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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 5 March 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.

Fossil fuel investors could face ‘huge hit’, warns BoE

Europe needs ambitious policy to live sustainably by 2050

Study reveals ‘widespread risk’ of disease to wild bees

World Responsible Tourism Award 2015 open for nominations


5 March headlines

Global flood toll to triple by 2030

The number of people affected by river flooding worldwide could nearly tripe in the next 15 years, analysis shows. Climate change and population growth will drive the increase. BBC.

MPs slam ‘capacity market’ scheme for raising energy costs

A government scheme to keep the light on could lead to unnecessarily high energy costs because it favours fossil fuels plants over smart technology, MPs have said. Guardian

Bill for Sellafield nuclear clean-up jumps 10% says audit office

The bill to clean up the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria has jumped by more than 10% to £53 billion, according to the National Audit Office. Financial Times.

Industry lobbyists weakened Europe’s air pollution rules, say Greenpeace

New limits on air pollution in Europe have been watered down because governments are allowing some of the worst polluters to help draw up the rules, according to Greenpeace. Guardian.

Energy networks face investigation over ‘too high’ costs to consumers

Energy network companies face investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority after British Gas complained that the prices they charge are too high. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

Wind turbines take to the skies to seek out more power – BBC

Life beneath the smog should spur China into action – Financial Times

Intergenerational report: climate change silence in 2015 a stark contrast to 2010 – Guardian

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