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Book review: The Shifts and the Shock – Martin Wolf (2014)

The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned – and Have Still to Learn – from the Financial Crisis by the Financial Time’s chief economics commentator Martin Wolf, asks what the 2008 financial crisis should have taught us about economies. The book considers the causes of the global financial...


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TED talks: How to grow a tiny forest anywhere – Shubhendu Sharma

In this short, informative TED talk, entrepreneur Shubhendu Sharma demonstrates how we can grow small forests that mature 10 times faster than typical forests, and grow 30% denser and are 100 times more biodiverse.  Using industrial know-how and by carefully tailoring the manufactured environment, Sharma’s improvised technique gets the...


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How island nations can lead the renewable energy revolution

Small island nations face a truly existential threat in the face of climate change, but they also have the potential to lead the renewable energy revolution that could save them, writes Ryan Gilchrist, who leads business development with enterprise clients at UGE.   On Thursday, the third international UN...


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Who, exactly, supports environmental charities?

Just who supports these environmental charities then? Are they green activists, or has the message finally got round and everyone is engaging with the future of their planet? Consumers have volunteered their charity donating habits, and by using data gathered from their web behaviour Exponential Interactive have learned more...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 5 September 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. Ban Ki-moon: world must act on climate change now Greenpeace warns of ‘long road ahead’ for truly green gadgets Expand cities into...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 4 September round up

Today on Blue & Green Tomorrow, we reported on the growing wage divide in UK cities, and the increasing number of Britons trapped in low wage jobs. We also covered the winning idea that claimed a £250,000 reward in the Wolfson Economics Prize, and looked into the offices of...


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How scientists feel about climate change: Prof Lesley Hughes

In a letter speaking about her feelings on climate change, Prof Lesley Hughes, from the Department of Biological Science at Macquarie University and a founding member of the Australian Climate Council, voices her concerns about the world’s wildlife and biodiversity. Scientists from across Australia have written letters on how...


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Environmentalist of the week: Sir David Attenborough

Naturalist, prolific broadcaster, environmental icon and owner of one of television’s most recognisable voices, Sir David Attenborough is a man of many talents. In a lifetime dedicated to studying and educating others about the wonders of the natural world, Attenborough has instilled a respect for the environment in viewers...


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Save B&GT: a fifth of the way in five days

You may have read by now that Blue & Green Tomorrow has hit some financial turbulence and we are at risk of ceasing publication. The short version is a sponsor pulled out of our flagship series of events meaning we had to cancel them, creating a possibly fatal hole...


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Community Energy Fortnight: Bristol Green Doors

The Community Energy Fortnight hopes to raise awareness of renewable energy projects this September. As part of the national event, Bristol Green Doors – a community interest company – are showcasing a number of homes to the public, free of charge, on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September. This occasion will...


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Ethical Corporation: helping business do the right thing

Ethical Corporation has grown to become one of the most respected voices in the CSR space. Ahead of its fifth annual Responsible Business Awards, director Sara Baylis and Zara Maung, editor of Ethical Corporation magazine, speak to Tom Revell about the past, present, and future of ethical business. It...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 4 September 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. Smart energy meters: the smart revolution is coming Extinction rate increased one thousand times during human era National Grid warns of possible...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 3 September round up

Today on Blue & Green Tomorrow, we covered the news that corruption in the developing world might be causing the death of 3.6 million people in extreme poverty. We also learned the identity of two donors to the secretive, climate sceptic Global Warming Policy Foundation, and that fashion mogul...


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How scientists feel about climate change: Alex sen Gupta

Alex sen Gupta, from the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, has written a letter speaking about his feelings toward climate change. In it he expresses his frustrations at the inaction of world leaders and the undue attention given to unqualified commentators. The letter...


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Smart energy meters: the smart revolution is coming

The roll-out of smart meters will empower customers and boost competition in the much-criticised energy market, writes Sacha Deshmukh, chief executive of Smart Energy GB. Imagine doing your weekly shop at the supermarket. You fill your trolley as usual, but when you get to the checkout, instead of a total...



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