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Not investing in new nuclear power would be a costly gamble for the UK

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 4:27am

Nuclear must be a part of the UK's low carbon energy mix because renewable sources cannot provide power 24/7

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Tech creche calls for smartphones to be left out of the woods

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 3:53am

New Forest park scheme encourages visitors to store electronic devices in a safe and enjoy nature without staring at screens

Why the tech creche says a lot about modern life

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The strange relationship between global warming denial and... speaking English

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 1:55am

Polling from IPSO Mori shows US clearly the worst in its climate denial, followed by UK and Australia, reports Climate Desk

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Great Barrier Reef contaminated by toxic coal dust, inquiry told

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 1:47am

Coral reef expert says 'damning' report found coal dust had spread hundreds of kilometres from dredging sites

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Urban parklife: a miniature world in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 11:00pm

Many insects can be seen emerging during the summer months in local UK urban parks. Close-ups in London reveal flowers coming in to full bloom, while butterflies, moths, bees and other insects play a vital role in the food chain by pollinating plants, and providing a source of food for predators such as bats. Photographs by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

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Out of Place

Holy Scrap - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 7:57pm

Out of Place, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.

During a recent trail run we discovered the water pool and boulders have all been shuffled around. Lots of rain this summer which is awesome, but it takes some getting used to.

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Optimizing Our Backpacking Gear

Holy Scrap - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 7:53pm

Optimizing Our Backpacking Gear, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.

We have made a commitment to try and get into the mountains at least 6 days a month. Part of the challenge is keeping our pack weights low enough so then experience is enjoyable. We finally hacked off the bottoms of our toothbrushes which is more symbolic than heavy. My dry pack is currently at 16 lbs and Wendy is at 15 lbs. We could drop
another 4 lbs each with some home made solutions.

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Land Snail

The Field Lab - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 7:06pm
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Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 3:51pm

South Portland, Maine, has blocked crude oil from being loaded onto ships at its port. Environmentalists are cheering, but the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. says the ban won't hold up in court.

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University Would Study Health Issues In Polluted New York Town

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 1:49pm

A plant in Tonawanda heats coal into material for the iron and steel industries, releasing toxic chemicals into the air. Residents have long blamed the pollution for several health problems.

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A foundling magpie

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 1:00pm
Wenlock Edge: Awkward yet bold, vulnerable yet insistent, the young magpie seemed unruffled by our presence, as if it were seeking us out Continue reading...
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New Environment Agency chairman has fracking links

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 11:57am
Sir Philip Dilley was previously chairman of engineering firm that wrote environmental reports on fracking for Cuadrilla Continue reading...
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Water, super-sewers and the filth threatening the River Thames

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 9:00am
The Great Stink of the 1800s alerted politicians to the filth in the Thames. The Victorian sewers fixed it, but trouble is brewing again. Is a clean river just a pipe dream? Continue reading...
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West Sussex county council turns down shale gas exploration bid

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 7:34am

Refusal of Celtique Energie thought to be the first time a council has rejected a planning application by a shale company

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Germany, UK and Poland top dirty 30 list of EU coal-fired power stations

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 4:55am

Environmental study highlights health effects from pollution, with Germany coming top, and the UK third in total coal consumption

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Los Angeles bike trains - beating the traffic in a car-centric city

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 4:21am

Nona Varnado was terrified of lethal LA drivers, but all that changed when she set up safe routes for group commuting

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Seals 'hunt for prey at offshore windfarms'

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 3:09am

GPS tracking showed several travelling in a grid-like pattern between individual turbines, apparently foraging

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George Osborne defeated in attempt to weaken UK carbon budget

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 2:27am

Ed Davey says legally-binding target for 2023-2027 the most ambitious in the developed world will not change

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'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 1:44am

A program that provides food and shelter to migratory birds has enlisted immigrant women in the effort. "When I see them here," says one woman, "it reminds me of my garden back home in Mexico."

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