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Owen Paterson to give lecture to Nigel Lawson's climate-sceptic thinktank

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 3:06am

Just days after leaving office, former UK environment secretary agrees to deliver speech at Global Warming Policy Foundation

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Calif. Officials Debate How To Get Residents To Cut Water Use

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 2:29am

How do you make people conserve water? Officials in California are asking that question, as the state enacts unprecedented water-use restrictions during the severe drought.

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Germany is most energy efficient major economy, study finds

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 1:21am

Ranking places Mexico last and voices concern about the pace of efforts by the United States and Australia

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Whale birth: mother and baby doing well, swimming off Sydney beach

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 1:17am

Southern right whale had a calf overnight in the waters between Dee Why and Turimetta, whale experts say

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Carbon price repeal a victory for fossil fuels, ideologues and climate science denial

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 11:18pm

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is declaring victory after a long-fought battle to repeal laws to price greenhouse gas emissions. But who actually won?

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Satellite Eye on Earth: June 2014 - in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 11:00pm

Sand dunes of Algeria, atolls of Maldives and smoking volcanoes of Indonesia are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month

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MPs' report shows even the slightly inept can get it right on cycling

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 11:00pm

Their first evidence session was an embarrassing disaster, but the Commons transport committee has ended up producing a half-decent report about getting people on bikes

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Australias carbon tax abolition draws international criticism

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 9:54pm

Al Gore calls it a disappointing step and European Union says world is moving towards carbon pricing initiatives

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Big Butterfly Count kicks off with high hopes for spotting scarce tortoiseshell

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 9:30pm
UK-wide sightings could hit 1m but rarest and commonest British butterfly are hard to tell apart Continue reading...
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just a trace

The Field Lab - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 5:04pm
Had a rain event overnight.  Perhaps another tonight.  Hope it is more than a grasshopper.  Rescued this little critter when I checked the gauge this morning.  86,99,72, .07",B
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Direct Action climate policy way off target, industry groups tell Tony Abbott

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 2:53pm

Prime minister is warned by host of experts that Coalition's policy is not enough to meet 5% emissions reduction target

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Man Discovers How Unproductive He is Without Caffeine

Holy Scrap - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 1:28pm

Man Discovers How Unproductive He is Without Caffeine, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.

After 10 weeks of being caffeine free I came to the realization that I was not getting much done. Certainly busy work and mindless activities were no problem, but long concentrated work sessions were not happening. Here is to my return to the bean.

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So feather-footed is this questing vole that you have to track the droppings

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 12:59pm
Sinderhope, Northumberland: An hour passes and I stand. There's a loud rippling plop all this time a water vole has been a few feet away Continue reading...
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Greener Juicing

Holy Scrap - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 12:48pm

Greener Juicing, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.

I have been making a effort to reduce the sweetness in our juicing and increase the greens. Our last one was a mix of spinach, celery and carrot and it came out great. This was also the end of our celery plants for the summer.

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More Pom Pom's on irrigation

Holy Scrap - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 12:46pm

More Pom Pom's on irrigation, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr. Wendy and I transplanted three Pom Pom volunteers across the yard and setup irrigation for them. These plants quickly grow to 8' tall and provide amazing white noise.
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Hummingbird Nest

Holy Scrap - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 12:30pm

Humming Bird Nest, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.

Found this while digging some trenches in the yard.

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Better use of worlds existing cropland could feed 3 billion more people: study

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 12:00pm
Research reveals large increases in population expected in the next three decades need not result in widespread hunger Continue reading...
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We Are Falklands exhibition in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/07/17 - 11:52am

This year the Falklands government ran a competition to find the best pictures from the islands photographers. Both amateur and professional photographers were encouraged to apply, and the categories included wildlife, landscapes, heritage, people and island life. The best of the images are being displayed at Londons Mall Galleries from 21-27 July

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