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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 4 September 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.

Smart energy meters: the smart revolution is coming

Extinction rate increased one thousand times during human era

National Grid warns of possible winter power shortage

Corruption kills 3.6 million people worldwide and causes extreme poverty

Charities and businesses asked to submit ideas for Autumn Statement


4 September headlines

China and Indian leaders said to skip UN climate summit

The top leaders of China and India aren’t planning to attend this month’s UN summit on climate change, signalling tepid support for a global pact to cut greenhouse gases among two of the largest emitters. Bloomberg.

Reserves and park not enough to protect nature – David Attenborough

Nature reserves and national parks are not enough to prevent a catastrophic decline in nature, David Attenborough has told politicians, businesses leaders and conservations, saying that every space in Britain must be used to help wildlife. Guardian.

Warning over vulnerability of soil carbon to warming

The huge stores of carbon locked in the world’s soils are more vulnerable to rising temperatures than previously thought. Researchers found that microbes in the soils were more likely to enhance the release of CO2 in a warming world. BBC.

FTSE 100 hits highest level since 2000

London’s blue chip index hit a 14-year high on Wednesday after new figures showed Britain’s services industry strongly accelerated last month. The FTSE 100 jumped by as much as 1% to 6898.62, the highest level since the dotcom bubble burst in 2000. Telegraph.

Stop Zoo Lates parties, Peta, RSPCA and animal charities tell London zoo

London zoo should shut down its late night parties because they are threatening animal welfare, say the RSPCA, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals and five other animal charities. Concerns have been raised over the impact on animals’ sleep and stress levels. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Fuel plan ‘could slash greenhouse gases’ – claim – Telegraph

‘Let poor countries cut down forests’ – The Times

Top 10 tips for CSR managers who want their 2015 budget approved – Guardian

Garden cities: Where will we live in 2030 in maps – Telegraph

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