Green news roundup: wildlife decline, solar in India and 35,000 walrus

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Environment news

Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF
India will be renewables superpower, says energy minister
Lord Lawson’s charity ‘blurring fact and comment on climate change’
UK nuclear bomb factories rapped by watchdogs over radioactive waste
Gamekeeper found guilty of poisoning 10 buzzards and a sparrowhawk
• Canada switches on world’s first carbon capture power plant
Proposed EU climate chief under pressure ahead of grilling by MEPs

On the blogs

George Monbiot: It’s time to shout stop on this war on the living world
Damian Carrington: Why the energy has gone out of Tory green policy
Global warming: a battle for evangelical Christian hearts and minds
Reviewed: the best bike lights from £9.50 to £260


The week in wildlife – in pictures
Walrus mass on Alaska beach – in pictures
Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970 – in pictures
Shark v shark: great white shark duel caught on camera – video


• Can Narendra Modi bring the solar power revolution to India?
Could the 2C climate target be completely wrong?
Neonicotinoid ban hit UK farmers hard
David Attenborough backs £1m project to save Bengal tiger
Oak processionary moth population exploding in London

Best of the web

Beyond climate change treaties: ‘a deal in Paris is not essential’
First floating solar farm built in UK
‘Extinct’ cat-sized chinchilla found alive in shadows of Machu Picchu

…And finally

US reroutes flights to avoid walrus stampede on Alaska beach
An estimated 35,000 of the animals were spotted as summer sea ice fell to its sixth lowest in the satellite record © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010

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