Green News Round-up (The Guardian)

Green news roundup: Forests, food waste and extreme weather

The week’s top environment news stories and green events

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Ban food waste from Landfill : Seagulls fly around as a bulldozer compacts freshly dumped rubbish

Seagulls fly around as a bulldozer compacts freshly dumped rubbish at a landfill site. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Environment news

No sell-off of forests, promises Caroline Spelman
Scientists say ongoing weather extremes offer proof of climate change
Protect whales from new oil industry threat, warns WWF
Wiltshire council votes for tough new planning restrictions for windfarms
Ban food waste from landfill for renewable energy, urges thinktank
MPs give green light to loan plan for home insulation

On the blogs

A Bumblebee

Is it now possible to blame extreme weather on global warming?
England is lagging behind with its woodland creation strategy
How would you lead us out of the climate predicament?
Nuclear more popular than gas but wind blows both away
Help map the UK’s bumblebee population


Week in Wildlife : A frog hides amongst lily pads

Dragonflies and damselflies – your Green shoots photographs
Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic video
The week in wildlife – in pictures
Nuclear power protests in Japan – in pictures

Features and comment

Readers group Green Shoots on Flickr about dragonflies and damselflies

Share your photos of ‘signs of summer’
What is the ‘polluter pays’ principle?
US Navy’s ‘great green fleet’ sets sail for Pacific

Best of the web

Oh Canada: the government’s broad assault on the environment
US heatwave sets more temperature records
Adventurers sail through wave of tsunami debris
Beyond Rio, green economics can give us hope
For more of the best environment comment and news from around the web, visit the Guardian Environment Network.

Green jobs of the week

Climate Change Specialist – Mott Macdonald, Cambridge
Energy and Sustainability Manager – Leeds Federated Housing Association
Policy and Research Officer – the Green Party

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