Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 17 June headlines
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17 June headlines
UK and France ‘may miss EU renewable energy target’
The UK, France, Netherlands are set to miss a key EU renewable energy target and should review their policies to get back on track, the European commission has said. Guardian.
Global water supplies are ‘in distress’, scientists warn
More than a third of the world’s biggest aquifers, a vital source of fresh water for million, are “in distress” because human activities are draining them, according to satellite observations. Financial Times.
Protect more bee species to safeguard crops, say scientists
Almost 80% of cop pollination by wild bee species is provided by just 2% of the most common species, say scientists. However, scientists say protecting a wide range of bees would “provide insurance against future ecological shocks”. BBC.
Thousands to lobby MPs to back strong climate change action
Thousands of people from snowboarders and surfers to bee keepers and nuns are set to converge on parliament on Wednesday to urge their MPs to back strong action on climate change. Guardian.
Rich countries have the biggest role to play on coal – Financial Times
How the Pope got religion on climate change – Bloomberg
Why this Pope could make the world greener – Telegraph
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