Green news roundup: The Guardian

Green news roundup: ‘Asian unicorn’, The Land Grabbers and energy reforms

The week’s top environment news stories and green events

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A visitor photographs the Thai exhibit in the Great Pavilion, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

A visitor photographs the Thai exhibit in the Great Pavilion, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Environment news

Government announces biggest energy reforms in 20 years
Farmer charged with criminal damage at GM crop trial site
Indian state to let forest guards shoot poachers on sight
Heartland Institute in financial crisis after billboard controversy
Ben Fogle plans to swim the Atlantic to raise environmental awareness

On the blogs

Land grab : Karmjeet Sekhon, manager of Karuturi giant farm in  Gambella region

Busting the carbon and cost myths of Germany’s nuclear exit
Web chat: Fred Pearce on his new book The Land Grabbers
Will the airbag bike helmet be the way forward?
Only renewables – not nuclear – could be too cheap to meter
Environment Agency seeks to redefine ‘drought’
Chelsea flower show isn’t as green as it appears

Multimedia

A saola pauses in the jungle in a new nature reserve in Quang Nam , of Vietnam

The Hard Rain Project Whole Earth exhibition – in pictures
The saola ‘Asian unicorn’ in pictures
The week in wildlife – in pictures
US car industry drives deforestation in Brazil

Features and comment

GM crops: protesters go back to the battlefields
Will.i.am arrives by helicopter for flying visit to climate debate
Kielder Forest bids to become ‘dark skies preserve’
Dilma Rousseff must veto Brazil’s devastating new forest code
David Attenborough presents award to old friend Ted Smith

…And finally

Teabags targeted for new compost scheme
New campaign to persuade Britons to recycle teabags instead of throwing them in the bin launched by PG Tips owner Unilever

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