Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 9 September round up
Today on Blue & Green Tomorrow, we reported on greenhouse gas levels rising at the fastest pace seen since 1984 and looked at the so-called global warming hiatus.
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Trade bodies from the renewable energy industry have joined together to call for political parties to commit to clean energy ahead of next year’s general election. The group has launched six ‘key tests’ in a renewable manifesto statement and campaign hosted by Action for Renewables.
A fortnight of community energy celebration spanning the breadth of the UK, complete with public tours and events, will officially begin on Saturday, headed by industry leader Co-operative Energy and in partnership with Forum for the Future.
Concentrations of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2013, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has warned in a finding that underlines the need for an international climate change treaty.
A nationwide school science experiment has revealed that bumblebees prefer suburban areas to rural places, because of the wider variety of flora.
The findings of a recent YouGov poll that confirmed the Yes campaign for an independent Scotland has edged ahead of its rival has spurred panic among businesses and consumers over financial uncertainty.
The government has outlined an action plan to ensure a global climate agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of UN conference in Paris in 2015 and climate summit in New York later this month.
The Community Energy Fortnight hopes to raise awareness of renewable energy projects this September. As part of the national event, the Anafon Hydro Project – a community-led renewable hydro scheme – is holding a festival promoting culture, history, but most importantly: sustainability! They will also be launching their share offer – a chance to invest in the energy initiative.
As the global population grows food supply may be unable to meet rising demand, with potentially devastating impacts for countries already reliant on imports, a new study has warned.
Wild species related to our crops and are crucial as a potential future food resource have been identified in a study. However, researchers from the University of Birmingham said conflict zones could places these species at risk.
This week, environmental group Greenpeace have launched a campaign to save over 400,000 trees and its local inhabitants in Mahan, India, from a potentially illegal coal plant.
If scientists had today’s tools in the 1990s, they would have been able to forecast a pause in global rising temperatures, according to a new study by US and Australian researchers.
The area burned by forest fires in Europe could increase by 200% by 2090 because of the impacts of climate change, a new study from the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) has found.
NASA is developing a new probe that will create a unique 3D map of all the world’s forests, in an attempt to improve understanding of their role in the carbon cycle and the mitigation of climate change.
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