B>’s top 10 most popular news articles of 2013 so far
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As a celebration of our progress, here’s a rundown of the most-read Blue & Green Tomorrow news articles from 2013 so far. Check back on Sunday for the top features, and bank holiday Monday for the top reports.
From August 1: Greenland – 80% of which is ice – experienced its highest temperature since records began on Wednesday. Continue reading.
From April 5: 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.
From July 5: Storebrand, a major Norwegian pension fund and life insurance firm, has divested from 19 fossil fuel companies to ensure “long-term stable returns” – as these stocks, it says, will be “worthless financially” in the future. Continue reading.
From July 1: Dutch bank Rabobank has announced it will not lend money to businesses that deal with unconventional energy extraction, including shale gas, because of the environmental and social implications of doing so.
From February 24: Mosquitoes are now able to ignore the widely used insect repellent Deet, say scientists, because their receptors are becoming less sensitive. Continue reading.
From March 26: 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.
From June 6: “Social investment can be a great force for social change on the planet“, said David Cameron, during a speech at the Social Impact Investment Conference on Thursday. Continue reading.
Extreme weather fuelled by climate change represents the biggest threat to British agriculture, according to the president of the National Farmers’ Union. Continue reading.
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.
Climate change will cause increasingly frequent and more severe heatwaves around the world over the next 30 years, according to a new study. Continue reading.
Some that didn’t quite make the cut:
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