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Most popular on Blue Green 25 Sept – 01 October


Here’s the articles that were read by most people in the last week.

On this day 1935: Hoover Dam dedication ceremony
The Hoover dam was built between 1931 and 1936 and dedicated on September 30 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Controversially named after President Herbert Hoover (Boulder Dam was the project’s name) the construction cost 112 lives. Read more.

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development
Tomorrow, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years. 1) End extreme poverty. 2) Fight inequality & injustice. 3) Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people. Read more.

Emma Thompson joins Greenpeace celebration as Shell announce end of Arctic oil drilling
Emma Thompson joined Greenpeace UK Executive Director John Sauven to deliver a celebratory speech outside Shell’s London head offices this morning. Yesterday, the Anglo-Dutch oil major announced it was pulling out of Arctic oil drilling. Read more.

Dieselgate: other car manufacturers ‘on the same line’ as Volkswagen
The International Council on Clean Transportation issued a report in 2014, building on original findings in 2012 and 2013, saying the gaps between official and real-world fuel consumption and CO2 emissions “grow at an accelerated pace.” Read more.

Consumer Rights Act 2015 comes into force October 1st
New legislation will come into effect this Thursday under The Consumer Rights Act 2015. The new rules are set to replace eight current pieces of legislation, including The Sale of Goods Act (1979), The Supply of Goods and Services Act (1982) and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations (1999). Older consumer laws don’t take into account a lot of recent development, such online/mobile shopping. Read more.

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