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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 18 May 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.

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May 18 headlines

Unilever boss urges world leaders to reduce carbon output

The head of Unilever has called on world leaders to raise their game in the battle against climate change. BBC

Co-operative to launch summer membership drive

The Co-operative Group is to relaunch its membership programme next year with the aim of making its customers more engaged with the business, which runs supermarkets and funeral homes. The Guardian

India confident of overtaking China’s growth rate

India is on track to overtake China’s growth with annual expansion of more than 8 per cent, says the country’s finance minister. The Delhi government is starting its second year in power by accelerating plans for economic reform and pledging to resolve tax disputes with investors. Financial Times

Hundreds of activists launch floating protest against new Arctic drilling rig

Hundreds of activists decked out in neoprene wetsuits and life jackets took to the water off Seattle in kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and other vessels to send the message that Royal Dutch Shell should cancel its plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean. Daily Telegraph

Interesting picks:

Biting wit: great white’s unofficial Twitter feed gains 44,000 followers – The Guardian

EU to back ‘boat-destroyer’ mission in Mediterranean – BBC

Abbott government and Labor reach renewable energy target deal – Sydney Morning Herald

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