Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 30 September round up
Today on Blue & Green Tomorrow, we reported on the shocking news that more than half of the world’s wildlife has been lost in the last 40 years.
We also covered the calls for greater protection for climate refugees, and investigated how students are at the forefront of the search for truly sustainable finance.
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.
Lloyds Banking Group has dismissed eight employees for their role in the manipulation of currency and the Libor rate, forfeiting bonuses worth £3 million.
Chancellor George Osborne has promised new reforms on benefits to eradicate a “culture of welfare dependency” and pledged to encourage the exploitation of shale gas reserves if the Conservatives are re-elected.
Backing fossil fuel divestment, founding credit unions and rejecting neoliberalism: some students are at the forefront of the search for truly sustainable finance, writes Piers Telemacque of the National Union of Students (NUS).
The number of wild animals living on the planet has halved over the past four decades because of unsustainable consumption and reckless human activities that have destroyed habitats, according to the latest figures from WWF and the Zoological Society of London.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said in a new report that the falling cost of photovoltaic (PV) technology is likely to make solar power the greatest source of electricity by mid-century, with China and the US taking the lead.
As a new study reveals that 22,000 migrants have died trying to reach Europe in the last 14 years, campaigners have warned that climate change may force many more to flee their country.
With just 19.4mm of rain up to September 28 and temperatures warmer than average, September 2014 is likely to be the driest since records began. However, the Met Office has said that October is likely to be as wet and cold as usual.
This barn conversion is set in the heart of a pretty village lying between the majestic North Yorkshire Moors and the Dales. It is available to book now through cottages4you.
Manmade climate change is exacerbating California’s devastating drought, scientists have said, as at least 80% of the state suffers under extreme drought conditions.
The UK oil and gas industry’s economic outlook has revealed rising costs for the sector, prompting calls for the government to provide more tax incentives to retrieve £1 trillion investment and fully exploit the country’s declining offshore reserves.
A farm in Berkshire has become home to the first floating solar farm in the UK, as developers announce plans to roll out the innovative installations across the country.
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