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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 20 May 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.

Power to the people: how do we make our democracy sustainable?

Sunday Times Rich List: wealthiest 1,000 Brits reach third of UK GDP

S&P 500 companies experiencing increasing climate change risks

Antarctic ice loss has doubles in less than a decade

Toxic chemicals found in World Cup merchandise


20 May headlines

Greens pitch radical renationalisation of railways to boost election hopes

The Greens have pledged to renationalise the railways, stating that we need to reshape our society to it works for the common good, not just the interests of the 1%. The Green Party is hoping to triple its number of MEPS to six and add 10% to its 140 local councillors in Thursday’s election. Guardian.

Banking standards body to set up

Britain’s bank must “upgrade their standards” or face being publicly named and shamed by a body set up to improve the “shocking” behaviour of an industry tarnished by scandal. Sir Richard Lambert, who was asked to set up the Banking Standards Review Council, said the body would be a champion for better banking standards in the UK. Telegraph.

Food groups under fire from Oxfam over carbon emissions

The world’s 10 biggest food companies emit more greenhouse gases than the whole of Scandinavia but are failing to tackle the risks of climate change adequately, according to Oxfam. The charity says that apart from fossil fuel producers, the food and drinks industry contributed more carbon emissions than any other industry. Financial Times.

BP suffers setback in US court effort to limit Deepwater costs

BP has suffered a decisive setback in its court battle to limit the cost of its settlement for victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, leaving it with the option of going to the US Supreme Court as a last chance to avoid billion of dollars of additional liabilities. Financial Times.

UK overseas wildlife ‘needs protection’

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has reported that 94% of unique British species live outside the UK – and some urgently need protection. A RSPB report shows that 85% of our critically endangered species live in overseas territories. BBC.


Interesting picks

Give investors access to all the information they need – Financial Times

National landmarks threatened by climate change – USA Today

Why is the west betting against climate change? – Reuters

Are business schools failing to teach sustainability? – Guardian

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