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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 29 January 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.

World can meet climate targets and live well, finds government initiative

Countdown to Election 2015

Decline of UK’s natural environment ‘costly’ to economy and wellbeing

Renewable generation to double by 2025

General election: Green Party turns to the crowd to raise funds


29 January headlines

Winter floods lead to sharp fall in climate change scepticism

Last winter’s floods have changes the way the nation thinks about climate change, researchers say. Large groups of the population have become less sceptical about global warming after the floods. Independent.

Low oil prices won’t hurt renewable energy, says US EIA

Cheap oil is not about to kill off wind and solar power as some experts have claimed, the US government’s chief energy analyst has said. Guardian.

Block on fracking in Scotland announced by minister

The Scottish government has announced a block on planned fracking operations, pending further inquires. Ministers will carry out new work on the environmental and health implications. BBC.

China move to limit coal glut

China has slapped a moratorium on new coal mines in its eastern regions as it battles an enormous supply glut. Coal production is racked by overcapacity and falling prices. Financial Times.

Roads are encroaching deeper into the Amazon rainforest, study says

Oil and gas roads are encroaching deeper into the western Amazon, one of the world’s last wildernesses and biodiversity hotspots, according to a new study. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Boris Johnson gives green light to London’s cycling superhighway – Guardian

Britons believe in climate change… but do they care? – Telegraph

Are green bonds a fair weather phenomenon? – Financial Times

10 things you need to know about fracking – Independent

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