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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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Plans for oil and gas drilling in South Downs National Park rejected

The South Down National Park’s authority has unanimously decided to reject a bid by fracking firm Celtique Energie to undertake exploratory drilling near Fenhurst in Sussex, because of the adverse effects the operations could have on the ecosystem and landscape. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder...


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Japan steps closer to restarting nuclear power plants

Japan’s atomic regulator has today approved safety reports for two nuclear reactors, three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster led to their closure. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge The reactors were approved by a commissioners meeting in Tokyo today, with...


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Rally organised in retaliation against ‘green attack’ on Abbot Point over Great Barrier Reef concerns

Local business owners and politicians have banded together to defend developments on Abbot Point docks, Australia, a move that would “save north Queensland,” but puts the Great Barrier Reef at immense environmental risk. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The rally,...


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Campaigners call for action on ‘weak’ whaling moratorium

The Humane Society International (HSI) has called on the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to curb violations of the global moratorium on whaling, which campaigners fear is no longer sufficient to protect cetaceans. Blue&Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The commission will gather...


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Just half of MPs believe that manmade climate change is a fact

A new poll has revealed that just 51% of MPs believe that it is an established fact that global warming is caused by human activities despite the majority of scientists supporting this. The survey revealed considerable difference of opinions among the political parties. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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Ozone layer on track to recovery, UN says

The Earth’s ozone layer that protects us from the dangerous ultraviolet rays of the sun is expected to recover over the next few decades, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) have said. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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Consumer demand drives illegal deforestation – report

Demand for commodities such as palm oil, animal feed and timber has caused 71% of tropical deforestation for agriculture between 2000 and 2012, 49% of which was done illegally. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Consumer demand from the EU,...


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Labour promises air pollution crackdown

The Labour party has launched a new campaign against air pollution, pledging to help local authorities tackle a crisis that, they say, causes the premature death of 29,000 Britons each year. Speaking at a London primary...


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Climate change art project in Bristol shows extent of rising sea levels

Artists, helped by community members and experts, have drown a blue chalk line across Bristol to show which parts of the city  would be underwater because of extreme weather and rising sea levels if action is not taken to mitigate the effects of climate change. A US-born artistic piece...


Indian forces in Kashmir relief effort

Hundreds dead as heaviest downpour in 50 years rains down on India and Pakistan

The heavily militarised region of Kashmir, shared by both India and Pakistan, has endured the worst rainfall in 50 years as flash floods took thousands by surprise, with no warning issued by India’s weather office. The...


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British winters becoming more extreme, scientists warn

British winters are becoming more extreme, with unpredictable swings between very mild, stormy winters and very cold, snowy ones becoming more likely, a new study has warned. Surveying seasonal records dating back to 1899, experts from...


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UK carbon budgets will boost GDP and make households £565 richer

If the UK government sticks to its carbon budgets, which set targets for national emission reductions through the coming decades, every household could be £565 better off per year by 2030. A new report, from research...


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Half of North America’s bird species vulnerable to climate change, study finds

Approximately half of North America’s 650 bird species, including the bald eagle, will be disrupted by climate change over the next 65 years, a new report has found, with some expected to go extinct. The report, published by the National Audubon Society, has described the shrinking habitats and ranges...



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