Green news roundup: nuclear waste, trees and swordfish


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Environment news

Photographs of Sellafield nuclear plant prompt fears over radioactive risk
Drones spotted over seven French nuclear sites, says EDF
Flytipping up 20% in England after falling for years
Swedish energy company Vattenfall plans sale of German coal operations
Regreening program to restore one-sixth of Ethiopia's land
• 2030 pact UK's most significant environmental deal ever – Ed Davey
Plant scientists urge Europe to stop blocking GM trials on 'political' grounds
Illegal Med fishing claims up to two tons of swordfish per boat per day

On the blogs

Australia's Direct Action is like a dodgy laundry powder that never gets the climate
New research quantifies what's causing sea level to rise
Republican politicians aren't climate scientists or responsible leaders
How councils are using clever and innovative ideas to increase recycling rates

Multimedia

GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 – in pictures
The week in wildlife – in pictures
2014 Wildlife photographer of the Year
EEA photography competition 2014 shortlist – in pictures

Features and comment

GM salmon company Aquabounty fined by Panama
If we want to make climate action happen we need to hear about the solutions
Conservation project hopes to bring back New York's oysters
Power storage group Alevo plan 1bn US battery plant

…And finally

England's top 10 trees shortlisted for 'tree of the year'
A tree where Robin Hood hid and Isaac Newton's apple tree are among candidates picked by the Woodland Trust for England's first tree of the year, to be voted by the public

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