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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 6 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.

70% of investors interested in sustainability

Global flood risk could almost triple by 2030

Use smart technology to cut energy demand and emissions, say MPs

Researchers link climate change to Syrian conflict

Why companies need to exorcise ghost gear from their supply chains


6 March headlines

Lib Dems pledge to drop plastic bag charge exemptions

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has said that exemptions to an upcoming charge on plastic bags are overly complicated and should be scrapped to save billions of bags being given out each year. Guardian.

London pollution: 50 worst sports in UK for air filth are all in the capital

London’s pollution shame was laid bare by shocking new figures. Londoners are breathing the filthiest air in the country – with toxicity levels up to three-and-a-half times the EU legal limit. London Evening Standard.

Hormone-disrupting chemicals ‘cost billions’

Common chemicals that disrupt human hormones could be costing more than €150 billion (£108.5bn) a year in damage to human health in Europe, a series of studies claim. BBC.

Infrastructure boom threatens world’s last wilderness

Infrastructure is being built at the fastest rate in human history and could unleash a wave of road-building that puts many of the world’s remaining wildernesses at risk over the coming decades, scientists warn. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Doubt over climate science is a product with an industry behind it – Guardian

Climate change action? It’s not the data that’s missing, it’s our ability to imagine – Huffington Post

Gates Foundation makes its biggest ever equity investment in German biotech – Reuters

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