Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 25 September round up
Today on Blue & Green Tomorrow, we reported on the public’s perception of fracking and and communities secretary Eric Pickles being criticised for interfering with wind farm applications.
A new report from the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University warns that India is vulnerable to ‘climate conflict’, due to climate change having an impact on the country’s already stressed water resources.
Graça Machel, widow of former South African president Nelson Mandela, has said that the world leaders gathered in New York for the UN Climate Summit have shown too little concern compared to the seriousness of the threats posed by climate change and called for more action.
Trade association RenewableUK has condemned communities secretary Eric Pickles for his “unprecedented interference” in renewable energy projects after Pickles intervened in 50 wind farm planning applications since January 2013.
London has overtaken Hong Kong to become the most expensive city in which to live and work, according to a new report.
Conservationists have gained more time as the federal court in Brisbane adjourned the case for the Queensland government to approve plans to dump dredging spoil from Abbot Point coal terminal onshore, where campaigners say it could damage the environment.
Two thirds of scientists advising the EU on four controversial and potentially dangerous chemicals have links to industries that are affected by their assessments.
As golf enthusiasts gear up to watch Team Europe vs Team USA in the Ryder from Friday, the real winner at the event could be sustainability.
Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, has said that when it comes to climate and energy policies, cities should have more powers and autonomy, regardless of the national regulation that often does not consider their individual characteristics.
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) involved in bringing cleantech to developing countries could reap some $1.6 trillion (£980bn) over the next 10 years, as investors rush to tackle climate change.
An investigation by China Labour Watch (CLW) claims to have found evidence of the exploitation of workers in Apple’s supply chain, to meet demand for iPhone 6 covers. The accusations centre on the supplier Jabil Circuit.
The UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB), along with financial firm DLL, has announced £50 million in joint funding for new energy efficiency measures for the NHS, which would help save money and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The UK public has warmed slightly to fracking, according to a new poll, though approval rates for shale gas exploration remain low when compared to renewable energy.
Labour party leader Ed Miliband has vowed to increase taxes on tobacco giants to boost NHS funding at the annual Labour party conference this week, placing health care at the centre of his election manifesto.
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