Green news roundup: Greenland, bike-friendly airlines and threatened manta rays

The week’s top environment news stories and green events

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Detail of basalt, a volcanic rock found on Heart mountain, Uummannaq, North-Greenland, Greenland

Environment news

• Europe looks to open up Greenland for natural resources extraction
• Climate change study forces sceptical scientists to change minds
• Congress vote on EU carbon scheme may block US airlines from paying
• Call for levy on single-use plastic bags in England
• US farmers urge Obama administration to suspend ethanol quota amid drought
• Anti-nuclear campaigners launch Japan’s first green party

On the blogs

Bike blog: packing a bike for air travel

• Which airline is the most bike-friendly?
• What evidence will it take to convince climate sceptics?
• World’s largest butterfly disappearing from Papua New Guinea rainforests
• Cycling arrests raise questions about legacy Olympic organisers want to leave


Guyana Forests : CI and governement launch fund to protect critical ecosystems : Kaieteur Falls

• Fund launched to protect Guyana’s forests – in pictures
• In pictures: the week in wildlife
• Manta ray being driven to extinction by Chinese medicine demand
• The future of energy – video

Best of the web

quietrevolution vertical axis qr5 wind turbine at the Olympic venue site Portland Marina

• Olympic Park erects wind turbines
• Are fast-breeder reactors the answer to our nuclear waste nightmare?
• Is the gas industry buying academics?

Green jobs

• Head of External Affairs and Communications at Bioregional Development Group
• Water engineer at AKINS
• Director of Resources at Groundwork UK

… And finally

• World’s biggest eco-toilet scheme fails
The dry toilets in Inner Mongolia’s Daxing eco-community have been quietly replaced after three years of bad smells, health problems and maggots

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