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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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‘Solar storm’ centre opens to protect UK economy

The Met Office will today open the UK’s first space weather forecast centre, in an effort to protect the nation’s economy and infrastructure from solar storms. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The Space Weather Operations Centre, based at the Met Office’s...


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US east coast cities to be severely affected by climate change, scientists warn

The Union of Concerned Scientists has said that over the next 15 to 30 years, Mid-Atlantic communities and some of the most important cities on the US east coast will experience severe floods and high tides, as worsening climate change raises sea levels and causes more extreme weather. Blue...


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Employees working in ‘green offices’ are 15% more productive, study finds

Working in offices enriched by plants gives better results in perception of air quality, concentration, workplace satisfaction and productivity than working in a lean environment, a new study has suggested. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. UK researchers have suggested...


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University of Bristol inaugurates new green building

The University of Bristol’s new 13,500 sq m Life Science building has received an ‘excellent’ BREEAM rating for its energy efficiency characteristics, also receiving praise for vertical garden hosting plants and wildlife shelters. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The...


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Lib Dem conference: activists approve climate change policies

Liberal Democrat activists have voted unanimously in favour of a policy motion on climate change, approving measures to improve Britain’s flood defences and require companies to disclose their environmental risks. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. At the party’s annual conference in...



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