Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 23 October headlines
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23 October headlines
Fossil fuel divestment campaign targets UCL and BHP Billiton
The fast-growing campaign to persuade investors to dump fossil fuel stocks has set its sights on a twin target of the world’s biggest mining company and one of the globe’s best universities. Guardian.
Five years, 2,000 scientists and how do you wake people up to climate change?
The US and EU are pushing for a stronger explanation about the dangers of climate change and the consequences of failing to stem fossil-fuel emissions in the UN’s most extensive report on global warming. Bloomberg.
Ed Davey attacks coalition partners over pledge to end wind subsidies
Ed Davey, the energy and climate change secretary, has accused his coalition government partners of ‘reckless’ behaviour for their manifesto commitment to end subsidies for onshore wind. Guardian.
MPs blast bosses’ incompetence for Co-op Bank failings
The crisis that wrecked the Co-operative Bank’s purchase of more than 600 Lloyds bank branches as down to woeful incompetence of former bosses of the bank, a damning report has concluded. Telegraph.
Ex-environment boss in fracking study
The former chairman of the environment agency is to be paid £75,000 a year by the shale gas industry to work one day a week chairing a ‘task force’ on the risks and benefits of fracking. The Times.
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