Green News Round-up (The Guardian)

Green news roundup: Rio+20, summer rain and fishing discards

The week’s top environment news stories and green events

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EU fishing quota : Fishermen in Spain

Fishermen on board the ‘Nuevo San Cibran’ sort the catch during a fishing trip off the coast of Galicia. Photograph: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images

Environment news

Rio+20 Earth summit: scientists call for action on population
GM crops good for environment, study finds
Fishing discards practice thrown overboard by EU
Japanese mayor approves plan to restart nuclear power plant
• End of hosepipe ban to benefit 15 million people
Australia creates world’s largest marine reserve network

On the blogs

Bike blog : Cycling in the summer rain

Why climate change needs higher energy bills
MPs to investigate the economics of wind power
America’s love affair with the motor car is running on empty
The upsides of cycling in summer rain


A worker carries a basket of charcoal produced from illegally harvested Amazon rainforest wood

Rio+20 Earth summit: Amazon deforestation – in pictures
Treasured green spaces – your Green shoots photographs
Species and habitats found in recommended marine conservation zones – in pictures
Satellite eye on Earth: May 2012

Features and comment

Coal-burning power station in Beijing, China

Coal’s resurgence undermines fight against global warming
Climate change protest website reported to police
John Gummer: Why Rio failed in the past and how it can succeed this time
Brazil’s blueprint for reforestation

Best of the web

Sharp relocating solar HQ from Germany to UK
‘The problem for coal right now is entirely economic’ – EPA’s Lisa Jackson
Green Party leader hopefuls launch bids
For more of the best environment comment and news from around the web, visit the Guardian Environment Network.

…And finally

Alfredo Sirkis – the former bank robber with his sights set on Rio+20
His criminal past may be gone, but the revolutionary spirit of Sirkis lives on to attack complacency at the Rio Earth summit

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