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Salt degradation risking food security, says UN study

A study from the UN has found that an area of previously fertile land equivalent to the size of France has been damaged by salt, putting food security at risk. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The study, from the...


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Great British Bee Count: allotments better than parks for bees

Findings of the Great British Bee Count revealed that allotments, more than gardens, school grounds and parks provide the best habitat for declining bees, honey bees and bumblebees. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The initiative organised by Friends of...


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Met Office unveils new £97m supercomputer to improve weather and climate predictions

The UK Met Office will build a new supercomputer 13 times more powerful than the current system to predict weather and climate change, in a plan expected to put the UK at the forefront of meteorological research. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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Unsustainable population rise is unstoppable, scientists warn

Not even a global one-child policy or a devastating third world war would reduce the human population to sustainable levels, a study has found. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...


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Wall Street banks rule out funding controversial Abbot Point coal port

Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan Chase have decided not to finance a controversial project involving dredging part of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, according to an Australian environmental group. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The Rainforest Action...


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UN report to warn of ‘irreversible’ climate change damage

A draft copy of a report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that climate change could have “serious, pervasive and irreversible” effects on society and the environment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The report is...


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Melting Arctic increasing the chance of cold winters in Europe and Asia

Loss of ice in the Arctic triggered by global warming could result in more severe winters in Europe and central Asia, as freezing air from altered wind patterns would be pushed southwards, according to new research. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Global trade increasingly responsible for deforestation

The global trade in agricultural and timber products is pushing the planet’s forests to the brink, having been responsible for more than a third of recent deforestation, a new study has warned. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The report, commissioned by...


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Oceans acidifying at unprecedented rate, says chief scientist

Sir Mark Walport, the UK government’s chief scientist, has warned that since the industrial revolution the acidity of the world’s oceans has increased by 25% and is set to rise further – threatening fish stocks and the natural environment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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US insurance companies not prepared for climate change, Ceres finds

Analysis of 330 of America’s largest insurance companies found that while a few are showing strong leadership to address the threats climate change poses, the majority of them are unprepared to face risks and opportunities arising from the unpredictability of climate events. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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EU agrees on 40% emission cut climate target

EU leaders have agreed on a climate change pact that requires the bloc to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The climate package, finalised at a meeting of heads of state...


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Salone del Gusto opens in Turin with focus on family farming and biodiversity

The 2014 edition of Salone del Gusto, a food and biodiversity event organised by the Slow Food movement, officially opened in Turin, Italy, on Thursday. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Family farming and the Ark of Taste – an...


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WWF: ‘warm homes, not warm words’ the key to tackling climate change

The development of warm and affordable low-carbon homes must be a national priority if the UK is to curb its contribution to climate change, according to a new report from WWF. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The ‘Warm homes, not warm...


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Farming organisations claim pesticide ban threatens UK agriculture

A new report commissioned by UK farming bodies has claimed that EU plans to ban pesticides could reduce crop yields, causing food prices to go up and threatening food security. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The report, which was...


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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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