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Acidic seas impairing fish species survival rates

High levels of carbon dioxide in the world’s oceans is impairing the survival mechanisms of species of fish, in particular predators like sharks who rely on their sense of smell to hunt. Two scientific studies have analysed the high levels of acidity in oceans and the subsequent effects on...


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Disappointment as South Atlantic whale sanctuary fails at IWC

Humane Society International (HSI) have expressed “bitter disappointment” as a proposal was rejected by a Japanese led coalition at the annual International Whale Conference (IWC) earlier this week. The proposal was led by a joint coalition, including Brazil, Argentina, Gabon, South Africa and Uruguay for a South Atlantic whale...


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Empowering indigenous people effective to tackle climate change and deforestation – report

NGOs, governments and investors have been asked to recognise and strengthen indigenous peoples’ rights to forests, as a way to reduce poverty, ensure forest and human protection and reduce the effects of climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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UN climate summit: wealthy nations urged to donate to Green Climate Fund

As world leaders meet next week to plot the battle against climate change, representatives of richer nations will be tested for their willingness to foot the climate change bill for their poorer neighbours, the UN has said. On September 23, 125 world leaders will convene in New York, alongside...


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Prince Charles: climate action ‘the only rational choice’

Action to curb climate change need not be bad for business or contrary to economic interests, but is in fact “the only rational choice”, Prince Charles will tell world leaders at a crucial UN summit. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In...


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Antarctic sea ice reaches record high levels as Arctic levels hit record low

Scientists have confirmed that the extent in which Antarctic sea ice cover has reached is the highest since records began, as they announced earlier this week that Arctic sea ice had shrunk to its sixth lowest level ever. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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Met Office warns of high pollution levels in southeast England

Weeks of low pressure bringing pollution from across the country to the southeast of England has led the Met Office to issue a health alert to vulnerable people such as elderly and children. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The...


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Climate change physically changing Austrian Alps, major survey finds

A major report with over 200 scientists involved has stated that temperatures in Austria have risen by almost 2C since 1880, with its particularly sensitive Alpine regions hit the hardest. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The document, presented in Vienne by...


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NASA: August hottest on record worldwide

Following the hottest May and June on record, August has also been confirmed as the hottest August since records began 130 years ago – with an over temperature increase of 0.70C above the 1951-1990 baseline temperature average. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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EU to create investment fund to meet emission targets

In a bid to ensure climate change targets are met, the EU is planning on creating two investment funds that will focus on encouraging reluctant countries to take action, according to reports. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. At the...


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Leonardo DiCaprio confirmed as UN climate change representative

Hollywood actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has been appointed by United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon as a UN climate representative, and is to open the approaching climate talks later this month, in New York. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The...


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Australian properties worth $226bn at risk of rising sea levels

The Climate Council has warned that more than $226 billion (£125bn) of properties and infrastructure are at high risk of coastal flooding, as sea levels in Australia are expected to rise between 0.4m and 1m over the next century. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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Extreme weather displaced three times more people than war in 2013 – report

The number of people forced to leave their home last year because of natural disasters is higher than those displaced by wars and conflicts – with 87% of people affected living in Asia, according to a report by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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Oxford City Council commits to fossil fuel divestment

Oxford City Council has become the first UK local authority to commit to fossil fuel divestment, after pledging to end its investments in the polluting industry on ethical grounds. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Though the motion was passed on July...


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Greenest government ever gets a ‘red card’ from MPs

The Environmental Audit Committee has said the government has failed to tackle air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, therefore earning a ‘red card’ on its handling of green issues. In a new report, the committee also called on parties to give top priority to environmental protection in their...



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