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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 3 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. Joseph Stiglitz: capitalism needs reformed political system to thrive again HSBC could exposed to ‘fine inflation’, warns Neil Woodford Japanese annual Taiji...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 2 September round up

Today on Blue & Green Tomorrow we reported on the rejection of ‘Boris Island’, the controversial plans put forward by London mayor Boris Johnson for a new hub airport in the Thames Estuary.  We also covered the reprieve given to the threatened Great Barrier Reef, after controversial plans to...


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How scientists feel about climate change: Prof Brendan Mackey

As part of a unique new project, academics from around Australia have handwritten letters describing how they feel about climate change. In this letter, Prof Brendan Mackey, director of the Griffith Climate Change Response Program, describes how climate scientists have been ignored, and apologises to the planet for the...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Swallow Barn, Staffordshire

Swallow Barn enjoys views over the beautiful White Peak countryside and is available to book now through cottages4you. In a peaceful location midway between Leek and Ashbourne, this little detached barn conversion sits just a 0.75 mile walk from a popular dining pub in an area that boasts many...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 2 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. Survey finds rising energy costs a priority concern across UK manufacturing base Australian church to divest from fossil fuels to help sinking...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 1 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. Pennsylvania drinking wells contaminated by fracking operations hundreds of times Marine protection areas must be expended for threatened fish species New project...


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Top features of the week: August 31

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Joel Solomon explored how it is now time to shift capital to the regenerative economy. We also spoke to Scene Consulting, who told us more about their renewable energy workshop taking place during Community Energy Fortnight.   1. Community Energy Fortnight: Scene...


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Top ecotourism destinations: Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal between India and Myanmar is the perfect destination for travellers keen to explore a unique ecosystem. The Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands are a group of 572 islands that are part of India despite being in fact quite far...


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Blue & Green’s top 10 electric cars: #7 Renault Zoe

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. The fourth edition to Renault’s electric fleet, a great level of work has gone into this model to make it a very decent buying option. It offers...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Dragonfly Cottage, Somerset

Hidden deep in the Somerset countryside this cottage offers beautiful views and is available to book now through cottages4you. Despite its location, Dragonfly Cottage is only a short drive from sandy beaches. These two smart and well-appointed, semi-detached holiday cottages are set around the owners’ 12-acre lake. There is plenty...


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Top articles of the week: August 30

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, campaigners have called on the Vatican Bank to divest its investments in the fossil fuel industry. We also reported on the UK energy supplier Ovo Energy receiving an £8 million investment from former US vice president Al Gore’s firm. In other news,...


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Book review: Factor Four – Club of Rome (1998)

Factor Four: Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use is a report from the Club of Rome, written by Ernst von Weizsacker, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins, that looks at how future growth can be made sustainable through resource efficiency. The book argues that since the industrial revolution, progress has involved...


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Film review: More Than Honey (2012)

Over the last couple of decades bee colonies have collapsed, with regions across the world experiencing a 50% to 90% decline in local bee populations. More Than Honey Takes a look at the reasons why and asks what plummeting numbers of bees means for us. The film notes that...


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TED Talks: Can we prevent the end of the world? – Martin Rees

In this week’s featured TED talk Lord Martin Rees, astronomer royal and former master of Trinity College, Cambridge, describes the existential threats that could spell the end of humanity. This century, he observes, is the first where the fate of the entire world lies in the hands of just...


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Community Energy Fortnight: Regen SW

Not-for-profit Regen South West (SW) is offering sustainable energy expertise ahead of September’s Community Energy Fortnight, and will be hosting a poetry slam at the unique renewable energy focused event. Regen SW will be taking part in the fortnight with an evening of poetry with Matt Harvey. Harvey will...



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