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Report: climate change to impact severity and frequency of extreme weather

Both the severity and frequency of extreme weather events are likely to increase because of climate change, according to a report from the Royal Society. The study argues that action needs to be taken now to reduce future vulnerabilities. The report – Resilience to extreme weather – highlights the...


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Parasite linked to climate change a threat to honey bees

New research from the Queen’s University Belfast has found that the spread of an exotic parasite that threatens the UK’s honey bee population could be speed up by climate change and rising temperatures. The study was funded by the Insect Pollinators Initiative and published and the journal Proceeding of...


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Research finds Antarctic ice thicker than previously thought

A research team has used a robot to create a 3D map of previously inaccessible areas of the Antarctic and found that sea ice is thicker than previously thought. The team, which consists of scientists from the UK, US and Australia, has so far mapped three locations around the...


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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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