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'No forests, no cash': palm oil giants commit to sustainability, but will they follow through?

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Coal, climate and orangutans – Indonesia’s quandary

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Saving Asia's other endangered cats

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news.mongabay.com - Saving Asia's other endangered cats Jeremy Hance mongabay.com October 21, 2014 print     print     Flat-headed cat and fishing cat require immediate research and conservation attention. Fishing cat...

Student Challenge - Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint

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thinkeatsave.org - Entry into the Think.Eat.Save. Student Challenge is subject to the acceptance of these terms and conditions. 1. This competition is open to all students at the secondary and university levels from ...

Another Month, Another Global Heat Record Broken

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huffingtonpost.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say. That's because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with Septe...

BBC News - US spends $7bn but fails to stop Afghan opium poppy growth

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bbc.co.uk - Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan hit record levels in 2013 despite counter-narcotics efforts by Washington, a US report says. The special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction said...

BBC News - Day in pictures: 21 October

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bbc.co.uk - Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world during the past 24 hours. What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites

Kinder Morgan's Western Canada Pipeline Plans Hit A Mountain Of Opposition

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huffingtonpost.com - By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A Western Canadian pipeline once seen as the best near-term hope for sending more of the country's controversial tar sands crude to Asia has hit anothe...

Pacific Islanders Blockade World's Largest Coal Port To Protest Rising Seas (PHOTOS)

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huffingtonpost.com - Last week a group of Pacific islanders and Australians worked together to form a flotilla of kayaks and traditional canoes to blockade the world's largest coal port in Newcastle, Australia. The act...

Government urged to tackle stalled recycling rates in England | Environment

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theguardian.com - Ministers have stepped back from efforts to encourage people to recycle their rubbish just as growth in recycling rates in England has reached a plateau, MPs have said. Householders are still confu...

Brazil's Rousseff gains on Neves ahead of Sunday runoff: poll

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reuters.com - BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has gained 1 percentage point on her rival Aecio Neves ahead of an Oct. 26 runoff to Brazil's presidential election, a new poll showed on Wednesday. Th...

2014 Wildlife photographer of the Year | Environment

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theguardian.com - The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2014 competition have been announced at London’s Natural History Museum. The overall winner is American photographer Michael Nichols with his im...

Battle for Bali: campaigners fight back against unchecked development | Environment

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theguardian.com - Snarled traffic, city hotels and rubbish-strewn beaches are not images most associate with Bali. But this is increasingly the reality on the famous resort island, as rampant over-development and fa...

Ethiopia Commits to Restore One-Sixth of its Land

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wri.org - At the UN Climate Summit last month, an alliance of governments, companies, and civil society issued the New York Declaration on Forests. This declaration includes a pledge to restore 350 million h...

Climate Equity: A Tale of 4 Countries

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wri.org - Finalizing an “ambitious and equitable” international climate agreement by 2015 is a key step in transitioning the world to a low-carbon economy and building resilience. Figuring out what that kind...

Stunning Pictures: The Year's Best Wildlife Photographs

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news.nationalgeographic.com - Three veteran National Geographic photographers are among the winners of the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards, which were announced in London on Tuesday. The awards competition, hosted...

Calls for deeper carbon cuts as EU debates 2030 deal

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rtcc.org - Experts urge ambition ahead of European Council meeting to sign off the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework Climate and energy experts are pushing for deeper EU carbon cuts by 2030 as national l...

GCR - News - Buildings hold key to Europe’s gas independence, study says

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globalconreview.com - The analysis released today argues that carbon reductions of 49% or more could be achieved, and comes just days before the European Council meets to set new climate change targets. Ramping up inves...

Take it from us in India: the world needs renewables, not more Australian exported coal | Debi Goenka | Comment is free

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theguardian.com - Here are little known facts about coal: its use is responsible for 400,000 premature deaths per year globally, and many more illnesses. In India, coal contributes to between 80,000 to 115,000 prema...

EU climate talks enter end game with everything still to play for - 20 Oct 2014 - Analysis from BusinessGreen

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businessgreen.com - Financial Portfolio Manager (Solar)- London - Permanent Taylor Hopkinson are currently working with a leading investment company who are involved in a large of renewable projects across the globe. ...

Industrial-Scale Tiger Farms: Feeding China’s Thirst for Luxury Tiger Products – News Watch

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newswatch.nationalgeographic.com - Young, healthy tigers jump through rings of fire, sit upright on cue, clawing at the air, and perform other well-choreographed circus tricks. Enthusiastic crowds cheer. After the show, some pay ext...

Former Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force | Environment

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theguardian.com - The risks and benefits of fracking for the UK are to be examined by a “independent” task force, led by the former head of the Environment Agency, Lord Chris Smith, and funded by shale gas companies...

Total supplying racing fuel containing Gevo's biobased isooctane

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biomassmagazine.com - Gevo Inc., the world's only commercial producer of renewable isobutanol, announced that it is selling renewable isooctane to Total for formulation into Formula 1 racing fuel. The Total racing fuel ...

The indigenous land rights ruling that could transform Canada | Martin Lukacs | Environment

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theguardian.com - The unrest is palpable. In First Nations across Canada, word is spreading of a historic court ruling recognizing Indigenous land rights. And the murmurs are turning to action: an eviction notice is...

John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments | Environment

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theguardian.com - The two biggest tuna fish brands in the UK are privately looking at delaying or reviewing public commitments to eliminate the use of controversial fishing methods, leaked documents show. In 2011, P...

Rehabiliting the endangered Crane in east Africa | Technology

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theguardian.com - Only the other day I saw a man walking through the wealthier part of town with two grey crowned-cranes tucked under his arms wrapped in blankets, probably looking for a potential buyer. I remember,...

Brazil's factory slum | The Wider Image

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widerimage.reuters.com - Children play in a paddling pool at an abandoned factory in Rio de Janeiro. Almost 2,000 families have made makeshift homes in the old industrial building, where they have been living since March, ...

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