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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 27 March headlines

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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.

5 million UK properties at risk of flooding, warn MPs

Davey: low-carbon economy within reach

EU agrees to start carbon market stability reserve in 2021

Our new Editor is Jeremy Clarkson – only joking!


27 March headlines

UK faces European court over coal plant emissions

Brussels will haul the UK into court for breaching emissions limits of the toxic pollutant nitrogen dioxide at its coal-fired Aberthaw power plant in Wales. Guardian.

Antarctic ice shelf thinning speeds up

Scientists have their best view yet of the status of Antarctica’s floating ice shelves and they find them to be thinning at an accelerating rate. BBC.

Large fall in UK greenhouse gas emission of over 8% last year

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions plunged 8.4% last year, as household energy consumption slumped, the use of coal for electricity generation fell, and policies on climate change took effect. Guardian.

UK draws on Norwegian green power with €2bn cable

Operators of electricity networks in the UK and Norway have approved a €2 billion deal to build the world’s longest subsea power link, allowing British consumers to tap Nordic hydroelectric reserves. Financial Times.

River health revealed in ‘shocking’ figures

Just 17% of England’s rivers are judged to be in good health, according to Environment Agency. This is down from 29% with good ecological status in 2014. The analysis is shocking, say environmentalists. BBC.


Interesting picks

Wouldn’t it be better to say that your business has purpose? – Guardian

No financial sacrifice requires for sustainable investing – Think Advisor

Are you pensions destroying our future? – Huffington Post

Everyone can help tackle climate change – The Scotsman

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