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NASA probe to study world’s forests and carbon cycle

NASA is developing a new probe that will create a unique 3D map of all the world’s forests, in an attempt to improve understanding of their role in the carbon cycle and the mitigation of climate change. [Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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Europe could see an increase in forest fires due to climate change

The area burned by forest fires in Europe could increase by 200% by 2090 because of the impacts of climate change, a new study from the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) has found. Climate change is expected to bring increased temperatures and longer droughts – conditions that...


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Modern technology could have predicted global warming hiatus

If scientists had today’s tools in the 1990s, they would have been able to forecast a pause in global rising temperatures, according to a new study by US and Australian researchers. Scientists from the National Centre...


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Global food trade may not meet future demand

As the global population grows food supply may be unable to meet rising demand, with potentially devastating impacts for countries already reliant on imports, a new study has warned. The paper, published in the journal...


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Ed Davey promises bold action from the UK at UN climate summit

The government has outlined an action plan to ensure a global climate agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of UN conference in Paris in 2015 and climate summit in New York later this month. The...


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Children science project found more bumblebees in cities than in the countryside

A nationwide school science experiment has revealed that bumblebees prefer suburban areas to rural places, because of the wider variety of flora. EDF Energy’s Big Bumblebee Discovery was carried out in partnership with the British Science Association (BSA) and the Centre of Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and involved around...


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WMO: greenhouse gas levels rising at fastest rate since 1984

Concentrations of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2013, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has warned in a finding that underlines the need for an international climate change treaty.   Though many...


One of the younger visitors to Westmill Wind Farm and Solar Park during the inaugural Community Energy Fortnight in 2013

Co-operative Energy set to launch world’s largest community energy celebration

A fortnight of community energy celebration spanning the breadth of the UK, complete with public tours and events, will officially begin on Saturday, headed by industry leader Co-operative Energy and in partnership with Forum for the Future. Organised by the Community Energy Coalition (CEC), a conglomeration of 36 civil...


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The Green Party attacks Osborne over bankers’ bonus cap legal challenge

A Green MEP has said chancellor George Osborne’s decision to challenge a cap on all bankers’ bonuses awarded from 2014 at a year’s basic salary is cause for concern and would put financial stability at risk. ...


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NGOs call on the UK to take the lead at UN climate summit

A group of environmental organisations has urged David Cameron to take serious action on climate change in order to successfully reach a global agreement in Paris in 2015 and not being left behind by China and the US in the race to a low-carbon future. [Blue&Green Tomorrow is currently...


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Australian states unable to protect nature and world heritage sites – report

A coalition of NGOs has argued that every state and territory in Australia fails to implement environmental laws at the Commonwealth standards and address World Heritage Conventions, putting ecosystem and threatened species at risk. The report Assessment of the adequacy of threatened species & planning laws has been released by the Places You...


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Developing economies overtake G7 on tackling climate change

The world’s developing economies, including China and India, have overtaken the world’s richest in cutting carbon emissions, with a 1.7% decrease last year over the G7’s 0.2% decrease, a report by PwC has concluded. The sixth annual Low Carbon Economy Index report from professional services firm PwC has concluded...


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India’s ozone pollution kills enough crops to feed 94m a year

In just one year, ozone pollution in India caused the loss of enough crops to feed 94 million people that are living below the poverty line, according to a new study. Studying data from 2005, scientists concluded that in that year alone, ozone pollution killed 6 million tonnes of...


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California blue whales have recovered from whaling, scientists say

California blue whales have returned in sustainable numbers, becoming the first population of their species to recover from whaling, scientists have reported. According to new research from the University of Washington, there are now around 2,200 California blue whales. This is thought to be around 97% of their historical...


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BP ruled ‘grossly negligent’ in Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Oil giant BP was “grossly negligent” in the build up to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a US judge has ruled. The disaster, at BP’s offshore oil rig, cost the lives of 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in US history, with 4-5 million barrels’ worth...



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