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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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Scottish independence: Cameron describes a Yes vote as ‘painful divorce’ in emotional appeal

Prime minister David Cameron has delivered an emotional appeal to the people of Scotland to not vote for independence, describing a future union without Scotland as “heart breaking”, a feeling he says is shared by Britons elsewhere. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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Economic growth and action against climate change can go together, global report says

Nations do not have to choose between prosperity and environmental protection anymore thanks to new technological innovations and infrastructure investment, a group of leading figures from governments and business has said in a new analysis. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Brazil to build a tower in the Amazon to monitor climate change effects

A giant observation tower to assess the relationship between climate change and the forest is to be built in the Amazon, whose sensitive ecosystem can provide unique insight data on weather events and carbon capture. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) project is led by the National Institute of...


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Threatened shark species protected by new fishing ban

Five threatened species of sharks have gained new protection with the introduction of historic regulations on Sunday, as part of an effort to end unsustainable fishing practices. As of September 14, oceanic whitetips, porbeagles and three types of hammerhead shark are under the protection of the Convention on International Trade...


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Northern Atlantic glaciers melting faster than ever, study warns

Glaciers on the northern Atlantic peninsula are melting faster than ever before and may disappear within 200 years, according to a new study. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The paper, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, has revealed that rising...


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Big corporations already preparing for carbon pricing agreement, study reveals

Some of the world’s biggest corporations are beginning to factor the likely introduction of a global price on carbon emissions into their business plans, in anticipation of international action to curb climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Data gathered for...


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David Cameron among 125 confirmed speakers at UN climate summit

The UN has released a list of confirmed attendants for the New York climate meeting next week, including David Cameron, with presidents from US and France also participating. India and China, two of the most polluting nations, will not send their presidents but instead lower level officials. Blue &...


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Environmental laureates urge foundations and philanthropists to battle climate change

Some 160 leading environmentalists have issued a call to foundations and philanthropists to use their money and influence to battle climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In an open letter published in the form of a full-page advertisement...


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Over 225,000 get behind campaign for high seas protection

A petition calling on UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon to propose a new agreement for the protection of the high seas during UN discussions later this month has gained more than 225,000 pledges of support.  Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Development banks pledge to increase finance for climate change action

The world’s leading multilateral development banks (MDBs) have issued a joint pledge to increase their efforts to help developing nations fight climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Ahead of a crucial UN climate summit, to be held in New York...


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Warming air temperatures may have caused Antarctica’s Larsen-B collapse

The collapse of a giant Antarctic ice shelf in 2002 was caused by rising air temperatures, according to new research. During the Antarctic summer of 2002 Larsen-B – a 3,250 sq km section of the Larsen Ice...


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European Commission rejects petition against ‘undemocratic’ EU-US trade deal

Campaigners have today announced that the European Commission has rejected a petition that would force a public review of a secret trade deal between the EU, US and Canada in the European Parliament. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The petition...


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Amazon deforestation rate up 29% in 2013

The rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has worsened and is again on the rise, the government has revealed, saying 6,000 sq km (2,315 sq miles) of forest were cleared in the period up to July 2013. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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ExxonMobil understating climate change risk to investors, says CTI

ExxonMobil is underplaying the risks presented to its business and investors by the need for international action to prevent climate change, according to a new report. The analysis, from the financial thinktank the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI), warns that the oil giant is unprepared for a major shift in...



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