Great Barrier Reef safer with success of starfish cull

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Crown-of-thorns starfish dying faster with new single-injection method

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Can you put a price on the beauty of the natural world?

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Those who reduce nature to a column of figures play to an agenda that ignores its inherent value – and seeks to destroy it . . . → Read More: Can you put a price on the beauty of the natural world?

Mongolia: ‘The Gobi desert is a horrible place to work’

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Once a poor Soviet satellite famous for cashmere and Genghis Khan, Mongolia is now booming with the profits of coal mining. But what does it mean for the nation’s nomadic heritage?
Dan Chung’s gallery of photographs from Mongolia . . . → Read More: Mongolia: ‘The Gobi desert is a horrible place to work’

The common ground between coffee geeks and growers

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With climate change decimating the harvest, caring about coffee is not just a hipster indulgence . . . → Read More: The common ground between coffee geeks and growers

Cumbrian nuclear dump ‘virtually certain’ to be eroded by rising sea levels

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One million cubic metres of waste near Sellafield are housed at a site that was a mistake, admits Environment Agency . . . → Read More: Cumbrian nuclear dump ‘virtually certain’ to be eroded by rising sea levels

Rana Plaza a year on: did fast-fashion brands learn any lessons at all?

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Some 1,133 garment workers died yet profits from cheap clothes have soared . . . → Read More: Rana Plaza a year on: did fast-fashion brands learn any lessons at all?

Keystone XL pipeline decision delayed as administration eyes elections

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• Decision ostensibly due to Nebraska supreme court case
• Project likely to be significant issue in November midterms

. . . → Read More: Keystone XL pipeline decision delayed as administration eyes elections

Arctic oil: it is madness to celebrate a new source of fossil fuels

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As the first barrels head for Europe, we cannot afford – and do not need – new sources of harder to reach fossil fuels . . . → Read More: Arctic oil: it is madness to celebrate a new source of fossil fuels

The Pittsburgh startup that has big plans for batteries

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Batteries are famously toxic, but Aquion Energy seeking to change that. It’s using more sustainable materials to put lightning in a bottle – and could help boost other cleantech . . . → Read More: The Pittsburgh startup that has big plans for batteries

Scientists name world’s 100 most unusual and endangered birds

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‘Little dodo’, flightless parrot and giant ibis among species ranked by evolutionary distinctiveness and global extinction risk

In pictures – top 10 most unusual and endangered birds . . . → Read More: Scientists name world’s 100 most unusual and endangered birds

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