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Green news roundup: the Ecologist, buzzards U-turn and windfarm ‘bribes’

The week’s top environment news stories and green events

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Buzzard trapping plan abandoned as government U-turns again

The buzzard trapping plan had been based only on anecdotal evidence, said conservationists. Photograph: James Leonard / Alamy/Alamy

Environment news

Tesco supplier accused of contributing to Amazon rainforest destruction
Rio+ 20 Earth summit could collapse, WWF warns
Zac Goldsmith sells the Ecologist for £1
Zac Goldsmith: climate change pushes other issues off the agenda
Super farms are needed in UK, says leader of National Farmers Union
Leaked documents reveal UK fight to dilute EU green energy targets
Tory MP calls for countryside windfarm ‘bribes’

On the blogs

A new nuclear power station and waste management plant under construction in Pori, Finland.

Giving power to the people can solve the wind farm stand-off
Around the world by bicycle? Great. But there’s no need to race
Is there a UK nuclear power plan B?
Whatever happened to the ‘coldest May in 100 years’?


New Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith poses for a photograph in Westminster Hall

The week in wildlife – in pictures
The race to map Africa’s forgotten glaciers – in pictures
Zac Goldsmith: ‘I have no idea what sort of conservative George Osborne is’ – video
The buzzard U-turn is welcome but the fight doesn’t end there

Features and comment

Red deer bucks

Washington DC prepares to eliminate hundreds of deer from local park
The 2012 winners of the Observer Ethical Awards in association with Ecover
Q&A: Rio+20 Earth summit
Are there errors in the IPCC reports?
Rio+20: don’t wait for disappointment from the bureaucrats

Best of the web

Mother Jones: North Carolina tries to wish away sea-level rise
IPS: IKEA under fire for ancient tree logging
BusinessGreen: Renewable energy investors fear UK dash for gas, says Ernst & Young
For more of the best environment comment and news from around the web, visit the Guardian Environment Network.

…And finally

China warns foreign embassies publishing smog readings is illegal
Official forecasts often predict light pollution while US embassy tweets say conditions are bad, hazardous or even ‘crazy bad’

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