmental group through the UK courts, will allow people to sue the government for breaching EU pollution laws and will force ministers to prepare plans for many cities to improve air quality.

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Nasa animation shows stunning year in the life of carbon emissions

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/19 - 5:42am

Scientists show in some of the finest detail just how CO2 moves throughout the atmosphere over a year, reports ClimateCentral

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Local authority flood defence funding cut by a third next year

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/19 - 5:36am

New cuts to councils’ flood budgets in England will leave them under-resourced and ill-prepared, say community groups

Funding for councils to deal with flooding has been slashed by a third by ministers, prompting community groups and Labour to say the government is going backwards on managing flood risk.

Last winter, the wettest on record, saw devastating flooding across the country and forced David Cameron to reverse earlier cuts to flood defence budgets.

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Idaho hunters target gray wolves in controversial predator derby

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/19 - 5:23am

Environmentalists want the event stopped but locals dismiss them as ‘a bunch of urbanites who don’t understand our lives’

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Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise detained in Spain

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/19 - 4:56am

Greenpeace ship taken into Spanish custody after oil protest in waters off of the Canary Islands, six months after being released by the Russian government

The Greenpeace protest ship Arctic Sunrise has been taken into custody by the Spanish government in waters off the Canary Islands, just months after it was released by the Russian government.

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Conservationists slam plans to dump mining waste into Norwegian fjord

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/19 - 3:38am

Norway’s green and unspoilt image is at risk if government agrees to Nordic Mining dumping hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste into a fjord, say campaigners

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Australian government to scrutinise new Japanese whaling plan

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/11/19 - 12:00am

Greg Hunt promises ‘robust scrutiny’ at International Whaling Commission but gives no commitment to raise issue directly with Japan

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Swollen streams and splashy tracks

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 10:30pm
St Dominic, Tamar Valley: Sun sparkles on runoff that washes through shoals of leaves in the steep lanes Continue reading...
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British underwater photography competition winners – in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 10:00pm

A rare fireworks anemone, a jellyfish and a blue shark feature in the winning images from this year’s British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) competition

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Pacific Islanders sail 11,000km to deliver message of ocean protection

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 9:37pm

A fleet of four Polynesian vaka travelled to Sydney for the World Parks Congress carrying a simple message: the ocean may be vast but it is not limitless, and it needs protecting

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Great white shark pulled from nets off Bondi beach

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 8:51pm

The 2.5m shark was found dead during a routine patrol of the nets at the Sydney beach

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Drought looms in Australia as El Niño edges closer in the Pacific Ocean

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 8:34pm

Bureau of Meteorology predicts a 70% chance of an El Niño by summer’s end, bringing warmer temperatures and lower rainfall across Australia

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François Hollande insists green climate fund must be part of emissions deal

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 8:32pm

French president says fund, rejected by Australia, is crucial to bringing developing countries on board to make a legally binding deal

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The Red Zone

The Field Lab - Tue, 2014/11/18 - 5:21pm













Success!  Finally passed the 400° mark with a solar oven.  Outside temperature in the shade rose from 40° to 52° while I preheated the oven for 2 1/2 hours.  When I loaded the pot with 2 cornish game hens and 2 sweet potatoes the temperature dropped from 405° to 325°.  Cooked the meal for 2 hours mostly at about 350°.  44,57,37,0,C
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