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B&GT’s top 10 most popular articles in 2013 so far

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As a celebration of our progress, here’s a rundown of the most-read Blue & Green Tomorrow articles from the first half of 2013: January to June.

1. Seven UK firms make it onto World’s Most Ethical Companies list

From April 5, 2013: International thinktank the Ethisphere Institute has just revealed its annual rundown of the World’s Most Ethical Companies (WME), in which seven UK firms are included. Continue reading.

2. Government urged to make 2013 ‘the year of the bee’

From January 29, 2013: Thousands of campaigners have called for the government to take action over dwindling bee numbers, urging David Cameron to adopt a national bee action plan. Continue reading.

3. Deet is losing its effectiveness against mosquitoes, scientists say

From February 24, 2013: Mosquitoes are now able to ignore the widely used insect repellent Deet, say scientists, because their receptors are becoming less sensitive. Continue reading.

4. Is our weather getting worse? In short, yes

From December 13, 2012: On Tuesday night, Channel 4 broadcast a documentary exploring the extreme weather events of 2012 and asked the question, “Is our weather getting worse?” Weather should never be confused with the climate or weather ‘events’ for a longer-term trend. Nevertheless, climate change will almost certainly make our weather more extreme. Continue reading.

5. Climate change to be removed from national curriculum

From March 19, 2013: The topic of climate change has been removed from the latest draft guidelines of the national curriculum for children in key stages 1-3. The topic is no longer taught in geography and only a single reference occurs within chemistry. Continue reading.

6. Government ‘must listen’ to chief scientific adviser on climate change

From March 26, 2013: Environmental campaign group Friends of the Earth has spoken out in support of the government’s chief scientific adviser Sir John Beddington, who yesterday warned of the devastating effects of climate change. Continue reading.

7. Post-horsemeat burgers, has Tesco returned to business as usual already?

From March 21, 2013: In response to Tesco’s statements about the horsemeat scandal, I offered a spoof apology for the supermarket chain: the apology I wished it would have offered. Continue reading.

8. The Guide to Sustainable Investment 2013

From March 6, 2013: Welcome to Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Investment 2013 – our flagship report and the first of two editions to come this year. Continue reading.

9. Arctic ice melt forces Russian scientists to abandon research station

From May 24, 2013: Rapid ice melt in the Arctic has forced a Russian crew to evacuate their research station, according to the country’s natural resources and environment ministry. Continue reading.

10. The Guide to Sustainable Banking 2012

From October 12, 2013: We’re genuinely thrilled to introduce Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Banking – a rundown of the best, ethical, sustainable and responsible banking options in the UK, containing inspirational interviews with the leaders of the biggest names in this vibrant sector. Continue reading.

Some that didn’t quite make the cut:

Met Office scientists to examine cause of UK extreme weather

David Cameron’s social impact investment speech: full text

90% of investors say CSR and sustainability reports are ‘essential’

The Guide to Sustainable Tourism 2013

EDF under fire as thousands back No Dash for Gas in online petition

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