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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 28 October 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.

UN report to warn of ‘irreversible’ climate change damage

HS3 northern rail link given green light

25 European banks fail stress test

University of New South Wales criticised by campaigners for refusing to divest from fossil fuels

Consumers warned over pumpkin waste ahead of Halloween night


28 October headlines

2030 pact UK’s most significant environmental deal ever – Ed Davey

A minimum 40% plunge in Europe’s CO2 emissions by 2030 agreed by EU leaders last week was a “historic moment” on the road to a global climate deal, enabled by a new British relationship with Poland, the energy minister Ed Davey has told the Guardian. Guardian.

Population controls ‘will not solve environment issues’ 

Restricting population growth will not solve global issues of sustainability in the short term, new research says. BBC. 

City facing more than ‘a few bad apples’

The scandals buffeting the financial markets are not down to a “few bad apples” and authorities are ready to impose more regulation on the sector to regain public trust, a senior Bank of England official has said. FT.


Interesting picks 

Ebola is a product of a destructive and exploitative global economic system – Guardian

What is the emissions impact of switching from coal to gas? – Carbon Brief 

Met Office supercomputer confirmed – BBC

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