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Fracking boom will increase global carbon emissions, scientists warn

A global fracking boom will not help prevent climate change, as cheap shale gas would displace cleaner renewable energy and actually increase carbon emissions, according to a new study. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Because the burning of shale gas, extracted...


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Green app launched to help retailers with energy efficiency

The Resource Efficient Scotland programme has unveiled the Green Retail App, a tool for small size shops and retailers to save on water, energy and waste. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The app has been developed by Enscape Consulting...


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Sea levels to rise by 1.8 meters in worst-case climate scenario

Global sea levels could rise by 1.8 meters by the end of the century in a worst-case climate change scenario, a new study has warned. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  In a paper published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, scientists estimate...


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Pentagon warns of climate change security threat

Climate change presents a global security threat, increasing the risk of terrorism and conflict, and will fundamentally change the way the US military operates, the Pentagon has warned. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  In a landmark new report, the US Department...


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CDP: Apple, Google, Microsoft and Unilever leaders in tackling climate change

Across nearly 2,000 listed companies, some are now showing a ‘superior’ approach at tackling climate change, saving money and gaining investors’ trust, according to information requested by investors managing $92 trillion and collected in a new index by CDP. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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Brazil announces marine conservation move at UN conference in Korea

During the 12th UN conference of the parties (COP12) on the Convention on Biological Diversity, currently ongoing in South Korea, the Brazilian government has announced the creation of over 58,000 hectares of new marine protected areas. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Plants absorbing more carbon than previously thought

Scientists may have underestimated the beneficial impact plants have had while absorbing carbon out of the atmosphere, according to a new study. However, experts have warned that the finding will make little difference to future climate change. [Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Marks & Spencer downgraded over its refrigerators’ greenhouse gas emissions

Ethical retailer M&S has not made progress on phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from its fridges and saving energy with closed doors, according to a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Tesco, Co-op and...


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Owen Paterson’s proposal to repeal Climate Change Act ‘stupid’

Owen Paterson has been slammed by politicians and experts, after reports emerged that the former environment secretary will call for the government’s climate change targets to be scrapped. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  On Wednesday, Paterson will deliver a lecture to...


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Neonicotinoids ‘5000 times more toxic’ than DDT for bees

A UK academic at the annual conference of the Soil Association has strengthened the case for the EU-wide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, revealing mounting evidence of their deadly effects on essential pollinators. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Speaking at...


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Australian city council divests from fossil fuels

The City of Moreland, north of Melbourne, has become the first municipality in the state of Victoria to ditch holdings in fossil fuels companies, following calls from campaigners to cut ties with the businesses most responsible climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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Lego to end Shell partnership after anti-Arctic oil campaign

Danish toymaker Lego will not renew its partnership with Shell, following a global campaign from environmental group Greenpeace that protested against the oil giant’s operations in the Arctic. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Lego has decided to end the...


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Worsening ocean acidification threatens humans and marine life, UK scientists warn

Rising carbon dioxide emissions are altering the pH levels of the ocean, with dramatic consequences for the marine environment and the people who depend on it, a group of British scientists has said. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Experts...


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Global Sustainability Film awards calls for entries focused on businesses’ good practices

The 2014 Global Sustainability Film awards has opened for entries, calling on companies to submit one or more films showing how they are addressing social and environmental challenges while still being successful. The winners, who will be required to show their best corporate social responsibility and sustainability achievements, will...


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Glasgow University to divest from fossil fuels

Glasgow University has become the first UK university to vote to divest from the fossil fuel industry, after the university court concluded that investing in polluting firms is unsustainable. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. After months of student-led campaigning, the university...



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