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Labour Party Conference: shadow environment secretary promises to tackle air pollution

Labour’s environment secretary Maria Eagle will deliver her party’s promises on improving air quality, tackling climate change and ending the badger cull at the Labour’s annual conference. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Speaking at the conference, Eagle is set...


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Record 2014 CO2 emissions dwarf global expectations

So far this year, the world has poured record amounts of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, with a strong rise of 2.5% over 2013 levels, totalling at 40 billion tonnes. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge A report, published by Nature...


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Sir Paul McCartney urges people to skip meat for one day a week to fight climate change

Sir Paul has called on the British public and politicians to take part in his Meat Free Monday, which asks people to ditch meat for one day a week as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of the UN climate summit on Tuesday. Blue & Green Tomorrow...


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Gas drilling site blamed for sickening odour in East Yorkshire

People living close to a gas drilling site near West Newton have blamed exploratory drilling operations of a Canadian energy firm for a nauseous smell, which authorities have urged to solve as soon as possible. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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People’s Climate March: 600,000 demand climate action

More than 310,000 people took to the streets of New York on Sunday, joined by hundreds of thousands more around the world, in an unprecedented call for action to stop climate change. Ahead of a meeting of world leaders at the United Nations on Tuesday, demonstrators from London to...


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UN climate summit: ‘fair share’ system proposed to cut global emissions

Wealthy nations must do more to cut greenhouse gas emissions than their poorer neighbours if devastating climate change is to be avoided, according to a new study. The ClimateFairshare project, an analysis from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Friends of the Earth, calculates how much financial support developed...


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Desmond Tutu: ‘Nobody should profit from climate change suffering’

In an impassioned plea for action on climate change, the Nobel peace prize winner Desmond Tutu has called for an apartheid-style boycott of fossil fuel firms. In an article written for the Observer ahead of a crucial UN climate summit Tutu, a leader of the campaign that defeated apartheid...


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People’s Climate March: World takes to the streets to demand climate change action

Thousands of people will take to the streets in New York on Sunday, joining hundreds of thousands more around the world, to demand action to stop climate change, as world leaders prepare to meet at the United Nations. In the global ‘People’s Climate’ march, people in more than 160...


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Acidic seas impairing fish species survival rates

High levels of carbon dioxide in the world’s oceans is impairing the survival mechanisms of species of fish, in particular predators like sharks who rely on their sense of smell to hunt. Two scientific studies have analysed the high levels of acidity in oceans and the subsequent effects on...


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Disappointment as South Atlantic whale sanctuary fails at IWC

Humane Society International (HSI) have expressed “bitter disappointment” as a proposal was rejected by a Japanese led coalition at the annual International Whale Conference (IWC) earlier this week. The proposal was led by a joint coalition, including Brazil, Argentina, Gabon, South Africa and Uruguay for a South Atlantic whale...


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Empowering indigenous people effective to tackle climate change and deforestation – report

NGOs, governments and investors have been asked to recognise and strengthen indigenous peoples’ rights to forests, as a way to reduce poverty, ensure forest and human protection and reduce the effects of climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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UN climate summit: wealthy nations urged to donate to Green Climate Fund

As world leaders meet next week to plot the battle against climate change, representatives of richer nations will be tested for their willingness to foot the climate change bill for their poorer neighbours, the UN has said. On September 23, 125 world leaders will convene in New York, alongside...


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Prince Charles: climate action ‘the only rational choice’

Action to curb climate change need not be bad for business or contrary to economic interests, but is in fact “the only rational choice”, Prince Charles will tell world leaders at a crucial UN summit. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In...


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Antarctic sea ice reaches record high levels as Arctic levels hit record low

Scientists have confirmed that the extent in which Antarctic sea ice cover has reached is the highest since records began, as they announced earlier this week that Arctic sea ice had shrunk to its sixth lowest level ever. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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Met Office warns of high pollution levels in southeast England

Weeks of low pressure bringing pollution from across the country to the southeast of England has led the Met Office to issue a health alert to vulnerable people such as elderly and children. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The...



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