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David Attenborough to back Bengal tiger conservation programme in India

A £1 million​ project to protect Bengal tigers and prevent conflict with human communities in India has been launched on Wednesday by the World Land Trust, with the support of British naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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90% of CEOs believe businesses should have a social purpose

A survey led by Coca-Cola Enterprises has found that nine out of ten CEOs believe companies should fully integrate sustainability into their business, with future leaders showing more willingness to employ corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Cameron cuts climate change from conference speech

Prime minister David Cameron only mentioned climate change in passing in his final party conference speech before the 2015 general election. Though Cameron told the UN that climate change “is one of the most serious threats facing our world” only last week, in his key address in Birmingham, the...


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2013 Australian heatwave caused by climate change, studies argue

Four separate studies by Australian universities have concluded that the extremely hot temperatures that hit the country last year were almost certainly related to rising greenhouse gas emissions and have urged the climate-sceptic government to take action. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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US carbon standards could save thousands of lives every year

The introduction of stricter emissions standards for US power plants could save thousands of lives every year, according to a new study. By cutting dangerous air pollution, emissions standards could have almost immediate health benefits, researchers said. Depending on the strength of the measures introduced, these benefits could include...


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Climate change worsening California drought

Manmade climate change is exacerbating California’s devastating drought, scientists have said, as at least 80% of the state suffers under extreme drought conditions. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In a new study, researchers from Stanford University are hesitant to fully blame...


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UK set for driest September on record

With just 19.4mm of rain up to September 28 and temperatures warmer than average, September 2014 is likely to be the driest since records began. However, the Met Office has said that October is likely to be as wet and cold as usual. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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Campaigners call for climate refugee protection as migrant deaths reach record high

As a new study reveals that 22,000 migrants have died trying to reach Europe in the last 14 years, campaigners have warned that climate change may force many more to flee their country. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. New figures from...


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World’s wildlife declined by 50% in 40 years

The number of wild animals living on the planet has halved over the past four decades because of unsustainable consumption and reckless human activities that have destroyed habitats, according to the latest figures from WWF and the Zoological Society of London. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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Cameron’s new homes pledge ‘counter-productive’, says UK Green Building Council

Prime minister David Cameron’s pledge to build discount homes for first time buyers and exempt them from the zero-carbon homes standard has been criticised by green campaigners. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. On Saturday, Cameron announced that a re-elected Conservative government...


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Chile enforces South America’s first carbon tax

Chile has become the first South American country to introduce a tax on carbon, in a pioneering effort to tackle climate change. On Friday the Chilean government ratified legislation that levies a new tax on energy companies, targeting the firms operating fossil fuel-powered plants with installed capacity equal to or...


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CDP: greener S&P 500 corporations are more profitable

S&P 500 companies that are leading climate change action are raking in superior profitability and benefiting from lower volatility of earnings, according to a new report from CDP. CDP, an international organisation that encourages companies to disclose how they are managing environmental risks, says the finding proves that addressing...


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Study: greener cities reduce heatwave mortality

Researchers have suggested that if green spaces were doubled in size in central Melbourne, deaths caused by heatwaves among the city’s elderly could be cut by 28%, cooling temperatures by 0.5C and reducing the so-called urban ‘heat island effect’. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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British businesses make sustainable timber pledge

A coalition of leading British businesses, including Marks & Spencer, Boots and Penguin Random House, have pledged to use only 100% sustainable timber and wood products by 2020. Businesses from the high street and timber, construction, publishing, DIY and grocery industries, including many other household names, have signed up...


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EU must reconsider climate targets if UN talks fail, says energy commissioner

Europe should only attempt to cut its carbon emissions if the rest of the world comes to a global climate change pact at a crucial UN summit in Paris next year, the EU’s outgoing energy commissioner has said. Speaking at an oil and gas conference in Brussels, Gunther Oettinger...



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