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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 13 February 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.

The floods should impel our essential services to review climate change risks

Church of England votes in favour of reviewing fossil fuel investments

Academics urge EU to consider long-term effects of oil spills

Hollande and Obama: ‘ambitious’ climate accord needed

Financial regulation reforms ‘inadequate’ to prevent another crash says ex-FSA chair


February 13 headlines

Nuclear fusion breakthrough raises hopes for ultimate green energy source

US researchers have achieved a world first in an ambitious experiment that aims to recreate the conditions at the heart of the heart of the sun and pave the way for nuclear fusion reactors. Whilst the ultimate goal of nuclear fusion remains a long way off the new experiments raises hopes after decades of setbacks. Guardian.

Six more people to face Libor charges

Six more individuals will be charged criminally by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office by the end of this month in connection with its probe of alleged Libor-rigging, according to two people familiar with the investigation. Three people have already been charged. Financial Times.

Protecting endangered species a ‘great moral cause’, says Hague

“The human race and everything in the world will be poorer for ever” if elephants, rhinos or tigers become extinct, William Hague has said. He added that the endangered species summit in London could be a “turning point” in this “great moral cause”. BBC.

OPEC says North Sea oil output to hit new lows

Britain’s oil production from the North Sea is expected to fall this year to new lows not seen since the early 1970s in a fresh blow to Alex Salmond’s economic plan for Scottish independence. The organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries said the number of barrels produced a day could fall by 70,000. Telegraph.

Climate change policy at risk because of denial and fear, Ed Davey warns

Britain’s climate change policy is under threat from a “diabolical cocktail” of nimbyism, denial of science and fear of Europe from politicians on the right, the energy secretary will say. Davey will raise concerns about the political consensus about the need to tackle climate change. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Discussing global warming: why does it have to be so hard? – Guardian

Poached out of existence: species under threat – Telegraph

Impact investing grows as asset managers recognise value – Guardian

UK floods: a question of competence? – BBC

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