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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 19 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.

BP: emissions to continue rising at unsustainable pace

MPs call for their pension fund to divest from fossil fuels

World’s largest offshore wind farm approved for Yorkshire

Energy customers could save money by switching supplier

Fair finance, the new fair trade?


19 February headlines

Citigroup sets $100 billion funding goal for green projects

Citigroup Inc plans to lend, invest and facilitate deals worth $100 billion by 2025 to support projects that will fight climate change and protect the environment. Bloomberg.

London could become ‘Britain’s Atlantis’: Map shows how the capital would be lost if the polar ice caps melted

If the worst case scenario predictions about rising sea levels are accurate, the majority of London could one day be lost underwater. The study shows what damage could be caused if the ice sheets melt due to climate change. Daily Mail.

No fracking boom for Britain, says BP

Fracking will not prove to be a big new source of energy in Britain and any future shale gas production will be of “no great significance”, BP has claimed. The Times.

HSBC scandal: Swiss offices searched as prosecutors probe alleged money laundering

Swiss prosecutors are investigating the country’s are of HSBC for suspected money laundering as the scandal over the bank’s alleged tax avoidance schemes deepens. Independent.

Big oil must adapt to new era of lower prices, says Lord Browne

Former chief executive of BP, Lord Browne says oil companies must make long-term changes and play a bigger role in climate change debate. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

Siberian tiger video suggests species is returning to China, conservationists say – Guardian

Should journalists become climate change campaigners – RTCC

How sustainability disclosure creates competitive advantage – Entrepreneur

Scientists reveal revolutionary palm oil alternative: yeast – Guardian

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