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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 8 April 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.

Scottish universities criticised for arms and fossil fuel investments

Prince Charles calls for action on deforestation

Western Canada could lose 70% of glaciers by 2100


8 April headlines

Top academics ask world’s universities to divest from fossil fuels

It is unethical and untenable for universities, the seek to advance global development and health, to invest in the fossil fuels that causes climate change, say a group of 2,000 academics. Guardian.

Arctic drilling protesters board Shell’s oil rig in Pacific

Greenpeace, the environmental activists who have protested Arctic drilling from Greenland and Russia in the last few years, occupied a Royal Dutch Shell oil rig in the Pacific in an effort to stop drilling in Alaska. Bloomberg.

Shell agrees deal to buy energy rival BG Group for £47bn

The boards of Shell and BG have reached agreement on the term of recommended cash and share offer by Anglo-Dutch company Shell for its smaller rival BG Group. Telegraph.

Barclays ends financing of controversial mountaintop removal mining

Barclays has ended its financing of a controversial coal mining method known as mountaintop removal and said time is running out for the practice. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Climate campaigners losing faith in value of engaging with fossil fuel firms – Guardian

‘Climate change has arrived’ warns Marshall Islands foreign minister – RTCC

Sow today, harvest tomorrow: ten guidelines for long-term investing – The Week

Are we reaching a positive climate change tipping point? – Guardian

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