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El Niño worsens economic damage from flooding, study finds

Africa, Australia, western US and parts of South America are among the world’s areas most at risk of the effects of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which significantly worsens extreme weather and its economic impact. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Europe 2030 emission targets need to go further, says IPCC vice-chair

Vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) professor Jim Skea has criticised the EU’s 2030 emission reduction target, arguing that it does not go far enough. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The European Commission voted to cut...


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Public urges finance experts to cut the jargon

The majority of the British public believes that the government and other institutions must cut the jargon and do more to effectively communicate financial information, according to a new poll.   Commissioned by the UK Sustainable Investment...


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Wind energy could generate almost 20% of the world’s electricity by 2030 – report

Global wind power capacity could reach 2,000 gigawatts by 2030, significantly reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) by more than 3 billion tonnes a year, creating millions of jobs and supplying up to 19% of global electricity, according to a new report. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder...


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Smallholder engagement needed to cut Amazon deforestation

To stop the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and curb deforestation’s contribution to climate change the Brazilian authorities must improve engagement with smallholder farmers, according to new research from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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Caroline Lucas calls for MPs’ pension fund to cut out fossil fuels

Green party MP Caroline Lucas has written a letter calling for MPs to cut fossil fuel investments out of their pension fund on ethical and financial grounds. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Lucas told the Guardian that she has...


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2014 set to be the warmest year ever

This year is on track to be the hottest on record, with September registering the highest temperatures ever recorded for the month, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The figures...


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Badger cull fails to hit target for the second year

The badger culls supported by the government to tackle bovine TB have proved unsuccessful after shooters failed to kill the minimum number of badgers required for the cull to be considered ‘effective’. Animal rights campaigners are now calling for Defra to ‘kill the cull’. Blue & Green Tomorrow is...


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UK and China to share expertise on sustainable cities

UK experts are to travel to China and deliver workshops on sustainable cities and regeneration strategies, as the Asian country’s huge urban population is set to grow while its pollution crises worsens. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The seminars...


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Pace of deforestation in Amazon continues to increase

Satellite data from NGO Imazon suggests that the rate of deforestation in the Amazon increased by 290% in September when compared to last year. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Demand for commodities such as palm oil, animal feed and...


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Price comparison sites accused of hiding cheapest energy deals

The UK’s biggest price comparison sites have been accused of hiding the cheapest energy deals from their customers, in an effort to promote providers that pay them a commission. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The Big Deal, a collective switching site,...


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Good Money Week: 83% of young Brits not familiar with sustainable investment

A poll commissioned by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) has revealed that the majority of 18-24 year olds do not know what sustainable investment is – with 37% even unsure of what a actually bank is. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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Prudential named as major investor in Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay

Insurance giant Prudential plc has been named as the cornerstone investor in Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, a pioneering £1 billion renewable energy project. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  Although the precise details of the investment have not been disclosed, it is...


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Insurers call for additional £500m for flood defences

Chancellor George Osborne is facing pressure from the insurance industry to boost the UK’s flood defences, following severe flooding last winter, which saw some parts of the country being affected for months. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. According to...


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International tensions as talks to protect Antarctica begin

Twenty-five member nations of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) are set to discuss the creation of two large marine protected areas to protect the Antarctic environment from fishing and other commercial activities, but the move is being opposed by Russia and China. Blue...



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