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Allow building on green belt land to ease housing crisis, says report

A new report from think thank The Adam Smith Institute argues that the housing crisis in metropolitan areas, and particularly London, should be solved by reforming England’s planning system to allow new homes to be built on green belt land. The report – The Green Noose: An analysis of...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 14 January headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Energy consumption in cites to triple by 2050 without sustainable planning Wave energy has potential to be cheaper than wind Second-biggest carbon market...


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Second-biggest carbon market launched by South Korea

The world’s second-largest emission trading scheme began trading on Monday in South Korea. The scheme imposes emission caps on the country’s largest 525 companies. The cap-and-trade system was approved in 2012 and caps the country’s emissions at 1.687 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, it covers the period from...


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Wildlife charity challenges Scottish windfarms

Wildlife Charity RSPB Scotland has a launched a legal challenge over the consent of four offshore windfarms in the Outer Forth and Tay. The organisation argues that the projects could have “serious implications” on wildlife in the area. The wind farm developments – Neart na Geoithe, Inch Cape, Seagreen...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 13 January headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. 300 Stanford professors call for full fossil fuel divestment Renewable investment up 16% in 2014 Ban Ki-moon calls for action on world...


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Campaign group calls on Scottish government to address air pollution

Friends of the Earth Scotland has called on the government to treat air pollution like the “public health crisis it really is” after analysis revealed some areas are breaking EU air quality standards and are getting worse. The environmental campaign group measured levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate...


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Ed Davey voices concerns over likelihood of strong climate change agreement

Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey has revealed that the UK will be seeking a legally binding climate change agreement at negotiations later this year. However, he has also voiced concerns that the deal will not go far enough to avert dangerous levels of climate change. Davey’s comments...


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Labour seeks fracking restrictions to protect drinking water

The Labour Party is seeking to ban fracking for shale gas on land that collects Britain’s drinking water in proposed amendments to the government’s infrastructure bill. A campaign group has said such a move is “basic common sense”. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is gradually becoming more widespread in the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 8 January headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. UK lagging behind Europe on social impact investing UK government loaned £1.7bn to fossil fuel projects abroad since 2010 Green Party pledges to...


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UK government loaned £1.7bn to fossil fuel projects abroad since 2010

Despite publicly criticising fossil fuel subsidies, research has revealed that the UK government has pledged £1.7 billion in financial support to dirty energy projects aboard in the last five years. Analysis by environmental campaign group Greenpeace, discovered that the total support for fossil fuel industries amounts to £1.76 billion-worth...


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UK lagging behind Europe on social impact investing

Despite government incentives and research suggesting appetite for social impact investing, the UK is lagging behind European counterparts in the area, according to a survey. In an article published on Politics Home, Monica Middleton, national director of Oikocredit UK, explains that it is a lack of understanding and readily...


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Met Office: 2014 UK’s warmest year on record

Provisional full year figures have confirmed that 2014 was the UK’s warmest year, according to the Met Office. Despite this, awareness of the effects of climate change on the UK remains low amongst the public, leading to one expert calling the government’s communications on the issue a “colossal failure”....


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Wheat yields estimated to fall 6% for every 1C temperature increase

Globally wheat yields will see a 6% decrease for every 1C temperature increase, according to new research. The study highlights the impact climate change will have on the global food system and could push prices higher. Leaders have agreed to try and limit global warming to 2C, above which...


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International Climate Fund progressing well but still room for improvement

The UK’s £3.87 billion International Climate Fund (ICF) is progressing well but there are still some areas that need improvements, according to a report from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI). The report gives the fun a green-amber rating meaning that it performs “relatively well” against the criteria...


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10% of wildlife havens have been lost or damaged in last five years

Since 2009 more than 10% of wildlife havens have been lost or damaged, according to analysis from the Wildlife Trusts, which added the findings highlight some “worrying trends”. The report – Secret Spaces: The statues of England’s Local Wildlife Sites 2014 – has been published by the Wildlife Trusts....



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