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Society of Biology photography award shortlist in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/25 - 10:00pm

From sea turtle eating jellyfish to wasps building clay pots to protect their young, here is a pick of some of the best images from 800 entries on the theme of Home, Habitat and Shelter. The competition is open to amateur photographers with top prize of 1,000 for above 18 age group and £500 for below 18. The winners will be announced on 14 October

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A bird is watching

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/25 - 9:30pm
The spotted flycatcher sees me and darts out over the field, but it turns back and lands in the trees along the edge of the woods Continue reading...
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The UN climate summit reveals India's hypocrisy on saving forests

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/25 - 8:30pm

Environment minister argues for historical justice on cutting carbon, but denies it to tribes living in the countrys forests

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The Field Lab - Thu, 2014/09/25 - 6:04pm
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Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/09/25 - 2:09pm

In the U.S., consumers account for the biggest share of waste in the food chain. Demand for stocked shelves and unblemished produce, and confusion over date labels lead to mountains of tossed meals.

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Solar Advocates Fight Utilities Over Grid Access

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2014/09/25 - 1:28pm

Across the country the solar industry is battling utilities over the financial details of feeding electricity from renewable resources back into the power grid.

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Is this heart-shaped solar farm the world's most beautiful power plant?

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/25 - 9:52am

Heart of New Caledonia to power 750 homes in French overseas territory, reports BusinessGreen

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EU climate change chief: Obama has six months to take substantial action

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/25 - 7:14am

Connie Hedegaard, EU climate action commissioner, says the US must lead by realising the promises made in UN speech

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Europe's carbon cuts should be subject to Paris climate deal  EU energy chief

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/25 - 7:04am

Reconsider proposed 40% cut by 2030 if governments fail to agree on a binding deal, says Gunther Oettinger

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Acorns in short supply, say Forestry Commission and naturalists

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/25 - 6:26am

In 2013, English oak tree branches bowed under the weight of nuts, but there are hardly any acorns this year

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Citizen scientists classify storms for the Cyclone Center

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/25 - 6:00am

Massive crowdsourced identifications of cyclones are helping scientists classify storms

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Boris Johnson cycle superhighway plans cut and delayed

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/25 - 4:02am

While his allies rally round his flagship project, other elements of the London mayors cycling vision are being quietly dropped or slowed down

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Nightingales v 5,000 new homes: the battle over the woods of Lodge Hill

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/25 - 4:00am

Plan to build on sanctuary for bird celebrated by poets for centuries undermines the entire conservation regime of Britain

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Row over EU marine protection fund tasked with lobbying for oil drilling

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/25 - 2:17am

36m fund could make it easier for oil and gas companies to win public support for deep sea drilling, environmentalists say

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Barack Obama to create world's largest ocean reserve in the Pacific

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/09/25 - 1:00am

Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which bans commercial fishing, to be expanded to six times its current size

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Barrier reef dredging: green groups win more time for court challenge

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/24 - 9:44pm

Conservationists are opposed to any dredging which would enable the expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal

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Trapping wild beavers in Devon would be unlawful, ministers told

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/24 - 9:30pm

EU habitats directive requires the UK to protect beavers in their natural range, and prohibits killing or capturing them

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Eye to eye with an adder

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/24 - 9:30pm
Hamsterley Forest, Co Durham: She watched us with her unblinking coppery eyes, tongue flicking in and out Continue reading...
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Don't buy wild-caught salmon, British shoppers told

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/24 - 9:00pm

Sustainable seafood guide warns over depleting Atlantic salmon stock, but puts mackerel and haddock back on Fish to Eat list

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