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Green news roundup: Mountain gorillas, windfarms and urban birds

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The Port of Rotterdam is a very large user of electric power and a new coal-burning power plant

The Dutch government may face legal action over climate change. Photograph: Lourens Smak/Alamy

Environment news

• US can become world’s biggest oil producer in a decade, says IEA
• Dutch government may face legal action over climate change
George Osborne undermining climate change efforts, his father-in-law claims
Obama vows to take personal charge of climate change in second term
Doha conference: carbon cuts talks must wait, says key negotiator
Seal cull will not revive Canada’s cod stocks, say scientists
Mountain gorilla numbers rise by 10%

On the blogs

Green shoots on birds in cities : Peregrine Falcon

‘End of story’ for windfarms and Tory green credentials
Urban birds in the late autumn light
How to stop ‘salmoning’, scourge of NYC’s bike lanes
IEA report reminds us peak oil idea has gone up in flames


A murmuration of starlings over Gretna

How Brazil is halting deforestation in the Amazon – video
Wildlife on a walk – your Green shoots photographs
A murmuration of starlings over Gretna – in pictures
The week in wildlife – in pictures
Satellite eye on Earth: October 2012 – in pictures

Best of the web

Wind industry could provide a fifth of global electricity by 2030
Will Barack Obama seize the moment on climate change?
Energy efficiency could replace 22 UK power stations
US elections: five climate hawks who will take office in 2013


The GM tree plantations bred to satisfy the world’s energy needs
Brazil’s Amazon rangers battle farmers’ burning business logic
Al Gore’s views on climate change, extreme weather and Keystone XL
Ha Long Bay clean-up could force floating fishing village inland
European bison back home on the range – in Russia

Green jobs

Director of Natural Heritage, Northern Ireland Civil Service, Belfast, £63,360 – £77,500
Digital Communications and Press Officer, Soil Association, Bristol, Somerset, £23,587
Regional Flood and Coastal Risk Manager, Environment Agency, Reading, Berkshire and Exeter, Devon, £64,080 – £84,890 per annum + benefits

…And finally

The beasts from Brazil: country aims to clone endangered species
Scientists set to clone species including jaguars, anteaters and wolves for zoos, but project is likely to concern conservationists

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